The World’s Coolest Log Cabin Rentals

There’s always one day toward the end of summer when temperatures take a surprising dip. The breeze is crisp and the grass gets crunchy with frost, or maybe the morning is foggy and cool. It’s just a cold snap, of course—there might even be a few perfect beach days left in the forecast—but fall suddenly feels much closer than it did yesterday.

Whether the promise of colder weather breaks your heart or thrills you to the core, the upside is that it’s the best time of year for a cozy log cabin getaway. You don’t have to be on board with plaid button-downs and piles of leaves to get excited about an off-the-grid mountain escape, whether you’re pining for a long weekend or planning for fall break.

Call us biased, but nothing says autumn bliss like a classic log cabin—not even a Pumpkin Spice Latte. That’s why we’ve scoured the globe for the coolest log cabins for rent on TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals. From rustic lodges tucked deep in the Smoky Mountains to luxury log cabins on famous ski resorts, each property’s vibe is campfire-snug, with roaring wood stoves, spectacular foliage views and a lot more privacy than your average tent. Planning a brisk outdoor adventure (or cozy indoor retreat!) with your favorite people just got a whole lot easier.

BELLA VISTA LODGE: GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE

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The Digs: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $250/night

There’s no cure for cabin fever like the great outdoors—and no fresh-air getaway like the Great Smoky Mountains. Remedy your end-of-summer blues with an escape to this authentic log cabin rental overlooking Gatlinburg; the decked-out game room, outdoor fire pit and panoramic mountain views will take the sting out of sweater weather. Located less than two miles from downtown, the cozy lodge is close to the city’s liveliest sights, but tucked away on an acre of private land.

Check out Great Smoky Lodge on TripAdvisor!

MAPACHE LODGE: TELLURIDE, COLORADO

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Average Review Score: 4.5/5
The Digs: 2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $299/night

Nestled in a grove of aspen trees just steps from ski slopes, hiking paths and mountain biking trails, this perfectly crafted log cabin is an irresistible hideaway. The striking Great Room boasts vaulted ceilings, plush furniture and a two-story stone fireplace (not to mention a sleek TV and surround sound system for endless off-trail entertainment). Retreat to a rocking chair on the deck for a steaming mug of your favorite fall drink and striking views of the San Sophia Ridge.

Check out Mapache Lodge on TripAdvisor!

WATERLOO LODGE: LOCHINVER, SCOTLAND

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Average Review Score: 4.5/5
The Digs: 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $167/night

Embedded on a secluded hillside above the village of Lochinver, this log cabin rental is a fitting retreat for anglers, birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. The modern design—which incorporates a geothermal heating system and logs sourced from a tree regeneration organization—is environmentally friendly without sacrificing luxuries like heated floors and a six-person steam room. Keep an eye out for colorful wildlife from red deer to golden eagles.

Check out Waterloo Lodge on TripAdvisor!

CUSTOM LOG CABIN: LEICESTER, NORTH CAROLINA

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, $225/night

With its stone chimney, cheerful landscaping and inviting front porch (complete with rocking chairs and a whiskey barrel table), this rustic log cabin rental doesn’t need a second chance to make a charming first impression. Set on a quiet piece of paradise dotted with evergreens, the custom rental features an updated kitchen and a comfortable living room perfect for weathering chilly mountain nights. Go for a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway or pop into downtown Asheville (just minutes away) for trendy boutiques and all the beer you can drink.

Check out the Rustic Custom Log Cabin on TripAdvisor!

EAGLEWOOD LODGE: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $899/night

Scenic and secluded, Eaglewood Lodge has so many endearing details—handcrafted log beds, double-height ceilings, a toasty wood stove, a classic American jukebox—that it’s hard to choose a highlight. The spacious property is located in Ireland’s “Adventure Capital” near cliff jumping, Blue Flag beaches and Mt. Croagh Patrick, so there’s no chance you’ll run out of things to do.

Check out Eaglewood Lodge on TripAdvisor!

ROMANTIC LOG CABIN: PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CALIFORNIA

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, $149/night

Tucked into the private Pine Mountain Club community, this log cabin 90 minutes from LA makes an adorable urban escape. Surrounded by 1.7 million acres of wilderness, you’ll be so close to the woods, you’ll practically be sleeping on the forest floor—minus the bed of pine needles. The location is remote, but you definitely won’t be roughing it; the rental comes loaded with amenities like a French press and complimentary bottles of wine. You can even arrange to have a box of local produce delivered to your doorstep, no foraging required.

Check out the Romantic Log Cabin on TripAdvisor!

