Bucket List October 19, 2021
These 20 Incredible Cabins Are Some Of The Best Kept Secrets In The U.S.
There’s something so incredibly romantic about a cabin retreat. Warm wood features, crackling fireplaces, remote locations — nothing compares to a getaway at a charming cabin. And while there are countless cozy cabins across the country, today we’re shining a spotlight on
special, superlative places that are truly extraordinary. This is a Bucket List, after all, and there are some truly bucket-list-worthy cabins across the country that will blow you away. These aren’t your outdated, bare-bones cabins; these are luxurious, well-appointed accommodations in some of the most jaw-dropping places in the country. The following 20 incredible cabins in the U.S. are the very definition of hygee; next-level accommodations are sure to fuel and inspire your wanderlust.
The Schoolhouse - Kettle Falls, Washington
Kettle Falls, WA 99141, USA
There is something undeniably charming about a classic, one-room schoolhouse -- bonus points if it's red! These winsome structures are relics of a bygone era and are iconic. In Kettle Falls, Washington,
is a one-room schoolhouse hailing from the early 1900s. The Schoolhouse is a rustic retreat that's full of character, with an open floor plan, high ceilings, a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom, and large windows. The owners have somehow managed to maintain the schoolhouse's
charms (original wood floors, chalkboards, and lighting adds whimsy and visual interest) while adding modern luxuries that make a stay here completely comfortable -- and unforgettable.
Off The Grid Fire Lookout - Umpqua National Forest, Oregon
Umpqua National Forest, Oregon 97447, USA
Modeled after classic US Forest Service fire lookouts, this 40-foot tower sits in an idyllic meadow on 160 acres of private land within Oregon’s wondrous Umpqua National Forest. This unique Airbnb offers guests a comfortable, glamping-style getaway in one of Oregon’s most breathtaking regions. With its whimsical features, forested surroundings, and castle-like perch, you’ll feel as though you’re in a real-life fairy tale when you stay at this enchanting fire lookout in Oregon. This cabin is so dreamy, it
has a year-long waitlist
, but everyone who stays here cannot sing its praises enough.
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and be ready to book your stay well in advance. It will be worth it -- we promise.
Snow Bear Chalets - Whitefish, Montana
Snow Bear Chalets, 3872 Winter Ln, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
You'll revel in the pure, unfiltered beauty of Montana at
Snow Bear Chalets
. The world's first ski-in/ski-out compound, Snow Bear Chalets has next-level treehouses and cabins that are truly extraordinary in every way. Snow Bear Chalets is a collection of three luxury treehouses, as well as seven brand-new penthouse chalets. This little treehouse village is especially unique because it's located right on Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort’s Hope Slope. The location and luxury of this chalet community are unrivaled, and if you're an avid skier, Snow Bear Chalets need to be on your
Montana bucket list
TurnKey Vacation Rentals Cabin - Tahoma, California
cabin in Tahoma, California
, is extraordinary in every way. The secluded five-bedroom, four-bathroom cabin sleeps 12 and is well-appointed with all the creature comforts you could ever want: a wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, and two balconies. The crown jewel of this cabin is its stunning upper deck, which offers unrivaled views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Come dinnertime, settle in at one of the property's two outdoor dining tables; from atop this perch, you will enjoy the most scenic meal of your life -- truly, nothing else will ever compare.
Bungalow in the Redwoods - Trinidad, California
If you've ever dreamed of sleeping beneath the grand forest canopy of the California redwoods, this
will most certainly fulfill that bucket-list wish. With this cabin, location is everything: it's situated on six acres of
old-growth forest and
within walking distance to some of the best trails in the country. Of course, that's not to slight this bungalow in any way; this cabin is newly renovated, with its decor and amenities a minimalist's dream. Once you've stayed in this dreamy little cabin, you'll know what John Muir meant when he said, "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
Zion A-Frame - Hildale, Utah
Utah often gets pigeonholed as a place for ski towns and snow, but there's so much more to the Beehive State than winter sports. For proof of this, simply visit
Zion National Park
. The beauty of this National Park is unrivaled; it's home to stunning rivers and canyons, caverns and caves, and also boasts some of the best stargazing in the entire country. And
sits in the heart of it all. This magnificent A-Frame cabin boasts the most breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the southern side of the Zion Mountains, for an immersive experience in nature that can't be matched.
Taos Ski Valley A-Frame Cabin - Taos, New Mexico
The winter recreation in Taos is unrivaled, offering outdoor enthusiasts a less crowded and arguably more scenic experience than some of the West's big-name ski towns. This stunning
is located just steps from Taos Ski Valley, yet somehow manages to feel remote and secluded at the same time. Lux amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, full kitchen, and expansive decks take this ski chalet to the next level. And if you really want to
, personal shoppers, housekeeping services, and private chefs can be booked at this cabin for an additional fee.
