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Best Airbnbs in New York (& Airbnbs in Upstate New York)

Looking for the best Airbnbs in New York for an unforgettable getaway? We have you covered with some of the best and most unique Airbnbs in New York from cabins to lake houses. Whether you’re getting an escape from the city or vacationing around the state of New York, we have you covered!!

While you’re at it, be sure to also check out our suggestions for best weekend trips from NYC.

Unique Airbnbs in New York

From treehouses, cabins, urban staycations & getaways to cottages and lake houses, these are the coolest and most unique Airbnbs in New York and Airbnbs in Upstate New York. 

Best Cabin Airbnbs in New York

Check out these dreamy cabin Airbnbs in New York which are some of the best Airbnbs in Upstate New York surrounded by the gorgeous varying landscape of the state.

Sustainable A-Frame Cabin in the Catskills
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One of the most dreamy and best Airbnbs in New York is this gorgeous black A-Frame cabin in the Catskills. This beauty can accommodate up to 4 guests and is located in the town of Kerhonkson in the heart of the Catskills.

This 1961 cabin offers stunning views of the Catskills wilderness all around the property and chairs on the deck so you can sit and soak it all in and enjoy the fire pit. Inside you’ll find a gorgeous open floor plan.

This off-the-grid cabin is also completely solar-powered making it a sustainable stay! Book this Cabin Airbnb in New York.

See more of our favorite spots for weekend getaways in the Catskills for more ideas.

Modern & Chic Cabin Airbnb in the Catskills
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Airbnb cabins in New York State don’t get more dreamy than this! Enjoy this unique Airbnb in New York at Watson Woods Cabin in the Catskills. 

Located just outside of the town of Woodstock, this beautiful 2 bedroom cabin is surrounded by 5 acres of private land and forest. The large open floor plan lets in tons of natural light and has an extensive sofa area, an additional sitting area with sheepskins, and a cozy hammock with a reading lamp.

Fitted with a Scandinavian woodfire stove keeps the space toasty in chilly weather. The layout is complete with a gallery kitchen that is fully equipped and a dining room with a large table looking out the natural surroundings.

Nearby you can enjoy outdoor activities at Cooper Lake and Mink Hollow hiking trail Book this unique Airbnb in New York. 

While you’re staying in the Catskills, don’t miss one of the most popular waterfalls, Kaaterskill Falls near Hunter and also a popular day hike from NYC.

A-Frame at Evergreen Cabin Airbnb in Upstate New York Adirondacks
A Frame cabin rental in upstate new york in remsen
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This unique Airbnb in Upstate New York features an “A” Frame cabin on the western border of the Adirondack Mountains in Remsen.

The whole front of this cabin is a wall of windows that let in natural light and looks out onto a private deck with Adirondack chairs and a custom-built firepit a little further in front.

This A-frame cabin sleeps up to 4 adults and an additional 2 children with a spiral staircase leading to the bedrooms. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen for cooking, a comfortable living room, and a dining room.

The front deck features a fire pit and across the road, you have access to a lake with a State Park beach on the other side. This is one of the best Airbnbs in New York year-round as there are plenty of winter activities to enjoy nearby including snowmobiling! Book this Cabin Airbnb in New York.

Adirondack Chalet A-Frame Cabin Airbnb

Pretty a Frame Cabin Airbnb in New York adirondacks

One of the best Airbnbs in New York for A-Frame cabin lovers like myself is this beauty in the Adirondacks located in Jay, New York, not far from the popular Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain.

I stayed at this property and it’s stunning and secluded in 2 acres of forest and a perfect getaway anytime of year. In the winter you can enjoy skiing at nearby Whiteface Mountain as well as other activities like snowshoeing and just being in a cozy cabin upstate.

The summer months you have all the other great Adirondack activities from waterfalls, hiking, and lake activities.

This 2 floor A-frame cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, office, and 2 bedrooms. Book this cabin Airbnb in New York.

Ruby Hill Cabin in New York’s Adirondacks

Ruby-Hill-Cabin-in-wells-new-york-AdirondacksOne of our favorite Airbnbs in New York is located in sleepy town of Wells in the heart of the Adirondacks. Our stay was in the fall, which was pure magic, but this is a go-to getaway any season of the year with the nearby area being a getaway yaer-round.

Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Algonquin with the town of Spectator just being around a 15 minute drive where you can find shops, dining, and grocery stores. Plus you’re nearby many trails, waterfalls, and other lakes to explore in the Adirondack range.

This cabin Airbnb in New York can sleep up to 4 guests and has one bedroom with a queen bed and a loft that has two twin beds making it ideal for families! The living room is cozy and there is a fully-equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs.

