50 Most Unique and Cool AirBnbs in New York For Your Next Getaway
Itching to escape from New York City? These 50 amazing and unique Airbnbs in New York State will be perfect for your next getaway.
When people think about New York, most people think about New York City. In fact there are a lot of very cool places outside of New York City in New York State that deserve more credit.
This list of 50 cool Airbnbs in New York include tree houses, modern lodges, luxury/ designer homes, castles, private island, yurts and glamping; so there is something for everyone.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Luxury and Designer Homes
1. The Artist Pond House, Woodstock, NY
Recently featured at Icon Design Magazine Italy, this architectural gem is the former art studio of acclaimed social realistic painter Reginald Marsh. Nestled in trees with a private waterfall and a pond, this artistic and luxurious estate is the perfect getaway in this mountain town.
2. The Artistic Colony Rubber House, Accord, NY
Originally built for the famous choreographer Eugene Loring and then owned by an Oscar-winning actor, the Rubber House is a carefully designed architecture masterpiece. The house is located in Mohonk, close to various trailings and lakes and has good restaurants and bars nearby.
3. The Philip Johnson Wolfhouse, Newburgh, NY
This amazing New York airbnb is designed by architect Philip Johnson and it has a panoramic view of the Hudson River. It’s super close to Beacon and Storm King, making it a great weekend getaway from New York City. The house features expansive windows and modern upgrades like heated floors, making your stay more enjoyable.
4. The Willow Treehouse, Willow, NY
The Willow Treehouse was designed by Antony Gibbon and it is an unique airbnb that overlooks a small swimmable pond on a 34 acres property. Guests can swimming in the pond as well as the hot tub. But be sure to pack light as you will need to carry the luggage up the stairs.
5. The Zen House, Livingston Manor, NY
The Zen House is a luxury airbnb in Livingston Manor, about 2 hours from New York City. The house features a private indoor movie theater, private spa (cold plunge pool, hot wood-fired sauna), a hot tub, a game room with ping-pong table and an outdoor fire pit.
6. Lake View Luxury Cottage
This luxury mid-century modern cottage is set above the Greenwood Lake with private beach and lake front access. It’s also super close to ski sports, spa & water park, apple picking farm, vineyards, breweries and restaurants, making this the perfect weekend getaway with friends from New York City.
7. The Glass House, East Hampton, NY
This sleek 2 story glass house in the Hampton is an incredible residence and event space for a large party. There is underground garage, pool, top of the line appliances, hot tub and two independent staircases.
8. Beachfront Upside Down House, Montauk, NY
Now you can rent the perfect summer beach home in Montauk with this “upside down” property. The property is oceanfront with direct beach access and its own hot tub. It’s only a short walk to restaurants, bars and stores.
9. Mountain Views Retreat, Saugerties, NY
This luxury airbnb in the Catskill Mountains is a perfect romantic getaway with the feel of a 5 star hotel. You will have stunning panoramic sunset views over the mountains and the property comes with a massage room, sauna, gym, pool table, fire pit and soaking tub. If you want, you can also have a personal chef, masseur and personal shopper (with extra fee). This is the ultimate luxury in upstate New York for an incredible getaway.
10. Chateau Plateau, Hunter, NY
This luxury chateau is located on a 40 acre private land in the Catskills. You can enjoy hiking, swimming holes and amazing restaurants nearby on this summer getaway while taking in the incredible panoramic view of the mountains from your living room. In addition, the chateau features a stand-alone barrel sauna and a hot tub.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Tree houses
11. TreeHouse Retreat, Lake George, NY
The Treehouse Retreat in Lake George is 5 minutes away from the lake and beaches. The treehouse is 3 buildings all connected by rope bridges and you have private access to these buildings. During the summer time you can also experience outdoor showers.
12. Chez’ Tree Rest Treehouse, LaFayette, NY
Located in LaFayette, this amazing treehouse Airbnb is only a short drive away to wine country and the Finger Lakes. The treehouse is 2 stories tall, perched above the forest floor on 2 Maple Trees with a cable bridges connecting to access tree house. This small but cozy tree house is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway from New York City.
13. Magical Treehouse, Paul Smiths, NY
If you like a combination of camping and tree house then this is the perfect airbnb in New York for you. Close to Paul Smith’s college and various hiking trails as well as Lake Placid, this cozy treehouse is perfect place for a couple looking for a secluded adventure.
14. Adirondacks Ash Hill Treehouse, Port Leyden, NY
The Ash Hill Treehouse is a modern treehouse suspended between Ash and Maple Trees. A 100 foot winding bridge connect the tree house with the ground and you will wake up to the sound of the nature everyday.
Castle Rentals in New York
15. Stone Kiln Castle, Pleasantville, NY
Located only 50 minutes by train from Grand Central Station, this Stone Kiln Castle is a former speakeasy and located near many restaurants, shops, and hiking trails.
16. Highlands Castle, Bolton, NY
You don’t need to travel to Europe to see and stay at a real castle. Located on the shore of Lake George, Highlands Castle is a hidden jewel and probably the most luxurious airbnb you can find in New York. You can rent the entire castle or just the royal bedroom. Many couples get engaged at the Highlands Castle or do their engagement/ wedding shoots.
