9 Scenic Cold-Weather Getaways Not Far From Buffalo

City Guide, Family Friendly, Getaway, Where To Stay


Written by Nora Hassan

Published on February 2, 2021
Rw How West Barn / Photo from Airbnb

Chilly weather has arrived and with it, a whole new round of cabin fever is in full swing. Buffalo’s infamous cold and snow conditions can be a struggle, however they make the ideal backdrop for a lovely winter getaway.

Let’s face it, we all need a break from our screens, and our offices, and our home offices, and our kids (kidding), and even our homes! So why not take a relaxing winter break and social distance somewhere different. Perfect for cozying up inside, exploring outside, and taking in some beautiful views, these getaways are just what the doctor ordered. Plus they aren’t too far from home!

As always, review and check local COVID guidelines before booking.

Photo Courtesy of Airbnb x @rwhowwestbarn

1. Rw How West Barn- Boutique lodging-Letchworth View

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths

Perry, NY /

A barn stay with an upgrade. This farmhouse chic stay is both relaxing and trendy. This stay is ideal for a new experience with a beautiful view. Take a look at more of these pictures and book your cozy barn boutique.


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2. Lakefront Loft w/ Private Dock

4 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths

Ithaca, NY /

This stay is incredibly unique and definitely at the top of our to-book list. Not only is it architecturally stunning, but its panoramic type views are amazing. This would be perfect for any season, but we can picture the cozy vibes with a snowfall outside those windows.

Photo Courtesy of Airbnb

3. Ellicottville Updated & Modern Apartment

4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

Ellicottville, NY /

This Ellicottville stays book fast so be ready to grab one ASAP. This option is great because it’s both spacious and has that cozy-modern vibe we love. It’s a great spot to rest after skiing or just to get away for a while. Especially since Ellicottville is a great destination year-round.

Photo Courtesy of Airbnb

4. Wildflower Studio Retreat

4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath

Ellicottville, NY /

This cozy and cute retreat is just minutes from all of Ellicottville’s hottest spots, including Holiday Valley and the main village area. If you’re looking for the perfect quaint stay, this one is for you.


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5. Lakeside Retreat

8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2 baths

Angola, NY /

A gorgeous stay, fit for a family, or spacious for a couple. This secluded spot specifically has safety and social distancing in mind. Beautiful sunsets and a lakeside view without going far at all make this one a great option.

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6. Cherry Grove – Rustic Log Cabin

6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 baths

Cherry Creek, NY /

These cabin rentals are ideal for a cold-weather excursion. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the snow or stay bundled up inside – these cabins are ideal.

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7. Lit Up on The Hill – For Chillin’

6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths

Ellicottville, NY /

The name of this stay says it all. This chalet is perfect for a cold-weather vacation with a scenic view and cabin setting. If you’re looking to get lit, or just chill, this chalet seems to do both.

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8. Lazy Bear Lodge

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

Wayland, NY /

This is one of the newest additions to this SuperHost’s lineup. Lazy Bear Lodge is a picture-perfect getaway for the cold months, near the woods and in the finger lakes region. A scenic overlook is nearby as well as skiing and snowboarding opportunities. This is a rustic and rural choice, again for those who really want to getaway.

*This is a very rural area, there are portions of roads that are dirt and we ask that guests be careful on these roads during the winter months (via Airbnb)


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9. Unique Country Guest House

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

Erin, NY /

This guest house has the views that you’re looking for. Swap fall foliage for snowy winter scenes and it makes for a cozy getaway. This self-proclaimed woodland stay is definitely for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city or just every day life.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Nora Hassan</a>

Written by Nora Hassan

Nora is studying Marketing and Fashion Business at Canisius College and FIT. She's really into local art and murals and always love to try new things!


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