16 charming Airbnbs near wineries for couples, friends, and families looking to sip wine and savor views

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  • Wineries make for a great gourmet getaway or a trip surrounded by nature and stunning scenery.
  • Since hotels near vineyards can be limited, we paired U.S. wine regions with top Airbnb rentals.
  • From pool homes to yurts, these are the best Airbnbs near wineries, from $120 to $456 per night.

While a day spent sipping pinot at a winery is lovely in itself, making a trip out of it allows you to linger for extra glasses or to hop between vineyards.

There are currently 252 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) spread across the country, with 141 in California alone. So, there’s a good chance you live within an easy road trip of a grape-growing region. Though I’m no sommelier, I’ve been to enough tastings to know that staying right nearby is a serious perk and many wine-producing areas have become popular destinations with a new crop of vacation rentals growing as quickly as the vines.

From charming cottages to mod guest houses with pools, converted barns to rustic log cabins, wine country offers Airbnbs with plenty of personality.

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Here are the best Airbnbs near wineries, sorted by area and price.

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Napa Valley cottage in downtown Calistoga

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Book this Napa cottage on Airbnb 

This storybook cottage is one of a cluster of 16 similar cottages scattered throughout an elm forest in the heart of Calistoga. Collectively known as the Cottage Grove Inn, they’re located within easy strolling distance of the town’s tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants.

This cottage is a relaxing and romantic place, with soft furnishings in white and rosy hues, reclaimed hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace (wood provided). The King bed has down bedding, and the spa-like bathroom offers robes, a two-person soaking tub, and a shower. A customized armoire hides a kitchen nook with a small fridge, coffee, and tea. 

Yoga mats, picnic basket backpacks, and cruiser bikes are available, and there’s also a Tesla charging station. 

Although the cottage is configured as a studio for double occupancy, the hosts can add an extra single bed with advance notice, and dogs under 40 pounds are welcome (for an extra $50 per pet, per night), but children under 12 are prohibited. 

Vineyard guesthouse in St. Helena

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This recently renovated guesthouse is located on a private vineyard in the mountains, 10 minutes from St. Helena. Plenty of neighboring vineyards are also within easy reach.

The home’s modern design is white and bright, with flashes of sunny yellow and deep coral mixed with warm wood tones. Open, airy, and elegant, there are lofty, 20-foot ceilings and gorgeous views from wrap-around windows. The studio configuration includes a sleek white kitchenette, a rustic antique wooden dining table, a lounge area with a cushion-strewn built-in window bench, a Queen sleeper sofa, a fireplace, plus a white-curtained canopy bed. The bathroom is stocked with robes and offers an oversized walk-in shower.

It’s easy to wander between indoor and outdoor spaces thanks to two sets of French doors that open onto a private terrace with panoramic vistas, contemporary seating, and a dining area. 

Vineyard cabin in Paso Robles

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Located on the Hoyt Family Vineyard, just nine minutes west of Paso Robles, this funky little cabin is peaceful and private, yet it’s within an easy 20-minute drive to several area vineyards.

Local design firm Daniels Wood Land created the cabin’s unconventional interior design using repurposed wine barrels, fallen trees, and old industrial parts to create many of the home’s furnishings.

Kids are welcome, and one bedroom has bunk beds, while the other has a Queen bed. There’s also a kitchen, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.

Outside, there’s a spacious deck, a BBQ grill and picnic table, lounge seating, and a campfire (s’more kit included). Guests have access to a hot tub on the adjoining property (there’s another Airbnb on the premises, and it’s possible to rent both for larger groups), and there’s even a tree swing atop the hill.

Mountain guesthouse with a pool in Napa

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This tranquil guesthouse with vineyard views is hidden in the mountains only a few minutes up a country road from Napa. It’s a quiet and secluded setting for a peaceful, private stay, while still right near incredible wineries. It’s also been used as a writer’s retreat, and it’s easy to see how someone could be inspired by this exquisite setting.

The interior is light and open, with vaulted ceilings and minimalist white and wood mod decor. Fold-down beds concealed behind panels resemble Shoji screens and one Queen bed and two Twin beds share the main space. The versatile home can also be configured with fewer beds to make room for a seating area, depending on your needs.

The gorgeous kitchen has a white marble island with a breakfast bar, a fire-engine-red Smeg refrigerator, and the hexagonal-tiled bathroom features a walk-in shower. 

Outside, there’s an elegant lap pool, hot tub, and seating area for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Walk beyond the house to meet local cows, alpacas, and sheep, and you’ll be rewarded with views all the way to San Francisco.  

Modern barn on vineyard near Healdsburg

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Book this Sonoma barn on Airbnb 

This sophisticated barn is ensconced within a nine-acre working Zinfandel vineyard overlooking Sonoma County’s beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Although it’s only five minutes from Healdsburg with its excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and farmer’s market, the setting is private and peaceful.

There are two luxurious Restoration Hardware California King bed suites (each with a full bath) separated by a shared great room with lounge seating, a dining table, and a well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances. The decor is eclectic-cool, including a rustic wooden dining set, leather club chairs, modern white sofa, groovy handmade concrete tile flooring, rugs curated from the hosts’ world travels, and striking original art. A Haiku bamboo fan swirls above the main space to keep it cool.

It’s a place for easy indoor-outdoor living, with a fragrant lavender field just outside the living room’s French doors, and a 45-foot covered porch that overlooks the vineyard and Dry Creek Valley. A Weber gas grill is available, and there’s outdoor seating. 

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Airstream with private hot tub beside tasting room in Wapato

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Book this Yakima Valley Airstream on Airbnb 

Play it cool in this Airstream, parked in a private spot beside the Freehand Cellars tasting room in the Yakima Valley. Located just a few minutes away from downtown Yakima, the trailer comes with its own hot tub and gas fire pit and is surrounded by eight acres of orchards, roses, and vineyards. 

The living space is streamlined and contemporary with sleek metal surfaces, pale wood tones, and plenty of natural light. There’s a kitchenette, cushioned dining nook, a cozy Queen bed, and a bathroom with shower. The trailer also has all the necessary modern comforts, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning. Level-2 electric vehicle chargers are available free on-site.

Vineyard cottage near Walla Walla

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Book this Walla Walla vineyard cottage on Airbnb 

Nestled amidst rolling fields of wheat and grapes on a family vineyard, a few miles north of Walla Walla, this dreamy cottage offers quiet relaxation in a country setting.

With two covered porches and a sprawling lawn, visitors tend to spend a lot of time outdoors dining, sipping wine, or just enjoying the sunset. Inside, the spaces have a refreshed antique charm with hardwood floors and an open-plan living room warmed by a fireplace and furnished with leather sofas. The full kitchen and adjacent dining area feature a square wooden farmhouse table surrounded by white Windsor chairs. 

Consider bringing or renting a bike to explore local backroads and rural cycling routes. Downtown Walla Walla has more than 30 tasting rooms, and there are plenty of others to visit nearby.  

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Wine Country yurt near Salem

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Book this Oregon wine country yurt on Airbnb 

For a one-of-a-kind stay, this yurt is tucked into an oak grove on five rural acres near Salem, only a few minutes from award-winning vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

And don’t judge a yurt by its cover. The interior goes far beyond the rudimentary with modern amenities and spacious comfort. The bright, airy main space includes a living room with a 40-inch TV, a dining area with seating for six, and a full kitchen. There’s framed artwork adorning the walls, and a private bedroom is furnished with a Queen-sized brass bed, dresser, armoire, and the bathroom has a walk-in shower. A sofa bed and air mattress are also available, and the yurt has heating, a portable air conditioner, and Wi-Fi. 

Outside, there’s a grill and private deck with a jolly umbrella-shaded cafe table. Well-behaved pets are allowed.

Willamette Valley cabin with vineyard views

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Book this Willamette Valley vineyard cabin on Airbnb 

This recycled cedar cabin is perched at the edge of a forest overlooking 40 acres of vines on the Beacon Hill Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton wine country. The vineyard produces pinot noir, chardonnay, and Riesling, and they have a tasting room on-site. Plus, the cabin is located within a few minutes’ drive of several other wineries.

Built in the shape of a tower, the cabin offers panoramic views from the tree house-like upstairs bedroom. And while the wood-paneled space is compact, it’s practical and comfortable. There’s a wood-burning fireplace, leather armchairs, electric heaters, and air conditioning, too. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, and electric burners, and the bathroom is equipped with a shower. 

The spacious outdoor deck is just right for sipping wine and keeping an eye on the vineyard. The hosts even provide a bottle of their estate-grown pinot noir. There’s also a picnic area with a BBQ grill and a fire pit in the woods. 

Guests can receive a 10% discount on designated local wine tours, too. Ask the host for details.

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Log cabin near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

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Book this Texas Hill Country cabin on Airbnb 

An authentic log cabin built in the 1800s, this remarkable rental is just five miles from downtown Fredericksburg and within easy reach of numerous tasting rooms. 

One of three antique cabins on over seven acres (all three can be rented together, for a total of 18 guests), this two-person home is called Peach Cabin. And though it may be old, it’s certainly not musty or dusty. The interior is clean and fresh with a soaring ceiling, stone fireplace, comfortable furniture, and a small kitchenette and dining area. The loft bedroom features a Queen-sized bed, but the star of the show may just be the bathroom’s fabulous antique copper soaking tub.

If that’s not enough, there’s a private hot tub on the back porch, and the cabin also comes with a picnic table, hammock, and charcoal grill. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to find deer grazing in the yard.

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Vineyard barn in Palisade wine country

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Explore Colorado’s wine country from this newly renovated barn, set amidst four acres of vineyards and peach orchards in the Grand Valley AVA. Located two miles from Palisade and 13 miles from Grand Junction with stunning views of Mt. Garfield, the barn is next door to Maison La Belle Vie Winery, Red Fox Cellars, and Garfield Estates.

The spacious, two-story living space features hickory and stained concrete floors with simple, comfortable furniture. There’s an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area with a fireplace, plus one King and one Queen bedroom, and two bathrooms (one with a shower). The barn is comfortable year-round with heating, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Outside, the patio has a fire pit and grill. Dogs, a cat, and three friendly sheep live on the property, so you may have a chance to meet them. Two new cruiser bikes are available to rent for an additional $10 per day, and the hosts can also set you up with a local horse-and-carriage serviceto visit area wineries in style.

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Hudson Valley tiny home on Shawagunk wine trail

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Book this Hudson Valley tiny home on Airbnb

This super-stylish Airbnb Plus listing is a tiny house on a 30-acre farm, with vineyard and orchard views. If it looks familiar, maybe that’s because you’ve seen the home featured in Airbnb ad campaigns. Located on Hudson Valley’s 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail, with 15 vineyards nearby, there are plenty of tastes to explore during your stay.

