12 of the coziest Airbnbs in Vermont, including tiny homes, A-frame cabins, and tree houses


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  • Vermont is one of the best places in the Northeast to hike, ski, and be outdoors.
  • Experts say Airbnb is a safe option and all our picks follow Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program.
  • We found cozy Vermont Airbnb rentals ranging from $70 to $289 per night to start.

Vermont, with its beautiful hiking trails, wide-open ski slopes, and seasonal farmers' markets is a year-round delight for nature lovers.

Vermont also makes it easy to claim ample personal space for social distancing while traveling, with remote cabins and cottages aplenty on vacation rental sites such as Airbnb. If you're looking for an outdoorsy summer getaway soon, or want to lock in winter dates for later this year, we rounded up some of the coziest spots in the state you can rent for your next vacation.

So, get ready to gather 'round the fire pit - because pretty much every house has one.

The best Airbnb rentals in Vermont were chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Airbnb listings are for the entire home in line with social distancing (you'll only see others on the trail or slopes, ideally from afar).
  2. Every host is committed to Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, a five-step cleaning process developed in partnership with health and hospitality experts.
  3. The home is priced between $70 and $289 per night to start and has availability to book in the coming weeks and months as of publishing time.
  4. All are highly-rated Airbnb listings in Vermont with a review score of 4.7 or higher.
  5. Properties are accessible to popular Vermont attractions such as hiking, skiing, breweries, and shops, and come with unique features to ensure a cozy stay, from a fireplace to foliage views.

Browse all the best Airbnb homes in Vermont below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

These are the best Airbnbs in Vermont, sorted by price from low to high. Chic mountain apartment in Putney, $70 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 9

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Book this apartment in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $70 per night

This modern farmhouse-style apartment features fun accents such as yellow shutters fashioned as a headboard and teal pops of color that tie the home together in a sweet way. The look is minimal but clean.

The one-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to four guests, and the property includes a full-sized kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor seating area. In neighboring Putney, explore wineries, orchards, a theater, and concerts, as well as Putney mountain, which is chock full of hiking trails and skiing. The owners do live above the apartment.

This home has days open in the fall.

Sleeps: 4 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.88

Tiny house in Hardwick, $73 Best Airbnbs in Vermont

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Book this tiny house in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $73 per night

Seemingly out of a fairy tale, this woodsy tiny house is so romantic with its quaint exterior and remote location that the property hosts even revealed it was once the site of a guest's marriage proposal.

The kitchen is small but efficient and a master Queen-sized bed is lofted above a rustic seating area. While the scene is inviting, it's not overly luxe. There is no electricity or running water, and a toilet is available in a separate outhouse. However, the host does provide information about where to access water and firewood. 

Nearby Hardwick is lovely as well, with a little library, bookshop, restaurants, and various other businesses. 

This tiny house has limited availability until next year, but we're leaving it on here in case there are cancellations.

Sleeps: 3 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.86

Cozy apartment in Stowe, $88 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 4

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Book this home in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $88 per night

This studio apartment balances classic Vermont charm with the modern comforts of a hotel. The bedroom's wooden headboard and checkered pillows flanked by a sliding barn door on the closet ups a sense of intimacy, while the stainless steel appliances and flat-screen TV provide convenience along with sophistication. 

The studio has an open layout and can accommodate up to two guests, with the sleeping area separated from the kitchen by a small dining island, so it's suitable for couples. The hosts provide a guidebook for all things Stowe, which details the town's vibrant nightlife, bustling food scene, and scenic hikes. 

This home books up fast but still has a few scattered dates in spring.

Sleeps: 2 guests/studio

Rating: 4.91

Woodsy cabin between Okemo and Killington, $106 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 3

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Book this cabin in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $106 per night 

The timber walls and floors of this cabin feel like quintessential Vermont, and the shag rug, animal print pillows, and wooden coffee table add nice whimsical charm. The dim lighting throughout the two-bedroom home also creates a natural, welcoming feel, while the farmhouse-style kitchen is small but well-equipped.

