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13 Gorgeous Log Cabins with Private Hot Tubs Across the U.S.

by Holly Riddle
Updated November 04, 2021

Gorgeous Log Cabins with Private Hot Tubs
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Getting away to a log cabin for a weekend or a week can be an amazing escape from real life. Surrounded by nature, taking in the views, enjoying a little hiking, and maybe making a campfire — the experience can be truly rejuvenating.

But staying in a log cabin hardly means you need to give up all the luxuries and creature comforts of life. And what’s one of the best creature comforts you can enjoy in the woods? A bubbling private hot tub, naturally.

These log cabins with private hot tubs ensure you’ll have the perfect place to kick back after a long day of outdoor exploring. Tend to your sore hiking or biking muscles with these 13 cabins scattered across the United States. So before you book your next escape, take a look at the options in your neck of the woods. You might just find your next favorite getaway.

1. Evergreen Estates Log Cabin

Evergreen Estates Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: Easy access to the slopes in Big Bear Lake.

  • Location: Evergreen Estates, California
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $850/night

This mammoth cabin is truly a vision from a winter wonderland. It’s surrounded by evergreens. And when you inside, you’re immediately greeted with wood walls bedecked in evergreen boughs (and some tastefully chosen taxidermy), so keep looking if that’s not your thing.

The stone fireplace roars on one side of the big living room and the red-and-green decor gives the cabin a yuletide feel all year long. While Big Bear has plenty to do year-round, this cabin with a private hot tub is especially nice in the winter, when you can soak in it after a day of skiing while the snow lightly falls from above.

Speaking of skiing: it’s a skier’s paradise and just a few minutes away from the resorts of Big Bear Lake, including Big Bear and Snow Summit. It’s certainly one of the more expensive log cabins with a private tub, but hey, it does sleep up to nine guests.

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2. Luxe Log Cabin

Luxe Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: Upscale elegance in one of Colorado’s liveliest ski towns.

  • Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $369/night

Sure, this sweet cabin might be made of logs, but the rest of the cabin’s furnishings give the space a sleek, modern vibe, rather than a rustic look. Modern artwork and lighting fixtures hang over the large living space, which has a stone fireplace and a large billiards table so you can have your own après-ski scene back at your own home.

Ample windows look out over the deck, where your hot tub, lots of seating, and mountain views await. The modern luxury continues in the kitchen, where stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make cooking a group activity.

There’s even an elevator, making this one of the few cabins you’ll find that’s wheelchair-friendly. It’s also in Breckenridge, which is obviously known for skiing but has some pretty amazing summer activities, too, including easy access to some of the state’s best 14’ers.

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3. Kabino Dreamy Log Cabin

Kabino Dreamy Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: Remote, high-end cabin with hiking, fly fishing, or snowshoeing from your back door.

  • Location: Island Park, Idaho
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $554/night

If you want a hotel-esque experience in a log cabin, you might enjoy this dreamy log cabin from rental provider Kabino, a company that specializes in log cabins. The lux rental has a private hot tub plus other high-end elements like a massive porch, a claw-foot tub, heated floors, a big yard, a fire pit, and four bedrooms. It’s finished in a rustic style, deer-antler chandelier included.

The rustic vibe is further softened by services to make your stay easier, including Wi-Fi, trash service, and a professional management company that can help with local activities and recommendations, too. The cabin is in a great location, within easy reach of West Yellowstone and tons of trails.

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4. Your Own Private Resort

Your Own Private Resort
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Why you should stay: It should be a fancy hotel, but no: it’s your private lux getaway.

  • Location: Sundance, Utah
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $495/night

This log cabin oozes seriously resort-worthy vibes, but that’s probably because it’s downright huge. If you’re looking for a log cabin with a private hot tub to be your home base for a big friends’ trip or multi-family family reunion, this is the spot. It’s a spectacular getaway for any large family or group, as it really is like your own little private resort for the weekend or week.

