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21 cozy cabins near NYC that you can rent on Airbnb

Escape to one of these rustic and oh-so-cozy cabins near NYC that you can rent on Airbnb

Written by
Danielle Goldstein
Shaye Weaver
Ella Doyle
Rhys Thomas

Going away anywhere is great, but if you really want to channel your inner main character, we know what you need. A wood-burning fire, a cozy couch, a blanket or two. Maybe even a cup of hot cocoa. And if that’s what you’re dreaming of, you’re not going to want to stay in the middle of a bustling city. You’re going to want to venture an hour out of New York City, to visit one of the many luxurious cabins hiding away in the woods. Think hiking trails, shimmering lakes and sun-soaked decks. These also happen to have fire pits, hot tubs, moutain views, forests all around, and often be within 100 miles of actual Manhattan. Yes, correct, we’ve rounded up the best of the best right here. 

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Set in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at the top of a hill, this airy getaway feels like a modern treehouse with a large wrap-around deck surrounded by the woods. It's just around two hours from NYC in the Masthope Mountain Community (and a 5-minute drive from the ski slopes at Ski Big Bear) so it offers the perfect convenient respite, not too far away, not too close, and visually very very different to uh... Times Square. It's an open-concept cabin with a fireplace, modern kitchen, three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, loft reading area, a balcony off the master, with outdoor dining on the large porch, a gas grill, a fire-pit and more. There's a little house manual that's best to read, but that aside you are very free to unwind.

Sitting next to a spring-fed brook in the Delaware Water Gap, this cabin is just a few minutes' drive from trails, state forests and recreational areas but you could be completely content with staying home and grilling on bluestone terrace right outside the cabin. At 100 years old, the home isn't at all short on charm: stone, wood-burning fireplace, and cozy furniture, all greet you, but there's also plenty modern facilities to make this feel luxury. The specs include two bedrooms, a comfortable kitchen and bathroom. The porch is where it's at, though. Glassed in with its own separate baseboard heat, it overlooks a shallow babbling brook. If you love the idea of a late-night campfire and s'mores, it has two outdoor fire pits too! One for dinner one for dessert? Up to you! Gven you're a two hour ten minute drive to NYC, you could probably even bring some fresh things to cook on the fire. 


This utter sanctuary has always had unobstructed views of Hunter Mountain, but now it's been newly rennovated to make sure the insides are as beautifully modern and accomodating as the surroundings are natural and timeless. In the winteer months the outdoors furniture is stored away, but you might well be hoping to hole up in the cosy abode, merely looking out at the beauty then, anyway. In the warmer months though, you an use the grill and enjoy that beautiful outdoors space irl. 

This place is really something. Hidden away in the trees in Hudson Valley, you’re totally secluded in this spectacular-looking (and goth vibe and mysterious and inconspicuous) black cabin, which is big enough for four. Here you’ve got incredible views of huge fir trees and a peaceful lake reflecting the light. You’re just 90 minutes north of NYC here, so if you really want to, you can pop in pretty comfortably. But if you're looking for a cabin, you probably want seclusion, and this place does feel like the middle of nowhere in all the best ways. 


This loft in the woods is cute but classy. Right at the top of the hill, overlooking Greenwood Lake and Sterling Forest, you’ll feel totally at peace here. But where to feel peaceful? Well, along with the lovely home, natural beauty, and hiking trails, there is a ton of breweries and vineyards to toast the happy days with also. Though with a huge deck, an outdoor grill and fully equipped kitchen, you’ll have a hard task finding any reason to leave at all (maybe get the drinks to go). 

Stay at The Equestrian Suite at Lambs Hill, a private estate with panoramic views overlooking the Hudson River and downtown Beacon. The luxury suite is atop a barn home to Icelandic horses and miniature donkeys and features an outdoor hot tub, gourmet kitchen appliances, and wrap-around decks. Inside, rustic-chic glamor is the name of the game with a bedroom with a California king bed and gas fireplace, a spacious living room/kitchen area, a loft with a queen bed and a full bathroom. The wrap-around balcony has a 7-person hot tub, grill and seating. You'll have everything you need in the kitchen, too. The hosts are super thoughtful, and the space will be full with pleasant and thoughtful little things to just make you feel really really good.


