Unique cabins in New York state for a weekend getaway in nature

Caroline Cunningham

If you’re trying to get out of the city and need a peaceful weekend in nature, try one of these unique Airbnb cabins. Each has its own eccentric architecture or quirky feature for those wanting a special experience.

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1. Artist A-frame at Gatherwild Ranch

This triangle cabin is on a sustainable ranch that used to be an apple orchard. It’s cozy but modern at the same time and has a flat platform on the roof, perfect for stargazing!

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Location: This Airbnb is in Germantown, NY about an hour south of Albany.

Price: $189 a night excluding additional fees.

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2. Magical Chez Tree Resthouse

Relax in this treehouse canopied above the forest floor between two maple trees! To enter the cabin you’ll have to climb the bridge which leads to the house and further on to the birds nest.

The treehouse cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway, setting the mood with the ambient lighting, fire pit, and secluded space.

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Location: This Airbnb is in LayFayette, NY about 15 minutes south of Syracuse.

Price: $267 per night excluding additional fees. 

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3. Container Cabin in the Catskills

Unlike your traditional cabin, this one is made from an old shipping container. It’s modern and simple but has everything you need. 

This Airbnb is for those who don’t need a lot of house space and like the feeling of being one with nature. The container cabin has large doors that open up into the forest where the outdoors are part of the living space. 

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Location: This Airbnb is in Saugerties, NY about 2 hours north of NYC and an hour south of Albany.

Cost: $232 per night excluding additional fees.

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4. Willow Treehouse

Probably the most sought-after Airbnb in New York, is Willow Treehouse, an architectural masterpiece. Its simple, yet exquisite design is meant to give you all the perfect views of nature beyond the walls.

Whether you fancy a swim in the pond, soaking in the hot tub, or reading with a view, this oasis will be the perfect reset to your busy life. In fact, you definitely won’t want to leave.

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Location: This Airbnb is in Willow, NY about an hour south of Albany and a little over two hours from NYC.

Cost: $382 per night excluding additional fees.

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5. Open Concept light Tiny Home Overlooking Lake

If you love the idea of tiny homes, then you’ll love this loft on wheels. It’s open-concept, meaning that it’s an open space and has large windows with views of the outdoors. Just outside is a patio platform with a firepit, grill and plenty of space to lounge.

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Location: This Airbnb is in Cairo, New York about 2.5 hours north of NYC and 45 minutes south of Albany.

Cost: $361 per night excluding additional fees.

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6. A Black A-Frame: Sustainable Catskills Cabin

If you follow travel pages, you may have seen this cabin on your Instagram feed. It was named the “Coolest A-frame in NY” by the New York Post in 2020 and has since become pretty popular.

Spacious and cozy, this cabin actually fits 4 people, unlike the previous listings for 2, and is perfect for a relaxing getaway with friends.

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Location: This Airbnb is in Catskills, NY about 2 hours north of NYC and 45 minutes south of Albany.

Cost: $286 per night excluding additional fees.

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7. Modern Upstate Cabin

A modern take to the traditional cabin, this secluded getaway is perfect for enjoying foliage with surrounding windows on each side. View can also be enjoyed year-round from the heated pool!

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Location: This Airbnb is in Red Hook, NY about an hour south of Albany and 2 hours north of NYC.

Cost: $450 per night excluding additional fees.

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8. Fern Valley Eco-Cabin

For those looking to really get off-grid, try this uniquely shaped, tiny cabin with floor-to-ceiling views of the forest. The hosts say it is of “Swedish design” and is best enjoyed during the snowy winter.

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Location: This Airbnb is in Summit, NY about an hour west of Albany and 3 hours northwest of NYC.

Cost: $101 per night excluding additional fees.

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9. Architectural Wonder in the Woods

Out of all the cabins listed, this may be the most unique. Its architectural designs go beyond just the outside and it’s the inside that’s really impressive. The wood ceiling and walls create a simple space, but its geometry carves elegance. This cabin is definitelt unlike any other you've seen.

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Location: This Airbnb is in Rhinebeck, NY about 2 hours north of NYC.

Cost: $450 per night excluding additional fees.

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