The 7 Best Airbnbs With Converted Barns

From Stowe to Lake Michigan to the valleys of Oregon

November 2, 2018 9:00 am

Barns? No longer just for the homestead.

Today’s barn doesn’t have to have rakes hanging from rusty nails on the wall, or an attic with missing footboards. It doesn’t need corners stacked with bales of hay or an adjacent silo filled with seed. It doesn’t even (gasp) have to be painted red. 

No, people have wised up on how to use the timber frame with the lofted ceilings. If you’ve got a space that massive, and you’re not harvesting each fall, a barn is the plains’ answer to the city’s unfinished penthouse, a space only limited by your imagination (while not limited at all for beds).

Which is why your next friends and family weekend retreat ought to be to an all-American, bright ‘n’ shiny, converted barn, plucked from one of our seven favorites listed on Airbnb. These stays are all over — from New York to Tennesse to Oregon — and they bring the heat. We’re talking cupolas. Blueberry fields. Shuffleboard. Each will deliver a quiet found only off the backroads, while offering the sort of ginormous great halls that could probably pull off a game of 25-person Twister. 

Don’t actually attempt that though. That’d be weird. 

Below, our seven picks. 

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Blueberry Ridge
Monroe, WA


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Farm Retreat
McEwen, TN


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Hudson Valley Barn
Tivoli, NY


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Lake Michigan Barn
La Porte, IN


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Stowe Silo
Morristown, VT


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The Oasis
New Oxford, PA


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Jutesen Ranch
Tygh Valley, OR


All images from Airbnb

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