Our Favorite VRBO Home Rentals for a Weekend Getaway

Whether you want a weekend getaway in the woods or a vacation rental in the city, here are some of our favorite places to stay.

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Whether you live here or not, Pittsbirgh’s unique blend of urban charm and natural beauty makes it a prime spot for those seeking a weekend getaway. With a diverse selection of vacation home rentals available, visitors can find the perfect sanctuary to experience the city like a local. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend, a family adventure, or a bonding retreat with friends, Pittsburgh’s surrounding areas boast a range of opportunities to make your weekend stay memorable.



Rustic Treehouse Tucked away in the enchanting woods of Fernstone Retreat, the Fernstone Treehouse offers a dreamy romantic escape for two, hand-crafted from natural timber and accessible via an elongated staircase. Enjoy a fireplace, hot tub, and majestic mountain views, ensuring a comfortable stay amidst nature in Farmington’s mountainous region. Guests can explore the beauty of Ohiopyle State Park and Laurel Ridge State Park. The cabin is pet-friendly, accommodating up to two dogs, and is perfect for those keen on birdwatching and spotting wildlife.

Why rent: Perfect for couples looking for a unique, hand-crafted retreat nestled in enchanting woods, providing an unparalleled connection to nature with modern comforts.

Price: $366 average per night; Book Now


Cozy Convenience

Located in Lawrenceville, this apartment is near the Allegheny River and within close proximity to The ScareHouse and St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Parish. West Penn Hospital and Three Rivers Heritage Trail are also within 3 miles. Spacious and cozy, this charming apartment sleeps 2, and has a full kitchen, an impeccably modern bathroom, and an outdoor terrace for enjoying a glass of wine or taking in the views.

Why rent: Perfect for couples looking for a cozy stay near the river and local attractions.

Price: $130 average per night; Book Now


Cozy Log Cabin

The Eagles’ Nest log cabin, nestled in the Laurel Highlands, offers a serene escape surrounded by woods and the sounds of the Roaring Run creek. Newly renovated, it comfortably sleeps two with a queen bed and a custom pull-out couch, boasting amenities like a hot tub, outdoor fire pit, and internet, so you’ll stay connected even while you’re relaxing. Located a short drive from Seven Springs and Hidden Valley resorts, and Ohiopyle State Park, it’s an ideal base for both relaxation and adventures like zip-lining, skiing, and exploring local parks and wineries.

Why rent: A tranquil retreat in the Laurel Highlands, perfectly positioned for exploring local resorts, parks, and wineries, while indulging in amenities like a hot tub and the soothing sounds of Roaring Run creek.

Price: $239 average per night; Book Now


House on the Lake

Overlooking Lake Erie from an 80-foot cliff, this Lakeside ranch retreat offers a spacious setting perfect for families or groups, boasting a well-equipped kitchen, a sunroom for admiring renowned sunsets, and a large living room with a 65-inch TV. Located in a serene Erie neighborhood, it’s minutes from downtown, close to Chautauqua Park and Beach, and a short drive to Presque Isle State Park and Waldameer Park & Water World. Nearby attractions include Warner Theatre, Splash Lagoon, and the Erie Maritime Museum, making it an ideal base for relaxation and exploration.

Why rent: Breathtaking Lake Erie sunsets from an 80-foot cliff, spacious interiors, and proximity to Erie’s top attractions, making it an idyllic waterfront escape.

Price: $300 average per night; Book Now


Stein Oasis, Beaver Creek State Park

A luxury guesthouse boasting a heated indoor pool complemented by a bar, an 80-inch SmartTV, and recreational tables for ping pong and air hockey. Set on a 5-acre property, this newly renovated space offers two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a grand 4,592-square-foot-pool complex adorned with a wood-beamed vaulted ceiling and abundant natural light. Guests can indulge in a game of tennis on the property’s full court, available both day and night. 

Price: $550 average per night; Book Now


Perfect for Kids

Dive into a whimsical Willy Wonka-themed retreat located directly behind Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, offering an immersive experience with oversized candy decor, Oompa Loompas, and unique room designs. The home comfortably sleeps 8 guests with a king bed, one queen, and four twin beds, all featuring a 12-inch cooling gel memory foam mattress. Guests can enjoy modern amenities like super fast Wi-Fi, a fully stocked kitchen, an arcade, highly designed rooms, and two Roku smart TVs, all minutes from Pittsburgh’s main attractions. 

Why rent: Experience a one-of-a-kind Willy Wonka-themed retreat, blending whimsical decor with modern comforts, all centrally located near Pittsburgh’s top attractions.

Price: $217 average per night; Book Now


Timberwood at Hidden Valley

You and 25 of your closest friends and family members can enjoy Hidden Valley Mountain Resort and a slew of apres-ski amenities. The Timberwood at Hidden Valley Resort is a luxurious mountain-top retreat, boasting large wood timbers, stone architecture, and meticulously decorated interiors for unparalleled comfort. This custom-built ski-in/out home, nestled in the scenic Laurel Mountains, offers eight spacious bedrooms, a private heated pool, and a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops. Guests can indulge in a range of amenities, from a 15-person movie theater and indoor basketball court to a large hot tub and a pool table. Perfect for family festivities and getaways, this retreat ensures a memorable stay with modern conveniences and a serene ambiance.

Why rent: Luxurious mountain-top escape in the Laurel Mountains, blending ski in/out convenience with a private heated pool and a 15-person movie theater, making it an unparalleled retreat for memorable family gatherings and getaways.

Price: $1,083 average per night; Book Now

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