These Unique Texas Rentals Offer Unique Stays


When it comes to lodging in Lone Star State, Texas has something for everyone, from rustic barns and remodeled wagons to solar homes and grain elevators. Below, we highlight some of the state’s most unique and weirdest vacation rentals.

Want to sleep under the Texas skies and soak up the stars? Experience a repurposed wagon that allows visitors to have a truly special night that they are sure to remember when visiting Texas. The Barons Wagon describes itself as the ultimate Texas Hill Country glamping adventure. It can accommodate up to four people, but this glamping experience is not without amenities: it comes with wifi!

This ‘clothing optional’ vacation rental is the newest addition to Tin Valley Retro Rentals and is located near Big Bend and Rio Grande National and State Park. No need to worry about tan lines. But don’t worry as it’s docked on its own island and away from other properties in the area so you get a lot of privacy. It has a bedroom and a kitchen. There is a composting toilet and a flushing shower / toilet nearby. You also get a large fire pit as well as an upper deck perfect for stargazing.

The Silo House in Laughing Llama Farm is a secluded farm just minutes from Waco, Texas. The current house is a renovated grain silo that has been moved from a family farm 80 kilometers to its present location. The interior of the 672 square foot silo has a modern artistic vibe. The upstairs loft has a queen-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed while downstairs there is a full bathroom and a modern kitchen.

Best to be a fan of the four legged creatures as this property is a working farm with llamas, sheep, goats and cows on occasion.

Located in the Chihuahuan Desert near Big Bend National Park, the Adobe Dome House is a true off-grid experience. The earthen structure uses enough solar power to light up and charge your phone, so don’t expect air conditioning or a TV. The dome can accommodate two people and has a small but functional kitchen with a working refrigerator. For a real vacation away from it all, try this unique rental!

A modern solar house near the famous Marfa is a perfect retreat for artists and art lovers! With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, this is a perfect place for a gathering or a laid back weekend.

Do you feel royal or want to pretend you are? Enjoy a stay in this mini fortress surrounded by a wooded forest with a guest house located outside the castle walls. Inside the castle is a mezzanine bedroom worthy of royalty. Exposed wooden beams complement the medieval plastered walls. The entire property can accommodate five people in two bedrooms and one bathroom. Enjoy access to the neighborhood’s private dock on Lake Livingston.


Texas is known for its great outdoors, so why not factor that into your vacation rental as well? This property known as the “Barndominium” is nestled 16 miles from downtown Amarillo. Featuring a hot tub, game room and more, this 2,000 square foot property promises to keep you entertained.

Country living at its best is what you will get in this barn converted into a vacation guest house. This rustic rental is ideal for a romantic getaway and close to Fredericksburg, Bandera and San Antonio.

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