You’ll have ample space for everyone to spread out, multiple decks and balconies, a gazebo overlooking a creek, a game room with billiards and access to the hot tub, lawn games, and more. You’ll be about a mile from Sundance Resort, if you can bring yourself to leave the property.

Note that in the winter you’ll probably need a 4WD vehicle to get to the house, but summers are good to go. The hosts live nearby and will keep you updated on road conditions, though they can also help with restaurant recommendations and any other planning questions you have.

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5. Charming Montana Cabin

Charming Montana Cabin
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Why you should stay here: A cozy feel without being cramped

  • Location: Gallatin County, Montana
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $329/night

If you’re traveling with a group, you may have noticed that the majority of the log cabins for more than six or so travelers are large — one might even say “cavernous.” If that’s not really your style and you prefer things more cozy and cave-like, this charming Montana cabin is for you.

It can fit eight, but only has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (and about 1,500 square feet), so it’s a cozier, more classic cabin stay. You won’t feel like you’re shouting to talk to your friends and family or living in a furniture warehouse. Instead, you and all your favorite people can come together for some true get-to-know-you time.

But, of course, even with the smaller space, this cabin still has lots of amenities; beyond the requisite hot tub, it also offers a great location near Yellowstone and Big Sky, a fireplace, and Wi-Fi. It’s also close to downtown and pet-friendly, but be sure to let the owners know when you book about the size and number of dogs you’re bringing.

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6. Pinewood Cabin

Pinewood Cabin
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Why you should stay: A rustic setting in a convenient PNW locale.

  • Location: Rhododendron, Oregon
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $265/night

For all that it offers, this log cabin is a bargain. It fully embraces the rustic theme, with a rough-hewn log exterior (and interior!), a deck hidden in the trees, and a covered hot tub beneath the pines. But even though you’ll feel like you’re far, far away from the rest of the world, you’re not actually that far away at all.

There are two other homes on the property — though they’re not too close — you could rent in case you have a larger group, and you’re less than an hour from Portland. You can easily spend a day of your vacay in the city, another out in nature, and a third on the slopes of nearby Mount Hood.

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7. Rustic Dundee Log Cabin

Rustic Dundee Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: A log cabin without the woods for an easy Midwest getaway.

  • Location: Dundee, Ohio
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $252/night

Love the idea of staying in a traditional log cabin but hate the idea of being secluded in the woods? Well if you’re in the Midwest, consider booking this log cabin with a private hot tub that sits in the middle of a wide-open plot of farmland, rather than being deep in the woods. There are only a few trees in sight.

Modern and sleek, the cabin has the raw-wood look but with a bit of a suburban vibe. The tiled patio provides the perfect spot to drink your morning coffee and inside, the open floor plan makes it easy to hang out or cook while still keeping an eye on the kids. Upstairs, the loft-style sleeping areas fit four.

There’s a jacuzzi inside (bonus!), but if you want to take advantage of the hot tub, just step out to the back deck, where you’ll find it waiting beneath a lit pergola. The downsides? No Wi-Fi, and limited cell service, which may not work for some of your guests.

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8. The Pine Knot Cabin

The Pine Knot Cabin
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Why you should stay: Couples’ getaway in Oklahoma for an active twosome.

  • Location: Ringold, Oklahoma
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $219/night

If you’re looking for a log cabin with a private hot tub custom made for two, this romantic cabin in an Oklahoma forest might do. Modern and new, it’s half-wood, half-stone, creating a stylish and contemporary, rather than rustic, feel. Regardless of what you think of the style, though, there’s no doubt you and your sweetie will have plenty of fun while staying here.

Snuggle up next to the fire bowl outside, explore one of the property’s hiking trails, or take your mountain bikes out. You can enjoy long lazy mornings in bed, or wake up early to do a sunrise paddle on nearby Pine Creek Lake. When you get home, get a fire going, sip a glass of wine, or take a soak in the hot tub on the back deck. There are near-endless ways to enjoy yourself in and around this luxurious cabin for two.

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9. The Homestead House

The Homestead House
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Why you should stay: Farmhouse-style log cabin near Texas Hill Country (and wine country!)

