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The 13 Best Cabin Rentals in Indiana

by Brittany Varano

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Welcome to the Hoosier State, home of the Indiana Dunes National Park and famous Indy 500 race.

Outside the bustle of Indiana’s capital city, rolling green countryside welcomes any weary traveler seeking a bit of a respite from the daily grind. And finding a home-away-from-home cabin rental in Indiana is truly the best way to see the Crossroads of America.

Take your pick from vacation homes with luxury-style amenities like hot tubs and lake access, or opt for a getaway within striking distance of Indianapolis, Chicago or Louisville. Or better yet, escape to Amish country and turn back the hands of time to simpler days.

1. Laguna House

Laguna House

Why you should stay: Relax in the Indiana countryside with a bubbling hot tub and a pool table.

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

The Laguna House is a beautiful three-bedroom vacation rental in Nashville, Indiana. Featuring a large deck that overlooks the lush green yard and a bubbling hot tub tucked next to a picturesque pond, there’s a lot to love for a traveling family of eight.

As you step inside, soaring cathedral ceilings and an expansive wall of windows create an open space perfect for lounging. A fireplace in the living room warms up the home for cozy cuddles on the couch.

2. Bloomington Cabin

Bloomington Cabin

Why you should stay: Enjoy the best of Bloomington and Indiana University’s campus in this beautiful guesthouse cabin.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Located near the vibrant campus of Indiana University and just minutes from Monroe Lake, this Bloomington cabin offers guests a peaceful retreat without sacrificing the convenience and fun of a city.

This impeccably clean home has a gorgeous interior where exposed wooden beams, hardwood floors, and calming neutral tones make you feel like you’re staying at a resort. Pets are more than welcome here, and the single bedroom has a cushy king bed, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room to accommodate a total of four guests.

3. Amish Country Cabin

Amish Country Cabin

Why you should stay: A cute log cabin on the shores of Shipshewana Lake.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Escape to this Amish country cabin for a peaceful getaway far from the stresses of life. This two-bedroom, 1.5 bath lakeside log home offers guests the opportunity to sunbathe and swim all day long. And as the sun sets, a toasty jacuzzi will warm your soul as you soak and relax under the stars.

Once you’ve had your fill of water fun, take a seat on the spacious deck that overlooks the water and fire up the BBQ grill for a family cookout. When bedtime comes around, your group of four will rest peacefully in plush queen beds.

4. Luxury Log Cabin

Luxury Log Cabin

Why you should stay: A big rustic home overlooking Cedar Lake less than an hour from Chicago.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Find scenic luxury at this log cabin where resort-style amenities make it hard to leave. Inside, the home boasts an impressive gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and marble floors. The cozy living room with a stone fireplace overlooks the expansive outdoor deck and provides lovely lake views.

Step into the master bedroom and enjoy a bubble bath for two in the jacuzzi bathtub. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two family rooms to sleep a large group of up to 14 guests comfortably. If you find you’ve had your fill of outdoor seclusion, take a day trip to nearby downtown Chicago for a change of scenery.

5. Paradise View Lodge

Paradise View Lodge

Why you should stay: Pet-friendly spacious home overlooking a peaceful wooded valley between Nashville and Bloomington, Indiana.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Paradise View Lodge is ideally situated around some of Indiana’s top attractions with Indianapolis, the university campus, the beauty of Brown County, and rural lakes all within an hour’s drive or less. The property is perched atop a valley where two outdoor decks and a ground-level patio offer more than enough space to relax in nature.

If that wasn’t enough, a luxurious hot tub boasts pretty wooded views, and a billiard table in the basement invites healthy competition. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms for eight guests offering plenty of privacy during your stay.

6. Stone Creek

stone creek cabin rental indiana

Why you should stay: A secluded three-acre estate with a gorgeous two-tier gazebo, minutes from Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Sleeps: 13
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Stone Creek estate is a perfect example of countryside luxury. As you pull up to the home, a custom iron security gate welcomes you in with the provided key code. A large well-manicured lawn beckons you inside where rugged yet modern decor fills the space. There are four bedrooms with six beds for up to 13 visiting guests and plenty of seating for all.

The real magic happens outside on the numerous back decks and porches where a luxurious hot tub, fairytale-esque two-tiered gazebo, and covered fire pit are provided for pleasant evenings spent outside. Did I mention there’s a waterfall cascading alongside the gazebo? Stone Creek Cabin is located near the Kentucky border with Louisville, a short drive away.

7. Big Timber Cabin

Big Timber Cabin

Why you should stay: Sleep perched on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River and Hoosier National Forest.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Named for the home’s impressive log design and exposed wooden beams, the Big Timber Cabin in Perry County, Indiana, sleeps six guests in rural paradise. Louisville lies just one hour east, and Indianapolis is two and a half hours north of the property, meaning that you have nothing but the epic Ohio River views, calming rolling hills, and serene countryside to distract you from ultimate relaxation.

