Trade in city lights for the warm glow of a wood-burning stove at the top Airbnb Hudson Valley rentals we could find. Sure, you can snag some temporary R & R at the best spas in NYC, but sometimes you need a long weekend away in cozy cabins near NYC so you can fully de-stress and recharge. That’s why we’ve rounded up 15 spectacular Airbnbs that boast breathtaking views, luxurious amenities and scenic hiking near NYC, all within a few hours’ drive of Manhattan.
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Located just 15 minutes outside of Woodstock, this secluded “treehouse” flaunts a unique, observatory-like design optimal for mountain, water and starscape views. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, the main floor is equipped with a full-size kitchen, a wood stove and a lounge-worthy couch overlooking a private, swimmable pond situated on 34 verdant acres. Spend an evening in the Swedish wood-burning hot tub before turning in on the lofted king-size bed bordered by windows and skylights.
Bali House Retreat
This Southeast Asian–inspired sanctuary features an array of luxuries to help you achieve weekend zen. Inside, heated terra-cotta floor tiles beset a stand-alone sunken tub strategically perched behind the main house’s towering two-way fireplace. Outside, detailed Balinese woodwork shades rocking chairs and hammocks that overlook a private swimming pond, hot tub and fire pit. And it’s all just a 90-minute drive from midtown.
Glass Cabin in the Woods
If you’re looking to get as close to nature as possible while basking in the glory of indoor plumbing, then this high-end glass cabin is for you. Nestled on a private six-acre lot blanketed by a lush fern forest, architect Adam Rolston’s modern-rustic design touts floor-to-ceiling windows along the entire length of the cabin. Guests can enjoy morning coffee on the private deck or evening cocoa in front of the Danish wood-burning stove.
Go green at this custom-designed, hand-built eco cottage located just one hour and 45 minutes from Port Authority. The cottage’s ultramodern state-of-the-art appliances, like the induction cooktop and Advantium oven, allow you to conserve household energy during your stay. And when you’re ready to expel some physical energy, hit the hiking trails or nearby swimming hole. Each stay includes two free day passes to Mohonk Preserve—what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth.
The Tiny Glass House
This house is tiny, but it boasts big views. Three sides of the solar-powered abode are made of glass, showcasing panoramic views of a 30-acre farm awash with rolling hills, vineyards and apple orchards. Feel the city stress melt away as you lay in bed gazing up at the stars. And when you wake from your siren-free sleep, enjoy local farm-fresh eggs on the outdoor dining table cloaked by Mother Nature.
Hudson Highlands Base Camp
Satisfy your inner glamper in this 34-foot vintage Airstream. Fully equipped with three beds, hot water and a full kitchen, you’ll love coming home to this cozy camper after hiking Hudson’s trails. There’s even Wi-Fi so you can catch up on your favorite shows while lounging in the hammock.
The Mission House Sanctuary
The 4,000-square-foot Mission House Sanctuary is the ideal place for your large group getaway. Each of the four globally inspired bedrooms has its own private bathroom and outdoor sitting space. On the main level, guests can pile into the open concept living, dining and kitchen area that opens out to an expansive dining deck overlooking the serene, lily pad–laden pond. In a house this size, there are plenty of tranquil sitting spaces to steal some alone time.
When glamping in the dome, guests are encouraged to BYOBed. The screened-in dome is large enough to accommodate up to 16 guests who’ll have full access to the farm’s outdoor kitchen and grill, fire pit, hammocks, double hot showers and clawfoot bathtub. Merino sheep, angora bunnies, goats and chickens run free, so be sure to leash your dogs as you roam about.
Old Leibhardt Church
Whether or not you want to worship, all are welcome at the old Leibhardt Church turned vacation rental. The 115-year-old relic has been updated with entertaining modern amenities like a heated saltwater pool, outdoor hot tub and 600-square-foot enclosed porch enriched by a wood-burning stove. Located on two verdant acres filled with pine trees, vegetable gardens and fruit trees, it’s hard to believe this historic retreat is just a two-hour drive from Manhattan.
Cottage Schoolhouse by the River
This cozy converted schoolhouse has everything you’ll need for a relaxing weekend getaway. Hang out by the wood-burning stove, out on the decks or down by the river—private access is just a short walk from the cottage. And if you feel like venturing back into civilization at any point, you won’t have to go far. The golf courses, tennis courts, go-kart tracks, zip-lines and ski resorts of Hunter Mountain are a short drive away.