Published October 12, 2020 10/12/2020

Top 11 Airbnbs in the U.S. for Stargazing

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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 tend to be a great go-to for spotting the Milkyway, planets and the moon. We have selected Airbnb’s in some of these stunning areas, that are perfect for enjoying the universe beyond.

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Foot of the Sangre de Cristos - Saguache County, Colorado Home at the Foot of the Sangre de Cristos
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Home at the Foot of the Sangre de Cristos

Foot of the Sangre de Cristos - Saguache County, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes in Colorado is another one of those majestic spots to take in the night sky. Located near the park, the adobe structure reaps the same visual benefits as the park itself, when it comes to nighttime sightseeing. With plenty of southwest style and charm, guests will feel immersed in the area.

Casa Vista Grande - Terlingua, Texas Casa Vista Grande
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Casa Vista Grande

Casa Vista Grande - Terlingua, Texas

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.

Off-Grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend - Terlingua, Texas Terluna: Off-grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend
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Terluna: Off-grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend

Off-Grid Adobe Dome near Big Bend - Terlingua, Texas

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.

End of the Trail - Baker, Nevada End of the Trail
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End of the Trail

End of the Trail - Baker, Nevada

Great Basin National Park is one of the lesser-known National Parks in the United States. There are some benefits to this, like incredibly dark skies with striking constellations. Located in Nevada, there are several Airbnbs that would be proximal, but this trailer offers incredible access to the entrance. And mountains, along with other park terrains are visible from the exterior of the basic yet super comfortable lodging.

Montana Treehouse Retreat - Columbia Falls, Montana Meadowlark Treehouse at Montana Treehouse Retreat
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Meadowlark Treehouse at Montana Treehouse Retreat

Montana Treehouse Retreat - Columbia Falls, Montana

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.

Modern Home Amidst Ancient Rocks - Lone Pine, California Modern home amidst ancient rocks
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Modern home amidst ancient rocks

Modern Home Amidst Ancient Rocks - Lone Pine, California

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.

Secluded Mojave Desert Eco-Pods - Ridgecrest, California Secluded Mojave Desert Eco-Pods
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Secluded Mojave Desert Eco-Pods

Secluded Mojave Desert Eco-Pods - Ridgecrest, California

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.

Stream Side Log Cabin - Coudersport, Pennsylvania Stream Side Log Cabin perfect for Cherry Springs
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Stream Side Log Cabin perfect for Cherry Springs

Stream Side Log Cabin - Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Cherry Springs State Park is another exception on the east coast. Located within Pennsylvania, the park is optimal for astronomy enthusiasts. This cabin sits right on the river and is an example of some of the adorably warm, ambient dwellings within Pennsylvania. Marvel over the traditional construction, and that absolutely gorgeous fireplace in the living room!

Kūono Cabin - Volcano, Hawaii Kuono at Volcano, Hawaii
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Kuono at Volcano, Hawaii

Kūono Cabin - Volcano, Hawaii

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!

Walden Cabin Yellowstone - Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana Walden Cabin Yellowstone
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Walden Cabin Yellowstone

Walden Cabin Yellowstone - Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana

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.

Private Island with Rustic Cabin - Indian Purchase Township, Maine Private island with rustic cabin on large lake
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Private island with rustic cabin on large lake

Private Island with Rustic Cabin - Indian Purchase Township, Maine

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is somewhat of an east coast rarity. Loads designated dark sky spaces are within the western states, but this portion of Maine is one of the exceptions. This snug cabin is on its own private island, near this particular area, so you know that the stargazing is going to be on point.

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