15 Cozy Cabins for a Last-Minute Weekend Getaway
Whether you're craving romance or adventure, these rustic retreats across the United States will deliver.
Mountain Peaks (Maggie Valley, North Carolina)
There’s no bad time for an escape to the Great Smoky Mountains—and this quaint cabin is the place to stay. Fill your days with tennis, golf, and fishing. In the evening, pour yourself a glass of wine and marvel at the majestic peaks. While you’re there, be sure to carve out a few hours for the Wheels Through Time Museum and Elevated Mountain Distilling Company.
Whispering Pine Lodge (Blue Ridge, Georgia)
A weekend at Whispering Pine Lodge means unwinding. Wake up at your leisure and take a scenic stroll to feed ducks at the lake. Get the gang together for a rousing game of cards or test your skills with a jigsaw puzzle. Afterward, spend the evening sitting in rocking chairs by the wood-burning fireplace, sipping a craft brew, and watching the stars twinkle in the sky.
Cabin in The Woods (Pine Mountain Club, California)
Seeking a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience? Cabin in The Woods is a unique property with an abundance of amenities you won’t find anywhere else—among them a popcorn maker, old-fashioned ice cream machine, waffle iron, French press, and gas BBQ. On top of that, you can have grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and seasonal veggies delivered straight to your door. Here are some more amazing summer weekend getaways you’ll want to book right this second.
The Shack (Bloomville, New York)
Seeking a relaxing getaway or low-key escape? This one-bedroom bungalow is the epitome of intimate. Situated in the Catskills Region of upstate New York, it offers seclusion and spectacular vistas in every direction. Guests enjoy fresh milk and eggs from the nearby dairy farm. It’s also pet-friendly, so you can bring your pup!
The Simple Life Cabin (Leavenworth, Washington)
Want to get back to basics? Trade the hustle and bustle for a stay in this aptly named rental (without WiFi, cable television, or a dishwasher). It beckons guests to unplug and rediscover the simple pleasures. Dive into a good book, cozy up on the couch, go kayaking on the glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee, or opt for a leisurely walk through the pine forests. Don’t miss these best weekend getaways to take with your BFFs.
Sundance Chic Chalet (Sundance, Utah)
Planning a last-minute weekend getaway or a winter trip? This 2,000-square-foot A-frame chalet (which has been called “the most beautiful house on Sundance Mountain”) is warm and woodsy with a mega dose of luxury. The kitchen is fully renovated. Both bedrooms flaunt wood plank walls and en-suite bathrooms complete with jetted tubs.
Tree Top Tango (Broken Bow, Oklahoma)
Set in the Ouachita Mountains of southeast Oklahoma, Tree Top Tango is a tranquil retreat with three bedrooms and two baths plus covered decks for taking in the panoramas. There’s also a porch swing, jacuzzi, and fire pit. Because what’s a weekend in the country without roasting hot dogs and s’mores?
Log Cabin (Saugatuck, Michigan)
Situated near the spring-fed Goshorn Lake, this cozy log cabin flaunts nature-themed decor and vaulted ceilings. As a last-minute getaway, this location boosts the ambiance with a stone hearth, screened porch with hot tub, and backyard fire pit. In addition to the aforementioned amenities, guests also enjoy access to a communal pool and fishing dock. Plus, downtown Saugatuck is just three miles away.
Champions Chalet (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
Coordinating a last-minute weekend getaway for a group? Champions Chalet sleeps 18, so there’s plenty of space for friends and family. Kids of all ages will love the game room, which is equipped with a billiards table, air hockey, foosball, and a 48-inch TV with PlayStation 4. This rental also wins points for its prime position, less than a mile from Rocky Top Sports World. Read up on these mini family vacations that won’t break the bank.
Cabin in the Sky (Ruidoso, New Mexico)
Built in the 1930s, Cabin in the Sky is a bastion of scenic beauty (you can’t beat the views of both the pine-covered mountain and river) with an enviable location. It’s within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, and galleries in midtown. While hiking trails, ski slopes, and the vast Lincoln National Forest are a short drive away.
Zoerenity Chalet (Hocking Hills, Ohio)
Nestled in the Hocking Hills area of Southeastern Ohio, Zoerenity Chalet is a picture-perfect escape. Hardwood floors flow throughout, this last-minute getaway offers a modern kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and a farm sink. There’s also a gas fireplace, four-person cedar sauna, and hot tub.
Prospect Miners Cabin (Estes Park, Colorado)
Prospect Miners Cabin is decorated like a lodge from the 1920s. Picture: Vintage snowshoes, cross-country skis, and other antique memorabilia. As for outdoor space, there’s a rock fire pit, gas grill, and spacious deck. You can even watch elk herds in the backyard. Prefer more active pursuits? Choose from a range of Rocky Mountain activities.
Mountain Lodge (Lake Tahoe, California)
Tucked at the end of a dirt road in Lake Tahoe, this five-bedroom abode is the ultimate off-the-grid getaway (sans cell service). The great room features soaring ceilings and a double-sided fireplace. Of course, the real draw is the outdoors. The 10-acre property is complete with a gazebo and pond, and there’s local wildlife galore.
Goldilocks Cabin (Stowe, Vermont)
The perfect mix of rustic and romantic, Goldilocks Cabin pairs all the posh comforts you’d expect from a high-end hotel with quintessential Vermont charm. This 980-square-foot rental is set on four wooded acres—so it provides plenty of privacy—yet is just one mile from Stowe village with its many restaurants and shops. Opportunities for hiking, biking, and skiing are also nearby. These are the top 10 places to ski in the United States this winter.
Brown Bear (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin)
Arranging a last-minute weekend getaway before summer ends? Consider Brown Bear. Among the highlights of this ranch-style residence are the furnished deck and outdoor swing. Visitors have access to the Clubhouse Spring Brook Resort. And it’s a quick drive to many Wisconsin Dells attractions, including America’s largest aqua park, Noah’s Ark. Next, find out the best weekend getaways in each state.