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


Tiny house available as an Airbnb in Hocking Hills

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Rockbridge, Ohio; 140 miles away

Highlights from the Owners*: Located on 18.5 acres and surrounded by trees, you will have all the luxuries of a secluded getaway with solitude and peace while being only a few miles from the main highway (Route 33) and close to all that Hocking Hills has to offer.

The Boho Box Hop is made out of 2 intermodal shipping containers. It is unique in design and architecture. Similar vibe to a tiny home, The Boho utilizes compact living, using every space creatively to live the simple life. On the back side of the home, there is a large deck with an outdoor chiminea (fire), gas grill and hot tub.

Details: Sleeps 4 guests; 1 bedroom; 2 beds (1 king plus 1 sofa bed); 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


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


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


Staying in a vintage RV via Airbnb in Nashville, Indiana

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Nashville, Indiana; 115 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: The Watermelon, an RV/camper, has been completely remodeled from floor to ceiling with wood accent walls, a new and modern kitchen, brand new appliances and much more! The Watermelon is parked at Explore Brown County Campground and comes with everything guests need to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

This rental is a camper on a campsite. The camper itself does not have a bathroom inside but it is a short walk to the bathhouse which has multiple showers and toilets.

Details: Sleeps 3 guests; 2 beds; 0 baths (but there is a bathhouse on site)


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


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


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


The Tiny Airbnb in Centerburg, Ohio

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

Highlights from the Owners*: The country setting overlooking a natural wetland and beautiful sunsets is perfect for a natural getaway weekend, located in the geographical center of Ohio. 30 Minutes Columbus, 20 Minutes to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Sit by the outdoor fire ring, and watch the stars and moon illuminate the night sky. Roast marshmallows and listen to the sounds of silence. Perfect for a personal retreat.

Details: Sleeps 3 guests; 2 bedrooms; 1 queen and 1 single bed plus a sofa bed in the common space; 1 bath


A Cabin on the Ohio River

Cabin on the Ohio River via Airbnb

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Madison, Indiana; 75 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Our cabin is located directly on the Ohio River with gorgeous views. We are located approximately 5 miles from downtown Madison-approximately 10 miles from Clifty Falls State Park-and about 25 miles from Kentucky Speedway.

Details: Sleeps 2 guests; 1 bedroom; 1 queen bed plus an air mattress; 1 bath


A Cozy Carriage House

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


Glamping at an Airbnb in Athens, Ohio

Location and Approx. Distance from Cincinnati: Athens, Ohio; 160 miles

Highlights from the Owners*: Want to go camping but don’t wanna do all the packing and setup, we have you covered! Our A-frame is a custom built cedar sided tiny 8×10′ space that is very unique. There is a 250 watt space heater so if it’s cold pack a nice sleeping bag. Its a great getaway and very memorable. Our location is impossible to beat, only 5 minutes to either Athens or The Plains.

Of note (also from the owners)*: Currently the hill to the A-Frame is not complete which requires moderate to difficult hiking; its a hillside but very manageable with good shoe and the right approach. The climb do the hill can be tricky to navigate especially at night, bring good shoes and a flash light. It’s well marked but we are still working the kinks out.

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


* 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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