17 Cozy Cabins to Rent in the Adirondacks this Season

Post summary: Find the best secluded Adirondack cabins to rent on Airbnb. These Adirondack cabin rentals are located near Lake Placid, Keene Valley, Old Forge, and Schroon Lake in Upstate New York.

Unique cabins to rent on Airbnb in the AdirondacksAdirondack cabin photo credit: Airbnb.com

NOTE: To comply with COVID19 guidelines, many Airbnb hosts are taking extra precautions to properly clean and sanitize between stays. Additionally, many of these Adirondack cabins are secluded, with many options for socially distanced outdoor activities. For details on COVID19 precautions, contact Airbnb hosts prior to booking your stay and please remember to always follow local guidelines with regard to pandemic preparedness.

There’s something undoubtedly special about an off-the-grid adventure. Somewhere tucked away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, unplugged, and with only a connection to nature.

And what better place to foster that connection with nature than the Adirondack Mountains? Only a few hours North of New York City, the Adirondacks are the ideal escape for outdoor enthusiasts. With 6 million acres of unspoiled wilderness, the ‘Dacks offer the perfect place to relax, restore, and recharge. Plus, with summer well behind us and COVID measures stretching into 2021, the idea of escaping to a secluded Adirondack cabin becomes more tempting by the day.

In this blog, I’m sharing some of the best cabins that you can rent on Airbnb in the Adirondacks. From rustic A-frames to waterfront chalets, these cabins in the Adirondacks are sure to be the perfect home base for all of your outdoor adventures. Oh, and don’t worry if outdoor adventure isn’t your jam. These cozy Adirondack cabins are perfect for a long weekend spent relaxing with friends, loved ones, or even by yourself!

Keep scrolling to browse some of the coziest cabins the Adirondacks have to offer.
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CABIN SELECTION CRITERIA

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All of these Adirondack cabins are for rent on Airbnb and were selected based on price, overall Airbnb rating, aesthetic, and balance between seclusion and convenient location.

In an effort to share affordable cabin rentals in the Adirondacks, I mainly selected cabins that are less than $200 per night (not including Airbnb service fees or cleaning fees), although the prices may fluctuate as the the rates and minimum stays differ throughout the year. There are also a few higher priced exceptions on this list that I felt were worth sharing, either because of the aesthetic, the location, or a combination of both.

As of December 2020, all of the cabins on this list are rated 4.7 stars out of 5 or higher.

master bedroom at Juniper Hill Cabin in Wilmington, NYMaster bedroom at Juniper Hill Cabin in Wilmington, NY

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CABIN RENTALS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

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Where should I stay in the Adirondacks? The best place to rent a cabin in the Adirondacks depends on you and the experience you want to have. However, the areas around Old Forge and the High Peaks tend to be the most popular.

How do you get there? Is there public transportation available? There is no public bus or train system in the Adirondack Park. To get around, you will need to rent a car or arrange transportation with your host to get to your secluded Adirondack cabin.

Will I need 4 wheel drive? You may need 4 wheel drive to access some of the more secluded Adirondack cabin rentals on this list, especially in the winter. Contact your Airbnb host for their recommendation.

Why does the cabin only have 1 bed but can accommodate 4 guests? Cabins vary widely in the sleeping arrangements they can accommodate. For instance, some listings only specify 1 bed (often a loft), but can accommodate more guests on a sleeper sofa or air mattress.

Will I have cell phone service and wifi? Some of the cabins on this list do have cell phone service and wifi, while others provide a more secluded off-grid experience, and are therefore totally disconnected. I tried to include that information in the cabin descriptions, but its best to check the “Amenities” list on the Airbnb listing.

Does the cabin have running water and electricity? Similar to cell phone service/wifi, some of these cabins do not have running water and electricity. Please read the Airbnb description carefully and come prepared if necessary.

What should I pack? Some cabins come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, while smaller off-grid cabins tend to be more bare bones. Some cabins even require you to bring your own towels, linens, or even camping equipment. For more details, read the listing carefully and check with your host prior to your stay so that you can pack necessary essentials.

