The 20 Best Airbnbs in Washington State to Book Now

We love discovering unique Airbnb stays when we’re traveling, and Washington is full of them. Our quest to find the best Airbnb in Washington State over years of searching for places to stay on our own travels has resulted in a pretty great list, if we do say so ourselves.

Whether you’re looking for a rustic cabin in the woods, where it feels like you have all the natural beauty of Washington State to yourself, or a coastal retreat where you can relax by the fireplace and watch the sun set, we have you covered. Read on for our curated list of the best Airbnbs in Washington State.

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The 20 Coolest Airbnbs in Washington to Inspire Your Next Getaway

Here are our top Airbnb picks in Washington, in no particular order. We tried to rank them, but there’s no possible way for us to choose between them! Instead, we hope you discover one that you fall in love with and that you’ll go ahead and book it for an unforgettable escape. 

Have you stayed in a cool Airbnb in Washington that we missed? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch and let us know, so we can add it to our own personal list (and maybe even to this one)!

Best Airbnb in Washington: Rustic Mountain Escapes

There’s no better place than Washington for an escape to the mountains. Between Rainier, the Cascades, and the Olympics, you’ve got options in basically every direction.

Here are some of the coolest Airbnb stays in Washington State that we discovered. 

Tye Haus – A-Frame Cabin

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  • Location: Skykomish River
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Notable Features: Minutes away from skiing at Stevens Pass in winter, private hot tub

We actually discovered this place on Instagram before stumbling across it on Airbnb, and ever since coming across this rustic cabin in the woods it has been at the top of our list of the coolest Airbnbs in Washington State. 

It’s not located near a national park. Or the best hiking in Washington. Or anything like that. It’s tucked away along the Skykomish River, which is along scenic Highway 2 on the way to Stevens Pass.

If you’re after a unique stay near Stevens Pass, either to take advantage of the best skiing in Washington in the winter, or mountain biking in the summer, this is the Airbnb for you. 

Alpine Woods Cabin with Ski Trail Access!

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  • Location: Winthrop
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Notable Features: Laundry room, fireplace, ski-in ski-out

This modernized log cabin is a skier’s paradise. It’s located in the Liberty Woodlands community and has a private ski trail that connects to the Methow Valley Trail System that can be accessed right from your front door.

And for those who aren’t coming for a winter getaway, you’ll still be able to enjoy the serene views of the forest from this secluded cabin next to the Methow River.

The home itself has high ceilings and an open kitchen, dining, and living space. The pine paneling, river-rock gas fireplace, and outdoor porch are also a few of the highlights.

Whether you come for a short weekend or an extended vacation (there’s a separate laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer), you’ll love spending time in this beautiful rental. 

Wander A Frame | Refresh | Explore | By Mt. Baker

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  • Location: Mt. Baker Highway
  • Bedrooms: 1 
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 6 (queen, two singles, sofa bed)
  • Notable Features: Private hot tub, french doors open to bring the outside in during the summer, wood burning stove for cozy winter nights, fully stocked kitchen

We fell in love with Mt. Baker on our first trip, and can’t wait to go back. It has all the beauty of places like Mt. Rainier, with a miniscule fraction of the crowds. And when we do, we’ll almost certainly be staying in this cozy little cabin on Airbnb, which is near the top of our list of cool Airbnbs in Washington State. 

If you stay in this cabin, you’ll be about 45 minutes away from the best hiking in Mt. Baker, Artist Point, and stunning Picture Lake. Spend the day exploring Mt. Baker’s spectacular wilderness, and cozy up next to the fire at night with a drink and a good book (or good conversation, I guess). 

The open floor plan of the kitchen and living area is nice, and upstairs you’ll find a queen bed and two single beds, so you can sleep at least four people. More if you use the sofa bed downstairs. 

If you’re looking for a rustic cabin in the woods with access to some of the best hikes in Washington State, this would be a fantastic choice. 

Hansel Creek Gust Tree House – On 150 Acres

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  • Location: Along Hwy 97 near Peshastin and Leavenworth
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Notable Features: Private deck and firepit, walking distance to Ingalls Creek trailhead, outdoor shower in the summer

We’ll just be honest for a second – we’re big suckers for treehouses. You might have already noticed that based on the other three treehouses that came before this. This one is along highway 97, near Peshastin and Leavenworth, and is within walking distance of the trailhead for one of the best hikes in the area – Ingalls Creek. 

It’s perched over a creek – Hansel Creek, if we had to guess – and is small and cozy on the inside. The lofted bedroom helps create more space in the living area, where you’ll find a comfy couch and a small kitchenette.

