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20 Best & Unique Airbnb in Kansas You Can Stay At For Less Than $200 A Night in 2023

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best Airbnbs in Kansas! Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin, a historic home, or a luxurious retreat, we've got you covered. From the rolling Flint Hills to the bustling city of Wichita, Kansas offers a variety of unique stays that promise unforgettable experiences.

Each property on this list has been carefully selected to offer not just a place to sleep, but a memorable experience. From rustic to modern, secluded to central, there's something for everyone. So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the best of what Kansas has to offer in Airbnb stays.

Ready to explore? We've got reclaimed grain bins turned into cozy cabins, historic limestone buildings, majestic treehouses, and even a former city jail that's now a chic Airbnb! Intrigued? You should be!

Konza Cabin

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Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Cost: $165 per night

Guest: 4 maximum

The Konza Cabin is a unique lodging experience of two reclaimed grain bins that accommodate up to four adults. It is located on a 100-acre farm in the Flint Hills, providing a peaceful and serene environment.

The cabin features a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a lofted bedroom above the kitchen. Guests can enjoy viewing the cows and the ranch operation, as well as access to the property's livestock, horses, and a private pond. 

The Konza Cabin is located on a 100-acre farm in the Flint Hills, providing a unique lodging and agricultural experience. Guests can enjoy activities such as:

  • Viewing the cows and their surroundings.
  • Taking walks or hikes in the scenic countryside.
  • Enjoying the peaceful and the ranch operation.
  • Exploring the farm and serene environment.

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Limestone Cabin

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Location: Ellsworth, Kansas

Cost: $70 per night

Guest: 2 maximum

The Limestone Cabin is a historic limestone building with a loft, located on a family farm. It has been recently renovated and can accommodate multiple guests. Inside the cabin, you'll find a cozy loft bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and a comfortable living area.

The cabin is decorated with nostalgic touches and original wood from the boxcar's days on the railroad. Guests can enjoy a quiet country setting just minutes away from the state's major tourist attractions. 

The Limestone Cabin is located on a family farm and offers a quiet country setting. Guests can enjoy activities such as:

  • Exploring the farm and its surroundings.
  • Taking walks or hikes in the beautiful countryside.
  • Relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.
  • Visiting nearby attractions and tourist spots.

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Graham's Treehouse at Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat

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Location: Easton, Kansas

Cost: $199 per night

Guest: 2 maximum

Graham's Treehouse is a majestic rustic treehouse located on 32 acres at Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat. This adult-only (18+ yrs) treehouse can accommodate up to two guests. The treehouse is named after Denise and Stan Wood's son, Graham.

It features a comfortable queen-size bed, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a private deck with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Guests have the opportunity to partake in hiking, fishing, and various other outdoor pursuits perfect for a tranquil retreat.

Graham's Treehouse is located on 32 wilderness acres at Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat. Guests can enjoy activities such as:

  • Hiking and exploring the wilderness.
  • Fishing in nearby lakes or rivers.
  • Relaxing on the private deck with stunning views.
  • Taking in the natural beauty of the environment.
  • Visiting nearby attractions and towns.

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Cabin on Four-Acre Pond

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Location: Junction City, Kansas, United States

Cost: $200 per night

Guest: 5 maximum

The Cabin on Four-Acre Pond is a peaceful retreat cabin that sits exclusively on a private four-acre pond in Junction City, Kansas It is a perfect place for a cozy, quiet, and remote stay. The cabin is new and ready for guests to enjoy.

The location is ideal for those who want to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Guests can BBQ on the propane grill with their family and friends while enjoying the beautiful view of the pond.

Here are some activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Cabin on Four-Acre Pond

such as:

  • Fishing: Enjoy a day of fishing in the private four-acre pond.
  • Boating: Explore the serene waters of the pond with your own boat or kayak.
  • Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks or hikes in the beautiful surrounding landscape.
  • Wildlife Watching: Observe various bird species and local wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Campfires: Gather around the fire pit for cozy campfire evenings.

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Gingerbread House

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Location: Topeka, Kansas.

Cost: $100 per night.

Guest: 8 maximum

The Gingerbread House is a delightful and inviting cottage located in a wonderful neighborhood near the city center of Topeka, Kansas. This entire home is all yours to enjoy during your stay. The cottage offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing getaway. With its charming design and comfortable amenities.

