Flagstaff is the gateway to Grand Canyon and a major stop on Route 66 and the Amtrak railway. Chances are you will fly, drive or catch the train into Flagstaff on your way to other southwest destinations. With a small historic downtown and cute stores and restaurants, it is worth spending a day before heading to Sedona or Grand Canyon National park and beyond.
When looking for Flagstaff vacation rentals, your best bet is an Airbnb. Clean, self-contained, reasonably-priced and with a variety of options and locations, this is often a better choice than a hotel. We have carefully curated a hand-picked list of the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff to help make the decision easier for you.
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Note that this guide was originally just focused on airbnbs, but I have revised and updated it to include other vacation rentals so that it includes more and better options.
Our pick for the best Flagstaff Airbnb
Flagstaff has a fairly food selection of Airbnbs. We have reviewed them all and selected the best ones for you. There are several top picks in different categories, but if you want the best of the best, our choice is …
The Big Red Cabin
This smart, luxurious cabin in the woods is our top pick overall for the best Airbnb in Flagstaff, Arizona. A stylish interior, two outdoor decks and the location – just six miles from downtown Flagstaff – make this one unbeatable.
Why is the Big Red Cabin the best Air b and b Flagstaff has?
The Big Red Cabin checks so many boxes. If you cannot decide between city living and a woodland setting, then have it all by booking this cabin among the trees that is just six miles from the center of Flagstaff. The furnishings and decor would not look out of place in an interiors magazine, and every creature comfort is thoughtfully provided too.
Best Flagstaff, AZ Airbnb Comparison Guide
These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Flagstaff Airbnb options.
Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.
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|Number of Guests
|Price & Availability
|The Big Red Cabin
|Hip Home from Home
|Nordic Village Yurts
|Chic City Apartment
A quick overview of the VRBO and Airbnb in Flagstaff options
When choosing the best Airbnbs in Flagstaff, we have searched according to location, then narrowed only the best down to a range of different types. Our focus is on those that look great, are well positioned and attract great reviews from fellow travelers.
Types of Airbnbs in Flagstaff
There are four main types of Airbnbs in Flagstaff. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below, but first, let’s take a quick look at the types available in Flagstaff.
A Flagstaff cabin rental is a very popular Airbnb option in this area. Set among the trees, they offer a restful vacation setting – yet those we list are surprisingly close to downtown Flagstaff.
A city center apartment makes a perfect base for exploring the historic downtown of Flagstaff, and means all the amenities are just around the corner.
Whether it’s an upmarket downtown house or a home located close to a country club on the fringes of the city, a house gives you more space in which to stretch out and unwind.
Opt for something a little different and get back to basics with a yurt. Combining the camping vibe with added comfort, a stay in a yurt makes for a most memorable break in Arizona.
Your location will have a huge impact on the type of holiday you can have, so it’s important to consider this carefully. The main locations are as follows.
Choose a stay in central Flagstaff and you will have all the restaurants, shops, cafes, bars close at hand – as well as all the cultural venues and historic sites.
Stay in a flagstaff cabins Airbnb or other Airbnb in one of Arizona’s many woodlands or forests and you can enjoy the freshest air, a feeling of freedom and being close to nature.
Best Airbnb Flagstaff: Cabin Rentals
If you are looking to stay in one of the many flagstaff cabins, Airbnb is an easy way to do so, as there is a large selection of Flagstaff cabins rentals available.
Starry Skies 2-bedroom Cabin
This beautiful, self-contained log cabin is a great option for those seeking Airbnb Flagstaff cabins to rent. The property makes the ideal base camp for your stay in this part of Arizona. Starry Skies is located just six miles from downtown Flagstaff among the tall, cool pine trees. The decor successfully combines the rustic with the luxurious to create a comfortable setting that’s packed with character.
The Big Red Cabin for 8
The Big Red Cabin is a Flagstaff cabin Airbnb that’s ideal for a family. It is a charming, spacious property in a peaceful position. Just six miles from central Flagstaff, the fully remodeled cabin has all the modern amenities you could wish for. Nestled among towering trees, the cabin has a first floor deck and second floor balcony from which to admire the unspoiled woodland setting.