You know what else we’re suckers for? Outdoor showers. And this little cabin has one, at least in the summer. Plus a propane fire pit outside on the deck, perfect for a night spent drinking wine and enjoying the stars. 

Rivers Edge A River Front cabin with Majestic Mountain Views

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  • Location: Ashford (Mount Rainier’s Paradise side)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2-4 (4 is a stretch)
  • Notable Features: Riverfront property, tiny home living, propane barbecue

If you’re looking for a cozy cabin near Mount Rainier, it doesn’t get much better than this little tiny home on the river

It’s small, sure, but it has everything you’ll need for a couple of days of exploring Mount Rainier on the Paradise side. And the smallness is kind of part of the charm here. 

They claim it sleeps four, but that’s going to be a squeeze and probably only works for families with kids. There’s a bed on the main level, and an additional lofted bed (with 4ft ceilings, so watch your head!). 

There’s a full kitchen too, complete with a stove and oven, so you can cook all your meals. In the summer, there’s also a propane barbecue outside if you’d rather cook that way.

It would be a perfect home base for exploring Rainier, and it’s relatively cheap given the location and the other listings in the area.

Mount Rainier A-Frame Cabin with Hot Tub

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  • Location: Ashford (Mt. Rainier, Paradise side)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 8 (3 queens + 1 air mattress)
  • Notable Features: Private hot tub, full kitchen, washer and dryer, wood burning stove

As we were composing this list of the best Airbnbs in Washington, I came across a nearly unlimited supply of rustic-yet-modern cabins near Mt. Rainier. And this was the best of the bunch.

It has three bedrooms, so it’s a perfect getaway for a group of friends or family looking to explore Mt. Rainier. The mid-century modern decor accentuates the contrast between the modern interior and the rustic exterior. There’s a hot tub to enjoy as you recover from the day’s activities, which should definitely include hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park. It has a full kitchen and access to a washer and dryer, should you need them. 

You’ll be right outside the entrance to the park, near Paradise, which puts you in prime position to beat the crowds and tackle one of the best hikes in Mt. Rainier National Park – the Skyline Trail. 

Contemporary Guesthouse in Leavenworth

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  • Location: Leavenworth
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Notable Features: Walk-in shower, private outdoor deck and patio, high ceilings, full kitchen

If you’re visiting Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed town in eastern Washington, this is one of the best Airbnb options nearby. It’s a one bedroom cottage with a nice open floor plan in the living area and kitchen with plenty of natural light. 

In the summer, enjoy a glass of local wine on the Adirondack chairs outside or on the deck with views of the surrounding mountains. In the winter, get the wood burning stove blazing and curl up next to the fire with a good book. 

Cozy Canyon Creek Cabin

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  • Location: Granite Falls
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Notable Features: Wood burning stove, private hot tub, dog friendly, private deck with outdoor dining table

Can it be called an “A-frame” if it’s not symmetrical? These are the thoughts that run through my head as I’m writing. 

Anyway, this is a beautiful cabin in the woods along Canyon Creek. It’s near Granite Falls, which means you’ll be in a perfect location to do some of the best hikes near Seattle – Mt. Pilchuck, Lake 22, and Heather Lake. Or, if you’re not much of a hiker, drive along the scenic Mountain Loop Highway, one of the prettiest drives in the Pacific Northwest. 

Inside, the cabin manages to be both rustic and modern at the same time. Wood-paneled walls with minimalist decor are the cornerstones that define its personality. There’s a hammock in the loft area, which is perfect for an afternoon nap after a morning hike.

The kitchen is gigantic, with plenty of room to cook a full meal (and all the appliances and dishes you’d need to do it), and you can enjoy your meal under the open sky at the outdoor dining table that will seat the whole family. End the day with a soak in the hot tub on the private deck, and you’ve got yourself a perfect day in paradise. 

Gorgeous View From Secluded Tiny Cottage

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  • Location: Columbia River Gorge (WA side)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Notable Features: Gorge views from patio, gas firepit, super secluded

We stayed at this tiny home with spectacular views for Matt’s 30th birthday, and can personally say that it’s a lovely place to spend a weekend. It’s set on a hill above the Columbia River Gorge – on the Washington side – right next to a horse pasture. 

Here’s our view after a morning of hiking in the Gorge

We spent the morning tackling one of the best hikes in the Columbia River Gorge before heading back here to spend the afternoon relaxing on the deck with a book and a glass of cider, turning on the gas fire pit when it started to cool down. It’s a convenient location for both hiking and visiting Hood River, which is about 20 minutes away. 

