From Castles to Treehouses: 29 Unique Stays in PA

Escape to one of PA’s unique and luxurious boutique hotels, lodges, homes, inns, or glamping experiences. Embrace each season with these epic, one-of-a-kind lodging experiences!

1. Crooked Arrow Glamping Tent


Elevate your usual camping trip with the comforts of home at the luxurious Crooked Arrow Glamping Tent. Trade in your sleeping bag for a queen bed and your campfire for an electric fireplace and BBQ grill. Enjoy other modern touches including Wi-Fi, a small refrigerator, a Keurig, USB outlets, and a heated blanket and warm, cozy bedding, making this an ideal glamping experience all year round!

2. Hilltop Mansion


Furniture inside masion Hall
Hilltop Mansion

In Lancaster County, Hilltop Mansion looks out over quaint Amish farmland in all directions. Perfect for a family weekend getaway, this spacious home hosts up to eight guests and features a children’s toy room and an outdoor patio with a hot tub and grill. Celebrate holidays or special occasions with a feast in the large kitchen. The spacious yard and dedicated game room are the perfect places to host family game night, complete with ping pong and pool tables, cornhole, and board games.

3. Camp Libelula Tiny Home


camp House covered in snow
Camp Libelula Tiny Home | Credit: Airbnb

Looking to go green on your next trip? Try glamping at this eco-friendly Camp Libelula Tiny Home. You can relax in the outdoors year-round in the hot tub, which is enclosed in a heated bubble tent. Afterwards, wash off in the outdoor steam shower and full heated vanity bathroom. Focused on making this stay sustainable for the surrounding environment, it has an energy-free treatment system with a 100% renewable Ecoflo biofilter. This green escape is only a 1.0- to 1.5-hour drive from Philadelphia and New York City.

4. Modern Firetower Chalet


Firetower Chalet
Modern Firetower Chalet | Credit: Airbnb

Inspired by the fire towers found out west, the modern, two-story Firetower Chalet offers a completely unique getaway where you can truly get away from it all (or not since it comes fully connected with Wi-Fi and an HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Netflix, and Roku)! Nestled deep within 60 acres of farm and woodland, enjoy miles of private wooded trails perfect for hiking and exploring. Awaken every morning surrounded by views of birch trees and distant mountainsides, then enjoy your morning coffee on the second story wraparound deck. It’s so peaceful, you might never want to leave!

5. Antler A-Frame


Antler Skull hanging in front of the house
Antler A-Frame

Expertly designed by Pocono Design Company, the Antler A-Frame makes a cozy weekend getaway for you and three of your nearest and dearest. This tiny cabin includes a full kitchen, year-round hot tub, Wi-Fi, heat and air conditioning, and a smart projector and sound system. Located in the private Pocono Farms Country Club, you will have exclusive access to the club’s restaurant and other amenities, including the pickleball courts!

6. RiverHouse: Beautiful Lodge on the Allegheny River

East Brady

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RiverHouse: Beautiful Lodge on the Allegheny River | Credit: VRBO

This unique Airbnb rocks! Located on the Allegheny River in East Brady, RiverHouse: Beautiful Lodge on the Allegheny River offers Instagram-worthy views of the river and is a great getaway for two or a whole crew. Snuggle up by the beautiful wood-burning fireplace, sip your coffee in the sun-room (screened in summer and heated in winter), perfect for enjoying views of the river on a rainy or snowy day. Enjoy some quiet time, explore the outdoors with a walk or jog through the 1.5-acre property, or travel downtown to explore the local shops and restaurants.

7. Texter Mountain Home


A house with a glass front
Texter Mountain Home

Find yourself tucked away in nature when you stay at this custom-built modern getaway. The two-bedroom wooded Texter Mountain Home gives you an up-close look at the wilderness around Texter Mountain with its high steel beams and glass front. Sleep in the loft area for the best view in the house or relax on the patio by the fire pit to listen to the chirps and chants of wildlife or when winter’s winds blow cozy up by the indoor wood-burning fireplace. Don’t forget to take a dip in the hot tub before checking out!

