Why book a hotel when you can stay in a treehouse, yurt, or steampunk trailer?

How would you like to stay in an underwater castle staffed with mermaids and stocked with an endless supply of ice cream? Okay, that doesn't exist. But we did find several Airbnb properties that are, at the very least, out of the ordinary. Some are luxurious, while others are quaint, but all are unique or bizarre in form. Check it out. 

A Rooftop Penthouse in Boulder

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For $150 per night, you can stay in this stunning rooftop abode, which tops a renovated Victorian home and overlooks the Flatirons. It has a private deck from which to watch the sunset and is located downtown, walking distance from the Pearl Street Mall. There's enough space for four guests, and this property has all the comforts of home, including a kitchen, cozy King-sized bed and additional Queen-sized bed, and WiFi. And previous guests rave about their stay; this property has a five-star rating from hundreds of visitors. 

A Yurt in the Mountains Near Creede

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If you've ever dreamed of being truly surrounded by nature, this yurt near Creede fits the bill. You'll need a four-wheel drive vehicle to access the property and it'll set you back $175 per night, but the views are exceptional. There's no running water or electricity, but staying in the yurt is still cozier than camping, with a wood stove for warmth, and you'll get 27 acres of private land to enjoy. So unplug and hike, ski, bike, and fish in the San Juan mountains. 

A Steampunk Trailer Near Red Rocks

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For just $55 per night, you can stay in this fully-restored 1969 trailer. There's a cozy fireplace, a private deck overlooking a wooded area and creek, and tons of amenities to keep you comfy. Located 15 minutes from Golden and 20 minutes from Red Rocks, there's plenty to do and see nearby. And the Instagram-worthy steampunk decor is an added bonus. 

A Treehouse in Carbondale

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There's something about treehouses that make us feel like kids again. At this 1971 world-famous treehouse, you can enjoy the wood-burning stove and stargaze from the balcony or hot tub, all for $165 per night. There's also a rock wall bathroom, a full-size kitchen, and a sleeping loft with skylights. For lovers of outdoor recreation, there are plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking opportunities in Carbondale, along with hot springs. 

A Luxury Mansion in Aspen

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At $7,000 per night, this mansion is unaffordable for most, but it's one of the most spectacular properties you can rent in Colorado. It has seven bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, wine cellar, tennis court, movie theater, gym, and five fireplaces. It's a skier's heaven, surrounded by four ski mountains, and features unobstructed views that are positively jaw-dropping. You can also look out from one of the largest terraces in Aspen. 

Another Treehouse in Lyons

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Opening in May of 2019, this treehouse features incredible views, a picnic area with a pergola and swing, and a private deck-top shower. It offers all the comforts of home, like heating, electricity, and Wi-Fi, plus plenty of adventures nearby, from hiking trails to river tubing. It runs $250 per night and is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. 

Which property would you be most excited to book? Let us know in the comments below.

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