Enjoy the screened patio or sit outside in the Adirondack chairs dotted around the firepit and watch out for moose sightings, and even Sasquatch!! Haha! Book this Cabin on VRBO in New York.

Best Treehouse Airbnbs in New York

These unique treehouse Airbnbs in New York are one of a kind and worth renting and traveling to just as your vacation itself!

The Willow Treehouse Airbnb in New York
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One of the coolest treehouse Airbnbs in New York is this gorgeous property near the town of Woodstock, you know, the same Woodstock near where that famous 60s music festival took place.

The Willow Treehouse is a design marvel perched in the trees surrounded by 34 acres of woodland featuring a swimmable pond below.

This luxury stay and unique Airbnb in New York gives you everything from nature, impeccable design, and comfort sleeping two guests comfortably with a kitchen and living room space.

In the living room, the seating area faces a huge window looking at the forest and a mountain so nature can be your television. Better yet, there’s a Swedish wood burning hot tub as you look up at the night sky. Book this Treehouse Airbnb in New York.

An Adirondack Treehouse Airbnb in New York
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Reconnect with nature in this peaceful and secluded treehouse Airbnb in New York. Nestled in the forest and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, you can enjoy a relaxing getaway in this elevated Adirondack treehouse retreat!

Reach your unique Airbnb stay by a spiral wooden staircase. This treehouse Airbnb sleeps up to 3 people and has a private bathroom and shower.

The aerial porch features two chairs perfect for wildlife and bird watching. Cooking needs can be covered with a charcoal grill, microwave, fridge, and crockery.

Enjoy the sound of a nearby babbling creek with a footbridge, sit and enjoy the fire pit in the evenings, or lazy around in the hammock between the trees. You can also enjoy hiking, visit the nearby mountains, and enjoy other Adirondack activities nearby. Book this treehouse Airbnb in New York.

Whispering Wind Treehouse Airbnb
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Another dreamy staycation getaway treehouse Airbnb in New York is the rustic, elevated Whispering Wind Treehouse in the town of Argyle.

This adorable and unique Airbnb has windows on its doors and windows on each side giving it ample sunlight and views of the surrounding forest and the perfect intimate getaway for two.

This treehouse Airbnb in New York is filled with several nooks perfect for relaxing with the sound of the birds and forest to put you to sleep. Large, antique carriage doors open onto a balcony area with seating and views.

Below your aerial homestay you can find a picnic table, fire pit, and charcoal grill. There’s also a single burner stovetop for cooking too. This is a great off the grid getaway as there’s no wifi or electricity, just nature around you everywhere. Book this treehouse Airbnb in New York.

 The Chez’ Tree Rest Treehouse 
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Another one of the best treehouses in New York is the Chez’ Tree Rest Treehouse is nestled 35 feet in the air with a 60ft cable bridge in the middle of 17 acres of forest.

This is the perfect staycation with a spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom with windows with views of the treetops. 

Below the treehouse, there’s a sizable deck with a BBQ grill, table, and seating for dining under the trees. You also can enjoy the hot water, outdoor shower here too.

There are more seating and viewing areas from a separate deck as well as a fire pit with Adirondack chairs and the sound of the babbling creek below.

Nearby your treehouse in Upstate New York you can find the quiet village of Lafayette and lake town Skaneateles are just a short drive away. Book this New York treehouse on VRBO.

Ultra Luxury Treehouse Airbnb at Evergreen Palace in the Adirondacks
Unique Treehouse Airbnb in New York at Evergreen palace in Adirondacks
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One of the most unique Airbnbs in New York this ultra-luxury treehouse at Evergreen Palace in the Adirondacks that looks straight out of a design magazine.  This beauty and two-story structure with 80-foot wooden suspension bridge is perfect for a luxurious getaway/staycation at tree level any time of the year.

This Treehouse Airbnb in Upstate New York can sleep up to 4 with two separate bedrooms and one luxury bathroom with a rainfall shower.

The living room features a cozy fireplace and there’s a fully furnished, modern kitchen. Not to mention the ample sunlight that shines in through the windows and large porch fit for sitting outside and a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. Book this Treehouse Airbnb in New York.

Best Tiny House Airbnbs in New York

These adorable Tiny House Airbnbs in New York are the perfect staycation or getaway option! Browse through these  Airbnbs in Upstate New York.

The Glass House: A Hudson Valley Tiny Home Escape
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Tiny houses Airbnb in Upstate New York is magical, located on 30 acres of rural farmland in the Hudson Valley just north of NYC. 

This tiny house Airbnb in New York is a pure oasis and offers panoramic views onto rolling vineyards, apple orchards, and local wildlife easy to view thanks to three glass walls.

