The Cutest Vacation Rentals in Boise and Beyond

Whatever the season, we could all use a getaway. What better way than to spend a long weekend at a Boise vacation rental? Have family visiting? Why not set them up in a cute, comfy home-away-from-home? Check out our top choices for a relaxing getaway in the City of Trees.

Allie Mann | Editor

Boise White Water Villa

Want to bring pets with you? The Boise White Water Villa has room to accommodate your entire family, plus your beloved furbaby. It sleeps a total of 8.

The space also features a fall- and winter-ready saltwater pool, heated to 84 degrees so guests can remain comfortable all year round.

True to its name, this Airbnb is just 3 blocks walk from Whitewater Park and the River Greenbelt. Hop around the city and then soak in the hot tub later. Catch up with online friends with this villa’s high-speed WiFi.

And if you need even more space, you can rent the adjoining sister property, Boise White Water Cottage.

Boise Backyard Studio

Located in The Bench neighborhood of Boise, Boise Backyard Studio can be found in the owner’s backyard. Don’t worry, though, you’ll have plenty of privacy, as this tiny home is completely fenced in, with its own entranceway and backyard.

It’s decorated with a mix of local artwork (including a Dreyfus mural), decorations from antique stores, and thrift store finds. It’s a little dark, a little moody, and is definitely “a vibe.”

Turn on the hanging swag lights and the Boise Forest Service sign, and enjoy a glass of wine in a moody, private setting. Pets are allowed, and it’s great for couples and close to nearly everything!

During the day, you can hop on a complimentary cruiser bike, and you’ll arrive in a minute at Esther Simplot Park. Done sightseeing? Return to the warm studio and get some work done with its 240 Mbps WiFi and cute workstation.

North End Bungalow

Treat your team of five to this North End Bungalow, where remote work blends seamlessly with a nice change of scenery in wintertime. Its 980 Mbps fiber-optic internet is perfect for entertaining, plus a few Zoom huddles.

Once it’s time to chill, a propane fire pit and hot tub will be ready to warm you. During the day, feel free to get to downtown Boise in only 5 minutes and walk just 4 blocks to visit the North End’s Hyde Park area.

The Bird Nest

This unique, remodeled 1910 barn loft could easily house up to four guests. The Bird Nest has WiFi, a dedicated workspace, and a heating/cooling system that allows for a cozy stay all year long. The closest city bus stop is just half a mile from the BnB, at 36th & Hill Rd. Everything else is at your fingertips—from wine to hiking.

The Bird Nest also has a patio with an overlooking view of the golf course where you can enjoy some board games at night or a sunset view of the city skyline.

What separates this Airbnb from others is that it sits right on top of a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center for injured/orphaned birds.

Tiny House Oasis

In love with the idea of simple living? This Tiny House Oasis lets you and a max of 2 other guests experience the dream. If you come around summertime, a portable AC unit will be ready to keep you cool inside.

Choose to immerse yourself in the tiny homeowner’s mini library, or relax in a double hammock by the trees. Cruise around Greenbelt with a bike, then dip in the hot tub by sunset. Chill in the bedroom loft and make new memories just before you doze off for the night.

Sunset Strawbale Guest House

If an eco-friendly and unique BnB is what you’re looking for, this twobedroom, earthen Strawbale House is the place to go! It’s located in the Sunset neighborhood, close to the North End and the Greenbelt. It features a quaint garden, cozy living space, loft, and straw bale walls around.

Almost everything you’ll use is natural, including the sheets and mattresses. All basic amenities are provided, including a washer/dryer unit. The guest house’s cooling system is supported by the passive solar design and A/C. Meanwhile, the electric fireplace provides warmth during winter.

36th St. Urban Airstream

If you’re looking for a Boise glamping experience, this 1964 Airstream home in the North End provides just the right vibe. Perfect for a solo or couple trip, it’s a launchpad to tons of activities. It’s just a 3-minute walk to foothill hiking trails and a quick drive downtown.

The space is ready for both summer and winter with its A/C and radiator units. Guests can also chill by the covered pergola outside and get cozy by the outdoor fireplace.

The 36th Street Urban Yurt

Glamp out but make it unique and in style! This 20’ yurt is nestled in a garden oasis, sits on just over a third of an acre, and is what you need for that kind of memorable urban glamping experience. The 36th Street Urban Yurt’s gas stove heating with an automatic thermostat keeps you toasty and warm in the winter.

WiFi and workspace are provided, too. Enjoy a day on the beautiful lawn, or take a hike on the Cougar Trail.

Other Short-Term Rentals Outside of Boise

Extend your vacay. Go beyond Boise for some experiential Airbnbs.

Cascade Dome

Heading to Cascade? Cascade Dome is an off-grid geodesic dome that is already attracting curious glampers. With a wood-burning stove and a wood-fired sauna, it’s perfect for couples who want a romantic and immersive holiday. Get a view of Lake Cascade in just 15 minutes, or come to a secret hot spring in 40. Then, have fun star-gazing every single night.

Idaho Potato Hotel

If you’re up for a quirky Airbnb—then nothing beats this ode to the classic Idaho potato. This large Idaho potato-shaped hotel sits on good ol’ Idaho farmland—brown and sturdy outside while white and cozy inside. It includes a portable A/C and an indoor electric fireplace to keep you comfortable.

The Gingerbread Cabin

Feel a 1951 rustic vibe while staying connected to modern life as you live in The Gingerbread Cabin. Its Starlink internet and smart TV keeps you updated with life beyond the woods. You can visit Idaho City and The Springs by day. Then, head back for the night and keep yourself warm with real firewood just outside the cabin.

Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!