As the leaves turn vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold, and the crisp autumn breeze fills the air, there’s no better time to escape to Upstate New York.
With its picturesque landscapes, charming small towns, and abundant outdoor activities, Upstate New York is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. And what better way to experience the beauty of the region than by staying in a cozy cabin surrounded by nature?
Here are 15 amazing Airbnb cabins to consider for your autumn adventure:
1. Modern Cabin in the Woods (Catskills)
Combining contemporary design with natural surroundings, this modern cabin offers a unique stay
The cabin is cozy mix of antique furniture, discrete technology, steel factory windows and cathedral ceilings. The covered porch is elevated amid the leaves and is the perfect place to enjoy drink while soaking in there serenity of the woods.
The cabin is a modern take on it’s rustic ancestor. Cathedral ceilings and oversized factory windows make the space feel light and open. Cedar walls and a cast iron stove make it feel cozy.
The bath house is designed to make every visit into a zen-like experience. Abstract cedar geometric frame views to the trees. With the barn doors open, one feels truly in tune with the forest. Every surface in the bath house is finished with cedar. It’s rich to the eye, touch and nose. Large barn doors bring the outside in. From the bath tub, with the creek nearby, one feels truly in tune with the forest.
The Pond is a magical addition to a small corner of the land with a view to the distant mountains. An intoxicating place to sit beside a fire at dusk and reflect (or roast marshmallows)
The Terrace has outdoor cooking, eating and lounging located in a central clearing. Perfect for relaxation, a dinner or a drink of wine, and stargazing.
2. Waterfall A-Frame (Margaretville)
Nestled among Hemlock trees & steps from a 30 ft waterfall is our cozy A-frame cabin.
Sitting on 33 private acres connected to state land, enjoy waterfall views while sipping coffee in front of the fireplace.
The casita was intentionally designed to feel like a home away from home. In summer, cool off in the waterfalls & private streams, in autumn take in the stunning foliage & in winter ski/snowboard at Belleayre (25 mins away).
Alder Lake & the Pepacton Reservoir fishing are a 10 min drive.
3. Country Schoolhouse (Churchville)
Wheatland Schoolhouse No.7 is a newly renovated space in a quaint country setting. The interior boasts a unique design, blending historic charm with modern amenities.
The Master loft has plenty of room to get ready for events and includes a bathroom, additionally, there is a guest bedroom with access to the first-floor bathroom. The common area boasts full-height ceilings, a large kitchen, a dining area, and a cozy living room.
This idyllic retreat is not only perfect for vacationers but also serves as an ideal location for brides getting ready for their special day. The ample space, natural light, and picturesque surroundings create a beautiful backdrop for pre-wedding preparations and memorable photographs.
It’s the perfect destination for a quiet getaway or to celebrate special occasions in a truly memorable setting.
4. Eastern Woodland Cabin (Catskills)
Set in Catskill, NY, just 2.5 hours from NYC, Getaway Eastern Catskills offers 51 well-appointed cabins on 85 private acres. Our Outpost is nestled along rolling hills and serene forests with a mix of towering oak, spruce, and pine trees.
Nearby, you’ll find plenty of natural wonders, including North–South Lake’s numerous hiking trails, spectacular overlooks, and historic sights; and the 260-foot Kaaterskill Falls, the highest cascading waterfall in the state.
Each cabin, designed with a large picture window into nature, offers a queen bed with fresh linens; a well-equipped kitchenette with stove, mini-fridge and cooking utensils; a private bathroom with hot shower and fresh towels, a private outdoor space complete with fire pit, adirondack chairs and picnic table (perfect for campfire cookouts or just chatting under the stars), plus nearby trails so nature is always in reach.
5. Treehouse in the Pines (Boonville)
A warm welcome will be awaiting adults only from the tree house overlooking the Black River only a short distance from Old Forge.
This is adults only since it is a tree house with lots of glass and has sharp drop offs down to the river that are not safe for children or pets. This is very friendly for senior citizens since you enter from ground level.
Walls are tongue and groove pine and the other five sides are glass and screens to let you view the river from the inside.
Since the tree house is small, a private well maintained port-a-john with a hand washing station is located a short distance from you. There is also an enclosed woodsy private shower with limited water heated by the sun.
This could be a new experience for you since the sun is never predictable therefore, it could be a warm or cool refreshing shower. It’s all part of being in nature. We call it a “cool experience”.
6. Waterfront Retreat (Catskills)
Indulge in the ultimate relaxation at this Catskills cabin overlooking a peaceful river. It’s an idyllic spot to soak in the fall scenery.
Modern luxury in the heart of the Catskills, “Darya” is the newest addition to The Cabins.
Persian for “Sea”, Darya is located just steps away from the Esopus Creek, peaceful sounds of rushing water can be heard in and out of the cabin.
