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The Most Extravagant Airbnb Listing in Every State

Wish you could live like royalty? You can—at least for a few days—by staying at one of these stunning rentals with over-the-top amenities.

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For decadent design and luxurious amenities, you may think you have to check into a five-star hotel, but you can get that and so much more by renting a palatial home on Airbnb. Live like a celebrity at these amazing properties that boast over-the-top features like lagoon-style pools, screening rooms, private docks and beaches, and ski trails that lead right to your doorstep.

Even better? You’ll get to kick back in style while worrying a little less about coronavirus, since these homes are 100 percent private and all yours—at least for a few days. They also have enhanced COVID safety protocols, so you can truly relax there. Just keep in mind that because of the pandemic, some Airbnbs now have stricter party regulations, and some nearby attractions may not be available at the moment. In other words, make sure to do your research and read the fine print before you book. Once you do, it’s time to let your worries melt away and indulge in the luxury you deserve after this crazy year. Enjoy!

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Alabama

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Roll Tide Roll! Located in Tuscaloosa, less than a mile from Bryant-Denny Stadium (the famed home field of the Alabama Crimson Tide), this 16-person, 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom rental is ideal if you’re heading to a game, attending graduation, or partaking in other Bama events. And this spacious home not only has a whopping 15 beds—it also has plenty of upscale details, including large living and dining spaces and an oversized flat-screen TV. Check out the most expensive homes for sale in each state.

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Alaska

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Lakefront luxury awaits at this Anchorage estate that boasts a private boat launch and docks, as well as a massive lakeside stone fire pit, hot tub, steam bath, and sauna. Entertainment also beckons inside, with a 100-inch home theater; a game room with air hockey, a pool table, foosball, and ping-pong; and a fully equipped home gym. Here are the things should know before renting your home on Airbnb.

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Arizona

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Water jets sparkle under the desert sun and firelight glows against white stucco walls at this sleek-outside, welcoming-inside retreat in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. The views are spectacular from the large pool and outdoor hot tub, and inside, you’ll find a screening room and sauna. If you can tear yourself away from the resort-style villa, Scottsdale’s trails, golf, and shopping are just a few minutes away. If you want to explore the area even more, take a look at our complete guide to an Arizona road trip.

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Arkansas

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Talk about a vacation rental that totally rocks. Xanadu, a cave home buried in the Ozarks, greets guests with what we can only describe as luxe underground style: upscale furnishings and fixtures juxtaposed with a rough-hewn rock-cave infrastructure. The home sleeps eight in four bedrooms, and it has an indoor waterfall and a fire pit! Plus, you’ll have a whole lot of privacy at this unique retreat: It sits on 256 pristine, remote acres in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued? You’ll definitely want to check out these 25 unusual hotels around the world.

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California

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You’ll feel like royalty when you arrive at this Castle in the Forest nestled in a deep canyon near serene Lake Arrowhead. Surrounded by towering pine and dogwood trees, this secluded 10,000-square-foot chateau provides an unforgettable setting for a special getaway. Inside, you’ll find cathedral ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, stately fireplaces, soaring windows with forest views, and seven plush suites, not to mention a custom kitchen, formal dining room, and a Bavarian-style pub with a sunken bar. Talk about getting the full royal treatment! Here are more gorgeous castles you can rent on Airbnb.

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Colorado

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Snow bunnies will go wild for this over-the-top, seven-bedroom home that’s one of only five ski-in/ski-out chalets on Aspen Mountain. But it’s not just for outdoor enthusiasts. This sleek, stunning Airbnb Luxury Retreat with vaulted ceilings comes complete with a wine-tasting cellar, hot tub, pool table, baby grand piano, and home gym. Stay here for a night and you’ll never want to leave. Looking for something a little closer to home? Consider these other mountain towns that look straight out of a storybook.

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Connecticut

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The sound of water falling can be heard from every window at this peaceful retreat. Aptly named Silvermine Serenity, this lovely four-bedroom home is perched above the Silvermine River waterfall, and its bucolic surroundings may inspire your creativity. Take advantage of the Writers Cottage, or simply relax in the backyard oasis that includes a plunge pool and beach overlooking the river. Find out which spot in Connecticut made our list of East Coast vacations you need to take at least once.

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Delaware

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Southern charm infuses this Dewey Beach home that looks like it popped right out of a home-design magazine. The five-bedroom home, which boasts two master suites, has wide balconies, so you can take in the views of the beach just a block away and catch the ocean breeze. Wish you could add a little luxury to your own home without breaking the bank? You can! Try these 52 home decor ideas that will make your home look more expensive.

