4 of the Most Instagrammable Upstate Cabins

  |  March 5, 2020

The Willow Treehouse in an Airbnb cabin in Woodstock set amidst the canopy. Photo by Roy Gumpel.

Sometimes you just have to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, pack only the essentials, and escape to a cabin in the woods for a fresh-air recharge. The Hudson Valley and the Catskills are perfect for this sort of cozy cabin getaway. With quaint, rustic decor and breathtaking views of the picturesque countryside, you’re going to want to share pictures of your new bucolic digs with friends, family, and maybe a few jealous social media followers. Here are four photogenic upstate cabins—with wifi—that will add some upstate charm to your Instagram feed while you soak up some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Casa Minnewaska, Kerhonkson

Nosey neighbors won’t be interrupting your getaway at this remote three-bedroom cabin next to Minnewaska State Park. Casa Minnewaska is a newly renovated, rustic hillside home nestled on five picturesque acres, with breathtaking views of the Catskills and Wallkill Valley, which you can soak up from the wraparound deck, hot tub, and fire-pit. If you enjoy outdoor excursions, this property is at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge, where you can hike to the Verkeerderkill, Awosting, and Buttermilk waterfalls or enjoy the world-class rockclimbing. For those worried about being too far from civilization, rest assured. New Paltz, an artsy college town with an abundance of food options and plenty of bars to hop, is only a scenic 25-minute drive away.

A Black A Frame, Kerhonkson

Sitting on two acres of wooded land, A Black A Frame is a bonafide Instagram celebrity. But potential guests are forewarned: the neighbor’s rooster will be crowing at the crack of dawn. If you want an authentic upstate experience, this two-story solar powered A-frame cabin in the Rondout Valley has what you’re looking for. With a cozy minimalist interior and plenty of windows to provide an abundance of natural light, this cabin is outfitted with a massive backyard deck, fire pit, a large steel barbeque grill, picnic table, and a gazebo overlooking a spring-fed pond. Located a short drive from local farmers’ markets, swimming holes, and hiking spots, this is the perfect home base for those looking to strike out on an upstate adventure.

Willow Treehouse, Woodstock

Located in the Woodstock hamlet of Willow, NY this quirky space designed by Anthony Gibbons comes straight out of a sci-fi movie. Nestled on 34 acres, the Willow Treehouse has a distinct angular interior outfitted with a sleeping loft, relaxation room, and a large panoramic window in the living room that allows you to look out over the backyard pond while relaxing on the couch. You can shop around the local businesses in Woodstock, explore one of the local hiking trails, or relax on site in the hot tub. The minimalist interior design coupled with an abundance of raw wood and large windows affording views of the surrounding greenery makes it easy to get in touch with nature while staying in this cabin.

The Hunter Houses, Hunter

Hunter Houses owners Danielle and Ely Franko bought this Tannersville property on a whim in 2016, and after two years of extensive renovations, turned the neglected old cabin into a trendy, Instagram-ready countryside oasis. The Hunter Greenhouse is with its loft and bank of windows offers open-plan living flooded with natural light, and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioned bedrooms, and a floor-to-ceiling plant display featuring dozens of tiny succulents. Located close to the Hunter and Windham ski resorts, one mile from the North-South Lake and Kaaterskill Falls, and surrounded by some of the best hiking trails in the Catskills, this cabin is the perfect jumping off point for a wide array of upstate adventures.

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