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The 12 Best Cabin Rentals in Nashville, Tennessee

by Brittany Varano

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Book a Nashville cabin and you can experience the sights and sounds of the world’s country music capital while staying in the country.

While the charms of city’s lively Honky Tonk Highway, historical attractions, and culinary delights entice millions of tourists to Nashville each year, these Nashville cabin rentals just outside the city are the perfect place for anyone who likes peace and quiet in the evenings.

Hidden on the outskirts of Nashville are underrated small towns and they’re excellent options for travelers who like to stay away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Take your pick from quiet and charming destinations like Franklin, Fairview, and Hendersonville, all of which offer their own attractions and sights. 

This list will have you covered when it comes to figuring out which Nashville cabin rental is best for you. No listing is more than a short drive from downtown, offering access to big city attractions with the privacy of a home-away-from-home experience.

1. Come Away Cabin

This cabin is one of the best Nashville Cabin rentals if you love interior design
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Why you should stay: Brand new cabin with unique amenities nestled on the outskirts of Nashville in Fairview, Tennessee

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Established in 2018, the Come Away Cabin is an impeccably clean and well-cared for-cabin. Chalet-style windows and tall ceilings make the already open floor plan feel even bigger than it is, and you’ll likely feel right at home with the modern decor and southern-inspired accents.

This modern cabin makes family bonding easier than ever because the living room, full kitchen, and dining room are all in an open floor plan. The hosts have gone above and beyond to provide unique amenities for your stay, so you can sip complimentary beer on tap, uncork your welcome bottle of wine, fire up the pizza oven, or make yourself a specialty coffee on their espresso machine.

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2. The Cabin at Roney Creek Farm

The Cabin at Roney Creek Farm
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Why you should stay: Quaint Nashville cabin on 15 acres of quiet farmland, 35 minutes from downtown

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

From the Cabin at Roney Creek Farm, you can be in Nashville in 30 minutes while staying in the country — so you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Spend your days exploring the city’s vibrant neighborhoods and your evenings in a quiet abode surrounded by fresh air. This log cabin has a beautiful wooden interior and has a stone gas fireplace.

During your stay, you’ll have full access to everything in the home. There’s also a washer and dryer onsite plus two outdoor patios.

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3. Luxury Log House

Luxury Log House
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Why you should stay: Indulge in modern luxury in a roomy cabin 30 miles from downtown Nashville

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Minimum stay: 2–4 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Elevate your Nashville trip with a reservation at this luxury log house,  where the resort-style features are almost too many to count. For starters, the basement is a trendy movie theater room with platform bean bag seating and doubles as a game room complete, with a beautiful wooden card table. Outside, you’ll stay entertained with a swimming pool, spa, fire pit, and mini log cabin playhouse for the kiddos.

With enough sleeping space for up to 20 guests, this five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is a fabulous option for large family events or multi-family getaways. There’s something for everyone here, and plenty of room too play on 18 acres of land.

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4. Caspian Cottage

Caspian Cottage
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Why you should stay: A classic cabin experience on Paradise Ranch & Retreat’s with a fabulous private entertaining area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Caspian Cottage is a private and scenic vacation rental with access to hiking trails and idyllic views, sitting on more than 100 acres. Outfitted with cable TV and business-class high-speed internet, you don’t have to worry about the inconvenience of being disconnected here. And it’s only 20 miles to Music City.

This two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home also features a large gas fireplace in the living room, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and a jacuzzi tub for two in the primary bedroom. Spend your evenings relaxing outside in the roomy screened-in porch with a gas fireplace and comfy seating, or let the homeowners arrange a private chef or masseuse for the evening. Oh la la!

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5. Franklin Cabin

Franklin Cabin
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Why you should stay: A spacious property with an incredible elevated deck, great views, and plenty of things to do nearby

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

This Franklin Cabin is an excellent choice for a Nashville cabin rental as a perfect home base for visitors excited to explore the city and surrounding areas. Not only is the capital just a short drive away, but the best attractions in Franklin, like Percy Priest Lake and Arrington Vineyards, are also just a quick drive down the road.

The home’s interior has striking vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and a brick fireplace. These natural elements continue into the cabin’s three bedrooms and living spaces, creating an inviting atmosphere. Surrounding the house are two wraparound porches with ample seating, a gas grill, and a fire pit for spending nights under the stars.