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Florida

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Nestled right next to the azure water, this glass-front villa on Venetian Island offers scintillating views of the nearby Miami skyline—not to mention the waterways filled with yachts and dolphins—from every balcony and room. Among the many amenities offered at this five-bedroom contemporary mansion are a rooftop infinity pool, a hot tub, an outdoor lounge area, and a private dock. While you’re in the Sunshine State, make sure to check out these Florida beaches that locals want to keep secret.

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Georgia

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A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Lake Oconee, this two-story villa offers 12,000 square feet of lakefront living and room for 24 guests. And it is the spot for entertaining. You’ll find an epicurean kitchen (as well as two other kitchens on the upper and lower levels), a dining room that seats 32, a fully stocked game room, a home theater with an 80-inch screen, and a private pool that can be either heated or chilled. Your rental also comes with the use of a Harbor Club golf course membership. For a similarly charming vibe but with full-service pampering, book a room at one of these beautiful lakeside resorts.

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Hawaii

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Kailua Bay is the ideal location for this stunning resort-style villa with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Tumble out of bed and into the infinity swimming pool with cascading waterfalls, or stroll a few yards to the sugar-sand beach. This luxury home enjoys a seamless Hawaiian indoor/outdoor living plan, featuring disappearing walls of glass that open to a limestone lanai with outdoor kitchen and entertainment area. This stunning vacation rental is located in the “golden triangle,” with easy proximity to Kona village and local attractions. These are the best beaches in Hawaii to visit during your lifetime.

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Idaho

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Talus Rock Retreat, an eclectic timber-frame home with old-world charm, is situated on 18 private acres in Sandpoint. Guests can relax in the 10-person hot tub, convene around the outdoor fire pit, or prepare culinary feasts in two gourmet kitchens. With space to sleep 24 to 30, this eye-catching home is ideal for family reunions. Don’t miss these affordable private travel experiences that are perfect for the pandemic.

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Illinois

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Calling itself a “small town palatial home,” this sprawling mansion complex is the size of an entire city block and sits right on the Mississippi River with views straight across to Iowa. The eight lucky guests staying in the four bedrooms can explore the fully decked-out game room, the 74-foot outdoor pool and hot tub, the outdoor kitchen and the indoor gourmet kitchen (you can book a private chef for the full luxe experience), or the music room, where the baby grand piano gazes out over the rolling river.

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Indiana

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Fighting Irish fans will appreciate this charming home’s close proximity to Notre Dame. Located in South Bend, the five-bedroom house is a cozy place to relax after tailgating or to entertain fellow football fans during the game. These are the 50 most iconic adventures you can have in every state.

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Iowa

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A former bed and breakfast, The Inn at Summerset Winery in Indianola can sleep up to 26 people on three spacious levels. Guests enjoy access to the Tuscan-style garden, hot tub, pool table, outdoor grills, and multiple decks. Unfortunately, breakfast isn’t included in the cost, but you can hire a private chef to take advantage of the fully functional kitchen.

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Kansas

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You might think you’re not in Kansas anymore when you drive up to this stunning limestone estate close to downtown Manhattan (aka the Little Apple) in the Flint Hills area. Built in the mid-1800s and fully renovated in 2014, it carries its stone theme throughout the property—inside the cozy four-bedroom home, out by the hot tub, and on a separate open patio that’s illuminated with strings of lights. The latter, by the way, provides a picture-perfect setting for a socially distanced wedding or simply the vacation of your dreams. Do you love homes with history? You’ll get that and more at these incredible mansions around the world.

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Kentucky

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Situated in the beautiful Rolling Fields neighborhood of Louisville, this six-bedroom Southern mansion features a sprawling gourmet kitchen that opens to a spacious family room. The landscaping includes fountains, a garden with a brick patio, and outdoor seating and dining areas. In the basement, bunk beds and a pull-out sofa provide additional sleeping options—plus an air-hockey table for some extra fun.

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Louisiana

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You’ll feel like you’re staying at your very own boutique hotel at this eight-bedroom NOLA Airbnb that’s just a short walk from the French Quarter. A Greek Revival mansion that was built in the 19th century, it was recently renovated to include the best of both worlds—original architectural details and luxurious modern amenities. It has three traditional Southern sitting parlors, a chef’s kitchen, an 18-foot dining table, and a pool. If your party is smaller but you love this vacation vibe, try one of the 16 best boutique hotels in America.