The Nest - Hot Springs, Arkansas
Why camp on the ground when you can
in a tree?
is a stunning, African-style stilted tent treehouse in Hot Springs, Arkansas, one of the most stunning regions in the Midwest. Everything about The Nest is superlative, from its outdoor hot tub and wrap-around deck to its full-sized, gourmet kitchen and expansive master bedroom with a king-sized bed.
is glamping luxury at its finest, and will completely challenge any preconceived notions you had about this oft-overlooked state.
Heaven's Cabins - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
There are few places more beautiful in the U.S. than the Great Smoky Mountains, and
Heaven's Cabins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
, offers unrivaled accommodations worthy of this wondrous range. As the resort's name suggests, these accommodations are located high above the treeline, offering perfect panoramas in all directions. These are not your typical cabins, either; in addition to the stunning views, all accommodations feature incredible indoor
outdoor living spaces, fully stocked kitchens, high-end appliances, and lux amenities, such as fire pit tables and private soaking tubs wherein you'll feel as though you're quite literally floating in the clouds.
Red Canyon Ranch - Custer, South Dakota
offers an immersive experience in one of America's most incredible and iconic places. While the area is best-known for majestic Mount Rushmore, the western two-thirds of South Dakota are known as the Great Plains, with canyons and buttes rolling across a seemingly endless expanse. This region is also home to the Badlands, one of the richest fossil beds on the planet, where explorers have found remains of saber-toothed cats, three-toed horses, and ancient marine animals. Within this wondrous region is Red Canyon Ranch, a luxurious, lodge-pole pine dwelling set atop the Black Hills' historic red-limestone and sandstone canyon. This cabin offers full views of Red Canyon from three sides and has an outdoor hot tub, which, come nightfall, seems to float above the canyon. If that weren't enough, the stargazing in this area is stellar, and we guarantee that once you've admired the infinite universe from this beautiful place, no other accommodations will ever compare.
Bolt Farm Treehouse - Walhalla, South Carolina
Treehouses are having a moment, and we're here for it. Our childhood hearts simply adore these fantastical forts, and our adult, Instagram-scrolling selves are positively swooning over these lofty dwellings. But to stand out in a
literal forest of treehouses
, Airbnb owners have to pull out all the stops. And that's precisely what you'll find at
Bolt Farm Treehouse
. This well-appointed treehouse is located on 40 perfect acres in the wilds of Walhalla and is lauded as the top Airbnb in South Carolina. This luxury treehouse has a king bed, several different outdoor living areas (all of which are connected by fairy-light-covered footpaths), skylights, air conditioning, a working fireplace, and an outdoor shower -- and that's just the beginning. When you stay at this South Carolina treehouse, you're guaranteed to have a magical experience.
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort - Glenmont, Ohio
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort and Wedding Venue, 23164 Vess Road, Glenmont, OH 44628, USA
Located on 75 wooded acres in the heart of the Buckeye State's beautiful Mohican Valley,
The Mohicans Treehouse Resort and Wedding Venue
is a fantasy come to life. It is the perfect escape for a romantic getaway or an adventure the whole family can enjoy. With an array of luxury cabins and treehouses created by the world-renowned treehouse designer and star of Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters," Pete Nelson, there is sure to be something for everyone in this glorious glampground getaway in Ohio.
Fresh Coast Cabins - Eagle Harbor, Michigan
Fresh Coast Cabins, 13051 M-26, Eagle River, MI 49950, USA
There's lots of competition when it comes to cozy cabins in
Fresh Coast Cabins
really are above and beyond. Located in Michigan's extraordinary Upper Peninsula along the shores of Lake Superior, each of these nine, well-appointed cabins at this destination offers guests unparalleled views and next-level experiences. Amenities like roaring propane fireplaces and fully renovated, farmhouse-style kitchens make these cabins completely charming, and the sweeping, seemingly-endless lakefront views will absolutely fill and fuel your wanderlust.
Castle on Glen - Elmira, New York
If you've ever dreamed of staying the night in a castle, there's an Airbnb in Elmira, New York, that's straight out of a fairy tale. The magic begins before you even step foot inside the
Castle on Glen
; you'll cross an actual moat to access this Tudor-style accommodation, which features three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms on a private kingdom in the Finger Lakes. The owners have really gone to great lengths to make this Airbnb truly
, with a full wardrobe of royal attire dress-up costumes, period masks, and authentic Scottish helmets available for guests to truly feel like kings and queens.
