Most Beautiful Cabin in Every State

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CABIN FEVER

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, reconnect with family, a partner, friends, kids, yourself, or the natural world, there is no substitute for a cozy, old-world cabin. No matter where you are in the country, there's a cabin ranging from bare-bones shelter to luxurious lodges, and often for less than the price of a room in a motel. (And don't panic: Many of these rustic retreats also come with high-speed Internet.)

Crane Hill, Alabama
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ALABAMA: CRANE HILL

Cody Cabin on Smith Lake is close to Birmingham, but it feels a million miles away. The natural smell of knotty pine wafts throughout the Adirondack-style log cabin, which comes with a real wood fireplace and lake views. One reviewer called it the "perfect getaway."
Talkeetna, Alaska
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ALASKA: TALKEETNA

Billed on Airbnb as an "awesome cabin in the best city in Alaska," this property got five stars out of five in every review category. An oil burner provides primary heat, and a wood-burning stove can add extra warmth -- it gets cold in Alaska. It's a perfect place to spot a moose or catch the Northern Lights.
Strawberry, Arizona
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ARIZONA: STRAWBERRY

New as of 2009, this 2,000-square-foot mega-cabin 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.
Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas
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ARKANSAS: LAKE DARDANELLE

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 three miles off. Bring the dog -- the place is equipped with a 20-foot by 20-foot pen so animals can join in the fun.
Trinidad, California
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CALIFORNIA: TRINIDAD

Located high atop California's scenic Trinidad Bluffs is a cabin with an ocean view that could challenge any in the state, despite California being known for postcard views of the Pacific. Ambient light and road noise are nonexistent, but migratory whale sightings, redwood trees, and all the wild berries are plentiful.
Beulah Valley, Colorado
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COLORADO: BEULAH VALLEY

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Dancing Bears Cabin is the quintessential Colorado getaway. The simple natural wood exterior and folksy touches mask a bit of luxury -- there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, granite countertops, and oak cabinetry.
Granby, Connecticut
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CONNECTICUT: GRANBY

A stay at the "lovely" and "quaint" Windy Top Cabin means traveling back in time. The 1930s cottage, built of stone by a businessman for the servants who vacationed with him, 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. Views around the cabin are stunning.

Rockland, Delaware
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DELAWARE: ROCKLAND

This stone cottage is fully renovated but appears frozen in a simpler time on a small family farm in Rockland. This hideaway sleeps up to eight, and feels isolated and remote though it is actually less than a half-hour from the Philadelphia airport.
Wellborn, Florida
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FLORIDA: WELLBORN

Located 40 feet from Bethea Lake, this log cabin is peaceful, relaxing -- and crowded. You won't see many people, but deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, ducks, waterfowl are all regular visitors to the lake. (Alligators stop by too.) "Nature at its best," raved one reviewer.

Blue Ridge, Georgia
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GEORGIA: BLUE RIDGE

Black Bear Cabin is in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area. Uneven elevation creates a beautiful sense of depth, with half the cabin secured to land and the other half perched on stilts. Nestled in the woods, the cabin boasts plenty of ways to make memories: There are treetop views, a pool table, hot tub, and outdoor fire pit.
Hauula, Hawaii
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HAWAII: HAUULA

You might think beachfront property in Hawaii is unaffordable, but this cozy cottage is just $135 a night, year-round. One visitor recalled snorkeling with sea turtles, fish, and other marine life in the clear, blue water.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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IDAHO: COEUR D'ALENE

For a cabin feel without having to rough it, Lakeview Heights has all the amenities of the average modern home. There's nothing average about the surroundings, though. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow stunning views of the Coeur d'Alene resort, including a view of the golf course's famous floating green.
Carbondale, Illinois
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ILLINOIS: CARBONDALE

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 (and a game room with a pool table and vintage pinball machines). The real kicker is the private pond and beach out back.
Freetown, Indiana
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INDIANA: FREETOWN

In Hoosier National Forest you'll find the ultimate in peaceful seclusion -- as well as one of the choicest cabins in Indiana. The surrounding property includes five private acres of hikeable property. Inside there's a wood-burning fireplace and natural timber interior that never lets you forget you're in a cabin.
Ossian, Iowa
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IOWA: OSSIAN

This massive, 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.
Hoxie, Kansas
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KANSAS: HOXIE

