Filled to the brim with must-see attractions and natural wonders, New York State is a highly desirable vacation destination offering everything from urban points of interest and welcoming beaches to lakeside activities and secluded mountain getaways. Visitors can head upstate where the gorgeous natural scenery is dotted with quaint towns and state parks or enjoy a family-friendly vacation on a fun-filled farm. The list of things to do and see in the Empire State is practically endless, and no matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a great accommodation with Airbnb.
To give you a sense of the vast array of fabulous rentals available, we’ve compiled the following list of the best Airbnbs in New York. The rentals on this list are located in various geographical positions throughout the state, and each one is hosted by a superhost, so you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts have a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality and receiving stellar reviews.
The Willow Treehouse
First up is a treehouse for rent in New York that overlooks a small pond and a luscious forest.
Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the elevated cabin offers a sizable sleeping loft with large windows and a king-size bed. On the main floor, you’ll find a cozy living room with a woodstove, a cow-print rug, and a comfy sofa facing a glass wall that looks out toward the pond and the distant mountains. Next to the living area, there is a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and the treehouse offers one full bathroom. Outdoor amenities include a spacious deck with patio furniture, a grill, and a luxurious Swedish hot tub that is heated by a wood-burning stove.
Nestled on 34 acres of property in the small town of Willow, the treehouse is quiet and secluded yet only 15 minutes away from Woodstock. The pond on the property is swimmable and private, and shared only with the host’s main home.
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Sustainable Catskills Cabin
This black A-frame in Kerhonkson is one of the best Airbnbs in New York for anyone looking to explore the Catskills in style.
Originally built in 1961, the cabin boasts a tasteful combination of modern finishes and original features like wood-planked ceilings and exposed beams. Attractive hanging lights and massive walls of windows create a chic and stylish atmosphere, and there is a small lofted lounge with a cool hanging chair. The spacious living room offers two comfy sofas and an indoor fireplace bordered by painted white brick. There is also an impressive chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a separate dining room. With two full bathrooms and two bedrooms with queen-size beds, the space is ideal for small groups of up to four guests.
Outside, you’ll find a screened-in gazebo, a private patio with a relaxing hammock, and a large backyard decorated with string lights. The property also offers a spring-fed pond and wooded scenery, and the neighborhood is friendly and quiet. Named the coolest A-frame in the state by the New York Post, this Airbnb in Upstate New York definitely lives up to its impressive ratings.
Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame
For another great Airbnb cabin in New York, check out this cozy A-frame overlooking Whiteface Mountain.
The cabin’s unique architecture features a classic facade with white planks and a red door, and the back wall is made entirely of windows that provide gorgeous views and a ton of natural light. The interior is equipped with a mix of antique features and modern amenities and offers one lofted bedroom with a full-size bed and one full bathroom. The main floor offers a comfy living area with an indoor fireplace and a full kitchen with a functional vintage stove. Glass doors in the back of the cabin open onto a private patio complete with outdoor furniture, a cozy firepit, and a stainless-steel grill.
This New York Airbnb is pet friendly and comes with a slew of modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry facilities. Nestled on 30 private acres, the cabin is surrounded by exciting hiking opportunities and is also just 20 minutes away from Lake Placid.
If you’re looking for an Airbnb in New York suitable for large groups and surrounded by outdoor activities, consider this gorgeous three-bedroom cabin overlooking the Catskills.
Recently renovated, this rustic hillside abode has been fully equipped with modern amenities and luxurious features. The cozy living room features a wall-mounted TV and a stone fireplace, and the open layout connects the space to a modern kitchen with pastel blue cabinetry. Furnished with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, two double beds, and a sofa bed, the space is suitable for up to 10 guests, and each bedroom comes with its own full bathroom. Outside, you’ll find a massive wrap-around deck with a luxurious hot tub, a large outdoor dining table, and a grill.
Bordering 22,000 acres of untouched wilderness, the five-acre property offers convenient opportunities for climbing, fishing, hiking, swimming, skiing, and more. The backyard leads directly into Minnewaska State Park and is a great addition for guests traveling with children or pets.
Simple Cottage on Cayuga Lake
This lakeside vacation rental in New York offers a clean, warm, and comfortable stay with direct waterfront access.
The interior is bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows and white finishes. There are two sleeping areas with convenient curtains for privacy, one with a convertible queen-size bed and one with a full-size bed. The modern kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, and the four-person dining table is pushed up against a wall of windows offering gorgeous lake views. Fully appointed with modern amenities, the bungalow also comes with Wi-Fi and a combined washer-dryer. The newly remodeled bathroom features a gorgeous stone floor and a nature-inspired ceiling mural depicting a canopy of trees. Outside, you’ll find a lovely shaded patio overlooking the lake and a short set of stone steps leading directly into the water. There is also a dining table right at the water’s edge for lakeside dining, and the rental comes with two kayaks.