8. Cozy Tiny Home Cottage


Cozy Tiny Home Cottage covered in snow
Cozy Tiny Home Cottage | Credit: Airbnb

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a tiny home, now’s your chance at the Cozy Tiny Home Cottage. This cute and quaint cottage is perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway. Perched on an outcrop overlooking the Conewago mountains, this getaway offers a mountain of amenities to enjoy. It boasts a fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows or to sip wine by as you watch a spectacle of fireflies in warmer months, or settle into rocking chairs for some stargazing. The cottage is within walking distance of Pinchot State Park and provides the use of two complimentary kayaks to enjoy on the lake when the weather allows.

9. Oak Cabin


Sofa and Hanging chair in Living space of a cabin
Oak Cabin

Ready yourself for the ultimate retreat at Oak Cabin. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom eclectic escape will make you feel right at home with the wooded, boho vibes of the space. Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, you can relax in this open floor concept home or partake in all the outdoor activities the Poconos has to offer, such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, chasing waterfalls, or going to a waterpark. When the weather turns colder, you can cozy up and relax by the living room’s large, wood-burning fireplace. Just remember to bring some wood!

10. Forest Cottage


Inside forest Cottage
Forest Cottage | Credit: Airbnb

Forest Cottage: where history meets the PA wilderness. Originally a hunting house, this 19th century cabin is nestled in a forest with access to a private lake. Only a few minutes from downtown, you can enjoy the great outdoors and city life all in one. When not walking the town streets, fish or boat in the private lake, ski at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, white water raft on the Delaware River, or horseback ride in the state park. The Airbnb owner also gives you full access to visit and pet her animals, which include horses, pigs, goats, and alpacas.

11. The Little A


A house with a deck and chairs
The Little A | Credit: Airbnb

Located just minutes from the numerous hiking trails and waterfalls of Promised Land State Park, relax in the secluded tranquility and scenic beauty of the aptly named, the little A. This charming, two-bedroom A-frame cottage with its two-story high windows offers the perfect vantage point to spy the turkeys and other birds, fox, and deer that often laze around the backyard. Enjoy all the modern amenities, including the 60-inch smart TV, and relax by the wood-burning fireplace that fills the cabin with coziness and warmth or by the outdoor fire pit.

12. Creekside Cabin


Cabin House
Creekside Cabin

Nothing says unique like waking up to the sounds of a nearby creek as you step outside onto a wooden porch and smell that crisp country air. Creekside Cabin offers all the quaint country charms and more. Explore the nearby trails and then relax by the fire when you return. The cabin holds up to 10 guests with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, including a horseshoe pit. The real treat is the location. Located only 30 minutes from Carlisle, the host has put together a one-of-a-kind, self-guided micro-brewery, winery, cidery, and distillery tour for you sip your way through the town.

13. Heartwood


Cabin House
Heartwood | Credit: Airbnb

Cozy up by the wood stove, roast some marshmallows around the fire pit, and bundle up to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon aperitif on the large wraparound porch surrounded by the peaceful sights and sounds of nature at Heartwood, a gorgeous three-bedroom lodge located on seven acres in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. The lodge is equipped with all the modern amenities including Wi-Fi, perfect for work and play!

14. The Deacon


Inside The Deacon
The Deacon | Credit: IG

Once a historic church, The Deacon has been transformed into an eight-room, boutique hotel offering a unique, thoughtfully curated guest experience – complete with vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all! Each of the hotel’s artfully designed rooms features luxury bedding, internet access, original stained-glass windows, Sonos speakers, and exquisite details that endow each room with its own unique character.

15. The Creek House - A Restored Historic Cottage


Creek house a restored historic cottage by train track
The Creek House - A Restored Historic Cottage | Credit: Airbnb

Enjoy a beautiful stay at The Creek House - A Restored Historic Cottage, a beautiful historic home that offers comfort, tranquility, and fun in southern York County. The aptly named Creek House sports an expansive deck that overlooks not just one, but two creeks! A hidden gem, the house has been newly restored from the ground up. Located on the Northern Central Railway Trail, the house is perfect for hiking or cycling and other fun outdoor activities, with an occasional Northern Central Railway tourist train rumbling by. The house is in a town called Railroad, after all!

