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12 Charming Barndominiums for Your Next Rural Getaway

by Brittany Varano
Updated June 02, 2022

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Barndominiums aren’t exactly new, but these charming barn-to-home conversions are currently all the rage.

First cropping up in the U.S.’s southern states, barndominiums are a growing trend as both homes and beautiful vacation rentals. Their rise in popularity may be partially thanks to an episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper series that showcased the step-by-step process of converting a horse barn to a modern home (now turned vacation rental, see #1).

Barndominiums — or barndos — are so named because they take the style and durability of a classic barn or warehouse and pair it with the comfort and design of a standard home. They’re often more affordable to build and exude the trendy farmhouse chic aesthetic through and through, so it’s not hard to see their appeal.

Now, can see for yourself why these trendy vacation rentals are in high demand with a stay at any of these exciting barndominiums across the U.S.

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1. Fixer Upper Barndominium

Fixer Upper Barndominium
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Why you should stay: A famous barndo with luxury amenities and a dreamy interior not far from Waco’s popular Magnolia Market.

    • Location: Waco, Texas
    • Sleeps: 20
    • Minimum stay: 1 night
    • Rates start from: $599/night

Countryside luxury is the name of the game at the Fixer Upper Barndominium, a home that recently received professional design treatment from reality T.V. stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Upscale-meets-farmhouse elements fill the home, like white shiplap walls, sliding barn doors, and reclaimed wood flooring. This massive barndominium also features an impressive five bedrooms and a dining table that seats 20.

Outside, you’ll find an incredible space with a covered living room and an open-air kitchen where you can cook a hearty meal and dine al fresco. The property also has numerous fire pits and a spacious grassy yard for kids and pets.

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2. Custom Barndominium

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Why you should stay: Affordable barndominium with ranch vibes on a four-acre property shared with other vacation rentals.

  • Location: Caldwell, Texas
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $195/night

This two-bedroom custom barndominium rocks an open floor plan that oozes classic Texas charm. At the front of the home, a large covered patio with tables, a bar top, and a mounted flat screen T.V. provide a lovely place to relax in the fresh air.

From the front porch, a pathway leads to a second patio space furnished with a stone fire pit, complimentary firewood, and a grill. Lawn games like corn hole and horseshoes are also available for even more family fun. This quaint Texas rental is nestled in a small town but conveniently located a 30-minute drive from College Station and the Texas A&M campus.

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3. Ivy Cottage

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Why you should stay: Dreamy farmhouse-inspired rental with a hot tub in the heart of Hocking Hills.

  • Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $629/night

When you first approach the Ivy Cottage, the home’s stark black exterior and natural beams make an excellent first impression. Inside, the stylish design continues and shines brightest through the exposed wooden rafters, sliding barn doors, and overall airy atmosphere.

This three-bedroom cottage is located just outside of Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park, one of the state’s most beautiful natural attractions. This part of Ohio is known for its cascading waterfalls, striking sandstone cliffs, and scenic forested hiking trails.

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4. Montrose Barndominium

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Why you should stay: A rustic ranch in southwestern Colorado a short drive from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

  • Location: Montrose, Colorado
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $201/night

Nestled in the countryside, this Montrose barndominium has a lot to offer. The two-bedroom rural cabin has been outfitted with eclectic touches like a retro fridge, antiqued wooden furniture, and western-inspired décor. A card table and wet bar welcome lively evenings at home in the living room.

Guests enjoy access to not only the main cabin but an old train car that’s been transformed into an exciting lounge space. The spacious seven-acre yard is also equipped with numerous sitting areas, fire pits, lawn games, and a wooden trellis that provides partial shade.

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5. The Warehouse

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Why you should stay: Apartment with an elegant interior not far from the Texas Motor Speedway and top attractions in Denton County.

  • Location: Northlake, Texas
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from: $400/night

Metal siding and the surrounding commercial neighborhood play up the industrial vibes of The Warehouse. This modern barndominium exudes a minimal aesthetic that doesn’t skimp on the amenities. Instead, you’ll find a well-appointed kitchen, an upscale master bedroom with a soaking tub, and two additional rooms on the ground floor.

Upstairs, get your sweat on in the lofted space that doubles as a workout area, or with some friendly competition in the game room complete with ping pong, basketball shootout, and more. There’s even a movie room with bean bag seating.

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6. Bear Ridge

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Why you should stay: Glamorous renovated barn that doubles as a vacation rental and wedding venue.

  • Location: Clymer, New York
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $450/night

During your stay at Bear Ridge, you’ll have access to the ground floor, which boasts eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. This barndominium has a unique interior design that marries corrugated ceilings and knotty pine walls with glittering chandeliers and fine linens. In the living room, strike up a game of pool or relax on the plush sectional that’s big enough for large groups.

