10 Vacation Home Rentals Scorpios Should Book Next, According to an Astrology Expert
In these rentals, it’s always Scorpio season.
Scorpios are known for their mysterious and secretive energy. According to Stephanie Whaley, founder and CEO of astrologically-informed dating app Oromoon, they are passionate explorers of the taboo, intense and observant souls with high emotional IQs, and incredibly curious people with an obsession for uncovering the truth. If this describes you, or if you want to plan a trip with your favorite Scorpio, you might be wondering what kind of vacation rental is enigmatic enough to soothe a Scorpio soul. We hit up Whaley for some guidance.
Because people with this zodiac sign love to hide, Whaley suggests moody cabins in the woods. Alternatively, she says, Scorpios would be “over the moon” for rentals with secret nooks or hidden staircases—think castles and secret passageways for days. While some Scorpio-friendly Airbnbs might have lots of bedrooms, finding a larger rental doesn’t need to be a priority, since Scorpios tend to prefer solitude or a bonding experience with just a few close friends over a rowdy group trip. “Scorpios love to be alone,” Whaley explains. “Being tucked away somewhere would be perfect.”
Ready to find a Airbnb that makes any time of year feel like Scorpio season? Read on for the vacation homes that will inspire creativity and provide some much-needed downtime for the most mysterious of water signs.
4 guests/$232 per night
Spend the night in a 40-foot tower modeled after the fire lookout towers built by the US Forest Service in the early 1900s. The tower sits in a 40-acre meadow surrounded by the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County, Oregon, and has all of the modern comforts one could need—plus views, views, and more views. Though you'll find tons to see and do in the area, the property has so many activities that there’s really no need to leave: Take a nap in the hammocks down the hill, soak in a secluded wood-fired, spring-fed hot tub, take a hot outdoor shower on the deck in front of the entire world (and also no one at all), sit around the firepit and make s’mores, stargaze on the deck, or just wander the land and see what you discover. Because the tower is (understandably) very popular, the hosts will book out a single season at a time. As of the time of publication, it's no longer possible to book the place for 2022. However, the 2023 season starts on March 30, and you'll be able to start booking in late February or early March.
What guests say: “As stunning as the photos look, nothing prepared me for how serene and cozy this space would be. Dabney made sure that I had specific, exact directions so that I wouldn't get lost on the way. When I arrived, he and Alan greeted me warmly, and took their time showing me around. They have really thought of everything to make this space comfortable. It would be such fun for a family or group of friends to play games and be sweet together, but honestly it was equally sweet being alone there and watching the stars (i haven't seen such stars in years - it was breathtaking!) and snuggling up in one of several cute nooks. I had a really magical night there, and the next morning took a sunrise walk to a lookout spot that Dabney had pointed out, then I spent some time in one of their hammocks before heading back to the tower for a snug morning of coffee and writing by the gas fireplace. I can't imagine how it could be more perfect.”
4 guests/$161 per night
The listing for the Roundabout Cabin says it sleeps four, but the open concept of the winding rooms (the bathroom and shower are open to the bedroom, which has no door) feels better suited for a couple. Sitting on 4 acres along a creek, this cabin has walls of windows that let the outside in, plus outdoor patios for chilling and cocktail-sipping, a stone fireplace, a shower that almost every reviewer raves about, paths to wander, a platform overlooking the creek, and two fire pits. It’s also close to downtown Portsmouth for those who prefer to dine out. The truly unique circular design is sure to capture a Scorpio's attention, if the quiet solitude doesn't do the trick.
What guests say: “Incredible place to stay! We loved everything about this cabin! Its magical and unique shape, the beautiful woods surrounding it, and the relaxing patio make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature! We can’t wait to go back!”
2 guests/$106 per night
Scorpios are interested in the taboo and are also very connected to spirits, which is why they’ll appreciate a getaway to New Orleans—especially if there’s a ghost tour on the itinerary. “They’re very connected to spirits, and they won’t be afraid of it; they’ll enjoy it,” Whaley says. But Scorpios will also appreciate this cozy studio apartment in a historic shotgun-style house that was built in the early 1900s. The renovated private suite still has some remnants of its past, including heart of pine floors and a coal-burning fireplace. However, modern touches keep this place feeling comfortable and contemporary. Guests say that it's just about a 10 to 15-minute drive to the French Quarter, but the quieter neighborhood is perfect for any Scorpios who want to sleep away from the hustle and bustle.
What guests say: "Such a great stay! My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights and we had such a good time. Every detail was accounted for in the airbnb and communication was thorough and quick! Very private entrance and the coded entry was so quick and efficient. It was in a perfect location; very close to streetcars you can take to the french quarter and parks but far enough to have a quiet night. It was a clean, beautiful space that is the perfect size for two people. Highly recommend!"
6 guests/$517 per night
This modern cabin, surrounded by forest and overlooking a waterfall-fed pond, offers sufficient solitude to satisfy a Scorpio. The woodstove, loft, and three bedrooms provide lots of cozy nooks to stow away, as does the picnic table and outdoor fire pit area. Gaze at the forest and the pond through the house's many windows, or go for long brooding walks. It's a gorgeous area at any time of year, and only 90 miles away from NYC (that's about a 2-hour drive), though it feels like it's even further.
What guests say: "Staying at the Pond House during peak leaf-peeping season was like living in a Bob Ross painting. The scenery is unforgettable, and the property feels like your own little forest. Inside the beds are comfy, the kitchen is stocked and the books are plentiful. We also loved the theater-like projector."
