The state of Virginia has a rich history, with Native American heritage and Colonial-era sites scattered across the entire region. Today, it is known for being the home state of many American Presidents, producing fantastic seafood, and serving as a gateway to Washington, D.C. And with so many opportunities present, it’s no wonder the state is also famous for its airports, which collectively serve over 40 million people annually. Additionally, the state has both beaches and mountains, so there are natural wonders for every traveler’s taste.
If you’re planning to visit the state, all these awesome activities will mean you’ll need a great place to stay, which is why we’ve put together a list of the best Airbnb rentals in Virginia. To be absolutely sure we’re showing only the best, all of the Airbnbs on our list are run by superhosts, who have a record of top-notch service and have received lots of good reviews. Some also belong to the Airbnb Plus program, and their rentals have been inspected for quality by a member of Airbnb staff.
Woodsy, Rustic Treehouse
In this Virginia Airbnb, up to four people can sleep among the branches and get away from the bustle of city life on a 120-acre property. Professionally built to grow with the trees and sway slightly in the breeze, this treehouse rental in Virginia is sure to make your trip a memorable one.
An open, shared sleeping space has lots of room to accommodate everyone comfortably. You’ll find a double bed in the loft, which is accessible by a ladder-staircase carved step by step into a single thick log. There’s also a single bed, a sofa bed, and two additional floor mattresses. An outdoor shower will let you enjoy a view of the sky while you bathe, and an outhouse holds a composting toilet.
There’s a balcony with beautiful raw wood railings, as well as a firepit that can be used to stay warm in the evening or grill out while you enjoy the view of the forest. You’ll also have access to a gas stove and a coffee maker. And, if you’re an animal person, you’ll love the three Anatolian Shepherd dogs that live here!
Magical Hobbit’s Dream Cottage
This incredible one-of-a-kind home is appropriately named Hobbit’s Dream, and it really does seem as though it has just sprung from an epic fantasy novel or a magical adventure film. For an unforgettable, enchanting stay, look no further than this vacation house for rent in Virginia.
A double bed stands in the middle of the bedroom, surrounded by fantasy art and a rustic cottage feel. An inflatable mattress is available for extra sleeping space. The architecture adds to the ambiance, with wood beams along the curved ceiling and rounded door frames between rooms. Replica relics from Middle Earth and other faraway lands are scattered throughout the home, giving it a lived-in feel and adding to the fantasy feel.
There’s a kitchenette with a hot plate, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, and minifridge, though the host does have cooking rules, so you’ll want to read those before packing lots of goodies. In the sitting room, there are cushy leather chairs and a wooden writing desk complete with quills. Herbs, garlic, furs, weapons, and paintings all hang on the walls, and fairy lights intertwine with a branch arch outside the front door. The hosts also offer crafting workshops and highly encourage you to bring your costumes and cameras for some amazing souvenir photos.
Spacious, Bright Cabin Sanctuary
This home is described as a nature lover’s paradise and sits on open property surrounded by foothills for an incredible view in every direction. And with room to accommodate up to eight guests, this is a great option if you’re looking for rental cabins in Virginia that can accommodate a family get-together or a big group of friends.
The kitchen is a definite highlight of this cabin, with tons of counter space and a big basin sink to make cooking large or complicated meals extra easy. There’s also a fridge, microwave, stove, oven, coffee maker, toaster, and dishwasher. You’ll be able to sit down for meals at the formal dining table inside or head out onto the covered balcony, where you’ll find a second dining table. The view from the balcony is unparalleled, offering a sight you’ll only find when you rent a cabin in the Virginia mountains.
The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed, plus a bench positioned in front of a picture window that looks out over the mountains. The second bedroom has two bunk beds consisting of one queen-size mattress and three singles. Both bedrooms have all-wood walls and ceilings, providing that true cabin ambiance. There are two full bathrooms and one half bath. Sitting areas with comfy furniture and soft throws around the house provide lots of room for board games and conversations, and since the cell service in the area is spotty at best, a landline phone is provided.
Cozy, Cottage-Style Treehouse
This is another Airbnb in Virginia that may have you feeling as though you’re spending the night in a storybook. With dark wood beams and whitewashed walls inside and the rustle of pine needles outside, this home is loaded with fairytale atmosphere.
