Arizona is world-renowned for its hot desert climate and desolate natural landscapes, but Flagstaff defies that reputation. Sitting at 7,000 feet elevation and nestled into the base of the San Francisco Peaks, this small mountain town is anything but desert.
Spend a few days in Flagstaff and you’ll quickly realize just how diverse this destination truly is. You can ski or snowboard at Snowbowl ski resort, sample a local microbrew in “Arizona’s Craft Beer City,” or stargaze at the Lowell Observatory. Flagstaff is an officially-designated International Dark Sky City, so the night sky is unreal! Flagstaff is also home to Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet.
Located along historic Route 66 in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is within easy driving distance of some of the state’s most iconic and awe-inspiring landmarks including the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Sedona, and Monument Valley.
Flagstaff also has so many incredible vacation rentals, it can be overwhelming trying to choose one. So we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled this list of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff to help you plan the perfect holiday!
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Best Flagstaff Airbnbs for Couples and Solo Travelers
Come experience idyllic country life while being just 10 miles from downtown Flagstaff! This fully renovated 25-foot-long 1965 Airstream on a secluded half-acre lot is easily one of the coolest Flagstaff Airbnbs. The RV is perfectly situated for watching the sun set directly between the San Franciscos and Mount Elden — a sight you’ll never get tired of.
Inside this unique Flagstaff vacation rental, you’ll find a kitchen with tons of counter and drawer space for prepping meals. While there’s no stove or oven, there is a hot plate, electric skillet, and microwave, covering all the bases. The main sleeping area includes a queen bed with privacy curtains and a sofa that easily converts to a full, comfortably accommodating four.
Chances are, you’ll want to spend most of your time outside the Airstream since the hosts have created the most magical outdoor living space. There’s plenty of seating and lighting, plus a fire pit, all surrounded by colorful wildflowers. The hosts also have several friendly goats that spend time right next to the Airstream, so you’re almost guaranteed to spot them and you may even have the opportunity to feed them.
You truly cannot get closer to a national forest than this vacation home in Flagstaff. This picture-perfect A-frame cabin is situated right on the edge of Coconino National Forest, bordering it on two sides of its 1.5 acres. It’s hard to believe downtown Flagstaff is just 10 minutes away!
At just 775 square feet, this dog-friendly A-frame is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Flagstaff. It’s more spacious than you might imagine, with a bedroom, sleeping loft, and a whopping three decks. This rustic Flagstaff vacation rental was designed to let guests connect with nature, so there’s no internet or cable. However, cell service is great and the cabin has a TV, Blu-Ray player, and Xbox 360.
The stargazing here is incredible and the hosts supply everything you need to make yourself at home by providing mountain bikes, horseshoes, a grill, a cooler to take on adventures, binoculars, and firewood.
What really makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff is the outdoor spaces, and we’re not the only ones who think so. The cabin was the backdrop for an American Eagle Outfitters advertising campaign and has been featured in several magazines including Travel + Leisure.
This cozy little cabin shares the 1.5-acre lot with the A-frame cabin listed above. Like its sister property, this Flagstaff vacation home was featured in an AEO holiday campaign, so you know it’s Insta-worthy!
In addition to looking like it belongs on a postcard, the 1940s-style home is one of the more unique Airbnbs in Flagstaff because it was sustainably restored. All the building materials used are eco-friendly and the coatings are plant-based. This has a lengthy list of benefits over the synthetic stuff, including being more energy-efficient and emitting fewer toxins.
The term “tiny home” is fitting, as this Flagstaff vacation home is just 360 square feet. But the open, functional design feels much larger. Inside, there’s a full kitchen with a wood-burning stove for chilly nights, as well as a zero-gravity adjustable bed with massage function.
Where this tiny home truly shines is outdoors. Aside from two decks, there’s a traditional Finnish barrel sauna that accommodates four people. Can you imagine anything more perfect than sitting in a sauna in the middle of the forest?!
On our list of the coolest Flagstaff Airbnbs, “Pinky” stands out as one of our favorites! This lovingly restored 1950s Travel Eze travel trailer is reminiscent of a classic diner, complete with pink appliances and authentic memorabilia throughout.
You’ll love the fact that this RV features a full bathroom with a genuine flushing toilet (you guessed it — it’s pink!) and plenty of hot water, both being rare amenities in trailers. There’s also a full kitchen complete with a stove and oven.
Pinky’s five acres are what really tip the scales in making it one of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff. There are several vintage trucks and tractors on the property, as well as an antique railcar you can climb for one of the best sunset spots in the area — not to mention incredible photo ops. Don’t miss the giant trampoline, greenhouse with a vintage couch, or the hammock.
As a bonus, you’ll get a literal farm-fresh breakfast that includes organic coffee and tea, sourdough toast or organic bagels, and fresh eggs, hand-delivered to Pinky’s doorstep from the hosts’ hobby farm down the hill. You just may forget you’re only two miles outside Flagstaff!
