The snow isn’t flying (yet), but, as they say, “winter is coming,” which means it’s time to make a plan. Whether you want to hit the slopes of a nearby ski area, do the holidays in a deluxe chalet, or spend winter break outside the city, we found cozy cabin rentals where you and the family can escape, recharge and have fun. Below, our top-picks for kid-friendly cabin rentals near NYC this winter.
A Pet-friendly Poconos Chalet
Stylishly-appointed with a retro vibe, the "Sedgwick Chalet" has five bedrooms. For $50 you can bring a pet. Note: there's an open staircase so may not be a fit for families with tiny kids.
An Ulster County Cottage with a Bonus Community Center
Part of Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, "Birdsong Cottage" comes with use of the community center, where there's free coffee and tea, controlled campfires with s'mores and more. You can bring your dog here, too.
A Tiny House Near Beacon
Talk about cozy! If you've ever wanted to experience tiny house living, here's a chance! This cute trailer is in Marlboro, New York (about 20 minutes from Beacon, home to museum Dia: Beacon). Somehow, it's got a king bed in there and wifi, too! (Not recommended for kids two and under.)
A Chic House in Hudson
Make yourself at home in this two-floor house with a double-sided fireplace, clawfoot tub and rain shower, lots of puzzles and games and even a deck and fire pit.
A Groovy A-frame Near Rhinebeck
This 1968 home near Rhinebeck offers a fireplace, amazing views of nature out picture windows and fun mid century furnishings. It sleeps six.
A Loaded Ski Lodge Near Hunter Mountain & Phoenicia
In addition to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two fireplaces (!), this modern ski retreat offers speedy wifi, a record player, toys and games for the kids and amazing views.
A Small Cottage For Bargain Hunters
It's petite, but so is the price. (One of the beds is a sofa bed.) Located in the Catskills, near Woodstock, New Paltz and a short drive to Hunter Mountain.
A Funky Carriage House Near Belleayre
Just a few minutes from the slopes this carriage house is on the site of a Methodist church from 1860. It sleeps six, has quirky decor touches and a cozy wood stove.
A Stylish Cabin Near Lake Placid
Head north for serious skiing and recharge in this modern cabin. Sleeps four comfortably (thanks to double bed bunks) and has a fire pit for apres ski hot chocolate.
A Huge Berkshires Log Cabin with Hot a Tub
This sprawling "cabin" with tons of wood, a fireplace and hot tub can sleep nine. It's near ski areas like Catamount and Butternut, as well as Great Barrington, Lenox and the Appalachian Trail.
For a 19th Century Schoolhouse with Your Own Private Igloo
Situated in Finger Lakes wine country near Seneca Lake, this schoolhouse has a renovated, modern interior and a heated igloo for morning coffee or nighttime star-gazing.
A Chic Off-Season Escape
Yes, there is a lot of white in this former fisherman's cottage in Port Jefferson, but kids are welcome (and will likely enjoy the cozy bunk beds.) Chill out and enjoy the fireplace, deck and motorized projector screen for movie nights. It sleeps six.