15 Unique Weekend Getaways Within 3 Hours of Cincinnati

You won’t have to travel far from Cincinnati in order to find some unique weekend getaways!

After writing about the new Cannaley Treehouse Village in Toledo and the Covered Wagon rentals in Kentucky, I started to wonder if there were more “unique” spots within driving distance of Cincinnati.

And, WOW, did I uncover some great places for weekend getaways! From staying the night in a shipping container to vintage RV’s to tiny cabins on the river…. I looked through the options at Airbnb and found some really fun places to try.

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the Yearling Barn, an Airbnb rental in Kentucky

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Nicholasville, KY; 100 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: The Yearling Barn is a small thoroughbred barn with a loft apartment attached. Your only neighbors will whinny and neigh! A part of the thoroughbred farm named McCauley Farms, this is a unique opportunity to stay on an actual working horse farm.

The apartment is a loft space, newly built, tastefully decorated, and perfectly appointed. The downstairs great room features a kitchenette, dining area and den, with shaded French doors to allow you to control the natural light.

Details: Sleeps 4 guests; 1 bedroom; 4 single beds; 1 bath


Treehouse Getaway, an Airbnb rental in Xenia Ohio

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Xenia, Ohio; 60 miles away

Highlights from the Owners*: The Tree House is the perfect space to stay for a little nature getaway in the beautiful city of Dayton, Ohio. This property is situated on 4 acres, including 2 small ponds, a created waterfall and small creek that runs adjacent a beautiful wooded area.

You will have access to the entire outside property, including the fire pit (fire wood). There is a toilet (just outside the treehouse), electricity, heat, tv, mini fridge.

Details: Sleeps 3 guests; 2 beds (one full and one twin in the loft); 0 baths


Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Stamping Ground, KY; 100 miles away

Highlights from the Owners*: On the Bourbon Trail. The Buffalo Springs Distilling Company got it’s start in 1868. It closed and it’s warehouses were emptied out by the 1970’s. This building is one of the last structures left on the site. This historic building was the main office and gatehouse for visitors to the distillery, so we can offer one bedroom due to the size of the structure. Bourbon History buffs will love the opportunity to stay overnight in an old distillery building. This lodging has a large main room, fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a Queen bed, bathroom, and laundry area. There’s a City Park almost adjacent to the rear of the property and a family restaurant, stores, bank, post office, gasoline, and Police Station within walking distance.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 1bed; 1 bath


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Stay in a barn when you rent this Airbnb in Metamora, Indiana

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Metamora, Indiana; 60 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: The Loft at Metamora is a cozy, private getaway above a cafe and gift shop in a historic tourist town. The Loft at Metamora provides a private entrance, comfortable sleeping quarters, in room coffee and tea, and continental breakfast. A private full bath is included, with complimentary hand crafted soaps made on site.

The suite is a cozy loft space on the second floor of a barn-type building. The Loft suite offers a kitchenette with small refrigerator and microwave oven, toaster, and coffee maker.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom with 1 bed; sleeper sofa for children; 1 bath


Farm stay in an Indianapolis Airbnb

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Indianapolis, IN; 120 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: The Farmhouse has been newly renovated and is located right off I65 just a short drive to downtown Indianapolis. The house is situated on a 5 acre farm operated by Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery.

The home was built in the 1850’s and has been meticulously remodeled to highlight the rustic charm while giving guests all the modern comforts of home.

Details: Sleeps 8 guests; 3 bedrooms; 1 king, 1 queen,1 set of bunks, 1 full futon; 2.5 baths


Tiny House rentals in Logan, Ohio from Airbnb

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Logan, Ohio; 150 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Our Tiny Houses have that fun feeling, kinda like a tree house or cabin in a setting that allows you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Hocking Hills. Inside the air-conditioned/heated tiny house, you can climb a ladder up to a loft bed for a different view, convert the sectional seating into a king sized sleeping area, make and eat dinner in the kitchen and dining area, and freshen up in the bathroom with walk-in shower, Separett composting toilet, and hot running water. So if you enjoy such adventurous and playful settings with close access to zip-lining, hiking, caving, canoeing/kayaking, or a number of other Hocking Hills attractions, our tiny house stays are a perfect fit for you!

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; open floor plan; 1 king (sectional converts into a bed) and 1 double bed (in the loft); 1 bath


madison indiana getaway

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Madison, Indiana; 90 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Getaway and enjoy the comfort and convenience of this unique, newly remodeled A-Frame home nestled in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. minutes away from Clifty Falls State Park (10 min.) and Historic Downtown Madison (5 min.): recognized as “The prettiest small town in the Midwest” by Ladies Home Journal and “Best Preserved Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune.

