19 Romantic Airbnbs Near NYC for a Dreamy Couples Retreat

Cozy getaways for you and your one and only

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Whether you’re planning to escape the city for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or just because, a regular old rental simply won’t do for a special getaway for you and your beloved. To set the mood, you need something extra. How does a cabin with a private deck, sweeping views and a fridge you can stock full of Champagne sound? Or a waterfront guesthouse with luxury linens that just so happens to be within walking distance of hip restaurants and antique shopping? These places do exist and we've rounded them up for you in our pick of romantic Airbnbs near NYC to book for your next dreamy getaway—no “Do Not Disturb” sign required.

20 Truly Exceptional Airbnbs in Upstate New York

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1. Modern Cottage in Hyde Park, NY

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $254/night
  • Why We Recommend It: river views, nearby hiking trails, modern interior

This Hyde Park gem boasts a wraparound deck, plus a modern interior with an open floor plan and large windows that fill the space with light and provide panoramic views of the river. The surrounding Hudson Valley area is full of natural beauty and the property is conveniently located just minutes away from many hiking trails, so guests can make the most of their stay.


2. Gorgeous Waterfront Getaway in Mystic, CT

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $141/night
  • Why We Recommend It: waterfront views, river access, high end amenities

The movie Mystic Pizza put this Connecticut town on the map, and you can get your own slice of the small town charm with a stay at this one-bedroom waterfront guesthouse. The budget-friendly rental features a private patio, a dock that’s equipped with a canoe and kayak and a well-appointed interior with antiques, artwork and other small luxuries (think: Belgian linens) that spell romance.


3. Magical Chez Treehouse in Lafayette, NY

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $271/night
  • Why We Recommend It: river views, outdoor shower, fire pit, secluded location

Chez Treehouse is an Airbnb guest favorite with 113 reviews and 4.99 stars, so it should come as no surprise that it is pretty magical indeed. Perched 35 feet above the forest floor between two maple trees and accessible by a cable bridge, this 150 square foot property offers guests stunning river and valley views from its private patios and balconies. The interior design is rustic but comfortable, and the amenities are many (HDTV, microwave and grill, to name a few). Plus, the secluded and oh-so tranquil location is just right for an intimate natural retreat.


4. Mountain Manor in Remsen, NY

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $555/night
  • Why We Recommend It: private beach access, mountain views, lake views, high end amenities

This villa in the Adirondacks has enough space to accommodate a family of four, but you’ll probably want to leave the kids behind in order to truly appreciate the luxurious property and romantic setting. There’s private beach access, a built-in hot tub, an outdoor fireplace, high end bedding and floor to ceiling glass windows with lake and mountain views—and that’s just a few of the features that make this villa such a special place for couples to escape the city. (Need we say more?)


5. A-Frame at Harvest Moon Acres in Stamford, NY

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $333/night
  • Why We Recommend It: nearby outdoor recreation, mountain views, indoor fireplace

This cozy A-frame hideaway is a perfect base for couples who want to take in the majestic natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains. There’s ample opportunity for hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation nearby, but the home itself is so inviting you might not want to leave. For starters, there’s a generously sized front deck, a fire pit, an outdoor grill, an indoor fireplace and mountain views from every room. There’s also a spiral staircase that leads to an airy second bedroom with a king-sized bed and moonlight views in case you want to, er, snuggle with your SO in more than one spot.


6. Water Forest Retreat in Norwich, CT

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $125/night
  • Why We Recommend It: nearby hiking trails, natural beauty, privacy, river views

Escape the Empire State completely with a stay at this highly-rated guest favorite—a funky and fully-heated cedar octagon that’s situated next to a brook on 56 acres of pristine forest.  A pond, waterfall, marsh and numerous hiking trails are just a stone’s throw away from this waterfront property, which boasts a fire pit, spacious outdoor area and lovely river views. That said, we’d be remiss not to mention that this property has electricity, but no indoor plumbing, so if having to use an outhouse isn’t your idea of romance, it might not be a good fit. File under ‘nature lovers only.’


7. The Airstream at June Farms in West Sand Lake, NY

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Price: $293/night
  • Why We Recommend It: spacious and modern interior, salt water hot tub, couple’s glamping experience

Just a short Uber ride away from the Albany train station is June Farms—a 120-acre piece of land in the Upper Hudson Valley that specializes in private events and cabin rentals. The Airstream, a 1984 trailer converted into a cabin, is one such rental, and a noteworthy one that reviewers describe as “spa-like” and “spacious.” The cabin’s interior has been renovated to include a luxurious king-sized master suite and a sleek, modern kitchen and bathroom. There’s a private salt water hot tub on the property, a charming patio and guests also enjoy access to the sprawling grounds, upon which you’ll find a bar and restaurant and quite a few farm animals, too. In other words, this is glamping done right.


8. Adirondack Treehouse Retreat in Middle Grove, NY

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Price: $285/night
  • Why We Recommend It: natural beauty, outdoor recreation, secluded location

At the foot of the Adirondack mountains and just nine miles outside the urban hub of Saratoga Springs, you’ll find a treehouse retreat that seems like it was plucked straight out of a fairytale. 360 degrees of tree cover provide ample privacy for couples who are looking to reconnect with each other and with nature. At the top of the treehouse’s spiral staircase is a cozy sleeping area with a covered patio—a perfect place to take in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Just steps away, you’ll find a private outdoor kitchen, full bath, sprawling deck and fire pit. If you’re looking for a whimsical and enchanting nature retreat, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to stay.


