America’s best remote Airbnbs to escape to



Slide 1 of 31: At a time when crowded beaches, busy city breaks and fully booked resorts don't sound that appealing, remote and more secluded destinations are really coming into their own. Away from bustling cities and major highways, these Airbnbs welcome visitors with buckets of fresh air and uninterrupted gorgeous scenery for miles. They are also conveniently located so that you don't have to drive to the ends of the world to reach them but can still find peace and quiet somewhere relatively remote.
Slide 2 of 31: Located on a small island in the East Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine, this secluded two-bedroom cabin is a little piece of wildlife paradise. You won't meet another soul on the 23-acre private island bar a few bald eagles and deer, and both the sunsets and sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. Cycling, swimming and walking are great activities to get up to here during the day and when the lobster boats pass, make sure to flag one down to buy a freshly-caught crustacean for dinner.
Slide 3 of 31: Overlooking black lava fields and a peaceful ocean horizon, this one-bedroom beach house is conveniently located right by more than 500 secluded acres of state land perfect for hiking or long walks next to the ocean. One of the best features of the house is the wraparound picture windows that can be fully opened to let the salty ocean air in. For convenience, there's a small store nearby and a bar less than a mile away, but it's more than possible to spend your time in total isolation.
Slide 4 of 31: Conveniently located just off the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway, this charming barn home is secluded enough for nature hikes or bike rides, but close enough to a couple of small towns to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant if you wish. The one-bedroom house features gorgeous tall windows which frame the serene forest views, high ceilings with skylights and a rustic cabin-inspired interior. There's an outside seating area with a grill too, while the kitchen is fully-equipped for cooking meals inside.

Slide 5 of 31: Crowds are definitely not a problem at this mountain home in Arizona and it's a wonderful place to relax and enjoy epic views with no neighbors in sight. There are great hiking and biking opportunities and while the home is remote, there is a shop within a 15-minute drive in case of an emergency. There is also a beautiful patio with a gas grill and dogs are welcome too.
Slide 6 of 31: For an off-grid experience, book an escape at this remote treehouse in rural Kentucky. It has all the amenities guests might need during a stay at this rustic haven. It may be tempting to hunker down but make sure to explore the gorgeous surrounding area – it's great for trekking, hiking and horseback riding. The towns of Augusta and Maysville are also nearby if the necessity arises. 
Slide 7 of 31: Cozy interiors, amazing forest views and an outdoor swing seat await you at this unique treehouse escape. Nestled right by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oconee County, this property is surrounded by a green paradise. Take a dip in the county's serene lakes or go for a hike along the rolling country roads. At the end of the day, recharge in a comfy super-king bed with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the trees. 
Slide 8 of 31: A stunning vintage barn, this Virginia escape has plenty of rustic charm and cozy spaces to relax in. Painted black, white and red, the barn has one bedroom and a fully-equipped kitchen that transitions into a living area. Originally built in the 1750s, the barn is located in a remote area north of Charlottesville. But if wine is your vice, there are plenty of wineries in the surrounding area you could visit (check for opening times and if tours are running). 
Slide 9 of 31: Bigger doesn't always mean better, as demonstrated by this charming country cottage in Maine. Wake up in the plush queen bed and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of deer eating apples in the garden. After a walk in the stunning Boothbay Harbor area, enjoy a sundowner on the patio then retire to the whitewashed house for dinner. These are the world's most remote hotels.

