These 7 tiny houses for rent near DC exude a cozy fall vibe

Cozy spaces, wooded views, hot tubs, fireplaces, and twinkling lights: these are the things fall dreams are made of. They’re also just a few of the things (give and take) that these tiny houses for rent have in common. Surrounded by fall foliage, these tiny A-frame homes, tiny houses, cabins, and chalets have great reviews on AirBnb and are perfect fall getaway spots from Washington, D.C.—just the perfect easy distance for a weekend trip.

Gum Tree Lodge

location: (Gordonsville, Virginia).
Distance from the capital: 2 hours and 15 minutes

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom frame-style cottage is located on 70 acres of woodland land in the historic Madison Barbour Country District. On-site trails allow for easy walking, and the back porch provides a picturesque setting for evening coffee and drinks.

For more information about this home, click here.

Small house on 100 acres

location: Leesburg
Distance from the capital: 1 hour

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft-style cabin can sleep up to three guests amidst 100 wooded acres in Loudoun County. The nearby Lucketts area, with its wineries, antiques and breweries, offers plenty of things to do in town, plus the cabin is close to The Potomac River, C&O Canal, Appalachian Trails, and Harpers Ferry mean there are plenty of adventures to be had outside, too.

For more information about this home, click here.

Modern little house in the trees

location: Durham, North Carolina
Distance from the capital: 4 hours and 15 minutes

This modern one-bedroom, one-bath cottage nestled among the trees is the farthest drive of the bunch, but some touches differ from the other tiny homes we found, including a hammock on the covered porch, high-speed Internet, and free Wi-Fi. -Dense foam mattresses with “luxury hotel sheets,” and proximity to downtown Durham with shopping and restaurants.

For more information about this home, click here.

“Lokal A-Frame” on the Maurice River

location: (Morris River, New Jersey).
Distance from the capital: 3 hours and 15 minutes

This cabin in the woods sleeps the largest number of guests of any of our properties, has three small bedrooms and two bathrooms, and can host up to eight people. The 2.5-acre wooded property offers a private beach along the Morris River, as well as a year-round hot tub and fire pit.

For more information about this home, click here.

Mountaintop retreat with wood-fired hot tub

location: (Front Royal, Virginia).
Distance from the capital: 1.5 hours

This one-bedroom home, called “Doah House,” is located on four acres at the top of Blue Mountain, 30 minutes from Shenandoah National Park. On-site guests can enjoy a wood-burning hot tub, a Solo Stove fire pit, a fully equipped kitchen with heated floors, and on-demand access to takeout, grocery delivery and high-speed Internet. Off-site are nearby wineries and hiking along the Appalachian Trail.

For more information about this Airbnb home, click here. To book this home directly, click here.

Flat copper hut

location: (Beglerville, Pennsylvania).
Distance from the capital: 2 hours

This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom “luxury studio cottage” is located in the mountains, within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and 15 minutes from the interstate. There is an attached sunroom with wooded views, as well as a patio with a fire pit and picnic areas in the center of the private two-acre property.

For more information about this home, click here.

Modern A-frame “Dreamtime” cabin with hot tub

location: Berkeley Springs, WV
Distance from the capital: 2 hours and 15 minutes

This tiny A-frame house is definitely less compact than the others – but it’s still very cozy. Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it can accommodate up to four guests, in a “semi-secluded” mountain area outside Berkeley Springs. Cozy features include a wood-burning fireplace and an oversized glass door offering woodland views. Nearby fall-friendly attractions include hiking trails at and beyond Cacapon Resort State Park Berkeley Springs Brewing Company and Cold Run Valley Winery.

For more information about this home, click here.

Amy Mueller

Fashion and wedding editor

Amy leads weddings in Washington and writes Style Setters for the Washingtonian. Before joining the Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the D.C. editor of the Capitol File magazine and before that the editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.

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