25 of the Most Unique and Unusual Airbnbs in Pennsylvania

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When I’m traveling around the state, I always love finding unique places to stay on Airbnb. Pennsylvania, believe it or not, is home to a lot of very interesting places to stay, many of which can be booked on this popular site.

While I haven’t stayed at most of the places listed here, I’ve only picked spots that I would be excited to stay at. At the time of writing, all of them have excellent reviews, great photos and descriptions, and look like very fun spots to stay in while exploring PA.

So, whether you want to stay in a treehouse with a slide, a bridge over a creek, or on a boat, there’s a bit of something for every adventurous traveler on this list of the coolest Airbnbs in Pennsylvania.

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Treehouse with a Hot Tub near Ohiopyle State Park

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Located in southwestern PA near Ohiopyle State Park is this incredible treehouse.

Made of local lumber, this raised cabin is nestled in a beautiful woodland and has an amazing staircase leading up to it. Inside the treehouse, you’ll find a cozy space with all the amenities you need. Outside, there is a nice deck on the upper level and, below the main cabin, a hot tub, which is perfect for soaking your muscles after a long day of hiking.

Note that this property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $118/Night – Check Availability Now!

Vintage RV in Lancaster’s Amish Country

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Step into this historic 1975 Airstream trailer for one of the most unique Airbnbs in PA.

Located on a farm in Lancaster County, this is a great spot to base yourself while exploring Amish Country, Hershey, Harrisburg, and many more great spots.

This RV has been totally remodeled and has a very eclectic and modern style. It has all the amenities you’d expect from an Airbnb, including a surprisingly nice bathroom. There is also an outdoor patio with a firepit.

This property requires a three-night minimum stay.

Cost: $185/Night – Check Availability Now!

Octagonal Lakehouse near Scranton

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Located on Roaming Woods Lake in the Poconos, only a short distance east of Scranton, you’ll find this incredible octagonal lakehouse.

The house sits in a resort community near Roaring Woods Lake, which features great fishing, boating, and even a small beach and swimming area.

Inside, the home to nicely decorated with a very retro style and features many great amenities. Outside, there is a nice deck overlooking the beautiful woods that surround the house.

Note that this property has a three-night minimum stay.

Cost: $225/Night – Check Availability Now!

Bohemian Cabin near State College

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If you love eclectic things, you’ll definitely love this Bohemian cabin in Centre County near Woodward Cave.

Located adjacent to a beautiful creek, this cabin is filled with unique and upcycled touches. Outside, enjoy the wrought iron swing, firepit, grill, and neat seating areas.

While this cabin is a bit rough around the edges, it has more than enough charm to make up for it.

Note that this cabin requires a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $195/Night – Check Availability Now!

Treehouse with a Slide near Huntingdon

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There are many great spots to go glamping in Pennsylvania, but, as far as I know, this is the only one that lets you leave your treehouse by slide!

New in 2020, this elevated tent features a nice and cozy design that’s perfect for a relaxing visit to the woods. However, the highlight of this spot has to be the spiral slide that you can use during your stay. While a short walk is required to reach a bathroom, this spot does have a covered porch, picnic table, and firepit for guests to use.

This spot is located a short drive from Huntingdon, PA, and is great for exploring Raystown Lake and the Big Valley Amish community.

Cost: $132/Night – Check Availablity Now!

Covered Bridge Cabin in Lawrence County

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Located in western PA near New Castle and Grove City, this Airbnb is inside a converted covered bridge that spans a small creek. That’s right, this Airbnb in Pennsylvania is located directly over a body of water!

This cabin is described as being rustic, so it’s not for everyone, though it does feature a full slate of amenities, including a great deck overlooking the stream and a half-mile nature trail directly adjacent to the property. There’s even a six-foot working waterwheel nearby.

Cost: $99/Night – Check Availability Now!

Campsite Near a Waterfall near Jim Thorpe

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If you love waterfalls, there are few better Airbnbs in Pennsylvania than this glamping tent near a private waterfall.

Set in the middle of a 400-acre private forest, this tent features a large bunk bed, Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, and a fire pit. It is perched close to a small but beautiful waterfall.

If that’s not enough, there are several miles of hiking trails on the property and at least one very unique bridge. Even better, the tent is located only a short drive from Jim Thorpe and Hickory Run State Park, two of my favorite spots in Pennsylvania.

Cost: $212/night – Check Availablility Now!

Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia

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There are a lot of great hotel rooms in Philly, but if you are looking for something very different, why not stay in a houseboat on the Delaware River?

Located under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, this custom-built floating cabin is known as the Love Shack because of its metal roof. Inside, you’ll find nearly every amenity that you could need, though the bathroom is located a short walk away at the marina. There’s even a small deck so that you can enjoy the outdoors on the water.

