We often tell ourselves how badly we need some time off. Whether it’s being away from the office, or away from our everyday routine, we could all use a vacation. A little change of scenery can go a long way, and what better way is there to do it than spending a few nights in a new location?
If you’re ready for a road trip across the U.S. but don’t want to lay your head on a dusty, motel pillow every night, here are some outstanding Airbnb picks that are sure to upgrade your getaway experience in all fifty states.
This unassuming but sweet little home in Bismarck, North Dakota could be just the stay you’re looking for. Along with its homey feel and beautiful, well-shaded yard, it is conveniently close to downtown Bismarck.
There are some fun food options downtown and you can also take a Lewis and Clark Riverboat Cruise. Also, be sure to make a trip to the Dakota Zoo and, if you want to bring a furry friend of your own on your North Dakota trip, the rental fee for this listing includes lodging for your dog!
This dainty, 1920s home rests near Plymouth, New Hampshire. Nicknamed “the Doll House”, its interior is filled with charming antiques and outside, there is a white picket fence and a porch swing where you can curl up with a good book.
If you want to really get a taste of Plymouth, you can check out Rainbow Falls, sit alongside the serene lakes close by, take a romantic stroll through Smith Covered bridge or visit Polar Caves Park. If you visit in the fall, New Hampshire also has beautiful foliage that makes any day trip well worth your time.
With some of the lushest, greenest terrain in the United States, this mini getaway is hidden within Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Along with its green landscape, you won’t want to miss the striking, jagged mountains that surround this area; they are especially beautiful in the fall with the changing trees beneath them.
And you won’t have to worry about being lonely as you will have goats and chickens to keep you company next door. Bring your hiking gear, your camera and a few snacks for your new animal friends.
When many people think of the East Coast they may picture busy streets, brownstone buildings and lots of traffic. This listing, however, is not just for an entire home, but also lets you have an entire acre of land to yourself.
Located on the western shore of Deale’s Chesapeake Bay, this peaceful home also has direct access to the waterfront with its own dock. If you want to experience the East Coast countryside away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you! Be sure to bring your swimsuit, kayak and sunblock.
Staying in the southern United States, this unique and affordable Aribnb is found in Arkansas, on Lake Hamilton within Hot Springs National Park. Go ahead and bring your favorite form of aquatic transportation as this home also features a boathouse.
After a day enjoying the water, take in the view within the spacious living room or relax outside on the deck. Cradled under a canopy of trees with an ever-accessible waterfront, this location will leave you truly feeling at home in the Razorback state.
An unexpected find, this pleasant farmhouse resides in Moorestown, New Jersey. With an acre of land and a large,inviting porch swing, there is plenty of space to relax and enjoy a different side of the Garden State. The interior is decorated with vintage decor and has big bay windows so you can get a great view of the garden out in front.
This is definitely a place where you can unwind and enjoy the simpler life. Also be sure to check out the local farmer’s market, various state parks and Andalusia Historic House and Gardens.
Away from the intensity of the city, this listing offers you a break from the concrete streets and honking horns of the Big Apple. The Hamptons are usually famous for their oversized and luxurious beach homes. This understated, yet snug, little cottage is located in Southampton and has its own private beach peninsula.
Tucked away amongst the trees, there are no worries of finding a place near the water when you can relax on your own private beach in peaceful solitude.
If you want a compact, uncomplicated and modern place to rest your head while you explore some American history, check out this unexpected find in Connecticut. Outfitted with simple, clean architecture and amenities but close to the historically rich towns of Stony Creek and Guilford, this Airbnb truly offers you options that will make your visit worthwhile.
And if you simply want to spend some time in nature, you can enjoy the garden and pond onsite or head to the serene Shell Beach just a short walk away.
This listing will make you feel like you are living in a Grimm Brothers fairytale. You can find this whimsical, little home in the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires in Tyringham, Massachusetts. Surrounded by untouched greenery, there is also a canopy bed inside to complete this fairytale, two story home.
The Santarella Estate in the Berkshires is also known to be a beautiful wedding venue and has a handful of other adorable cottages to explore. Outside of this fanciful estate, Tyringham is a beautiful region of Massachusetts, surrounded by slender trees and green valleys. So step into this enchanting utopia and make some unique memories.
An unusual and striking lake home located in Incline Village, Nevada, this studio has stately, vaulted ceilings and a massive porch with views of Lake Tahoe. The homeowners also allow you access to a double kayak so you can get out on the crystal clear lake water.
