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12 Best Cabin Rentals in Upstate New York

There are many different accommodation options in Upstate New York, but a cabin rental is a great way to enjoy that quintessential escape. You might choose a cozy retreat in the Adirondacks with scenic hiking trails just steps away. Or maybe a luxurious log cabin home at the edge of a lake, perfect for swimming, paddling, and fishing. No matter what you’re idea of the perfect getaway, you’re sure to find the perfect option among these cabin rentals.

Waterfront Bear Cabin on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake - Franklin County Lakefront Bear Cabin on Lake Colby
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Waterfront Bear Cabin on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake - Franklin County

The Bear cabin sits at the edge of Lake Colby, accommodating up to six guests in two bedrooms plus a sleeper sofa in the living room. During the boating season, generally May through October, you’ll have complimentary use of two canoes, two rowboats, two full-size kayaks, and one child-size kayak. Direct access to a private beach, a dock, outdoor fire bit, charcoal BBQ grill, and a picnic table are all included too. After a day of fun, you can cozy up to the gas fireplace inside. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen with a drip coffeemaker and a Keurig coffee machine too.

Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame - Jay Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame
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Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame - Jay

Nestled in the Jay Range, part of the Jay Mountain Wilderness, this adorable A-frame cabin sits on 30 private acres and offers access to dozens of peaks, providing a paradise for hikers. It’s just 20 minutes from the town of Lake Placid if you want to shop or dine out, but you’ll have your own well-equipped kitchen and a large deck with a BBQ grill for cookouts. The cabin sleeps up to four in a loft bedroom plus a queen sleeper sofa and a day bed in the living room, while a lean-to reached by strolling a short tranquil path provides an open-air sanctuary in the woods.

Driftwood Cabin - Lake Placid Driftwood Cabin
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Driftwood Cabin - Lake Placid

The Driftwood Cabin is an Adirondack log cabin that sits on two secluded acres overlooking a lovely brook that can be heard from inside or out. You’ll have a screened-in porch ideal for relaxing with a view along with an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows under the stars. Enjoy cookouts on the gas BBQ grill and a full kitchen for making your own meals, although you’ll be less than a mile from the many dining venues in the village of Lake Placid. The cabin has an open floor plan with a living room that has a wood-burning stove, and a Smart TV with Netflix. It sleeps up to four in a sleeping nook with a California king bed and a large loft with another king bed.

Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond - Great Valley View of Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond
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Charming Log Cabin on Private Pond - Great Valley

Located on 100 acres of private land, this serene log cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy all sorts of activities, from hiking and biking to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. It overlooks a small pond stocked with bass, and guests are welcome to fish for their dinner, cooking them up fresh on the Weber gas grill. The front porch is an ideal place to unwind with a picturesque view of the water, hills, and valley, and you’ll have a cozy wood-burning stove inside. All of the usual modern comforts are provided too, from a full kitchen to Wi-Fi and satellite TV with over 220 channels and a DVD player.

Cozy Cabin, Isolated Retreat - Binghamton Front of Cozy Chic Cabin
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Cozy Cabin, Isolated Retreat - Binghamton

This cozy and chic cabin sits on two wooded acres, providing plenty of privacy while being convenient for restaurants and supermarkets. You’ll have easy access to state and county parks for hiking, golf courses, skiing, and breathtaking fall foliage drives too. It sleeps up to seven guests in four bedrooms with highlights that include two stone fireplaces, a seven-person hot tub for soaking under the stars, and a Jacuzzi tub indoors. The outdoor fire pit is perfect for making S’mores and you’ll have all of the other essentials too, like a full kitchen, fast Wi-Fi, and a Smart TV with Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, and a DVD player.

Secluded Log Home Near Adirondack Attractions - Lake Placid Secluded Log Home Near Adirondack Attractions
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Secluded Log Home Near Adirondack Attractions - Lake Placid

A secluded log home in the Ausable Acres community, this rental is just a five-minute stroll from fishing and swimming in the West Branch of the Ausable River. You’ll also be close to High Falls Gorge and Whiteface Mountain while the Olympic Village in Lake Placid is less than a 25-minute drive away. It sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms, providing an upscale stay complete with a full kitchen that has a dishwasher, a whirlpool tub, two TVs with DVD players, and a washer/dryer.

