5 Dreamy Airbnbs I Would Plan a Vacation Around
Back in March, Brady and I took a cheap flight to Boston for a quick, 48-hour adventure. But this story isn't about our first time in Boston together -- it's about our first time renting an Airbnb.
After spontaneously buying our flights to Boston, Brady and I discovered how expensive hotels are in the city.
We could have splurged for an over-priced room at some fancy hotel, but we decided to try an Airbnb instead. There weren't very many options left to choose from since it was a bit of a last minute decision, but ultimately we booked a teeny tiny Airbnb in the highly recommended Beacon Hill neighborhood.
The price was right and the location was unbeatable, but the apartment itself was... disappointing.
Sure it had the basic necessities for a weekend away like a bed and shower, but the blogger in me couldn't see past the outdated cabinets, lack of color scheme and mismatched decor. Call me a design snob, but there's nothing I love more than a beautifully decorated space. I appreciate attention to detail and intentional charm -- especially when I'm on vacation!
So, it got me thinking. Brady and I chose our Boston Airbnb based on what was available, and after we had already decided to visit. But what if we had let the location and availability of a dreamy Airbnb determine where we vacationed and when?
Next time we want to take a trip, I'm willing to plan an entire vacation around one of these five meticulous Airbnbs below.
The Hunter Greenhouse
Location: Tannersville, NY | Price: $329/night
I've never been skiing and I'm a pathetic snowboarder, but I would rent The Hunter Greenhouse in a heartbeat.
It's a three bedroom, two bathroom A-frame gem in the heart of the Catskills, two hours north of New York City. According to the owners, it's the perfect place to slow down, drink a glass (or two) of wine, and let your mind disconnect and wander. It's a place designed for friends and family, for good food and good conversation -- and for your Instagram feed, too!
This Old Hudson
Location: Hudson, NY | Price: $189/night
Originally built in 1915, this two bedroom, one bathroom unit is full of vintage charm and artful details. Tastefully renovated to embrace a blend of old and new, the color palette of This Old Hudson is a balance of whites, grays, and weathered wood tones. Swoon.
And if you can bring yourself to leave the unit for an afternoon adventure, it's just a short, 8-minute walk from Hudson's vibrant main street, filled with the town's best restaurants, shops and more.
Hacienda by The Joshua Tree House
Location: Joshua Tree, CA | Price: $288/night
Don't be mistaken, this is someone's actual home styled to perfection, not an ad for Anthropologie. But seriously... The Hacienda is a 1598 two bedroom, one bathroom home in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park. And it's like Pinterest in real life.
This is a place for dreamers to reset, reflect, and create. Designed with a 'slow' pace in mind, our hope is that you enjoy every part of your stay; from making local coffee by drip in the morning, choosing the perfect record to put on as the sun sets, or by relaxing in the hot tub surrounded by open desert views, wildlife, and a starry sky.
A Cozy Casa
Location: Nashville, TN | Price: $150/night
Isn't 'A Cozy Casa' the perfect name for this adorable bungalow in East Nashville? Amazing design, plants galore and lots of natural light makes this three bedroom, two bathroom a homebody's haven. Just wait until you see the rest of the house!
Location: Heber City, UT | Price: $199/night
Heber City, Utah wasn't exactly on my bucket list, but check out this cozy renovated cabin tucked away in the mountains! Less than 30-minutes from Park City, the three bedroom, two bath A-Frame Haus is a dreamy mix of modern, light filled spaces, and rustic charm and warmth.
Planning to book an Airbnb for the first time? Use my code for $40 off your first trip and let me know in a comment below where you're headed!