Like any good New England state, Massachusetts offers up one main metropolitan city—Boston—and a whole lot of stunning middle-of-nowhere for outdoor adventuring. From bordering New York to the west, and the open ocean to the east, there's no lack of things to do, people to see, and places to go—including access to arguably some of the best seafood in the US.
In Western Massachusetts, the rolling hills of the Berkshires are perhaps best known as a remote hub for summering New Yorkers and Bostonians, with access to mountain hiking trails, skiing, a buzzy arts culture, and some pretty solid bouldering, too. On the other side of the state, the coast offers quintessential nautical New England charm, and hot spots like Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Salem are popular destinations for a refresh-by-the-sea.
To celebrate this historic state, we gathered up the best Massachusetts Airbnb rentals from east to west, including oceanside cottages, woodland cabins, mountain chalets, and more for exploring the diverse terrain and charming towns Mass has to offer.
The 18 Best Massachusetts Cabin Rentals
Vibe: Mega Cabin
Bring your friends or the fam to this massive cabin outside of hot spots like Tanglewood, Great Barrington, and Otis. Not only is there an indoor endless swimming pool, yoga room, game room, full kitchen with coffee maker, multiple lofts, full baths, huge stone wood-burning fireplace, office with wifi for WFH, outdoor seating area, and deck–it's perfectly rustic and cozy. Ideal!
Vibe: Fancy Fishbowl
Treehouses tend not to disappoint, and this one is no different. Completely secluded, spend a weekend washed in the colors of the season and the calming natural material-palate of this fish-bowl. With 300 degrees of windows, an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings, this unique industrial meets nature-lover aesthetic will keep you feeling comfy as can be. Upper Spectacle Pond is a walk away or make the drive to nearby ski areas and quaint New England towns.
Vibe: A Secret Garden
Sitting atop a dune with ocean views overlooking a private beach, this modest beach cottage is the perfect solo escape or couple's retreat. Highlights include an outdoor shower, a wood-burning stove, a quick minute walk to the beach, and a claw-foot tub.
Vibe: Colorful Class
This stately home accommodates eight guests within boldly colored walls. With mid-century furnishings, a towering sun room, multiple living spaces, outdoor pool, and fire pit, this a great space for entertaining or a group trip.
Vibe: Unique Outpost
Unique and stylish, this lakeside cabin is close to plenty of outdoor attractions for all seasons, including Jug End State Reservation, Bash Bish Falls, Ski Butternut, and waterfront access within walking distance. Inside, there's a gas fireplace, a loft space above the living room, and mid-century meets industrial meets rustic design.
Vibe: Fisherman's Delight
Built in the 1800's as a fisherman's shanty, this oceanfront short-term rental cottage retains the charm of years gone by with contemporary upgrades for a comfortable stay. A deck is a perfect place to catch some sun and take in the water views, while inside, antique and rustic furnishings make for cozy nights.
Rate: $1,045/14 night min
Vibe: Glamping by the Sea
A short bike to the oceanside towns of Falmouth and Woods Hole, Autocamp Cape Cod features characteristic Airstreams, Glamping Tents, and Cabins on a stunning campus overlooking Buzzards Bay. While the glampsite has plenty to do, the Shining Sea Bikeway offers walking and biking access to town and the nearby blustery beach.
Vibe: Cottagecore Dreams
Live out your cabin fantasies in this rustic and cozy log cabin built in the 1940's and recently renovated. Details like a claw-foot tub, vintage board games, and Victorian-inspired furnishings make it all the historical, but you'll have easy access to nearby Hancock for contemporary small-town offerings.
Vibe: Escape the City
This Getaway glampsite might be in New Hampshire, but it caters to city-dwellers looking to escape Boston for a night or two. Offerings included a kitchenette, queen bed, hot shower, picture window, and private fire pit, and easy access to the hiking trails at Epsom Town Forest up the road.
(Use discount code FIELDMAG for $25 off any booking)
Vibe: Sweet and Simple
With multiple decks and a screened-in porch for taking in the breathtaking views of surrounding mountains, and a charming and contemporary interior, you may never want to leave this woodland cabin. But if you do, hiking trails, biking, and boating access is all within a 20 minutes drive.
Vibe: Light and Bright
Light-filled and contemporary with just the right amount of cabin charm, this woodland retreat features a chef's kitchen, wood stove, cozy bedrooms, Finnish saune, foosball table, and access to tennis courts, a pool, and private lake.
Vibe: Group Trip
In the Southern Berkshires, this woodland cabin features double-height ceilings and a sprawling open floor plan for a serious group hang. Multiple decks and a wood-burning stove are great gathering places, and Great Barrington is only an 8-minute drive away for shopping and restaurants.
Rate: $355/3 night min
Vibe: Nice and Nautical
A quintessential New England beach house, this vacation rental in Cape Cods' famed Provincetown makes for a refreshing stay. Filled with navy blue and white and nautical decor, channel your inner beach-goer for a weekend and spend your whole stay by the water.
Rate: $990/3 night min
Vibe: Rustic Charmer
Built in the 1980’s, this unique cabin is full of interesting nooks and crannies. An open floor plan, lofted second floor, and plenty of windows make the space inviting, and the central wood stove assures you’ll stay warm and cozy during your stay. A new and well stocked kitchen is great for indulgent cooking and a desk area is there if you need to check in on emails. Hiking trails and a swimming pond is a short walk away for summer visits with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trailheads located right across the street.
Vibe: By the Brook Bliss
Hike down into the hollow that houses this quintessential New England cabin. Sitting alongside a flowing stream, this charmer features vaulted ceilings, skylights, a large stone fireplace, and a tasteful combo of antique and MCM furnishings. A king bed awaits in a loft, while downstairs, two quaint bedrooms could house friends or family. There’s even a clawfoot tub for those who enjoy a nice soak. And outdoors, a deck for wild life and star spotting. Butternut and Catamount Ski areas are close by, as well as the charming town of Great Barrington.
Vibe: Barnhouse Bliss
A more modern rental, this 8-guest home mixes farmhouse, contemporary, and more modern aesthetics to create a country escape with urban loft sensibilities. Two spa-like bathrooms (hello stand-alone bathtub and rain-shower room thing), lofted area with two full-sized Murphy beds, screened in porch, double-height ceilings, spacious kitchen, and outdoor patio are the highlights here, made all the better by the surrounding trees. As always, Berkshire activities are within short drives, so it’s a great spot for a family or group trip.
Vibe: New England Nice
For those looking to soak in some New England history, this modernized cabin built in 1875 will do the trick. Located in the heart of North Adams, this town home offers up easy access to the restaurants and attractions the town has to offer, while providing your own little oasis. Furnishing are a pleasant mix of modern cottage, Instagram-blogger, and MCM, with a spiral staircase to round it out. Pet-friendly, let your pup roam free in the fenced in backyard while you chill on the deck.
Vibe: Craftsman Cute
This recently built craftsman style home was handcrafted by the owners, creating an inviting structure full of fine wood-working and charming corners, like the breakfast nook, sitting room, and unique soaking tub. A short distance to Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow, enjoy the outdoor art scene or hike sections of the Appalachian Trail a mere three miles away. In the warmer months, nearby lakes provide kayaking and fishing for water-lovers.