10 Peaceful Cabin Rentals Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

by Holly Riddle
Updated August 19, 2022

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The City of Brotherly Love has a lot going for it, but where do you go when it’s time to escape the hustle?

For all that Philadelphia offers, it’s still a major metropolis and comes with all the downsides: lots of noise, tons of air and light pollution and crowds.

When it’s time to escape the city, head to one of these 10 cabin rentals near Philadelphia, where you can find a bit of nearby peace and tranquility.

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1. Texter Mountain Chalet

Texter Mountain Chalet
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Why you should stay: Custom luxury just a short drive away.

  • Location: Robesonia, PA
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $286/night

This Texter Mountain chalet is an amazing pick for a couple wanting to enjoy a romantic atmosphere away from the hubbub in Philly. It’s incredibly easy to get to, as Robesonia is only about an hour and a half drive from the city, making it ideal for a weekend getaway.

The newly renovated A-frame chalet features an expansive balcony, a private patio with an in-ground hot tub, an outdoor stone fireplace — and that’s just the exterior. Inside, you’ll find a woodsy retreat with a jacuzzi tub, fireplace, small kitchen and loft-style sleeping area.

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2. Lakewood Retreat

Lakewood Retreat
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Why you should stay: A lakeside mansion just an hour from Philly

  • Location: Elverson, PA
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $275/night

The Lakewood Retreat is just an hour from Philly and can fit the entire family. More of a mansion than a woodsy cabin, it blends a rough wood and isolated cabin vibe with a more upscale feel, via the stone patio, carefully manicured lawn, fountain feature within the lake and lakeside gazebo.

Inside, the decor is all modern farmhouse, with a huge kitchen outfitted with lots of white cabinetry, a cozy living room with exposed ceiling beams and a fireplace, and a master suite fit for a king.

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3. Maryland Waterfront Cabin

Maryland Waterfront Cabin
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Why you should stay: Water views for days!

  • Location: Red Point, MD
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $395/night

When planning a getaway from Philadelphia, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You can go any direction, basically, and find spectacular settings.

If you head south, for example, you’ll find Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay — and this lovely waterfront cabin fit for a girl’s getaway or family vacay. The views, which you can take in from the Adirondack chairs lining the shore or the patio outdoor dining table, are expansive, but this property has more to offer than just a gorgeous backdrop.

Inside, the stylish decor mixes cabin vibes with modern, industrial features, for a unique look that’s sure to please. A fireplace, updated appliances, bedroom views of the water and large bathrooms are just the icing on the cake.

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4. Fox Creek Cabin

Fox Creek Cabin
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Why you should stay: A cutesy cabin in Amish country.

  • Location: Bowmansville, PA
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $215/night

Lancaster County is a popular getaway spot for Philadelphia natives looking to escape from the city. Mostly known as Amish Country, Lancaster County is filled with rolling farmland and rural woods and streams.

This cabin just so happens to sit within one of those woodsy areas. As traditional as it gets, this cabin checks all the right boxes. There’s rough-hewn wood everywhere you look, rockers on the porch, a stone fireplace — and it’s all decorated with a careful hand to ensure a modern, sophisticated aesthetic without going over the top or kitschy.

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5. Lokal A-Frame

Lokal A Frame
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Why you should stay here: Escape to this woodsy retreat in New Jersey.

  • Location: Maurice River, NJ
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $350/night

This Lokal A-frame cabin, built and overseen by Lokal Hotels, is situated in Maurice River, New Jersey, just about an hour’s drive from downtown Philadelphia.

Near the Delaware Bay, this destination gives you a look at some of New Jersey’s beautiful forestry. As for the cabin, it sits on a private lot, with access to more than two acres of woods and a beach on the river.

Inside, the cabin is outfitted with modern amenities that will appeal to any Instagramming traveler, while, outside, there’s an expansive back porch to enjoy.

Too cold to sit outside? The floor-to-ceiling windows along one side of the house will provide views, no braving the weather required.

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6. Macungie Cabin

Macungie Cabin
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Why you should stay: A classic cabin near the slopes.

  • Location: Seisholtzville, PA
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $330/night

The Macungie Cabin offers location, location, location — if you’re interested in skiing, that is.

Just a short drive from Bear Creek Skiing Area, the cabin, with all its rustic charm, is a nice pick for families or groups of friends escaping from the city for a week or weekend of hitting the slopes.

Wide open spaces, soaring ceilings, a huge stone fireplace, woodsy views and an outdoor brick oven — it all adds up to an ideal spot for cozying up during those blustery Pennsylvania winters.

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7. Amish Country Cabin

Amish Country Cabin
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Why you should stay: A rustic stay down on the farm.

  • Location: Narvon, PA
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $250/night

This Lancaster County cabin may bill itself as cozy — and it is — but for all that coziness, you still won’t sacrifice size, as this expansive home set on a piece of pristine rural acreage can fit a whopping nine guests.

The vibe is very much log cabin-esque, with those classic timber walls and rustic furnishings, but you’ll still find all the amenities you expect during your vacation, such as a stone fireplace, fire ring outdoors, a billiards table and even a hot tub on the back deck.

When you’re ready to explore the area, you’re only a short drive from some of Amish Country’s best shopping and dining.

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8. 1765 Log Cabin

1765 Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: Take a step back in time!

  • Location: Forest Hill
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $165/night

If you want to stay in a truly authentic log cabin, look no further. This cabin dates back to the 1700s and sits on a working farm situated about half-way between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Sure, it’s rustic, and there’s no television or other similar amenities, but if it’s historic appeal you’re after, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a comparable cabin for rent at such an affordable price. To better serve today’s travelers, the cabin has been outfitted with modern creature comforts, such as a wood-burning stove, comfy couches and other furnishings, and a walk-in shower.

Say hello to the friendly resident pups upon your arrival and don’t forget to stop into the farm’s store to pick up some fresh produce (it literally doesn’t get any fresher) for dinner.

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9. 1800s Restored Log Cabin

1800s Restored Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: A romantic (and historic) retreat.

  • Location: Narvon, PA
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $175/night

For a cabin that blends history and romance into one secluded stay, try this cabin in Lancaster County.

Quaint, cozy and dating back to the 1800s, the cabin sits on a small pond and is exactly what you’d expect from a historic rural property — only restored to add some fun amenities, like a hot tub.

Couples will appreciate the seclusion and some even hold their wedding ceremonies on the larger farm property before retreating to the cabin for their wedding night.

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10. Classic Cabin in Amish Country

Classic Cabin in Amish Country
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Why you should stay: A mountain feel among the farmland

  • Location: Quarryville, PA
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $349/night

This cabin may sit in Lancaster County’s farmland, but the hosts have gone all out to ensure that you feel worlds away from Pennsylvania. The decor, the architecture and the amenities will all have you feeling like you’ve escaped for a mountain retreat in the West.

During the summer, enjoy the spacious back deck and in-ground pool, or soaking in the sun from one of the multiple balconies (outfitted with rockers, of course).

At night, gather around the outdoor fire pit, where log stumps serve as seating and the firewood is free. During the cooler months, you’ll appreciate the four-seasons sunroom, as well as the ample indoor space for your entire crew to spread out and relax.

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