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The Hot New Vacation Rental: Barns (Not Kidding)

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Meredith Carey of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 8: The Kingsley Barn was built in 1850 and has been refurbished as a family-friendly vacation home. With 12-foot ceilings, plentiful windows, and a play loft for the kids, the space lends itself to mid-size gatherings and sleeps six to eight.$212 per night

That's right, everyone. Houseboats and tree houses need to watch out, because according to Homeaway and VRBO, barn bookings have increased by 55 percent in the last year, beating out the other two popular alternative accommodations. Now, the definition of "barn" is pretty loose when it comes to vacation rentals: Some are refurbished, formerly working barns, and others look like they could have been barns. Either way, we love their rustic charm and lofty interiors, perfect for rural, extended family get togethers. Here, a few barns you can book for yourself.

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