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The Most Beautiful Cabin in Every State

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Sure, you can stay in a hotel while traveling — there might even be free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast. But to unplug from the digital grind, or to reconnect with family, a partner, or the natural world, there is no substitute for a cozy cabin. Especially these days, cabins are great for keeping your distance from others, and many offer amenities far beyond gorgeous surroundings. Here are some of the most breathtaking places to unplug across the country.

Andrew Lisa contributed to this story.

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Crane Hill, Alabama
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Alabama: Crane Hill

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Four-bedroom Cody Cabin on Smith Lake is close to Birmingham, but it feels a million miles away. The natural smell of knotty pine wafts throughout this Adirondack-style log cabin that sleeps 12, plus there’s a real wood fireplace and lake views. One reviewer calls it the "perfect getaway."

Alaska: Seward
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Alaska: Seward

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A-frame cabins can be a throwback, but this one is a modern masterpiece. It sleeps up to six and looks out on mountain-lined Resurrection Bay. Soaring windows, a modern kitchenette, a luxe living area, and an eye-popping double shower and tub all provide a posh place to unwind after exploring the Alaskan wilderness.

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Strawberry, Arizona
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Arizona: Strawberry

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New as of 2009, this 2,000-square-foot mega-cabin for eight is perched atop a massive cliff in the Arizona wilderness. It comes fully stocked and equipped with Wi-Fi and TV, but the real draw is the 800 square feet of deck space. The boundless views of Strawberry Mountain aren't bad, either.

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Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas
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Arkansas: Lake Dardanelle

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This cabin just off the Arkansas River earns near-perfect reviews from visitors. Four people can sleep in this cozy hideaway, which is so secluded that the nearest paved road is 3 miles off. Bring the dog — the place is equipped with a 20-by-20-foot pen so animals can join in the fun.

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Trinidad, California
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California: Trinidad

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Located high atop California's scenic Trinidad Bluffs is a cabin for two with an ocean view that could challenge any in a state known for its postcard views of the Pacific. Ambient light and road noise are nonexistent, but migratory whale sightings, redwood trees, and wild berries are plentiful.

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Colorado: Black Hawk
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Colorado: Black Hawk

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This brand-new cabin outside Boulder is almost as beautiful as the wilderness that surrounds it. It sleeps four and has a hot tub, fire pit, two gas fireplaces, and the latest in entertainment, including not one but two Xbox consoles and Sonos speakers. As one reviewer says, “Only negative I can think of is I didn’t stay long enough.”

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Granby, Connecticut
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Connecticut: Granby

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A stay at the "lovely" and "quaint" Windy Top means traveling back in time. The 1930s cottage has an English country-house feel, aided by the lack of TV (though there's Wi-Fi) and a library of old books and magazines. Some of the state’s loveliest waterfalls are nearby.

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Delaware: Bethany Beach
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Delaware: Bethany Beach

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This adorable shingled beach cottage that sleeps up to eight has a rustic, cabin-like feel on the outside, but it’s light and airy on the inside. Plus, it’s just half a block from Delaware’s most famous stretch of sand. The screened-in porch and backyard pergola are exactly where you’ll want to enjoy the sea breeze each evening.

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Florida: Grayton Beach
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Florida: Grayton Beach

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This historic rental with exposed beams and a tin roof is the very picture of vintage Florida. With space for up to five guests, it has a large screened-in porch and the coziest family room you’ve ever seen. Though it’s tucked away in the palms and ferns, it’s still a short walk to “the world’s most beautiful beach.”

Georgia: Trion
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Georgia: Trion

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Solitude awaits at this hand-hewn 2,300-square-foot cabin in northwest Georgia’s Appalachian mountains. It sleeps up to six and was once even featured in a commercial for VRBO. Highlights include a pool, a hot tub, a gaming room with gaming chairs, a cast-iron stove, and a sparkling, fully equipped kitchen.

Hawaii: Pahoa
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Hawaii: Pahoa

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Couples can find a little piece of Bali on Hawaii’s Puna Coast at this hand-built cottage for two. Though picturesque on the inside, you might not want to leave the hot tub, tucked under a cedar pergola in a lush, private garden. The beach is right across the street. As one reviewer raves, “Absolute paradise sums it up.”

