The rise of experiential travel has seen us look to immersive, out-of-the-box experiences, destinations, and places to stay. And these AirBNB’s have certainly stepped up to the plate with their innovative, conceptual, and highly inviting offerings. The only trouble is choosing which one to visit first.
Tropical Garden Retreat on an Organic Mango Farm
Destination: Captain Cook, Hawaii
Best for Nature lovers and beachgoers
If soaking up the Hawaiian sun on an organic mango farm sounds like the perfect plan to unplug, this Indonesian-inspired open-air retreat is perfection. Constructed of architectural cedar poles, and brimming with natural wood, cane, and stone, the tranquil space is surrounded by lush tropical plants and greenery to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living and celebrate the natural beauty around you.
Amenities: 1 bedroom, huge open-air living room, kitchen, bathroom, and patio.
Curated experience: The property is 1 mile from spectacular Kealakekua Bay home to turquoise waters, beautiful coral reefs, and tropical marine life including spinner dolphins where you can spend your day’s snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Mojave Moon Ranch
Destination: Joshua Tree, California
Best for: Desert lovers looking to escape
There’s something special about the California desert. Especially Joshua Tree, California which has become a hotspot for creative LA locals and wellness enthused travelers from all over the country. The Mojave Moon Ranch sets the standard for rustic boho-chic design inside and out. A manicured cactus garden and cement pool surround the home which is filled with mixed textures including faux fur, wood, copper, and bold pops of color. It is no wonder this home is often rented for photoshoots. Oh, and when it comes to serious wow factor the 220-acre property comes with its own helipad.
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, pool & a refurbished AirStream camper with an additional bed and bathroom
Curated experience: The property is surrounded by private hiking trails so if you can pull yourself away, Joshua Tree is known for its quirky sculpture gardens, abandoned towns, and cute cafes. It’s also only a short and beautiful 45-minute desert drive to Palm Springs.
The Majestic Treehouse
Destination: Walhalla, South Carolina
Best for: A romantic getaway
Enchanting, fairytale and whimsical are the adjectives that immediately come to mind when talking about this treehouse-style property. Set amongst the oak trees, a series of walkways connect various viewing platforms, the highlight being the bottom with a tree swing bed. From the elegant bedroom layout to the vintage record player, fireplace, and use of twinkly lights chandeliers this is a dreamy take on romance if we’ve ever seen one.
Amenities: 1 bedroom, indoor toilet, outdoor hot water shower, and porch swing
Curated experience: Opt for the VIP package that comes with a campfire started kit and all the fixings for fireside s’mores. There’s limited wifi here, so enjoy time disconnecting from the outside world and reconnecting with the one’s dearest to your heart.
Tribe Tip: Some of our favorite travelers Kara and Nate made an insider video about their stay in the treehouse.
Secluded Mountain Chalet
Destination: Bozeman, Montana
Best for Mountain lovers
With its charming small towns and rugged Rocky Mountain vistas Montana is having a moment and we can’t get enough. Particularly if it means bedding down in this chic modern mountain chalet with its rustic-inspired furnishings, and postcard worth views. Both of the bedrooms feature sliding glass doors with big mountain views and direct access to the patio. Whether you’re outside on the wooden porch swing or inside watching the snowfall in front of the fire the vibe is perfectly Montana.
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, hot tub, BBQ grill.
Curated experience: Explore nearby Palisade Falls by taking a 20-minute drive into downtown Bozeman where there are trendy restaurants and boutique shops. In winter, it’s all about hitting the nearby slopes.
Sage Canyon Cliff House
Destination: Cortez, Colorado
Best for: Couples looking for outdoor adventures
Built directly into the red rock in the McElmo Canyon, 40 minutes from Mesa Verde it’s no surprise that joining an official waitlist is required to book your stay here. Travel down a single-lane dirt road (4wd vehicle encouraged but not necessary) to discover this private desert oasis. The space is bright and airy with crisp white details, cactus throughout, wood-burning stove, and shelves lined with books that highlight a slowed pace is the ideal here. It’s not an oversight that there’s no TV.
Amenities: 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, private stone alcove, kitchen, and fireplace.
Curated experience: Take in the petroglyphs throughout the property and hike up to the mesa top to witness the jaw-dropping sunrise or sunset. You can also join a ranger-led Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling tour to view spots like Balcony House, Cliff Palace, and Long House.
Potomac Waterfront Retreat
Destination: Lovettsville, Virginia
Best for: Large groups of wine lovers
Located in Loudoun County, otherwise known as the wine country getaway from Washington, DC, this chic modern waterfront is the perfect space to accommodate large groups. The 70-acre property, which is elegantly outfitted with mid-century modern decor has direct water access for fishing or a peaceful walk while the patio area has all the necessities for a quintessential American BBQ complete with smores and lawn games.
