Every year I curate a list of unique Airbnbs that are inspiring me to travel to new places, and I’m excited to continue the tradition this year with a list that’s a bit different. As sustainable travel becomes a bigger and more important topic and travel is more restricted this year, I’ve focused on Airbnb experiences that are a bit closer to home for my US readers — and trust me, they are stunning. I did a lot of digging to find the most exceptional homes and I think these truly are the coolest Airbnbs in the United States.
From A-Frame cabins and retro airstream trailers to treehouse escapes, architectural gems and so much more, each has its own unique elements to gush over. There’s even a converted WWII train in the mix. So cool, right?!
I hope these creative Airbnb stays will inspire you to think outside the box for 2020 travels and beyond. I’m not saying you should stop dreaming up those African safaris and romantic tropical getaways. But if you’re looking for something special for a quicker weekend escape, these awesome US-based Airbnbs should make for a memorable domestic adventure.
The Coolest Airbnbs in the United States to Plan a Trip Around in 2021
Get off the grid at this Montana home outside Yellowstone National Park
The Cargrill-Earl Guest House at Erik’s Ranch, Livingston, Montana.
Retreat to a bohemian, desert oasis in Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Posada by the Joshua Tree House, Tucson, Arizona.
Get a different take on cabin life in this shipping container home in Ohio
The Box Hop, Hocking Hills, Ohio.
Soak up the ocean air at this waterfront Oregon A-Frame
Oceanside A-Frame, Oceanside Village, Oregon.
Sleep amongst the stars at this desert gem in Death Valley, Nevada
Death Valley House | Desert Gold, Beatty, Nevada.
Summer in Boothbay Harbor, Maine at this bright and air country cottage
The Sparrows Nest Charming Country Cottage, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Go boho at this dreamy adobe studio apartment in Taos, New Mexico
Secluded Boho Adobe, Taos, New Mexico.
Enjoy a romantic glamping trip at this treehouse in North Carolina
Luxury Stone and Timber Tree House, Concord, North Carolina.
Go big at this renovated 1800s pool mansion in New Orleans
The Mazant, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Indulge your inner history buff at this converted WWII train car in Tennessee
Converted WWII Train Car, Maryville, Tennessee.
Relax by the fire at a cozy storybook cabin in the North Carolina woods
Storybook A-Frame Cabin in the Woods, Boone, North Carolina.
Live the true island life at this over-water tiki hut in Key West
The Tiki Suite, Key West, Florida.
Live out your Tolkien fantasies at this remote Hobbit dwelling in Washington state
Underground Hygge Home, Orondo, Washington.
Explore downtown Phoenix from this thoughtfully designed casita
Downtown Historic Casita, Phoenix, Arizona.
Backtrack to the sixties in a restored Bay Area airstream trailer
Immaculate Vintage Airstream, Mill Valley, California.
Cross a geodesic dome off your bucket list in Joshua Tree, California
Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree, California.
Expose yourself to nature at this modern glass house in New York
Modern Glass House, East Hampton, New York.
Test drive tiny home living at this Nashville, Tennessee cottage
Dreamy Tiny House Cottage, Nashville, Tennessee.
Would Love To Know Which Airbnb From The List Below Is Sparking Your Imagination Most — Let Me Know In The Comments!
Planning a trip right now? Don’t miss my go-to websites for booking everything from flights and tours, to accommodation and more:
- Booking.com for the best hotel deals
- World Nomads for travel insurance
- Airbnb for awesome home rentals
- Skyscanner for finding the best flight deals
- Hostelworld for budget accommodation
- Rentalcars.com for easy car rentals