The grocery stores are swapping watermelon for pumpkins, and we all of the sudden have a hankering for Thanksgiving dinner. Either we’re itching for fall vibes, or the cool air is making its way in. In any case, autumn is just about here, and you’ve got a short window from when the colorful leaves change to when they’re brown ‘n fallen.
If you’re anything like us, COVID-19 subtly (and quite maliciously) ruined our big vacation plans. That’s not to say we’re not all deserving of an autumn-soaked getaway filled with apple cider, knit sweaters + fall foliage!
And, is it really even fall if you don’t snap at least one Insta-worthy picture of all the autumn goodness (like this one above by Ryan Resatka)?! To save you a bit of work on the backend, we’ve put together a list of 18 Airbnb rentals that were just meant for experiencing fall.
1. Pisgah Highlands Off Grid Cabin | Candler, North Carolina
Escape to this tiny, modern, off grid cabin situated in the middle of a private 125 acre mountain top property; which backs up to Pisgah National Forest. Wake up to soaring mountain views, hike all day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, grill out + make S’mores over the fire pit, and then roll open the glass garage door to fall asleep under the stars.
2. Cozy, Rustic Cabin on Wooded 8 Acres | Aspen, Colorado
Experience all the best of Aspen, Colorado at this rad A frame cottage fort! Set on 8 acres with a trout pond, private hot tub, large lawn with fire pit, multiple cabins, and located just 15 minutes to downtown Aspen, this property offers the best of both Aspen worlds. The peace + tranquility of the great outdoors, and the bustle + entertainment that sets Aspen apart.
3. ‘Silo Studio’ Cottage | Tyringham, Massachusetts
Charming + romantic,’ Round’ Cottage on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Formerly, the cottage was sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson’s summer studio. The two-story cottage has a charming bedroom with 35 foot high conical ceiling with canopied bed upstairs, views through massive, multi-paned “mill windows,” a lily pond + lovely gardens. So Instagram worthy, right?!
4. Updated 1921 Carriage House | Southern Pines, North Carolina
Find modern convenience and Roaring 20’s charm at the Tudor Carriage House surrounded by an acre of Longleaf Pines, Camellias + Azaleas in Southern Pines, NC. Enjoy a full kitchen, private bath with tub & rainforest shower!
5. Sky Haus – A-Frame Cabin | Skykomish, Washington
starting at $236/night | photography: Renee Roaming
Talk about living autumn dreams! The Sky Haus has a very cozy loft with 4 beds and all brand new linens, with a fully equipped kitchen + a gas fireplace. Most importantly, the hot tub is just outside the front door and is always ready :)
Note – The cabin has two similar a-frame cabins nearby that are similar in design in case this one is booked – the Foss Haus and the Tye Haus
6. Modern Tree Dwelling w/Water Views + Cedar Hot Tub | Georgetown, Maine
Treehouse vibes! Stay in this custom designed tree dwelling with a wood-fired cedar hot tub up among the trees. This unique structure is perched atop a 21-acre wooded hill sloping to water views. Enjoy all the fall foliage you can soak up from the king size bed through a wall of windows.
7. The Pondhouse – A Magical Place | Ashfield, Massachusetts
Relax, rejuvenate and unplug in this ultimate rustic getaway experience in the country. In this beautiful screened Pondhouse, you can gaze at the stars and listen to the sounds of nature from your cozy warm bed. Feel the fall breeze as you sleep in this magical place unlike any other you will have ever seen!
8. Whispering Wind Treehouse | Argyle, New York
Looking to experience autumn while staying in a cozy, rustic treehouse, tucked under a canopy of trees, listening to the whisper of the wind?! This treehouse is surrounded by window + doors which connect you to the surrounding trees and all the magical beauty of the nature around.
9. Dawson Lake Contemporary Mountain Home | Alderson, West Virginia
Are you into modern autumn vibes? This contemporary home is located on 800 acres in the Appalachian Mountains. Incredible views from every room! Enjoy the infinity edge pool, hot tub, sauna, 2,500 sq. ft clubhouse and the private 40 acre lake with sandy beach; plus 7 miles of trails, just a few minutes walk from the Airbnb rental.
10. Romantic Retreat on Creek | Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ah, rustic. This studio-style hidden getaway overlooks the Cheyenne Creek, and has a huge kitchen. Deer come down everyday to say hello! Fall asleep to fall noise, and wake up to the sounds of Cheyenne Creek right outside your window.
11. ‘The Refuge’ | Bailey, Colorado
This cabin and its surroundings is a hiker’s paradise (especially in autumn)! The home has all the comforts for a long or short stay; queen bed with pillow top, internet and wifi, 4 burner 1949 refurbished gas stove, quiet ac/heat, fenced in patio with table + chairs and barbecue, dining inside or out!
12. Canyon Hideout Cabin | Cortez, Colorado
Enjoy autumn on a hike, because this spot is a hiker’s paradise! With miles of hiking trails from this secluded cabin on 80+ acres, you have private access to one of the best canyons in this beautiful setting. The property accesses Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.
13. That Dam Cabin | Grand Lake, Colorado
This historic 309-square foot cabin was built in 1932 for men working on the Shadow Mountain dam. Truly the perfect little fall Airbnb getaway; and just 4 miles from downtown Grand Lake! It’s a short drive to restaurants, shops, hiking, fishing, the beach + boat rentals.
14. Peace of Beach Waterfront Cottage | Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Door County, Wisconsin is literally the spot for experiencing fall foliage. This beautiful 4 season, Knotty Pine Cottage is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, and just 10 yards away from water in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Don’t forget the wood fire burning fireplace :)
15. Willow Treehouse | Willow, New York
The Willow Treehouse is settled among the trees, overlooking a small, swimmable pond, on a wooded property 15min away from the town of Woodstock. It is cozy, yet has all you need to cook dinner, enjoy reading, chilling, or swimming. Separate spaces for chilling, writing a novel or enjoying the view. The sleeping loft is accessible by a ladder, and you would have to walk in with your luggage, so pack lightly!
16. Little Red Treehouse | Lyons, Colorado
The Little Red Tree house accommodates two guests only. It has huge views, private shower, with separate powder room sink and toilet. It has an efficiency kitchen, with small sink and counter top; as well as a fridge. The tree house is equipped with heat/air + electricity…and all the autumnal views you can hope for!
17. Asheville’s Luxury Treehouse | Asheville, North Carolina
Come experience the magic of being being held in the arms of hundred year old trees, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. This Treehouse is build of quality materials and is a masterpiece of artistic design and skilled ability. Unique designs from nature are incorporated at every angle. So are all the fall views.
18. Forest Camping Hut | Elk, California
Enjoy a private forest camping hut. Rustic, yet designed with comfort in mind. Nestled among the Redwoods a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is a place for you to disconnect and reconnect with the autumn surroundings. To unplug and decompress from busy life. It’s 5 miles from the town of Elk and a nice coastal drive to historic Mendocino.
So, who is ready for a fall escape with their love?!
Above photo by Dawn Photo taken at the Tye Haus in Skykomish, Washington.
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So many stunning Air BNBs, where to start?
So many gorgeous locations to visit.
Omg number 5 is an absolute dream! All of these are beautiful but number 5 is my favorite!
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that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so!
Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice post.
I like #5 as well. It’s always nice being able to cook while still getting away for the weekend and oh did I forget to mention the hot tub?
It is fantastic when collections such as this are put together! I live for the free time I get to drink a glass of wine and plan future endeavors, with delights such as yourself taking the time to research and put together a tasteful and informative piece like this. Appreciate it, love your blog.