There’s a queen-size bed that will have you resting under a skylight, so you’ll wake up to a view of sunshine, pines, and maybe even some wildlife if you’re lucky. A hanging basket chair fills the rest of the bedroom space and provides an excellent spot to read or play a handheld game. A spiral staircase leads down to the main part of the treehouse. You’ll find a kitchenette that includes a breakfast bar with stools for two, as well as a stove, oven, fridge, kettle, French press, and microwave.
In the living room, there’s a couch, a coffee table, and a fireplace, plus some plants to help brighten things up. Off to one side is the bathroom, which has a marble tile shower and a hammered copper sink. And even though you’re sleeping in the trees, this home does have hot water. A two-person copper hot tub sits on the balcony, giving you an excellent and unique place to soak and relax on a cool evening.
Dream Rock Silo
If you’re looking for vacation rentals in Virginia that are truly one-of-a-kind places to stay, consider the Dream Rock Silo in the city of Independence. This sky-high private suite has 360° views, shabby-chic farm-inspired décor, and room for two guests to enjoy a truly unique getaway.
Being inside a silo, the interior is comprised of round rooms with a winding staircase connecting them. On the first floor, a living room has rocking chairs, a stained-glass lamp, a TV, and picture windows looking out over the land below. The décor celebrates the pine trees of Virginia, with pine needles, fairy lights, and trees intertwined in glowing wall art. Off the living room is the bathroom, where aged wood and river stones make up the walk-in shower and vanity areas. The ceiling is painted to look like the sky, allowing you to imagine you’re showering under a mountain waterfall.
The bedroom loft has a circular king-size bed that’s surrounded by windows, so you can fall asleep counting stars and wake up to sunrise hues. A shared screened-in full kitchen is available for you to cook meals and has a dining table to seat your party and others. Two other perks of this amazing Virginia Airbnb should be noted: There are two dogs, seven cats, and lots of chickens that will be glad to meet you, and the hosts have a scavenger hunt in which you can win a prize!
Riverfront Cabin on Spacious Property
This little cabin for rent in Virginia is situated on 50 acres of land, making it delightfully private and great for nature lovers. It has room for two adult guests and includes details like a lamppost to light up the front walk and a balcony surrounded by towering trees.
The bedroom has a king-size bed that sits across from a picture window with a window bench. A TV is visible from the bed, and a large mirror hangs on one wall. The bathroom has marble tile walls, a stone countertop, a walk-in shower, and a whole basket of fluffy towels.
In the kitchen, you’ll have access to a stove, oven, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. A breakfast nook with table and chairs stands in one corner. The sitting room has a large sectional sofa which serves as an excellent second sleeping place, which is part of what makes this cabin kid- and pet-friendly. It faces a bookshelf and a grand fireplace. The balcony outside has a table and chairs for lounging, and the river is only a short walk away.
Stylish, Warm Mountain Chalet
This charming chalet-style cabin is one of the best Virginia Airbnbs for families with children, as it was designed by the hosts themselves for their own family to use as a getaway as well. It’s pet friendly and has items like baby gates and outlet covers to help keep little ones safe.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and a crib and one with a king-size bed and two singles. One has natural wood walls, rustic patterned carpeting, and string lights across the ceiling to create a warm ambiance. The other has bright natural light and soft off-white tones for a refreshing feel. The bathroom has lots of colorful decorations and a shower-tub combo.
In the kitchen, you’ll be able to prepare your meals with a stove, oven, fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. The round dining table with mismatched wooden chairs seats six. In the living room, ottomans, a couch, an armchair, and a rocking chair ensure everyone will have somewhere to sit by the fireplace or watch TV. An elevated back deck provides a place to lounge outside and enjoy birdsong in the morning, and a firepit and bench in the yard is an excellent place for telling stories and roasting marshmallows.
Glamping-Style Dome House
Some nature lovers want to wake up in a forest surrounded by trees and chirping birds. Some would rather wake up in a grassy meadow surrounded by quietly grazing deer. If you’re the latter, then this is the one of the very best Airbnbs in Virginia to offer that experience.