Guests can take a short walk up to the stream to a beautiful waterfall or travel a few minutes to a golf course and a winery. Located in the quaint town of King Ferry, the cabin offers a peaceful and private setting surrounded by a friendly community with a few local shops and eateries.
Glass House in the Hudson Valley
Enjoy a romantic and secluded stay in wine country with this off-grid oasis completely enclosed in glass.
Ideal for a single guest or a couple, the small space is furnished with a queen-size bed that is surrounded by three walls of glass. Enjoy endless views of lush vineyards and expansive rolling hills in the daytime and stargaze at night. The studio space is also equipped with a modern stainless-steel kitchenette, a two-person breakfast table, and a full bathroom. Although the space is tiny, it is extremely comfortable and well equipped with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a massive backyard with a cozy firepit.
Nestled on 30 acres of farmland, this gorgeous New York Airbnb is surrounded by wildlife yet only 90 minutes away from New York City. The farm is filled with gorgeous apple orchards, and the property is shared by the host’s main home.
Modern Upstate Cabin
With a heated pool available year-round, this luxurious pet-friendly cabin in Red Hook offers the ultimate relaxing retreat.
Gorgeous walls of glass border the living room and the lofted bedroom area, and the master bedroom features a queen-size bed and a romantic soaking tub. The entire cabin is fitted with heated floors and a modern indoor fireplace to keep the living room toasty warm in the winter months, and the custom kitchen is perfectly suited for whipping up a gourmet meal. In addition to the luxurious in-ground pool, the backyard comes with a separate dining area, a relaxing hammock, and an outdoor shower.
The most notable aspect of this unique rental is the separate glass-enclosed solarium, which boasts an extra bed and a woodstove and makes the perfect place to stargaze and enjoy the scenery.
This one-of-a-kind Airbnb in New York is set on 3.5 private acres of wilderness and offers easy access to several quaint upstate towns.
Cottage by the Water
For a gorgeous New York City rental on the water, check out this spacious Airbnb in Queens, New York.
The two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom cottage is bright and spacious with soaring ceilings and an open and airy layout. Light wood planks and modern hanging lights add to the stylish atmosphere of the massive living room, which offers a black leather sofa and a wall-mounted TV. There is also an open full kitchen with a breakfast bar and a formal dining table surrounded by three walls of windows that allow you to eat right on the water. The main-floor bedroom is furnished with two twin-size beds and a desk, and the second bedroom is lofted above the common areas and offers a queen-size bed, another small desk, and incredible water views. The back porch hovers right over the water, and additional amenities include Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and complimentary breakfast items.
Conveniently situated near John F. Kennedy International Airport in the charming neighborhood of Howard Beach, the cottage comes with two free parking spots and is just a short walk away from the nearest subway entrance. Howard Beach is right on the water and features several great parks, beaches, restaurants, and delis.
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Goat Farm Yurt
This unique short-term rental in New York offers a rustic off-grid retreat on a farm surrounded by woodland.
The cozy yurt is in a secluded area on the farm, making this a very private stay. Furnished with a full-size Murphy bed, the space is ideal for a couple, but your hosts can provide two cots and sleeping bags for extra guests. Inside of the yurt, you’ll also find a small wash basin, a limited kitchen area stocked with treats, and a warm woodstove. Outside, there is an antique outhouse, a heated outdoor shower, a private porch, and a hammock. Guests are welcome to mingle with the goats on the property, and there is some food for them stored in the kitchen. You can also enroll in goat yoga, which takes place on the property, and there are several other animals on the farm.
Nearby are the Schenectady and Amsterdam train stations, to which your hosts can provide you with a private shuttle service for another additional fee. The immediate area is filled with tasty restaurants and hiking, swimming, and kayaking opportunities. There are also zip lines and rope courses about 30 minutes away at Mountain Ridge Adventure as well as skiing and tubing at Maple Ski Ridge.
Luxurious Adirondack Treehouse
Set right on the edge of the Adirondack Park, this Airbnb treehouse in New York offers an ultra-modern interior with massive walls of windows exposing the incredible natural scenery.
Up to four guests can stay in the treehouse, which offers one bedroom with a king-size bed, one bedroom with a set of bunk beds, and a luxurious full bathroom with brass showerheads and gorgeous tilework. The grand living room boasts elegant furnishings, stylish décor, a modern indoor fireplace, and a wall-mounted TV, and the master bedroom comes with its own TV, an elegant sitting area, and a breathtaking crystal chandelier. There is also a gourmet full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a small dining area.