  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $400/night

The Homestead House is far removed from what you think of as a traditional log cabin, and that’s exactly what makes it special.

Dripping in farmhouse style and sitting on a piece of picturesque Texas farmland, the property greets you with a rough wood and stone exterior. Inside, though, the house looks like something you might spot in your favorite southern decor or lifestyle magazine.

A big stone fireplace sits on an enclosed porch, which is the perfect spot to spend warm evenings outside without the bugs. Of course, there’s a large stone fire pit outdoors in case you do want the full campfire experience. The hot tub awaits not too far off, though it can’t fit all your guests — but those who aren’t soaking can entertain themselves in the game room, which includes a ping pong table, cinema seating, and foosball and air hockey tables. It’s actually one of the more affordable log cabins with a private hot tub if you divvy up the cost among 13 guests, and you’re only a few minutes from Texas wineries. It’s a good find.

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10. Berry Blessed Cabin

Berry Blessed Cabin
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Why you should stay: Roomy cabin for east coasters on the edge of Cherokee National Forest.

  • Location: Watauga County, North Carolina
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $525/night

The Berry Blessed Cabin sits on one of North Carolina’s few ski mountains, but you certainly don’t need to wait for winter to enjoy all this cabin offers. A double-decker deck make it easy for the whole group of you to lounge outdoors and enjoy the views, even if you have a full house.

A two-car garage keeps your vehicle toasty in the mornings and a fire ring and hot tub ensure you stay toasty too, even on chilly nights. Inside, amenities range from a Peloton bike (in case you didn’t get in enough of a workout hiking or biking) to a billiards table in the television room.

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11. The Escape from Reality Lodge

log cabin hot tub
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Why you should stay: Smoky Mountains getaway in one of the south’s most outdoorsy national park towns.

  • Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3+ nights
  • Rates from: $270/night

The Escape from Reality Lodge sits near Gatlinburg, a vacation destination in the mountains of Tennessee. It’s more or less the place to go when it comes to renting a log cabin in the Smokies since Gatlinburg is one of the gateway towns to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This particular cabin features a three-level deck (with a hot tub on the lower deck), lots of open living space, a game room, walk-in showers, mountain views, and easy access to town. There’s even a zip line course just two miles away.

Keep your eyes peeled for the full-time property residents while you’re there: owners and renters alike frequently report frequently sightings of a momma black bear and her cubs near the cabin.

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12. Bear River Lodge

Bear River Lodge
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Why you should stay: Leaf-peeping, skiing, waterfall chasing, covered bridges…take your pick.

  • Location: Conway, New Hampshire
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $550/night

Bear River Lodge is an excellent choice for a log cabin with a private hot tub no matter what time of year you’re trying to travel. Summer is perfect for enjoying the yard’s huge pool, and in winter (or, heck, summer too) you can warm up in the backyard hot tub. There’s even a sauna in the basement for a spa-like experience any time of year.

If you decide to leave the property, Conway is just a 10-minute drive away. Travelers flock to the area throughout the year for hiking Mt. Washington in the spring and summer, leaf peeping during the fall, and skiing during the winter. There’s a lot to do in the area and it’s easy to reach from Boston or NYC.

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13. Luxury Cabin on Exclusive Lake

log cabin hot tub
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Why you should stay: Waterfront escape for anyone near New York City.

  • Location: Spafford, New York
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $500/night

This traditional log cabin on Skaneateles Lake will leave you in good company. Beyond the resident deer and wild turkeys, this destination is a bit famous for hosting the East Coast’s whose-who, presidents and celebs included. Whether you want to rub elbows with the rich and famous or hide away in your private log cabin retreat for a week, you’ll definitely like this option on the water.

Decks and porches with water views mean you’ll have plenty of places to relax day or night. A fire ring just steps from the water is the ideal spot for making s’mores outdoors, and the soaking tub, walk-in shower, home gym, and home theatre provide plenty of ways to fill your time on rainy days.

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