Last Updated October 9, 2020 10/9/2020

15 Storybook Cabins In Florida You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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If you love exploring Florida’s beautiful nature but don’t want to camp outside overnight, cabins are a perfect alternative. If you prefer a cozy place to sleep, rent one of these awesome cabins that offer rustic charm with all the comforts of modern conveniences, just steps away from Florida’s pristine natural beauty.

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Blue Run Cabin, Rainbow River
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Blue Run Cabin

Blue Run Cabin, Rainbow River

Fully loaded with a lush hammock, luxurious hot tub, and an outdoor dining area with a deck, this VRBO cabin has it all. Nature lovers will enjoy the top-notch tubing, snorkeling, and bird watching the Blue Run cabin offers. Sit back and enjoy the Rainbow River views at this family-friendly rental, where you can spot blue herons, ducks, hummingbirds and otters. Popular activities include swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and tubing down the river.

Cabin in the Woods, Pierson
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Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods, Pierson

Offering a storybook setting in Pierson, this quaint cabin is close to Daytona Beach and only 1.5 hours away from Orlando. You’ll be just minutes from some of the best fishing spots in Florida, while there’s a public boat ramp just one mile away. Ideal for solo travelers and families alike, it features a TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a washer/dryer. The biggest highlight of the cabin is its large front porch where you can listen to the sounds of nature surrounding you.

Romantic Cabin, Walk to Beach, St. Augustine
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Romantic Cabin in St. Augustine

Romantic Cabin, Walk to Beach, St. Augustine

This secret romantic getaway is set on a wooded lot near Vilano Beach Street, offering a “cabin in the woods” vibe with lush foliage. It’s just a short walk to the beach or neighboring tennis courts, while the screened-in porch extends the living space outdoors and is a nice place to relax and unwind. Surrounded by large old oaks, palms, palmettos and fruit trees, the cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, gas grill and private parking.

Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn
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Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn

Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn

Not far from Jacksonville and only 40-feet from Bethea Lake, this luxurious VRBO cabin will make even the most high-maintenance camper happy. Find complete serenity and privacy in this peaceful getaway, where you can kayak, fish, bbq right from your backyard. Just 40 feet from the water’s edge, its possible to spot wild turkeys, ducks and deer, while Lake City’s shopping and restaurants are just a 15-minute drive away.

Rum Island Cabin, Fort White
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Rum Island Cabin

Rum Island Cabin, Fort White

Located near Gainesville lies a cozy cabin that sits 100-feet away from a pristine spring leading into the Sante Fe River. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, nature lovers will find happiness in the peaceful and quiet surroundings. The well-equipped cabin offers easy access to state parks with swimming, cave diving, snorkeling and hiking available, and the town of High Springs is just six miles away and offers a collection of quaint shops and restaurants.

Waterfront Cabin on the Bay, Gulf Breeze
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Waterfront Cabin on the Bay

Waterfront Cabin on the Bay, Gulf Breeze

Head to Gulf Breeze to stay in this quaint waterfront cabin, where a long pier offers beautiful sunset views and dolphin sightings. The peaceful setting is complete with towering oak trees, a hammock and beach chairs. It boasts a double bed, full-sized futon, TV and kitchenette, and when you’re ready to get out and explore you can choose from either Pensacola Beach or Navarre, but a short drive away.

Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm near Beach, Largo
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Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm near Beach

Poolside Log Cabin on Pony Farm near Beach, Largo

You’ll have the best of both worlds at this log cabin in Largo, which offers a cozy space just 15 minutes from some of Florida’s best Gulf Coast beaches. After a day of sightseeing, the cabin’s huge resort-style pool awaits, as well as a large living room and full kitchen. The two-acre property also includes a Fell Pony farm where chickens and peacocks roam, and when you’re ready for city action you can visit Clearwater and St. Petersburg’s attractions nearby.

Waters Edge Log Cabin and Tiny Home, Fort White
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Waters Edge Log Cabin and Tiny Home

Waters Edge Log Cabin and Tiny Home, Fort White

A beautiful Amish-made, all-wood cabin in Fort White, this Airbnb is nestled alongside the Santa Fe Creek. From your front deck, you can spot local wildlife such as birds, deer and turkey, while inside you’ll find bear decor, a full kitchen and air conditioner/heater. Entertainment comes in the form of fast Wi-Fi and Netflix, and a fire ring sits just outside. When you’re ready to explore, Ginnie Springs, Ichetucknee and Blue Springs are just minutes away.

Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge, Clewiston
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Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge

Log Cabin at The Florida Ridge, Clewiston

Connect with nature at this charming cabin in Clewiston, which offers a screened-in porch, 12-foot high ceilings and plenty of space to roam around. In addition to a shared pool area with barbecue grills and a fire pit, guests will love the cabin’s full kitchen, large DVD collection and access to nature trails. Located in South Florida north of Miami, its the perfect spot to disconnect amidst the big city bustle.

Romantic Rustic Cabin, Ocala National Forest
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Cozy and Romantic Rustic Cabin

Romantic Rustic Cabin, Ocala National Forest

Perfect for a romantic getaway, this rustic yet cozy cabin rental on Big Grasshopper Lake is an ideal spot to watch one of Florida’s famous sunsets before you unwind in front of the comfy wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy canoeing, fishing and hiking in the Ocala National Forest, then prepare dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or relax in the living room with a home theater or screened porch.

Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont
Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont

Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont

There are only 20 charming cabins in Lake Louisa State Park that overlook the stunning Dixie Lake. After exploring the State Park, unwind on the shady porch, soak in the nature around you, and let your cares fully slip away. Just 30 minutes outside of Orlando, this natural theme park has three major lakes for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

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Cozy River Retreat Near Destin, Crestview
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Cozy River Retreat Near Destin - Crestview

Cozy River Retreat Near Destin, Crestview

Located near Destin’s beautiful beaches, nature lovers won’t want to miss out on this riverfront cabin. Get away from it all with a stay immersed in nature, as the cabin offers complimentary kayaks as well as a screened-in porch for wildlife watching. Get off the grid at this rustic retreat, which offers a well-stocked kitchen, dining table on the patio and fire pit.

The Nature House, Hernando
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The Nature House

The Nature House, Hernando

Up to six guests can stay at this secluded cabin in Hernando, which is nestled alongside a canal with access to the Withlacoochee River. The cabin’s entire wall of windows offers prime wildlife viewing opportunities, while its electric fireplace, huge loft, full kitchen and flat-screen TVs with Roku are added perks. Rest easy in one of the spacious bedrooms, which boast memory foam mattresses. You can even bring your dog along with prior approval.

Urban Farm Cabin, Miami
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Urban Farm Cabin

Urban Farm Cabin, Miami

Listed in National Geographic as one of Miami’s “off the beaten track destinations”, this cabin is truly a unique experience with a farm full of chickens, emus, goats, and bees with a sociable community atmosphere. Located on a farm within Miami, the cozy cabin has a country-style porch, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi. There’s also an organic garden with delicious vegetables and fruits.

Cypress Cabin, Gainesville
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Cypress Cabin

Cypress Cabin, Gainesville

Rustic and charming, this country cabin has an organic garden and small pasture perfect for exploring the pathways surrounding the property. You will find diverse wildlife such as birds, deer, fox, and flocks of wild turkey in the woodlands. It boasts covered front and back porches, an electric fireplace and is just 20 minutes from downtown.

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