Wish Upon an Airbnb: The 10 Best Rentals for Stargazing
It’s summer, which means it’s time to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Nope, we’re not talking about the succulent collection in your apartment. We’re talking good ol’-fashioned get-away-from-the-city-lights, make-some-s’mores, sing-campfire-songs and sleep-in-a-tent nature. But, PSA, you don’t have to break your back in a sleeping bag or bathe in bug spray to experience it. Here, the ten best Airbnbs for stargazing
Geodesic Dome near World Biosphere Reserve
Surrounded by a pristine forest, this dome located in Valparaíso, Chile, is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility while looking at the dark night sky.
Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree
An escape from the busy city life in Joshua Tree, California, this is the perfect place to re-energize in solace under the desert sky.
Forty-Foot-Tall Treehouse in Tiller, Oregon
A tower modeled after fire lookout towers built by the U.S. Forest Service in the early 1900s and enhanced with modern essentials. From its all around windows, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the night sky.
Skywatch Observatory in New South Wales
From this dome stay in Coonabarabran, Australia, you can enjoy the majesty of the night sky and visit the nearby observatory which houses a 12.5-inch Newtonian telescope.
Stargazing Desert Retreat in Pioneertown, California
Located inside San Bernardino’s High Desert, California, this amazing retreat is the perfect place to enjoy the night sky. Careful attention has been made to extend the interior to the exterior with windows and views to make the stargazing experience natural and comfy.
Stargazing Bubble in the Arizona Desert
In the heart of the Arizona desert, this bubble is a fun getaway to enjoy a magical night under Sedona’s night sky, a wonder to behold, with its millions of stars shining bright and clear.
Glass House in Italy
Located on a hill in the heart of Monferrato, a World Heritage Site, this conservatory features a 360-degree view of the night skies above the Piemonte region of Italy.
Skylight-Covered Cottage in Iceland
Visit this eco-friendly two-bedroom house for complete solitude and serenity underneath a starry night located on Iceland's famed Golden Circle.
Geo Dome in the Catskills
Animal lovers: This dome is located on a farm in southeastern New York full of sheep, goats and rabbits so you can really be one with nature (if sleeping under a blanket of stars isn't enough, of course).
Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin in Twentynine Palms, California
Just an hour away from Palm Springs, this piece of architecture features indoor-outdoor living: aka the ideal solution for enjoying comfy design and the night sky.