With the ongoing pandemic putting international travel on hold, I’ve been looking for more escapes within driving distance of my home base of New York City. Working and living everyday from my small Brooklyn apartment often has me craving more space and more fresh air. So, to inspire your next local escape, I’ve rounded up a list of the 10 best rural Airbnb stays within driving distance of New York City.
From cozy, renovated barns to chic New England beach houses and expertly decorated cottages, Airbnb has endless options for your next vacation or work from home escape.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $629 per night – Located in Jewett, New York, the Hunter Barnhouse is a four bed three bath newly renovated barn house built in 1845. This beautifully decorated space is perfect for larger groups (it sleeps 8) and is close to some of the Hudson Valley’s best hiking spots like Hunter Mountain and Kaaterskill Falls.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $431 per night – The ideal winter escape, the Barn at Tivoli will transport you right to farm life. Relax in the claw foot tub, dine al fresco on the back deck or light up a bonfire. I’d love to be sitting by that wood-fire stove as the first snow falls!
(under 5 hours from NYC) $320 per night – A longer drive, Warner’s Camp is located right in the Adirondacks High Peaks area. Situated adjacent to a freshwater river and swimming hole and equipped with a barrel sauna, this is the ideal place to escape to any time of year. I’d love to dip my toes in that river in the summer and cozy up by the bonfire in the winter.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $224 per night – A quaint spot in Phoenicia, the Stony Clove Cottage is a cozy little place within 15 minutes of two great ski mountains. Cozy up to the wood burning stove or go for a dip in the creek just across the road.
(under 4 hours from NYC) – A newly renovated historic schoolhouse, this spot is equipped with everything that you could ever need for a winter getaway: a hot tub & panoramic barrel sauna. What more could you need?
(under 3 hours from NYC) $298 per night – If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature, the Willow Treehouse is just the ticket. Located on a 34 acre property, the treehouse is equipped with floor to ceiling windows and overlooks a small, swimmable pond. What I would do to lounge on that couch and take in that view!
(under 3 hours from NYC) $205 per night – A quaint little spot made for chilly fall days, the Wildcat Mountain Cabin is a tranquil escape from city life. Located close to Phoenicia and Woodstock, there are endless options for things to do, if you can ever bring yourself to leave this cozy haven.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $432 per night – Located in the quaint town of Westerly, Rhode Island, this thoughtfully redesigned and renovated house built in 1936 is the quintessential New England summer home. Minutes from the beach and some of the area’s best restaurants, there’s no better place to spend your summer, or fall, days.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $150 per night – This renovated cozy cabin offers an open, bright and modern interior. Overlooking a beautiful private brook and forested hill and located within minutes of the Mohawk Ski Resort and the Appalachian Trail, this is the optimal place to enjoy some time outdoors.
(under 3 hours from NYC) $279 per night – The perfect spot for families, this modern farmhouse is set on its own corner of a bucolic valley and expansive lush fields. In the summer you can swim in the nearby lake and in the fall/winter you can enjoy the Scandinavian wood fired sauna. With breathtaking views even from the bathtub, this is one place you’d never want to leave.
What are some of your favorite Airbnb stays within driving distance of New York City?
This post is sponsored by Airbnb. All thoughts and opinions are my own.0