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Airbnbs That Put You in the Thick of Fall Foliage

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Leafy Excursions

Travelers looking to immerse themselves in fall foliage and take in its splendor right from their rooms can book a rental stay at a range of fantastic properties that offer unbeatable views. These properties come complete with wooded surroundings, locations perched high in the air, and access to trails that offer strolls with kaleidoscopic views. Take a look at the rentals below to stay in locations where foliage is right outside your window.


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Related: 16 Places With Spectacular Fall Foliage 


Canopy Blue Treehouse
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Canopy Blue Treehouse

Blue Ridge, Georgia | Sleeps 6

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The Blue Ridge Mountains put on a dazzling foliage display, and you can enjoy waking up to those views at this luxury treehouse perched high up and surrounded by sublime scenery. The treehouse is located on 4 private acres that overlook national forest and provide direct hiking access via the Benton MacKaye Trail, which is just steps from your door. Head on the trail to witness the sugar maples' bright red and orange hues or enjoy the view from the rockers and outdoor swing that line the treehouse’s exteriors.


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High ceilings and large plate glass windows offer a spacious feel in this three-story treehouse. The main floor features a private bedroom adjacent to an outside patio and a living area with a sofa, bunk beds, and French doors that lead to an outdoor porch swing. Upstairs, a carpeted loft with a television, hanging bed, and sofa awaits. The treehouse kitchen comes with glass-top burners and even a waffle maker to start the mornings on a sweet note.


Absolutely Heaven Cabin
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Absolutely Heaven Cabin

Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Sleeps 10

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Larger groups looking for a comfortable stay with family or friends will enjoy this luxury chalet, which offers some of Gatlinburg's best views thanks to being one of the few cabins with unobstructed year-round views of both the Great Smoky Mountains and Mt. LeConte. The Smokies are known to put on a spectacular fall display thanks to the wide range of some 100 species of trees found here. Enjoy unobstructed views from the outdoor deck and expansive indoor windows, or take a short drive to the national park that’s located roughly 8 miles away.


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This cabin has five bedrooms, each outfitted with a flat-screen TV and either a king or queen bed. There are also four bathrooms, an indoor dining room with seating for 10, and a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace. In the evening, enjoy stargazing from the outdoor hot tub and deck, or head to the theater room with a 4K TV and reclining seats.

The Hyggelig Hytte
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The Hyggelig Hytte

Marshfield, Vermont | Sleeps 2

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This Nordic-inspired tiny cabin is an ideal getaway for couples or solo travelers looking for a remote and private stay with easy access to nearby amenities. The cabin is nestled deep in the woods of the Green Mountains, which take on striking hues of red, green, yellow, and orange in the fall. Walk out the doorstep and enjoy the colors along hiking trails dotted with blackberries, and keep your eyes out for the turkeys and deer that roam the area. The space also includes a private sauna and spectacular starry skies thanks to little light pollution.

 


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The 144-square-foot cabin has one bedroom with a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom as well as a small fridge, toaster oven, and a two-burner cook stove for making quick meals. The host will often greet guests with coffee, tea, and light breakfast foods. The outdoor area features a fire pit and barbecue, and the property is a 15-minute drive from the village of Plainfield, where guests can find a range of restaurants, bars, and shops.

Cliff House Above Desoto Falls
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Cliff House Above Desoto Falls

Mentone, Alabama | Sleeps 4

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Alabama’s Desoto State Park is busiest in the fall thanks to a combination of yellow poplars, orange maple trees, gold hickories, and scarlet dogwood trees that create a kaleidoscope of colors alongside the many autumn wildflowers. Property owners say the view from here is one of the most spectacular in the area, with views of the park's lake and falls. Guests say every room in the property offers views of the falls, and they’re also a quick three-minute hike away.

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The 1,300-square-foot home dates back more than 80 years and is surrounded by cliffs that overlook the canyon basin and Little River over 100 feet below. The two-bedroom property also includes an additional bath and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a dining area for six, and a gas fireplace and screened porch with a balcony overlooking the falls.  

Home With Vineyard and Working Farm
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Home With Vineyard and Working Farm

Greene, Maine | Sleeps 10

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Maine has some of New England’s most prime leaf-peeping opportunities, and a stay at this home with its own working farm and vineyard will give you just that. The home is perched on Hill’s Ridge, and its rooms and outdoor spaces offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, ponds, and lakes. There also is a 550-acre adjacent farm with lush terrain that guests can walk through.


