If you missed the recent Super Blood Moon total eclipse, check out online resources about stargazing communities that host upcoming celestial events. The Universe has a plethora of awe-inspiring meteor showers, eclipses, and planetary conjunctions in store. Stargazers know that it’s best to observe the night sky without the glare of city lights. For your next stargazing trip, pack a bag and drive to the outer limits. The United States is the third-largest country in the world in terms of land area, and there are many secret places tucked away in nature’s bosom. Choose a place of comfort and style while gazing up at the vastness of the sky. It’s time to check out the top domes in the US to stargaze from.
This luxury cabin in the midst of aspen woods offers a secluded getaway you are looking for. Built and designed for the comfort of eight guests, this geodesic dome offers unforgettable views of the Rockies in all directions. Located 9817 feet (2992 meters) above sea level, this rental makes for the perfect place to re-energize and cool off. This dome is an ideal vacation home for a family that wants to restore their connection to nature and look up at the stars at night. Ask the Airbnb host about the fenced-in outdoor dog run if you plan to bring a pet.
The Vista DomeJefferson, Colorado, United States
The desert can be cold in the evening, but it’s one of the best places to witness a spread of galaxies on a clear night. You would be warm and cozy in this vacation home with a natural wood-burning stove and bohemian-themed furnishings. Located in Joshua Tree, this dome is ideal for four guests with its two bedrooms and a full kitchen. The indoor games and natural design elements create a relaxing and energizing atmosphere. Stay cool inside the air-conditioned dome in the daytime. Under dark skies, sit outside and lift your cares to the stars.
Dome in the Desert in Joshua TreeJoshua Tree, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is fully stocked which was perfect for us because we ended up cooking during our stayit’s comfortable modern and deceptively roomy on the insidevery cozy and well-stocked i would definitely come backoverall and awesome cozy place and if we were traveling kid-free we would definitely do it againthe kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for a simple comfort mealclean and cozy for anyone to enjoy a nice get awaybed and bathroom was cleanthe dome was really clean cosy and full of charactercozy thoughtful and clean spacebeautifully simple in its decoration roomy clean and organized
Host:kathrin responded very quickly and was always helpfulamazing stay the hosts were very communicative throughout our stay to remind us about check in check out etckathrin and brian are very welcoming responsive and friendly hosts we enjoyed our stay here highly recommendkathrin was very communicative and the whole stay was easyi did not get to meet the hosts but kathrin was super responsive and helpful in the communicationsRead more reviewsgreat location and unique spacethe location was perfectloved the secluded locationa beautiful location and even better living spaceawesome place super easy access to the park
A bright, airy, and modern dome house surrounded by pines and scenic views await the next guests. Cazadero’s redwood forests and the Russian River’s trout and salmon draw outdoor enthusiasts to the area. If your only itinerary is to go stargazing while being surrounded by towering trees, you are also welcome to stay. This unique geodesic dome has two decks, two bedrooms, a writer’s nook, and a hot tub. The living room has a sweeping view of the privately owned woods. You will find solace in its well-appointed interiors that feature a skylight.
Redwood Dome | Hot Tub, Home Theater, Cozy VibesCazadero, California, United States
This thoughtfully designed and constructed dome is a wonderful retreat for a pair of guests who likes to spend nights looking at a full moon through the skylight. This dome is an Airbnb Plus listing with custom-built furniture, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette. Guests have exclusive use of this dome that is in the backyard of the host’s house. Book this lovely spot and gain access to outdoor furniture and a barbecue grill as well. Natural light enters the dome during the day, and the birch furniture brings nature inside the charming space.
Catskill Domeo- Magical, Romantic and Unique Geodesic DomeHensonville, New York, United States
Nothing beats luxury bedding in a customized dome that sits quietly by a stream. If that sounds like your idea of a fantastic hideaway, then book this dome in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This place will elevate your stargazing nights. It is a glamping rental furnished with a kitchenette, full bathroom, heating, and air-conditioning. Just outside the luxury space, you will find a seating area and a hot tub. This stand-out dome is the ideal hideaway for a pair of adults who needs a breath of fresh air.
New Luxury Glamping Dome - "The Overlook"Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
A night of stargazing is best spent at a geodesic dome set in one of the scenic places of Monticello. From the site, you still have to drive an hour or so to reach Canyonlands National Park. However, the area where you’re staying is already a good spot for sighting the brightest objects in the night sky or following the stages of a lunar eclipse. This dome offers a fabulous glamping experience in the wilderness, so expect a functional kitchenette, a comfortable bed, and a private bathhouse near your quarters. Ask the Airbnb host about their policy regarding pets if you plan to bring your fur baby.