LAKE LILLOOET LOG CABIN: MOUNT CURRIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Average Review Score: 4.5/5
The Digs: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, $175/night

A stay in this beautiful log cabin will change your definition of “lost in the woods” to “enchanted by the forest.” Dreamy mountain views from the large screened-in porch are just the beginning; the surrounding area is known for great mountain biking, glacier skiing and glider rides, and hot spots like Pemberton, Whistler and Joffre Lakes are all nearby.

Check out Lake Lillooet Log Cabin on TripAdvisor!

PINE SPIRITS RANCH: EVERGREEN, COLORADO

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The Digs: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $379/night

Pine Spirits Ranch may not fit the “little cabin in the woods” stereotype—it sleeps eight people, after all—but that extra space doesn’t make it any less cozy. The design of the home incorporates wood from pine trees killed by beetles, transforming wildfire fuel into rustic charm. Floor-to-ceiling windows and log accents throughout the home are just two of the reasons this cabin is the ultimate Rocky Mountain escape. The convenient location, private deck and gorgeous kitchen (fully equipped for some serious fall baking) add to the property’s allure. Pumpkin bread, anyone?

Check out Pine Spirits Ranch on TripAdvisor!

ROYAL VISTA: GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms. $250/night

More log castle than cabin, Royal Vista is a storybook setting for reconnecting with family or old friends around a roaring fire. Luxe design details like vaulted ceilings and golden wood paneling pair with amenities like high speed internet and a decked-out game room for the perfect balance of elegance and ease. And the setting—high on a mountain ridge, with spectacular views of the Great Smokies—is something straight out of a fairytale.

Check out Royal Vista on TripAdvisor!

FOXTON LOCKS LODGE: FOXTON, ENGLAND

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Foxton Locks Lodge is such a chic vacation spot that one reviewer recommended adding “luxury” to its name. It’s hard to tell whether that bit of advice is thanks to the beautiful surrounding scenery, posh interiors, private hot tub or cozy wood stove. If you’re not keen on a mountain destination, plan a getaway to Foxton instead; after you’ve visited popular tourist attraction Foxton Locks, explore the English countryside by renting bikes or wandering local footpaths.

Check out Foxton Locks Lodge on TripAdvisor!

DESIGNER LOG CABIN: LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

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The Digs: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, $225/night

This two-bedroom log cabin rental was originally built in 1960, but thanks to a 2016 remodel, you’d never guess its age. New carpeting, oak flooring and stainless steel kitchen appliances seamlessly complement the original woodwork and vaulted ceilings. If the interiors look magazine-quality, that’s because the home’s owner is a Bay Area designer who carefully curated every detail from the furniture and fixtures to the décor. The real highlight of the property, however, is the spacious deck; you’ll be smitten with the grill, hot tub, dining set and whimsical twinkle lights.

Check out the Designer Log Cabin on TripAdvisor!

SHOVELER LODGE: LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, $117/night

“If you want [an] accommodation that ticks every box, is clean, tidy and beautiful, then simply book,” writes one reviewer. This snug lodge, which boasts a wood stove and hot tub, is part of a scenic 365-acre community with seven lakes and bonus facilities including a gym and indoor pool.

Check out Shoveler Lodge on TripAdvisor!

BELLAGIO BEAR: SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

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Average Review Score: 4.5/5
The Digs: 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, $250/night

With an open loft and two wrap-around decks, there’s no shortage of great views at this luxury log cabin. While floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area put the Great Smokies on display, it’s the amenities—from the antique décor to the swanky home theater—that really steal the show. Play pool or foosball in the game room, enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub or curl up by the fireplace with a long read. And don’t leave without exploring Sevierville, a city known for its fall festivals, fairs and colorful events devoted to all things autumn.

Check out Bellagio Bear on TripAdvisor!

ELK TRAIL HOUSE: BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, $385/night

If your dream vacation is full of details like sticky tree sap, soft forest light, colorful leaves and winding trails—that is, if you’re thinking of disconnecting and disappearing into the woods for a few days—then this log cabin four miles from town is just the ticket. Whether you’re planning to fish, hike, bike or snowshoe through an early winter storm, you’ll start each day with dramatic views of the surrounding Breckenridge peaks. Inside, log furniture and unique pieces like the antler chandelier give the lodge an extra touch of rustic character.

Check out Elk Trail House on TripAdvisor!

BUSH VALLEY LOG CHALET: SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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Average Review Score: 5/5
The Digs: 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, $255/night

It’s safe to say that plenty of people get nostalgic over the end of summer. If you’d rather picket fall and fly south for the winter, pack your bags for New Zealand, where everyone’s gearing up for the start of warm weather. Designed to harmonize with the environment, this hand-built chalet has an environmental advantage over many other log cabin rentals: it was constructed from recycled materials and uses natural gas for cooking and heating hot water. With complimentary amenities like plush robes and 180-degree views of the native bush valley, we won’t blame you if you decide to stay all season.

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