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18 Local Airbnbs That Are Total Hidden Gems

From campers to cottages, these rentals will add a unique touch to your vacation.
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Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a week-long stay, these local Airbnbs bring a unique twist to the normal hotel experience. These Airbnbs are so cool you might just end up spending most of your vacation in them.

Cabins and Cottages

Log Cabin + Guest House
  • 3 beds, 2 baths
  • 6 guests
  • $202 a night

Take to the woods in this dreamy cabin in Terre Haute. The rustic cabin and guest house are perfect for a getaway with friends. The amenities are also great for relaxing with a spacious wraparound porch, hot tub, and pond for fishing.

Log Cabin and Guest House Airbnb
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Beach Style Lakeside Mini Cottage
  • 3 beds, 1 bath
  • 4 guests
  • $125 a night

This colorful lakefront cabin in Jasonville offers a cozy stay after a long day enjoying the lake. The bright style and lake decor adds to the atmosphere, and there are two kayaks provided, so you can explore the lake.

Beach Style Lakeside Mini Cottage Airbnb
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Tiny Houses

Tiny Living Near Butler University Airbnb
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Tiny Living Near Butler University
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $56 a night

Enjoy living small in this adorable tiny house. The house has a nook, a full kitchen, a loft with a bed, a bathroom, and even a fire pit. Its location near Butler University, Newfields, and Broad Ripple will also give you plenty to do. This tiny house is perfect for your trip.

Tiny House Urban Getaway Airbnb
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Tiny House, Urban Getaway
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $61 a night

This tiny house is located west of Crown Hill and offers the unique and cozy charm of a tiny house. The house has a small kitchen, sitting area, bathroom, and loft with a bed. The sun-soaked wood look adds to the minimalist design, and you’re sure to enjoy the experience of staying in a tiny house.

Farms

Historic Owl Creek Farm
  • 3 beds, 2 baths
  • 6 guests
  • $142 a night

Get away to this scenic farm that showcases the best of Indiana living. The secluded newly renovated house built in 1888 is located in Clay City. While you’re there you can relax on the porch swing and take in the charm of this property.

Historic Owl Creek Farm Airbnb
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Rustic 1938 Barn Apartment
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $90 a night

Venture out to Rockville to stay in this rustic converted barn. Spend your time at the private bar, fishing, around the campfire, or just enjoying the beautiful Indiana farm. The farmhouse decor and expansive land will remind the city dweller of the beauty of the country.

Rustic 1938 Barn Apartment Airbnb
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Cozy & Rustic Barn Loft
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $79 a night

This picturesque three acre working farm is only 10 minutes from downtown Indy. The space comes equipped with a bedroom, kitchenette, and full bathroom. While staying at this location, you can feed the farm animals, pick up farm fresh produce, play yard games, practice yoga in the meditation room, or just enjoy the simple pleasures of farm living.

Cozy & Rustic Barn Loft Airbnb
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Rustic Beauty in a Historic Village
  • 2 beds, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $95 a night

Stay in the homey second floor loft of this barn in Metamora. Enjoy the added touches like coffee and tea brought to your room from the cafe on the first floor, continental breakfast, and homemade soaps in the bathroom. As a bonus, the historic town will give you plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.

Rustic Beauty in a Historic Village AIrbnb
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Campers/Camping

Vintage Wood Camper Airbnb
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Vintage Wood Camper
  • 2 beds, 1 bath
  • 3 guests
  • $60 a night

Live out your road trip dreams without the commitment with a stay in this vintage camper. Located in Brown County, this cozy camper is furnished with a twin XL bed and a single bed and a coffee maker. The campsite also has a picnic table and a fire ring.

Retro Shasta Camper AIrbnb
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Retro Shasta Camper
  • 4 beds, 1 bath
  • 5 guests
  • $73 a night

Step back in time with a stay in this retro camper. The shasta camper is a reissue of the 1961 model, so it comes equipped with modern amenities but keeps the colorful vintage look. The camper is located just two blocks from Monon Trail.

Cottage Tent Airbnb
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Cottage Tent
  • 3 beds, 1 bath
  • 3 guests
  • $109 a night

Feel like a fisherman at this Airbnb located on a lake in Jasonville. The cottage tent offers a queen bed, a bunk bed, a refrigerator, a gas grill, and the use of two kayaks or paddle boards. The lake decor and beautiful location will give you a wilderness feel with everything you need to feel comfortable.

Indy Mod Pod Guest Suite
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $95 a night 

This unique and modern house is a great place to stay for anyone looking to be close to the city. With a less than 3 minute drive to Mass Ave., you’ll be perfectly situated to head downtown. The suite is set up like a hotel with a king sized bed, bathroom, and amenities, and it’s modern design adds a unique flare.

Indy Mod Pod Guest Suite Airbnb
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Wild Grace Forest Dwelling
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $47 a night

Live out your cottagecore dreams in this storybook esque dwelling in Nashville. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in nature, relax by the firepit, explore the forest, and enjoy the beautifully decorated dwelling.

Wild Grace Forest Dwelling Airbnb
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The Sanctuary
  • 6 beds, 2 bath
  • 12 guests
  • $330 a night

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  • 2 beds, 1.5 bath
  • 4 guests
  • $250 a night

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside an old church? This Airbnb is a renovated church that was originally built in 1903 in Wabash. Enjoy the beautiful brickwork, detailed stained glass windows, and giant dining room. Stay as a group in the “Group Hub” or with just your family in the “Intimate Hub.”

The Sanctuary Airbnb
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Off-Grid Adventure Fort
  • 1 bed, 1.5 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $168 a night

Take a trip to the past in this adventure fort in Morgantown. With decor straight out of the wild west, you’ll feel like an outlaw. Enjoy details like the cowboy kitchen and barbeque and the nearby stream. This fun getaway is sure to unlock your inner child.

Off-Grid Adventure Fort Airbnb
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Yurt Inspired Cabin
  • 2 beds, 1 bath
  • 4 guests
  • $165 a night

Stop by Crawfordsville to stay in this yurt. The panoramic views will give you the perfect escape into nature. You’ll get a modern feel with the added bonus of beautiful vaulted ceilings and a sky light perfect for stargazing. 

Yurt Inspired Cabin Airbnb
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The Bunkhouse at Love’s Hideaway
  • 2 beds, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $74 a night

Get a true rustic feel by staying in this grain bin converted into a living space. Located in Largo this property is like a tiny house with a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and loft bedroom. The 27 acres will give you plenty of places to explore during your stay. 

The Bunkhouse at Love’s Hideaway Airbnb
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Tree House + Urban Farm
  • 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 2 guests
  • $214 a night

Unleash your inner child with this tree house Airbnb. The location will let you escape into the Indiana foliage while only being 10 minutes from downtown Indy. The treehouse has a deck landing, a tiki thatch awning, a full sized bed, a kitchenette, and large windows giving a great view onto the farm below.

Tree House + Urban Farm Airbnb
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Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s editorial intern who would love to stay in a treehouse.

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