Charming New York Cottage Rentals Getaway Guide

Keuka Spring in Finger Lakes Wine Country view

Looking for the perfect Upstate New York cottage rentals for a getaway? We’ve got you covered in this cute cottages in New York guide that includes the best New York cottage rentals throughout the state from luxury to rustic or charming lake side cottages.

There are all kinds of New York cottage rentals included perfect for an intimate, romantic getaway or a vacation spot suitable to host the entire family!

Be sure to also see our complete guide to romantic cabin getaways in the US and cabin getaways in New York for more inspiration too! Or if you prefer glamping or cool treehouses, we have complete glamping in Upstate New York guide and dreamy treehouse New York getaways to choose from!

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New York Cottages & Getaway Ideas

Modern Waterfront Cottage on Keuka Lake

Keuka-Lake-from-above in the Finger Lakes

Keuka Lake View

This modern cottage in New York is a real charmer! The Meritage, as it’s known, is located right on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region, close to Penn Yan village, one of the most charming towns in the Finger Lakes.

You’ll feel a warm welcome right away with complimentary Keuka Lake’s local coffee and a gifted bottle of Finger Lakes wine.

For those of you not familiar with this region, we think the Finger Lakes is one of the most underrated destinations in the US! Plus there are tons of great things to do in Penn Yan.

Inside, the open plan living room and kitchen make it easy to relax in good company. There are two comfy armchairs, a seating area for six diners, and a large window with gorgeous sunset lake views. The remodeled kitchen has everything you’ll need for preparing delicious lakeside meals and there’s even a pantry area with all the cooking basics.

The New York cottage rental sleeps up to six people in a Queen Master bedroom, a Double Guest bedroom, and a sofa-sleeper in the living room area. A handy laundry room with a brand new washer and dryer means you can keep clean and comfortable during your stay. Modern amenities include one shared bathroom, remodeled with a tub and shower.

Enjoy sunsets over the lake from the outside private deck area or al fresco dining, making good use of the table for six, charcoal grill, gas grill, and outdoor fire pit.

The cottage is just steps away from the water’s edge for refreshing swims – pets will be happy here too! – kayaking or chilling on Adirondack chairs at the end of the dock area that stretches out into the lake.

Other waterside activities include boat rentals, water skiing and fishing. Wine lovers will be in heaven with the Finger Lakes wine trail nearby and shoppers can flock to the nearby Windmill Farm and Craft Market on Saturdays in the summer months!

Be sure to check out our full guide for best things to do in the Finger Lakes for more ideas and wine country tips! Book Now on VRBO.

Newly Renovated Casa Minnewaska Cottage in the Catskills


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New York cottages can accommodate larger groups too like the lovely Casa Minnewaska, sleeping up to 10 guests. The newly renovated hillside home is situated on 5 acres of private land with dreamy views of the Catskill Mountains.

An open plan downstairs area invites guests to laze around the wood-burning stove on big comfy sofas, watching TV or perhaps playing around on the guitar.

Cooking is a relaxing experience when you can listen to music on Sonos speakers and make the most of the full kitchen with modern amenities. There’s also a dishwasher to take of the pressure post-dinner.

The property is an amazing choice for where to stay in the Catskills and boasts 3 bedrooms, filled with natural light, that are modern and cozy at the same time thanks to a neutral color scheme and decorative details running through the entire home.

The downstairs bedroom has two Double beds, with upstairs providing one King and one Queen bedroom. Whoever bags the King can enjoy a private balcony and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. There’s also a sofa bed in the living room.

The downstairs bathroom has a lovely bathtub for long soaks and there’s an outdoor shower for a more rustic bathing experience.

With 22,000 acres of untouched wilderness bordering the Casa, outdoor activities are plentiful and include climbing, fishing and hiking in the summertime and skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter season. Stargazing from a hot tub on the outdoor wraparound decking will keep you luxuriously entertained all year round.

Out back, s’mores are in order over the firepit as you sink back into Adirondack chairs and share stories. There’s also direct access to Minnewaska State Park with hundreds of hiking trails to explore and climbing opportunities nearby at the Shawangunk Mountains – check out the New York waterfalls here too! Rondout Creek is just a short walk away down the driveway, keeping fishing enthusiasts smiling too. Book Now on Airbnb.