Tranquil, peaceful, and spacious, Cressler Creek Log Cabin is nearly a mile and a half from the nearest highway. It's remote, but packed with plenty to do, including a game room, pool table, and horseshoe pit. One reviewer summed it up simply by saying, "What a wonderful place to go for a relaxing evening."
Mackville, Kentucky
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KENTUCKY: MACKVILLE

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.
Arnaudville, Louisiana
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LOUISIANA: ARNAUDVILLE

The Cajun Cabin is technically a tiny house, but it oozes classic cabin ambience, and the rugged, swampy bayou wilderness surrounding it locks in the atmosphere. "This tiny cabin had all the extras you didn't know you wanted or needed, plus more," a reviewer said.
Oquossoc, Maine
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MAINE: OQUOSSOC

A flatscreen TV and premium satellite package are part of the deal with this four-bedroom cabin -- but they're inside a bona fide, old-world Maine log home with a private dock, rowboat and canoe, and lakeside dining.
Boonsboro, Maryland
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MARYLAND: BOONSBORO

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.
Egremont, Massachusetts
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MASSACHUSETTS: EGREMONT

This stunning cabin on 10 private acres boasts too many high-end amenities to name. Among the finest is a massive billiards room with an antique pool table, a bar, poker and blackjack tables, and foosball. There's also a movie theater with 12 leather lounge recliners.
Coloma, Michigan
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MICHIGAN: COLOMA

Big but cozy, this cabin is fun throughout thanks to interesting decor and a curious assortment of tchotchkes -- such as the impressive collection of cowboy boots serving as scattered decorations -- and is surrounded by 15 private acres, near a 60-acre lake.
South Haven, Minnesota
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MINNESOTA: SOUTH HAVEN

This 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

Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are spread across three levels in this charming Swiss chalet, with a balcony, porch, and a massive deck offering plenty of ways to take in the surrounding Mississippi woods.
Ridgedale, Missouri
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MISSOURI: RIDGEDALE

Rustic, knotholed wood wraps the interior of this warm and homey but up-to-date beauty. A six-person saltwater hot tub is the crown jewel amenity, but don't look past the outdoor fireplace, comfy furniture, massive windows, and endless views of the surrounding natural beauty outside.
Plains, Montana
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MONTANA: PLAINS

The Riverfront Cottage is a 1,200-square-foot oasis on the banks of the Clark Fork River. A fire pit, upper balcony, and a welcoming patio are just part of the reason visitors keep booking extra nights. The beach and boat ramp are just a quarter-mile away.
Salem, Nebraska
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NEBRASKA: SALEM

This creekside cabin is so secluded that a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed just to reach the place. Wood heat is complemented by central air. The nearby 8-foot-deep creek is packed with fish, and the surrounding land provides ample game for hunters, who can stalk the land for deer and turkey in season.
South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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NEVADA: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

The hand-crafted copper front door of this knotty pine cabin, built in the traditional Tahoe style, signals there will be special touches in this comfortable cabin, including its hot tub and massive leather couches. A well-stocked galley-style kitchen and breakfast bar complement the cabin's creature comforts, and nap-inducing Adirondack chairs will keep visitors comfortable on the front porch.

Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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NEW HAMPSHIRE: BETHLEHEM

Although it's listed as an "apartment," this oasis in the woods is a cabin through and through. The Ammonoosuc River is close by, as is Forest Lake State Park. Modern trappings such as a washer and dryer give the comfort of home, but the fireplace and rugged interior let you know you're in the wilderness.
Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey
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NEW JERSEY: CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE

In the Garden State beach town of Cape May Courthouse lies a tiny Amish-built cabin that looks like a pinhead nestled among a full 32 acres of lakeside. The owners of this eco-cabin with no running water, TV, or Wi-Fi seek renters "looking for peace and quiet and a reconnection with nature" -- and they can can glimpse migratory birds passing over the southernmost tip of the Jersey Shore.
Chimayo, New Mexico
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NEW MEXICO: CHIMAYO

The cabin on Paradise Pond is situated among 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.
Prattsburgh, New York
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NEW YORK: PRATTSBURGH

This small, rustic cabin is perched in the mountains, surrounded by wildlife and next to a small farm. You'll be close enough town to drive in, but remote enough to get the true deep woods experience. Enjoy the fireplace and the backyard lake, but don't expect your phone to get much reception.
Andrews, North Carolina
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NORTH CAROLINA: ANDREWS

