Summer is still in full swing, but we’re thinking ahead. Colder months will be here before you know it, so now is the perfect time to plan for an autumnal escape.
As much as we LOVE tent camping — even in the cold — there comes a time when we all deserve some indoor R&R. That’s why we’ve scoured AirBnB for the most awe-inspiring and unique cabins around the New England states. These hidden gems offer the perfect home-base for enjoying the brilliant colors and comfortably cool air of the upcoming season.
1. ‘Silo Studio’ Cottage – Tyringham, Massachusetts
This Santarella Estate cabin was built in the 1800’s and used as a studio by renowned sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson. While the ‘faux silo’ construction makes for a unique exterior, it’s the inside that is truly remarkable. You see, the cabin’s center room rises up to a staggering 35 feet, with a canopied bedroom looking down into the kitchen. For a sweeping view of the estate, ascend into the silo and unlatch the massive multi-paned mill windows. There, you will have the chance to gaze out on a lily pond and a babbling brook.
2. Great Brook Cottage – Newry, Maine
If the ‘classic cabin’ experience is more your thing, then you can’t go wrong with this ski lover’s haven. While Great Brook Cottage has plenty of winter adventure opportunities on its property, guests can also choose to broaden their Maine experience by visiting nearby Bear River on the revered Grafton Notch State Park. And you don’t have to wait for snow to enjoy this spot — it’s also great for fishing and relaxing among the changing leaves.
3. Secluded Lakefront Cabin – Burlington, Vermont
Sure, this lakefront cabin may look pretty basic from the outside, but when you slide open the doors in the living room, you’ll be graced with a view of blue water that is so broad, you may confuse the cabin for a houseboat! Located in the charming city of Burlington, this Vermont treasure comes fully equipped with everything an outdoors lover could want, including majestic views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.
4. Treetop Sanctuary – Dunbarton, New Hampshire
Sometimes, the best woodsy retreats don’t touch the forest floor. Case in point: this bright, modern treehouse, situated 30 feet in the air. The treetop pad is accessible via a 75-foot walkway that brings visitors straight to the one-of-a-kind treehouse’s front door. It gets even better; the property sits right next to a 200-acre conservation area filled with trails and fishing that guests can easily access on foot.
5. Storybook Castle – Ellington, Connecticut
Ok, we know this country retreat isn’t exactly your typical cabin, but we couldn’t help but add it to our list. Although the castle may appear ancient, this ornate forested getaway was actually built in 1917 and refurbished in 2000. It’s outfitted with all of the modern conveniences a traveler could need. Hardcore outdoors people, don’t fret. The castle sits just a short car ride away from lakes, gardens, and plenty of remote and urban trails.
Ready for cozy nights in New England? Roanline has the gear for all of your autumn adventures.