Even though the hosts live in the house just up the driveway, the only souls you’ll see when you stay here are the horses in the pasture. 

Secluded Hobbit House Near Chelan

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  • Location: Columbia River Gorge (near Chelan)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2

If you’re a Lord of the Rings nerd like us Matt, then you’ll appreciate every well-thought out detail of this literal hobbit house on a hill above the Columbia River Gorge near Chelan. It’s definitely one of the coolest Airbnbs in Washington State, and one you probably won’t soon forget. 

The chess board, in particular, caught my eye, as did the indoor fireplace (super cozy!) and the view of the surrounding area from the round window in the bedroom. 

Note: It’s a little sketchy to get to in the winter, when it gets snowy and icy. You may have to hike in. 

Best Airbnbs in Washington: Tranquil Coastal Retreats

With miles and miles of coastline, both along the Pacific Ocean and the other bodies of water in the western edge of the state, there are plenty of places for a coastal retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Treehouse – Eagles Perch Over the Water

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  • Location: Port Angeles, Olympic Peninsula
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Notable Features: Floor to ceiling windows with ocean views, shared oceanfront firepits, private balcony overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca

If you want to visit Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Port Angeles is a great home base. And if you’re looking for an unforgettable place to stay in Olympic National Park, this rustic treehouse cabin would be a perfect choice. 

Perched on a hill just above the Strait of Juan de Fuca, this place will give you great access to both Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent, two of our favorite places in Olympic National Park. From the floor to ceiling windows in the living room, you’ll have spectacular views of the water. And there’s even a shared fire pit on a bluff below the treehouse where you can get closer to the water and enjoy a fireside drink under the stars. 

There’s a kitchenette with an induction stovetop and microwave, along with a tea kettle and mini fridge, so you can cook for yourself while you’re there.

Ever since writing about the best places to stay near Olympic National Park, this place has been on my list, and I can’t wait until we make it back out to the Olympic Peninsula to stay here. 

Beachy Condo W/ Private Balcony, Bay View, & Lofted Layout – Walk to the Beach!

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  • Location: Birch Bay (Northern Washington)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Notable Features: Unobstructed water views from a private balcony, barbecue, fire pit

Way up in the northwestern corner of Washington, you’ll find this charming condo right on Birch Bay, which would make an excellent weekend getaway from Seattle

From the kitchen and living area, you’ll have views of the water, and in the summer months there’s a private patio with a barbecue and a fire pit to watch the sun set on the west coast of Washington. 

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The kitchen is beautiful, with lots of natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows facing the water and brand new appliances and an island in the middle (#goals) where you’ll have everything you need to cook dinner for you and your group. 

There’s free parking and a washer and dryer in the unit, which are nice to have.

The Coho Cabin – A Beachfront Getaway

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  • Location: La Conner
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 3 (sofa bed)
  • Notable Features: Electric fireplace for extra coziness, full kitchen, porch with water views, semi-private beach access

La Conner is a gorgeous little stretch of land in Skagit County on the peninsula just before you get out to Anacortes and Deception Pass. It’s home to the annual spectacle that is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. 

Onto the cabin itself, which we discovered as we were searching for the best Airbnb in Washington and immediately saved it to our favorites for a future excursion. The interior is beautiful, with a full kitchen (including a stovetop) and a lofted bed to create more space to relax inside the cabin. 

Outside the cabin, you’ll find a covered porch that is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee – rain or shine – and a path down to a semi-private beach. 

Beach Front Cabin Miles Away From Stress

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  • Location: Along Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 5 (Queen + bunk beds)
  • Notable Features: Almost literally on the water, full kitchen, water views galore

When we say that the beach will be right outside your doorstep, we mean it quite literally in this case. This spot has been on our radar for a while now, since I discovered it while searching for a place to stay near Olympic National Park. 

From the queen bed (which is in the “living room”) you’ll have unobstructed views over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When we see cabins like this, we generally assume they don’t have a full kitchen – maybe a kitchenette, if you’re lucky. This one, though, has a full kitchen with a stove AND an oven. There’s a queen bed and a bunk bed, which will work for either a couple, or a group of four.

“Tipsy” – Tiny House in Seattle

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  • Location: West Seattle
  • Bedrooms: Tiny House
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2 

We felt like we had to include at least one of the best Airbnbs in Seattle on this list, and this was our pick because it’s the most unique of the bunch. It’s in West Seattle, near the stretch of California Ave where it meets up with Alaska St, which is packed with places to eat, drink, and shop. 

