15 Tiny Houses to Book for a Fairy-Tale Getaway
Bigger is not always better—and we’ve got the vacation rentals to prove it. Here, 15 enchanting tiny homes that you can actually book for your next getaway. Because who wouldn’t want to spend the weekend in a fairy-tale cottage?
Silo Studio (Tyringham, Massachusetts)
What was once a sculpting studio is now a vacation rental with loads of charm. The peaceful atmosphere and canopied queen bed promise restful z’s. And did we mention the gorgeous grounds—winding paths, lily ponds and a babbling brook with stone bridges—are available to guests too?
Cob Cottage (Mayne Island, British Columbia)
Do you believe in magic? With its mushroom-like shape, the Cob Cottage looks straight out of a beloved storybook. The hand-sculpted domicile is constructed with local, sustainable materials. The sounds of birds chirping in the morning and frogs croaking at night add to the fanciful feel.
The HOBBIT INN (ORONDO, WASHINGTON)
You don’t have to venture to Middle Earth to live like Bilbo Baggins (at least for the weekend). Built into the Columbia River Gorge mountainside, this real-life hobbit hole offers a fantastical experience from the moment you step through the iconic round doorway.
Carriage House (Bozeman, Montana)
Voted the "Best Airbnb" by Outside Magazine, this reclaimed timber carriage house is the total package. Highlights include the fully-stocked gourmet kitchen with custom Bertazzoni range and tranquil terrace. Returning guests also rave about the thoughtful extras such as organic coffee and granola.
Maison Mia (Saint-Laurent-En-Caux, France)
Whether you’re seeking solitude or want to reconnect with nature, Maison Mia will exceed every expectation with its sense of warmth and whimsy. The landscape is lush and leafy. Inside, the old-timey fireplace and rustic touches contribute to the homey atmosphere.
Bell Tower Cottage (Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom)
Bell Tower Cottage is located in the west wing of Boscobel, a fine country residence near Stratford-Upon-Avon. (And, yes, it has its own flower-clad entrance.) Guests can stroll through the garden, relax in a hammock on the river bank or venture into town.
Trillium Treehouse (Linden, Virginia)
What kid hasn’t dreamed of spending the night in a treehouse? Turn your childhood fantasies into reality at this woodland dwelling. Keep in mind this is camping. You enter via a notched-log ladder. There's a composting toilet and the spring-fed outdoor shower is not heated. That said, it’s pretty damn magical.
Redwood Retreat (San Rafael, California)
Want to whisk your sweetie away for the weekend? Resting under a 700-year-old redwood tree, this aptly named retreat is tailor-made for romance. The deck—which has an intimate sitting area and jacuzzi—is especially enchanting at night, when the string lights shine in all their ambient glory.
Thatched Cottage (Borée, France)
Live out your Frozen fantasies in this winsome thatched cottage. Perched on the slopes of Mont Mézenc, this high-altitude hideaway has a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm on cold nights. Plus, it’s close to the famous ski resort of Les Estables.
Greenhouse (Aix-En-Provence, France)
This eco retreat—a greenhouse transformed into a sustainable studio—is just as darling on the inside as it is on the outside, where you’ll find vegetable patches, rabbits and chickens. And the compact kitchen has everything you need to whip up tasty meals.
Garden Refuge (Naunton, Cheltenham)
Set in a lovely Cotswold garden, this adorable rental is the perfect place to recharge and soak in the splendor of the English countryside. From the shallow pond to the friendly white pony, whimsy is everywhere. It feels as though fairies might appear at any moment.
Carinthia Cottage (Trieblach, Austria)
Ideal for a couple who prefers pastoral pursuits, this cute cottage was previously used as a corn and crop barn. Downstairs is a cozy sitting area and bathroom. On the upper floor resides the bedroom. But the real showstopper is pictorial landscape of Carinthia. Take it all in.
Tiny House De Libel (Oostkapelle, Netherlands)
Built in 2015, this tiny house is big on contemporary comforts such as radiant floor heating and a computer-controlled skylight. Sliding doors open onto a tranquil terrace, where you can sit and take in the beauty of the garden. And the host provides complimentary bikes for exploring the area.
Zweiufer (Neukieritzsch, Germany)
Germany doesn’t immediately conjure images of crystalline waters and sandy beaches. But that’s exactly what you’ll find at Zweiufer. A paradise of pure relaxation, Scandinavian flair meets a serene lake setting. Spend the day strolling along the shore and the evening stargazing.
Bag End (Mendocino, California)
Looking to unwind? Nestled on 20 acres of secluded woods, this character-rich cottage offers privacy and a return to simple pleasures. Savor a cup of coffee on the porch, cuddle up with a good book and play classic board games.