Where to Stay During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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By Jenny Xie
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will carve a path from Oregon to South Carolina, drawing millions of viewers, both new and veteran.

Eclipse chasers—people who travel the world to experience total solar eclipses—will be the first to tell you that the upcoming event on August 21 is a rare opportunity to see a celestial phenomenon. The last total eclipse of the sun in North America happened in 1918, and the next one won’t be until 2024, so if the path of totality doesn’t fall in your city or state, we suggest you make your travel plans soon! 

To speed things along, we've rounded up some accommodations that, at the time of writing, are still available to book. From boutique hotels, to private homes, to charming bed-and-breakfasts, these lodgings will suit any style of traveler.


An Outdoor Retreat With Mountain Views

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Location: Ketchum, Idaho

Duration of totality: 1:00

Rates: $2,499 per night

Accommodates: 14


A Rustic Lodge With Full Amenities

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Location: Teton Village, Wyoming

Duration of totality: 2:20

Rates: $4,200 per night

Accommodates: 18


A Boutique Hotel in a Historic District

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Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Duration of totality: 1:24

Rates: $139 per night

Accommodates: 3


An Eclectic Bed-and-Breakfast

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Location: Boonville, Missouri

Duration of totality: 2:39

Rates: $233 per night

Accommodates: 6


A Centrally-Located Townhome

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Location: Saint Louis, Missouri

Duration of totality: You're right on the edge of totality; head south for the best views!

Rates: $174 per night

Accommodates: 8


A Historic, Two-Story Penthouse

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Duration of totality: 1:56

Rates: $299 per night

Accommodates: 4


An Upscale Hotel in Nashville's Music Row

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Duration of totality: 1:56

Rates: $522 per night

Accommodates: 2


A Modern, Loft-Like Home

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Duration of totality: 1:56

Rates: $699 per night

Accommodates: 12


A Boutique Hotel in an Energetic Neighborhood

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Duration of totality: 1:56 (plus a ticketed rooftop viewing party)

Rates: $638 per night

Accommodates: 2


A Renovated 1920s Cottage in the Mountains

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Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Duration of totality: 0:19

Rates: $199

Accommodates: 4


A Beach-Inspired Penthouse With a Rooftop Terrace

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Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Duration of totality: 1:33

Rates: $2,000 per night

Accommodates: 8

What to Pack

Eureka Camping Suite Dream 2P Tent
Eureka Camping Suite Dream 2P Tent
Spacious comfort in the outdoors.  For over 100 years Eureka Camping has been keeping folks covered in the outdoors — from rugged canvas wagon covers at the turn of the century to modern day tents constructed with high-tech design and cutting edge textiles.
Insulated Bottles from Yeti Coolers
Insulated Bottles from Yeti Coolers
These double-walled, insulated bottless have been proudly over-engineered by Yeti to keep your drink’s temperature no matter what the conditions outside of its stainless steel body. Hot coffee, cold beer, iced tea, doesn’t matter — the Rambler can handle it all, for longer.
Handwoven Blanket "Vuela Aqua"
Handwoven Blanket "Vuela Aqua"
Solid colored blankets are dotted with brightly colored flying golondrina birds. The golondrina, spanish for swallow is referenced in many Latin American song lyrics. They are big enough for a 2 - 4 person picnic and roll up in thirds for easy transport.
Moroccan Woven & Leather Backpack
Moroccan Woven & Leather Backpack
Your park & picnic buddy.   Strap on this woven backpack with leather detail and head to the nearest beach, park, or other grassy areas.
4th Dimension Concrete Watch
4th Dimension Concrete Watch
Every hour marks a step forward in time. This concept is illustrated beautifully in the collection of 4th Dimension Watches created by 22 Design Studio. A concrete face with sections that gradually rise in a spiral pattern complements the slim, hand-shaped hands.
Nemo Equipment Cloudview Hammock
Nemo Equipment Cloudview Hammock
The perfect chill out hammock designed to let in the...
Fatboy Lamzac The Original Inflatable Lounger
Fatboy Lamzac The Original Inflatable Lounger
Lamzac™ The Original Inflatable Lounger by Fatboy is your best buddy when it comes to convenient outdoor lounging. It is made out of durable high quality rip stop nylon for safe use outdoors. From a small package, the Lamzac fills with air in seconds to create a comfy seat for two.

Note: Outside of the brief phase of totality, it is unsafe to look directly at the sun except through solar filters. Be sure to purchase solar eclipse glasses to watch the partial phases.