The home is situated between Okemo and Killington ski villages, so it's a great choice for small families or couples looking to hit the slopes later this year. When it's not ski season, Plymouth has plenty of tourism to offer, from the Calvin Coolidge Estate to Plymouth Artisan Cheese.

This home has full availability into next year.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.95

Charming barn loft in Hinesburg, $109 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 12

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Book this loft in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $109 per night

Located close to Burlington, the Green Mountains, and Lake Champlain, this picturesque barn is a standout for its cathedral ceilings, covered porch, cupola, and private outdoor space. While it's adjacent to the host's main house, it has its own entrance that is completely separate and private.

Expect small eco-conscious touches such as cruelty-free bath products, recycling and compost options, and a solar panel. 

Although modern additions such as Wi-Fi, Apple TV, and air conditioning are present, it's important to note that there is no kitchen. There is, however, a mini-fridge, kettle, and coffee maker. 

This home has plenty of availability over the next few months.

Sleeps: 3 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.95

Rustic log cabin in Leicester, $120 Leicester cabin airbnb

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Book this cabin in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $120 per night

It doesn't get more outdoorsy than an authentic log cabin and this home in Leicester oozes woodsy character. Timber walls, a gas fireplace, and a vaulted ceiling set an inviting scene, and the property also operates as a working tree and flower farm — expect complimentary homemade maple syrup upon check-in.

Leicester is home to various farmers' markets, orchards, lakes, and parks, as well as shops, restaurants, and theaters, so there is plenty to do year-round. 

This property has open dates throughout the rest of the year.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.98

Treehouse in the woods in Hardwick, $137 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 5

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Book this treehouse in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $137 per night

If your childhood dreams of a backyard treehouse were never fulfilled, this may be the place for you. Hidden in the woods of Hardwick, this one-bedroom treehouse has the fixings of a traditional home, including a stunning chandelier, a fireplace, and a kitchenette. The only caveat is that the bathroom doesn't have a shower, though, the hosts welcome guests to use their bathroom through a separate entrance if needed. 

The treehouse also has a porch, hammock, shaded seating area, grill, and a designated spot for campfires. Hardwick Village — dotted with restaurants and farmer's markets — sits three miles away. 

This popular treehouse books up fast, but there are scattered dates available over the next few months.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.98

Cabin in the woods in Montgomery Center, $150 family friendly cabin vermont airbnb

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Book this cabin in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $150 per night

Images of summers spent at camp will likely be conjured upon discovering this idyllic cabin. There's a stream running through the yard complemented by red Adirondack chairs, a hammock, a volleyball net, and cornhole. The same playful feeling carries inside through the wooden walls, snug loft, and hallway entrances that are dotted by fairy lights.

Despite the summery feel, the close proximity to Jay Peak ski resort pegs this property as a year-round stay. The host even provides discount lift tickets.

This property still has plenty of open dates from May through December.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.98

Modern tiny house in Putney, $160 Best Airbnbs in Vermont 8

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Book this tiny house in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $160 per night

This timber-frame tiny house feels anything but tiny. Not only is there a King-sized bed (rare for most Airbnbs), but there's a second bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, plus a subway-tiled kitchen with all the necessary appliances, a nice bathroom, and sleek furniture in neutral tones. So, if our other tiny home felt a bit too bare-bones, this makes for a nice, more upscale alternative.

Outside, there's a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, and plenty of yard space. Although an hour away from Vermont's popular ski resorts, this Putney property is in close proximity to orchards, wineries, and hiking trails. 

Availability is open throughout the rest of the year.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.96

Sleek, cozy cottage in Morristown, $157 Best Airbnbs in Vermont

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Book this home in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $157 per night

From the outside, this stone and wood cottage seems like a modest country abode. But inside, interiors are modern with a lofted sleep area, midcentury-inspired furniture, recessed lighting, and light wood beams. 

