A crisp New England fall should be enjoyed outdoors, and an overnight stay in a converted barn is the perfect complement to a weekend away. With knotty pine floors and country quilts, many barn spaces offer modern amenities and are located close to hiking trails, bike paths, open-air markets, and foliage-filled views.
1. A 1930s Barn Home, Woodbridge, Connecticut
$135 per night
139 miles from Boston
Built in the 1930s, this barn-turned-home has two bedrooms and sleeps four. It includes a small wood stove, kitchen and bath with expected amenities, and well-lit living areas, and it’s situated on a 1.5 acre property close to Yale and downtown New Haven.
2. A Green Mountain Barn Loft, Hinesburg, Vermont
$99 per night
220 miles from Boston
Located near Burlington, this open, loft-style barn features a living space with table, couch and sitting area, private bath, and bedroom with a queen-size bed. Natural wood details on ceilings, floors, and windows, and a hammered copper sink add rustic design elements.
3. A Berkshires Barn Home, Sandisfield, Massachusetts
$290 per night
123 miles from Boston
Near Great Barrington, this barn was converted into a light-filled space with 28-foot ceilings, three fireplaces, a full kitchen, and a 1,200 square foot deck. It sits on 30 acres of land—perfect for a quiet getaway, or for cross-country skiing come winter.
4. An 1880s Agricultural Barn, Greensboro, Vermont
$125 per night
200 miles from Boston
This one-bedroom, one-bath rental is part of a larger barn structure, built in 1880 and recently restored. With a kitchen and wood stove, it’s surrounded by gardens and hiking trails, and Caspian Lake is located nearby.
5. A Post & Beam Barn, Bethlehem, Connecticut
$36 per night
136 miles from Boston
This rustic barn rental is located near the lot’s main house, with kitchen and bath accessible. It sleeps four in close quarters, and heat is not available, but camping-like conditions make for a retreat that’s close to nature.
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