Along with exploring the beautiful shorelines of Lake Tahoe, you can visit the local golf courses (which also have stunning, mountainous backdrops), grab a cold one at the local brewery or, depending on the time of year that you visit, hit the slopes at Diamond Peak Ski Resort.
Be sure to pack light and challenge your expectations of tiny in this adorable, mobile home located in Nashville, Tennessee. Surprisingly, this ready-to-go listing can sleep four people and has a full kitchen and a bathroom.
When you want to see what this musical city is all about, hop on a trolley and then take a stroll to the Johnny Cash Museum. You can also check out the local pubs which each usually have their own unique style or take a walking food tour. If you came for a fun, casual time, Nashville and your tiny home rental won’t disappoint!
Florida is one of the most popular, warm weather destinations for families, retirees and pretty much anyone who wants to soak up some sun and fun. But if you want to escape the crowds and get away to someplace peaceful, this little cabin should be your next stop.
Located on the island of Big Pine Key, this whimsical retreat is in the middle of Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge and proves that there is more to explore in the Sunshine State. So rest in the beautiful solitude, admire the green surroundings and maybe make a woodland friend or two.
Found in Yoder, Kansas, this 1800s home is situated in a welcoming Amish community. This is the perfect place for those who are looking to escape the traditional trappings of modern society in favor of an uncluttered, country life.
Along with the opportunity to explore a new town, this Airbnb also brings you the opportunity to explore the Amish subculture. You can take a short walk to nearby restaurants, try out a buggy ride or take some time to reflect on the porch covered by the towering, shady trees.
This listing, located near Ammon, Idaho, welcomes you with its simple, homey exterior and lovely gardens. If you want to explore, the home is close to town, a few parks and is also close to Snake River Plain which holds a river and volcano on its desert terrain. It is also just a short drive from Idaho Falls which has many other attractions and activities.
And after a day of exploring, you can return back to this country-style homestead, grab a cool drink or a good book and relax on the front porch or in the garden out in the back.
Find solace in this vibrant red cottage in Park City Utah. A prime location, this listing is literally minutes away from ski slopes and great restaurants. You can watch all the activity from the comfort of the porch or venture into the excitement yourself and embark on river rafting, mountain biking or a shopping spree in the city.
If you come in the winter, you can take in the latest Hollywood hopeful flicks at the Sundance Film Festival. But no matter what you do, be sure to pack your skis, just in case.
This next listing is perfect for anyone looking for a compact yet enjoyable stay in northern Michigan. Located in Ellsworth, this real log cabin sits in a cherry orchard and has a pull-down ladder to access the sleeping loft for a warm, cozy night.
If you want to get away from the orchard, Ellsworth is a beautiful place to be at any time of the year and is relatively close to two different lakes if you want to get out on the water. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can try out zip-lining at Wildwood Rush Canopy Tours.
While some tourists head to California for the excitement of Hollywood and extravagance of Rodeo Drive, this playfully colored, cottage style home is a great hideaway for those in search of an alternative to the typical, West Coast experience.
Located in Pacific Grove and sporting 1920s architecture, this unique find was once owned by author John Steinbeck, adding intellectual interest to the cozy, interior nooks and crannies. So find solace as you explore the well-manicured garden or curl up with a good book by the window, either way, this Pacific Coast treasure won’t leave you wanting.
If you find yourself down in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, this historical, Italianate-style home will be your oasis in the Big Easy. This listing was built in the 1800s by a riverboat captain and has gone through a restoration process.
It is also quite spacious and can sleep up to four people, so be sure to bring your friends and hit the streets of Bywater. This neighborhood is a pedestrian friendly town and offers much to explore with quirky murals, boutiques and restaurants offering you the local specialties.
In Brattleboro, Vermont you can find this simple cottage set in the untouched, East Coast countryside. In Brattleboro, there is something for everyone to enjoy, like biking, canoeing and fishing.
You can also dip into some cultural experiences at the New England Center for Circus Arts or at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Battleboro, Vermont is beautiful in all four seasons so anytime is a great time to book this listing.
For many travelers, Hawaii is another desirable destination for its stunning scenery and unique, outdoor recreational activities. This exotic treehouse, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, hangs from beautiful ohia trees, has two levels and is styled in Balinese architecture. So see Hawaii from a different point of view in this little house on the Big Island!
Whether you want to go surfing, snorkeling, explore the volcanoes, taste the freshest pineapple possible or simply relax on the beach with your ukulele, this will be your peaceful sanctuary in an exhilarating paradise.
