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The 21 coziest Airbnb cabins near NYC for the perfect city escape

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Retreat to one of these rustic and oh-so-cozy Airbnb cabins near NYC


Sure, New York City has its charm—the food, the theatre, the endless energy. But sometimes, amidst the city that never sleeps, we all need a decent bit of shut-eye, right? That's where an off-grid escape comes into play.

Picture this: you, comfortably nestled on a plush couch next to a crackling wood-burning fire, sipping on an endless supply of hot cocoa topped with generous heaps of whipped cream and marshmallows—it's the stuff of dreams, isn't it? If you're nodding in agreement, it's time to bid farewell to the Big Apple and embark on a journey to a cozy cabin outside the city.

These hidden gems—tucked away in lush forests, perched on majestic mountaintops, and surrounded by picturesque hiking trails and tranquil lakes—are the ultimate recipe for a snug and intimate getaway. Some even come with fire pits, inviting hot tubs and the precious gift of solitude. Get ready for a delightful exploration of the coziest cabin Airbnb options around.


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The coziest Airbnbs near NYC

1. A log cabin with a private game/media room

Known as the 'Hidden Owl', this year-round gem is a must-visit. Whether you're eager to hit the slopes in winter or seeking a lakeside summer getaway, this expansive private log cabin is a top pick. Featuring five bedrooms, three living areas, two kitchens, a media room and a game room, you won't feel cramped in this spacious property, even if you bring (up to) 14 guests—it's seriously massive. When you've had your fill of skiing, hiking or horseback riding (there's plenty to do), return to the house for a family feast on the deck or snuggle up in front of the double-sided fireplace.

Rooms? Five. Sleeps 14 guests.
The vibe? A hidden gem.
Location perks? Situated in the Masthope Mountain Community, it offers loads of outdoor activities including pools, a lake, the beach, ski trails and heaps more.
Budget range? Pricey, but reasonable when shared in a large group.

2. A rustic retreat in the heart of the Catskills

Located just a two-hour drive from NYC, this stylish Catskills retreat combines the charm of a rustic property with modern comforts, creating a truly welcoming space. Inside, you'll find open-plan living areas with reclaimed heart pine floors, hand-hewn beams, rough-sawn paneling and an indoor wood-burning fireplace. Each of the three bedrooms boasts 100 percent linen and organic cotton bedding. And, to top it off, the thoughtful hosts provide Public Goods toiletries in the two ensuite bathrooms—what good eggs.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
The vibe? A blend of rustic and modern comforts.
Location perks? Explore the beautiful Catskill Mountains on your doorstep.
Budget range? Higher end.


3. A tree top chalet in Lackawaxen

Tucked away in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, this place sits high on a hill, making it feel like a modern treehouse. You've got this massive wrap-around deck that's surrounded by woods, and it's about a two-hour drive from NYC. It's an open-concept cabin with all the essentials, including a fireplace, swanky kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cozy loft for reading, a master bedroom balcony, outdoor dining on a big porch, a grill for BBQ lovers, fire pit and more. Check out the little house manual when you arrive, but after that, it's all about unwinding.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
The mood? Super chill modern escape.
Location perks? Hiking trails and nature galore.
Budget range? Budget-friendly for a family or friends.

4. A scenic mountain sanctuary in Hunter

When the snow's falling round this Hunter home, they tuck away the outdoor furniture, but let's be real, you'll probably want to snuggle up inside, taking in the views from the cozy cabin. Come summer, it's grill time in that beautiful outdoor space. With four bedrooms, this place can host a group of eight—perfect for large families or a squad of friends. This is all about immersing yourself in the natural beauty, breathing in the fresh air and finding that ultimate freedom and relaxation.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests.
The mood? Luxury vibes.
Location perks? Unobstructed views of Hunter Mountain and a quick drive to Tannersville and Windham.
Budget range? Wallet-friendly.