Though it may be small, this cleverly designed place doesn’t feel cramped. It’s got a clean, modern vibe thanks to light wood interiors and loads of natural light. 

There’s one sleeping area with a Twin bed on the main level, plus a lofted King bed with a memory foam mattress above, set off by a uniquely carved railing. The bathroom is stocked with upscale products and though it may feel off-the-grid, the home has Wi-Fi, heating, and air conditioning. 

There’s also a slate fire pit in front, and guests rhapsodize about the tranquility of the setting and the clarity of the starry night skies.

Historic Finger Lakes barn on Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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This reconstructed 1810 threshing barn is 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen, on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, with views of the lake and neighboring vineyards.

The barn’s lower level was converted into 1,100 square feet of living space that blends rough-hewn timber and stone construction with modern amenities. Heated, polished concrete floors add gloss to the rustic charm of the interiors, where dramatic lighting, a creamy white color palette, and soft textures balance out the roughness of the wood.  

The multi-purpose main space is so well planned that it manages to feel uncluttered despite including a plush Queen bed, a living area with leather sofas, a dining space, a desk, and a full kitchen. The bathroom has a rain shower, and there is also air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

North Fork farmhouse cottage in Laurel, Long Island

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Book this North Fork cottage on Airbnb

This delightful little North Fork cottage is hidden on private acreage, with a vineyard next door and a farm stand nearby. 

The main room is tastefully furnished with hardwood floors and a Queen bed, plus a full kitchen, dining area with an antique table, and additional seating area with a leather sofa and armchair. With high ceilings and a skylight, the space is bright and airy. When the weather is especially nice, open the french doors that lead to the covered veranda with seating overlooking the lush lawn.

The location is close to vineyards, beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shops.

Cottage near beaches and vineyards on Long Island

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Book this North Fork cottage on Airbnb

Located just one minute from Peconic Bay’s beaches in the North Fork hamlet of New Suffolk, this adorable seaside cottage is near multiple Long Island wineries.

The vintage interiors feature hardwood floors and a nautical white and navy-blue color palette, with a relaxed mix of antique and new furniture. The main space has an open-plan living area and kitchen. It’s especially good for families as one bedroom has a Queen bed, and the other has two Twins. 

The cottage is part of a larger compound, sharing the lawn with the main home and another cottage. However, it does have its own private porch with a picnic table, sea views, as well as a grill. 

When you’re not out tasting wine, you can tiptoe one minute down to the sandy beach with towels, blankets, snorkeling gear, and an umbrella provided by your hosts. Just note that no children under age 2 are allowed at the cottage. 

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Farmhouse near Afton

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Book this Virginia Wine Country farmhouse on Airbnb

This beautifully updated Rockfish Valley farmhouse, built in the early 1900s, is within seven miles of 151 wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries. It’s also in a great area for hiking and other recreation, with Shenandoah National Park, Wintergreen Resort, and US Bicycle Route 76 all nearby.

It’s the sort of place where you’ll gather with your favorite people for a special getaway. Combining historic charm with family-friendly, modern amenities, the farmhouse has a well-equipped kitchen, two Queen bedrooms, and a third bedroom with two single beds. (There’s a high chair and travel crib, too.) The decor is country farmhouse fresh with rocking chairs on the front porch and wrought iron bed frames.

After a day of tastings, enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views while relaxing in Adirondack chairs beside the outdoor fire pit and roasting marshmallows at sunset with the provided s’mores kits.

FAQ: What are the best wine regions in the US?

Are wineries safe to visit?

Many wineries have reopened with new safety protocols in place. Check with each winery for the latest details as you plan your visit. Some are operating with reduced capacity, limited indoor seating, mask requirements (when not tasting wine), and enhanced cleaning measures. Wineries may require reservations too, so consult their websites and make reservations in advance if you can. 

State and local COVID-19 restrictions will also impact how each winery is able to operate. Napa Valley, for example, is advising visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing. In general, expect limited interaction between customers and servers at tasting rooms, contactless ordering and payment, and perhaps temperature checks before entering some wineries. 

What’s the best time to visit a winery?

Keep in mind that vineyards are working farms, so they’ll be busy places during peak grape harvest season (roughly July to October, depending on the region). A winery (where wine is produced) may be separate from the actual vineyard, and a tasting room might also be separate from the growing operation.

Many are open year-round but check with the winery for specifics on their schedule, including any vineyard tours and wine-tasting programs they may offer. If you’re hoping to have a chance to chat with a winemaker, you might want to choose a quieter time of year. 

Keep in mind that finding available accommodation in high-demand areas during the peak summer and fall seasons can be a challenge, so book early to avoid disappointment.

What are the best wine regions in the US?

There are currently 252 established AVAs across the country, reflecting a wide range of growing conditions and geographic features in states you might expect (California, Washington, Oregon, New York), and those which might surprise you (Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Wisconsin). In fact, the oldest AVA is actually in Missouri (the Augusta AVA, established in 1980, just a few months before Napa Valley). There’s a wine region for every taste, and that’s what makes them so much fun to explore on your way to finding your own personal favorite. 

Washington State has 16 AVAs producing over 70 grape varieties. The Yakima Valley AVA is known for chardonnay, Riesling, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah.

Oregon‘s 19 AVAs grow nearly 100 grape varieties. The Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA is known for its pinot noir and chardonnay; and the Yamhill-Carlton AVA specializes in pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris.

California has a whopping 141 AVAs, with over 100 varieties of grapes growing throughout the state. In Napa Valley, the Calistoga AVA is known for producing cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, petite sirah, charbono, and syrah. The Mount Veeder AVA specializes in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, malbec, merlot, and syrah; and the St. Helena AVA is recognized for cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc. You’ll find plenty of zinfandel and sauvignon blanc in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley AVA; and the Paso Robles AVA has built a reputation for cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, syrah, and chardonnay.

Texas has eight AVAs. The Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA specializes in chardonnay, chenin blanc, merlot, and pinot noir.

Colorado has two AVAs. The Grand Valley AVA is known for syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay.

New York’s wine producers are classified within 11 AVAs. The Hudson River Region AVA specializes in pinot noir, cabernet franc, Riesling, and merlot. Seneca Lake AVA, in the Finger Lakes region, is recognized for its Riesling, cabernet franc, chardonnay, pinot noir, and Gewurztraminer. Long Island‘s North Fork AVA is especially known for its cabernet franc, merlot, and chardonnay. 

Virginia has eight AVAs. The Monticello AVA specializes in chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and viognier.

Is Airbnb safe?

 The CDC announced that fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Experts also consider private vacation homes like Airbnbs, one of the safer choices, especially when compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking an entire home protected from interaction with others.

Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures including the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which includes guidelines on personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and mandatory waiting periods between previous guests and cleanings.

However, there are still serious risks to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s important to follow advice from leading health organizations such as the CDC and the WHO. Look into the latest local and state guidelines before planning your vacation, and take precautions including wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining social distancing.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Airbnb cancellation policies are set by each home’s host, so check the individual listing for details. You can read a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies here.

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18 of the best Airbnbs on US islands, including lake homes, beach cottages, and resort-style condos

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The view from this Catalina Island Airbnb.
California or the Mediterranean? It’s hard to tell at this Airbnb on Catalina Island.

  • Island getaways don’t need to be far-flung, there are many stunning isles at home in the U.S.
  • Many of these charming islands are small and remote, and best suited to private vacation rentals.
  • We found top-rated Airbnbs on U.S. islands with all the amenities you need for a tropical getaway.

When you’re really in need of a holiday, there’s no better buffer for the everyday than an island escape.

And although the U.S. is home to tropical islands like Hawaii and Puerto Rico, reaching these beautiful destinations on a whim can be quite pricey. Fortunately, there are many beautiful islands a little closer to home, and not just on the east and west coasts, but also in the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

Because these locales tend to be remote (some require a ferry or plane to reach them), and hotels can be limited, we looked for the best island vacation homes and rentals on Airbnb that offer privacy, small-town hospitality, and the utmost seclusion. Discover charming islands with historic downtown areas, protected nature reserves, nautical landmarks, wide-open beaches, and no long-haul flights required.

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These are the best island Airbnbs in the U.S., sorted by price from low to high.

Sunflower condo on Amelia Island

The exterior of a sunflower condo on Amelia Island

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Amelia Island is located on Florida’s northeastern coast and is famous for its gold-colored sands and charming downtown.

On the Isle of Eight Flags, this cozy home is marked by a colorful sunflower mural on the garage and a bright blue bench. The house is in a quiet neighborhood that is just a short drive or bike ride from the downtown and beach area.

The one-bedroom home is cozy and simple with a King-sized bed, vintage furniture, and a smattering of sunflower decor for added charm. There is a plant-filled entryway with a small writing desk and although there is no kitchen, there is a small kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker.

The home has a large yard, which is shared with the host.

Beach home on Sanibel Island

The living room of Turtle Tracks West on Sanibel Island

Book this Florida Airbnb

Near the city of Fort Myers and accessible by bridge, Sanibel Island attracts many vacationers looking to enjoy beautiful beach sunsets and the island’s bayous and nature preserves.

This cheery two-bedroom duplex unit near the beach jas bright decor such as seashell-crusted accent pieces, coral pillows with underwater motifs, and turtle-shaped cut-outs in the blinds. 

The kitchen is small but modern with stainless steel appliances and a tiny breakfast nook, but there is also a dining table and seating area on the screened-in balcony. A nice outdoor shower is lovely for rinsing off sand and salt before turning in. There is also a washer and dryer, so you can maintain that fresh and clean feeling throughout your stay.

Custom forest cottage with a hot tub on Whidbey Island

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North of Seattle in the Puget Sound, this rugged island is home to a state park with clifftop ocean views and a handful of charming coastal towns. Amid the forest-clad landscape, this cottage was custom-built and handcrafted for extreme coziness. Sitting on 10 acres of private property, the cottage shares a garden with the host’s main house and is just a five-minute drive from the beach and a 15-minute drive from shops and restaurants.

With a hot tub out front, it’s a great spot for seclusion, especially for book-lovers who will fall in love with the built-in bookshelves that flank the Queen-sized bed with a cozy window nook.

The studio-sized apartment has a small beverage bar with a kettle and a French press, plus a dining table for two. There is also a back deck that overlooks a grassy lawn where deer and owls are often spotted. Guests are welcome to explore the large property and are sometimes invited to pick a few tomatoes from the greenhouse when in season.

Beach apartment with a hot tub on Galveston Island

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This bustling Texan island in the Gulf of Mexico is a popular beach spring break spot, connected to the mainland by a bridge.

On the quiet east side of town, this apartment is only two blocks from the beach and a mile away from the Strand, Galveston’s historic dining and shopping district. The home’s interior is sweetly decorated with a white molded wood headboard, matching white linens, beachy wall decor, and dark blue curtains in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, the kitchen is fully furnished with granite countertops and a coffeemaker, plus a small dining table. Past guests also report that the bed is soft and the shower’s water pressure is great.

