With COVID-19 concerns still looming, Americans are changing the way they travel, or plan to travel in the future. People are skipping busy airports and train terminals in favor of road trips and camping experiences. Instead of crowded tourism destinations, they’re focusing on hidden gems and lesser-known locales. Even business travel and group conferences have transitioned to virtual formats. Countless hotels and resorts across the country have already begun implementing new sanitation protocols and increased safety precautions. But many travelers are opting for private home rentals in lieu of traditional hotel stays. In fact, despite travel advisories and say-at-home orders, Airbnb reported a surge in bookings this summer. Hosts in rural areas earned more than $200 million in June, indicating a staggering 25 percent increase compared to the previous year. And the trend is only expected to continue in the months to come.
To help inspire your next socially distant getaway, we’ve rounded up 10 remote Airbnb rentals that are off the beaten path, so you can unwind with peace of mind. From treehouse lookouts and tiny homes to cleverly converted outposts, each one is sure to impress (without breaking the bank).
Disclaimer: People planning travel of any kind should visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for the most current COVID-19 alerts and updates. Be sure to also review any travel advisories related to the destination(s) you’re planning to visit and keep yourself and others safe by wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, and bringing the appropriate food, drinks, and other supplies when possible.