17. Castle on a Lake, Greenwood Lake, NY
This exquisite home has a sweeping view of the lake and provides utter luxury and comfort during your day. The castle comes with a boat slip, jet ski dock, outdoor grill and fire pit, making this the perfect getaway from New York in the summer.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Tiny Homes
18. The Micro, Lake Placid, NY
The Micro is a cozy 330 square feet home on wheels in the High Peaks region. Nestled between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, the Micro will provide you with a unique and cozy experience like no other. The home has two levels, ladder is required to reach the loft level to sleep.
19. Hudson Valley Tiny House, Chatham, NY
This tiny 400 square feet house in the Hemptons in Upstate New York is perfect for a family or a few friends looking for a getaway. This two story loft has 2 bedrooms “upstairs” as well as a deck where you can enjoy grilling up some BBQ in the summer time.
20. The Glass House, Marlboro, NY
Known as the world’s most beautiful tiny house, this amazing 180 square feet glasshouse is only 90 minutes away from New York City! IT’s located on a 30-acre farm featuring a lavender field, with outdoor dining/lounging furniture and access to a grill.
21. Outlier Inn Catskills Tiny House, Woodridge, NY
This modern tiny house is located on a farm in the Catskills Mountains. You can relax in a hammock, swim in a natural pond, and hike around the property.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Domes, Glamps, and Camping
22. Dome house with Hot Tub & Piano, Woodridge, NY
Nestled in between trees, this 28 acre unique airbnb in New York State is shaped like a dome with a hot tub and baby grand piano. It’s conveniently located near New Paltz which is perfect for restaurants, bars and hiking. A newly installed veggie garden is available to be used by guests.
23. Dome House, Roxbury, NY
Located in the Catskills mountains, this modern Shell house is an extraordinary place to stay and one of the most unique Airbnbs in New York State. The house features a light filled living room with a 25-foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows with a beautiful view of the Catskills mountains. The unique design makes this property stand out from the rest.
24. Outlier Inn Geo Dome, Woodridge, NY
This Dome is the perfect glamping experience in upstate New York. This airbnb can be rented for large parties for a sleepover party or a simple couple’s romantic getaway in the mountains. This incredible airbnb in New York also features an outdoor double hot shower and claw foot bathtub.
25. Glamping Dome, Rock Hill, NY
Located near hiking trails and waterfalls, this secluded dome glamp is the perfect couple’s getaway from New York City. The campsite also has outdoor kitchen and BBQ Grill with solar powered lighting.
26. Bellfire Tipi, Roxbury, NY
Perfect for stargazers, this glamping getaway has custom-made furniture, wool blankets, cedar floors and handmade decor pieces. It is perfect for someone looking to disconnect and relax in the woods. You also get a private fire pit, picnic table, grill, and hammock outside of the tipi.
27. The Shire, Kenoza Lake, NY
Now you can live the hobbit life with these 2 hand crafted cabins (for the price of one). Nested in between rolling hills and 4 large ponds, you can enjoy the privacy on this 96 acre farm in the Catskill mountains. You will also have access to wood fired hot tub and wood fired sauna, campfire pit, renovated barn with a gym, and propane BBQ. In addition, you can rent canoe and kayak to use on the ponds as well as Kenoza Lake.
28. Gatherwild Ranch Glamp, Germantown, NY
Located on a former apple orchard, this magical bell tent is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, with a solar outdoor shower, its own picnic table and private fire pit. There are trails and farm animals to visit on the Gatherwild Ranch.
29. Vintage Canned Ham, Narrowsburg, NY
This old-fashioned 19-foot Airstream-style Trailer is for someone looking for a cozy and cute experience while reconnecting to nature. This is a true camping experience but have access to fire pit, lawn chairs, hammock, and a grill.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Private Island
30. Whiskey Island, Clayton, NY
Whiskey Island is a private island located along the US/Canadian border on the Saint Lawrence River. You will have access to the entire island and you can bring your own boat. You can also fish and relax on this private island.
31. Watch Island Lodge, Clayton, NY
Another private island on the St. Lawrence Seaway is the Watch Island, perfect for a large group of friends to spend for a weekend. You will have spectacular views of sunset, the 1000 Island Bridge and the Rock Island Lighthouse.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Yurts
32. Loomis Lair Yurt, Waterville, NY
This 16′ yurt is on a private 80 acres land with wonderful views and hiking trails. The yurt features a new state of the art vent wall furnace, a queen size futon. There are a lot of recreational activities nearby such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, etc, making this the perfect unique and relaxing weekend getaway from New York City.
33. Yurt Sanctuary on a Biodynamic Farm, Ghent, NY
If you are looking for a sanctuary with hiking trails, private swimming pond and farm, you will love this well equipped 750 sq ft yurt located on a 130 acres of private farm. The yurt also features an antique claw-foot tub and gourmet equipped kitchen.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Themed Airbnbs
34. The Happy Camper Bus, Taberg, NY
This semi-rustic cabin on wheels sits on an 60 acre nature sanctuary. You can re-live your childhood lives in this old school bus. The space also has access to private river frontage, hiking trails, a volleyball court, fire pits, spring fed ponds, and animals to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.