It’s a state-of-the-art tiny-home. Light-filled & chic, this design-forward home comes equipped with all the amenities to truly relax in the tranquility of nature, without the hassle of camping.
7. Waterfront Cabin on Lake Ontario (Wolcott)
Get ready to be WOWED! Welcome to the most breathtaking lakefront cabin on the coastline of Lake Ontario.
This century-old cabin boasts panoramic views of the lake from the top of the bluffs with a rock beach right in front of the house.
Spend cozy days inside the cabin overlooking water views from every window, outside at the many common areas, or on the water right in front of the cabin.
8. Rustic Creekside Cabin(Van Etten)
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds this bucolic cabin perched on the banks of pristine Cayuta Creek.
Located on our 75 acre organic orchard and cidery, it is a short drive to Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes wineries, state parks and gorges.
Nature surrounds you: water rushing, a tree frog chorus, beavers swimming by, bald eagles fishing trout.
Enjoy hanging out and eating meals on a wraparound deck overlooking the water. Easy access, remote feeling.
9. Bushkill Creek Cottage (Shokan)
1850 Watson House near the Ashokan Rail Trail and Catskill high peaks, with the beautiful sound of the nearby Bushkill Creek.
Spacious, clean, peaceful. Fast reliable WIFI. Two roomy bedrooms, screened porch, and a picket-fence. AC, fire pit with adirondack chairs.
A comfortable mix of art and wooden mid-century minimalism. The house is in a beautiful natural area while a short drive to town, restaurants, farm stands.
Favorite summer spot – the sunroom with french doors open to the garden.
10. Modern A-Frame (Jay)
Welcome to the luxury mid-century modern A Frame cabin!
Located on a quiet road, this amazing space serves as a relaxing retreat for your family to recharge after adventure filled days hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and skiing.
Our new home features custom wood work, all new furnishings, and modern comforts. The neighborhood includes private X-Country skiing/hiking trails, open space with a lake, and Ausable River access. Grocery store and many dining options are within a 10 min drive.
11. Hilltop Cabin (Ameliasburgh)
Tucked into the trees on the hillside of a cottage lane, you’ll feel all your stressors melt away.
Prepare a wonderful dinner in the well stocked kitchen and enjoy with a glass of wine on the upper deck overlooking the Bay of Quinte.
If fun in the sun is on the agenda then grab your suits and SUPs or bikes etc and head for the beaches and trails.
Take time to visit wineries and restaurants throughout the county all located within minutes of the cabin.
12. Riverfront Scandinavian Cabin (Cairo)
Brand new Scandinavia-style riverfront home on 8 acres w tons of privacy. 20 min from Hudson.
Sit on your porch for coffee/drinks/dinner filled w sounds of a rushing river, or walk across the river into your own private swimming pond!
Perfect for a nature retreat, hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing, the solo parent escape to recharge, work w mountain views or write that novel you have always wanted to finish.
2 hrs from the George Washington Bridge. Hate has no home here-all are welcome.
13. Babbling Stream Cottage(Millerton)
Escape to a charming, contemporary cabin nestled above a babbling stream.
Perfect for couples seeking a tranquil retreat, our cozy haven offers endless relaxation and outdoor adventures. Nestled on 40 acres of lush fields and woods.
Take walks along the stream to the ruins of a former mill from the 1700’s or collect eggs from our chickens.
The cabin is steps away from the Hudson Valley rail trail so you can leave your car behind and take a short walk to Millerton for coffee, movies or food.
14. Tiny Cabins in the Wood (Olivebridge)
The cabin is nestled into a mossy rock ledge covered with ferns in a secluded part of the Catskills just south of the Ashokan Reservoir.
Constructed of large reclaimed hemlock beams and charred cedar siding on the outside, the cabin mixes the old with the new.
The open concept design includes high ceilings, hardwood floors, a wood stove, lofted sleeping quarters, a full bathroom, and a kitchen with an induction cooktop and convection oven. It’s the perfect weekend getaway.
15. Mountain Earth House Home
This spacious and modern, yet cozy, earth house consists of two octagonal shapes with a kitchen in-between.
This passive solar house is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Floors are beautiful hand-applied stone skim coat using the same technique as Venetian plaster.
Ceilings are exposed large beam joinery.
Plenty of windows give lots of light and beautiful views over herb and flower gardens, apple and peach trees and blueberry bushes.
As you plan your fall getaway to Upstate New York, keep in mind that the popularity of these cabins means they can book up fast, especially during peak fall foliage season. Be sure to check Airbnb for availability and read reviews to find the cabin that best matches your preferences. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil lakeside escape or a cozy woodland retreat, these amazing cabins promise an unforgettable autumn experience surrounded by the beauty of Upstate New York.