Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Richmond is Virginia’s state capital, housing a list of historic attractions, museums and war monuments dating back to the 1700s. Much of the nation’s early history can be better understood after visiting. However, the trendy fairy has waved her magic wand, and voila, a plethora of artisanal restaurants, coffee cafes and ethnic eateries have swept over the city (while some have been long time staples). Richmond is brimming with aged homes which have been polished back to life. Within the different districts, more out of the box options join this list of super cool Airbnbs in Richmond.
A gorgeous carriage house in the historic Fan District of Richmond has been given a luxurious makeover. Don’t worry, all the original flare is still in place, from glistening wood floors to the aged brick exterior. Two stories offer an abundance of space.
Evidence that this was once a bustling Cadillac dealership is present when in the living space of the renovated apartment. The kitchen is traditional, while other spaces put off vintage nostalgia. Guests have access to a rooftop terrace, and at least one sunset should be experienced from the Adirondack seating.
Literal steps from Monument Avenue, this Airbnb Plus greets with a light color pallet, and delicious donuts. Industrial windows display the building’s past while allowing an optimal amount of light in, to really bring the space to life.
From the sunbathed terrace to breakfasts of fresh pastries and sweet jams, it just feels like home at this classic estate, which now serves as an Airbnb. Guests can relax in their own full apartment, complete with kitchen and bathroom, so you get that friendly sense while delighting in privacy.
As if it were peeled right off a Clue game board, the dramatic tapestries and dim yet rich colors are met with ornate details and fixtures. The apartment offers ample legroom, despite being a one-bedroom space. Enhance your stay with the gothic glam beauty of this New Orleans inspired Airbnb.
With a contemporary design, minimalists will appreciate the straightforward nature of this rather sleek apartment. The lower level, with a stocked kitchen and open living space, opens into the upstairs loft, which is perfect for cuddling up with a book and morning coffee. The location is excellent for those hoping to walk to sites and restaurants.
Another gem that sold us because they greet with donuts—just kidding, that’s only like half of what influenced us. A condo unit, the space exudes a mature tone thanks to time gone by. Brick walls and an old school kitchen are subtly accented with just the right amount of furnishings. Outdoor recreation spaces allow guests to enjoy great weather during every moment possible.
How can you miss the adorable shape of this home, and that popping yellow door? It’s artsy and classic all at the same time. Little Nickel, Laura Lee’s, Crossroads, Outpost Market, and South of The James Farmers Market are just a few highlights of the location, and two bikes are provided for easy traversing. Five guests can comfortably stay in the privately accessible apartment.
A perfect addition to the Forest Hill neighborhood, this wooden, almost eco cabin-like cottage features lots of natural, minimalist accents that are completely refreshing when trying to escape the real world for a bit. Extra perks, from pour-over coffee to lovely shampoos are welcomed treats. The river is near, as are coffee shops and cafes that you can walk to.
Once serving as a home in the early 1900s, glistening renovations have brought this Airbnb to a suave status. A mint green bathroom sink, traditional fireplaces and stunning wood flooring are a reminder of the homes earlier days.
A dual-level treehouse with a slide, and a fire pit for marshmallow roasting—it’s a kids dream. Of course, we aren’t ashamed to admit it fulfills the inner kid in us grown-ups too. Built from reclaimed wood of the host’s old house, this structure has a story to share with you and your family. This is truly glamping at its best, and even better, a private bath is available in the basement of the main home.
Nothing quite says craftsmanship like an early 1900s Tudor home. And even better, it’s right on Historic Boulevard between Monument Avenue and Grace Street—you won’t run out of things to do or eat. With five bedrooms, 14 guests can easily bunk here, whether it be for an elegant wedding or for an enriching family vacation.