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Maine

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Featured in L.L. Bean’s Spring 2011 home catalog, this Freeport house has a private beach and view of the bay. It’s an idyllic setting for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor winter activities. The home’s architectural highlights include a custom kitchen with an 1888 Wood Cook stove and a covered patio with an outdoor pizza oven.

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Maryland

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At this sprawling lakefront home at Deep Creek Lake in Oakland, guests can enjoy boating and other water activities from the convenience of a private dock or relax in the bubbling outdoor hot tub. The house can sleep more than 14 guests in its five master suites, and you’ll get views of the lake from almost every room. FYI, these are the prettiest lakes in every state.

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Massachusetts

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The Kemble Inn is a Gilded Age mansion with modern amenities located near the Berkshires and Lenox Village. The elegant inn is the perfect place to host an intimate wedding or quiet family or friend reunion (though everyone needs to be 12 and up). You’ll find spacious common areas, including a plush living room with a roaring fireplace, a long oak bar where you can serve up your own signature cocktail, and a wraparound porch for sunset viewing with your crew. All nine rooms are included in the buyout, and most include fireplaces and bathrooms with heated floors for extra warmth during the frigid winter months.

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Michigan

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Bring the whole family to this amazing beach house on Lake Michigan. It not only has eight large bedrooms in the main mansion and space for 20 people—it also has room for another 10 people in the pool house, which is included in the nightly rental. Plus, you’ll all have access to seven acres of secluded natural area, a private Lake Michigan beach, a 1,400-square-foot pool, a large Jacuzzi, a children’s wading pool, and a tennis/basketball court. Here are more of the best beach house rentals in the country.

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Minnesota

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Welcome to lakefront living on the shores of Lake Minnetonka! The house affords panoramic views from almost every window on the front and the back side of the house. In the summer, hit the dock to go for a swim, fish, or soak up the sun. Bonus: This vacation home feels like the ultimate escape, but it’s just 35 minutes from Minneapolis and 25 minutes from the airport.

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Mississippi

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If you’re looking for country living with an upscale flair, you’ll love this seven-bedroom, 8,500-square-foot Memphis home. Set on 45 gorgeous acres, it not only has its own lagoon-style pool—it also has its own lake. And while you’ll certainly get the privacy you want here, it’s just five minutes from downtown Como and 35 minutes from Memphis.

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Missouri

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Blink and you might think you’re in the Hollywood Hills when you first catch a glimpse of this 10,000-square-foot mansion near Branson. Called the White River Ranch, the luxe home is located on 40-plus private acres and enjoys a mile of the gorgeous Bull Shoals shoreline. It features a large outdoor pool, a hot tub, a game room, and plenty of space for 16 guests.

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Montana

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Grab your skis and head to the spectacular Moonlight Summit Chalet at the stunning Big Sky Resort. Perched on a hillside with panoramic mountain views, it offers ski-in/ski-out access to Cinnabar Run. You’ll also enjoy indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, and four hotel-like bedrooms to stretch out in at the end of the day. If this sounds heavenly to you, check out another 25 of the most stunning mountain towns in America.

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Nebraska

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This stunning lodge on five acres gives you national-park vibes while providing all the luxe comforts and modern amenities of upscale accommodations. Highlights include the grand view of the Missouri River Valley and bluffs from a spacious wraparound deck. In fact, there are so many private balconies, every guest in your group can have their own to sip their morning coffee and take in the views.

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Nevada

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If you’ve ever wanted to have your own resort, here’s your chance: This 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom compound has three buildings (a main house, a two-story casita, and a spa building) and a massive, resort-like pool with a swim-up bar. With its waterfalls and cave grottoes, as well as the 38-foot-tall palm trees surrounding it, the main pool at the D&D Mansion will truly make you think you’re on a tropical island instead of in the desert. And yes, we did say the “main” pool. The 13,000-square-foot property also boasts a second pool with a koi pond. Take a look at these amazing swimming pools around the world.

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New Hampshire

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You can’t beat the views at this seven-bedroom rental on Lake Winnisquam—or the outdoor activities it offers. Situated right on the lake, it has three private 30-foot boat docks, as well as paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and even a water trampoline. If you’d rather relax while family and friends knock themselves out, watch them from the massive deck with the beverage of your choice in hand.