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The four-bedroom home features antique furnishings and finishes, including in spaces like the Mural Room where the paintings date back to 1830. Cider and wine tastings are a regular occurrence from the on-site vineyard, while fruit picking sessions can be arranged and an on-site bakery hosts homemade goodies prepared with the farm’s offerings. 

Montana Treehouse Retreat
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Montana Treehouse Retreat

Columbia Falls, Montana | Sleeps 4

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This double-decker treehouse provides you with private access to 7 acres of wooded terrain and is also located at the gateway of Montana’s Glacier National Park, where golden foliage can be seen alongside snow-capped mountains. Two decks allow you to take in the scenery any time of the day, with a glass door leading straight to the master suite's second-story deck.


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The 500-square-foot treehouse has a spiral staircase made from a giant Douglas fir tree, and two living trees can be seen inside the treehouse. A common room includes padded benches that can double as sleeping quarters, while a master suite loft includes a queen bed. The treehouse has one and a half baths and a full kitchen with a dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator.  

Farm House Apartment
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Farm House Apartment

Loudon, New Hampshire | Sleeps 7

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A stay at this apartment inside of a working cattle farm dating back to the 1800s gives you access to prime foliage views from its hilltop location. Thirty-six acres provide panoramic views of the countryside, with guests saying the foliage views extend as far out as the eye can see. Miles of hiking trails are adjacent to the property, and its grounds are filled with horses, pigs, donkeys, goats, cows, and calves you can feed carrots to while enjoying the views.


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The apartment has its own private entrance and full kitchen as well as two bedrooms with six beds, a bathroom downstairs that includes a champagne tub and shower, and an upstairs bathroom with an additional shower. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. The farm also has an on-site store where you can purchase grass-fed beef, pastured pork and lamb, eggs, and items like yogurt and ice cream made right on the grounds. 

Hillside Cabins on Tumalo Lake
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Hillside Cabins on Tumalo Lake

Bend, Oregon | Sleeps 5

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Tumalo Lake Lodge hosts three luxury cabins in addition to the HIllside Cabin, all located on 640 private acres of forest near Tumalo Lake. The Deschutes National Forest surrounds the cabins on all four sides, with trails for hiking and exploring its golden foliage accessible right from your door. The Hillside Cabin also comes with kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards you can use on the lake, while the popular Tumalo Falls are just three miles away. 


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The Hillside Cabin is 1,500 square feet and includes large windows in every room to give you views of nature at every step. A large wrap-around deck surrounds the property and features rockers and a private hot tub. The first floor includes Italian tile finishes, a wood-burning stove, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a kitchen with granite countertops. Upstairs, high-pitched wood ceilings lead to two bedrooms with a private bath and another living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

5-Star Custom Chalet
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5-Star Custom Chalet

Long Valley Junction, Utah | Sleeps 7

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This cozy chalet is a prime location both for enjoying foliage views right outside your doorstep and as a base location for those that want to take in the dramatic scenery of two of the state’s most popular national parks, Zion and Bryce Canyon. The chalet is located about halfway between the two parks. The property is surrounded by the Dixie National Forest, where vivid foliage displays make for quite the scenery.  


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The 2,500-square-foot property features three bedrooms with a total of six beds. Details like handmade red cedar countertops, custom wood walls and flooring, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with a log mantel, and a living room with large windows elevate the space. A gourmet kitchen comes with all appliances, making an ideal setting for starting the day before exploring the miles of hiking trails that await. 

Pisgah Highlands Off Grid Cabin
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Pisgah Highlands Off Grid Cabin

Candler, North Carolina | Sleeps 2

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Those in search of an off-grid experience will enjoy this two-guest cabin located in the middle of 125 acres of private land surrounded by mountain views. The cabin is just steps away from the Pisgah National Forest, where sugar and mountain maple trees display leaves in bright red, orange, and yellow hues starting in late September and early October. Enjoy the colorful views straight from the property’s outdoor fire grill or two-person swing or take a hike into the national forest to enjoy them alongside scenic trails and swimming holes. The property is also just a four-mile drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which draws large crowds thanks to its magnificent foliage displays.


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The cabin includes one bedroom with a queen-size bed but is best suited for those in search of a no-frills outdoor getaway. The shower here is outdoors, and there’s no fridge located in the cabin, so guests are asked to bring their own coolers. A propane heater is used to keep the space warm in the winter months, while a glass garage door opens to make for a magnificent stargazing location.

