The Most Expensive Airbnb in Every State

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Airbnb has become popular for providing budget-friendly accommodations that make any city feel like home. But, what if you want home to be a freakin' mansion? Or right next to the Alabama football stadium? Well, you're in luck -- Airbnb is also loaded with tons of outrageous rentals, both luxurious properties with insane amenities, and "cozy" ordinary homes that've been grossly overpriced to fleece folks in town for special events.

It got us thinking, what are the most expensive properties on Airbnb? And how do prices compare between states? To find out, we asked our data team to use their wizard powers and/or write a simple script that would search Airbnb for the most expensive listing in every state. And lo and behold, they did it. Like, in no time at all.

Here's what they came up with: the rates are per night, organized from least to most expensive, and (before you jump to the comments section) guaranteed accurate only at the time of publication (April 16, 2015).


North Dakota

Three Oaks Guest Inn
Valley City, ND
Price per night: $198
Yes, the most expensive rental in ALL OF NORTH DAKOTA costs only $198 a night. It's an inn that dates back to 1815, and is fully furnished with original oak woodwork, columns, and an open stairway. And if you don't find the three comfortable bedrooms to your liking, there's a fold out couch on the three-season porch.

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South Dakota

Black Hills Sanctuary With a View
Hermosa, SD
Price per night: $400
For $400 a night, you can kick back on the deck of this handsome, three-bedroom log home (just 40 minutes from Rapid City airport, mind you) and soak in the glorious views of Custer State Park and the Black Hills.

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The Retreat at Fireside Winery
Marengo, IA
Price per night: $480
Sure, Iowa might not be known for its fine wines, but Fireside Winery has made a good business out of its small corner of fertile soil. And you can taste the fruits of their labor/little geological phenomenon by staying in the four-bedroom house on the vineyard.

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Vineyard Escape
Blanchard, OK
Price per night: $500
And to round out your epic, two-stop "Vineyards of the American West" summer road trip, spend the night in this four-bedroom property outside of Norman, and is connected to the adjacent five-acre Riley Vineyards and also sits on an 18-hole golf course.


7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths Log Cabin!
Pigeon Forge, TN
Price per night: $595
The Great Smoky Mountains are gorgeous; this is well known. And they're the perfect inspiration for your Tuesday night Stitch 'n Bitch (is that still a thing?) getaway, as everybody from the group can bunk down in this massive, seven-bedroom, seven-bath log cabin with incredible views.

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West Virginia

Hillbrook Farmhouse
Summit Point, WV
Price per night: $675
With three bedrooms and a modern kitchen, this fully renovated farmhouse near historic Charles Town, WV, offers stunning orchard views, and is perfect for spending a weekend on a farm without all the work. Also, it has front and back porches.

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7 Bedroom Fabulous Home
Bear, DE
Price per night: $700
What do you get for $700 a night in Delaware, or $714.70 if you use your Delaware-based credit card with a 21% APR? How about a seven-bedroom home with a theater room, pool table, fireplace, in ground pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and gazebo?!

South Carolina

Masters Week Rental-Hilltop Farm
Aiken, SC
Price per night: $975
Book now if you want to see Jordan Spieth defend his Masters title next April, as this country home in the middle of a working thoroughbred farm is only 33mi from Augusta National, and comes with a swimming pool, well-tended gardens, and sweeping views of the foothills of eastern Aiken County.

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Gameday House
Tuscaloosa, AL
Price per night: $1,000
Five blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium. That is all.

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Cozy Family Home Has Everything!
Fayetteville, AR
Price per night: $1,000
Yes, that's $1,000 PER NIGHT. In Arkansas! Dear Lord. Obviously priced for next year's Razorback (Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!) - Mississippi State game (or Auburn, maybe?), this three-bedroom is only 1.5mi from the University of Arkansas campus. If you're crazy enough to pay a grand to stay there any other weekend, bring your bike; the Fayetteville Trail is only two blocks away.



Six Acres Bed & Breakfast
Cincinnati, OH
Price per night: $1,000
Built in the 1850s by noted abolitionist Zebulon Strong, this Ohio home outside Cincinnati has a unique connection to the Underground Railroad. And for $1,000 a night, not only can you experience that history, but you'll also have access to two five-bedroom homes and enjoy a full breakfast served daily.