16. Mid-Century A-Frame Cabin


A shape frame Cabin
Mid-Century A-Frame Cabin | Credit: Airbnb

Featured in GQ and Conde Nast Traveler for best Airbnb cabins, this Mid-Century A-Frame offers front page-worthy views year-round. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom cabin is a mid-century modern dream with original shag carpets. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains less than thirty minutes from Scranton, the cabin is part of The Hideout gated community on Lake Ariel. The private lake community offers numerous amenities including a gym, pools, tennis courts, mini golf, and a winter sports complex complete with a ski hill and lift and perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing during the winter months!

17. Little Eventyr Tiny House


Little Eventyr Tiny House
Little Eventyr Tiny House | Credit: Airbnb

There’s nothing tiny about the fun you’ll have staying in the 160-square-foot Little Eventyr Tiny House. While a true “tiny house,” it is packed with luxury and comfort. Located on a private camping resort in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, you’ll be surrounded by beauty and nature. Relax by the fire pit after a day of adventure at one of the nearby resorts, then warm up by the cozy inside fireplace with a movie and board games from the well-stocked media cabinet.

18. Ohiopyle LuxuryTreehouse


Ohiopyle Treehouse
Ohiopyle Luxury Treehouse | Credit: Airbnb

The Ohiopyle Luxury Treehouse puts the “unique” in unique getaways! Unwind in this one-of-a-kind treehouse getaway. Enjoy a mile-long private hiking trail that takes you across a clear mountain stream, and then take a dip in the wood-fired hot tub to relax after a day of exploring Ohiopyle State Park or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

19. The Glamper


Interior of the glamper
The Glamper | Credit: Airbnb

When you hear the word “glamping,” a luxury-filled tent surrounded by the peaceful sights and sounds of nature likely comes to mind. Not so for The Glamper, which puts a whole new twist on the glamping experience! Rather than a rustic tent, you’ll be staying in a vintage 1975 Airstream Land Yacht located on farmland. And while the outside might scream “1970s,” the inside has a completely updated interior with granite countertops, a modern bath, fireplace, and tv!

20. The Dome House


A white house with a small staircase
The Dome House | Credit: Airbnb

By the end of this getaway you’ll be saying ‘Dome Sweet Dome!’ The Dome House is the original Yaca-Dome, better known as ‘The Igloo.’ If you’re looking for a quirky house that is within city limits but feels secluded this is the place for you. The dome sleeps two guests and includes a patio and other necessities for a vacation full of relaxation. If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a Yaca-Dome now’s your chance. There were only 26 ever built and this one was the very first and the only one in this part of the country.

21. Timberdoodle Lodge: A Cabin in The Woods


A wood building with a statue of a bear holding a sign
Timberdoodle Lodge: A Cabin in The Woods | Credit: Airbnb

It might be small, but the cozy and inviting Timberdoodle Lodge is big when it comes to amazing scenery, fun times, and the perfect escape from life’s little hassles. Surrounded by the beautiful Allegheny National Forest and its 600 miles of trails, enjoy a full day hiking in the great outdoors. Afterwards, relax and unwind by the fire pit next to this little cabin in the woods.

22. Log House on Main


A house with a grass yard
Log House on Main | Credit: Airbnb

Embrace your inner pioneer with a stay at the Log House on Main, one of the oldest homes ever built in Big Valley. While rustic looking on the outside and interior with its “old school cabin feel,” this sweet log cabin has been lovingly restored with all the modern amenities, including central air and heat and modern kitchen and bath. Relax by the gorgeous, wood-burning stone fireplace and imagine yourself back in the day when the home was first built centuries ago.

