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10 Luxury Cabin Rentals in the Poconos for an Extravagant Vacay

by Holly Riddle
Updated August 19, 2022

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The Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania provide an all-seasons playground for those seeking a quick getaway from Philadelphia or even New York City.

Hiking or kayaking in the summertime, skiing in the winter or just enjoying some outlet shopping or a trip to the resort spa — however you like to spend your time away from home, you can probably do it in the Poconos.

However, as so many people flock to this destination, you may find yourself craving a little alone time. Getting that alone time and seclusion doesn’t mean sacrificing your taste for the fine life, though. You can have resort-level luxury and a little piece of the mountains all to yourself, with one of these 10 luxury Pocono cabin rentals.

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1. The Retreat in the Wild

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Why you should stay: A luxurious escape with 3,000 square feet

  • Sleeps: 17
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $862/night

The Retreat in the Wild isn’t just your own private retreat in the Poconos. It’s practically a private resort all to yourself — or, at least, to yourself and 16 of your favorite people.

The expansive property is an excellent pick for group trips, thanks to its seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. Beyond the stylish, recently-renovated space itself, luxe amenities include a hot tub, fire pit, sauna and a workout space featuring a Peloton bike.

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2. The Bear’s Lair

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Why you should stay: Waterfront views from a classy new-build vacation home.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $1,000/night

The Bear’s Lair definitely ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to heavily-desired amenities. The new-build property offers lots of wide open spaces, including quite a few kid-friendly spaces, such as a game room and an extra-large bedroom with multiple twin beds that has been adorably named “the cubs cave.”

Other amenities include a hot tub and fire pit, plus a dining room that seats more than 16 people. Your family will truly enjoy a lot of together time here.

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3. Luxury Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: An awesome location next to all the action

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $699/night

This luxury log cabin offers plenty of fun amenities on-site, such as a hot tub, heated pool, game room, fire ring and sauna, but it’s also situated just minutes away from tons of fun elsewhere.

A short drive will get you to the Susquehanna River, golfing, kayaking, the ski slopes and more. You’ll have a difficult time planning your days, as there are just so many options.

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4. Lake Wallenpaupack Lodge

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Why you should stay: A huge space right on the water

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $967/night

This lodge-style cabin on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack is a clear winner for events such as corporate retreats, family reunions and even weddings. Every space is large, from the expansive driveway that can easily fit 10 cars, to the bathrooms with their walk-in showers to the spacious game room with its ping pong and billiards tables.

You’re always just steps away from the lake, where you can swim or take advantage of one of the provided four kayaks. You can also dock your own boat at the property, or rent a pontoon from the host or one of the nearby marinas. If you want to spend as much time on the water as possible during your Poconos vacation, this is where to do it with ease.

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5. Lehigh Gorge Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: A property that’s ready for a party

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $700/night

This Lehigh Gorge log cabin is the perfect pick for a party in the Poconos. Whereas throwing a big bash at other home rentals can be a bit of a problem (either the host doesn’t like it/allow it or the neighbors complain), that’s not the case here.

The host welcomes parties of all types and even will hook you up with some on-site catering or shuttle service to nearby spots like casinos, wineries and more. The private property is situated on multiple acres in the woods, so there are no neighbors to disturb, but you’re still close enough to town to easily shop or check out the sites.

Popular attractions in the area include Lehigh Gorge State Park, the Lehigh River and the nearby mountain tourist town of Jim Thorpe.

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6. The West Hill Villa

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Why you should stay: Sleek and stylish

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $600/night

If you’ve been shopping around for a Poconos rental, you’ve likely noticed something. Most of these rentals have a very mountain cabin-esque vibe. But if you don’t really care for that look, you’re in luck.

This sleek and modern villa offers a European-style aesthetic that’s more at home between the pages of a home decor magazine than it is in the mountains. Everything is slim, streamlined and a little Nordic, for a look that you’re going to love posting about on your favorite social channel.

Of course, you won’t need to give up all your favorite vacation amenities in exchange for all this style. The villa offers in-demand perks such as a sauna, hot tub and even an EV charger for juicing up your ride.

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7. Luca Lodge

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Why you should stay: Great location, great digs

  • Sleeps: 22
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $650/night

Luca Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an outdoorsy experience on a wooded lot with views of the lake, but also a location that’s close enough to town that you can literally walk to shopping and dining.

Spread out across the lodge’s three floors to find everything you need, from the stocked kitchen to the upper deck that features both a fireplace and a grill. Multiple bunk rooms make for lots of space for the kiddos, as does a lawn with a fire ring and outdoor lighting for nighttime fun, as well as a game room with a billiards table.

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8. West End Pond Home

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Why you should stay: Just the right size

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $725/night

When you’re looking for the perfect Poconos vacation rental, you’ll see that most of your luxury options have one thing in common: They’re big, sprawling, hulking houses that offer tons of bedrooms and spots to sleep. But if you’re not traveling with that many people, you might find that large size overwhelming. For smaller families or groups who want enough space, but not too much space, the West End Pond Home delivers with its five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The home sports a very traditional cabin feel inside, with a large stone fireplace, lots of wood and windows overlooking the water. The outdoor space really impresses, though, with a huge lawn with a fire ring and Adirondack chairs, kayaks for use on the water, and a big multi-level deck with lots of seating. Extra fun features include an indoor jacuzzi tub overlooking the water, a separate television room and access to the deck from the owners suite.

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9. The Poconos Manor

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Why you should stay: Lux mega-cabin with easy access to the area’s best fun

  • Sleeps: 25
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $1,575/night

The Poconos Manor gives you lots of amenities: a game room, home theater, basketball court, hot tub, WiFi and more. However, one of its primary draws is just how close it is to some of the Poconos’ best activities, without giving up its privacy (it sits on seven acres and offers 6,000 square feet of living space).

You’re just a short drive away from two different casinos, as well as the ski slopes. Water sports and hiking are options at the four nearby state parks. There are a whopping 12 golf clubs nearby. There are even four waterparks to choose from, all within easy reach. If you’re bored while staying here, you have no one to blame but yourself.

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10. Crystal Lake Cottage

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Why you should stay: A cozy cottage vibe with a big footprint

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $130/night

Dreaming of a cozy cottage getaway, but traveling with a big group? You can easily house everyone comfortably while still getting that cozy vibe you’re dreaming of, thanks to the Crystal Lake Cottage. Seemingly small and cute, it still manages to host 12 guests across six bedrooms.

Each space offers a comfortable, stylish setting that’s part cottagecore, part mid-century modern. The main living room features a wall of windows that overlooks the lawn and water. The long, narrow kitchen features white subway tile. An upstairs deck overlooks the forest. The dining room features a long table with plenty of space for everyone, in a room lined with windows that take full advantage of the picturesque setting.

After you’re done admiring the carefully-crafted atmosphere, you can take advantage of the extra amenities, like lake access, a hot tub and access to all your favorite streaming platforms.

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