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40+ Unique Vacation Rentals within 6 Hours of Omaha

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Last Updated on June 11, 2023 by Leah Hall

We have compiled a list of the best 25 weekend trips from Omaha. Great road trip locations with unique vacation rentals, perfect for any time of year!


We have some great ideas for a weekend away at unique vacation rentals, all within about a 6 hour drive from our home in Omaha. They may be closer to you, or farther, but we thought they were great options, and have some fun choices of places to stay or fun activities to do near them. These unique rentals can be a better option than hotel rooms


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We adore unique vacation rentals, and we know we are not alone in this. VRBO offers unique places as vacation rentals like a treehouse, geodesic dome, a tiny home, shipping container, A Frame cabin, and other super unique vacation homes!. There are amazing places offered both off the grid and in cities all around the midwest and south


We have come across some unique vacation rentals that you might like to see while planning your next getaway. The featured unique vacation rentals below prioritize a location within 6 hours of our home base: Omaha, Nebraska.

Brick 2 story home - a unique vacation home in Illinois

Spirited Travel

Since starting Gastronom, we have been traveling all over the US and abroad. We always call our traveling “Spirited Travel” because we make sure to always make a visit to local breweries, wineries and distilleries! It’s always a great part of our trip, and we have quite a few great ones in Omaha and the surrounding areas!


We do judge a cool vacation rental rental on style, decor, location, price and fun, special amenities they may offer. We personally love to be able to cook at least breakfast for ourselves while traveling, but this is completely up to you! Equally, we love a nightcap, or a cocktail before going out to dinner, so those need to be close options, too!


Vacation Rental Features

You will enjoy your time away in any of these rental properties. Some more more than a 5 minute drive to town, and some are just a short walk to the next street. But, Jay and I are always more than willing to drive to get where we are going!


Some of the fun features we have listed in the vacation homes below are out of this world! Some are fun, some are practical, but all are things you may look for in your perfect place!

  • firepit
  • full kitchen, small kitchen or fully-equipped kitchen (there are many options!)
  • floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views, lake views or wildlife viewing
  • modern conveniences like more square feet, air conditioning, private hot tub, pool table, foosball table, smart TV, prime location close to grocery stories or other modern comforts
  • historic touches like wood paneling, stone walls, wood-burning fireplace, covered porch, high ceilings, wraparound porch and more!
  • Location: maybe a quick walk to the movie theater or local restaurants, bars or shops


Other things that you may look for are the best things or a unique experience for outdoor enthusiasts like:

  • horseback riding
  • golf course
  • tennis courts
  • a perfect getaway on a working farm or organic farm
  • large deck
  • picnic tables
  • hot spring
  • access to a state park
  • ideal spot on acres of land
  • incredible views

house in field, among trees and on the river, one of many unique vacation homes on this list

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Hope you check these out and plan some time away! So if you are looking for private acres with modern amenities or a great spot within walking distance of local spots with large windows, and perfect for large groups and a king bed, we have some great options below!




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Unique Vacation Rentals

These unique vacation rentals are all within 5 hours of Omaha, great for a weekend getaway, and they are all unique. We made sure they all had something interesting or quirky about them, and we think you will love these! Make sure to book a stay away soon!

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