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Cozy cabins near Boston to rent on Airbnb

When the seasonal chill creeps in, flee the city for a weekend of wood-burning fires and crisp countryside air at these Airbnb cabins near Boston.

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When fall and winter descend upon Boston, too many of us commit to confinement within our apartments when we could be cozying up in some of New England's most picturesque cabins available on Airbnb. But with so many reasons to escape the city—like leaf-peeping, winter sports or simply just needing a break from downtown life—weekend getaways provide a welcomed respite all year round. Check out these cabins near Boston that you can rent and, in no time, you’ll be unwinding in front of a fire and cooking up comfort food—or going for a brisk hike and swishing down slopes, if you’re the active type. For other accommodations right near nature, explore the best secluded Airbnbs near Boston and the best waterfront Airbnbs near Boston.

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Cozy cabins near Boston

This hand-built cabin is located on Applecart Farm, surrounded by 2,500 acres of protected woodlands. While providing ample privacy, this getaway is also just a ten minute walk to downtown Rockport. Enjoy miles of trails and a visit to the waterfront, or hang out with the farm’s two resident miniature horses. Did we mention it’s solar-powered? So you can expect environmentally conscious rustic charm here.

Just an hour outside of Boston, this two-bedroom bungalow proves that you don’t have to look too far for a quaint and quiet getaway. Renovated in contemporary style, the white decor pops against its original, exposed brick as well as its oversized windows and porch framing the mountains of New Hampshire. Speaking of, there are a number of trails accessible via the bungalow’s back door step, so you can explore the area by day and admire the views by evening.

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Located in the beautiful White Mountains National Forest, this cabin offers a cozy escape within an intimate, wooded setting. A private hot tub and gas fireplace make for an effortless romantic retreat. For those seeking a little more activity, the cabin provides easy access to hiking trails and, in the winter months, guests are provided with snowshoes and a toboggan.

Can you envision a more romantic scene than sitting by the fire while watching the leaves or snow fall through floor-to-ceiling windows? Well, that’s exactly what this octagonal ‘treehouse’ has to offer. Embodies a Scandinavian chalet, this cabin’s perfect flow and hygge flair blend into its natural surroundings. Though it sleeps four, there’s only one true bedroom, so we recommend keeping this listing hush-hush and saving it as a couple’s retreat for you and your special someone.

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Escape to the Green Mountains at this secluded spot in Vermont. This cozy cabin is perfect for both slowing down (no electricity or wi-fi here!) and as a base for outdoor adventures. Access The Long Trail, kayaking, fishing, climbing, and more. From the solar-heated outdoor shower to the wood-burning stove, this cabin is a rustic gem.

This restored Vermont farmhouse seamlessly combines country living with contemporary fittings, including both a wood- and gas-burning fireplace, an open living room overlooking the mountains and wood-covered interiors. The backyard waterfall adds a touch of mountain living—its water levels change with the seasons, giving guests a summer wading pool and an autumnal stream that provides a serene soundtrack perfect for outdoor bonfires. The house’s proximity to the mountain and ample space for up to eight guests also makes this an ideal destination for a friends’ ski trip.

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For a true slice of country living, retreat to Woods Farm, a fully functioning farm situated on 260 acres. Founded by the Woods family in 1794, it was purchased in 2013 by the folks behind Woods Hill Table in Concord and Woods Hill Pier 4 in Boston’s Seaport. The renovated farmhouse offers plenty of space to unwind for a larger party, with cozy nooks and a fireplace to curl up by. Choose from a number of stays, including a spa stay with yoga classes and massages, and a food stay with visits to the local farmers markets.

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Take your country getaway to the next level with this secluded a-frame cabin on a private island. The wooded property sleeps four, so it could be an idyllic place for a couples’ retreat or family trip, offering an activity for every traveler. Hike, kayak, play on the rope swing or just enjoy the sounds of nature while cooking s’mores under the stars at the outdoor firepit.

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​​Located on an acre of wooded property, this traditional log cabin offers solitude and seclusion throughout the year. With easy access to Cape Cod, beaches and historic Plymouth, as well as nearby walking trails and cranberry bogs, you may want to book this for more than a weekend.

Head to this quintessential seaside village between Boston and Cape Cod for a quiet getaway. The quaint cottage has a fireplace, outdoor grill, fire pit, garden and pond. Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, biking or a stroll on the beach, or simply sit back and enjoy the appeal of the wooded cottage; the perfect size for a last-minute escape from the city.

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