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11 amazing vacation rentals to see fall colors

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Get away from it all in a sea of red, orange, and yellow foliage

The days are getting shorter and that means one thing: Fall is around the corner. And while it’s lovely to admire any changing foliage on your daily commute, fall is also an ideal time to book a getaway.

Prices dwindle from their summer highs, the overwhelming heat gives way to crisp nights, and in forests across the U.S. leaves transform from green to a dazzling array of autumn hues. In fact, fewer crowds and gorgeous color make fall one of the best times to visit a national park.

Not sure when the best colors will peak? Check out this handy map, and then take a look at 11 vacation rentals perfect for leaf peeping, below.

A small treehouse with two barn doors and a front porch sits high in autumn-colored treetops.
This treehouse in upstate New York offers a whimsical fall getaway.
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Whispering Wind Treehouse in Upstate New York

Fall colors look even better from the treetops, so head to this tiny treehouse in northern New York for an off-the-grid escape. The treehouse sits on five acres and offers a glamping experience for two guests with a basic kitchen, an outdoor fire pit, and plenty of al fresco dining in the woods. Rates start at $195 per night.

A wooden cabin with a front porch, stove, and Adirondack chairs sits in a forest with trees that have lost their leaves.
Enjoy the stunning foliage in Blue Ridge Mountains with this cute cabin.
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Cute cabin near Shenandoah National Park

For anyone looking to escape the Washington, D.C. area, this cute two-bedroom cabin sleeps four in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy coffee on the front porch, take advantage of a fully equipped kitchen, plus a fire pit perfect for roasting s’mores. Bonus: Because of the surrounding forest, you won’t have to venture far to see the colors. Rates start at $221 per night.

A gray house has a steeply pitched roof with large windows and a wooden deck. The house is set in a forest of aspens and evergreens.
Located in a lovely Oregon forest, this cabin can sleep six.
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Black Lodge in Oregon

Come for the outdoor deck and fire pit, stay for the views in this two-bedroom, one-bath cabin. You’ll have access to Mt. Hood, Timberline, and more, or you can enjoy the fall colors right from the deck. Rates start at $119 per night.

A side view of a log cabin with a peaked roof, large stone fireplace on the left, and a large deck with mountain views.m
View some of the best aspen leaf peeping in the country in this log cabin in Estes Park.
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Log home in Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, one of the country’s prettiest—and most visited—national parks. It’s also a hotspot for changing aspens in the fall, and this updated 2,500-square-foot cabin contains four bedrooms, a hot tub, and room to sleep ten. Rates start at $320 per night.

A wooden cabin with white-trimmed windows and a large wooden deck sits in a forest of yellow and golden trees.
It’s easy to see why this well-reviewed cabin attracts leaf peepers in North Carolina. The forest is aglow.
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An eco-friendly cabin near Asheville, North Carolina

This compact cabin sleeps up to six, but its 600 square feet is probably better suited for four. A deck and fire pit take advantage of big forest views, and the cabin is located on six acres of land with wildlife and cascading waterfalls. Rates start at $273 per night.

A seating area with stumps, adirondack chairs, and a fire pit sits in front of a wooden A-frame house, hot tub, and picnic table.
This classic cabin in Washington is picture perfect for evenings outside.
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Charming A-frame in Washington

This adorable, updated cabin sleeps six and boasts a seven-person hot tub, outdoor dining, and a fire pit. It’s located in Packwood, not far from Mt. Rainier National Park, where you’ll find aspens, maples, cottonwoods, and plenty of changing huckleberry bushes. Rates start at $129 per night.

A long tiny home features a side entrance, a front wooden porch, and a raised section in the back that sleeps guests. The tiny house sits on a raised pad with Wyoming mountains in the back.
Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has an array of tiny homes available for rent.
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Tiny house in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With room for six guests and beautiful views of the Grand Tetons, this tiny house at the Fireside Resort is close to both Grand Teton National Park and downtown Jackson, Wyoming. Perks include a hot tub, fireplace, and a front deck perfect for leap peeping. Rates for this cabin start at $319 per night, and Fireside also offers six other tiny houses with varying availability.

A small, dark wood treehouse features a deck, stairs leading to the ground, and green trees all around.
Fall colors don’t look much better than from a tree house in Georgia.
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Treehouse near Chattanooga, Georgia

This raised hideaway sleeps up to four just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga at the base of Lookout Mountain. Two private decks, a fire pit, and an expansive bathroom make this vacation rental a modern day treehouse with style. Where better to see the fall colors than from outside your window? Rates start at $393 per night.

A cottage-style house features two dormer windows, white siding, and three barn-style white and red doors in the front.
This cute country cottage is near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, a hotspot for leaf peeping.
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Country cottage near Harpers Ferry in Virginia

With three bedrooms and one bathroom, this 1,800-square-foot cottage can sleep six in a picturesque setting. Amenities include a heated garage, stocked pond, and a treehouse on property. You’re also not far from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, where almost 70 percent of the forests are deciduous, making for a spectacular show of color. Rates start at $221 per night.

An aerial view of a wooden cabin with a green roof, porch, and lights on inside. A driveway and green forest surrounds the house.
The Smoky Mountains are known for gorgeous fall color, so bring a crowd—this spacious cabin can sleep ten.
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A log cabin in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

With mountain-inspired decor, vaulted ceilings, and a stone fireplace, this spacious cabin has room for ten. It’s also conveniently located near Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and beautiful colors are right outside the front door. Other perks include a multi-level deck, hot tub, and sauna. Rates start at $124 per night.

An aerial view of a five-story gray house surrounded by autumn trees in yellows, reds, and orange, with green pine trees sprinkled in.
Fall colors don’t get much prettier than this house in Vermont.
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A five-story treehouse in Vermont

Located near Stowe Mountain and Smugglers Notch Ski Resorts in Vermont, this treehouse-like rental can sleep six with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The property is located on the edge of a 60-foot cliff, surrounded by picturesque forests, fall foliage, and a babbling brook down below. Rates start from $428 per night.