Nothing says “glamping” quite like a vintage 25-foot Airstream travel trailer. Yes, we have other Airstreams on this list of the best Flagstaff Airbnbs, but what makes this one stand out is that it’s in the heart of the vibrant downtown district.
The classic “silver bullet” is anything but retro inside. There’s a 65” television in the main area, plus another TV in the bedroom. And the decor is decidedly modern desert chic. The bedroom features two outrageously comfortable twin XL beds from Tuft & Needle and there’s a well-stocked coffee bar ready to help you start your day. Note that the kitchen doesn’t have a stove or oven, but there is a microwave as well as a full-size grill with side burners outside.
Outside the trailer, there’s a large wood deck with the grill and covered seating for four. When you’re ready to venture outside Airstream Alley, downtown Flagstaff’s dozens of eclectic restaurants, breweries, shops, and galleries are within easy walking distance.
Best Flagstaff Airbnbs for Small Groups and Families
This stylish 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation home is ideally located in the sweet spot that’s minutes away from both downtown Flagstaff and Snowbowl ski resort. Thanks to the surrounding ponderosa pines, the hammock, and the tree swing, you’ll feel like you’re tucked deep into the forest (technically, you are…).
You’ll feel completely pampered taking a bath in the large soaking tub with forest views while using the upscale toiletries. This home is also one of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff for large families and those with young children. The large backyard with a fire pit is perfect for playing and exploring, and the hosts have an arsenal of board games ready inside as well.
Please note this Flagstaff vacation rental is the main home on the 2.5-acre property, and the hosts also rent the adjacent guest suite. Both houses are completely private but can be rented together for larger groups.
Corrugated metal walls and oversized sliding track doors make this one of the coolest Flagstaff Airbnbs by far! This uber-hip industrial home in the heart of downtown Flagstaff oozes effortless cool, but is somehow incredibly cozy at the same time.
The bedding and other linens are all top-notch, plush and luxurious. And there’s a dreamy claw-foot soaking tub in the bathroom. Other details include all-stainless cabinetry, a standalone electric fireplace, and open floating shelves, which all work together seamlessly. The hosts even stock toys and games for young children, always a thoughtful and much-appreciated touch.
This hip Flagstaff vacation rental also includes private gated parking, which is nice because you won’t need your car much at all in this perfect central location. Park your car when you arrive and forget about it until it’s time to head home since it’s an easy walk to everything downtown.
Flagstaff has a pretty serious craft beer culture, with nine independent breweries in the small mountain town. Historic Brewing Company is a local favorite (try the signature Piehole Porter and thank us later), and this two-bedroom condo happens to be directly above it. That means it’s in the heart of downtown and within easy walking distance of all the best restaurants, bars, cafes, yoga studios, and shops.
This pet-friendly condo is already one of the coolest Airbnbs in Flagstaff based on its association with Historic Brewing alone. However, the thoughtful touches throughout are what really make it stand out. Our favorites include having a designated place for stashing ski and snowboarding gear, as well as extra linens being stocked in multiple places.
There’s a large outdoor patio where you can often hear music playing from the brewery. Don’t worry, it’s not disruptive. You even get a designated parking space in the lot, which is hard to come by in downtown Flagstaff.
If you’re looking for unique Airbnbs in Flagstaff, you can’t beat a working farm! Morning Bluebird Ranch is a 5-acre micro dairy just 15 minutes north of downtown. The ranch has chickens, goats (including adorable babies called “kids”), horses, and mini donkeys, plus a rooster who lets you know when the sun rises.
The farm backs up to national forest land with easy access to miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing trails. There’s plenty of space for your RV, horse trailer, or off-road “toys.” The vacation rental itself is a private in-law apartment on the ground floor of the main family home. It has heated floors, a bedroom with a queen bed, a sun room with a daybed and breakfast nook, and a kitchenette. There’s also a washer and dryer, BBQ grill, and fire pit.
When you stay here, you’ll get to enjoy farm-fresh eggs and goat milk, and you can interact with the animals. The hosts ask that you “respectfully visit” with them, but ask permission if you want to feed or hold them. Because of the other animals onsite, guests may be able to bring their dogs with prior approval.
This adorable A-frame cabin is probably exactly what most people picture when they think of the best Flagstaff Airbnbs. It’s tucked into the forest and surrounded by tall pines. It has large windows and charming lodge-style decor throughout, and the huge front deck has flower pots that welcome you when you arrive.
Inside this dog-friendly Flagstaff vacation home there are three queen beds, one in each of the downstairs bedrooms and one in the sleeping loft upstairs. There’s a full bathroom downstairs, multiple sitting areas, plenty of board games, and a TV set up with Hulu and Netflix.