5. An old schoolhouse in Barryville

Located on a hillside in the Catskills, this cute converted Barryville schoolhouse offers breathtaking views and oodles of charm. After little more than two-hours drive from NYC, you'll be met by crisp white, but homely decor throughout a lounge, large bedroom and fully equipped kitchen with drip and french press coffee makers. There are two smart TVs, board games, a record player, books and speedy wifi. Outside you can enjoy s'mores by the fire pit whilst watching the sunset over the Delaware River Valley. Have a ganders at the original features, which include the Rumsey & Co. cast iron bell in the bell tower and slate chalkboard above the staircase. And if all that doesn't leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling, you'll be happy in the knowledge that one percent of every stay a tthe schoolhouse goes to a local family in need through the Barryville Farmers' Market initiative.

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Brimming with character.
Location perks? It's only a mile from Barryville, where you'll find a general store and variety of restaurants.
Budget range? Pricey for one, mid-range between two.

6. A forest lodge in Kerhonkson

Nestled in the heart of the forest and a stone's throw from picturesque waterfall-adorned hiking trails, this rustic lodge in Kerhonkson is an all-American dream. The property has three inviting bedrooms, complete with fast Wi-Fi and a full set of handy amenities to ensure your stay is nothing less than exceptional. Once you're settled in, it's time to cozy up by the indoor fireplace. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, head to the backyard's fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows and sipping on some hot cocoa while listening to the soothing sounds of the forest during the night. 

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
The mood? Trendy coffee house aesthetic.
Location perks? Just around the corner from Minnewaska State Park and conveniently close to ski resorts, wineries and breweries.
Budget range? High-end family retreat or budget-friendly group booking.


7. The ski house in Maplecrest

Here’s a little wooden home that looks like it should form part of an elaborate cuckoo clock, such is its level of wholesome cuteness. Ideally located for upstate ski freaks, it also offers much for the more homebody-orientated among us. We’re particularly fond of the outdoor fireplace on the floating deck, plus the charcoal grill and outdoor shower. Spend as much time as possible soaking up the all-natural vibes of the area, alongside the occasional return to civilisation in nearby Windham, Hunter and Tannersville for long brunches and larder-stocking excursions.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.
The vibe?
Snug as a bug in a woodland chalet.
Location perks?
Hunter and Windham ski resorts are just ten mins away by car.
Budget range?
If you’re the type to go skiing in the Catskills, this isn’t too much to pay.

8. An ultra-luxurious treehouse cabin in Remsen

Get away from the bustling city and indulge in the luxury of this secluded woodland Airbnb, in a remote area near Remsen. Inside, you'll find a perfect blend of rustic-meets-modern design, complemented by all the amenities necessary for a delightful stay. Cozy up on the living room sofa and be mesmerized by the magnificent woodland vistas through the largely glass walls, while igniting the fireplace for the quintessential cabin experience. Alternatively, step onto the porch to enjoy the nearby waterfall, all while toasting marshmallows on the outdoor firepit. With a capacity for up to four guests, this Airbnb is an excellent choice for families or a romantic couple's getaway. And if you can't leave the digital world behind, fear not—there's high-speed wifi available.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Deluxe coziness.
Location perks? There's wild swimming to be had at Hinckley Reservoir, just a stone's throw away.
Budget range? Mid-range split between two.


9. A secluded mountainside suite in Beacon

Indulge in the Equestrian Suite at Lambs Hill, a private estate with sweeping views of the Hudson River and downtown Beacon. This luxurious stay is situated above a barn housing Icelandic horses and miniature donkeys. Inside, it's a fusion of rustic-chic glamour featuring a bedroom with a California king and gas fireplace, a spacious living room and kitchen area, a loft with a queen bed, and a full bathroom. Outdoors, the wrap-around balcony comes complete with a seven-person hot tub, grill, and comfy seating, while the kitchen is fully equipped for your culinary adventures.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Touch of country charm.
Location perks? Close to Main Street, home to an array of shops, galleries and restaurants.
Budget range? On the higher end.

