If you're craving a relaxing getaway and a chance to reconnect with nature, nothing beats a cozy cabin vacation, and the United States has something incredible to offer no matter what your location or budget. From the Pacific coast of California to the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, options include luxurious cabins operated by five-star resorts, family-run lakeside cabins with a classic summer vacation feel, and handcrafted log homes hidden away in the woods.
Whether you're searching a secluded cabin for two or a massive lodge that can accommodate the entire family, here are the best cabin getaways in the country.
1. Nick’s Cove
Hidden away in Tomales Bay, Nick's Cove has been a popular tourist destination since the 1930s. The cottages are perched on wooden stilts overlooking the water, and although retain much of their historic charm, they've also been modernized with luxurious touches like heated tile floors and plush linens.
Some also feature additional special touches like elegant soaking tubs, king-sized beds, and wood-burning stoves. The welcoming on-site restaurant specializes in seafood, all of which is sourced from the surrounding waters, and guests can also stroll down to the pier to enjoy a drink at the boat house bar. More info
23240 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, Phone: 415-663-1033
2. Wilderness Cabins
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Offering comfortable accommodation near Lake Delton, the Wilderness Cabins are private rental cabins located on the 600-acre Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. This is a destination best suited to larger groups; the smallest cabin has three bedrooms, while the largest have five bedrooms that can accommodate as many as 20 people. All cabins have well-equipped kitchens, and many also boast special features like whirlpool tubs, large decks with barbecue grills, and theater rooms. A complimentary shuttle service is available to transport guests to the restaurants, waterparks, and golf course that are part of the Wilderness Resort.
511 E Adams, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Phone: 800-867-9453
3. Alder Creek Cabin
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Originally built in 1929, the Alder Creek Cabin is a historic Oregon cabin surrounded by a peaceful fir forest. The property features a beautiful garden dotted with water features, and there are two private decks where guests can relax and enjoy the scenery. Guests are welcome to stroll around the property, and during the winter, you can use the complimentary snow shoes to explore the surrounding hills before heading back to the cabin to soak in the hot tub or lounge in the cozy living room in front of a crackling fire. In-house massages are available by request.
19360 East SE Summertime Dr, Sandy, OR 97055, Phone: 503-622-5754
4. Backroads Inn & Cabins
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Only a few minutes away from the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, Backroads Inn & Cabins is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. There are plenty of cabins to choose from, ranging in size from simple one-room cabins to spacious three-bedroom cabins, and larger groups can even stay in the property's unique remodeled barn. All cabins have gas grills and private fire pits, and all guests are welcome to use the communal outdoor pool. During the summer, there are also occasional adult bible retreats that include biblical discussion and outdoor activities like fishing and hiking.
901 Echo Valley Rd, Keystone, SD 57751, Phone: 605-519-9920
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5. Bourbon Ridge Retreat
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Set on more than 200 acres of rolling hills in the heart of Ohio, Bourbon Ridge Retreat offers two luxurious high-end cabin rentals. Both cabins are furnished with state-of-the-art amenities, including 2-tiered theater rooms, spacious showers with body jets, and open concept kitchens with granite countertops. Outside, both cabins boast waterfront pergolas and private pools that can be heated to hot tub temperature. Guests are also encouraged to make full use of the rest of the retreat's property, which features five miles of hiking trails, a spectacular suspension bridge, and a peaceful garden filled with hammocks to relax in.
Goat Run Honey Fork Rd, Logan, OH 43138, Phone: 800-836-9279
6. Budges' Slide Lake Cabins
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If you want to explore the beautiful Jackson Hole Valley, Budges' Slide Lake Cabins is one of the best places you can base yourself. Not only are these cozy cabins located right on the shore of Slide Lake, but they offer fully equipped kitchens, spacious patios, and picture windows that allow you to appreciate the surrounding scenery from the comfort of the couch. Most of the cabins can accommodate up to 8 people, and even the smallest one-bedroom cabin has space for 6 people thanks to a pull-out couch and a sleeping loft with two twin beds.
10950 Taylor Ranch Rd, Kelly, WY 83011, Phone: 307-733-9061
7. Cavender Creek Cabins
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Tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains, Cavender Creek Cabins can only be reached by driving along a winding mountain road that was originally built during the gold rush of the early 1800s. The surroundings are rustic, but the cabins are fully equipped with gas fireplaces, modern kitchens, and air conditioning, and the historic town of Dahlonega is less than five miles away. Amicalola Falls State Park is nearby as well, but there are opportunities for hiking and fishing on the property itself. A minimum two-night stay is required on weekends, and special weekly rates are available for guests planning a longer stay.
