As summer comes to an end and you begin planning fall travel, consider booking one of these romantic cabin getaways. Even as travel feels uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic, a weekend away at a cabin is a pretty sure bet, especially if you score one with a hot tub and easy access to outdoor activities. Whether you and your significant other want to explore the woods or cuddle up by the sea, there are plenty of private, well-appointed cabins available throughout the U.S. at a range of budgets.
From the ski slopes of Vermont to the coastal seclusion of North Fork to the desert of Joshua Tree, a cabin doesn’t necessarily have to be rustic or basic. Whether you prefer luxury or simplicity, there are cabins of all kinds, all of which embrace a cozy, romantic vibe and that feeling of getting away from it all. Grab your loved one and whisk them away on a great romantic getaway. Here are 17 incredible cabins you can book right now.
1. The Oasis in Joshua Tree, California
Slip away for the weekend to Joshua Tree, located about two hours outside of Los Angeles. The desert locale, known for its otherworldly rock formations and low-key vibe, is perfect for a romantic getaway. For your stay, book The Oasis, a renovated 1960s house with a cabin-like feel. It features a firepit, indoor-outdoor living spaces and a saltwater hot tub, perfect for relaxing with your significant other and leaving the world behind. While the chic home sleeps up to eight, it’s ideal for an intimate retreat as well. Nearby, explore Pioneertown and immerse yourself in a sound bath at the Integratron—a seminal Joshua Tree experience.
2. The Nook in Copake, New York
If a cabin brings to mind a cozy spot in the woods, head to Copake, a small town in upstate New York that borders the Berkshires. There you’ll find The Nook, a charming cabin with a laidback but cool design. The romantic cabin has its own pond—a peaceful place to sit with a book or a glass of wine—and the location is ideal for those looking for outdoorsy activities like hiking in Mt. Washington State Forest. The town itself is very small, but there are several restaurants, including Dad’s Copake Diner, and city-dwellers will appreciate the peace and quiet. In the winter, plan a few days at Catamount Mountain Resort, a ski resort just a short drive away from The Nook.
3. Hansel & Gretel in Mountain Village, Colorado
The mountains of Colorado are filled with quaint cabins, but why settle for something rustic when you can reserve a stay at Hansel & Gretel, a luxurious take on the mountain cabin. Plan your getaway for winter, when the romantic spot offers ski-in/ski-out access to Telluride, one of Colorado’s best ski resorts. If you prefer to relax, enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains from the deck or take a soak in the hot tub. Telluride itself is a great place to explore, with lots of shops and restaurants, as well as nearby hiking trails. Don’t miss the New Sheridan Historic Bar, which dates back to 1895, and Brown Dog Pizza, a low-key eatery that serves up Chicago Deep Dish, New York pizza and Detroit-style pies.
4. The Caroline Cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Disappear into the secluded luxury of The Caroline Cabin, found in Broken Bow. It’s as romantic as romantic can get, especially the bedroom, which looks straight out a West Elm catalogue. It features hillside views, so you’ll have plenty of privacy, and there’s a hot tub, fire pit and BBQ at the ready. It’s also notably high tech, with 4K TVs and voice controlled lights, giving couples the perfect excuse to cuddle up for a movie night. Broken Bow is known as the gateway to Beavers Bend State Park, a destination for hiking, fishing and boating. Stop by the Beavers Bend Brewery & Taproom to taste some local craft brews.
5. Deer Trail Cabin in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Pull up a chair by the fireplace at Deer Trail Cabin, nestled in the forest near Eureka Springs. It’s a secluded, romantic spot ideal for a couple looking to get away from the hustle of everyday life: There’s a two-person Jacuzzi tub, outdoor fit pit and a private deck. Best of all, it’s minutes from nearby attractions like Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake, White River and Thorncrown Chapel. Whether you want to take a hike through the Ozark Mountains or rent kayaks on the White River, the cabin is a great home base for some outdoor adventures. If you and your significant other prefer to stay in, grab a book from Deer Trail Cabin’s library and snuggle up in its cozy king-sized bed.
6. Secluded Log Cabin in Morgantown, Indiana
There’s nothing more classic than a log cabin in the woods, and couples will feel right at home in the Secluded Log Cabin, located only 10 minutes by car from the charming small town of Nashville, Indiana. Enjoy the hot tub or nestled up by the fire pit if it’s cold, or hang out on the wrap-around deck if the weather is more friendly. Pets are welcome (for a small fee), so bring your furry friend along for your romantic getaway as well. Nearby, take a tour of the Cedar Creek Winery or drive over to Morgan-Monroe State Forest to explore the trails. While the area is fairly remote, it’s midway between Indianapolis and Bloomington, which means Midwesterners can drive to the cabin for a quick weekend away.
7. The Bridge Cabin in Albion, California
Get away to a cabin by the sea at The Bridge Cabin, found not far from Mendocino, California. While the cabin itself is hidden inland in the trees, it’s a quick drive to the beach, as well as the Mendocino Headlands State Park. The rustic spot is simple but has everything you and your sweetheart will need for a romantic vacation, from a private desk to a well-equipped kitchen. Because of the way it’s built, The Bridge Cabin gives a sense of being in a treehouse, especially from the bedrooms. There’s a lot to explore off nearby Route 1, from the glass beach at Fort Bragg to oceanfront restaurant Ledford House, which has outdoor dining overlooking the water.
8. Cedar Mountain View in Decherd, Tennessee
Design buffs will love Cedar Mountain View, a Scandinavian-inspired cabin that sits on 20 private acres of land (no neighbors!). Enjoy the game room, the outdoor fire pit and the flat-screen TV—all perfect for some time indoors with your significant other. If you motivate yourselves to leave the property, visitors to Decherd will discover lots to see and do, including the charming town of Sewanee and Tims Ford State Park, which is known for its hiking and boating. The coolest local attraction is The Caverns, a natural cave formation that hosts concerts and events.