In the garage, find goodies like a ping pong table and lawn games, and there is also a screened-in patio, hot tub, washer and dryer, and two bicycles for guests to borrow.

Cottage near Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

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This log cabin-like home is near Acadia National Park.

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Mount Desert Island the largest island off the Maine coast and home to Acadia National Park. There are many nooks and crannies to explore and this particular cottage located off a quiet section of Bar Harbor Road is surrounded by rolling meadows and a view of the Jordan River.

There are many ways to stay warm and cozy, from the wood-burning stove in the living room to the outdoor fire pit. Large windows let in lots of light and a small seating area on the front porch is a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee or watch the sunset. 

Although it has been designed with couples in mind, there’s enough room to host a group of four. The interior is decorated in farmhouse style with sliding barn doors, natural wood, and black iron trimmings, as well as luxe touches like a leather couch and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. 

In the yard, make use of the barbecue, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs.

Hotel-style condo with water views on Mackinac Island

The deck at this Airbnb in Mackinac Island
Enjoy water views right from the deck.

Book this Michigan Airbnb

In the middle of Lake Huron, Mackinac Island has a large state park, a historic fort, and a whole town where there are no cars, just bicycles and buggies. With such a small population, there is a limited supply of Airbnbs but you’ll find the most contemporary decor and furnishings in this hotel-style condo with a King-sized bed and a private deck with views of the Mackinac Straits. The location is two miles from town, but very close to Sunset Rock and the Stonecliffe Inn, known for its social events and a great restaurant, plus the Grand Hotel’s golf course.

This condo has a private entrance, a full bath, and a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.  The decor is modern with a calming natural color scheme, a tufted headboard, and metallic nightstands with crystal lamps.

The wooden deck has a nice view of the waterline just over the treetops and there is enough room for a small colorful table with two chairs. The room is hotel-style, so seating is limited to the deck and a small seating area below the television and a small indoor dining table for two.

Studio with beach gear on Ocracoke Island

The living room in a Studio on Ocracoke Island
Part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island has miles of pristine beaches, a historic village, and a lighthouse.

Book this North Carolina Airbnb

Part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, this barrier island has miles of pristine beaches, a historic village, and a lighthouse. This home is in a great location, just a half-block from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and shops in Avon.

Inside is cozy and contemporary with a beachy color scheme, a Queen-sized bed, and a kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and small dining table for two.

There’s also a deck that looks out over the yard and there is also a hot tub and grill. Beach chairs and an umbrella are free to borrow.

Seascape condo on Kiawah Island

The porch at an Airbnb on Kiawah Island
This screened-in porch means you’ll enjoy warm evenings outside free of bugs.

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Kiawah Island is a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston and a popular destination among golfers. The island is well-known for its resorts, but there are many beautiful vacation homes like this one-bedroom condo in West Beach.

The screened-in porch has a small seating area that overlooks the forest but won’t let any bugs in, which is a must on balmy summer nights. Enjoy complimentary beach gear, which only needs to be carried a short walk away to the sand. 

There is plenty of room to cook in the modern stainless steel kitchen that includes a wine fridge, and vaulted ceilings make the home feel even larger. Funky furniture like the palette-shaped wood coffee table and plush velvet couch adds a nice touch, while the bedroom is minimalistic with white, gray, and pale sea-green colors. 

Charming guest suite on Block Island

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Directly south of Rhode Island, Block Island is a quiet summer destination home to bike trails, beaches, historic lighthouses, and a small population. To get around, rent a bicycle or moped.

This one-bedroom suite is in a great location if you’re looking for a bit of seclusion, but still want to be close to town to eat out and explore. It has a private entrance, a small living area, a plush couch, and a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. The decor is relaxing with dusty blues and deep grays that complement nautical artwork. You’ll also have access to the outdoor patio with a grill and a dining area and nature trails surround the home.

There is a flat screen TV and a big couch when it’s time to unwind, and the hosts provide two beach chairs and towels for a day on the sand.

Sea haven on Jekyll Island

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Thanks to its protected status, Jekyll Island is a haven for beach-lovers who like their shorelines natural instead of lined with high rises. It’s perfect for family getaways, thanks to the plethora of activities available: think hiking in a maritime forest, visiting the U.S. Sea Turtle Center, four award-winning golf courses, and kayaking with dolphins. 

With so much to do, having a central base, and a restful place to crash at the end of a busy day, is key. This sea house is a welcoming retreat with a traditional design and modern, geometric motifs that serve as a nod to the nautical setting.

There’s a comfortable living room, a sparkling clean kitchen, and for the little ones, a bunk bed with a trundle-style pull-out third bed. The amenities are also very thoughtful, down to bikes, beach toys and bags, and coolers available for guests to use. 

While you’ll probably want a car (or at least bikes) to explore, this home is a short drive to dining, the historic district, and the beach, which is only 1,000 feet away.

Studio apartment with private garden on Fire Island

The garden courtyard of this Airbnb on Fire Island
Stay steps from the beach while enjoying a private garden all to yourself.

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Connected to Long Island by bridge and ferry service, Fire Island is a four-mile-long barrier island with various resort communities, golf courses, as well as Robert Moses State Park. T

his private studio is four houses away from the beach and is a short walk from the ferry dock where you’ll find many shops and restaurants, plus the Whyte Hall Theatre and a grocery store.

There is a private entrance, a kitchen with a microwave and coffeemaker, bar stools, and a basic Full-sized bed framed by colorful green paint. The look is sparse, leaving the focus on the outdoors, best enjoyed on the spacious private deck surrounded by a lush garden with enough room for a grill and an outdoor dining area. Be prepared to disconnect as there is no Wi-Fi.

Woodsy house with incredible views in the San Juan Islands

The view of the water on San Juan Islands from the Airbnb deck.
This waterfront deck makes it easy to take out a kayak or go for a dip.

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The San Juan Islands in Washington are home to rocky coastlines and old-growth forests. In the bustling town of Friday Habor, you’ll find this beautiful home covered in wood paneling with unique features like a reading nook (that could double as a child’s bed) built into the living room bookcase. The views surrounding this home are also worth daydreaming about as the custom-built house has a waterfront view of False Bay with 400 surrounding acres of open space. A great outpost for exploration, the hosts provide four kayaks and bikes and a private staircase leads to a deck on the beach.

Inside, the home has an open living space between the kitchen and living room, and is filled with books for those seeking a quiet, literary-minded getaway. Attached to the house is a light-filled sun room with a dining table, another reading nook, and a small deck. The bedroom is small but full of light with long windows on each side and a giant skylight. 

Historic apartment on Martha’s Vineyard

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This historic home dates back to the Civil War era.

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A classic escape off of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is a lovely summer destination known for its charming harbor towns and lighthouses. This apartment is located in one of the most lively towns on the island in a building that has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Property. One of two historic apartments from the Civil War era, this two-floor floor unit has a deck with views over downtown, plus a seating area and a grill to enjoy it all.

The space is small, but huge windows let in lots of light and the traditional design includes warm muted colors on the walls and rugs. There are two modestly-sized bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and one with two single beds, however, it’s the location that should lure you to book here. The apartment is within walking distance of the beach, ferry terminal, and Oak Bluff’s dining and shopping center. 

Oceanview condo with pool access on Catalina Island

The view from this Catalina Island Airbnb.
California or the Mediterranean? It’s hard to tell at this Airbnb on Catalina Island.

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Off the coast of Los Angeles in the Channel Islands, Santa Catalina offers seclusion, nature, and a little bit of Hollywood history. You’ll find most things centered in the town of Avalon, where this large condo offers a terrace with a 180-degree view of the coast and an elegant design with minimalistic retro details and classy wood furnishings and accents.

The home has one bedroom, plus a den with a fireplace and designer couch that can be transformed into a queen-sized bed for extra guests.

Bamboo floors and leather furniture add a touch of luxury to the airy home, and double doors open out to the balcony with seating and a breakfast table.

Part of a larger condominium complex, guests also have access to the pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis courts and the hosts offer guests the option of using their golf cart to get around the island.

Coastal designer condo on Nantucket

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This posh home is steps to Nantucket’s Main Street and harbor.

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One of the smaller inhabited islands off of Cape Cod, Nantucket offers a quaint historic town and sandy dunes.

Following a recent renovation, this one-bedroom home shines with highly curated, posh decor by way of lucite side tables, midcentury chairs, pendant lamps, and an overstuffed crisp white couch. There is also a gleaming kitchen, and a covered deck with picnic-style seating and a small grill. The bedroom features maritime-minded pieces like a bedside lamp crafted from thick rope and a mix of white, gray, and slate blue colors.

The location is a short walk to Main Street and the Nantucket Harbor.

Floating Tiki suite in Key West

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Designed to be a glamping experience on the water, you get to this one-of-a-kind floating suite via boat or water shuttle.

The provided paddleboards and snorkel gear make it easy to leap off the front deck and hit the surrounding water. Of course, lounging in the hammock or opening the French doors on all sides to take in the water views from the King bed are also worthy options. 

Brazilian hardwood floors complement the thatched-tiki styling and soaring vaulted ceilings give the living space an airy feel — literally since they also serving as the core component to the self-ventilating design that helps keep this suite cool. While there is a bathroom, there’s no true kitchen here. There is a cooler that can keep food cold for up to nine days, but guests need to bring their own ice and supplies.

Lakefront home in Lake Havasu City

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This Airbnb is actually on an island within Lake Havasu.

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It doesn’t get much closer to the water than this. Lakefront views are available from almost every window in this impressive home that’s actually located on an island within Lake Havasu City. 

Recently remodeled, there is a Queen-size bedroom and additional pull-out sleeper, a sleek bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Though the real draws are outside where an expansive deck is furnished with a large table, plush couch seating, a grill, and outdoor speakers.

From there, private stairs lead directly down to the water with a buoy to tie a boat in front of the home. Dock rentals are also available for a small fee for 24 foot or smaller boats. 

Your very own private island on Hilton Head

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Old House Cay is in fact made up of three private islands that you’ll have to yourself, accessible only by boat.

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This place is a little more expensive than we’d usually go, but how many opportunities do you get to rent your own private island? Old House Cay is in fact made up of three private islands that you’ll have to yourself. They’re accessible only by boat, and the hosts are kind enough to transport you in theirs.

The rental is a beautifully renovated large wooden beach house, with gorgeous reclaimed wood, pillars, exposed beams on high vaulted ceilings, and corrugated iron that comes together to make the place magazine-level photogenic. There are also hardwood floors, wicker furniture, driftwood sculptures, model fish, and even a ship’s figurehead hanging on the wall. It’s fully loaded with home comforts for dining in and entertaining, and with boating or fishing the only real demands on your time, it’s an ideal spot for getting off-grid (though, there is Wi-Fi). Savor the views from the wraparound deck, or hop into the hammock — you’re on island time here.