200 Beaver Dam Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone: 706-864-7221
8. Crooked Tree Cabins
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Offering rustic log cabins with camp-style decor, Crooked Tree Cabins is a wonderful place to bring the family for a traditional summer vacation. The property can be found right on the shore of Paradise Lake, and it offers a sunny 150-foot stretch of waterfront, a children's play area, and a boat dock. Row boats are available for use free of charge. All cabins are equipped with basic dishes and bedding, but guests are required to bring their own towels, soap, and paper products. The cabins can only be rented by the week, and they are typically available between mid-May and the beginning of October.
8018 Paradise Trail, Carp Lake, MI 49718
9. El Capitan Canyon
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Sitting on approximately 300 acres of land between El Capitan State Beach and the Santa Ynez Mountains, El Capitan Canyon is a unique wilderness resort with a selection of luxurious cedar cabins, glamping tents, and circular yurts for guests to stay in.
The property boasts spectacular hiking trails, a heated pool, and a spa, and outdoor jazz concerts and barbecue dinners are held during the warmer months. If you'd like to get a taste of the surrounding area as well, the staff are happy to help arrange wine tastings, surfing lessons, and other fun activities. More info
11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, Phone: 805-685-3887
10. Magnolia Streamside
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Designed for people who want to disconnect and relax in nature, Magnolia Streamside is a family-friendly resort located on the edge of a tranquil mountain stream. There are plenty of different cabins to choose from, ranging in size from cozy one-bedroom suites to spacious three-bedroom cabins that can accommodate up to 10 people, and the property also offers an outdoor pool, a communal patio with a firepit, and a children's playground. None of the cabins have televisions, and if you want to disconnect completely, the resort also offers an off-the-grid Airstream and an authentic tipi.
2518 Route 390 N, Canadensis, PA 18325, Phone: 570-595-2489
11. Noisy Water Cabins
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Dating back to 1939, Noisy Water Cabins is a lovely cabin getaway nestled in a beautiful pine forest next to the Rio Ruidoso. Each of the property's 23 cabins is individually decorated, and they range in size from one to three bedrooms. Some also have a sleeping loft for extra space. Many of the cabins have outdoor hot tubs or indoor whirlpool tubs as well, and most are pet-friendly if the property is notified in advance. There's also a special package for groups, which includes the banquet hall, eight cabins, and private access to two acres of the property.
1013 Main Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88345, Phone: 575-257-3881
12. Ozark Bluff Dwellers Cabins
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Carefully handcrafted from local red cedar, the Ozark Bluff Dwellers Cabins are the perfect combination of rustic and elegant. There are three cabins to choose from, all of which feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as dining and living rooms. Each one also has a well-equipped kitchen and a gas grill for people who would prefer to cook outside. The nearby Buffalo National River is excellent for canoeing and kayaking, and a beautiful waterfall is just a short walk away from the cabins. A two-night minimum stay is required, and discounts are offered for stays of seven nights or longer.
Jasper, AR 72641, Phone: 870-446-5055
13. Pine Haven Resort
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Situated right next to Fall River, Pine Haven Resort offers thirteen themed cabins surrounded by the spectacular nature of the Rocky Mountains. Couples can stay in the cozy Antique cabin or the adorable Birdhouse Cabin, while larger groups of up to 16 people might choose to book the Lodge, which features a hot tub and three private decks. The property offers a children's playground and lawn games that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages, but if you'd like to explore the surrounding mountains, miles of hiking trails start only a few steps away from some of the cabins.
1580 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-586-3184
14. Post Ranch Inn
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Perched above the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs of Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is a luxurious five-star hotel with a series of recycled-redwood cabins strung along the edge of the cliff. Guests can choose between options like a private suite in a butterfly-shaped building and a cozy treehouse nestled in the forest, and all rooms and cabins are designed to blend in perfectly with the surrounding natural beauty. All rentals include a delightful daily breakfast, and the on-site restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine with a European twist. Other amenities include three infinity pools, an upscale spa, and a fitness center.
47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Phone: 831-667-2200
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15. Riverside Cabin
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One of five gorgeous vacation homes managed by Riverside Properties in Leavenworth, the Riverside Cabin is an inviting Northwest-style cabin located next to the Wenatchee River. The dining area, great room, and wraparound porch provide plenty of wonderful places to relax, and outside amenities include a hot tub, volleyball court, and barbecue. Guests will have also access to a private beach on the river, and the town of Leavenworth is only a short walk away. The cabin can sleep up to 14 people, but if you need a bit of extra space, the neighboring Loft Suite can be booked for up to 4 more guests.
