Are you planning a visit to the Queen City of the Hudson? This beautiful city, filled with walkways, history, and stunning scenery, is the perfect weekend getaway. Poughkeepsie is often thought of as a college town since Vassar College and Marist College are in its backyard, but there is so much more to experience here. Visitors can visit the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, stroll through Franny Reese State Park, or let the kids have some hands-on playtime at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.
Whether you are visiting for a week or a weekend, you will want to be guaranteed of arriving at top-notch accommodation. We want that for you, too, which is why we have crafted a list of the best Airbnbs in Poughkeepsie and surrounding area. This way, you can browse the crème de la crème without spending hours online filtering through hundreds of homes. However, it is worth noting that there are not many good-quality rentals in Poughkeepsie. Most of the best Airbnbs are on the outskirts of the city, just a short drive from the center of town. All of the Airbnbs listed below are hosted by superhosts, and some even hold Airbnb Plus status. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified for quality.
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Mark’s Riverfront Cabin
First up on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Poughkeepsie is this modern, pet-friendly cabin on Wappinger Creek.
This Airbnb Plus has a Scandinavian-inspired motif, with large picture windows, modern furnishings, and colorful abstract artwork. In the living room, guests can cozy up on the couch and read a book or stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features sleek black cabinets and countertops, along with stainless-steel appliances. Guests can gather around the six-person dining table for a game night with one of the many board games provided or enjoy a family-style meal.
In the first bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, as well as a large wardrobe and a desk. The second bedroom is also furnished with a queen-size bed and has an en suite bathroom. There is a set of bunk beds in the third bedroom, making this rental suitable for up to six people.
Outside, guests can relax on the deck and grill up some lunch on the barbecue. There is also a firepit and a canoe available to use. Downtown Poughkeepsie is roughly a 10-minute drive away.
The Stone House in New Paltz
This stunning Airbnb Plus is the ideal rental house in Poughkeepsie for families or couples looking for a peaceful country retreat.
The home is located a mile outside of New Paltz, about a 25-minute drive from Poughkeepsie. There are hiking and biking trails nearby, and superhosts Kate and Mark even provide bikes for guests to use.
Inside, the home boasts a lovely contemporary motif with exposed stone walls, vintage furnishings, and rustic country décor. After a day of hiking nearby trails, guests can cuddle up in the master bedroom’s queen-size bed, complete with a pillow-top mattress for a good night’s rest. The second bedroom is perfect for kids as it comes equipped with two single beds. In the bathroom, guests can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in the claw-foot bathtub or rinse off in the rain shower.
The full kitchen comes well equipped with all the essentials, and Kate and Mark even provide complimentary locally baked bread and coffee. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch and listen to music on the vinyl player or work remotely at the dedicated workspace. There is also a small library of books to peruse.
Beautiful Bungalow in New Paltz
If you are looking for a family-friendly house for rent in Poughkeepsie, then consider this incredible Airbnb Plus.
This stunning two-bedroom house has a modern motif, with leather furnishings, lush plants, and plenty of natural light. Guests can use the complimentary Empire Pass to go hiking and swimming in the mountains nearby, then return for an afternoon nap in one of the bedroom’s plush queen-size beds. The bathroom comes equipped with a luxurious glass walk-in rain shower, heated floors, and a well-lit vanity.
In the living room, guests can sink into the leather sofa and listen to music on the record player or watch a movie on the TV. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for preparing meals, as well as stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Superhost Lauren has done an excellent job of providing family-friendly amenities, such as a changing table, a crib, a baby monitor, toys, and much more.
Outside, guests can have an afternoon cookout on the deck or gather around the firepit for a good old-fashioned s’more roast. This Poughkeepsie Airbnb is located about a five-minute drive from the Historic Huguenot Street and a 20-minute drive from Poughkeepsie.
Private Room With Free Breakfast
This gorgeous Scandinavian private room rental in Poughkeepsie is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking for a bed-and-breakfast experience.
The room is located in superhost Troy’s home, and it comes decorated in a Scandinavian-style motif, with stylish furnishings, wood-paneled walls, and a private entrance. In the private bathroom, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the spacious walk-in shower. The bedroom is equipped with a plush king-size bed, a sitting area, and a TV. Troy also provides guests with soft robes so that they can stay cozy and warm during their stay.
In the shared kitchen, guests can easily prepare meals using the stainless-steel appliances. A complimentary, Nordic-style, three-course breakfast will be provided every day in the shared dining room. After a day of adventuring, guests can cozy up beside the fireplace in the shared living room and read a magazine or watch TV.
Outside, guests have access to an incredible grilling area surrounded by birch logs. There is also a firepit and a patio.
This Airbnb in Poughkeepsie is located five minutes north of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and less than a 20-minute drive from downtown Poughkeepsie.
Three-Bedroom Apartment Near the Barrett Art Center
This centrally located short-term rental in Poughkeepsie is perfect for groups of up to five guests who are looking to stay close to main attractions.
The home is located about a five-minute walk from Main Street and a 10-minute walk from the Barrett Art Center. Guests have access to two free on-site parking spaces.
