Travelling this iconic country should be memorable and with accommodation like this, it definitely will be! My Baggage have put together the best Airbnb’s stays you can enjoy whilst travelling in the USA, from quirky cabins in the woods, cowboy ranches, magical treehouses and even watchtowers. Airbnb has something for everyone who looking for a unique experience whilst travelling through America. If we’ve left any of your favorites out, please add them in the comments beneath!
Brand New Studio Earthship, New Mexico
This unique home in New Mexico was featured on ‘Off the Grid Build.’ It is the ultimate location to experience off-grid living in the heart of Taos. Complete with modern amenities including Wi-Fi and a deep soaking bath, you will forget that this home is completely self-efficient and catches its own water from the rain and generates its own electricity.
Love Nest Ranch, California
You can’t visit America without experiencing a night in a cowboy ranch. The Love Nest Ranch in California is located 20 minutes from Joshua Tree Park and 20 minutes from Palm Springs. The private room is set above the barn and offers an extra-large deck, ideal for stargazing and telling tall tales about your day’s adventure. Relax and unwind with a beer or bourbon in the Draft Horse Saloon on site, interact with the many animals that call the ranch home and spend your days going on horse trekking tours and hitting the hiking trails.
The Man Cave Apartment, Florida
The ideal location for a fun-filled weekend, the Man Cave Apartment is located on a private airstrip in an active airplane hanger in Florida. Facilities include a built-in bar, wood-burning stove, satellite TV & a collection of interesting items that are on display such as records, comics and plenty of aeroplane memorabilia. Perfect for anyone who loves plane spotting, you will be able to see planes taking off and landing on the active airstrip.
A Sheep Wagon, Wyoming
Experience the ultimate Wild West immersion in this restored sheep wagon in Wyoming. Originally home to ranch hands up until the 1970s, this rustic wagon is now restored and complete with modern amenities. Set in a 30,000-acre ranch you can spend your days hiking the terrain, fishing in the lake and picking out the constellations under the night’s sky. If you want to learn more about what a wild west ranch entails, you can go on a guided tour and learn about the history of the ranch and how times have changed.
The Houdini Estate, California
Stay in the mansion of the most famous illusionist of the 20th century, Harry Houdini! This Edwardian mansion features hidden tunnels, underground caves and even a deep-water tank where the famous showman practised his escape routines. If that’s not all, there are over five acres of grounds to explore, a jacuzzi and pool and hiking trails with views of the Pacific Ocean. However, this accommodation is not for the average guest, with prices starting at $1500 and deposits hitting $15K you’d have to magic up some cash quickly to enjoy this historic venue.
Fern Forest Treehouse, Hawaii
This off the grid treehouse in Hawaii offers a secluded spot in the jungle where you can escape modern life and enjoy a simpler way of life amongst nature. The treehouse is located 15 feet off the ground and is accessible via climbing a ladder. Up amongst the canopy, you will have the best spot for stargazing and a romantic getaway. Volcanoes National Park is located 11 miles away and offers plenty of hiking opportunities. If you fancy venturing out of this paradise, there are also jungle walks, waterfall tours or you can try your hand at learning the hula with some basic dance lessons!
Cosy Alaskan Log Cabin, Alaska
The cosy Alaskan Log Cabin has been featured on RealSimple as the most wished-for property in Alaska and you can firmly see why! This rustic cabin is nestled in the heart of woodland but only a stone’s throw away from the town of Fairbank, giving you the best of both worlds. Ideal for nature lovers you will be able to explore the woodland trails and catch a glimpse of Alaskan wildlife in its natural habitat. If you visit during winter, you might also have the chance of seeing nature’s most spectacular show – the Northern Lights! There are plenty of nearby activities to keep you occupied from dog sledging, visiting the hot springs of Aurora and ice fishing.
Off the Grid & 40 Feet Up, Oregon
Another off the grid experience, but this one comes with a twist and is located 40 feet above the ground. The former watchtower is set on 160 acres of private land surrounded by the Umpqua Forest in Douglas County, Oregon. Kitted out with modern facilities such as a full kitchen with hot and cold running water, exterior shower, double bed and glass windows all around offering you breath-taking views of the national park and the night sky. Staying here is an experience, there are no bathroom facilities 40 feet up, but you are equipped with a pee pot in case you’re caught short and a pit toilet on the ground. Maybe leave this one out if you are after a taste of luxury.
The Majestic Treehouse, South Carolina
If you’re after a luxurious treehouse, then this is the stay for you. The award-winning Majestic Treehouse is nestled in 40 acres of woodland in South Carolina. The unforgettable utopia offers two connecting treehouses with an open joined terrace. It features modern amenities such as a fireplace, outdoor shower with hot water and even a record player! It is a popular spot for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays and even wedding ceremonies! The venue books up fast, with dates being released on the 15th of every month, so book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Black Hills Bunkhouse, South Dakota
This cabin is located in a working horse ranch deep in the famous black hills of South Dakota, only 4 miles from Hot Springs. This wooden cabin gives you the best of both worlds, set in a quiet and secluded area but close enough to town. The old cabin provides you with plenty of Instagram worthy backdrops and when you’re not busy snapping and getting to know the ranch’s horses you can explore the nearby Black Hills National Forest, Custer State Park and the Wind Cave National Park. You can even bring your own horses to stay for a fee of $10 and your hogs, if you happen to have any!