The best Airbnbs in Vermont

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  • Private vacation rentals on Airbnb allow travelers to practice social distancing more easily than in hotels, with new cleaning policies in place.
  • Many such vacation rentals are found in Vermont, which is one of the best places to hike, ski, and generally enjoy the outdoors.
  • These are some of the best Airbnbs in Vermont, selected for cozy amenities, locations ensconced in nature, and COVID-19 cleaning policies.
  • Read more: Everything to know about vacation rentals, including the best booking platforms, COVID-19 safety info, and the best places to go in the US

With the pandemic continuing, road trips that make it easy to practice social distancing continue to emerge as a preferred practice when it comes to safe vacations this year. 

Vermont, with its beautiful hiking trails, ski slopes, and farmers' markets is well-positioned as a destination that can be enjoyed while abiding by social distancing guidelines. 

And if you're wondering if travel is safe, experts consider private vacation homes, such as those on Airbnb, as one of the safer places to stay, especially when compared to hotels. This is because you are often booking an entire home protected from interaction with others.

Airbnb also announced rigorous new procedures including the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which includes guidelines on personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and mandatory waiting periods between previous guests and cleanings.

Of course, without a vaccine, there is no firm guarantee with regard to safety. It's crucial to follow guidelines from organizations such as the CDC and WHO, and practice safety measures including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and social distancing. Additionally, consider your own level of risk, and whether you're traveling from or to a hotspot, so as not to increase the rate of infection. Finally, be sure to check state restrictions at the time of booking, as some New England states are prohibiting visitors from hotspot areas.

If you're unsure about travel plans, you may want to look for a listing with a flexible policy or check across multiple booking platforms to ensure you're getting the best deal. 

With all that said, Vermont still makes it easy to claim ample personal space and winter is a popular time to visit when the slopes beckon skiers and you can pull up a cozy spot around a fire pit. 

We combed through Vermont's vast rental selection to select Airbnbs that are thoughtfully constructed, consistently clean, centrally located, well-reviewed, and meet the following criteria: 

  1. Airbnb listings are for the entire home (you'll only see others on the trail or slopes, ideally from afar).
  2. The home is priced between $75 and $240 per night to start, and available to book as of publishing time. 
  3. All are highly-rated Airbnb listings in Vermont with a review score of 4.7 or higher.
  4. Properties are accessible to area attractions such as hiking, skiing, breweries, and shops, and come with special, unique features, whether it's an outdoor fireplace or a lakeside view.

Although we were sure to keep nightly prices at or below $250 as of publishing time, additional costs such as cleaning, facility, or building fees, are at the discretion of the property's host. Note that some facilities, such as shared pools, may be impacted by COVID. Many homes are also enacting minimum night stays and strict cancellation policies.

Fees aside, we recognize that safety is of the utmost concern when booking your next Airbnb. We also broke down each property's cleaning procedures, and encourage you to contact the host for more information before booking your stay.

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These are the best Airbnbs in Vermont, sorted by price from low to high.

Cottage-style tiny house in Hardwick, $75

Book this Hardwick tiny house starting at $75 per night

Seemingly out of a fairy tale, this woodsy tiny house is so romantic with its quaint exterior and remote location that the property hosts even reveal it was once the site of a guest's marriage proposal.

The kitchen is small but efficient and a master Queen-sized bed is lofted above a rustic seating area. While the scene is inviting, it's not overly luxe. There is no electricity or running water, and a toilet is available in a separate outhouse. However, the host does provide information about where to access water and firewood in the property description. 

Nearby Hardwick is a lovely draw as well, with a little library, bookshop, restaurants, and various other businesses. 

This tiny house can hold up to three guests in its two beds. As of publishing time, this has some availability in January and February.

Rating: 4.85

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Chic mountain apartment in Putney, $79

Book this Putney apartment starting at $79 per night

Worthy details in this modern farmhouse-style apartment include yellow shutters fashioned as a headboard and teal accents that tie the home together in a sweet way. The look is minimal but clean and modern.

The one-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to four guests, and the property includes a full-sized kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor seating area. In neighboring Putney, explore wineries, orchards, a theater, and concerts, as well as Putney mountain, which is chock full of hiking trails and skiing. The owners do live above the apartment.

This home has some days still available in December and is wide open from January on.

Rating: 4.88

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Cozy and charming family home in Ludlow, $100

Book this Ludlow home starting at $100 per night

With an exposed brick chimney, hardwood floors, and welcoming fireplace, this tasteful home is elevated by small, intentional touches. Bright, white walls and an open floor plan create an airy layout that allows for seamless flow between rooms.