Surrounded by nature, covered with inviting lights, this is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or just for a reflective night under the stars. Just outside of Atlanta, you will find three, separate tree houses connected by rope bridges under a canopy of trees with long, rustic windows so you can stay close to the outdoors at all times.
Truly for those that are looking to escape the ordinary, this enchanting treehouse is one of the most coveted listings on Airbnb, so make sure you experience it for yourself.
Like a secret garden hidden away within the busy city of Philadelphia, this quaint, stone cottage is your respite from the demands of routine life. You can enjoy the simpler things in life as you step out into the garden to pick your own fruits and vegetables.
If you quickly find that you need to get out of the garden and see more of the city of brotherly love, you can easily access public transportation to see the Rocky Steps, Liberty Bell or stop by a local restaurant and get your Philly Cheesesteak fix.
Captivating and spacious, this extraordinary listing is located in the rolling, green hills of Springfield, Kentucky. Don’t let the knowledge that this listing was once a barn deter you, as it has a cheery, inviting interior. The location is also a reason to book this home as it is near to metropolitan areas while maintaining its small town charm and country landscape.
While you’re in the state with an “Unbridled Spirit”, partake of the thoroughbred life and check out the local wineries, sample some bourbon, listen to live bluegrass or place your bet at the races.
Located in Chicago, this former, prohibition-era distillery is truly an avant-garde listing. On the outside it looks like any other former warehouse but on the inside it is outfitted with some unique, contemporary amenities.
The place is designed with an open floor plan and a professional kitchen. After a day of exploring eateries, shopping on the Magnificent Mile and walking along Lake Michigan, you can and take a nice, long bath in the Japanese soaking tub. If you want an original experience in the Windy City, this is the place for you.
Resting in St. Louis, Missouri, this quirky home is a prime location for many local attractions. Don’t let its size fool you, there are some extra perks to this home: it can sleep up to four people, has curtains on the front porch to shield you on a hot, summer day and you can even park your car in the garage.
There is much to see and do while you’re stationed at this location. While you’re in town, visit the museums, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the botanical gardens, the St. Louis Zoo and of course, the famous Gateway Arch.
If you really want an authentic taste of the wilderness, this cozy, “Mouse Mountain Retreat” located in Hope, Alaska will take you there. Grab your camera and get ready to come face-to-face with local wildlife as you could easily spot a majestic moose while sipping your morning coffee. Or, enjoy a tranquil evening of s’mores and hot cocoa around the firepit.
However you want to experience nature, this quaint, little cabin is your ultimate invitation to disconnect from the life's intensity and recharge in the pure, northern scenery that only Alaska can provide.
This little house in Charleston is dignified with a big, beautiful front porch and an equally big, beautiful weeping willow tree in the front yard. The location allows you easy access to both many outdoor activities and to the downtown area of Charleston.
“Rainbow Row” (a line of colorful houses) lends itself to a perfect photo opportunity or you can get a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean at Patriots Point. You can also shop at the Historic Charleston City Market. Don’t forget to grab a glass or two of sweet tea while you're there!
Situated with a remarkable, ocean view right from the front window, this Airbnb boasts a prime location in downtown Anchorage. Can’t decide if you want to explore the rustic, northern wilderness or grab a taste of the local nightlife? You can have both in this sleek, modern stay that is just minutes away from lush, forest trails and great restaurants.
If you want a taste of the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of the city, this is the place for you.
In the small, mountain town of Nemo, South Dakota you can rent this arcadian cabin. In this location you have access to local tourist attractions like the Wonderland Caves and Big Thunder Gold Mine. You can also remain connected to the western frontier with it’s rolling, wildflower-covered prairies.
If you still want to see even more of this area, you can take a hot air balloon or helicopter ride to experience South Dakota from above. And after a day spent exploring the Blackhills and Badlands, you can complete your evening inside with a nice hot drink next to the crackling, stone fireplace.
Discover a woodsy, home away from home located in Milton, Delaware, this is an East Coast retreat worth staying in. Make the most of your next adventure as you relax inside the bright, cheery atmosphere after a day of visiting the nearby beaches of Lewes and Rehoboth.
Finding a place to stay that gives a feeling of warmth and familiarity within a very convenient location can be a challenge, so don’t miss out on an advantageous little gem like this one.
Located on the rugged frontier of Montana, this next listing is set in the middle of forty acres of land in Helena National Forest. This spacious 1970s lodge is dripping with rugged appeal. Though it may not be full of many traditional, tourist attractions, Helena National Forest is a breathtaking place for outdoorsmen and nature lovers.
