If you’re looking for comfort and a quiet place to relax on a getaway, then cabin vacations are the way to go. Cabins not only offer far more space than a crammed hotel room, but they also give you the opportunity to separate yourself from the rest of the crowd and feel more like a local at your destination.
While there are many great cabin vacation destinations all over the United States, the following are considered some of the best, in no particular order.
1. The Rocky Mountains, Colorado
If you love skiing and snow-covered peaks, then staying in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains is one great choice for you. Several cities in the mountains offer cabin vacations, including Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Florissant, and Estes Park.
2. Lake Michigan
Along the Western coast of Michigan are over 200 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, and plenty of beach cabins to enjoy it from. Check for cabin rentals in Manistee, Silver Lake, Grand Haven, Frankfort and other beach towns for your opportunity to enjoy the sand and shore.
3. Pennsylvania Dutch Country
There is nothing like the peace and quiet of cabin vacations in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Lancaster County has plenty to offer in the way of sights like covered bridges and experiences in Amish markets and farms. Some of the best cabins can be found in Gettysburg, Elizabethtown, Mifflintown, Columbia and Intercourse.
4. Lake Tahoe, California
Many lists of cabin vacations always include the Lake Tahoe area, which includes both California and Nevada. This location is great any time of year. You can enjoy water activities in the summer and a beautiful stroll along the shore in the winter.
5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
A stay in one of the beautiful cabins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee puts you right on the cusp of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a hike to view wildlife, fish in one of the many lakes and streams, and explore the beautiful waterfalls.
6. Ozark Mountains, Missouri
Known as “The Ozarks” by locals, a trip to southwestern Missouri means great entertainment, lake fun and exploring nature. The most popular destination for a cabin vacation in the area is Branson, but other great spots include Table Rock Lake and Lake of the Ozarks.
7. Asheville, North Carolina
Listed as one of the top 100 cities to live in by Relocate-America in 2007, 2008 and 2010, Asheville, North Carolina is a prime cabin vacation destination. The view is picturesque, to say the least, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy.
8. North Georgia Mountains
Northern Georgia boasts being the site of the first U.S. gold rush and the first home of Native Americans, not to mention a great place to stay for cabin vacations. Check out destinations like Blue Ridge, Ellijay and Helen.
9. Mount Rainier, Washington
Mount Rainier is an active composite volcano 54 miles southeast of Seattle. A cabin vacation here gives you the opportunity to enjoy both the outdoors and Seattle’s city life.
10. Big Bear Lake, California
Located two hours east of Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake offers great cabin vacations in Southern California. Enjoy skiing and other snow sports in the winter and great lake activities in the summer.
Whatever cabin vacation destination you choose, you’re sure to find yourself fully relaxed and enjoying the hiatus from the stresses of everyday life. Not to mention, staying in a vacation rental is sure to save you money, leaving room in your budget to enjoy more activities and entertainment.