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12 Stunning Cabins for the Best Fall Getaway Ever

Drifting leaves, hot cocoa, crackling fireplace, you get the picture.

October 24, 2019

It’s incredibly hard for me to choose just one favorite part of fall. I love the comfy sweaters, the fun outdoor activities, the weekly football games, and of course, the delicious fall cakes! I wish it could last forever.

If you’re reveling in the autumn spirit like I am, there’s no better way to make the most of the season than with a little getaway. These cozy cabins would make the perfect escape—you can watch the leaves drift down from the trees, curl up with some hot chocolate, and read a good book under a blanket. Even if you can’t make it there before the season is over, they would certainly be picturesque in winter, too!


An Off-the-Grid Hideaway in Vermont

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Fall is the perfect season to explore the great outdoors, and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do in this off-the-grid cabin in the White Mountains. There’s no electricity and no Wi-Fi, so you’ll have to cozy up in front of the woodstove and light lots of candles at night. If you can handle being disconnected from the outside world for a few days, you’ll be rewarded with lots of amazing hiking and nature-watching opportunities.


A 5-Star Cabin on an Indiana Farm

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The Cabin on Swede Hill has a perfect 5-star rating from more than 100 visitors, and it’s easy to see why. This charming home is located on the Centennial Homestead Farm in Indiana, and it’s a short ride away from Lake Michigan. Reviewers say it’s an incredibly cozy spot to retreat to, and the foliage is unbeatable in the fall!


A Modern Cabin in Kentucky

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You probably think of log construction and rustic finishes when you picture a cabin, but the Reine Cabin will change all that. This solar-powered modern structure features a metal and weathered wood exterior, but retains a fall-weather coziness. The cabin is located on the property of the Farmer and Frenchman Winery, so you can enjoy a glass of local wine and a delicious meal at night before retreating to your little sanctuary.


A Stunning Alaskan Cabin on a Private Pond

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If you find yourself in Alaska in the near future, you simply have to stay at Nana’s Cabin. Located in Talkeetna, this log home is situated on a private lake, and it’s the ideal spot to kick back and unwind. There are hiking trails on the property, and the host even offers yoga classes in a small yurt studio down the road.


A Large, Dog-Friendly Cabin in Georgia

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If a family vacation isn’t complete without your furry friends, then Jacob’s Ridge Hideaway is the perfect cabin for you. This dog-friendly cabin is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and it can host up to six people in it’s spacious, rustic interior. Stay in and enjoy the private hot tub, wraparound deck, outdoor fire pit, and pool table, or get your gear on and hike up the Appalachian Trail with your pooch—the choice is yours.


A Tiny Tree Cabin in Vermont

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Is it a cabin? Is it a treehouse? It’s both! The Walker Pond Tree Cabin in Vermont would be the perfect spot to watch the leaves change, as it’s situated on 40 acres of land right above a lovely pond. There’s even a rustic hot tub out on the deck. Relaxation awaits!


A Timber-Frame Cottage in Portland, Maine

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We guarantee an amazing vacation when you check in to this Airbnb “Plus” post-and-beam cottage in Portland. The interior is almost too cute for words—check out that kitchen! Dreamy. Plus, you’re a short drive away from hiking trails, amazing restaurants, and even the L.L. Bean flagship store—if that's your thing.


A Cabin Made from Reclaimed Timber

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How chic is this little cabin is Bozeman, Montana? It was named as one of the best Airbnbs by Outside Magazine, thanks to its stylish interior and unbeatable location. There are two miles of trails on the property to take in the fall scenery, and you’re 60 miles from Yellowstone National Park, as well.


A Tiny Cabin with Unbeatable Views of Oregon

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You won’t find better views of Mount Hood than the ones from this tiny cabin in Sandy, Oregon. It’s located on an isolated 23 acres, and the window wall opens up so you can watch the sunset over the mountains while curled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. Tiny as it is, this space has everything you need, and it’s so cozy you’ll never want to leave.


A Mountain-Top Cabin in New Hampshire

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You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world in this mountain cabin on the side of Mount Uncanoonuc in New Hampshire. The views are honestly unbelievable—on a clear day, you can see all the way to Boston! Plus, the farmhouse-style decor is incredibly cozy with its old-fashioned stove and plush couches.


A Picture-Perfect Treetop Cabin in Georgia

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This three-story treehouse in Blue Ridge oozes with rustic charm! It’s situated on the edge of the Chattahohchee National Forest and can sleep up to six people. In addition to its rustic decor, you’ll love sipping warm drinks on its many decks and unwinding at night in the hot tub. Plus, the views are unbeatable!


The Romantic Blue Haven Cabin in North Carolina

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This mountain-top cabin would be an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway with your loved ones. The newly built Blue Haven Cabin is located in Almond, North Carolina, and it’s the perfect size for two or three people. The cabin features a private patio where you can look out over the landscape, as well as a firepit for toasting marshmallows at night and a hot tub to take the chill off when the temperature drops.


Which of these cozy cabins makes you want to hit the road? Tell us in the comments below!
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Mary D. October 26, 2019
I just want to point out that the off-the-grid cabin that is claimed to be in both Vermont AND the White mountains is a geographic miracle.