You have just spent hours driving in the desert heat, heading either west towards Los Angeles or east towards Phoenix, and you need a place to rest, relax and recharge before continuing your long trip. Look no further than Blythe, a great stopover option located almost at the midpoint between the two big American cities. Situated just beside the Colorado River, this small city offers great accommodation and dining choices for the weary road traveler, and here are 10 of the best Airbnb vacation rentals for you to check out and reserve.
If you are not in a rush to reach LA or Phoenix, why not experience the rural joys of a farmstay at this neat farmhouse situated near the Colorado River? With three bedrooms (two king-size and two twin beds), the house is spacious enough to accommodate up to six guests. As this is an actual, operational farm, there are adorable animals on the premises for kids to interact with. For adults who simply wish to relax, the farmhouse has all the urban necessities like WiFi, cable TV and a laundry dryer. There is even an outdoor hot tub, so you can soak in, chill out and watch the night stars in bliss.
Farmstay near the Colorado RiverBlythe, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbut we did enjoy the central air conditioning ceiling fans wifi and satellite tvwe enjoyed the beautiful view in the back yard as we had breakfastthe beds are comfortable and the closets are spaciousinstructions for using wifi and tvs need to be betterbeds were super comfortablereally clean and spaciousit is clean and well organizedthe house is very clean and comfortabletop notch accommodations very clean and comfortablefarm stay is super clean and comfortable
Host:the host on site was enjoyable to talk tosuper great hostthe host is friendly and accommodating i can't wait to go back againthe host responded very quickly and the checkin instructions were helpfulrobert's care taker was super friendlyRead more reviewsthe location was greatgreat place close to town quartsizeneat little town too great location and very nice space to staythe location was perfect for the event we were attending and very quiet and relaxingeverything about this place was perfect for our trip
Those seeking some outdoor fun can find great camping accommodations at Arizona Oasis RV Resort, located across the Colorado River in the small town of Ehrenburg. The resort offers several superb vacation rental options such as this rustic cabin for six guests, just about (90 m)100 yards from the river. It comes with a front-porch swing and a small BBQ grill, although you will have to head to the nearby clubhouse for bathing and kitchen amenities. The riverfront beach even has bonfire areas, but you will have to bring your own firewood, booze and guitar.
002 Colorado River Rustic Cabin Rental Sleeps 6Ehrenberg, Arizona, United States
Top guest reviewsjust like camping except this has heat/ac cable and wifithe air conditioner took forever to cool the room but it worked out alrightnice heated large pool and hot tubalso great pool and spa heated enough to really enjoythe campground has great amenities and we loved the pool and hot tubvery clean quiet placeall very clean & quite charmingeverything was clean and just as describedgreat place clean and good valuepool was sparkling clean
Host:staff was very helpfulstaff was very nice and made us feel very welcomestaff was very nice accommodating and very professionalthe hostesses were so friendly welcoming and helpfulwe would definitely return and stay with the wonderful staff at arizona oasisRead more reviewsgreat location and cute cozy cabingreat place on located right on the river and close to the ca/az bordergreat river front locationit's a beautiful locationthe cabin is located on a rv resort and it is located pretty close to the colorado river
The Arizona Oasis RV Resort also offers a smaller cabin for four guests, similar to the six-guest cabin listed above. And the resort does provide some great options for outdoor activities. Firstly the clubhouse has a heated spa and swimming pool to enjoy. Next, the front office rents out boats, kayaks and paddleboards for you to explore the Colorado River. Finally, there are licenses available nearby for fishing along the river. So there is no shortage of outdoor fun to make your stay in Blythe a memorable one.
005 Colorado River Camping Cabin Sleeps 4Ehrenberg, Arizona, United States
Top guest reviewsthe ac and ceiling fan made our stay comfortablebed mattresses were firm and not thick but reasonably comfortable (better end of camp ground bunk mattresses)i loved the itty-bitty tv as it reminded when tvs were not all wall sizedmy children loved sleeping in the bunks and swimming in the pool while watching the sunset over californiaa/c was super cold being it was so hot when we were there it was a big plusthe cabin was clean and comfortableit is clean and reasonably comfortablethe cabin was clean and super comfyvery clean and they were very flexiblenice campground clean and hot showers
Host:staff were nice and checkin and out were easynice stay very friendly staffthe host communicate well are helpful and friendlystaff were very accommodating and even though we checked in after hours it was easynice place great price friendly peopleRead more reviewsgreat value close to the river and right off the highwayfor the price and location this is a good optionpeaceful location we enjoyed our stay very muchenjoyed walking along the river playing horse shoes and chilling out on the hammock
Rural cabins too spartan for you? Why not rent a RV trailer instead? The Arizona Oasis RV Resort offers such an option on its premises. Unlike its wooden cabins, the trailers come with kitchen and showers, as well as the amenities that go with them (e.g. towels and utensils). Spacious and cozy enough to host up to four guests, some units offer a pull-out couch or a dinette that makes into a bed. Guests can enjoy the resort’s clubhouse facilities, as well as rent its outdoor equipment to explore the river and its surroundings.
