11 cool log cabins to inspire your inner Thoreau

Large wood cabin in Cascade, ID with a wrap around porch
the snowy exterior of a log cabin in Durango, CO

Log cabins are certainly having a moment these days. In an increasingly hectic, hyper-connected world, log cabins represent a return to simpler times. They’re an invitation to slow down, commune with nature, and devote time to the most important people in your life—or to that half-finished personal essay you’ve been working on for months.

If you’re in need of a quiet, relaxing vacation, a stay in a log cabin might be the solution. Check out some of our favorite log cabin vacation rentals below for guaranteed stress relief.

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Under the Trees - Camp Connell, CA

Escape to the forest and find everything you need in this picturesque California A-frame. This spacious stay is dog-friendly and features a hot tub, fireplace, deck, firepit, and hammock, for stargazing and swinging the day away.

Tanglewood Farms: Will's Cabin – Fredericksburg, TX

This vacation rental combines the charm of a rustic Texas log cabin with the comfort and elegance of relaxing features and period antiques. Guests will immediately feel at home as they approach the large breezeway porch of this home, which is shared with the neighboring Bear Cabin, which is also available to be rented.

Pinery on the Sandy River - Brightwood, OR

The very image of cabin cozy, this forested home boasts a combination of gorgeous craftsmanship and style, with its overhead walkway and welcoming fireplace. Take a deep breath of Oregon pine as you unwind along the banks of the Sandy River.

Zoe’s Log Cabin – Brightwood, OR

Find your happy place at this historic and serene log cabin, which sits on the forested bank of the Sandy River. Spend quiet days listening to the soothing sounds of the water flowing north to join the Columbia River, and at night, relax around the outdoor firepit.

Mills Ranch - Woodland Park, CO

It’s hard to beat mountain range views from the comfort of a hot tub. This sprawling Colorado log cabin offers an indulgence of luxury in the privacy of the woods, with a wood-burning fireplace, deck, and hot tub.

Rustic wood style vacation home in Pigeon Forge, TN

Smoky Mountain Tiny Home - Pigeon Forge, TN

Certainly the tiniest cabin on the list, this petite retreat gives you a quiet corner of the Smoky Mountains to yourself, without giving up any amenities. Snuggle into the Appalachians and enjoy a fireplace, hot tub, and patio, with a fire pit for marshmallow roasting.

Mavooshen Coastal Retreat - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Get a taste of the Northeast in this historic cabin with modern updates. With subtle nautical touches, this log cabin offers its own private beach, spacious deck, charming kitchen, and wood-burning fireplace.

Conger Island - Eagle River, WI

Imagine sunset on the water, waves lapping against the dock, and a few stars appearing before you turn in for bed. Your daydream awaits you at this lake house along Eagle River, with waterfront views, a private dock, fireplace, patio, and plenty of room.

Kendall Place - Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Open spaces, expansive views, and tall pines are waiting at this Pacific Northwest log cabin. Spend the afternoon in mountain air with board games on the deck, or a long night of foosball competitions after dinner in this family-friendly A-frame.

High Mountain Dream - Gatlinburg, TN

Indulge in a lodge of pure luxury for your getaway to the woods. Nestled into the Smoky Mountains, this log cabin spans mountain views with skiing venues close by, along with a fireplace, grill, deck, and shared swimming pool.

The Great Moose Cabin - Greenville, ME

Find inspiration and unsurpassed views of Big Moose Mountain in this roomy Maine oasis. Light a crackling fire in the fireplace, savor the splendor of the chef’s kitchen, or kick your vacation up a notch in the exercise room; whatever way vacationing suits you best.