The 19 Best Airbnbs for Large Groups in Upstate New York, from Family Reunions to Bachelorette Parties

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Planning group getaways can be tricky. First, you gotta agree on the location. Will you spend the week in Spain or on the deck of a cruise ship? If you’re not headed to an all-inclusive resort where amenities are provided, you’ll also need to think ahead so that everyone has a bed and you’re not all fighting for a tiny hotplate to make scrambled eggs in a cute A-frame Airbnb that was only built for two people. And you’re not alone—according to the vacation rental company, 80 percent of its bookings are group trips, which is why it recently launched new features to make group booking a breeze. So let’s make your next trip even easier. I’ve rounded up 19 of the best Airbnbs for large groups in upstate New York. The location is iconic, the properties are gorgeous and there’s room enough for everyone. (Minimum six guests!). I’ve also prioritized group-friendly amenities, like pools, saunas, decks, fire pits, movie rooms, large dining tables, chef’s kitchens...and that’s just the beginning.

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1. Green Lake Farmhouse (Catskill)

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Price: from $850/night
  • Why We Recommend It: renovated 1850s farmhouse; heated pool; wrap-around deck with swings

“This is quite possibly my favorite Airbnb I've ever stayed in. My friends and I rented this home over Halloween weekend a few years ago and it couldn't have been more perfect. The house is sprawling and so unique. The main living area (which includes the kitchen, dining room and living room) is super modern and sleek, with second floor bedrooms, a wonderful master bath and an entertainment room. As you make your way through the attached part of the home, you enter an 1850s farmhouse structure, which has been beautifully updated but maintains a ton of vintage charm, with wood-burning fireplaces throughout and even an antique wood-burning stove. There are a ton of different spaces for the group to spread out in, but the kitchen, dining room and living room are all more than accommodating when it comes to getting everyone together. I also enjoyed the large wraparound deck for sitting outside in the crisp fall air.” - PureWow senior commerce editor Stephanie Maida

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $433/night
  • Why We Recommend It: large backyard; pool; indoor sauna

“My crew and I loved this industrial-cool hideaway when we rented it out over Memorial Day weekend a few summers ago. Thanks to its large backyard, al fresco picnic table and accompanying pool, it was the perfect spot to make a splash and ring in summer. But even when we weren't spending time outdoors, we made the most of the spacious living room, which comes complete with the coolest mid-century modern fireplace. I personally loved the open floor plan that marries the kitchen and living room, which made for seamless socializing while some of the group cooked dinner, so no one felt left out. Also really appreciated the old school clawfoot tub in the master bathroom and the in-house sauna—so chic!” - PureWow senior commerce editor Stephanie Maida

  • Sleeps: 16+
  • Price: from $499/night
  • Why We Recommend It: chef’s kitchen; 13-foot dining table; large lawn with grill and fire pit

“This Airbnb was one of the weirdest, most wonderful stays of my entire life. It’s a converted schoolhouse and every room has so much personality, as does the host (who is lovely and was very accommodating when we accidentally got the checkout time wrong). There’s even a recording studio with a piano, full drum set and multiple guitars that is fully open for guests to play in. It is truly unique and had ample room for a group of 15 adults.” - PureWow fashion editor Abby Hepworth

4. PostBeamLove (Roxbury)

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: from $879/night
  • Why We Recommend It: indoor saltwater hot tub; Catskill Mountain views; secluded 10 acres with pond, stream and gazebo

PostBeamLove is a 10-acre getaway nestled in the Catskill mountains, complete with a spring-fed pond, stream and gazebo. The restored 1840s dairy barn houses an indoor saltwater hot tub and sauna with spectacular views. It’s also a short ten-minute drive from Plattekill Mountain, which will please the avid outdoor enthusiasts. When you’re ready to relax, lounge on the deck or in the dry heat sauna and see what wildlife you can spot. The 3,000-square foot property has a fully-stocked chef’s kitchen with a Viking range—perfect for preparing meals for a crowd.

5. The Slate House (Saugerties)

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $700/night
  • Why We Recommend It: hot tub; fire pit; fully stocked chef’s kitchen

The Slate House is a sleek, contemporary cabin in Saugerties, just two hours from New York City. One of the main draws is the generous patio area, complete with a hot tub and fire pit for nighttime stargazing and s’mores. You’ll also enjoy the landscaped gardens, which often attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The interior features lofted ceilings, plenty of natural light and a fully stocked chef’s kitchen. Every room has a king-sized bed and heated bathroom floors.

