The most unique accommodations: The best Airbnbs in the US

If you are are looking for a more unique stay than your regular hotel room, rental apartments is a great option. Not only, do you get to head off the beaten path a little bit but it can also be a cheaper option.

Most rental apartments are equipped with a full kitchen so you can cook “at home” rather than eat out for every meal and they have a place for your to do your laundry, no more laundromats!

Below is are some of the best Airbnbs in the US that you might want to check out on your next holiday.

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The Best Airbnbs in the US

Thanks to some amazing bloggers, we have complied a list of the coolest airbnbs in the US.

Writer’s Cottage, New Hampshire

Meliss, Meliss Meets World

The outside of a wooden cottage with planter boxes along the window

Looking for the perfect secluded cabin the woods? Do you want to spend a weekend away unplugged and completely immersed in nature? Look no further than the “Writer’s Cottage” at White Gates Farm.

White Gates Farm is a working farm, and the owners of the property actually built their home and the entire farm from the ground up. This cottage or cabin is located in the Lake Winnipesaukee area in the White Mountains of New England.

A photo of a door opening to the inside of an old country cottage

This cabin is only available for stays during the warmer months, since it is not supplied with heat in the winter time. This cabin like everything else on the farm was built by the owner, and includes an outdoor shower, fire pit, and grill.

Don’t let the small shed that resembles an outhouse fool you, the cabin comes complete with indoor plumbing! The owner is quite the character, and says he built the shed that way for a reason, more of a standing joke!

An old green truck sitting in a wooden carport

The White Mountains of New Hampshire is known for its famous mountain at 6,288 feet, Mount Washington! Mount Washington is the is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, and you can actually take a trip to the top!

The White Mountains are also known for their incredible hiking trails, and have over a thousand miles of public trails for you to explore. There are trails for all levels of hikers, so make sure to book a visit this summer to discover them.

If you’re looking for ideas for a fall road trip, the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains is well known for the perfect way to see some splendid fall colors. Stays in the fall in New England do go quickly, so book your stay now!

Escalante Escapes, Utah

Jyoti, Story At Every Corner

A lounge room in a wooden tiny home with a balcony looking over a rocky field

The tiny homes of Escalante Escapes are definitely one the unique accommodations that Airbnb prides itself with. 

Escalante is located in Utah’s National Monument so Escalante Escapes is the perfect home base for exploring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s incredible activities

The tiny homes of Escalante Escape have about 500 square feet of living space. Within that space it had everything one could need to live for a day or a month. It had a fully setup kitchen with all the appliances, pots, pans, serving ware, cutlery. 

The Airbnb has a full bath as good as in any hotel, in addition there is a laundry machine right next to the bathroom. It has bedroom and loft with two beds.

A bed in a wooden room with lights on and two pictures above the bed

The living room had a couch and comfortable seating for family time but also the sofa converted to bed if one needed more space. It could hold 6-person family but it’s most comfortable for family of four.

The outdoor space of the tiny home very practically setup with a patio, fire pit, barbecue and space to socialize, cook and dine. 

Some of the tiny homes have stairs leading up to the loft and most have a few steps leading to the tiny home. 

In all tiny home in Escalante was something in between a cabin and a house. It has a small footprint on the environment and provides  socially distanced vacation which is much needed in this pandemic.

 Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho

Debbie, World Adventurists

A giant beagle statue standing next to a large beagle puppy statue.

One of the most eye-catching and unique Airbnb’s in the US is the Dog Bark Park Inn, located in Cottonwood, Idaho.

When you arrive, you’ll meet Toby and Sweet Willy, the World’s Two Biggest Beagles. Sweet Willy is 30 feet tall and is a famous landmark in Idaho.

Inside, Sweet Willy is furnished with everything “dog”, including the headboard, reading materials, and even Beagle-opoly. It is a fun and quirky place to stay that is thoughtfully designed. Even though the building is shaped like a Beagle, it is very spacious inside. There are no weird dimensions, and adequate space so you’re always comfortable.

It is a quiet stay, surrounded by uncrowded streets, agricultural prairie views, rolling hills, and mountains. It is a welcome escape from being “connected” 24/7. Dog Bark Park Inn is also pet-friendly.

The Dog Bark Park Inn is a hotel located along Highway 95 in Cottonwood, Idaho. The closest airport is an hour away in Lewiston, Idaho. The other closest airports are a four-hour drive away: Boise in Idaho, Missoula in Montana & Spokane in Washington.

Dog Bark Park Inn would also be a great stop during a National Parks Trip, as it is mid-way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

Reservations begin in December for the coming year. The big beagle hibernates until April, when the lodging opens up again.

The owners, Frances & Dennis are two of the nicest people you will ever meet and are ready to welcome you with big smiles and great conversation.

Have you stayed in any unique accommodation in the US? Let me know your story in the comments below

Fiona xoxo

My BEST Travel Resources

Here are my favourite travel resources for planning travel like a pro

Flights: To find the best flights I always search on Google Flights or Skyscanner. For even cheaper flights, fly mid week and pack in a carry on!

Accommodation: I always use booking.com (I love their price match and flexible cancellation policies) or Airbnb (if I want a little more space) to book trip. If you prefer hostels, I suggest Hostelworld.

If you are new to Airbnb you can get an awesome discount using this link

Travel Insurance: After a few hairy moments on my travels, I ALWAYS purchase travel insurance. It may seem like a big cost now, but if the worst happens, it will save you a lot of money and heartache. I personally use World Nomads (and love them!), but I recommend that you do some research to find the insurance company that suits your needs.

Tours: While I prefer to travel independently, I do love doing some tours once I’m in a destination. It is a great way to find out history, hidden gems, taste local food and get a local insight into your destination. I always use Viator to book my tours.

Train Travel: If you are planning on taking the train in Europe, I cannot recommend the Eurail enough! Check out The Ultimate Guide to the Eurail Pass to find out why

Car Hire: Planning an epic road trip across the US or through Europe, or anywhere! Check out Europcar, they are my go to for car hire all over the world!

Luggage Storage: Some times when we are travelling our check in and check out times don’t match with our departure times so we have to put our luggage into storage. Stasher Luggage Storage is the biggest Luggage Storage Network across the UK, France and Germany

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