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If you’re looking to have an outdoorsy vacation in Virginia, there are some excellent cabins that you can rent through Airbnb and Vrbo. During my past trips throughout the state, I’ve found excellent hiking, biking, and paddling adventures, and there’s nothing better than coming back to a cute and cozy cabin to relax after a long day out in the wilderness.
Here are some of the best cabin rentals in Virginia to inspire your next trip.
This cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom for up to five guests in Virginia. It is located in a rural setting and 15 to 20 minutes from Appomattox and Farmville. This is a family-friendly country cabin that is available for weekend trips and weekly vacations. The outdoor area offers a front porch, hammock, partially covered back deck, and spacious backyard with a fire pit and gazebo. The Airbnb host provides guests with a small washer and dryer for laundry, a stocked coffee and tea bar, and a Roku TV and Wi-Fi for streaming shows. During your stay, plan to walk or bike the High Bridge trail near the cabin for a little adventure.
Known as the Lazy Bear Lodge, here’s an Airbnb rental that can accommodate up to 12 people with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is located on a 10-acre space that offers a stunning retreat experience for large groups. You will enjoy the expansive wrap-around deck, wood stove, fire pit, arcade, video game room, and billiards. The home has three levels and comes with a full kitchen and elegant dining area. Nature surrounds you at this cabin during your Virginia vacation. This cabin allows pets.
Perfect for two people, this Virginia cabin has a king-size bed and is located on 50 acres of land that you’ll have all to yourselves. It was built in the 1800s and moved to this current spot in the 1970s. The cabin is charming and a half mile up the road, surrounded by trees. The location is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are some areas that present access challenges, but you are free to bring children if they can handle stairs and be responsible. Pets are allowed here too.
For a one-room log cabin experience that takes you back to simpler times, book this Airbnb rental for two people. It is an 1840s cabin on a 500-acre farm next to the James River. The cabin offers an off-grid experience but has solar power lighting and seasonally dependent water for an outdoor shower. Guests can access the outhouse and shower house for other bathroom facilities. You can immerse yourself in the beautiful Virginia woods here and bring your pet along if you pay an extra fee. Since you are staying on a working farm, expect to see a variety of farm animals and plan to explore the over 10 miles of trails, plus fishing in the James River nearby. There’s a farm store where you can purchase produce, meat, and eggs.
Up to eight people can stay at this cozy home on 36 acres of land that is peaceful and quiet. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers wooded views with wildlife and also modern comforts, such as three big-screen TVs. Bring your own bath towels, but the host provides other linens. The outdoor area offers a grill, table, chairs, and umbrella. Long-term rentals are welcome here.
Up to five people will feel comfortable in this studio cabin that is on 92 acres of woodlands in Virginia. It’s a place to come for waterfront relaxation, disconnecting from your daily routine, and living the lakeside life for a while. The outdoor area offers a charcoal grill, hammock, patio furniture, and games. For an extra fee, you can use the host’s canoe, kayak, and fishing supplies. The cabin has a kitchen, board games, and a TV but no Wi-Fi. The owners are located onsite if you need anything.
Experience the tiny home lifestyle for a while with a stay at this tiny cabin that’s an eco-retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin sleeps three people because there’s a queen-size bed and sofa bed. The home is surrounded by 10 acres of pine trees and gives guests private access to Taylor Creek. It is 30 minutes from downtown Lynchburg and within 20 minutes of Virginia 151, a destination for beer, wine, food, and outdoor enthusiasts. The bathroom includes a composting toilet, which the Airbnb host will help with emptying if you stay longer than three nights.
Located on the James River, this retreat property is the spiritual center of Integral Yoga International and the legacy of a renowned yogi. Your stay here includes a bedroom with a queen-size bed, meditation loft, full kitchen, full bath, and semi-wraparound deck. You can purchase mostly vegan, all-you-can-eat meals that are very affordable here at Yogaville. There’s a café and small health food store on the property where you can buy items for cooking. Meanwhile, the cabin deck is ideal for stargazing on a clear night.
With a queen-size bed, a covered back deck, and over two miles of wooded trails, this Virginia cabin is a popular choice for couples and solo travelers. It is a quiet escape for people visiting the wine and beer trails and is located in the woods with 378 square feet of space inside. The covered back deck is spacious, and there is a yard to enjoy the mountain views. The Airbnb host provides guests with a starter pack of toiletry and coffee and tea supplies. Guests can also use the propane fire pit on the deck and charcoal grill. The cabin is on the same 90-acre property where the owners live, so they can give you privacy or be available if needed.
The Secluded Spring Creek Cabin is on 100 acres of rural land with various kinds of wildlife. It is a 3,500-square-foot cabin built in 2008 that offers many modern features, including a hot tub on the back deck and Dish TV. It is a wonderful place to view the starry night skies because there are no manmade lights visible from the back deck. About 100 yards from the cabin, there is a 100-year-old farmhouse that you can also rent on Airbnb and accommodate a larger group.
This cabin is 800 square feet in size and sleeps four people. It welcomes children, but they would be responsible or supervised to stay here safely. The rustic cabin is on 20 secluded acres of land and is right across from the Tye River for fishing and swimming. The surrounding outdoor recreation areas are the big draw for this cabin, making it a perfect adventure spot for outdoorsy travelers. Book this Vrbo rental for a serene mountain escape to clear your mind and revive your soul.
You can stay at this cabin for two people in Virginia and soak up the mountain views. The cabin is on a 165-acre farm between Roanoke and Lynchburg. Smith Mountain Lake is also close by. It is an ideal place for couples, so plan to leave your children and pets at home. A couple of perks of staying here are the hot tub and front porch rocking chairs. Other amenities offered include a fireplace, TV, air conditioning, and heater.
Wine lovers will adore this quaint cabin on a 64-acre property with pre-Civil War oak trees, a pond with otters, and mountain views. The cabin sleeps six people comfortably, and the host offers a cot for an additional person at an additional charge. You can wander around the property and enjoy a glass of Lovingston wine or take a short walk to the tasting groom during business hours for a wine tasting. The host can arrange for a private tasting or deliver wine to your cabin too. Mini-horses live on the property here in the famous Monticello wine region.
With about 550 square feet of space, this studio cabin sleeps two people and is available to rent on Vrbo. It is on 20 acres of land that is great for hiking and mountain biking. You can walk to wineries from here and drive to the nearby town of Charlottesville. The owner lives onsite, but this is a separate unit with a shared yard. Inside, you’ll have a kitchenette, smart TV with cable, Wi-Fi, and complimentary toiletries. Book this cabin for an authentic home base for your outdoor recreation-focused trip.
Available to rent on Vrbo, this cabin sleeps six people and has one bedroom and one bathroom. There’s a nearby swimming hole to cool off in, plus fishing, kayaks available, and views overlooking Cedar Creek. This is a fun place to relax in a hammock, lounge by the creek, and gather around the natural rock fire pit. There are chickens and goats on the property and lots of wildlife around the area. Let the host know if you need a travel crib for a baby. The hosts live on the same property about 0.3 miles away and are available if you need anything.
Couples will enjoy staying at this cabin, which is a true place to disconnect and live a simple life. It does not have Wi-Fi, cable TV, or air conditioning. However, the little getaway cabin offers a full bed, a bathroom with a shower, a small kitchen, and a front porch. It is affordable and cozy in a park-like setting at Do Drop Inn Cabin Rentals by the Blue Ridge Parkway. A restaurant and shops are located about two miles away, and the Blue Ridge Music Center is nearby too.