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14 of the best Airbnbs within 3 hours of New York City for beaches, mountains, or charming towns

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  • For New Yorkers looking to stick close to home, there are plenty of options within a short drive.
  • Airbnbs are an attractive lodging option, offering privacy and an easy way to social distance.
  • We rounded up highly-rated Airbnbs within 3 hours of New York City, ranging from $108 to $375.

If you’re ready to enjoy a change of scenery, but still want to avoid airports, there are a variety of easy-to-reach destinations within three hours from midtown Manhattan.

Hike or ski the Catskills and Poconos, swim in crystal-clear lakes in the Hudson Valley and the Litchfield Hills, frolic in the Atlantic surf at the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons, and stroll pedestrian-friendly towns like Mystic in Connecticut and New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Spacious apartment on a country lane in New Lebanon

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This charming apartment in a Greek Revival house was originally a boarding house. It’s since been updated with modern comforts like a washer/dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, and excellent Wi-Fi while retaining vintage elements including a pedestal sink, hardwood floors, marble-topped tables, and an old-school front porch with Adirondack chairs.

The upstairs master bedroom is huge, with a Queen-size bed and club chair with a footstool for lounging, plus a roomy separate dressing room that adds a patrician note. The second bedroom has Twin beds made up with a hodgepodge of colorful sheets, just right for kids. The kitchen has a nostalgic enamel sink, a big butcher block island, and is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a feast, including Royal Doulton dishware, cake tins, and condiments. Outside, the yard is framed by berry bushes and dotted with fruit trees, plus there’s a picnic table for meals cooked on the grill. 

New Lebanon is in the northern corner of Columbia County, surrounded by fields and forests. It’s just minutes from the cultural offerings of the Berkshires, including the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Norman Rockwell Museum. If you’re visiting in summer, ask your host for passes to Queechy Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the state, with a sandy beach and lifeguards. In winter, several small ski areas and numerous trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are nearby. The Sunday farmers’ market draws a crowd with fresh produce and quality prepared food stalls.  

Compact apartment with garden access in Beacon

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This snug apartment on the ground floor of the host’s home has a private entrance and plenty of privacy. It’s loaded with personality including a vintage pink bathtub and perky accents like furry white throw pillows topping the bed and sofa.

Original artwork, funky tiles, and decorative patterned wallpaper add dramatic flourishes. The Roku television, Queen-size organic mattress, and scenic mountain views are also welcome touches and the kitchen opens to the backyard with a fire pit and rocking chairs.

The apartment is within walking distance from Beacon, so it’s easy to browse the independently-owned shops and galleries. Don’t miss a visit to DIA Beacon, a show-stopping modern art museum housed in a former factory along the banks of the Hudson River. Beacon is pedestrian-friendly and just an 80-minute train ride on Metro-North from NYC’s Grand Central Station, making it a potential car-free getaway. 

Cozy cottage on a quiet road in Kinderhook

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This newly renovated cottage sits on two peaceful acres across the road from a big apple orchard. The interior is airy and uncluttered with pale wood floors and simple furniture. The living room walls are dotted with original artwork created by the host’s wife, plus there’s a foldout sofa in addition to the Queen bed, colorful area rugs, two desks, and a beautiful wooden screen with intricate inlay.

A meditation pillow and a collection of books on Buddhist philosophy are in tune with the calm vibe and there’s an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, washer-dryer, and cooking equipment.

If the weather is fine, plan on spending time on the deck that looks out at the garden. The host lives in the main house next door and is available should you need anything, but gives you complete privacy if that’s what you desire. 

The cottage is steps from a paved trail for cycling, hiking, or roller-blading. The historic town of Kinderhook, birthplace of Martin Van Buren, is a short walk away. You’ll also find a bagel shop, a donut store, and several cafes nearby. The area is a hotbed of creativity, including Art Omi, a contemporary outdoor sculpture park set on 120 rambling acres in neighboring Ghent. It’s just a 15-minute drive to the numerous galleries and restaurants in hip Hudson. 

Secluded Catskill cabin in Olivebridge

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This cabin perched on a fern-covered ledge is a romantic escape for couples craving immersion in nature. Constructed of reclaimed hemlock beams with charred cedar siding and ringed by acres of oak, maple, and pine trees, it has the look of an off-the-grid house, yet offers practical amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and an induction heat stove.

The open-concept design presents high ceilings, tall windows that stream in natural light, hardwood floors, and a sleeping loft overlooking the organic garden. Furnishings are simple, with a wood stove to keep you warm on the coldest days and a farm-style enamel sink in the small kitchen. The wrap-around wood deck is an excellent place to gaze at wildlife, perhaps while relaxing in the hammock. 

There’s a steep incline to reach the cabin so if you don’t have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, you’ll need to park your car and hike approximately 200 yards to reach the cabin. The helpful host lives steps away and can assist with transporting your luggage if you desire. 

The Catskills is a paradise for those seeking outdoor recreation. Fish at Esopus Creek, downhill ski at Hunter Mountain, and hike Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills. 

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Cottage with a hot tub in Southampton

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Great for experiencing the best of all worlds, this studio is set between old-moneyed Southampton and funky Sag Harbor, and is just one block away from Peconic Bay Beach.

It’s hidden away on an acre of evergreens, and relaxation is encouraged ⁠— the hosts built this home as an artist’s studio inspired by their love of staying at five-star hotels and as such, added a full luxury shower, crisp white linens, down bedding, and feature art and vintage furniture widely. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided and there is even a deck and little koi pond with a waterfall. However, note that children and pets are not allowed.

Serene cottage with access to a private beach in Sag Harbor

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This cottage on Captain’s Row is nestled in nature but only a short stroll from Sag Harbor. A private guesthouse set behind the main house, it overlooks a cove where you’ll spot ducks, seagulls, osprey, and swans. 

The cottage paints a dignified picture with a claw-foot bathtub, country-style white wicker furniture, oil paintings of purebred dogs, a working fireplace, and exposed brick accents. The bedroom boasts water views and the compact kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities. There’s a big lawn leading to the bay, though you may share the sprawling outdoor space with a few other renters from neighboring properties. 

Sag Harbor is a former whaling village and deep-water harbor that cherishes its maritime roots. The inviting Main Street is packed with locally owned galleries, shops, and eateries that remain open year-round.

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Loft in a renovated textile mill in Philadelphia

Beautiful loft space in renovated textile mill.

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Manayunk is known as one of Philly’s most happening neighborhoods, with breweries, hip dining spots, and owner-operated boutiques. It’s a good choice if you want to get a feel for living like a local that’s a speedy bus or train ride to the city center.

Situated on a quiet street, this 1,400 square-foot converted textile mill is a striking example of industrial design. Much of the original infrastructure, such as crude brickwork, quirky columns, and large beams, have been retained, creating a historic backdrop for updated amenities. 

This third-floor walkup boasts 15-foot ceilings and oversized windows that stream in natural light, illuminating the open floor plan. The furnishings are modern and subdued, with a pale blue sofa adding a soft blush of color in the living area. The separate bedroom includes a King-size bed with a metal headboard adding character, plus an additional Queen bed on the other side of the loft. A fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances ties it all together nicely. 

A-frame house on a pond near Milford

A frame house on a pond near Milford

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This hideaway in the foothills of the Poconos is set in the forest next to a private pond where you may boat, fish, and soak in the silence. Furnishings are down to earth, with comfortable couches and chairs, a circular tiled coffee table, and an original fireplace with a supply of firewood.

Each bedroom has plump comforters, soft linens, and large area rugs atop the wood floors. There’s a single bathroom with a combination tub/shower and a workable kitchen with an extra-large fridge.

A chicken coop near the cottage provides fresh eggs in the morning, though the downside is you may hear the rooster crow at dawn. There’s also a fire pit outside the cottage and another one lakeside. 

Your host lives on the other side of the pond and is happy to introduce guests to her herd of goats and offer samples of fresh goat’s milk. 

It’s a short drive to the Delaware River for white-water rafting, hiking the three-tiered cascading waterfall at Raymondskill Creek Trail, downhill skiing at Shawnee Mountain, and exploring the artsy town of Milford, where the American conservation movement was born. 

Spacious house in New Hope

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Built in 1833, this house has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated to seamlessly blend old with new. The interior features wood and slate floors, beamed ceilings, and design accents such as tartan throw pillows, chandeliers, and richly textured upholstery. The master bedroom’s traditional furniture includes a two-poster bed adorned with a ruffled bed-skirt and an antique mahogany dresser.

The cook’s kitchen has sunny yellow accents, a big butcher block island, and top-notch appliances. Both bathrooms are modern and spacious and the flagstone patio is a nice place to sit and enjoy the mature plantings as you listen to the birdsong. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and cable TV add modern comforts.  

On the banks of the Delaware River between New York City and Philadelphia, New Hope is one of the most charming towns in Bucks County. The house is within walking distance of numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Rent bikes and pedal along the Delaware Canal or walk across the bridge to visit equally adorable Lambertville on the New Jersey side of the river. 

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Renovated cottage on Lake Hopatcong

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This chalet-style cottage with lake views has the sporty ambiance of a ski lodge, particularly its centerpiece wood-paneled great room with a wood-burning stove and oversized dark leather couches and chairs.

It’s spacious enough for a large family or relaxed gathering of friends. The bedrooms are roomy and the bathrooms are equally spacious, one with a huge tub adorned with decorative tiles, the other with a tub/shower combination. In the kitchen, modern black and steel appliances look sleek, plus there’s a counter with stools that allow you to watch the cook in action.

A yard with a stone-paved patio has a grill and table for outdoor dining with an additional picnic table on the lawn. There’s Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, TV, and air conditioning. The house feels private though there are neighboring homes very nearby.

Lake Hopatcong is the largest lake in New Jersey, just an hour from the George Washington Bridge. To access the water, you’ll need to purchase a $5 guest pass to the nearby Byram Bay Beach Club. 

Casual surf shack in Belmar Beach on the Jersey Shore

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With a surfboard hanging from the wall and an indoor hammock in the living room, this cozy spot is the essence of beach chic.

The interior color palette is soothingly neutral with white clapboard walls and wood-paneled ceilings. Subtly stylish, the living space has a couch strewn with pillows and knit lap blankets, wood floors are topped with homey rugs, and there are thoughtful accents like candles and fresh flowers.

The back bedroom has a Queen-size bed and to reach the additional loft bedroom, you’ll climb a sturdy handmade ladder to find Twin beds. 

The private back deck’s wood floors are topped with candy-colored area rugs and a grill and picnic table, and there is also an outdoor shower, a side yard with a fire pit, and a shed with bikes you may borrow. 

The home is located three blocks from Atlantic surf and sand of Belmar Beach. Jog along the boardwalk and soak in the sea air. If you’ve got kids, the town prides itself on its numerous beachside playgrounds.