Amenities: 6 bedrooms, 14 beds, 6.5 bathrooms, fire pit, patio, and a private backyard.
Curated experience: Taste the local wines at the surrounding vineyards. There are three great stops within eight miles of the house including Hiddencroft Winery, Lost Creek Winery, and Creeks Edge Winery.
Destination: Aspen, Colorado
Best for Ski enthusiasts and mountain lovers
Location, location, location! This ski-in ski-out third-floor condo is located at the base of the Shadow Mountain Lift and three blocks from the Aspen Mountain Gondola with shuttles to downtown Aspen. The open concept condo with vaulted ceilings, custom oversized couches, a wood-burning fireplace, deep soak tubs, and boot warmers is perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes. Guests also have access to the onsite hot tub and pool (open seasonally) and sauna.
Amenities: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, fireplace, walk-in showers, and soaking tubs
Curated experience: Aspen is one of the best ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains but also home to fabulous fine dining and an energetic nightlife scene.
The Shenandoah Church House
Destination: Bentonville, Virginia
Best for: Those looking for a nature retreat from Washington DC
Spend the night in the renovated 1872 church in the heart of Shenandoah National Park, 15 minutes from the 105-mile Skyline drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains. While renovations brought modern conveniences, the fully functioning 1940’s stove, claw foot bathtub, and a 10-foot biblical mural painted in 1948 that serve as a constant reminder of space’s historic past. Outside hiking trails, a sunken fire pit, and a seven-person hot tub is everything you need to immerse yourself in outdoor adventures and unwind.
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, clawfoot tub, firepit, hot tub, and bikes
Curated experience: Take the 3-hour 105-mile Skyline drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains to see the epic viewing points and hiking trails along the way.
Tribe Tip: Popular content creators Iz and Johnny Harris renovate an 1800’s church into an Airbnb watch their full tour video here.
The Extraordinary Treehouse
Destination: Dallas, Texas
Best for: A romantic experience amid the trees
A rustic treehouse oasis nestled in the heart of Little Forest Hills is probably not what jumps to mind when you’re thinking of Dallas, Texas, but who are we to argue? The conceptual two-bedroom treehouse home blends a sense of contemporary Bauhaus with the best of nature and luxury finishes. The standout is the floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the forested canopy and adorable footbridge traversing Ash Creek and onto the property’s entrance.
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, hot tub, and indoor fireplace.
Little Forest Hills is a neighborhood known for its architectural and artistic flare. You can also visit the nearby Bath House Cultural Arts Center, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and White Rock Lake which is within walking distance of the property.
Urban Oasis in Downtown NOLA
Destination: Downtown New Orleans
Best for: Urbanites interested in arts and culture
A quick 15-minute walk from the French Quarter this secluded urban oasis with a private courtyard and pool provides the perfect getaway from the action while enabling easy access to the buzzy bars, restaurants, and music venues. The designer digs feature exposed brick walls, reclaimed timber floors, and an expansive kitchen, bedrooms, and terrace to accommodate large parties.
Amenities: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, private courtyard, saltwater pool, and 2nd-floor terrace
Curated experience: A few blocks away from the famed Bourbon Street, you’ll be able to learn about New Orleans’ history, try French Creole cuisine, drink at some of the oldest bars in the city, and enjoy live entertainment at every turn.
The best view in Asheville
Destination: Asheville, North Carolina
Best for: Those who dig bungalow outdoor living
With the mountains in your backyard, the views from this modern elevated bungalow couldn’t be better. A short distance from other homes and towns, you can play music (a little louder than usual) while cooking in the kitchen which has sliding glass doors open to the outdoors. An exercise in modern chic, the Airbnb has concrete floors, colorful and patterned accents, and beautifully tiled bathrooms.
Amenities: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, indoor fireplace, patio and balcony, and a grassy backyard depending on the time of year
Curated experience: 15 minutes from the modern bungalow is the quintessential, small town of Black Mountain, where you can explore the quaint main street and thriving arts and crafts scene.
Tye Haus – A-Frame Cabin
Destination: Skykomish, Washington
Best for: Those seeking seclusion and romance in a beautiful forest
A-frame cabins are truly some of the cutest there are and this Washington gem comes with a fireplace and hot tub, and is situated in a forest that couldn’t look more perfect in the snow for a romantic getaway. The cabin is near many hiking trails and is located in a private cabin community. Not only can you hike, but during the winter, you can head over to Stevens Pass Ski Resort and take on the slopes of the Cascade Mountains.
Amenities: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, indoor fireplace, hot tub, and patio
Curated experience: Tye Haus is situated right by Skykomish River where you can hike beautiful trails throughout the forest and see wildlife.