Chic Cabin on Callicoon Creek - Callicoon Chic Cabin on Callicoon Creek
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Chic Cabin on Callicoon Creek - Callicoon

This historic 19th-century cabin sits just above the north branch of Callicoon Creek, providing a serene setting for up to four guests who can look forward to a relaxed escape. Wake up to the songs of the birds and fall asleep to the sounds of the bubbling creek, with one of the bedrooms looking out to the front porch with the creek running by. You can even catch a trout and grill it up for dinner on the deck. You’ll have a wood-burning stove surrounded by comfortable furnishings in the living room, including a chaise and rattan hanging chair, a large picture window, a TV with Apple TV and streaming services, and fast Wi-Fi. The recently renovated kitchen includes lots of appliances like a rice maker and food processor, along with a French press and gourmet coffee.

Cabin with Hot Tub & Fire Pit, 5 Minutes to Skiing - Windham Stanley's Mountain Getaway
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Cabin with Hot Tub & Fire Pit, 5 Minutes to Skiing - Windham

This five-bedroom log cabin is ideal for a large family or group of friends, with five bedrooms accommodating up to a dozen guests. It sits on 12 acres of private land with a three-quarter-mile walking path and includes lots of luxuries. Look forward to soaking in the hot tub, cookouts on the Weber gas grill, and relaxing in the screened-in outdoor patio. There’s a fire pit, a tree swing, a teeter-totter, and a basketball hoop too. Inside, enjoy the huge game room that has a pool table, an air hockey table, a 70″ TV with theater-style surround sound, and a baby grand piano. All of the bedrooms have their own TVs as well, and one has an Xbox One gaming system.

A Black A-Frame: Sustainable Catskills Cabin A Black A-Frame
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A Black A-Frame: Sustainable Catskills Cabin

The A Black A-Frame has an appealing Scandinavian look and offers an off-grid stay along a private road in a private community. It sits on two wooded acres in the Catskills and in 2020, it was even named the “Coolest A-frame in NY” by the New York Post. The outdoor spaces are enticing too, complete with a screened-in gazebo, a small spring-fed pond, a large steel drum BBQ grill, an extra-long picnic table, and a fire pit. Inside, you can whip up gourmet meals in the chef’s kitchen, cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace, and set the mood with tunes on the record player.

Hidden Hollow - Hamden Aerial view of Hidden Hollow Cabin
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Hidden Hollow - Hamden

A six-bedroom cabin for up to 10 guests, Hidden Hollow is the perfect retreat for a large group stay. It’s surrounded by acres and acres with trails for hiking right on the property. In the winter, bring sleds and you can take advantage of the snowy hill. You’ll have a fire pit to gather around under the stars and many luxe features inside. The basement includes a pool table, Ping Pong, air hockey, foosball, and Wii video games. There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the large family room, and you’ll have a well-equipped kitchen and dining area with a big farmhouse table too.

Juniper Hill Cabin - Wilmington Juniper Hill Cabin
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Juniper Hill Cabin - Wilmington

Juniper Hill is a cute two-bedroom cabin in the heart of the Adirondacks just five minutes from Whiteface Mountain and less than 15 from downtown Lake Placid, while Lake Everest and Ausable River are within walking distance. It accommodates up to four and boasts gorgeous mountain views along with a backyard that has a large stone fire pit. You’ll have a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine and a living area with a 43″ Ultra Hi-Res Smart TV too.

Modern Log Home with Spectacular Mountain Views - Margaretville Modern and Chic Log Home
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Modern Log Home with Spectacular Mountain Views - Margaretville

Fox Ridge Chalet is a beautiful and secluded log cabin home offering lots of privacy and awe-inspiring mountain views while being just minutes from shops, galleries, and restaurants in Margaretville. In the winter, take advantage of the slopes at Belleayre Ski Resort, less than 10 minutes away. It sits on seven private acres in the heart of Catskills Park and offers a ton of space for up to eight guests. Enjoy incredible views from every room in the house and two decks. You’ll have a seven-person hot tub to soak in and even a Peleton exercise bike to help you keep up with your exercise routine. There’s a book and game collection, an electric vehicle charger, a large movie screen projector, and a pool table too.

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