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Quaint home on Lake Waramug, $220

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Luxury meets simplicity at this sweet cottage with commanding views of Lake Waramug. The updated interior is relaxed with traditional country house features like a stone fireplace, wood floors, and an oversized couch in the living room.

The bathroom has slate tile floors, a shower/tub combo, and plush towels. The larger bedroom has a new King-size mattress and a big dark brown leather chair with an ottoman, while the second bedroom offers Twin beds with cute bedding with stripes and polka dots. The generous kitchen has everything you need to prepare an upscale meal. 

There’s also a new outdoor grill, washer/dryer, cable, fast Wi-Fi throughout, and a music corner with a guitar, speakers, amp, and turntable. The house is right on the lake, boasting vistas worth savoring from rocking chairs on the ample front porch and a semi-private beach for swimming.

Litchfield County is a rural region in the quiet northwestern corner of the state that oozes New England flavor. Stroll around the lake or explore the small towns for antiquing and dining. 

Guest cottage with a pool and marsh views

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This small cottage feels like a boutique villa with its access to a serene pool with plush towels, loungers, umbrellas, and a hot tub.

It’s a guest cottage, so your host will be on-site, but there’s plenty of privacy within the design-forward home that includes one bedroom, a nice kitchen, and a calming blue and white color palette. At night, sink into the bed with goose feather duvets and shut the blackout blinds for a restful night’s sleep.

In addition to the pool, the home enjoys water and marsh views from every room, a boon for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This is a place to unplug as there is no TV, however, Wi-Fi is available.

Tudor-style home near downtown Mystic

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This Tudor-style house with a lemon yellow exterior has an open floor plan and functional features like a washer/dryer and a flat-screen TV. Wide-plank wood floors, refurbished barn doors, a decorative fireplace, and touches of nautical and equestrian bric-a-brac add unique charm. 

The workhorse kitchen features cabinetry in a pleasing shade of pastel blue, new high-end appliances, and quartz countertops, while the updated bathrooms have new plumbing fixtures and double sinks.

The master bedroom features a King bed with premium linens in a floral pattern, a handsome leather chaise, and a decorative fireplace, plus there’s a second bedroom with a Queen-size bed. The backyard’s green lawn is lovingly maintained and has a dining table if you choose to eat outdoors.

The house is near beaches and historic Mystic village and is just a short walk to the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Amtrak Station, so it’s possible to catch the train at Penn Station in New York City and enjoy a car-free getaway. 

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FAQ: Airbnb travel

What should I look for in an Airbnb?

As with our selections, for any home, look for favorable recent guest reviews, homes that participate in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, and those with highly-rated Superhosts.

Additionally, you might enhance your vacation by looking for homes with interesting design and vacation amenities such as private decks, hot tubs, or pools.  

How do I book a home on Airbnb?

Search for homes first based on location and your preferred dates, and then filter results by your desired number of bedrooms or bathrooms, specific amenities, and more.

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What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy? 

The cancellation policy is set by the individual host and differs from home to home. Always check the cancellation policy before booking a home on Airbnb.

Is travel safe?

If you’re wondering if travel is safe, the CDC now says fully vaccinated individuals can safely travel within the US.

Is Airbnb safe?

Experts consider private vacation homes, such as those on Airbnb, as one of the safer places to stay, especially compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking an entire home protected from interaction with others, and Airbnb requires all hosts and guests to comply with enhanced cleaning policies, known as the Enhanced Clean protocol, which is a rigorous, five-step cleaning process.

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When all the National Park Service campgrounds were already booked for the summer, I turned to Airbnb – here’s why I’ll gladly book an Airbnb campsite again

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  • Many federal and state campsites book up quickly for the popular summer season.
  • For a last-minute trip, I turned to Airbnb, which lists private campsites as well as home rentals.
  • Airbnb campsites are often more expensive than traditional ones, but are easy to find and book.

At the end of last summer, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and scenery of my Pacific Northwest base before the autumn rains took hold of the skies. A friend recommended the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington’s Central Cascades, also known as the Enchantments. With sheer granite mountain peaks and turquoise-blue alpine lakes, it seemed like the perfect place to spend a few nights under the stars.

But I was hardly alone in my interest. Options to book a campsite on state booking sites like Recreation.gov were long gone.

Thankfully, as an experienced Airbnb user, I knew I could sort listings to look for campsites. The process was easy and I booked two nights at a campsite near Leavenworth for $83 per night, near the trailhead where my friends and I planned to hike.

While I paid more to book through Airbnb, it was well worth it for the added convenience, flexibility, and the ability to even find a last-minute campsite in my desired location.

Here’s what my experience was like, and what you should know if you’re considering camping through Airbnb.

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I booked White Aspen Camping, a privately-owned campsite that lists seven campsites on Airbnb.

Each campsite has a capacity of between two and eight guests, so even when totally full, there would never be more than about 30 people on the property. 

It’s located on top of a mountain ridge with a spectacular view of the valleys below, and the area seemed pretty spacious. For $105 per night, we would also have access to running water and amenities like fire pits, picnic tables, garbage cans, and, most impressively, a flushing toilet. These would all have been absent from the federal and state sites I was considering.

The property also offers a glamping tent with luxury amenities like a propane grill, outdoor shower, and more, but my friends and I were fine to rough it.

We would be staying at one of the rustic campsites. We’d need to pitch our own tent and cook our own food but wouldn’t have to worry about taking out our trash and could use a shared restroom comfortably. 

What ultimately sold me on this Airbnb, however, were the views overlooking the mountains, particularly one extremely vibrant sunset photograph. Although it didn’t have many reviews, each one mentioned the spectacular view as the main selling point.

Some did warn that the site could be windy, being on the top of a ridge, but at the time that seemed like a worthy trade-off.

The listing advertised 673 private acres, which offered “thousands of miles” of trails, which I thought would be a nice option for additional hiking. The location was also perfectly poised to watch both the sunrise and sunset, which felt like getting a two-for-one deal.

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Before my trip even began, I had to reschedule multiple times as a result of wildfire smoke. For this reason alone, I was especially glad to have booked through Airbnb. 

Unlike other campsite booking platforms, Airbnb was highly flexible and made it easy to reschedule and message the host. Not only was our host understanding, but she provided us with updates on smoke conditions, too. 

Had I booked a federal campsite, I would have simply lost my reservation. According to Recreation.gov’s refund policy, users may apply for a refund if the campsite was closed during wildfires, but it’s unclear whether smoke conditions would qualify for a full or partial refund.

Once my trip finally got going, I was equally impressed with my host. Since this campsite was located on private property, our host included driving instructions from the nearby town of Leavenworth to help navigate backcountry roads that seemingly led to the middle of nowhere.

The directions were clear and a sign advertising the campsite led us up the right road. But we didn’t have any cell service and it was raining heavily, which made the roads feel precarious.

In fact, a large puddle in the middle of the road seemed impassable. Thankfully, we were able to communicate our concern to the host, who offered to drive down to meet us and guide us through. 

She led us to the campsite where she explained how everything worked. As soon as we arrived, we were also happy to find that all our phones (T-Mobile) were able to pick up a 4G signal.

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The campsite was pristine and well-manicured with trails that wove between neighboring campsites, the bathroom, and the picnic area. The area for our tent was also very clean and we did not have to spend any time picking out rocks to make it flat.

There were multiple picnic areas and fire pits available where the views were the best, and many campsites were set behind trees to provide some shelter from strong gusts of wind.

Our host, who lived on the property, also offered to sell us firewood. It was easy to communicate with her and nice to know that someone was nearby in case of emergency.

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The location was superb with a spectacular view overlooking the valley and the sun setting over the mountains across the way. Although it was cloudy when we arrived, the fog lifted in a dramatic display of clouds that seemed to be flying right towards us.

During our stay, there were only two other groups. It was quite peaceful and secluded, but the whooshing wind did drown out most of the other natural sounds. Walking around the site, we didn’t once run into any other guests and even though we could see other tents, it felt like we had the place to ourselves.

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We made good use of amenities like a water spigot, which came in handy for washing dishes, and the bathroom, which also provided shelter from the wind when we needed to get changed.

The picnic tables were wet, so we used our own camping chairs. Even though this location billed itself as a luxury campsite, we still needed to cook our own food and wash and dry our dishes. But provided trash cans meant we didn’t have to worry about taking the trash out with us.

Because our trip was rescheduled from its original dates, the site was a lot colder than expected. The wind conditions were extreme and it was very difficult to keep a fire lit. As a result, after one very cold night, we opted not to stay for a second and drove home early.

This, however, was a risk we expected and not our host’s fault.

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Despite our early check-out, I still believe that choosing an Airbnb campsite instead of a traditional one opened up a new world of camping possibilities. A mountain ridge like the one at White Aspen was a rare place to camp, even more so thanks to provided running water and amenities.

And because it was privately-owned with a host, it added a new element of hospitality to the experience. 

At the same time, there were several details I didn’t consider, such as road conditions, extreme weather, and how those may impact a location. Next time I camp through Airbnb, these are all things I will ask my host about. 

While Airbnb offers an easy booking process and many unique and rugged locations that experienced campers may enjoy, novice campers should be prepared to do plenty of research and ask a lot of questions before making plans to pack up the car and hit backcountry roads.

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All Airbnb hosts are required to follow enhanced cleaning protocol, but since this was a campsite, the only things that needed to be sanitized were the bathrooms and picnic tables.

The campsite does host other people camping, but on the weekend I visited, it was mostly empty.

When we arrived, the bathroom appeared sparkling clean and felt safe to use. The irrigation system was impressive and the flushing toilet was probably the cleanest I’ve ever seen in a forest.

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Who stays here: This was kind of like glamping for people who are against glamping. Although White Aspen does offer a glamping tent on the property, their rustic campsites offered a standard camping experience with just a little bit of added comfort, i.e. running water and a bonafide flushing toilet.

We like: In a place this remote, I might have felt anxious about spending the night so far away from civilization. However, the knowledge that the host was living on-site, and only a message away felt reassuring.

We love: I won’t soon forget standing at 5,000 feet elevation and watching the clouds roll beneath my feet in an exclusive location that we pretty much had all to ourselves. It felt like a true rarity and a one-of-a-kind experience.

We think you should know: Airbnb is pricier than many other campsites. However, once you factor in the spectacular location, amenities, and on-site host, the price felt justified.

We’d do this differently next time: I would have asked for more information about the road conditions. 

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By nature, camping trips are risky business. Our trip had a lot of obstacles and mishaps from smoked-out weekends, big puddles, and high winds. It wasn’t exactly the whimsical escape into nature I envisioned.

However, my choice to camp through Airbnb offered added flexibility, inventory, convenience, and amenities over booking through a traditional camping platform. 

If you’re considering a camping getaway, Airbnb is well worth a look to see if it fits within your needs and budget, especially if other major options are all booked up.

