The number one most hospitable Host in every US state

Unforgettable trips are made possible by Hosts who provide consistent and exceptional hospitality for their guests. Host hospitality can take many different forms – a sparkling clean house, responsiveness to guest questions and needs, streamlined check-ins that make arrivals a breeze, and going above and beyond to prioritize health and safety.

With those qualities in mind, we sought to find and honor the absolute best of the best, in each of the 50 US states. To identify the most hospitable amongst our tenured Hosts in the US for the 2021 list, we set a high bar. Here are our criteria:

  1. Hosts had to have achieved 100% 5-star ratings in the following categories: Cleanliness, Check-in and Communication.
  2. To raise the bar even further, we set the minimum number of reviews at 100. 
  3. Many states had more than one Host who achieved this incredible standard of 100% in all three categories. To narrow it down to the “most hospitable” Host in those states with more than one qualifying Host, the tiebreaker went to whomever had the greatest number of reviews.

Great Hosts have always been the lifeblood of our community. Great hospitality – particularly qualities like cleanliness and safety – took on even greater importance in the midst of the pandemic. We are in awe of these extraordinary Hosts who have maintained this level of perfection, with 5-star reviews 100 percent of the time in these review categories that matter deeply to our guest community.


  • 310 Hosts in the US achieved this 100% standard.
  • In addition to being #1 in North Carolina, Jessica and her Blend City and Country at Lucky W Cottage listing in Asheville has achieved this 100% standard with 530 reviews – the most of any Host in the US.
  • North Carolina and California are the states with the greatest number of Hosts – 35 in each – who have achieved this 100% standard.
  • Portland, OR has seven Hosts who have achieved this standard – the highest number of any other city.
  • In addition to being #1 in California, Glen S. and his Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino ❤️ listing has achieved this 100% standard since 2012, the longest of any Host in the US.
  • In addition to being #1 in Utah, Pepper and Annie are the granddaughter and daughter-in-law, respectively, of the legendary singer Dean Martin, and their Private Riverfront Cabin is believed to be one of the last places he visited late in his life

Of the 50 Hosts:

  • 100% are Superhosts
  • At least 33 have listings that are on or attached to their primary residences, including 23 whose listings are guest suites or guest houses
  • 42 maintain just 1 or 2 listings
  • 8 host out of big urban cities with populations of 300,000 and above (Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, St. Louis)
  • 18 host out of smaller villages and towns with populations of less than 10,000

Consistently receiving 5-star reviews across these important categories is no small feat. As we got to know these Hosts and share the news that they’d achieved these most hospitable distinctions in their respective states, we asked them to share their tips, tricks, and best practices for making their guests’ dreams come true:

“We try to make an ‘experience’ for our guests that is different than home. When people are spending hard-earned vacation time and money, we want our cabin to be magical and memorable. We put extra touches like wildflowers, home-baked bread and a personal note for our guests.” – Brian & Barb J. (Bloomington, IN)

“Traveling as guests gave us an understanding through firsthand experience. Some of the things that guests need are intangible. We make sure our guests know that we’re warm and approachable if they have any requests or issues” – Glenn & Suzanne S. (Mendocino, CA)

“We are very dedicated to our apartment as I built it with my own two hands. My wife and son actually helped with some of the construction. My wife did and does all the interior decor and the flawless cleaning to detail. Our Airbnb isn’t just a rental, it is a part of us.” – Perry F. (Mt. Pleasant, SC)

“Clean everything, when in doubt, clean it again. If it looks a little worn, replace it. Have two of everything in case you don’t have time to clean it in between” – Jay & Jayne C. (Austin, Texas)

“I meet each and every one of my guests. I sit down with them and share maps and tips and tricks about Maui. Guests can read tourist books, but hearing from a local makes a big difference.” – Gammy A. (Kīhei, Hawaii)