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Idaho: Cascade
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Idaho: Cascade

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There’s nothing left of the ’70s in this fully updated A-frame on Lake Cascade. Framed by mountains and towering pines, the modern space for up to eight guests has a movie-ready rec room, a loft with bunk beds, a modern kitchen, and walls of windows everywhere you look.

Carbondale, Illinois
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Illinois: Carbondale

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Words such as "quaint" and "cozy" might come to mind when you think of cabins, but that's underselling this three-floor, 2,700-square-foot cabin with four bedrooms, plus and a game room with a pool table and vintage pinball machines. The real kicker is the private pond and beach out back.

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Indiana: Henryville
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Indiana: Henryville

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This getaway for up to 13 in Southern Indiana is billed “isolation paradise,” which sounds pretty good right about now. The undisputed highlight is a double-decker deck with a fire pit, hot tub, and views of the woods. Inside, curl up on one of the leather couches by the stone fireplace and savor some social distancing in style.

Ossian, Iowa
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Iowa: Ossian

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This 2,300-square-foot log cabin is a blend of rustic and modern. This enormous beauty is a fortress of timbers and stone with modern luxury inside and a splendid deck with a fire pit area; a 3-acre stocked pond for catch-and-release fishing and small beach; and plenty of visiting wildlife.

Kansas: Junction City
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Kansas: Junction City

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Ever wanted to go off grid? You have your chance at this central Kansas cabin for up to five. Generators provide power, so you won’t be roughing it too much, but “there won’t be another soul in sight unless you want them there.” Enjoy the 4-acre pond, trampoline, swing set, and deck with a lovely view, then unwind inside by the fire.

Mackville, Kentucky
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Kentucky: Mackville

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Luxury and space are the name of the game in this extraordinary 7,775-square-foot log lodge. The great room alone has two stone fireplaces. The second floor boasts a balcony and gaming area, and the central features outside are a 5-acre pond, portico, and a log porch swing.

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Louisiana: New Iberia
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Louisiana: New Iberia

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This cabin on Bayou Petite Anse is as authentically Louisiana as it gets. Take a kayak for a float right from the back of the cabin, which has its own boat dock and launch, or just watch for wildlife including gators and wood ducks from the deck. Inside, one of the bedrooms is even Tabasco-themed in honor of the nearby hot-sauce factory.

Maine: Walpole
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Maine: Walpole

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This charming shingled cottage for four right on Maine’s Damariscotta River looks like a scene from a New England postcard. Row boats are available for exploring the wharf, where you can see local fishermen hauling in the day’s catch. Reviewers even say you may get a visit from some seals.

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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Maryland: Boonsboro

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Although it's a broad, sturdy, imposing structure, Mountain Myst is lost easily among the backdrop of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Massive windows drench the cavernous rooms inside with natural sunlight, and a stone fireplace sets the mood.

Massachusetts: Northfield
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Massachusetts: Northfield

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Eclectic and cozy, this cabin in lush north-central Massachusetts has a loved and lived-in feel, plus a screened-in porch you may never want to leave. A hammock and Adirondack chairs beckon in the gorgeous wooded yard, and there are state parks with lots of hiking trails close by.

Michigan: New Buffalo
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Michigan: New Buffalo

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Up to 14 people can enjoy total privacy in this 3,000-square-foot cabin on a scenic, wooded stretch of the Galien River. A massive deck with a hot tub beckons outside, while the family room has soaring ceilings, skylights, and a tall stone fireplace.

Minnesota: South Haven
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Minnesota: South Haven

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This picturesque stone cottage perched just 6 feet from Lake Sylvia can be a warm refuge in frigid Minnesota. In winter, there's skiing and tubing; summer makes it especially nice to wake with the sunrise in the room overlooking the water.

Sardis, Mississippi
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Mississippi: Sardis

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Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are spread across three levels in this charming Swiss chalet for six. It has a balcony, porch, and a massive deck offering plenty of ways to take in the surrounding Mississippi woods.