How to book an Airbnb campsite

To book your own Airbnb campsite, search by dates and location. Then under “More filters” scroll down to “Unique stays” and check the box for “Campsites” to filter listings to exclusively campgrounds.

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16 of the best Airbnbs near wineries in the US from Napa to the North Fork

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  • Wineries are re-opening to the public, and they can be great destinations for a gourmet getaway.
  • We’ve paired wine regions from coast to coast with local Airbnb options.
  • From standard homes to yurts, we found Airbnbs near wineries ranging from $120 to $456 per night.

Anyone who’s ever visited a winery knows that it’s all-too-tempting to linger in those beautiful settings. So, why not stay? Find yourself a cozy base camp and spend a few days exploring the vineyards and tasting the local wines. Though many wineries initially switched to virtual tastings due to the pandemic, tasting rooms have reopened their doors with new precautions in place (more on that here).

There are currently 252 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) spread across the country, with 141 in California alone. So, there’s a good chance you live within an easy road trip of a grape-growing region. Though I’m no sommelier, I’ve been to enough tastings to know that staying right nearby is a serious perk.

Because these wine-producing areas have become such popular destinations, the crop of vacation rentals is growing as quickly as the vines. From charming cottages to mod guest houses with pools, converted barns to rustic log cabins, wine country Airbnbs offer plenty of personality.

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Here are the best Airbnbs near wineries, sorted by area and then by price, from low to high.

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Napa Valley cottage in downtown Calistoga

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This storybook cottage is one of a cluster of 16 similar cottages scattered throughout an elm forest right in the heart of Calistoga. The cottages are collectively known as the Cottage Grove Inn, and they’re located within easy strolling distance of the town’s tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants.

The cottage is a relaxing and romantic place, with soft furnishings in white and rosy hues, reclaimed hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace (wood provided). The King bed has down bedding, and the spa-like bathroom offers robes, a two-person soaking tub, and shower. A customized armoire hides a kitchen nook with a small fridge and coffee and tea. 

Yoga mats, picnic basket backpacks, and cruiser bikes are available for some outdoor fun, and there’s also a Tesla charging station on the premises. 

Although the cottage is configured as a studio for double occupancy, the hosts can add an extra single bed if you give them advance notice. Dogs under 40 pounds are welcome too (for an extra $50 per pet, per night), but be aware children younger than 12 are prohibited. 

Vineyard cabin in Paso Robles

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Located on the Hoyt Family Vineyard, just nine minutes west of Paso Robles, this funky little cabin is peaceful and private, yet it’s within an easy 20-minute drive to several area vineyards.

Local design firm Daniels Wood Land was responsible for the cabin’s unconventional interior design, using repurposed wine barrels, fallen trees, and old industrial parts to create many of the home’s furnishings in a style the hosts describe as “cool, rustic chic.” 

Kids are welcome here, and one bedroom has bunk beds, while the other has a Queen bed. There’s a kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, and the cabin is equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

It’s a free-spirited sort of place to relax. Outside there’s a spacious outdoor deck, plus a BBQ grill and picnic table, lounge seating, and a campfire area (s’more kit included). Guests have access to a hot tub on the adjoining property (there’s another Airbnb on the premises, and it’s possible to rent both for larger groups), and there’s even a tree swing at the top of the hill.

Vineyard guesthouse in St. Helena

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This recently renovated guesthouse is located on a private vineyard in the mountains 10 minutes from St. Helena. Plenty of neighboring vineyards are also within easy reach.

Open, airy, and elegant — with lofty, 20-foot ceilings and gorgeous views from wrap-around windows — the home’s modern design is white and bright, with flashes of sunny yellow and deep coral mixed with warm wood tones. The studio configuration includes a sleek white kitchenette, a rustic antique wooden dining table, a lounge area with a cushion-strewn built-in window bench and a Queen sleeper sofa, a fireplace, plus a white-curtained canopy bed. The bathroom is stocked with robes and offers an oversized walk-in shower.

It’s easy to wander between indoor and outdoor spaces. Two sets of French doors open onto a private terrace with panoramic vistas and a contemporary seating and dining area. 

Modern barn on vineyard near Healdsburg

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This sophisticated barn resides in the heart of a nine-acre working Zinfandel vineyard, overlooking Sonoma County’s beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Although it’s only five minutes away from Healdsburg — with its excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and farmer’s market — the setting is private and peaceful.

Well-suited for two couples, it offers two luxurious Restoration Hardware California King bed suites (each with a full bath) separated by a shared great room with lounge seating, a dining table, and a well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances. The decor is eclectic-cool, including a rustic wooden dining set, leather club chairs, modern white sofa, groovy handmade concrete tile flooring, rugs gathered from the hosts’ world travels, and striking original art throughout. A Haiku bamboo fan swirls above the main space to keep it cool.

It’s a place for easy indoor-outdoor living, with a fragrant lavender field just outside the living room’s French doors and a 45-foot covered porch that overlooks the vineyard and the Dry Creek Valley. A Weber gas grill is available, and there’s an outdoor seating and dining area. The hosts point out that the property isn’t suited to children younger than 8. 

Mountain guesthouse with pool in Napa

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This tranquil guesthouse with vineyard views is hidden in the mountains only a few minutes up a country road from Napa. It’s a quiet and secluded setting for a peaceful and private stay, while still being right near incredible wineries.

The interior is light and open, with vaulted ceilings and minimalist-mod decor in white and wood tones. Fold-down beds are concealed behind panels resembling Shoji screens. One Queen bed and two Twin beds can share the main space, but the versatile home can also be configured with fewer beds to make room for a seating area, depending on your needs. The gorgeous, full kitchen has a white marble island with a breakfast bar, a fire-engine-red Smeg refrigerator, and the hexagonal-tiled bathroom features a walk-in shower. 

Outside, there’s an elegant lap pool, hot tub, and seating area for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Walk up the road beyond the house to meet the local cows, alpacas, and sheep, and you’ll be rewarded with views all the way to San Francisco. This property has been used as a writer’s retreat, and it’s easy to see how someone could be inspired by this exquisite setting. 

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Airstream with private hot tub beside tasting room in Wapato

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Play it cool in this cool Airstream, parked in a private spot beside the Freehand Cellars tasting room in the Yakima Valley. Located just a few minutes away from downtown Yakima, the trailer comes with its own hot tub and gas firepit and it’s surrounded by eight acres of orchards, roses, and vineyards. 

The living space is streamlined and contemporary, with sleek metal surfaces, pale wood tones, and plenty of natural light. There’s a handy kitchenette and cushioned dining nook, a cozy queen bed, and a bathroom with shower, decorated with a jaunty sign reading, “Wine me up and watch me go!” The trailer also has all the necessary modern comforts, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning. 

Level-2 electric vehicle chargers are also available free on-site. And it’s no surprise that this Airstream is popular—there’s limited availability in spring, but more openings into summer and fall.

Vineyard cottage near Walla Walla

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Nestled amidst rolling fields of wheat and grapes on a family vineyard a few miles north of Walla Walla, this dreamy cottage offers quiet relaxation in a country setting.

With two covered porches and a sprawling lawn, visitors tend to spend a lot of time outdoors —dining, sipping wine, or just enjoying the sunset. Inside, the spaces have a refreshed antique charm, with hardwood floors and an open-plan living room warmed by a fireplace and furnished with leather sofas. The full kitchen and adjacent dining area feature a square wooden farmhouse table surrounded by white Windsor chairs. 

Consider bringing or renting a bike to explore local backroads and rural cycling routes. Downtown Walla Walla has more than 30 tasting rooms, and there are plenty of others to visit nearby.  

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Wine Country yurt near Salem

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For a one-of-a-kind stay, this yurt is tucked into an oak grove on five rural acres near Salem, only a few minutes away from several award-winning vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

Don’t judge a yurt by its cover: The interior goes far beyond the rudimentary, with modern amenities and spacious comfort. The bright and airy main space includes a living area with a 40-inch TV, a dining area with seating for six, and a full kitchen with a range and dishwasher. There’s even framed artwork adorning the walls. A private bedroom is furnished with a Queen-sized brass bed, dresser, and armoire, and the bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower. A sofa bed and air mattress are also available for sleeping in the main room, plus the yurt has heating, a portable air conditioner, and WiFi. 

Outside, there’s a dining area with a grill and a private deck with a jolly umbrella-shaded cafe table. Well-behaved pets are allowed.

Willamette Valley cabin with vineyard views

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This recycled cedar cabin is perched at the edge of a forest overlooking 40 acres of vines on the Beacon Hill Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton wine country. The vineyard produces pinot noir, chardonnay, and Riesling, and they have a tasting room on-site. Plus, the cabin is located within a few minutes’ drive of several other wineries.

Built in the shape of a tower, the cabin offers panoramic views from the tree house-like upstairs bedroom. And while the wood-paneled space is compact, it’s practical and comfortable: There’s a wood-burning fireplace beside the living area’s two leather armchairs, electric heaters in each room, and air conditioning too. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, and electric burners, and the bathroom is equipped with a shower. 

The spacious outdoor deck is just right for sipping wine and keeping an eye on the vineyard. (The hosts even provide a bottle of their estate-grown pinot noir.) There’s also a picnic area with a BBQ grill and a firepit in the woods. 

Visitors remark on how gorgeous and peaceful it is to stay on the vineyard, although the host says to expect some farming activity between July and October. Guests can receive a 10% discount on designated local wine tours, too. Ask the host for details.

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Log cabin near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

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An authentic log cabin, built in the 1800s, this remarkable rental is located just five miles from downtown Fredericksburg and within easy reach of numerous tasting rooms. 

One of three antique cabins on over seven acres (all three can be rented together, for a total of 18 guests), this two-person home is called Peach Cabin. And though it may be old, it’s certainly not musty or dusty. The interior is clean and fresh, with a soaring ceiling, stone fireplace, comfortable furniture, and a small kitchenette and dining area. The loft bedroom features a Queen-sized bed. But the star of the whole show may just be the bathroom’s fabulous antique copper soaking tub.

If that’s not enough, there’s a private hot tub on the back porch, and the cabin also comes with a picnic table, hammock, and charcoal grill. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to find deer grazing in the yard.

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Vineyard barn in Palisade wine country

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Explore Colorado’s wine country from this newly renovated barn, set amidst four acres of vineyards and peach orchards in the Grand Valley AVA. Located two miles from Palisade and 13 miles from Grand Junction, with stunning views of Mt. Garfield, the barn is right next door to Maison La Belle Vie Winery, Red Fox Cellars, and Garfield Estates.

