Florida doesn’t get snow in winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t snuggle up to a cozy fireplace and enjoy a weekend escape to one of our charming cabin rentals. Nestled in state parks and lakefront properties, these rustic havens provide the perfect accommodation for nature lovers looking for peace and quiet. Boasting breezy hammocks, outdoor dining areas and easy access to outdoor adventures, here are a handful of cozy cabins that are perfect for a winter in Florida.
Blue Run Cabin, Rainbow River
The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the Blue Run Cabin in Rainbow River comes equipped with a hammock, hot tub and outdoor dining area with a spacious deck. Bring the entire family to this cabin, where a one bedroom and sleeping loft ensure a peaceful night of sleep before enjoying a day of outdoor adventures such as tubing and snorkeling in the year-round 73 degree waters. A complimentary canoe is available for an afternoon of paddling, while a cozy fireplace is a perfect place to wrap up your day.
Rum Island Cabin, Fort White
Located near Gainesville, the Rum Island Cabin in Fort White is tiny living with all the essentials you’ll need. A cosy cabin that sits just 100 feet from a pristine spring leading into the Santa Fe River, it is the perfect getaway for two. Nature lovers will find complete bliss in its tranquil surroundings, where many state parks are within a few miles where you can spend a cool winter’s day hiking and picnicking. You can even head to the small town of High Springs nearby to find an array of antique shops to explore.
Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont
Home to 20 quaint cabins, Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont offers comfy accommodations overlooking the picturesque Dixie Lake. You can fit up to six people in the two-bedroom cabins, as they come equipped with air-conditioning, picnic tables and a gas fireplace. Make yourself at home in the cabin after exploring the 4,500-acre park and its vast expanse of beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes where you can often spot white-tail deer, bald eagles and osprey.
Silver Springs State Park, Silver Springs
Resembling Florida Cracker Houses, the cabins at Silver Springs State Park are surrounded by lush foliage and towering trees. You’ll have complete privacy in the wooded area, where you and your family can have a quiet weekend away enjoying the park’s picturesque scenery and famous glass-bottom boat tours. Each two-bedroom cabin has a full dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of cooking items to enjoy an outdoor dinner. Sit back and feel the cool breeze on the rocking chairs on your porch, or set up a campfire around the outdoor seating area.
Florida Log Cabin Lakefront, Wellborn
Nestled only 40 feet from Bethea Lake, this luxurious cabin rental will please even the most high-maintenance camping guest. A peaceful lakeside getaway that is fully equipped with cookware and linens, you simply just need to bring your clothes and food for a weekend of complete serenity. Spend your afternoon’s kayaking, fishing for bass or barbecuing your dinner in the backyard in this two-bedroom cabin, as its perfect place to get away from it all.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
Winter is the perfect time to visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, as it boasts beautiful beaches with picturesque dunes that reach over 25 feet tall and three rare coastal dune lakes that are perfect for a weekend of fishing, beachcombing, hiking and biking. The on-site cabins feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms, where a full kitchen and separate living and dining area ensure that you have a comfortable overnight stay. Winter’s pleasant weather means you can also enjoy the cabin’s screened porch, outdoor picnic tables and grill.
Blue Spring State Park, Orange City
Blue Spring State Park is a 2,600-acre park in Orange City that is home to Florida’s most famous residents, the West Indian manatees, where nature lovers can stay in the park’s two-bedroom cabins for a day of soaking up the spring’s lush vegetation and crystal clear water views. Located in a shady oak hammock near Blue Spring, a designated manatee refuge, you’ll have access to a gas fireplace, central heating and a fully equipped kitchen. Walk along the boardwalk to watch manatees grazing the waters or take a leisurely boat river tour.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe
Home to seven cabins that overlook St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe, the accommodation at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park can accommodate up to six. Two queen-size beds, a futon and a day bed ensure everyone has room to stretch out after a day of fishing, hiking and birdwatching along the park’s 9.5 miles of snow-white sand beaches and aqua-blue waters. After a day of adventure, the cabin’s electric fireplace and outdoor grill area are the perfect places to gather in the evening.
Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs
Located along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail in Fanning Springs, the cabins at Fanning Springs State Park provide access to scenic hiking trails and a second magnitude spring. These spacious abodes include a kitchenette, screened porch and electric fireplace, offering the perfect place to recharge before another day of spotting diverse wildlife, including the beloved West Indian manatees.
Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
Nestled in the pine woods just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the cabins at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach are within an arm’s length from the stunning sugar-white beaches. An idyllic setting for a winter weekend escape enjoying one of Florida’s most unspoiled natural landscapes, spend your days out on the water paddling a kayak or canoe and enjoy an evening watching one of Florida’s golden sunsets. Hike through the coastal forest nature trail, bike through the scenic trails, and enjoy an evening cooking dinner on your cabin’s outdoor grill.