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Whether you’re dreaming of a vacation in the beautiful Berkshires with its spectacular natural scenery and Norman Rockwell charms, a retreat that will put you near the sea or something in between, there are a wealth of rentals in Massachusetts to choose from. A cabin just seems to offer a special ambiance with charms that create an experience, rather than just a “stay.” These picks offer that along with the chance to immerse yourself in nature and forget about the rest of the world for a while.
The Dogtown Cabin is child and pet-friendly, located on a farm with friendly miniature horses. It’s surrounded by nearly 2,500 acres of protected woodlands and miles of trails, yet it’s just 10 minutes on foot to downtown Rockport on the Cape Ann peninsula with its soft, sandy beaches. Spacious and cozy, it accommodates five in two bedrooms and includes all the necessities like a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and even a washer/dryer.
Tucked into the woods for a quiet, peaceful setting on Wings Neck, a peninsula that juts out into Buzzards Bay on the south side of the Cape Cod Canal, a stay here provides access to private beaches, including one for swimming and floating. The host notes that it feels like “being in a treehouse” with lots of windows bringing the woods and natural light in. It accommodates as many as 10 guests in three bedrooms, with an open kitchen, toys for the kids, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
This luxurious cabin is a new Katahdin cedar log home on 7.6 acres that comes with a serene view and the peaceful sounds of Pelham brook while being just minutes from Berkshire east ski resort for skiing, as well as warm-weather activities like hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and tubing Deerfield river which sits at the end of the road. Sleeping up to eight guests in three bedrooms, large windows overlook the creek, and you’ll have a cozy wood-burning stove along with all the essentials.
Located in the Berkshires, this beautiful four-bedroom log cabin sits on two secluded acres and makes an ideal base for hiking in Beartown State Forest, swimming and kayaking at nearby Lake Garfield in the warmer months, or for a ski getaway in the winter. Either way, you’ll appreciate having an outdoor hot tub to come back to along with two fireplaces. It also has a screened-in porch, a fabulous kitchen and an oversized gas grill for outdoor cookouts. There’s a fire pit for marshmallow roasting too.
Offering the quintessential log cabin stay at a bargain price for the location, this rental is right across from a cranberry bog and walking trails just minutes from historic Plymouth, beaches and the Cape. It sits on an acre of private, wooded property, with hospitable hosts who will welcome you with fresh-baked cranberry bread and provide breakfast fixings for every day of your stay. Sleeping up to six in two bedrooms, it has a large flat-screen TV with free Internet streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime along with a Keurig Instant Coffee machine with complimentary K-Cups. There’s also a large, raised outdoor deck with a gas BBQ.
This classic cabin in the woods getaway is the perfect spot to enjoy seclusion and tranquility, a place where you might not see another person throughout your stay unless you want to. It’s close to skiing, including Butternut Ski Mountain which is just a 5-minute drive away, and the usual summertime activities so that you’ll have plenty of things to do nearby. Or, simply enjoy the relaxation that comes complete with a deck overlooking a babbling brook that will peacefully lull you to sleep each night. It includes two bedrooms plus a king loft, sleeping up to six, along with a large wood-burning fireplace, a full professional kitchen, and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub.
Just a few miles from Berkshire East Ski Resort, this four-bedroom log cabin comfortably sleeps up to 12, ideal for a large family or those who want to bring along extended family and friends. It has an open floor plan with high ceilings in the main living area along with a fully finished basement where the kids can play video games, multiple board games, or with the toys. The upstairs loft has a wall of windows that look out toward the mountains, and as the cabin faces west, you’ll be able to watch the sunsets over the mountains too. The highlight has to be the hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day out skiing or any other activities.
Look forward to spectacular sunset and Mount Gridlock views with a stay at the Mohawk Cabin. A studio space for two, you’ll be able to wake up to that view right from your window, enjoy hiking a private trail, napping in a hammock, cookouts on the grill, and making S’mores around the fire. It includes a picnic table and bistro table for outdoor dining as well. Plus, breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in a picnic basket available at the Wigwam store or can be delivered right to the cabin.
This romantic getaway for two offers lots of privacy, tucked behind a small orchard, with an outdoor shower and a flowing stream. A small, Deco-era building that’s been updated with modern conveniences, it includes a comfy queen-sized bed while the outdoor space includes a table for two that’s ideal for enjoying the sights and sounds of the brook with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. There’s also a fire pit with firewood supplied, ideal for cozying up to under the stars. You’ll have a charcoal grill, as well as a microwave, sink, and mini-fridge too.
Located near Ashmere Lake, this cabin is surrounded by opportunities for outdoor recreation and more. You’ll be close to whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River, wine tasting, botanical gardens, and Catamount Aerial Adventure Park while being able to come back to a peaceful, quiet setting. The cabin sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and includes a grill for cookouts, board games, and access to a private, shared beach that’s ideal for refreshing summer dips. A kitchen, Wi-Fi and TV are included too.
This cozy one-room cabin is nestled in the woods on a family homestead providing a peaceful spot to enjoy nature. The artist hosts have created a space that’s also a gallery, and it comes complete with a queen-size bed, mini-fridge, and electric kettle with water provided. Steps away you’ll have access to a clean outhouse and an outdoor hot shower located on the side of the main house with an indoor shower to use during the chillier months. There are two hammocks, an outdoor picnic table, and a fire pit, and with a Coleman camping stove, pots and pans, supplied, you can make some of your own meals too.
This two-bedroom cabin for up to five was originally built in the early 1900s. It’s been owned and maintained by the same family for over 50 years and includes a huge stone fireplace and soaring ceilings that provide an extra-space feel. Both bedrooms have their own bath and one even includes its original claw-footed tub. You’ll have modern conveniences too, like a big-screen TV, Wi-Fi and a full kitchen. Look forward to relaxing on the wide porch, sipping coffee or cocktails with a view of the pond and mountains, as well as hiking the ridge behind the cabin that leads into the protected state forests of the Mount Greylock reservation.