Ranch House and Cabins
Savery, WY
Price per night: $1,000
Relive your favorite scenes from City Slickers as you bunk down in one of four cabins at this old guest ranch in Wyoming's Little Snake River Valley. Or rent in the winter for some skiing -- you're only an hour from Steamboat Springs, CO.



Scenic Retreat - Suburban St. Louis
St Albans, MO
Price per night: $1,050
From its hillside location, the Studio Inn boasts views of the Missouri River and St. Albans valley, sleeps 12, and looks like a castle in the English countryside.



10 Room Lodge in MI Upper Peninsula
Ironwood Township, MI
Price per night: $1,110
Everybody from Michigan swears that the UP is the greatest thing since Barry Sanders, and for a little over a grand a night, you and your crew can decide for yourselves. Located at Big Powderhorn Ski Resort, Powder Hound Lodge rocks 10 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

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Luxury Log Cabin on Private Lake
Lovell, ME
Price per night: $1,200
Get ready to go back to summer camp. A five-acre estate with private access to Horseshoe Pond, this luxe log cabin rocks a large dock, canoes, kayaks, and even a basketball court.



Ole Miss Football Weekends; 5 bdrms
Oxford, MS
Price per night: $1,300
Noticing a theme here for these rentals in SEC states? Just a mile from the Square in Oxford and walking distance to the gameday shuttle, this one also boasts a swimming pool with a screened-in porch.

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Entire Bldg - 14BR, 6BA, Sleeps 41+!
Minneapolis, MN
Price per night: $1,391
While this "bohemian" property near downtown doesn't look like much, the hosts claim the 10-bedroom home (oddly advertised as having 14 bedrooms in the title) can sleep as many as 41 people, making it perfect for that slumber party you always wanted to throw for your LARP club in Minneapolis. Which must be the house's main use, since there's a super-steep cleaning fee of $300, bringing the nightly rate of $981 up to over a grand. On second thought, maybe you shouldn't invite the court jesters.

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Gorgeous 3-Story Revival House
Madison, GA
Price per night: $1,500
Located in Madison, a small town east of Atlanta that was spared by Sherman and voted the number one small town in America by Southern Living magazine, this historic house on seven private acres is so stunning that they shot scenes from the FDR movie Warm Springs there. So yes, Kathy Bates has been there.



Sleeping Child Hot Springs
Hamilton, MT
Price per night: $1,500
This five-level mountainside resort/lodge just south of Missoula is big like the Montana sky, and has 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms (!!), three kitchens, elevator access on all floors, a bar, game room, dance floor, grand piano, indoor fountains, a media room, and a massive solarium in which you can enjoy that “Big Sky” at night. And you get it all! Or, you can pay only $500 less for that house in Arkansas.



Castino Lakeview Mansion
Sheboygan, WI
Price Per Night: $1,685
Did somebody say bachelor party in Sheboygan? Of course they did. Just steps from the beach, this mansion built in 1912 boasts a bar, 11 fireplaces, pool/ping pong tables, and sleeps over 20 in nine bedrooms.


Tipi Village Retreat ~ B&B
Marcola, OR
Price Per Night: $1,735
Who knew that the most expensive rental in Oregon would be a tent? Well, it is. Tipi Village Retreat accommodates up to 30 guests in a secluded woodland setting 30 minutes from Eugene.

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Historic Gothic Tudor Mansion Inn
Topeka, KS
Price per night: $1,750
Described as "a castle," this five-bedroom Gothic Tudor Mansion Inn is decked out with Tiffany-style lamps and located just outside scenic downtown Topeka. That's pretty much all we know about it. 


Mansion on the Lake
Bracey, VA
Price per night: $1,800
According to the listing, Abigail, your country music-loving host, is studying abroad in the UK. Who knows how Abigail came to own a massive eight-bedroom/eight-bath mansion on Lake Gaston (we'll let you ask her), but one thing's for sure: it's awesome. Not only does it sleep 43 (!!!!), but it has beds for 43, along with a dock, waterslide, and "oversized screened-in porch with large Jimmy Buffet Teak Tiki Bar."


