Okay so hear us out. Tiny houses are all the rage right now, particularly finding innovative and creative ways to make the most of the space. From Tiny House TV shows to progress Tik Tok’s, Tiny Houses are everywhere. Luckily, everywhere does, in fact, include upstate NY.
Make no mistake, a Tiny House still packs a punch. Not only do they have all the necessary and typical amenities that you would expect from a regular home, but they often have special features unique to this type of stay. What better way to social distance than in a Tiny House? Top that off with secluded lake views or perfect fall mountains and you have a fun weekend and a unique experience. We have rounded up a list of Tiny Homes you can rent right on Airbnb and within driving distance of WNY. Go ahead, try out a Tiny Home, we promise they’re fun.
1. Container Cabin in the Catskills
Saugerties, NY / 2 guestsairbnb.com1 bed 1 bath /
This one is right in Saugerties, NY (near Woodstock for Rock n’ Roll lovers). This container cabin gives you glamping vibes all in this Tiny House. You can camp, stargaze, and enjoy the mountains from the comfort of this container cabin. For amenities, this Tiny House includes a wood stove, sofa bed, kitchenette, writing desk, record player, patio, fire ring, yoga platform, 30-foot waterfall and a hammock. More than enough for your mountain excursion.
2. Becker Farms Farm Vinyard Retreat
Gasport, NY / beckerfarms.com
Okay so this one is not exactly an Airbnb, but these are Tiny House-esque lodging stays that give you the full deal. They go through extra measures to ensure your safety and allow for an awesome socially distant experience. Not only can you explore the farms, the trails, and the u-pick seasonal fruit, but there are wine tasting and farm to table meals galore! These secluded stays are ideal if you’re excited about Tiny Houses but need a quick trip close to home.
3. Firelight Camps
Ithaca, NY / firelightcamps.com
Firelight Camps are the ultimate glamping experience with a Tiny House vibe. All around they are a unique and incredible experience. The pictures of their camps speak for themselves, the lodging and the views are unreal. This is a great option to get out of the city but still stay close to home. Take a nice camping-or glamping- trip in a socially distanced and small but innovative space. It is luxury camping at its finest.
4. Tiny House in the heart of Ellicottville
Ellicottville, NY / 6 guestsairbnb.com1 bedroom 3 beds 1 bath /
This one is a great option for those who love Ellicottville but want a new experience. You are within walking and driving distance of all the Ellicottville hallmarks you know and love and still able to experience the Tiny House lifestyle; it’s a perfect mix. This one is within walking distance to Ellicottville restaurants and bars.
5. Basswood Cabin – 2BR with private hot tub
Lodi, NY / 3 guestsairbnb.com2 bedrooms 4 beds 1 bath /
This cabin has Tiny House vibes with just a little more space. More of your classic Cabin feel as part of the Millcreek Cabins. It’s located near Seneca Lake surrounded by wineries and nature trails. It’s a secluded getaway perfect for fall time.
6. Vineyard Villa
Burdett, NY / 4 guestsairbnb.com1 bedroom 2 beds 1 bath /
An end of summer and fall time treat-a vineyard villa stay. These Tiny Houses are much more modern and upgraded. The beautiful views of the vineyard speak for themselves! They overlook Seneca Lake along the wine and brewery trail. It is close to a few different wineries and breweries and just a short drive to Watkins Glenn.
This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.