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Virginia is a wonderful place for a wilderness adventure and slowing down your pace of life in the great outdoors. It’s fun to rent a cabin here to fully immerse yourself in nature and make a full weekend (or even longer) out of your adventure. Fortunately, there are lots of cabin rental options to choose from on Airbnb and Vrbo that allow you to bring your pets along too, including these highly rated pet-friendly options.
Here’s a pet-friendly cabin that has one bedroom and one bathroom for your group of up to five people. You can bring one large dog or two small dogs when you pay a $50 pet fee. The cabin is on 32 acres of land and was built from two old tobacco barns. It’s surrounded by nature and just over an hour from Virginia Tech. This is a great spot to enjoy some fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and biking. It’s also a spot to really disconnect from technology and relax since there is no internet or TV and only limited cell phone reception. You’ll love the large porch with rocking chairs and views of the mountains and river.
This gorgeous log cabin is in the forest with river access and sleeps up to seven people. Guests can bring their pets along here and enjoy having three bedrooms and two bathrooms to themselves. The hot tub on the deck is a big perk of this Airbnb. This is a great city escape from DC because it’s just an hour and 15 minutes from the city. You’ll be a five-minute drive from downtown Strasburg and local wineries when you stay here. Also, the cabin is just six miles from the canoe capital of Virginia, Front Royal, and 18 miles from Skyline Caverns.
Four people can stay at this Airbnb rental cabin that offers a beautiful and sustainable design. It is a pet-friendly cabin with one bedroom and one bathroom in a quiet and secluded area. There are fishing, kayaking, and winery options near the cabin. Other perks of staying here are the wood-fired hot tub and sauna for a therapeutic and healing experience. The cabin is at the top of a mountain, so it’s best to have a 4WD/AWD vehicle to access it in the winter and to be prepared for big temperature swings between the daytime and night.
The very unique Hobbit House is a cool Airbnb that will sleep four guests and welcomes up to two dogs when you pay an extra fee. There is also an additional per-person fee if you have more than two people staying here. It is a whimsical place to stay that has modern conveniences, a screened porch, hot tub, outdoor grill, and fire ring area. Features of this rental include Wi-Fi, Direct TV, a kitchen, downstairs area, and laundry machines.
Couples will enjoy staying at this pet-friendly, riverfront cabin, one of the best cabins in the U.S., with one bedroom and one bathroom overlooking the Appomattox River. It’s a place to let all your stresses melt away with old-school charm and modern comforts. The cabin is half a mile from the road and surrounded by trees. It’s on 50 acres of land at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin was originally built in the 1800s and moved to where it stands today in the 1970s. Features of the cabin are a kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and a king-size bed.
The Seven Springs Mountain Cabin accommodates four people and welcomes pets too. The cabin has one bedroom and one bathroom on a secluded 50-acre property that has a three-acre stocked pond. Guests will have access to all parts of the property to roam and explore. Better yet, there are no pet fees, and the hosts will provide you with a pet crate if you need one. When you stay here, you’ll be close to the New River Trail, Iron Heart Winery, and Chateau Morrisette Winery.
Two people can book this Airbnb rental cabin that is charming, rustic, and pet-friendly. It’s on over 350 acres of land that has more than seven miles of hiking trails and two lakes. You and your pets will enjoy staying here and using the bedroom with a queen-size bed, bathroom, and common space/kitchen. It’s a small and quiet space in the country that’s perfect for getting away from the hectic schedules of daily life.
Pets are welcome at this 600-square-foot cabin that is available to rent on Vrbo and sleeps eight people. Up to two dogs of any size can stay here. It has one bedroom, six beds, and three bathrooms for your group. It’s fun to stay here when you want to go swimming, fishing, tubing, and canoeing on Craig Creek. Enjoy the panoramic views, fire pit, furnished kitchen, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. The host provides canoes, kayaks, and inner tubes, but you’ll need to bring your own mountain bikes and fishing poles.
Here’s a rustic and authentic log cabin that will take you back in time and welcome both you and your pets. It accommodates up to six people and up to five pets of any size when you pay a $25 pet fee. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin features original rock fireplaces, antique memorabilia, and modern conveniences, such as window A/C units, antenna TV, running water, and laundry machines. You’ll be in a small, rural community in Virginia when you stay at this Vrbo rental property and have an easy and breathtaking drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other local attractions. The cabin owner requests that prospective guests call before booking on Vrbo.
This Airbnb cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom to accommodate up to six people and their pets. The beautiful cabin is four miles from Stuart, Virginia and nestled on 30 acres of land with trails in the woods. You’ll be close to Hanging Rock State Park, Mount Airy, and the Blue Ridge Parkway when you stay here. Features of the rental cabin are laundry machines, a full kitchen, and spiral staircase. Let the host know if you want to bring your dog, but there are no pet fees to stay here.
If you are curious about living the tiny lifestyle, then consider renting this cabin/tiny home via Airbnb. It’s a fun spot for two guests and is located on a rural farm. It was originally designed as an emergency shelter but is now equipped with extra windows, electricity, and insulation. However, it does not have plumbing. With this rental, you’ll have a full-size bed, heat and A/C, a small fridge, coffee maker, and a folding table with chairs. There are also Adirondack chairs out by the fire pit, as well as firewood and a hammock. Guests go to the main house about 100 feet away to use the full bathroom. Feel free to wander around the five-acre property and bring your pet along for the adventure.
A Vrbo cabin rental option is this listing that sleeps four people and is pet-friendly with a $20 per night fee. It’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin that is close to the river, which is great for wading and fishing. When you stay here, you’ll be about 12 minutes from the 55-mile New River Trail for hiking and biking. The gated porch here is perfect for pets. However, there is no internet access here, so you’ll have to head to a nearby coffee shop that’s 10 minutes away if you need Wi-Fi.
When you pay a $25 pet fee, you can bring your pup along to this cabin rental that sleeps five people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a location that’s a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s one of 26 cabins located on over 20 acres of land, so it is in a secluded but not isolated setting. For sleeping arrangements, there is a king-size bed, queen-size bed, and twin-size memory foam cot/bed. Other features of the home are a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, laundry machines, A/C, heat, high-speed Wi-Fi, TV, and beautiful wood floors.
Available to rent on Airbnb, the Brookeside Cabin sleeps four people and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s a quiet retreat that borders the water and is a great basecamp for relaxing, hiking, and fishing. The cabin comes with a full kitchen, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, hot water, smart TV, and coffee machine. The cabin’s bedroom has a queen-size bed, single bed, and sofa bed. The home welcomes pets but is not suitable for kids under age six.
With two bedrooms and one bathroom, travelers and their pets can book this cabin that’s on a mountain and in a forest surrounded by trees and other cabins. It accommodates four people and is about 15 minutes from town, so you’ll probably want to pick up some groceries on your way here. With this rental, you’ll get a hot tub, charcoal grill, fire pit, stocked modern kitchen with high-end appliances, and desk space with an ergonomic chair. The space has been newly remodeled and is best accessed with a 4WD/AWD vehicle in the winter. From here’s it’s a seven-minute walk to Shenandoah River Outfitters to rent kayaks, canoes, and tubes.
Bring your pet along to this cabin, which charges a $75 pet fee and sleeps eight people. It’s a 2,200-square-foot cabin with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Known as Sylvan Keep, this authentic log home is situated on nearly 18 acres of land and has lovely indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy for families with kids and pets. It’s a great mix of luxury and tranquility in a rural environment. Guests enjoy the screened porch, grilling deck, small waterfall that flows into the pond, and covered stone front porch.