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20 Best Cabin Rentals in Nebraska

Known for its vast cornfields and peaceful atmosphere, many people find themselves passing through Nebraska on cross-country road trips. But whether you are just stopping over for the night or live here and are looking for a weekend trip, cabins are a fun option to consider. Airbnb and Vrbo offer cabins for rent that are sure to make your stay in Nebraska a unique and special one.

Here are the best cabin rentals in Nebraska!

The Covey, Steinauer Porch at the Covey
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The Covey, Steinauer

You’ll have 182 acres of paradise at your fingertips when you book this rental cabin on Vrbo. It’s a 408-square-foot cabin that sleeps seven people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The cabin is at Dana Farms at Mayberry and is a lovely place to be for hiking, fishing, birdwatching, and relaxing. It has a kitchen that overlooks a fishing lake, satellite TV, air conditioning, and heat. You’ll enjoy the private location of this cabin, but if you have a larger group, know that the host has a couple of other cabins in close proximity, too. Canoes are available for rent during your stay. Children are welcome here, but pets are not allowed.

Lakeview Leisure, Johnson Lake Umbrellas at Lakeview Leisure
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Lakeview Leisure, Johnson Lake

Big groups of up to 16 people can stay in this Nebraska cabin that’s newly renovated and close to the marina at Johnson Lake. It has four bedrooms, three baths, Wi-Fi, DISH TV, and water toys available to rent. It’s a spacious rental with a full kitchen and comfy outdoor seating. However, pets are not allowed here. There’s a marina bar and grill nearby for local dining, as well as a convenience store and another bar in the area. If you book this cabin in winter or early spring, you might just see some bald eagles!

Crofton Cabin with Tiki Hut & Water Views, Crofton Gather your loved ones and escape to the woods
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Crofton Cabin with Tiki Hut & Water Views, Crofton

Nine guests can book this Airbnb cabin rental and experience the quiet woods of Nebraska. The one-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental has a wood-burning stove, covered grilling station, and views of the lake. Bring your own boat to go out on the water, hike the nearby trails, or go for a swim. When you return to the cabin, you can soak in the hot tub and roast marshmallows around the fire pit or play a board game. The rental is well equipped with a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry machines, a tiki hut, and a driveway with parking for three vehicles. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the common space offers two queen-size beds, a double bed, and a single bed.  

Lakeside Retreat with Outdoor Recreation, Elwood Sunrise at Lakeside Retreat with Outdoor Recreation
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Lakeside Retreat with Outdoor Recreation, Elwood

Big groups also love this lakeside retreat that can accommodate 16 guests and features three private and two semi-private sleeping spaces. You’ll be close to the marina and restaurant here and also have great access to family activities, nice views, a fire pit, and a private balcony. The home has five bedrooms, 13 beds, and three baths to accommodate guests. It’s a great place for viewing bald eagles and also offers Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchen, and air conditioning.

See Sandhill Cranes from Cabin on the Platte, Wood River A unique cabin along the water for large groups
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See Sandhill Cranes from Cabin on the Platte, Wood River

Large groups of 12 or more people can stay in this unique cabin that is along the banks of the Platte River. The cabin is stocked with everything you need and offers excellent river access. There’s a fully furnished kitchen, a wood-burning stove in the living room, a charcoal grill outside, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and seasonal beach equipment. Kayaks and tubes are provided, too. The Airbnb host provides meal packages that include home-raised beef and farm-fresh eggs.

Grand Island/St. Paul Area Cabin on the Lake, Saint Paul View at Grand Island St. Paul Area Cabin
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Grand Island/St. Paul Area Cabin on the Lake, Saint Paul

Known as “The Oasis,” six people can stay in this cabin and be within 30 minutes of Grand Island. It’s a fun place to be for a vacation that involves wineries, kayaking, and fishing. The cabin is just off Highway 281 and between two lakes on a 2.9-acre lot. There are neighbors on both sides, but you’ll still have privacy here. It’s in the “Lake of the Woods” lake community, which has about 60 homes around the lake. Perks of staying here include a fully stocked kitchen, laundry machines, a Traeger smoker, cable TV, and air conditioning.

