There’s something about a cabin in the woods that restores your family’s energy
Ready to escape the world and spend some time in nature? We get it. Book yourself (and the kids) a few days at a cozy cabin in the woods to take some time away from the screens and just relax among the trees. This list has family-friendly cabins across the U.S. including Gatlinburg cabins, cabins in the Rocky Mountains, cabins near lakes, and even some dog-friendly cabins. Nature awaits—what are you waiting for?
Pacific Northwest Cabin Rentals
Hood Canal Cabin—Hoopdsport, WA
This Airbnb rental on the Hood Canal has everything a PNW vacation home should. Kayaks and rowboats (with lifejackets too!) are available for use on the over 100 feet of private waterfront just outside the home. Spend your days digging for clams and oysters nearby; then bring them back to grill on the deck while you watch the sun set. Bring fixings for s’mores and head down to the fire pit to enjoy those with the kids once dinner’s over. The house is close to the Olympic National Park entrance (remember your park pass) and Lake Cushman activities, too. Weekend or week … you’ll find plenty to do.
Sleeps: 5 guests
Architectural Retreat—Seattle, WA
If you’ve got a little LEGO lover in the fam, he or she is going to think everything about this house is awesome! The bright and funky architectural home (Wendell Lovett) includes LEGO design elements in the kitchen and LEGO wall art (using real bricks!), as well as plenty of open space and light-filled rooms. Parents and kiddos alike will love the A-frame design and spots of bright colors and stylish furnishings around every corner.
The Woodlands Cabin—Sandy, OR
The Woodlands House sits on five acres of wooded property. It is a beautiful 3 bedroom home (plus kids' room) with two outdoor decks surrounded by beautiful trees. It's perfect for getaways or a trip to the mountains, as it's a 25-minute drive from Mount Hood skiing, 15-minutes from hikes, and only 45 min from PDX.
The large deck off the main level that overlooks a trickling stream, is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch deer come to the water for a drink. The deck also features a large 6-person hot tub, that is perfect to soak your bones after a day of skiing or hiking.
Waterfront Cabin—Washougal, WA
This secluded, riverfront cabin sits on a full wooded acre with private access to the Washougal River. Prepare dinner in the well-appointed kitchen and then lounge by the wood stove. This home is located just 40 miles northeast of Portland and only 12 miles from downtown Washougal. The surrounding forest is filled with native northwestern plants and old-growth trees, some of which are more than 300 years old. A wide variety of outdoor activities are possible here, yet the setting itself is secluded and free from the noise and distractions of everyday life.
Cabin Rentals in Northern California
Tahoe Donner Basecamp—Truckee, CA
You will love the hygge vibe at this cozy cabin in the Tahoe Donner community. You'll find tons of spots for everyone to sleep in and a fire pit for nights under the stars. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook for your crew and there are even extra winter clothes if you've forgotten something. The kids will especially love the game room in the basement.
Gold Country Round House with Waterfall—Grass Valley, CA
This brand-new house is going to be your new favorite family destination. Its unique round shape provides views for miles of the five-acre property. You'll find a rushing creek, a pond, and a waterfall, plus a hot tub on the deck. Cook up a meal in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy all the Gold Country beauty.
Arnold House in the Trees—Arnold, CA
This spot would be a great option to bring your whole crew as it comfortably sleeps up to 14 people. The two-story deck will be everyone's favorite and the newly renovated kitchen has everything you need. Nearby attractions include the Stanislaus River, the quirky town of Murphys, Bear Valley ski area, and Big Trees State Park. There are tons of tubing spots nearby in the winter and the cabin has the gear you can borrow.
Cabin Rentals in Southern California
Mountain Retreat—Topanga, CA
Tucked away in the hills of Topanga, this clean and character-filled 3-bedroom home offers mountain views, multiple patios and a backyard wooded path to explore. The third bedroom has two built-in platform twin beds perfect for kiddos who will feel like they're sleeping in their own little treehouse.
Pineland Chalet—Wrightwood, CA
A short, leisurely drive through the pine tree-lined mountain road welcomes you to Pineland Chalet. You arrive and are greeted with the smell of vanilla-scented pines. This adorably decorated mountain cabin sleeps 8, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
If the mountains are your kind of playground, you can fulfill your outdoor adventure needs with hiking, zip-lining, or playing 18 holes of disc golf in the summer season. In the winter months, let your downhill dreams take flight with skiing, snowboarding, or inner-tubing at Southern California’s closest and most popular winter resort, Mountain High.
Vintage Cabin With Private Sledding Hill—Big Bear
This charming little log cabin is everything you'd want from a spot in Big Bear: Warm and cozy, with the sort of simple charm that makes you want to snuggle up by the fire after a day of snow play. Built by hand from 1949 through 1951, the cabin has original kitchen appliances and light fixtures, a large custom wood burning fireplace and vintage decor. Outside, kids can swing on the tree swing, sled in the private back yard or climb into the treehouse. It's also just a short drive to the ski slopes and local tubing destinations.
Bonus: Got pets? There's no need to leave your pup at home as the cabin is pet-friendly (and stay for free!).
