Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas draws in visitors with its natural beauty, wide-open landscape, and unrivaled scenery. The state is also rich in history, offering tourists a wide array of tribal museums, Old West attractions, and Civil War landmarks. In addition to its outdoor wonders and interesting history, Kansas is a great place to experience a relaxed country lifestyle.
If you’re planning to visit the state, you’ll need to find a great place to stay to make the most of your trip. To that end, we’ve compiled this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Kansas. To ensure that these Airbnbs are of the highest quality, all of the rentals listed are presided over by superhosts and a few hold Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts have a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality while Airbnb Plus properties have been verified through in-person inspection.
Made from two reclaimed grain bins connected by a glass atrium, this unique Airbnb in Manhattan, Kansas, sits on a fully operational 100-acre ranch in the Flint Hills. This rental is impressively luxurious, and it was even featured on the FYI Network series You Can’t Turn That Into a House.
The interior features warm tones and rustic décor, and the glass atrium surrounding the living room will make you feel like you’re in the center of nature. There is one bedroom on either end of the home, one with a queen-size bed and the other with a double bed. The full kitchen offers a refrigerator, a cooktop, a microwave, and a toaster oven, and there is also a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Additional amenities include air-conditioning and complimentary snacks and beverages.
Your hosts are happy to provide tours of the property upon request, and guests are welcome to explore all 100 acres. You can mingle with the livestock and horses, fish in the private pond, and hike around the property. The cabin is stocked with cards and games, and you will also have access to an outdoor firepit and grill. Konza Cabin derives its name from the nearby Konza Prairie nature conservancy, where you can explore six miles of hiking trails.
The Santa Fe Boxcar
Built in 1941, this fun vacation rental in Kansas is located just outside the cozy town of Yoder. Formerly a boxcar running on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, the space was recently converted into a unique guesthouse with comfortable modern amenities.
This Kansas Airbnb can accommodate up to five guests with a double bed, a lofted single bed, and a sofa bed. The cozy sleeping space is decorated with glittering string lights and offers a folding divider for privacy. The walls are lined with the original wood from the boxcar’s days on the railroad, and the hosts have thoughtfully decorated the entire space with nostalgic touches. In addition to the sofa bed, the living room features two arm chairs, and there is a full bathroom as well as a toaster oven, a hot plate, and a microwave.
Guests will have access to a large backyard with a table and chairs, a firepit, a charcoal grill, and a privacy fence. Spend the days playing the tetherball and corn hole games, and watch the sunset over the prairie in the evenings. You may also want to visit the famous Carriage Crossing Restaurant nearby or check out the Yoder Farmers Market.
Enjoy a peaceful and secluded retreat with this one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Kansas. The treehouse is located on a ledge overlooking a creek and is part of a 32-acre wilderness retreat discovered by a local monk.
The home features a lofted queen-size bed that can sleep two guests, an indoor half bathroom, and a shower on the screened-in deck, which offers beautiful valley views. There is also a cozy living area with a couch, a wall-mounted TV, and a large window that lets in a ton of natural light. The small kitchen offers a refrigerator, a countertop oven, a microwave, a small cooktop, a copper sink, and a coffee maker. There is also a DVD player, satellite internet, and air-conditioning.
Guests will have access to over two miles of well-maintained hiking trails and rocky streams. There is also an outdoor firepit, a grill, and a semiprivate hot tub located between the treehouse and another house on the property. Graham’s treehouse offers guests the unique opportunity to experience a tranquil retreat in the Kansas wilderness while also staying close to the convenient metropolitan areas of Leavenworth and Atchison.
Cozy Cabin Retreat
This cabin rental in Kansas was recently renovated to provide guests with one of the most comfortable stays in the state. The cabin boasts brand-new furnishings, high-end appliances, and a host of modern amenities, including, TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
The cabin offers a lofted bedroom with a queen-size bed as well as a sofa bed in the living room. Up to four guests can stay in the Airbnb, although it would be most comfortable for a solo traveler or a couple. The living room also features rustic wooden décor, fun yellow accents, and a wall-mounted TV. There is a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and wooden cabinetry, as well as a full bathroom with a rain-style walk-in shower.
Located five minutes from the lake, this romantic cabin for rent in Kansas is perfect for anyone hoping to relax amid beautiful scenery. Explore miles of hiking trails, go fishing on the pond, or just relax on a hammock in the meditation area. Your hosts have provided a variety of outdoor activities, including a labyrinth, axe throwing and horseshoes. Situated between Lawrence and Kansas City, the cabin is only a 20-minute drive away from each location.
Historic Limestone Cabin
Private, cozy, and charming, this beautiful rental cabin in Kansas is a great choice for a solo traveler or a couple looking for a quaint country retreat.
