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5 Outdoorsy Airbnbs North of NYC

By on May 10, 2017

What I Look For in an Airbnb Accommodation

When I search Airbnb for reservation options, I look for a few key factors.  First, is there something catchy and unique about this accommodation that draws me to it?   I usually try to find unique accommodations for a bit of fun and adventure;  if I’m going to stay somewhere boring and drab I may as well just book a local hotel.  Second, I look through the reviews.  I prefer a place that will be safe and reliable and reviews show me that others have stayed here successfully (and enjoyed their stay).  Finally, for many of my vacations, I’m looking for a getaway.  Living in a concrete jungle, that means I want something secluded, peaceful, and has a way for me to connect with nature.

Here are some of the 5 most outdoorsy and intriguing New York Airbnb accommodations north of New York City (think Catskills, Adirondacks!)

Note: I try to provide a variety of “outdoorsy-ness” in the accommodations so there will be something for everyone.  Photo source is Airbnb listing.


New York Airbnb for Outdoorsy People

#1: Catskill/Hudson Getaway, $175 for 6 bedrooms

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This getaway is a great option for a large group of friends or big family (accommodates 14 people).  For $175/night, this 6 bedroom home is a fantastic deal.  It’s  near the town of Catskill and as you can see, there are no neighbors right on top of you.  The inside of the home is fairly wide open and large, making it a great place for your group to all have meals and time together in one place if the weather is less ideal for being outdoors.  Unfortunately, this place is not pet friendly and there is also a 4 night minimum stay.



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#2: Charming House on the Hudson River, $395 for 4 bedrooms

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This house has such beautiful views of the Hudson River.  It’s also located in Catskill so great proximity to outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, even though you can enjoy the serenity of the outdoors without leaving the home!  This rental has 4 bedrooms, accommodating up to 8 people.  It is not pet friendly and has a 2 night minimum stay.




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#3: Catskills Log Home, Stunning Views, $218 for 3 bedrooms

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Alright, enough of the luxury accommodations and onto some places to stay that just feel like summer days at the cabin.  This is an amazing log cabin home with river views, and the perfect size for a small family or couple to spend some time away from the city.  This cabin also does not allow pets and has a 2 night minimum stay.

“The living room is vast and full of light with a view to the mountains; or grill on the porch and take in the fresh country air!” -Airbnb listing




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#4: Adirondack Tree House Retreat, $179 for 3 bedrooms

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You can’t find many places this unique!  This is truly an opportunity to be in the wilderness without backpacking/camping.  No tents required, just a climb up to your tree house for the night.  Climb down the stairs and there’s some great outdoor space for grilling in the outdoor kitchen or just relaxing in the open air.  Although there are 2 beds so a group of 4 could stay, it would be most comfortable just for a couple of people to stay.  The tree house has a 2 night minimum stay and due to the nature of the accommodation, there are no pets allowed.




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#5: Yurt Rental on 80 private acres, $110

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Ready to be really outdoorsy?  This is the closest you can get to camping without camping!  Stay in this tiny shelter called a yurt, truly enjoying what it means to be secluded.  There are tons of nearby outdoor activities such as fishing and canoeing, or snowmobiling in the winter.  Yes, you can stay in this yurt in the winter and it will keep you warm! A 2 night minimum stay, and while no cats are allowed, dogs are welcome to stay with you.




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Which accommodation interests you the most?  

Book one of these or one of many others on Airbnb and get $40 off your first booking!

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  1. Reply


    May 10, 2017

    This is such a great list of outdoorsy Airbnb rentals! I would love to stay in the treehouse…I think it would be so much fun! 🙂


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      Rachel M

      May 10, 2017

      I agree, I think that one is my favorite!

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    May 12, 2017

    I adore the first one but these all look like magical places!

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      Rachel M

      May 12, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your favorite!

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    May 12, 2017

    What a helpful post! I am looking to vacation around the Finger Lakes with my family this summer (is that considered North of NYC?) Although I think the places are booking up super quick! Time to look into airbnbs 🙂

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      Rachel M

      May 12, 2017

      Yes, Finger Lakes is north of NYC – that’s a great getaway! I hope you have a great time and if you think of it, come back and share your experience with me. Thanks for stopping by!

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I am Rachel, an early 30's Midwestern girl residing in NYC with my husband and dog. I have learned to appreciate the city but am also a huge adventure girl. Follow along with my outdoor adventures as well as my city adventures and fitness journey. I'm an advocate of empowering other petite women not to be limited by our size!


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