Outside, you’ll love the enormous deck with a fire pit and BBQ grill, along with plenty of comfortable seating. Sitting out there with a beverage in hand while listening to the wind rustle the trees, it’s easy to forget you’re just a few minutes from downtown.
Perhaps the best thing about this sweet A-frame cabin is that the hosts leave breakfast supplies in the refrigerator. You can prepare it as you like in the morning so you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store.
Want to experience all the comforts and conveniences of a ski chalet, but still be in the heart of town? The Wild Child Chalet checks all the boxes! It’s a five-minute walk from the core downtown district and just two minutes from hiking and biking trails.
The home truly embodies the concept of hygge, which (fun fact!) is pronounced hue-guh. If you’re wondering what that is, hygge refers to a quality of coziness and comfort that’s associated with feeling content. You can’t miss the hygge throughout this Flagstaff Airbnb, with its wonderful open flow, multiple inviting sitting areas, and even a cozy reading or napping nook.
Out back is where you’ll experience what truly makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff. Here, you’ll find a hot tub and a traditional Finnish barrel sauna. There are also sleds, tennis rackets, and equipment for frisbee golf available for all your outdoor pursuits. Hit the nearby trails, head up the mountains, or visit the park just a few blocks away.
Best Flagstaff Airbnbs for Large Groups and Events
Combining plenty of space for large groups, total privacy, and unmatched views of the San Francisco peaks, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff. The home is a completely restored 1936 farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths capable of comfortably sleeping up to 14. It’s 3,000 square feet and sits on 25 acres, so there’s more than enough room for everyone.
The mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop to this Flagstaff vacation home, with incredible views from every window. Adding to the charm, historic intact farm buildings and vehicles dot the property, and the Coconino National Forest borders the home on two sides. You’ll love the outdoor fireplace, multiple fire pits, and extra-large outdoor dining table. There’s even room to corral your horses or park your trailer!
This gorgeous farmhouse is just as spectacular inside, where rustic touches blend seamlessly with top-of-the-line finishes and appliances. Make yourself at home in the huge, well-stocked kitchen or gather in the living room to play the supplied games and toys. At the end of the day, luxuriate in the master bathroom’s rainfall shower or dreamy clawfoot tub. You may never want to leave!
Not only is this one of the most unique Airbnbs in Flagstaff, it’s also one of the largest. The “Hitchin’ Post” is a 4,260 square-foot custom two-story log home situated on a 5-acre working horse ranch. Although it’s just five miles outside of Flagstaff, it feels like you’re hours away from town. Both hiking and horse riding trails in Coconino National Forest are within easy walking distance from the front door.
This 4-bedroom, 6-bath home comfortably sleeps 12 with an enormous amount of space indoors and out. There are several separate living areas, making this one of the best Flagstaff Airbnbs for multiple families traveling together. You’ll love the authentic log cabin touches throughout, like the double wood-burning stove that heats the main dining area, wagon wheel chandeliers, bench seating, exposed wood beam ceilings, and fireplaces.
Outside, enjoy relaxing on one of the porch swings, grilling out and enjoying the fresh mountain air, or exploring the stables and bunkhouses on the property. You can even arrange guided trail rides!
Living up to its name, this one-of-a-kind property is designed to replicate an authentic Medieval castle. The front of The Flagstaff Castle looks like a fortress that would be more at home in Europe than Northern Arizona, and there are elaborate stone archways and details throughout.
Your group will be more than comfortable in the 6 bedrooms, including 3 master suites, and 5.5 bathrooms. One grand room can also be used for larger events, but note that the property is not licensed for weddings. Enjoy cozy details including several fireplaces, some in bedrooms, and heated tile floors. It’s also common to see deer on the property all year, especially in the early mornings.
The home has four individual common areas with ample seating and tables, as well as a pool table and an enormous back patio. There’s also an incredible indoor/outdoor hot tub area that’s completely covered but open on one side and also features a fireplace and seating.
If you decide to venture out and explore — not that you’ll need to — there are trailheads and great sledding hills within easy walking distance. And downtown is just a few minutes away.
If you need a lot of space and want the best of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff, look no further than this 3,000 square-foot cabin with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! “Pines Point” sits on the 11th hole of the Continental Country Club, just 10 minutes from downtown.
There are two tremendous wraparound decks for you to enjoy. The upper one has a full outdoor dining setup with a grill and plenty of seating for watching golfers come and go, while the lower deck is set up with lighting, seating, and a dart board. You can park two vehicles in the large garage, where you’ll also find sleds and bikes available for you to use.
Although we generally encourage people to spend their time outside, no one will blame you for hanging out inside this Flagstaff vacation home. There’s a huge game room with a pool table, poker table, and wet bar. Two stone fireplaces and separate living areas invite you to cozy up and stay awhile, which is exactly what you should do.
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