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Known for its many farms, charming small towns, and sports car racing, Indiana doesn’t always get a lot of attention as a top tourism destination. However, you can make your trip to Indiana very unique and memorable by booking a cool place to stay that’s all your own, and unlike anywhere you’ve ever been. Airbnb has a lot of top-rated properties in Indiana to help you explore the big cities, tiny towns, and rural areas throughout the state.
Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Indiana to get your search started.
This cute A-frame is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Indiana and a perfect fit for four guests. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is in an upscale neighborhood of Madison and filled with natural light. The perks of staying here are the fast Wi-Fi, two TVs, a gas BBQ grill, and coffee and tea supplies. The home is five minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from Clifty Falls State Park, and 15 minutes from Hanover College. It’s a fun place to stay around the holidays because it is decorated with festive décor. You might see wildlife on the property as you spend time in the backyard and on the patio.
For your visit to Madison, Indiana, book a stay at this Airbnb cabin. It sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. When you stay here, you’ll be within 30 minutes or less to the Kentucky Speedway, downtown Madison, and Belterra Casino Resort. Madison is a very pretty town to visit and a wonderful getaway spot surrounded by nature. The cabin itself comes with a kitchen, living area, covered porch, electric fireplace, and lots of natural light.
Here’s an Indiana Airbnb rental that’s a cabin for up to four guests. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a rustic and peaceful environment. Known as the Y Knot Cabin, it has a kitchen, dining table, living room, gas log fireplace, and loft area. You’ll enjoy using the barbeque porch and lakefront deck with an outdoor dining table. In the basement, you’ll find laundry machines and a fish-cleaning sink. Here on Round Lake, you’ll have public boat access and restaurants nearby. There are hiking trails nearby at the Chain O’Lakes State Park.
Six people can stay in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom home for a trip to Noblesville, Indiana. It is a highly-rated Airbnb bungalow that overlooks the White River. The neighborhood is surrounded by nature and also gives you quick access to local amenities. Things to do in the area include the Ruoff Music Center, Kotweei Park five minutes away, and an onsite launch for kayaks, canoes, and small fishing boats. The Airbnb host provides guests with kayaks, innertubes, a canoe, and a paddle boat to use on the river. Come here for a relaxing and stress-free environment when you really need a vacation.
Tiny homes are fun for trips to Indiana, and here’s one that you can book for up to three people in Fort Wayne. The home has a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. It has nine-foot windows in the bedroom to make you feel like you’re sleeping in the woods and surrounded by trees in total privacy. It’s a unique tiny home with a microwave and mini-fridge/freezer. You’ll also have a new remote control air conditioner/heater to stay comfortable no matter what the weather is. Book this Airbnb for a unique glamping experience for the perfect place to unplug and relax.
You might not think about beach life when booking a trip to Indiana, but this Airbnb rental puts you within walking distance of the beach. It is a rental for up to six guests and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Your stay here also includes a hot tub, screened porch, bikes to ride, and a snow cone machine. It’s centrally located in Michigan City and a 10-minute walk to the beach. You can bike to the shops and restaurants in Michigan with a five-minute ride or access the Indiana Dunes National Park in about 20 minutes.
You can experience tiny house living when you book this Airbnb in Kokomo. It’s an ideal space for two people and has a queen-size bed in the bedroom. The home is nearly 200 square feet in size and comes with a kitchen that has a refrigerator, microwave, and small appliances. The home is in a wooded location and is great for both summer and winter travel. It’s near a pond with a walking path and also has outdoor yard space for relaxing.
Located in downtown Fort Wayne, this five-person Airbnb is a popular pick among travelers. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a spacious kitchen and living and dining areas. The home is across from Conjure Coffee and within walking distance of many things in the downtown area. This Airbnb rental gives you private access to the entire lower level of a renovated duplex. There are no shared spaces, and off-street parking is available for one vehicle.
Another Indiana Airbnb worth considering is this guest suite with excellent river access. From the backyard, you can kayak, canoe, fish, and relax by the river. The rental unit accommodates four people and has one bedroom with a king-size bed and sofa bed. The Airbnb hosts live in the rest of the house while you have this studio apartment suite with a private door to yourselves. Amenities of the rental include a work desk, Wi-Fi, coffee, and a mini food prep area with a mini-fridge and microwave.
When you want to explore the exciting city of Indianapolis in an affordable way, consider this guesthouse rental on Airbnb. Four people can stay in this guesthouse, which has two bedrooms and about 725 square feet of space. It is historic and charming, with artistic touches and modern amenities. The home is about 15 blocks from the center of downtown Indianapolis, so you’re close to parks and restaurants but still in a quiet environment too. The Airbnb owners live in the main home on the property and have a small child and dog that you may see in the area during your stay.
With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this Goshen Airbnb is a cottage rental for up to five guests. The cottage is two miles from downtown Goshen and 25 minutes from the Amish town of Shipshewana. You’ll be right by a city bike trail, gardens, and an orchard with fruit, nuts, and berries. The space is a conversion of a 1950s Quonset garage to a self-contained home. With this rental, you’ll have a full kitchen, a spacious living area, and a 16-foot, arched ceiling. Keep in mind that the cottage is near a train crossing with a whistle and on a busy street, so it may be challenging for light sleepers.
Although this is a great getaway spot for couples in Indiana, the Airbnb can actually sleep four people with a king-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sofa bed in the living room. It has a hot tub available for year-round use and also comes with two TVs and Wi-Fi. The 630-square-foot guesthouse has a full kitchen, laundry machines, and off-street parking. During your stay, you’ll be 10 minutes from both the Two EEs Winery and the Huntington Reservoir for trails, fishing, and a gun range.
A really unique way to experience Indiana is to stay in this converted grain bin in the middle of Amish Country. The barn-style Airbnb accommodates six guests and has lots of natural light, thanks to the windows and skylight. This rental unit also comes with a kitchenette and screened fire pit to enjoy the night skies. The Airbnb is attached to the host’s home but has its own separate entrance and private living space. Your rental area is blocked from the host’s home with a door and separated by a hallway, with no shared indoor spaces. Contact the host for information about renting a tandem kayak and lake float to use on the nearby lakes.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, consider this log cabin rental in Shipshewana, Indiana. It sleeps six people and has a kitchen and front and back porches. There is a queen-size bed in the one bedroom and two double beds in the living room. In the winter, the cabin is heated with a pellet stove to keep it cozy and warm.
Grandpa’s Cabin is an Airbnb rental on a five-acre wooded property in Indiana. Four people can stay here when they are looking for a peaceful getaway from daily life. It’s between Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, making it a perfect overnight stop on a road trip. The cabin is 1,000 square feet in size and has a full kitchen and spacious bathroom. There’s a large loft in the home, plus a TV, wood-fired sauna, and outdoor shower. Book this cabin to get a little off the beaten path while relaxing in nature.
With this Airbnb rental, you’ll be in a lakefront location and have access to excellent fishing. There is a pier right out front of the home so you can live the lake life during your vacation. The home sleeps five people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. One bedroom has a queen size bed, while the other one has a double bed and two single beds. When you stay here, you’ll also get free access to a paddleboat so you can get out on the lake. Life jackets are provided, and fishing licenses are required by state law. Meanwhile, the interior of the home offers a stocked kitchen, and there is a charcoal grill with a picnic table so that you can enjoy meals outside.