How would you like to stay the night in a lighthouse? What about a cave, or a church, or a castle, or a treehouse? We searched Airbnb for some of the most unique and unusual rentals here in the Midwest! Here are 15 of them:

15 of the Most Unusual Midwest Homes You Can Rent on Airbnb

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Legacy Lighthouse

  • Sugarcreek, Ohio
  • Can host 4 guests
  • "This lighthouse has everything: well-equipped studio kitchen, LoveSac sofa, hot tub, propane grill, fire pit w/ wood, comfy beds, smart TV's, internet, luxury linens, private beach, dock, kayaks, fishing poles, pavilion, and deck, pavilion with a bed swing and padded swivel rockers, hammock in a secluded area of the deck, patio dining area, and a hot tub to soak and take in the views"
  • 4.95-star rating (22 reviews)

The Wolf House

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Can host 4 guests
  • Features include 3 beds, 1.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer, a piano, a record player, board games, a fireplace, an outdoor patio, and more
  • 4.76-star rating (106 reviews)

Arcade House

  • Bloomington, Illinois
  • Can host 10 guests
  • Features include 5 beds, 1 bathroom, a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade games, a hot tub, a grill, a fire pit, a hammock, corn hole, wi-fi, smart TVs, gaming systems, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer, and more
  • Pets are allowed
  • 4.99-star rating (592 reviews)

Round Top Rendezvous

  • Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Can host 14 guests
  • "There are 3 bedrooms on the main level, and 1.5 bathrooms, plus an additional outdoor shower off of the master suite. Upstairs, you will find the other 3 bedrooms, and a full bath. Master bedroom has a gas fireplace for those cozy nights, a huge shower in the en-suite bathroom, and a soaking tub. The spacious kitchen has plenty of room for entertaining and cooking, plus a large walk-in pantry. The main floor living room area has room for everyone to congregate and reconnect, and has a gas fireplace as well. There is a large front yard that’s a great place for kids to play. You'll also find a fire pit. (Bring your own firewood.) The property also has a quiet spot in the trees south of the house that you’re welcome to enjoy! There is a corn hole set, volley ball set and a gas grill in the garage that guests may use."
  • 4.97-star rating (143 reviews)

Barbiecore Castle

  • Hudson, Wisconsin
  • Can host 16+ guests
  • Features include 9 beds, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, a movie theater, a pool, a hot tub, a washer/dryer, wi-fi, lake access, a grill, and more
  • Pets are allowed
  • No reviews (most bookings are done on their website)

Off-Grid Adventure Fort

  • Morgantown, Indiana
  • Can host 4 guests
  • "Modeled after an 1860's pioneer fort, The Fort Escape is like nothing you've seen before. With an old west town replicated on the inside, you are surrounded by adventure. The full cowboy kitchen and barbecue allows you to experience campfire cooking at it's finest! Cell phone signals are excellent, and there are phone charging stations in the rooms, however, there is no wifi at the Fort Escape. Most of our guests visit us to get back to nature and away from day to day life, so you'll find no televisions at the Fort Escape either. But we promise, you'll find many things to experience!"
  • 5-star rating on Airbnb (124 reviews)

Treehouse Stargazer Skycabin

  • Upsala, Minnesota
  • Can host 4 guests
  • Features include 3 beds, 1 bathroom, a TV, board games, a fireplace, wi-fi, a kitchen, a fire pit, a hammock, beach access, a grill, a shared hot tub, a private sauna, and more
  • Pets are allowed
  • 4.92-star rating (668 reviews)

The Study

  • Bloomingville, Ohio
  • Can host 4 guests
  • "The Study is our newest installation of minimalist modern design, with 360 degree glass. Gaze outward, while feeling perfectly cozy within. Inside harmoniously flows out onto the patios, complete with 6 person hot tub, Malm fireplace, gas grill and dining space. Located on our 24 acre forested property, enjoy your holiday in peace while easily accessing the famed Hocking Hills hikes just 5 miles away."
  • 4.99-star rating (116 reviews)

Historic Church

  • Galena, Illinois
  • Can host 8 guests
  • "With its soaring stone fireplace, high beamed ceilings, stained glass windows, yet contemporary finish, the little white church is one of the most unique and romantic accommodations in the Midwest. We do weddings too! Ask for details. The church features an upper deck off the master suite, an expansive deck below, a secret garden, fire pit, and night time constellations from the highest point in Illinois."
  • Pets are allowed
  • 5-star rating (15 reviews)

The Harmony House

  • Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
  • Can host 10 guests
  • "The main floor includes two bedrooms, full bathroom, a kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a living and dining area that seats six at the island. Not an outdoor fan or rainy day? You can still enjoy the view of the woods and pond through the three story glass Atrium. Climb the custom steel and black walnut staircase to the master suite and enjoy the sprawling king sized bed and full walk in wet room with a soaking tub and two shower heads. You will also have access to the Master suite terrace level where you can enjoy the sunshine while sitting in the tree canopy. Enjoy stargazing? The full roof-top deck features fabulous views of the night sky from the built-in bedswing. Or, enjoy a game of bags on the terrace turf."
  • 5-star rating (36 reviews)

Castle Vineyard

  • Cleveland, Wisconsin
  • Can host 12 guests
  • Features include 9 beds, 2.5 bathrooms, a grand piano, a state-of-the-art kitchen, an office, a hot tub, a wine cellar, a home theater, wi-fi, a washer/dryer, a basketball court, a pool table, a fireplace, a grill, a private sauna, a golf simulator, and more
  • 5-star rating (97 reviews)

The Glade Top Fire Tower

  • Bradleyville, Missouri
  • Can host 2 guests
  • "Elevate Your Stay @ the Glade Top Fire Tower! This one of a kind structure was built to resemble an old Lookout / Fire Tower. This puts a whole new twist on the popular Treehouses! At almost 40’ high, this was designed for only 2 people! Truly a lovers paradise with Outdoor showers, Natural Rock hot tub, daybed swing, king size bed and loads of privacy on 25 acres surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest by the Scenic byway of the Glade Top Trail!"
  • 4.97-star rating (66 reviews)

Dunlap Hollow Cave

  • Rockbridge, Ohio
  • Can host 6 guests
  • "This 1500 square foot cave house sleeps 6 with two bedrooms, each with a king bed, with two additional twin beds in one of the bedrooms. It has a full-service kitchen, large outdoor patio, pool table, private hiking trails, and more!"
  • No reviews yet

The BayShore Shire

  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Can host 8 guests
  • "This spacious ‘earth covered’ lakefront home has panoramic views of the lake & breathtaking sunsets! Boasting 11 ft ceilings an open kitchen/living space, large patio & fire pit. With 4 bedrooms, extra sleeping accommodations & 3 full bathrooms, there’s plenty of space for multiple families!"
  • 5-star rating (13 reviews)

"Top Secret” Underground Atlas Missile Base

  • Wilson, Kansas
  • Can host 4 guests
  • "Here you will be staying in an underground bunker, that was the Launch Control Center for an Atlas F Missile Base. You will have two private bedrooms, one King bedroom, the other bunkbeds to accommodate family or friends, with shared bathroom. The Livingroom is a shared space as it is also an Educational Center with two designated tour times for guests who camp on the property. The property has 24 acres with trails & a community firepit where you can enjoy nature."
  • No rating yet (new property)

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