10. A quaint A-Frame in Montgomery

After an off-grid experience with a full glamping twist? This 168-square-foot cabin, surrounded by goats, cows and chickens, comes complete with a cozy queen-size memory foam mattress, a dining nook and an outdoor seating area with a picnic table, grill, firewood and a central fire pit. For a rustic touch, the bathroom is an outhouse conveniently located about 20 feet from the cabin, so remember to bundle up for those midnight trips. When you're ready to venture out, the town of Montgomery is just a three-minute drive away, offering opportunities for delightful local dining and drinks, or enjoy a spot of fishing locally.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Serene and nature-fuelled.
Location perks? Picturesque farmland (78 acres in fact) near the Wallkill River in the Hudson Valley.
Budget range? Mid-range.


11. A mountain view retreat in Cold Spring

The spacious Mountain View Retreat certainly lives up to its name. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and a generously sized back deck, the mountain views will leave you in awe whether it's morning, noon or night. Hosting large groups of family or friends is a breeze with the portable fire pit, gas grill and spacious eight-person hot tub. What's even more incredible about these picture-perfect scenes is that you can reach NYC by train in just 75 minutes, which is less time than it takes to watch a soccer game. So, you're close enough to the city, yet far enough away to enjoy a perfect long weekend retreat.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps 11 guests.
The mood? As picturesque as it gets.
Location perks? Conveniently close to Beacon, home to the renowned Dia Art Foundation. 
Budget range? A steal for larger groups.

12. A Highland bungalow in Yulan

The Highland Bungalow, which has gained recognition in GQ, Vogue and yours truly, is a fully renovated 1950s cabin nestled in the New York Sullivan Catskills. It's modern and convenient and comes with a well-equipped kitchen, fire pit, wood stove and a delightfully rustic charm that promises coziness at its best. Lake views abound, but if you still need a bit of time with your screen, you'll be pleased to know there's speedy wifi.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? A blend of cozy and contemporary.
Location perks? If you're a fan of local farmer's markets and breweries, Yulan is a dream come true.
Budget range? Mid-range.


13. A Catskills cabin in Woodbourne

Enjoy a peaceful hideaway in Neversink, NY, where your soul can find solace. This private, park-like property features a tranquil koi pond and inviting decks overlooking the lake. The cabin itself offers two bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace to keep you cozy when the weather turns, and picturesque views all around. Modern amenities ensure a comfortable stay, and each bedroom comes with an en suite, making it convenient for families, couples, or anyone who simply craves some sanitary solitude. Don't miss the large walk-in rain shower in the primary bathroom—it's a real treat.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? A natural haven.
Location perks? Plenty of nearby hiking trails, but it's also just a 15-minute drive from Liberty and 25 minutes from Livingston Manor, offering access to cafes, vintage shops and local stores.
Budget range? Mid-range.

14. A creekside cabin in Chichester

It's a rare find to have the privacy of woodlands on nearly an acre of land while being conveniently close to shops, restaurants and bars, but this beautifully finished cabin offers precisely that. Just a five-minute drive from Phoenicia and 15 from Hunter Mountain, guests here enjoy the convenience of dining out while also having access to a range of mountain activities, from hiking and skiing to stargazing and fishing. The cabin has two bedrooms and comes equipped with a charming old stone fireplace, selection of board games, and a fully stocked kitchen—including four different ways to make coffee. Word on the street is that they even decorate from Thanksgiving through New Years, adding to the cozy charm.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Rustic vintage.
Location perks? Nestled alongside the breathtaking Stony Clove Creek.
Budget range? Quite reasonable.


15. A cabin with wood-fired hot tub in Big Indian

Who would've thought that water and fire could make such an amazing duo? Well, they blend harmoniously in the form of a wood-fired hot tub, which will be the highlight of your stay at this lush forest retreat located just under three hours from NYC. Tucked away in splendid seclusion, this cabin from the 1960s features floor-to-ceiling warm amber wood tones. It boasts a fire pit, grill and extra shower outdoors, with a charming kitchen, cozy double bedroom and a captivating view from within.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Rustic charm all the way.
Location perks? Set in the stunning Big Indian Mountain area, nature enthusiasts will revel in the hiking and stargazing.
Budget range? Reasonable.

