12 cool log cabins to reconnect with nature

Find your roots with mountain views, wildlife, and a beautiful log cabin retreat.

Updated August 2022

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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 finally start that memoir you’ve been composing in your head 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.

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1. Under the Trees - Camp Connell, CA

Escape to the forest and find everything you need in this picturesque California A-frame. This spacious stay is dog-friendly and features a hot tub, fireplace, deck, fire pit, and hammock, for stargazing and swinging the day away.

2. Tanglewood Farms: Will's Cabin – Fredericksburg, TX

This vacation rental combines the charm of a rustic Texas log cabin with the comfort and elegance of relaxing features and period antiques. Guests will immediately feel at home as they approach the large breezeway porch of this home, which is shared with the neighboring Bear Cabin. (Bear Cabin is also available to be rented—perfect for a family reunion or getaway with friends.)

3. Pinery on the Sandy River - Brightwood, OR

The very image of cabin-cozy, this forested home sets the scene with a combination of gorgeous craftsmanship and style, including an overhead walkway and welcoming stone fireplace. Take a deep breath of Oregon pine as you unwind along the banks of the Sandy River.

4. Mills Ranch - Woodland Park, CO

It’s hard to beat mountain views from the comfort of a hot tub. This sprawling Colorado log cabin offers a family-friendly escape to the woods, with a stone fireplace, pool table, outdoor deck, and hot tub.

5. Zoe’s Log Cabin – Brightwood, OR

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 fire pit.

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6. Smoky Mountain Tiny Home - Pigeon Forge, TN

Certainly the tiniest cabin on the list, this petite retreat gives you a quiet corner of the Smoky Mountains to yourself, without giving up any amenities. Snuggle into the Appalachians and enjoy a fireplace, hot tub, and patio, with a fire pit for marshmallow roasting.

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7. Mountain Hound Lodge - Greenwood, ME

Get a taste of the Northeast in this authentic log home with modern updates. Take the canoe or kayaks out for a day at nearby Greenwood Beach, then come back to cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace or a soak in the hot tub. In the evenings, let the storytelling begin at the outdoor fire pit with elbow room for an eager audience.

8. Conger Island - Eagle River, WI

Imagine sunset on the water, waves lapping against the dock, and a few stars appearing before you turn in for bed. Your daydream awaits you at this lakeside log cabin home along Eagle River, with waterfront views, a private dock, fireplace, patio, and plenty of room.

9. Kendall Place - Snoqualmie Pass, WA

An open floor plan, expansive views, and tall pines are waiting at this Pacific Northwest log cabin. Never miss a second of serenity on full display through the great room’s floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy easy access to outdoor adventure. Spend the afternoon in mountain air with board games on the deck, or a long night of foosball competitions after dinner in this family-friendly A-frame.

10. High Mountain Dream - Gatlinburg, TN

Enjoy a little indulgence on your getaway to the woods with a luxury log cabin. Nestled into the Smoky Mountains, this log cabin spans mountain views with skiing venues close by, along with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, grill, deck, and shared swimming pool.

11. The Great Moose Cabin - Greenville, ME

Find inspiration and unsurpassed views of Big Moose Mountain in this roomy Maine oasis. Light a crackling fire in the fireplace, savor the splendor of the chef’s kitchen, or kick your vacation up a notch in the exercise room—whatever way vacationing suits you best.

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12. Log Haven - Dawsonville, GA

Laze the summer days away with plenty of square feet and outdoor activity. This sprawling log cabin rental sits along the shores of Fausetts Lake, promising soothing water views, direct lake access, a fire pit, outdoor deck, and pool table. In between rest and relaxation, take advantage of adventure in the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.