Slide 10 of 31: Be transported to the mythical Middle-earth as you sleep in this Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit home. Nestled into a mountainside in central Washington state, the one-bedroom home has a round doorway that opens up to incredible mountain scenery where your neighbors will be local wildlife like deer, rabbits and grouse. The underground home sleeps two and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay, including a fireplace, a hot drink bar, fully-equipped bathroom and a cozy queen-sized bed.
Slide 11 of 31: It's not easy to find properly secluded corners in California, but this tiny home is as good as it gets. Easily accessible from San Francisco and San Jose, the one-bedroom home is a hidden oasis surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains. There's a pool and a hot tub for you to enjoy after a day's hike through forest trails and at night the super cozy king-size bed will lull you to sleep. There's also a kitchenette with a convection oven and espresso machine, as well as a patio and seating area with a grill.
Slide 12 of 31: An incredibly stylish space with an equally impressive view to match, you won't regret escaping to this tiny house in Utah. Accessible from the Scenic Highway 89, the home's picture windows open up to scenery of the soaring Elkhart Cliffs. The studio features a huge walk-in shower, fully-equipped kitchen and a queen-sized bed. Discover fantastic fairy-tale retreats you can book on Airbnb.
Slide 13 of 31: Make the most of ranch living at this outstanding two-bedroom guesthouse in rural Montana, at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. The beautiful home has floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Who knows, you might even get to see a bear or a deer.
Slide 14 of 31: Birdsong and the hum of the forest welcomes visitors as soon as they arrive at this romantic treehouse, which is located on 14 peaceful acres. Accessed via an illuminated path and a swinging bridge, the cozy home features luxury bedding, a LED fireplace and everything you might need to enjoy a bit of time to yourself. There's a hot tub to relax in too and plenty of windows throughout to let the natural light in.

