Have you visited the Hudson Valley slopes yet this winter? The region’s mountains are a paradise for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, which is why, come each snowfall, the lifts at destinations like Hunter and Windham are more than a little packed.
Although it’s definitely possible to plan a stay-and-play experience that keeps you slope side all weekend, that “vacation” can often involve hectic hotels and crowded onsite amenities. To avoid the crowd, skip the ski haus stress altogether and plan a stay at a Hudson Valley Airbnb instead. With cozy cabins and family-friendly abodes at your fingertips, you can pick the perfect stay that’s only minutes from the mountain.
Entire house, Windham
If luxury is key for your Airbnb experience, you’ll want to look no further than this beauty of a log cabin in Windham. The scenic, semi-isolated abode boasts breathtaking views of Ski Windham and sits on an expansive 15 acres. Check into the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property, which holds up to 16 guests, then make a beeline for the outdoor hot tub to unwind. In the evenings, get toasty with family and friends around the fire pit or pool table. While the cabin is just a short drive from local country clubs, golf courses, and outdoor to-dos, the attractions onsite are so tempting that you may never want to leave. It’s pricey, to be sure, but the many five-star reviews tell the truth of the magic you’ll find there.
Entire chalet, Hunter
Dream of living you best life at a chalet by the slopes? Now’s your chance, thanks to this dream of a destination in Hunter. With five bedrooms and an impressive 13 beds, the off-the-beaten-path locale is an excellent choice for large groups that would rather stay and ski together. At the property, which is an easy 10-minute drive to either Hunter or Windham Mountain, amenities include a deck and hot tub, a fireplace with gas-burning logs, a 55” HDTV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining area that can seat all 16 guests. In other words, it’s winter wonderland living at its finest.
Entire house, Hunter
Made for larger families or groups of friends, this updated 1850s farmhouse is a must for anyone who loves farm-to-table living and Hudson Valley views. The main space welcomes with an open floor plan, while the wraparound porch with vintage rocking chairs delights with views of the mountains nearby. Prepare to be charmed by thoughtful details like a claw-foot tub, wood-burning stove, antique furniture, sauna, and more. Radiant floor heating keeps everyone cozy, while a close proximity to Tannersville makes getting to foodie-favorite hotspots in the Valley a breeze. During the pandemic, only stays of four nights or more can be scheduled.
Entire house, Palenville
Calling all history lovers! This gem of an abode in Palenville has been nestled on the edge of the Catskills for a century, and it still looks as beautiful as ever. With room for eight guests and a beautifully curated interior, the lodge is ideal for families who crave a weekend escape without the downside of traveling out of state. While there are dining options in the area, the cozy, decked-out kitchen makes hosting meals on the property so fun that you’ll want to stay at home – in your pjs – all vacation long.
Entire house, Palenville
Perfect for a group of four, this picture-perfect retreat in Palenville is an oasis after a day of shredding the slopes. Kick back in the 100-year-old farmhouse with a cup of tea or wine and dine with friends in the beautifully appointed kitchen. Notably, this is one of Airbnb’s Plus locations, or properties that are extensively vetted for quality and attention to detail across 100-plus categories. As for geographic convenience, the Palenville house is an easy 15 minutes to Hunter and 30 minutes to Windham. The Kaaterskill Falls are nearby as well.
Entire cabin, Tannersville
Located in Tannersville, Greene County’s up-and-coming day trip destination, this country chic three bedroom cabin welcomes visitors with minimalist designs and a calming, neutral color scheme. The cottage is very close to Hunter Mountain and a number of hiking trails in the area, as well as a ten minute walk to the restaurants and bars of Tannersville. In regard to onsite amenities, the fire pit and grill heat up clear winter nights, while the sun porch is the best place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.