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12 Best & Most Unique Pennsylvania Airbnbs

by Jenny Willden

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From mountain cabins to country farms, the Keystone State’s unique Airbnb rentals offer something for every traveler.

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as the state is more formally known, is one of the original 13 colonies and the birthplace of American independence. Philadelphia – the nation’s first capital and the state’s largest city – gets most of the praise, but there are spectacular destinations to explore beyond Independence Hall.

Whether you’re seeking a rustic farmhouse stay in Amish country or a glamping treehouse with its own slide, this list of quirky Airbnbs is sure to deliver the perfect lodging for Keystone State hiking, skiing, and sightseeing adventures. Be aware that these popular homes fill up fairly far in advance, so round up your traveling buddies and book the one of these Airbnbs in Pennsylvania as soon as possible.

1. Modern Firetower Chalet

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Why you should stay: Relive a bygone era at this modern tiny home modeled after a historic firetower.

  • Location: Bloomsburg
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

Escape the cities for a stay at the Modern Firetower Chalet, a hip tiny home on a private farm in Central Pennsylvania. Built in 2016, this secluded property is modeled after historic west coast firetowers but outfitted with modern furnishings. Take in nature views from the largest bedroom on the upper floor, or cook downstairs in the full kitchen.

On-site, you can explore 60 acres of private wooded trails, an active tree farm, and see the river running through the Susquehanna Valley below. Depending on the season, the surrounding rolling hills are perfect for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Wildlife is abundant; you might see deer, bears, or turkeys during your stay. When you need to stock up on groceries or want to skip cooking for a night, the town of Bloomsburg is just a mile away.

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2. The Perch

The Perch at Persimmon Hill
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Why you should stay: Sleep in a tiny home perched above southern PA’s Conewago Mountains.

  • Location: Wellsville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $138/night

Get away from it all with your sweetie or bestie at The Perch, a little home overlooking Pennsylvania’s Conewago Mountains. This sweet, airy space is on 10 wooded acres and within walking distance from Pinchot State Park and lake. Two simple bikes are included for riding around the property.

“This tiny home getaway was amazing! I was able to work in a new location while still getting to relax and enjoy nature,” said Airbnb guest Melissa.

While the bright interior is beautiful, it’s the outdoor mountain-view deck with a hammock, outdoor grill, picnic area, and a fire pit for roasting s’mores that really steals the show. Work perks like a desk and high-speed Wi-Fi make it an ideal WFH option. Once night falls, catch a flick on the Smart TV or play a selection of games like cornhole and Jenga.

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3. Gold Finch Cabin

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Why you should stay: A cozy mountain chalet fit for your whole family tucked in the Pocono Mountains.

  • Location: Lehman Township
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $182/night

Take a break with a secluded stay at Gold Finch Cabin near Shawnee Mountain in Pennsylvania’s Poconos. This updated chalet-style home has three bedrooms including a playfully designed bunk room for kids. With a warm design, wood-burning fireplace, full kitchen, and large tin soaking tub, you’ll feel right at home in this cheery space. Step outside and swing on the hammock, grill on the outdoor deck, or build a fire in the wood-burning pit. When nature calls, visit nearby Bushkill Falls or ride horses on the nearby community horse trails. In winter, it’s a quick drive to skiing at Shawnee Mountain.

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4. Spring Haven Farm

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Why you should stay: Immerse yourself in history at this restored farmhouse in the heart of Amish country.

  • Location: Lancaster County
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $184/night

Gather your crew and head to Amish country for a quiet getaway at Spring Haven Farm, a restored 1860’s stone farmhouse on 82 acres. From the wraparound porch with farmland views to the preserved stone walls and original fireplaces, this colonial-era home exudes historic charm—but is updated for modern travelers.

The farmhouse is quite generously sized, with an eat-in kitchen and dining room that seats 10. Skip fighting over what to do at night and let your crew split for watching movies and playing games in the two living rooms. Or, spend time outdoors – this is a real working farm, and the two resident sheep are friendly and more than willing to come say hello.

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5. Oak Cabin in the Poconos

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Why you should stay: A brand-new cabin near the Poconos’ best ski slopes and hiking trails.

  • Location: Tobyhanna
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $110/night

Stay and play in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at Oak Cabin, a new home channeling serious boho vibes. Whether you’re relaxing in the swinging chair or chilling on the outdoor deck, this is the perfect basecamp for all-season adventures in the Poconos. Tough the home has three bedrooms, the maximum number of guests allowed is four, so you and your small crew should have plenty of space to stretch out.

Tucked in a quiet neighborhood near Camelback Mountain Resort and Kalahari waterpark, decompress and recharge here after an adventure-filled day. When the weather’s nice, enjoy the fire pit or grilling outdoors. For more challenging hiking or paddling, head to Tobyhanna State Park.

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6. The Philly Oasis

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Why you should stay: Hip city condo with roof deck overlooking the Philly skyline.

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $95/night

Explore the City of Brotherly Love from the Philly Oasis, an open-floor plan apartment in the bustling (and walkable) Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Large windows let natural light pour in, or you can take to the roof deck for skyline views.