Slide 15 of 31: Imagine how great waking up to this soaring view would be... Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the cabin sits on private land and is the only place in the area that's completely surrounded by a national forest. Inside, there are two lofts with a king bed and a double bed. On the main level you'll find a fully-equipped kitchen, living area with a fold-down sofa and a small dining table.
Slide 16 of 31: Sleep nestled among the trees in this secluded haven on the outskirts of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. A wraparound veranda gives panoramic views over the rainforest while the shower cascades with naturally caught rainwater. Fall asleep to the sound of coquí frogs chirping away and wake up surrounded by the stunning jungle scenery.
Slide 17 of 31: It doesn't get a lot more remote than at this tranquil lakeside spot in Washington state. Located on the edge of a national forest in a wilderness area, the one-bedroom timber cabin is far from any city lights or highway traffic. With a grass- and fern-covered roof, the cabin perfectly blends in with its gorgeous surroundings. Outside, there's a comfortable patio with a gas grill while inside there's everything you need to enjoy a few peaceful days away. Take a look at America's most beautiful lakes.
Slide 18 of 31: This two-bedroom cabin is nestled in four wooded acres overlooking the Shasta Lake. As far away from a city as it's possible to get in California, this stunning cabin has a deck looking out to the forest, a cozy joint living and dining area with a fully-equipped kitchen, and two attic bedrooms. There are more than 200 miles (322km) of hiking and biking trails for all abilities within easy reach from the house and opportunities to go kayaking or fishing as well. Its best feature? There's very limited phone signal so you can completely hide away from the world.
Slide 19 of 31: Enjoy true mountain living in total comfort at this Deadwood cabin located near Nemo, a tiny mountain town set in the picturesque valley of Boxelder Creek. Convenient for secluded relaxation after visiting South Dakota's most famous attractions, including Mount Rushmore, the brilliantly redesigned 1910s cabin has two bedrooms, a lofted cathedral ceiling and a large fireplace. Take a look at America's most important National Monuments.
Slide 20 of 31: A truly wild Alaskan escape just 30 minutes away from Denali National Park, this adorable little cabin offers a properly rustic lodging experience. Although it has all the basic comforts you need for a good night's sleep, the electricity is limited as it's solar-powered and guests have to be mindful of the wildlife in the area. Exceptionally located for exploring the surrounding outstanding natural beauty, it's remote enough to feel like you've escaped civilization, but there's a bakery, a gas station, some restaurants and a grocery store within driving distance.
Slide 21 of 31: Away from the hustle and bustle of Maryland's more popular destinations, this charming cottage overlooks the Manokin River at Tangier Sound. Located right by the coastline that's easily accessible via a boardwalk, the surrounding area is perfect for a peaceful getaway. The three-bedroom home has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation swimming, watching the wildlife or just sitting out on the porch with a book.
Slide 22 of 31: A truly luxurious retreat that offers total privacy, this is a very unique home. The chalet-style house has two bedrooms, one of which is an atrium, offering you a chance to fall asleep and wake up surrounded by nature. The rest of the house features plenty of picture windows to let the outdoors in too. There's a hot tub and an outdoor seating area to truly enjoy the quiet surroundings.
Slide 23 of 31: Tucked away in the woods three miles (4.8km) from the closest village, this charming treehouse in Vermont is a lovely getaway. There are plenty of activities, like hiking in summer and skiing in winter, to get up to during the day or you could just relax at the house with the soothing sound of the nearby stream in the background. The house has one bedroom with a double bed, a small kitchen and a small deck.
Slide 24 of 31: Set in a beautiful mountain canyon only 10 feet (3m) away from Big Timber Creek, this remote cabin is surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife. The two-bedroom cabin can sleep up to six people and has a kitchen with all the necessary appliances and cookware to enjoy delicious homecooked meals. The stunning picture windows offer uninterrupted views of the Crazy Mountains and after a day of hiking or trout stream-fishing, you can soak in the outdoor hot tub and watch the night sky become illuminated by stars.
Slide 25 of 31: Made from recycled materials, this cozy cabin is the ultimate secluded getaway. Hugged by the surrounding forest, the open-plan home has an attractive vintage feel to it. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling picture windows, you can drink in the area's natural beauty from almost every corner of the house. These are America's most stunning natural wonders.
Slide 26 of 31: Everyone will find something to love at this luxury three-bedroom mountain cottage in Jackson – whether you want to cook up a storm in the fully-fitted kitchen, enjoy a game of billiards or kick back on the deck overlooking the mountains. An elegant winter resort, nearby Jackson is well-suited for skiing vacations, or hiking and trekking in summer.
Slide 27 of 31: If you're longing to escape the city, look no further than this unique A-frame home called The Triangle. Able to accommodate four guests, it's great for a family, friends' or couples' trip away from Cleveland. There's a wood-burning stove, exposed beams throughout and small terraces on both levels. The quaint village of West Farmington has several local produce shops while the surrounding landscape is fantastic for relaxing nature walks.
Slide 28 of 31: Another irresistible treehouse, this Washington state escape looks like something out of a fairy tale. Surrounded by lush green forest and located right above the Hansel Creek, the one-bedroom timber house has a king-sized bed in the attic, a kitchen with all the essentials and a firepit to toast marshmallows in the evening. There are opportunities to hike, bike, fish or even go white-water rafting in the surrounding area.
Slide 29 of 31: This tropical retreat on an organic mango farm is as close to paradise as it gets. Soak up the sunshine in the spacious outdoor living area or relax in the open-plan indoor area with large picture windows. Decorated in an eclectic style, this beautiful home is located a mile (1.6km) from the spectacular Kealakekua Bay that offers ocean activities like snorkeling and diving. Discover these American hotels hiding historic secrets.
Slide 30 of 31: A unique home built into a sandstone cliff, this Airbnb in the McElmo Canyon is unlike anywhere else. Looking out to the Sleeping Ute Mountain and the surrounding red sandstone rocks, the one-bedroom house has all the amenities for a comfortable stay. When you're not at the house, there's easy access to a wide range of hiking trails. 
Slide 31 of 31: Shut out the outside world at this remote Death Valley home and enjoy starry night skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This three-bedroom house is located deep in the desert, 20 miles (32km) off the Death Valley National Park boundaries. You won't feel stranded here though. It has a beautiful open-plan kitchen, a comfortable living area and a large deck with sunken-in hot tub. Now take a look at the most wish-listed Airbnb homes during lockdown.