Up to four guests can enjoy the basic, but advantageous amenities, including a patio with a grill, air conditioning, and an in-home washer-dryer. The Morristown home base is near ample breweries, state parks, cider mills, and biking trails.

This home has scattered dates in spring and summer and is fully available starting in fall.

Sleeps: 4 guests/2 bedrooms

Rating: 4.97

Mini house built by sculptors in Pownal, $195 Vermont airbnb unique home

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Book this house in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $195 per night

For those seeking a whimsical, one-of-a-kind stay, Owl Hill House is an organically shaped structure built by a group of sculptors in the early 1980s that was recently renovated by one of its original creators.

The unconventional look might conjure images of Hobbits, Adobe enclaves, or even the Flintstones, but the interior design is bright and airy with hand-plastered white walls and smooth domed ceilings. Fixtures and furnishings include a dining area, shelves, plush seating, and a sleeping area, which were all custom-made and built into the very design of the home.

There's also a well-stocked kitchen, fireplace, and outdoor seating that overlooks a tranquil meadow and clearing surrounded by trees on a private Vermont dirt road.

This home has full availability starting in June.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 5.0

Alpine A-frame in the woods in Wilmington, $289 best vermont airbnbs

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Book this cabin in Vermont on Airbnb starting at $289 per night

Inside and out, this alpine A-frame is downright stunning, from the bright blue walls to the enchanting interiors crafted from solid wood, flanked by a wood-burning stove, midcentury modern furniture, and a cozy bedroom with a Nectar Queen-sized mattress and organic linens. 

Small details also shine, from the lighting that includes both a sleek installation and fairy tale twinkle lights, as well as a record player, farmhouse-inspired kitchen, and creature comforts such as AC, Wi-Fi, and P.F. Candle and Beekman 1802 products.

The home is also dog friendly (for a small fee) and comes with the use of a fire pit and deck with Weber grill and outdoor dining set for a meal under the stars. A short stroll away is a lovely lake and hikes, skiing, shopping, and state parks are all nearby.

This popular home has availability starting in June.

Sleeps: 2 guests/1 bedroom

Rating: 4.85

FAQ: Traveling to Vermont Where is Vermont?

The state of Vermont is located in the Northeast, within the region of states known as New England. It's in between New York and New Hampshire, and is located above Massachusetts, running up to the Canadian border.

What is there to do in Vermont?

Vermont is an outdoors dream, renowned for its mountainous areas that are great for skiing in winter, hiking in spring and summer, and leaf-peeping in the fall when the lush foliage puts on a spectacular show of changing hues of yellow, burnt orange, and crimson red, drawing visitors from around the world. But it's not all woodsy; impressive lakes add to the ample scenery.

Come and sample homemade cheese and maple syrup from seasonal stalls at local farmer's markets, sip on craft ciders and brews, and shop in charming stores in small towns. Larger cities like Burlington are home to universities, buzzy dining, and great shopping.

How far is Vermont from New York City?

Southern Vermont ski areas such as Stratton, Mount Snow, Putney, and Okemo are about a 4-hour drive from New York City. Northern regions such as Stowe or Burlington are closer to 6 hours by car.

Where is there to stay in Vermont?

If you want to ski in winter but seek a shorter drive from major cities like New York, consider Southern Vermont towns such as Dover, Stratton, Brattleboro, Bennington, Putney, Ludlow, or Killington as your base. You'll find many Airbnb vacation rentals in these areas that cater to skiers and snowboarders. These homes also make great places to stay in warmer weather when many mountains open to hikers.

For more of a city vibe, you'll want to head north to Burlington, or the capital, Montpelier. For something woodsy and remote, you can pick from pretty much anywhere else.

Is it safe to rent an Airbnb in Vermont?

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US.

Additionally, experts say Airbnb is safe, especially compared to hotels, because they eliminate interactions with others. Airbnb hosts must also follow enhanced cleaning guidelines.

Of course, there are still risks and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, double masking, and washing hands frequently.

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