6. The Barnhouse (Jewett)

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: from $475/night
  • Why We Recommend It: beautiful historic home; hot tub and fire pit; spacious and comfortable common areas

The Barnhouse is a rustic retreat near Hunter that blends English country charm with Bohemian sensibilities. In addition to a hot tub and fire pit, the grounds also have patio seating for al fresco dining and a spacious yard for everything from sports to sunbathing. Inside, you’ll find an open-floor plan that provides plenty of common spaces in which to gather. For those who want a little adventure, you’re not far from Kaaterskill Falls, North-South Lake and Colgate Lake.

7. Fox Ridge Chalet (Margaretville)

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: from $335/night
  • Why We Recommend It: dazzling mountain views; minutes from Margaretville; hot tub and chef’s kitchen

This luxury A-frame cabin sits perched on seven acres above Margaretville, providing a secluded space with spectacular views of the Catskills. With cathedral ceilings, a wall of windows, wood-burning stove and double decks, it provides a peaceful, cozy space to hang out with friends and family. A fully stocked kitchen, gas grill and spacious dining area make feeding the masses a breeze. And when you’re ready to unwind, head to the seven-person hot tub for some R&R (with a glass of wine, perhaps?).

8. The Zen House (Livingston Manor)

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: from $550/night
  • Why We Recommend It: indoor movie theater; spa with cold plunge and sauna; minutes from Willowemoc Wild Forest

If you’re looking for the ultimate group retreat, I think The Zen House must be it. The 12-person cabin’s got an indoor movie theater with leather recliner seats (cue the popcorn), a six-person hot tub (you can also cold plunge and use the sauna) and table tennis. Spend a lazy afternoon swinging in the hammock, play a round of volleyball or lounge in the bright, spacious living room, and then roast s’mores at night around the firepit and stargaze while leaning back in the Adirondack chairs.

9. Hudson Woods Retreat (Hudson Woods)

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $567
  • Why We Recommend It: additional bunkhouse can accommodate eight extra guests; luxe chef’s kitchen; wildflower meadows

Gather a group of friends for a quiet weekend in Hudson Woods at this modern rustic cabin. Though tucked away in the Kerhonkson Mountains, you’re still near plenty of breweries, restaurants and farms. The property sleeps six, but an additional bunkhouse can house another eight for an additional fee. Spend your time in the luxe chef’s kitchen, swimming in the pool or rambling through the wildflower meadows. There’s also a deck where you can lounge around, and a bright and cozy common area with floor-to ceiling windows that give a view of the treetops.

10. Balsam Mountain House (Shandaken)

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $423/night
  • Why We Recommend It: fully stocked open kitchen; large front deck; fire pit and charcoal grill

For those who dream about their own real-life jaunt as Daisy Jones & The Six, the Balsam Mountain House transports you straight to the 1970s (in a modern, stylish way). You might not have the vocals, but you will have plenty of earthy brown and burnt orange tones, bold patterns, texture and a little kitsch. The cabin sleeps six and includes a fully stocked open kitchen offering mountain views, a large front deck with lounge chairs and a fire pit. Who knows? Maybe you’ll come out of the weekend with a chart-topping single. (And at the very least, great memories.)

11. The Woodstock Barn House (Woodstock)

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price: from $790/night
  • Why We Recommend It: close to town center; pizza ovens; restored historic barn

Now, this is what I call one of the best Airbnbs for large groups in upstate New York. This eight-acre Woodstock property is a renovated 19th-century dairy barn that sleeps 10 people (but can welcome more—just tell the host). It has all the amenities you’d require for fun with friends and family: hot tub, fire pit, sauna, pizza ovens and a cabana kitchen. Should you want to explore the surroundings, you’re only a couple of miles from Woodstock’s town center as well as Saugerties, and you’re walking distance to a beloved local swimming hole, Little Deep.

12. Birch & Buck (Hunter)

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: from $1,274/night
  • Why We Recommend It: heated pool; open floor plan; 15-foot kitchen island with bar seating

(Heated) pool with a view? Yes, please. Come take a dip in a deck pool that offers sweeping views of the mountains at Birch & Buck. Here, you’re on a secluded 13 acres with woodland as far as the eye can see. Gather around the 15-foot kitchen island and ten-foot oak dining table for shared meals, cozy up in the living space around a wood-burning stove and enjoy stargazing in the warmth of the fire pit. A short walk from the house is “hammock grove,” where three hammocks await a lazy afternoon.