Private 800-Acre Ranch
Rexburg, ID
Price per night: $2,000
For two-grand a night, you get three houses (that sleep up to 40) on a private, 800-acre riverfront ranch and unlimited access to kayaks, shooting, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding, all with the Grand Teton mountains as your backdrop. Now that is the ultimate group summer vacation.

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Downtown Condo For Kentucky Derby 
Louisville, KY
Price per night: $2,000
Straighten your bow tie and grab a mint julep, because your accommodation for the Derby is squared away with this beautiful artist loft in a restored 1927 building, just one block from where F. Scott Fitzgerald once lived.



10 BR Lake Tahoe Panoramic Retreat
Incline Village, NV
Price per night: $2,000
Because we've already told you how to have an awesome bachelor party at Lake Tahoe, here's a fresh tip on where to stay. For $2,300 a night, you can get 10 bedrooms (that sleep up to 23), 10 bathrooms, a pool table, and large hot tub all with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.



Lovely Harbor-Side Home With Pool
Nantucket, MA
Price per night: $2,142
Don't forget your boat shoes and Nantucket Reds when you settle in for a week at this four-bedroom home on an island that caters to the rich and famous. Not only does it provide magnificent vistas of Nantucket Harbor, but it's also just 200ft from the beach.

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An Island For Rent For 36 People
East Hampton, CT
Price per night: $2,100
Why settle for just a house when you can rent the whole island? Laurel is a five-acre island on Lake Pocotopaug that offers five private cottages and a main lodge that holds 36 people.

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SPECTACULAR Mansion Pool & Tennis
Manchester, VT
Price per night: $2,500
Family-run by a professional songwriter (and her dad, brother, and King Charles Cavalier pup, Jetson!), the Wilburton Inn was built in 1902 and is billed as "a grand historic estate" in Vermont's Green Mountains. Which pretty much sums it up nicely; this joint has Gatsby-style soirée written all over it. 


New Hampshire

Dream Weddings - Corporate Get Aways
Gilford, NH
Price per night: $2,500
Family reunion? Check! Ski weekend? Check! Lawn tennis tournament? Hell. Yes. Whatever big (or little) trip you have in mind, this five-bedroom house near Lake Winnipesaukee probably has you covered. It's got a hot tub, heated pool, and yes, a real grass tennis court!


Antietam Overlook Farm - Scenic B&B
Keedysville, MD
Price per night: $2,995
Offering plenty of room for your regiment of Civil War reenactors, this 19th-century-style country manor accommodates 50 and is set on 95 acres that're only a stone's throw from Antietam National Battlefield.

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3 Bedroom Premium View Unit Solaris
Vail, CO
Price per night: $3,000
See and be seen hitting the slopes next winter while staying in this luxe condo with a private elevator, daily maid service, heated ski lockers, and a wrap-around porch with crazy views of Vail.

Rhode Island

Beautiful, Spacious Beach House
Narragansett, RI
Price per night: $3,255
Finally a chance to drink Narragansett beer while actually IN Narragansett, RI; this five-bedroom, new colonial building with a third-floor deck and ocean views is just steps from the beach.

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Pope Wk House, Sleeps 12-20 W/Food Week
Ambler, PA
Price per night: $3,500
Assuming you're headed to Philly this year to see the Pontiff in person, this six-bedroom house sleeps 11 and is only a only a 25-minute ride from downtown on the train. Also, breakfast and dinner will be served, provided you say grace.

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Huge Home For Berkshire Week!!
Omaha, NE
Price per night: $3,500
Apparently available at (we're guessing) an inflated price for next month's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting (which drew 39,000 [!!] people last year, who knew), this four-bedroom house comes with a wet bar, home theater, and outdoor fire pit.

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US Open Chambers Bay Mansion
Tacoma, WA
Price per night: $3,500
Once owned by the famous Weyerhauser family (naturally), this historic mansion in Tacoma's Stadium District can house up to 20 people and features four kitchens, four large decks, a media room, and maid service. Obviously, it's priced high because of this year's US Open at Chambers Bay, but they're also throwing in three bottles of Chateau St. Michelle wine and a $250 gift card to a local pizza and brewery pub! So there's that.