23. Avondale Hills Farm


Farm House with Christmas Decorations
Avondale Hills Farm | Credit: Airbnb

Get up close and personal with a view of farm life at Avondale Hills Farm. Situated on 41 acres of beautiful hilly farmland, the farm currently hosts chickens, cows, two livestock guardian dogs, Lion Head and Mini Lop rabbits, and an adorable Juliana pig. This is definitely not your ordinary farmhouse. While retaining all the charm of the original home, the farmhouse’s gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, gorgeous stone fireplace, and modern kitchen and bath provide a simply stunning interior. The seven-person, 115-jet hot tub completes the experience!

24. Mid-Century Modern Getaway


Mid-Century Modern Getaway
Mid-Century Modern Getaway | Credit: Airbnb

Ever wondered what it would be like to stay at Philip Johnson’s Glass House and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater? Here’s your chance to find out! The Mid-Century Modern Getaway has elements of both. Similar to Fallingwater though not cantilevered, the home sits above a peaceful mountain stream with oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook beautiful woodland reminiscent of the Glass House. Relax by the cozy modern fireplace or in the secluded backyard’s large outdoor hot tub listening to the sounds of the creek flowing by for the ultimate midcentury modern experience!

25. A-Frame Cabin


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A-Frame Cabin | Credit: Airbnb

This standout cabin will put the A in your stay, literally. The A-Frame Cabin gives guests an upfront view of Pennsylvania’s greater than great outdoors through the large windows in the back. Or you can escape to the cozy bedroom in the loft using the one-of-a-kind spiral staircase. Set the mood and ambiance for you and your fellow explorers with the cabin’s lighting options, including the fireplace, whether you’re staying for a simply relaxing or romantic time.

26. The Barn


Wooden Barn
The Barn

Enjoy soaring ceilings and a completely open floor plan when you stay at The Barn. This beautiful, rustic abode is nestled in woods on the top of a beautiful ridge where turkeys, deer, and other wildlife often roam. During the day, take peaceful walks throughout the property soaking in the peace and tranquility; then at night, cozy up under the covers in the upstairs loft or open the queen-size sleep sofa in the main living area to sleep next to the warmth of the wood stove. The Barn is located minutes from the Port Royal Speedway, many state parks, ski resorts, Amish produce, and wineries.

27. The Farmhouse at Maple Sugar Camp


The Farmhouse at Maple Sugar Camp
The Farmhouse at Maple Sugar Camp | Credit: Airbnb

Located on 380 beautiful acres in the heart of the picturesque Laurel Highlands, the historic Farmhouse at Maple Sugar Camp provides a stay filled with rustic charm. Originally built in 1868, the farmhouse has been completely renovated with modern décor and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Play board games in the cozy living room with its stone fireplace or relax in the beautiful sunroom with views of the adjacent pond. Other activities near the farmhouse include biking of the Great Allegheny Passage or visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial.

28. Elk Mountain Homestead


Elk Mountain Homestead
Elk Mountain Homestead FB

Located right on the grounds of the Elk Country Visitor Center, the Elk Mountain Homestead offers some of the best viewing areas of Pennsylvania’s majestic elk one can find. As a designated elk feeding and bedding area, you are likely to spy a few from the windows of this cozy farmhouse, fully updated with all the modern amenities. When not elk watching, relax by the beautiful stone fireplace or outside fire pit with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding fields and woodlands. Just be sure to remain a safe distance from these incredibly quick and unpredictable free-roaming animals!

29. Forest and Flowers Retreat House


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Forest and Flowers Retreat House | Credit: Airbnb

Perfect for any time of year, your spirit will be fully refreshed and completely in tune with nature with a stay at the Forest & Flowers Retreat House. This beautiful, handcrafted cabin is tastefully decorated with modern artisan furnishings and amenities that include aromatherapy, sound bowls, and other nature-inspired comforts to help fill you with feelings of peace and rejuvenation. Their organic bedding will ensure a restful night’s sleep, while the fully equipped kitchen is stocked with locally sourced goods for you to enjoy.

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