Idaho has become an increasingly popular travel destination, impressing tourists with its unrivaled natural wonders and Pacific Northwest charm. Home to spectacular bodies of water, hiking and skiing trails, and unique cultural attractions, this gem of a state is the perfect destination for anyone interested in outdoor adventure, bustling cities, or a combination of the two.
What follows is a list of the best Airbnbs in Idaho, curated to help you find the perfect accommodation for your stay. To ensure that they are indeed the best, all of the Airbnbs listed are presided over by superhosts, meaning the host has a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality, and their listings are consistently well rated.
Romantic Lakefront Retreat
First on our list is a luxurious cabin on Lake Pend Orielle. Named one of the coziest cabin Airbnbs in the United States by USA Today, this lake house in Idaho is a true gem.
The elegant home can sleep up to four guests with a lofted king-size bed and sofa bed in the living area below. The living room also features glass French doors, which open onto a large deck with a grill, a sound system, a heat lamp, and stunning views of the lake and Schweitzer Mountain. The full kitchen boasts beautiful wooden cabinetry, high-end appliances, and granite countertops. There is also a four-person café table situated next to a large window for optimal lake views. The full bathroom offers matching granite countertops, a washer and dryer, and a spa-like walk-in shower with views of the lake.
When you step outside, you’ll find a lovely stone path leading to the lake, which hosts a private dock and a powerboat for rent. There is also a cozy bunk house with a firepit, an outdoor bathroom, and a swinging daybed for afternoon naps. With everything you need for a luxurious lakefront retreat, this is one of the best rental cabins in Idaho.
Forest Dream Cabin
For an authentic camping experience, check out this cozy A-frame cabin for rent in Idaho.
The cabin offers a queen-size bed with a fitted sheet that can sleep two guests. Campers can bring their own sleeping bags and pillows or rent them from the campground. The immaculate bathrooms and showers are located 500 feet away in the main building and have recently been renovated. The cabin also has a minifridge, a microwave, a kettle, coffee and tea, electric outlets, and limited Wi-Fi. Outside you’ll find a picnic table, Adirondack Chairs, and a firepit with wood included.
Nestled among lodgepole pine trees on a four-acre campground, this Idaho Airbnb offers spectacular views of the Sawtooth Mountains. There are two trails nearby where guests can hike and enjoy spectacular views of alpine lakes.
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Minimalist Studio in Meridian
Characterized by stunning architecture and minimalist décor, this private studio suite promises more than just a good night’s rest.
The unique vacation rental in Idaho offers guests an exceptional array of amenities for an unforgettable experience. The large, open living space features two comfortable couches and a set of black spiral stairs leading up to the lofted queen-size bed, making the studio suitable for up to four guests. The loft also boasts unique wood-slat walls, glimmering string lights, and a dedicated workspace. The space even offers a private meditation room, and the high ceilings and picturesque windows make the living area bright and airy. There is a luxurious full bathroom with a soaking tub and a kitchenette with a sink, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a skillet. Additional amenities include a pantry stocked with tasty snacks and breakfast items, a vintage record player, a TV, Wi-Fi, keyless entry, and air-conditioning.
Situated in central Meridian, the studio is surrounded by fabulous restaurants, shops, theaters, breweries, and more. The convenient location and stylish interior make this Idaho Airbnb a great choice for a fun and inspiring trip.
Beautiful Bench Bungalow
This luxurious Airbnb in Boise, Idaho is ideally located for travelers looking to be in the center of all the city has to offer. Boise Airport and downtown are less than 10 minutes away, and guests of the bungalow can walk to many popular establishments, including Petit 4, Red Bench Pizza, and Dutch Bros Coffee.
Up to six guests can sleep in the spacious home, which features two bedrooms with brand-new, queen-size memory foam mattresses and en suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is connected to a separate laundry room, and the living room offers a comfortable sofa bed, a love seat, and a wall-mounted TV. The full-size chef’s kitchen is marked by a rustic, exposed brick pillar and boasts stainless-steel appliances, a dishwasher, and a four-person breakfast bar.
Along with its elegant interior, the bungalow offers a spacious patio with outdoor furniture and a grill for evening barbecues. The addition of convenient amenities, including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and complimentary toiletries, make this space all the more ideal.
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Modern Marvel in Downtown Driggs
When it comes to modern living, this luxury cabin in Driggs takes the cake. Custom-built for guest accommodation, the home offers a prime downtown location, high-end amenities, and eye-catching design elements that make it one of the best Airbnb rentals in Idaho.
Referred to as the Grand Teton Cabin, this unique stay was built to accommodate up to four guests. The main bedroom features a queen-size bed, and there is a sleeping loft above the living area with two single beds and remote-controlled shades for privacy. The full bathroom offers a luxurious walk-in shower, heated floors, and granite countertops, and guests have access to a separate laundry room. There is a large full kitchen with an exposed-brick backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, and a granite island and countertops. Everything about the open-concept living area screams luxury. There are two ultra-comfy couches in front of a wall-mounted TV and custom sliding doors that open onto a patio with café lighting, outdoor seating, and a grill. Extra amenities include ultra-efficient heating and air-conditioning, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Located in the popular downtown area, the cabin is within walking distance of several shops, bars, and restaurants. The home also sits directly across from City Park and offers beautiful views of East Driggs. Stay in Grand Teton Cabin, and enjoy Idaho’s largest city in style.
