8 Relaxing Desert Escapes for Under $100 on Airbnb
Everyone loves a good cabin in the woods, but let’s not forget: Deserts are majestic. Where else can you get 360 views without a tree blocking your sight, deep expansive canyons, and innumerable species of cactus? Deserts are especially alluring when we’re still trying to shake off the depths of winter and dreaming of sunny days. If you’re still making your list of where you want to visit in 2018, you might want to consider the remarkably affordable desert getaway. For under $100/night, you’ll get some well-deserved peace and quiet. Bonus: Many of them are located near the country’s most stunning National Parks.
Be in the middle of nowhere under cloudless skies… and also a 10-minute drive frown downtown Grand Junction. Go mountain biking on the Kokopelli trail or whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, and take a gander at the stunning red rocks that surround this desert landscape.
Get access to a pool and hot tub at this private townhouse in the desert oasis of Moab, UT. Make a day out of photographing and hiking at Arches National Park, go biking on Slickrock Bike Trail, and catch an astronomy lesson among the stunning red rocks.
This little casita offers beautiful views of Taos mountain as well as being on the same property as two ponds, a greenhouse, and several vegetable beds. It’s a quick trip to downtown where you can visit the Taos Pueblo, an adobe village that is multiple stories high and has been continuously inhabited for hundreds of years.
Marfa is a tiny town with a big heart for the arts… and the supernatural. Peruse the local shops, keep an eye out for the mysterious Marfa lights and enjoy the desert scenery. Less than 1/2 mile from downtown Marfa, this cozy casita is cute, private, and spacious.
Wake up to an open view and grazing deer just five minutes from the main strip in the desert “ghost town” of Silver City, NV. A fun bit of history about this town is that thousands of people passed through nearby Devil’s Date on their way to the silver mines of Comstock Lode. And the best place about staying in this cozy cabin? You can bring your four-legged friends along, since this place is pet-friendly.
Go glamping in this vintage trailer among the peaceful ocotillos plants in Borrego Springs, CA. Visit the Anza-Borrego desert, Hellhole Canyon, or the local Art Institute, and otherwise enjoy the serenity of this quiet desert town.
Walk around this quirky artistic town mere miles from the border of Mexico. Be one of the few who manage to climb the 1000 stairs around town, eat at one of the many delicious local restaurants, or go on a ghost tour at one of the haunted hotels. Meanwhile, hang out at this cute Bisbee home mere minutes from the main strip.
Who wouldn’t want this view, and for a fraction of the price of the nearby Sedona resorts? There are few desert sceneries more iconic than the red rocks of Sedona, AZ. This colorful condo puts you steps from sought-after trailheads and sweeping vistas.