Two bedrooms sleep up to eight guests across five beds, and an outdoor patio with a hot tub are worthy draws in their own right. Pro tip: try and find the secret trap door. The home is also managed by Vacasa, a reputable property management firm for vacation homes.

The Ludlow location is well known for the great skiing at Okemo, but parks, golf courses, shops, and restaurants are also walking distance.

Bookings are currently limited, but check back as this is subject to change.

Rating: 4.79

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

 

Cozy apartment in Stowe, $104

Book this Stowe home starting at $104 per night

This studio apartment balances classic Vermont charm with the modernity and cleanliness expected in a hotel. The bedroom's wooden headboard and checkered pillows flanked by a sliding barn door on the closet ups a sense of rustic intimacy, while the stainless steel appliances and flat-screen TV provide convenience along with sophistication. 

The studio has an open layout and can accommodate up to two guests, with the sleeping area separated from the kitchen by a small dining island, so it's suitable for couples. The hosts provide a guidebook for all things Stowe, which details the town's vibrant nightlife, bustling food scene, and scenic hikes. 

This home still has a few dates available in November and December.

Rating: 4.91

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This apartment participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

 

Charming barn loft in Hinesburg, $105

Book this Hinesburg loft starting at $105 per night

Located close to Burlington, the Green Mountains, and Lake Champlain, this picturesque barn is a standout for its cathedral ceilings, covered porch, cupola, and private outdoor space. While it's adjacent to the main house, it has its own entrance that is completely separate and private.

Reviewers seem particularly impressed by the hosts' thoughtfulness as seen in small eco-conscious touches such as cruelty-free bath products, recycling and compost options, and a solar panel. 

Although modern additions such as Wi-Fi, Apple TV, and air conditioning are present, it's important to note that there is no kitchen. The hosts have, however, provided a mini-fridge, kettle, and coffee maker. 

The one-bedroom loft can hold up to three guests, and has availability beginning in late December, and opens up more widely in January. 

Rating: 4.95

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Rustic log cabin in Leicester, $108

Book this Leicester cabin starting at $108 per night

It doesn't get more outdoorsy than an authentic log cabin and this home in Leicester oozes woodsy character. Timber walls, a gas fireplace, and a vaulted ceiling set an inviting scene, and the property also operates as a working tree and flower farm — expect complimentary homemade maple syrup upon check-in.

Leicester is home to various farmers' markets, orchards, lakes, and parks, as well as shops, restaurants, and theaters, so there is plenty to do year-round. 

This two-bedroom home can accommodate up to four guests across three beds. As of publishing time, this property is available starting in late January.

Rating: 4.98

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Woodsy cabin between Okemo and Killington, $110

Book this Plymouth home starting at $110 per night 

The timber walls and floors of this cabin feel like quintessential Vermont, and the shag rug, animal print pillows, and wooden coffee table add loads of whimsical charm. The dim lighting throughout the two-bedroom home also creates a natural, welcoming feel, while the farmhouse-style kitchen is small but well-equipped.

The home can host up to four guests and is situated between Okemo and Killington ski villages, so it's a great choice for small families or couples looking to hit the slopes later this year. When it's not ski season, Plymouth has plenty of tourism to offer, from the Calvin Coolidge Estate to Plymouth Artisan Cheese.

From December onward, this property is almost entirely available, well into 2021. 

Rating: 4.97

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This cabin participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Cheerful cottage in Townshend, $115

Book this Townshend cottage starting at $115 per night

Farm-inspired features mix with contemporary design touches in this simple yet impressive home. Think white-washed wood contrasted against a vibrant color scheme that includes pops of burnt orange, blue, and green across couches and pillows.

The two-bedroom home can accommodate up to four guests, with an antique claw foot bathtub (with shower), plus a private yard with fire pit, as well as an in-unit washer-dryer. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals, and the property is also located within walking distance from hiking trails.

This cottage has just a few scattered days available in January, but availability is subject to change.

Rating: 4.96

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: No specific COVID policies are mentioned, and this home does not participate in the Enhanced Clean program, however, the owner is an Airbnb Superhost and recent reviews rave of the experience and clean accommodations. 

Treehouse in the woods in Hardwick, $127

Book this Hardwick treehouse starting at $127 per night

If your childhood dreams of a backyard treehouse were never fulfilled, this may be the place for you. Hidden in the woods of Hardwick, this one-bedroom treehouse has nearly all the fixings of a traditional home, including a stunning chandelier, a fireplace, and a kitchenette. The only caveat is that the bathroom doesn't have a shower, though, the hosts welcome guests to use their bathroom through a separate entrance if needed. 