The Bird Nest
Named for its position above a wildlife rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned birds, this Airbnb in Idaho is every bit as cozy as it sounds. The loft was remodeled from a 1910 barn and sits in a peaceful area of Boise rich in wildlife and close to downtown.
The focal point of the loft is its charming and spacious bedroom that offers a queen-size bed, en suite bathroom, and beautiful French doors. The doors open onto a deck that overlooks surrounding foliage, the city of Boise, and the 11th hole on Quail Hollow Golf Course. Your host also provides a queen-size blow up mattress and accompanying pad and sheets, making the loft suited for up to four guests.
The interior of the home is characterized by planked wood ceilings and walls, and the open-concept living area is accented in warm tones and unique furnishings. The full kitchen features a large island and high-end appliances, and the living room provides ample comfy places to sit and relax. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer.
Off-Grid Cabin on a Ranch
If you’re looking to rent a cabin in Idaho that provides an off-grid experience with various outdoor activities, this may be the Airbnb for you. This unique cabin is located on a historical ranch within the Challis-Salmon National Forest and offers a cozy environment with outstanding views and many comfortable amenities.
The cabin is distinguished by its custom-built timber frame and classic country décor. It offers a queen-size bed and one full bathroom, and it can accommodate one or two guests. There is also a full kitchen, a charming front porch, and a wood stove and extra blankets for warming up in the winter. Although there is no TV, the cabin does offer basic Wi-Fi and the hosts provide games, books, and magazines for guest use.
Positioned right along Mill Creek, this Airbnb in Idaho is ideal for a tranquil getaway surrounded by nature. The location is also perfect for year-round outdoor activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, and fishing in the Salmon River.
Tiny House Oasis
For a conveniently located Idaho Airbnb with ample outdoor space, look no further than this charming tiny house in East Boise. Uniquely, the majority of the home was built with reclaimed materials by the host himself. Less than one mile from Bone Crossing, the tiny house is a short walk away from downtown attractions, including restaurants, shops, and the local library.
The queen-size bed in the lofted bedroom and the sofa bed in the living area can sleep up to three guests. The living room also offers a projector for movie nights and a coffee table that lifts up to transform into a dining table. Most notably, the sofa faces a set of French doors that open into the yard to allow fresh air and natural light to flow into the home. There is also a full kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and a dual washer-dryer located under the counter. Decorated with uniquely patterned, colorful tile, the full bathroom is spacious, bright, and sparkly clean. The home also offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, and your host, Ivan, provides two bikes, snacks, books, and games for your enjoyment.
Another highlight of this tiny home is the generous outdoor space and accompanying activities. The spacious yard boasts a hammock in the trees, an axe-throwing station, a giant Jenga set, a firepit, and a covered area with outdoor furniture and a stainless-steel grill.
Western Saloon With Teton Views
Located on 10 acres of land in the Teton Valley, this unique house rental in Idaho combines a ton of character with endless fun.
When you step onto the property, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered the set of a Western film. The home gives the appearance of a saloon with an interior to match. Wood panel walls and classic saloon-style décor give this unique stay a cozy environment with classic charm. With a plush queen-size bed and a full-size pullout couch, the saloon can comfortably accommodate up to four people. There is also a full kitchen with high-end appliances and a breakfast bar, and a full bathroom stocked with complimentary toiletries. Despite its classic appeal, this impressive Airbnb is certainly not lacking in modern amenities. Guests can enjoy Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and a separate laundry room, and there is even a pool table in the living area.
Equally impressive is the spacious yard that offers a cozy firepit with surrounding lounge chairs, a saltwater hot tub, and glimmering string lights that border the saloon. The beautiful property also boasts a peaceful creek and spectacular mountain views.
Crystal Peak Lookout
Check out this cozy Airbnb in Idaho for a one-of-a-kind treehouse experience. Located in a tiny, remote town called Fernwood, the lookout is open all year and offers various outdoor activities depending on the season. In the winter, the caretaker will meet you in town and transport you and your belongings to the lookout in a snowcat. The vehicle is enclosed and heated, and the drive provides spectacular views. Complimentary hot cocoa is included.
An ideal stay for an adventurous couple, the lookout offers a queen-size bed and can accommodate two guests. The bathroom is located in a pristine outhouse, and guests can warm up in the nearby sauna following a rinse in the invigorating spring-fed cold bucket shower. The walls of the treehouse are made entirely of glass, so you can enjoy 360° views of the surrounding wilderness. The treehouse also offers a wood stove, a small kitchenette, and complimentary toiletries.
Far more than a standard short-term cabin rental in Idaho, the lookout functions as an immersive deep-forest getaway. The 13 acres of woodland that surround the cabin are ideal for hiking or snowshoeing and provide guests with the peace and tranquility that only come with a location this magical. Go for a walk in the wilderness and enjoy the surrounding wildlife, or sit by the firepit and listen to the trees rustle in the wind. Peaceful and rejuvenating, this unique experience is one you definitely don’t want to pass up.