Winey Duck Cottage on Seneca Lake

View from Winey Duck Cottage in New York on Seneca Lake

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Upstate New York cottage rentals on Seneca Lake don’t get much better than this. The newly constructed bungalow on the east side of the lake is wonderful for a Finger Lakes escape, pets included! And if we didn’t get the message across before, these Finger Lakes photos might inspire you to visit this incredible region.

The spacious home is great for big families and can sleep up to 12 people with a King Master bedroom taking pride of place on the first floor, nearby to a classic private bathroom with a jetted tub.

Upstairs, you’ll find two big lakeside bedrooms – both with a Queen bed – and pull out couch, as well as another room with two bunk beds, perfect for kids. Other handy facilities on this floor include a full bathroom and laundry room.

Downstairs is a well-thought-out open plan kitchen and living room area. The design feels clean and comfortable with neutral tones of grey and blue, which compliment the beautiful lake view through the windows outside. With a gas fireplace, kitchen with modern facilities, and a wine fridge, you’ve got everything you need to relax.

Moving outside there is a  gorgeous wooden deck overlooking the water with a comfy cushioned table and chair set, grill, and even a hot tub.

This is an amazing property for relaxing, cooking and enjoying the lake. Book Now on VRBO.

The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry

The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry cottage in New York

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Upstate New York cottages tend to be pretty, but The Healing Wood Sanctuary looks like it jumped from the pages of a fairy-tale, inside and out. This property, near the southern shore of Upper Saranac Lake, is perfect for a peaceful and serene retreat.

A total of 5 people (maximum four adults and one child) can sleep comfortably in the upstairs bedrooms. There’s a King room, one Queen room and another bedroom with a Single bed. Three private bathrooms provide ample facilities for guests. Small dogs are also welcome for a fee.

The historic home, built for the 1932 Olympics, oozes with character and has plenty of warm details, cozy nooks, and comfy seating for lounging around and enjoying your company.

The charming and fully equipped kitchen conjures images of long afternoon cooking sessions over good chats. A screened porch makes for a lovely dining area to enjoy mealtime creations.

A snug outside deck with four chaise loungers is available for sunning in the summer and fall months, with a firepit to keep toasty in winter, overlooking a small pond and expansive lawn. The home is situated on 5 acres of expansive lawns, giving a park like feel.

Upper Saranac Lake can be strolled to in just 5-7 minutes to access the clean and sandy, semi-private shared beach area. Two kayaks and an Old Towne Canoe are provided for guests to cruise out onto the water.

Outdoor winter activities include cross-country skiing stepping out of the property, or there’s downhill skiing a little further afield at the Titus and Whiteface Mountains.

The warmer months see great opportunities for hiking and biking on trails in the High Peaks Wilderness area right on your doorstep, with canoe access too at the Stoney Creek Ponds and Racquette River. Book now on VRBO.

Log Cottage in the Heart of Western NY on Horseshoe Lake

New York Cottage in Batavia New York

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This peaceful and newly furnished cottage in New York State is situated on Horseshoe Lake, one mile from the city of Batavia in between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo.

The unique build is an open space that’s elevated, featuring a balcony deck with amazing panoramic views of the lake below. There are also a couple of Adirondack chairs and a side table for the complete viewing experience.

In front of this New York cottage rental, you have a private 450 square foot dock on the water with a ladder for swimming, a 5-person rowboat, and a picnic table, plus two Adirondack chairs for lounging or outdoor dining. A firepit and new charcoal grill backing onto the spacious lawn complete the setup, for toasty lakeside evenings by the fire.

The home can sleep up to six people with a Double bed in the Master bedroom, two Single beds in the open loft and a sleeper sofa in the living room below.

Don’t forget to bring your own bedsheets! This cottage requires guests to bring their own.

The open plan living area has a clean yet atmospheric design, with wooden floors, log walls, and exposed beams. Two comfy sofas square a wood-burning stove with a dining table for four just behind.  

A separate fully equipped kitchen sets you up for lakeside cooking and there’s also a private bathroom with a quirky watering can showerhead.

Guests will have access to a private sand beach on the lake with a pavilion and picnic benches. This New York cottage is available to rent seasonally from April 3 to October 29. Book Now on VRBO.

