8 off-the-grid Birmingham getaways within 4 hours of Birmingham starting at $89 a night

Mog Mountain Airbnb in Kimberly
Ready, set, adventure! Photo via Mog Mountain Airbnb

Are workdays and gloomy weather getting to you? Are you looking for a fun but safe way to relax on Valentine’s Day? If you’re already nodding, it’s time for a safe vacation close to home. There’s no need to travel long distances to find an off-the-grid spot close to Birmingham! Check out these 8 fun Birmingham getaways within 4 hours from Birmingham—starting at $89 a night—and plan your stay today.

1. Off-the-Grid Weekend at Case Rock Cabin

Birmingham getaway - view of Case Rock Cabin living room
Time to unplug and relax. Photo via Case Rock Cabin Airbnb

Are Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Big Living your go-to watches? You won’t want to miss a stay in this local tiny house that’s truly off-the-grid—complete with 105 acres of hiking and a goat farm.

  • Location: Kimberly, Alabama (Right off I-65 & 30 min N of Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Pet-friendly, fully stocked
  • Space: 2 Queen-size memory foam beds, twin futon and twin mattress on the floor
  • Cost: $120+ per night
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2. Glass Tree House in Hayden

Front view of glass tree house in Hayden
Imagine watching the sunrise from a house like this. Photo via Airbnb

Wake up with the views of Alabama’s forests and Locust Fork River in this glass tree house. This Birmingham getaway is the perfect option for the nature lover, complete with private swimming holes and waterfalls.

  • Location: Hayden, Alabama (30 minutes from Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Filled with eclectic art and music
  • Space: Sleeps 5 guests with 3 beds and 1 bathroom
  • Cost: $225+ per night
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3. Unique Camping Experience in MOG Mountain

UNIMOG vehicle with wooden port - Birmingham getaway
Say hello to an unforgettable retreat. Photo via Mog Mountain Airbnb

If you’re looking for a Birmingham getaway that feels like it’s straight out of The Walking Dead, you’ll love this outdoor retreat complete with a vehicle that was actually in the show. Stay in the UNIMOG that’s been converted to a cozy RV, fall asleep with a view of the stars in the open-air sleeping loft, or watch the sunrise from an observation tower.

  • Location: Kimberly, Alabama (Right off I-65 & 30 min N of Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Outdoor shower, pet-friendly, supplies provided
  • Space: Sleeps 2 on a memory foam mattress in the UNIMOG, sleeps 2 on the open air sleeping loft
  • Cost: $89+ per night
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4. Unplugged Getaway in Modern Tin Can

Living room with mural in Tin Can Home
Relax with a cup of coffee and book in this amazing eco-retreat. Photo via Tin Can at Case Rock Airbnb

The ‘Tin Can at Case Rock” gives access to 3 miles of hiking trails with a fire pit and private deck facing the 105-acre eco-retreat. This mobile home is ideally located for a private retreat so you can unplug and relax.

  • Location: Kimberly, Alabama (Right off I-65 & 30 min N of Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Fire pit, pet-friendly, supplies provided
  • Space: 3 bedroom/2 bathroom + air mattress
  • Cost: $109+ per night
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5. Secluded Dirt Road River Cabin

Wooden cabin living room and kitchen - Birmingham getaway
Plenty of room for everyone in the family to relax. Photo via Dirt Road River Cabin Airbnb

Want a getaway from everything—including checking your email? This WIFI-free cabin will be the perfect retreat. Located along the Alabama River, you can spend time with your family and spend time unplugged.

  • Location: Wetumpka, Alabama (1 hour 30 minutes from Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Outdoor fireplace and kitchen, pet friendly
  • Space: 1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 2 sofa beds and 1 bathroom
  • Cost: $130+ per night
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6. Goat Farm Getaway

Sunset over pond - Birmingham getaways
This view is jaw-dropping. Photo via Goat Farm Getaway Airbnb

Beautiful sunsets over the pond? Check. Farm life with goats, pigs, horses and more? Check. This camper is located on a farm so you can escape the stress of everyday life with privacy and relaxation for a true Birmingham getaway.

  • Location: Pell City, Alabama (35 minutes from Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Fireplace, TV, access to the farm
  • Space: 1 queen bed, reclining sofa and 1 bathroom
  • Cost: $106+ per night
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7. Tiny House Near Lake Martin

Tiny house near Lake Martin
Call this tiny house home for the weekend. Photo via Airbnb

Want to relax in a tiny house less than one mile from Lake Martin? This adorable tiny house sits on 7 acres of woods and comes with a grill and fire pit so after a day on the lake, you can settle into the private retreat.

  • Location: Jacksons’ Gap, Alabama (1 hour 38 minutes from Birmingham)
  • Highlights: Truly unplugged with no TV/Internet, fire pit
  • Space: 1 queen bed, sofa bed, floor mattress and 1 bathroom
  • Cost: $112+ per night
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8. Relaxing Houseboat Stay in Pensacola

Houseboat in Pensacola
The coolest home you’ve stayed in. Photo via GetMyBoat

This getaway is the farthest on our list, but we had to include this relaxing houseboat. If your ideal trip involves being surrounded by water, rent this floating vacation home in Pensacola. The houseboat will stay docked so you can relax on the water without any stress.

  • Location: Pensacola, Florida (About 4 hours from Birmingham)
  • Highlights: This houseboat sleeps a full family for a simple getaway
  • Space: Capacity for 6 guests
  • Cost: $250+ per night
  • GetMyBoat

Which of these off-the-grid Birmingham getaways would you take? Let us know by tagging @bhamnow on social.

Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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