50 stays for 50 states: The best Airbnb to book in every state in the US

Airbnb has revealed its most wish-listed places to stay across the country

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During the pandemic, accommodation rental platform Airbnb has identified a new trend that it is calling "wish list wanderlust". The term refers to people spending time daydreaming about where they want to go when travel opens up again.

From exploring new destinations online to looking back over past trips, Airbnb says that this travel-planning pastime can also lead to a sense of happiness.

In a recent survey, Airbnb found that more than a third of those questioned said they thought about travelling on a daily basis and a quarter of those questioned said planning a trip made them feel hopeful.

To help people hang on to this sense of optimism, Airbnb has revealed its most wish-listed stays in every state in the US.

From a cabin in the wilds of Alaska to a luxury treehouse on Hawaii's Big Island, these unique Airbnb's are garnering something of an online fan base.

Click through the gallery above to see the Most Wish Listed Stays in 50 States or read on for details on some of our favourites.

Cozy Alaskan Log Cabin

This snow-surrounded cosy cabin is Alaska's most wishlisted Airbnb stay. Coutesy Airbnb 

An authentic Alaskan cabin overlooking Creamer's Field Waterfowl refuge topped the wish list in Alaska. Both outdoor and nature lovers are drawn to this timber tree house set in the forest with trails and wildlife viewing all around. A cosy retreat to hideaway in for the weekend.

An earth house in Arizona

This earth house is Arizona's most wish-listed stay. Courtesy Airbnb

This unique one-room earth house is called a hogan and provides a true off-the-grid experience. Located in a secluded and remote location of the Western Navajo Nation, it's close to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley.

This Topanga canyon guesthouse

Changeling a Pirates of the Caribbean vibe, you can stay in this tropical guesthouse in Topanga which starred in Cody Simpson's music video Love. It's a hit with people planning a stay in the Californian valley. Surrounded by waterfalls, ponds, totem poles and tepees, it also has a private sauna and hot tub.

Kukui Treehouse on Hawaii's Big Island

Kona’s 1st luxury treehouse on Hawaii's Big Island. Courtesy Airbnb 

Make childhood dreams come true is this elevated Kukui treehouse in Hawaaii. Built in a Kukui Nut tree, it has amazing ocean views and live tree trunks growing through its centre. A spiral staircase leads down to an outdoor shower and four-person hot tub, and there's three acres of land on the doorstep to explore.

An old firehouse in Louisiana

Historic Engine 24 New Orleans Firehouse in Louisiana. Courtesy Airbnb

You can always bank on New Orleans to do things a little differently, so it's no surprise that the only firehouse on Airbnb's most wish-listed property rankings is located in the Big Easy in Louisiana. The 19th-century firehouse building has a main floor, penthouse and town house, an adjacent courtyard and a superb location near the French Quarter in the offbeat Marigny district.

This 20th-century cabin in Indiana

Indiana's Birdsong cabin is a two-storey wooden hideaway surrounded by acres of rolling land. Courtesy Airbnb 

A renovated 20th-century barn called Birdsong is the most popular Airbnb property in all of Tennessee. Spanning 2,500 square feet, this property sleeps six guests and has a huge flat-screen television, hot tub and billiards table. Outside, there's sixteen acres of private land to explore and a firepit for gathering around once night falls.

The Dream Rock Silo in Virginia

An old 1950s dairy barn and silo have been transformed into a four-storey home, and the top two floors are for rent on Airbnb. All the rooms in this silo are circular and the bedroom at the very top of the tower has windows that go all the way around for a stunning 360-degree view of the mountains and valley. The owner of the property is also a master cabinet maker, so guests checking in can get the chance to try to solve some clues to find a secret cabinet compartment in the silo.

Casita Don Gaspar tiny house in New Mexico

A bright pink two-storey tiny house is New Mexico's most wish-listed Airbnb. Courtesy Airbnb

Nestled among the pines, this super cute tiny house is a two-storey, 900-square-foot residence that's the most desired in New Mexico. Located on 10 acres of rural land, the bright pink house has a well-equipped kitchen, queen bedroom and huge windows overlooking the surrounding trees and mountains. Upstairs, there's a balcony with a hammock swing that offers visitors a spot to sit and stare at the stars and listen to birdsong or coyote calls.