Cabin Fever: Cozy & Kid-Friendly Winter Vacation Rentals

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The snow isn’t flying (yet), but, as they say, “winter is coming,” which means it’s time to make a plan. Whether you want to hit the slopes of a nearby ski area, do the holidays in a deluxe chalet, or spend winter break outside the city, we found cozy cabin rentals where you and the family can escape, recharge and have fun. Below, our top-picks for kid-friendly cabin rentals near NYC this winter.

POCONOS

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A Pet-friendly Poconos Chalet

Stylishly appointed with a retro vibe, the "Sedgwick Chalet" has five bedrooms. For $50 you can bring a pet. Note: there's an open staircase so may not be a fit for families with tiny kids. 

Sleeps: 10

Cost: $424/night

Online: airbnb.com

ULSTER COUNTY

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An Ulster County Cottage with a Bonus Community Center

Part of Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, "Birdsong Cottage" comes with use of the community center, where there's free coffee and tea, controlled campfires with s'mores and more. You can bring your dog here, too. 

Sleeps: Five

Cost: $197/night

Online: airbnb.com

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A Tiny House Near Beacon

Talk about cozy! If you've ever wanted to experience tiny house living, here's a chance! This cute trailer is in Marlboro, New York (about 20 minutes from Beacon, home to museum Dia: Beacon). Somehow, it's got a king bed in there and wifi, too! (Not recommended for kids two and under.)

Sleeps: Three

Cost: $237/night

Online: airbnb.com

DUTCHESS COUNTY

An Upscale A Frame

Built in 1968 but fully renovated in 2020/21, this deluxe Hudson Vally cabin has four bedrooms and 2 and a half baths. A glass facade lets you take in the winter landscape while keeping cozy watching the many streaming services or playing a game from the resident library. When you're up for an activity, hit one of the ski resorts in the area like Catamount or Butternut, both less than an hour away. 

Sleeps: 7

Cost: $490/night

Online: airbnb.com

COLUMBIA COUNTY

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A Chic House in Hudson

Make yourself at home in this two-floor house with a double-sided fireplace, clawfoot tub and rain shower, lots of puzzles and games and even a deck and fire pit. 

Sleeps: Four

Cost: $264/night

Online: airbnb.com

THE CATSKILLS

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A Loaded Ski Lodge Near Hunter Mountain & Phoenicia

In addition to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two fireplaces (!), this modern ski retreat offers speedy wifi, a record player, toys and games for the kids and amazing views. 

Sleeps: Eight

Cost: $450/night

Online: airbnb.com

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A Small Cottage For Bargain Hunters

It's petite, but so is the price. (One of the beds is a sofa bed.) Located in the Catskills, near Woodstock, New Paltz and a short drive to Hunter Mountain. 

Sleeps: Three

Cost: $166/night

Online: airbnb.com

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A Funky Carriage House Near Belleayre

Just a few minutes from the slopes this carriage house is on the site of a Methodist church from 1860. It sleeps six, has quirky decor touches and a cozy wood stove. 

Sleeps: Six

Cost: $136/night

Online: airbnb.com

THE ADIRONDACKS

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A Stylish Cabin Near Lake Placid

Head north for serious skiing and recharge in this modern cabin. Sleeps four comfortably (thanks to double bed bunks) and has a fire pit for apres ski hot chocolate. 

Sleeps: Four

Cost: $230/night

Online: airbnb.com

THE BERKSHIRES 

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A Huge Berkshires Log Cabin with Hot a Tub

This sprawling "cabin" with tons of wood, a fireplace and hot tub can sleep nine. It's near ski areas like Catamount and Butternut, as well as Great Barrington, Lenox and the Appalachian Trail.  

Sleeps: Nine

Cost: $355/night

Online: airbnb.com

FINGER LAKES

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For a 19th Century Schoolhouse with Your Own Private Igloo

Situated in Finger Lakes wine country near Seneca Lake, this schoolhouse has a renovated, modern interior and a heated igloo for morning coffee or nighttime star-gazing. 

Sleeps: Four

Cost: $203/night

Online: airbnb.com

LONG ISLAND

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A Chic Off-Season Escape

Yes, there is a lot of white in this former fisherman's cottage in Port Jefferson, but kids are welcome (and will likely enjoy the cozy bunk beds.) Chill out and enjoy the fireplace, deck and motorized projector screen for movie nights. It sleeps six.

Sleeps: Six

Cost: $353/night

Online: airbnb.com

—Mimi O’Connor

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