Weekend daydreaming

airbnb apple blossom cottage vermont

The Apple Blossom Cottage is in Jamaica, Vermont. / photo via Airbnb

It's so nice here right now that it would be so nice to not be exactly here right now.

What we're trying to say is that Amelia's question earlier this week about weekend getaway trips got us daydreaming about wandering off somewhere for a few days to enjoy summer. So, as before, we went skimming through the Airbnb listings for weekend houses in places not too far afield from here.

Here are a few that caught our eye...

Columbia County

Farmstay at Hearty Roots Farm

House in Germantown, United States. Bright, comfortable 1820's farmhouse on our 70-acre organic farm, 15 mins. from Hudson, 10 mins. from Tivoli/Bard College. You will find farm-fresh flowers in the dining room and you may pick from our herb + flower gardens. Farm tours available. ... View all listings in Germantown

Farmstay at Hearty Roots Farm Germantown | $250 per night It looks like nice little farmhouse. And there's a pick-your-own garden on the farm. Review clip: "Exploring the farm was really fun with the kids and the fresh vegetables, eggs and bacon were delicious."

Glass Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in Hillsdale, United States. This impeccably kept, two bedroom glass cabin in the woods is the perfect Hudson Valley retreat. Nestled in the forest with lovely western views, this chic, warm and comfortable home is ideally located near Hudson NY, Great Barrington and Catamoun... View all listings in Hillsdale

Glass Cabin in the Woods Hillsdale | $250 per night If only every cabin had a long wall of windows. Review clip: "Fantastic property in a magical location."


House in Hudson, United States. Perfect retreat 15mins from Hudson, Copake and Berkshires for art, restaurants, culture, skiing in winter, water sports in summer. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, heated swimming pool, koi pond and water fall, claw foot bath tub, steam room. Modern... View all listings in Hudson

Country Retreat W Pool Hudson NY Hudson | $290 per night Sort of traditional on the outside, sleek and modern on the inside. Review clip: "The house is a perfect balance between modern and country and is in a great location a few minutes to hudson and other area spots."

Country house featured in NYTimes in Pine Plains

House in Pine Plains, United States. Airy, light-filled mid-century modern country home on 4 gorgeous acres with creek and swim pond near village of Pine Plains. Bedrooms feature en suite baths. Large cook's dream kitchen. Outdoor shower, outdoor eating and lounging areas, fire pit. ... View all listings in Pine Plains

Country house featured in NYTimes Pine Plains | $400 per night Modern take on a farm house. It's like something straight out of Dwell. (Or... NYT.) Review clip: "Stunning, a truly masterful work of contemporary landscaping, architecture and interior design that is surprisingly functional, relaxing and comfortable. "

The Artist's House Downtown Hudson

House in Hudson, United States. Our 3 bedroom house is a fully renovated, brick, italianate freestanding building on one of the best residential streets in Hudson, one block south of the main shopping street. Everything, including the train station is in walking distance. You ... View all listings in Hudson

The Artist's House Downtown Hudson Hudson | $450 per night Crazy nice restored Italianate house on Union Street. Review clip: "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!! the home is immaculate, charming, and every bit as beautiful as the pictures."

Toward the Catskills

Cupcake Cottage!

House in Roxbury, United States. A 1000 sf converted 1838 barn on the side of a hill, facing a deep private valley. There is an open bedroom upstairs, with a loft-like feel, and the ground level features old beams and an open floor plan. Serene gardens and privacy in abundance. ... View all listings in Roxbury

Cupcake Cottage Roxbury | $195 per night Looks like a cozy cottage -- with a great view. Review clip: "Views from the porch and the deck were stunning, and we played records from Peter's esoteric collection all day long."

Bluff House

House in East Durham, United States. Bluff House is a mid-century rustic retreat on 35 acres, including a section of Catskill Creek, perfect for birders, hikers, skiers, cyclists, and fishing enthusiasts. It has two bedrooms, and a loft with a day bed up the ladder. Two bedrooms acc... View all listings in East Durham

Bluff House East Durham | $250 per night Strong 1960s vibe. And the kitchen made us smile. Review clip: "The location was ideal for a nice getaway, where the you really felt secluded."