Off-grid escapes

Secluded cabin, Oak Island, Maine

Located on a small island in the East Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine, this secluded two-bedroom cabin is a little piece of wildlife paradise. You won’t meet another soul on the 23-acre private island bar a few bald eagles and deer, and both the sunsets and sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. Cycling, swimming and walking are great activities to get up to here during the day and when the lobster boats pass, make sure to flag one down to buy a freshly-caught crustacean for dinner.

Beach house, Pahoa, Hawaii

Overlooking black lava fields and a peaceful ocean horizon, this one-bedroom beach house is conveniently located right by more than 500 secluded acres of state land perfect for hiking or long walks next to the ocean. One of the best features of the house is the wraparound picture windows that can be fully opened to let the salty ocean air in. For convenience, there’s a small store nearby and a bar less than a mile away, but it’s more than possible to spend your time in total isolation.

Barn guesthouse, Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Conveniently located just off the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway, this charming barn home is secluded enough for nature hikes or bike rides, but close enough to a couple of small towns to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant if you wish. The one-bedroom house features gorgeous tall windows which frame the serene forest views, high ceilings with skylights and a rustic cabin-inspired interior. There’s an outside seating area with a grill too, while the kitchen is fully-equipped for cooking meals inside.

Mountain retreat, Prescott, Arizona

Crowds are definitely not a problem at this mountain home in Arizona and it’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy epic views with no neighbors in sight. There are great hiking and biking opportunities and while the home is remote, there is a shop within a 15-minute drive in case of an emergency. There is also a beautiful patio with a gas grill and dogs are welcome too.

Off-grid treehouse, Germantown, Kentucky

For an off-grid experience, book an escape at this remote treehouse in rural Kentucky. It has all the amenities guests might need during a stay at this rustic haven. It may be tempting to hunker down but make sure to explore the gorgeous surrounding area – it’s great for trekking, hiking and horseback riding. The towns of Augusta and Maysville are also nearby if the necessity arises. 

Treehouse escape, Walhalla, South Carolina

Cozy interiors, amazing forest views and an outdoor swing seat await you at this unique treehouse escape. Nestled right by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oconee County, this property is surrounded by a green paradise. Take a dip in the county’s serene lakes or go for a hike along the rolling country roads. At the end of the day, recharge in a comfy super-king bed with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the trees. 

Vintage barn, Mulberry Springs, Virginia

A stunning vintage barn, this Virginia escape has plenty of rustic charm and cozy spaces to relax in. Painted black, white and red, the barn has one bedroom and a fully-equipped kitchen that transitions into a living area. Originally built in the 1750s, the barn is located in a remote area north of Charlottesville. But if wine is your vice, there are plenty of wineries in the surrounding area you could visit (check for opening times and if tours are running). 

Country cottage, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, as demonstrated by this charming country cottage in Maine. Wake up in the plush queen bed and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of deer eating apples in the garden. After a walk in the stunning Boothbay Harbor area, enjoy a sundowner on the patio then retire to the whitewashed house for dinner. These are the world’s most remote hotels.

Underground hygge, Orondo, Washington

Be transported to the mythical Middle-earth as you sleep in this Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit home. Nestled into a mountainside in central Washington state, the one-bedroom home has a round doorway that opens up to incredible mountain scenery where your neighbors will be local wildlife like deer, rabbits and grouse. The underground home sleeps two and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay, including a fireplace, a hot drink bar, fully-equipped bathroom and a cozy queen-sized bed.

Tiny home, Boulder Creek, California

It’s not easy to find properly secluded corners in California, but this tiny home is as good as it gets. Easily accessible from San Francisco and San Jose, the one-bedroom home is a hidden oasis surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains. There’s a pool and a hot tub for you to enjoy after a day’s hike through forest trails and at night the super cozy king-size bed will lull you to sleep. There’s also a kitchenette with a convection oven and espresso machine, as well as a patio and seating area with a grill.

