Airbnb has introduced the world to a whole new way of experiencing travel. One of the draws of Airbnb is its ability to find hosts who offer one-of-a-kind lodging opportunities. Whether you’re looking to experience the allure of an oceanfront mansion or a treehouse tucked away in the redwoods, there’s something for everyone, including cave homes!
If you’ve ever wanted to step outside of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a truly unique experience that’s peacefully removed as well as a bit bizarre, then a cave stay is calling your name. Call it creepy, call it cool, call it a cave, and book your stay at one of these 11 incredible cave homes available on Airbnb.
African Artist’s Cave
Cozy up inside this artist-driven retreat located in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. The Inkunzi Cave is a one-bedroom abode overlooking a stunning rock pool with a breathtaking backdrop of the range. Encapsulated by rock, you’ll find intricate carvings on the interior walls done by the artist owner. Guests love the well-maintained and remote property, the intricate designs, and the soaking rock tub inside the cave. From $82 per night at Airbnb.
Alpine Wilderness Cave
“We spent more than two years drilling, blasting, digging, drinking, thinking, tinkering, crafting, and building to create this unique space,” say the hosts of this Leavenworth, Washington property. From a first glance, the outside of the cave looks like it belongs in a history book, showing just how humble cavemen once lived. But sandwiched between boulders you’ll find a spooky scene that's the perfect fit for the right adventure seeker. From the all-natural rock hot tub featuring a waterfall, to an underground, furnished living room, this cave is full of surprises. Contact host for pricing at Airbnb.
Canary Island Cave
Located on one of the most untouched territories of Gran Canaria, the Acusa Seca Cave House is a rustic splendor far removed from civilization. Situated on part of the island classified as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, the cave was excavated into the mountain following the tradition of Gran Canaria’s native inhabitants. Complete darkness blankets the cave at night, while sweeping mountain views await at sunrise. The white stone makes for a bright and airy stay despite its enclosed quarters. From $53 per night at Airbnb.
Red Rock Cave
Hand blasted with dynamite, the Bedrock Homestead Cave is located inside The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah— “a reverie of red rock canyons and lush riparian zones.” An epic jam room sets the tone for live music under the stars, while modern comforts like a gorgeous kitchen ensure delicious dinners with an isolated group of friends. From $325 per night at Airbnb.
Sierra Nevada Cave
For the ultimate cave experience, check into the Cueva Balcón. This Airbnb is among a host of other caves that make up the unique town of Guadix, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Inside the stark white cave you’ll find gorgeous decor that creates a chic space. Al fresco aesthetics include a wide terrace with a beautiful dining table and barbeque, along with a quaint balcony found off the twin bedroom. From $72 per night at Airbnb.
The Cave of the Castaways combines the tight quarters of a cove with the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea. Tucked amid a rocky shoreline on the stunning French island of Corsica, the view from the cave offers supreme stargazing. Guests note that critters are to be expected, with mice making an appearance inside the cave. Can you handle it? From $166 per night at Airbnb.
Cave on the Creek
Residing next to a wolf sanctuary in Sedona, Arizona, this creepy cool cave is accessed by a moderate, short hike. Overlooking a creek, you can spend the day on a floatie in the sun, while evenings promise plenty of stargazing opportunities as you lay in the provided hammocks. Inside the cave you’ll find colorful lights and decor that makes a perfect juxtaposition to the dark vibes and low ceilings of the rocky structure. From $249 per night at Airbnb.
Chic Crete Cave
Looking for a uniquely romantic getaway? Located in the village of Kaliviani, in the very northwest of Crete, this Airbnb is filled with luxurious touches. More like an apartment than a rustic cave, the space is equipped with a dining room, kitchenette, TV, and AC. Take in the fresh air and captivating views of Kissamos bay and the mountains from the beautiful balcony. From $47 per night at Airbnb.
Enchanted Garden Cave
Standing inside a stone quarry and surrounded by an enchanting, nearly two-mile wide circular garden, this cave is a design lover’s dream inside and out. The Andulusian cave features crisp, white furniture, canopied beds, and mid-century modern flare. With a large, in-ground pool on the property, and a garden full of olive trees, orange trees, grapefruit trees, fig trees, and more, this might be the most immaculate cave experience you can find. From $141 per night at Airbnb.
Ancient Wine Cave
What says relaxation more than a warm fire and a Turkish bath? Built as a wine cave long ago, this subterranean structure in Turkey features it all. Whether you’re being mesmerized by the orange glow from the fireplace in the living room, enjoying a steamy soak in the gorgeous bath, or exploring the intricacies of the Turkish tiles adorning the walls and floors, you’ll feel like one special guest inside this cave. From $48 per night at Airbnb.
Granada Garden Cave
You can’t go wrong with a place that describes itself as “fresh in summer and cozy in winter.” Located in Granada, Spain, this quaint cave features boho-chic decor in vibrant hues within its walls. When you’re not tucked inside the cave, the lush garden and eclectic terrace beckon for outdoor entertaining. From $59 per night at Airbnb.
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