Airbnb offers isolated getaways to travel safely during the Covid-19 pandemic
Last update: January 23, 2022, 10:42 a.m. HST
Tourism has certainly taken a hit over the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, many hotel reservations have seen cancellations. But if you’ve been engrossed in wanderlust for too long, renting a log cabin away from the crowds might be your best bet. Online accommodation and rental company Airbnb offers a log cabin in Jackson County, North Carolina, USA, where travelers can be close to nature and away from the threat of catching a coronavirus in a crowd. The location offers views of soothing waterfalls and Disney squirrels. The hosts of this property describe the area on the website with these words: “You’ll love the distinctive look and feel of this A-frame in the mountains. You will appreciate the large front windows and porch overlooking the mountains and the wood burning stove that will keep you warm on chilly nights. There is no central heating or air, only baseboard heaters and a wood stove for a full mountain experience. You’ll also love that you’re 15 minutes from downtown Sylva/Dillsboro/Franklin and 25 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as hiking and waterfalls.”
Another property to book on Airbnb offers beautiful views of Montana’s Rocky Mountains. If you are vaccinated and have a negative test report for COVID-19, booking this place with your friends or with your family is a great option. The property offers “unparalleled scenery, roaming wildlife, and a night sky full of stars are just a few of the things that await you at this Augusta vacation rental.” The owners of the property mentioned on the site, “At just 250 square feet, this custom-built studio + loft is the perfect respite for any group looking to get off the grid and enjoy the great outdoors.”
Another off-the-grid experience you can choose from on Airbnb is a walk under the city of Budapest. A lesser-known tourist experience, this is a tour you can book if you want to spend the day exploring the caves of Budapest. Hosts of this tour describe it as a “relaxed way to visit caves”. The experience also gives you exclusive access to closed caves. The experience is suitable for natural history buffs.
Which one do you prefer ?