Mountain Sunsets and S’mores Cottages in the Adirondacks

mountain cottages in upstate new york in the adirondacks

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These ambient New York cottage rentals are elevated above Tiosaronda Bay and have a cozy log cabin feel about them. A trail runs between cabins down to the sandy riverside beach below.

There is a choice of one, two or three-bedroom cottage rentals in New York with a maximum of five guests per site – pets are also permitted. Each bed features a nice handmade wooden headboard. Camp showers and toilets are also available for use.

Each cabin has a full kitchen, perfect for making breakfast and eating in the screened porch with nature views, rain or shine. You can also enjoy the moonlight and fireflies with a private campfire, a perfect way to connect with nature in this Wi-Fi free zone.

The natural surroundings provide a whole host of outdoor activities like swimming, rafting and boating as well as wildlife watching, hiking and biking. Guests can also make good use of the complimentary kayaks. 

Moreau Lake State Park and Saratoga National Historical Park are nearby too for a trip out as well as exploring all the best things to do in Lake George which is not a far drive away, not to mention it’s one of the most charming towns in New York

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Cozy Catskills Lakefront Cottage

lake front cottage in upstate new york

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New York cottages with a private lakefront view are hard to beat. This quaint 1950s home in the Catskills overlooks the aptly named Lake Paradise and is a wonderful option for a serene countryside getaway.

Two bedrooms, each with Double memory foam mattresses, sleep up to four people. The Master bedroom has views onto the rambling brook outside for a relaxing wake-up. Other facilities include one full private bathroom and a washer/dryer.

The exterior of the cottage is a striking white wood design with two caramel-colored stairways leading up to the home. The modern interior includes a full kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, which adjoins to the living room area. A window in front of the comfy sofa frames the gorgeous lake in front, perfect for coffees with a view on chilly mornings.

There’s a fire pit in the yard, a few steps from the cottage, to get an evening fire going. The private lakeside deck with seating and a BBQ grill beckons al fresco sunset dining in the warmer months. Guests can swim or use the private kayak to explore the clear water.

Choose between the many different beautiful hiking trails in the area will keep you busy and there’s also the opportunity to try ice fishing in the winter. You’ll also want to check out the swimming hole just up the road if it’s a summer visit. Book now on Airbnb.

Lakefront Cottage at the Silverlaken Estate

Lakefront Cottage at Silverlaken estate in upstate new york

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New York cottage rentals at the Silverlaken Estate make for a peaceful weekend away in Silver Springs. This cute, handicap accessible, lakefront cottage is perfect for watching the sunrise over the water in the morning and the stars above at night. 

This lakefront cottage rental is well suited to two adults and a small child, with a snug Queen bedroom and full mattress futon in the living room looking out over the water.

The kitchenette caters to simple cooking with a microwave, toaster, fridge, and coffee maker. There’s also a private bathroom with a shower, towels, and basic toiletries provided.

A private deck overlooking the lake is the place to lounge, relax, and take in the tranquil surroundings. You’re also near to the shared firepit, BBQ and docks where guests can enjoy the complimentary kayaks, paddleboats, and sailboats.

The waterfalls at Letchworth State Park are a short drive from Silverlaken and worth a visit in between lazing by the lake. Book on Airbnb.

Adorable Vineyard Cottages in New York’s Finger Lakes

Lakeview vineyard cottages in upstate new york finger lakes region

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This Upstate New York cottage is the cutest! The tiny house style property is located by Seneca Lake along the winery and brewery trails of the Finger Lakes, it’s also one of our picks for best tiny houses in New York to rent!

Each cozy two-level villa has a first-floor deck area and a second-floor balcony, both with unparalleled views of the lake and countryside beyond. Four guests can stay here in one Queen bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. There is one private bathroom with a shower per villa.

The living room itself feels light and airy thanks to the windowed French doors opening to a private deck, and a cream color scheme. The small corner kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals to enjoy on the picnic table sitting areas between each villa.

Guests also have their own private fire pit and Adirondack chairs on an expansive lawn, overlooking the lake and beautiful scenery.

Keep a lookout for wildlife, especially the resident Redwing Blackbirds! Note that pets must be approved in advance for a pet friendly cottage rental in this New York location.

Visitors can enjoy strolling through the surrounding vineyards and pond, or taking a short trip down the road for lake access at Smith Park.

We also recommend exploring all the best things to do in Watkins Glen nearby too! Book on Airbnb.