137 RV Rental At River Resort Premium SectionEhrenberg, Arizona, United States
Top guest reviewsthe rv itself was clean and met our needsRead more reviews
Host:amazing staff and fun campersthe staff responded very quickly and check in was easyall of the staff are very friendly and helpfulvery family friendly and quiet at night
By the time the 1,450-mile (2,334 kilometers) Colorado River passes by Blythe on its way to the Gulf of California, it had already visited five US states and carved out the mighty Grand Canyon. The flow is calm and the scenery is idyllic, and many build their homes by the riverside to enjoy such rural pleasures. This quaint little house is a great example, located just steps away from the river bank. While the house is small, it is a double loft with three bedrooms upstairs, good for up to five guests on the premises. As it is well away from the city center, it is a great choice for a quiet stay and quality time with your family.
Tiny House on Colorado RiverBlythe, California, United States
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Host:patty was very responsive to any needquaint little place perfect for a little get away patty & her husband were very pleasant and accommodating
Who needs comfort when you want to experience the rough and tumble of the American outdoor life? This one-room cabin is not for those who want coziness: It has a reclining massage chair (that doubles up as your bed), a refrigerator and a TV set, and that’s about it. Amid such basic amenities, you can still enjoy outdoor activities nearby, such as fishing, swimming, hiking and even some duck or deer hunting. At a dirt-cheap rental price, this is as authentically rural as it gets.
Rustic Cabin/Dry Camp near Colorado River, Desert.Blythe, California, United States
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Host:kevin is a kind host and wants to make his guests feel at homekevin was very responsive and communicative so finding his place was easykevin is very kind and generous with his offering of valuable information and insight about the surrounding lands
Not only does the Arizona Oasis RV Resort offer spartan wood cabins and cozy trailer homes, but it also has more upscale options such as this beautiful cottage with loft that can host up to six guests. Decorated in warm-colored, rustic furniture, the cottage is equipped with a coffee pot, a toaster and kitchen utensils for you to prepare a good meal after a day of outdoor fun along the Colorado River.
062 Cottage With Loft At River Resort Sleeps 6Ehrenberg, Arizona, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pool and hot tubs were fantasticunit was clean and ready for our visitRead more reviewsgreat spot close to the riververy quiet and peaceful easy walk right to the river
Back on the Blythe side of the Colorado River, this huge holiday house is ideal if you want plenty of home comforts during your stay. Just check out what it has: Enough beds for seven guests, leather sofas, a flat-screen TV with DVD player and a Nintendo Wii game console, toys for kids and an outdoor BBQ grill. Want more? Since it is located in a marina estate, you have access to clubhouse facilities like gym, pool/spa and even a ballroom for private parties. And we haven’t even mentioned the nearby river trails and boating options along the river. There is only one small drawback amid all these recreational fun: No WiFi on the premises, yet.
Big clean river houseBlythe, California, United States
Back to the nearby town of Quartzsite, and this snug cabin guesthouse is a no-frills yet comfortable option for couples, solo adventurers and business travelers. It may look small and nondescript from the outside, but there is WiFi, air-conditioning and a microwave oven for cooking a simple meal. If all these still seem too bare-bones for you, there are eateries and supermarkets within walking distance of the guesthouse to cater to your dining needs.
Cozy Cabin in rv groundQuartzsite, Arizona, United States
A 20-minute drive east from Blythe, the town of Quartzsite, Arizona is a popular tourist destination known for its gem shows and swap meets. As such, the self-dubbed “Rock Capital of the World” has plenty of accommodation options available. This two-bedroom desert cabin can host up to four guests, and has a warm and cozy feel with old-school furniture and kitchen stove. It has a large deck to enjoy the sunset over the picturesque town, and also a fire pit for your BBQ needs.
Desert Cabin. A Quartzsite Gem.Quartzsite, Arizona, United States
Top guest reviewsgood wifi and dishtvthe images were accurate and the air conditioning was perfect for the 110 degree weathereverything was sparkling cleanrustic comfortable and cleanvery clean and well appointed with all basic amenitiesi asked to use the grill and found it clean and ready to use
Host:mark was a very responsive host and we really enjoyed our staywe enjoyed meeting our hosts especially angel and they were instantly responsive to any needs or questionstheir son and puppy are quite friendlymark was incredibly accommodating and him and his staff keep everything in top shape and looking wonderfulmark was so helpful and was willing to get the place ready for me last minuteRead more reviewsgreat location super close to the qia & silly al'swe really liked this placemark & sherri's place is very lovely and closely located to everything you needthe location was easy to find using our gpsmark’s place is awesome it’s super cute and a really relaxing place to stay in quartzsite
A serene getaway from the urban bustle of big cities
Whether you are just looking for an overnight accommodation, or a few days of outdoor fun with friends or family, Blythe is a serene and scenic location to kick back and relax. It is an ideal getaway from the urban bustle of the major US city down each direction of the highway (LA to the west, Phoenix to the east), and the Airbnb rental options run the gamut from no-frills cabins to posh cottages. So book now and enjoy the rural charms of this quaint city.
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