The Domes at Canyonlands - Dome 2Monticello, Utah, United States
Spend a magical weekend of stargazing in a dome that could have emerged from a science fiction novel. The futuristic design does not take away from the homey comforts of this rental. This round space contains more than the usual amenities you expect from an upscale vacation home. There’s a hot tub to relax after a day outdoors and a baby grand piano for the musically inclined guest. While the huge glass windows showcase the surroundings, you will be drawn to spend time outdoors looking at the stars while listening to the night sounds.
Unique Dome home on 28 acres with hot tub & pianoNew Paltz, New York, United States
Just five minutes from downtown Todd, North Carolina is a private spot offering a unique glamping experience. This one-of-a-kind space offers guests the chance to live as close to nature as they can get while still enjoying modern comforts. There are cooking and dining spaces outdoors, and guests may take a nap or read a book under the trees. This rental is designed for sustainability, so ask the host about its unique features upon booking. You can expect a secure and cozy stay or a weekend of hiking and stargazing near the historic Todd.
Tiny Geopod in Todd- Hot Tub, Views, Outdoor OasisTodd, North Carolina, United States
As many as six guests can sleep soundly at this vacation dome in Arnold, California, after a night of watching meteor showers. Outdoor sports enthusiasts frequent the scenic town, but it receives many stargazers as well. This spacious rental is fully furnished, well-stocked, and features Scandinavian decor. The wrap-around deck is the best place to see the night sky. During the day, the family can dine there. While preparing food using the barbecue grill, the others may lounge on the hammock or explore the surrounding woods. Pack light because the gracious Airbnb host will provide everything, including firewood.
A Beautiful & Relaxing GeoDome home in the SierrasArnold, California, United States
Top guest reviewsmodern updated amenities comfortable bedsan open fireplace kept it very cozy and a huge patio/balcony provided excellent barbecue amenitiesonce at the property the wifi in the house is greatthe view around is amazing the house is very modern and comfortabledream cottage in the woods the layout is open and the style is sleek but comfortablewell appointed clean and quietthe house is clean and modernexceptionally clean fully stocked kitchen and tastefully decorated with modern stylewe had a beautiful stay in this sparkling clean and tastefully decorated dome housethe house is sparkling clean very well appointed and with stylish decor
Host:maria was an amazing host and made sure we were thoroughly taken care ofwe also appreciate the host getting back to us quickly when we had questionsshe is very easy to get ahold of and very kindmaria’s place is just lovely and maria is an excellent hostcheck-in was very easy with the instructions provided local tips were communicated and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location near mountains and lakesoverall great place and locationquiet neighborhood to enjoy time away from the citygreat location near white pines lake big trees national park and the cute town of murphysfun spot to stay very close to calaveras state park
A complex of residential domes is offering a much-needed respite in a place that invites meditation and rejuvenation. Surrounded by pine forests and quiet hiking trails, this dome house in the mountains can accommodate as many as nine guests. Set amid a valley with various spiritual centers, this unique space could be the missing piece of your ideal vacation away from it all. The furnished dome offers all the comforts of home, and local amenities are only a short drive away. Ask the host of this magical listing for the best places to stargaze, and see with your own eyes the stunning band of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Mothership Dome at CrestopolisCrestone, Colorado, United States
Top guest reviewsno tv or internet so definitely bring your favorite book or board gamea ton of room and beautiful viewsno wifi but good service in the areavery cool property star-gazing was amazing; clean quiet spacewe had a wonderful experience the dome was clean bed was comfortable and environment was greatit's cozy warm and clean
Host:host was very responsivemike was a very nice host and greeted us upon our arrivalthe owner built up a very cool compoundmike was a quick and responsive communicatorthe host was very nice and helpful definitely recommend this placeRead more reviewsthe location was even betterbeautiful secluded location in a very interesting townit was a good distance away from the sand dunes national parkalso close enough to sand dunes and interesting plot of land to explorebeautiful location and the dome was amazing
Find solace in the stars
The overwhelming vastness of the Milky Way and the light of the distant stars have fascinated and inspired humankind to create music, art, and poetry that heal the soul. Since time out of mind, people have found solace in the night sky. If you have been looking for inspiration, book a great place to stay and spend a magical weekend marveling at the stars in the clear sky.
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