Peaceful Cabin on Water, Leshara Through the Trees - Peaceful Cabin on Water
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Peaceful Cabin on Water, Leshara

Here’s a studio-style cabin available on Airbnb for four people in Nebraska. It’s within 30 minutes of Omaha but still a quiet getaway spot that’s nestled in the woods. The Platte River is less than a half-mile away, so fishermen and birdwatchers love it here. The cabin is 900 square feet in size and is great for couples and families with two kids. There’s a kitchenette in the cabin and a gas grill onsite, too. This cabin is a guest house that is on the host’s 50+ acres of land, which means there’s plenty of room to roam around and see wildlife.

Wild Elm Cabin – One-Bedroom + Loft in Urban Forest, Lincoln A small and stylish space on a forested lot
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Wild Elm Cabin – One-Bedroom + Loft in Urban Forest, Lincoln

This 600-square-foot cabin is located in the center of town and on a forested acre lot. It has one bedroom and one bathroom to make up to four people feel right at home. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a double bed. You’ll be in Lincoln’s College View neighborhood and be close to everything while also having a peaceful escape to come home to. The bathroom is on the main level of the home, and the bedroom is upstairs. The cabin is on the same property as the host’s home, so you may see the resident family occasionally.

Country Getaway on 13 Acres, Ayr Rural Scene at Country Getaway
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Country Getaway on 13 Acres, Ayr

Up to five people can stay in this Nebraska cabin that has three bedrooms, four beds, and one bath. It’s on a homestead with native prairie grass and lots of trees. The host has a second home on this property that is also listed on Airbnb if you have a larger group. Camping is also available on the 13-acre plot of land, and pets are welcome here. The cabin has a TV and Wi-Fi, and it also features a full kitchen, a fire pit on the patio, and a hammock for taking naps. You’ll be in a 100+-year-old original homestead here and access the property with a keypad code. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed, two single beds, and a double bed.

Cabin Retreat in Nebraska's Hidden Paradise, Long Pine Crystal clear waterways at your doorstep
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Cabin Retreat in Nebraska's Hidden Paradise, Long Pine

With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this cabin is tucked away between spring-fed lakes and is a hidden gem. When you stay here, you can go tubing on the river, hike the Sandhills, fish for trout, and cycle the Cowboy Trail. Or just relax around the campfire on the property and roast marshmallows. The host provides four tubes with your rental for the river. From the cabin, it is a four-hour drive to Omaha and Lincoln.

Lakeside Cabin on Harlan County Reservoir, Harlan County Yard at Lakeside Cabin on Harlan County Reservoir
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Lakeside Cabin on Harlan County Reservoir, Harlan County

Spanning about 850 square feet, this cabin sleeps seven people and has two bedrooms and a bathroom. It’s along the north side of the Harlan County reservoir and comes with a full kitchen, air conditioning, a back deck, and a covered patio table in the backyard with a grill nearby. There is no Wi-Fi in the cabin, but cell phone coverage is good here. Enjoy some time in the yard with games and the fire pit. Fishing is available with easy lake access. The cabin is a favorite spot among hunters and fishermen, so come here for your next adventure.

Rustic Cottage Retreat, Kearney View of Rustic Cabin Retreat
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Rustic Cottage Retreat, Kearney

To be in a private setting on five acres but still close to town for convenience, consider this rustic cabin for rent on Vrbo. It has a full kitchen, bathroom, living room with wood fireplace, and bedroom. Other amenities offered inside the cabin include a mini fridge, futon, and TV. The cabin sleeps four people on a queen-size bed and bunk beds. The outdoor area has a small pond, creek, trail, and lots of trees. Kids enjoy the little fort nestled in the trees! There is a $50 pet fee to bring your pup along.

Turkey Tracks Cabin, Ravenna Live the farm lifestyle with wildlife and nature
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Turkey Tracks Cabin, Ravenna

You’ll feel right at home in this cabin that is steps from the South Loup River and close to fishing, birdwatching, and farm life. The cabin sleeps four guests and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It is situated on one acre of land, and the farm animals only access the area when the owners are with you. Book this cabin rental to experience the bliss of the rural countryside and be close to the town of Ravenna, a winery, a lake, and a river. Buffalo Lake is just a mile away. This cabin also offers modern amenities, such as HDTV with standard cable and Wi-Fi.

