Last Updated September 30, 2021 9/30/2021

12 Coolest Off-Grid or Private Rentals in Texas

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Get away from it all when you book a stay at one of these off-grid or private vacation rentals in Texas. Off-the-grid cabins, secluded cottages, and remote solar-powered homes offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience. Some of the lodging options on this list are completely off the grid, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have modern aesthetics and thoughtful amenities. Enjoy a secluded vacation at these coolest off-grid or private rentals in Texas.

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Off-Grid Adobe Dome Near Big Bend - Terlingua
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Off Grid Adobe Dome, Terlinga, Texas Airbnb

Off-Grid Adobe Dome Near Big Bend - Terlingua

Found near Big Bend National Park, this adobe dome Airbnb offers guests an off-the-grid experience in the West Texas desert. This earthen structure has grown into a popular Airbnb destination for travelers heading to Terlingua. Its popularity has grown so much that even HGTV has featured it on “Mighty Tiny Homes.” Guests will not be completely without power here, as there is a modest solar energy system that powers this one-bedroom rental property.

Modern Solar Home - Marfa
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Modern Solar Home near Marfa, TX

Modern Solar Home - Marfa

This modern home near Marfa is a remote, private Airbnb that offers guests a stylish yet understated way to connect with nature. Enjoy incredible mountain views from the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows. This off-grid solar home has two bedrooms and can sleep five guests, making it a perfect option for a family getaway in West Texas.

Amazing Cabin on 130 Secluded Acres - Wills Point
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Amazing Cabin on 130 Secluded Acres in Wills Point, TX

Amazing Cabin on 130 Secluded Acres - Wills Point

If you’re looking for privacy during your vacation, consider booking this cabin that is situated on 130 acres in Wills Point, a town west of Dallas. This charming cabin is a homage to its surroundings, as much of the cabin was actually built from trees found on the property. The pine floors and ceilings give this Texas cabin a rustic vibe, however the modern touches like the luxury bathroom, updated kitchen, and hot tub set forth a luxury feel.

Off-Grid Cabin - Blanco
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Off-grid Cabin in Blanco, TX

Off-Grid Cabin - Blanco

This Instagram-worthy Airbnb cabin is an off-the-grid rental property that is situated on 37 acres in Blanco, Texas. Guests will hardly be roughing it here, as the cabin does have air conditioning during the day, and there is a shower that uses filtered rainwater. Wake up early to catch sunrise from the sky deck. During the day, experience the rest of the property through the short hiking trail found near the cabin.

Butterfly Cottage - Red Rock
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Butterfly Cottage Near COTA

Butterfly Cottage - Red Rock

Rustic meets modern at the Butterfly Cottage, a biophilic cottage found on 67 private acres southeast of Austin. A biophilic design is meant to connect occupants with nature. This cottage has floor-to-ceiling windows, including a big garage-style windowed door that opens, allowing guests to bring the outside in. Since it is situated on Ardor Wood Farm, guests can visit the farm animals and explore the walking trails on the property too.

Cute Off-Grid Cabin on 84 Acres - Harper
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Cute Off-Grid Cabin on 84 Acres in Harper, TX

Cute Off-Grid Cabin on 84 Acres - Harper

Stargazers and birdwatchers who don’t mind off-grid glamping will enjoy a stay at this cute off-grid cabin. Found in Harper, Texas, which is 40 minutes from Fredericksburg, this cabin is a private stay in the Texas Hill Country. There is no plumbing and lights are powered by solar power, so guests should expect to truly unplug here. Being on a wildlife refuge, this cute cabin Airbnb is perfect for animal lovers.

Secluded Texas Getaway - Willis
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Secluded Texas Getaway in Willis, TX

Secluded Texas Getaway - Willis

Families looking for a secluded Texas getaway should consider this cabin in Willis. With three bedrooms, this log cabin can sleep six people comfortably. Sam Houston National Forest is nearby, and Lake Conroe is a short drive away. Although this cabin is secluded and private, guests still have access to modern amenities here, like Wi-Fi, cable TV, and washer and dryer.

Country House on 104 Acres - Blanco
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Country House on 104 Acres in Blanco, TX

Country House on 104 Acres - Blanco

Enjoy a private stay at this cozy country house in Blanco. Since the house is on 104 acres, expect a secluded vacation while still being only nine miles away from downtown Blanco. This home has updated furnishings, an open-concept floor plan, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly Texas Airbnb.

Secluded Cabin - Wimberley
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Secluded Cabin in Wimberley, TX

Secluded Cabin - Wimberley

If you’re in need of a secluded stay but don’t want to skimp out on amenities, then this Wimberley cabin is right for you. This secluded cabin offers plenty of privacy since it’s on 15 acres. Besides enjoying the relaxing and quiet setting, guests here should take advantage of the pool table and outdoor hot tub here.

Cozy Secluded Cabin - Round Mountain
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Cozy Secluded Cabin in Round Mountain, TX

Cozy Secluded Cabin - Round Mountain

Soak in a Texas sunset from the porch of this cozy secluded Vrbo vacation home. This remote cabin in the Texas Hill Country offers plenty of privacy while also being only a drive away from nearby tourist destinations like Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock. This quiet cabin has received over 200 five-star reviews on Vrbo. Guests rave about its quiet and serene ambiance.

The Nest by Skybox Cabins - Glen Rose
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THE NEST by Skybox Cabins

The Nest by Skybox Cabins - Glen Rose

Referred to as a “Pinterest perfect” cabin, The Nest is an Airbnb rental that is a part treehouse and part bungalow that has a unique tower that resembles a massive bird’s nest. This boho Airbnb is a one-bedroom cabin, making it a perfect accommodation option for couples. The Nest cabin is found on 50 acres of private land. With no TV or WiFi, this home offers a relaxing and uninterrupted getaway.

Off-Grid Glamping Cabin - Marble Falls
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Off-Grid Glamping Cabin

Off-Grid Glamping Cabin - Marble Falls

Enjoy lake life when you stay at this Marble Falls cabin that is five minutes from Lake Travis. This two-bedroom off-grid cabin is in a peaceful hill country setting. As this cabin is off the grid, guests should expect to not have electricity or running water. However this cabin is stocked with everything guests would need to succeed in the off-grid lifestyle, like solar-powered lights and potable water for cooking. This home can sleep up to eight guests, but tents and small RVs are welcome on the property too for an additional fee.

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