This Off-the-Grid Cabin in Upstate New York Is the Perfect Place to Unplug in House Beautiful
By Isabel Garcia
You’ll have 22 acres of land all to yourself at this cozy Airbnb.
Tired of constantly scrolling through your phone? Hidden in a 22-acre stretch of land, sits a remote cabin where you can truly get away from it all and, yes, you’ll have to put your phone away (though you’ll want to for these views!). For House Beautiful’s latest installment of our Dream Rentals series, we sent host Kirby Porterfield to Bovina Center, New York to give you an inside look at an off-the-grid cabin.
In 2007, the owners built the cabin as a getaway spot for their family. As its name suggests, the home has no WiFi, running water, or power. But don’t worry—it’s filled with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. The owners provide plenty of water jugs, candles, and kitchenware. There’s also an indoor fireplace, heating, and outdoor solar lights. Plus, there’s a solar phone charger, and the owner notes that your phone will likely get service. So if you absolutely need to use your phone, you can.
The one-bedroom cabin features an open floor plan, complete with a fully operational kitchen (stocked with a huge collection of tea!) and an inviting living room. The cozy home gets a ton of natural light thanks to all the windows, most of which were sourced from a barn nearby. The living room couch is situated in front of the home’s largest window, which has a stunning view of mountains and trees. An inviting space to unwind, the cabin is filled with personalized items to make you feel at home, from a guitar to stacks of books.
The home’s two decks are ideal for getting some fresh air while taking in the view. Off the entrance, there’s a deck furnished with a table and chairs. The bedroom opens to the other deck, which has two chairs and a grill. Outside, you’ll also find a hammock, a bonfire spot, and trails around the property to explore.
Want to relax and disconnect for the weekend at this secluded cabin? Book a stay on Airbnb with rates starting at $165 per night.