The quirkiest roadside curiosities to inspire your next road trip

If you have been seeking inspiration for your next road trip, then look no further. Airbnb’s Flexible Destinations feature makes it easier than ever to discover something that’s one-of-a-kind, and worthy of a postcard. If this sounds like the ideal retreat for an overnight stay, then one wouldn’t be alone. In fact, some types of unique homes on Airbnb have seen over 10x growth in guest searches since 2019*:  

  • Yurts (1,701%)
  • Islands (1,668%)
  • Huts (1,379%)
  • Earth houses (1,285%)
  • Barns (1,068%)
  • Farm stays (1,055%)
  • Houseboats (1,015%)
  • Tiny homes (791%) 

According to the Airbnb Report on Travel & Living, nearly 70 percent of respondents to a recent Airbnb survey want to be able to filter for unique stays. To inspire those last minute summer getaways, we rounded up 16 wacky roadside Americana stays for when you are ready to hit the pavement. From an out of the ordinary tree house in Florida that has been wishlisted over 28,400 times within the past year, a monumental space cowboy out the window in Oklahoma, to a luxury dome in North Carolina – there is no shortage of uniqueness with this round-up of roadside attractions on Airbnb. 

Curious? Then check out these totally out-there Airbnbs below:

Wonder Haus (Pagosa Springs, CO)
The Mardi Gras House! (Woodstock, IL)
Treehouse, San Jose (San Jose, CA)
Converted WWII Train Car with Patio (Maryville, TN)
Image credit: Tayler Smith
The Inn at Big Creek (Big Creek, CA)
The Swing House (Cincinnati, OH)
Image Credit: Hailey Bollinger
Big Idaho Potato Hotel (Boise, ID)
Image Credit: Otto Kitsinger/AP Images for Idaho Potato Commission
Crystal Peak Lookout (Fernwood, ID)

*Based on Airbnb internal data of unique stay searches in March 2021, as compared to March 2019.