There is perhaps nothing cozier than a crackling fire, flannel blankets and log built walls for winter escapes. Getting away to a cabin venue in the woods however doesn’t have to mean roughing it in dingy and dated structures with next to no amenities. When you want to get away from the rest of the world but still remain comfortable, we have found some luxury cabin rentals in the U.S. are up to the task. Toss some wood on the fire and adorn your coziest sweater and check into these comfortable yet luxurious cabins.
Dunton Hot Springs
Set up in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in the town of Dolores, Dunton Hot Springs once functioned as a bustling 1800s mining town. Its Old West ambiance still rings true throughout its 12 private cabins for rentals and overnight stays. Coupled with natural hot springs and Rocky Mountain scenery, this luxury cabin property lends quite the idyllic Colorado winter getaway. Perks at Dunton Hot Springs include 9 miles of private streams, well groomed cross country ski trails, dog sled rides, snowmobiling, backcountry alpine skiing, sleigh rides and indoor and outdoor hot springs pools.
Originally made using hand sawed logs, each cabin has been completely restored to its former glory to lend a truly back in time fell. You can hole up in the Well House Cabin, a one-bedroom retreat with its own private hot springs pool and fireplace. The Potter House on the other hand can host up to 10 people and also lends that cozy fireplace, essential to cabin accommodations in the winter. Each cabin on the property takes on its own name, décor and personality so you can keep coming back year after year and have a distinctive experience by staying in a different cabin each time.
Set up on 113 acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, Winvian Farm provides a luxury resort centered on a historic 1775 manor and 18 individually designed resort cottages. Bordering extensive woods and lakes near New York and Boston, Winvian Farm has us swooning for its 15 different architect-designed cabins. Each carries traditional and not so traditional influences.
The cabins tell their own stories with Winvian Farm’s most unusual cabin probably begin the Treehouse. Complete with a wood burning fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and steam shower, this unique cabin perches 35 feet above the forest floor. You’ll appreciate treetop views of the New England forest from the Treehouse. In addition, Winvian Farm offers its Log Cabin. Proud of its traditional peeled log construction, the cabin includes a wood burning fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. You can also hole up in the Connecticut Yankee cottage. It boasts a medieval feel with exposed beams and a herringbone fireplace. Winvian Farm also has a luxury spa and organic gardens on site.
Located in the hills of Southern Wisconsin, Candlewood Cabins lends an idyllic private getaway experience throughout its four very unique cabins. Each comes with its own unique charm on the 80-acre property. Created with the goal of being a peaceful escape for guests, the quiet surroundings offer the ultimate place to unplug in a cozy cabin. In addition to overnight stays, you can partake in a wealth of activities from roaming the woods on a walking trail to renting snowshoes and cross country skis in winter.
With four cabins in total, you can choose from the Hillside Cabin, the Glass House, the Log Cabin and the Meadow House. The Hillside Cabin sits in the furthest corner of the valley. With room for up to 6 guests, you can enjoy a wood burning stove, wood beans and a traditional low loft ceiling. The Glass House is for those seeking a much different kind of cabin in the woods. Composed of glass walls, you won’t be able to escape the panoramic views. Reached by a short walk across a bridge, the cabin features a kitchenette, gas fireplace and outdoor fire pit.
The Log Cabin provides a wood burning stove, full kitchen, soaking tub and outdoor fire pit for a classic log cabin escape. The Meadow House is perhaps one of Candlewood Cabins most celebrated properties with its prairie style design. From the Scandinavian wood stove to the custom kitchen and reclaimed barn wood floor, you’ll be able to escape the rest of the world as you enjoy panoramic views.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Buried in the rugged landscapes of rural Montana, close to the town of Philipsburg, you can unearth a typical luxury Montana cabin getaway. The Ranch at Rock Creek offers all the comforts of a classic Western ranch experience with a dash of luxury too. Complete with a 50-mile area, the ranch boasts several private cabins to rent out for getaways and retreats. If you come in the winter for your cabin escape, you’ll be treated to wintertime activities like skiing, sleigh rides, ice-skating and snowcat tours.
The cabins scatter about on the property’s secluded corners. Both luxurious and authentic, these log cabins are ideal for couples, families and corporate retreats. In addition to regular cabins, the Ranch at Rock Creek also offers a quite unusual cabin experience. Its glamping cabins provide a cabin meets tent vibe for a back to nature experience. Individually furnished, cabins like the Trapper Cabin are comprised of canvas, wood and stone. The Trapper Cabin even boasts in-floor hydronic heat so that it is cozy all year round. The Ranch at Rock Creek also features two-story log homes like the Bluebird, complete with a king canopy bed and heated screened porch. With a design echoing more of a home vibe than hotel, these cabins provide a distinctive Western heritage experience.
