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The Best Airbnbs for Spotting Fall Foliage

Don't miss out on all the leaf-peeping action
The Best Airbnbs for Spotting Fall Foliage
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Fall is beloved for many reasons: apple and pumpkin picking, apple cider doughnuts, flannel shirts and football, to name a few—but in some parts of the country it also provides the last chance to enjoy the great outdoors. That’s right, leaf-peeping season is in full swing, and you’ve got only a few weeks to catch the bright reds, oranges and yellows shimmering across scenic routes.

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If you’re looking to discover the best spots for viewing fall foliage, we have a few suggestions on where to stay, whether it’s a romantic getaway, an outing with friends or a big trip with your extended family. From log cabins to rustic cottages, here are 14 of the cutest Airbnbs at the best fall destinations.

Massachusetts

Located in the mountainous region of western Massachusetts, the Berkshires offer breathtaking views of foliage.

For couples: a renovated farmhouse in the heart of the Berkshires (Lee, MA)
For a small group: a charming cottage with gorgeous views—and a sun porch (Monterey, MA)
For a larger group: a fully furnished home with a backyard pond (Barnstable, MA)

Colorado

The state positively glows with fall colors through September and October. Cap off your trip with a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park or a drive along the San Juan Skyway.

For couples: a charming and cozy cabin (Grand Lake, CO)
For a small group: a cabin with a spacious deck (Grand Lake, CO)
For families: a three-bedroom house with a large patio, just blocks from Downtown (Durango, CO)

Vermont

Every inch of Vermont is covered with beautiful fall foliage. Take in the vibrant scenery from Rutland to Montpelier to Stowe, and look out for dozens of local fairs throughout the state while you’re there. 

For couples: a private apartment near plenty of food, craft beer and Ben & Jerry's (Montpelier, VT)
For small groups: a brand-new apartment near downtown historic Stowe and a walking trail (Stowe, VT)
For a larger group: a five-bedroom home with 12 acres and mountain views (Montpelier, VT)

 

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire doesn’t mess around with leaf-peeping season. Visit New Hampshire even provides visitors with a foliage tracker, so you know where and when to experience maximum fall scenery.

For a larger group: a beautiful log cabin with mountain views (Bartlett, NH)
For families: a four-bedroom home with a hot tub—located on an actual mountain (Lincoln, NH)

New York

New York lights up in the fall all the way from the Adirondacks to the Catskills, and along the Finger Lakes region. Take a trip to Prospect Mountain to see spectacular views from the top of the summit.

For couples: a rustic and quiet cottage (Stone Ridge, NY)
For families: a cozy cottage on Lake Placid (Lake Placid, NY)
For small groups: a spacious two-bedroom right on Lake George (Huletts Landing, NY)

This article was originally published on October 20, 2016, and was updated with new information on October 11, 2018.

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