Top 15 Fall Vacation Rental Destinations

Natasha Khullar Relph
Natasha Khullar Relph

Jun 11, 2024

Top 15 Fall Vacation Rental Destinations

As autumn approaches, it is officially fall foliage season. The crisp weather makes it a favorite season for many, drawing travelers to Airbnbs in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York for their renowned fall colors.

These Airbnb rentals range from A-frame cabins to hillside cottages, offering cozy fall getaways to revel in the beauty.

Whether picking apples at local farms or sipping hot cider by a fire, these fall vacation rental destinations should be at the top of your list.

Black Bear Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled within the stunning Great Smoky Mountains, the Black Bear Lodge in North Carolina is a charming three-bedroom log cabin surrounded by fall's vibrant hues. Overlooking Deep Creek Valley, guests are treated to panoramic views year-round, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the nearby creek. The cabin is situated just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers easy access to scenic hiking trails. After a day of adventure, the covered deck’s hot tub awaits a relaxing soak.

The cabin boasts modern amenities, including a DVD library and a gas log fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and spacious porch provide ample space for relaxation. Conveniently connected to various attractions, Black Bear Lodge promises an unforgettable mountain getaway at this time of year.

Pisgah Highlands Off-Grid Cabin

Located within the enchanting Great Smoky Mountains, this alluring off-grid cabin rental in North Carolina is a romantic haven for two. It is perched on a secluded 125-acre property bordering Pisgah National Forest. The cabin offers an idyllic retreat with breathtaking views in every direction. Conveniently situated near Asheville’s attractions and Blue Ridge Parkway trails, guests can explore daily and unwind by the fire pit in the evenings.

The charming cabin features a comfortable queen-size bed, a propane cookstove, and plenty of mountain views. A glass garage door reveals stunning mountain vistas and a propane heater ensures coziness during colder months. The cabin serves as a pet-friendly late September to early October getaway.

Heart of the Frying Pan River

Nestled less than 30 minutes from Aspen, the Fisherman’s Cabin offers a unique blend of natural tranquility and proximity to the luxury of Colorado’s famed mountain town. Embracing stunning mountain views, this cabin provides an ideal fall escape with the Frying Pan River at its doorstep, perfect for fly-fishing for rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout. The porch is a peaceful spot to sip coffee while gazing at the river.

Inside, amenities include a full kitchen, TV, and accommodations for two. While road noise is possible due to its convenient location near Basalt, this is a haven for those seeking riverside serenity. As part of the Dallenbach Ranch, guests can access a private section of the Frying Pan River for catch-and-release fishing.

A Nature Sanctuary on 6 Acres

Situated on six private acres near Taos, New Mexico, this artistic adobe guesthouse accommodates up to five guests. Amidst aspen trees, the serene setting offers golden fall vistas and changing leaves. Enjoy the covered patio’s dazzling views, relax in the Jacuzzi beneath starlit skies, and engage in nearby activities like hiking.

The guesthouse features a kitchenette, cable TV, Wi-Fi, a fireplace, a bathroom with double rain showers, a soaker tub, and more. The property, designed by artist Rod Goebel, also boasts an adobe sanctuary, chapel, screened-in patio, and more.

Secluded Treehouse

Discover a unique Atlanta, Georgia, treehouse just minutes from downtown, offering a mid-October or Halloween escape for two guests. This spacious one-bedroom retreat is elegantly furnished with antique pieces and premium linens. Exclusive access to a private bathroom in the main house is provided. Relax on the balcony overlooking lush flora, or lounge on the Hammock Deck encircling a 165-year-old pine tree.

The treehouse offers a calming, comfortable stay. It allows you to sleep amidst nature’s beauty while being centrally located in the city.

Gondola Village Cabin

Gondola Village at Holy Cross in Colorado offers a unique mountain experience for adventure seekers. This high-altitude Airbnb is built to serve as a basecamp for outdoor exploration, providing breakfasts and dinners. Featured in various media, it accommodates two guests on a double bed with room for an additional person on a sleeping pad, if needed. Guests must bring personal gear, clothes, and snacks.

The hut has a fireplace, a fire pit, and access to a toilet enclosure and solar shower. It can be reached by various hiking routes or a specially modified vehicle. In winter, snowmobiles, snowshoes, or skis are needed to reach the hut. Avalanche safety considerations are in place, and the property enforces a “Leave No Trace” policy.

Lakefront Getaway

Are you looking for a fall vacation rental destination for two? This treetop cottage overlooking Golden Lake in Canada’s Ottawa Valley offers a romantic escape. With a private dock and deck, you can enjoy the beauty of the lake and leaf-peeping season.

The cottage, featured in Conde Nast Traveler, provides a unique retreat perfect for leaving behind the city’s hustle and bustle. The charming balcony is great for morning coffee, and the cozy interior includes a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can access amenities like a gas grill, resort pool, kayaks, and canoes. Complimentary features include a Parks Pass, Wi-Fi, and EV charger.