 

17 BEST CABIN RENTALS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Juniper Hill Cabin

Juniper Hill Cabin on Airbnb.com; Instagram: @juniperhillcabin 

Location: Wilmington, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Amenities: Two custom fire pits, WiFi, washer/dryer, work space, full kitchen

If you’re looking for the perfect Adirondack retreat, Juniper Hill Cabin is the place you’re looking for. This newly constructed cabin is conveniently situated right in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. But that’s not all. From the gold plated silverware, to the modern wool rugs and hotel-quality linens, this cozy Adirondack cabin has an interior that looks like it was plucked straight out of Pinterest. Conveniently located and perfectly aesthetic – seriously, how can you beat that?

Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or someone just looking to get away and relax in nature, Juniper Hill has everything you need in any season – and then some!

Juniper Hill is only 15 minutes to downtown Lake Placid, and a stone’s throw away from some of the best hiking trails the Adirondacks have to offer. And you don’t have to go far to find ultimate relaxation after a long day of exploring the ADK. Simply head out front (or out back!) to cozy up by one of the TWO custom fire pits.

PS: Book early because Juniper Hill is filling up fast!
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Price: $208/night

>> Book Juniper Hill Cabin here <<

Note: 4-wheel drive is recommended, especially during winter months.

 

The Evergreen A-Frame Cabin

Photo credit: The Evergreen A-Frame on Airbnb.com

Location: Remsen, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Amenities: Custom built fire pit, WiFi, stargazing bed, public access to the lake across the street

This one-of-a-kind, hand crafted A-Frame is the perfect cabin rental in the Adirondacks for couples, small families. It’s also a top contender for most aesthetic cabins in the Adirondacks for photographers and content creators. With modern rustic decor throughout, every detail has been meticulously planned, right down to the bed that rolls out for stargazing on clear nights.

Located in Remsen, NY, this cabin sits at the edge of the Adirondack Park, just south of Old Forge. Nearby activities include snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hiking, and enjoying access to the lake directly across the street.
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Price: $371/night

>> Book The Evergreen A-Frame Cabin here <<

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Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame Cabin

Photo credit: Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame on Airbnb.com

Location: Jay, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 1 + sleeper sofa and daybed

Baths: 1

Amenities: Wifi, pet friendly, 30 private acres

Nestled in the Jay Mountain Wilderness, the Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame Cabin is charming mountain getaway near Lake Placid that accommodates up to 4 guests and is pet friendly. Enjoy your morning coffee from the front deck overlooking 30 private acres with views of Whiteface Mountain, before setting out to explore one of the most beautiful locations in the Adirondack Park. Choose from an endless selection nearby activities, including (but certainly not limited to) hiking, boating, snowshoeing, skiing, and shopping.
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Price: $155/night

>>Book Adirondack Mountainside A-Frame Cabin here <<

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Rustic Tiny Cabin

Photo credit: Rustic Tiny Cabin on Airbnb.com

Location: North Creek, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 3

Baths: 0.5 (outhouse)

Amenities: Pet friendly, wood stove, beach picnic area, private hiking trails

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by booking a stay at this quaint, tiny Adirondack cabin in the woods, handcrafted from hand split cedar shingles and locally harvested wood. You won’t have power, wifi, or cell phone service here, but you’re guaranteed to find an even better connection, nestled beneath a stand of tall Scotch pines in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness. Your stay at this tiny rustic cabin is guaranteed to be unique, as its more of a glamping experience than a luxury stay. You won’t need utensils or basic cooking gear, but you’ll need to come equipped with your sleeping/camping gear, hiking boots, and marshmallows to toast at the fire pit at the beach nearby!
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Price: $111/night

>> Book Rustic Tiny Cabin here <<

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North Hudson Modern Cabin

Photo credit: North Hudson Modern Cabin on Airbnb.com

Location: North Hudson, New York

Capacity: 2 guests

Beds:  1 (can be arranged as 2 single beds upon request)

Baths: 1

Amenities: fire pit, dedicated work space, washer/dryer

Grab a hot cup of coffee, a cozy blanket, and your favorite book to get ready for your stay at this cozy cabin in the High Peak Region of the Adirondack Mountains. Sheltered by the surrounding forest, the North Hudson Modern Cabin is the perfect place to unwind, disconnect, and escape the distractions of life. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the nearby babbling brook, cozy up on the screened-in porch, and turn off your cell phone (you won’t need it because there is no service or wifi here anyway). This tranquil Adirondack cabin rental is secluded, yet only a short drive to the shops and restaurants of Schroon Lake and Lake Placid. There’s also ample access to many of the best mountains, trails, and lakes that the High Peak Region of the Adirondacks has to offer.
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Price: $152/night