16. A Catskill cottage on the Pantherkill Creek in Phoenicia

Just minutes from Phoenicia, a charming hamlet in New York state, this secluded getaway offers an array of options to make the most of your time away. It's conveniently located near excellent restaurants, skiing, hiking, tubing, fishing, swimming holes and the nearby village of Woodstock, so choose your dates wisely. The cabin boasts a spacious wrap-around deck, perfect for enjoying morning coffee or stargazing at night. Pantherkill Creek gently murmurs by the cabin, providing a soothing atmosphere for relaxation. Should you crave campfire goodness, visitors have access to a fire pit as well. The interior is as equally delightful. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Writers' retreat.
Location perks? It's surrounded by the breathtaking Catskill Mountains.
Budget range? Affordable.


17. A container cabin in Saugerties

Who would've thought a shipping container could be so stylish? But this isn't your average container; it's been thoughtfully retrofitted with high-efficiency insulated walls, energy-efficient windows, a wood stove, composting toilet and a compact kitchen to create the ultimate eco-friendly, off-grid retreat. A mere 100-yard-walk north of the cabin unveils a stunning 30-foot waterfall, while heading south leads to a tranquil stream and wood-fired hot tub—perfect for a cozy soak. In warmer months, you can open the doors fully, extending the living space to a charming patio. Whether indoors or outdoors, this place is an oasis.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Off-grid relaxation zone.
Location perks? Conveniently close to the Woodstock Museum and close to the town of Saugerties, offering dining and drinking options.
Budget range? Very reasonable.

It might just be the perfect time to indulge in some well-deserved relaxation at this charming cabin that's across the street from Candlewood Lake and tucked behind Squantz Pond State Park. Bathed in natural light and surrounded by ample outdoor space, this tranquil spot offers an ideal escape. Inside, you'll find a plush, oversized couch, soaring vaulted ceilings and warm wooden walls. The kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with everything you need to whip up delicious meals, complete with ingredients for making s'mores by the fire pit. The thoughtful hosts even provide robes and slippers for your comfort, along with toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and body wash. And for the ultimate in luxury, there's a hot tub in which to unwind, along with kayaks for those seeking adventure.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Modern, cozy, serene.
Location perks? Stroll by the lake, embark on scenic hikes, and don't forget to explore the nearby wineries.
Budget range? Higher-end.


19. A lakefront cabin with stunning views in Piseco

Welcome to Camp Stardust, where a cabin adorned with vast windows offers you breathtaking vistas of Piseco Lake, native wildlife and a celestial spectacle of twinkling stars. In the winter, when snow blankets the landscape, this cabin becomes a snug haven reminiscent of a cozy snow globe. Previous guests have been treated to sightings of otters, loons, bears and the occasional moose. Inside, the beautiful wood accents blend seamlessly with the abundance of natural light, offering a warm and inviting ambiance. The link reveals just how perfectly nestled this retreat is between the forest and the lake (the photo says it all). Can you imagine a more idyllic escape? We certainly can't. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Rustic retreat (but with mod cons).
Location perks? A unique, secluded lakefront getaway in the Adirondacks.
Budget range? Top dollar.

20. A cozy cottage on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia

Take a step back in time and find serenity in this lovingly restored 1920s fishing cottage. Adorned with original wood floors and a river-rock fireplace, this charming space is the perfect hideaway in which to recharge. While retaining its timeless and beautiful features, this cottage has been thoughtfully updated to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay. Step through the double French doors from your private cabin and follow a forest trail down to the river, or take a leisurely walk to the bridge that spans Esopus Creek. With a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed, the space can accommodate up to four guests, but we think it’s perfect for a romantic getaway for two. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Vintage and cozy.
Location perks? It's conveniently close to multiple ski resorts and just a 20-minute drive from Woodstock.
Budget range? Affordable.