//ABODE³, Orderville, Utah

An incredibly stylish space with an equally impressive view to match, you won’t regret escaping to this tiny house in Utah. Accessible from the Scenic Highway 89, the home’s picture windows open up to scenery of the soaring Elkhart Cliffs. The studio features a huge walk-in shower, fully-equipped kitchen and a queen-sized bed. Discover fantastic fairy-tale retreats you can book on Airbnb.

Guest house at Erik’s Ranch, Livingston, Montana

Make the most of ranch living at this outstanding two-bedroom guesthouse in rural Montana, at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. The beautiful home has floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Who knows, you might even get to see a bear or a deer.

Romantic treehouse, Old Fort, North Carolina

Birdsong and the hum of the forest welcomes visitors as soon as they arrive at this romantic treehouse, which is located on 14 peaceful acres. Accessed via an illuminated path and a swinging bridge, the cozy home features luxury bedding, a LED fireplace and everything you might need to enjoy a bit of time to yourself. There’s a hot tub to relax in too and plenty of windows throughout to let the natural light in.

Tiny mountain home, Red Cliff, Colorado

Imagine how great waking up to this soaring view would be… Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the cabin sits on private land and is the only place in the area that’s completely surrounded by a national forest. Inside, there are two lofts with a king bed and a double bed. On the main level you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen, living area with a fold-down sofa and a small dining table.

Tropical treehouse, Fern Forest, Hawaii

Sleep nestled among the trees in this secluded haven on the outskirts of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. A wraparound veranda gives panoramic views over the rainforest while the shower cascades with naturally caught rainwater. Fall asleep to the sound of coquí frogs chirping away and wake up surrounded by the stunning jungle scenery.

Lakefront home, Chelan, Washington

It doesn’t get a lot more remote than at this tranquil lakeside spot in Washington state. Located on the edge of a national forest in a wilderness area, the one-bedroom timber cabin is far from any city lights or highway traffic. With a grass- and fern-covered roof, the cabin perfectly blends in with its gorgeous surroundings. Outside, there’s a comfortable patio with a gas grill while inside there’s everything you need to enjoy a few peaceful days away. Take a look at America’s most beautiful lakes.

A-frame cabin, Shasta County, California

This two-bedroom cabin is nestled in four wooded acres overlooking the Shasta Lake. As far away from a city as it’s possible to get in California, this stunning cabin has a deck looking out to the forest, a cozy joint living and dining area with a fully-equipped kitchen, and two attic bedrooms. There are more than 200 miles (322km) of hiking and biking trails for all abilities within easy reach from the house and opportunities to go kayaking or fishing as well. Its best feature? There’s very limited phone signal so you can completely hide away from the world.

Mountain cabin, Deadwood, South Dakota

Enjoy true mountain living in total comfort at this Deadwood cabin located near Nemo, a tiny mountain town set in the picturesque valley of Boxelder Creek. Convenient for secluded relaxation after visiting South Dakota’s most famous attractions, including Mount Rushmore, the brilliantly redesigned 1910s cabin has two bedrooms, a lofted cathedral ceiling and a large fireplace. Take a look at America’s most important National Monuments.

Moose cabin, Cantwell, Alaska

A truly wild Alaskan escape just 30 minutes away from Denali National Park, this adorable little cabin offers a properly rustic lodging experience. Although it has all the basic comforts you need for a good night’s sleep, the electricity is limited as it’s solar-powered and guests have to be mindful of the wildlife in the area. Exceptionally located for exploring the surrounding outstanding natural beauty, it’s remote enough to feel like you’ve escaped civilization, but there’s a bakery, a gas station, some restaurants and a grocery store within driving distance.

Rumbley Cottage, Westover, Maryland

Away from the hustle and bustle of Maryland’s more popular destinations, this charming cottage overlooks the Manokin River at Tangier Sound. Located right by the coastline that’s easily accessible via a boardwalk, the surrounding area is perfect for a peaceful getaway. The three-bedroom home has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation swimming, watching the wildlife or just sitting out on the porch with a book.

