Discover a selection of 328 vacation rentals in New Paltz, NY that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $40 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in New Paltz. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Be enticed by New Paltz

You'll find charming New Paltz peppered with rough-stone houses raised by European settlers, and imbued with such a down-to-earth NY charm that there's always an excuse to stay another week, or two. In fact, New Paltz vacation rentals draw all sorts of people these days. Adventurers come to scale the rock faces of the Shawangunk Ridge. Students fill the pubs and the lecture halls of the State University of New York. History buffs trawl Huguenot Street. Free thinkers and New Agers discuss in the cafes. It's a kaleidoscope of local life.

Things to do

Landmarks and landmasses in New Paltz

New Paltz is home to the living history museum that is long and winding Huguenot Street. It's dotted on either side with lichen-peppered stone cottages and farmhouses dating all the way back to the 1700s. Once you're done touring the National Register stops there, you can head to the hills that overshadow them. They loom up with the peaks of the Mohonk Preserve to the west. Clad in forests and carved with challenging rock climbing faces, they also host the Mohonk Mountain House – a classic, grand old dame of a building that's now a spa.

Activities

Expeditions around the NY ridges in New Paltz

If you've booked one of the cozy New Paltz vacation rentals close to the Mohonk Preserve, then it's just a short hop from your doorstep to a medley of hiking trails, mountain biking routes, rock climbing faces – some of the most acclaimed in the US – and snow shoeing courses. The adventure glands will work overdrive there, between the sculpted crags and fir forests. Others will prefer something more subdued, for which there are orchard tours, apple tasting trips, history walks of Huguenot houses, and yoga sessions beneath Shawangunk Ridge.

Weather

Changing seasons in New Paltz

Although New Paltz oozes New York charm no matter the season, you'll need to decide carefully about what time you book your New Paltz vacation rentals because the months can change the character of the place considerably. Winter, between December and March, is icy cold and the Mohonk Preserve is the province of cross-country skiers then. Spring, in April and May, is a beautiful time for hikers. Summer and fall are perhaps the most popular of all, though. They have clear, crisp days for rock climbing and seeing the old European stone houses of Huguenot Street.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Paltz

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, New Paltz is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mohonk Lake (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Shawangunk Mountains (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Minnewaska State Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Lake Minnewaska Beach (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around New Paltz

The nearest airport is in Westchester County Airport (HPN), located 50.9 mi (81.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Stewart Intl. Airport (SWF), which is 17.1 mi (27.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near New Paltz?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around New Paltz that fits you like a glove. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like free WiFi and free toiletries at "Legendary Big Pink In Saugerties". Situated around 20 miles from New Paltz, this quality property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another excellent choice is "Incredible “walkable” Rental With Sawkill Creek Views", which is around 20 miles from New Paltz. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a living room and off-street parking options, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect New Paltz vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near New Paltz?

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in New Paltz promises big adventure. Shut off your devices and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pocket-sized escapes:

  • Take time off and reenergize at "Breezy Hill Tiny House - Rustic And Cozy Tiny House Getaway". Located in Accord, a nearby hospital and nearby museums are included here.
  • "Belleayre Casita De Campo Tiny House" offers convenient extras like a DVD player and off-street parking options. Located in Big Indian, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed property.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near New Paltz?

Select a wonderful log cabin from the many dotted in or near New Paltz and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, vino in hand, sitting next to a crackling fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Log Cabin Living On The Esopus Creek": Enjoy a week or so unwinding at this great vacation home nestled in nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy ice skating or kayaking, which are among the leading activities in this region.
  • "Pristine Mountaintop Log Cabin In Pine Forest": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or have a go at some of the exciting activities nearby, such as fishing and snowboarding. You can be as chill or active as you like.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near New Paltz?

We all deserve some "me time" every once in a while. If you're craving a couple of uninterrupted mornings lounging around in bed with a coffee and the morning paper, you'll find some terrific weekend getaways in and around New Paltz. Check out some of our favorites:

  • "Incredible “walkable” Rental With Sawkill Creek Views" is ideal for a few days of R&R. It offers convenient amenities, such as free WiFi and a garden, and is located 20 miles to the north of New Paltz.
  • "Hudson Valley, The Gunks - Beautiful Cottage" is another fantastic option to consider. It's around 10 miles to the west of New Paltz and comes with off-street parking options, cable/satellite TV services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around New Paltz?

You sure can. If you're tracking down a simple yet stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often located in the center of town. We suggest the following options in or near New Paltz:

  • Get away on your own or take a buddy along to "Hudson Valley, The Gunks - Beautiful Cottage". You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of, including a barbecue grill and a hair dryer.
  • Another cool property is "Streamside Cottage Walking Distance To Town Of Woodstock". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is packed with convenient amenities like nearby hunting activities, a phone and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near New Paltz?

Whether you're in search of a studio apartment for you and a pal or a guesthouse that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around New Paltz. These retreats make a comfortable base for a short and sweet stay:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to go past "Log Cabin Living On The Esopus Creek". It's close to the center of New Paltz, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Another terrific option is "1876 Eyebrow Colonial Home On 36 Acres". Round up a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of New Paltz.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near New Paltz?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near New Paltz:

  • Around 20 miles from New Paltz, "Legendary Big Pink In Saugerties" is an ideal place for doting lovebirds. Winery tours and skiing facilities are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Another place where you can spend a few glorious days together is "Swim, Sun, Hike, Enjoy Life In A Private Cottage W". Located around 15 miles from New Paltz, skiing facilities and massage services add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near New Paltz?

Share your stay and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with friends or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around New Paltz:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Luxurious, Private Mtn Estate - Close To Woodstock On 15 Acres W Pool And Hot Tub". Up to 16 people can stay at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a water view and a sauna. You'll find it around 25 miles to the north of New Paltz.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "Hudson Valley Spectacular Space On A Scenic Mountain" makes it easy to do that. Located around 7 miles to the northeast of New Paltz, as many as 18 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near New Paltz?

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Blow up your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near New Paltz that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Get comfortable at "Beautiful, Tranquil Woodstock Mountain House With Hot Tub And Ping Pong", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as towels and a TV help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Stunning Renovated House In The Hudson Valley" is the kind of place you go to get away from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A toaster and a fridge are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Wondering what the weather's like in New Paltz? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of New Paltz vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near New Paltz?

Every family catch-up should be memorable. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near New Paltz offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "1876 Eyebrow Colonial Home On 36 Acres" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This popular retreat is 25 miles to the north of New Paltz and has amenities such as a living room and a video library.
  • "Luxurious, Private Mtn Estate - Close To Woodstock On 15 Acres W Pool And Hot Tub" also offers the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This property is around 25 miles to the north of central New Paltz and accommodates as many as 16 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A TV and books will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your to-do list. Vanderbilt Mansion, Pine Hill Community Center and Stony Kill Falls are great places to start.