K.C. was a featured writer for Yahoo! Travel before joining trips to discover in 2013. She is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland, an Amazon bestseller every year between 2013 and 2016. She has been a featured expert on Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, Travelocity, among others.
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New England offers something in every season. Spring blooms, summer beach walks, and swimming, brilliant autumn foliage, and winter snow sports. There may be no better way to enjoy New England’s top destinations than to book one of these cozy cabins, completing the ultimate stay whether you’re looking for a romantic couples’ retreat or something for the whole family.
A popular cabin in Vermont, this A-frame rental for up to two is ideal for a romantic couples’ stay. It definitely stands out with its blue exterior yet it perfectly fits with its magical setting, just down the road from Lake Raponda. It’s so photogenic it’s been featured in many publications, including Conde Nast Traveller and the New York Post. During the warmer months, you can enjoy cookouts on the Weber grill and then take advantage of the outdoor dining area. Evenings are ideal gathered around the fire pit (firewood supplied). You’ll have a fireplace inside for those chillier days and nights along with a full kitchen with a French press coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and a Nectar queen mattress with organic linens.
A top cabin rental in New Hampshire, this space provides a secluded wooded setting. Book this cozy cabin and you’ll be close to multiple attractions, including Mount Washington, one of the most popular in New Hampshire. After a day of hiking, leaf-peeping, or skiing, you’ll love the outdoor hot tub where you can soothe sore muscles beneath a canopy of stars. The three-floor cabin offers magnificent mountain views, a fully-equipped kitchen, a living area with a fireplace, and a game room.
This little red cabin is in the heart of the White Mountains, providing a cozy and convenient base year-round. You’ll be immersed in fall color with views of the crimson red, burnt orange, and golden yellows blanketing the landscape. In the wintertime, enjoy activities in the snow, including tubing at Bretton Woods. The warmer months are perfect for hiking trails and spending time in and on nearby lakes. The cabin itself has two bedrooms, sleeping up to four, and comes with a beautiful stone fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a Smart TV with a DVD player and DVD collection, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
Built in the 1930s and fully renovated in 2016, this ultimate “Cabin in the Woods” is one of the best cabin vacation rentals in Connecticut. It offers everything you need for a fun escape, complete with a private beach that’s just 400 feet away. It includes complimentary use of kayaks, canoes, and a paddleboard as well as a 10-person wood-fired Finnish sauna with a lakeside deck that provides direct access to the water. There’s a picnic table for outdoor dining and multiple fire pits for campfires too. Inside, it’s cozy and basic but sleeps up to six and has a full kitchen. If you want to plan a cookout, there are gas and charcoal grills too.
This charming stone cabin offers a ton of warm ambiance with wood floors and exposed timber beams, antiques and decor made by regional artisans. It sits in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the heart of quintessential New England autumn foliage along with opportunities for zip-lining, hiking, scenic drives, skiing, and snowshoeing. Or get out on the water with the East Branch of the Saco River, reached in 5 minutes on foot. On the back deck, relax in the Adirondack chairs while enjoying the peaceful setting on 1.7 wooded acres. You’ll have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, plus all the other usual comforts of home, including a kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, coffee supplied.
An authentically crafted artisan cabin for up to six guests, Hemlock Hideaway is nestled in the Green Mountain National Forest with mountain views that can be enjoyed while soaking in the outdoor hot tub. It oozes rustic charm with timber beams while providing all the modern comforts. Your hosts even provide complimentary homemade, fresh-baked cinnamon twists, delivered to your doorstep the first morning. Depending on the season, you’ll be able to hike trails, pick berries from the berry bushes in season, check out the frog pond, enjoy the sledding hill, and a fire pit. While the cabin includes a TV with a DVD player for watching movies, in The Loft, a common area, you’ll have access to satellite TV, DVDs, books, games, exercise equipment, and more.
Hyggelig Hytte is a unique Nordic-inspired cabin ideal for a couples’ retreat in the heart of the Green Mountains. It offers a bohemian, glamping-style vibe where you can take a break from all the electronics and reconnect with each other. There’s no TV or Wi-Fi, but you will have a kitchen with coffee supplied and a BBQ grill, along with an electric heater and a sauna. During the day you can hike through the woods and pick blackberries before enjoying evenings under the stars around the fire pit.
One of the coziest cabins in Maine, this is the kind of place that isn’t easy to get to but offers total peace and serenity. A secluded, cozy lakeside cabin, reaching it requires a four-mile drive on dirt roads followed by a short hike. But once there, you’ll have it all to yourself with no neighbors in sight. In the winter, a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle is needed followed by skiing or snowshoeing for up to two miles. There’s no running water or electricity but five gallons of fresh spring water is provided along with basic kitchen items like a 2-burner stove, cookware, and dishes. Bring a cooler for your food. You’ll have a fire pit with wood supplied and a canoe to paddle around too. Your host will meet you at The Airline Lodge and Diner to help lead you there – this is also where you can also pick up some delicious pies and take advantage of the showers.
