Tiny houses have entered the vacation landscape in a big way. As vacationers look for ways to enjoy more unique experiences on their trips, they look to make their accommodations every bit as special as their destination. A tiny house vacation rental is a social media-worthy destination all its own, with all the comforts of a much larger home cleverly minimized into a fascinating and inviting space. It’s no wonder Google searches for “tiny house rentals” are up 113 percent over the last five years.
Ready to try out a tiny house vacation yourself? Here’s some trending tiny house rentals across the country to consider for that next vacation.
Leavenworth Tiny House Village is a tiny gem that sits just east of Seattle with the beautiful Cascade Mountains. It’s an Instagram-worthy backdrop in the secluded Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, Washington. There are five tiny houses to choose from, each with their own unique Bavarian theme and decor.
During warmer months, outdoor enthusiasts can kayak or paddle boat on Alpine Trout Lake and Otter Pond, both located within the campground. Hikers can explore seven miles of trails, fishing, river rafting, and sunbathing on the shores of Lake Wenatchee. In the winter, guests can ski at Stevens Pass Ski Resort or ice fish at Fish Lake.
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The Mt. Hood Tiny House Village outside of Portland, Oregon, offers a unique way to experience the artistry and culinary vibes of Portland while surrounded by the nature of the Pacific Northwest. This Village features seven tiny houses. The largest of the tiny houses is just shy of 360 square feet and is pet-friendly, while the smallest measures just 175.
Guests staying in one of the houses have access to a variety of on-site amenities at the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, including a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, playground, game room and volleyball court, as well as a convenience store and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find a 27-hole golf course, more than 700 groomed hiking trails, bird watching, and mountain biking, as well as lakes and streams where you can fish.
The tiny houses at Verde Valley RV Camping Resort in Cottonwood, Arizona, just outside of Sedona, provide an alternative to hotels. Situated on the Verde River, this 300-acre oasis in the high desert of Arizona. It’s surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Red Rocks to the north, Mingus Mountains to the west, and the Hackberry Mountains to the south. Guests will enjoy the moderate year-round climate and close proximity to the Valley.
South Hampton, New Hampshire
The Tuxbury Tiny House Village is located along the tranquil shores of Tuxbury Pond in South Hampton, New Hampshire (about an hour north of Boston). Once there,
The houses range from 180 to 310 square feet and sleep anywhere from two to six people. Each features a kitchen, full bathroom and flat screen TV. It’s part of an RV resort where the amenities include a pool, playground a volleyball.
Big Pine Key, Florida
Set on the shores of Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina, on the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, sits the Sunshine Key Tiny House Village. Located on its own 75-acre island near Big Pine Key, the unique RV resort makes for the perfect getaway destination. The five tiny houses sleep two to six guests and are decked out in a palette of bright, tropical colors.
Its tiny houses (all under 350 square feet) are each individually named – Hemingway, Isla, Kai, Lucy and Pearl – with their own unique personalities. The colorful tiny houses have lofts, decks, an open-air feel, and stunning waterfront views to take in those famous Keys sunsets. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, boat rentals and marina – and of course, plenty of relaxing on the sand.
Petite Retreats, the Chicago-based company behind the villages in Mt. Hood and Leavenworth, is planning to open Natchez Trace Tiny House Village later this year.. The tiny houses are nestled about 90 minutes southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tennessee.