Inside, the apartment has a contemporary feel with a mixture of modern and vintage furnishings. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch or rocking chair and read a book from the small library or break out one of the board games provided. The full kitchen comes stocked with all the essentials for preparing a meal, including spices and cooking oils. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the balcony’s lounge chairs.
In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, along with a dresser and room-darkening shades. The second bedroom has a double bed, and the third bedroom has a single bed. Guests will find complimentary shampoo and body wash in the bathroom, as well as a hair dryer.
Contemporary Home Near the Walkway Over the Hudson
This charming vacation rental in Poughkeepsie is perfect for couples or families who want to be within walking distance of main attractions.
This Poughkeepsie Airbnb is located less than a 10-minute walk from the start of the Walkway Over the Hudson and about a 15-minute walk from the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Guests have access to two free on-site parking spots.
Inside, the home has a modern feel with beautifully refinished nine-inch pinewood floors, contemporary furnishings, and exposed wood beams. In the living room, guests can gather on the couch and binge-watch their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The full kitchen comes equipped with stainless-steel appliances, complimentary snacks, and essentials for cooking, like chef’s knives and cutting boards.
A sliding barn door leads to the first-floor bedroom, where there is a queen-size bed with views of the Hudson River and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The second-floor bedroom has a plush queen, a work desk, and a dresser. After a day of exploring, guests can rinse off in the bathroom’s walk-in shower or put on a load of laundry; the home comes equipped with both a washer and dryer.
Pet-Friendly House Near Spratt Park
At this incredible three-bedroom vacation home for rent in Poughkeepsie, you can feel like you’re staying in the countryside.
The home has a cottage-like feel, with colorful walls, bold patterns, and modern furnishings that create a bright and comfortable space. After a day of strolling through the town, guests can relax in the living room and read a book from the library or watch a movie. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space as well as stainless-steel appliances. Guests can enjoy their meals under the pergola in the backyard or at the dining room table.
Two of the bedrooms come equipped with a queen-size bed and room-darkening shades. In the second bedroom, there is a single bed and a sofa bed, making this rental suitable for up to six guests. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower stocked with complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and body soap.
Outside, guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee on the front porch rocking chairs. In the backyard, there is a hammock, firepit, barbecue, and bike available to use.
This Airbnb in Poughkeepsie is located less than a five-minute drive from Spratt Park and Vassar College. The Walkway Over the Hudson is less than a 10-minute drive away.
The Highland House
This five-star Airbnb in Poughkeepsie is the ideal rental for families or groups of four traveling with their furry friends.
The house is located in Highland, just a 15-minute drive from Poughkeepsie and a five-minute drive from Illinois Mountain Park. Downtown Highland restaurants and coffee shops are within walking distance. Guests can also opt to get around on the bikes and scooters provided by superhost Amanda.
Inside, the home has a cozy contemporary motif, with comfortable furnishings and homey touches. After a day of hiking nearby trails, guests can curl up in the master bedroom’s plush queen-size bed for a well-deserved rest. The second bedroom comes equipped with two single beds, a desk, and a Smart TV. There is a tub/shower combo and a washer and dryer in the bathroom.
In the living room, guests can unwind on the sectional sofa and plan their next day’s adventure or watch a movie on the TV. The full kitchen has all the essentials for preparing meals, as well as a Keurig coffee maker, a blender, and complimentary coffee pods.
The backyard is fully fenced in, so dogs can run freely. There is also a barbecue, a seating area, a firepit, and lawn games.
Charming Home Near Vassar University
If you are headed to visit Vassar University, then this beautiful two-bedroom house is the best Poughkeepsie Airbnb for you.
The home is located less than a five-minute drive from Vassar University and a 10-minute drive from Marist College and the Culinary Institute of America.
Inside, the home features a soothing natural palette with mid-century furnishings and stylish décor, giving it a warm and welcoming feel. In the media room, there is a comfortable sofa bed where guests can unwind after a day of adventuring and watch a movie or get some last-minute work done at the desk. Alternatively, guests can head to the living room to relax with a cup of coffee. The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and plenty of cooking utensils so that guests can easily prepare meals.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush queen-size bed, along with a TV and an en suite bathroom equipped with a walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and a built-in closet. There is a bathroom across the hall that has a tub/shower combo.
Outside, guests can enjoy evening cocktails on the patio lounge set or grill a meal on the barbecue.
Massive Victorian Home With a Pool
Enjoy a dip in the private pool or roam the 11 acres of pristine landscaping at this incredible Airbnb in Poughkeepsie.
This seven-bedroom, four-bathroom Victorian-era house is the perfect mix of mid-century modern and vintage. After a day of touring local wineries, guests can watch a movie in front of the fireplace or peruse the library of books in the living room. In the sunroom, there is a lovely vintage lounge set and a reading nook beside a window. The full kitchen is flooded with natural light and boasts beautiful whitewashed cabinets and plenty of counter space. Guests can enjoy meals at the formal dining table or the breakfast table.