The Gingerbread House features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, providing ample space for up to eight guests. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a swinging bed, adding a unique touch to the accommodation.

Here are some activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Gingerbread House such as:

  • Exploring the area: Visit local attractions, and go on a nature walk.
  • Hiking: Take off to nearby hiking trails and enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Arts and crafts: Try painting or crafting to unleash your creativity.

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Queenie's Loft

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Location: Leavenworth, Kansas.

Cost: $130 per night.

Guest: 3 maximum

Queenie's Loft is a beautiful loft located in a 160-year-old building above the Candle Queen Candles shop. The loft features original hardwood floors and brick walls, giving it an industrial but quaint feel.

This loft on Airbnb fits 3 guests and has 1 bedroom and bathroom. It's in a great location for food, shopping, and bars, and entertainment, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, within a few blocks

Here are some activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Queenie's Loft such as:

  • Explore downtown Leavenworth
  • Take a scenic drive
  • Visit nearby attractions
  • Attend local events
  • Take a scenic drive

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Cozy Cabin Retreat

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Location: Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Cost: $106 per night.

Guest: 4 maximum

The Cozy Cabin Retreat is a perfect escape for those looking for a relaxing and comfortable vacation. The cabins offer a cozy and charming atmosphere, perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.

Guests can enjoy the natural surroundings and the beauty of the wilderness, with access to outdoor activities and attractions.

Here are some activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Cozy Cabin such as:

  • Fishing: The cabin is located near a lake or river, try your hand at fishing.
  • Fire pit: Gather around the fire pit and enjoy beautiful nights.
  • Golf: Cozy Cabin Retreats offer access to nearby golf courses.

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Brightwater Bay Tiny Home

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Location: Wichita, Kansas.

Cost: $148 per night

Guest: 4 maximum

TheBrightWater Bay Tiny Home is nestled on 40+ acres overlooking a beautiful lake with a sand beach, kayaks, and access to a boat slip. The location provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo retreat. 

Guests can enjoy the natural surroundings and the beauty of the lake, with access to outdoor activities and attractions.

  • Kayaking: With the tiny home's location overlooking a beautiful lake, guests can take advantage of the kayaks available and explore the serene waters.
  • Boat slip access: Guests who have their own boats can make use of the boat slip, providing easy access to the lake for boating or fishing.

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The Blue Door Cabin

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Location: Chanute, Kansas.

Cost: $105 per night

Guest: 5 maximum

The Blue Door Cabin is a lovely and inviting cabin that provides a cozy and comfortable lodging experience. The cabin features a private bedroom with a queen-size mattress, a closet, and a small dresser.

The location of the cabin is tucked out of sight and nearly out of hearing behind a spacious and safe country family neighborhood of about 15 homes. Guests can also enjoy access to a private porch in the back of the cabin

  • Relax on the private porch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
  • Gather around the fire pit and enjoy a cozy evening under the stars.
  • Explore the nearby area, including hiking, fishing, and local parks and nature trails.
  • Visit local attractions, such as museums, historical sites, or local shops and restaurants.

The Santa Fe Boxcar

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Location: Hutchinson

Rates from: $85/night

Guest: 5 Maximum

You don't often get the opportunity to sleep in a train car. This refurbished 1941 ATSF Railroad boxcar offers a unique stay, even if it's stationary. The interior is modernized, but it retains original elements like the wooden walls, blending the old with the new.

Besides the boxcar, you have access to a private outdoor space that includes a pool, beach chairs, a fire pit, a charcoal grill, and a patio table a perfect retreat for a fun vacation rental. Don't miss the stunning Kansas sunrises and sunsets; they're said to be extraordinary. Plan your morning coffee or evening drink to witness this natural beauty in the Kansas countryside.

Off-Grid Mongolian Yurt

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Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Rates: $67/night

Guest: 2 Maximum

Crafted in Mongolia and tucked away in the woods of Lawrence, Kansas, this authentic yurt provides an ideal setting for connecting with nature. You're close enough to city conveniences while being enveloped by the peaceful sounds of the wilderness.

The yurt's interior boasts beautiful woodwork and detailed patterns. It accommodates up to two guests and features a cozy double bed and a small area for meditation. A wood-burning stove keeps the space warm in winter, and a large circular skylight is perfect for evening stargazing. A basic kitchenette with a single burner, utensils, tea, and oatmeal is available. The clean, well-kept outhouse is just 75 feet away. An outdoor fire pit and patio chairs add to the ambiance.