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6. The Lodge at Chavis

 The Lodge at Chavis is an ideal Nashville vacation rental for large families
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Why you should stay: Expansive four-bedroom log home with an outdoor swimming pool and roomy deck

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Lodge at Chavis should be your go-to choice for a family vacation near Nashville. This 3,000-square-foot home has the means to comfortably accommodate large parties, with nine bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Prepare your favorite meals in the well-appointed kitchen, and sit down for a family dinner outside on the patio or in the dining room.

In the summer, take a dip in the in-ground swimming pool and catch some sunshine on the home’s decks. The cabin has a large yard so kids have free rein to run and play. It’s only a few minutes drive to downtown Franklin, and Nashville’s famous Lower Broadway street is 19 miles away.

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7. Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods
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Why you should stay: Pristine log and brick home with a hot tub and huge fire pit in Hendersonville, Tennessee

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2–5 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

This cabin in the woods is a lovingly kept five-bedroom home in the woods of Hendersonville, a medium-sized city about 25 minutes from Nashville. Inside, you’ll find an open kitchen with everything you need for home-cooked meals and a long dining table to accommodate everyone.

The home features a trendy office area complete with a desk and chair, an attractive brick fireplace, and a minibar so you can whip up a few drinks after you’re finished working or sightseeing for the day. Out back, there’s a big covered deck with rocking chairs and a hot tub so you can properly relax during your stay.

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8. Log Cabin

Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: A fun custom home featured in Montgomery-Gentry’s “King of the World” music video with a unique outdoor community pavilion.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1–4 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Once featured in a country music video, today, this impressive log cabin is a top Nashville cabin rental for family vacations and small business retreats. Behind the home, a wooden pavilion with a bar, barrel standing tables, and plenty of space provides space to play or host low-key gatherings. There’s also a fire pit circle for evenings spent roasting marshmallows or sipping local Tennessee whiskey.

The interior has a classic cabin vibe with knotty pine accents and southern-inspired decor throughout the three bedrooms and two baths.  During your stay, you’ll be close to a public boat dock and 45 minutes from Nashville. The hosts also offer kayak rentals and can arrange a specialty farm-fresh breakfast from a local southern chef.

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9. Pecan Valley Cabin

Pecan Valley Cabin
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Why you should stay: A hilltop log cabin in the trees with a front porch swing and a beautiful outdoor deck.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Pecan Valley Cabin is a pet-friendly, private Nashville cabin rental on 10 acres in the Scottsboro neighborhood. The hosts provide all of the amenities you’d find in a typical hotel, like toiletries, fresh linens, and a coffee maker.

Spend quality time with your family out on the back deck, snacking and sipping beers on the picnic table. Fire up the grill for cookouts under the sun while the kids play foosball or board games inside. Despite how rural the property feels, it’s only a 15-minute drive to the honky-tonk bars in downtown Nashville.

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10. The Lodge at Oak Haven Farms

The Lodge at Oak Haven Farms
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Why you should stay: Secluded cabin on a wooded property near Montgomery Bell State Park

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

The Lodge at Oak Haven Farms is a rustic and woodland-inspired cabin rental for three with lofted ceilings, natural and reclaimed wood accents, and several porch swings and rocking chairs. This cabin doesn’t have bedrooms, exactly,  but it has a full-size bed in the open and bunk beds open to the lower level. Guests are more than welcome to bring their pets, who can frolic freely on the home’s large property. Impressive mountain biking and hiking trails and Montgomery Bell State Park are only a few minutes away.

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11. Slayden House

Slayden House is the best Nashville cabin rental if you want to stay on the water
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Why you should stay: A lakefront A-frame chalet for eight just 25 miles from Nashville

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Slayden House is a lakeside Nashville cabin rental ideal for fishing enthusiasts and families who enjoy water activities. Cruise the lake in the provided paddleboat or toss a frisbee around on the grassy shore. Though it’s not very far from Nashville, most of the area is farmland, so you can spend an afternoon visiting farms or strolling around orchards.

The kitchen looks like an old-fashioned diner, with cushioned stool seating and all the cooking essentials. There’s also an air hockey table, a two-tier porch, and a lovely backyard with a roomy hammock.

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12. Hillside Log Cabin

The Hillside Log Cabin is a perfect Nashville cabin rental if you want a totally private pool
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Why you should stay: A magical cottage-style cabin with a swimming pool and immaculate garden

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Located on 100 acres of well-manicured land, the hillside log cabin in Whites Creek boasts an exceptional five-star rating. Welcoming traveling trios and furry friends, this one-bedroom has a private (and roomy) in-ground swimming pool.

Included with your booking is a complimentary breakfast with homemade bread so you can start your morning right. If you find the strength to pull yourself away from the beauty of this property, Nashville’s main attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame are less than 10 miles away.

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