10 Cozy Airbnbs In Upstate New York Perfect For Leaf Watching

Photo by Kevin O'Toole

This is the magnificent view that awaits you from the porch of the frame in A Diamond Notch.

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Fall has officially arrived, bringing with it cooler temperatures, the spicy pumpkin everything, and the beauty of the changing leaves. The Capital Region and the Hudson Valley are home to some of the most spectacular fall foliage and no fall is complete without a trip to admire the rich reds, vivid yellows and squasy oranges of the changing leaves.

The easiest way to see the fall foliage of upstate New York is to just get in the car. The Times Union has already compiled a list of the best fall foliage campaigns in the capital region. But for those hoping to fully immerse themselves in the region’s fall splendor, then a drive just won’t be enough. Treat yourself to a weekend basking in the colors of the season in one of these beautiful Airbnbs.

The selections detailed below range from whole modern homes to small homes to A-frame structures more in line with what you might expect from a glamping arrangement. In keeping with the mood of the season, the selections tend towards the rustic. You’ll find lots of exposed wood, string lights, outdoor fireplaces, and a chic farmhouse style.

The Blue Bird’s Nest Log Cabin


Unplug and recharge your soul at this 400 square foot log cabin surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Unplug and recharge your soul at this 400 square foot log cabin surrounded by wildlife and nature.

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Studio – 1ch 1ba
From $ 195 / night
Warrensburg, NY; Warren County

The Bluebirds Nest has all the country charm you would expect from a 400 square foot log cabin surrounded by wildlife and nature. The studio living space offers a full bathroom and kitchen and is characterized by soft lighting, romantic country furnishings and a beautiful natural environment perfect for stargazing, leaf gazing or just relaxing. At night, relax by the outdoor fireplace.

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Modern and comfortable sugar house with spectacular views


This beautiful Vermont home sits on 25 acres with spectacular views.

This beautiful Vermont home sits on 25 acres with spectacular views.

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2br / 1ba
From $ 237 / night
Bennington, Vermont; Bennington County

This beautiful Vermont home sits on 25 acres with spectacular views. Originally a sugar shack, the two-bedroom house has been moved to its present location where three walls of windows open out to stunning views from all sides. The house is surrounded by Mount Anthony hiking trails and a beautiful pond. Enjoy the view from the large wraparound terrace and end the night in front of one of the house’s many fireplaces. There’s even one in the bathroom!

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Northern State A-Frame


You'll be surrounded by trees and see the colors of the first fall season at this Pine Plains rental.

You’ll be surrounded by trees and see the colors of the first fall season at this Pine Plains rental.

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4br / 2.5ba
From $ 278 / night
Pine Plains, NY; Dutchess County

It’s not everyday that you come across a double-height A-frame. Built in 1968 and remodeled in 2021, tucked away behind Pine Plains, the house is perfectly located for getting to Stissing Mountain or Lafayetteville Park for a hike around the changing foliage.

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Stonewall Cottage on Lake George


This Airbnb could be your base camp for the perfect Adirondack adventure.

This Airbnb could be your base camp for the perfect Adirondack adventure.

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2br / 1ba
From $ 176 / night
Queensbury, NY; Warren County

Known to locals as the charming Stonewall Cottage on Cleverdale Point, this Airbnb is perfect for couples and families who want to get away from it all. Located on the east side of Lake George, the house has a private fenced backyard, a wood-burning fireplace and many windows. The chalet faces east, allowing for magnificent sunrises over the mountains and a view of the lake.

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Adirondack cabin by the river


Stay just steps from the beautiful Hudson River.

Stay just steps from the beautiful Hudson River.

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1br / 1 ba
From $ 195 / night
Warrensburg, NY; Warren County

Welcome to the Cedar Hollow Riverside Cabin in the beautiful scenic Adirondacks. Relax and unwind at the chalet or go on an adventure in the heart of the Adirondacks. Located just steps from the Hudson River, the cabin sits on a two acre property and features a porch perfect for sipping morning coffee, a working wood stove and an outdoor fireplace with twinkling lights. suspended.

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Completely renovated guest house, modern and rustic


Wake up in the morning on the four season porch with dining table and day bed.

Wake up in the morning on the four season porch with dining table and day bed.

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2br / 1ba
From $ 275 / night
speculator, NY; Hamilton County

This two bedroom home has beds for six people and is within walking distance of Speculator Town. The space is completely renovated and rustic but modern. Enjoy your morning coffee on the four season porch and spend the evening lounging in Adirondack chairs by the fire. During the day, explore nearby Pleasant Lake, Sacandaga Lake or Lake Piseco.

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Rustic barn studio


This Airbnb was built from a saved, relocated and rebuilt barn from the 1850s.

This Airbnb was built from a saved, relocated and rebuilt barn from the 1850s.

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Studio – 1ch / 1ba
From $ 130 / night

Canaan, New York; Colombia County

Built from a preserved, relocated and rebuilt 1850s dairy barn, this upstairs studio space offers wonderful views of the Berkshire Mountains and walking trails across the 5 acre grounds. Enjoy walking, hiking, snowshoeing, stargazing and relaxing by the campfire. Outside, nature and country life await you.

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Cozy house on the banks of the Sacandaga River


This private home has all the Adirondack appeal you are looking for.

This private home has all the Adirondack appeal you are looking for.

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2br / 1ba
From $ 200 / night
Northville, NY; Fulton County

Located on the banks of the Sacandaga River, this Adirondack home can accommodate five people and offers all the rustic charm you desire. The enclosed porch overlooks the river and opens onto a private courtyard. Ideally located for day trips in all directions to admire the fall foliage. Spend warm evenings near the outdoor fireplace.

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Mini A-frame with spectacular views


This is the magnificent view that awaits you from the porch of the frame in A Diamond Notch.

This is the magnificent view that awaits you from the porch of the frame in A Diamond Notch.

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1br / 1ba
From $ 149 / night
West Kill, NY; Greene County

Looking for something a little more rustic? Do you want your leaf-watching weekend to start with a hike in the woods? The Diamond Notch is an off-grid, modular, isolated, site-specific mini A-frame designed and built locally by architects in cooperation with Lexington Arts + Science. It is in equal parts an off-grid lean-to, a small house and a glamping site. The little house is equipped with a queen-size bed, a small propane heater, a fan, and a mini-fridge stocked with water. Bathrooms are located a five minute walk from the Morse Inn Farm.

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The little tudor


This small house is located between a horse pasture and vineyards.

This small house is located between a horse pasture and vineyards.

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1br / 1 ba
From $ 107 / night
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY; Rensselaer County

Want to experience life in a mini-house? Try “Teny Tiny Tudor!” Located next to horse pastures and vineyards, enjoy weekend cellar brunches and create the perfect getaway. In addition to the small house space, guests have access to the common foyer, outdoor bathroom, geodesic hammock tent and gardens.

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