Getaway house, Eugene, Oregon

A truly luxurious retreat that offers total privacy, this is a very unique home. The chalet-style house has two bedrooms, one of which is an atrium, offering you a chance to fall asleep and wake up surrounded by nature. The rest of the house features plenty of picture windows to let the outdoors in too. There’s a hot tub and an outdoor seating area to truly enjoy the quiet surroundings.

Treehouse in the woods, Hardwick, Vermont

Tucked away in the woods three miles (4.8km) from the closest village, this charming treehouse in Vermont is a lovely getaway. There are plenty of activities, like hiking in summer and skiing in winter, to get up to during the day or you could just relax at the house with the soothing sound of the nearby stream in the background. The house has one bedroom with a double bed, a small kitchen and a small deck.

Creekside cabin, Big Timber, Montana

Set in a beautiful mountain canyon only 10 feet (3m) away from Big Timber Creek, this remote cabin is surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife. The two-bedroom cabin can sleep up to six people and has a kitchen with all the necessary appliances and cookware to enjoy delicious homecooked meals. The stunning picture windows offer uninterrupted views of the Crazy Mountains and after a day of hiking or trout stream-fishing, you can soak in the outdoor hot tub and watch the night sky become illuminated by stars.

Secluded cabin, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Made from recycled materials, this cozy cabin is the ultimate secluded getaway. Hugged by the surrounding forest, the open-plan home has an attractive vintage feel to it. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling picture windows, you can drink in the area’s natural beauty from almost every corner of the house. These are America’s most stunning natural wonders.

Mountain cottage, Jackson, New Hampshire

Everyone will find something to love at this luxury three-bedroom mountain cottage in Jackson – whether you want to cook up a storm in the fully-fitted kitchen, enjoy a game of billiards or kick back on the deck overlooking the mountains. An elegant winter resort, nearby Jackson is well-suited for skiing vacations, or hiking and trekking in summer.

The Triangle, West Farmington, Ohio

If you’re longing to escape the city, look no further than this unique A-frame home called The Triangle. Able to accommodate four guests, it’s great for a family, friends’ or couples’ trip away from Cleveland. There’s a wood-burning stove, exposed beams throughout and small terraces on both levels. The quaint village of West Farmington has several local produce shops while the surrounding landscape is fantastic for relaxing nature walks.

Hansel Creek treehouse, Peshastin, Washington

Another irresistible treehouse, this Washington state escape looks like something out of a fairy tale. Surrounded by lush green forest and located right above the Hansel Creek, the one-bedroom timber house has a king-sized bed in the attic, a kitchen with all the essentials and a firepit to toast marshmallows in the evening. There are opportunities to hike, bike, fish or even go white-water rafting in the surrounding area.

Tropical garden retreat, Captain Cook, Hawaii

This tropical retreat on an organic mango farm is as close to paradise as it gets. Soak up the sunshine in the spacious outdoor living area or relax in the open-plan indoor area with large picture windows. Decorated in an eclectic style, this beautiful home is located a mile (1.6km) from the spectacular Kealakekua Bay that offers ocean activities like snorkeling and diving. Discover these American hotels hiding historic secrets.

Canyon cliff house, Cortez, Colorado

A unique home built into a sandstone cliff, this Airbnb in the McElmo Canyon is unlike anywhere else. Looking out to the Sleeping Ute Mountain and the surrounding red sandstone rocks, the one-bedroom house has all the amenities for a comfortable stay. When you’re not at the house, there’s easy access to a wide range of hiking trails. 

Desert Gold, Beatty, Nevada

Shut out the outside world at this remote Death Valley home and enjoy starry night skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This three-bedroom house is located deep in the desert, 20 miles (32km) off the Death Valley National Park boundaries. You won’t feel stranded here though. It has a beautiful open-plan kitchen, a comfortable living area and a large deck with sunken-in hot tub. Now take a look at the most wish-listed Airbnb homes during lockdown.

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