If you’re looking for a quiet place to relax in a beautiful setting, one of these cabin vacations is just the ticket. Fresh air, expansive views, and peaceful surroundings are just a few of the things that you can look forward to. Whether you’re looking for a ski vacation or a hiking trip, imagine sipping a morning up of coffee on the porch or warming up by the fireplace at your vacation rental. Here are 15 of the best cabin vacations in the United States.
1. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Great in the summer for hiking and great in the winter for snow sports. You have a few options when looking at vacation rentals. Estes Park is located at the east entrance of the park, and Grand Lake and its surrounding recreational area are at the west entrance.
2. Lake Michigan, Michigan
Lake Michigan’s shorelines covers over 200 miles of the southwestern coast of Michigan. Check some of the beautiful cabin vacation rentals in Grand Haven, Holland, South Haven, St. Joseph, Muskegon, Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Saugatuck. While you’re here, we recommend taking the 7.5 mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at the Great Lakes park for some spectacular views.
3. Big Bear Lake, California
Located just two hours away from Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake offers a great getaway from big city living. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, but Big Bear is also great for the special events held every month and their unique antique stores.
4. Mount Rainier, Washington
This Washington icon ascends 14,410 feet above sea level. This active volcano offers wilderness hiking and climbing. The best places to look for a vacation rental are Longmire, Paradise, Ohanapecosh, Sunrise, and Carbon/Mowich
5. Northeast Georgia Mountains, Georgia
With its stunning scenery and rushing waters, Northeast Georgia is a visitor’s paradise. Besides exploring tumbling waterfalls and pristine lakes, you can also escape at the spa or more than 26 distinct wineries.
6. Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Visit Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster, Pensylvania to experience authentic Lancaster County Amish activities. Known for farmlands and family-style feasts, you may be surprised by the area’s exquisite cuisine and contemporary art. Bring the whole family because Lancaster County is also known for their cool, kid-friendly attractions. Hold a baby chick, race down a hay chute, hoist some hay bales, take a wagon ride, and much more.
7. Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is so breathtakingly beautiful, it would be hard not to completely relax. With an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, it’s a great destination year-round. Come for winter sports, water sports, bike trails, or family fun.
8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
World-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park. Cades Cove the most popular destination in the park and the perfect place to look for a vacation rental if you’re interested in wildlife viewing and beautiful mountain scenery.
9. The Ozark Mountains, Arkansas
Arkansas’s Ozark Mountain Region is perfect for travelers of all ages any time of year. In mountain towns and villages, you’ll get a unique look into Arkansas’ rich history while surrounded by stunning vistas, secluded cabins, sparkling rivers and waterfalls, fish-filled lakes, and awe-inspiring caverns. World-class trout and lake fishing, waterboarding and skiing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, zip-lining, canoeing, and golfing are just some of the activities you can enjoy here.
10. Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina is the perfect mountain escape filled with natural wonders and big city amenities. The vibrant city center is surrounded by breathtaking scenic vistas and the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains which means outdoor adventure for all seasons. If you want a vacation that’s a little more low-key, check out some of Asheville’s open-air markets or live music performances.
11. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sitting on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg has something for everyone. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife sightseeing, and skiing while the town offers theater, arts, museums, mini golf and even a theme park.
12. Hocking Hills, Ohio
Hocking Hills is a romantic retreat with beautiful traditional countryside cottages set among cliffs, gorges, rock shelters and waterfalls. During the summer, enjoy hiking, canoeing, ziplining, and ATV’s, but the fall might be the most popular season. Visitors travel from all over to see the leaves change colors.
13. Ruidoso, New Mexico
Ruidoso, in the Sierra Blanca mountain range, is another mountain resort town with the perfect mix of outdoor scenery and downtown attractions. Home to The Rim Trail, one of the best hiking trails in the nation, this town also attracts skiers and snowboarders during the winter, while boat rides around Mescalero Lake are popular in the summer. We recommend taking the gondola ride above Lincoln National Forest for some of the most breathtaking views of the White Mountain Wilderness.
14. Blue Ridge, Georgia
If you’re looking for an intimate getaway, look no further than Blue Ridge. This small, secluded mountainside town in the Appalachian Mountains is a true hidden gem. Stay in a cozy cabin or a luxury mountain vacation rental and spend your day hiking to local waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
15. Sevierville, Tennessee
Another hidden gem in the Great Smoky Mountains is Sevierville. While there are plenty of typical outdoor activities, try something a little different and tour the Forbidden Caverns where well-trained guides will walk you through a fascinating underworld of rocky crevices, grottos, and sparkling streams.
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