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Hotels.com will help you literally live under a rock on election day

Check out of the political scene with a stay at a cave 50 feet underground.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Some lucky people will be able to escape the politics of election day next month with a stay in a manmade cave built 50 feet below ground.


The political climate is so combative lately, it's easy to understand wanting to live under a rock at least until the presidential election is over. One travel site promotion is allowing some lucky traveler to do just that. Hotels.com is offering a five-night stay in a cave 50 feet (15 meters) under ground from Nov. 2 to Nov. 7, which covers the Nov. 3 election and then some.

"Now when someone asks you, 'Have you been living under a rock?' you can actually say yes," a spokesperson for the site said in an email. "Can't think of a better year to go underground."

The cave is a Flintstones-style B&B in Farmington, New Mexico, and for this promotion, it costs only $5 per night. But there's only one stay available, and it goes to whoever nabs it first via a special page on the company's site beginning Oct. 9 at 6 a.m. PT. 

The property advertises free Wi-Fi, though, so if you want to really stay away from the election news, you're going to have to resist the lure of the internet.