The spacious, two-story living space features hickory floors upstairs and stained concrete floors on the main level, with simple, comfortable furniture. There’s an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area with a fireplace, plus one King and one Queen bedroom, and two bathrooms (one with a shower). The barn is comfortable year-round, with heating, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Outside, there’s a patio with a firepit and grill for enjoying the gorgeous setting. Dogs, a cat, and three friendly sheep live on the property too, so you may have a chance to meet them. The hosts also mention that there is a railroad track at the bottom of the four-acre property, with daily trains, though recent reviewers note that it’s still quiet.

Two new cruiser bikes are available to rent for an additional $10 per day, and the hosts can also set you up with a local horse-and-carriage service so you can visit the valley wineries in style. You can walk to three different vineyards and bike to many others in less than 15 minutes. 

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Hudson Valley tiny home on Shawagunk wine trail

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This super-stylish Airbnb Plus listing is a tiny house on a 30-acre farm, with vineyard and orchard views. If it looks familiar, maybe that’s because you’ve seen the home featured in Airbnb ad campaigns. Located on Hudson Valley’s 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail, with 15 vineyards nearby, there are plenty of tastes to explore during your stay.

Though it may be small, this cleverly designed place doesn’t feel cramped — it’s got a clean, modern vibe thanks to its light wood interiors and is filled with natural light. 

There’s one sleeping area with a Twin bed on the main level, plus a lofted King bed with a comfy memory foam mattress above, set off by a uniquely carved railing. The kitchen has a small refrigerator, electric tea kettle, and microwave, and the bathroom is stocked with upscale personal care products and includes a walk-in shower. 

Though it may feel off-the-grid, the home is equipped with Wi-Fi, heating, and air conditioning, so it’s plenty comfortable and connected. 

For evening relaxation, there’s a slate fire pit out in front, and guests rhapsodize about the tranquility of the setting and the clarity of the starry night skies.

Historic Finger Lakes barn on Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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This reconstructed 1810 threshing barn is located 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen, on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, with views of the lake and neighboring vineyards.

The barn’s lower level has been converted into 1,100 square feet of living space that blends rough-hewn timber and stone construction with the comfort of modern amenities. Heated, polished concrete floors add gloss to the rustic charm of the interiors, where dramatic lighting, a creamy white color palette, and soft textures balance out the roughness of the wood.  

The multi-purpose main space is so well planned that it manages to feel uncluttered despite including a plush queen bed, a living area with paired leather sofas, a dining area with seating for four, a workspace with a desk, and a full kitchen with white cabinets and an island breakfast bar. The bathroom has a walk-in rain shower, and the barn is equipped with air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi.

North Fork farmhouse cottage in Laurel, Long Island

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This delightful little North Fork cottage is hidden on private acreage, with a vineyard right next door and a farm stand nearby. 

The main room is tastefully furnished with hardwood floors and a Queen bed, plus a full kitchen, dining area with an antique table, and comfy seating area with a leather sofa and armchair. With high ceilings and a skylight, the space is bright and airy. When the weather is especially nice, open the french doors that lead to the covered veranda with seating overlooking the lush lawn.

Past guests have especially loved this home’s location, noting that it’s close to the vineyards, the beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shops.

Cottage near beaches and vineyards on Long Island

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Located just one minute from Peconic Bay’s beaches in the North Fork hamlet of New Suffolk, this adorable seaside cottage is near multiple Long Island wineries.

The cottage’s charming vintage interiors feature hardwood floors and a nautical white and navy-blue color palette, with a relaxed mix of antique and new furniture. The main space is an open-plan living area and kitchen, with an island breakfast bar. Especially good for families, one bedroom has a Queen bed, and the other has two Twins. 

The cottage is part of a larger compound, sharing the lawn with a main home and another cottage. However, it does have its own private porch with a picnic table and sea views, as well as a grill. 

When you’re not out tasting wine, you can tiptoe one minute down to the sandy beach with towels, blankets, snorkeling gear, and an umbrella provided by your hosts. Note that no children under age 2 are allowed at the cottage. 

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Farmhouse near Afton

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This beautifully updated Rockfish Valley farmhouse, built in the early 1900s, is located within seven miles of 151 wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries. It’s also a great area for hiking and other recreation, with Shenandoah National Park, Wintergreen Resort, and US Bicycle Route 76 nearby.

It’s the sort of place where you gather with your favorite people for a special getaway. Combining historic charm with family-friendly, modern amenities, the farmhouse has a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with Queen beds, and a third bedroom with two single beds. (There’s a highchair and travel crib, too.) The decor is country-fresh and farmhouse classic, from the rocking chairs on the front porch to wrought iron bed frames.

After a day of tastings, enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views while relaxing in Adirondack chairs beside the outdoor fire pit and roasting marshmallows at sunset with the provided s’mores kits.

FAQs

Are wineries safe to visit?

Wineries are in the process of re-opening, and many have put new safety protocols in place. Check with each winery for the latest details as you plan your visit. Many wineries are operating with reduced capacity, limited indoor seating, mask requirements (when not tasting wine), and enhanced cleaning measures. Some wineries are also requiring reservations and restricting the number of guests who can visit, so consult their websites and make reservations in advance if you can. 

State and local COVID-19 restrictions will also impact how each winery is able to operate. Napa Valley, for example, is advising visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing. In general, expect limited interaction between customers and servers at tasting rooms, contactless ordering and payment, and even temperature checks before entering some wineries. 

What’s the best time to visit a winery?

Keep in mind that vineyards are working farms, so they’ll be busy places during peak grape harvest season (roughly July to October, depending on the region). A winery (where wine is produced) may be separate from the actual vineyard, and a tasting room might also be separate from the growing operation.

Many are open year-round, but check with the winery for specifics on their schedule, including any vineyard tours and wine-tasting programs they may offer. If you’re hoping to have a chance to chat with a winemaker, you might want to choose a quieter time of year. 

Keep in mind that finding available accommodation in high-demand areas during the peak summer and fall seasons can be a challenge, so book early to avoid disappointment.

What are the best wine regions in the US?

There are currently 252 established AVAs across the country, reflecting a wide range of growing conditions and geographic features in states you might expect (California, Washington, Oregon, New York), and those which might surprise you (Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Wisconsin). In fact, the oldest AVA is actually in Missouri (the Augusta AVA, established in 1980, just a few months before Napa Valley). There’s a wine region for every taste, and that’s what makes them so much fun to explore on your way to finding your own personal favorite. 

Washington State has 16 AVAs producing over 70 grape varieties. The Yakima Valley AVA is known for chardonnay, Riesling, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah.

Oregon‘s 19 AVAs grow nearly 100 grape varieties. The Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA is known for its pinot noir and chardonnay; and the Yamhill-Carlton AVA specializes in pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris.

California has a whopping 141 AVAs, with over 100 varieties of grapes growing throughout the state. In Napa Valley, the Calistoga AVA is known for producing cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, petite sirah, charbono, and syrah. The Mount Veeder AVA specializes in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, malbec, merlot, and syrah; and the St. Helena AVA is recognized for cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc. You’ll find plenty of zinfandel and sauvignon blanc in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley AVA; and the Paso Robles AVA has built a reputation for cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, syrah, and chardonnay.

Texas has eight AVAs. The Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA specializes in chardonnay, chenin blanc, merlot, and pinot noir.

Colorado has two AVAs. The Grand Valley AVA is known for syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay.

New York’s wine producers are classified within 11 AVAs. The Hudson River Region AVA specializes in pinot noir, cabernet franc, Riesling, and merlot. Seneca Lake AVA, in the Finger Lakes region, is recognized for its Riesling, cabernet franc, chardonnay, pinot noir, and Gewurztraminer. Long Island‘s North Fork AVA is especially known for its cabernet franc, merlot, and chardonnay. 

Virginia has eight AVAs. The Monticello AVA specializes in chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and viognier.

Are Airbnbs safe?

As summer approaches and vaccines roll out, we’re all eager to travel again. The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Experts also consider private vacation homes like Airbnbs, one of the safer choices, especially when compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking an entire home protected from interaction with others.

Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures including the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which includes guidelines on personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and mandatory waiting periods between previous guests and cleanings.

However, there are still serious risks to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s important to follow advice from leading health organizations such as the CDC and the WHO. Look into the latest local and state guidelines before planning your vacation, and take precautions including wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining social distancing.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Airbnb cancellation policies are set by each home’s host, so check the individual listing for details. You can read a full breakdown of Airbnb’s cancellation policies here.

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The best US destinations to travel to in March, plus where to stay and socially distant activities to enjoy

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  • Traveling in March can mean big savings for those comfortable with hitting the road right now. 
  • With safety in mind, these spots have fantastic outdoor activities and socially distant dining options. 
  • We found top US vacations for March, from mountains for the end of ski season to warm getaways.

With the ongoing pandemic, most travelers are still turning to domestic destinations, road trips, and locations that offer easy social distancing and access to the outdoors. As we approach the one-year mark of many of the early shutdowns, and with spring breaks for kids quickly approaching, many travelers and families are seeking safe vacation options for a change of scenery.

Below, we highlight some of the best places to travel in March, whether it’s to take advantage of savings, catch the tail end of ski season, or warm up with some sun. All of our choices are domestic options that offer plenty to do outdoors, which we detail below, along with socially distant dining options and top hotels to stay at.

However, you may also want to consider booking an Airbnb, since most are offering contactless check-in and experts and the CDC have noted private vacation rentals are often a safer option than hotels due to limiting contact with others.

It’s also worth noting that traveling at all during this time comes with inherent risks, and every traveler needs to evaluate these at a personal level for themselves and their loved ones. We always recommend following guidelines from the CDC, wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing hands frequently. 

That said, if you do decide to travel, March proves itself as an especially great time to get in on deals, especially in destinations where the month is considered shoulder season. In popular mountain towns, where prime ski season conditions with warmer days on the slopes are a possibility, many rates are below their January and February peak. Plus, there’s plenty of savings to be found in coastal retreats and sun-filled destinations.

Across the US, these are some of the best places to travel in March, including top hotels to stay in for each destination.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley, Indiana

Already bought your EPIC ski pass this season? You’re in luck, as Sun Valley Resort, which is celebrating its 85th season, won’t require reservations here if you have one, making this the ultimate destination for that last-minute ski trip. Those with Epic passes can also save 20% on lodging at Sun Valley Resort through the end of the 2021 ski season.

If you’re not into downhill skiing, Sun Valley also has impressive cross-country skiing, which you can take on solo or with a guide from Sawtooth Mountain Guides. Starting from the snow-dusted Galena Lodge, you can access the North Valley Trail System for snowshoeing and over 25 kilometers of packed trails that are right for every experience level.

And if you’re wondering if skiing is safe right now, the good news is that experts say the answer is largely yes, as long as proper precautions are taken.

Other highlights in Sun Valley include Sun Valley Lodge’s outdoor ice rink, a postcard-worthy scene with snowy mountain peaks in the backdrop, as well as nighttime stargazing at Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, the only recognized International Dark Sky Reserve in the US.

