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- As summer approaches, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home getaway to enjoy the outdoors.
- We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhinebeck.
- All are highly-rated listings with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night.
Though vaccine rollouts are well underway, many city dwellers are continuing to seek getaways to connect with nature and savor fresh air while still practicing social distancing.
New York’s Hudson Valley draws visitors from all over the Northeast and is also especially popular with New York urbanites looking for a close-to-home city break. While it’s ideal in every season, the Hudson Valley is an especially beautiful spring or summer trip thanks to an abundance of cute cabins, breweries, and outdoor activities like hiking.
Hudson Valley towns like Beacon, Rhinebeck, Hudson, and others are all teeming with scenic Airbnbs, and many New York City train lines reach them in around two hours or less. Though, renting a car is always an option, too.
Browse all of the unique Hudson Valley Airbnbs below, or jump to a specific area here:
Here are the best Hudson Valley Airbnbs, sorted by price from low to high.
It doesn’t get much more unique than a glamping yurt where you can enjoy the company of goats. This tranquil getaway is located in the woods on a small, off-the-grid goat farm. So if you’re seeking an unplugged vacation, this is your spot.
The yurt is heated in the colder months by a wood stove and kerosene heater. Inside you’ll find a bed surrounded by a net, bamboo walls, a tiny wash basin, and a small pantry complete with an electric kettle. However, there is no full kitchen and the bathroom is an outhouse located right nearby the yurt.
Guests can spend their days strolling through the woods and gardens, exploring the farm, or eating breakfast with the goats.
Farmhouse in Kingston
For Hudson Valley appeal coupled with sweeping views, consider this renovated farmhouse with three bedrooms.
Light and bright, it sits on a hill overlooking Kingston and the full Hudson River Valley and includes one-of-a-kind style choices like periodic table pillows, decorative paddles, and vintage rugs. Throw a log into the gas-burning stove and savor a slower pace. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen, smart TV functions, and a Nespresso machine.
Waterfront cottage in Hyde Park
A waterfront find can be rare in these parts, making this well-priced cottage a true gem. Walls of windows frame the picturesque views for front row foliage viewing, though your best vantage point is from one of the Adirondack chairs on the wraparound deck.
Inside, this romantic retreat is well-suited for two with a studio layout that includes a separate sleep nook with a Queen-sized bed. There is also a full kitchen, Wi-Fi with smart TV, linens, and toiletries, and a grill.
Carriage house in Hudson
This home masterfully blends rustic charm with an urban mindset through exposed brick, sleek wood, and mod elements like the low slung leather couch or the bedroom wall fashioned out of a garage door.
There’s also a private upstairs lounge and courtyard, and a peaceful Juliet balcony. Do note, however, that there is not a full kitchen. Instead, basics are offered such as a cold/hot water cooler, mini-fridge, and Keurig beverage machine with a variety of coffees and teas. Pro tip: spend a crisp evening outside with your beverage of choice, and bites from Talbott & Arding Cheese & Provisions, a great local pick for cheese, produce and fresh-baked treats.
Cozy cottage walking distance to Hunter Mountain
For those looking to hit the slopes this winter, this cozy spot is ideal since it’s within easy walking distance of the ski resort at Hunter Mountain.
The pitched roof creates a classic cabin feel and the interiors also feature wood-paneled walls, a leather couch close to a potbelly stove, three bedrooms, and a second living room area with a large TV. During warmer months, guests can also take advantage of the large front porch that comes furnished with a patio table, chairs, umbrella, and Adirondack chairs.
Downtown flat in Hudson
This Hudson Airbnb is immaculate. The living room is certainly Pinterest-worthy in addition to design touches like platform beds and a claw foot tub for a dose of retro glam. The backyard lit by twinkle lights begs for a night under the stars, and with two bedrooms, the price is quite affordable when split between two couples, or for a small family.
Writes one review, “Annabel’s place was a dream. Beautiful, comfortable, convenient to everything and with lots of outdoor space to get fresh air. Oh, and that record player — lounging around listening to Nina Simone was everything. We’ll be back.”
Restored caboose in Windham
This listing is actually a restored 1922 train caboose located in downtown Windham. It’s ideally situated close to restaurants and boutiques and is also just a half-mile from Windham Ski Mountain.
Inside is small but cozy and ideal for couples or solo travelers. The Queen-size bed features a plaid duvet, and the curtains match. There’s also a small leather couch, kitchen with a microwave and fridge, TV, and bathroom with granite countertops and a walk-in shower. For extra space, head out to the large private deck with a view of a nearby stream.
Midcentury farmhouse cottage in Rhinebeck
This cozy stay has retro charm thanks to midcentury decor and colorful details like a cherry red fridge, turquoise appliances, and plenty of plant life. This is a studio, so it’s best for a couple or solo traveler. But the space is well laid out so it doesn’t feel cramped and includes a full kitchen, a wooden dining table, a comfy pullout sofa, and a King-size bed.
Two large doors open up onto a wooden deck with Adirondack chairs that makes for a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee, and a small fire pit below offers a place to warm up or make s’mores later in the evening.
Historic home with private sauna in Kingston
Located in a designated historic district of Uptown Kingston, this cheery home features plenty of color via blue couches, yellow armchairs, turquoise trim around the (non-working) fireplace in the living area, and yellow kitchen walls. The home includes three bedrooms, with one Queen bed, one Double bed, and one Single bed.
