Last Updated September 2, 2021 9/2/2021

14 Best Airbnbs to See Fall Foliage

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Fall is just around the corner, and for many, it’s the most wonderful time of year. The searing heat of summer is transformed to often idyllic weather with crisp cool mornings while the leaves of trees turn into brilliant hues of yellows, oranges, and crimson reds. What better way to enjoy it than with a stay where you’ll be surrounded by color. From New England’s famous foliage to beautiful areas of the South, Midwest, the Rockies, and even the west coast, you’ll want to book these Airbnb rentals for fall now.

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Woodstock Luxury Estate 16 Acres & Mountain View - Woodstock, New York
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Woodstock Luxury Estate

Woodstock Luxury Estate 16 Acres & Mountain View - Woodstock, New York

This magnificent estate combines the tranquility of a private residence combined with the luxuries of a five-star hotel, part of Glasco, a collection of design-forward, luxury homes that reimagine hospitality. This property is the first Glasco home and a definite standout with 5.5-bedrooms set on 16 acres with dense forest, flower-filled meadows, a pond, and breathtaking, unobstructed views of Overlook Mountain. Built in the late 1800s, there’s a huge stone fireplace, 30-foot-high ceilings nearly walls of windows, and skylights. But it also appeals to modern travelers, complete with all the essentials plus a 24-hr digital concierge, a private chef, and more.

Treehouse Near Bar Harbor - Hancock, Maine
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Treehouse Near Bar Harbor

Treehouse Near Bar Harbor - Hancock, Maine

A treehouse for grownups, this one is near coastal Maine but immersed among pine birch, maple, cedar, and spruce trees, putting you in the heart of beautiful fall foliage. It’s not your ordinary treehouse, with 900 square feet and two bedrooms, sleeping up to six – your furry friend is welcome too. There are high-end amenities like a sauna, whirlpool, fireplace, and a kitchen with just about everything you need, even a dishwasher. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included, and you’ll have lots of deck space for relaxing with a view and a seasonal outdoor shower too.

Pisgah Highlands Off-Grid Cabin - Candler, North Carolina
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Pisgah Highlands Off-Grid Cabin

Pisgah Highlands Off-Grid Cabin - Candler, North Carolina

It’s hard not to fall in love with this popular Blue Ridge cabin rental from the picture alone. While this off-grid cabin is tiny, it’s a perfect escape for two, nestled on a 125-acre gated property that backs to Pisgah National Forest. You’ll be surrounded by autumn foliage during the season, feeling as if you’re in a painting with sweeping vistas in nearly every direction. During the day, take advantage of easy access to the attractions in Asheville and the many scenic trails right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville. Afterward, come back and relax on the two-person swing and roast marshmallows at the fire pit.

Quiet A-Frame Cabin in Twain Harte Woods - Twain Harte, California
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Quiet A-Frame Cabin in the Twain Harte Woods

Quiet A-Frame Cabin in Twain Harte Woods - Twain Harte, California

Fall brings plenty of color to the Sierra Nevada foothills and this A-frame cabin is nestled in the woods to surround you with it, yet charming downtown Twain Harte is just a 5-minute drive away. From the large windows and the deck, you can enjoy the serene view while watching for deer that sometimes wander through the yard, making their way to a creek located at the bottom of the property. You’ll also have access to two small, private lakes nearby. There’s a propane grill and full kitchen, TV, a washer/dryer, and lots of items for the kids like a high chair, Pack ‘n Play, board games, puzzles, and toys too.

Washington PoshPads Sunny Ridge - Washington, Connecticut
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Washington PoshPads Sunny Ridge

Washington PoshPads Sunny Ridge - Washington, Connecticut

There’s plenty of autumn color to enjoy in Connecticut, and this luxury estate is surrounded by it with 14 acres of perfectly manicured grounds, trees, and a pond. The largest estate in town, it’s spread over 17,000 square feet and includes eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 16, ideal for a large family get-together. You’ll have your own heated 50′ pool, BBQs for grilling, a Ping Pong table, gourmet kitchens, a wine cellar, billiard room, movie room, and so much more.

Heart of the Frying Pan River - Basalt, Colorado
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Heart of the Frying Pan River, Fish From the Porch

Heart of the Frying Pan River - Basalt, Colorado

The Fisherman’s Cabin is less than 30 minutes from Aspen, close enough to take advantage of the many upscale delights of Colorado’s most famous mountain town while enjoying a nature’s oasis. It offers gorgeous mountain views that include lots of color in autumn, and you can even fish right from the porch, with fall ideal for fly fishing on the Frying Pan River for rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout. The porch is the perfect place to sip your morning coffee while gazing out at the river too. Inside, you’ll have a full kitchen and TV, with accommodation for up to two guests.