Post Ranch Inn
Perched up high on a cliff in Big Sur, California, Post Ranch Inn takes pride in being more than 1,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The luxury resort with an award-winding restaurant features several types of accommodations either overlooking the Pacific or Central Coast’s mountain ranges. These homes offer up a cabin in the woods type feel with the Pacific looming in the distance. Most of the cabins come with floor to ceiling windows, natural wood details, modern furnishings and hot tubs.
Spaces like the Cliff House lend a Big Sur cabin experience where you can enjoy a wood burning fireplace, expansive deck and floor to ceiling windows. Other accommodations at Post Ranch Inn include the Ocean House with its double-sided fireplace, curved beam roof and window heavy design. The two private residences at Post Ranch Inn include the Post House, known for its original mantle and fireplace and the Southcoast House, proud of its private outdoor fire pit. Regardless of which space you choose for your stay, you’ll have the unique experience of getting away to a cabin with the Pacific Ocean splashing below you.
Ultima Thule Lodge
When you want to truly travel far away from it all for your luxury cabin escape, Ultima Thule Lodge delivers by its very location, set up in the 13 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. A setting of wild mountains and rugged wilderness, you can only reach this luxury lodge by way of a bush plane. Considered to be fly-in luxury cabins, Ultima Thule Lodge offers five private cabins built using local timber and designed to maximize privacy.
Ultima Thule Lodge might provide the most remote cabin getaway in the U.S. The luxury cabins sit 100 miles away from the nearest road. Decorated with Craftsman furniture and stained glass windows, each cabin is arranged differently and lends compelling views of the Chitina River and surrounding mountains. Other amenities at the property include a cedar sauna, gourmet meals served in the main lodge and the arrangement of plenty of Alaskan wilderness adventures from remote hikes to glacier walks.
The Resort at Paws Up
For a giddy-up good cabin escape in Montana, you can look no farther than the Resort at Paws Up. Sprawling across 37,000 acres in Greenough, the resort lends well-appointed private residences and luxury tented suites for overnight stays. With loads of cabins and homes to choose from, you’ll also be treated to favorite wintertime activities like dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, tubing and ice skating.
All of the cabins come with wide front porches and back decks with 6 person hot tubs. You can choose from several different sized cabins depending on your needs, starting as small and cozy as 1,200 square feet, going up to 2,100 square feet. Each comes with a spacious living room with wood burning stoves or grand stone fireplaces. You’ll also appreciate flat screen TVs with satellite channels for utmost unwinding. All of the cabins lend that privacy and comfort for small family getaways or romantic couple’s weekends out alone in the Montana wilderness.
When you yearn for that historic cabin among the redwood trees, Dawn Ranch is up to the task. Located just 10 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and near the Sonoma wine region, Dawn Ranch relishes in a decidedly rustic feel. Home to two of the only trees from the rare Dawn Redwood species, the 15 acre California vacation estate presents several cabins for overnight stays.
Originally built in 1905 on the banks of the Russian River, these historic cabins can sleep 2 to 4 people. The one-bedroom cabins and cottages scatter among the redwoods or right next to the swimming pool. The four person creekside cottages lend queen beds and private decks. For winter escapes, many come to Dawn Ranch to stay in one of the chalets. Hosting guests all year round, the chalets offer gas stove fireplaces and French doors that open on to separate sitting areas. The century old cabins truly allow you to embrace the spirit of getting away from it all. There are no phones or TVs in the cabins so you can unplug, relax and unwind.
In the prestigious Jackson Hole area of Wyoming, you can cozy up in one of the Fireside Resort’s sustainably built, LEED certified cabins. Nestled into the Teton wilderness, just minutes from Grand Teton National Park, the resort provides that back to nature feel with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. Perfect for extended stays, you can also visit in both the summer and winter. Winter activities are a highlight, as you can skiing at the nearby Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, head out on a snowshoe trail or cross country ski.
Fireside Resort lends 23 cabins that all reflect the heritage of the valley’s original homesteader cabins. Each cabin has its own fire pit and some appreciate full kitchens and private furnished decks. The Wedge Cabin can sleep up to 4 guests while the Caboose Cabin can sleep up to 6 people. As its name would suggest, Fireside Resort fills with cozy fireplaces for unwinding after a long day of hitting the slopes in Jackson Hole.
Lording over 4,200 acres, Blackberry Farm finds a home in Walland, Tennessee in the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills. While the hidden treasure boasts historic rooms, estate rooms and suites for overnight stays, we can’t help but want to cozy up in one of the cottages on site. The Hill Cottages outfit with a fireplace, a living room, outdoor screen porch and oversized soaking tub. The Farmstead Cottage on the other hand sits on a wooded hillside. Accented by details like handcrafted upholstery, antiques and wood burning fireplaces, the cabin also features a glass enclosed living porch with a wooden swing and fireplace.
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