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When many people think of planning a wellness getaway, images of high-end resorts and luxurious spas come to mind. Those types of places are amazing for rejuvenating the body, mind, and soul, but you can also plan a different kind of trip to treat yourself well and perhaps even stay within your travel budget. Whether you’re looking for yoga, meditation, or just an inspiring environment for relaxation, here are some great Airbnb rentals for a wellness retreat.
For the kind of inspiration that only nature can provide, it doesn’t get much better than Sedona. For your wellness getaway, book this yoga retreat room that’s a private space in a house for up to three people. The yoga-themed studio is by Cathedral Rock and has its own entrance, bathroom, dining area, and yoga equipment. You can hike on the trails right from the property and treat yourself with the provided robes, slippers, and extra pillows. There is generally a shared kitchen space outside of the room. This guest suite is on the lower level of a two-story house and a stand-alone unit. Upon request, you can access the mediation room upstairs. Mediation services are offered each morning at 6am free of charge, as well as a devotional interfaith service at 7pm five days a week.
You’ll also love this getaway suite that is detached from the host’s main house for your wellness retreat. It has a hot tub, wood-burning fireplace, pool, and plenty of privacy even though the host lives onsite. There is only a microwave here and no oven or cooktop for meals. The Wi-Fi is spotty in the guest suite but works on the property to help you disconnect but still be in touch if you need to be. Come here to escape in a tranquil environment and enjoy all that wine country has to offer.
Scottsdale is packed with amazing spa resorts, but you can also rent out an entire house for maximum privacy on your personal wellness retreat. This house sleeps 10 guests and has four bedrooms and three baths. It’s a 2,080-square-foot home with a large backyard and lots to do, including a heated private pool, hot tub, pool table, and BBQ grill. It’s close to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter if you want to get out. But you might just want to stay in and enjoy this beautiful retreat space with everything you need to relax around the pool for some downtime.
For an overseas wellness retreat, consider this house for 10 people in the Virgin Islands. It has two bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is an oceanfront villa on a hillside above a pristine beach. You’ll relax and enjoy views of the bay and get here on a scenic drive through a national park. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and there are three pavilions around a private garden courtyard. Guests looking for wellness enjoy the large Jacuzzi with tropical landscaping, comfy lounge chairs around the pool, and being on the secluded end of St. John. The area is unspoiled by crowds and ideal for getting out to do some snorkeling and diving too.
Tucson is another hot spot for a wellness-themed vacation because of all the great spas and spiritual offerings in Southern Arizona. You can rent this house for eight people in Tucson for your retreat and enjoy two bedrooms and two baths to yourselves. This is a very clean and sanitized space with stunning mountain views and a private backyard with a pool, hot tub, and outdoor seating. You’ll be surrounded by cactus and trees, as well as vintage Southwest décor to complete the vibe. Guests here enjoy the large windows, full kitchen for cooking for large groups, private parking, and organic cotton bedding.
While looking for wellness retreats in Arizona, also consider this 14-person house with seven bedrooms and four baths for your large family or group of friends. It’s on 25 acres and features waterfront trails, a fireplace, a rooftop deck, and a volleyball court. There’s also a yoga barn with a wood-burning stove and cooler, as well as yoga mats for your practice. The property is 20 minutes from Sedona and secluded in a 5,500-square-foot building. Come here to experience a sacred space and true group getaway destination with all the amenities you could want.
Another great Scottsdale option for a wellness retreat is this house that sleeps 10 people and has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s a very clean space that’s close to spas and restaurants for takeout. The home also offers a non-heated private pool, lounge chairs, and comfortable beds for your retreat lifestyle. Known as the Red Door Retreat, this is not a party house but rather a relaxing space where you need to keep noise levels down. The backyard is fully set up like a resort, and the home offers many amenities. The space does not allow children under age 12.
Green design and industrial aesthetics come together in the high desert of California with this wellness getaway destination. It’s an architecturally stunning home that’s 100 percent off-grid and powered by solar panels. Come here to live minimally and get away from modern technology, although satellite Wi-Fi available is for emergencies. Anyone looking for seclusion or a place to focus and re-center themselves will love this spot. It accommodates four people in two bedrooms and one bath.
On the other side of the country in North Carolina, you can rent this off-grid cabin for your own little wellness retreat by yourself or with someone you care about. It’s on a 125-acre mountaintop property by the Pisgah National Forest and welcomes well-behaved dogs too. Here you can enjoy great hiking, an outdoor firepit to make s’mores, and epic views. There is no fridge, so bring your own cooler. Other features are the two-person swing to watch the sunset and swimming holes near the cabin.
A getaway spot in Mexico for wellness is this villa for two guests. It has a bedroom and 1.5 baths in a treehouse-like setting with ocean views and a pool. There are two outdoor yoga classes offered daily, as well as three chef-prepared meals, and activities like snorkeling and waterfall hikes. The pool and decks are shared spaces, while there are also onsite spa services, such as massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures offered here.
For a glamping-style wellness retreat, choose this two-person tent on 10 picturesque acres. Get away from it all and enjoy nature in this clean and sanitized environment. There’s a private patio to enjoy the propane fire pit and hammock to relax in. There are other tents here so you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people. There’s a building with flushing toilets and hot showers nearby for everyone to use.
Up to four people can plan a wellness getaway at this unique dome Airbnb with two bedrooms and one bath. This is a place to re-energize yourself and stimulate your mind with the beauty of nature. Mountain views, antique books and games, and starry night skies can be all yours when you book this Airbnb getaway. It’s close to Joshua Tree National Park and a perfect place to get outside and do some yoga to start or end your day.
Another North Carolina destination to boost your wellness is this apartment for up to two guests in Black Mountain. It is an eco-friendly apartment downtown that is above the Rachman Clinic and adjacent to the Black Mountain Yoga Center and Spa. It’s easy to add yoga and sauna services to your stay for a rejuvenating experience because the Airbnb hosts own the spa and yoga center here. The space has its own entrance and is cleaned with all-natural products. When you stay here, you’ll also be just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville when you want to go out to dinner or the breweries.