New York has no shortage of things to see and do. While New York City is one of the state’s main attractions for obvious reasons, it’s certainly not the only reason for a visit to the state of New York.
In fact, there are nearly 54,000 square miles of land that lie outside of New York City to explore.
There’s the 315-mile Hudson River, which runs from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. There are also 70,000 miles of other waterways within the state. You can visit the Atlantic Ocean and even two of the Great Lakes here.
There are three major mountain ranges to explore: the Catskills, part of the Appalachian Mountains, and the enormous Adirondack Mountains, which have a total park size of 28 million acres, making it the largest park in the United States besides in Alaska.
There is certainly a lot to do in the Empire State.
Now the question is where to stay. See below for some of the best cabins to book.
Quiet A-Frame in Pine Plains
This four-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom A-frame is located in Pine Plains, part of the Hudson Valley region, which spans from the tip of Manhattan north into Albany, the state’s capital. You can hike nearby in the Thompson Pond Preserve or check out the Stissing Mountain Fire Tower. You are also about 20 miles from Catamount Ski Resort.
Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax for the night in front of the TV or with a book or game. Sit out back by the fire pit under the stars. Take in the views from one of the porches.
You’ll find dining and shopping options in the town as well as Dutch’s Spirits, a farm distillery. If you are looking to explore further, you are in close proximity to Hudson, Red Hook, Millerton, and Rhinebeck, all of which have plenty to offer.
This two-bedroom and two-bathroom cabin is on 14 acres, has access to a pond, and is close to the town of Rhinebeck where you can enjoy many shopping and dining opportunities. Be sure to check out what events are happening at the 162-acre Dutchess County Fairgrounds during your stay.
Watch the sun come down from your porch or from the comfort of the cabin through the expansive windows. Gather around the fire pit to watch the night sky.
There is a great deal of hiking in the area from a fire tower in Ferncliff Forest to trails at historic sites like Wilderstein. Check out an air show at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome or see what the Beekman Arms Antique Market has for sale.
Adirondacks Cabin with Indoor Waterfall
This one-bedroom and one-bathroom rental is located in Remsen, where you’ll have an abundance of peace and quiet amongst valley views. The cabin itself boasts an 18′ waterfall and offers daily massages to guests.
Relax in the cabin with a book or board game. Cook in the full kitchen or use the charcoal grill outside. Weather permitting, you can enjoy al fresco. There’s also a fire pit you can gather around and roast marshmallows.
If you don’t feel like cooking, head to the Soda Fountain Restaurant or Cindy’s Diner. You can explore nature at Black River Wild Forest. Or at Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, you learn about the “Drillmaster of the American Revolution”, Baron von Steuben.
Log Cabin with Mountain Views
This three-bedroom and two-bathroom rental is located in Margaretville, with close proximity to several eateries, a variety of shops, and even a bowling alley.
Soak up the mountain views from the plentiful windows or sit out on one of the two decks. Warm your bones back up by the wood-burning stove. Cook in the full kitchen or use the gas grill outside. Put the projector on and curl up with a movie or grab a board game or a book. Hop into the hot tub and soak or gather around the fire pit.
You are under ten minutes from Belleayre Mountain Ski Area where you can explore the 50 trails in the winter and swim at the beach in the summer. You can also head two miles into Arkville for further dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities, such as the Delaware and Ulster Railroad which offers scenic rides.
Cabin Near Ski Resorts
This four-bedroom and three-bathroom house is located in Jewett, within a convenient distance from skiing at both Hunter Mountain and its 67 trails and Windham Mountain and its 52 trails. There is also dining, shopping and entertainment to be found in nearby Tannersville.
Cook a meal in the full kitchen or use the grill outside. Watch a show on the TV or play some records. You can also grab a book or board game for entertainment. There is an outdoor fireplace to sit around at night and watch the skies as well as a hot tub and hammock.
In the summer, you can hike at Kaaterskill Falls, just 25 minutes away, or head to North-South Lake or Colgate Lake for fishing, hiking, swimming, and boating.
This two-bedroom and two-bathroom cabin is located in Saugerties, which puts you in prime proximity to outdoor fun at places like Falling Waters Preserve and the Catskills Animal Sanctuary.
Take in the daytime and just as beautiful nighttime views from your deck. Cook in the kitchen or use the BBQ outside. You can also sit around the fire pit at night and watch the stars.
You are only about five minutes from Woodstock and its ample dining and shopping opportunities as well as a flea market, festivals, and outdoor art. Check out Overlook Mountain or Kaaterskill Falls for hiking. And for water activities, there’s Colgate Lake, Onteora Lake, and the Ashokan Reservoir. You can also easily reach Hunter Mountain and Windham for skiing.
This two-bedroom and one-bathroom rental is located in Stamford in the Catskills region. Here, you’ll be close to a great deal of skiing, including Windham, Hunter, Plattekill, and Belleayre.
Take in the sunset and stars from your porch. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit at night. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or use the grill outside. Get cozy for the night with a movie or your favorite shows.
Head into nearby Hobart for antiquing, dining, and even horseback riding. Hike Mount Utsayantha to see the fire tower at the top, bike or walk the Catskill Scenic Trail, or kayak on the Schoharie Reservoir.
Cottage with Hot Tub
This three-bedroom and two-bathroom cottage is located in Saugerties, where you can easily get to the town’s shopping and dining as well as recreation and exploration in nearby Woodstock.
Jump into the hot tub after a day out to relax your muscles. Sit by the fire while listening to records or watching a movie. Admire the ample views from the deck. Make dinner in the full kitchen or use the outside grill and have it inside or on the screened-in porch.
Hike to the top of Overlook Mountain to see the hotel ruins and fire tower. Swim at the Saugerties Village Beach. Or spend the day exploring the peace of the Tibetan monastery.