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There’s just something about a good old-fashioned vacation in the woods. Some of us are drawn to a log cabin vacation because of the unparalleled mountain views during the day and the cozy conversations by the fireside in the evenings. Others love the convenient access to the slopes and other winter fun. No matter your preference, there’s a dreamy Airbnb or Vrbo homestay for you.

After researching dozens of log cabins in the U.S. and Canada, we compiled a list of 27 of our absolute favorites. We’re sure one will fit the bill for the winter getaway of your dreams.

The Ashland Lodge cabin rental in Oregon.

West Coast

Ashland Lodge

Location: Ashland, Oregon

Price per night: $360 per night

Accommodations: 13 guests, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths

Ashland Lodge has all the comfort and charm of a cabin but with over 3,000 square feet to explore. The interior of the two-story cabin has quaint and authentic wood features throughout. The private pond and impressive patio are two bonus perks.

The Big Bear Gambrel cabin rental in California.

Big Bear Gambrel

Location: Big Bear, California

Price per night: $239

Accommodations: 10 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

With so much to see and do in Big Bear, a cozy yet spacious A-frame is just the beginning of your fun in the area. This three-story homestay is only a minute’s drive from a ski resort and a golf course and is less than 10 minutes from the lake. The 2,000-square-foot cabin has a charming design with modern amenities like a pool table and a six-person hot tub.

The Alder Lake Lookout cabin rental in Washington.

Alder Lake Lookout

Location: Eatonville, Washington

Price per night: $529

Accommodations: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Located on 10 acres of woods, the forest around Alder Lake Lookout is lovely, but the front and center, unobstructed views of Mount Rainier are just unbelievable. The floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee you incredible views of Mount Rainier in all its glory, either from the comfort of the couch or from the sprawling deck.

The Tahoe A-Frame, a cabin rental in California.

Tahoe A-Frame

Location: Homewood, California

Price per night: $369

Accommodations: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

Lake Tahoe transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months. This newly renovated 1963 A-frame will keep you warm, and it will keep you close to the action, too! While you’re lounging at home, don’t forget to soak in the hot tub and enjoy the back deck.

Two Log Cabins, a rental property in Washington.

Two Log Cabins

Location: Beaver, Washington

Price per night: $800

Accommodations: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths

Why rent one gorgeous cabin when you can rent two? These two custom-built cabins provide all the coziness of a cabin but with plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable. With Sol Duc river access and plenty of land to explore, these log cabins will be fun for a group of friends or family.

Ponderosa cabin at Snow Bear Chalets in Montana.

Mountain States

Ponderosa At Snow Bear Chalets

Location: Whitefish, Montana

Price per night: $852

Accommodations: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

Ponderosa in Whitefish is an 820-square-foot slope-side chalet with a deck. It’s a dream come true for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts. Located directly off the slopes and below a ski lift, you will be right in the center of all the fun!

The Cabin, a rental in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Cabin

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Price per night: $1,116

Accommodations: 10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

If you want to go all in on an old-school homestay, this is the cabin that just can’t be topped. Built in the ’40s on the slopes of Snow King, the cabin is set high enough for peace and quiet, but downtown Jackson Hole is conveniently just down the hill. The cabin has an undeniable rustic charm aided by a wood stove, fireplace, and mountain views.

The Multi-Family Home cabin rental in Nevada.

Multi-Family Home

Location: Incline Village, Nevada

Price per night: $675

Accommodations: 16 guests, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

This nearly 5,500-square-foot getaway is well suited for large groups like family reunions. The custom-built mountain escape was recently remodeled, so it has all the bells and whistles on the interior, including multiple smart TVs, while still offering what’s most important -- stellar mountain views, towering trees, and tranquility.

The Eagle's Landing Cabin rental in Idaho.

Eagle’s Landing Cabin

Location: Victor, Idaho

Price per night: $750

Accommodations: 12 guests, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths

Eagle’s Landing Cabin evokes the cozy charm of a log cabin with the cushy amenities of a fancy homestay. With two decks -- one off the master bedroom and the other a partial wrap-around -- guests will have ample opportunity to enjoy fresh air one foot from the door.

The Modern Cabin, a rental in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Modern Cabin

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Price per night: $245

Accommodations: 9 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

With a prime view of a pond and huge windows, this cabin is perfect for a smaller group on a budget. The towering pines and aspen trees and two acres of property provide a sense of seclusion, but the cabin is only about 5 minutes from downtown Breckenridge, one of six of our top Colorado hidden gems.

The Cobblestone Ranch Cabin rental in Utah.

Cobblestone Ranch Cabin

Location: Monroe, Utah

Price per night: $124

Accommodations: 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Cobblestone Ranch is in an excellent location. At the base of Monroe Mountain with terrific views of the surrounding Tushar Mountains, visitors will enjoy abundant wildlife and the Monroe Mystic Hot Springs nearby.

The Finisterra Lodge cabin rental in Missouri.

The Midwest

Finisterra Lodge

Location: Hollister, Missouri

Price per night: $299

Accommodations: 12 guests, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Located right off Lake Taneycomo, Finisterra Lodge is a sprawling log cabin with 20-foot-tall ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and clear views of the lake. The lodge is within walking distance from the lake, plus it has a jetted hot tub, fire pit, outdoor dining space, and free transportation vehicles like kayaks and bikes. Another perk -- you’re only a few miles from Branson!

Frank Lloyd Wright's Eppstein House in Michigan.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Eppstein House

Location: Galesburg, Michigan

Price per night: $391 a night

Accommodations: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Though this isn’t a cozy, down-to-earth, storybook cabin, staying in a Frank Lloyd Wright original is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If architecture is your passion or just a topic you’re curious about, the Eppstein House will delight.