Eagle’s Eye Cabin for 4
This cozy, comfortable property is a great option among Airbnb cabins in Flagstaff to rent. Ideal for a romantic getaway or as a small family home from home, this A-frame cabin is situated in a National Forest. Sweeping mountain vistas can be enjoyed via the vast windows and from three wooden decks. The compact cabin makes for a supremely relaxing stay on the forest’s edge, yet is just 10 minutes from downtown Flagstaff.
Best Airbnb Flagstaff: Pet Friendly
Starry Skies Log Cabin
Our first pick for Flagstaff cabin rentals that are pet friendly is Starry Skies. Of all the smarter, more comfortable cabins for rent in Flagstaff AZ, this one does permit pets. It is also within easy reach of the city, being just six miles away. The pine woodland setting makes it great for dog walkers, too. Inside, the cabin can sleep up to six guests and it also has an outdoor patio complete with BBQ grill.
Eagle’s Eye Forest Cabin
A compact property, Eagle’s Eye is an A frame cabin on the edge of a National Forest. If you need an Airbnb near Flagstaff that is dog friendly, then why not check out this snug, homely cabin? The interior is flooded with light thanks to the huge windows, and these also give guests panoramic views over the surrounding trees and mountains. Three outdoor decks also give you, your partner or family and your pet somewhere to relax outside. Downtown Flagstaff is 10 minutes away by car.
Best Airbnb Flagstaff: Downtown
Historic Heart of Flagstaff Apartment
This stylish, airy apartment checks so many boxes when searching for an Airbnb in downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Sleeping up to four, there are subtle nods to the seventies in the hip, retro decor that features sleek lines and polished warm wood flooring. Two balconies ensure you can make the most of that fresh mountain air while overlooking Flagstaff’s historic downtown. When you stay here, everything is right on the doorstep.
Hip Home from Home for 4 in Downtown Flagstaff
This hip home from home is conveniently located in downtown Flagstaff. Offering some 1,000 square feet of space, this modern house is decorated in an ultra-contemporary style, featuring stainless steel, corrugated metal and lots of natural stone and wood. Using a palette of warm neutrals and soothing monochrome shades, this deluxe, chalet-style house makes a great base for exploring the city and beyond.
Best Airbnb Near Flagstaff, AZ
The Big Red Cabin for 8
The Big Red Cabin is located outside central Flagstaff, yet is just six miles from the city. Perfect for a group or family, it can sleep up to eight guests in comfort. This unique Airbnb cabin near Flagstaff enjoys a tranquil woodland setting. Recently remodeled, the Big Red Cabin provides every modern convenience you could desire. Outdoor living is facilitated thanks to two decks, one for each floor of the property.
Nordic Village Yurts
If you want to be within easy reach of Flagstaff yet feel like you’re a million miles away, then why not consider a glamping trip? The Nordic Village Yurts both offer accommodation that is a step up from setting up your own basic tent, while allowing you closer encounters with nature and the great outdoors than a conventional Airbnb. The yurts are also ideal for those who enjoy hiking, snowshoeing or skiing, depending on season. While there is no running water or electricity within the yurt, the central Nordic Village Lodge offers constant access to both.
Best Airbnb Flagstaff: Yurt
Nordic Village Yurts
For a more back-to-basics yet camping style experience, why not book a yurt for your stay in the Flagstaff area? Ideal for hikers, bikers and skiing or snowshoeing in season, these yurts are located close to the Nordic Village Lodge. Get off-grid with no electricity or running water within your yurt, yet you can access these at any time at the lodge. The yurts are ideal for couples or a small family, and come equipped with most of the amenities you should require.
Best Airbnb Flagstaff With Pool
Chic City Apartment with Community Pool
This fresh, bright and modern apartment, situated on the fringes of Flagstaff, gives guests the best of city and rural living. There is also constant access to community facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, playground, BBQs, gym and more. You will be based beyond the busy inner-city districts, close to golf courses and with Mount Elden views. There is a shopping mall, movie theatre and restaurants within easy reach.
Which is the best Airbnb in Flagstaff for you?
We rate all the vacation rentals listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.
What the best place for your vacation is will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, whether you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants in downtown Flagstaff, and the amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to relax by the pool, a family looking to self-cater and entertain the kids or a group of friends traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.
Wherever you decide to stay, we hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb in Flagstaff helps you to have an incredible trip.
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