This Hudson Valley gem is built on a 78-acre farm (complete with goats, cows and chickens) near the Walkill River. It's totally off the grid but equally very ready to host those looking for a full "glamping" experience. The 168-square-foot cabin has a queen-size memory foam mattress, a little nook for you to sit at and eat, an outside sitting area with a picnic table, a grill, some chairs, firewood, and a fire pit in the middle. Our bathroom is an outhouse about 20 feet away from the cabin, so be prepared to wrap up on your way out. The town of Montgomery is a 3-minute drive, where you can grab some great local food and drinks, or really lean into the off-grid vibes with some fishing.

Looking for a home in the wilderness? This cabin with a 10-foot loft bedroom boasts incredible views and a nature-filled property (wild deer, foxes, herons, groundhogs, turtles and other animals often come and hang around the area so enjoy them, but keep distance) and is near Dia Beacon and Storm King for those who want to take advantage of the area. There's a grill, coffee machine, and other facilities so you can eat well too. Peaceful in and out. 


The spacious Mountain View Retreat lives up to its name. Adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and a roomy back deck, the mountain views are sure to take your breath away, morning, noon and night. The portable fire pit, gas grill and non-toxic eight-person hot tub make entertaining large groups of family or friends a breeze. What's particularly crazy about these idyllic scenes, is that you can get to NYC by train in just 75 minutes. That's less time than it takes to watch a soccer game. Close, yet far away. An ideal long weekend retreat at least.

The Highland Bungalow, featured in GQ and Vogue as well as yours truly, is a fully renovated 1950s cabin in the New York Sullivan Catskills. It's a modern and convenient stay with a fully stocked kitchen, a fire pit, a wood stove and a rustic charm that'll make you feel cozy. It's got beautiful lake views for a peaceful stay, too. Quite simply, what more could you want? There's even speedy wifi, a desk, and a monitor, if you simply have to check on those emails. 


Head up to Neversink, NY for a hideaway that'll soothe your soul. This private, park-like property has a koi pond and decks to sit on to look over the lake. The cabin itself has two bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace (perfect when the weather turns, or simply if you really like watching a fire), views of nature, and modern amenities. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, which is super helpful if you're traveling with the kids or another couple, or just enjoy spending time on the toilet. The large walk-in rainshower in the primary bathroom is worth a coin toss over though. The best part is that while it feels secluded, this Airbnb is just 15 minutes from the town of Liberty and 25 minutes from the town of Livingston Manor, with multiple cafes, vintage retail, and local shops. 

Who'd have thunk water and fire would make such good bedfellows? Well, they sure go perfectly when it comes to the wood-fired hot tub in which you'll be spending the majority of your stay at this verdant forest location just under three hours from NYC. Wonderfully secluded, this 1960s cabin is decked floor-to-ceiling in amber wood tones, there's a super cute kitchen, cozy double bedroom and a view to die for that stretches out across a sweeping lawn into the trees beyond. This Big Indian Mountain spot is especially great for lovers of the outdoors, who will appreciate the hiking and stargazing on offer, the fire pit, grill and (extra) outdoor shower. It's less than three hours from the big apple too, so ideal for brief but memerable getaways. 


Just minutes from Phoenicia, a small little hamlet in New York state, this secluded spot offers plenty of options on how to spend your time away. It's near great restaurants, skiing, hiking, tubing, fishing, swimming holes, and the Village of Woodstock isn't too far away either (keep this in mind when choosing dates). The cabin has a large wrap-around deck to enjoy in the mornings with coffee or to stargaze from at night. Pantherkill Creek babbles right by the cabin, so you'll have a calming atmosphere to relax in. Visitors have access to the fire pit, too, in case you want s'mores time. The interior is beautiful too. 

Who knew a shipping container could be so chic? Well there's more to this beauty than meets the eye, too. The owners retrofitted this simple 20ft container with high-efficiency insulated walls, low energy windows, a wood stove, composting toilet and tiny kitchen to turn it into the ultimate eco-friendly, off-the-grid escape. Walk 100 yards north of the cabin to find a 30ft waterfall; trek south to find a small stream and wood-fired hot tub. In the warmer months, you can open the doors fully and have an extended patio area too. Blissful everywhere you go. You'll also find the lovely town of Saugerties not too far away, where there's plenty of ood and drink to enjoy. 


