Half the fun of a vacation is the anticipation — and I hereby declare it’s time to start getting excited for future travels! Booking a vacation or just making a list of dream destinations gives us a little lift as we look forward to the future. These kid-friendly Airbnbs around the country get me so excited for days when we’ll be out on the road again. (If you’re looking for stays a bit closer to home, our list of Illinois Airbnbs for families is also a great resource!)
Amazing Kid-Friendly Airbnbs for Families
This mountain retreat welcomes families with a playroom, board games, outdoor fire pit, and other kid travel essentials. It would make a great home base for hiking, stargazing, and other outdoor adventures.
Skiing, sledding, sandy beaches, and rivers are all nearby this family-friendly cabin in California! It comes already stocked with kids’ and adults’ snow gear (for sizes 2T on up) so you can pack light and come ready to hit the slopes.
This beautifully restored historic home welcomes kiddos with toys, a travel crib, and more. It’s got plenty of space for the family to relax, too, whether out in rocking chairs on the front porch, at the picnic table out back, or inside on cozy couches.
The home is beautiful, kid-friendly and stocked with toys and art supplies — but the real treasure is the grassy backyard where you can grill on the patio and kids can play on the swings or in the real live treehouse. The big-screen projector for movie nights should come in handy, too.
Owned by one of the designers featured on HGTV’s Home Town, this cozy cottage is outfitted just for families with kids. In addition to the giant pool and cabana, there’s also a kids’ jungle gym, a swing set, books and toys, a high chair, and many more family-friendly features. It’s in a great downtown spot to come explore historic Laurel, too.
Families can walk to the beach in just a minute from this kid-friendly home with a giant outdoor giant gathering space, backyard playground, and views of the Gulf of Mexico. The inside is airy, bright, and spacious, too.
This is the view a couple minutes from the front door of this family-friendly beach home, with quick access to miles of beach. Bunks for older kids and a toddler bed for little ones make it an inviting space for families to stay. The house comes equipped with beach gear, too, so you can travel light.
A twin bed atop a bookcase makes a cool place for kiddos to perch in this cozy little studio, which also boasts streaming services including Disney+ to make family movie night easy. Outside, kids can play on the playset, check out the chickens and more! The studio is 10 minutes from Blowing Rock, as well as 15 minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain and Grandfather Mountain.
Right on the lake, this lake house is perfect for boating, game nights in the game room, paddles in the pair of one-person kayaks, and more family fun indoors and out.
Enjoy a family movie together in the outdoor movie theater, relax on the hot tub, take advantage of the spacious deck, and enjoy the family-friendly amenities inside this indoor/outdoor vacation destination. Toys inside and a playhouse outside welcome kiddos to stay and play.
Cookies are waiting for you on the farmhouse table when you arrive for your stay. There’s a Pack & Play, high chair, and kids’ picnic table to help make traveling with littles easier. Near hiking, skiing, and more.
There is plenty to do while you stay at this house with a view of Table Rock Lake, a community pool, and a short drive to Branson. Open the kitchen island to reveal a tube slide down to a kid cave with a hammock, pinball machine, and rock climbing wall. You can also play air hockey here during your stay.
Our travel with kids page is full of resources, hints, and hot tips for amazing family trips together. Check it out and let us know where your adventures take you!