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Texas is home to so many incredible destinations, so why not stay at a vacation home that is equally as incredible? These Airbnbs are not your average vacation home. From artsy downtown lofts to off-the-grid cabins, there is a Texas Airbnb that is sure to please any and all vacationers looking for a unique getaway. Not in any particular order, here are the coolest Airbnb rentals in the Lone Star State.
Stay in a treehouse on a Texas ranch when you book this incredible Airbnb in Baird, Texas. This Airbnb is perfect for a couple’s getaway, as there is only one bedroom. However, there is no way you will feel crowded in Ryders Treehouse because there are a number of outdoor spots to rest and enjoy. Watch the sunset from the 360-degree canopy space or take a rest in the hammock. If you can pull yourself away from the treehouse, take advantage of what the ranch has to offer, like horseback riding and fishing.
If sleeping in a yurt in Texas sounds like a fun idea, consider this glamping option in Boerne. The yurt sleeps up to four people and is a comfortable place to stay with air conditioning, heat, and electricity. The bathhouse with a shower is a short walk away. Inside the yurt, you’ll find a mini-fridge, coffee/tea bar, and bottled water. Meanwhile, the outside area has a hammock, chimenea, and charcoal grill. Other features of the glamping tent are a small table with chairs, a bedside lamp, outlets/chargers, and a portable private hot tub. If you have more than two guests, you can request an air mattress with linens. Book this Airbnb to be on a rural property surrounded by nature and with chickens and cats roaming the property.
For your next tiny house getaway in Texas, consider this unique house that’s on a 72-acre property. It is a Texas Hill Country ranch outfitted with luxury décor and plenty of seclusion. The hosts have put lots of attention to detail into the décor here to make it rustic, romantic, and adorable. Guests access the bathroom in a separate space via sliding, yellow barn door. You can head outside to explore the surrounding acreage or simply take a nap in the hammock on a warm afternoon.
This historic lodging option offers some of the best views Texas has to offer. This loft house was actually created from an authentic mining ruin, which was originally built approximately a hundred years ago. Providing views of the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park, this Texas Airbnb definitely offers some of the best views out of nearly all the properties on this list. The porch is a great spot to relax and watch the sunrise or sunset. This loft house, which accommodates two people, does come with a fully-equipped kitchen area. You truly will be one with nature here.
Close to downtown Wimberley, this Hill Country cabin offers a country getaway that doesn’t skimp on modern amenities (like WiFi and cable TV). Enjoy nights around the fire pit or relax in the outdoor hot tub here. Known as Three Graces Cabin, this log cabin comes with unique features, like a wood-burning stove, fresh eggs from the resident hens, and organic coffee. You’re sure to find relaxation when you book this cabin found on 10-acres of Texas Hill Country.
Between Austin and San Antonio is the small and lovely town of Wimberley. For a remarkable stay in this unique town, book the “Salvation Cabin,” which is on five acres along the Blanco River. This log cabin is filled with antiques and one-of-a-kind artifacts. However, this vacation home is perfect for river lovers, since it comes complete with kayaks and tubes.
If you’re traveling to Dripping Springs, you’ll want to book this lovely cabin for your Central Texas escape. This modern tiny cabin is an ideal Airbnb for those wanting to escape the city since it’s located on a ranch. The interior is quite impressive, with its 14-foot ceilings and birch plywood walls. However, the spacious porch is where many guests spend their time since it boasts views of the surrounding hill country.
This Airbnb near Marfa is the perfect home base for travelers visiting West Texas. Eco-friendly travelers will love that this home is solar-powered. Guests here will enjoy a full cook’s kitchen, isolated surroundings, and two bedrooms that can sleep up to five people. View wildlife, a big Texas sunset and the impressive night sky from this remote solar home.
Known as “The Moonshiner,” this one-bedroom cabin transports you back in time to the Prohibition era. Lavish wallpaper, a clawfoot tub, and a velvet vintage loveseat turn this log cabin into a swanky getaway. Enjoy WiFi, Cable TV, and a hot tub during your stay here. This Texas Airbnb is a perfect stay for couples visiting Wimberley.
There are some very highly rated tiny houses in Texas, including the Stillwater House, which started as a 20-foot shipping container. This tiny home is great for two people and has a queen-size Murphy bed, kitchen and dining area, and spacious rooftop deck. The deck is lit up with decorative lights at night to give it a festive vibe. Guests staying here will have their own bathroom inside the container home. The hosts have implemented stringent cleaning protocols for guests’ safety.
Habibi is a geodesic dome with Moroccan-inspired décor that offers panoramic views. This Airbnb accommodates two people and is tucked away off a winding path to ensure your privacy since it is a large transparent structure. The 304-square-foot dome offers a unique glamping opportunity with air conditioning, heat, a shower, composting toilet, a small fridge, and complimentary coffee and tea. The large deck with outdoor seating is truly stunning, and there’s even a personal plunge pool to use here. Cell and Wi-Fi reception is spotty in this area. Pets are allowed with a $75 fee.
