There are a few tiny cabins near NYC that you can totally curl up in for the weekend, but this may be our favorite.
The “Hemmelig Rom,” which translates to “secret room” in Norwegian, is a secluded literary sanctuary in Ellenville, New York about two hours from NYC.
It’s located on the outskirts of a vacation home property, as the owner wanted a separate single-room library that would “serve as an intimate respite within the forest and provide an additional guest room,” according to design studio Padron.
They used oak trees that were cut down when the larger home was being constructed for the interior of the cabin, and created lots of shelves for all of the books. They also added a window to provide a peek outside into the forest, and a cozy wood stove to keep warm.
Though in the past you’d only be able to admire these photos and keep dreaming, it’s actually available to rent on AirBnb right now! It will cost you $450 per night, but that rate is actually for the full property — so the main 1,400-square-foot house with two bedrooms and bathrooms, plus the idyllic sleeping cabin/library.
It even has some open dates in March (and has rave reviews), so check out this gorgeous and thoughtfully designed space while you still can!