6 guests/$433 per night
Though a replica of a medieval Scottish hunting lodge may seem a little cheesy at first glance, there are many things a Scorpio will appreciate about the Williamswood Castle—namely that it's surrounded by a 300-acre nature preserve and sits on 500 feet of riverfront (with a multi-level balcony that overlooks it). But it’s the secret staircase hidden behind a bookshelf that will really delight—as well as the fact that guests don’t even have to leave the house to go to the Black Dog Pub, a private bar inside of the home perfect for enjoying a proper pint.
What guests say: “If you’re looking for a unique place to stay, you’ve found one! This castle on the river is so much fun. Go explore the rooms and grounds, or head out to Knoxville for some fun and then spend the afternoon overlooking the lazy river. Watch the sun rise through the stained glass windows. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s here!”
7 guests/$434 per night
Just because you’re staying in the middle of the woods doesn’t mean your experience has to be entirely rustic. In fact, this mid-century modern, Scandinavian-inspired home is anything but. Inside, you’ll find vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, zero clutter, a massive two-story stone fireplace, and a hanging chair perfect for reading or just staring out the window. Outside, you’ll find a home that blends in perfectly with its old-growth forest surroundings—plus a deck with a hot tub and a “backyard” full of trails. Oh, and Mt. Hood is just 30 minutes away, in case skiing or snowboarding is of interest.
What guests say: “Absolutely magical. The space is breathtaking - open & gorgeous while also cozy & inviting. Surrounded by large, lush trees - you feel completely nestled into the perfect forest oasis. Great for a weekend getaway with friends, loved ones, or even a small group retreat. We're so happy we stumbled upon this dream cabin & can't wait to return!"
2 guests/$326 per night
For Scorpios who appreciate luxurious touches but also want to stay somewhere off the beaten path, this treehouse is the perfect way to, ahem, branch out a little. Situated on a 120-acre farm, the custom-built home is nestled in the woods for maximum privacy, allowing guests to thoroughly enjoy every detail. Inside the home, you can chill out by the modern gas fireplace and take in the night sky through the skylight above the king-sized bed. You can also relax in the rain shower for two, soaking tub, or outdoor hot tub; plush robes are provided for the coziest possible experience. One of the home's two decks has a grilling setup, and there's also a fire pit on the ground below. Though the house is up in the trees, the space is wheelchair-accessible throughout and has a ramp walkway to get inside.
What guests say: “This place was like heaven on earth. Loved that you could escape to nature but in such a high quality, comfortable, clean, modern space. We loved every detail. Hot tub under the stars, the amazing record player, the kitchen bar with window. We woke up at night and saw stars via the skylight, you just can’t beat the relaxation factor.”
22 guests/$1,800 per night
A typical Scorpio probably isn’t looking to vacation with 21 friends, but this would be a great spot for one to go with a smaller group—especially since there are plenty of hiding spots for when the aforementioned Scorpio wants to be left alone with their thoughts. It’s easy to sneak away in an 11,000-square-foot castle with secret doorways throughout, including hidden passages that lead to the rooftop spires. (Those will appeal to the lighter side of what Whaley describes as Scorpio’s “tenacity to discover hidden truths.”) When you're ready to escape to the outdoors, there’s a huge property with plenty of hiking trails and a lake with boats. And when socializing feels right, there’s a game room with a full mahogany bar, ping pong table, foosball table, pool table, card table, and dartboard. You can also choose to soak in the outdoor hot tub, enjoy drinks around the fire pit, or play a round of disc golf.
What guests say: “This was our first stay at the Castle and likely will not be our last. We wanted for nothing. There was plenty of room to spread out - from the casual family room off the kitchen where we hung out in the mornings to the gorgeous living room for cocktail hour prior to dinner in the formal dining room. There is plenty of recreational space and toys to keep any type of party occupied. My favorite room was the living room with the grand piano. Words cannot describe how beautiful and comfortable this room is – so if you are thinking of renting the Castle – just do it and see for yourself. The view is breathtaking! The castle is perched upon a hill overlooking a reservoir.”
4 guests/$710 per night
Set on 10 acres of rocky California desert this design-forward home is meant to maximize views and privacy alike. Its decor is stylish but comfortable, with many tall windows to bring the outdoors in. A deck hidden behind a boulder has a salt water hot tub, outdoor shower, fire pit, and seating area, while a second deck comes equipped with sun loungers. Because of its location in the desert, Scorpios will enjoy moody nights with glimpses of the Milky Way. According to the hosts, this house is a place of magic and otherworldliness, the surrounding desert steeped in mysticism. What more could a Scorpio even ask for?
What guests say: "This home is extraordinary. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking. The home is peaceful and beautifully decorated and maintained. This is the perfect place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I highly recommend this Airbnb!"
2 guests/$282 per night
Less of a castle and more of a tiny home in the form of a French country-inspired tower, this Airbnb in the Berkshires is still the perfect place to hide away for a weekend. It's set on 4 acres of land, beside a brook and pond, surrounded by forest and gardens. The living space is on the first floor of the tower, with a spiral staircase up to a bedroom. Scorpios will love perching in the top of the tower to lounge in bed, look out at the view, or maybe do a little journaling. The space is heated by a pellet stove in cold weather for ultimate cozy vibes, plus there's an outdoor fireplace in the outdoor seating area.
What guests say: "If you’re looking for a magical getaway, this is your spot! Nestled into a quiet wooded lot, the tower felt truly private. Sleeping with the windows open and the summer breeze was like being in a treehouse! Just what we were looking for for a few days away."