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10 Best Airbnbs New York

Find the best among the unique Airbnbs of Upstate, NY!

Sydney Danson
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10 Best Airbnbs New York

In contrast to the restless and dynamic energy of the city, upstate New York is a breath of fresh air. If you appreciate the outdoors this is the perfect destination for you and your party.

This region is a paradise that features several unique Airbnbs, strategically built within nature, allowing guests to be fully immersed in the surreal views of waterfalls, mountains, rivers, and meadows. We know you want in, so here is a list of the ten best Airbnbs in upstate New York.

#1 Wander Hudson Ridge - Hudson, NY

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Nestled in the hills of New York’s Hudson Valley region, is a one-of-a-kind glass house, whose aesthetic is inspired by Pierre Koenig’s iconic LA Stahl House. The two-bedroom/two-bathroom home has a modern architectural design and features surreal views.

You'll love the heated pool, hot tub, indoor fireplace, and (if you're a busy bee) 2 state-of-the-art workstations inclusive of sit-to-stand desks. You’ll never have to stress about anything when you check into a Wander home because of the exceptional 24/7 concierge service.

#2: Wander Hudson Valley - Kingston, NY

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Wander Hudson Valley is a private retreat, situated on a gorgeous hilltop, overlooking the Catskills and Esopus Creek. The three-bedroom home comes equipped with modern amenities including a heated pool, hot tub, full fitness center, state-of-the-art workstations, and a chef’s kitchen. 

The home is within proximity of several great hiking trails, and wineries, and within driving distance of quaint towns like Woodstock and Rhinebeck. Also, PRO TIP: By signing up for a  Wander Membership , you unlock a number of benefits including a 5% discount for your trips.

#3: The Black A-Frame - Kerhonkson, NY

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This sustainable cabin is located deep in the heart of the Catskill mountains and has dazzling views of waterfalls, ice caves, and blueberry fields. The property is newly renovated and features 2 full bedrooms, 2 private baths with soaking tubs, a chef's kitchen, a rooftop solar array to generate energy, and a wooden outdoor terrace.

This is a great choice for those who enjoy the outdoors and are up for the challenge of hiking at Sam’s Point Trail in Minnewaska State Park.

Country Retreat - Highland, NY

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Described as one of the greatest estates built in the Hudson Valley,  this secluded architectural masterpiece is made from the finest materials including limestone, and beechwood. The home sits perched on a cliff and boasts stunning views of the natural landscape as well as the Summer White House.

This stunning private resort has 4 bedrooms/5 bathrooms and its amenities include a heated saltwater pool, a tennis court, a hot tub, 3 Jacuzzis, 2 steam showers or and a sauna. There’s plenty of entertainment in the games room, with activities such as ping pong, air hockey, and a variety of video games.

#4: Modern Woodstock House in the Trees - Woodstock, NY

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Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Architects design award, this distinctive, and eco-friendly “tree house” is the perfect place for an environmentally conscious traveler. The house sits on a secluded 7-acre plot and was built with sustainable systems and practices, including solar PV panels and geothermal heat pumps for heating/hot water.

The 4 bedroom home can sleep up to six people comfortably and Its amenities include a heated saltwater pool, fire pit, a 7' wood-fired outdoor cedar hot tub, and a chef's kitchen. Guest have the option of taking in the natural views from the balcony or exploring the neighboring eclectic towns of Saugerties and Kingston. 

#5: Scandinavian Barn with Catskill Views - Germantown, NY

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Welcome to this renovated Scandinavian-inspired barn. This is a 1 bedroom, bright, and airy loft that has been published in several interior magazines including AirBnB Magazine. Here you’ll bear witness to 14 acres of open fields, enchanting walking paths, and a garden with mature trees.

The space is ideal for couples only, due to the fact that the open layout leaves no room for privacy. The barn is conveniently located in the hamlet of Germantown, which features a number of exceptional restaurants, Otto's Market for groceries, and a handful of independently owned shops.

Geo Dome - Woodridge, NY

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Glamping is where mother nature meets luxury and if camping is your hobby, this is a definite must-have on your bucket list! You’ll find a variety of glamping sites across the world but one that stands out is the Dome.

Located in Sullivan County on a 12-acre farm in the Catskill mountains, the space is a unique architectural masterpiece that can be used for a number of purposes including shoots, rehearsal space, sleep-over parties, or workshop space.

Note: If you plan on booking this Airbnb you should note that it only comes with one bed, however, it can host up to sixteen people, and additional guests are encouraged to bring air mattresses, camping air pads, sleeping bags, pillows, and towels. Guests are allowed to explore the farm and cuddle the alpacas, sheep, and goats.

The Edge - Rochester, NY

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With wooden floors, white walls, Scandi-like furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make full use of the region’s scenery, this home is definitely one-of-a-kind. The house has 3 bedrooms, all on the top floor with gorgeous views, and can sleep up to six people. 

It is also conveniently located within proximity of some awesome hiking trails, farm shops, and local restaurants.

Luxury Treehouse - Remsen, NY

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Kids aren’t the only ones who can enjoy escaping to a tree house, now you can too! This 1200 square foot, 2-story luxury tree house with an 80' suspension bridge was built by the Amish locals along with some other collaborators including Stone & Vine Design.

The house features an entire wall of glass looking out at the waterfall, a wood-burning fireplace, and a fully stocked kitchen. There are a total of two bedrooms, and the property allows up to four guests per stay. If you’re looking for a thrilling vacation, this is the perfect Airbnb for you.

Catskills SPACECRAFTX 1 Sanctuary - Halcottsville, NY

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SPACECRAFTX 1 is a tranquil, airy space, surrounded by lush Catskills landscapes and a bounty of nature. The vision when designing this unique home was to transform a single wide trailer into something outstanding by using glass walls to showcase the majesty of bordering trees and mountains and this concept has been executed superbly.

The home includes a Japanese rock garden with lilies, roses, and peonies as well as an expansive deck. Guests will have to specify the number of people upon booking as bedrooms/ amenities are set up accordingly.

The perfect Airbnb for you is only a few taps away. If you choose to go with Wander vacation rentals, our Wander Concierge is available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you book! You can reach out if you also need help booking reservations around New York!

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