Luxurious Ski Condo—Mammoth
When you've got a whole brood of kids to bundle up and get out the door, anything that makes things simpler is worth it. Enter: This 2,000-square-foot condo located a few feet from the Canyon Lodge Ski Lifts and Gondolas is well worth the price tag. Aside from easy access to the slopes, this place has luxurious furnishings, stainless steel appliances, and an "expansive bunkroom" for the kids with two plush bunk beds (both bottom bunks have queen-size mattresses!). There's also a private patio with a hot tub, fire pit, barbecue and pizza oven.
Kids will get a kick out of the fact there are actual boulders INSIDE this gorgeous Idyllwild home. Just a 2-minute drive to the center of the town of Idyllwild, the "Boulder Lodge" features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a loft with a daybed—plus two decks with amazing mountain views and plenty of space for outdoor dining and star gazing. Stroll the grounds outside to find a full teepee, a hammock, and a six-person hot tub.
Bonus: The home is located just across from the Idyllwild Nature Center, which offers guided tours and educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Cabin Rentals in the Southwest
Lazy Bear Cabin—Crown King, AZ
This beautiful cozy cabin is nestled on a hillside just 1 mile from the town of Crown King. Settled in the Sunny South neighborhood this house has beautiful views from every location on the wrap-around deck. Cook up some dinner on the BBQ and enjoy the picturesque property.
Windy Rock Lodge—Sedona, AZ
Windy Rock Lodge is found in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, bordered by the babbling Oak Creek and lush Coconino National Forest. Huge windows reveal the majestic mountains and Ponderosa Pines. This rustic cabin is crafted from natural pine tree beams found on the property and local river rock. The experience here comes with the charms of forest life with views like you've never seen before.
Pedernales Cabin at A-Frame Ranch—Fredericksburg, TX
The Pedernales Cabin at A-Frame Ranch is a brand new, modern A-frame cabin set on 17 beautiful acres right on the edge of charming Fredericksburg, TX. This is a place to truly unwind and feel like you’re out in the country while being less than a 10-minute drive to Main Street. The area has so much to offer, from dance halls and wineries to gourmet restaurants and hiking. Or stay in the entire weekend—sit back on the deck while gazing at the stars and then watch the deer go by in the morning!
Cabin Rentals in the Midwest
Historic Log Cabin by the Bay—Ellison Bay, WI
"Doc's Hideaway" sits at the tip of the Door County peninsula in beautiful Gills Rock, surrounded by lush woods on one side and the picturesque Bay and bluffs on the other. This mid-1800s cabin has been lovingly renovated (admire the character of the original hand-scraped wood walls and ceiling beams) with all the amenities and comforts of home. Cabin guests enjoy lake access and a private waterfront patio and seating area (with two kayaks provided).
Cozy Little Cabin on the Lake—Johnsburg, IL
This cabin is perfect for your next totally off-grid family adventure. You'll find some great walleye fishing right outside your door where Pistake Lake meets Fox River. There's no TV or internet so be ready to relax as a family.
Large Rural Cabin | Bayard, IA
This secluded cabin sleeps 16 and is perfect for your next family gathering. Grill at the outdoor BBQ or cook up a meal in one of the cabin's two kitchens. There are six bedrooms and plenty of outdoor space for exploring.
Mountain View Cabin—Bailey, CO
Unbelievable views from the massive upper and lower decks + hot tub will make this spot a family favorite. Deer watch through picture windows & enjoy the seclusion. This family-friendly home feels FAR from everything but is only a few minutes off the main road. The cabin includes a high chair, two pack-n-plays, a baby gate, and numerous toys/accessories. If your kids happen to be of the furry variety, our home is dog-friendly and equipped with a large dog bed and pet bowls.
Cabin Rentals in the Southeast
Kilo Cabin—Covington, GA
Fall asleep to the murmur of crickets and wake up to birdsong at Kilo Cabin. You’ll feel like you’re deep in the mountains, but you're only 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, 50 minutes from the airport, and a straight shot 15 minutes south of I-20. You can expect to have solitude and lots of wildlife at this family cabin.
Majestic Mountain Retreat—Sevierville, TN
This cabin offers a charming and private Smoky Mountain escape. The peacefulness and solitude provide all the privacy you need for a break from the stress of the real world with your family. The cabin setting is quiet with the only noise being the Dollywood train whistle and local wildlife going about their day. The cabin is surrounded by woods on all sides, except of course for the clearing of the view.
The Sanctuary—Vesuvius, VA
Perched up high on nearly 60 acres, you are sure to get fresh air and the rest you are searching for! The property is only 4 miles to Wintergreen, 6 miles to Sherando Lake and backs up to the Blue Ridge Parkway there are plenty of things to do or just relax and enjoy the crickets and stars.
Cabin Rentals in the Northeast
The Dogtown Cabin at Applecart Farm—Rockport, MA
Applecart Farm is one of the most private residential properties in Rockport. The property is surrounded by close to 2500 acres of protected woodlands and miles of trails but is only a 5-minute walk to the train station and a 10-minute walk to downtown Rockport. Kids will love visiting with the friendly miniature horses that live on the property.
The Little Lake Cabin—New Fairfield, CT
Settle in at this New Fairfield, CT cabin across from Candlewood Lake and a two-minute drive from Squantz Pond State Park. This little house has stylish touches all around, as well as a fire pit and patio, outdoor shower and even an inflatable hot tub!