The Marble Canyon Cabin rental in Oklahoma.

Marble Canyon Cabin

Location: Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Price per night: $332

Accommodations: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Looking for a romantic getaway in the Midwest? Marble Canyon Cabin is high in the sky with a great view of the surrounding hills and Lukafata Creek. The outdoor fireplace adjacent to the hot tub will make the experience perfect for couples or solo travelers!

Almost Grace, a rental cabin in Minnesota.

Almost Grace

Location: Grand Marais, Minnesota

Price per night: $598

Accommodations: 15 guests, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Almost Grace right off Lake Superior offers sublime views of the lake. In a Minnesota winter, you won’t get much use of it, but you can still enjoy tons of winter magic including cross-country skiing nearby. The massive windows deliver superb views of the lake and the forest while you’re warm and toasty inside.

Farm Stay, a cabin rental in Hempstead, Texas.

The South

Farm Stay

Location: Hempstead, Texas

Price per night: $499

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Rest on a 21-acre property with llamas, donkeys, cattle, fish, and trails at this farm. There’s a stone firepit at your disposal as well as a playscape for little ones. Hempstead is less than 2 hours from Austin, making for a convenient -- and fun -- day-trip!

The Tipsy Beach Barn, a cabin rental in Texas.

Tipsy Beach Barn

Location: Fredericksburg, Texas

Price per night: $556

Accommodations: 6 guests, 1 studio, 1 bath

Though six can sleep in this studio barn, it’s better suited for couples or solo travelers. Though certainly not a traditional log cabin, the Brazilian wood ceiling and other modern wood accents make a stay at Tipsy Beach Barn unique, interesting, and memorable!

Mountain Splash, a rental cabin in Tennessee.

Mountain Splash

Location: Sevierville, Tennessee

Price per night: $327

Accommodations: 8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

Though Mountain Splash appears to be secluded, it’s just minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge and a few miles from Dollywood! The cabin is complete with a hot tub, a gas fire pit, a private indoor pool, four flat-screen TVs, and a game room with a pool table.

Cabin of Freedom Falls, a rental in Slade, Kentucky.

Cabin Of Freedom Falls

Location: Slade, Kentucky

Price per night: $406

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Cabin of Freedom Falls was completed in 2019. Though the property is young, it was built with traditional log cabin charm in mind. In addition to an open floor plan and two acres to roam about, visitors will have access to their own private waterfall.

East Coast, a cabin rental in Livingston Manor, New York.

East Coast

The Zen House

Location: Livingston Manor, New York

Price per night: $543

Accommodations: 12 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

The exterior of the Zen House appears to be a simple, no-frills log cabin, but the interior is full of surprises! The Zen House has an indoor HD movie theater with surround sound, reclining seats, a sauna, a cold plunge pool, and a ping pong table. For outdoor fun, visitors will enjoy the lovely wooden porch and fire pit.

The Quonset, a rental cabin in Rhode Island.

The Quonset

Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island

Price per night: $689

Accommodations: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

This quasi-cabin known as The Quonset is one of a kind. With incredible dining and entertaining space plus access to the shores of Rhode Island, this part-cabin, part-cottage homestay is nothing short of splendid. Oh, and did we mention it’s shaped like a dome?

KAB-IN, a cabin rental in Woodstock, Vermont.

KAB-IN

Location: Woodstock, Vermont

Price per night: $500

Accommodations: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

KAB-IN is just a mile from Woodstock, Vermont, one of the most picturesque spots in the Northeast. The cabin has a private pond surrounded by lovely forest. The log cabin radiates coziness -- especially if you and yours are huddled around the wood-burning fireplace.

The Fox Ridge Chalet, a cabin rental in New York.

Fox Ridge Chalet

Location: Margaretville, New York

Price per night: $441

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Situated on several private acres but still within a short drive to downtown Margaretsville, this cabin-chalet-hybrid is modern, soothing, and perfectly reflective of the magic of the Catskills. Fox Ridge Chalet is pet friendly (upon request ahead of time) and comes with bonus amenities like a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee, an Italian gas stove, and a spacious back deck equipped with chairs, a fire pit, and a gas grill.

The Aurora Sun Cottage, a rental cabin in Canada.

Canada

Aurora Sun Cottage

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Price per night: $150

Accommodations: 4 guests, 1 loft, 1 bath

If you’re in search of a memorable homestay you can’t find just anywhere, look no further! Unique, quaint, and perfectly spherical -- Aurora Sun Cottage is about as cute as it gets. And, it’s surprisingly affordable!

A Cabin Down Below, a rental in Nova Scotia.

A Cabin Down Below

Location: Westchester Station, Nova Scotia

Price per night: $213

Accommodations: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

This remote homestay in Wentworth Valley is ideal for a clean break from city life. With limited cell service but loads of hiking trails nearby, A Cabin Down Below makes for a rugged adventure. After a long day in the woods, kick back and relax in the on-site hot tub.

The Moosewood, a cabin rental in British Columbia.

The Moosewood

Location: Hope, British Columbia

Price per night: $169

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

With close access to Hope and a family-friendly winter resort, The Moosewood is the perfect combination of both worlds. The cabin is stocked with a wood stove, equipped with plenty of firewood, a spiral staircase, board games galore, and an overall homey, delightful environment.

De Cabane, a cabin rental in British Columbia.

De Cabane

Location: Squamish, British Columbia

Price per night: $191

Accommodations: 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Staying in a home with a view of a massive glacier should be a bucket-list item. De Cabane has views of Squamish Glacier and is situated on five acres of wooded property. You can indulge in the natural spring-heated sauna outside. Inside, you are sure to adore all the textured wood accents throughout the two-story cabin.

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