A brown, shingle tiny home with a front porch.
Alaska - Meadow Creek Cabin (Hosted by Rebecca P.)
Lounge chairs set in front of a pool with blue water
Arizona - Sedona Sunset Jewel, Amazing Views, Pool (Hosted by Bhakta R.)
A sign in front of a brown and stone home which reads "Montclair"
Arkansas - Montclair (Private Suite; Lower Level Walkout) (Hosted by Mel & Lynette M.)
Purple flowers set in front of the entrance to a brown home with a white door.
California - Guest Studio Minutes from Mendocino ❤️ (Hosted by Glenn & Suzanne S.)
A white, two story home set in front a setting sun.
Colorado - Modern Carriage House Loft in Popular Platt Park (Hosted by Tom W.)
A queen bed with a blue, folded blanket and serving tray set atop the end of the bed.
Connecticut - Woolly Acres Farm (Hosted by Chris & Airika A.)
A bed with blue, green, and white striped comfortable. Next to the bed is a desk lamp and a lounge chair with wooden arms.
Delaware - Comfortable Bethany Beach Townhouse Near Ocean (Hosted by Toni M.)
A brown tan and brick ranch style home with red shutters and a blue front door.
Florida - Quiet Delight! Just N of Pensacola near I-10/Rt 29 (Hosted by Richard & Kim D.)
A cabin with pumpkins next to the front door and an American flag hanging from a pole to the left of the entrance to the cabin.
Idaho - Cabin on Spring Creek Point (Hosted by Steve & Leslie A.)
A green home with a white front door set behind a lush green yard with potted flowers.
Illinois - The Guest House (Hosted by James & Josie A.)
A cabin with an American flag hanging out front and red lounge chairs in the yard.
Indiana - Simple Blessings Cabin (Hosted by Brian & Barb J.)
A red farmhouse on an expansive plot of land with yellow flowers lining the house.
Iowa - The Farmhouse Retreat (Hosted by Lori & Scott H.)
A brown ranch home with black shutters and a white front door.
Kansas - Comfortable & Charming Prairie Village Cottage (Hosted by Julie D.)
A bed with a dark comforter in between two night stands with illuminated lamps on both ends.
Kentucky - The Little Brown Cottage (Hosted by Bradley & Susan B.)
A modern, two story home with a balcony.
Louisiana - Modern Marvel /2 Blks to FQ & Frenchmen /Free Pkng (Hosted by Irelis & David M.)
A bed with black and white polka dot sheets in a room with white walls.
Maine - Chickadee Cottage at Willard Beach (Hosted by Betsy C.)
A tan colored contemporary two story home with a two car garage and a black driveway.
Maryland - Modern Home in Paradise (Hosted by Joseph L.)
A living room with a pinstriped loveseat, coffee table, and television.
Massachusetts - All-New Studio In Town, By The Water (Hosted by William F.)
A large barn with tall white doors and an expansive green grass yard.
Michigan - Country Living Close to Downtown (Hosted by Marco & Joni M.)
A bed with gray striped sheets with folded white towels on top
Minnesota - The Seward House (Hosted by Barb J.)
A cream colored ranch home with a wrap around front porch and large yard.
Mississippi - The Peggy's House (Hosted by Patrick & Peggy G.)
A red bar with a "Railroad crossing" sign hung next to the garage.
Missouri - Cozy Barndominium Loft in Quiet Neighborhood (Hosted by Gill W.)
A mid-century modern living room with a tan lounge chair, white round coffee table, and white couch.
Montana - Woodland Loft - Centrally Located Luxury (Hosted by Lauren S.)
A bed with a floral comforter next to a mounted television with blue backlights.
Nevada - Little Paradise (Hosted by Shirley C.)
A bed with bright green and blue pillows and comforter. Above the bed hangs a picture of a building with a golden frame.
New Hampshire - Seacoast Guest Suite! (Hosted by Kim M.)
At the forefront is a pond in the backyard of a tan home with a large garden.
New Jersey - Country Mountain Oasis w Frog Pond-Private&Cozy (Hosted by Chris & Tara M.)
A hammock sits in front of the home that is lined with historical signs, including coca-cola advertisements and vintage license plates
New Mexico - Sunflower Canyon Casita (Hosted by Connie B.)
A two story home with a front porch next to a guest home with an attached garage and car parked out front.
New York - Private Charming Country Guesthouse Close to Town (Hosted by Bryan C.)
A living room with soft green colored walls and dark, wooden furniture
North Carolina - Blend City and Country at Lucky W Cottage (Hosted by Jessica W.)
A bed with a white comforter and red throw blanket, with two end tables with light lamps.
North Dakota - One Bedroom Apt at Oliver’s Landing (Hosted by Robert F.)
A tan colored home with a back porch and blue patio furniture.
Ohio - Private Guesthouse on Scenic Property! (Hosted by Jennifer MC.)
A tan colored home with a red door and illuminated string lights hanging in front
Oklahoma - Midtown Bungalow (Hosted by Melissa G.)
A gray colored loveseat sits in front of a bed with a white comforter.
Oregon - Newberg Garden View Suite – Peace, Rest, Enjoy (Hosted by Steve & Diane F.)
A white home with dark colored shutters and a large green front yard.
Pennsylvania - Private, Clean and Cozy (Hosted by Sheri C.)
A tan sofa in a living room with a fireplace and television.
Rhode Island - The Newport Cottage (Hosted by Cassandra F.)
The entrance to a light blue home with artwork of a fish hanging on the side.
South Carolina - Newer Apt in Old Village Mins to Beaches/Downtown! (Hosted by Perry F.)
A large cabin with a white door and television satellite
South Dakota - Big Mountain Cabins - Cabin #4 (Hosted by Jude & Jenn W.)
A contemporary kitchen with white countertops and tan dining seats
Tennessee - Explore 12 South from a Beautiful Carriage House (Hosted by Bethany B.)
The entrance to white home with red siding and artwork of chickens hung along the entrance
Texas - Chicken Coop Tiny Cottage (Hosted by Jay & Jayne)
The sun setting over a cabin with string lights hanging across the front of the house.
Utah - Private Riverfront Cabin (Hosted by Pepper M.)
A home with aluminum siding and a large front yard with a patio next to the home with yellow chairs.
Virginia - Tiny House (Hosted by Hari B.)
A home with brown shingles and green siding with two lounge chairs out front.
Washington - SandyPointSuite (Hosted by Lindsay K.)
A red colored ranch home with a black door.
West Virginia - Cozy 2 BR Red Cottage (Hosted by Eric A.)
A shingle-sided home with large windows and string lights hanging from the roof.
Wisconsin - Birchwood Blue Cabin (Hosted by David & Laurie W.)
A white home with stairs leading to the entrance and a bed of flowers at the entrance.
Wyoming - Experience Western Hospitality / Historic District (Hosted by Chris & Kathy C.)

Whether they’re welcoming guests to a tiny house in a backyard, an in-law suite above a garage, or a guest house on an expansive farm, these Hosts have an attention to detail that we love in our community, and thousands of guests have noticed. For a full list of the most hospitable Hosts and their listings in the US, check out the list below:

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