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Executive Indianapolis Home 
Indianapolis, IN
Price per night: $3,900
As you're no doubt already looking for accommodation for next year's NFL Combine, this house sleeps nine and is located less than six miles from Lucas Oil Stadium.

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New Mexico

Royal Private Estate
Santa Fe, NM
Price per night: $4,250
This luxury abode is less like a house and more like an MTV "Cribs"-worthy mansion, complete with a library, theater, "museum quality art collection," and a garage that's spacious enough for 10 Lambos or whatever other car was probably repo'd from "Pimp My Ride." Oh, and it has not one, not two, but THREE master bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and some seriously scenic mountain views. Not too shabby.

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River North 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Chicago, IL 
Price per night: $4,800
Yes, this two-bedroom Windy City penthouse with skyline views, tennis courts, and a pool, is located right in the heart of downtown Chicago.

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Alaskan Experience on Luxury Yacht
Juneau, AK
Price per night: $5,000
If you’ve learned anything from Andy Samberg and T-Pain, it’s that life is infinitely more fun on a motherf****ing boat. So check out this swanky, three-cabin yacht that sleeps six, has two heads (that’s seafaring for bathrooms), and comes with a full crew as well as your own personal chef!

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Stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Home 
Paradise Valley, AZ
Price per night: $5,000
A Frank Lloyd Wright original, this eight-acre winter escape was built in 1955 and boasts seven bedrooms, a pool, multiple fountains, and spectacular views. Also, an atrium. Gotta have an atrium.

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North Carolina

Sprawling Horse Country Estate
Southern Pines, NC
Price per night: $5,000
With a listing light on details, all we know about this 16-acre North Carolina farm is that it's got a pond. And a pool. Also, a pool house.

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Hale Ohana
Kahuku, HI
Price per night: $5,520
Consider this one a paradise in paradise. With private beach access, ocean views, and an infinity pool (plus furnishings imported from Bali), you may never want to leave your new slice of heaven.

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Florida Keys Paradise
Islamorada, FL
Price per night: $7,000
The ultimate summer Florida retreat, this $7,000-a-night property includes a small beach, Tiki hut, boat dock, and direct access to the ocean. Not to mention its own entrance into Everglades National Park.


New Jersey

English Country Manor
West Orange, NJ
Price per night: $8,000
Granted, "elegant country manor" and "New Jersey" aren't two things typically associated with each other. But this $8,000-a-night property is pretty much that. Located down the street from Thomas Edison's home in a manicured, gated community called Llewellyn Park, it has five bedrooms, six full baths, and a gym. Also, it's only 18mi from New York City.

New York

Film Location
Brooklyn, NY
Price per night: $8,000
The most expensive listing in New York is pretty much what you'd expect: a building being pimped out for the movies. It's actually a historic, 10,000sqft brownstone built in 1887 that you can rent for the super affordable 12-hour day rate of $8,000 to $15,000.

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Entire Home/Apt in Austin
Austin, TX
Price per night: $10,000
No doubt trying to capitalize on the SxSW/Formula 1 crowds, this three-bedroom property near the race track at Circuit of the Americas includes prepped meals and shuttle service, both to/from the airport, and to any restaurant your stomach desires.


Abode at Red Cloud - Deer Valley
Park City, UT
Price per night: $10,000
Get yourself squared away for next year's Sundance Film Festival by booking this five-bedroom spot in Park City, complete with dual master suites (with spa bathrooms), a wine cellar, and direct ski trail access via heated walkways that lead directly to the Red Cloud chair.

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Greek Revival Mansion Garden District
New Orleans, LA
Price per night: $10,000
Located in the Big Easy's historic Garden District, this elegant mansion has hosted a number of "A-list movie stars," but we have no idea which ones. That said, the place is beautiful so it makes sense.

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Charming Napa River Wedding
Vallejo, CA
Price per night: $10,000
Considering this joint caters to weddings in wine country, the 10 grand price tag seems about right. The three-bedroom inn offers guests easy access to Napa and Sonoma, and hosts five-course pairing dinners tailored to your favorite vinos.