5 Best Places for Leaf Peeping

Leaf-peeping – watching the colours change in Fall – is fast becoming a popular pastime. With some of our favorite destinations transformed by reds, russets and golds, we can see why. Here’s our top five. 

New York

At this time of year, New York’s parks and botanical gardens are a blaze of color. One of the most famous landmarks in the Big Apple, Central Park, is our favorite place to stroll in Fall. Stay in Harrison Terrace or East 7th Street III and you’ll be right nearby.




Whether you’d prefer to drive the Silverado Trail, hike in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park or just take a colorful stroll through the local vineyard, Napa’s a little-known gem for Fall experiences. Twilight Ridge and The Bungalo Twins are two of our very best homes here. 



The historic city of Boston is extra-lovely when the leaves are turning. The elegant Arnold Arboretum is the obvious choice for leaf-peeping, but we love the Boston Esplanade – a city-center riverside park – too. Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out Lantern Lane


Hudson Valley

Fall in Hudson Valley is brief, but spectacular. The best place for striking scenery in this season is the sprawling Bear Mountain State Park, where you’ll find hiking and biking trails to suit all explorers. York Lake House is a great base.



On the other side of the world, the Cotswold hills are especially charming at this vibrant time of year. And a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum is well worth it – the Japanese maples turn gloriously scarlet. We’ve lots of beautiful countryside homes here, like Oldbury Barn and The Curved House


Like the idea of a leaf peeping getaway? Explore all our destinations here.