The Huggery Snuggery Deau at River’s Edge
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The Huggery Snuggery Deau at River’s Edge

Hagerman, Idaho | Sleeps 6

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The Deau is made up of two properties, both of which are surrounded by an outdoor deck and lush trees. Together, the space sleeps six and provides easy access to the Snake River, where trees display vivid red and orange hues in the fall. Get the best view of the colors that line its waters while kayaking through them with the free kayaks you can access during your stay. The space also comes with an outdoor kitchen, which makes for an ideal way to greet the morning's magnificent views.


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The Huggery makes up the larger of the two properties and is made of reclaimed wood, with a master bedroom for two and overhead loft beds. Behind the Huggery sits the smaller Snuggery, which is also made of reclaimed wood and features bunk beds for an additional two guests. The space is a great family- and pet-friendly option, with friendly hosts and amenities that include a private bathhouse, private decks, kayaks and life vests, and a washer and dryer. 

Woodstock Mountain Cottage
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Woodstock Mountain Cottage

Woodstock, New York | Sleeps 4

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Take in prime Hudson Valley foliage views when you stay at this cottage located right on the slope of Overlook Mountain, where you’ll be able to access some of the best hiking trails in the area. The property is surrounded by the Catskill Forest Preserve with its mix of ruby red and glimmer gold sugar maples and yellow birch and American beech trees. Hummingbirds and rabbits can often be found surrounding the relaxing cottage, while a stone patio with outdoor seating provides more sweeping Hudson Valley views.


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The renovated cottage, formerly a barn, features a downstairs bedroom and an upper loft bedroom. Amenities here include a fully stocked and renovated kitchen outfitted with all appliances, an indoor fireplace to keep you cozy, and a bathroom that comes with a deep hot tub for relaxing after spending your day exploring the outdoors. It's just three miles from the historic town of Woodstock, where you can explore eclectic shops, art, and prime farm-to-table dining.

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Blue Sky Mountain Ranch

Gilpin County, Colorado | Sleeps 14

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Witness the Rocky Mountains' annual color show straight from your own private luxury getaway nestled in 120 acres of mountain and wilderness scenery. The ranch, which is a popular location for celebrities and writers, sits on top of a mountain with impressive surrounding views from every window of the home. Endless miles of hiking trails through hills, valleys, flower-dotted meadows, and seasonal stream beds are there to explore, while the entire northern border of the ranch is lined by national forest.


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The best amenity of this stay is enjoying the outdoors in complete isolation with no other neighbors. The master bedroom includes an entire wing of the house spanning two levels, complete with a private hot tub, a walk-in closet, and large windows for mountain views when you wake. There are five additional guest rooms spread throughout, while a fully equipped kitchen, dining area for eight, and a dining deck allow for large gatherings. Additional amenities include a theater, a six-seat hot tub, and a range of activities you can arrange from wine-and-cheese sunset hikes to ATV tours.


Idlewild High Mountain Log Cabin
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Idlewild High Mountain Log Cabin

Fairplay, Colorado | Sleeps 6

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This traditional log cabin is inside Pike National Forest, one of the top spots for seeing autumn trees in an array of colors. The national forest spans over one million acres, with trailheads accessible straight from the property. Its secluded location perched at an altitude of 11,400 feet means you’ll be treated to mesmerizing mountain views from areas like the kitchen and the back deck.


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Accommodations include a bedroom with a king bed and small double bed, and a second bedroom with a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. There's a second bathroom and cell service, which is often difficult to find in the area.

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Rinconada Rio Grande Retreat

Dixon, New Mexico | Sleeps 6

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The giant cottonwoods that line the Rio Grande River make for an eye-catching display as they come alive with color at this riverside property. The space sits right at the banks of the river, allowing you to take in the colors of its tree-lined banks in serene privacy. Fruit orchards, sandstone vistas, and apple orchards surround the 3-acre property.


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The 3,400-square-foot-home features courtyards with sandstone walls, flagstone walkways, cactus gardens, and a 1,000-square-foot living room with vaulted ceilings and a kiva fireplace. There are a total of three bedrooms, including the master with its own en suite bathroom and views of the Rio Grande River, and three bathrooms. The property also has a large kitchen with a waffle maker and juicer, a dining room with leather furnishings, and a gazebo right on the river’s edge for alfresco dining.


