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 Gaitlinburg cabins, cabins in the Rocky Mountains, cabins near lakes and even some dog-friendly cabins. Nature awaits—what are you waiting for?
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.
Set back on a wooded lot (with an outdoor eating space), the home features three bedrooms, a loft and two and a half bathrooms and feels very open and airy with its high vaulted ceiling and open stairwell. This house has easy access to Matthews Beach and Magnuson Park (two kid faves), as well as the retail shops and restaurants at University Village. It is just far enough away from downtown Seattle to feel private, but also close enough when it’s time to go have fun.
Cost: $260 per night
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.
See the rest of our family-friendly Airbnb recs near Portland here.
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 and a fire pit for nights under the stars. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook for your crew and there's 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. It's unique round shape provides views for miles of the five acres property. You'll find a rushing creek, a pond and 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, 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 gear you can borrow.
Check out the rest of our family-friendly rentals near the Bay Area here.
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.
Spotted Owl Chalet—San Ysabel, CA
You will definitely be able to relax in this beautifully-restored A frame on a mountaintop with room for the entire family. Listen, smell, see and feel nature at its finest while nestled in a forest of tall Cedars and Firs with a fern meadow view. Take the path through the meadow to the private camp fire ring where you can create your own campfire meals on the cooking grates. Bring ingredients for a Dutch oven chicken pot pie and s'mores for dessert.
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.
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 is a 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.
Valley View Cabin—Angel Fire, NM
This beautiful chalet-style cabin getaway is the total package with it's convenient location to ski slopes, beautiful view of the valley and wonderful amenities including a 6-person hot tub, foosball table, fireplace, firepit, double shot electronic basketball game and more!
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!
Camp Cabin at The Darst-Myers Hallstead—Hartville, OH
We love this too-adorable cabin in the woods for it's homey charm and the lofted bedroom that the kids are going to love. Nestled in a wooded area near a pond with a fountain, The Camp Cabin provides a quiet overnight camping experience with a fire circle. Spend your days meeting the resident goats and collecting eggs in the morning. Come back in the winter and take advantage of the sledding hills! Eggs, coffee and oatmeal are provided for your breakfast. Bring hot dogs to cook over your outdoor fire.
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-1800’s 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).
Holland Cabin Retreat—Holland, MI
This 1500 sq/ft home is located in the heart of Holland's north-side residential area, halfway between downtown and our gorgeous state park and beach. Whether you are looking to cozy up by the wood stove with a book, bike the trails, go shopping downtown, or just need somewhere comfortable to stay for a night, this cabin has it all.
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.
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.
Cascade Lake Cabin—Donnelly, ID
Make lasting memories with your family at this laid-back, dog-friendly Donnelly cottage. This updated A-frame is a charming throwback to simpler times, but has been lovingly maintained with all the modern amenities of home. Only a short walk from the beautiful shores of Lake Cascade, this home is minutes from the attractions and recreation of Donnelly, Idaho. The surrounding national forests are full of trails and Tamarack Resort is about 10 minutes away. McCall is about 20 minutes to the north.
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.
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 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!