12 of Our Greatest Holiday Homes in America
Discover incredible modern, traditional and abstract homes scattered across America’s diverse landscape.
If you’ve ever wanted to run away to uninterrupted, wild and beautiful terrain, then a holiday in some of the United States rural locations is just the ticket. Depending on your taste, there’s a property style for everyone, with modern, traditional and abstract homes scattered across America’s diverse landscape. Take a closer look at some of our favourites with this list of Plum's greatest holiday homes in America.
Desert Skies, Joshua Tree
This extraordinary house blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. If you’ve had enough of civilisation, run away here to delight in your very own desert hideaway. Hidden among rocks and boulders in Yucca Valley, it’s a rugged calming oasis, complete with a private saltwater pool, a spa, and an outdoor shower.
Stargazer, Lake Tahoe
You’ll feel as though you’re floating on Lake Tahoe at this raised cabin home. Floor to ceiling windows offer a stellar view of the water - you’ll feel like Tahoe is your own private lake. When nightfall hits you can expect some pretty impressive stargazing (if you hadn’t guessed from the property’s name). Make a beeline for the hot tub when it gets dark for some cosy comet watching.
A Faithful Friend, The Hamptons
This charming home is almost 100 years old, so it’s brimming with character and charm. If you want to have a quick adventure mid-stay, its easy to make a swift getaway - the property has its own small dock on a creek that leads to Mecox Bay. Grab a kayak, and follow the current or make your way to the beach.
Desert Saga, Twentynine Palms
Desert Saga is an off-grid, quirky home, made of salvaged metal and up-cycled details, providing a great sustainable accommodation option. Want to sleep in the elements but don’t fancy camping? Well, perfect because one of the bedrooms is completely open to the elements, with no walls or ceiling. Just Imagine falling asleep with the stars above you but in the comfort of a cosy double bed.
High Desert Mirage, Joshua Tree
If you like your vacations in the middle of nowhere, you’ll love High Desert Mirage - all eight acres of it. Bifold doors open up on to the stark desert landscape, where you’ll find a fire pit, outdoor seating, and a long sparkling pool. Nearby Joshua Tree offers lots to explore - head out and find the bristly tree it was named after.
Desert Wave, Coachella Valley
There’s more to Coachella than an overpriced festival - and in our eyes, it’s this home. Perfect for a couple (although you can make room for three people) Desert Wave is a unique feat of mid-century modern architecture, with a wave-like roof. Floor to ceiling windows let buckets of light in and allow for stunning views.
The Mirrored House, Joshua Tree
This unique house probably has to be seen to be believed. Every single wall is made of glass, offering 360-degree views of the desert, and blurring the line between indoor and outdoor. A long pool stretches throughout the interior of the house - you’ll feel as though you’re swimming outside without ever having to leave.
A Piece of Italy, Colorado
Enjoy the ruggedness of the Rockies and the elegance of Italy at this grand home. ‘A Piece of Italy’ offers exactly what it says on the tin, bringing a slice of ‘la dolce vita’ to the States. The town itself is modelled after Alpine villages in Switzerland and Germany, so a trip there feels very much like a European adventure. It’s famed for its lively apres-ski experience. The area provides some of the best skiing opportunities in not just America, but the world too - be prepared to hit the slopes.
The Pillars, Palm Springs
This quintessential Palm Springs-style home is ideal for hosting a big family. Embrace the laid-back vibe of the area and fill your days with sunbathing, swimming and alfresco dining. Palm Springs has the most mid-century modern architecture in the entire world and this home is no exception. Arresting views surround the property, you’ll get a glimpse of the nearby mountains. It’s also convenient for downtown and the airport.
Clé du Soleil, Palm Springs
The very best of indoor-outdoor living can be found at this Palm Springs home, thanks to the breathtaking views, highly stylised patio area and firepit. The area’s clean, trademark design peppers the home, along with one-of-a-kind and striking abstract art. When the sun sets and the sky turns light pink, you might just feel like you’re in a dream. Break up pool days with a lunchtime hike. Try the nearby Indian reservation or take a longer trail walk up to Palm View Peak.
Desert Fortress, Coachella Valley
You’ll probably want to lock yourself away and throw away the key at Desert Fortress. It’s certainly somewhere we’d like to hunker down at for several weeks on end. With your own private patch of rocky desert to admire, a pool and a jacuzzi and a state of the art kitchen, there’s more than enough to do without ever leaving. If you’re not in the mood for cooking, there’s plenty of gourmet restaurants in the area to sate your appetite (and plenty of outdoor activities to burn off those calories the next day).
Dancing Sculptures, Hudson Valley
A hot tub overlooking the Hudson river - home-away-from-home moments don’t come more special than that. This wonderful home is a warm mix of traditional and luxurious furnishings, and modern, state-of-the-art features such as a home cinema set up. It’s cosy on the inside and charming on the outside. Standout features include a herb garden, a beautiful screen-covered porch for afternoon chilling, and as the name would suggest, enchanting sculptures near the outdoor pool.