Cool Airbnbs Near Dallas to Book This Spring
Ready to skip town for a weekend or longer? These gorgeous Airbnbs and hotels are well worth the trip themselves.
Texas legend Willie Nelson’s music has motivated in many ways over the years, but one song in particular sparks our wanderlust with poetic simplicity. If you, too, can’t wait to get “on the road again,” we’ve rounded up a collection of truly unique Airbnb properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area stocked with features and amenities perfect for warmer spring temperatures. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends and family, these 10 escapes will give visitors and locals alike a new appreciation for the beauty of North Texas.
4 guests, $337 per night
Known locally as “Funky Little Forest Hills,” this quirky neighborhood near beautiful White Rock Lake hosts a variety of interesting homes, but few that rival this gem. Far from the Swiss Family Robinson’s makeshift abode, this gorgeously-outfitted two-bedroom compound is nestled among lush flora and forest on a tiny creek for a middle-of-nowhere vibe in the heart of Dallas.
Things to do nearby: The Dallas Arboretum along the shores of White Rock Lake provides hours of peaceful strolling amid nature’s bounty while the lake itself offers paddleboarding, sailing, fishing, and kayaking plus miles of trails for walking, jogging, hiking, and biking.
10 guests, $466 per night
Situated in a 1940s-era munitions factory, this loft-like space combines designer comfort with original industrial elements for a chic, contemporary juxtaposition of styles. The sleeping arrangement is unique, too, with one primary suite and a bunkhouse room consisting of four stacked queen-size beds. An outdoor patio with BBQ grill and a circa-1961 pool table represent just two ways guests can enjoy some quality time together.
Things to do nearby: Keep the historic theme going with a deep dive into all things JFK at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza before grabbing a meal at one of the district’s many fabulous restaurants.
5 guests, $186 per night
Party like it’s 1999. Or 1993. It’s totally your call at this nostalgic blast from the past lovingly named The Slater where, along with sister properties The McFly and The Topanga, it’s all about wacky retro fun. In addition to period-specific decor, you’ll find a Nintendo 64 loaded with throwback games as well as a massive VHS library including a treasure trove of Saved By The Bell episodes complete with commercials for added flashbacks.
Things to do nearby: Walk to Lowest Greenville Avenue for dozens of restaurants, bars, and local shops worthy of centering an entire afternoon around. Don’t miss the rooftop bars at Truck Yard and HG Sply Co. for quintessential open-air hangs.
11 guests, $256 per night
Settle into this property’s cushy seven-person hot tub for incredible lakefront views from sunrise to sunset or fashion your own fun with the onsite game room, fishing poles, outdoor fire features, and nearby boat rentals. High-speed internet and a workstation with a printer make this a nice work-from-someone-else’s-home option for anyone needing a change of scenery, too.
Things to do nearby: If you somehow need a break from the lake, a short drive brings you to charming Granbury where historic charm threads through the picturesque town square and circa-1886 opera house.
2 guests, $59 per night
Cuddle up inside this 32-foot Airstream trailer highlighted by handcrafted cedar interiors, a full bathroom and kitchen, and an outdoor firepit, all stashed away in a wooded backyard behind the owner’s home. Fun fact: The owner also runs RETREAT, so you can sleep easy knowing your hard-earned cash is going toward replanting trees for families across North America recovering from disasters.
Things to do nearby: Whether you’re in the mood for live music, dinner with downtown views, cocktails in a dive bar, or even a shiny new tattoo, the eclectic Deep Ellum neighborhood sports a funky vibe that can’t be replicated.
16 guests, $10,000 per night
For a truly special occasion—or any old time you find $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket—this seven-bedroom oasis has more than enough onsite activities to prevent anyone from ever declaring boredom. A massive pool, hot tub, and 25-foot water slide engulfed in palm trees offer year-round splashtainment while lighted volleyball and basketball courts and a spring-fed creek round out the long list of outdoor attractions.
Things to do nearby: It’s difficult to imagine ever wanting to leave this resort-like property, but if you want to step back in time for an afternoon, the ever-popular Scarborough Renaissance Festival returns through May 31 with COVID safety practices in place. Or hop in the car and head to one of the few original drive-in theaters remaining in Texas, the Galaxy.
4 guests, $168 per night
Upcycling takes a swanky turn at this dazzling tiny house built out of two shipping containers. The owners prefer extended stays of 30 days or more, but will accommodate guests on quick notice for shorter stays stays depending on availability. Amenities include a rooftop deck with downtown Fort Worth views, a good-sized kitchen and bathroom with a walk-in shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a skylight for indoor sunbathing.
Things to do nearby: Immerse yourself in cowboy culture at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District where a twice-daily cattle drive and a working saloon add to the ambiance. The museums in Fort Worth also rank among the best in the nation, both in terms of their architecture as well as the works of art inside.
16 guests, $560 per night
Chill out with your nearest and dearest in this large ultra-modern home complete with 10-foot ceilings and a rooftop deck offering panoramic skyline views. When not whipping up gourmet meals in the impressive kitchen, guests can sidle up to a pair of old-school arcade games for some friendly competition or simply cozy up by the fireplace for a movie on the big screen.
Things to do nearby: Iconic restaurant complex Trinity Groves sits just five minutes away by car. There you can enjoy outdoor dining on one of the largest contiguous patios in the city before walking over to the Ron Kirk Bridge to snap some serene photos of the Dallas cityscape and majestic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Valley View, Texas
4 guests, $168 per night
Talk about the wild, wild West. It doesn’t get much more charming (or rustic) than spending the night in a real Conestoga covered wagon stationed just an hour north of Dallas. A king-sized bed and twin bunks accommodate four comfortably while a well-appointed bathroom with showers holds court just 50 feet away. The property also boasts an alligator enclosure as well as kangaroos and lemurs for photo opps and cuddling galore (maybe not with the gators, though).
Things to do nearby: Plan a full weekend of adventure by scheduling a visit to nearby Lake Ray Roberts, a popular destination for backpacking, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, fishing, swimming, and canoeing.
10 guests, $311 per night
Spread across 25 acres of ranchland, this gated property provides plenty of opportunities to relax in the pool and spa or picnic by the pond just steps away from the house. Outdoor activities include volleyball and basketball, mingling with the cows, as well as access to an ATV for an extra fee. Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms and a spacious kitchen fit to impress even the most seasoned chef.
Things to do nearby: Now that you’ve gotten a taste of the cowpoke life, head to one of the most famous ranches in the world: Southfork. The fictional home to the Ewing family on the Dallas TV series offers daily tours as well as groomed trails for walking and horseback riding.