8 Ways to Tap Into Your Inner Chess Champion on Airbnb

With a renewed passion for one of the world’s most popular games, these Airbnb listings and Online Experiences have all the moves to satisfy that chequered wanderlust. Fit for a prodigy, these great listings and immersive Online Experiences will transport you into a world of kings, queens, rooks and bishops while you dream up your next move:

Caves Manor – 5 Star Luxury (Margaret River, Australia)

Envision yourself rising to chess stardom in your next game while the sun sets behind you. What better way to call a “checkmate”?

Secluded Luxury Retreat (Palm Springs, CA, United States)

For those who want to put their whole body in the game, dream about submerging yourself in a board of giant chess while you soak up the sun in this stunning six bedroom listing. 

Underground Hygge (Orondo, WA, United States)

Total domination, but make it hygge. This beautiful wood chess board is situated next to a warm fireplace, for those seeking a cozy countryside retreat while getting lost in the game.

Photography credits: Jan Pechbrenner

Sophisticated 4Br/4Ba Estate w/ Pool (Sonoma, CA, United States)

If you are looking to have some outdoor competition, take your skills to this wine country retreat, then be sure to check out the rest of this secluded estate.

Villa Benessere (Griante, Italy)

Fantasizing about winning your next chess game in luxury? This Italian villa is fit for the endgames of all kings, queens, rooks, and knights. The spa-like amenities are enough to make you want to resign.

Wander the Checkerboard Floors at a Welcoming Hideaway (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

With chequered flooring, this San Juan listing will have you envisioning your next check move.

Quiet Retreat With a Tranquil Private Garden (Eugene, OR, United States)

You’ll find yourself striding along the checkerboard tile floors in elegance at this Oregon home. Unwind by the ornamental fireplace after a match and enjoy the complimentary sweets and chocolate provided by host, Grace.

Secrets of a National Chess Champion (Atlanta, GA, United States)

If you’re ready to take your game to the next level and go head-to-head with a chess champion, this Online Experience will unveil what a real master’s journey is like. Try as you might as Host Xiao inspires you with his own story and reveals some moves that will elevate your strategy.