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After you’ve spent a while in New York City and start feeling claustrophobic and craving a little nature, the Catskills Mountains are an ideal getaway spot. Located in the southeastern part of the state, this region is just a little over 100 miles away and offers fresh air, cooler weather, and lots of outdoor recreation opportunities. You can make your weekend getaway even more special by booking a unique Airbnb in a scenic setting and luxurious perks.
Here are some of the top Airbnbs in the Catskills to inspire you.
When you crave a break from city life, this six-person cabin is a great choice on five acres of private forest. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in a small but stylish space. The outdoor area offers a large, wrap-around deck, seasonal pool (open between Memorial Day and Labor Day), hot tub, fireplace, BBQ grill, and poolside loungers. This is a dog-friendly cabin where you’ll be just a 45-minute drive from Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooperstown Dreams Park.
With this Airbnb rental in the Catskills, you’ll get a stream-side cabin for a couple’s nature getaway. The cabin is just steps from Esopus Creek and has a deck that overlooks the water, outdoor fire pit, BBQ grill, and Adirondack chairs. The cabin has a full-size kitchen and comes with locally roasted coffee and a complimentary bottle of wine. There are three homes on this property. One may be occupied by the owners, and the other is another guest cabin for rent on Airbnb. Any traffic noise along Route 28 is typically drowned out by the sounds of your own peaceful creek.
This cabin has an amazing hot tub and is less than three hours from NYC. The Airbnb is a rustic Airbnb nestled in the woods and on five acres of land. There is a deck for dining and stargazing, an outdoor charcoal grill, a fire pit, an outdoor wood-fired hot tub, and a sauna. Learning how to work the wood-fired hot tub is an adventure in itself! Belleayre Mountain is just 10 minutes away, and Giants Ledge Hike is close by too.
Located on a private, 24-acre, wooded lot in the Hudson Valley, this architect’s home is newly built and has an open floor plan downstairs. It is 20 minutes from Mohonk and Minnewaska. You’ll be deep in the woods of the Catskills and often encounter wildlife on the property. Features of the rental include an energy-efficient kitchen, locally sourced bluestone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a full bath with a soaking tub. Potential guests should be aware that short-term internet and power outages are known to occur in this part of the Catskills and Hudson Valley but are typically restored within a few hours.
The Crow’s Nest is an Airbnb home with amazing views of the Catskill Mountains. It accommodates up to four people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are many great hangout spots in the Crow’s Nest, as well as a modern kitchen and upstairs loft. From this part of the Catskills, the Bellearye Mountain Ski Center is a five-minute drive away, and the Plattekill Mountain Ski Resort is a 15-minute drive away. You can bring up to two well-trained dogs along with you when you stay at this Airbnb in a small, rural town.
This Airbnb home sleeps four people and is under two hours from NYC. The rental house has queen-size beds in both bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a TV room. The outdoor area at the home offers a year-round hot tub, front and back decks, outdoor seating, a grill and a lawn that leads out to a creek. Guests have access to the entire one-acre property and will be along a quiet country road in the heart of the western Catskills and less than 15 minutes from Livingston Manor.
Up to six people can stay in this minimal, upscale, cozy cabin that is near hiking trails and trout fishing. It is a house with a secluded backyard creek, an outdoor stone fireplace, and luxury furnishings inside. Cell phone service can be spotty here in the Catskill region, but you are just a short drive from Phoenicia. Other things this rental home offers include a stocked kitchen, board games, Wi-Fi, and smart TV.
For your group of four or fewer people, there’s the option of renting this one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin in the Catskills. There is trout fishing right outside the back door and a back porch where you can sit and listen to the birds chirp and the running stream. This cabin is ideal for couples and small families, also with a new kitchen, bathroom, front yard, and fire pit area. There is excellent phone reception and high-speed internet here, so you can even work remotely if you want to. This is a dog-friendly cabin but one with a spiral staircase that some people and dogs may have trouble climbing.
Here is a brand-new riverfront home located on eight acres of land in the Catskills. It is 20 minutes from Hudson and is a popular choice for two guests. The Airbnb rental is a one-room cottage out among nature and wildlife. Downtown Cairo is 10 minutes away, and downtown Catskill is 15 minutes away. The host’s home is just 100 yards away if you need anything, but you’ll still have plenty of privacy. Because of its unique location, this is a perfect spot for a nature escape while sitting on the porch and listening to the rushing river or taking a dip into the river for your own private swimming pond.
You can stay at this open sleeping loft with floor-to-ceiling views of the Catskills with one other person when you make an Airbnb booking. This home has been published in interior design magazines and is situated on 14 acres of open fields and walking paths. There’s a swimmable, private pond on the property, and the barn is equipped with a kitchenette, deluxe bathtub, and central A/C. It’s just two hours from NYC and has a bright and airy feel. During your stay, you’ll be in the hamlet of Germantown and five minutes from Main Street, where you’ll find independent shops and a James Beard-nominated restaurant.
Groups of up to six people can stay at this Airbnb home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a modern farmhouse with mountain views where you can dine on the outdoor, wrap-around deck and enjoy the pure bliss of five mountainside acres of land. The home is just three minutes from the town of Roxbury and also close to four-season outdoor activities, including skiing, mountains, and golf. If you stay during the winter, you will need a 4WD/AWD vehicle with snow tires to access the home.
Ideal for two people, this Airbnb rental is one of 51 well-appointed cabins on 85 private acres of land among private woodlands and wide-open spaces. It is 2.5 hours from NYC and comes with a kitchenette, a queen-size bed with linens, a private outdoor space with a fire pit, and nearby trails. The cabin is pet-friendly when you pay a cleaning fee. The Airbnb host provides complimentary firewood and s’mores ingredients so you can enjoy a bit of nostalgia during your stay.
This Japanese-inspired Airbnb is located on a 12-acre compound with gardens. It sleeps two people in a king-size bed and has a spa bathroom, kitchen, outdoor shower, and Wi-Fi. To access the teahouse, you will go down a seasonal (open April through November) private road with a 4WD vehicle and walk about 300 feet through the woods to the cliffside cottage. It is a secluded place to stay, with an outdoor fire pit, grill, picnic tables, and trails. The shared pool is open when the weather is warm. There is another guest house available to rent on this same property. With an extra fee, you can bring your well-behaved dog along too.
Here’s a studio cottage that you can rent on Airbnb for you and another person along Esopus Creek. The guesthouse has a king-size bed, full kitchen, bathroom, and closet space for storage. Airbnb guests also receive locally roasted coffee, a bottle of wine, firewood with fire-starters, and private creek access. Walk out the back door of the studio and you can lounge on the small outdoor furniture set and look out to the creek and mountains. The Airbnb hosts also have a bungalow on this same property that they rent out.