10 of the Best Airbnb Kitchens That’ll Make You Want to Plan a Road Trip This Summer

published Jun 12, 2021
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to cook a memorable Saturday night dinner in a gorgeous kitchen filled with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a dramatic granite countertop, and breathtaking sunset views? Well, it’s totally possible once again. With so many Americans vaccinated and restrictions being lifted, travel is back on the table this summer — especially domestic travel, which could require only a short plane ride or a memorable road trip.

Not that you need any convincing these days (we’re guessing you’re just champing at the bit to get a change of scenery!), but we asked the folks at Airbnb to highlight some of their best rentals with the coolest kitchens. We took their list and added a few swoon-worthy spots that we found on our own.

Take a look and then start planning! Don’t wait: We’ve checked, and there are still a handful of summer spots left!

A Luxe Country Escape in New York

It all begins with a long, winding country road. Straight out of the pages of a classic novel from a bygone era, this restored manor in New York’s Hudson Valley is a total showstopper set on 14-acres of natural beauty. Pastoral and quaint, it’s a fairytale kitchen complete with a fireplace and views of blue heron landing on the property’s spring-fed pond.

Book: Windrift Hall, $1,486 per night

Rustic Elegance in Flagstaff, Arizona

This newly renovated farmhouse in Flagstaff, Arizona, overlooks Mount Elden, known as a scenic hiking haven. Star in your own cooking show in this spacious kitchen full of warm hues and country charm, with a gas stovetop, built-in sink, and central kitchen island included! Whip up a Southwestern-inspired family meal, then stick around for late-night chats at the communal kitchen table.

Book: The Farmhouse, $499 per night

An Artsy Paradise in Venice, California

Big on style and splashes of color, this modern home in Venice, California, has a Zen waterfall in the dining room, plus plenty of glassware, a spacious countertop, and a Viking range. But the perfect dining setting is the rooftop deck with mountain views!

Book: Architectural Masterpiece with Roof Deck, $876 per night

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A Teton Wonderland near Jackson Hole

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to hobnob with the Jackson Hole crowd, now’s your chance. This picture-perfect retreat, located in nearby Wilson, Wyoming, has an airy and stylish kitchen surrounded by majestic views. Huge, dome-shaped pendant lights spotlight the breakfast bar and complement industrial-style stools tucked beneath. In town, you’ll find a gourmet grocer and wine shop, making it all too tempting to stage a fantastic feast!

Book: Lake Creek Home, $1,285 per night

Retro-Style Relaxation in Mill Valley, California

Travel back to the ’60s in this iconic, midcentury Airstream trailer in suburban Mill Valley, California. A cheery pop of color brightens up this adorably cute kitchen, equipped with new appliances. If your version of cooking is unpacking takeout from a cute, local place or making a breakfast of avocado toast, then this vintage kitchenette is certainly for you! Eat your dinner porch-side, then make yourself a drink — you’re on a vacation, after all!

Book: Immaculate Vintage Airstream, $153 per night

A Big Beauty in the Big Easy

In the super-trendy Bywater Arts District, this historic, Greek Revival mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana, is full of Southern grace. With plenty of room for a family reunion, the modern kitchen boasts a Viking fridge, a gas range, plus a plushy dining room to impress guests. Out back, there’s even more! You’ll love having a barbecue and lounging at the pool and fire pit. Cap off the night with gooey s’mores! Or, hey, do as the locals do, and try your hand at making beignets!

Book: The Mazant, $1,150 per night

A Serene Mountain Retreat in Tellico Plains, Tennessee

For a quiet mountain getaway, this tucked-away cabin in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, has a primo kitchen with a gas range, breakfast bar nook, and plenty of granite countertop space. The best part? The spectacular view from the back deck, complete with dreamy stargazing and hot tub lounging!

Book: Skyline Cabin, $164 per night

Modern Farmhouse Getaway in New York

With a renovated modern vibe, this 1820s farmhouse located on 3.5 acres in West Hurley, New York, has been garnering rave reviews for its fully equipped kitchen and convenient herb garden. Here, the kitchen amenities are endless — a collection of stemware, a custom concrete countertop, a gas range, and cozy coffee station. Plus, there’s a nearby farmers’ market for the freshest seasonal picks.

Book: Woodstock, $500 per night

A Gorgeous Lakeview Escape in Southern California

You’ll find plenty of kitchen extras in this rustic-chic home in Lake Arrowhead, California — better known as the Alps of SoCal. Eye-catching tile backsplash, gas cooktop, and a 10-person dining room table — yes, please! Prefer to grill? Relax with a backyard cookout, then play a fun game of ping pong!

Book: Industrial Revolution, $470 per night

A Glamping Adventure in North Carolina

Nature is calling in Hendersonville, North Carolina. But no need to rough it: You can stay in style at this super-luxe glamping dome! (Yes, there is such a thing!) The incredibly thoughtful hosts have provided just about everything, including induction cooktops, a fridge, and even a bar cart. Now, this is ultra-cool!

Book: Luxury Glamping Dome, $242 per night

Inspired to take a weekend stay in a rental with a cool kitchen? Tell us where you’re headed in the comments below, or better yet, send us a picture-perfect postcard!