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10 unique places to staycation in North Texas

From hidden treehouses to sitcom-theme homes, Fort Worth is full of special places for a staycation that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.

The Treehouse Getaway

Photo via @Lonestar_stay

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We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Fort Worthian feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special Cowtown experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase that “Funkytown” spirit. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

Feel like a 90’s kid again | Photo via @theslaterdallastx

Feel like a 90s kid again in this retro home. | Photo via @theslaterdallastx

Here’s the theme

Slater Saved by the 90s | Lower Greenville, Dallas
The perfect place for 90s kids, this home is named after the character from the beloved show “Saved By The Bell.” The two-bedroom home sleeps six guests and features throwback decor, retro video games, and nostalgic sugary cereal.

Hotel Drover | Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth
The hotel features a Western theme including a life-size “Drover” sculpture upon arrival. Inside, guests will find a two-story library, 200 rooms, Los Poblanos bath products, and an outdoor resort-style pool with rentable cabanas.

The tiny treehouse getaway | Photo via @Lonestar_stay

Getaway in this tiny treehouse. | Photo via @Lonestar_stay

Retreats by the water

Glamping at Lake Grapevine | Paradise Cove, Grapevine
Take camping to the next level in this luxurious lakefront yurt that sleeps six people. Spend your evening at the fire pit roasting marshmallows under the stars.

The Brazos River Treehouse | Los Brazos Riverfront, Weatherford
This riverside escape is perfect for large groups as the home can sleep up to 14 people. Next to the property is a basketball hoop, inflatable swimming rings, and a fire pit. The veranda is the perfect place to sip your morning coffee and take in the beauty of the Brazos River.

FTW-Granbury Cabins

Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy coffee on the porch at the Granbury Cabins. | Photo by @granburycabins

Cabin fever

The Granbury Cabins | Granbury
This collection of farmhouse-style cabins are equipped with vintage furnishings, private fire pits, and charcoal grills. Spend the weekend hiking the local nature trails or playing amid 10 acres of old oak and cedar trees. The cozy Hideaway and Dilly Dally cabins are the perfect option for a romantic weekend.

Kessler Park Treehouse | North Oak Cliff, Dallas
Built into the side of a hill in Kessler Park, this three-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling windows, a large entertaining area, an outdoor pool + a shower. There’s even a relaxing zen garden with a nature-inspired mural depicting succulents and leaves.

The Treehouse Getaway

The tiny treehouse getaway | Photo via ‘Tiny House Getaway’ on Airbnb

Farm charm

The Hatchery House | Old Town Keller
This adorable cozy cottage was an important part of the Harmonson Hatchery from 1939 until 1965. It now serves as a modern farmhouse that sleeps four guests with a large back patio, plenty of front yard space for kids, and a vintage kitchen to cook homemade meals.

The Tiny Treehouse Getaway | The Parks at Town Center, Keller
The renovated shipping container is the perfect place to relax with a rooftop deck, luxurious pedestal tub, and a coffee bar overlooking the urban farm.

FTW-Hotel Otto

Hotel Otto features bungalows made of shipping containers. | Photo by FTWtoday

Resourceful stays

Modern Shipping Container | West 7th District, Fort Worth
Located just steps away from dozens of restaurants, this shipping container-turned-apartment has breathtaking views of downtown and sleeps four guests.

Hotel Otto | River District, Fort Worth
The micro-hotel offers a relaxing stay in eight bungalows constructed from shipping containers, a plunge pool with cabanas and chairs, bocce ball court, and daily complimentary cocktail hour. Bonus: Each room features a rooftop deck with views of the Trinity River. Take a look inside.

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