The Best Airbnbs for Thanksgiving

Nov 15, 2023

The Best Airbnbs for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching in America, and the hosting coin tosses have started nationwide. Siblings all want to host so the others don’t “win,” Mom is tired of having to do everything, and that wealthy cousin with the massive home? They’re staying silent in the corner. 

May we suggest a neutral location with a fully-equipped kitchen, a large dining room, a living room to watch the game, and beds for everyone to sleep off the meal?

Unfamiliar, luxury surroundings can put everyone into the vacation mindset instead of the family reunion mindset. If everyone chips in, no one has an advantage, and no one feels overwhelmed by responsibility. (Some vacation rentals even offer personal chefs to take the headache out of the turkey.) As a bonus: You don’t need to go far from home. 

Enter Airbnb. From cozy log cabins and mid-century treehouses to spacious urban lofts with game rooms to keep the kids occupied, these are some of the best Airbnbs for a Thanksgiving getaway.

Golden Sunsets in Joshua Tree

  • Location: Joshua Tree, California
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price per night: $238+

For an unforgettable Thanksgiving California vacation, bask in the golden sunsets and unwind at this Airbnb superhost’s newly renovated desert oasis in Joshua Tree. Perfect for families and small groups, this home offers a remarkable outdoor space with high-speed Wi-Fi, a swim spa/hot tub, a fire pit, and hammocks for comfortable stargazing. The spacious, open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room are beautifully designed, while the game room will keep younger families busy with arcade games, a pool table, and a vintage popcorn machine. With four fully furnished bedrooms featuring memory foam mattresses, two full bathrooms, and a host of modern amenities, your stay is designed for comfort and relaxation. Make memories under the desert stars in this tranquil hideaway, which even welcomes pets (no cats allowed) for a fee.

Le Cabin Noir Treehouse in Flagstaff

  • Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price per night: $210+

Make your Thanksgiving an adventure in Flagstaff, Arizona, at Le Cabin Noir, a three-bedroom contemporary Alpine hideaway with sweeping mountain views. This Airbnb superhost’s modern treehouse boasts full-length front and back decks for admiring the picturesque mountain view. Inside, you’ll discover a beautifully designed space with high-end finishes, a new fully-equipped kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, and an open-concept living space for relaxation and entertainment. The three bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping arrangements, including a primary suite with a king bed and en-suite bathroom, a guest suite with a queen bed and deck access, and a bunk room. The back deck has a dining area, a BBQ grill, an outdoor living room with a fire pit, and a six-person hot tub. Experience the beauty and luxury of one of Arizona’s best Airbnbs and create unforgettable Thanksgiving memories.

Luxury Waterfront in New York

  • Location: Island Park, New York
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Price per night: $900+

One-bedroom tiny home not going to cut it? Gather your loved ones for a memorable Thanksgiving retreat at this beautiful newly built waterfront Airbnb rental 20 miles outside New York City. With a spacious open floor plan, a granite island the size of Texas, and a dining room with a table for six, you’ll have the perfect setting for a holiday feast. The large living room features a 75” TV and an oversized custom-made L-shaped sofa that can comfortably accommodate 10-12 guests, making it ideal for quality time together. But what truly sets this Airbnb apart is the awe-inspiring waterfront views, where you can watch the sunrise over the water. With the added convenience of a boat slip and two jet ski ramps, water enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy. Just a five-minute car ride from the beach and close to great restaurants and bars with live music, this New York home is a fantastic choice for a Thanksgiving Airbnb by the water.

The Artist’s Oasis in Three Rivers

  • Location: Three Rivers, California
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price per night: $506+

Escape to the ultimate Airbnb Thanksgiving getaway at this three-bedroom mid-century hideaway, recently voted the Best Place to Stay near Sequoia National Park by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Designed for your perfect getaway, this private estate Airbnb offers a serene environment surrounded by ancient oak trees, mountain views, and a private swimming pool carved into the natural rock that might make you feel like you’re floating in the Amazon. A one-of-a-kind mid-century artist’s home, it’s a treehouse where Frank Sinatra meets John Muir with a touch of Japanese minimalism. Whether dipping into the pool in summer, stargazing from the swing chairs at night, or cuddling up by the fireplace in winter, this property provides an ideal resting place and mid-century living. Just 15 minutes from the entrance to Sequoia National Park.

The Luxury Experience in Las Vegas

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price per night: $995+

Is your family the gambling kind? Why not indulge in a bucket list Airbnb for your Thanksgiving celebration? This Las Vegas villa offers a combination of seclusion and walking distance to the strip, ensuring you have the best of both worlds in the heart of Sin City. Take advantage of amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen, a hot tub, a pool, and a view of the Vegas skyline. Enhance your stay with services like a private chef, chauffeur, masseuse, and even a cannabis concierge to make your Vegas getaway Thanksgiving unforgettable. Welcome to The Luxury Experience, or “TLE.”

Modern Urban Oasis in Denver

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Price per night: $287+

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind Colorado experience in this converted 2,500-square-foot modern, two-bedroom industrial loft. Located on an expansive double 10,000-square-foot lot in Denver, this exceptional space in a vibrant neighborhood is perfect for your next gathering, whether you want to spend the trip indoors with your family or outside biking solo. With super tall ceilings, reclaimed wood floors, and a mid-century modern, eclectic, and bohemian vibe, you’ll find yourself in an impressive and inspiring Airbnb. This spacious loft features an excellent sound system, a commercial-grade kitchen, and a generous side yard with a fire pit, making it an ideal choice for large groups, reunions, and more. Whether you’re here to explore Denver’s new hotspots or just eat and relax in style, this unique pad has it all.

DePortola Vineyard in Temecula

  • Location: Temecula, California
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Price per night: $602+


Nestled in the heart of Temecula Wine Country on the De Portola Wine Trail, this stunning estate on Airbnb boasts eight acres of Italian varietal mature grapevines. Adjacent to Cougar Winery and Frangipani Estate Winery, it’s a wine lover’s dream. The property offers a pool and hot tub with vineyard views reminiscent of the French countryside, creating a tranquil and luxurious atmosphere. With a spacious 3,800 square feet of living space and an additional 1,573 square feet of covered outdoor living and entertaining space, you’ll have room to relax and enjoy the amazing hilltop views. Remember to take in the gorgeous sunsets and savor the serene ambiance.

Renting an Airbnb for your holiday celebration can allow you to focus on what truly matters: spending quality time with your loved ones and not imploding from stress. From treehouses to trending a-frame homes to the urban luxury of a Denver loft, from wood-burning stoves to relaxing hot tubs and saunas, Airbnb has many options to make your Thanksgiving gathering relaxing rather than infuriating. So, gather around the table, savor the delicious food, create lasting memories, and cherish the time spent with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

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