Behind this massive barndominium is a sweeping 100-acre property shared with other rentals, though guests at Bear Ridge enjoy private access to the patio seating and fire pit directly behind the barn.

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7. Ferndale Barndominium

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Why you should stay: Bohemian tiny barn house near northern California’s impressive redwoods.

  • Location: Ferndale, California
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $190/night

What was once a historic little barn is now the bright and inviting Ferndale Barndominium. The hosts have artfully curated the living space inside and out, creating a vacation rental so pretty that it’s often booked for weddings and events. Exquisite details like French doors, a claw foot tub, and vintage fridge stocked with breakfast essentials provide a warm welcome.

In the evenings, mix a drink in the eye-catching grain silo bar as Francis Creek babbles peacefully by, and the twinkle of string lights set the yard a glow. Tucked away along California’s Lost Coast, Ferndale is a charming small town known for its historic Victorian architecture and close proximity to the beach.

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Follow ‘em: @FerndaleAirbnb

8. Beautiful Mountain Barndominium

Beautiful Mountain Barndominium
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Why you should stay: Quaint barndominium on a working farm overlooking mountains.

  • Location: Marion, North Carolina
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $175/night

Wake up to the sights and sounds of cute farm animals and serene forest at this beautiful mountain barndominium in the North Carolina countryside. Standout features of this lovely open home include an expansive wall of windows and a fireplace.

All around the home, make the most of the rolling 70-acres that are dotted with horse stalls and numerous walking trails. This one-bedroom is not far from beautiful natural landmarks like the Pisgah National Forest, Linville Falls, and Lake James State Park. Additionally, guests are free to bring their furry friends and their horses too!

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9. Dallas Barndominium

Dallas Barndominium
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Why you should stay: Barn house where guests can revel in both the quiet of the countryside and the excitement of Dallas.

  • Location: Garland, Texas
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $499/night

This Dallas Barndominium can be found outside the city boundaries atop ten grassy acres. Its stark white walls and gently sloping roof suit the peaceful landscape nicely. And although the exterior is shaped like a barn, you won’t find a trace of what you’d expect inside.

Rather, the home’s four bedrooms and various living spaces are all tastefully decorated with exquisite touches like subway tiles, industrial pendant lighting, and modern furniture. From the covered patio, take in idyllic views of a peaceful pond often frequented by swans.

“This is the perfect spot to get away and relax,” said Airbnb guest Donna. “There is so much space and so many rooms to spread out in. I highly recommend!”

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10. BTown Barndo

BTown Barndo
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Why you should stay: Quiet getaway in the woods not far from downtown Bloomington.

  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $130/night

Escape to the Hoosier National Forest at BTown Barndo, an industrial barndominium with a romantic flair. Cool retro art and a wooden accent wall shaped like the state of Indiana hang in the living room, catching your eye as you first step inside. This home may be small, but the hosts have equipped this quaint stay with all the essentials and then some.

Guests particularly appreciate the outdoor covered patio, where string lights and a unique fireplace offer a lovely place to unwind in the evenings. The Indiana University campus and gentle waters of Monroe Lake are easily accessible to this vacation rental.

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Follow ‘em: @btownbarndo

11. The Smoky Mountain Barndominium

The Smoky Mountain Barndominium
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Why you should stay: A luxurious six-bedroom barndo nestled amongst the mountains with a prime location.

  • Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from: $566/night

There’s something for everyone in the family at the elegantly furnished Smoky Mountain Barndominium. Brimming with fantastic amenities that include a pool and foosball table, a bean bag movie room, and a spacious back deck with a hot tub, there’s no chance boredom will strike here. Not to mention, the home’s Kids Suite provides a fantastic place for the kiddos to play, and the bunk beds with slides are sure to wow.

“This property has tons of space inside, and the kids especially enjoyed the bunk room,” said guest Shayna. “The outside was a perfect space to relax by the fire pit. The property is very secluded, and the mountain views were amazing.”

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12. J2 Farm Guest House

J2 Farm Guest House
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Why you should stay: Modern farm stay on Michigan’s scenic Leelanau Peninsula.

  • Location: Cedar, Michigan
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Rates start from: $160/night

At the J2 Farm Guest House, you’re surrounded by 50 acres of peaceful farmland where goats, cows, and chickens roam in northern Michigan’s most beautiful region. This vacation rental features a sleeping loft with a nice workspace, a kitchenette, and a cozy little living room.

It’s connected to the hosts’ primary residence but has its own entrance for utmost privacy. The beautiful lakeshore of Lake Michigan and exciting attractions found in Traverse City are at your fingertips at this rural Michigan Airbnb.

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