The property features a porch, hammock, shaded seating area, grill, and a designated spot for campfires. Hardwick Village — dotted with restaurants and farmer's markets — sits three miles away. 

There are still scattered days available over the next few months, with more dates becoming open starting in March.

Rating: 4.98

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Spacious home fit for families in Ludlow, $145

Book this Ludlow home starting at $145 per night

While the fireplace and dining room are highlights, the real gem is the game room with an air hockey table, chalkboard, and other activities families will love. This four-bedroom farmhouse can fit up to 10 guests across seven beds and dates back 115 years. Its bright red exterior and pointed roof certainly serve as a nod to these roots, and the fire pit and patio encourage a cozy, homey feel. 

The Ludlow property is walking distance from the Okemo base, making it an especially great fit for ski season, as well as local shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities. 

At the time of publishing, this home still has a few dates open in December.

Rating: 4.84

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

 

Sleek, yet cozy cottage in Morristown, $148

Book this Morristown home starting at $148 per night

From the outside, this stone and wood cottage seems like a modest country abode. But inside, interiors are modern with a lofted sleep area, midcentury-inspired furniture, recessed lighting, and light wood beams. 

Up to four guests can enjoy the basic, but advantageous amenities, including a patio with a grill, air conditioning, and an in-home washer-dryer. The Morristown home base is near ample breweries, state parks, cider mills, and biking trails.

There are still scattered dates available for the winter season, with full availability starting in March.

Rating: 4.97

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Picturesque cabin in the woods in Montgomery Center, $150

Book this Montgomery Center cabin starting at $150 per night

Images of summers spent at camp will likely be conjured upon discovering this idyllic cabin. There's a stream running through the yard, complemented by red Adirondack chairs, a hammock, volleyball net, and cornhole. The same playful feeling carries inside through the wooden walls, snug loft, and hallway entrances dotted by fairy lights.

Despite the summery feel, the close proximity to Jay Peak ski resort pegs this property as a year-round stay. The host even provides discount lift tickets.

This property has plenty of open dates starting from December on.

Rating: 4.99

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Modern take on the tiny house in Putney, $180

Book this Putney tiny house starting at $180 per night

This timber-frame tiny house feels anything but tiny. Not only is there a King-sized bed (rare for most Airbnbs), but there's a second bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, plus a subway-tiled kitchen with all the necessary appliances, a nice bathroom, and sleek furniture in neutral tones. So, if our other tiny home felt a bit too bare-bones, this makes for a nice, more upscale alternative.

Outside, there's a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, and plenty of yard space. Although an hour away from Vermont's popular ski resorts, this Putney property is in close proximity to orchards, wineries, and hiking trails. 

This tiny house can accommodate up to four guests across its two bedrooms. Availability is sparse in December but opens up in January. 

Rating: 4.97

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

 

Mini house built by sculptors in Pownal, $182

Book this mini house built by sculptors starting at $182 per night

For those seeking a truly whimsical and one-of-a-kind stay, Owl Hill House is an organically shaped structure built by a group of sculptors in the early 1980s that was recently renovated by one of its original creators.

The unconventional look might conjure images of Hobbits, Adobe enclaves, or even the Flintstones, but the interior design is bright and airy with hand-plastered white walls and smooth domed ceilings. Fixtures and furnishings that include a dining area, shelves, plush seating, and a sleeping area are all custom made and built into the very design of the home.

There's also a well-stocked kitchen, fireplace, and outdoor seating that overlooks a tranquil meadow and clearing surrounded by trees on a private Vermont dirt road.

This home is wide open for stays starting in January.

Rating: 5.0

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

Alpine A-frame in the woods in Wilmington, $240

Book this A-frame cabin starting at $240 per night

Inside and out, this alpine A-frame is downright stunning, from the bright blue walls to the enchanting interiors crafted from solid wood, flanked by a wood-burning stove, midcentury modern furniture, and a cozy bedroom outfitted with a Nectar Queen-sized mattress and organic linens. 

Small details also shine, from the lighting that includes both a sleek installation and fairy tale twinkle lights, as well as a record player, farmhouse-inspired kitchen, and creature comforts such as AC, Wi-Fi, and P.F. Candle and Beekman 1802 products.

The home is also dog friendly (for a small fee) and includes a fire pit and deck with Weber grill and outdoor dining set for a meal under the stars. A short stroll away is a lovely lake and hikes, skiing, shopping, and state parks are all nearby.

This home has availability starting in late January.

Rating: 4.94

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program, meaning the host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

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