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8 Awesome Cabin Rentals Near San Antonio for a Country Getaway

by Cindy Brzostowski
Updated April 27, 2022

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Do you hear that? The great outdoors is calling, and you don’t even have to travel far from San Antonio to answer.

San Antonio ranks as one of the top 10 largest cities in the entire United States, which means it offers lots to love and enjoy in terms of amenities, job opportunities, infrastructure, and attractions. But its bustling nature may also have its residents and long-term visitors hankering for the occasional getaway somewhere… a little quieter. Somewhere they can be surrounded by trees and fresh air, rather than skyscrapers and suburbs.

As much as you may love city living, there’s something about an escape to a cozy, secluded cabin that relaxes and rejuvenates the soul like no other. Good thing there are multiple options for just that experience in close proximity to San Antonio. Here are some of the best cabins near San Antonio for your next getaway.

1. Rustic Canyon Lake Cabins

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Why you should stay: These cabins close to the lake offer plenty of space and privacy.

  • Location: Canyon Lake
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $231/night

At these rustic Canyon Lake cabins, you can invite all your closest friends and family members since there’s more than enough room. The rental is split between two furnished cabins, and the property has a little under three acres of land so you’ll have your privacy. Your furry friends are covered too with the 10,000-square-foot dog run (just make sure you tell the host you’re bringing your pet ahead of time).

Hardwood floors blend into wood walls which go up to wooden ceilings, so you get that full-on cabin experience. But it’s a really comfortable cabin experience given amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, TVs, and hot tub. Conveniently, there’s a boat ramp about a mile and a half away.

Fingers crossed you won’t have any trouble, but if you do, the hosts make themselves available by phone 24/7.

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Related Read: 7 Epic Places to Go Glamping Near San Antonio, Texas

2. Casita at Madrona Ranch

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Why you should stay: It’s a peaceful, Hill Country paradise at this cabin by the water.

  • Nearest town: Pipe Creek
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

Waterfront location. Panoramic Hill Country views. Tranquil property. Casita at Madrona Ranch has got it all! With 14 acres to call its own, this rental is a homey place where it’s easy to relax. Whether you’re sitting on the porch swing enjoying the magnificent vistas or hanging out down by the lake, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful nature that makes you question whether you’re not actually up in the mountains somewhere.

During your stay, keep an eye out for the local wildlife: some deer or maybe a hummingbird or two. Otherwise, you can spend your time firing up the grill, hiking around the ranch, or stargazing. This is the kind of place you’ll want to unplug, but if you absolutely must, there is WiFi.

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3. Hill Country Cottage

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Why you should stay: This stylish, secluded rental brings luxury and romance to the cabin experience.

  • Nearest town: Hondo
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $179/night

Decorated in muted tones and attractive furnishings, The Hill Country Cottage is a dreamy choice for any couples planning a trip. Why, you ask? Well, for starters there’s a private hot tub with a little table that’s just the right size for two wine glasses. That’s pretty self-explanatory! Then, there’s the cool art nook complete with painting and drawing supplies where you can enjoy an on-site date activity.

For dinner, why not give the hibachi grill a go for a memorable meal? There’s also a TV with streaming access perfect for a little Netflix and chill action… The lights strung up around the deck and trees further add to the ambiance.

When it gets cold in the evening, get the fireplace going inside for some truly romantic vibes or light up the fire pit outside for some s’mores action. Basically, it’s like you have everything you need for a lavish retreat, right at your fingertips.

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Related Read: 10 Gorgeous Texas Hill Country Cabin Rentals

4. Villa Cardinale Cabin

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Why you should stay: The charm is turned all the way up at this private, family-friendly cabin tucked amongst the trees.

  • Nearest town: Helotes
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $138/night

The interior of Villa Cardinale Cabin is one of colorful, country charm with bright red accents, plush seating and beds, and super high ceilings. Parents will also appreciate that the rental has a pack ‘n play available plus a library of family-friendly DVDs. What you won’t have is internet connection, so be prepared to unplug and enjoy the here and now. Not so difficult considering your beautiful environment…

Outside, you’ll be surrounded by trees, and you’re free to wander around the expansive yard and property. And is it really a complete cabin experience without at least one round of s’mores? You can make the campfire classic at the fire pit outdoors. For more to see and do, you can head into Old Town Helotes for some boutique shopping and restaurants — El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant is a local favorite.

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5. Rockin B Ranch Love Shack

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Why you should stay: This creekside cabin offers easy access to outdoor water activities and a hot tub back at home.

  • Nearest town: Pipe Creek
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $193/night

While on the smaller side, Rockin B Ranch Love Shack has all you need for a relaxing getaway. One of the highlights of staying here is having access to the creek, and there are some kayaks you can use if the water level is right. You can swim, too. Another highlight? The hot tub on the deck, which makes for the perfect place to relax day or evening — but really especially at night when all the stars are out. Other amenities include a charcoal grill and fire pit.

While this rental is suitable for two, there are additional properties here that you can rent out if you want to come in a larger group. Don’t worry if you stick to just renting this one cabin though since everything is designed to maximize your privacy.

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6. Grey Forest Vineyard Cabin

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Why you should stay: You’ll feel well taken care of by all the extra special guest amenities at this hilltop stay.

  • Nearest town: Helotes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $185/night

In terms of design, Grey Forest Vineyard Cabin veers more toward modern than rustic with its more colorful exterior and mid-century furnishings. If the weather is no good, the library in the bedroom can keep you entertained for hours with its extensive and varied collection. But if the sun is out, why not take a dip in the swimming pool?

As if you weren’t feeling pampered enough already, guests can whip up breakfast with some homemade pancake mix and fresh, local eggs left in the fridge for you by your hosts. What better way to start the day? Then when happy hour hits, you can open up the complimentary bottle of wine made from the very grapes growing on the property and snack on some popcorn — there’s an air popcorn maker!

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7. Gruene Cabin

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Why you should stay: At this rustic log house, you’re surrounded by history inside and out.

  • Nearest town: Gruene
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $158/night

Blending the old with the new, Gruene Cabin features the original, well-crafted interior from the 1800s outfitted with modern conveniences like a smart TV, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and a rain showerhead. If you’re an early bird, try and catch a Hill Country sunrise from the front porch.

Step outside, and you can wander the gardens. Leave the property, and you’ll have lots of options for adventures in the area from tubing in the local rivers to hiking in the Hill Country. Also nearby is Gruene Hall, the oldest continually operating dance hall in the state.

If you love the cabin but wish there was room for more, consider booking the duplex rental next door.

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Related Read: 10 Luxury Cabin Rentals in Texas for a Pampered Getaway

8. Cedar Cabin Retreat

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Why you should stay: Embrace slow-paced, Hill Country living at this log cabin with a hot tub.

  • Nearest town: Canyon Lake
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $210/night

Surrounded by 12 acres of woods, Cedar Cabin Retreat is a place where you’ll want to put down your phone and tune into the wildlife around you. During the day, you can watch the local deer and birds go about their business from your comfortable perch on the back deck, or gaze up at the treetops from the hammock. At night, you can count the stars from the private hot tub (and bring a glass of wine or mug of beer why don’t you).

During the warmer months, there’s nothing more refreshing than a rinse in the unique glass-topped, shower with its river rock floor. During the colder seasons, you can light up the fireplace inside, grab a game from their little library, and make a cozy evening of it.

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