Make the most of your trip and hike the trails and mountains, have a picnic by the flowing brooks or enjoy the stunning wildflowers, just be sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife.
At first this may look like a strange little watchtower situated on a plot of land, but this remarkable structure is affectionately referred to as the “beacon cabin”. Located right next to a vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, you will have plenty of space to enjoy refreshing views of the vineyard. There is also a wraparound porch and a grill to make the most of your time outdoors.
Yamhill-Carlton is called “the wine capital of Oregon” and is peppered with many other wineries and tasting rooms to explore. If you weren’t a wine aficionado before your trip, you will be when you leave.
They say everything is bigger in Texas and this next listing, near downtown Austin, certainly meets the standard! This three bedroom home is 2,400 square feet. It comes with its own movie theater and a gorgeous backyard complete with a pool and a hot tub.
You may never want to leave the compound during your stay. Still, if you choose to, be sure to sample one of Austin’s famous brunch spots, snap a selfie in front of one of the iconic murals and (if you show up in the springtime) visit the Austin Arts Festival.
This 1870s home, located in Wilmington, North Carolina, both stands out and blends in. The wild, green exterior gives it a special pizzazz on the block yet also matches the vibrant greenery surrounding it. As far as local attractions, Wilmington is known for the Airlie Gardens, Battleship North Carolina and the Bellamy Mansion.
Nearby the house, you can take a scenic stroll along the Riverwalk or bring home some eclectic treasures from the nearby Castle Antique District. In the evening you can warm yourself by the fireplace or have a nightcap on the wraparound porch.
A fashionable, little find in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, this listing resides in the eighth largest city within the midwestern state. If you really want to indulge, there is a bakery and spa just across the street and an urban-style winery downtown.
Cleveland Heights comes off as cultured yet industrial, with many big, beautiful buildings, but it also makes room for outdoor recreation. So if you are also looking to get out of the house and connect more with nature, there are numerous parks for you to explore.
What this bewitching house in Accoumac, Virginia lacks in size, it makes up for in character. With its polished landscaping and tidy appearance, it is an inviting stay for anyone who is ready to see more of the Virginian countryside. There are marshes, farms and creeks to enjoy just a few steps away.
If you still can’t get enough of nature, you have even more options, like boat tours, a visit to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens or York River State Park.
This stately home, built in 1840, is found in the historic region of Warren, Rhode Island. A beguiling, small town, rich with history, Warren offers you many opportunities to unwind with its art studios, boutiques and noteworthy restaurant options.
The house is just a quick, fifteen minute walk from the waterfront and there are also a couple of parks to explore as well as some historical sites and one-of-a-kind shops that will leave you with wonderful memories in the years to come.
This historic, welcoming home waits for you in Omaha, Nebraska. The vintage-style windows, pleasant interior and large, front porch will make your stay feel that much more homey as you explore downtown Omaha.
When you find yourself in here, be sure to explore the local aquarium and parks, Lewis and Clark Landing or Saint Cecilia Cathedral. And at the end of the day, after taking in all that Omaha has to offer, you can return to your quiet home-away-from home.
Another great, Midwestern listing is this historic home located in the Arts District of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Embellished with a bold, red door and many windows, the feature that really sets this home apart is the hot tub room inside.
If you really want to immerse yourself in Minneapolis, the Arts District is urban and industrial but has many diversions for a nice night out on the town. Visit the art galleries and artisan studios, shop for locally made items, snap some selfies on Hennepin Avenue Bridge or just take in the Minneapolis skyline.
A charming find in Mobile, Alabama, this classic, country style home is a welcome introduction to an experience in the south. Laced with eclectic decor that was collected over a ten year excursion at sea, this peaceful, one bedroom, one bathroom home will both inspire your future travels and provide an intriguing retreat after a day spent in the southern heat or after a night out and about in the chaos of Mardi Gras.
So grab a good book, take a seat on the front porch and don’t forget to try the regionally known biscuits and gravy!
This uniquely constructed cabin located in Cody, Wyoming, is just a fifty mile drive from Yellowstone National Park. Within Cody, you can visit Old Trail Town and five different museums at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (including the Cody Firearms Museum).
Also, get out to explore Cedar Mountain and hike the beautiful, Shoshone Riverway Trail, hot springs and canyon. Wyoming is all about embracing the raw beauty of nature so make sure you bring your best outdoor gear and leave your cares behind.
