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When you picture a rental cabin in the United States, do you envision a tiny dwelling in the woods? Cabins come in all sizes and flavors, some of which are huge lodge-style retreats or large log structures with a wide range of luxurious amenities. Whether you’re looking for an upscale place to bring the family on vacation, a friends’ getaway, or just about anything else, at least one of these luxurious cabin rentals in America is sure to fit the bill.
Looking more like a castle than a cabin, the High-Falutin’ Hideaway sleeps up to a dozen guests, nestled on a top ridge among rolling hills in Broken Bow’s gated Cordillera community. You’ll enjoy spectacular lake and river views with wildlife like deer occasionally making an appearance too. There are large TVs in every bedroom and the living area, along with a retro video arcade that has over 60 classic games from the ’80s. Indoor entertainment includes a custom 12-foot shuffleboard table, a combo game table with foosball, air hockey, and mini pool table, while outdoors you’ll have a fireplace, ping-pong table, corn hole, and horseshoes.
A luxurious cabin-style lodge, Tumalo Lake Lodge has the feel of a massive treehouse, located on 640 private forested acres ideal for hiking, mountain biking or snowshoeing close to Bend. It accommodates 16 to 20 guests and includes kayaks, canoes, and SUPs for getting out on the lake along with a wrap-around deck that has a large hot tub and Adirondack chairs.
A popular vacation rental in West Virginia, this luxurious four-bedroom riverfront cabin sleeps up to 11, set at the foot of Ice Mountain. Its outdoor living spaces are a highlight, including a hot tub and a three-season heated plunge spa on the deck, a stone stacked fireplace and a 12-person French farm table for alfresco dining. You can look forward to relaxing to the sounds of the river on the huge screened-in porch with mountain views too. Inside there’s a kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals and a romantic master suite with a king-size four-poster bed and adjoining marble master bath with a large tub and oversized separate shower with jets.
This 8,800-square-foot property sits on Lake Mille Lacs and includes nine bedrooms, a guest suite, a huge loft, and two additional sleeping spaces. The fully equipped commercial kitchen features high-end appliances like a 9-burner commercial gas range with two ovens along with a 20-person farmhouse dining table. There are eight Smart TVs, three wood-burning fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase gorgeous views, while outdoor living spaces include a waterfront deck, fire pit, vast lawn, gas grill, and areas for alfresco dining.
You’ll be just minutes from Lake Tahoe by booking this seven-bedroom cabin that sleeps up to 16. It sits on a one-acre property and includes a 700-square-foot deck and direct access to hiking and biking trails. There’s a hot tub, six-person barrel sauna, and fire pit for outdoor fun too, while inside entertainment includes a pool table, foosball, ping pong, basketball, and Pac-Man.
This 7,000-square-foot cabin accommodates 25 (or up to 40 with an additional fee), located in beautiful Wolverine Canyon, with no neighbors close by. Enjoy a resort-like retreat that includes a high-end home theater, Dish Network, and Hughes Satellite Wi-Fi along with a retro 1950s room that has a pool table, big-screen TV and games. But during the day you’ll probably want to spend most of your time outside with a canoe, pedal boat, water slide, diving board and other water toys along with a 9-hole Frisbee golf course all included. After all that playing, you’ll appreciate being about to relax in the hot tub under the stars.
This gorgeous six-bedroom cabin sleeps 14, perfect for a ski vacation as you can ski right from the back porch to reach Big Sky Resort. It boasts incredible views of the Spanish Peaks from multiple rooms, including the kitchen, living room and its large deck, and many bedrooms. You can even soak in the hot tub and watch the skiers whiz down the Southern Comfort runs.
Nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains close to fantastic hikes and rock climbing areas, this luxurious fusion of modern-cabin meets Swiss apres ski resort overlooks a seasonal stream and spectacular views of iconic peaks from floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple decks. It sleeps up to six in three bedrooms and includes a cedar hot tub along with many other desirable amenities. Enjoy sipping wine by the fireplace with firewood supplied or watching movies in the expansive living room with a 55″ flat-screen TV with HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. On the primary deck, there’s an outdoor BBQ grill for cookouts, or you can take advantage of the well-stocked chef’s kitchen to make your meals.
The Ledge@LostCavern is an architectural dream inspired by renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. From floor-to-ceiling windows gaze out at fabulous views of the seasonal waterfalls and surrounding caves in the picturesque Hocking Hills area. You’ll have plenty of privacy in this secluded locatoin on 24 acres, with lots of hiking trails nearby, along with features like a hot tub and indoor/outdoor fireplaces to come back to.
Enjoy peaceful seclusion on a 54-acre property with stunning mountain views by booking this luxurious log cabin. It accommodates up to two, making it especially ideal for a romantic escape, including a honeymoon. It includes two hot tubs, one indoors and another outdoors – with no one else around, there’s no need for bathing suits. Just a few of the other upscale perks you’ll enjoy include plush Turkish robes, a fully equipped kitchen and a full-size theater, both with mountain views. There’s also a BBQ grill for cookouts and a fire pit to cozy up to under the stars.
Accommodating up to 12 in five bedrooms with over 5,600 square feet, this cabin is only minutes from the slopes at Windham Ski Resort and offers a ton of amenities. Come back and relax in the hot tub, gather around the fire pit, or cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace with wood supplied. You’ll have a huge game room with a baby grand piano, pool table, 70” TV with movie theater-style surround sound, an air hockey table, and a full cocktail bar too.
Look forward to stunning views from this cabin on Henry’s Lake that’s just two miles south of the Continental Divide, six miles west of the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in West Yellowstone. It sleeps up to 12 with five bedrooms and a huge gas fire pit that’s ideal for sunset watching and S’mores making. Among the many highlights inside is a gourmet kitchen and a big dining table surrounded by large windows that showcase lake and mountain views.
Located only minutes from scenic Hocking Hills State Park, High Point Lodge is ideal for large groups, accommodating at least 16 with eight bedrooms and 6,500 square feet. An original hand-hewn log cabin, this luxurious space is a mix of historic and modern, with an indoor saltwater pool in a detached pool house that includes a bathroom, patio furniture, and a full-size refrigerator. It also includes a covered hot tub for a relaxing soak and a fire ring for marshmallow roasts. Just a few of the other highlights are a pool table, 60-game arcade cocktail table, shuffleboard, bowling game table, six flat-screen satellite TVs and a large playset for the kids with swings, a slide, monkey bars, and a fort.
A six-bedroom mountain lodge/cabin near Pigeon Forge, Eagle River Lodge can accommodate up to 24 guests and comes with countless luxurious features, including a private indoor pool with a mini yard, waterfalls, and lighting effects. There’s a game loft with a big-screen TV, a pool table, and Xbox One as well as a theater room and flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms. Plus the large kitchen has two of everything, including ovens, built-in microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, and sinks, making it easy to prepare meals for a large group.
This chalet-style cabin sits in the heart of Albion Basin, halfway up the highest lift in Alta providing incredible views of numerous peaks. You’ll be able to breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy easy access to all that powder for some of the best skiing on Earth right from your door. Afterward, warm up by the three-door fireplace, in the outdoor hot tub, or cedar dry sauna. There’s a 55″ TV with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime along with Wi-Fi, a full-sized ping pong table, a telescope for stargazing, plus all the usual necessities.