This is the perfect romantic getaway since it comfortably sleeps 2 guests. The Glass House is not only stylish but also functional with a glass-backed stainless-steel kitchen.

There’s also a fire pit outside to grill if you like smokey flavors and a fire at night.

This tiny home in NY is well suited to those who seek an immersive, quiet experience in nature and love sweeping views. Book this tiny house Airbnb in New York.

Catskills Tiny House
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This adorable and unique Airbnb in New York is part of the Outlier Inn grounds, located in the southern Catskill Mountains on 12 acres of property. You don’t have to worry about being completely disconnected as they include wifi! 

The cute wooden tiny house trailer sleeps up to three and you can bring your furry friends as this place is pet friendly!

Better yet, this pretty Airbnb in New York is super atmospheric and is complete with fairy lights and pretty patterned cushions.

This tiny space is filled with windows letting in warming natural light that glows onto the wooden interior making it feel larger than it is. 

Step outside for some fresh air and you’ll find a circular glass table with tree stumps for buffets. Guests can also explore the rest of the farm grounds to see animals like alpacas, goats and koi ponds, or chill in the hammocks. A giant shared fire pit sets the mood for evening gatherings.

Tiny house guests have access to the shared outdoor kitchen, covered outdoor dining area (the very long wooden table is beautiful) and showers, as well as an outhouse with composting toilets. The Inn features a full-service recording studio for creatives and even a vegetable garden!

There are lots of great hiking trails and swimming holes in the area and Minnewaska State Park is just a 35-minute drive away. Book this tiny house Airbnb in New York.

Tiny Container Cabin in the Catskills
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Another unique Airbnb in New York that’s an adorable tiny house is this container stay in the Catskills. This 20 ft converted shipping container on 20 acres on the eastern edge of the Catskill Mountain range is a true gem and a perfect retreat tucked away in nature.

This sleek black container and tiny house Airbnb in New York can sleep up to two adults and one small child on the sofa bed in the living room.

This cozy spot is complete with a Swedish wood-burning stove to make it extra warm on those chilly days! There’s also a kitchenette so you can cook and instead of a fridge, you’ll find a cooler (remember to BYOI, bring your own ice) to keep your food good!

Enjoy the patio with a fire pit and Adirondack chairs and listen to music on the record player!

A separate building 40 feet away functions as a private bathroom with a simple camping shower and composting toilet. A translucent roof and walls letting in natural light, plus the slate floor and pine paneling elevate this bathing experience.

Apart from escaping it all in this cushty tiny hideaway, you can hike the Catskills right from the back door. Towns like Woodstock and Saugerties and the Hudson River are 15 minutes away. Book this tiny house Airbnb in New York.

Tiny House Airbnb in the Adirondacks
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This tiny house Airbnb in Upstate New York is tucked away in the Adirondacks near Wilmington and sleeps up to 3 adults with charming & rustic interior furnishings.

There’s even a tiny kitchen to cook your meals, living room, and woodburning stove heater to make your little staycation as dreamy and cozy as can be with a detached bathroom.

The screened porch houses a couple of Adirondack chairs looking out to the fire pit and woodland surroundings, lovely for s’more at night.

Whiteface Mountain can be reached in just a few minutes and the pretty village of Lake Placid is 10 miles away. Book this tiny house Airbnb in New York.

Unique Tiny Home Airbnb in Ithaca
whimsical Airbnb in Ithaca New York
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This is easily one of the most unique Airbnbs in New York located in Ithaca, which is a seriously cool destination on its own! This whimsical home is in ‘Karenville,’ which is made up of a collection of colorful, hand-built tiny home Airbnbs by the owner Karen featuring Victorian architecture details!

This listing is intimate and perfect for a romantic getaway as these tiny house Airbnbs in New York can sleep two comfortably.

There’s a shared community space to prepare meals, a guinea pig garden where you can even adopt one for yourself if you fall in love with one of these little critters, and other animals including chickens and daily fresh eggs!

This is a perfect off-the-grid getaway as there’s no wifi, but you won’t need it with all the charming things there are to do around here including visiting a few of the nearly 150 waterfalls within a 10-mile radius of Ithaca!

This listing is not currently bookable.

Catskills Birdhouse Tiny House
Unique airbnb in upstate new york
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This tiny house Airbnb in New York is set on 10-acres of scenic property surrounded by a forest and wildflower field in the warmer months.

This unique getaway has an entirely windowed front side so you can soak in all the views and sunlight along with a skylight and a swing to enjoy the views from inside.

Outside there is a fire pit with comfortable Adirondack chairs and a detached restroom with an outdoor shower. Plus this unique Airbnb in New York is eco-friendly using composting toilets and solar lights!