The tiny home itself was hand built by the hosts, Chad and Lindsay, out of reclaimed wood. Don’t worry, Chad is an architect and general contractor. There’s a kitchenette with an induction stove and a mini fridge. Enjoy whatever meal you cook outside at the picnic table in the cute little outdoor space adjacent to the tiny home. 

Certainly not the most secluded Airbnb in Washington State – it’s smack dab in the middle of a residential neighborhood in West Seattle – but it’s worth a look for a unique stay in Seattle.

Coolest Airbnbs in Washington State: Serene Island Getaways

For some reason, whenever we’re on an island, time slows down. All of a sudden, everything is less urgent. “Yeah, let’s walk to that coffee shop, we’re in no rush.” Sometimes a trip to an island is all you need to inspire you to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Like the sound of the rain on the roof, or the smell of the ocean.

Here are some great spots to spend a few days to reset your internal clock to “island time.”

Ralstin House: A Modern Home on Guemes Island, WA

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  • Location: Guemes Island (8 min ferry ride from Anacortes)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Notable Features: Beautiful full kitchen, wood burning stove, free bikes (and helmets) to use, dog friendly!

Had you heard of Guemes Island before this? Me neither. We had to look it up as we were scouring the internet for the best Airbnb in Washington. Regardless of our knowledge of the islands in Washington, this seems like a great place to stay for a quiet weekend away.

We particularly like the indoor/outdoor space that’s created when you open the doors, and think it would be the perfect place to spend a warm Pacific Northwest summer evening. 

The kitchen is fully stocked, there’s a wood burning stove to keep you warm during the colder months in Washington, and there are a couple of bikes you can use to explore Lummi. 

Island View House on Lummi Island

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  • Location: Lummi Island (near Bellingham)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Notable Features: Water views from private deck, floor to ceiling windows for a bright open floor plan, full kitchen with brand new (and state-of-the-art) appliances

First of all, let’s just acknowledge how gorgeous this Airbnb on Lummi Island is. Lummi Island is just off the coast near Bellingham, perched in the middle of the Puget Sound. It’s a tranquil little getaway that we’ve been to once, and is home to one of the best restaurants in Washington at the Willows Inn. 

The kitchen is BRAND new, with appliances we can only dream of having at our disposal in our own home. 

There’s plenty of space in the living area for a group of four, with the open floor plan and huge windows bringing in tons of natural light. 

Sunrise Waterfront Retreat on Lopez Island

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  • Location: Lopez Island
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 4 (Queen + Bunk Beds in loft)
  • Notable Features: Panoramic water views from inside and outside the house, outdoor hot tub AND outdoor shower, record player

Lopez Island is one of the best weekend getaways from Seattle, and this gorgeous waterfront house is a perfect place to spend your days relaxing. There’s an outdoor fire pit for you to roast s’mores on those warm summer evenings, and the beach is just a few steps away down the hill.

The living room and kitchen are part of the main floor that has an open floor plan and floor to ceiling windows with tons of natural light coming in. And water views. Brand new appliances in the full kitchen too. You’ll never want to leave!

Olympic View Cottage by the Water

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  • Location: Bainbridge Island
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 5 (Queen + bunk beds)
  • Notable Features: Private deck with water views, wood burning stove for cozy winter evenings by the fire 

Bainbridge Island is just across the Puget Sound from Seattle, which makes it one of the most easily accessible Airbnb stays on this list if you’re coming from Seattle. Sometimes you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We get it – that’s basically what we did when we left our jobs to travel. 

This one bedroom cottage is the perfect place to do that. It’s on the quiet, less-visited west side of Bainbridge, where you’ll be able to wake up and enjoy your morning cup of coffee with views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. 

Then, when the sun goes down, you can enjoy a glass of wine and dive into that book you’ve been meaning to read by the wood burning stove, which is about as cozy (and romantic) as it gets. 

Cozy Bright Contemporary Cottage on Vashon

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  • Location: Vashon Island
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 4 (Queen + sofa bed)

We love Vashon Island (definitely go to Dragon’s Head Cider!) and this would be a perfect home base for exploring the island.

Vashon is just a quick ferry ride away from Seattle (from the Fauntleroy Terminal), which means this place is super easy to get to. It’s about five minutes away from the heart of Vashon too. 

You’ll have this bright and airy farmhouse all to yourself, where you’ll find a beautiful kitchen with tons of natural light. It even has a table set up outside in the yard for you to eat dinner al fresco. Take your pick of spots for your afternoon nap / reading session from the hammock or the private deck. 


There you have it! Our ever-evolving list resulting from our quest to find the best Airbnb in Washington State.

Planning a trip to Washington? Don’t miss our other Washington State travel guides based on our personal experience exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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