13. The Hideaway (Washingtonville)

  • Sleeps: 16+
  • Price: from $763/night
  • Why We Recommend It: poolside bar; screened deck; indoor pool; game room

If you’re planning a massive family reunion, The Hideaway is the Airbnb for you. It can host up to 20 in its six bedrooms, with plenty to keep guests of all ages entertained. That includes a poolside bar, screened deck for outdoor dining, movie theater room, indoor pool, game room and spacious yard to let the pets roam free. The mid-century house offers two full kitchens, a formal dining room and kitchen bar. A sprawling deck provides a relaxing space to take in the views of the surrounding forest.

14. Adirondack Estate (Remsen)

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: from $555/night
  • Why We Recommend It: lakefront property; Adirondack Mountain views; wedding-friendly

So...your group getaway also happens to be a wedding! This Airbnb is unique in that you can host a ceremony and reception here. Invite all your friends and family to this peaceful Adirondak Estate, which sits on Hinckley Lake on its own peaceful 11 acres. With a full kitchen, spacious dining area, pool and plenty of lounge spaces, it’s an ideal location to gather your nearest and dearest when you say, “I do.”

15. Catskills Cabin (Acra)

  • Sleeps: 13
  • Price: from $220/night
  • Why We Recommend It: wood fireplace; music corner with a record player; vintage decor; sprawling deck; full kitchen

Drive along the Durham Valley Scenic Byway and you’ll run into the Catskills Cabin in Acra. Sitting on 7.5 acres, the property is close to both Hunter and Windham Mountains, making it replete with beautiful views. The cabin can host up to 13 people and is tastefully decorated with inviting vintage furniture throughout, from the mid-century modern dining room to the wood stove and music corner that boasts a record player. The house has a large front deck complete with mountain views and rattan furniture—the best place to wind down in good company.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Price: from $1,350
  • Why We Recommend It: heated pool; stone patio; fire pit; backwoods with hiking trails

Hiking trails, orchards, ski slopes: the Hudson Valley has it all. The Blue Hilltop Farmhouse is an idyllic base to explore Hudson and all the antiques, art galleries and restaurants it has to offer. The property itself has a heated pool with lounge chairs and sun umbrellas and a deck with a gas grill and teak dining table that can seat up to 14. You’ll want to catch a sunset on the patio, which connects to the dining room via a glass wall before heading to the fire pit to roast s’mores.

17. Madrigal House (Germantown)

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $600/night
  • Why We Recommend It: custom furniture; fine art; vintage British bar; private pond

The Madrigal House is an 1850s estate with New Orleans’ European flair. (Honestly, this takes me straight to Bridgerton.) It’s by far the most luxurious Airbnb for large groups. I’m talking a 25-acre, 3,000-square-foot property with sumptuous furniture, fine art, a vintage British bar (with “sipping scotch” included), a marble dining table and two-acre private pond. You and your friends are basically the Duchess of Hastings at this point. Tack on the outdoor dining setup on the back deck, fully stocked kitchen and a butler’s pantry, plus French linens and custom marble fireplace, and all that’s left is for you to show up dressed to the nines. (But if you wear sweatpants, I won’t tell.)

18. Mountainside Retreat (Schoharie)

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: from $320
  • Why We Recommend It: mountain views; exposed beams; large deck

This Schoharie Mountain house hosts six and features a whimsical open-floor plan with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams. Oversized windows look out onto the valley below, and the expansive back deck offers serenity (and a great spot to watch the sunset). The common areas are bathed in natural light with comfortable furniture, making it the perfect place to plop down with a girlfriend for a good, long chat. (No friendship snacks here.)

19. Chalet LaRosa (Durham)

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price: from $490/night
  • Why We Recommend It: furnished with local decor and antiques; patio with picnic table and hot tub; full kitchen and 80-inch dining table

Chalet LaRosa offers a true log cabin experience, with glossy pine floors, master carpentry and a wood barrel sauna. The wrap-around patio provides a panoramic view, along with a fire pit, gas grill and Adirondack chairs. In the living room, you have a vaulted ceiling, two-story fireplace and a bevy of board games to keep everyone entertained. The basement hosts a custom bar, arcade and rustic pool table that transforms into a ping pong table. And when everyone gets hungry, the fully equipped kitchen will help you prepare a meal of Master Chef proportions, which you can then all share at the 80-inch dining table that sits under an antler chandelier.

What to Consider When Booking a Group Airbnb

“In addition to merely counting how many beds a home has, you should consider other areas of the home where your large group will congregate,” advises Maida, who has planned quite a few group trips herself. “For example, is the dining room table large enough to seat everyone for dinner? Is the sofa in the living room able to accommodate everyone for a movie night? Is there a big enough outdoor area that everyone can gather ‘round the fire pit? Larger kitchens with plenty of counter space are also a must if you’re planning on cooking a big meal with your crew.”

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