For those who are seeking some urban glamour and shopping, head downtown to unique storefronts. Visit Earl’s Authentic Clothing for quality men’s woven shirts and denim, Gilman Contemporary Gallery for art and exhibitions of established and up-and-coming artists, Independent Goods for hand-crafted pieces, and Silver Creek Outfitters for gear and mountain-inspired decor. 

Where to stay in Sun Valley

Limelight Hotel Ketchum near Sun Valley, ID

The Sun Valley Lodge is somewhat of a cult classic. Dubbed America’s first ski resort, its charming history that dates back to 1936 is well preserved, even if today the rooms are comfortable, contemporary, and alpine-inspired. Rates start from $297. 

Trendy and with plenty of perks, the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum offers guests dedicated shuttles to Sun Valley Ski Resort as well as around town, has outdoor hot tubs and fire pits, and is filled with outdoor spaces. It’s also pet-friendly, so you can bring along your furry friends. Rates start from $227.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Thames Street   Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is most alive in the summer, but the late winter and early spring season in this seaside town should not be overlooked. The many historic hotels have deeply discounted rates at this time, and there are fewer crowds to deal with. Pair that with the fact that this New England destination is within driving distance to many major Northeastern metropolitan areas, and it’s hard to resist.

With temps in the mid-40s this time of year, you can bundle up and spend an ideal day outdoors by simply window shopping (or actually shopping) Thames St, which is brimming with decor, clothing, gift, and specialty shops, like Rhode Island Reef, a stylish CBD store. 

A walk along Cliff Walk which backs up to the glittering Gilded Age mansions this town is famous for is also an enjoyable way to spend time, and really a must for any Newport itinerary. You can watch the Atlantic Ocean waves crash from the upper loggia at The Breakers, the grandiose display of Vanderbilt prosperity that is just one of the many homes open for tours in town. Its massive size at over 125,000 square feet makes it pretty easy to spread out even though you’ll be indoors most of the time. However, a walk around the estate’s grounds proves just as memorable if that’s more comfortable.  

Two of Newport’s best-kept secrets include the Newport Car Museum, a fantastic collection of pristine vehicles, and Aardvark Antiques, where estate and collectible treasures of every variety can be found. If you’re not shopping indoors at this time, they have plenty of outdoor and garden pieces to peruse, too. 

When you’ve worked up an appetite, the private Snowfish igloos at Gurney’s Newport will make you feel like you’re having lunch outside in the summertime, especially on a sunnier day. Drivable from Newport, Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island also has an incredible fondue village eating option with private gondolas for those diners that appreciate a good theme. 

Where to stay in Newport

castle hill inn newport rhode island

If you’re looking to have that hotel experience in the most socially distanced of ways, consider booking a beach cottage at Castle Hill Inn. Detached from the main inn, you’ll have a private hideaway with a comfy bed and sitting area to unwind and many of the cottages feature whirlpool tubs or cozy fireplaces to keep you warm.

The main draw, though, is the panoramic view of Castle Hill Inn’s private beach, sand dunes and coastline, not to mention the fancy homes that make up Newport’s famed Ocean Avenue drive. It can all be seen from the private deck of your cottage, whether there’s snow or a sunbather on the sand. Rooms start from $575 per night. 

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Orlando, Florida

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Show

Not only is March a great time to visit Orlando according to Priceline (which is reporting that the cost of visiting is down 31.76% during this time), there are some exciting activities you won’t want to miss. The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Show begins on March 3, with plenty of outdoor kitchens serving food directly from the garden, plus beautiful topiary displays and those popular sculptures of your family’s favorite Disney characters.

While there is an obvious risk to visiting a theme park at this time, the Orlando parks have strict new COVID-19 protocols in place, with social distancing enforced and capacities extremely reduced. This means a more enjoyable experience for visitors, too, with wait times at rides and attractions much shorter than pre-pandemic times. 

Beyond the parks, you can also enjoy the pleasurable March climate at one of the city’s many other outdoor attractions, which include picking oranges at Showcase of Citrus, riding 200 acres of ATV trails at Revolution Off Road, and exploring charming and oft-overlooked Winter Park by an open-air boat tour across three tranquil lakes.

The city has always had plenty of al fresco dining options, and many of the restaurants at Disney Springs and Universal’s CityWalk have or recently adopted their outdoor dining offerings. Pro tip: To avoid crowds, look into restaurants outside the parks, including The Osprey, a Baldwin Park eatery focused on seasonal ingredients with an attractive open kitchen and bar.

While you can’t travel to Japan at the moment, you can head to Kabooki Sushi in Sand Lake, just a few minutes from Universal’s gates, for grade-A quality sushi dishes. The Stubborn Mule is also a popular option for a delicious weekend brunch or American fare that will leave you wanting more. 

Where to stay in Orlando

Caribe Royale Orlando hotel

The quiet, comfortable boutique Alfond Inn would be our top choice this March. The hotel serves guests breakfast in a beautiful courtyard, complete with chirping birds and the sound of a soft fountain, and has a fantastic outdoor rooftop pool. Midweek rates at the end of March can be found for as low as $212 per night

Orlando, of course, is jam-packed with hotels for any personality, and there are a few running discounts during the month of March. The Rosen Plaza Hotel is offering rates starting at $89 per night through March 14; meanwhile, the Caribe Royale has a buy two-nights, get one free Winter Escape package that is valid through April 30.

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New York, New York

Central Park Mall  - New York, NY

Seeing “the city” in its most innovative and resilient form, as it rehabs itself and starts to attract tourists again, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and your support of its businesses will go a long way. 

Recently opened in New York and accepting visitors with 75% reduced capacity is Edge, where it’s wise to book ahead to experience this stunning outdoor observation deck with panoramic skyline views. Just around the corner, you can also snap photos in front of The Vessel, despite the attraction being closed to explore at the moment.

With fewer crowds than normal, you can also be the first to set your eyes on the recently renovated Moynihan Station, especially if you decide to arrive by train. The modern, light, and bright new commuter hall is currently attracting architecture buffs as it attempts to restore some of Penn Station’s former glory. 

Tolerable winter conditions in March mean you should pack a warm coat so you can explore Central Park, which, if you’re lucky, may get a picturesque dusting of snow this time of year. It’s also where you’ll spot New Yorkers of all kinds, getting some much-needed exercise in socially distanced ways.

While indoor dining has just reopened in New York, the hospitality industry there has been no stranger to shutdowns and, therefore, figuring out innovative ways to serve outdoor diners. Some of the best right now include Scarpetta‘s dreamy, private dining chalets; Sola Pasta Bar’s private cottages filled with gorgeous Floratorium silk flowers and small firefly lamps; and Crown Shy‘s individual yurts. Double Chicken Please, a quirky Lower East Side bar that opened during the pandemic, is also serving quirky hot dogs and drinks from a classic frankfurter cart.

Where to stay in New York

the high line hotel new york

With average daily hotel rates in the city under $150 in March, according to Priceline, the once-cost prohibitive metropolis is within better reach than ever. We found rates from $90 to $191 for mid-month weekend dates at Gild Hall, Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, and Nomo Soho. Even posher, trendier hotel players including The High Line Hotel, The Ludlow, and The Knickerbocker Hotel can be secured for under $250 per night.

Visitors looking for a little more privacy and less interaction in New York will want to browse the current deals on Airbnb, which include this attractive studio with rotating artwork and furnishings that has birds-eye views.

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Washington, DC

washington dc cherry blossoms

Whether or not you’ve visited DC before, you haven’t seen it in its glory until you’ve experienced the cherry blossoms while they’re in bloom. Be warned though, this is technically high season in DC, and even during the pandemic, hotels might be busy, especially mid-month and afterward. According to STR, a hotel market data company, average daily rates for hotels are technically down 20 to 30% in DC depending on the week, but you should still expect crowds around the pretty, pink trees that line the Tidal Basin when the city is most abuzz.

Pro tip: Even with social distancing in place, The Tidal Basin is usually the busiest spot to see the cherry blossoms, but there are also picture-perfect scenes with fewer crowds in East Potomac Park which extends to Hains Point.

In addition to flower-gazing, there are other outdoor activities to enjoy, like hopping over to the fabulous gardens at the Smithsonian. The museum itself is currently closed, which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy the attractive but often overlooked outdoor spaces here (free of charge) that feature seasonal plants, a pollination garden, a World War II vegetable garden, and more.

Discerning foodies will also want to check out the city’s food scene, which is finally receiving the accolades it deserves. Head to The Wharf, which is within walking distance from the cherry blossoms, where you can enjoy numerous shops and restaurants, many with outdoor seating. Delicious dining options here include the Vietnamese Moon Rabbit and old-fashioned-style (and highly Instagrammable) treats from the Southwest Soda Pop Shop.

Where to stay in DC

Rosewood Hotel Washington, D.C. exterior

The recently-opened Rosewood Washington, DC is the city’s finest choice for accommodations right now. Featuring 55 rooms, including 12 suites and six townhouses, the plush, contemporary furnishings throughout are ideal for stretching out and relaxing. Rooms start at $250 per night, a good value for this luxury offering, and feature something unique in the city: stunning, nature-centric views.

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Park City, Utah

Main Street - Park City, Utah

A quintessential US destination for skiers, there’s something in this mountain-adjacent town for everyone. The slopes are the obvious draw here, but you can snowmobile in the majestic Uintas, hop on a dog sled or even take a horse-drawn sleigh ride if you please. For those who prefer shopping and a more apres experience, the shops and restaurants that pack Main Street and all their small Western town charm can easily fill an afternoon. 

Those comfortable with beauty and spa services at the moment should consider all the R&R opportunities available to them in Park City as well. Whether you need a massage or not, the heated outdoor infinity pool at the Stein Eriksen Residences’s Silver Aspen Spa is worth checking out. 

In order to offer guests a safer, outdoor dining experience this season, the St. Regis Deer Valley has set up yurts that seat up to eight. Each of the yurts are based on three skiing disciplines—slalom, moguls and aerials—and feature constantly-rotating menu items for lunch, après and dinner seatings. For a small town, Park City is also filled to the brim with extraordinary restaurants and bars. Treat yourself to award-winning Italian fare at the Cena Restaurant, or head to Yuki Yama Sushi for a world-class experience.

Where to stay in Park City

Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley - Park City, Utah

No hotel is more synonymous with abundance and luxury than the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley. In addition to their divine on-site restaurant, The 7880 Club, this splurge-worthy hotel offers exquisite on-mountain dining experiences. Room types range from standard deluxe rooms to expansive and immaculately-designed homes available through Stein Eriksen Residences, which are ideal for families or those looking to spend an extended stay slopeside. Rates start from $696.

Meanwhile, even in a resort town like Park City, weekend rates as low as $236 can be found in the month of March at Treasure Mountain Inn, which is notable for its close-to-the-action location at the top of Main Street. 

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