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New Jersey

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This Jersey Shore stunner looks like a sand castle come to life. The home on Barnegat Bay has more than 100 windows, so you can catch water views from almost every room. There’s also a private dock, a large pool, and spacious bedrooms with amenities such as Jacuzzi tubs and steam showers. Plus, it’s just a short drive from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in Seaside Heights. Once you fall in love with a vacation destination, you might want to head there every year—here’s why.

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New Mexico

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Taos Farm Cabins is a nature lodge set on 40 scenic acres in San Cristobal. There are nine historic cabins on the property, each with a fully equipped kitchen. You and your extended group of friends and family can access the 1,600-square-foot bar for elegant picnic dinners, enjoy the gorgeous natural area, and explore the farm’s fruit and veggie gardens, creeks, ponds, and stone paths.

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New York

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Stepping into this private villa in the Hamptons feels like you’ve landed in a television show set. In fact, this looks a lot like the Hamptons episode of Sex and the City! A gated property set deep in a private wooded estate, this contemporary home is filled with fantastic art and has a pool (plus pool house), a tennis court, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and walls of windows to gaze at the peaceful views. If you swing by the Big Apple before or after your stay, check out these hidden gems most New Yorkers don’t know about.

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North Carolina

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Between the indoor basketball court, arcade-filled game room, and media room, there are many family-friendly activities to enjoy at this luxurious estate. Located minutes from Uptown Charlotte, the sprawling four-bedroom home on Lake Wylie also has its own private dock and access to an area pool.

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North Dakota

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Although it may not be the most expensive rental in North Dakota, this charming home was declared the most beautiful in the state by Architectural Digest—and it’s easy to see why. Bursting with flowers in the summer and seasonally decorated, it’s the cozy cottage of your dreams. Discover the hidden gem in North Dakota—and every other state.

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Ohio

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The High Point Lodge’s secluded park-like setting atop a hill isn’t its only selling point. Its 6,500 square feet of luxury accommodations come with a separate pool house with an indoor saltwater pool that will make you feel like you’re hanging out in your own private spa. Outside, cozy up to the fire ring or warm up in the hot tub before heading back indoors to check out the game room, bar, and gourmet kitchen.

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Oklahoma

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You’ll want to spend plenty of time outdoors at this gorgeous 20-acre property that has beautiful views of Lake Tenkiller. The house features a swimming pool and pool house, a playground for the kids, volleyball and badminton, horseshoes, hammocks, and a large fire pit. Indoors, you’ll find two living areas, a large chef’s kitchen, and five big bedrooms. Before you book, find out the secrets Airbnb hosts will never tell you.

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Oregon

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AtTheJoy is a 6,500-square-foot estate situated on 30 private acres in Salem’s wine country. The bright and airy main home boasts panoramic views of Anahata vineyard, modern furnishings, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. The three attached bungalows—sweet retreats with vaulted ceilings, French doors, and spa-like decors—also offer views of the vineyard and pool area.

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This may be the ultimate Poconos retreat: There are two large heated pools—one indoors for year-round swimming—plus a hot tub, sauna, outdoor gourmet kitchen, and grass volleyball court. Plus, a screening room and game room give you plenty of indoor fun, too. Bring the whole crew (up to 14 people) and divvy up the seven bedrooms. Looking for a day filled with adventure? Check out the best day trips in every state.

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Rhode Island

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This grand waterfront home is called the Great Gatsby Beach Cottage, although we think it looks more like one of the Newport mansions nearby. The name, though, is a reflection of the quiet elegance of the luxurious four-bedroom, four-bathroom beach home. The home is just next to Green Hill Pond and Beach, and it has open views of Block Island. Being near the beach means relaxing, clamming, crabbing, or fishing, and then heading back to this amazing home for lazing on the wide porch and watching the sunset.

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South Carolina

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The words elegant and treehouse typically don’t go together in the same sentence, but at this special home in Walhalla, they certainly do. This unique home was lavishly designed by musician Seth Bolt and is filled with gilded antique furniture, a fireplace, and glamorous chandeliers, all along two decks with stunning tree top views. Love this idea? Here are more of the most magical treehouse hotels in the world.

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South Dakota

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History lovers will be delighted with a stay at the Kleeman House, originally a boutique hotel in the 1800s that hosted stagecoach passengers heading out West, including Buffalo Bill Cody! The historic building has been elegantly restored with period detailing, gleaming woodwork, wide plank flooring, and working fireplaces. Other highlights include a fabulous and expansive wet bar and a private rooftop terrace and patio. This rental is located in Custer, which is less than 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore, so you’ll definitely want to check out our guide to a Mount Rushmore road trip.