An unexpected find near Boone, Iowa, this contemporary-looking brick home was actually built in 1910. Regarding its architecture, the home is considered a Prairie style home, with clean, straight lines that are similar to many designs by famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
This listing is rather spacious, with multiple levels, so you can bring a couple of friends with you on your Midwestern adventure. And, if you want to get out of the corn fields and explore the heart of Iowa, Des Moines is just a short drive away.
On the beautiful peninsula of Door County, Wisconsin you will find this log home in the midst of maple trees. Start your morning with coffee, looking out at nature through the big beautiful windows. Then get some fresh air and walk in the beautiful, green forests or get an up-close view of Green Bay or Lake Michigan.
Along with fishing, biking, hiking, golfing and swimming, you can also visit Potawatomi State Park, Cana Island Lighthouse and the Door County Maritime Museum. Before you leave, you absolutely must try some famous Wisconsin Cheese curds and help yourself to a Friday fish fry.
If moose and mountains aren’t on your list but you don’t want a typical, “snowbird” escape, check out this understated-yet-inviting Arizona Airbnb, located in colorful and trendy old Phoenix. A little bit hipster and a little bit modern, this home has some pleasant surprises, as it features bold, interior colors and a whimsically decorated patio that will encourage you to linger outside to enjoy a stunning, southwest sunset.
Peppered with paper lanterns, leafy trees and plenty of room to enjoy an ice cold drink, this is truly an oasis in the desert.
This 1930s style home is found in the Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi. Keeping with the vintage style, the cottage is decked out in pleasant, pastel colors of mint green and sunshine yellow. With its aesthetically pleasing landscaping and quaint, front porch, this is certainly a listing you won’t want to overlook.
In Jackson, you can also visit the local museums, botanical gardens or have an outdoor excursion in LaFleur’s Bluff State Park. Also be sure to sample the local, southern staples like fried chicken, okra and of course, biscuits and gravy.
In the coastal town of Yarmouth, Maine, you will find this snug, inviting cottage. If you stay in the fall, the trees will be showing off vibrant red and gold colors, which make the local parks and islands that much more enticing to stroll through.
The hosts of this listing are serious about hospitality and allow you the freedom to pick some flowers, fruits or vegetables from their gardens. Don’t forget to visit scenic Chebeague Island, walk along Sandy Point Beach and try some of the freshest seafood in the United States while you’re here!
Boasting a wide variety of landscapes from stunning canyons and rolling, green hills to deserts and snow covered mountains, Colorado is a breath of fresh air for those looking for a break from city life. The Silverthorne home, situated in Summit County, will provide you with breathtaking mountain views and lush green landscapes, which you can enjoy as you sit on one of three spacious decks.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can explore the Dillon Reservoir that’s close by, and on chilly nights you can warm yourself by the fireplace.
Certainly not what you would expect to discover in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this next listing is called “the Bamboo Inn” and is located in a funky, unconventional part of town. Full of beautiful foliage, you will have plenty of privacy if you choose to relax in the outdoor garden and patio area.
When you’re ready to hit the streets, you can head down to Bricktown which has some interesting warehouses-turned-restaurants and water taxi tours. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is also worth a visit. Not to be underestimated, there is much to uncover in Oklahoma!
Full of quirky charm, “the Rutabaga” houseboat can be found in Seattle, Washington. The house sits on Lake Union so you’re sure to see some spectacular sunsets after a day of treasured experiences.
Along with visiting the Space Needle, you can visit the Museum of Pop Culture or the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. Seattle is full of surprises and adventure so be sure to come with an open mind and a big helping of curiosity.
Are you ready to really disconnect from the busy world around you? This little log cabin in Bedford, Indiana can help you do just that. Built in the 1800s and decorated with antiques, the cabin’s atmosphere is filled with old world, rustic charm that will remind you of a simpler time.
And as you plan the rest of your trip, you can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air on the spacious front porch. While you’re visiting Bedford, be sure to explore the Bluespring Caverns, Hoosier National Forest or stop by the nearby flea markets for some vintage treasures of your own.
A novel stay for any tourist to New Mexico, this listing not only offers you a place to rest your head at night, but the chance to experience an entirely different lifestyle as well. Found in Taos, New Mexico, this Earthship community home is a powerhouse for sustainable living.
What it lacks in aesthetic appeal, this home makes up for in genius sustenance. You won’t have to worry very much about leaving a large bill for the homeowners as this place harvests its own power, water and heating and cooling in the challenging but beautiful desert environment.