The geodesic dome, affectionately nicknamed Bucky, is a one-room structure. The queen-size bed sits on one end, with nightstands and reading lamps on either side. A sitting area is set up on the other end, with chairs, a side table for coffee or snacks, and a clear plastic section of wall that acts as a window out to rolling pastures. Four circular skylights in the ceiling provide tons of natural light without compromising on privacy. And, unlike a traditional camping tent, this dome house has a heater and an air conditioner.
A foot-pump sink provides water for washing your hands or brushing your teeth, and a shower building nearby is shared with one other rental. A coffee maker and minifridge provide you with all you need for an easy breakfast. You’ll have the ability to explore the property and enjoy the fresh air, and the quaint country town nearby has shopping, a soda fountain, and some great small restaurants.
Striking A-Frame Cabin Lodge
If you’re seeking log cabin getaways in Virginia, this impressive A-frame structure could be your favorite find. Its unique architecture gives the interior beautiful vaulted ceilings and helps the exterior lend itself to great photos to post online or show your family.
The downstairs has a living room area with two armchairs, a sofa, a small standing fireplace, and a TV. The sofa pulls out into a bed that can sleep two. A staircase with natural branches forming handrails leads up to a loft bedroom with a queen-size bed and a window with a great view. There are nightstands with reading lamps on either side of the bed, plus an alarm clock.
A stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, fridge, and kettle are all present in the kitchen, as well as a dining table that seats six. In the bathroom, windows let in lots of natural light, and there’s a large tiled walk-in shower with glass doors. And be sure to spend some time on the covered porch, where rain or shine you can lounge on outdoor furniture and enjoy the fresh air.
Bright, Colorful Tiny House
If you’ve been looking at short-term cabin rentals in Virginia but found that many of them are enormous and set up for far more people than you have in your party, you might instead fall in love with this tiny house. It has a similar feel to a snug log cabin in the forest but with just enough space for up to four guests; it would be suitable for a couple or a solo traveler as well.
The home is divided into two levels. On the first floor, a sitting room has two chairs, plus a sofa that can fold out into a queen-size bed. A window looks out onto the porch, and a bookshelf sits to one side. Upstairs, a second queen-size bed sits in a loft space to accommodate two more people.
The kitchen area has a breakfast bar with two stools, and the kitchenette itself includes a coffee maker, microwave, and fridge. Stained glass and floral artwork brighten up the room, along with lots of sunlight. Outside, you’ll find several lawn chairs and a firepit that will be excellent for cool evenings by the crackling warmth.
The Maury River Treehouse
Though a bit too big to be held up by trees, this home is nonetheless elevated. Once inside, you’ll absolutely feel like you’re living amongst the treetops. This Airbnb in Virginia has the best characteristics of a treehouse, a cabin, and a luxury getaway all wrapped into one.
The bedroom has a king-size bed, a dresser for personal items, and a chair next to large windows to give you a great view and lots of natural light in case you want to curl up with a book or video chat with family. An air mattress provides more sleeping accommodations. In the bathroom, a big tiled walk-in shower has glass doors and a rain-style showerhead. A couch and two chairs sit across from a fireplace in the living room, and large windows provide stunning views.
The kitchen is spacious and well lit, with lots of counter space. There’s an oven, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher, and microwave. An oversized breakfast bar seats three people. A full dining table on the covered porch outside seats six, and the porch also includes a couch, firepit, and TV. Just outside, a fire circle is surrounded by outdoor lounge chairs, and a river rushes past, bringing fresh, cool air and gentle ambient background noise.
Studio-Style Guesthouse by the Beach
While the many homes in meadows, forests, and mountains on this list are lovely, you might be hoping for a bit more sand and sun. If you’re looking for a Virginia Beach Airbnb instead, you’ll definitely want to look at this great studio guesthouse.
The bedroom area has a queen-size bed complete with sand-and-seafoam-colored pillows and magnolia flower artwork in matching colors. To accommodate a third guest, there’s an air mattress provided, though the extra cushy gray couch might serve just fine if you’re tired after a long day of fishing, swimming, or shopping.
A dining nook seats two next to windows that look out onto the street, perfect for watching neighbors walk their dogs while you sip your morning coffee. The kitchenette has a coffee maker, fridge, microwave, sink, and toaster oven. In the bathroom, you’ll find a tiled walk-in shower, and just off the bedroom is a small laundry nook with a washer and dryer.
