I will be a way and unable to respond to inquiries for a week. I've blocked my calendar for that period. I wonder if I need to take my listing down during that week away to avoid negative impact to inquiries for a future date? I have an excellent response rate and wish to keep it in tact. Is there any other option, such as an automatic response setting?
There is no option to do an auto response. I would suggest you snooze your listing for the dates you are gone. With setting your listing to snooze, you can set specific dates and your listing will return online the date you set.
Here is a Help Guide I made for this: https://community.airbnb.com/t5/General-Hosting/Snooze-Your-Listing-A-Community-Help-Guide/m-p/9562#...