20 Truly Exceptional Airbnbs in Upstate New York

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Although New York City is one of the best places in the world, sometimes we all need a little break from the constant noise of the Big Apple. Thankfully, beautiful upstate New York is there bring tranquility, quietness, and stunning landscapes to those in need of a relaxing getaway. We’ve found 20 amazing vacation properties in upstate New York that will leave you in absolute awe with beautiful home designs and unique amenities. There are accommodations on this list for everyone including those who want to spend time with Mother Nature in an actual treehouse or those who want to unwind with a cup of tea in a log cabin.


  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $382/night
  • Why We Recommend It: secluded area, hot tub, unique experience

Nestled high among the trees, overlooking a small (and swimmable) pond lies this unique property that’s just the right size for two. Located just 15 minutes away from the town of Woodstock, you’ll be within easy driving distance of great restaurants, charming shops and beautiful hiking trails. But with the record player and fireplace inside and the hot tub outside...why bother leaving?

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

Go off the grid in this two-story treehouse that’s perched on two maple trees and sits 35 feet above the forest floor. Yep, it’s pretty much as magical as it sounds (it’s even next to a babbling brook). You’ll need to walk across the 60-foot cable bridge to get to your abode where you’ll find a comfortable queen-sized bed, a TV (but no Wi-Fi and limited phone signal), a sink and a small bathroom with a composting toilet. Guests can also enjoy a large deck with a fire pit table, an outdoor shower (with hot water) and a propane BBQ grill. Bonus: You’re just a short drive away from the Finger Lakes wine region.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Price: $1,857/night
  • Why We Recommend It: beautiful property, luxury amenities, mountain views

A trip to the South of France may not be possible right now but here’s the next best thing: A stay in this idyllic restored 1790s federal manor house in the Hudson Valley that oozes countryside luxury and a certain je ne sais quoi. This spectacular home boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library, a study, a living room and a beautiful country kitchen. Every room features a wood-burning fireplace and every window has unobstructed views of beautiful grounds—such as the 250-year-old maple tree in the yard or your very own swimming pond. Looking for an extra special trip? Daily cleaning service, a personal chef, a private yoga class and massages are available for an extra cost.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $293/night
  • Why We Recommend It: salt water hot tub, fire pit, about 10 minutes from Albany Amtrak Train Station

This Airstream may be from 1984 but you’d never guess it from the modern, Scandi-inspired interior. Much-appreciated renovations include air conditioning in the summer and forced hot air for the colder months, heated bathroom floors and WiFi. Kick back and relax with the on-site firepit and your very own luxury salt water hot tub...ah, we’re feeling more relaxed already.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $224/night
  • Why We Recommend It: river views, nearby hiking trails, romantic getaway

If you’re looking for a room with a view, then you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful vista than the one offered by this studio cottage set right on the Hudson River. The cozy interior (the queen-sized bed is in its own little nook), serene panorama and convenient location (you’re walking distance to several hikes and less than a five-minute drive to a drive-in theater) have earned this property a 4.99-star rating. There’s also a grill for cooking up your own delicacies, a SmartTV and WiFi, and air conditioning in the summer.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Price: $330/night
  • Why We Recommend It: nearby hiking trails, farm animals on site, rural environment

Spend the night underneath the stars...minus the whole sleeping bag/tent/mosquitoes situation. This Geo Dome is located on a beautiful 12-acre farm in the Catskill mountains where you’ll have sheep, goats, alpacas and chickens for company. Outside you’ll find showers, a claw foot bathtub, a kitchen and grill, a sink and a large fire pit. There’s also a pond on-site (for animals, not people) and a lake across the street. One caveat—while you can technically fit up to 16 guests in the dome, know that there is only one bedroom (and one bathroom).

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Price: $285/night
  • Why We Recommend It: private, unique experience, rural environment

Looking to get away from it all and truly immerse yourself in nature? Check out this secluded treehouse nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Especially recommended as a couples retreat, this warm and cozy house is a great way to connect with nature (but don’t worry, you’re only a ten-minute drive from town). When you arrive, a winding staircase will lead you up into the house where there’s a sleeping area and covered porch. The rest of the space (kitchen, deck, fire pit and full bath) are just a few steps away outside.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Price: $353/night
  • Why We Recommend It: private swimming hole, waterfall, architectural design

Sure, the private waterfall, charming pond bridge, immaculate landscaping and on-site wildlife (including Oscar the bunny rabbit) are nice...but you may never even get the chance to explore the beautiful outdoors because the inside of this property is so special. With a roaring fireplace, heated bathroom floor, breathtaking views and ultra-chic design, walking into this three-bedroom house will make you feel like a million bucks.

