Off-Grid Airbnb Rentals That Welcome Fido

Posted by Billy Francis

In a crowded world dominated by technology, off-grid getaways are a welcome escape from the noise and the routine. Wind back the clocks, remove the distractions of work emails and social media, and live as nature intended at one of these pet-friendly Airbnbs that help you and your pooch get back to basics.

Pisgah Highlands Off-Grid Cabin

Candler, NC
“Get a room! Oh wait, we are in one.” Photo by @jessica_h_flinchum

Watch your worries float away when you peel back the garage door and sleep under the stars at this off-grid cabin. It’s only 25 minutes away from Asheville, so you can head to the hip, dog-friendly city for supplies before escaping to your tiny home on 125 acres of private land in the mountains.

Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods

Tremont, ME
“I’m not going in until you explain why the lock is on the OUTSIDE.” Photo by Airbnb

Constructed with bent maple poles to replicate an Iroquois Longhouse (a traditional Native American lodging), Coyote’s Den at The Howling Woods is a rough and ready basecamp for intrepid explorers of the Maine backcountry. Explore seven miles of enchanting pet-friendly trails through Howling Woods that are lined with mystical art installations. Well-behaved pups who get along with other animals are even allowed to adventure around the property off-leash.

The Pondhouse

Ashfield, MA
“This gives au naturale a whole new meaning.” Photo by Airbnb

Fido has the chance to see, smell and feel nature all around him at The Pondhouse. Screened on every side, this one-of-a-kind property surrounds guests with flora and fauna without any unwanted bites. During the day, go for a walk around the pond and stop at the many meditation points to quietly reflect on weighing matters that your furry friend has, like when his next meal might be, or explore the pet-friendly woodland trails in the vicinity. The pond is a vibrant ecosystem that serenades you with a chorus of enchanting sounds at night.

The Mushroom Dome Retreat & Land of Paradise Suite

Aptos, CA
Far, far away from it all. Photo by Dave Miller

Since first appearing on Airbnb in 2009, The Mushroom Dome Retreat has become one of the site’s most popular lodgings, hosting thousands of guests from more than 50 countries. The rustic rotunda is surrounded by trees and boasts an expansive deck overlooking the forest. You can even erect a temporary gate so your pooch can enjoy it off-leash. Due to new laws in the area, the distinctive dwelling can no longer be listed as the main accommodation. This means Fido can enjoy the comforts of a modern home at night in the host’s main house, before heading to the mushroom to meditate and relax whenever he likes.

Off-Grid A-frame at Roadrunner Ranch

Flagstaff, AZ
Lights, camera, action! Photo by Airbnb

Guests at this A-frame at Roadrunner Ranch receive a wonderful welcome gift when they check in: a healthy dose of peace and tranquility. The world is constantly changing, but the views of Roden Crater, San Francisco Peaks, the Hopi mesas and the Navajo Reservation remain the same. Watch the huge moon engulf the sky and the stars fall in front of your eyes from the relative comfort of a water-pumped and solar-powered lodging in the middle of 100 acres of land.

Getaway Homochitto

Meadville, MS
“Whatchoo readin’?” Photo by Airbnb

Unplug with your pug at Getaway Homochitto, where you can sample tiny living together off the beaten path. The pet-friendly cabins at this secluded tiny village in Meadville provide a safe space away from the disturbances of modern life, including a cell phone lockbox to tuck your phone away and leave Fido’s devoted followers on hold for the weekend. Lie back on the cozy bed and watch trees gently sway through the big window, or get outside and stride out on the property’s nature trails before gathering around your private fire pit. If you let your host know that you’re bringing your pooch, he can use the cabin’s bowls, treats and an outdoor leash during his stay.

The Kelly Caboose

Noxon, MT
Fido’s carriage awaits. Photo by Airbnb

Climb aboard The Kelly Caboose and enjoy a unique off-grid vacation with your furry best friend. Pups who suffer from motion sickness on scenic train rides can still get a taste of locomotive life in this 1974 Burlington Northern Caboose. Surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest on a private acre of land near the Clark Fork River, this train may be stationary but is still scenic in its own right. Outside, warm up next to the fire pit, play a variety of yard games and clean up your pup after a day of exploring at the outdoor shower. When bedtime rolls around, stoke the wood stove inside and reflect on the memories you made with your mutt.

Authentic Alaska Cabin

Healy, AK
Real seclusion awaits. Photo by Airbnb

Nowhere better encompasses off-grid living than Alaska, where homes are often miles away from civilization and surrounded by natural beauty. Located between two creeks, 20 minutes from the parking area, and near the entrance of Denali National Park & Preserve, this authentic Alaska cabin is the epitome of seclusion. Outdoor lovers can explore five acres around the cabin and beyond into the surrounding forest. This dry cabin gives visitors the chance to live a simpler existence, gather firewood and enjoy the sights and sounds of wildlife at play.

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