35. Restored 1922 Caboose, Windham, NY
How fun would it be to stay at a cozy restored 1922 Caboose for a night or two! This unique New York Airbnb is walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops and only half a mile to the Windham Ski mountain.
36. The Hobbit House, Pawling, NY
If you are a LOTR fan then you definitely should not miss this cozy hobbit house, which features a hot tub and is only 5 minutes from Pawling (which has Metro North Access). At the property there are perennial gardens, patios, waterfall, hammocks, fire pits and a BBQ grill.
37. Japanese Ski House, Hunter, NY
Located in the town of Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, now you can have a taste of Japan in this amazing modern Japanese retreat. This house was built with a team of Japanese carpenters and was featured in the Elle Decor magazine.
38. Classic Sailboat, Greenport, NY
You don’t need to own a boat to enjoy the sailboat experience! You can now stay on this beautiful yacht in Sterling Harbor in Greenport. It’s fully equipped with a complete gallery, salon, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. You can walk to the train or bus station in Greenport and have access to cute bars and restaurants.
39. Bali House, Rosendale, NY
Now you can enjoy this amazing Bali themed house in the Hudson instead of flying all the way to Southeast Asia. This Bali haven is decorated with artifacts from Bali and is surrounded by private pond and woodland and grassy pasture to provide the peace and quietness that you seek on your weekend get away.
40. Little Minka, Accord, NY
Little Minka is a serene Japanese folk house and wood-fired spa nestled on 10 acres of private woodland and streams. The house was built with Japanese traditional carpentry joinery methods with Japanese styled interior decors.
41. Former Church, Woodstock, NY
There is nothing more unique than staying at a former church. This stunning church has been transformed into a cozy and modern home with 25-foot cathedral ceilings, framed by original stained glass and soaring picture windows. You can even climb up the spiral staircase to a small room just below the bell tower, perfect for relaxing and reading.
42. Cemetery Schoolhouse, Hudson, NY
If you are adventurous then this unique airbnb in New York is for you. Located at the Old Cemetery Schoolhouse, this airbnb has 4 renovated 750 sq ft classroom lofts, each with its own private back entrance and a different theme.
43. The Airstream at June Farms, West Sand Lake, NY
This little oasis is converted from a 1984 Airstream. This modern cabin offers both comfort and luxury and is close to restaurants and bar. Since this airstream is located on a farm, you can also check out all the animals on the farm.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – A-Frame Cabins
44. Lakeside A-Frame Cabin, Jeffersonville, NY
This A-Frame lakeside cabin sits on the edge of a mountain lake in the Catskills, less than 2 hour drive from NYC. This custom built cabin offers privacy and serenity while providing the most luxurious and relaxing experience. You will get the sweeping view of the lake from the bedroom of the house and you can bring your own kayak or canoe in the lake.
45. Gatherwild Ranch Artist A-Frame, Germantown, NY
This uniquely designed and handcrafted modern A-Frame is for those who are looking for a cozy and relaxing time. Located on a former apple orchard, this A-frame offers a glamping experience with solar lighting and battery lanterns.
Unique Airbnbs in New York – Modern Sanctuary
46. Luxury Modern Barn, Water Mill, NY
This modern barn has been carefully converted from a 400 year old English barns, and was previously featured in House & Garden. This luxury escape features a sky-high steel casement window, tennis court, pergola dining area, outdoor kitchen and pool.
47. Modern Catskills Sanctuary, Halcottsville, NY
This airy and modern property is a transformed single wide trailer located in Halcottsville. Nestled on a 10 acres of private land, this artsy Airbnb has a wall of glass slider which showcases the mountain vista views and is also built with a Japanese rock garden.
48. Revitalized 1902 Train Depot, Accord, NY
Once a train depot, this amazing New York airbnb has now been converted to the perfect weekend getaway in the idyllic Hudson Valley. You can still see the historic entry dormer to the ticket window and waiting room benches as well as the 1940 caboose.
49. The Pyramid House, Fire Island Pines, NY
This amazing Fire Island escape is the perfect airbnb to stay at if you want sweeping views of the ocean and a good time with friends. This pyramid architectural masterpiece features a salt water pool and a hot tub and is perfectly set up for work from home.
50. Contemporary Catskills Cabin, South Kortright, NY
This light filled modern cabin sits on five acres of private forest, making this the perfect sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate. This amazing Airbnb features a hot tub, fireplace, BBQ grill and poolside loungers and you will have private lake access, rivers, hiking trails and ski stations.
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Bonus: Candlewood House, New Milford, Connecticut
This property is not in New York but it’s close to the Hudson Valley and all the ski resorts.
This newly renovated 3.8 acre modern property is family friendly. The owners created a safe and fun space for the adults and children in this themed property. Each room has a different theme: Japanese-style room washitsu, Contemporary, American Vintage, African Safari with Giraffes, and Disney Mickey Mouse.
The property has incredible amenities such as outdoor swing bed, outdoor playset and playhouse, fire pit, etc. You will definitely have a good time at this property.
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