11 Best & Most Unique Airbnbs in Vermont

by Mac Misseldine
Updated April 07, 2023

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Ready to spice up your weekend getaway to the Green Mountain State?

Airbnb hosts a surprisingly large connection of unique vacation rentals in the fine state of Vermont. Think tipis, treehouses, barns, rustic off-the-grid cabins — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Whether you’re heading to Vermont for business, pleasure, or a little bit of both, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate list of the most unique Airbnbs in the Green Mountain State.

Related Read: 10 Supremely Secluded Cabin Rentals in Vermont

1. The Hill Hobbit House

The Hill Hobbit House Airbnb in Vermont
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Why you should go: Plucked from the pages of the beloved Tolkien series, The Hill transports guests from Vermont to the rolling countryside of the Shire.

  • Location: Middletown Springs
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $350/night

The Hill is arguably the most enviable vacation rental in the country for fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Where else can you spend the night in an authentic hobbit house carved into the hill?

As utterly delightful as The Hill is on the outside, you’ll be even more impressed when you step inside. The 1,100 square foot interior features fantastical flourishes, antique furniture, and an abundance of Tolkien references that’ll make you feel like you’re actually in the Shire.

The interior is split into two uniquely-themed sections — Baggs Inn houses the living quarters, while the Double Dragon Inn offers a pub-style dining and entertaining area that’ll have you craving a pint.

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Related Read: 15 Magical Hobbit Houses That’ll Transport You to the Shire

2. Green Mountain Modern House

Green Mountain Modern Home
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Why you should stay here: A unique, contemporary home in the heart of Green Mountain National Forest.

  • Location: Jamaica
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $437/night

Situated in the heart of Green Mountain National Forest about 10 minutes from Stratton, this modern home delivers spectacular views and convenient backcountry access.

In addition to the stellar wall of windows on the back of the house, this modern home features polished concrete floors with radiant heat, a fully stocked kitchen, luxury bathrooms, and toasty sauna. There’s a jacuzzi and fire pit outside, and plenty to do indoors between the pool table, dartboard, and 60-inch TV.

There’s room for up to six guests, and you’re welcome to bring your pup along for the adventure.

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Related Read: 9 Best Resorts in Vermont for Families & Couples

3. Upper Pines Lodge

Upper Pines Lodge in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: A magnificent, custom-designed lodge offering 10 acres of peaceful seclusion and scenic mountain vistas.

  • Location: Warren
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $543/night

Located in Warren, Vermont, the Upper Pines Lodge is a unique A-frame lodge sitting on 10 acres of lush landscape. The architect and interior designer both deserve heaps of praise, as this mountain retreat is positively magnificent inside and out.

This vacation rental is particularly popular over the winter, when guests can enjoy Nordic skiing at the Blueberry Lake Cross Country Center or carve powder at the Sugarbush ski resort. Over the summer, the local area offers swimming holes, fishing, waterfalls, and an abundance of hiking trails.

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Related Read: 13 Perfect Airbnbs Near Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4. Mount Snow/Stratton Estate

Mount Snow-Stratton Estate in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: A sprawling 100-acre estate with enough indoor and outdoor activities to entertain a group of 20 for weeks.

  • Location: Newfane
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
  • Rates From: $1412/night

Boasting 6,000 square feet of living space, beds for up to 21 guests, and a whopping 100 acres of privacy, this gargantuan estate in Newfane is a prime vacation rental for large groups and retreats.

The main house features six bedrooms, a cavernous family room with a fireplace and wood burning stove, and ample space to entertain. Head to the guest house and you’ll find one more bedroom and a game room with a wet bar, pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, cards table, and sauna.

When you’re ready to venture outside for fresh air and sunshine, the property offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, and outdoor fire pit. The property features miles of hiking trails, with Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain nearby for further exploration.

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Related Read: 10 Best Hikes in Vermont for Woodsy Explorations

5. Hickory Ridge Log Cabin

Hickory Ridge Lodge Cabin in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: An artistic cabin set on a homestead property surrounded by fruit trees, berries, gardens, and naturally terraced terrain.

  • Location: West Pawlet
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $180/night

There are a number of log cabin rentals available across Vermont, but you won’t find any like the Hickory Ridge Log Cabin. From the naturally warped wood accents outside to the cave-like fireplace and rustic timbers throughout the house, it’s a truly unique cabin with marvelous architectural flourishes.

The Hickory Ridge Log Cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests, but if you need more beds and living space be sure to book the other unique vacation rental on the property — the Hermit Thrush Treehouse.

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Related Read: 6 Free Camping Spots in Vermont

6. The Matterhorn House

The Matterhorn House in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: A ski-in/ski-out chalet boasting unbelievable mountain views.

