We love, love log cabins. We love them even more when these luxury cabin rentals guarantee posh amenities, epic surroundings, and a hint of modern architecture — all of which elevate the minimalist aesthetic of these settler homes to drool-worthy vacation rentals. Whether you’re looking for a couples-only cabin retreat or the best full-sized cabin for the whole family, sometimes it’s worth splashing out on an over-the-top rustic getaway.
But unique log cabin rentals can be hard to find. We’ve done the hard work — wading through the listings on Airbnb, Booking.com, and more — to uncover the best of the best. If you’re planning on going all out and renting a vacation cabin this year, take a look at our list of the most luxurious log cabins you should totally rent in 2023.
South Lake Tahoe
Calling Tahoe Crestview Lodge Home a “log cabin” is a bit misleading. This sprawling 5,000-square-foot vacation rental is massive, ultramodern, and swanky by any measure, even for Tahoe. Up to a dozen guests will find every imaginable luxury amenity here, including a game room with its own bar, a private sauna, multiple spa-worthy showers, and too many balconies and decks to count. All these amenities offer stunning views of Tahoe’s breathtaking mountain landscape.
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Highfalutin’ Hideaway redefines what’s possible in a “log cabin” vacation home. Perched high in the rolling hills of southeastern Oklahoma, it looks more like a castle in the clouds. The open floor plan features massive, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound deck with stunning views of Beavers Bend State Park and the Mountain Fork River. Inside, guests enjoy all the amenities of the highest-end luxury homes, including a marble-heavy chef’s kitchen, a two-story living area, a shuffleboard table, and swanky bedrooms and baths.
When it comes to luxury log cabin rentals, size matters. Thankfully, this Idaho estate is massive and luxurious. On the outside, it has all the rustic charm of a traditional log cabin, only on a much, much larger scale. The 6,500-square-foot home sits on 80 private acres, so you and yours can enjoy the utmost privacy. Private trails for hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, and horseback riding crisscross the property. A wraparound deck out back guarantees unparalleled views of Cascade Lake and the West Mountain Range.
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
If you don’t mind a quick trip across our northern border, Black Rock Ridge is a perfect log cabin getaway in British Columbia’s beautiful Vancouver Island. With more than 2,500 square feet, this vacation rental offers plenty of room to spread out. And with a long list of amenities — including gourmet barbecue facilities, massive living quarters, a full-featured kitchen, and an open floor plan — most guests will find it hard to leave. The big get here, however, is the stunning ocean views.
This beautifully restored 1975 cabin in Pinetop, Arizona, is a deceptively simple luxe vacation home. The top-down renovation of this A-frame-inspired cabin includes high-end natural materials throughout. Wood, leather, linen, marble, and metal abound. The interior could have been pulled from the pages of Architectural Digest. The generous, family-friendly floor plan offers nine beds and three bathrooms, with enough room for you and a dozen of your closest family and friends. Guests will find all the comforts of a modern ski chalet, including a gourmet kitchen, spa-inspired bathrooms, and a large wraparound deck.
If only the best and the biggest will do, there’s the Lodge at Tumalo Lake. The design of this cabin-style lodge pulls heavy inspiration from the world’s most luxurious treehouses. The sprawling cabin rental accommodates up to 20 guests, with enough outdoor-centric amenities — including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more — to boot. The massive wraparound deck also features enough Adirondack chairs for a Hollywood-style party and a large hot tub with views of the lake.
Breckenridge, Colorado, is basically the U.S. capital of bougie log cabins. Case in point: Hawks Hideaway, a modern-meets-mountain log cabin rental that sleeps 18. Built on Baldy Mountain, the views are definitely Instagram-worthy. The architectural goal was to create the perfect entertainment and relaxation rental. Every detail, down to the unique wing-back chairs elegantly marking the head and foot of the dining table, works toward a comfortable but chic experience. We also love the contrast between the scratched dark wood and the ivory walls with silver and gold fixtures. Pack up the entire family and tell them Log Cabin Day is a new annual tradition.
Nestled on 16 acres of exclusive land, the opulent Private Homestead at Twilight Moon Ranch offers unparalleled mountain vistas. Situated just beyond the vibrant hub of Park City, Utah, this idyllic retreat is perfect for those in search of seclusion, tranquility, and boundless natural beauty. Adjacent to the Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the remarkable luxury cabin rental features a unique contemporary lodge experience. With two independent residences, this beautiful mountain enclave boasts 10 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms plus two half baths, and it comfortably accommodates up to 34 guests. Immerse yourself in the complete splendor of this mountainous haven, where the entire compound is dedicated to your luxurious indulgence.
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