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Tennessee

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Oak Tree Lodge combines the comforts of home with a camp-like atmosphere conveniently located across the street from Dollywood and Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. The cabin retreat has 15 well-appointed rooms and 30 beds, and guests can take advantage of the property’s outdoor pool, baseball diamond, and playground.

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Texas

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This unique Austin rental includes two houses and a guest house that can sleep up to 18 people. All three homes feature modern decor, stainless appliances, and a slightly edgy rock-and-roll vibe that will appeal to SXSW attendees. Guests can relax in the meticulously landscaped backyard that features a contemporary pool, comfortable sitting areas, and oversize umbrellas—all of which will make you feel like you’ve landed at a very luxe, and very private, resort. By the way, Austin happens to be one of the best American cities for live music (besides Nashville).

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Utah

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You’ll feel like you’ve booked a private ski lodge in Europe when you pull up to the striking Manoir de Château. This ski-in/ski-out mansion in Park City has heated driveways and walkways and boasts its own ski wing with direct access to ski runs, plus ski storage, boot warmers, and a ski powder room. The 16,000-square-foot home also has six bedrooms and six full baths, and sits on 5.8 acres of serene forest.

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Vermont

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You may get Great Gatsby vibes when you spot the sprawling Wilburton Mansion in Manchester. The private 15,000-square-foot, turn-of-the-century, red-brick mansion is nestled within beautiful grounds and foliage on a private 30-acre hilltop. The Wilburton is normally run as a grand country inn, but groups can rent it as a private home and enjoy all the perks of the palace—including 11 bedrooms, the Billiard Room Bar, and the commercial kitchen—just for themselves. Speaking of gorgeous homes, these are the most beautiful mansions in every state.

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Virginia

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Why rent a single room at a charming country inn when you can rent the entire property instead? Set on 500 acres of creek frontage, this rustic lodge has 52 beds and can sleep 60 guests, making it perfect for a private family reunion. There are multiple fireplaces, an expansive wraparound porch, a volleyball court, multiple outdoor fire pits, a huge outdoor pavilion, and two ponds for fishing or swimming.

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Washington

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A super-luxe Mercer Island oasis, this palatial home is just a 15-minute drive to downtown Seattle, but it feels light-years away from the real world. You can enjoy the outdoors year-round in style with 122 feet of private water frontage and panoramic Lake Washington views. There’s a private dock, heated pool, hot tub, and sprawling yard. The interior includes hand-hewn fir plank floors, two gourmet kitchens, and five plush bedrooms. Interested in camping on the beach? These are the best 25 spots where you can do just that.

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West Virginia

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It’s hard to decide what’s the best part about this light and airy seven-bedroom Woodstock home located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are the walls of oversized windows that let in oodles of natural light, the two-story stone fireplace, the hot tub and fire pit, the outdoor kitchen and grill, the football-sized grassy field, and the observatory that lets you gaze at the stars and 360-degree mountain and river views. Plus, nearby this 14-acre property, you’ll find Seven Bends State Park, wineries, breweries, skiing, water activities, and so much more.

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Wisconsin

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This five-bedroom home in West Bend is located near the famous Erin Hills Golf Course (site of the 2017 US Open). The nine-acre property features plenty of woods with meandering paths and a tennis court. The open design allows lots of light, and the three fireplaces are guaranteed to keep you toasty. Find out why one tiny island in Wisconsin with just 700 people is your next dream vacation.

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Wyoming

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Immerse yourself in luxury at this six-bedroom home in Teton Village that offers ski-in/ski-out access to the snow-covered slopes and 13,000 square feet of living space, complete with an elevator. For après ski, there is home theater, a chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry, a hot tub and fitness room, en-suite bedrooms, and large fireplaces and cozy sitting areas. Outside, you’ll find an impressive outdoor living area with a fireplace, a kitchen, and patio heaters for four-season entertaining. Next, feast your eyes on these 15 vacation homes with the most jaw-dropping views.

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Melissa Klurman is a freelance travel writer and editor with more than 27 years experience who reports on travel trends around the planet for Reader's Digest. Winner of a Lowell Thomas Gold Award for excellence in travel writing, she started her career as an editor at both Frommer’s and Fodor’s travel guides, then went on to write about travel for many publications including Family Traveller, Parents, and Working Mother magazines. More recently she has been a contributing editor at Saveur, Islands, and Caribbean Travel and Life and a senior contributor at Travelocity. A New Jersey native, ice cream addict, and a lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan, Klurman lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, son, and rescue dog.