21. A black bear ridge cabin in Fleischmanns

Nestled between woodlands and a picturesque meadow, this spacious five-acre property boasts a four-bedroom cabin with red brick-colored exteriors. Inside, a stone wood-burning fireplace sets the mood, making it perfect for cozy game nights in the colder months. During the summer, you can relish the scent of pine and the tranquility of the surrounding grasses or gather around the outdoor fire pit. Each room offers comfort, but the master bedroom stands out with its generous balcony, an ideal spot for your morning coffee or stargazing at night. Explore the three acres of woods on the property, venture into the nearby Catskill Mountains, or hit the slopes at Belleayre Ski Center in the winter. What's more, the cabin is just a 20-minute drive from the iconic Phoenicia Diner and Esopus Creek.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests.
The vibe? Idyllic charm.
Location perks? Skiing options aplenty.
Budget range? It's a bit of a splurge.

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As temperatures begin to drop and leaves start to change, New Yorkers are looking for comforting escapes.

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.

Luckily, there are many Airbnbs that offer fireplaces, fire pits, comfy beds and incredible views that act as a home away from home (but cozier than our cramped NYC apartments.)

Here are 9 wonderfully cozy stays near NYC that we think are worth a trip. 

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When the temperatures drop and the leaves fall, nothing is quite as cozy as cuddling up in front of a roaring fire. 

This fall and winter is the perfect time to make an escape from New York City to an Airbnb with an amazing fireplace, where you can unwind and keep warm. 

These 10 properties, not far from NYC, have some of the most impressive fireplaces to sit in front of.

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As temperatures drop and the Northeast gets ready for hibernation, spending a cozy weekend in a converted barn can be the perfect rustic getaway from NYC.

Airbnb has a slew of unique barn stays that'll surprise you. From old milk barns on wide-open acreage to smaller all-wood barns, there's a way to get farm vibes in a comfortable space for you and your crew — big wooden beams and all. And yes, these are all heated!

Below, we have rounded up 10 amazing Airbnb farm stays you can rent this fall and winter.

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The best winter getaways from NYC all have a few things in common: Charming aesthetics, snug blankets, steaming cups of hot chocolate and oodles of snow. These remarkable Airbnbs at ski resorts near NYC check all the boxes. Whether you’d like to book an effortless weekend trip within easy reach of the city or want to go the whole hog and take a full week out on the slopes, there are loads of cabins near NYC to rent on Airbnb. Beautiful chalets, contemporary condos and nineteenth-century farmhouses all appear on our list of Airbnbs near the slopes. Don’t forget your gloves!

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If you haven't been in a treehouse since you were a kid, you've been missing out. It's just as magical as a grown-up as it was back then. And there's no better time to rekindle your love for living aloft in the woods than right now. And the easiest way to do that? Renting a treehouse Airbnb, especially as the leaves change. There's nothing cozier and more magical than taking in nature's beauty from the air. It's a step up from camping near NYC and offers a way to have the secluded getaway that you sorely need. Make sure to pack your hiking boots and essentials! Some of these are quite off-the-grid.

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After being cooped up in our apartments for almost four months, New Yorkers are craving a change of scenery. And while we can't really travel that many places right now (since the EU has banned us), we're looking closer to home for possible getaways. 

Airbnb is one option people are using to get out of their respective Groundhog Day-like situations. Staying in a new neighborhood can help cure that wanderlust for a bit and make you feel like a tourist in your own city.

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And while it's best to stay at home right now, Airbnb does has an optional protocol, including a 40-page manual on proper cleaning practices, that suggests keeping at least 24 hours between rentals, among other things. So if you're going to rent an Airbnb, make sure to find out how the host is sanitizing the space and if masks are required.

We also highly recommend booking an entire place, not a room, as the former will demand less human interaction. And bring your own cleaning supplies to do a quick clean after check in.

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