One of New York state’s best kept secrets is its abundance of cozy, affordable Airbnbs in its Catskills and Hudson Valley regions. Ranging from picturesque lakefront cottages to traditional farmhouses and unique gems equipped with plunge pools, there are a number of cozy stays where you can safely enjoy nature and hunker in for a weekend (or week) of relaxation. If you’re looking for your next cozy winter escape, or want to plan ahead for the warmer months, here’s a list of the 15 best Upstate New York Airbnbs broken down be region.
The Best Airbnbs in The Catskills
The Zen House
(2h 10m from Manhattan) ~$505 per night, sleeps 12 – Tucked away in the up and coming town of Livingston Manor, The Zen House is just minutes away from the Willowemoc Wild Forest in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Equipped with its own private indoor movie theater with leather reclining seats, its own private spa retreat, including a cold plunge pool, and a hot wood-fired sauna for maximum relaxation, it’s the ideal place for a long winter escape.
Amber Lake Cottage
(2h 5m from Manhattan) ~$311 per night, sleeps 4 – Nestled right on the bank of Amber Lake, this cozy cottage has breathtaking views and also offers all of the comforts of home. That is, if your home is expertly decorated and equipped with 10x the space of your NYC apartment 🙂
Contemporary Art Filled Home
(1h 57m from Manhattan) ~$374 per night, sleeps 6 – This contemporary, art-filled property is equipped with a wood burning stove for the cooler months. In the summer, relax on the screened in porch or light up one of the fire pits for late night s’mores. All enjoyed in the company of the property’s expertly displayed artwork.
Valley View Cabin Catskills
(2h 35m from Manhattan) ~$205 per night, sleeps 6 – A newly renovated chalet-style cabin on a secluded 15 acres, it’s the cutest little spot for a romantic Catskills getaway.
Greenwood Lake View
(1h 15m from ) ~285 per night, sleeps 4 – With access to a private community beach and the Appalachian Trail, Greenwood Lake view is the ideal spot for outdoor activities. Plus, being only an hour and 15 minutes from the city, it’s a quick and easy spot to escape even just for a night or two.
The Perfect Catskills Escape
(2h 26m from Manhattan) ~$339 per night, sleeps 8 – Listen to the babbling creek just outside the windows, relax in a clawfoot soaking tub, chill out by the Solo fire pit, or warm up on a cool evening by the wood-burning fire. What more could you ask for in a cozy weekend getaway?
(2h from Manhattan) ~$263 per night, sleeps 4 – Just two hours from Manhattan, this property sits on 17 acres of land in the Catskill mountains. The best part? It’s designed with energy-efficient technologies and eco-conscious products so you can ensure that your stay has as little an impact on the environment as possible.
Luxury Catskills Retreat
(1h 47m from Manhattan) ~$995 per night, sleeps 6 – This luxurious Woodstock-based home offers oversized windows and beautiful mountain views. On top of that, the large built-in pool makes it an ideal place to enjoy a late summer afternoon.
The Best Airbnbs in the Hudson Valley
(1h 58m from Manhattan) ~356 per night, sleeps 2 – A renovated cottage in the Catskills, the Cook House is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, making it deal for a weekend spent inside. Plus, its modern and minimal interior design make it especially soothing.
Private Upstate Cottage
(2h 8m from Manhattan) ~$209 per night, sleeps 4 – Featuring two porches, a large deep pond and fishing dock, and an outdoor fire pit, this cottage will have you feeling worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Watson Woods Cabin
(2h 8m from Manhattan) ~$325 per night, sleeps 4 – Close to hiking trails and the town of Woodstock, this is a great choice for a slow, quiet, weekend full of tasty take out food from some of Woostock’s best spots.
Private Creekside Retreat
(1h 50m from Manhattan) ~$671 per night, sleeps 8 – A log cabin situated on the Esopus Creek, spend a weekend cozied up by the fire, lounging on the deck, or getting lost in the 18 acres of trees and wildlife on the property.
Hawthorne Valley Farmhouse Retreat
(2h 21m from Manhattan) ~$350 per night, sleeps 4 – A beautifully renovated 1920s farmhouse, this charming spot is stylish, comfortable and fresh. I would love to spend a spring afternoon cozying up on that sun porch.
Turkey Hill Cabin
(1h 57m from Manhattan) ~300 per night, sleeps 6 – A late 19th century farm house beautifully restored, this rustic spot has got all of the charm and amenities needed to cozy up for a long stay.
This list only breaks the surface of the amount of swoon-worthy Airbnbs in Upstate New York. Leave a comment below if there are any others that you’d recommend! With the unpredictability of the next year, it’s so nice to plan socially distanced, local getaways to look forward to but be sure to check the CDC guidelines prior to booking any travels.
If you’re looking for more getaway ideas, you can also check out my post on the Best Airbnb Stays within Driving Distance of New York City.
This post was sponsored by Airbnb. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.5
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