Fall is beautiful in Massachusetts. Those traveling from out of state might want to consider staying in a unique Airbnbs to get the most out of the stunning fall views.
A “gingerbread” house, treehouses and a glass house are some of options available this fall. Some of them are near good hiking, while others offer fire pits or outdoor cooking options.
See below for a look at some of the best and unique Airbnb rentals for your fall getaway across the state.
Gingerbread House Tower Airbnb at the Santarella Estate in Tyringham, Massachusetts
‘Gingerbread’ tree house
Consider staying in this “gingerbread house” this fall.
Described as “magical,” “newly renovated” and “one-of-a-kind,” it features an open concept living space filled, kitchenette, cozy eating area and a third story bedchamber up a winding staircase, according to Airbnb. There is also a bohemian bedroom with a full-sized bed behind a sliding door.
The property’s Airbnb listings highlight its accessibility to attractions in the Berkshires such as the nearby Appalachian Trail, in addition to nearby ponds for swimming and kayaking and ski trails and ski areas in the winter.
Octagonal glass treehouse
The octagonal treehouse in Otis has unobstructed views through floor to ceiling windows, according to the listing.
If that’s not enough to entice a stay, there is also a large deck with a grill, fire pit and outdoor dining.
Nearby is Great Barrington, a charming New England town that is 20 minutes away from Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow and author Edith Wharton’s former home. It is also near three skiing areas and great hiking, according to the listing.
Historic ski lodge turned barn
The hayloft in a ski lodge turned horse barn is now a “comfortable and peaceful getaway” in Holden.
“Enjoy a tranquil farm stay on a working Lavender farm. Help feed (if you wish) the sheep and see the horses, chickens, pigs (April-November),” the listing states. “Enjoy the serene views and take in a sunrise or sunset or the stunning evening stars and moon on the back patio, stroll through our Lavender Labyrinth and hike our 1 mile nature walk.”
The barn offers “stunning view of Mount Wachusett.” There is also a nearby “conservation land for a hike, cross country skiing or mountain biking.”
Enjoy the views all to yourself in this secluded cabin in Monterey.
“Overbrook is a charming rustic cabin,” the listing states. “She contains a large wood burning fireplace, professional kitchen, beautiful bathroom with claw-foot tub, and a deck perched directly over a running brook.”
It is “nestled in a hollow in the woods” and promises that you won’t hear or see anyone during your stay. However, guests are still a short drive to Monterey and Great Barrington, including Butternut ski mountain and Catamount ski area.
A hideaway near a vineyard
This home is “tucked into the slope of Vaughn Hills” in Bolton, according to the listing.
It includes the lower level of the house, which sits on 3.5 acres. It’s also near wine tasting at Nashoba Valley Winery, coffee or trivia night at Harvard General Store, apple-picking or hiking Vaughn Hill trails.
This two-level treehouse in New Marlborough has a tree running through it.
“Escape, unwind and recharge in this double treehouse,” the listing states. “Feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet it’s only minutes to the town of Great Barrington for shopping dining or just a walk around town.”
This is more like glamping, according to the listing, as there is no running water. The outhouse is about 25 feet from the treehouse with a compostable toilet.
Camp in Chesterfield
Camp in a tent already set up for guests in Chesterfield.
“Enjoy memorable, romantic days and nights in a tasteful platform bell tent in the woods of Western Mass.,” the listing states. “Set next to a babbling brook, surrounded by pines and hemlocks, with hiking & swimming nearby — and only 30 minutes from Northampton or Pittsfield/Lenox.”
Inside the tent includes two mattresses, imported kilim wool rugs and pillows. There is no wifi and cell service is spotty, according to the listing
“This is camping in style, complete privacy, and greater comfort — but it’s still camping,” the listing states.
Hand crafted treehouse
This hand crafted treehouse is accessed by a suspension bridge in Wareham.
“A unique adult adventure awaits in this cozy hand crafted tree house,” the listing states. “Nestled 12 feet off the ground amongst the chirping birds, red oaks and breathtaking views of Mink Cove in Buzzards Bay.”
Ice fisherman’s shack turned tiny house
This dark tiny house is perfect for those looking to stay with a view.
Located in Orange it was originally built as an ice fisherman’s shack before being turned into a tiny house.
“This tiny house is unapologetically elegant and understated,” the listing states. “The private dock can be viewed from the wall of windows in the open living space. Walk to the shore, sit with your feet in the water, swim, fish, or kayak. It’s the ultimate, all-year romantic getaway.”
This secluded A-Frame in Cummington is surrounded by trees.
“This area is not only beautiful for hiking, but also motorcycle riding here is exquisite,” the listing states.
The house includes river access, a fire pit and hiking through the woods. There are also some historic mills along the river on River Road.