A renovated two-bedroom 1940s cabin for up to four guests, this cozy rental sits within a small lake community on a property that backs up to the woods in Squantz Pond State Park while Candlewood Lake is just across the street. It enjoys a secluded feel surrounded by nature and comes with inflatable kayaks and outdoor games for fun during the warmer months of the year. Hiking trails are nearby and after a day of play, you can relax on the patio enjoying the serenity, soak in the hot tub, and roast s’mores on the fire pit. When it’s time to go indoors, there’s a TV with streaming access, board games, and books.
They have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a huge kitchen, plenty of plush sleeping space, and game tables the whole family can enjoy. Sounds pretty ideal, right? Trees that turn different fiery shades surround the rental, so leaf-peeping is right at your fingertips. However, there are plenty of nearby places to explore, like Vermont’s tallest peak! Then, wind down with a cup of hot cider by that beautiful stone fireplace after a day of adventure.
This three-bedroom cottage-style cabin is located in Rhode Island’s laid-back surf town of Matunuck Beach Village, providing access to a beach with a parking pass included. At the end of the street is Potters Pond, perfect for paddling if you want to bring kayaks. The cabin accommodates up to six guests and includes all the necessities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a full kitchen.
Enjoy all the comforts of home in this simple, rustic cabin that’s ideal for a couple. You’ll have your own two-acre pond for swimming, kayaking, fishing, or canoeing along with walking trails along the pond and nearby, with the quiet back road providing access to a variety of trails for walking, running, or biking. It sits on seven acres, ensuring plenty of privacy, and includes a fire pit for evenings under the stars, along with a kitchen, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.
A classic “cabin in the woods” kind of getaway, this three-bedroom rental is secluded yet it’s just a 5-minute drive to Butternut Ski Area and 10 minutes to the artsy town of Great Barrington with its brick-clad storefronts and circa 1905 theater. Or you could just stay and enjoy the tranquil setting. There’s a deck that overlooks a brook, perfect to relax and fall peacefully asleep each night. It sleeps up to six in two bedrooms plus a king loft and has a full professional kitchen, large wood-burning fireplace, and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub.
Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, this gorgeous log cabin sits on two secluded acres. It’s ideal for a stress-melting retreat and a convenient base for outdoor recreation, including skiing in the winter and summer hikes in the Beartown State Forest or swimming and kayaking at Lake Garfield nearby. The outdoor hot tub is especially enjoyable after any day of adventure as are the two fireplaces. It also includes an oversized grill for cookouts and a fire pit for marshmallow roasting along with a screened-in porch. There’s also a 40″ HDTV with Netflix, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
Located just minutes from the historic town of Plymouth. home to re-creations of the Mayflower and the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony while being a short drive from beaches and Cape Cod, this cabin sits on a private wooded acre. It includes a warm welcome from your host, complete with fresh-baked cranberry bread and fixing for breakfast for every day of your stay. Enjoy relaxing on the large outdoor deck, cookouts on the grill, and watching your favorite shows. The large flat-screen TV includes free Internet streaming services like Hulu, Netlfix, and Amazon Prime. There’s a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine and complimentary K-cups too.
Cozy yet offering plenty of space with four bedrooms for as many as 10 guests, this log cabin comes with it all, including a spectacular lake view from the large screened-in front porch. It includes four kayaks, a five-seater paddle boat, paddles, lifejackets, beach chairs, and sand toys. Plus you’ll have a fire pit, hammock, a furnished outdoor dining space, and a grill for cookouts. The kids will love the play set which has swings, a slide, a sandbox, and a playhouse in the backyard. The cabin is spread over three levels and features a wood-burning stove, two SmartTVs with all of the streaming services, a Blu-ray player and an extensive DVD library. Of course, all of the essentials are included too.
Just steps from the shores of Santa Claus Lake, this secluded two-bedroom cabin for six has a long and interesting history, filled with character while offering everything you need for a memorable escape. It’s a place to relax and enjoy the scenery and take part in outdoor adventures. You’ll have your own private swimming dock with kayaks, a canoe, and a rowboat all provided. There’s abundant wildlife to watch and you can fish for your dinner, with a grill on the back porch to cook it up. As it is so remote, there’s no cable but you’ll have two TVs with a DVD/Blu-ray player and movies. Or use your personal accounts like Netflix via Apple TV.
Set along Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in Maine, this two-bedroom cabin accommodates up to four and you can bring your four-legged best friend too. Enjoy breathtaking views from its lakefront setting as well as a view of Mount Kineo from the back deck. A private dock is steps away for leaping into the water, fishing, or boating, and the large yard includes a lawn for games. There’s a pebbly beach where you can wade, an area for a campfire, and a gas grill for cookouts too. Inside, you’ll have a gas fireplace, cable TV, and a full kitchen.
Enjoy a peaceful retreat at the waterfront Aspen Cabin which accommodates up to eight in three bedrooms, plus additional sleeping options. The backyard stretches down to a sandy beach where you can enjoy refreshing dips or head out into the water in a kayak, canoe, or another type of non-motorized boat. It includes all of the comforts of home, with fast Wi-Fi, TV, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
Something about the exterior of this structure really pops, and that fun yet down-to-earth feeling continues into the interior. Expect lots of traditional aesthetics like a stone fireplace, and authentic regional furniture. What we love about this location is that it’s close to the underappreciated Schoodic Peninsula – the other side of Acadia. Schoodic is peaceful and dotted with quaint establishments.