Luxury Modern Dome Cottage in Hampton Bay

luxury modern dome cottage in new york

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If you’re into luxury and chic New York cottage rentals, you’re going to adore this Dome Cottage with a garden, pool, and annex house making it an escape that you won’t want to leave.

The property is located in Hampton Bay, set amongst lush gardens and greenery on 2.1 acres in the Red Creek area – pets are welcome and will love this too!

The home sleeps up to 8 guests in total and consists of a main cottage with two Kings and one Queen bedroom, and a poolside guest cottage with one King bedroom.

The main unit has two bathrooms and the guest, one bathroom. All have gorgeous walk-in showers with glass doors.

The modern, spacious, and sleek design is outstanding throughout the entire complex, seamlessly blending style and comfort with a luxurious Mediterranean and stylistic edge.

There is a beautiful pool area with loungers, a separate small deck area by a man-made pond, and a main elevated deck area with elegant picnic benches and a monochrome striped sofa with a matching umbrella.

The showstopper has to be the ‘Dome’ upper floor bedroom of the main cottage, accessed by a spiral metal staircase next to the charming sitting area.

Its spacious and innovative hexagon shape has skylights to gaze up at the stars at night. The room feels private and peaceful with a minimalistic yet ambient deco.  

There is a fully equipped, gorgeous, and bright white kitchen in the main abode as well as an electric Yamaha keyboard and standing piano for any music lovers.

If you can make it out of this magical, upscale cottage rental in New York, with its verdant gardens and koi fishpond, you’re just minutes away from the beach, shops, and restaurants. Book on Airbnb.

If you’re spending time at this Hamptons getaway, be sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Montauk for a fun day trip!

Bayfront Cottage with Private Beach in Long Island

Bayfront dome cottage in long island new york

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New York cottages come in all shapes and sizes, but this one has a notably unique design. The Davis Park Geodesic Dome House has breathtaking, unobstructed bay views and a private sandy beach with wildlife like deer.

The dome home can sleep up to a total of 12 people in three King bedrooms, one Queen, and a Trundle bed that pulls out to another King bed or two Singles. There are two bathrooms with showers and a further outdoor shower to accommodate guests.

The layout makes this a great choice for two families sharing, with a large common area between two bedrooms and a bathroom on either side. For bigger groups, there’s also an open loft area with cushioned wicker seating and a TV.

The living room area has a sofa and armchairs to relax in and admire the sea view. An interesting touch here is the painted, whitebeam decagon wall structure, a feature that’s repeated in the bedrooms too. A kitchen with cooking basics is also found in the common area.

The outside deck is a great place to hang out and watch the sunset over the sea. With panoramic views out to the horizon, it’s quite the spectacle. Dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards are available for the use of guests in the daytime.

You may also like to head to the nearby Casino restaurant and bar for great food and live music.

The property rents from Sunday to Sunday only during July and August; the air conditioning will be much appreciated in these summer months too! Book on Airbnb.

Skaneateles Lakefront Cottage Rental in New York

Skaneateles Lakefront Cottage Rental in New York

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This adorable summer cottage in New York is located right on the edge of the beautiful Skaneateles Lake, near Morovia village.

The peaceful cottage rental in NewYork has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 6 people across two Double rooms and another with a Bunk Bed.

The rooms are simple and cozy with handsome wooden furniture. One full bathroom is shared between guests with a shower bath and toilet. A new washer and dryer also provide some home comfort.

The main indoor space has a living room with sofas and armchairs looking through 8 foot sliding glass doors onto the lake. The doors open to a panel of balcony decking for a breath of fresh air with your spectacular view.

A fully-equipped kitchen area is tucked behind the living room, featuring an open wall turned breakfast bar with stools that neatly connects the two areas for mealtimes.

Below the cabin guests can enjoy the larger decking area complete with a glass dining table and chairs for six diners. Lakeside lodgers will love the gas grill to cook up something good while looking out to peaceful nature beyond. A new floating raft and large canoe are also a nice touch to explore the expansive crystal clear waters.

Activities in the area, aside from relaxing, include fishing boating, and swimming – there’s also a ping pong table!

Note that the cottage is available to rent for a minimum of seven days, so you can ease into a taste of lakeside life for an entire week! Book this Upstate New York cottage rental on Vrbo.


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