Check out the reviews – at the time of this posting they have 55 “5 star” reviews (the highest you can get)!

Details: Sleeps 4 guests; 2 bedrooms; 2 beds; 1 bath


Shipping container rental from Airbnb

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Logan, Ohio; 150 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: We are nestled on 13 acres of woods just 2 miles from the entrance of Old Man’s Cave right on 664 S in Logan Ohio. Inside we have a cozy bedroom with full view window, private bathroom /shower, full kitchen with cooktop, living room area with small dining table for 2, gas fireplace, YouTube TV, and WiFi.

One of the coolest additions is our motorized glass garage door. Outside under a covered porch is a comfy outdoor swing bed, outdoor lights, a hot tub for two and a glass grill.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 1 double bed; 1 bath


Still Waters at Hocking Hills

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: New Plymouth, Ohio; 150 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Situated on 140 forested acres at Cherry Ridge Retreat. Still Waters overlooks our Central Pond and Gazebo Area. The fire pit is both intimate and private yet has dramatic views of the surrounding topography. Our new Deluxe Sundance 4 Person Hot Tub is situated in its own gazebo, creating your very own Spa in the Woods.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 1 bath


A barn rental in Ohio via Airbnb

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Peebles, Ohio; 80 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Trade in the city for millions of stars in the night sky! Located on dead end road in the midst of scenic Brush Creek Forest! Front porch overlooks stocked spring-fed pond.

Details: Sleeps 5 guests; 2 bedrooms; 1 king bed and 3 singles plus an air mattress; 1 bath


Milk House Cottage in Chesterhill, Ohio

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Chesterhill, Ohio; 192 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Our Milk House Cottage and Gardens is nested in the historic village of Chesterhill, Ohio on 12 beautiful hilly scenic acres (in the heart of an “old world” Amish community). The Milk House Cottage has been totally redesigned into a beautifully modern space equipped with mini-split heating & AC, village water, a non-cooking kitchenette area in the interior porch sitting area.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 2 single beds; 1 bath


Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Indianapolis, IN; 120 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Fully modern and brand new private space in our charming carriage house. It has all the amenities you would need to enjoy and explore the beautiful city of Indianapolis. If you are here for work or pleasure, it is perfectly located and easy access to all Indy has to offer so come and explore our great city.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 1 queen bed; 1 bath (compost toilet)


Tiny house Airbnb rental in Kentucky

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Augusta, Kentucky; 45 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Our backyard is 86 acres, and we are saving two of them just for you! Our Tiny House escape offers everything to set the tone for your “tiny get-a-way”, “big take-a-way”: Hidden along the creek, restored Kentucky farm venue, shared time in restored barn, social distancing, fire pit, stars. . OR. . . three miles to the sweet town of Augusta, right on the Ohio River– just a jaunt down the road for winery, shops, restaurants! Select “all” for the perfect vibe—make it you!

Details: Sleeps 3 guests; 1 bedroom; 1 queen,1 single; 1 bath


Alpine Chalet in Hocking Hills

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Logan, Ohio; 150 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Alpine – Hocking Hills is tucked into the woods near three other Chalets, on Blosser Road, convenient to Route 33 and the city of Logan. The closest state park is Lake Logan, 1.5 miles, a 5-minute drive. Old Man’s Cave is, 10 miles, a 15-minute drive… Connect with your friends or family, gathered around the beautiful slab-wood table in the spacious eat-in kitchen, on the hearth of wood-burning fireplace, out at the fire pit or in the hot tub on the porch. Beautiful log and slab hard-wood furniture, throughout, with exposed-beam walls and ceiling; hardwood floors; stone hearth. Two queen beds and two full baths, plus washer and dryer, upstairs – in rooms with charming dormer windows and cheery skylights.

Details: Sleeps 4 guests; 2 bedrooms; 2 beds; 2 baths


Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Covington, KY; 3 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: This house is the perfect get away for those traveling for work, coming into town for a game or just exploring what the area has to offer. The owner has updated the space with new appliances while keeping the history of this late 1800’s carriage house. There is off street parking if needed however the neighborhood is very walkable.

Hang out in the gated garden with hammock, barbecue area and fire pit.

Details: Sleeps 4 guests; 1 bedroom with 1 bed plus couch and air mattress; 1 bath


* Please be sure to read the property’s complete details on the Airbnb listing. We have not supplied the full list of details / descriptions here.

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