The interior features beautiful limestone walls, antique décor, and old family photographs reminiscent of the cabin’s rich history. The lofted bedroom offers a queen-size bed. There is also a full bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a small kitchen area with a minifridge, a microwave, and complimentary snacks and beverages. A wood stove will keep you warm in the colder months, and ceiling fans and air-conditioning will keep you cool in the summer.
The most notable feature of this historic Airbnb in Kansas is the breathtaking scenery surrounding the home. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the sunrise and sunsets from the stone firepit on the patio or through the picturesque window in the bright and airy lofted bedroom.
Queenie’s Loft in Leavenworth
For a luxurious stay in a historic setting, check out this gorgeous loft with city hall views. As an Airbnb Plus, this stylish rental definitely lives up to its ranking.
The home features an open-concept design and exposed brick walls. The bedroom offers a queen-size bed and stunning antique décor, and the large leather sectional in the living area makes for another comfortable place to sleep. There is a large chef’s kitchen with high-end stainless-steel appliances and a full bathroom with granite countertops and a walk-in shower. Guests can enjoy a meal at the versatile breakfast bar or sit around the formal dining table in the living area. The loft features picturesque windows throughout, a wall-mounted Smart TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and an in-building elevator.
Founded as the first city of Kansas, Leavenworth is a historic town with a ton of fun attractions to explore. Visit the bronze sculpture commemorating the place where Abraham Lincoln announced his presidential run, or check out the several restaurants and shops in the area. Conveniently, Kansas City and the airport are also just a short drive away. The unrivaled location, style, and modern amenities make this one of the best Kansas Airbnbs out there.
Off-Grid Mongolian Yurt
Handmade in Mongolia and nestled among the trees of Lawrence, Kansas, this traditional yurt offers travelers the perfect stay for communing with nature. Enjoy the surrounding wildlife and soft sounds of the night while remaining a convenient distance from downtown amenities.
The interior is characterized by stunning woodwork and intricate designs. Up to two guests can stay in the yurt, which features a comfortable double bed and a small meditation area. In the winter, the yurt is warmed with a central wood stove. The large circular skylight is perfect for stargazing in the evenings, and a simple cooking area offers a single burner, basic utensils, tea, and oatmeal. The outhouse is located 75 feet away from the yurt and is clean and well-maintained. There is also an outdoor firepit with two patio chairs for cozy evenings spent outdoors.
The property offers a stunning landscape with a one-mile hiking trail. If you’re looking to unplug and enjoy the simplicity of nomad life, this short-term rental in Kansas is the perfect Airbnb for you.
The Gingerbread House
As one of the larger Airbnbs on our list, this house rental in Kansas is a great choice for groups. Its prime location in a lovely neighborhood in Topeka also makes it an ideal stay for families and children.
The spacious and charming home offers four large bedrooms, two with king-size beds, one with a standard queen-size bed, and another with a swinging queen-size bed. There are also two full bathrooms and a separate dining area perfect for family meals. The full kitchen offers brand-new stainless-steel appliances and a beautiful accent wall of exposed brick. The family room is the focal point of the house and features a decorative marble fireplace, a wall-mounted Smart TV, a comfy sectional couch, and picturesque windows that flood the room with light. When the weather is nice, you might enjoy spending time in the private backyard complete with a grill, a patio set, and a stone firepit for chilly nights. Modern amenities include, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
The house is located on a tree-lined street across from a park and sits among several charming colonial homes. Centrally located, this Kansas Airbnb is also just minutes away from a mall, a zoo, a theater, and a ton of restaurants, bars, and museums.
Sustainable Tiny House
For a sustainable stay in a tranquil setting, check out this solar-powered tiny house built by a local carpenter on top of an old hay wagon.
The tiny house offers a lofted queen-size bed and can sleep one or two people, but the host will allow up to four guests if some members of the group are interested in pitching a tent on the property. There is also a cozy sitting area near a vast assortment of books and a large window offering scenic views. The small kitchen area features a minifridge, a cooktop, and a porcelain basin for washing dishes, but keep in mind that this is a true camping experience with no running water. Drinking water is provided, and the bathroom is in the nearby outhouse. There is also a window air-conditioning unit for the warmer months.
Situated on a 40-acre property in the cedar forests of Perry, this quaint Airbnb in Kansas offers guests a secluded stay with miles of hiking trails through woods, fields, quarries, and meadows. The property also features an outdoor firepit, private ponds, and kayak rentals for use on nearby Lake Perry.
Gorgeous Private Guesthouse
This cozy western Kansas Airbnb is located in the charming small town of Ness City. Downtown is just a few blocks away and offers a plethora of shops and restaurants.
The guesthouse and its surrounding property are fully private and come with all of the comforts of home. There is a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom. The spacious living room offers comfortable seating, a TV, and an old-timey popcorn machine for movie nights, making it the perfect place to relax with the family. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer.