Upstate NY Victorian Farmhouse

House in Rensselaerville, United States. 55 pristine acres, 3 porches, views from every room, large wood-burning pizza oven. A cook's paradise. Relaxation nooks everywhere. The town is the most adorable thing ever: no stoplight or ATM. Giant nature preserve - hiking, swimming in quiet la... View all listings in Rensselaerville

Upstate NY Victorian Farmhouse Rensselaerville | $325 per night Really beautiful updated Victorian farmhouse. And there's an outdoor pizza oven. No reviews

Above it All

House in Andes, United States. Modern glass house atop a hill with stunning views, deck, fire pit and pond. Above and away from it all, while still only a few minutes down the hill to the quaint hamlet of Andes for farmers market, antiques shopping & dining. View all listings in Andes

Above it All Andes | $395 per night Modern. So many windows. That view. No reviews

Restored Barn with Catskill Views in Westerlo

House in Westerlo, United States. A fully restored (2015) barn situated on 8 acres with stunning mountain views. Located next to the historic town of Rensselaerville, the Barn is centrally located with less than a 30-40min drive to Hudson and Windham. Welcome to our spectacular... View all listings in Westerlo

Restored Barn with Catskill Views Westerlo | $425 per night Barn that's been converted to living space. No reviews


Apple Blossom Cottage: A Tiny House in Jamaica

Cabin in Jamaica, United States. This private tiny house includes dedicated Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, & hot shower. The space accommodates up to 5 people comfortably. Enjoy an evening by the fire pit or sit on the porch as you take in the quiet peace of the Green Mountains. A privat... View all listings in Jamaica

Apple Blossom Cottage: A Tiny House Jamaica | $62 per night Tiny -- very quirky and cute. Review clip: "It was an exceptional way to experience tiny house living."

Scotsmere on the Roaring Branch

House in Arlington, United States. While the house is close to rte 7a, and convenient to everything, it feels like it is miles away from everything in the woods. The sound of the Roaring Branch makes sleeping delightful. Three bedroom house located on the Roaring Branch in beauti... View all listings in Arlington

Scotsmere on the Roaring Branch Arlington | $180 per night The house looks nice. But what really makes it is the location next to the stream. Review clip: "The best thing about Scotsmere is that it feels like a home, not a rental space."

Vintage Luxury Escape in Londonderry

House in Londonderry, United States. Here is my little dream house. This barn has a long story, but the short version is that I used a doll house that was made for my mom as my model. Not wanting to do an all new barn I actually salvaged a 200 year old barn in Hoosick New York. T... View all listings in Londonderry

Vintage Luxury Escape Londonderry | $250 per night Very rustic. Review clip: "Ben has built a truly unique home, the perfect Vermont getaway for those looking for a rustic 'cabin' experience."

Large contemporary VT new home

House in Bondville, United States. House is large new home in a secluded area minutes from Stratton Mountain with private 46 acres of woods that have trails in them perfect for hiking. Hot tub, steam room and sauna. Five bedrooms . Heated two car garage. Spectacular views. 5500 sq... View all listings in Bondville

Large contemporary VT new home Bondville | $1000 per night Like the inverse of that first Vermont tiny house. Review clip: "Pictures don't do it justice. House is incredible, view is even better. Hands down, nicest house I've ever been in."


That cabin! That's a steal!

Jess: The glass cabin? No kidding. And it is all but stolen. Check the availability calendar. I think we can enjoy it in 2016 if we book today!

AOA: Thanks for sharing these awesome finds!

Very nice, some of them I had never seen, thanks!
I'll add a few more from my own Airbnb wishlist:

- The Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse in Lincoln, VT (I stayed there, it's a fun experience)

- Farmstead Cottage in Hudson Valley (I stayed there, simple and rustic, nice host, quiet)

- Serenity Spectacular View Woodstock in West Hurley (I stayed there, I wish the pictures were a lot better because the house is great, huge living room with a bay window overlooking a lake, very quiet yet close to Woodstock)

- Architect designed "Archie Bunker" in Warren (that's different)

- 'Silo Studio' Cottage in Tyringham, MA (because silo)

- Solar Powered Luxury Yurt 27 acres (yes, a yurt, if you are not into silos)

- Stunning Eco Modernist Lakehouse in Hubbardton

- Romantic and stylish upstate cabin

- Private stone cabin & pond in VT

- Large Cool Victorian (whole house) in Hudson, NY

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