Plan a Fall Escape: 10 New England Cabins to Rent Now

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If the beginning of the school year already has you planning your next weekend getaway with the kids, we’re right there with you. That’s why we rounded up a bunch of our favorite family-friendly cabins near Boston that are perfect for your next family vacation. From aerial trams in the mountains to remote cabins where families can be surrounded by fall’s beauty, these nearby cabins have everything you need to escape the hustle and bustle of Boston and immerse yourself in the beauty of the season.

a fairytable cabin exterior with falls changing colors on the leaves
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A Fairytale Cabin in the Woods—Topsham, VT

Unplug and relax at this rustic cabin on a working farm. You’ll find everything you need for a totally unplugged family vacation, while still being close to the many adventures you’ll find in Groton State Park and Montpellier. Plan to stargaze, play games, and hang with the farm animals (they have chickens, goats, a cat, and a dog on the property) during your stay. But be sure to bring your hiking boots, fishing poles and sense of adventure for this fall escape.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $200/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Mid-Coast Maine Farmhouse—Friendship, ME

This family farm has been completely restored with high-end amenities but still retains its classic character. Only 3 hours from Boston, it’s a short walk to the water in Friendship, Maine with large, bright, airy rooms, five bedrooms, two living areas, two fully stocked kitchens, and a designated workspace (with high-speed internet) on 11 beautiful acres that will be covered in orange and yellow leaves in fall. The salt water estuary is just a short half-mile walk from the cabin. Bring a fishing rod and your binoculars for some exciting wildlife encounters.

Sleeps: 11
Cost: $375/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Cozy Catskills Cabin—Poenicia, NY

Rustic charm and modern amenities are what you’ll find at this recently renovated 1920s fishing cabin in the Catskills. It’s the just-right distance from Boston for families who want to really getaway from it all. The nearby mountains offer lots of fall colors, and the firepit outside beckons after a long day of biking the trails.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $195/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Lake Winnie A-Frame—Gilford, NH

This recently updated A-frame chalet is just minutes from Gunstock Mountain. And it’s got year-round sports in mind. A place to store all your outdoor gear is part of the A-frame design, as is a secret play nook, right off the living room that’ll have your kids squealing with delight. The hot tub on the deck makes is a great spot to end the day on a cool fall night, and nearby Lake Winnipesaukee and Mount Major are where you’ll find all your favorite fall family activities, like hiking, biking, and fishing.

Sleeps: 7
Cost: $289/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: New England’s Most Scenic National Parks (& Amazing Cabins Nearby)

a cozy cabin includes a stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows where you can see the forest
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Luxury Chalet—Bartlett, NH

This peaceful cabin combines a fantastic location with amenities that appeal to families, and it’s all in the heart of New Hampshire’s mountains. Located just 15 minutes from Wildcat Mountain, it’s a great spot for families looking to take a scenic chairlift ride to catch all of those beautiful fall colors. Also nearby is Jackson Falls, a wonder any time of year, but especially in fall when the leaves are changing colors. Plan to grill out, snuggle up to screen a few flicks, or break out board games to play as a family during your stay.

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $315/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Dogtown Cabin at Applecart Farm—Rockport, MA

Applecart Farm is one of the most private residential properties in Rockport. The property is surrounded by close to 2,500 acres of protected woodlands and miles of trails, but is only a 5-minute walk to the train station and 10-minute walk to downtown Rockport. Kids will love visiting with the friendly miniature horses that live on the property and exploring the area around them. Bring your hiking boots and a camera to make the most of this fall landscape.

Sleeps: 5
Cost
: $349/night
Online: airbnb.com

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the interior of a cozy log cabin with color coordinated neutral furniture and sunshine in the windows
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The Little Lake Cabin—New Fairfield, CT

Settle in at this New Fairfield, Connecticut cabin across from Candlewood Lake and a two-minute drive from Squantz Pond State Park. This little house has stylish touches all around, as well as a fire pit and an inflatable hot tub for a place to relax and enjoy the peak fall colors.

Sleeps: 4
Rate:
$302/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Plymouth Log House—Plymouth, MA

Only minutes from historic Plymouth and the Cape, this log cabin is on an acre of private, wooded property. Located across the street from cranberry bogs and walking trails, you’ll have plenty to do with your family while you are there. A large, raised outdoor deck with gas BBQ overlooks the backyard, a great place to cook, even when the cool fall temperatures are setting in. Plus, we hear the hosts make a memorable cranberry bread. Please leave pets at home for this one.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $200/night
Online: airbnb.com

Related: It’s Fall Y’all: 19 Must-Do Activities for Boston Families

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Mountain Chic New Hampshire Family Getaway—Conway, NH

This perfectly located North Conway cabin is both dog and family friendly. Just minutes from downtown North Conway, you and the kids will have plenty to do no matter what the season. Storybook Land is at your fingertips, and although the rides are closed, you’ll find plenty of shows and character experiences for the kids. And nearby natural attractions like Diana’s Bath and Cathedral Ledge give you every reason to get outside and enjoy the changing colors of the season. In fact, the cabin’s floor to ceiling windows facing Cathedral Ledge are worth the trip alone, and the new outdoor firepit makes a great nighttime s’mores spot. For a change of pace, why not rent bikes to enjoy?  

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $291/night
Online: airbnb.com

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White Mountain Getaway Cabin—Franconia, NH

Bring your family and friends for a weekend in the heart of the White Mountains, nestled in the woods off a winding road near the riverbank. A great place to stay if fall folliage is your family’s jam, the cabin is across the street from Gale River and close to Franconia Notch State Park, Crawford Notch, and multiple other mountains. Local breweries abound, and we suggest checking out the aerial tram at Cannon Mountain for some amazing fall color views.

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $276/night
Online: airbnb.com

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