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7 Grounded Airplane Airbnbs You Can Spend a Night In

Calling all aviation fanatics! You might not be able to fly anywhere right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the airplane experience. Not only can you now take ‘flights to nowhere‘, you can even spend a night (or longer!) in one of these unique grounded airplane Airbnbs.

From retired UN aircrafts to Cessna plane in France, climb into the cockpit for a stay you’ll never forget.

Stay Overnight in These Amazing Grounded Airplane Airbnbs

1. Sleep in a True Plane! (St. Michel Chef Chef, France)

If a one-of-a-kind stay with a sense of humour is what you seek, this former jet’s cockpit-turned-bathroom will surely not disappoint. Just a short drive from several beaches, this quirky abode provides guests with a warm shower, full plush bed and outdoor terrace to enjoy the scenery.

2. The Jet Star (Private Jet) (Redberth, UK)

Ever wanted to experience life on a private jet? Climb aboard The Jet Star. With a spacious bedroom, plenty of seating and the original cockpit intact, guests get a true sense of the high life. To unwind, guests can cook a homemade meal in the outdoor kitchen, or explore the large farmhouse and surrounding unique stays on the property.

3. Avion Cessna et Tour de Contrôle Dans les Arbres (Barjac, France)

This Cessna plane is on a raised garden and comes complete with breakfast, fresh sheets and unlimited access to the grounds’ swimming pool. Situated next to the plane’s original control tower – which has additional guest space – this aircraft dwelling can accommodate up to six people. A truly amazing stay.

4. Waitomo Woodlyn Park Cockpit Unit (Waitomo, New Zealand)

Are you adventurous at heart? Then this is a must-stay! One of the beds in this off-the-grid, Bristol Freighter Plane requires a climb into the cockpit. What also makes this place one-of-a-kind are the neighbors – guests love the farm animals that also call this property home.

5. Ream Hills Helicopter (Preston, UK)

Escape to Northern England and hop on this chopper for a serene, out-of-the-ordinary getaway. To entertain the young ones in the group, this converted helicopter comes complete with an LED television, a nearby playground and a nearby lake. You’ll create here memories that are sure to last longer than the stay.

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6.  The Flying Dutchman (Bogotá, Colombia)

Deep in the forest near the Chingaza National Park, this retired UN aircraft is a born again nature lodge with guest access to safari tours – offering something for both wildlife and history lovers. Guests will feel as if they are stepping back in time when they board. But don’t worry, as modern amenities await, with a mounted television and fully equipped grill available during downtime.

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7. Lynx AH9A Helicopter Glamping Pod (Kessington, UK)

Aviation fanatics will be intrigued by this stay… This transformed ex-Army Air Corps Lynx AH9A Helicopter shares a fascinating history after being in active service all around the world. Guests rave about the shower amenities, tranquil garden area and thoughtful coffee supply.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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