1891 Victorian Off Forsyth
Destination: Savannah, Georgia
Best for: Couples wanting to cozy up in history and charm
Set on the third floor of an 1891 Victorian home this renovated designer apartment is bursting with old-world meets modern charm from the fireplace with exposed brick, dark hardwood floors, period detailing, modern kitchen, and patterned tiled bathrooms. High ceilings, bay windows, and crisp white walls make space bright, airy, and drenched in natural sunlight, while the stylish furnishings, including cowhide rug, industrial lights, and velvet green sofa make for a chic statement.
Amenities: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, room-darkening shades, and fireplace
Curated experience: The condo is a half-block away from Forsyth Park where the activities are endless from festivals and smaller concerts to the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Walk through the park down tree-lined trails for 15 minutes and you’ll reach downtown Savannah.
Cozy Alaskan Log Cabin
Destination: Fairbanks, Alaska
Best for Nature lovers and adventure seekers
Overlooking Creamer’s Field Waterfowl Refuge, this authentic Alaskan cabin is nestled in the woods and just a short 5 miles from downtown. Dry-cabin living (living without running water or an indoor bathroom) is common in Fairbanks and while your outhouse is a few steps from the cabin, you still have running water in the kitchen and outdoor shower. This cabin is truly for those looking to live with nature with a few modern amenities.
Amenities: 1 bed, balcony, and barbecue
Curated experience: When in Fairbanks, seeing the Northern Lights is a must and combining it with a relaxing trip to the Chena Hot Springs makes it even better. Via Get Your Guide, witness the Aurora Borealis and ground yourself in nature’s steaming pools.
Luxurious Carriage House in Louisville
Destination: Louisville, Kentucky
Best for Foodies and city explorers
Modern yet rustic, this Louisville carriage house is located in the historic district of the Cherokee Triangle. Featuring exposed wooden beams, sash windows, and barn-style details – including a sliding barn door to the bedroom – this super cute, cozy retreat is full of character and style. We love the 6-foot soaking tub, designer touches, and its central location, right near the must-see restaurants, bars, and boutiques on Bardstown Road, Louisville’s “Restaurant Row”.
Amenities: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and full kitchen
Curated experience: Craft beers and bourbon are the big-ticket in Louisville. We’re talking breweries with over 20 beers on tap (check out 3rd Turn Brewing) and distilleries with over 200 years of experience producing bourbon through traditional methods and craft craftsmanship (see Angel’s Envy Distillery).
Penthouse Suite with Stunning Harbor Views
Destination: Portland, Maine
Best for Seafood and seaside lovers
Sit on your private deck and take in views of the historic city and harbor from this 1850s Old Port Penthouse, 100 meters from the working waterfront where fresh seafood comes right off the boat. A converted warehouse, this stunning penthouse fuses the historic charm of exposed brick and large skylight windows with modern elements like heated bathroom floors, Bosch appliances, oversized leather sectional, and an amazing surround sound system.
Amenities: 2 beds, 2 baths, patio, and dedicated workspace
Curated experience: Head to the Old Port, Portland’s downtown neighborhood, and heart, to meander through cobblestone streets, 19th-century warehouses, and experience the city’s most popular restaurants including Eventide Oyster Co. and Duckfat.
Oak Island Wildlife Preserve
Destination: Camden, Maine
Best for Nature lovers seeking seclusion
This rustic wooden cabin is far more than an Airbnb – you’re renting an entire island. Oak Island spans 23 acres with a full mile of coastline, seven different beach options, and just two romantic one-room cabins that hail from a bygone era. Set on the seaside with a huge deck looking out over the ocean, the cabins are original and authentic with timber paneled walls (we did say rustic, but that’s their allure), and fear not you’ll still have the modern convenience of solar electricity and cell phone reception.
Amenities: 2 cabins, 4 beds, full kitchen, and beachfront views
Curated experience: There’s no need to leave the deck, except to spot bald eagles eating the fresh berries along the numerous hiking trails, watch the local seals sunning on the rocks, and explore the island’s marine life.
Invisible House Joshua Tree
Destination: Joshua Tree, California
Best for Stargazers and daydreamers
This Airbnb is quite simply out of this world. Set in the desert and completely made of glass, the Invisible House reflects the surrounding environment on all sides like a mirror. Offering the ultimate in luxury in an epic location on 90 acres of private property, the house comes with a 100-foot indoor swimming pool, has a 4000-foot mountain, and even shares half of a mile border with Joshua Tree National Park.
Amenities: 4 bed, 5 baths, indoor pool, patio, firepit, BBQ, and backyard.
Curated experience: Make your way into Joshua Tree for top hikes like the one-mile “must-do” Hidden Valley Trail where you’ll walk through a valley surrounded by rock walls, the four-mile Lost Horse Mine set in an old mining area, and the Cholla Cactus Garden. Tribe tip: It’s best to visit in March and April when the beautiful wildflowers fill the park.