11 cool log cabins to inspire your inner Thoreau

Log cabins are certainly having a moment these days. In an increasingly hectic, hyper-connected world, log cabins represent a return to simpler times. They’re an invitation to slow down, commune with nature, and devote time to the most important people in your life—or to that half-finished personal essay you’ve been working on for months.

If you’re in need of a quiet, relaxing vacation, a stay in a log cabin might be the solution. Check out some of our favorite log cabin vacation rentals below for guaranteed stress relief.

Cascade Lakeview Log Cabin – Cascade, ID

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This secluded rental, with one bedroom plus a loft, has many quintessential log cabin features—from a charming wood stove to a wraparound deck. Its prime location two miles from Lake Cascade means you’ll have easy access to fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and more.

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Katrina’s Cabin – Fredericksburg, TX

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This Texas Hill Country cabin sits on the grounds of the historic Fredericksburg Herb Farm. Unwind after a day of wine tasting on the spacious porch, or cozy up by the fireplace.

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Eagles Nest – Idyllwild, CA

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In addition to the main log cabin, this gorgeous vacation rental includes a separate one-bedroom guest cottage. The main house has plenty of room for the whole group to spend time together, including a game room, a cozy living room, and an expansive deck.

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Zoe’s Log Cabin – Brightwood, OR

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Find your happy place at this historic and serene log cabin, which sits on the forested bank of the Sandy River. Spend quiet days listening to the soothing sounds of the water flowing north to join the Columbia River, and at night, relax around the outdoor firepit.

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Bear Hollow Cabin – Durango, CO

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Rusticity meets luxury at this incredible cabin in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Whether you spend your days hiking, skiing, or fishing at one of the nearby lakes, you’ll love coming back to this awesome log home and unwinding with a long soak in the private outdoor hot tub.

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Chief Big Log Cabin – Sevierville, TN

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Located right on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this super-traditional log cabin features an outdoor firepit, a wraparound deck, and a private hot tub. Without WiFi to distract you, it’s the ideal place to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

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Fox Hollow Lodge – Leavenworth, WA

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The Cascade Mountains provide a stunning backdrop to this spacious three-bedroom cabin, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room commanding truly incredible views. The interior is modern while still feeling cozy. This vacation rental is also dog-friendly, so make sure to pack a bag for Spot!

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Log Cabin – Greenbank, WA

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Although it’s only 30 miles north of Seattle, Whidbey Island is a calming, laid-back retreat from the bustle of city life. This lovely little log cabin encourages you to slow down, decompress, and luxuriate in the beautiful natural surroundings—perhaps while you lounge in the two-person backyard swing with a glass of wine.

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Awesome View Cabin – Sevierville, TN

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What makes Awesome View Cabin so special? It’s all in the name. The covered back porch offers sweeping, uninterrupted views of the Great Smoky Mountains, which you can enjoy while you soak in the private hot tub or relax in a rocking chair. And don’t forget your pooch—small dogs are also welcome.

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Tollgate Log Cabin – Sisters, OR

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Tucked away in the Tollgate community northwest of Sisters, this quaint cabin features traditional Americana-themed decor, vaulted ceilings, and a back deck that’s just begging to host a barbecue. Convenient community amenities such as a shared pool, horseshoes, and tennis and basketball courts mean you don’t have to go far for entertainment.

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Lincoln Log Lodge – Big Bear City, CA

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In tune with its name, this picturesque Big Bear cabin is straight out of your childhood Lincoln Log fantasies. But what it has in whimsy, it also matches in sophistication—you’ll be treated to gorgeous wood accents throughout the home, and a just few steps outside is a private hot tub where you can soak under the stars.

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