This creek-front 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 -- which can be warmed with the stone fireplace.
Medina, North Dakota
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NORTH DAKOTA: MEDINA

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.
Blue Rock, Ohio
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OHIO: BLUE ROCK

You'll enjoy fishing in the fully stocked pond as much as you will lounging in the hammock at this secluded cabin packed with amenities. It's hidden deep in the woods, but a wood-burning fireplace, radiant floor heating, satellite TV, and a full kitchen will make you feel right at home.
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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OKLAHOMA: BROKEN BOW

The cabin known as the Birdhouse is so luxurious and refined that it's surprising the amenities -- among the biggest boutique hotel-style draws are the fire pit and four-person hot tub -- don't detract much from the raw, natural ambiance of a traditional cabin.
Neskowin, Oregon
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OREGON: NESKOWIN

Little surprise Green Flash Cabin was featured in Sunset Magazine: The one-bedroom retreat, new as of 2011, is the Great Northwest at its finest. Every room in the structure offers breathtaking views of the Oregon coast.
West Hickory, Pennsylvania
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PENNSYLVANIA: WEST HICKORY

The Marlun is a four-bedroom log structure with a stone chimney with indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a sprawling covered deck with views of the Allegheny River. There's a fire pit, enough grass to play any outdoor game, and the grounds are home to a turtle pond.
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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RHODE ISLAND: WAKEFIELD

Simple, quaint, and historic, The Steward's Cottage was once a childhood playhouse. Its relocation places it on a half-acre about 20 feet above a private shoreline beach.
Cleveland, South Carolina
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SOUTH CAROLINA: CLEVELAND

For a serene mountain getaway or home base when planning adventures in the hills, this minimalist river cabin will more than satisfy. Charming and spacious, it has a screened porch, a stone fire pit, and a hot tub by the river -- all useful for soothing tired souls or muscles.
Lead, South Dakota
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SOUTH DAKOTA: LEAD

On Terry Peak outside Deadwood, lies a convenient cabin that sleeps 10 people, boasts a deck for relaxing, and is near skiing, gaming, the site of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, and Spearfish Canyon with its three waterfalls. (And only an hour from Mount Rushmore.)
Sevierville, Tennessee
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TENNESSEE: SEVIERVILLE

Known as Hapey Place, this cabin is fairly small -- just 820 square feet. But its mountain views are giant. Watching the sun rise from the porch rockers or soaking in the hot tub at night might make visitors forget they're minutes away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Utopia, Texas
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TEXAS: UTOPIA

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, where the night sky is beautiful and the passers-by might include deer, turkey, hummingbirds, fireflies, and wild hogs
Escalante, Utah
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UTAH: ESCALANTE

The Old Bailey Place was built circa 1890, but renovated in 2017 without losing this 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.
Windham, Vermont
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VERMONT: WINDHAM

Upscale seclusion is the name of the game in this sleek, linear, modern incarnation of a cabin. It's bursting with modern amenities, stylish, and crisply lit by ubiquitous windows, but the in-bedroom stove and massive living room fireplace lend the ambience of a more traditional log home.
Marion, Virginia
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VIRGINIA: MARION

What appear to be a glass pyramid is a magnificent cabin with individually opening and closing windows lining its front. The interior is sleek and modern, but it works hard to retain a log cabin ambience; the giant fireplace helps. All those windows help see the vibrant trees and passing deer.
Big Lake, Washington
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WASHINGTON: BIG LAKE

The owner recommends guests bring fishing poles to this hideaway on a private pond. 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.
Dryfork, West Virginia
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WEST VIRGINIA: DRYFORK

The panoramic mountain views, hiking, and running stream on five acres vies for attention with the cabin itself, which is bright and open, with criss-crossing rafters that lend the space symmetry and beauty. A stone fireplace is part of the package, as is a sweet game room, and plentiful modern amenities.
De Sotto, Wisconsin
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WISCONSIN: DE SOTTO

Secluded by the Mississippi River is this poster child for log cabins everywhere complemented by a fire pit, hot tub, nearby brook, and easy access to boating, fishing, and birdwatching.
Cody, Wyoming
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WYOMING: CODY

It might not qualify as a cabin technically, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more traditionally Western experience. The cozy Sheepherders Wagon is a genuine slice of how real ranchers used to live. The good news is, you get a few modern perks -- a good mattress, bathroom, shower, and laundry access, and other trappings of post-pioneer society.

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