9. Historic Artist Estate in Woodstock, NY

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Price: $358/night
  • Why We Recommend It: close proximity to town, private swimming hole, waterfall, architectural design

This spacious and sun-drenched three-bedroom estate—enveloped by juniper, birch and cedar trees—is an architect-renovated oasis that boasts a sprawling outdoor space with a private swimming hole, waterfall and pond. Reviewers describe the property as exceedingly peaceful, and couples who are looking for a nature retreat that isn’t totally off the grid will be pleased to know that this rental is located just minutes away from downtown Woodstock where fine dining establishments, boutiques and art galleries line the streets.


10. Architectural Wonder in the Woods in Rhinebeck, NY

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $495/night
  • Why We Recommend It: architectural design, eco-friendly, natural beauty, close proximity to town

This funky geometric home is worthy of a spread in Architectural Digest. Best of all, it sits on 30 acres of private land and features eco-friendly details (geothermal heating and solar electricity) that harmonize beautifully with the natural environment. It also features a light and airy open plan interior and a location that’s just moments away from the charming historic town of Rhinebeck.


11. Armchair Sailor Private Suite in Newport, RI

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $119/night
  • Why We Recommend It: close proximity to town, private yard and gardens, quiet location

This quaint cottage in Newport boasts a lovely yard and garden, and is located on a quiet, historic street that’s steps away from the harbor and the art galleries, restaurants and shops of the town center. The unit itself is small but cozy, and the central location really can’t be beat. Couples looking for a more active escape in a lively town, as opposed to a secluded nature retreat, will certainly appreciate this private suite.


12. Waterfront Studio in Milford, CT

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $177/night
  • Why We Recommend It: ocean views, waterfront patio, private backyard

Escape the city with a stay at this waterfront studio and you’ll feel like you’re in a whole different country. The enormous patio boasts sweeping views of the Long Island Sound—in fact, you’ll feel like you’re floating above it—and there’s a private backyard, as well. Plus, the place is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable visit. Just be warned, you might not want to leave.


13. Willow Treehouse in Willow, NY

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $382/night
  • Why We Recommend It: secluded, close proximity to town, hot tub, unique experience

The Willow Treehouse is nestled in the trees of a secluded area, but just 15 minutes away from Woodstock, so you’ll never be wanting for provisions. The unit, which is just the right size for two, overlooks a swimmable pond and boasts a private hot tub, too. Inside, you’ll find an open living area and a lofted king-sized bedroom—and every room has a view. Keep in mind, though, that this property does not have WiFi or cell service, so it’s best for couples who truly want to unplug.


14. Windy Top Cottage in Granby, CT

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $135/night
  • Why We Recommend It: historic charm, indoor fireplace, gardens

This historic stone cottage—built in 1932—looks like a fairytale home from the outside and still has the original bath fixtures and quite a few antiques within. The end result is the closest thing to an English countryside stay that you can get on this side of the pond. Plus, the huge stone fireplace, thriving herb garden and charming flower boxes make for quite a romantic atmosphere. That said, guests will need to hit the restaurants and cafes in town at mealtime, as this property does not have a kitchen.


15. Map Maker’s Cabin in Roscoe, NY

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $119/night
  • Why We Recommend It: secluded, mountain views, gardens

This cozy cabin in the woods—located just 15 minutes from the Delaware River—is the perfect place (and just the right size) for couples to unwind and connect with nature. The private backyard has a hammock and firepit, and both mountain and garden views are on the menu, too. Plus, the small cabin has a king-sized bed and, per the reviews, all the amenities you need for a truly comfortable stay.


16. Romantic Herringbone Cottage in New Hope, PA

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $200/night
  • Why We Recommend It: historic charm, scenic surroundings, close proximity to town

Here, another romantic cottage with English countryside vibes and historic, pastoral surroundings. The Herringbone Cottage is replete with charm and located in a quiet and private area that’s biking and walking distance from the numerous galleries, shops and restaurants of New Hope. If you’re looking for an idyllic location and a cozy stay, this one checks all the boxes.


17. La Maison des Papillons in New Hope, PA

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $170/night
  • Why We Recommend It: quiet location, gardens, close proximity to town

Another New Hope gem—La Maison des Papillons sits pretty on a quiet, tree-lined cul de sac beside a running creek. The studio apartment itself is spacious and modestly decorated, but the property’s gorgeous gardens and its close proximity to the Delaware River (and to town) are the real selling points.


18. The Eddy Cabin in Phoenicia, NY

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $194/night
  • Why We Recommend It: secluded, creek access, natural beauty

This oasis in the heart of the Catskill Mountains sits directly on the banks of the Esopus Creek—the gently flowing waters of which can be heard from everywhere on the 1-acre property, including inside the cabin. There’s private access to the creek, ample outdoor space that’s adequately furnished, so visitors can relax and fully appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings. Oh, and guests are even greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine, which sounds pretty sexy to us.


19. La Villa Catskills in Tannersville, NY

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $99/night
  • Why We Recommend It: secluded, mountain views, natural beauty, outdoor recreation

This spot in the Tannersville area of the Catskills is more like an estate than a guest house—namely because it sits on two acres of impeccably maintained property. In addition to the sprawling outdoor area with scenic mountain views, there’s a quaint, cozy and well-appointed apartment to retreat to. Best of all, the property provides guests easy access to downtown Tannersville, Kaaterskill Falls and nearby skiing spots, so you’ll never be wanting for things to do.

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