The best way to celebrate Florida’s beautiful fall weather is to head outdoors. Cabins provide the perfect place where you can explore surrounding wildlife and relax in nature without having to worry about the elements. Here are a few places in Florida where you can spend a night in the perfect cozy cabin:
1. The Smoakhouse Ranch, Branford
This historic homestead is a 22-acre working farm where you can see animals, walk trails through the woods, and pick seasonal fruit, or just spend the whole day relaxing on the porch. There are three cottages and a larger farmhouse, but the hand-built, 1920s-style Earl cabin would be our choice.
2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key
These cabins sit up on stilts with a beautiful view overlooking the bay. The beach here is considered the most beautiful beach in the Keys.
3. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs
Each of the cabins at this park sleeps up to six people, and comes with its own picnic table and grill. The two-bedroom cabins also have screened-in porches and gas fireplaces, too.
4. Camp Mack's River Resort, Lake Wales
This fish camp offers simple but accomodating cabins at reasonable prices. The camp has frontage on the Kissimme River with miles of trails to explore. All cabins come with cable TV and a full kitchen so you can cook your catch.
5. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, Lake Wales
This dude ranch an hour south of Orlando is a vacation destination itself, perfect for those who love cowboy culture. The luxury lodge, cabins and glamping tents here provide close proximity to all of the activities the ranch has to offer, including fishing, golfing, horseback riding, the rodeo, and so much more.
6. Miami Everglades Resort
This campground tropical located less than 10 miles from Everglades National Park and 30 miles south of all of the culture and cuisine of Miami feels like a tropical paradise.
7. Welaka Lodge & Resort, Welaka
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a fishing trip. The cottages offer every amenity you could need in a rustic Old Florida environment, right on the St. Johns River.
8. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port Saint Joe
Experience one of the best beaches in Florida from the comfort of a spacious, furnished cabin. The cabins can accomodate up to 6 guests, and each one has an outdoor grill and a screened-in porch so you can enjoy those ocean breezes.
9. Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center & Resort, Milton
Adventures Unlimted has several incredible cabins, from 2-person mini cottages to houses that can accomodate large groups. There are so many fun activities on site, including canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, and tubing.
10. Navarre Beach Campground
This campground has cabins that can accomodate anywhere from 2 to 14 people. This campground is the perfect place to enjoy this little-known and lovely community on the Gulf.
11. Lake Louisa State Park
This state park has 20 homey cabins with rockers on wide porches overlooking Dixie Lake. These 2-bedroom cabins accomodate up to six people. Because this is a state park, phones and TVs are not provided, but who needs them? There's plenty of hiking, fishing, swimming, and biking to do instead.
12. Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins, Inverness
Choose between one or two-bedroom cabins on the Withlacoochee, only 7 miles away from downtown Inverness. All cabins are fully equipped and the lodge provides canoes and kayaks free of charge.
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