This Airbnb in San Marcos is a barndominium treehouse tucked away on six acres. The rustic interior is full of natural light and unique features like a clawfoot tub and wood-burning stove. This two-story barndominium has an upstairs deck, which is a great place to relax under a canopy of trees. Up to four people can stay comfortably in this San Marcos treehouse.
This Glen Rose Airbnb is rightly called the “Birdhouse,” as it’s a treehouse perched on a platform that is accessed by a cable bridge. This rustic, two-story Airbnb has one bedroom, making it a quiet retreat for two guests. Enjoy watching the sunset from your private balcony here. This Airbnb is ideal for those wanting a true escape since it has no TV or internet.
It’s really fun to stay in a vintage Airstream camper when you’re spending time in Texas, such as this one available to rent on Airbnb. It’s a great spot for two people and is a very affordable place to stay. You’ll be in a neighborhood just 15 minutes from downtown but feel like you’re in a national forest. In actuality, the camper is parked in the host’s backyard among the trees and away from road noise. The host also has a cabin and artist’s loft available to rent on the property. But if you’re lucky enough to book this camper, you should know that it has a full kitchen and bathroom for your convenience. Guests can build bonfires in the fire pit, play in the yard, and use the house kitchen if they want a little more space to spread out. Also, prospective guests should be aware that insects may be present on the property due to the wooded environment. Pets can stay here with you for a $10 per night fee.
Natural lighting, white-toned decor, and shabby chic design elements give this Texas Airbnb an elegant yet down-home ambiance. Located in Winnetka Heights, a historic area in Dallas, the Montclair House is a top-rated rental that is close to some of the city’s most popular eateries and bars. This quaint house is meant for two guests.
For your next glamping trip, why not stay in an authentic covered wagon in Texas? Up to four people can stay in this luxury wagon that is equipped with heat and air conditioning for your comfort. There is not a bathroom inside the wagon, so you’ll need to access toilets and showers just outside – less than 300 feet away. There are some fun, shared amenities that wagon guests can use too, including a pool, jacuzzi, disc golf courses, volleyball court, and gym. Your wagon will have its own picnic table and fire ring, while firewood is available for sale at the onsite gift shop.
This modern cabin in Royse City, Texas is full of natural light and trendy design elements. With an open-floor concept and a see-through fireplace, this cabin feels spacious even when it only has one bedroom. When you aren’t relaxing in this architectural beauty of a cabin, enjoy the patio area and outdoor hot tub. Since this Airbnb is close to Dallas, it’s perfect for those wanting to escape the big city.
If the mining loft house mentioned above is booked, this off-grid adobe dome is also a wonderful option for a couple staying in Terlingua. Do keep in mind that this Airbnb is truly off-grid, therefore it is powered by solar power. This dome home has gained some notoriety; it has been featured on “Mighty Tiny Houses” on HGTV. The adobe home is a close drive to Big Bend National Park, a true Texas treasure. The best time to stay at the dome is spring or fall since this little home does not have air conditioning. However there is a small kitchen, composting toilet, outdoor shower and Wi-Fi available.
How cool would it be to sleep in a real train car during your travels in Texas? You can do exactly that when you rent this Airbnb for two people. Known as the Wallace Ranch Boxcar Bunkhouse, this train car is six miles south of Canyon, Texas and has a history that goes back over 111 years. It has been restored and converted into an Airbnb that’s truly one-of-a-kind. With this booking, you’ll be on a private piece of land and have a queen-size bed, sofa bed, kitchen, Wi-Fi, and private hot tub. Pets are allowed to stay here with you.
Experience Texas from the water on this highly recommended houseboat that’s 45 minutes from Galveston. Up to three people can stay here and relax on the water. There’s a fishing dock close by and many modern updates made to the boat, including two air conditioners, two heaters, two TVs, a bathroom, toilet, and kitchen. The marina has an outdoor grill on the dock you can use too.
Escape to a treehouse cabin in the heart of Austin. This artistic downtown treehouse cabin, known as “Casita Roja,” overlooks a waterfall and pond. This Texas Airbnb gives guests an oasis in the middle of a metropolitan city. Located in the Travis Heights neighborhood, Casita Roja is one of many older vintage homes in this unique Austin suburb. Stroll along the Butler Trail, which follows Lady Bird Lake. Or simply relax by the fire pit at this Austin treehouse.
Southern Dream is a Texas treehouse that’s romantic and perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries. It has large picture windows, a stocked kitchen, and a hot tub for couples to use. It’s also nice to head outside to go fishing at the pond, relax on the swing bed, and walk along the trails.