Traveling offers a wide range of benefits to small business owners. The holidays can provide a well-deserved rest, so that you return to work energized. Visiting new places can provide unique perspectives and inspiration for your next big plans. And today, many small business owners can even work on the go thanks to remote teams and technology.
Whether you’re planning to get away for a nice respite or looking for a unique place to run your business while traveling, there are tons of unique places to stay. From boats and RVs in the United States to old windmills abroad, here are some unique Airbnb rentals to consider for your next getaway.
Highland Castle, Bolton, New York, USA
Do you think you need to travel abroad to stay in a traditional castle? Think again ! This regal estate is full of antique charm and modern amenities, overlooking New York’s Lake George. Starting at $8,295 per night, you can even book three adjoining castles to accommodate up to 21 people. It is also possible to book an individual suite inside the castle at a lower rate.
Grain Bin Retreat, Ligonier, Indiana, USA
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a renovated grain silo, here’s your chance. Located near Eagle Lake in the middle of Amish country, you’ll have the full rural experience in a comfortably furnished unit. Starting at $131 a night, the three bedrooms can sleep up to six people.
Tutti on the farm, Quinte West, Ontario, Canada
For those who love vintage charm, Tutti on the Farm is a quaint RV on a lovely outdoor lot in Ontario. It’s ideal for those willing to “rough it”, as there is an outhouse and no indoor shower. However, there is a swimming pond, fire pit, and screened-in dining area for rates starting at $54 a night.
Two Bedroom Suite, Parikia, Paros, Greece
If you’re ready to travel abroad for a relaxing or exotic getaway, consider this Cycladic home in Paroika, Greece. This home includes a private pool and sea views from $657 a night. Hosts actually have a series of landscaped villas all located on a nearby hillside to optimize views and privacy.
Charming Yurt on Country Farm, Marshall, North Carolina, USA
If you’re looking for fresh air and privacy, this North Carolina yurt might be for you. Set on a large farm lot, you can enjoy the great outdoors as soon as you step into the nearby flower field. The unit is also equipped with modern amenities like an EV charger and Wifi, starting at $110 a night.
Edo period warehouse, Minami, Yamanashi, Japan
If you are looking for a unique cultural experience, check out this hotel in Japan. Part of a larger estate, this unit is a former warehouse overlooking the Southern Alps and Mount Fuji. There is also a beautiful garden on the property and many unique landscapes nearby, starting at $202 a night.
Dome Sweet Dome, Bend, Oregon, USA
For those who love the great outdoors but still want access to city activities and amenities, head to Bend, Oregon. This rental is on private land near many trails and bike paths, but a short drive to restaurants and shopping. Oh, it’s also shaped like a dome. Rates start at $169 a night.
Private bedroom on a catamaran, San Diego, California, USA
If you’re looking for adventure and lots of time on the water, book a room on this catamaran in San Diego. You get a private room, but the rental is not for the whole boat. This opportunity is therefore ideal for a solo business traveler who wishes to explore Southern California with new friends. Rates start at $205 a night.
Paradela Windmill, Paradela, Portugal
This converted windmill sits on a quiet plot with a private garden and swimming pool in a small town in Portugal. This can be an ideal for a creative entrepreneur like a writer or an artist looking for a retirement. The unique landscape and slow-paced lifestyle can even spark ideas for new projects. The three-bedroom space starts at $186 a night.
Live at Art Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
If you’re looking for a truly creative space to spark new inspiration, consider this art studio in Santa Fe. The home has three rooms with high ceilings, lots of light, quiet grounds, and views of the mountains. You can enjoy a nice retreat or use it as a workspace away from home for $114 a night to start.