A Little Getaway: Tiny Home Resorts in CapNY

Gather Greene
With most forms of travel on hold for the time being, a quick escape to a tiny home resort has many advantages. First, they offer privacy and safety that is unmatched (none of the lobbies or shared spaces of BnBs and hotels). And, they are often built with mindful, sustainable design features.
As a result, they fit easily into natural settings that you previously could have only gotten from camping. Think: the joys of nature combined with the comforts of a hotel room (ie. a real bed and running water!).

The beautiful backdrops here in CapNY are the perfect place for an escape from Zoom meetings. Nestle up among the Catskill mountains, discover solitude just minutes from downtown Albany, or explore the rolling green hills of the Hudson Valley with a stay in one of these tiny havens. And, we’ve included both affordable and splurge options. Take your pick!

Gather Greene

Gather Greene tiny home

176 Levett Road, Coxsackie, NY 12051

The simple wood cabins at Gather Greene will make you feel like you’re sleeping in nature. However, you’ll be comfortably nestled in a comfortable king-sized bed, with a floor-to-ceiling window and views to the outside. Inside, the intelligent, minimal design has all you need for a perfect escape. The mirrored closet reflects the woods outside and tucks away your luggage. A hidden beverage nook stores multiple caffeine options. The cabins include a mini fridge, luxe linens, and outdoor furniture to enjoy on the  deck. Bring your pets for an additional $50 per night. 

Nearby: The Martin Van Buren Historic Site, and a quick 20-minute drive to the shops and eateries in Hudson and Catskill.

Booking: http://www.gathergreene.com/cabins

Price: $272.50 per night, minimum 2 night stay 

June Farms

June Farms tiny home

275 Parker Rd, West Sand Lake, NY 12196

June Farms is a luxe-rustic oasis just 10 minutes from the hearts of both downtown Albany and Troy. The 120-acre farm is home to Instagram-famous Scottish Highland cows, Shire horses, pigs, ducks, goats, and occasionally, spotted barn cats.

June Farms offers several options for spending a delightful night or two. The TimberTown cabins are the ultimate choice for a truly off-the-grid experience. Each cabin has a king-sized bed, wood stove, and BBQ grill. Don’t expect to be able to check your news feed or give yourself a salon blowout. These cabins aren’t connected to electricity or running water (but a spa-style bathroom is only steps away). The wood stove provides a cozy, comforting heat and glow for a night away with a friend or partner.

Tiny home

The 1984 Airstream is an upgraded option for a scaled-down escape. The silver structure is nestled among the trees, and inside you’ll find a basic, modern kitchen and full bathroom. The best part? A salt water hot tub to soak away stress among the elements. 

During the day, take a leisurely lap around the site and visit the animals. In the spring and summer, there are delicious options for food and premium cocktails at the snack bar. The food and drinks are worth the trip. Owner and CapNY restauranter Matt Baumgartner has curated a menu of crave-worthy treats like wood fired pizzas, craft cocktails, and perfectly sweet lemonades. Also in the peak season: guided walks, seasonal events, and even workout classes led by local instructors. 

Nearby: the famous Kay’s Pizza on Burden Lake (seasonal)

Price: TimberTown ~ $104 per night, The Airstream ~ $272 per night

Catskill Bungalow

Catskill Bungalow

Wright St, Prattsville, NY 12468

The Catskill Bungalow is a standout yellow tiny home with plenty of charm. Though small—about 200 square feet—this mini abode feels like a home away from home. Just a short walk to the small town of Prattsville, you can explore the nearby Schoharie Creek, dozens of hiking trails, and attractions such as Hunter Mountain (15 minutes) and Windham Mountain (10 minutes).

Inside of Catskill Bungalow

The Catskill Bungalow’s proximity to ski and snowboard destinations makes it a perfect option for a unique winter getaway. So, whether you’re looking for action-packed or low-key escapes, this is a great choice. Plus, the modest price leaves room in your budget for more exploring. 

Nearby: Kaaterskill Falls, scenic trails and hikes throughout the Catskills, and downtown Catskill.

Booking: https://www.catskillbungalow.com/prices.html

Price: Averages about $97 per night, depending on time of year

A Tiny Home Resort 

A Tiny Home Resort

2776 County Route 23B, South Cairo, NY 12482

These delightful spaces may be small but they offer gigantic appeal. Each of the 11 tiny homes here are completely unique, and all offer stunning, wooded views through their large windows.   Many include loft beds that will take you back to childhood bunk bed days, and some sleep up to 6 people. And, the site has four seasons of activities, from sledding to swimming, making them a perfect backdrop for a mental reset. They are all fully connected to electricity and internet and the small kitchens and outdoor grills make cooking simple. 

Nearby: Olana State Historic Site (check out our guide to Olana With Kids!),  Gracie’s Luncheonette in Leeds (everything on the menu is homemade, even the ketchup!), downtown Catskill and Hudson.

Booking: https://www.atinyhouseresort.com/rates.php

Price: Nightly rates differ per house but typically, they range from $300-500 per night with a minimum two night stay

Catskill Domeo

Catskill Domeo

411 NY-296, Hensonville, NY 12439

This custom-built geometric marvel has birchwood decor, a massive bay window, and a stunning forest mural. This is glamping at its rustic finest — a huge step up from traditional camping! The bed and wood stove are cozy, and keep nights nice and warm, even in winter.  

This pick is very close to many ski and snowboard hotspots, as well as hiking and other outdoor activities throughout the Catskills. The mountains and neighboring towns are also known to host fantastic fall festivals–this one is perfect to try now AND again later, when gatherings and celebrations return.

The owners live nearby, so you’re not in total isolation, but there is plenty of privacy.

Nearby: Local eateries in Windham including Vesuvio and Windham Local, downtown Catskill.

Booking: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27540676

Price: Nightly rate $129

The Hemptons

Spencertown, NY

The Hemptons offers something for everyone. It’s an active organic hemp farm ready for visitors all year round. There are several options to spend a night or two among the greenery. The stay is what you make it. One can relax in a hammock with a good book or help out the owners Vanessa Villanova and Suzie Eckhart, the founders of The Hemptons Farm with farm tasks. 

The idea is a trip to help you escape—however that looks for you—and perhaps it means kicking back with nature and perhaps it means learning something new or putting in a day’s work on something besides spreadsheets and Zoom meetings. 

They have a tiny house to stay in right on site, it’s blocky and industrial looking and has multiple windows to catch views of the gorgeous scenery. There are also a few other options for larger groups like glamping in the farmhouse. Vanessa and Suzie make each stay custom to every guest depending on what you’re looking for.

You can also learn more about the growing hemp and cannabis industry. They not only grow the plant but they make products like lotions and tinctures.

Written by: Lauren Mineau

Lauren Mineau is a marketing and communications professional with a passion for highlighting the places, spaces, and people that make upstate New York a great place to be. Her experience in local news, B2B marketing, and higher education, ignited her passion for telling stories of things people are curious about. In her spare time, you can find her searching for the perfect iced coffee, juggling five craft projects at a time, or cracking the perfect pun.

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