Missouri: Ridgedale
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Missouri: Ridgedale

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Rustic, knotholed wood wraps the interior of this homey but up-to-date beauty for up to 10 guests. A six-person saltwater hot tub is the crown jewel, but don't look past the outdoor fireplace, comfy furniture, massive windows, and views of the surrounding natural beauty. Branson is just minutes away, too.

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Montana: Bozeman
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Montana: Bozeman

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Nurture your inner history nerd with a stay at this fully restored 150-year-old cabin on a small ranch near Bozeman. There’s a pond, old windmill, and mountain views right outside the door. The charming interior is everything you want a cabin to be, down to the quilt on the bed and the old trunk repurposed as a coffee table.

Nebraska: Wahoo
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Nebraska: Wahoo

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This luxury cabin for up to 12 overlooking Lake Wanahoo is on four landscaped acres that include a teepee and water views. Inside, the modern interior is rustic chic, with plenty of wood and stone, plus built-in bunks for the kids and a family and game room where little ones go wild while the grown-ups are talking upstairs.

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Nevada: Incline Village
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Nevada: Incline Village

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Leave it to Lake Tahoe to give us this swanky A-frame for eight people. The gleaming interior is the very definition of “rustic modern,” with a lovely stone fireplace, cozy leather couch, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. There’s a hot tub on the deck, and watersports and skiing are just minutes away.

New Hampshire: Enfield
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New Hampshire: Enfield

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This immaculate lakefront cabin for up to six people looks like it could be on HGTV, but you might not spend much time inside. It’s perched on a gorgeous lake, complete with its own Adirondack chairs on a private dock, and there is world-class hiking nearby. A large screened-in porch is an ideal place for dinner on a summer evening.

New Jersey: Great Meadows
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New Jersey: Great Meadows

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Bring the whole family to this 3,000-square-foot retreat on a private pond near skiing and a state forest. It has massive windows, soaring beams, a huge stone fireplace, and a modern kitchen for cooking up your favorite meals. There’s a game room, too. Explore the water with a paddle boat and enjoy the solitude — there are no neighbors.

Chimayo, New Mexico
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New Mexico: Chimayo

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The cabin on Paradise Pond is situated on eight acres of pristine New Mexico wilderness. The water rights agreements that keep the pond directly in front of this rental flowing date to the 17th century — before America was a country. Fortress-style adobe walls and Southwestern decor make for an instant New Mexico classic.

New York: Great Valley
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New York: Great Valley

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This picture-perfect charmer on 100 acres in western New York feels very far indeed from any East Coast hustle and bustle. It sleeps up to four and overlooks a private pond, which you can gaze at from a rocker on the porch. The warm interior includes a full kitchen and a cozy sleeping loft.

Andrews, North Carolina
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North Carolina: Andrews

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This creekfront cabin is more than a football field's length from the closest neighbor, and the hot tub and private deck are the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the sound of the rushing mountain creek. Bathed in sunlight, the interior's cathedral ceilings make for a vast, open, and warm space that can be warmed with the stone fireplace when it’s chilly.

Medina, North Dakota
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North Dakota: Medina

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Want to live for a night like the pioneers who pulled up stakes and headed west to populate the frontier? That's exactly what you'll get at Campfire Cabin, which is so isolated on the North Dakota prairie that you'll expect a wagon train to trundle by at any moment. It sleeps up to five guests.

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Ohio: Blue Creek
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Ohio: Blue Creek

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Turn back the clock in this cabin dating set on a scenic 150-acre farm in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country. Built in 1820, it accommodates up to six and combines rustic charm with modern comforts like a full-size kitchen and air conditioning. There’s also a stone cooking fireplace and a rope bed for those who prefer a more authentic experience.

Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma: Broken Bow

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The cabin for two known as the Birdhouse is so luxurious and refined that it's surprising the amenities don't detract much from the raw, natural ambiance of a traditional cabin. Bells and whistles include an outdoor fireplace, four-person hot tub, and a cook’s kitchen.