Cozy Cabin on the River, Kearney Front of Cozy Cabin on the River
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Cozy Cabin on the River, Kearney

Downtown Kearney is just five minutes from this cabin that is on the Platte River. You’ll get awesome sunrise and sunset views here and also get access to a stocked fishing lake that’s right outside the cabin. The Airbnb rental comes with cable TV, air conditioning, a queen-size bed, canoe, kayak, and paddleboat. There’s also a single electric burner, electric griddle, and countertop toaster oven for preparing simple meals. There is a resident dog that lives onsite, and guest pets are allowed here, too. Book this rental cabin for a quiet space that’s outside of the city limits but still accessible to town.

Spacious Log Cabin in Nebraska National Forest, Dawes County Land at Spacious Log Cabin in Nebraska National Forest
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Spacious Log Cabin in Nebraska National Forest, Dawes County

Eight people can stay in this Nebraska cabin that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Your group will be on 62 acres of privacy, just two miles from the town of Chadron. The cabin has laundry facilities and a bedroom split between two levels. Head over to nearby Chadron State Park, the Black Hills of South Dakota, hot springs, and more from this cabin’s location. You can even bring horses to go for a ride because a barn and pasture are onsite. It’s ideal for family trips and also comes with internet, TV, air conditioning, and a fireplace.

Cozy Cabin Near Beach and Lake, Lewellen Interior of Cozy Cabin Near Beach and Lake
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Cozy Cabin Near Beach and Lake, Lewellen

Enjoy being right on Lake McConaughy when you book this Vrbo cabin in Nebraska. It’s open year-round and provides easy access to a beach and fishing. Up to seven people can stay in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin with a kitchen. The home also has a TV, Wi-Fi, dining room, and covered patio. In the backyard, there’s a fire pit with firewood available for purchase. When you stay here, you’ll be in some of the best hunting and fishing areas on the entire continent. The host will also rent you kayaks for $35 per day.

Adorable Cabin Tucked Away on 80 Acres, Denton Relax and unplug just outside of Lincoln
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Adorable Cabin Tucked Away on 80 Acres, Denton

Eight guests can stay in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin that is just outside of Lincoln. It is a cabin on 80 acres of land overlooking a small lake. On the lake, you can go fishing, boating, and kayaking. Enjoy pretty sunrises and sunsets from the patio or through the home’s many windows. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a full kitchen, an updated bathroom, and a little over 1,200 square feet of space. The cabin is very family-friendly and dog-friendly, but be aware that there are deer and other wildlife animals roaming around the property.

Spring Branch Cabin, Norfolk A one-acre wooded lot for a memorable stay
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Spring Branch Cabin, Norfolk

Located four miles from Norfolk and 26 miles from Wayne, this cabin rental is on a one-acre lot and sleeps seven guests. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedroom on the main floor has a queen-size bed, and the loft has a king-size bed. There’s also a basement with egress with a twin-over-full bunk bed and a futon. You’ll find everything you need to cook meals in the fully stocked kitchen. Other amenities offered with this cabin rental include in-unit washing machines, a TV with Netflix, Wi-Fi, and board games. It’s a family-friendly rental that offers a travel crib and baby safety gates if you need them.

Canyon Rim Cabin, Enders Within two miles of a beautiful lake
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Canyon Rim Cabin, Enders

Within two miles of Enders Lake, you’ll find this cabin by one of Nebraska’s beautiful state parks that’s great for fishing and swimming. There’s also a golf course nearby. This cabin sleeps four people and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The cabin is about 600 square feet in size and comes with a hammock, rocking chairs, and a firepit. It’s a half mile off a hard-surface road and 15 highway miles from Imperial. If you are bringing a pet, there is an open-air dog kennel and shed where dogs can stay. Animals are not allowed inside the cabin.

Cedar River Retreat & Hideaway, Ericson A peaceful getaway for friends and families
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Cedar River Retreat & Hideaway, Ericson

Offering three bedrooms and one bathroom, this Airbnb cabin sleeps up to 10 people in Nebraska. It’s just a short drive from Ericson Lake and a cozy space to unwind. You’ll love the beautiful deck that overlooks the private pond and the winding staircase that leads down to the fire pit. The host offers custom grilling packages to enhance your stay. The options for this enhancement include steaks, brats, hamburgers, sausages, bacon, and more. This is a great place to be if you want to experience the local lake and river activities.

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