The treehouse is elevated 14 feet above the ground and can be reached by an 80-foot suspension bridge leading to a massive wrap-around porch. You won’t need to travel far to take advantage of the area’s fantastic outdoor activities, which include snowmobiling, boating, hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Waterfront Cabin in Northville
Another spectacular cabin in the Adirondacks, this waterfront home is one of the best New York Airbnbs for travelers interested in the state’s world-renowned outdoor activities.
With three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, the wood-planked cabin can comfortably sleep up to six guests. The first floor of the home offers a warm and cozy living room, an eat-in full kitchen with a fireplace, a master bedroom, and a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a washer and dryer. On the second floor, you’ll find the other two bedrooms and the half bedroom as well as a small workspace. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, a Bluetooth sound system, and central heat and air-conditioning. Outside of the cabin, the lovely front deck, the screened-in porch, and the cozy firepit offer incredible river views.
Set on a secluded dead-end road, this Airbnb in New York offers 10 miles of walkable land along the river. At Great Sacandaga Lake, just three miles away, you can also rent a boat or lounge on the beach. Feel free to swim, fish, and kayak in the river, hike around the property, and snowshoe in the winter, or travel five minutes to the town of Northville for shopping and dining.
Stunning Hamptons Getaway
If you’re looking for luxury, you can’t go wrong with a poolside retreat in the Hamptons.
This designer vacation home for rent in New York offers an ultra-modern interior complete with three gorgeous bedrooms and two brand-new bathrooms. The master bedroom comes with a TV, a small workspace, and patio access, and the bathrooms boast sparkling walk-in showers and granite countertops. There is a bright and cozy living room with an elegant indoor fireplace and a wall-mounted TV in an open-concept living space with the dining area and a full kitchen. The gourmet chef’s kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a granite breakfast bar and is positioned next to a set of sliding glass doors. Step outside to enjoy a spacious dining area, comfy patio furniture, professional landscaping, and an inground heated pool.
Pets are allowed in the home on a case-by-case basis, and modern amenities include Wi-Fi, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
Set on a half-acre of land, this New York Airbnb is perfect for anyone interested in a luxurious retreat with easy access to golf courses and the beach.
The Happy Camper Bus
This one-of-a-kind cabin on wheels was once a school bus and now functions as a semirustic vacation rental in Upstate New York.
Furnished with a king-size bed and a sofa bed, the bus is surprisingly spacious and can sleep up to four guests. The cozy common areas are warmed by a small woodstove and feature a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and bar-style seating for two. The bus is equipped with electricity and a composting toilet, and there is a shared full bathroom available next door. Guests will also have access to a shared recreation room equipped with picnic tables and games, and pets are allowed in the rental.
Set on a 60-acre nature sanctuary, this unique Airbnb in New York boasts a desirable waterfront property with several hiking trails, two ponds, a cozy firepit, and gardens to explore.
Modern Sanctuary in the Catskills
Next on our list is a New York Airbnb thoughtfully crafted to maximize the privacy and beauty of its spectacular mountain setting.
The converted trailer comes with a large furnished deck, a cozy outdoor firepit, and a spacious backyard filled with flower gardens. The interior is bright and stylish with floor-to-ceiling windows, light-colored furnishings, and gold accents. Rustic tin ceilings and wood finishes tastefully combine with bohemian décor and colorful accents. There is an open-concept living space offering a combined living and dining area as well as a modern full kitchen with a breakfast bar. Two bedrooms with queen-size beds and two full bathrooms make the space well suited for four guests, and the master bathroom offers a deep soaking tub next to a large window for ultimate relaxation. Pets are allowed in the rental, and modern amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry facilities.
Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm is located within walking distance of the home and offers kayak and bike rentals. There is also a local farmers market open every Saturday, a nearby lake, and convenient opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, cycling, horseback riding, and golfing.
Whispering Wind Treehouse
The last Airbnb on our list is another impressive treehouse rental that connects its guests to the gorgeous natural scenery of upstate New York.
With no electricity or Wi-Fi, this rustic abode offers a true off-grid retreat for solo travelers, adventurous couples, or small groups looking to unplug and unwind among a canopy of trees. There is a full-size bed in the elevated sleeping loft and a cozy futon on the main floor. The glass walls provide stunning views, and the private porch is a great place to enjoy the surrounding nature. In the winter, the treehouse is warmed by a propane heater, and guests will have access to an outhouse next door as well as a shared outdoor shower. Fresh well water is provided for drinking and washing, and the rental comes with a camp stove, a propane grill, an outdoor firepit, and a great selection of cooking supplies and coffee items. The treehouse is set on over five acres of wooded land, which is shared with a few other cabins and a diverse array of wildlife, and guests are welcome to explore.
If you’re interested in a treehouse rental in New York but the above properties are booked for your dates, check out this treehouse or this one instead.
There you have the best Airbnb rentals in New York. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the woods or a convenient stay on a New York City beach, Airbnb has you covered.
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