Juniper Hill Cabin - Wilmington, New York
Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York,
Juniper Hill Cabin
is easily the most beautiful basecamp for your outdoor adventures (for reference, both the Ausable River and Lake Everest are within walking distance). Inside this captivating cabin, smart technology, high-end appliances, lux linens, charming fireplaces, an outdoor fire table, and expansive living areas make Juniper Hill a completely comfortable retreat. What makes this destination
, however, is its location: surrounded by an expanse of forests and mountains, this is a retreat in nature sure to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate.
Luxury Solar House - Jackson, New Hampshire
Going "off the grid" doesn't need to be
; for proof of this, one need only visit this
luxurious cabin in New Hampshire
. Luxury Solar House is, as its name suggests, a gorgeous *and* green retreat in one of the most scenic places in the country. Certified by both LEED & NAHB, this Airbnb is the future of eco-friendly getaways, offering guests comfortable and well-appointed accommodations that spare no expense. Amenities here include a full kitchen, indoor fireplace, game room, wet bar, and open floor plan -- and that's just what's
the cabin. Outdoors, cozy up on the hammock located on the lower porch, and gaze out into the exquisite splendor of New England.
Clifftop Cabin - Machiasport, Maine
If you've ever wanted to escape to the ends of the world, simply head to Maine. Because it's here where you'll find the
, an exceptional Airbnb offering guests an experience they simply can't find anywhere else. The amenities are numerous -- high-end appliances, beautifully decorated bedrooms, a cozy fireplace -- yet what makes this luxury rental so unique is that it sits atop a 130-foot cliff. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Howards Cove, Jasper Beach, and the surrounding woodlands put guests at this cabin in the captain's seat of the beautiful Pine Tree State.
Oak Island Wildlife Preserve - Camden, Maine
For those who have ever dreamed of having their very own private island,
this charming cabin
in Camden, Maine, will turn this dream into a reality. Located just off the tip of Camden, this beautiful island preserve boasts about a mile of shoreline with six different beaches, depending on the tide. Oak Island is a water lover's dream, and this enchanting property is part of the fairy tale. This Airbnb features a main cabin that sleeps up to four, and a kitchen offering incredible, 360-degree views. Our advice? Check out the property's one-room sleeper cabin; it's built right over the water for epic views you just won't find anywhere else.
Kūono - Volcano, Hawaii
Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA
Hawaii is a bucket-list adventure for most, and
Kūono at Volcano
is an accommodation that's worthy of this dazzling destination. Located just five minutes from Volcano National Park, this cabin is nestled in a forest of beautiful Ohia trees, immersing guests in untold natural beauty both inside and outside. Indoors, smart technology and high-end appliances make Kūono totally lux, while the outdoor living space -- which boasts a private hot tub and electric fire pit -- is a place you won't want to leave. When you're looking to cross Hawaii off your bucket list, definitely include a stay at this
absolutely enchanting cabin
Moose Walk Cabin - Badger, Alaska
Alaska's immense grandeur is truly unmatched -- between its scenic splendor, numerous wonders, abundant wildlife, and front-row seats to one of nature's greatest natural phenomena, there's nowhere on the planet like the Last Frontier. And
Moose Walk Cabin
is the perfect basecamp for your Alaska adventures. This Airbnb is nestled in a private wooded area complete with its own babbling brook; inside, a full kitchen, spacious floorplan, luxe bedding, and old-fashioned roaring fireplace make this classic log cabin both luxurious and cozy.
You'll feel like the only person in the world at Moose Walk Cabin -- and that's truly something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
When you’re looking for your
next big adventure, bypass the ordinary for the extraordinary. Now is the time to plan an epic, soul-filling retreat — in this case, to one of the above cabins that offer unbelievable, inimitable, and wholly incredible experiences. Address: Umpqua National Forest, Oregon 97447, USA Address: Machiasport, ME, USA Address: Jackson, NH, USA Address: Walhalla, SC, USA Address: Custer, SD 57730, USA Address: The Mohicans Treehouse Resort and Wedding Venue, 23164 Vess Road, Glenmont, OH 44628, USA Address: Tahoma, CA 96142, USA Address: Snow Bear Chalets, 3872 Winter Ln, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA Address: Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA Address: Wilmington, NY, USA Address: Camden, ME, USA Address: Fresh Coast Cabins, 13051 M-26, Eagle River, MI 49950, USA Address: Trinidad, CA 95570, USA Address: Hot Springs, AR, USA Address: Badger, AK 99705, USA Address: Kettle Falls, WA 99141, USA Address: Taos, NM 87571, USA Address: Hildale, UT, USA Address: Elmira, NY, USA Address: Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA