It’s with a tinge of guilt that we find ourselves traveling nationally and/or internationally knowing that the state of Texas has so much to offer. Whether it’s to save money on airfare, get closer to local nature, or simply getaway without all the fuss, here are 10 Texas Airbnbs that make for a sublime staycation! [Featured image: @themcflydallastx]
Great Scott! Go back (or forth?) to the future this season in Lower Greenville, Dallas, at this totally rad ’80s pad. Here at The McFly, you (and up to 5 additional guests) can reminisce in the retro childhood you never had. Inside these walls painted in crazy vibrant patterns, you and your friends can go head-to-head on the Ninja Turtles arcade game and original Nintendo, nosh on the cereal buffet, and ogle at all the crazy throwback knick-knacks. Prices for two adults start at $299 per night.
Spend a night in the stars at Basecamp Terlingua. Located minutes from the Terlingua ghost town, and a few miles west of Big Bend National Park – the second best stargazing spot in the United States – the Basecamp is straight out of a sci-fi comic. Retro-fitted radio trailers and panoramic pods punctuate the grounds.
The latter, their piece de resistance, come in three different models, capable of accommodating 2 –4 adults. Each is fitted with boho-style decor and hooked up with WiFi, A/C and heat, indoor shower, commode, coffee maker, mini fridge, outdoor seating area, and a private fire pit. The Bubble X2, X3, and X4 include an additional outdoor shower and hot tub.
3. Silo House at Laughing Llama Farm (Troy)
Live, laugh, llama at the Silo House at Laughing Llama Farm in Troy. Located a hop skip and dash from Waco, Temple, and Belton, the Silo House is a deceptively bucolic household. On the outside, the porch is quaint – furnished with a couple rocking chairs, tasteful flourishes of fauna, a barbecue grill, and charming yellow door – its interior, however, is as stunning as it is cozy.
Featuring a quaint vibrant furniture, a vintage fireplace, and a spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom under the domed silo ceiling, the house makes for a idyllic place to spend with your SO. Plus, the household also offers a private outdoor shower, a farm full of llamas, and a lake for you to cast your reels. Reservations are available for parties up to 4 people. Prices start at $689 for minimum of 2 nights stay.
4. Salvation Cabin (Wimberely)
Savor the splendor of Texas Hill Country at this wild and wonderful cabin in Wimberely. Here, you can channel the likes of David Thoreau at Walden Pond by exploring the bountiful wilderness that engulfs the area before retiring on the porch of this rustic oasis, perhaps whittling a flute, and listening to the soothing sounds of nature.
Amenities include an al fresco shower, porch fire-pit, grill, and access to tubes and kayaks during the wet season. Minimum stay of two nights. Parties up to 4 or allowed – dogs require pre-approval and a $50 fee. Note: the cabin is not childproofed, therefore toddlers and small children are not permitted. Prices start at $808 for two adults.
5. Luxury Hill Country Villa (New Braunsfels)
Enliven Texas Hill Country in luxury at this stunning Country Villa in New Braunsfels. Supporting up to 15 guests, the Luxury Hill Country Villa in Lariat Springs offers an absolutely gorgeous retreat with sweeping views. This eye-boggling oasis features a rock cascading waterfall into a hot tub, pool, a cozy fire-pit-lit living room that opens up to an expansive deck, outdoor area fitted with a commercial-grade bbq, grill, and pizza oven, as well as a pristine interior.
Honestly, we could write a novella about this Air BnB, you might just want to hop over to their page and see the pictures for yourself. Reservations for a group of 15 (of a two-night minimum stay) are priced at a non-refundable $3,824; $4,208 refundable.
6. Treehouse (Dallas)
With all due respect, the treehouse your parents built you as a kid doesn’t hold a candle to this extraordinary treehouse Air BnB in Dallas. Here at this tantalizing handcrafted treehouse, you can live out your wildest childhood dreams in the most picturesque way possible.
Its contemporary Bauhaus design sublimely woven with rustic elegance makes for every inch of this forested oasis to be capable of a home design cover. Reservations for two nights (minimum) for two adults are priced at $1,107.
7. The Barn (Weatherford)
If you’ve ever romanticized what it’d be like to live on a farm, The Barn in Weatherford in the place for you. This quaint, renovated diary barn offers an idyllic pastoral experience without the drawbacks of actually living on a farm.
Located on 130 acres of private land, The Barn features a private pool, wood-burning fireplace, and farmland, ponds, and trails as far as the eye can see. Reservations for a two-night minimum stay are priced at $529.
8. Skyhouse (Canyon Lake)
Self-proclaimed as an “engineering marvel” the Skyhouse in Canyon Lake is perched upon an steeply inclined slope offering sensational vistas of Texas Hill Country.
Now with a new hot tub, the Skyhouse allows visitors to get away from it all. Either by taking in the views from the wraparound deck, going for a swim in the pool, or grilling up dinner in the crisp open air, the Skyhouse makes for a beautiful retreat to serenity in Canyon Lake. Reservations are available for parties up to 10 with a two-night minimum stay priced at $2,356.
9. Butterfly Cottage (Red Rock)
Nestled in the heart of Ardor Wood Farm near Bastrop is the dreamy Butterfly cottage. Surrounded by a diverse habitat of wildlife, farm, walking trails, pond, and Chartres-style Medieval labyrinth, this cozy and minimalistic cottage offers couples the chance to disconnect from technology, and focus on the splendor of nature. A two-night minimum stay is priced at $514. Dogs are not permitted.
10. Tiny Farmhouse (Hondo)
Whisk you and your partner away to Twisted Horns Ranch in Hondo, Texas. Situated in a secluded tree-covered property, populated with longhorns, goats, and blackbuck antelope, the Tiny Farmhouse gives partners a peaceful respite from the city.
Tiny by name, the quaint farmhouse features vaulted ceilings, making it feel more spacious on the inside. Its interior is no short of charm. Furnished with rustic shelving, custom-made cabinetry, bright splashes of color, and black metal accents, the lux-farmhouse-style decor makes it both romantic and cozy.
Plus, a spacious patio and fire-pit, available hammocks, and above-ground pool provide ample real estate to stargaze. Two-night minimum stays for two adults are priced at $394.