Most Unique Places to Stay in Washington State

Looking for the most unique places to stay in Washington State for an unforgettable getaway? Whether you’re looking for an intimate getaway for two or a unique vacation rental in Washington State for a group of friends or for the whole family, we have you covered!

Find the best places to stay in Washington state from caves, tiny houses, cabooses, and more for a memory-filled getaway in the scenic landscapes of PNW. 

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Unique Washington State Getaways

Pirate Villa at Ocean Shores

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One of the unique vacation rentals in Washington State is this pirate-themed, 2-story A-frame cabin in Downtown Ocean Shores. It is just a few minutes away from the beach, the Convention Centre and other shops and restaurants in the city.

The cozy bedroom opens up to a balcony where you can lounge and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean. Stay toasty in the evenings with fire from the wood-burning fireplace. With a Queen sized bed, 1 single bed, and 2 sofa beds, this cabin can conveniently host a family/group of 6. It is also pet friendly for a small extra fee.

A beautiful courtyard, free-roaming deer, views of the beach, nautical-themed interior, quiet and peaceful atmosphere makes this very unique and one of the best places to stay in Washington State for fun couples, groups of friends, and families who want to live out their pirate dreams. ARGHH! Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Vrbo.

Underground Hobbit Home in Columbia River Gorge

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This unique Washington State getaway lets you channel your inner Lord of the Rings! This Hobbit-style cottage in Washington promises an otherworldly stay for two, and their dog. 

Hike up the short, steep path and you will be rewarded with a charming accommodation. The pretty front garden has a slab patio, flowers, and rolling views over the Columbia River Gorge mountainside.

The Queen bedroom connects to an open living room with a cozy propane fireplace. There are interesting touches to keep you entertained like a chessboard and woodworking bench with tools to chisel away the afternoon.

The handmade details really add atmosphere to the cottage, from the iconic circular green door to lanterns and a wooden chandelier.

Use the hot drinks bar to prepare a coffee and enjoy the wondrous views outside this secluded getaway in Washington. There’s also a nice wooden bathtub for two with a rain shower head above.

Outside the hobbit hole, there are 6 acres to hike and explore. Keep an eye out for deer, rabbits, birds, and grouse in this remote setting. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

The Hayloft on Whidbey Island

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Set only a few miles from Langley on Whidbey Island just outside of Seattle, The Hayloft is a cute countryside gem perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway in Washington.  Built-in 2010, this one-bedroom guest residence has a fully equipped kitchenette and gas log fireplace to help you stay warm when it gets chilly at night.

One unique feature of this property is that the host serves a complimentary home-cooked breakfast, delicious baked goods, and savory casseroles complete with fresh flowers. The charming vintage residence can only sleep 2 people at a time.

This unique Washington State getaway is located near Saratoga Woods so get your hiking gear ready as there are lots of hiking trails around the property. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

Historic Caboose Near Mt. Rainer

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Ding! Ding!! Ding!! All aboard this unique vacation rental in Washington state! Located in Greenwater, near Mt Rainer is this historic caboose and cabins!

This nostalgic train caboose turned into a beautiful vacation guest accommodation is one of the most unique places to stay in Washington State. Train lovers would appreciate its elegance and charm as it is perfect for honeymooners.

With lots of space outside the cabin, guests can enjoy yard games, picnic at the sandy beach, wading in the shallow water nearby, and bathing in the swimming hole. Not to mention the amazing hot tub and outdoor spa area!

This unique Washington State getaway is located near Mt. Rainer so get ready to enjoy mountain views and outdoor activities like hiking, a gondola ride to the mountain top restaurant, climbing, mountain biking, and rafting.

With a fully-equipped kitchen and BBQ, all you need to bring is food and you can be sure of creating long-lasting memories. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on VRBO.

Kuppel Haus in Leavenworth

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This geodesic dome cabin in the Bavarian mountain village of Leavenworth is another unique place to stay in Washington State. With wood floors, beamed ceilings, and windows all over, nature is right at your fingertips in this dome home. It sleeps 5 people and is pet friendly.

Enjoy the serene environment in the mornings and stay active with lots out outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, paddle boarding, shopping etc. in the afternoons.

This is also such a beautiful place to spend the winter holidays as you get to enjoy the view of falling snow while sitting in front of the toasty fireplace. Don’ forget to bring your camera.

The kitchen is fully equipped while the dining area sits up to 6 guests. You can also enjoy a meal on the porch or an afternoon barbecue during warmer seasons. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on VRBO.