Outside you’ll find a large yard and a front patio with a grill and a hammock. One great feature of this vacation home for rent in Kansas is its proximity to the historic Ness County Bank Building. As a member of the Bank Building Foundation, your host, Bent, will happily arrange a free tour.
The Blue Door Cabin
Rent a cabin in Kansas that is filled with outdoor activities and free from digital distractions with this cozy Airbnb in the woods.
As its name suggests, this charming cabin is marked with a bright blue front door. When you step inside, you’ll find that the home is characterized by rustic wood planked walls and exposed beams. The living room features a plethora of cozy seating options, cool-toned decorations, and an indoor fireplace nestled in a stone accent wall. There is a full kitchen with a corner dining table that can seat up to seven adults. The love seat in the living room pulls out into a twin-size bed, and the bedroom offers an additional queen-size bed. There is also a lofted queen-size mattress and a full bathroom with a luxurious rain-style shower and a tub.
Blue Door Cabin sits on 27 acres of private property ripe for exploration. In the 1930s, the woods were home to several service roads that are now used as hiking trails. There is also a beautiful pond on the property that comes with a dock, two fishing poles, and two stools. Guests can use the outdoor grill and the firepit, which are located next to the pond and are surrounded by zero gravity chairs.
Modern Farmhouse Retreat
Located on a nine-acre prairie in Kansas City, this Kansas Airbnb offers guests the best of both worlds with a quiet country setting just minutes away from the state’s major tourist attractions.
Well deserving of its Airbnb Plus status, this modern bungalow boasts stylish décor and high-end amenities to create a five-star experience. The two-bedroom house can accommodate up to six guests with one queen-size bed in one room and two double beds in the other. The kitchen, living room, and dining room are separated by stunning open arches, and each features high-end furnishings and hardwood floors. The full kitchen is spacious and stunning with stainless-steel appliances, an exposed brick pillar, and turquoise cabinetry. The dining table offers enough seats for all six guests, and the cozy living area is furnished with comfortable seating and a Smart TV. Additional modern amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a washer and dryer, and a dishwasher.
Outside you’ll find a porch with turquoise furniture, a firepit, and a grill. Guests are free to explore all nine acres and stroll along the property’s freshly mowed paths.
Old City Jailhouse
For a unique Airbnb in Kansas with a rich and interesting history, consider this former city jail in Neodesha.
Recently restored, this studio guesthouse is clean, comfortable, and a great choice for one or two travelers. It’s furnished with a comfortable king-size bed and offers a full kitchen and a full bathroom. Modern amenities include Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, and the living area features a comfortable couch and a Smart TV. An original graffiti wall and jail door have been preserved within the home, and the Airbnb displays newspaper clippings dating back to 1906. There is also a vintage police identification camera and a mugshot wall for taking souvenir photos.
Built over a century ago, the jailhouse holds the rich history of Neodesha within its walls. Situated adjacent to the firehouse, this Airbnb is conveniently located minutes away from downtown attractions and boasts a ton of small town charm.
Hippie Chic Oasis on the High Plains
If you’re looking for a peaceful and stylish oasis in the countryside, consider this beautiful vacation home for rent in Kansas. Decorated with tapestries from all over the world and paintings done by the host himself, the rental boasts a dreamy ambiance in a serene setting.
This unique Kansas Airbnb can sleep up to four guests with a king-size bed in the upstairs bedroom and a queen-size waterbed in the downstairs living room. The full kitchen offers high-end appliances, granite countertops, and a four-person dining table. There is also a comfortable seating area in the living room and a full bathroom with a separate walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The colorful décor and plethora of potted greenery make the space lively and bright. With remote-controlled air-conditioning and radiant floor heating, this rental is sure to keep you comfortable no matter the season.
Guests are welcome to explore the neighboring greenhouse and enjoy a cozy evening around the firepit. Located eight miles south of Colby in western Kansas, the area boasts wide-open terrain and beautiful scenery.
Abilene Lake Cabin
Last on our list of the best Airbnbs in Kansas is this charming cabin on a small residential lake.
This studio rental is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, although the host can accommodate up to four guests. There is a brand-new queen-size Murphy bed with a memory foam mattress in addition to a queen-size sofa bed and an air mattress. The cozy living area offers comfortable seating, a Smart TV, and a large dining table, and there is also a full kitchen and a full bathroom. The screened-in back porch overlooking the lake is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and the deck is furnished with an outdoor table, perfect for picnics with a view. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Guests are welcome to explore the property and the nearby wooded trails. Spend the day fishing off the dock or swimming at the small beach nearby. If you’re searching for a private lake cabin in Kansas for rent, you’re sure to love this spectacular rental.
Whether you’re looking to stay in a historic home in a small town or commune with nature on a peaceful retreat, you can’t go wrong with this list of the best Airbnbs in Kansas.