9752 E Leavenworth Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, Phone: 509-885-6076
16. Shadow Mountain Escape
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Located just outside Shenandoah National Park, Shadow Mountain Escape is a friendly family-run business that rents out authentic timber frame cabins perfect for a romantic couples' getaway. The cabins are furnished with antiques and European decor, and each one has a small private balcony. There's also an outdoor Stone Courtyard, where you'll sometimes find a crackling fire burning in the evenings. Guests can simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the property and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, but you can also explore the Skyline Drive, visit one of the nearby wineries, or challenge yourself with one of the area's many hiking trails.
1132 Jewell Hollow Rd, Luray, VA 22835, Phone: 540-843-0584
17. Stowe Cabins in the Woods
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Surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful forest, Stowe Cabins in the Woods is a true rural escape located conveniently just off Route 100. There are options for groups of all sizes; couples can book the romantic one-bedroom cabin with a king bed and gas fireplace in the bedroom, while families and groups of up to 8 people will be perfectly accommodated in the two-bedroom cabin with a pull-out couch. All cabins have well-equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Pets are welcome in most of the cabins with prior notice, and special rates are offered for stays of a week or longer.
513 Cabin Ln, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, Phone: 802-244-8533
18. The Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins
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Owned and operated by a friendly couple with a love for all things vintage, the Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins is a truly eclectic place to stay. The cabins are filled with unique vintage and salvage finds, and each one is decorated and furnished according to a different theme, with popular options including the chic library themed Read cabin and the playful Make cabin filled with craft supplies. On a more practical note, every cabin has a private bathroom and many have kitchenettes. All guests also have access to a communal hot tub set in the forest.
6051 N, CA-1, Little River, CA 95456, Phone: 707-937-1543
19. The Carriage House at Blowing Rock
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The perfect place to base yourself while exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Carriage House at Blowing Rock is a charming rental cottage located within easy walking distance of the town's Main Street. With three bedrooms and a bunk room, the cozy cabin has enough room for the entire family, and it has air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and smart TVs. There's even a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook all your own meals, but there are also several wonderful restaurants nearby, and the owners are happy to provide recommendations. A minimum two-night stay is typically required.
309 Morningside Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, Phone: 828-320-8515
20. The Lodges at Cresthaven
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Part of an 11-acre resort on the shores of the beautiful Lake George, the Lodges at Cresthaven are Adirondack lodge-style cabins that welcome couples, families, and groups of friends alike. Both one- and two-bedroom lodges are available, and all feature full kitchens and modern amenities like in-suite laundry machines, gas fireplaces, and central heating. The village of Lake George is only two miles away, but the resort has everything you might need for a memorable vacation, including a private beach on the lake, a state-of-the-art swimming pool, and a communal outdoor lounge with a fireplace.
3210 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845, Phone: 800-853-1632
21. The Magical Moose
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If you're looking for a cozy mountain getaway that can accommodate a large group, the Magical Moose is the perfect choice. It boasts approximately 4000 square feet of living space, and with 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, it can sleep up to 30 people. The cozy living room features a stacked stone fireplace, and other amenities include a home theater with reclining chairs, a games room with a pool table, and a spacious deck with an outdoor hot tub. The front door is wheelchair accessible, and the home even features an elevator that makes moving between floors a breeze.
Nottingham Heights Way Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863, Phone: 888-600-7598
22. The Ranch at Emerald Valley
Operated by the upscale Broodmoor Resort, the Ranch at Emerald Valley is a one-of-a-kind wilderness retreat that perfectly combines refined luxury with the natural beauty of the Colorado wilderness. The beautiful one-, two-, and three-bedroom cabins feature fireplaces and elegant furnishings, and although it's tempting to simply relax in the comfort of your cabin, there are plenty of activities to choose from as well. Hiking, fly-fishing, and playing golf on the Broodmoor's championship course are some of the highlights, but the biggest attraction is the opportunity to herd cattle on horseback in the spectacular East Beaver Valley.
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Phone: 866-334-3693
23. The Ranch at Rock Creek
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Situated on a 19th-century homestead in one of Montana's most beautiful valleys, the Ranch at Rock Creek is an all-inclusive five-star guest ranch that offers the experience of a lifetime. The Western-themed glamping cabins can accommodate between two and seven people, and they come with indulgent amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, cedar soaking tubs, and luxurious bedding. Some of the cabins are open year-round, but others aren't available during the colder months. Exciting ranch activities like horseback riding, stagecoach rides, and fly-fishing trips are included in the rental rate, and resort amenities include a saloon, a restaurant, and a kids' club.
79 Carriage House Ln, Philipsburg, MT 59858, Phone: 877-786-1545
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