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20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs: Boats, Yurts & Farms

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With long road trips curtailed lately because of Covid-19, many Arkansans are looking for fun ways to get away while staying in the Natural State. Fortunately, Arkansas has many great, local places to stay and many can be found on Airbnb. Check out the following 20 unique stays that Arkansas has to offer.

Tent & Yurt Stays

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

These tents and yurts will have you “almost” sleeping under the stars but surrounded by comfort.

Charming Yurt Perfect for Glamping in NWA – This yurt in Gravette, just minutes from Bentonville, is an upgraded camping experience making camping convenient for visitors. The yurt includes a queen bed with two twin beds as an option. Guests get a s’mores kit for the firepit, indoor and outdoor games and a hammock station to enjoy the stars on this 32-acre tract of private land.

The Nest of Hot Springs – The Nest is an African tent lofted on stilts that give a treehouse feel to the experience. Inside the tent, you’ll find 5-star luxury, including a king-size bed, TV, Wi-Fi and a hot tub on the veranda.

Lakota Luxury Tipi – Fox Pass Cabins The Lakota Luxury Tipi is located in Hot Springs National Park. The tipi features Native American decor as well as amenities like heat and air, a firepit with outdoor seating and arrowhead digging on site.

Eureka Yurts & Cabins- Pine View Yurt w/ hot tub – Built-in 2019, these Eureka Springs yurts offer five full windows and skylights for plenty of light to filter in. Walk through the forested 32-acre site or enjoy the private hot tub included on the back deck. Close to Eureka Springs but still in nature, the yurts offer the best of a Eureka Springs getaway.

Camp Atalanta at Creekside: Glamp Experience – Only minutes from downtown Rogers, you can experience camping on quiet Lake Atalanta. The tent is set up with a queen air mattress, cots, cooking equipment, coffee, books and games. Guests need only to bring food and drinks and experience a fun glamping experience.

Farm Stays

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

Nothing is more relaxing than sitting back and enjoying the beautiful countryside. These Arkansas farm stays won’t disappoint.

The Cabin at Big Piney – Situated in Omaha, Arkansas, very close to Branson, this lovely cabin is on an animal rescue site. Guests can relax and watch the animals, roast marshmallows, or even learn to groom the horses.

GramaKK’s Sunset Retreat – Located in Compton, only minutes from trail access to Big Bluff, Hemmed In Hollow and the Buffalo River Valley, guests can enjoy the entire lower level of this luxury home. The stay includes two large living areas and a screened porch with beautiful views of the valley.

The Farmhouse at Sun Ridge Farms – This farmhouse in Jonesboro was built in 1940. Newly renovated, it offers guests views of the 75-acre horse and goat farm and close access to Northeast Arkansas and Arkansas State University. Guests can also arrange with hosts for country breakfasts or dinners and skeet shooting.

Ribbon Ridge Schoolhouse – This unusual stay is deep in the Ozarks, 12 miles from Huntsville. The schoolhouse is on a 100-acre farm that guests are welcome to traverse. Amenities include a double bed, indoor bathroom and a full kitchen.

Old Washington Farm Stay – 150 Yr Old Historic Barn or 186 Yr Old Historic Cabin – This historic farmstead in Washington offers several options for a unique guest experience. The large red barn offers guests views of the farm and a queen-size bed. The restored historic cabin reveals what life was like for earlier pioneers. The cabin can sleep two with a full-size bed and its front porch is perfect for viewing the rest of the farm. The host also offers farm-fresh breakfasts and guests can use the pool and enjoy the general store as well.

Tiny Homes

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

Tiny homes are great places to land for a weekend away. Check out the tiny homes on offer in the Natural state.

Tiny House on the Mountaintop – Try out the tiny house trend by staying in this quaint tiny home in Mountain View. The house has a bedroom and bathroom as well as a kitchen. Outside you can enjoy a fully screened-in porch and take in the mountain top view.

Cozy Tiny Home – This Airbnb in Little Rock has everything you need to see the city in comfort. Centrally located, the one-bedroom contains a king-size bed, full walk-in shower and even a back patio. It is close to UAMS, downtown and coffee shops and restaurants.

Tiny Home next to Dickson and U of A – This trendy tiny home located near Dickson Street and the Greenway Trail System in Fayetteville will wow you with its art and upscale vibe. It features a queen bed, sliding glass doors, a wrap-around deck and contactless entry.

Boat Stays

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs
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Arkansas is home to many lakes and rivers. Now you can spend the night on one and see what lake life is all about.

39′ Sailboat on Lake Ouachita – Have you ever dreamed of sleeping aboard a gently rocking sailboat? You can spend the weekend on this 39-foot boat, docked at beautiful Lake Ouachita. The boat can sleep four guests comfortably and comes with a bathroom and kitchen as well as lake views. A private sailing tour of the lake is available for a separate fee.

Sundowner River Nights and City Lights – The Sundowner offers a unique view of North Little Rock. It is docked on the Arkansas River in a small marina and will sleep four people comfortably. The boat offers an upper deck and porch for a great view of the river and city skyline.

From Zero to Zen – The Ultimate Houseboat Retreat – A second option on Lake Hamilton offers an entire houseboat in a private cove where guests can swim, kayak and enjoy the lake while the boat stays docked. The boat sleeps up to 10 people with four queen beds available, along with a covered outdoor dining area, a grill and a waterslide.

Unique Airbnb Experiences

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

These Airbnbs go above and beyond the typical experience. Why not make your unique rental truly unique?

Petit Jean Coffeehouse Bed & Breakfast – This one is for the early risers and coffee lovers. If you’re exploring beautiful Petit Jean Mountain, stay in the room attached via the outdoor entrance at the Petit Jean Coffeehouse. Simply walk out your door and around the corner to coffee and freshly baked goods in the mornings and delicious lunch in the afternoon. The room includes a king-size bed, private bathroom and private porch just a few hundred feet from the entrance to Petit Jean State Park.

The Underground House with Breathtaking Views – This Airbnb is built straight into a river bluff above the Ouachita River with views of the Ouachita Mountains. This earth house has a large back deck for amazing sunsets, unique artistic features throughout the home and guests can even arrange for massages in the massage room for an additional fee.

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

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Fay Jones home – Cottage on Greers Ferry Lake – This cottage isn’t just a quiet retreat on Greers Ferry Lake, it’s an architectural wonder built by Arkansas’s well-known architect E. Fay Jones. Nicknamed Stoneflower, the cottage blends into the wooded hills surrounding the lake and features a shower that mimics a waterfall, floor to ceiling windows and beautiful architectural extras throughout the home.

20 Unique Arkansas Airbnbs

Prairie Palace Covered Wagon – This replica Conestoga wagon in Hot Springs National Park. Outfitted with heat and air, TV, electricity, and of course, great coffee, it’s a wagon early settlers could only dream about. The wagon is located in a replica Pioneer camp with featuring outdoor seating, a grill and even a hot tub. This is camping in style.

A trip close to home doesn’t have to be boring. Check out one of these unique Arkansas Airbnbs plus the list in the below article, Coolest Arkansas Airbnbs,  and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Coolest Arkansas Airbnbs

 

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  1. Joe Rockett says:

    It would be a lot better information to mention the city close! Really that would help, then a person to add it to their up coming travels. Really, thats is helpful. Yes.

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