Modern Renovated Adirondack Lodge - Catskill, New York
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Modern Renovated Adirondack Lodge

Modern Renovated Adirondack Lodge - Catskill, New York

One of the best fall foliage vacation rentals outside of New England, ‘Bonner Lodge’ offers a hidden hideaway in the Catskills. Part of a former Girl Scout Camp, it was revamped as a weekend getaway before being transformed into this beautiful modern structure that sleeps up to seven in three bedrooms. You’ll have a large stylish kitchen, along with a spacious open main living/dining room with an amazing stone fireplace. A washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and TV are all included too. Outdoors, enjoy alfresco dining and evening cocktails on the covered porch.

Pictured Rock Cottage - Munising, Michigan
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Hills behind Pictured Rocks Cottage

Pictured Rock Cottage - Munising, Michigan

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a top spot for fall color with 300 miles of unspoiled forest, the changing leaves, and cascading waterfalls. This two-bedroom cottage is across the street from the south shore of Munising Bay, next to the stunning Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. You’ll have easy access to scenic fall drives, hiking, biking, kayaking, and more. In fact, the North Country Trail passes right by the front door. There’s a public fishing dock across the road at the mouth of the Anna River too. Inside, it has all the necessities, plus a washer/dryer, extra patio chairs, a bicycle, and a grill.

Mountain View, Game Room, Hot Tub and More - Sevierville, Tennessee
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Mountain View+Game Rm

Mountain View, Game Room, Hot Tub and More - Sevierville, Tennessee

Located just a short drive from Great Smoky Mountain National Park with its forested trails for hiking, this luxury cabin is surrounded by trees for color in every direction, including a sweeping view of the mountains.  It accommodates as many as eight, with two king master suites and a loft with a full bathroom that includes a jetted tub. You’ll have a huge deck and a hot tub for soaking with a view as well, along with a charcoal grill, hammock, and a fire pit. Other features include a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a game room with TVs, a Bose surround sound system, foosball, an arcade, and a pool table.

Modern Winthrop House - Winthrop, Washington
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Modern Winthrop House

Modern Winthrop House - Winthrop, Washington

Located in the foothills of the eastern Cascade Mountains, this two-bedroom home boasts picture windows and a covered furnished porch for taking advantage of the 360-degree views that include glorious sunsets. You’ll be immersed in nature and lots of color in the fall while being close to the Methow Trails and Pearrygin Lake State Park for outdoor adventure, yet shopping, dining, and a winery are all nearby. The home has an open layout with heated floors, a fireplace, washer/dryer, and you’ll have everything you need to make your own meals too, with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with local coffee and tea, and a gas grill.

Charming Studio in Renovated 19th-Century Church - Brattleboro, Vermont
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Charming Studio in Renovated Church, Brattleboro, Vermont

Charming Studio in Renovated 19th-Century Church - Brattleboro, Vermont

If you’re looking for a unique space to enjoy stunning fall color, this studio is set within a renovated church in historic Swedeville, a secluded, hilly Brattleboro neighborhood. The structure was built by Swedish immigrants in the 19th-century, originally used as a Swedish Congregational Church. The current owners used it as a stained glass studio and today it offers accommodation for up to four guests, with many original features intact. There are arched windows, 10-foot-high pressed tin ceilings, and of course, gorgeous stained glass. It includes a kitchenette with a coffee grinder and French press coffee maker, a washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Kingsley Grist Mill, Covered Bridge and Waterfall - Clarendon, Vermont
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Kingsley Grist Mill

Kingsley Grist Mill, Covered Bridge and Waterfall - Clarendon, Vermont

Enjoy a unique stay in the only original Grist Mill and Covered Bridge historic residence in the entire country. It’s located in one of the best regions for fall color and it has its own private beach. If the weather is still warm, you might be able to take advantage of the complimentary float tubes for fun on the river or try your skills at gold panning right from the beach. There’s a private deck that overlooks the falls for relaxing too. The four-story residence itself has three bedrooms sleeping up to six, and historic elements like a bathroom door that dates to 1778 when the post-Revolutionary War Crary house was first constructed on the site.

The Pondhouse - Ashfield, Massachusetts
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The Pondhouse

The Pondhouse - Ashfield, Massachusetts

The Pondhouse offers an idyllic place to relax among the trees, enjoying the vibrant colors of fall from every vantage point. And, after dark, you’ll be able to gaze out at the stars and enjoy the sounds of nature right from bed. It’s a place to totally disconnect with no electricity, making it more of a glamping experience, but you will have an outdoor hot shower, composting toilet, outdoor sink, and fire pit. Plus trails are nearby for walks through the woods.

Sturgeon Bay Doll House - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Sturgeon Bay Doll House

Sturgeon Bay Doll House - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

This charming one-bedroom home is located in Door County, famous for some of the most magnificent fall foliage in the Midwest. Enjoy the peacefulness of a quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of trees for color and easy access to the Sturgeon Bay shoreline in Sunset Park which includes a sandy beach and boat launch. Afterward, come back and enjoy cookouts on the charcoal grill, relaxing on the private deck, or gathering around the outdoor fireplace. Indoor entertainment includes Wi-Fi, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.

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