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.
Read full bio
Pavlo has been working as a travel writer for more than 8 years, and his work has been featured in CNN Travel, BBC Travel, Time Out and Fodor's, among others. Changing cities and continents is a lifestyle for Pavlo, he has been to more than 40 countries across the globe. He can’t get enough of exploring the world and loves to share this passion through travel writing.
Read full bio
The United States is a country full of breathtaking stargazing hotspots. Some are designated Dark Skyspaces, and some are just really low in light pollution and might deserve the official designation. National parks are a great go-to for spotting the Milky Way, planets, and the moon. We have selected Airbnb’s in some of these stunning areas that are perfect for enjoying the universe beyond.
Going off-grid is the ultimate way to catch a glimpse of marvelous night skies in Big Bend National Park. Texas desert will unfold in its desolate perfection at El Coyote Terlingua, a 1-bedroom container home surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Although small, it has a kitchenette for cooking, a full bathroom, and an AC, guaranteeing a comfortable stay. 10 acres outside will be your playground and a fire pit along with a smoker will ensure cozy evenings under the stars.
Hawaii has its fair share of unbelievable night sky viewpoints. Volcanoes National Park has a wealth of vantage points for observing various constellations. This sleek cabin blends perfectly into the lush foliage of the island and offers a modern escape. Sit by the fire pit, or enjoy the night sky from the wooden hot tub!
There’s quite nothing like relaxing in your private hot tub while the spectacle of stars unfolds above in the night sky. Choose this superb Casita for the next Sedona break and enjoy unparalleled views of ochre-colored mountains and canyons of Arizona’s most coveted destination. The house comes with a fully stocked kitchen, panoramic windows, a fireplace, and a Smart TV. A shared infinity pool allows for more chances to enjoy the scenery, and you have a large private patio for outdoor marveling too.
Crestone, Colorado is a go-to destination for finding your inner zen. This town has long been known for its interfaith spiritual centers, epic nature, and abundance of hiking trails. The area also has some of the darkest skies in the U.S. and here’s an Airbnb to take full advantage of that. Vistas of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and San Luis Valley will inspire you, the stars at night will be a dreamy sight, and the comforts of the property will guarantee a memorable stay.
A wooden dot on the Mojave Desert’s gorgeous landscape, Peacock is your best idea for a stargazing Airbnb off Las Vegas. Escape the world of neon to find absolute tranquility in this exemplary in-the-middle-of-nowhere property that seems to be specifically created with the purpose of watching the planetary bodies above. The rooftop patio will be your first-row seat to the starry show and the remote location will provide superb privacy.
The feeling of waking up among the trees to the music of the forest is an unparalleled one. The owl is howling somewhere close by, the squirrel jumps from branch to branch, and the birds exchange melodies as you drink coffee on a terrace. But wait until the darkness falls and a carpet of stars is rolled above you. That’s Breeze, a magnificent treehouse Airbnb in Maine’s heartland. You will have 120 acres of private land to explore, a picturesque pond nearby, and a shared cedar hot tub and a sauna for extra relaxation. That’s an awesome idea for a romantic outing.
Staying in a Montana yurt out of civilization seems like a dream romantic scenario. Add some luxury to the mix and a chance to see the Northern Lights by booking this amazing property. One of the best Airbnbs in the U.S. for stargazing, it boasts two bedrooms, 855 square feet of interior space, heating, 2 ACs, and even WiFi. But you would want to choose it for the spectacular 360-degree views over Flathead Lake and Glacier Park and the clear starry skies during the night.
A wooden cabin surrounded by the forest and the mountains with iridescent green over the night sky. It’s not a computer wallpaper, it’s your next accommodation. Set in Palmer, Alaska, this tiny house is among the most spectacular Airbnbs in the U.S. for stargazing. You won’t forget your time here, it’s simply a bucket list experience. Coming here is embracing the wilderness and leaving every hassle away. The property is ideal for two and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, a stove for keeping you warm, and breathtaking vistas throughout.
Lone Pine, California is perfectly wedged in a valley in between Sequoia and Death Valley National Park. This alone means it’s pretty awesome for those seeking vibrant stars. There are also sites where a multitude of movies was filmed. The home is modern, nestled along iconic rock and desert landscape. And there is an absolutely awesome deck for spending evenings on.
Welcome to the eco-pods in the Mojave Desert. These clean-cut structures are designed for secluded vacations near Death Valley National Park. Wooden walkways connect sleeping structures to bathrooms. And there is plenty of recreational space to enjoy an escape away from it all. Just like in Death Valley, stars here are ultra-bright. Hosts offer eco-tours and other thrilling adventures.
Idaho is among the best states for stargazing and this tiny house has one feature that will make this experience even more magical. The private hot spring pool will gift you with many special moments watching the stars and the Milky Way. South Fork Payette River nearby creates a pleasant ambiance, the outdoor areas are very cozy, and reviews are extremely positive. That’s an Idaho tiny house hit so hurry up to book.
Lake Superior waters are your backyard at this splendid cabin Airbnb in Grand Marais. You will have the privilege of being in one of the best dark sky zones in the country with guaranteed stargazing opportunities and even a chance to witness the enigmatic Northern Lights. Skylight in the bedroom is a tasteful touch to make your sky-watching experience better. The property boasts 10 acres of territory, tasteful white pine timber designs inside, a sauna, and direct access to pebble Lake Superior beach.
One of the most unique Airbnbs in the U.S. for stargazing, The Kyo͞ob is for lovers of the unconventional and off-grid. Just what’s needed to fully immerse yourself in the Navajo Land’s desert grandeur. There’s no electricity and running water. There are numerous satisfied reviews with guests praising the sublime vistas, starry skies, and the well-appointed space inside the cabin. It’s a perfect choice for an ultimate getaway to quietly admire the sunrises and sunsets being one-on-one with your thoughts and senses.
Embrace the serenity of New Mexico’s backcountry and have some of the most spectacular night skies by booking the Desert Peaks Casita. It’s a traditionally designed home with a vintage soul and attention to detail. There’s a kitchenette for cooking, a pleasant panoramic patio outside, and a shared hot tub and a pool to lounge with the view. It’s ideal for a peaceful atmospheric stay that includes the show of the stars every single night.
Set on a handful of wooded acres in Montana, a family of four can come to experience the multi-level treehouse. One of the best treehouse Airbnbs in the U.S., it will bring out the child in everyone, but the trendy yet rustic interior will be both luxurious and serene. Glacier National Park is just 30 minutes away, and there you will also find incomparable vibrant stars.
Big Bend National Park in Texas sits further away from more developed areas, so the light pollution is pleasantly low. The expansive vistas create multiple open spaces to enjoy the stars. Sitting in a wide-open space, the landscape from a distance is stunning. And the Casa is also somewhat on its own, making it even more optimal at night when trying to spot your favorite constellations.
Big Bend is such a wonderful place to view the dark sky that we had to list two Airbnbs. This Airbnb is one of the coolest in Texas, an adobe-style dome house with a cob base construction. This old-style is sufficient for defying some of the harsh elements of Southwest Texas, so guests can stay year-round. An off the grid experience puts guests even more in tune with the raw nature around them.
All of Yellowstone National Park is pretty jaw-dropping when it comes to astronomy. Travelers can even take tours with experts to some of the very best viewpoints. You can see much more than stars, and will likely be able to spot Saturn, details on the moon, and nebula. We love this traditional log cabin that is within a mile of the park entrance. Tradition exudes from the structure, and it’s incredibly cozy.