The scenic county, which has attracted New York City residents since it was known as the “Borcht Belt” and the “Irish Alps” in the late 19th and 20th centuries, hosted 67,500 guests in 2019, according to Airbnb.
The county had 47,491 residents in 2018, according to census estimates.
Ulster County also had more Airbnb guests than residents last year – 184,600 guests versus about 180,000 residents. The county also had the highest number of Airbnb guests in the Hudson Valley overall.
Airbnb guests in Ulster County spent $31.9 million on their rentals in 2019, with guests in Greene County spending 10.6 million, according to Airbnb.
The southern Hudson Valley – Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties – had fewer Airbnb guests per capita than counties in the Mid- and Upper-Hudson Valley last year.