You’ve dressed up in your wedding day finest, exchanged vows, and danced the night away. Now, on to the part of the marriage process that’s just about you and your boo: the honeymoon! This once-in-a-lifetime trip is all about experiencing something special with your new spouse. Whether that means relaxing in an overwater bungalow in a tropical locale or adventuring your way through the furthest reaches of New Zealand, the experience is entirely up to you.
Also up to you: your choice in accommodations. Though all-inclusive resorts and city-center hotels offer plenty to get excited about, there’s also something alluring about booking an Airbnb. Often situated in off-the-beaten-path locales and offering a more authentic experience when it comes to local architecture and interior design, these private home rentals make for an equally unforgettable place to rest your head. Here, we rounded up 19 of the most romantic Airbnbs in the U.S., with options covering a wide range of budgets and destinations. Happy planning!
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Foodies won’t want to miss the convivial dining experience at Brushland Eating House, which offers decadent farm-to-table dishes and delicious drinks in an old post office in upstate New York. The best place to sleep off your meal is in one of four nearby Airbnbs. We’re partial to the Owl Nest, which is completely enclosed by Bramley Mountain thicket and boasts the coziest wood-burning fireplace around. The stylishly rustic design also serves as major inspo for a "less is more" approach to interiors.
(Note: Proprietors Sohail and Sara Zandi are currently pausing service for winter, and will be back in March 2022.)
Sleep with your heads literally in the treetops at this secluded treehouse, which was once declared Airbnb’s most "wish-listed property in the world." The property consists of three separate spaces, which are all connected via rope bridges. In the sleeping quarters, Parachute linens cover the cozy double bed, which can be rolled on or off the extended platform in case of rain, while the hammock deck is the perfect place to unwind with wine and romantic conversation. If it’s booked for your dates, fear not: Atlanta is home to several other treehouse Airbnbs, including the ATL Treehouse, which will happily book massages, private chef-catered meals, and more for newlyweds.
If you’ve been there, done that when it comes to Bozeman and Big Sky, head to the northwest corner of Montana, where four-season fun and outdoor adventure awaits in the charming small town of Whitefish. Though The Nooq, a Scandinavian-inspired ski chalet, can technically sleep six, the floor-to-ceiling views of the woodsy surrounds and architecturally stunning hanging fireplace make it an ideal spot for cozy honeymoon cavorting. Also a perk: the standalone tub that looks out onto equally unencumbered floor-to-ceiling views.
Stargazing will be one of your main activities at this secluded dome house in Joshua Tree, California. Don’t worry about extreme temps—there’s AC aplenty and space heaters for chilly evenings—and the generously sized king bed is the perfect place to linger over coffee in the morning. The cheery boho décor is laced with energizing pops of yellow, and it’s easy to spend hours reading in the brightly colored woven hanging chair.
Located an hour north of San Francisco in the sleepy seaside community of Stinson Beach, this cozy bungalow boasts beautiful views right from the queen bed and, for uninhibited couples, an outdoor soaking tub and shower. The wooden deck is the perfect place to watch the sunset, or you can head right to the ocean, which is just a five-minute walk away.
What you don’t need: a ton of extra space or amenities, because you’re planning to spend most of your Texas honeymoon indulging in all the excellent food, music, and booze Austin has to offer. What you wouldn’t mind: access to a semi-private pool complete with resort-quality lounge furniture. Enter: The Retreat, a private, under-$200-a-night rental just blocks from South Congress. And if you don’t mind ponying up a bit more for a chef’s kitchen and luxe add-ons like a Nespresso machine and Malin+Goetz bath products, there’s also The Gallery on the same lot.
Enjoy beautiful redwoods from a unique vantage point at this spacious cabin. The airy, open floor plan and loads of windows and skylights allow gorgeous dappled California light to fill the interiors, with the lofted primary suite being an especially lovely place to savor it all. The property also boasts a jacuzzi tub on the deck, an outdoor grill, and the coolest green-tiled bathtub/shower combo.
Nothing says cozy quite like a vintage airstream, right? This particular number is nestled in a small avocado orchard near Santa Barbara and comes paired with a cute patio so you can make the most of indoor-outdoor living during your stay. And, yes, because we know you’re wondering—there is a full bathroom.
Situated in a quiet forest outside of Portland, the three-bedroom Woodlands House has room for the whole family should you decide to take your kids along for the honeymoon. As the host notes, cell service is spotty and the wifi isn’t the speediest, so expect to slow down, explore nature, and really connect with those you share the experience with. That shouldn’t be hard to do from the hot tub on the outdoor deck, though!
If you’re all about the off-the-grid adventure honeymoon, this amazing A-frame cabin will let you wake up to views of the majestic rock formations of Utah’s Zion National Park. The cooking and hang-out spaces (including a hot tub) are all outdoors, but don’t worry about the bathroom situation. It’s fully enclosed for privacy and comes equipped with a spacious walk-in shower.
With cobblestone streets to the Spanish moss draping the live oak trees, Charleston offers romance around every corner. This cozy cottage makes an amazingly affordable home base for your trip, which means you can splurge on honeymoon-worthy meals at all the fabulous restaurants around town.
If your honeymoon isn’t the trip to spend the night in a bamboo treehouse situated 15 feet above the jungle floor on Hawaii’s Big Island, then we don’t know what is. Eco-conscious couples will also be happy to know that the indoor/outdoor shower runs on collected rainwater.
This 1950s western Catskills cabin has style in spades, thanks to the creative director and architect couple responsible for its stylish renovation. Though it absolutely offers peace and serenity (and a fire pit!), you’re also not far from the cool Sullivan County towns of Narrowsburg and Callicoon should you want to shop boutiques or indulge in a gourmet meal. Looking for something more off-grid? Try the Hickory A-Frame sister property that sits just across state lines in Shohola, Pennsylvania.
Everyone who comes to Miami comes for a different vibe. If you’re all about the artsy vibrancy of Wynwood, this stylishly spare condominium is well located, comes with access to a communal garden, and offers free parking. Looking for something a little cozier, with a pool? Try this cute cottage.
This historic post and beam barn feels like it tumbled straight out of the pages of Martha Stewart Living. Couples who enjoy cooking at home will also be happy to know that the kitchen comes stocked with wares rarely seen in vacation rentals. (Two Dutch ovens! A Waffle maker! Laguiole flatware!)
Wouldn’t mind a little Old World opulence to go along with your stateside honeymoon? This grand Victorian apartment in New Orleans’ historic Garden District dates back to 1875. That said, amenities like Netflix, air conditioning, and memory foam mattresses will make your stay feel comfortably up-to-date.
A shrine to modern minimalism set on 10 acres of secluded Mojave desert, this truly unique Airbnb feels more than honeymoon-worthy. While there, it’s fully possible to never speak to another soul, but should you crave a dinner out, both Pappy & Harriet’s and La Copine are less than 20 minutes away.