If you’re planning a cross-country road trip, or have some domestic travel in the books, you’re likely considering staying in a vacation rental—so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the best Airbnbs in the U.S. Ask 100 people what makes an Airbnb “cool” and you’ll get 100 different answers. For some travelers, it’s the novelty of staying in a place they would never otherwise experience—like a houseboat in Oregon or a converted grain silo in Missouri. For others, it boils down to a James Beard-worthy kitchen, an exceptionally well-curated vinyl collection, or hotel-caliber creature comforts like a heavenly bed made up with fine Belgian linens. However you define it, these 52 Airbnbs represent the coolest of American cool—aesthetically, architecturally, and A-plus hospitality. (Every listing featured below is run by a Superhost with a 4.8 rating or higher.) Scroll through to find out which spot in your state made the list—along with helpful tips for what to do in the area when you visit. Without further delay, these are the very best Airbnbs in the U.S.
We’ve vetted these listings based on Superhost status, ratings, amenities, location, previous guest reviews, and decor. This gallery has been updated with new information since its original publish date. Additional reporting by Paris Wilson and Alex Erdekian.
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