Comfortable Yurt in Teton County
Embark on an exciting outdoor adventure with this cozy yurt in the aspens. If you’re looking for a glamping experience with electricity, running water, and luxurious amenities, this is not the Idaho Airbnb for you. However, the yurt is the perfect stay for experienced campers or travelers looking for a rugged outdoor adventure.
The yurt is furnished with one queen-size bed and one twin-size bed as well as a small breakfast table. There is also a wood stove and a propane heater to ensure that you’ll stay cozy and warm, even in the winter months. The small window provides stellar views of the nearby creek, Teton Valley, and the Teton Mountain Range. Guests have access to a well-maintained outhouse, and in the summer months the hosts provide a solar shower and tent.
In the winter, guests can ski around the property and relax around the outdoor firepit. In the warmer months, the nearby hiking trails, pavilion, and picnic tables provide endless outdoor fun.
Big Idaho Potato Hotel
Even if you’ve never been to Idaho, you’re probably aware of its potato-associated fame. Although the state offers much more than just the perfect growing conditions for potatoes, this quirky Airbnb in Idaho plays on the well-known association with a luxurious rental enclosed in a giant, Russet Burbank potato.
The six-ton spud offers a bright and beautifully decorated interior with a queen-size bed that can sleep two guests. The potato also has an adorable sitting area with two pink lounge chairs and a cozy indoor fireplace. The bathroom is located next door in a customized silo, which has been converted into a spa-like facility with a large soaking tub and a glass ceiling for stargazing. There are also power outlets, a minifridge, and a record player with old records included.
The potato is located on 400 acres of farmland in Boise. As an added bonus, there is an adorable and friendly cow named Dolly who lives on site and who guests are welcome to brush, feed treats, and mingle with. For a fun rental that provides an unforgettable experience, this Idaho potato is hard to pass up.
Restored Train Carriage With Spectacular Views
Looking for a peaceful and unique retreat close to outdoor activities? Check out this former train carriage recently converted into a vacation home for rent in Idaho.
Car number 306 was constructed in 1909 and ran on the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway for nearly 50 years. Now it offers its guests a cozy and private getaway with a ton of comfortable amenities. One or two guests can stay in the one-bedroom home, which is furnished with a queen-size bed and offers the option of an additional floor mattress. Tastefully decorated with remnants from its rich history, this lovely rental features a spacious living room with a small dining table, an indoor fireplace, and comfy arm chairs. There is also a kitchenette stocked with basic supplies, a full bathroom, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer.
Outside you’ll find a covered porch with rocking chairs and beautiful views of the surrounding forest and wheat fields. Guests can also enjoy the plethora of nearby activities, including fishing, hiking, and biking.
Modern A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains
The classic A-frame design of this house for rent in Idaho contrasts with its stunningly sleek and modern interior. The cabin’s beautiful décor comes as no surprise since this Airbnb is hosted by a home stager and interior designer.
As one of the larger rentals on our list, the two-level cabin can accommodate up to six guests. One of the bedrooms is located on the main level and offers a queen-size bed, a walk-in closet, a Smart TV, and a washer and dryer. The main level also boasts a spacious living area with a sectional couch, a large wooden dining table, an indoor fireplace, and a glass wall for enjoying spectacular views. One of the full bathrooms is located on the main level, as is the full kitchen, which offers high-end appliances and a convenient breakfast bar. On the second level, you’ll find another bedroom with a queen-size bed and a second full bathroom with a tiled shower and oversized tub.
Once you enter this gorgeous cabin, you will likely be unwilling to leave. However, if you do decide to venture out, you’ll find that the surrounding area of Garden Valley offers a ton of fun attractions, including hiking trails, theaters, the Payette River, and Terrace Lakes Golf Course.
Beautiful Cabin With Mountain Views
Wrapping up our list of the best Idaho Airbnbs is this welcoming getaway with stunning views of the Teton peaks. The cabin’s rustic chic style and high-end amenities exude luxury, offering guests a cozy and restful stay.
The layout of the home is similar to that of an open studio. There is an open bedroom with a queen-size bed, and the loft is furnished with an additional queen-size and twin-size bed. The living room features a large sectional couch, a TV, and a window swing perfectly positioned for outstanding views. In the full kitchen, you’ll be met with brand-new stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar great for getting some work done or enjoying a family dinner. The cabin also offers a full bathroom, a laundry room, Wi-Fi, and an indoor fireplace.
Step onto the front deck for some fresh air and panoramic mountain views, or sit around the firepit in the backyard. With 2.5 acres of land and the surrounding Teton Valley at your disposal, you’ll be met with outdoor adventure around every corner. However, if you find yourself in the mood for some fine dining and retail therapy, downtown Driggs is less than 10 minutes away.
That concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Idaho. No matter what motivates your travels, we hope this list helps you narrow down your top picks for the perfect place to stay.