>> Book North Hudson Modern Cabin here << 

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Little Peak Chalet

Photo credit: Little Peak Chalet on Airbnb.com

Location: Wilmington, New York

Capacity: 5 guests

Beds: 2 + sleeper sofa

Baths: 2

Amenities: Fire pit, Wifi, 5 minutes from Whiteface Mountain

If you’re looking for a picturesque, cozy cabin rental near Lake Placid, then look no further than The Little Peak Chalet in Wilmington, NY. Reminiscent of a Hallmark Movie, this cozy A-Frame cabin is the perfect home base for exploring the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. Cozy up by the fire after a day of skiing Whiteface Mountain, trout fishing in the Ausable River, or discovering the hiking trails of the High Peaks. End your day by driving only 15 minutes to the village of Lake Placid!

Note: Due to the inclined dirt road to this cabin, it is highly advised to have an AWD car/SUV.
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Price: $178/night

>> Book Little Peak Chalet here <<

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Off Grid Wanderers Tiny House

Photo credit: Off Grid Wanderers Tiny House on Airbnb.com

Location: Argyle, New York

Capacity: 2 guests

Beds:  1 (loft)

Baths: 0.5

Amenities: Privacy, chemical-free, wood burning stove, spring fed lake nearby

Escape the daily grind and step into Wonderland at the Off Grid Wanderers Tiny House, located in the Southern Adirondacks. This rustic house on wheels is – as the name suggests – totally off-grid, so you won’t have plumbing or electricity here. But what this tiny property lacks in luxury, it makes up for in character and soul; from the cozy sleeping loft and vintage furnishings, to the large windows that fill this unique space with warm sunlight throughout the day.

The property is kept chemical-free in an effort to keep it as pristine and natural as possible, so its requested that you only use biodegradable, natural products. To prepare for your summer visit, stock up on some of the best all natural, organic sunscreens! You can check out my top picks here.
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Price: $105/night

>> Book Off Grid Wanderers Tiny House here << 

 

Is the Off Grid Wanderers Tiny House booked? Check out more more cozy Adirondack cabin rentals (including some with electricity and plumbing) on the same property here.

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Blue Jay A-Frame

Photo credit: Blue Jay A-Frame on Airbnb.com

Location: Jay, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 1 + sleeper sofa and a floor mattress

Baths: 1

Amenities: Wifi, fire pit, walking distance to Lake Eaton and hiking trails

The Blue Jay A-Frame is another is another Adirondack cabin near Keene, Lake Placid, and Whiteface Mountain. Nestled in the Ausable Acres, this newly renovated Adirondack A-Frame cabin is guaranteed to make your stay in the ADK a special one.

This is an ideal cabin rental for a couple or small family looking for privacy, fresh air, and all the comforts of modern living. The space boasts a completely open floor plan,  an upstairs balcony, and large front deck. Nearby places to explore include Lake Eaton, Ausable River, High Falls Gorge, Santa’s Workshop, Whiteface Mountain, Keene Valley, and Lake Placid.
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Price: $175/night

>> Book Blue Jay A-Frame Cabin here << 

 

Is the Blue Jay A-Frame booked? If you’re looking for a similar aesthetic, try The Cozy Blue A-Frame located in North Creek, New York, near Gore Mountain and Lake George

 

Goodall’s Treehouse Cabin

Photo credit: Goodall’s Treehouse Cabin on Airbnb.com

Location: Taberg, New York

Capacity: 2 guests

Beds: 1

Baths: Interior sawdust toilet and detached full bath

Amenities: Pet friendly, private river front, open air balcony, electricity, heat

For a unique winter escape, unplug and unwind at Goodall’s Treehouse Cabin in Upstate New York. Named in honor of Jane Goodall and her work in conservation, Goodall’s Treehouse Cabin is nestled in the pine forest on the 60 acre nature sanctuary at the Wellnesste Lodge.