9. Perfect Romantic Getaway Cabin in Mineral Bluff, Georgia
Journey to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a romantic getaway in the heart of Georgia. If you prefer to keep things relatively upscale, the Perfect Romantic Getaway Cabin is a good pick. The log cabin is more classy than classic, and it boasts a fireplace, a wrap-around deck and a hot tub—all of which have a cozy feel. While some visitors may prefer the intimacy of the cabin, others will be enticed by the local area, which features the scenic Blue Ridge Lake and Mercier Orchards, where you can pick your own seasonal fruit. Best of all, the cabin is an easy drive from Atlanta and Nashville, ideal for those who prefer to drive or fly alike.
10. Secluded, Cozy Cottage in Mauertown, Virginia
The picturesque Shenandoah Valley is an underrated vacation destination that’s easily accessible from the East Coast. It’s best known for the Shenandoah National Park, but there are tons of small towns, wineries and hiking trails dotted through the region. To stay, book into the Secluded, Cozy Cottage in Mauertown, a short drive from the national park. The charming cabin, which sits on 90 acres, has a cozy deck, a wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub. Don’t miss the North Mountain Vineyard and Winery and the Filibuster Distillery, both perfect for an afternoon date.
11. Western Cedar in Incline Village, Nevada
Lake Tahoe, which is split between California and Nevada, makes for a great vacation any time of year. While it’s known for its skiing, the area is also relaxing during the fall, when the leaves turn. There are a lot of cabin rentals to choose from on both sides of Lake Tahoe, but a good pick is Western Cedar, a design-led cabin that embraces luxury. It has everything you need: a full-size pool table, a private bar, an outdoor seating area and two kitchens, as well as quick access to the lakefront. Walk to Incline Village, which boasts restaurants and shops, or rent a boat to explore the lake yourself.
12. Salty Kiss in North Fork, New York
If the seaside is your thing, skip the Hamptons and head to North Fork, where beachy cabin Salty Kiss offers incredible views of the water. Located at the end of Long Island, it’s an ideal getaway from the big city, especially considering its calming atmosphere and décor. There’s a path directly from the cabin to the beach, and Salty Kiss is accessible by train if you don’t have a car. Visit waterfront winery Kontokosta Winery or head over to 8 Hands Farm, a family-run farm that sells fresh eggs and features an outdoor food truck for breakfast and lunch. Be sure to book a table at Barba Bianca, located in downtown Greenport, which serves up a nautical-themed menu.
13. Hobbit's Nest Treehouse in Paige, Texas
There is perhaps nothing more romantic than a treehouse, which is why you and your loved one should reserve a weekend getaway at Hobbit's Nest. Found in the Lost Pines Forest, it has treetop views and a glamping vibe, with a camping set-up rather than a full kitchen. It’s a quick drive to Bastrop State Park and to the Colorado River, where you can rent a kayak. Most importantly, Hobbit's Nest Treehouse’s nearest city is Austin, so you can get in some shopping and BBQ before you leave.
14. Cozy Treetop Hideaway in Wilmington, Vermont
Whether you’re looking to ski or enjoy the local hiking trails, Wilmington is a must-do for nature lovers. The Cozy Treetop Hideaway, which looks like it could be straight out of Austria, is the perfect place from which to explore the Green Mountain State. It has a lakeside location, a wrap-around deck and a farmhouse kitchen, and visitors can take advantage of Harriman Reservoir’s boating, swimming and fishing. Mount Snow is the closest ski resort, for those who are inclined to hit the slopes, and Wilmington itself has a historic downtown with lots of restaurants and shopping. Grab a bite at The Maple Leaf Tavern, a casual eatery in the heart of Wilmington.
15. CozyCattail Cabin in Reedsport, Oregon
Live the simple life at CozyCattail Cabin, an intimate vacation rental meant for two. It has a secluded forest location, with limited cell service (ignore those work emails), and guests will find moderate amenities, like a charcoal grill and a compact kitchen. While this isn’t necessarily the place for luxury, it is ideal for reconnecting with your spouse in a romantic area in the heart of Oregon. The coast is within driving distance, as is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and the Tahkenitch Creek Loop Trail, a popular walking trail. The nearby town of Reedsport isn’t big, but it has everything you need to stock the cabin or to plan a dinner out.
16. Live Simply Cabin in Orderville, Utah
Explore Utah’s Zion National Park from Live Simply Cabin, a one-bedroom tiny cabin oozing with rustic vibes. The back-to-basics rental is also close to Bryce National Park and the north rim of the Grand Canyon, and has several hiking trails accessible from its doorstep. Enjoy the fire pit on a clear night, or venture down the road to take advantage of the amenities at Zion Ponderosa Resort, which has bike rentals, horseback riding and more. This is best for couples who enjoy roughing it as the bathhouse is located away from the cabin itself and hot water is limited. Still, nothing better than some time outdoors to rekindle the romance.
17. Desert Soul in Rimrock, California
Splurge on a stay at Desert Soul, set on 10 acres of open sand and rocky hills in the Mojave Desert. It’s well-designed and chic, with a requisite saltwater hot tub and fire pit outside. The cabin embraces indoor-outdoor living, with lots of outdoor furniture and massive windows that open onto the desert. The remote area is known for its star-gazing—so romantic—and there’s even an outdoor shower in you want to get frisky. The area is located between Big Bear and Joshua Tree, but you’ll likely want to spend your time enjoying the intimate setting rather than driving around. For provisions, head to Pioneertown, which boasts iconic restaurant and music venue Pappy and Harriet’s.
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