Five Converted Barns to Rent This Fall

What's autumn in New England without rustic charm-filled weekends?

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1. A Rustic Retreat in Maine
1 bedroom, accommodates 4 guests, $148 per night

The apartment in this 18th-century barn up north exudes refined rustic elegance. It’s cozy, too, with a wood stove and an eclectic mix of artwork. The hosts are happy to lead guided hikes, and they stock the common kitchen area for breakfast.

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2. Luxe Lodging in Stowe
5 bedrooms, accommodates 12 guests, $549 per night

A short walk from a trailhead, this renovated barn comes with all the bells and whistles. There are three flat screen TVs, a Sonos system, and hot tub, not to mention five bedrooms, a pool table, and a huge outdoor seating area.

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3. A Peaceful Escape in Freeport
1 bedroom, accommodates 2 guests, $120 per night

This lofted abode is situated about a mile from downtown Freeport, Maine. The renovated interior, while bright and modern, retains its old world charm, and offers a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a comfy living room.

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4. A Picture-Perfect Spot in Connecticut
4 bedrooms, accommodates 10 guests, $160 per night

This getaway in Fairfield strikes a balance between antique and contemporary. It boasts original wood walls and beams, oak floors, an antique grand piano, and dozens of windows that bathe the place in light.

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5. A Barn Apartment on an Island
1 bedroom, accommodates 2 guests, $120 per night

You’ll find a heavenly slice of peace and quiet at the rental unit in this barn. It’s located on Vinalhaven, off the coast of Rockport, Maine, where autumn is a sleepier time on the island.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com


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