The property also has a scenic landscape complete with a one-mile hiking trail. If you're seeking a simple, nomadic experience, one of the unique Airbnb in Kansas is perfect for a short-term getaway.

Sustainable Tiny House

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Location:  Perry, Kansas

Rates: $105/night

Guest: 2 Maximum

For an eco-friendly getaway, consider this solar-powered tiny home, handcrafted by a local artisan and set atop a repurposed hay wagon.

The compact space features a loft with a queen-size bed, suitable for one or two guests. However, up to four people can stay if some are willing to camp on the property. A comfy sitting area is stocked with a variety of books and a large window for enjoying the view. The kitchenette includes a minifridge, a cooktop, and a sink for dishwashing—though note that there's no running water. Bottled drinking water is supplied, and an outhouse serves as the bathroom. A window AC unit keeps things cool in the summer.

Located on a sprawling 40-acre plot in Perry's cedar forests, this charming Kansas Airbnb offers solitude and miles of hiking trails through diverse landscapes. Additional amenities include an outdoor fire pit, private ponds, and kayak rentals for exploring nearby Lake Perry.

Gorgeous Private Guesthouse

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Location: Ness, Kansas

Rates: $55/night

Guest: 6 Maximum

Nestled in the quaint town of Ness City in western Kansas, this inviting Airbnb is just a short walk from downtown's array of shops and eateries.

The guesthouse is entirely private and equipped with all home comforts. It features a separate bedroom with a queen bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a complete bathroom. The roomy living area provides cozy seating, a TV, and even a vintage popcorn machine for movie nights—ideal for family relaxation. Extra perks include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and laundry facilities.

The outdoor space boasts a spacious yard, and a front patio complete with a grill and a hammock. A standout feature of this Kansas rental is its closeness to the historic Ness County Bank Building. Your host, Bent, who is part of the Bank Building Foundation, will gladly set up a complimentary tour for you.

Modern Farmhouse Retreat

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Location: Kansas City, Kansas

Rates: $164/night

Guest: 6 Maximum

Situated on a nine-acre prairie in Kansas City, this Airbnb offers a peaceful countryside retreat that's just a short drive from top Kansas attractions.

Earning its Airbnb Plus status, this chic bungalow offers a luxurious stay with its modern design and premium amenities. The house has two bedrooms, accommodating up to six guests—one room with a queen bed and another with two doubles. The kitchen, living, and dining areas are elegantly divided by beautiful open archways and feature upscale furniture and hardwood flooring. The kitchen is a showstopper with its stainless-steel appliances, a standout brick pillar, and eye-catching turquoise cabinets. The dining area has seating for six, and the inviting living room comes with comfy furniture and a Smart TV. Other modern conveniences include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and a dishwasher.

The outdoor area features a porch adorned with turquoise furniture, as well as a firepit and grill. Guests are welcome to wander the property's nine acres and enjoy walks along its well-maintained paths.

Old City Jailhouse

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Location:  Neodesha, Kansas

Rates: $87/night

Guest: 2 Maximum

For a one-of-a-kind stay in Kansas that's steeped in history, check out this renovated city jail in Neodesha.

This cozy studio guesthouse has been updated for comfort and is ideal for one or two guests. It features a king-size bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a complete bathroom. Modern comforts like Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included, along with a comfy sofa and a Smart TV in the living area. Unique to this Airbnb are preserved elements like an original graffiti wall and jail door, as well as historical newspaper clippings from 1906. There's even a vintage police ID camera and a mugshot wall for fun photo ops.

Built over 100 years ago, this jailhouse carries the rich heritage of Neodesha within its walls. Located next to the firehouse, it's just a short walk from downtown and exudes small-town charm.

Abilene Lake Cabin

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Location: Abilene, Kansas

Rates: $111/night

Guest: 4 Maximum

Rounding out our list of top Kansas Airbnbs is this delightful cabin situated on a quaint residential lake.

Perfect for a solo adventurer or a couple, this studio can also accommodate up to four guests. It features a new queen-size Murphy bed with a memory foam mattress, as well as a queen sofa bed and an air mattress. The inviting living space includes comfy seating, a Smart TV, and a large dining table. A full kitchen and bathroom are also available. The screened-in porch at the back offers a serene lake view, and the deck comes with an outdoor table, ideal for scenic picnics. Modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included.

