Chalet All Day: Vrbo reveals growing demand for trendy property type

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 14, 2021 – Chalets claim the top spot as the trendiest vacation rental property type, according to the Vrbo® 2022 Trend Report. The annual report has crowned cabins and houseboats as trendy property types in previous years.

Demand for chalet-type vacation homes on Vrbo has increased by nearly 85% in the past year[1]. Known for easy sloping roofs and wide overhanging eaves, chalets are often nestled in destinations ideal for outdoor getaways, including ski towns and lakefronts.

This Twin Lakes, Colorado chalet sits at the foot of Mount Elbert in the Rockies and offers a peaceful getaway. Vrbo #1459696

This chalet in Hunter, New York includes floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Hunter Mountain. Vrbo #7582693ha

This mountainside chalet in Avon, Colorado features sweeping views of the mountains from the decks and hot tub. Vrbo #302046

“Cabins, condos and beach houses are always great vacation rental choices, but for the first time, we’re seeing the charming chalet emerge as the fastest growing property type in demand,” said Alison Kwong, spokesperson for Vrbo. “The original definition of a chalet is a wooden home with a sloping roof and overhanging eaves, which is traditionally found in the Swiss Alps. Vrbo hosts have expanded that category to include lakeside cabins or cottages in the woods that have the same European-inspired style and design aesthetic.”

Families can check out the top chalet rentals in the U.S. on Vrbo here.

Families should check for travel advisories and restrictions in their vacation destination and always follow health and safety guidance from health officials and local authorities. Visit this help article for more information.

[1]: Based on analysis of U.S. Vrbo vacation rental demand during August 2019 – August 2020 vs. August 2020 – August 2021.

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