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Would You Stay in This Romantic School Bus in the Forest?

House Beautiful logo House Beautiful 2/10/2020 Isabel Garcia
a truck is parked in a forest: Tucked away in a pine forest in North Carolina, this Airbnb school bus offers a secluded, romantic getaway unlike any other destination. © Airbnb Tucked away in a pine forest in North Carolina, this Airbnb school bus offers a secluded, romantic getaway unlike any other destination.

When you think of a romantic getaway, beautiful surroundings and seclusion probably come to mind. How about... a school bus? Well, that might not sound so crazy now, thanks to this cozy converted bus tucked away in a forest.

Nestled in the pines of North Carolina, the bus in question sits on the crest of a ridge overlooking the Black Mountains. It’s part of Sparkleback Farm, a small-scale organic farm and homestead. With a plush full size bed, a sink, towels, electricity, bed sheets, and eating area, it has all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Lined with windows like a typical school bus, the camper gets lots of natural light. The main bath house is a 30 second walk across the lawn. Immersed in nature, the shower (with hot water!) and the composting toilets have a beautiful view of the mountains.

a chair sitting in front of a window: This Romantic School Bus Is Surrounded by Nature © Airbnb This Romantic School Bus Is Surrounded by Nature

While the bus is secluded, it’s not isolated. Just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, its within driving distance of plenty of gorgeous sights. You can tour the historic Biltmore Estate, for one, or stroll through 65 acres of gardens in the North Carolina Arboretum.

By staying in this cozy bus, you’ll also be helping local artists. According to the Airbnb listing, funds generated from guests will be used to sponsor an artist residency that provides a safe, inspiring retreat for LGBTQ southerners and people of color.

a herd of sheep grazing on a lush green field: This Romantic School Bus Is Surrounded by Nature © Airbnb This Romantic School Bus Is Surrounded by Nature

Past renters loved staying in a unique place surrounded by nature. “What a special and incredible getaway spot!” a past tenant wrote. “I would highly recommend [Sparkleback] Farm to anyone looking for a relaxing, unique, romantic weekend. The bus was super clean and all amenities were great. I can’t wait to go back!”

Sound like a fun romantic getaway? You can book a stay here for $65 a night!

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