Be sure to also read our guide to all the best places to stay in Leavenworth!

The 1963 Highliner School Bus in Sequim Bay

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Enjoy an unforgettable throwback experience when you stay in The Highliner, a converted vintage bus into a full house on wheels. Fully fitted with a queen-sized bed, bathroom with shower and tub, a kitchen area, and a small fridge, this RV can host up to 8 guests per site.

Only a few minutes away from Sequim Bay State Park and Olympic National Park, The Highliner sits next to a 3-acre Organic Hops Yard. Delight yourself outdoors with the charcoal grill and fire pit or spend some time touring any of the numerous fragrant Lavender farms nearby.

Make long-lasting memories as you enjoy the charming rural lifestyle of the Olympic Peninsula.

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The Cave in Leavenworth

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This might not be the Bat Cave but it sure is one of the best places to stay in Washington if you’re looking for something prehistoric and unique. Situated in Leavenworth, the Cave is located in a cavern offering a hot tub that seats up to 10 people and its 2 bedrooms sleeps 5 people to mention a few of the features.

This cave-dwelling and unique stay has a fully equipped kitchen available for guests to use and the entire space, albeit in a cave, is surprisingly modern with exposed rock walls.

Outdoors there is a picnic table, ping pong table, and a gondola from Whistler! Stay cozy at night with their cool floating fire place.

Since this accommodation is mostly underground and encased in raw, hard granite, cellular service is typically poor. This is the perfect opportunity for a digital detox while you enjoy an escape from the fast-paced world. Remember to download whatever you would like to read, watch or listen to ahead of time! Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

Treehouse in the Columbia River Gorge

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Undoubtedly one of the most unique places to stay in Washington State is a treehouse getaway! Stay at the gorgeous Osprey Treehouse located in the Columbia River Gorge. The 20-foot octagon structure is constructed around a huge Old Douglas Fir.

Down on the ground, guests can enjoy sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and hiking in the area. Summer visitors can make good use of the private beach and swim dock.

The light and warm inside space feature oversized windows and a sliding door to really feel your surroundings up in the trees. This tree dwelling out across the river and woods with a private deck for scenic coffees.

Two to three guests can sleep comfortably in the loft Queen room accessed by a ladder, and a couch can be made up as a bed in the living room space. There’s a kitchenette and dining bar if you like to make simple meals, whilst spotting osprey through the window. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

The Grain Bin Inn on the Columbia River

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Located on an organic farm with over 300 different crops, The Grain Bin Inn is a perfect cozy escape from the city. Only minutes from boat access on the Columbia River, this unique inn features a fire pit, open-air seating area, and seasonal lounge. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beautiful scenery complete with songbirds and starry nights.

Staple breakfast items including seasonal bread are always available for guests in the inn.

With 1 Queen sized bed and 2 sofa beds, this unique Washington State getaway sleeps 4 persons and is perfect for a family weekend getaway.

This is one of the best places to stay in Washington if you want to explore all the best things to do in Yakima Valley too, famous for its wineries and hop growing. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

Glass Tiny House Under the Stars in Liberty Bay

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One of the most unique Washington getaways is this tiny house in Liberty Bay off of Puget Sound and near Bainbridge Island.

This space offering guests the chance to stay in a private ‘glass house’ room set on a farm. Pretty downtown Poulsbo is nearby, with unique shops and an array of dining options. 

Two guests and their pet can sleep under the stars thanks to the glass roof and window walls looking onto the verdant grounds. Privacy screens are also provided for optional seclusion.

Guests have private use of a porta-potty nearby the tiny house and the host’s bathroom at the Farm House can be used for showering between 8 am to 7 pm. A fun community saloon is available to play pool and use the Wi-Fi. This area also provides a shared kitchenette and a BBQ grill.

There are lots to keep visitors occupied at the farm including a Farmer’s Market with fresh, seasonal produce and Barker Creek at a few steps. Kids and adults alike will love engaging with cute animals like goats, alpacas, dogs, and rabbits. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

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Red Wagon Near Leavenworth

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This wagon and stay is one of the best places to stay in Washington state if you’re looking for a stay that will be a fun memory! Located around 14 miles from Leavenworth, this wagon is parked up on the host’s property and exclusively for the use of guests.

Two people can sleep in the bedroom and make use of the ‘galley’ with its simple kitchen facilities and woodburning stove. This tiny house also has a tiny bathroom inside with a composting toilet and shower. 