Modern Tree Dwelling

Experience a charming New England fall at this two-bedroom treetop retreat overlooking Golden Lake in Maine. The unique multi-structured tree house is a hidden gem on a 21-acre forested hill, offering stunning ocean views. Enjoy the foliage through large windows or unwind in the wood-fired cedar hot tub accessible via a rope bridge.

Named “Souhegan,” the abode features a primary bedroom, a kitchen, a dining area, a screened porch, and a convertible living space with water-facing windows. Canoes, kayaks, and yoga classes are available, and the dwelling is open year-round for cozy winter getaways. Explore the serene 21-acre property and access the adjoining 40-acre peninsula with docks and trails.

Mid-Century Glass Octagon in the Berkshires

Discover the ultimate in quirky luxury with this eight-sided glass treehouse Airbnb in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, offering 360-degree foliage views. Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace amidst floor-to-ceiling windows, or relax on the spacious deck with a fire pit. The living room and dining area connect seamlessly to the natural surroundings, with large windows providing breathtaking views. The primary bedroom features an en suite bathroom and access to the deck. The outdoor patio is perfect for grilling and evening gatherings.

Sustainable practices are emphasized, from fair trade coffee to organic bath products. Ideal for cultural outings or fall travel getaways, this architectural gem ensures a unique and comfortable stay.


Experience the modern A-frame charm of this cabin in a quiet residential California neighborhood just a mile from Sugarloaf Mountain Trail. This thoughtfully designed space boasts two high-end queen beds, an open floor plan, and rustic decor. With a fully equipped kitchen, plush living area, and entertainment options like a smart TV and board games, there a plenty of ways to kick back.

Outside, the property features a top-notch Grizzly hot tub, gas fire pit, scooters, and an inflatable kayak for outdoor enjoyment. The fully fenced backyard is dog-friendly, and amenities cater to every need.

Modern Renovated Adirondack Lodge

Escape to this lodge, a scenic drive from New York City, for a unique fall foliage getaway in the Catskills. This spacious modern cabin was originally a Girl Scout Camp lodge and has been transformed into a beautiful 3-bedroom retreat. With stylish interiors, a large kitchen, and an open living/dining room centered around a stone fireplace, it offers comfort and relaxation.

Outdoors, a covered porch invites alfresco dining and cocktails. The lodge is a perfect base for exploring the Hudson Valley/Catskills area with nearby attractions. The lodge provides an inviting space for family and friends, with the option to explore nearby small towns.

The Summit House - Remodeled Unique A-Frame

Discover the enchanting town of Stowe, Vermont, and immerse yourself in nature with a stay at the charming A-frame cabin nestled in the forest. The glass-walled bedroom offers stunning views as you wake up, and a spa-like bathroom and a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove complete the experience.

A guest review highlights the cabin’s allure, noting the surreal view from the primary bedroom and the warm, comforting atmosphere. The cabin, known as The Summit House, has been thoughtfully renovated. Whether you’re exploring the mountains or unwinding indoors, this cabin promises an unforgettable stay.

Basecamp at Island Park

Known as Basecamp, this newly renovated 1,100 square-foot cabin is conveniently located within Island Park, a mere 20-minute scenic drive from Yellowstone National Park’s entrance in Idaho.

The cabin’s interior features a well-equipped kitchen with hickory countertops, stone backsplash, and modern appliances. The living room is connected to the kitchen and boasts a TV, leather couches, a recliner, and a gas fireplace. Outdoor living space is abundant, with a large back deck, two smaller decks in the front, and a fire pit area. The property is set on half an acre of wooded land, with the back border adjoining a national forest, perfect for exploration.

Two Suites With a Mountain View

Nestled near Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this luxurious cabin in Tennessee provides a fall escape surrounded by trees and stunning mountain views. With space for up to eight guests, it offers two king master suites and a loft with a full bathroom and jetted tub. The cabin boasts a large deck with a hot tub, charcoal grill, hammock, and fire pit. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and a game room with entertainment options like TVs, Bose surround sound, foosball, arcade games, and a pool table.

Conveniently located just 7 miles from Pigeon Forge, the cabin is designed with comfort and entertainment in mind.

Cool Artistic “Treehouse” Cabin

Sure, when you think of fall, you might picture Virginia, but Texas has much to love during the cooler months. From wineries to ziplines, through changing leaves to visiting a pumpkin patch, there is plenty to do.

Discover the artistic retreat of “Casita Roja,” an enchanting treehouse cabin in downtown Austin that overlooks a serene waterfall and pond. This Texas Airbnb offers an urban oasis amid the vibrant city. Nestled in the Travis Heights neighborhood, known for its unique vintage homes, this cabin blends comfort and nature.

The “Casita Roja” cabin is a charming escape. It’s an extension of the hosts’ property, surrounded by live oak trees and bamboo. The outdoor space is the true highlight, featuring a 3-tiered waterfall, pond, and fire pit.

The hosts’ creative and eclectic aesthetic infuses the cabin with a unique blend of “Keep Austin Weird” and Terlingua/Marfa influences. The safe and scenic neighborhood offers a glimpse into old Austin’s character. The location is also ideal for a quick Texas road trip.


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