Sure, hotels and resorts are nice — but after a few stays, they all start to blend together. And when you’re enjoying a magical vacation, shouldn’t your home-away-from-home match the vibe? For those looking for unique and next level accommodations, consider a stay at one of these Airbnb rentals in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
All aboard this small railroad car turned bedroom. Each caboose in Floyd, Virginia, sleeps four in one bedroom, and includes one bathroom. Outside this 96-acre countryside retreat, guests can enjoy a firepit, more than 4 miles of hiking trails, and incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All proceeds benefit Apple Ridge Farm, a nonprofit that helps underserved children and their families.
A renovated dairy barn/silo awaits you in Independence, Virginia. Two can stay on the top two, circular floors of the silo. The top floor is the bedroom. The bathroom and cozy kitchen sit on the third story. The rental features a private patio and a backyard, so you can take in the expansive views of the mountains and Grayson County’s stunning sunsets. Enjoy TV and Wi-Fi on rainy days.
If you love Lord of the Rings, this underground berm home in Virginia’s Rockingham County will be right up your alley. With room for two guests in one bedroom, this cabin with heated floors in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers a single bath with a waterfall shower, a kitchen with concrete countertops made from the property’s stones, and an outdoor fire pit.
Fulfill your LARPing fantasies on this pirate ship big enough for four in Callao, Virginia. The themed houseboat includes two bedrooms with two beds, 1 1/2 camping bathrooms, a kitchen, and a washer. Sitting on the Northern Neck’s Yeocomico River, it offers 365-degree water views. Plus, it’s easy to take a dip (or walk the plank).
If the triangle is your power symbol, this retreat near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is the place for you. This A-frame cabin in the mountains sleeps four in two bedrooms. It has two private bathrooms and a kitchen. Surrounded by trees, the semi-secluded property includes a wood fireplace, a dedicated workspace, and a TV with Roku.
If you like the water but not the pirate attire, you can stay aboard this preppy sailing yacht with room for four in two bedrooms in Annapolis, Maryland. There’s one bathroom and a small kitchen. If you’re traveling with youngsters, there’s even a travel crib stored away. There’s also WiFi for when you’re working and waterfront views of the Annapolis Harbor when you’re not.
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