Just in front of your little red wagon home there’s a covered deck area complete with a firepit and mini grill facing the lawn and trees for atmospheric evenings.

This is a great choice for a simple and quiet getaway with no shortage of outdoor activities nearby such as hiking, biking, lake fishing, and more. Book this unique Washington State getaway on Airbnb.

The Tiny Cabin at Ferngully in Bremerton

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Welcome to one of the most unique places to stay in Washington! This tiny cabin at Ferngully is a cute and chic accommodation is just 10 minutes from the ferry to Seattle, tucked away on a private property below firs and cedar trees.

The modern build feels secluded, a path leading guests to their abode by Japanese maples, pines, and redwoods. The windowed walls have a magical view onto lush nature and Mud Bay can be admired from the pretty wraparound deck.

Inside, a tiny woodburning stove keeps things warm and two people can sleep in the cozy loft bedroom. There’s no Wi-Fi here to distract you from the gorgeous and peaceful surroundings. 

Cooking enthusiasts can make simple grilled meals using the cooler, firewood and, campfire grate. An adjacent bathroom provides guests with a hot rainfall shower and peat moss composting toilet. 

This is a private and refreshing retreat with a location that offers outdoor opportunities such as hiking, kayaking and wildlife watching. Illahee State Park and Manchester State Park are both nearby.

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Pleasant Bay Lookout at Chuckanut Mountain (sea view + hot tub)

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Another one of our favorite picks for unique places to stay in Washington is The Lookout, one of many cool treehouse getaways in the state.

This treehouse is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking for a peaceful escape in a natural setting. 

The treehouse is a small, modern and private room nestled in the trees on the side of Chuckanut Mountain. The space has a sofa bed for two, a glass wall, and a viewing deck. The views down onto Pleasant Bay and the Salish Sea are jaw-dropping.  

Guests have partial access to the host’s family home to use the full bathroom and outside mini-kitchen area which includes a small fridge, microwave, and dishware for simple meal prep. There’s also a hot tub on the deck for a super soak amongst the trees.

For those who wish to venture out, the Chuckanut Mountains offer many trails and there are also beaches nearby.

Wi-Fi is available but you’ll probably prefer to stare out at the breath-taking surroundings. Cell service tends to be patchy. Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.

The Rolling Huts in Methow Valley

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With a scenic location in the Methow Valley, The Rolling Huts provide another one of the best places to stay Washington with beautiful mountain and forest views. Hikers, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers will be in heaven at this year round!

The smart huts are grouped into ‘herds’ of six which is great for groups. Each hut sleeps up to 4 people with a sleeping platform and transforming modular furniture in the living room space. They also feature the modern comforts of electricity and wifi.

Each hut has an adjacent portable toilet, shared full bathrooms and showers are fitted in the centrally located barn a short distance away.

The cleverly compact and light-filled units incorporate a refrigerator and microwave for basic bites to eat and there’s a water faucet outside each hut for washing up in the fresh air. Step outside for a morning coffee amongst the wildflowers.

Shared facilities include  12 seat picnic tables plus a picnic shelter with propane and charcoal grills for a smokey dinner. There is a shared shower and toilets in the nearby main barn, plus each hut has a private portable toilet just outside.

There are also glamping tents, one of our favorite picks for best glamping in Washington available as well at this property! Book this unique place to stay in Washington at or

Adorable Lake Union Houseboat Rental 

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One of the most unique places to stay in Washington is on a houseboat on Lake Union in Seattle! This houseboat is named Turnip has a cool Japanese design with bright colors and interesting details like etched glass and woodworking.

She is also moored on the south side of the Lake Union with lovely city and water views that can be taken in on a great rooftop for sitting.

This is one unique houseboat rental has some serious style and design with its bright colors and hobbit-esque archways inside. The cute floating home still feels roomy and space can sleep up to four people on a Queen size bed, sleeper sofa, small sleeping nook (best for kids), and blow-up mattress. 

There’s also a full kitchen for preparing meals, a wall heater for cozying up, and a full bathroom with a feature Japanese style shower.

You will love sitting out on the private deck or better still, up on the roof. Guests can use the two kayaks shared with another one of their houseboats for rent a few slips down on a first come first serve basis.

Many houseboats for rent are only available for long stays, but this one actually just has a 4-night minimum which is rare! Book this unique place to stay in Washington on Airbnb.


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