As someone who travels both domestically and internationally 10-15 times per year, where I lay my head at night is essential. When traveling with friends or family, I like to stay in an Airbnb as there’s more space we might want to throw down in the kitchen, giving us a chance to visit somewhere unique with a local flair. If comfort is number one on the criteria list, design is right behind it. While I’m still on the way to making my own home feel straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest, I can certainly pay for the experience with an Airbnb.
And when that beautiful home away from home is Black-owned? That’s just the cherry on top. When #AirbnbWhileBlack started trending back in 2016, Black guests became weary of the platform as Airbnb’s guest policies didn’t include much protection in ensuring guests were safe from potentially racist and discriminatory hosts. A solution can be choosing to book with a Black Airbnb host. Finding a Black host on your own can be challenging as there are no filters for identifying the culture. However, it’s worth the effort for peace of mind during your stay.
Knowing this, whether it’s while perusing the stands at a local market or through eating at a food truck recommended by a friend, I’m always looking for ways to support Black-owned businesses any chance I can. At the same time, on the road—my accommodations are no different.
If you’re getting ready to book your next trip within the U.S., look no further! With the help of Journey Black Home, a guide to discovering Black-owned food and stays, and travel experiences across the U.S., I found the most beautiful Black-owned Airbnbs to stay in while you explore the country.
(Accommodates four guests – 2 beds/2ba)A plant oasis and vibrant duplex. Bohemian-inspired decor with intricate, colorful design details and vintage furnishings. Packed with real plants, this beautiful home exudes comfort. Why settle for IKEA furniture design?Available at
(Accommodates 16 guests – 5 beds/3ba)Experience comfort in this unique and newly constructed themed vacation home. This home is just outside the city of Atlanta. This southern-themed home is close to all of Atlanta’s Major Attractions, Downtown Atlanta, Downtown East Point, Atlanta Hospitals, Fulton County Hospitals & more. Entertain on the front porch, back deck, patio, or private yard. Available at
(Accommodates eight guests – 3 beds/2ba)You and your guests will be close to scenic slopes at this central chalet. Located on Wintergreen Resort, just a 10-minute drive to Nelson 151’s award-winning wineries, cideries, and the Brew Ridge Trail! Take in gorgeous views at Devil’s Backbone and cider at Bold Rock. Available at
(Accommodates five guests – 2 beds/1ba)This listing features a stunning 1700 square foot apartment in a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, architect-renovated with original features, central heat/AC, full kitchen, luxury bath & soaking tub, high-speed Wifi with a smart TV. Available at
(Accommodates six guests – 3 bed/2 ba)Enjoy a newly renovated Boho modern 3BR house designed to make guests feel right at home. Perfectly situated in between Dallas & Fort Worth and is 15 minutes away from DFW Airport, Six Flags, and Cowboys Stadium!Available at
The Pine Hill Aframe curates a modern and intentionally designed A-frame retreat on 1.6 acres under the Belleayre Ski resort and 20 min. to Plattekill. Relax and enjoy solitude while experiencing the Catskills. Enjoy cozy nights by the wood-burning stove, screen time in the hidden nook, or roasting smores.Available at
(Accommodates six guests – 3 beds/2ba)The Modern Rock is a stylish yet welcoming home in Little Rock’s coolest neighborhood. This home is within walking distance of some of Little Rock’s best restaurants and Main Street attractions.Available at
(Accommodates five guests – 2 beds/2ba)This location is centrally located and close to dining, shopping, casinos, festivals, museums, and other desert cities. Take a relaxing stroll around the beautiful gated community, or set up your remote workstation in a new setting! Available at
(Accommodates seven guests – 3 beds/2ba)This Smart House offers a luxurious taste of Brooklyn and NYC. Perfect for a photo shoot, girls’ trip, or family travel. The space has a washer and dryer, plenty of closet space, a high chair, bunk beds for kids and adults, and a fantastic patio and deck to enjoy outdoor meals. Only a 5-minute walk to the nearest subway station, where the trains will get you to lower Manhattan in 15-20 minutes! Newly renovated, with wood flooring throughout, a plethora of windows that bathe the space in light, with modern amenities and appliances. Available at
(Accommodates two guests – 1 bed/1ba)This location is a Victorian house built in the 1900s, renovated with original details, and decorated with luxurious, modern-day charm. This apt has one master bedroom. Newburgh is a lovely historic town in the midst of overcoming years of economic hardship. Please scroll down to read more about our neighborhood.This apartment is on the first floor of a 3-unit building. The building’s owner and tenants live upstairs though you don’t have to interact since the unit has its entrance.Available at