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Price: $421/night
  • Why We Recommend It: sauna, pool, pizza oven, pet friendly

Looking for a luxury barn house located in the middle of Woodstock? We’ve found the perfect vacation home for you with more amenities than you could ever image. Spend a few nights in this renovated 19th century dairy barn that features a hot tub, pool, gym, sauna, private balcony, outdoor patio and much more. Take in the views of the surrounding mountains while lounging in the gorgeous backyard or spend time admiring the beautiful home decor indoors. Oh, and pets are welcome to join in the fun, too.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $249/night
  • Why We Recommend It: yoga platform, rural environment, small-town vibes

Those looking to “rough it” for a few days in the wilderness of the Catskills will appreciate this unique property. Two hours north of New York City, this cabin is for individuals who enjoy nature and everything it has to offer. You can spend time gazing at the stars from a hammock, using the DIY wood-fired hot tub or exploring the nearby stream. That said, if using a compost toilet and battery-operated camping shower is not your idea of a vacation, you might want to skip visiting this property.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $569/night
  • Why We Recommend It: hot tub, private sauna, waterfront views, piano

If you are looking for a unique stay, this dome home in New Paltz is the stuff that dreams are made of. Its beautiful dome construction features huge glass windows and an intricate interior wood design that will make you feel like you are staying in a luxury hotel. This home is located on 28 acres of private forest where guests are surrounded by wildlife and trees. After a few days staying here, you’re bound to feel relax and rejuvenated, thanks in no small part to its private sauna and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Price: $821/night
  • Why We Recommend It: family-friendly, pickleball court, fire pit area

Everything you need for a successful vacation is available at this eight-bedroom manor. Guests can enjoy indoor amenities such as a gym, massage chair and a chef’s kitchen, or head outdoors to explore the inground pool, pickleball court, swing set, fire pit, hammock and a ping pong table. There is plenty of space for you and your extended family to spend time together and take in all that this property has to offer.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $854/night
  • Why We Recommend It: nearby hiking trails, architectural design, glass atrium

Artists and writers alike will have no problem finding inspiration at this creative home. Located by the Mohonk Nature Preserve, this home is close to hiking trails, lakes and the nearby towns of Hudson, Kingston, New Paltz and Woodstock. The house is situated on seven acres of rock-walled land and nestled between giant moss-covered prehistoric boulders, making it secluded and unique. There’s also a fireplace in the master bedroom and 270-degree views of the surrounding area.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price: $252/night
  • Why We Recommend It: cozy, private, screened gazebo, pets welcome

For the sustainably-minded, this beautiful cabin in the Catskills is a fabulous getaway option that’s got plenty of eco-friendly and charming details to love. The renovated ‘60s A-frame home runs on solar power with a fireplace for warmth in winter. It’s also situated on two acres of wooded forests. Guests can enjoy the wilderness alongside a fire pit, large steel drum barbeque, a large picnic table and a small pond. And every room features relaxed and welcoming decor that will make you feel right at home.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $443/night
  • Why We Recommend It: ideal for large families, separate tree house, pool

Situated on a mountainside of the Catskills, this log house has just about everything you need for a small family vacation or getaway with a group of friends. The best part about this property is its treehouse that resembles a floating pirate ship which can be found 30 feet up in the trees. Need more convincing? There’s also a hot tub, pool, multiple decks, an outdoor shower, indoor gym and, of course, gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Sleeps: 16+
  • Price: $606/night
  • Why We Recommend It: family friendly, indoor movie theatre, game rooms

Got a family reunion or large friend get-together to plan this summer? Look no further than this fabulous estate that has an endless number of entertainment amenities to keep everyone entertained—all 16 (or more) of them. With a main house and guest house, there’s plenty of room for everyone to do their own activities or spend time together. Guests can use the heated pool, spa hot tub, fire pit, two game rooms, multiple fire pits and playground set, or cozy up together for movie night in the 16-seat theatre. It’s truly one of the best properties to disconnect for the daily grind and spend time with your loved ones.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $742/night
  • Why We Recommend It: private fitness center, sauna, 24/7 concierge

Escape from the city and head to this stunning secluded house perched on a hilltop overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Situated on the eight acres of land, you’ll find a sauna, private pool, hot tub, deck areas fitness center and indoor wood burning stove. The best part? A 24/7 concierge is available upon request to help arrange deliveries, cleaning services and provide recommendations throughout your stay. That said, views from the decks and bedrooms are so beautiful you might not ever want to leave.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $214/night
  • Why We Recommend It: game room, inground pool, three living rooms, pets welcome

Cozy and modern vibes are what makes this property special. luxury A-frame house with beautiful interiors is located on two acres of secluded land the features an inground pool, fire pit, game room, patio, hammock and all of the smaller amenities you will need for a fun-filled stay, like a smart TV, sun loungers and a pack-and-play for little ones. The home decor is sure to make you feel like you are staying at a deluxe cabin with slanted wooden ceilings and rustic furniture.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Price: $297/night
  • Why We Recommend It: mountain views, patio, fire pit

Nestled in the woods you’ll find this private and serene home that offers a tranquil and modern setting. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the deck with beautiful panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains or spend time reading a book next to an indoor fireplace. This home sits on the end of a quiet road giving you all the privacy you need. Restaurants, shopping and activities are a 15-minute drive away in nearby Livingstone Manor.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price: $490/night
  • Why We Recommend It: outdoor sauna, theater room, lawn games

Find peace and quiet at this genuine log cabin tucked away up in the mountains and across from a creek. Guests can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while using the outdoor sauna, hot tub, ping pong table, fire pits, volleyball net and Adirondack chairs. Caffeine lovers will adore the lavish coffee bar while nature lovers can lay on the outdoor hammock listening to birds and other animals.

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