Bearpen Lodge
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Bearpen Lodge

Fleischmanns, New York | Sleeps 8-10  

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In the fall, the Catskills are bursting with foliage as far as the eye can see. Explore them in all their glory with a stay at this lodge, a hiker’s paradise that sits in the valley of the Catskill Mountains within 125 acres of private land. Take in the views from the wraparound deck of the property or from the expansive windows that highlight its surrounding beauty, and don’t miss the sun setting on Bearpen Mountain in the evenings.


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The lodge features three bedrooms as well as a living room with an additional futon. The living room also features a stone fireplace, while a back deck includes a grill and a dining table with seating for up to eight people. Pets are welcome at the property for an additional charge.


Treehouse at Bliss Ridge Farm
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Treehouse at Bliss Ridge Farm

Moretown, Vermont | Sleeps 7

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For a whimsical stay, head to this Dr. Suess-inspired treehouse designed by James B’fer Roth, host of Animal Planet’s "The Treehouse Guys." The curving design is located at the forest's edge near the top of an 88-acre organic farm. Thousands of acres of wilderness that surround the property have left guests raving about the views, and an outdoor patio with a hammock makes for a perfect place to enjoy them. Private hiking is accessible from the treehouse, and there’s also a spring-fed pond nearby for swimming.


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The treehouse's main floor includes a queen bed, a fold-out sofa, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom. Upstairs are two lofts that feature a double bed in one area and a twin bed in the other. Guests will want to note bedrooms here are not completely closed off from one another, offering a more open living space. Families will find children’s toys, as well as board games and an outdoor fire pit.

 


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Octagonal Glass Treehouse in the Berkshires

Otis, Massachusetts | Sleeps 4

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This treehouse offers guests complete privacy with 7 surrounding acres of lush woodland. It is built with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer magnificent 360-degree views, while a stroll down its nearby country roads dotted with foliage provides a scenic way to spend the afternoon. The property is also close to hiking trails and locations like the Appalachian Trail and Beartown State Forest, where the Berkshire’s autumn colors shine.



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From the master bedroom, which features a queen bed and private bathroom, you can access the outdoor deck that includes a grill, a fire pit, and a dining area. The living room includes a wood-burning fireplace for cozy evenings, while another bathroom and double bed can be found in the living area.

Grahall Estate Mountain Castle
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Grahall Estate Mountain Castle

Ludlow, Vermont | Sleeps 15

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Vermont’s combination of maples, oaks, and birches make it a popular foliage-viewing destination, as colors range from orange and bright yellow to scarlet, bronze, and vivid emerald. At this castle, nestled on top of Hawk’s Mountain and surrounded by 300 acres of untouched land, see the sprawling views of the surrounding Green Mountains in all their colorful glory.


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The 7,000-square-foot, pet-friendly castle includes six bedrooms and five full baths, in addition to a balcony and outdoor deck area. Enjoy the foliage right from your room or in the property's gardens, or enjoy the cozy ambiance of spaces like the library or the living room fireplace. 


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The Pondhouse

Ashfield, Massachusetts | Sleeps 5

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This property will truly make you feel like you’re sleeping in the middle of a forest thanks to the fact that screens replace walls here to allow you to enjoy the foliage from every angle. The location provides an ideal opportunity for taking in the Berkshires’ fall scenery, whether you do so while lounging in your room or on one of the many hiking trails that surround the space.

 


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.This is a location for those who truly wish to unplug, as there’s no electricity and no cell service. The space includes one bedroom with two queen beds and a single bed, while hosts are only two minutes away to provide you with amenities like warm blankets to stay cozy through the evening, cooking utensils, and more. There is an outdoor firepit stocked with firewood and an outdoor hot shower and composting restroom.  

Private Suite With Country Hill Views
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Private Suite With Country Hill Views

New Hartford, Connecticut | Sleeps 2

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For a romantic getaway, head to this hilltop suite with magnificent panoramic views of the Nutmeg State's fall foliage. The suite sits on 10 acres of a private estate with a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains and half-acre pond below. Hiking trails and provided row boats allow you to get up close and personal with the autumn views.


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The accommodation is a guest suite connected to the owners' main house. It has its own entrance with a sitting room and private full bath. The bedroom features a double bed, a skylight, and a connected room with a sofa and work area. Guests will want to note there is no kitchen at this property, though there are refrigerators and restaurants nearby.