The Coolest Airbnbs in the U.S.: 24 Off-the-Grid Cabins and Minimalist Masterpieces to Rent Right Now

Let’s face it: Your colleagues are sick and tired of staring at a pixelated view of your dead plants and crinkled sheets. So imagine their shock and awe when you sign on to your next meeting nestled in this sweet A-frame cabin. Featuring 2 beds and 2.5 baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, and vintage Danish furniture, this mid-century home is set on 6 acres of land in the Hudson Valley—close to city living, but not too close.

The Japanese influence in the master bedroom of this Woodstock artist estate is palpable: the natural materials, the low-lofted bed, the conspicuous lack of clutter, and the floor-to-ceiling windows all nod to design details associated with our neighbors in the East. But the perks of posting up here aren’t just about a good night’s sleep. The house also features a spacious living room with a piano, a large dining room table, and ample outdoor seating, making it the perfect place to entertain friends and family before you nab some long-awaited shut-eye.

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Imagine the slickest loft you’ve ever seen. Now imagine it magically transported to the beach. That’s what it feels like waking up in this decked-out (sorry) beach house in Montauk. The vibrant, thoughtful space boasts 2 beds and 2.5 baths, along with multiple surfboards you can take with you to Montauk’s best surf breaks. Afterwards, you can climb into the cedar-clad sauna and outdoor shower, an après-surf setup you’ll be happy to come home to, even if you didn’t catch every wave.

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Some Airbnbs can feel like they were decorated by a West Elm obsessive from Palm Springs. Not this one. This small, modern studio in the Catskills is abundantly soulful. The floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the property’s private meadows might lure you in, but it’s the interiors that’ll make you stay: the retro plaid bedding, the wood accents, the living room couch that doubles as log storage. Need more? The show-stopping claw-foot tub in the master bath should seal the deal.

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If you’re hoping to impress a significant other with your secret cooking skills, this newly renovated solar home managed by the same owners as the Studio on the Hill is the ideal place to do it. With a large offering of cookbooks on hand and an IG-friendly kitchen—not to mention the abundance of herb gardens, fruit trees, and blueberry bushes on the property—you’ll finally get to bust out that recipe you perfected during lockdown.

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This mid-century home on Fire Island is as optimally situated as it is designed. Literal steps from the beach and the bay, the space boasts 2 bedrooms, a back deck, and an outdoor shower—i.e. all of the rustic beach charm you could ever want.

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The listing isn’t playing around: This home is indeed a treehouse, albeit one with a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and lofted bed (all overlooking a private pond on the property, naturally). The Antony Gibbon-designed space comes kitted out with everything you need for a comfortable stay—childlike sense of wonder sadly not included. If you like the outdoors but dislike tents, bug bites, and a lack of running water, this Airbnb is for you. 

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