Oregon: Welches
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Oregon: Welches

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This little green cabin for four is postcard perfect, and so is its waterfront setting on the sparkling Salmon River. Cheerful red trim and a wood-burning stove help make the interior almost impossibly cozy, but it might be hard to tear yourself away from the porch and its lovely nature views. Bring the pups — this is a dog-friendly property.

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Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg
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Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg

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How’s this for unique? Inspired by Western fire towers, this chalet-style cabin allows for commanding views of 70 forested acres from its wraparound deck. There’s also a fire pit and stone patio. Inside, everything is shiny and new, including the full-size kitchen. Knoebels amusement park is only 9 miles away.

Rhode Island: Portsmouth
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Rhode Island: Portsmouth

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Enjoy the river views from Little Rhody’s version of a cabin, the waterfront cottage. This one sleeps up to six and has a light, airy interior that’s been fully updated. It has a grassy yard and kid-friendly bunk beds, and it’s just minutes to Newport and its famous mansions.

South Carolina: Cleveland
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South Carolina: Cleveland

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This dazzling little cabin for four is tucked away in the mountains near the North Carolina border. Outside, listen to the babbling water on the creekside deck or roast some marshmallows in the front yard. Inside, enjoy the cozy cottage feel and sleeping loft ideal for kiddos.

South Dakota: Custer
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South Dakota: Custer

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The canyonside setting of this lodge-pole cabin for up to six people is nothing short of spectacular, and so are the starry skies at night. Inside, the stone fireplace and soaring beams make this a cozy place to rest, but you might have trouble tearing yourself away from the hot tub, deck, and expansive views outside.

Sevierville, Tennessee
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Tennessee: Sevierville

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Known as Hapey Place, this cabin for four is fairly small at just 820 square feet. However, its mountain views are giant. Watching the sun rise from the porch rockers or soaking in the hot tub at night might make you forget you’re minutes away from touristy Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Utopia, Texas
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Texas: Utopia

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It's secluded, private, and tiny, and the unfinished porch timbers at Four Sisters Ranch Cabin signal that you've wandered off the beaten path. The passers-by at this ranch cabin for four might include deer, turkey, hummingbirds, fireflies, and wild hogs.

Escalante, Utah
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Utah: Escalante

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The Old Bailey Place, available for two guests, was built circa 1890, but renovated in 2017 without losing its classic pioneer cabin's charm. The plumbing, wiring, and foundation are all new, but the furniture is handmade and the mountain views are as magnificent as they would have been for the earliest settlers.

Vermont: Granville
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Vermont: Granville

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You’ll find this modern getaway for up to four guests on 10 acres in the Green Mountains. You’ll be minutes from skiing, hiking, swimming, and shopping, but with a hot tub, fire pit, and hundreds of movies at your disposal, you might not want to leave.

Virginia: Rye Valley
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Virginia: Rye Valley

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If most cabins are too old-fashioned for you, you’ll definitely want to check out this contemporary hideaway for two near the Appalachian Trail. It sits on 65 acres and boasts a river rock shower for two, a handcrafted king-size bed, stainless steel appliances, and even a live moss roof.

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Washington: Big Lake

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The owner recommends guests bring fishing poles to this hideaway on a private pond for up to four guests. Stunning in all seasons, the clear sky above reveals a dense patchwork of stars; the six acres include a fire pit and horseshoes; and visits from deer and other wildlife are not uncommon.

West Virginia: Lost River
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West Virginia: Lost River

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If you can’t resist a porch with misty mountain views, this modern cabin that sleeps six will be your personal paradise. There are two wood-burning fireplaces, and the open floor plan offers plenty of space for family get-togethers. Also on the property: a private yoga studio.

Wisconsin: De Sotto
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Wisconsin: De Soto

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Near the Mississippi River is this secluded poster child for log cabins everywhere that sleeps up to eight people. It’s complemented by a fire pit, hot tub, brook, and easy access to boating, fishing, and birdwatching.

Wyoming: Shell
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Wyoming: Shell

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If an old schoolhouse and a cabin had a baby, the result would be this stunning structure with expansive prairie views. It sleeps up to eight and fuses the old (historic bell) with the new (inflatable hot tub) in a uniquely Western way.

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