A few weeks back, I shared two posts with all my favorite listings on AirBnB — both around the world and right here, in the heart of the New York and greater New England area.
The response was wonderful! I received so many DM’s and messages from you all that I figured I would come back today with a round two — just in time to spark what I hope is a season of coziness — or hygge as the Danish and Norwegians call it — for everyone. Just the other week, we actually stayed at a beautifully renovated barn in upstate New York, which has since lead me to research all the rustic barns/cabins/forest retreats I could find on site. While many of these are primarily on the East Coast, I’ve also thrown in a handful of others peppered throughout the US, in hopes you find one that’s in (or near) your neck of the woods.
I know travel this year has look drastically different for us all and in a lot of ways. I mean, I miss packing my bags to jump on a flight somewhere new just as much as the next wanderlust-inspired traveler. But I have to say, I cherish these long weekend getaways of ours upstate — I feel a lot less pressure to do a million things (my usual travel MO), it’s been the silver lining I didn’t know to look for — the reminder to slow down and just be. Perhaps it’s been that way for you, too?
And since, it’s top of mind for everyone, I just wanted to highlight all the amazing ways AirBnB is taking COVID safety protocols seriously — everything is broken down really neatly here, including extensive cleaning/disinfecting procedures.
On that last housekeeping note, let’s kick things off! (And in case you’re curious, you can peek at my previous AirBnB favorites here and here.)