Note that this property has a six-night minimum stay.

Cost: $132/Night – Check Availability Now!

Scandanavian Cabin near Huntingdon

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There is probably no more unique treehouse in Pennsylvania than this Scandanavian-inspired treehouse.

Designed as an authentic Norwegian Stabbur, this property will have you visiting Europe without leaving Pennsylvania. This cabin is made entirely of wood and features many cozy amenities, including a sauna. On the 80-acre property, you can enjoy several miles of hiking trails, a stream, and a ton of natural beauty.

Note that this property requires a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $239/Night – Check Availability Now!

Dome House in Pittsburgh

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Looking for somewhere unique to stay in Pittsburgh? This Yuca-Dome is a great choice.

The first of only 26 Yuca-Domes ever made, this home can withstand a 250-mile-per-hour wind (not that you have to worry about that in Pittsburgh).

This historic property includes one bedroom (though the listing states that two normally-locked bedrooms may be available for an additional cost). The home has a unique design that includes round windows.

Note that this property has a seven-night minimum stay.

Cost: $99/Night – Check Availability Now!

Aaron Burr’s Post-Duel Bedroom in New Hope

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After the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Burr fled New York for a friend’s home in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Today, that home is now open as the Aaron Burr House Bed and Breakfast. You can find the B&B’s rooms on Airbnb.

While there are a total of seven rooms in the house, it is said that Burr stayed in the Federalist Room during his time at the property in 1804. No matter which room you stay in, however, you might see or feel the ghost of Aaron Burr, which is said to reside at the home.

The room itself is well appointed and features a beautiful and classic style that wouldn’t have looked out of place in 1804.

Note that breakfast is an additional fee above the room rate.

Cost: $164/Night – Check Availability Now!

Woodland Cabin near Worlds End State Park

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If you are looking to explore Williamsport or the many great spots in PA’s Endless Mountains like Worlds End State Park and Ricketts Glen State Park, this woodland cabin is a perfect choice.

This 19th-century cabin has been lovingly restored and sits on the banks of the Loyalsock Creek, a popular stream for both its beauty and great fishing.

Inside, the cabin features four bedrooms and many nice touches and modern elements. Outside, there’s a great back porch overlooking the creek, a grill, and a firepit.

Note that this cabin has a three-night minimum stay.

Cost: $329/Night – Check Availability Now!

Treehouse in the Poconos near the Delaware River

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If you’ve always wanted to spend the night in a treehouse, this Airbnb in the Poconos is a great choice.

Located near Narrowsburg, New York, but on the Pennsylvania side of the river, this elevated cabin looks quaint from the outside but is incredibly well designed on the side. Browsing through the photos of this light-filled cabin and its oversized windows will make you feel like you are already there.

Even better, the treehouse features a clawfoot tub and a large deck with a hammock, all on nine private acres of land. It’s a great jumping-off point for exploring both the Poconos and the Catskills of New York.

This property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $268/Night – Check Availability Now!

Tiny House on a Farm near Shippensburg

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Always wanted to experience a tiny house? This Airbnb near Shippensburg is a great choice.

Located on an organic dairy farm just east of Interstate 81 in south-central PA, this charming home provides everything you need, but in a super tiny package. Fortunately, however, there is a large outdoor deck with a nice table and grill to ensure you don’t run out of room.

This spot makes a great location for checking out Michaux State Forest, the Appalachian Trail, Harrisburg, and Gettsyburg.

Cost: $95/Night – Check Availability Now!

Luxury Condo with Great Views in Pittsburgh

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There might be no better urban vista in the world than Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, and this Pennsylvania Airbnb lets you take full advantage of this spectacular spot from both inside and outside the home.

This two-bedroom apartment is located at the crest of Mount Washington and features incredible views of the city’s skyline from the porch, living room, and master bedroom through a huge wall of windows.

Away from the view, the apartment features luxurious and modern touches that are sure to please everyone.

Cost: $204/Night – Check Availability Now!

Waterfront Chalet in Allegheny National Forest

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This log cabin is located in the Allegheny National Forest near Tidioute, Pennsylvania, and is directly on the beautiful Allegheny River. This makes it a great spot for those that want to go fishing or boating on the water, but it’s also great for just a bit of relaxation.

Inside the home, there is a giant stone fireplace and a towering wall of windows looking out over the river. Outside, you can enjoy the deck and a relaxing hot tub.

This property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $346/Night – Check Availability Now!

Mid-Century Modern Home over a Creek near Reading

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If you love Mid-Century Modern design, you won’t want to miss this incredible Airbnb near Reading, PA.

This unique home is perched directly over a small stream and features an impeccable design that is sure to wow every visitor. In fact, the design of this home looks like something straight out of a magazine.