Mountain Cabin With Spectacular Views
This Virginia Airbnb has been nicknamed The Bear Den, and it offers an incredible retreat into the foothills of the Appalachians. It has room for up to four guests, is situated high enough that you can see for miles, and is one of only a few rental cabins with hot tubs in Virginia.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two single beds. The bedroom with the queen-size bed has a window that looks out onto the balcony and then into the trees beyond. The other includes a dresser and bear-themed art. In the living room, you’ll find a couch, two chairs, and a rug, all with log-cabin-themed knit designs. There’s also a TV, an old-fashioned chest radio, and glass doors that lead to the balcony.
In the bathroom, you’ll be able to shower surrounded by earth tones and wood art, and the host provides lots of fluffy white towels. The kitchen has all the basic appliances you’ll need, the dining table can seat six, and the indoor fireplace will warm the house easily at night. On the balcony, there’s a hot tub positioned so that you can see the city below. The yard has a fire circle, and a river lies just a short walk away.
Secluded Log Cabin on the River
This cabin is so close to the river that the only way you might manage to be closer to water is if you decided to rent a boat instead of a house. Additionally, this Virginia Airbnb is secluded and private, is designed to house two guests in a roomy but cozy setting, and has honey-gold natural wood walls that cast a warm glow throughout the home.
The full kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle. A dining nook sits next to one of many windows and seats four, and a stained glass lamp hangs overhead and adds personality. For true log cabin ambiance, you’ll definitely want to curl up on the couch or armchair in the sitting room and light the standing fireplace. In the back of the sitting room is a writing desk, great for filling in postcards to everyone back home.
The bedroom has a king-size bed positioned so you’ll lie directly under a stained-glass window. The en suite bathroom has a shower-tub combo and windows that can be opened for ventilation. On the balcony are lounge chairs and an overhang that overlooks the river, and in the yard is a fire circle and several outdoor chairs.
Charming Cottage Located at Animal Sanctuary
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll definitely want to check out this Airbnb in Virginia. The Cozy Cottage is located on the property of Grateful Meadows, a non-profit sanctuary for farm animals. You’ll get to wake up next to pastures full of pigs, donkeys, and chickens, and you’re free to enjoy a meet and greet with them.
The cottage itself has a queen-size bed with delightfully plush bedding. A nightstand and lamp are on one side, and a chair is on the other by a window. Windows wrap around half the structure, giving you an excellent view of the pastures. A fireplace adds light, atmosphere, and warmth.
The rest of the amenities are in the basement of the main house, in the guest lounge. The bathroom has a shower, a vanity with a nice amount of counter space, and city-metro décor. There is also a kitchenette that has cooking basics like a microwave, fridge, and hot plate, though the hosts supply a build-your-own waffle breakfast. They do ask that you not consume animal products on the property, so plan your cooking and restaurant visits accordingly. For entertainment, the cottage has a projector, a billiards table, and both a saltwater pool and a hot tub.
Luxury Mountain Yurt
This fancy camp is designed to bring guests all the comfort of a luxury Airbnb in Virginia mixed with all the natural wonders of a private campground. It can accommodate up to four guests and has some fantastic views.
A double bed and a single bed are arranged in lofts above the living room space. They have railings for safety and are accessible from a ladder. In a side room is a separate bedroom, where a queen-size bed provides another place for guests to sleep. The couch faces a TV, and records are available to play on a record player. A bathroom includes tile floors, mountain wildlife decorations, and a claw-foot tub.
The kitchen has a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, toaster, blender, and fridge, so you don’t even need to think about building a fire outside unless you want to. If you do, a fire circle in the yard provides the perfect place for making s’mores. There’s a full dining table inside and a second table with an umbrella outside on the balcony. Just a short walk away lies a secluded outdoor hot tub that sits on a platform surrounded by greenery.
Whether you’re heading to historical monuments, mountain hiking trails, or the Atlantic Ocean, the state of Virginia has something for everyone. And with so many great options, this list of the best Airbnbs in Virginia will surely help you start planning your exploration of this beautiful state.