Ulster leads Hudson Valley counties in Airbnb guests by wide margin

(Julie O’Connor | New Paltz Times)

Short-term rental guests can’t get enough of Ulster County. According to Airbnb, the county had significantly more guests using the service this summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) than other mid- and lower-Hudson Valley counties, despite Ulster’s comparatively modest population.

Ulster had 68,700 individual guest arrivals, or 1 for every 2.6 residents, good for $13.5 million in income for hosts. The next highest was Dutchess with 21,900 guest arrivals, or 1 for every 13.5 residents, $4.3 million for hosts.

After that:

  • Orange County- 17,700, $3 million
  • Sullivan- 16,700, $2.6 million
  • Westchester- 12,900, $3.6 million
  • Putnam- 4,200, $912,000
  • Rockland- 2,800, $604,000