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- This summer, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home vacation to enjoy the outdoors.
- We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns.
- All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night.
As travel resumes amid the pandemic, many city dwellers continue to seek nature-filled getaways while still practicing social distancing.
New York’s Hudson Valley makes this easy, drawing visitors from all over the Northeast, especially New York urbanites looking for a close-to-home city break. While ideal in every season, the Hudson Valley is particularly alluring for a spring or summer trip thanks to an abundance of rolling greenery, breweries, outdoor activities such as hiking, and many cute cabins to serve as your base. Or, plan a fall getaway now to savor incredible foliage and leaf peeping.
Find cabins, cottages, and barns in Hudson Valley towns like Beacon, Rhinebeck, Hudson, and others, which are all teeming with scenic Airbnb vacation rentals.
Browse all of the unique Hudson Valley Airbnbs below, or jump to a specific area here:
These 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 washbasin, and a small pantry with an electric kettle. However, there is no full kitchen and the bathroom is an outhouse located right near 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. The home 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 the Hudson Valley, making this well-priced cottage a true gem. Walls of windows frame picturesque views that offer a front row for 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, 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 no 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.
Downtown flat in Hudson
This Hudson Airbnb is immaculate. The living room is Pinterest-worthy with contrasting rugs, a plush leather sofa, contemporary lighting, green leafy plants, and framed art. Throw some vinyl on the record player while preparing a meal in the full kitchen, and save time for a soak in the clawfoot tub, which infuses a nice dose of retro glam.
The backyard is lit by twinkle lights and includes an expansive fenced lawn with a patio and begs for a night under the stars. The price is also quite affordable when split between two couples, or for a small family.
Restored caboose in Windham
Escape the ordinary with this listing, which is actually a restored 1922 train caboose parked 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 as memorable as the unconventional exterior. It’s 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 exudes retro charm thanks to colorful midcentury details like a cherry red fridge, turquoise appliances, and plenty of plant life.
The studio is compact but well laid out so it doesn’t feel cramped, and includes a full kitchen, a wooden dining table, a pullout sofa, and a King-size bed.
Two large doors open up onto a wooden deck with Adirondack chairs that make for a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee, while a small fire pit offers a place to warm up or make s’mores.
Cozy A-frame cottage in Lanesville
For those looking to hit the slopes this winter, this cozy spot is within easy walking distance of the ski resort at Hunter Mountain. In spring and summer, though, there’s plenty of nature to admire and nearby hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
The pitched A-frame 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 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.
Historic home with a private sauna in Kingston
Located in the 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 also has 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 cedar 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 remain from 1860, such as pre-tin plaster moldings, mahogany stairwells, and etched glass, with newer renovations that pay homage to the past while adding plush comforts.
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 sleigh bed looks especially inviting.
A-frame cabin in Red Hook
This restored 1968 A-frame cabin dazzles from the inside and out, likely due to the fact that its hosts are fashion designers based out of Brooklyn.
This expertly designed home is also an Airbnb Plus property and midcentury pieces feature prominently, as do cool lighting fixtures, statement chairs, dark wood, and vintage Danish furniture.
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.
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 with a hot tub in Willow
For an enchanting escape, try this whimsical treehouse that’s also an architectural stunner. Located 15 minutes from Woodstock, it’s nestled among the trees on 34 acres and overlooks a small pond that guests may swim in. The interiors are open and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows in every room that frame the surroundings in dramatic fashion.
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.
There’s also a killer record collection, a wood-burning fireplace, and a Swedish hot tub heated by firewood. 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 in Rhinebeck
Featuring a red roof and big windows, this carriage house dates back to 1891 but has been fully renovated. Wide plank wood floors, built-in cabinets, and reading nooks give it a cozy cabin vibe, and the tall pitched roof over the living area makes it feel extra spacious. A sleek tiled bathroom adds an upscale element.
However, the real draw is the outdoor space. The home is located on two acres that include grassy areas with a playground for kids, a massive outdoor fireplace, a garden, and a stone patio with lounge chairs surrounding a large, heated saltwater pool.
The thoughtful guests will also pick you up at the train station if needed.
Modern cabin with pool in Rhinebeck
This gorgeous glass and wood cabin is a designer’s dream with crisp white interiors complemented by an exposed wall of wood logs that’s as functional as it is atmospheric. Throw one in the retro-inspired fireplace and then retreat to the spa-like bathroom in the master bedroom with a standing deep soaking tub. Chilly toes will find solace on the radiant heat cement floors.
There is also a full kitchen and two bedrooms, plus a third sleep area in the solarium, which also features a double bed. Walls of windows offer 360 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.
FAQ: Hudson Valley Airbnbs
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 far is Hudson Valley from New York City?
Depending on how far up along the Hudson River you travel, it can take anywhere from one and a half to three hours from midtown Manhattan, typically.
Many New York City train lines reach Hudson Valley towns such as Peekskill, Cold Spring, and Beacon in around two hours, while heading up to Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, or Hudson will take a bit longer. To get there faster than the train, consider renting a car if you don’t have one of your own.
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 well 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 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.
Is Airbnb 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 course, 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.
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