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Willow, New York is calling your name.

By Andrea Romano
January 19, 2021
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Swapping out your studio apartment for a lakeside view is easier than you might imagine.

New York is so much more than the city, which is why lots of city dwellers like to get out of the Big Apple once in a while in favor of the quieter, nature-filled Hudson Valley. And this particular rental on Airbnb has many travelers dreaming of their next trip.

The Willow Treehouse, located in Willow, New York, is a gorgeous, private getaway that's perfect for weekends or any time you want to escape the city. Even though it's literally a tree house, it's outfitted with some luxurious furnishings that complement the rental's lakeside setting.

Willow Treehouse in Upstate New York
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Designed by Antony Gibbon and built by William Johnson, the tree house is on a property overlooking a small, swimmable pond, which is shared by the property's main house, and a Swedish wood-fired hot tub.

Inside, the house has a main living area with a fireplace and a beautiful view of the pond. The sleeping area is a loft that's accessible only by ladder, so while it's a fun and adventurous way to sleep, the listing suggests packing lightly in order to get your luggage where you need it. The modern kitchen has everything to prepare meals, including a large kitchen island that seats four bar stools. Even though there is room for four people, it's a particularly comfortable stay for couples or even solo travelers.

Willow Treehouse in Upstate New York
Credit: Courtesy of Airbnb
Willow Treehouse in Upstate New York
Credit: Courtesy of Airbnb

"It is cozy, yet has all you need to cook dinner, enjoy reading, chilling, or swimming. Separate spaces for chilling, writing a novel or enjoying the view," it says on the listing. And if you ever need to do some shopping or generally need to get back into civilization, this stay is only 15 minutes away from Woodstock, New York.

Willow Treehouse in Upstate New York
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Naturally, since this beautiful stay has been wish-listed by more people in New York than any other stay in the state, bookings are particularly hard to come by. But if you keep your eye out, you may see availability in the future.

Willow Treehouse in Upstate New York
Credit: Courtesy of Airbnb

For more information, visit the Willow Treehouse listing on Airbnb.

Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @theandrearomano.