The outhouse features a composting toilet and there’s also an outdoor shower with extensive views.

This listing is no longer available. Here’s a similar birdhouse tiny house.

Rustic Tiny House Airbnb in Upstate New York’s Catskills
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This tiny home in NY is also located at the Outlier Inn grounds and enjoys the same shared facilities and nearby activities.

The design feature lots of windows, faded white French-style doors and a semi-opaque wall panel that make for an interesting and aesthetically pleasing shell.

Inside, three adults can sleep comfortably in a single bed with a double bunk built in above. Dark wooden furniture, a patterned rug, and a pale yellow lantern knit the space together in a homely way.

There’s also a cute writing nook and table with more chairs for sitting and chatting. Book this tiny house Airbnb in New York.

Tiny House at Gather Greene


Another one of the best tiny home cabin rentals in New York and getaways that are becoming more and more popular are these super tiny houses with full glass windows on one side of the bed so you can wake up with a view of nature! 

These tiny homes are bookable during the winter/off season months as Gather Greene is a popular wedding venue in the summer season where the entire wedding party can book out the block of tiny cabins.

Imagine waking up in your tiny cabin overlooking the Catskill mountains with a fresh dusting of snow! Each tiny cabin is designed with every detail well thought out, from storage for your luggage and how they layout is, they make this tiny cabin feel like a roomy stay.

These are intimate and can sleep two guests max in their King bed with a ‘grand picture’ window. There’s a full bathroom with walk-in shower stocked with luxury organic toiletries, and a common area where you can have breakfast, find games, or hang out with a group.

Gather Greene mainly functions as a place for private events and retreats, however, on specific days and times of the year the tiny cabins are available to book. Book this tiny house on Expedia.

Best Cottage Airbnbs in New York

Upgrade your next staycation or getaway with one of these charming cottage Airbnbs in New York.

Newly Renovated Casa Minnewaska Cottage in the Catskills


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One of the best cabin rentals in New York is this charming cottage, Casa Minnewaska, which can sleep up to 10 guests on a sprawling 5 acres in the Catskills

This spot is equipped with 3 modern and cozy bedrooms with plenty of natural light. Surrounding the property are plenty of areas to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and winter leisure sports making it a go-to getaway any season of the year in Minnewaska State Park and the Shawangunk Mountains.

Don’t miss stargazing from the hot tub on the deck either or roasting s’mores over the firepit. Book Now on VRBO.

Luxury Dome Cottage in Hampton Bay
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If you’re into luxury and chic, this gorgeous cottage in New York is an excellent option for a staycation. This modern, luxury, dome-shaped cottage has a garden, pool, and an annex house all on-site in Hampton Bay.

This rental property can sleep up to 8 guests between the two buildings that have beautiful interior design.

The pool area is complete with loungers, a separate small deck area by a man-made pond, and a main elevated deck area with elegant picnic benches and a monochrome striped sofa with a matching umbrella.

The showstopper has to be the ‘Dome’ upper floor bedroom of the main cottage, accessed by a spiral metal staircase next to the gorgeous sitting area.

Its spacious and innovative hexagon shape has skylights to gaze up at the stars at night. The room feels private and peaceful with a minimalistic yet ambient deco.  

There is a fully equipped, gorgeous, and bright white kitchen in the main abode as well as an electric Yamaha keyboard and standing piano for any music lovers. Book on VRBO.

Best Yurt Airbnbs in New York

Stargazer Upstate Airbnb Glamping at Gatherwild Ranch 
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One of the best rentals in New York for glamping lovers is at Gatherwild Ranch in Germantown. Stay in a gorgeous Yurt style tent with a cedar deck where you can gaze upon the stars at night keeping warm next to your private firepit.

These yurts in New York have a Queen size bed with fresh linens provided and sheepskins to keep you warm and cozy through the nights using solar power for the lights.

There’s a shared kitchen on-site if you prefer to cook during your stay and eco-friendly/solar bathroom attached to each yurt. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Book this yurt on Hipcamp.

Terra Glamping in East Hampton
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Another amazing yurt in New York can be found at the waterfront safari-style tents at Gardiner’s Bay with Terra Glamping. Each luxury tent is on wooden platforms and have their own private 6-foot deck and 2 chairs for looking out over the waterfront.

The beds have with a Queen memory foam mattress that comfortably sleeps two for a romantic getaway.

There is a communal lounge tent is a cool spot to hang out on the couches and play board games or read a book, dipping into the cooler full of complimentary drinks. All yurt-campers have access to use the kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards in the Bay. Book this luxury yurt via Terra Glamping.


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