Mar 14, 2022 - Things to Do

4 cool Airbnbs within driving distance of Des Moines

Grain bin getaway in Missouri Valley. Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Whether you're looking for a lake vacation or something more secluded, here are four Airbnb escapes, all under 3.5 hours driving distance from Des Moines.

1. Grain bin getaway in Missouri Valley

Sometimes, the Airbnb is part of the experience, like this renovated grain bin escape. You also have access to 20 acres of Loess Hills hiking.

  • Location: Missouri Valley.
  • Features: Hiking trails, fire table, unique stay, 30-minute drive to Omaha.
  • Space: 4 guests, 2 beds, 1 bathroom.
  • Cost: $170+ per night.
Grain bin getaway in Missouri Valley
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
2. Fully renovated cottage near the beach

This 1900s cottage, which has been completely updated, is walking distance from the beach and Main Street shops and restaurants.

  • Location: Clear Lake.
  • Features: Beautiful interior design, walkable location, great for groups.
  • Space: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $195+ per night.
Fully renovated cottage near the beach
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
3. Glamping ranch in Kansas City

This ranch features a collection of glamping tents for those who prefer a touch of luxury with their great outdoors experience. You can also add on yoga classes, group hikes, photo shoots, a luxe picnic or a massage.

  • Location: Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Features: Two beds, private fire pit, resort activities.
  • Space: 4 guests, studio/tent, half bathroom.
  • Cost: $215+ per night.
Glamping ranch in Kansas City
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
Glamping ranch in Kansas City beds
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
4. Cozy cabin on a family farm

If you're looking for a change of scenery, a stay on a working Icelandic Sheep farm might do the trick.

  • Location: Decorah.
  • Features: Yoga studio, private golf driving range, bike trail.
  • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom.
  • Cost: $145+ per night.
Cozy cabin on a family farm
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
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