This Hudson Valley guesthouse is surrounded by forests, ridiculous mountain views, and wilderness. So yes, it is pretty much the ideal location for city dwellers looking to unplug. All of the cabin’s windows look out onto the natural landscape and a skylight over the queen-sized bed offers pristine views of the night sky. After an afternoon of hiking, kicking back with a book in one of the hammock chairs feels oh-so-good. Inside, the interior is magazine worthy: super modern, classy, and with plenty of comfort (not least that fireplace). And it's just a hundred miles from Manhattan. Enjoy. 

Known as Camp Stardust, this cabin with massive windows provides jaw-dropping views of Piseco Lake, native wildlife and of course, twinkling stars. In the winter, when a winter storm hits, sitting inside the house feels like being inside a snowglobe—an exceptionally cozy snowglobe. Past visitors have seen otters, loons, bears and even the occasional moose. Inside you have beautiful woods, all the light and warm (or coolness, the windows are huge) you could want. If you click the link, you'll see just how tucked in between the forest and the lake this is (the photo is very amusing). Wouldn't you want to be there? We sure think so. 


This renovated 1920s fishing cottage with original wood floors and river-rock fireplace is a perfect place to recharge. Everything side from those timeless and beautiful features has been updated so you can be sure this place is full of luxe comfort. You can step through the double French doors from your private cabin and follow a forest trail down to the river or easily walk to the bridge that spans the Esopus creek. Best yet, it's a cozy respite near multiple ski resorts and just 20 minutes from Woodstock. 

It's rare that you get woodland privacy on almost an acre of land within easy reach of shops, restaurants and bars, but this beautifully finished little cabin offers just that. Located five minutes from Phoenicia and 15 minutes from Hunter Mountain, visitors to this spot get the convenience of basically not having to cook at all, and mountain activities such as hiking, fishing, stargazing and skiing – not to mention the views. Truly the best of both worlds. Amenities within the two-bed cabin include a lovely old stone fireplace, selection of board games and fully equipped kitchen (including four ways of making coffee, if you're a coffee nerd, this is a huge plus). Rumour has it they deck the halls at Christmas time, too. 


Miraculously placed between woodlands and a meadow, this five-acre, this four-bedroom property is a brick-colored woodsy cabin with a stone wood-burning fireplace. Dreamy, right? Cosy up to play games beside in the cold months, or enjoy the smell of pine, the grasses, and the outdoor fire pit in the summer. Each room is comfortable but the master bedroom has a large balcony, perfect for drinking your morning coffee or star-gazing. You can explore its three acres of woods or venture further out into the Catskill Mountains nearby or go skiing at the Belleayre Ski Center in the winter. Plus, the home is only 20 minutes to the Phoenicia Diner and Esopus Creek.

This charming cabin on 3.5 acres near the Ashokan Reservoir and Catskill Park is all you need for a weekend getaway with one bedroom and one bathroom, a full kitchen, and a living room with a piano (there's a lovely guitar hanging on the wall too, I'm sure they won't mind...). It also has an amazing record collection you can listen to on their record player. The Ashokan reservoir is good for walking and bird watching since it has a bald eagle sanctuary. Stone Ridge, Boiceville, Woodstock, and New Paltz are nearby for shopping and fine dining. A walkable 0.5 mile away you'll find The Country Inn, which has more than 200 beers to choose from. $128 per night and less than a 100 miles from Manhattan, dreamy 


It might be time to seriously consider snuggling up in this little cabin across the street from Candlewood Lake and behind Squantz Pond State Park. With tons of natural light and plenty of outdoor space, this spot is perfect for a quiet respite. Inside, is a big comfy couch, vaulted ceilings and wooden walls. The kitchen is stocked with just about everything you need to cook, including ingredients to make s’mores in the fire pit. The hosts even provide robes and slippers for you to use during your stay, as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Better yet, there’s a hot tub ready for your use and kayaks for more adventurous visitors. Sounds pretty lush to us. Historical nerds will also enjoy knowing it is a 1940s cabin with rennovations, go ahead and gaze around spotting the 'character' of the place. It's your holiday. 

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The darkening days and longer work routines are about to set in. Before then, make a quick escape to commune with nature before we're all house-bound again.

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