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Plan a stay you’ll never forget at one of these unique places in San Antonio

From a castle to a birdhouse, San Antonio is full of special places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.

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Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? You can in San Antonio.

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We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a San Antonian feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special Alamo City experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase that San Antonio spirit. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

Farm charm


Get into the farm spirit by sleeping over in this re-purposed silo.

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Medina River Silo | Rio Medina
Have you ever wanted to stay in a silo? There are two on property and each can be rented individually or together. Both silos are two stories, a bedroom, and an upstairs living room with a small kitchen.

Chicken-Themed Tiny House | Alamo Ranch
Stay in this hand-built cottage themed after poultry. This cozy studio cabin features chickens throughout and is nestled on 15 acres of land.

Retreats on the water


Stay in the forest in your own cabin on stilts.

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Happy Owl Lake House | Canyon Lake
Soak up the sun in a hot tub and clink those wine glasses as you watch the sunset across the lake. This retreat is perfect for the family, and can sleep up to 11 guests.

Birdhouse Cabin | Cibolo
Park the car under your cabin for this river retreat getaway. Unplug and be one with nature as you cruise through the river on your floatie or just dip your feet.

Houses with history


Make yourself comfortable at this casita in the San Antonio Hill Country.

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Lambermont Castle | Government Hill
Live your happily ever after for the weekend and stay in a San Antonio historical castle with your one bedroom accommodation. The home was built in 1894 and resembles the castles in Belgium.

Casa Lejana | Helotes
This casita was constructed to resemble the San Antonio missions. Enjoy updated amenities in this charming abode.

The Oge House | King William District
Bring your friends + family because this house sleeps 14, and offers a private pool, garden, and spa. Plus, it’s just a walk away from the best of everything San Antonio has to offer.

Art-Filled Briam Cottage | Southtown
This 150-year old cottage in the heart of the city is filled to the brim with local art. Perfect for those obsessed with the local culture and art history.

Cozy cottages


Get away from the hustle and bustle and stay in this vibrant tiny home.

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Hill Country Cottage | Helotes
Get away from the city with this adults-only wilderness retreat. This cozy cottage sleeps two and has its own private pool and hot tub. The cottage is perfect for those staycations or anniversary to-do’s.

The Bird’s Nest at Pecan Grove Estates | Mission San Jose
This little guest house is nestled by within the property’s trees and draped in foliage. The studio can sleep two people and is minutes away from the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, just in case you’re a history buff.

Lavaca Historical Home | Lavaca
The bright yellow-colored home is perfect for any historian looking to take in the city. Located minutes from downtown, staying here will connect you to famous sites like the Alamo or Tower of the Americas. Pro tip: Your pet can stay with you at this home.

Robert Wood Art Studio | Grey Forest
Fans of the painter Robert Wood can stay in his studio and get inspired by the natural landscape, and who knows maybe you too will become a famous artist.

Cabin fever


Release your inner kid and stay in this treehouse.

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Safari Tent Cabins | Converse
Always wanted to go camping but don’t own a tent? Look no further than these safari tents that sleeps up to four people. It’s located near Cibolo Creek making it one of the easiest ways to cool off during the summer.

Acorn Treehouse at Honey Tree | Fredericksburg
We’ve always dreamed about that big treehouse in our backyard, and now it’s a reality. This hidden gem can sleep two people and is three stories surrounded by trees and plants.

Stoney Porch Guest Cabin | Bulverde
This Hill Country getaway features a private cabin with views of the surrounding forest. It’s a one bedroom-one bathroom home that sleeps two and is great for soaking in those Texas sunsets.

Have you done a local staycation before? Let us know.

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