In total, there are eight beds throughout the house: one king-size bed, five queen-size beds, and two double beds, making this rental suitable for up to 16 people. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in one of the bathroom’s claw-foot bathtubs or rinse off in one of the walk-in showers. In the attic, guests can lounge and watch TV, play pool, or work out on the exercise bike. Outside, there is a lovely in-ground pool with a diving board and a hot tub.
Chic House Beside College Hill Park
This centrally located two-bedroom Poughkeepsie Airbnb is perfect for families or couples.
The interior of the home has a bright and spacious contemporary feel with large windows, stylish furnishings, and modern touches. After a day of touring the sights, guests can relax on the reclining sofa or the pullout couch and stream a movie on the Smart TV in the living room. The full kitchen boasts a clean and modern motif with stainless-steel appliances, wooden countertops, and soft gray cabinetry. Guests can enjoy their meals at the gorgeous wooden table in the dining room.
Both bedrooms are equipped with a plush queen-size bed and room-darkening shades to ensure a good night’s sleep. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo, as well as complimentary shampoo and a hair dryer.
This house rental in Poughkeepsie is located right across the street from College Hill Park and less than a five-minute drive from the start of the Walkway Over the Hudson. The Blue Collar Brewery is about a five-minute walk away, and guests have access to free on-site parking.
Riverview House With a Hot Tub
If you are looking to rent a house in Poughkeepsie that offers outstanding views of the Hudson River, superhost Tom has the spot for you.
Guests can enjoy an evening soak in the private outdoor cedar hot tub while sipping wine under a blanket of stars. The swinging bed on the patio is the perfect spot to have a morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the Hudson River.
Inside, the home boasts a country-contemporary feel, with vaulted wood ceilings, large windows, and wood floors throughout. In the living room, guests can warm up beside the fireplace on the sectional sofa or read a book on the daybed. There is also a games corner with a chessboard and board games, plus a tabletop shuffleboard. The full kitchen is massive and features stainless-steel appliances, a large island, and a breakfast bar.
In the first bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed and a sofa bed. The second and third bedrooms also have king-size beds, and the fourth bedroom has a queen-size bed and a double bed. This rental can sleep up to 12 people. Guests have the option of using one of the walk-in showers or the large jetted soaking tub.
Luxurious House in Highland
Spend your evenings gathered around the firepit or soaking in the private hot tub of this stunning three-bedroom house in Highland.
The home features a mid-century motif, with vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, and plenty of natural light. In the living room, guests can relax in front of the Malm electric fireplace and watch the game on the 75-inch flatscreen TV. The family room is perfect for kids as there is a pullout sofa they can relax on while streaming movies on the Smart TV. In the full kitchen, there are stainless-steel appliances and cooking basics like chef’s knives and oils.
In the master bedroom, guests can curl up in the plush queen-size bed or enjoy a soak in the en suite bathroom’s Jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, as well as a lounge chair. There are two full beds and a dedicated workspace in the third bedroom.
Outside on the deck, guests can unwind with a cocktail on the lounge set or grill a meal on the barbecue. There is also a firepit and a chiminea, a firepit, and a nine-person hot tub.
Rustic Retreat in Milton
This gorgeous rustic home in Milton is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking for a taste of the country while they visit the area.
The home is located in Milton, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Poughkeepsie and less than a five-minute drive from the Kedem Winery. Guests have access to free on-site parking.
Inside, the home has a rustic mid-century feel with hand-carved wood beams, wood floors, and contemporary furnishings. After dinner, guests can gather at the dining table to play one of the board games provided. In the full kitchen, all of the cooking essentials have been supplied, including a toaster, a kettle, and barbecue utensils for the grill on the patio. The living room has a comfortable pullout couch and a TV with standard cable.
In the bedroom, guests can store their luggage and clothes in the built-in closet and then curl up on the cozy queen-size bed for a good night’s sleep. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and complimentary shampoo and conditioner.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the immaculate backyard garden, where guests can enjoy an afternoon cup of tea surrounded by lush plants and colorful flowers.
Four-Bedroom House Near the Walkway Over the Hudson
Sleep comfortably in this stunning four-bedroom house that can accommodate up to eight guests.
Inside, the home boasts a modern motif, with soft-colored accents, homey décor, and plenty of natural light. In the full kitchen, guests can prepare meals on the wooden countertops and enjoy eating at the six-person dining table or outside on the patio bistro set. There is also an air fryer and a water purifier. The living room is equipped with a massive sectional sofa and a 55-inch HD TV, perfect for watching the game.
Two of the bedrooms are furnished with plush king-size beds, while the third bedroom has a queen-size bed. The fourth bedroom, with two single beds, is ideal for kids. In the backyard, there is space to park up to four cars, as well as a barbecue and a small dining set.
This Poughkeepsie Airbnb is located just a short drive from the Walkway Over the Hudson and College Hill Park. The Poughkeepsie Train Station is a five-minute drive away.
There you have them, the best Airbnbs in Poughkeepsie, New York! We hope that one of these incredible Airbnbs has caught your attention and you can start packing for your perfect vacation to the Queen City of the Hudson.