Black exteriors can add depth and drama to architecture, and turn a humdrum fall getaway into a spooky trip in the woods. Here's where to plan your next autumn getaway.

5 Daringly Black Houses You Can Rent This Fall

Budget-friendly modern black castle near northern Utah skiing and recreation.

Black House  Guest Suite

"A broodingly handsome exterior with a big peak and tall windows, this black house looks like it belongs on a fjord in Norway."

Secluded vintage A-Frame with modern amenities in upstate New York.

The Black  A-Frame

"If you can pull yourself away from the dramatic black architecture of this A-frame, you’ll be close to the world-famous Gunks Cliffs at Mohonk Preserve."

Uninterrupted views and easy access to the paradise of Joshua Tree National Park.

Black Desert House

"Bold, black and sharp, this sculptural home looks as if it carved out a space for itself naturally in the rocks – like it’s somehow a natural part of the landscape."

Modern mountain living in the cool depths of Truckee, California.

Black House Hideaway

"Pairing rustic wood and leather accents with modern Scandinavian design elements, the interior of this lofty black house is bright, spacious, and stylish."

New-build lakeside cabin with Scandinavian-infused design in Comstock, Wisconsin.

Kodiak Cabin on Long Lake

"Guests love the Scandi-design touches alongside classic American cabin design, with a neutral pallet, clean lines and warm, natural materials."