Guests are encouraged to explore the property and nearby wooded paths. You can fish off the dock or take a dip at the nearby small beach. If you're hunting for a secluded lake cabin in Kansas, this exceptional rental is sure to impress.

Stenhuset: Stunning Historic "1877 Stone House"

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Location: Lindsborg, Kansas

Rates: $124/night

Guest: 6 Maximum

Searching for a cozy Kansas retreat to call your own during your trip? Look no further than Stenhuset, which translates to "stone house" in Swedish. This charming property is a perfect location that can accommodate up to six guests and holds the distinction of being the oldest standing house in Lindsborg, Kansas.

While the property is steeped in history, it's been updated to offer all the modern amenities you'd expect in a home away from home. The interior showcases a blend of original sandstone and wood, with portions of the plaster removed to reveal the stunning stone underneath. For some outdoor relaxation, there's a pergola where you can dine or simply unwind in a natural setting.

The three-story home features bedrooms on the top and bottom floors, with the main floor housing the living room, kitchen, and dining area. Due to the multi-level design, this Kansas VRBO is best suited for guests who can easily navigate stairs.

Enchanted Cottage

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Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Rates: $124/night

Guest: 6 Maximum

If you're seeking a Kansas getaway that combines historic charm with proximity to Kansas State University, Sunset Cottage in Manhattan, Kansas, is just the spot for you. This English Tudor-style home is nestled in the peaceful Thackrey neighborhood and offers a fairytale-like exterior along with a modern interior.

Conveniently located within walking distance of Kansas State University, the cottage is also conveniently situated for easy access to all of Manhattan's amenities. But with its inviting outdoor space and well-furnished interior, you might find it hard to leave the property.

The home can host up to six guests and offers various entertainment options, from a foosball table to a large TV and a cozy fireplace. While the spacious kitchen island and additional seating provide ample indoor dining space, an enclosed patio is also available for alfresco meals prepared on the outdoor grill. Post-dinner, the outdoor fire pit is the perfect place to gather and reflect on the day's adventures.

Lakefront Cedar Vale Lodge w/ Private Boat Dock

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Location: Cedar Vale, Kansas

Rates: $379/night

Guest: 10 Maximum

If you're craving a secluded getaway with your own private lake, The Lodge is one of the best VRBOs you'll find in Kansas. Set amidst 278 acres of forest and pasture, this remote property features a 12-acre lake ideal for fishing, swimming, and boating.

The hosts have thought of everything to keep you entertained, offering a paddleboard, paddleboat, kayak, life jackets, and more. You'll appreciate the lake's close proximity to the lodge and the scenic beauty it adds to the surroundings.

While you'll likely spend most of your time outdoors, the lodge itself is equally inviting. Enjoy lake views from the living room while cozying up by the fireplace, or relax in the upstairs loft with some TV time. The lodge's exterior, a blend of stone and wood, is also noteworthy.

Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to encounter the local fauna, which may include deer, turkeys, quail, and armadillos. Imagine waking up to a breathtaking sunrise, a few deer grazing nearby, and a stunning natural landscape as your backdrop.

Boho Cottage Hill Home

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Location: Wichita, Kansas

Rates: $72/night

Guest: 4 Maximum

The Boho College Hill Home offers the luxury of a five-star hotel with a playful, contemporary flair. You'll be charmed by the meticulous details and whimsical artwork. Although the duplex shares a wall with the house next door, rest assured you'll have ample space and privacy.

When you're not unwinding at home, the vibrant College Hill neighborhood awaits with its popular restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots. Take a leisurely walk through this historic area or hop on the Q-line trolley for a dinner outing in Wichita—you'll be pleasantly surprised by the options. And if you're up for some indoor fun, or just want to try something different, consider a tour and tasting at Wheat State Distilling, Wichita's first distillery. This Airbnb is a top pick for travelers seeking an affordable yet stylish stay near Wichita.

Final Thoughts On This Perfect Airbnb

Whether you're an adventurer, a history buff, or someone just looking to escape the daily grind, Kansas has an Airbnb for you. Each property offers its own unique charm and set of activities, ensuring that your stay is as exciting, or relaxing, as you want it to be. So why wait? Book your Kansas getaway today and experience the heartland like never before.

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