This rustic and unique Adirondack cabin on wheels features a sleeping loft, reading nook, and kitchenette. There are a variety of activities to enjoy, including hiking, swimming, river tubing, cross-country and downhill skiing, kayaking, visiting with the free range chickens and friendly rescue mutts, and exploring the properties river front and two spring fed ponds.
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Price: $100/night

> Book Goodall’s Treehouse Cabin here <<

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Schroon Lake Rocky Cabin

Photo credit: Schroon Lake Rocky Cabin on Airbnb.com

Location: Schroon Lake, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds:  3

Baths: 1

Amenities: Waterfront, Wifi, AC, dedicated work space, fire pit

Tucked away in the 38,000+ acre Hoffman Notch Wilderness Preserve, the Rocky Cabin is the perfect cabin to rent in the Adirondacks for nature lovers looking for privacy and tranquility. This rustic Adirondack cabin rental near Schroon Lake sits on 6 private acres with almost 250 feet of water frontage on the babbling Trout Brook. The cabin features a waterfront screened in porch, a deck that’s perfect for stargazing, and a spacious sleeping loft that accommodates 4 guests. The location is just steps to Hoffman Notch Preserve and only minutes from Severence Mountain, Pharaoh Mountain, and the village of Schroon Lake.
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Price: $199/night

>> Book Schroon Lake Rocky Cabin here << 

 

Is the Schroon Lake Rocky Cabin booked? Try this other cozy Adirondack cabin in Schroon Lake! It’s a little cheaper and even has access to a a few off-the-beaten-path ponds and hiking trails.
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Owl’s Landing

Photo credit: Owl’s Landing on Airbnb.com

Location: Keene, New York

Capacity: 3 guests

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Amenities: Wifi, heat, close to the High Peaks, 15 minutes to Lake Placid

Head up to Owl’s Landing for a scenic home base near the outdoor adventure capital of the Adirondacks: Keene Valley. Right in the Heart of the High Peaks, Owl’s Landing Cottage is secluded, yet central to the very best hiking trails the Adirondacks has to offer. In fact, this is a great cabin to rent in the fall because it’s only a stone’s throw away from the famous Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliff hike.

The cottage also has plenty of charm and opportunities to cozy up after a long day in any season, with an outdoor fire pit, rustic Adirondack decor, and a great view of Hurricane Mountain and Big Crow right out the window..

Price: $149/night

>> Book Owl’s Landing here << 

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Upper Jay Historic Icehouse

Photo credit: Upper Jay Historic Icehouse on Airbnb.com

Location: Upper Jay, New York

Capacity: 6 guests

Beds: 5

Baths: 1

Amenities: Indoor fireplace, washer/dryer, Wifi, pet friendly, private hiking trails/brooks/fields to explore

Experience simple cabin living (in luxury) at the historic Adirondack Icehouse near Keene Valley. Tucked in the picturesque High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains, this historic 19th century property derives its name from the blocks of ice that used to be stored there over winter. The ice was cut from nearby frozen ponds and held in the Icehouse until summer, when they were used in walk-in cool rooms of a nearby camp. The building has since been lovingly restored and transformed into a warm and inviting home, using reclaimed local wood and ecologically sourced materials. Although many of the original features of the Icehouse have been preserved, the house also features many contemporary touches, including comfy beds with high-end organic linens, air-conditioning, unique artwork, and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances.
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Price: $250/night

>> Book Upper Jay Historic Icehouse here << 

 

Warner’s Camp

Photo credit: Warner’s Camp on Airbnb.com

Location: Upper Jay, New York

Capacity: 12 guests

Beds: 6

Baths: 2

Amenities: Wifi, washer/dryer, barrel sauna, riverfront property

Located along the Ausable River on Route 9N, Warner’s Camp is a recently renovated cabin for rent near Keene Valley in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. The cabin is actually a 1800’s guesthouse, expanded and redone to feature incredible river views from oversized windows, a gravel patio perched on a cliff overlooking the Ausable River, and modern/mid-century decor. Warm up after a cold winter day by huddling around the outdoor fire pit or fire up the stove for a steam in the exterior barrel sauna. In the summer, take a stroll down the river bank to the private swimming hole (just don’t forget to pack your eco-friendly bug spray!).

