The Best Places to Book a Cozy Cabin This Season
15 destinations that should be on your travel agenda.
Is there any backdrop as exquisitely cozy as a cabin? With its wood walls, blazing fireplace, and rustic charm, the cabin getaway is king—particularly during the colder months of autumn and winter.
While cabins may conjure up memories of family vacations spent in bunk beds beside the lake, there's a diverse, design-forward spate of options around the world when it comes to finding the right cabin for your taste. It might be a cabin nestled in a Swedish forest or an oceanside cottage on the banks of New Zealand's South Island. Your dream getaway could even be as classic as a log cabin in the mountains of Colorado—whatever your imagination can dream up, there's probably a cabin for that. Ahead, discover 15 options to spark some wanderlust.
Eastwind, New York
Photo: Courtesy of Eastwind Hotel & Bar
Book a cozy stay in Eastwind Hotel & Bar's Lushna Suite for Scandinavian-inspired charm. Situated in the Catskills with picturesque views of Windham Mountain, this stylish boutique property is the perfect respite for nature-lovers.
Photo: Courtesy of Silent Living
Sleek simplicity and outdoor splendor intersect at Silent Living in Portugal. Its collection of minimalist cabins magically blend with the surrounding landscape, thanks to the design team's use of earth-toned colors and natural materials.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Photo: Courtesy of One Fine Stay
Moosehead Cabin is conveniently located above Teton Village, and the ski slopes are just a two-minute walk away. Spend your days exploring the surrounding 133 trails and nights relaxing in front of the stone fireplace or soaking in the outdoor hot tub.
Highlands, North Carolina
Photo: Courtesy of Half-Mile Farm
The Blue Ridge Mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop for the Tavern Cabin Suite at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards. Indulge in luxe rustic details in this two-story, three-bedroom retreat like French doors, clawfoot Jacuzzi tubs, and a large covered porch complete with a fireplace.
Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs
Dunton is an 1800s-era ghost town that's been reimagined as a luxury resort (yes, it's as cool as it sounds). Among the many accommodations you'll find in this alpine valley is Dunton Hot Springs's selection of restored log cabins that are surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains and meadows.
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
Photo: Courtesy of Annandale
If the idea of staying on a sheep and cattle farm on New Zealand's South Island sounds appealing, book one of Annandale's four secluded villas. The Scrubby Bay property nods to cabin sensibilities with its cedar walls and expansive deck overlooking a private bay.
Photo: Courtesy of Sorrel River Ranch
Utah is renowned for its sweeping mesa views, and at Sorrel River Ranch, the custom-built cabins offer a front-row seat. Book the Mesa Studio—after a day of horseback riding or off-roading in a Jeep, you can unwind on your front porch swing while watching the sunset.
Raquette Lake, New York
Photo: Courtesy of Lake Kora
Lake Kora is part of a storied tradition of private lakeside camps owned by illustrious names like Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt. Make your way to this secluded part of the Adirondacks for a step back in time and an elevated cabin experience. The 123-year-old property cements its charm with details like majestic stone hearths, vintage soaking tubs, and many original furnishings and fixtures.
Photo: Courtesy of Treehotel
Nestled in the village of Harads in northern Sweden is a grouping of unique, dreamlike properties collectively known as Treehotel. The Cabin property sits high in trees that overlook the Lule River valley, and it has a wooden deck that's destined for stargazing.
Santa Barbara, California
Photo: Courtesy of El Capitan Canyon
There are few places in the world quite like the California coast, and at El Capitan Canyon, a cluster of cedar cabins serves as the perfect medium to experience the unique landscape. All cabins have vaulted ceilings as well as a private picnic table and fire pit.
Photo: Courtesy of The Ranch at Rock Creek
If staying at an authentic dude ranch is on your bucket list, head for The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. Located on the banks of a tranquil creek, its glamping cabins feel like they've been plucked from a storybook.
Torres del Paine, Patagonia
Photo: Courtesy of Swoop Patagonia
Inspired by old Patagonian shelters and ranching outposts, Awasi designed 12 villas encompassed by spectacular views. Each property comes with a hot tub, wood-burning stove, and limited Wi-Fi to ensure an internet detox.
Photo: Courtesy of Auszeit Chalets
Escape to the spectacular mountains of Austria and book a stay at Auszeit Chalets. The remote location of these luxury alpine huts makes it easy to hike, mountain bike, climb, or simply relax among the towering mountains and beneath a piercing blue sky.
Photo: Courtesy of Francie's Cabin
Outdoor adventurers will appreciate the remote location of Francie's Cabin. This backcountry hut is only accessible by hike and is smack dab in the center of the Breckenridge forest (aka a prime stargazing setting). Enjoy cozy amenities like a wood-burning stove and a wood-burning sauna located near a flowing stream.
Photo: Courtesy of Re:hof Rutenberg
The Summer Houses at Re:hof Rutenberg in Germany are tucked away behind an overgrown garden. Book the Salix property and enjoy nap-inducing design details, including panoramic windows, a sofa bed with pristine nature views, and a wood stove.
Top photo: Courtesy of Re:hof Rutenberg
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