The home features an impressive kitchen and spacious dining room table plus two family rooms for your comfort. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the Big Timber Cabin, making it great for a weekend getaway or a family vacation.

8. Patoka Lake Cabin

Patoka Lake Cabin

Why you should stay: A pastoral escape to a lovely 2BR cabin in Eckerty, Indiana.

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

If you’re planning a trip to Indiana’s second-largest water reservoir, look no further than the Patoka Lake cabin – a sparkling clean vacation rental that will make you feel right at home. Patoka Lake is just a short drive away from the property as well as Hoosier National Forest  and Big Splash Adventure, offering families plenty of fun things to do during their stay.

But the cabin itself boasts plenty to do, and features a lovely pond, swing benches with fire pit, and a hot tub too! There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and enough beds, air mattresses, and pull-out sofa sleepers to accommodate a family or group of eight.

9. Lemon Ridge Lodge

Lemon Ridge Lodge

Why you should stay: A lovely lodge in southern Indiana that features a treehouse, wraparound deck, and a hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

The Lemon Ridge Lodge sits on ten acres of untouched wooded land for your hiking and outdoor pleasure. A short walk across the street takes you to the shores of Lake Lemon, where a public beach is just down the road. The property is also a quick 15-minute drive from the IU campus and 15 minutes from Nashville, Indiana.

For families traveling with kiddos, the backyard treehouse with a slide will occupy their time for hours! There’s also a large wrap around deck, a relaxing hot tub, and a full finished basement offering plenty of space for lounging during your stay.

10. Cozy Bear Cabin

Cozy Bear Cabin

Why you should stay: Comfy cabin situated five minutes from Nashville with a luxurious hot tub.

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

The Cozy Bear Cabin is a modern Indiana vacation rental that’s been recently updated with beautiful decor and new amenities. A screened back patio with fairy lights strung from the ceiling, an outdoor wooden deck, stainless steel grill, and fire pit set the scene for fun summer nights. There’s even a screened-in hot tub for a soothing soak.

The home has been set up with everything you need during your stay, including a well-appointed kitchen, enough comfy beds for six, jacuzzi tubs in both full bathrooms, and a pool table. If you can pull yourself away from the cabin, the beauty of Brown County State Park is just two miles down the road.

11. Eagles Nest Lodge

Eagles Nest Lodge

Why you should stay: An ultimate family getaway south of Indianapolis on private 7 acres of property.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Eagles Nest Lodge rocks an impressive 6,000 square foot of space perfect for a large gathering of up to ten people. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms, so each coupling has the pleasure of enjoying their own private space. Inside, guests fall in love with the vast floor plan of the first level, where a stone fireplace and quaint great room promises the utmost comfort.

The kitchen is also insanely spacious with two full sinks, plenty of counter space, and a long dining room table perfect for group meals. Outside the Eagles Nest Lodge boasts two decks and lawn chair seating around a fire pit. You’ll find a large hot tub on the main deck, plus a private hot tub for two off of the master suite for those seeking a bit of romance in the Indiana countryside.

12. Raspberry Ridge

Raspberry Ridge

Why you should stay: A charming cottage surrounded by the picturesque rolling hills of Indiana’s Brown County.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Raspberry Ridge is a stunning and idyllic log home nestled on one of the highest points outside of Brown County State Park. The exterior of the home has been artfully constructed without the use of any nails, relying on the precision of ingenuity. Surrounding the property is 31 acres of pristine wilderness where a mile-long self-contained walking path takes you to sweeping views of Salt Creek Valley.

The interior of the home is decked out in eye-catching wooden accents, exposed beams, a stone wall, and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a large island and all necessary tools for whipping up fresh and hot meals during your stay. This four-bedroom for eight also has an outdoor hot tub you’ll undoubtedly want to use.

13. The Lake House

The Lake house

Why you should stay: Find peace at this quaint log cabin with a hot tub near Fairfax State Recreation Area.

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

A mile from Monroe Lake, lies The Lake House, a cabin rental offering guests the private seclusion of 7.5 acres of wooded bliss. Whether you’re a small family or a group of traveling friends, come enjoy the lake via the provided kayaks, a boat rental, or a swim and a picnic. Nashville and Bloomington are also nearby for a day of shopping.

The hosts have provided the basics such as linens, towels, and kitchen utensils and recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle for the winter months. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a common sleeping area where a pull out sofa bed can sleep two more guests.

Plan Your Trip to Indiana

With your Indiana cabin rental secured, it’s time for the planning portion of your trip! Check out some of the best things to do in Indiana during your stay.

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