Given the price, this is the best Adirondack Airbnb for large groups or family reunions.
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Price: $514/night

>> Book Warners Camp here << 

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The Wolfjaw Lodge

Photo credit: Adirondack Chalet in the Pines on Airbnb.com

Location: Jay, New York

Capacity: 6 guests

Beds: 4

Baths: 2

Amenities: Wifi, AC, heat, washer/dryer, dedicated work space, access to Ausable Acres

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, the Wolfjaw lodge sits on 2 acres of pristine forest in Ausable Acres. This quaint A-frame chalet offers privacy in a convenient location, as its secluded in the forest, yet gives guests access to the onsite lake, tennis courts, and hiking trails of Ausable Acres. The amenities of Lake Placid are only a short 20 minute drive away. The space is perfect for families/groups with its two floors of living space, featuring several bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, and a walk out back deck overlooking the wilderness.

Bonus: Although a car is required, the roads are easy to drive and plowed year round. NO 4×4 is required to get to this cozy Adirondack cabin!
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Price: $187/night

>> Book The Wolfjaw Lodge here << 

 

Is The Wolfjaw Lodge booked? If you want a similar aesthetic (and don’t mind the price tag), try this Adirondack A-Frame Chalet, also located in Jay, New York.
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Bell Crest Cabin

Photo credit: Bell Crest Cabin on Airbnb.com

 

Location: Elizabethtown, New York

Capacity: 2 guests

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Amenities: Wifi, AC, cable TV, wood stove

If you’re searching for a rustic cabin rental in the Adirondacks near Lake Champlain, consider booking a stay at the Bell Crest Cabin, located in Elizabethtown New York. This rustic, cozy, Adirondack cabin is centrally located – only 10 miles from Lake Champlain, 25 miles from Lake Placid and 20 miles from Whiteface Mountain. This cabin is filled with thoughtful touches and rustic decor, with a porch that’s perfect for enjoying breakfast, birdwatching, and sitting with your morning coffee. It also has a long approach via a boardwalk, which totally gives me treehouse vibes – and who doesn’t love that?
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Price: $125/night

>> Book Bell Crest Cabin here << 

 

Lake Colby Retreat

Photo credit: Lake Colby Retreat on Airbnb.com

Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 4

Baths: 1

Amenities: Wifi, AC, washer/dryer, free canoe and kayak rentals, walking distance to town

Welcome to Lake Colby Retreat, a cozy Adirondack cabin rental near Saranac Lake. This custom built cabin is crafted from Adirondack White Pine and includes everything you need for your stay in the ADK – including FREE canoe and kayak rentals, so you can fully enjoy Lake Colby (did I mention that it’s just across the road?). Don’t feel like cooking after a day of outdoor adventure? No problem – just check out any of the excellent restaurants in town, located within walking distance of the cabin. How often do you get seclusion and convenience like that?
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Price: $130/night

>> Book Lake Colby Retreat here << 

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Camp Knotty and Nice

Photo credit: Camp Knotty and Nice on Airbnb.com

Location: Minerva, New York

Capacity: 4 guests

Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Amenities: Beachfront, lake access, row boats, kayak rentals, 15 minutes to Gore Mountain

Camp Knotty and Nice is the best Adirondack Airbnb rental for families and groups; nestled in a remote area of the Adirondacks 15 minutes from Gore Mountain, yet just steps away from the public beach, playground, and ball courts. There’s no wifi or cell phone service here, so its a great time to unplug, unwind, and enjoy the plethora of outdoor activities this Adirondack cabin has to offer.

Nearby attractions include Moxam Mountain, Gore Mountain, easy access to the High Peaks, Schroon Lake, Lake Placid, and Lake George. Or if you prefer to stay put, head out to the shed and grab a kayak or a paddle for the rowboat waiting for you at the beach. Or curl up by the wood stove with some tea and a good book and just relax (personally, that sounds great to me).
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Price: $164/night

> Book Camp Knotty and Nice here << 

 

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And there you have it! The best Adirondack cabins to rent on Airbnb near Lake Placid, Old Forge, and everywhere in between!

Some more helpful guides to help you plan your Adirondack getaway!

How to Survive Black Fly Season in the Adirondacks

Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage in New York

 

Have you stayed at any of these unique Adirondack cabins? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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