11 Enticing Rentals We Want to Visit This Fall
We start dreaming of autumn getaways at even the subtlest hint of a delectably cool breeze. Picture it: a landscape of trees in a gradient of fiery reds and oranges; crunchy leaves; the type of crisp mornings that call for snuggly sweaters; and a warm, cozy home to nest in with a nice cup of tea. Pretty good, right? Because we know we’re not alone in these pipe dreams for the season, we’ve rounded up some truly dreamy vacation rentals perfect for this type of escape. Read on—and book fast!
If your idea of a fall getaway involves more sunshine than sweaters, the stunning Kimmelman House is for you. Spending your time in a secluded spot of the Hollywood Hills, you’ll be able to enjoy L.A.’s cool, bright, sometimes-dewy fall mornings (a respite from the September heatwaves) without being far from the excitement of the city.
Where: Los Angeles
Rate: $1210 per night
A private pond with a canoe and views that stretch into the forested distance are just the start to the wonder that is the timber-walled Tanglewood House in the town of Delancey, New York, in the Catskills. Decorated to rustic antique perfection, the house offers every accommodation you could possibly need, along with the total bliss of nature.
Where: Delancey, New York
Rate: $719 per night
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You’ve probably never heard of Gasquet, California, located just shy of the Oregon border in the very top-left corner of the Golden State. But if you’re looking to really get away—you know, get away in the sense that the nearest grocery is 45 minutes out—this unique handmade log-and-tile home surrounded by nearly a million acres of national forest offers that and then some.
Where: Gasquet, California
Rate: $100 per night
The village of Sag Harbor, located next door to the popular Hamptons, is pure charm. Though most popular as a summer getaway, in the fall, Sag Harbor promises cool walks along the beach and plenty of changing foliage. Tucked into forest trees with plenty of windows to take in the surroundings, this designer house is all style.
Where: Sag Harbor, New York
Rate: $950 per night
Located just 20 minutes from the lively college town center of Bozeman, Montana, this reclaimed timber Carriage House studio is surrounded by 100 or so acres of mountains, wildlife, ponds, and creeks. The contemporary interiors belie the outdoorsy-ness of the surrounding land, making it a perfect comfortable getaway.
Where: Bozeman, Montana
Rate: $195 per night
New York in the fall is some kind of unparalleled urban magic, and the picturesque cobblestone streets and rust-hued townhouses of the West Village are even more so. If you’re picturing yourself stopping by a neighborhood coffee shop and then strolling to a museum, this elegant two-story townhouse will provide a perfect home base.
Where: New York City
Rate: $625 per night
The bright and charming 1930s farmhouse—set amid thousands of lavender plants on nearly an acre of gardens with views of Mt. Rainier—calls to mind the south of France. Its home, Vashon Island, which is accessible by ferry from Seattle, is an oasis in its own right, beloved for its scenic small-town appeal.
Where: Vashon, Washington
Rate: $450 per night
Inspired by a love for the outdoors and traditional Japanese architecture, this small timber house, handcrafted from live-edge wood and salvaged materials, sits on an organic permaculture farm. Surrounded by the beautiful rainforest of the Oregon coast, it’s an ideal place for a rustic dip into peace and quiet.
Where: Nehalem, Oregon
Rate: $135 per night
Just two hours from Manhattan is this dream of a residence, its pitched-ceiling design flooded with natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking wooded views of the beautiful Hudson Valley. Warning: You may have a hard time deciding between the cozy brick fireplace inside or the call of the crunchy leaves scattered about the home’s lovely backyard.
Where: Woodstock, New York
Rate: $675 per night