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Fall foliage in New York is a beautiful explosion of color throughout the state. From the Adirondack and the Catskill Mountains down into the Hudson Valley and even into Manhattan, viewing foliage is a relaxing way to ease from the dog days of summer into cooler weather. Here are some of the top rentals throughout the Empire State to see some spectacular views and areas to explore the changing of the leaves.
Located on two acres, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath cabin overlooks a brook that can be heard from inside the home. Sleeping four guests, there’s also a loft area with an additional bed and sleeping area. Sit on the screened-in porch to observe nature, play board games or just relax. There’s also an outdoor fire pit and gas BBQ grill.
Sit in the backyard of this 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the Sawkill stream running by. Situated on 5 acres of trees and meadows, it’s also within walking distance to the center of town.
Designed by famous tiny house architect Lester Walker, this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage is in the middle of 6 acres of forest. The home has a queen-sized bed and small refrigerator but you’ll never be inside with the view outside. Located on the river, there’s plenty of hiking to be had, a garden to stroll through, or enjoy the hot tub right outside the rental.
Guests will enjoy the views of the Hudson River and surrounding valley in this 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom historic home. Built in 1859, the home has a full-sized kitchen, clawfoot bathtub, piano, and other amenities for the 12 guests. Outdoors, there are two acres to explore and the resident chickens provide fresh eggs to enjoy
Small but cozy, this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeps two guests who are ready for a peaceful getaway. A kitchenette, flat-screen tv, and king-size bed will keep you comfortable while inside. But why stay inside when you can enjoy the outdoors? The house has a fenced-in, private back yard, is within walking distance to downtown, and is a short drive from lots of hiking trails.
With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeping up to 10 people, this 2,500 square foot home is great for any group getaway. Built in the early 1900s, the lodge has the amenities of a home including a high-end kitchen with modern appliances. Surrounded by mountains, you may see deer and those who love to fish can catch trout in the creek out back. There’s also a fire pit in the backyard with Adirondack chairs to round out the day.
Look out windows around the house to see all the trees surrounding this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Within walking distance is the Fox Hollow Trailhead and natural preserves. Hear the sound of the nearby creek while on the back deck. And enjoy the stars at night while sitting at the fire pit.
Relax and enjoy nature on the wrap-around covered deck that surrounds this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin that sleeps up to six. High ceilings with skylights bring in plenty of natural light while the wood-burning fireplace helps warm up the space on chilly nights. With plenty of hiking and fishing nearby, you’ll have lots of options to keep your group occupied.
Very large windows and skylights help make guests feel like they’re staying in a treehouse. Sleeping six, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has high ceilings and windows that look into the woods of the Shawangunk Mountains. On four acres of land, there’s lots of privacy and outdoor space to explore. Indoors, the stone fireplace is a great place for everyone to gather around on chilly fall evenings.
Wood beams line the ceilings of this 1873 farmhouse. Located close to hiking, historic venues, and wineries, the home is 3,400 square feet and sleeps up to 11 guests. Large windows let in plenty of light and the kitchen has everything needed, including a coffee station with a grinder, French press, and espresso maker. Don’t forget to head outdoors to enjoy the lawn space. In addition to a grill and picnic area, the owners supply lawn games such as horseshoes and croquet to keep everyone entertained
Pine paneling and a wood stove help create an inviting interior to this rustic 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin that sleeps four. Spend time in the large backyard to play games, eat on the back deck or just sit on the closed porch while time goes by.
This 1 bedroom, 1 sleeping loft, and 1 bathroom Airbnb sleeps up to four guests, who are ready to relax. Hike the 8 acres the home is located on and see how much wildlife you can find. Once you’re back at the house, light up the floor-to-ceiling fireplace or sit on the back patio to enjoy a meal or glass of wine while gazing at the foliage.
Sleep among the trees in this 1 bedroom, 1 bath handmade cabin. You’ll get plenty of views of foliage since the home is on the edge of the woods and faces an open meadow. The outdoor bathhouse gives the property a European feel. And with a fire pit outside and a wood-burning stove inside, you’ll never get chilly. Close to marked trails for hiking, there’s also fly-fishing, and water paddle trips on the lake will keep you busy.
Located on a former horse farm, this 4,500 square foot home has enough space for any occasion. Sleeping 12 guests and with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it makes a great location for girls’ weekends, family reunions, local college graduations, or special holiday get-togethers. With two decks, a heated pool, and a full modern kitchen, you’ll never need to leave during your stay.
Imagine viewing the changing of the leaves from one of the wonders of the world, Niagara Falls. It’s entirely possible while staying at this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house located just 4 miles away. Built in the 1920s and completely renovated, this house has an open living concept along with a front porch to sit on when you return from exploring the Falls and adjacent state park.
Just because you’re staying in New York City doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see amazing fall foliage. With more than 18,000 trees and 58 miles of hiking trails, Central Park is a great place to see the changing of the seasons. This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is across the street from Central Park and close to museums and the subway.