“The rooftop at Josh’s did not disappoint! It was so amazing; we literally went up to the roof every day of our week-long visit,” said Airbnb guest Tamara

When you’re not dining at the city’s best restaurants (ask your host Josh for recommendations), cook in the full kitchen and eat at the roof deck’s dining set. Once you’re done burning the midnight oil exploring the city, get some rest in the plush king bed or unwind in the large soaking bathtub.

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7. Airydale Retreat

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Why you should stay: Elevated canvas tent with attached slide and easy forest access.

  • Location: Mill Creek
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $129/night

Airydale Retreat in Central Pennsylvania is a glamping resort built for people who love nature but enjoy sleeping in a real bed inside a cozy canvas tent. Unique to this glampsite, kids and grownups can exit the treehouse from an enclosed tube slide (though you can also just walk in and out from the other side.) Sized for families, the tent has a queen-size bed for grown-ups and cot-style bunks for the kiddos. Pets are welcome with a small extra fee.

While there’s no kitchen, you can cook on the propane grill and dine at the outdoor picnic table. This treehouse’s outside space really shines thanks to an elevated deck, wood-burning fire pit, and rustic outdoor shower. Explore locally by walking around the property, boating or fishing at Raystown Lake, or hiking in nearby forests.

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8. Long Acre Hideaway

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Why you should stay: Disconnect at this off-grid farm cottage with a bonus game cabin and hot tub.

  • Location: Newport
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

Rejuvenate on the farm at Long Acre Hideaway, a secluded cottage designed as a quiet retreat from day-to-day life. There’s no TV or Wi-Fi, but the renovated space houses a huge kitchen, cozy living room with a decorative wooden beam, and a romantic primary bedroom.

Spend the evening under the stars in the deck hot tub, or walk to the bonus game room for a round of pool, air hockey, or ping pong. To stretch your legs, meander on the roughly two-mile farm perimeter trail to see agriculture in action. While the home feels secluded, Little Buffalo State Park is a quick drive away – younger kids will love the low-key water park and fun hiking trails.

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9. The Little A

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Why you should stay: Charming A-frame cabin nestled in the woods.

  • Location: Greentown
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $250/night

Stay at the Little A cabin for a relaxed outdoorsy getaway near Promised Land State Park, just 90 minutes from Philadelphia and Manhattan. From waterfall hikes and lake swimming to skiing and sledding, year-round adventures abound, and this A-frame makes an excellent home base.

“There are some Airbnb rentals that are in dream locations, perfectly thought out, and immaculately executed. This is one of those places,” said Airbnb guest Jeremy.

The two-bedroom space is packed with hip touches like a record player with a collection of vinyl, wood-burning fireplace, and board games galore to play with your crew. Outdoors, a fire pit, roomy deck, hammock, and hiking trails await. If you’re working from home, you’ll appreciate the high-speed Wi-Fi and a laptop-friendly workspace.

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10. The Mansion in the Pines

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Why you should stay: An actual mansion, right down to the private ballroom and belltower.

  • Location: Myerstown
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $519/night

Dating back to the 1860s, The Mansion in the Pines is a stunning family home set on over two acres of farmland in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It’s renovated for today’s times with a new chef’s kitchen and boasts eight bedrooms. While you can’t host a party, the castle’s perfect for family gatherings and getaways with friends.

From the home’s soaring eight-foot windows, watch sheep grazing, or climb up the bell tower for stunning farmland views. Games, puzzles, and Lincoln Logs are included for the kiddos, or you can pump up some jams and dance the night away in the ballroom. It’s definitely one of the most luxurious Pennsylvania Airbnbs you’ll find.

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11. Crest Hill Chalet

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Why you should stay: A chic ski chalet just 15 minutes from Camelback Mountain.

  • Location: Tobyhanna
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $199/night

Planning a ski trip? Stay at Crest Hill Chalet, a ski retreat just 15 minutes from the Poconos’ Camelback Mountain. Whether traveling with family or friends, you’ll love escaping to the woods at this four-bedroom home surrounded by natural beauty. Immerse yourself in soaring trees on the home’s platform deck and backyard firepit, or enjoy the view indoors by the living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Harken back to the vinyl music era and play records on the home’s player, or gather in the modern farmhouse-style kitchen for dinner around a table set for eight.

Bonus: For an additional fee, get access to the community pool and lake for up to six people. Beyond the property, it’s a 15-minute drive to America’s biggest indoor waterpark or to Tobyhanna State Park, where you’ll find hiking trails and an accessible lake.

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12. Fox Hill Cabin

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Why you should stay: Adults-only cabin getaway with stream and forest views.

  • Location: Cresco
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $161/night

Disconnect at the private Fox Hill Cabin where adults can enjoy a private cabin stay on six acres. There’s no Wi-Fi and little cell service, but that’s part of the charm of this remote retreat. Inside, you’ll find a welcoming, open-concept design with a wood-burning stove to keep you cozy on chilly nights. The simple but stocked kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet meal. Drift off to sleep in the upstairs loft’s comfortable queen bed, or cuddle up with a book in the reading nook. There’s a full bathroom and shower in the cabin so you won’t need to do your business in the woods.

A private deck and fire pit let you enjoy the natural surroundings, and it’s a short walk to the natural creek pool or along the flowing stream. For a bigger adrenaline rush, pack a kayak and paddle along the nearby Delaware River. While the location is private, natural wonders and local shops are a quick drive away.

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