These are the most unique places in Ohio, Kentucky available to rent
This summer, skip those boring hotel rooms in favor of something more special.
In Ohio and Kentucky, there are a number of Airbnbs or other unique, ready-made rentals that are sure to provide a memorable experience for both those looking for a staycation and for overseas visitors. .
To help you expand your horizons this summer, we’ve compiled an (unofficial) list of some of the most unique places in Ohio and Kentucky.
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10 Unique Places to Rent in Ohio
1. The swing house: Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood.
This house (which also includes a small art gallery in the basement) was the Cincinnati-based artist Mark de Jong’s dream projectwho had considered putting a gigantic 30-foot swing set in the middle of the Italian-style house for years.
The listing starts at $211 a night and can accommodate two people.
2. Cincinnati Brewery & Urban Farm, Goat View 1 and 2: Mount healthy.
The title says it all: it working brewery and urban farm offers two spaces for rent with a view of the surrounding land, including a “goat view room”. The spaces for rent are connected to the Fibonacci Brewing Company, and there is also a bar accessible from the first floor.
Both listings start at $99 a night and can accommodate two people in one room.
3. Tiny Hut: Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, East Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.
If you’re looking for something small and, well, rustic, look no further. This the tiny house is located on private residential urban farmland in Price Hill and is built entirely from repurposed materials. For that extra feeling of robustness, the kitchen and the bathroom are independent and are in the main building of the property.
The list starts at $42 a night and can accommodate two adults in one room.
4. Magic Barn, Bock’s Jukejoint: Amherst.
This converted barn in Amherst, Ohio (just west of Cleveland) has everything you need for a good time, including a saloon bar, stage, clawfoot tub, and an attic door that opens to a view of the surrounding orchards. There’s no air conditioning, but there is an outdoor tub and shower if that’s the kind of compromise you’re willing to make.
The listing starts at $224 a night and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
5. Earthstar Lodge: Bainbridge.
The connected domed spaces in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary look like something out of “Lord of the Rings”, but the interior is as modern and comfortable as it gets. While staying at the lodge, guests can access the sanctuary’s 18.5 miles of trails and may be greeted by a goose that lives on the property’s pond.
The listing starts at $155 a night and can accommodate two people in one room.
6. Magical Earthly Retreat: Creole.
Don’t have enough Hobbits? The Magical Earth Retreat just outside Hocking Hills State Park offers four underground properties sure to enchant and delight. Each is fully equipped with a queen bed, private bath, kitchenette, and “all the rustic charm and magic of a fairytale little subterranean house.”
There’s also a hot tub and sauna on-site, for an additional fee.
Each listing starts at $375 a night. The Daisy sleeps four, the Dalia sleeps two, the Aspen sleeps four, and the Forest sleeps two.
7. Forest Haven – Otium: Millersburg.
The old elevated and renovated shipping container could be your next rental. It’s one of two small shipping containers set up in a forest glade, and the outdoor space includes outdoor seating, a natural gas fireplace, and an outdoor shower and tub. Inside, it’s small but full of dark colors and rich woods, and a huge window that gives uninterrupted views of the woods.
This listing starts at $192 a night and can accommodate two people in one room.
8. Riverside Hideout Shipping Container: Dover.
If shipping containers are really your thing, then you’re in luck with this list. This converted container along the Tuscarawas River is close to bigger attractions (like the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and Amish Country in Berlin) and has a patio and hot tub.
This listing starts at $164 a night and sleeps four people in one bedroom.
9. Lodging in Amish Country: Berlin.
There are 65 unique accommodation options through this rental company, from treehouses to cabins to cottages. With this variety of spaces to choose from and the proximity of Amish country to Berlin, there is something for everyone.
Registration prices vary and some can accommodate up to 10 people.
10. The old post office chalet: Parkman.
Want to revisit the era of postal mail? This 1840s post office was in use until 2018 and is now renovated into a tiny home within an Amish community, according to the Airbnb listing. But don’t worry, it’s equipped with all modern conveniences and is decorated to reflect the unique history of the house.
The list starts at $90 a night and can accommodate three people in two bedrooms.
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5 Unique Places to Rent in Kentucky
1. Observatory Hut: Stanon.
Sleep among the trees in this rental located near the Gorges de la Rivière Rouge. You will have to climb the wooden staircase for the view and amenitiesfeaturing a glass-encased bedroom with built-in skylights, hammock lounge, floating walkways and boat ladders.
This listing starts at $311 a night and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
2. Bohemian loft: Covington.
Within walking distance of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and all that downtown Cincinnati has to offer, this loft in covington offers all the modern comforts that tourists or staycationers can ask for.
This listing starts at $172 a night and sleeps four people in one bedroom.
3. Spotted Light Adventures: Beattyville.
If roughness isn’t really your thing, try glamping instead (that’s glamorous camping). Dappled Light Adventures a five rental glamping sites in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Each site has a sturdy canvas tent on a raised platform and is fully furnished with a queen-size bed, modern seating area, fireplace, large porch and charcoal grills for outdoor cooking. .
The Cardinal’s Nest starts at $100 and can accommodate two people. The Oriole’s Nest starts at $76 and sleeps two people. The Goldfinch’s Nest starts at $100 and seats three. The Green Heron’s Nest starts at $130 and sleeps four. The Blue Jay’s Nest starts at $75 and can accommodate two people.
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4. Historic Lake House with Pool – Stone Haven: Kenton County.
How about an entire house on a lake? This house, built in 1843 in the county of Kenton, sleeps 16 and is close to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. There’s plenty to do around the house, too, with an in-ground pool, hot tub, basketball court, kayaks, and more.
This listing starts at $793 a night and sleeps 16 in five bedrooms.
5. Buffalo Springs Distilling Society: Stamping ground.
If you are a bourbon lover, this one is for you. This old distillery building is one of the last remaining structures, which once housed the Buffalo Springs Distilling Company, which operated from 1868 until the 1970s. It is located between Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati and is close to other stops on the Bourbon Trail.
This listing starts at $154 a night and can accommodate two people in one room.