No matter what time of year it is, it’s almost always a great time for a quick getaway. If you’re feeling ready for something different, you might be looking into Airbnbs instead of plain old hotels – maybe even a unique one? This list of quirky Airbnbs in Alabama, including yurts, treehouses, cabins, and even a bank, has you covered while you search for the vacation spot that’s just right for you.
Airbnbs in Alabama
To help make your decision easier, the Airbnb locations, price ranges, and links to more information have been highlighted. No matter where you’re from or what your budget, there should be a quirky Airbnb perfect for you in Alabama!
The A-Frame (Pike Road)
This renovated vintage 1955 Sears and Roebuck kit house is an oasis of tranquility in the woods. Located just a short 15 minutes from downtown Montgomery, it’s one of the Airbnbs in Alabama that architecture enthusiasts especially would be keen on visiting. Even so, it definitely has a lot to offer.
There is a plethora of outdoor activities along with wi-fi and Netflix (no cable but you can stream). Want to make s’mores? There is a small campfire available and you can choose to bring your own wood or pay an extra fee to have some delivered.
Yurt at Clear Creek Cove RV Resort (Talladega)
Nestled atop a hill at the edge of a lake, this yurt offers gorgeous views and amenities you would think are exclusive to hotels. But nope, this hidden gem gives you the best of both worlds! That’s what makes it the best place to try “glamping” for first timers.
It’s the perfect alternative to a chain hotel without making compromises on amenities like a full kitchen, air conditioning, and a tiled shower. To top it off there are awesome activities to do around the yurt and two friendly pet donkeys to meet.
Spend your time swimming, fishing, paddling, and golfing to your heart’s content before returning to your adorable yurt for the night. Does it help to know the yurts were voted best unique stays in Alabama by AL.com?
The Lake House at The Farm (Fairhope)
You will find this quaint two-bedroom house located on an organic farm, just miles away from the white sandy gulf coast. The unique experiences this Airbnb has to offer makes this a favorite among travelers looking for rustic magic.
Take a bike ride and explore the huge organic farm or opt for a guided farm tour. If you visit at the right time of year you might get to pick some blueberries while there. Rent a replica of a 1900’s Mobile Bay Fisherman boat, make your way down Weeks Bay, and take a dip in the famous Magnolia Spring “Cold Hole”.
Visit this farm stay in Fairhope to see why its natural and healthy ways land it a spot on this list of unique Airbnbs in Alabama. A cozy bunkhouse set in a farm, framed by gorgeous sunsets, with loads of fresh-air activities. There’s nothing else quite like it!
The Bank Vault (New Market)
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a bank, here is your chance. This beautiful space is a renovated 1926 bank complete with its original tin ceilings and its vault. Located in the small town of New Market, you are only 15 miles away from the attractions of Huntsville.
Unlike actual banks, The Bank features everything you will need including wi-fi, laundry, and full kitchen. Stay in the bank’s front area and dine in the vault. How cool is that?
Anchors Away (Mobile)
If you were to visit this beautiful little one bedroom, you would probably know it was designed by travelers. The couple in question, a former marine biologist and globe-trotting interior designer, are the real reason this venue is such a unique stay. In fact, it’s even one of the most wishlisted Airbnbs in Alabama.
Anchors Away is a totally self-contained living space located in the heart of Historic Midtown Mobile. It’s filled to the brim with treasures collected over the couple’s ten year sailing voyage around the world and is really worth exploring just for that!
While interesting pieces such as a mako shark tooth and whale vertebra will catch your attention, the Airbnb goes on to impress with its amenities as well. The high ceilings, four-poster bed, and fully equipped kitchen will make you never want to leave.
1971 Vintage Airstream Lakeside (Fairhope)
For those who have always wondered what living on the road would feel like but never took the leap, this retro campervan is for you! The 1971 vintage airstream Airbnb gives you a no-strings taste of the 70s life. It’ll take you back to a time when road travel was about carefree camping and living in the moment!
Situated beside a private lake under an oak tree, this one bedroom motorhome is every camper’s dream. With its full kitchen, shower, toilet and air conditioner, the unit is a step ahead of camping. Yet, it manages to offer a cozy, old-timey experience.
The icing on the cake? There are kayaks and canoes you can rent to enjoy the nature around you. Not only is this place peaceful and quiet, it is also only ten minutes from town if you want to get lunch or dinner.
Nivendale Cabin at Riverview Campground (Guntersville)
If heights make you nervous, this “mock treehouse” built firmly on the ground might be just the treehouse experience you have been looking for! It’s situated among enormous shady trees with a large raised deck, and an outdoor tree-trunk window seat. The feeling it invokes is remarkably similar to sitting in a real treehouse.
All the woodwork for this unique piece of architecture has been sourced from within the 150-acre property, resulting in a luxurious yet old-school charm. The decor utilizes cedar, poplar, oak, pine, and driftwood as well as many repurposed, recycled materials in its design. This place would definitely appeal to those interested in neat woodwork projects.
In fact, this Airbnb’s long list of facilities and fun activities like swimming, boating and canoeing, makes it a great retreat for anyone looking to unwind in Alabama.
Off-Grid UNIMOG Zombie-Free Adventure (Kimberly)
If you are looking for many unique features, this 1966 UNIMOG most definitely has them! Located on a 105-acre eco retreat, the property is off-grid and transport to and from is only via Case Rock UTV driven by the owners.
Perhaps the coolest feature of this stay is the UNIMOG was used as a prop in The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead. Also, it is the only UNIMOG in the world on Airbnb!
This is a great option to unwind, disconnect, and reconnect with nature. Hiking beautiful scenery, petting goats on the goat farm, and water views of the river…this is a relaxing retreat waiting just for you!
Serene Studio Library Retreat (Mentone)
This dreamy little cabin in the woods, located on the tranquil mountains of Mentone is popular for its overflowing collection of books. Well stocked with philosophy, psychology, religion, poetry, and fiction, the cabin makes for the ideal private enclave to bring out your inner reader and philosophy buff.
Featuring facilities like a kitchen, TV, and wi-fi as well as its proximity to Little River Canyon and DeSoto State Park, there is no way you will run out of things to do. You can spend the day either cuddled up in bed with your dog, reading a book, or hiking one of the beautiful trails in the area.
Historic Muscle Shoals Music House
This property in Alabama is one of those Airbnbs that is a must visit for its history. The quaint but spacious Music House overlooks the Tennessee River and once belonged to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. It hosted their stars like Bob Dylan and Stephen Stills who probably enjoyed the stunning views just as much you would today!
If you are a musician or artist or just someone looking for inspiration, this house is your best bet to find it! With information regarding its past and its proximity to downtown Sheffield, it makes a great home base to explore Muscle Shoals’ music scene and history.
Hopefully, this list has got you started on your hunt for the quirkiest Airbnbs that are perfect for you in Alabama. Gather your family members, group of friends or make it a solo trip and be on your way to check them off your list as soon as you can!
Have you been to any of these Airbnbs in Alabama? Do you have a unique recommendation to add to the list? I would love to know about it!