  • Location: Killington
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
  • Rates From: $599/night

The exterior of the Matterhorn House is kinda funky, but step inside and you’ll discover an epic vacation rental for large families and groups. Thanks to extensive renovations, the well-designed interior sports beautiful wood floors, a modern kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, a sauna, and a collection of hand-carved furniture throughout the house.

That said, you’ll find the true beauty of this property from the porch. The treetop vistas from the deck are simply phenomenal, especially when fall colors are on full display. Bring your swimsuit and you can enjoy the incredible view from the comfort of the jacuzzi.

Oh yeah — it’s also a ski-in/ski-out property, conveniently situated near the Great Eastern Ski Trail at Killington Ski Resort. Ride the Killington Skyeship Gondola up the mountain and you can ski right up to your door.

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Related Read: 10 Best Hikes in Stowe, Vermont to Experience Outstanding Views

7. 1961 Airstream Tradewind Land Yacht

1961 Airstream Tradewind Land Yacht Airbnb in Vermont
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Why you should go: Enjoy a glamping retreat for two in a vintage Airstream trailer.

  • Location: Saint George
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $111/night

There’s something especially nostalgic about glamping in an old-school Airstream. It ain’t the Four Seasons, but it’s one of the best ways to experience mother nature’s four seasons in the great outdoors.

You’ll find this classic ’61 Tradewind Land Yacht in a small community 11 miles outside of Burlington. The 24-foot Airstream features cozy memory foam mattresses with heating and air conditioning, so you’ll be comfortable here year-round.

The hosts provide coffee, tea, breakfast cereal, and locally-made energy bars, and you’ll receive a gift jar of maple syrup to take home with you.

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8. The Yurt At La Lu Farm

La Lu Farm Yurt Airbnb in Vermont
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Why you should go: It doesn’t get much more unique than a yurt on a goat farm in rural Vermont.

  • Location: Warren
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1
  • Rates From: $145/night

Staying in a yurt is always a unique experience, but stick that yurt on a goat farm with 70 giddy goats and you’ve got a singular glamping trip that you won’t find anywhere else.

Situated on the lower part of La Lu Farm with beautiful views of the rolling hills, the yurt affords quiet seclusion with the soothing sounds of the nearby river in the background.

Guests can rent kayaks and paddle boards from the hosts, or book an aromatherapy session for ultimate relaxation. Foodies can book a farm-to-table breakfast in the morning, attend a cooking class in the afternoon, and schedule a pizza night in the evening for delicious wood-fired pizza.

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9. The Tipi Retreat At Nwyfe’ Farm

Tipi Retreat at Nwyfe Farm Airbnb in Vermont
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Why you should go: Camp in a tipi on 13 acres of forested land in Central Vermont.

  • Location: Brookfield
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates From: $68/night

An ideal nature retreat for couples and solo travelers, the Tipi Retreat at Nwyfe’ Farm helps guests reconnect with nature in comfort. The full-size bed ensures you’ll enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had in the woods, while the wood-burning stove will keep you warm and toasty when cold weather strikes.

Campsite amenities include a campfire pit with Adirondack chairs, a camping stove/oven combo for cooking meals, a picnic table, camping chairs, and cozy bedding. There’s a private bathhouse with a toilet, and a propane-heated shower that’s available from May to October.

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10. The Hermit Thrush Treehouse

The Hermit Thrush Treehouse in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: A magical treehouse that’s organically intermingled with the trees.

  • Location: West Pawlet
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates From: $140/night

Treehouses are becoming more popular nowadays, but you won’t find anything like the Hermit Thrush Treehouse. Browse through the photos and you’ll quickly see that this is one of those rare vacation rentals that the kids will be talking about for years to come.

The Hermit Thrush Treehouse is designed to complement the surrounding forest, providing an enchanting experience that feels like you’re living inside a hollowed-out tree. The quirky architecture is memorable, the hand-carved furniture marvelous, and the open-air pavilion is sure to create family memories as you cook up backcountry cuisine and play games at the wood-carved picnic table.

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11. Off-The-Grid Cabin In The Green Mountains

Green Mountain Cabin Airbnb in Vermont
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Why you should stay here: A secluded, off-the-grid cabin where you can reconnect with nature in the Green Mountains.

  • Location: West Bolton
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: $145/night

Planning a primitive nature retreat to the Green Mountains in Vermont? Ditch your tent for this off-the-grid cabin and you’ll have a weekend getaway that you and your plus-one will be talking about for years.

For the record, pets are allowed so your plus-one can absolutely be a four-legged friend.

The cabin delivers the essentials and nothing more — a cozy bed, a kitchen with a propane stove and cooking/eating supplies, a wood-burning stove for warmth, and an outhouse. There’s also a solar-heated shower and non-potable running water in the kitchen, though they’re only available from spring to fall.

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