15 Airbnbs Under $200 For Your Labor Day Weekend Solo Getaway

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Guys I’m going on my first real solo trip and I feel alive baby!!!!!!!

It’s quick in and it’s quick out but it’s mine all mine and I’m staying in the most adorable Seattle Airbnb where I plan on having conversations on my terms only for 48 hours (I absolutely check that ‘entire house to self’ box on Airbnb, no question.)

I’m going to eat (UR DAMN RIGHT THE RESTAURANTS ARE GOOGLE SPREADSHEETED) and drink (THOSE TOO) and read and write and probably eventually feel sad and then quickly anxious that I’m not having The Greatest Time Of My Life on this Thing I’ve Been Looking Forward To, but the good news is: I KNOW that that will happen (I struggle big time with transitions; mostly when it involves location change – I could go on literally forever about this; different time different article!) and when that feeling comes I will be like “hi b*tch” knowing she will leave eventually (usually around after two days).

There’s power in putting the work into getting to know yourself, people!

All of these cute lodges, domes, tiny houses and lofts I’m about to show you are $200 and under and they’re all (as of right now!) still available for Labor Day Weekend rental meaning maybe this is the sign you needed to take a couple days for you, because WE BOTH KNOW we deserve it.


  1. Big Bear City, California — Can’t you just picture diving into your fall book stack in this Like-If-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-lived-outside-of-LA cabin??

2. Dallas, Texas — Check out this ‘Tiny House’ outside of Dallas for $70 a night with a  very, very good shower.

3. Newry, Maine — Maybe bring a friend or loved one for this 1800s-lookin’ shack so it’s a little more “Little House in the Big Woods” a little less “Cabin in the Woods” amiright!! Attn earlybirds: 6 a.m. views of that lake look pretty fire.

4. Eugene, Oregon — It’s a ROUNDHOUSE which for some reason I can’t quite put my finger on seems way cooler than a NON-ROUNDHOUSE.

5. Aiken, South Carolina — You could glamp under a rainbow chandelier on a farm with CHICKENS!!!!!

6. Lexington, Kentucky — You’re basically like, staying in a literal garden. That has a sauna.

7. Tampa, Florida — Oh my god this mint green cottage. I’m just going to put this right here.

8. Bethlehem, ConnecticutThis dome looks dope but is for someone more extroverted than me – everything outside of your bed you’ll need to use the main house for!

9. Aiken, South Carolina — The cottage Ms. Honey lived in in Matilda was one of the first homes I ever fell in love with. It just looked like it FELT good to be there, you know? This feels like an affordable vaca replica.

10. Joshua Tree, California — Well THANK GOD FOR YOU, this Joshua Tree ‘Desert Escape‘ is still available!!!!!

11. Fredonia, Arizona — Okay I’m not saying I support mind-altering substances I’m just saying if that is something you enjoy I would probably do it here.

12. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Dude OKC’s food scene is poppin’, I’d snatch up this $100/night gem while you can.

13. Houston, Texas — I mean there’s a photo with a bottle of wine and two glasses on an eccentrically-stitched quilt in a little turquoise cottage I really don’t know what more you’re looking for.

14. Joshua Tree, California — Okay sorry for the double Joshua Tree feature but oh my god that fireplace and f*cking view.

15. Salt Lake City, Utah — Okay speaking of cool fireplaces this loft def has one and when I think about cooking a solo meal here I get emotional.


screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-4-21-00-pmLiz Welle is a professional feelings feeler but gets paid to do social and digital stuff for brands in Minneapolis while occasionally food styling on the side. She lives in Uptown with her boyfriend and their thirteen plants. She is doing her best.



BY Liz Welle - August 16, 2018

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August 16, 2018 11:14 am

Two thoughts: That first house reminds me of the original Parent Trap with Hayley Mills. Second, I planned my first solo trip a few weeks ago to San Francisco. I found a cute basement apartment in Berkeley and decided I’d use the BART to get around town. I live in Nashville, and we have no public transportation so that was a big deal to me! I sulked around the first morning because I was so scared to be on my own, but I finally convinced myself to get out and explore. And I survived! Good luck on your solo adventure… Read more »

August 16, 2018 12:46 pm

Love this post!

August 16, 2018 2:12 pm

I’m planning a solo trip but just can’t bring myself to it, always end up going with someone. THIS IS THE YEAR! Your post convinced me.

August 17, 2018 9:15 am

I must say – astounding destinations! I love those tiny houses – so simple and so much light inside. I would actually go there by myself to dive into their souls…

August 17, 2018 9:14 pm


Also, check out this indie cottage just across the bridge in St. Pete!

August 19, 2018 7:28 am

Loving that Joshua Tree House with the fireplace and view! Great writing style as well Liz.

August 19, 2018 4:23 pm

Love these options and bookmarked a bunch! Great roundup.
Might I drop a little plug for our Airbnb? It’s a turquoise house in the Russian River in Northern California and I think you’d like it! Here’s a link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22015178
We use a property manager to run it, so it works more like a hotel.

August 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Reply to  Rory

PS – I wallpapered our staircase after reading about it on here, thanks for the inspiration!

August 20, 2018 3:58 pm

First of all, can we be friends? <3


September 4, 2018 12:16 pm

Wow impressive images you collected. Thanks

October 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Pretty awesome deals buddy 😀 will give it a short today.

July 29, 2019 5:47 am

Best listed here. Thank you for the share.

August 24, 2019 12:18 pm

Best airbnbs For solo weekend , i will rock with your list..

November 11, 2019 1:30 pm

I like all these homes, I always want to stay on those types of home.

November 11, 2019 1:32 pm

Wooden tiny house is best, this is the amazing list of house, I have this type of house one my village, I liked it.

November 21, 2019 1:10 pm

Best listed here. I’ll share this great article.

December 16, 2019 2:21 pm

Thank you, Liz for sharing such a great post that I can’t tell how much I liked it really it’s very hard to find a beautiful post that I can’t tell please share this type of more content really its very useful for us thank again

March 3, 2020 3:40 am

This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to be.

April 18, 2020 10:12 pm

Love it, it’s definitely important to know how to do this properly and efficiently, clients LOVE these.

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