As the temperatures dip, nature transforms into a kaleidoscope of warm hues, and the bugs bid their farewell, fall emerges as the quintessential season for hiking enthusiasts. Picture this: a day spent traversing the trails followed by a cozy retreat in an Airbnb, nestled amidst the beauty of fall foliage. Whether you’re venturing to the mountains of western Maryland, the rugged landscapes of West Virginia, or the scenic trails of Virginia, we’ve curated a list of 13 exceptional Airbnbs for your next hiking adventure-cum-autumn getaway.
Misty Hill Lodge in Frederick
Settle into this two-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin that accommodates up to five guests. Nestled on five wooded acres just 15 minutes from downtown Frederick, Misty Hill Lodge boasts a spacious great room, an 80-inch TV, and central heating and AC—offering the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern comfort.
Cozy Tree House in Shepherdstown
Live out your childhood fantasies in this West Virginia treehouse, perched 20 feet above the ground amidst oak and hickory trees. Located just fifteen minutes from Harpers Ferry, this whimsical retreat features heat and AC, a mini kitchen, and a bathhouse with a conventional toilet and shower, providing an unforgettable experience.
Lakefront Cottage in Harpers Ferry
For a dreamy end to your day of fall hiking, consider this three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom lakefront cabin that sleeps up to six guests. The year-round hot tub overlooking the lake adds a touch of luxury to this tranquil setting, making it an ideal spot for relaxation after a day of exploring.
Three-Bedroom Cabin in Wintergreen
Perched atop Wintergreen Resort, this three-bedroom cabin accommodates up to six people and offers immediate access to hiking trails. Inside, a cozy wood-burning fireplace awaits, while outside, an observation deck sets the scene for delightful fall picnics surrounded by nature’s vibrant palette.
Shenandoah Stargazer Cottage in Luray
Immerse yourself in a “woodsy retreat” at this two-bedroom cottage surrounded by trees on three acres of land. Recently renovated, the cottage sleeps up to four guests and is conveniently located—just 12 minutes to Luray Caverns and 25 minutes to Shenandoah National Park.
Cabin with Sauna near Luray
For larger groups, this three-bedroom cabin in Shenandoah Valley accommodates up to eight guests. Featuring an expansive porch with wooded views, a sauna, and a soaring great room with a gas fireplace, this cabin is an inviting haven after a day of outdoor adventures.
Chateau in Luray
Indulge in a lake-front chateau experience in Luray. This two-bedroom retreat, accommodating up to four people, offers an electric fireplace, hot tub, fire pit, outdoor dining areas, patio lounges, and a game room inside. It’s a perfect haven for a fall weekend getaway.
Embarking on a fall hiking adventure becomes a symphony of colors and experiences when complemented by a stay in one of these enchanting Airbnbs. Whether you prefer the cozy charm of a log cabin, the whimsy of a treehouse, or the luxury of a lakefront chateau, these retreats elevate your autumn escapade. So, pack your hiking boots and immerse yourself in the magic of fall—the trails await, and these Airbnbs are your home amid nature’s masterpiece.