Outside beckons with a spacious private and fenced-in yard complete with a furnished patio, hammock, and twinkling string lights. In the winter especially, guests will love warming up in the private outdoor barrel sauna.
Bowler house in Hudson
Just a 10-minute walk from the Hudson Amtrak station, this historic home blends antique statement pieces with a sense of understated luxury.
Many original details from 1860 remain, such as pre-tin plaster moldings, mahogany stairwells, and etched glass, with newer renovations paying homage to the past. The kitchen also wows with a vintage fridge, stove, and radio that will surely transport you to another era, and the tiled mosaic floor deserves a firm place on your Instagram feed. There’s no outdoor space, but the plush sleigh bed looks especially plush and inviting.
A-frame cabin in Red Hook
The hosts of this 1968 A-frame cabin are fashion designers based out of Brooklyn, lending extra credibility to an expertly-designed home, that’s also an Airbnb Plus property.
Natural light soaks the bright space, pouring in through a wall of windows, and highlighting features such as wood beams, a fireplace, and plush leather couches. Other pieces are clearly midcentury modern inspired, from cool lighting fixtures to statement chairs, dark wood, and vintage Danish furniture.
Situated on six acres, there are two large bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and also a spacious terrace with outdoor seating and a fire pit.
Contemporary treehouse in Willow
For an enchanting escape, try this cozy treehouse just 15 minutes from Woodstock. Nestled among the trees on 34 acres, it overlooks a small pond that guests can actually swim in. The interiors are cozy and chic with floor-to-ceiling windows offering scenic views. Ideal for couples or solo travelers, the bed is loft-style at the top of a ladder, perched above an open living room flanked by full walls of windows and a super sleek kitchen counter.
One recent reviewer rave, “Beautiful cozy treehouse, a killer record collection, perfect weather, a full moon and a much-needed break from the world. Couldn’t have picked a better place to unwind.”
Be aware this is one of the most popular Airbnbs in the area and can book up as far as a year in advance.
Spacious carriage house with a private pool
Featuring a red roof and big windows, this carriage house can sleep up to five guests in two bedrooms. The historic home dates back to 1891, but has been fully renovated. Wide plank wood floors and built-in cabinets and reading nooks give it a cabin vibe, and the tall, pitched roof over the living area makes it feel extra spacious.
However, the real draw here is the outdoor space. The home is located on two acres that include grassy areas complete with a playground for kids, and a stone patio with lounge chairs that surrounds a large, heated saltwater pool.
Modern cabin with pool in Rhinebeck
This gorgeously designed glass and wood cabin has 360 glass views of the surrounding foliage and trees, as well as a year-round heated outdoor pool. For even more immersion in nature, try the outdoor shower. Afterward, chilly toes will find solace on the radiant heat cement floors.
Or, for those who prefer to bathe indoors, there’s a deep egg tub for soaking in the master bedroom. Ideal for families or groups, this listing can sleep up to six guests with two bedrooms as well as a third sleep area in the solarium, which also features a wood stove and double bed.
FAQs: Hudson Valley travel
Are Airbnbs safe?
The CDC notes that fully vaccinated people may safely travel throughout the US.
Medical experts and the CDC also recommend staying in private vacation homes, such as those on Airbnb, over hotels since you can book an entire home and be protected from interactions with others. It also helps to know that Airbnb put stringent new policies in place that all hosts must now follow, in accordance with their Enhanced Cleaning Protocol.
Of it’s still crucial to follow guidelines and advice from organizations such as the CDC and WHO, and continue to practice safety measures including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining social distancing.
What are the best places to stay in the Hudson Valley?
Where you stay in the Hudson Valley depends on numerous factors, such as how close to a town you want to be, if you want to be near hiking trails or ski resorts, and whether you’ll be driving or taking the train.
If you want to be close to shops, restaurants, and in-town activities, some of the most popular Hudson Valley areas include Beacon, Hudson, Kingston, Woodstock, and Rhinebeck. If you plan to take the train, be sure to check that your Airbnb is close enough to the train station to either walk or take a short Uber or cab ride there.
How much does it cost to book an Airbnb in the Hudson Valley?
In general, you can often find excellent Airbnbs in the Hudson Valley for under $500 per night, as per our list. However, popular cities like Beacon or Hudson do typically price on the higher end, especially during peak weekends and over holidays. If you do plan to stay in an in-demand area, be sure to book as far in advance as possible as Airbnb inventory can be limited and places tend to book up fast.
What is there to do in the Hudson Valley?
The Hudson Valley is an idyllic and nature-filled retreat in any season. In summer you can hike, mountain bike, go for a dip in a nearby waterfall, or enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine at a local brewery or vineyard. In the autumn, the area sees breathtaking fall foliage.
Winter also makes for a great time to stay in the numerous cozy cabins available on Airbnb and curl up by the fire, ski, or snowshoe. Many of the local towns are known for great boutiques, museums, and fun galleries. There are also numerous farms in the area, so look for seasonal farmers’ markets.
What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?
Cancellation policies on Airbnb are different for every listing and set by each individual host. Be sure to look for homes with flexible policies if you are unsure about your plans. For a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies, click here.
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