Outside the home, you’ll find a hot tub, which is a perfect spot to relax in the evenings.

This property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $248/Night – Check Availability Now!

Historic Yurt in Ohiopyle

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Yurts are popping up at campgrounds and Airbnbs in PA. However, this yurt in southwestern Pennsylvania is one of the few historic yurts you can stay in.

Built in 1918, this historic yurt is located in the heart of Ohiopyle, one of the most charming tiny towns in PA and gives you quick access to the many incredible things to do in and around Ohiopyle State Park.

This spot is definitely rustic and isn’t for every traveler. However, for those that appreciate cozy and rustic accommodations, but still want quick access to hiking trails and restaurants, this is a perfect choice. There’s even a wood stove to keep you warm on chilly nights and a firepit outside.

Cost: $61/Night – Check Availability Now!

Lakefront House on Lake Erie

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Located in the northeastern corner of PA, this Airbnb sits directly along the shores of Lake Erie and is only a short drive from the city of Erie.

The home features stunning views of the lake from a bluff, and it’s only a short walk to a semi-private beach, giving you that beach house experience without leaving Pennsylvania.

The interior of the home is nicely maintained and comfortable, but the real star here in the outdoor space. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and the outdoor sitting and dining spaces while overlooking this breathtaking lake.

Note that this property has a four-night minimum stay.

Cost: $471/Night – Check Availability Now!

Farm Cottage in Bethlehem

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Looking for a romantic Airbnb in Pennsylvania? This 18th-century stone cottage is a great choice.

Located just outside of the charming city of Bethlehem, PA, which is known for its rich history and great Christmas celebrations, this one-room cottage is a fantastic place to stay. It has been recently renovated to provide all the necessary modern comforts and many little touches that make this a popular rental.

There’s even access to a swimming pool adjacent to the cottage.

Note that this property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $175/Night – Check Availability Now!

Historic Houseboat near Pittsburgh

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Located along the shores of the Allegheny River just north of Pittsburgh, this 1972 houseboat is a unique spot to stay when visiting the city.

The interior of this boat is small, but it’s been well designed and features a kitchen and a bathroom within the confines of the boat. At the top of the boat, spread out on the deck to watch the sunset. The boat even comes with a free kayak rental!

Note that this property requires a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $133/Night – Check Availability Now!

Renovated Church in Philly

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If you’re looking for a unique property in Philadelphia to share with a whole group of people, this renovated church is a great choice.

This historic church is located south of Center City near Rittenhouse Square and is set up like a boutique hotel with eight rooms around a central living and dining space. It can easily fit your entire group. Each bedroom in this property features its own bathroom and nicely appointed bedding.

Note that this property has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $1286/Night – Check Availability Now!

Teepee near the Quehanna Wild Area

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Located near the Quehanna Wild Area, this fun teepee is a neat spot to stay when exploring this remote part of the state.

The inside of the teepee is sparse but nicely laid out with four beds and a small kitchen area. There is also a fire pit within the teepee for warmth.

Outside, you’ll find another firepit, Adirondack chairs, a private bathhouse, and a hammock.

Note that this property requires a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $95/Night – Check Availability Now!

Private Lakehouse near Cambridge Springs

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Located on a peninsula on a private lake in northwestern PA, this cabin is in a very beautiful and relaxing spot. In fact, it’s surrounded on three sides by water.

This large home features a well-appointed interior, including a game room with toys for kids of all ages. The star of the show, however, is the exterior, which features a great dining area, deck, fire pit, and dock.

This house is also close to a ski resort for wintertime adventures.

Note that this Airbnb has a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $275/Night – Check Availablity Now!

Historic Barn in the Philadelphia Suburbs

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Want to stay in a tranquil rural setting but within reach of downtown Philly? This historic barn is a great choice.

Located in Bryn Mawr, only a 35-40 minute drive from the city and near train lines directly into Center City Philadelphia, this spot feels away from it all while being close to the many amazing things to do in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

This PA vacation rental is located in the loft of a historic dairy barn. Inside, this light-filled space features all the amenities you could want and a lot of great little touches.

Note that this property requires a two-night minimum stay.

Cost: $125/Night – Check Availability Now!

Have you ever stayed in one of these Airbnbs in Pennsylvania or do you have a favorite one to share? Let us know in the comments below.

Looking for even more places to stay in Pennsylvania? Check out the campground at Ricketts Glen State Park, the incredible Loews Hotel in Philly, and the Wyndham Hotels in Pittsburgh.

 

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  1. Hi Jim! Great post 👍 I own the Love Shack and Love Ark, at Penn’s Landing, Philly. If people want to stay fewer than 6 nights, they can text me at:
    267-713-BOAT

    Jhanna White

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