Written By: Shannon Sweeney
Hotels? SO 2008. Since Airbnb launched 10 years ago, it’s completely changed the travel industry — now, you can stay in an eclectic home, castle, treehouse, or even a tipi for the same cost (or less) than hotels.
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax, a place that will make you feel at home, or something that looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, Airbnb has it.
Airbnb has some amazing, unique listings around the United States that make traveling even more exciting. Take a look at some of the most unique Airbnbs I found, and get booking! Road trip, anyone?
This was named AirBnb’s #1 Most Wished-Wished for Listing Worldwide and WOW I can see why. This treehouse looks like a fairy house that came to life. It has three bedrooms: Mind, Spirit, and Body, so you can fully relax and be one with yourself. The Mind room comes complete with antique furnishings, the Body room where you can sleep on a bed that oversees a stream below, and the Spirit room has a hammock. I’m sold. It sleeps two people, but honestly, it’d be a perfect private getaway if you’re looking to do a solo trip. But be warned: When you go there, you might never want to leave.
Twentynine Palms, California
This desert getaway is a living, breathing work of art. Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, found desert tiles, stained glass, and MORE line the house inside and out, giving it a burst of color that will instantly make you feel happy and relaxed. Surrounded by wilderness, you’ll see the best the desert has to offer — gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, tons of different animals, summer rains, wildflowers, and cacti. The host describes it as “ironically completely alone in the middle of nowhere and the center of the universe.” It sleeps four comfortably.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Get a quiet night of rest outside of Las Vegas, Nevada and stay in a TIPI. Yes, a tipi. Located on Wild Sage Ranch, each tipi has a queen sized bed and a heated blanket. The host says it’s a great place to meditate, and you can climb, hike, and horseback ride just steps away from your tipi. One review says: “The tipi is perfect: roomy, clean, cool, beautiful, and extremely comfortable. It was almost hard to pull away for the day's activities - that bed is a dream! Nights, with the trees lit up and what seems like a billion stars above, are absolutely magical. During the day, the land itself and the antique wagons around the property almost stop time. It's pretty glorious.”
Taos, New Mexico
This unique house in Taos, New Mexico is as beautiful as it is sustainable. It catches its own rainwater, generates its own electricity, and stays at 72 degrees all year long without the use of fuel or electricity. The house is built into the surrounding land, giving a whole new meaning to being “off the grid.” The inside is cozy and receives a ton of natural light, and you’ll have the best views for stargazing and sunrises. One review says: “I could write a novella about this place, but I wouldn’t be able to do it justice.”
West Augusta, Virginia
Who says geometry can’t be fun? This mountain-retreat is surrounded by forest, and its unique shape gives you the feeling that you’re floating above the mountain ranges. It has vaulted ceilings and glass walls, but is extremely private for someone looking for a quiet getaway. It has dark wood accents and modern decor, but still has that cozy, cabin-in-the-woods kind of feeling. The host said it’s ideal for 2 people. One review said: “This was the perfect secluded honeymoon getaway! Unending views at every turn, quiet seclusion, cozy spaces, modern touches. We highly recommend this gem of a space to anyone needing some solitude.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m adding these locations to my bucket list. But if you book them before me, take me with you.