10 Luxury Cabin Rentals in Texas for a Pampered Getaway

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Cindy Brzostowski
June 02, 2021
Updated July 28, 2023

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Who says you have to pick between staying in style and enjoying the great outdoors?

When you’re planning your Texas getaway, you might have your heart staying somewhere you can be up close and personal with the state’s beautiful nature, whether that means by a serene lake, the lush hill country, or a stunning canyon.

The only thing that may be stopping you is the worry about having to rough it. Well, good news, because there are plenty of cabins across Texas that deliver big when it comes to both location and luxuries.

If you’re looking for a place where you can immerse yourself in nature without having to say goodbye to all the comforts and conveniences you love, these are some of the best luxury Texas cabin rentals you can find.

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1. SkyHouse

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Why you should stay: A memorable, remote stay with unparalleled views of the U.S.’ second-largest canyon.

  • Nearest town: Canyon
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $550/night

You can’t beat the seemingly endless vistas you’ll get from SkyHouse, a luxury cabin perched on the west rim of Palo Duro Canyon—sometimes called the “Texas Grand Canyon.”

Take in your amazing surroundings and the wide-open sky from the cliffside stay’s large covered porch and terraced patios. There’s even a hot tub, offering the perfect place to relax whether it’s day or night. If you’re feeling a little chilly (or just craving some s’mores), there’s a fire pit for you to use too.

Inside SkyHouse, it’s Texas glam with rustic wood touches and leather furnishings. To turn up the luxury even more, book your cabin massage in advance!

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2. Sundance Lodge

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Why you should stay: Head to the Hill Country for this bright and homey log cabin where you can connect with nature.

  • Location: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $795/night

Sundance Lodge beckons you to make yourself at home with its 28-foot-high ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, cozy hearth, and inviting, overstuffed leather chairs.

In the kitchen, you can whip up a delicious meal using the fancy chef stove. Other luxurious touches include the master bathroom’s rain shower and beautiful petrified wood sinks, and the outdoor kitchen, which is outfitted with a smoker, grill, and sink.

While you’re here, rest among the live oak trees in the hammock, or enjoy that slow-paced, Hill country living from the porch rocking chairs. Conveniently, there’s a creek perfect for swimming and kayaking right in the backyard too.

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3. Grand Lodge on the River

Grand Lodge on the River
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Why you should stay: Run wild at this decked-out retreat on an 18-acre riverfront property.

  • Nearest town: Mexia
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $518/night

While it’s certainly spacious, Grand Lodge on the River still gives off all the cozy cabin vibes with the wooden ceilings, walls, and cabinets in the main living spaces.

If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll absolutely love the playroom that’s located on the second floor loft and full of fun books and toys. Meanwhile, adults have their own playground outdoors with the furnished patio (which has a six-burner grill plus a charcoal grill and smoker), private pool, hot tub, and fire pit.

Another great thing about Grand Lodge? You have direct access to the river and 18 acres to roam.

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4. Luxury Cottage at The Hollows Resort

Luxury Cottage at The Hollows Resort
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Why you should stay: This rustic lodge is located in a lakeside resort community, meaning access to extra amenities and beautiful nature.

  • Nearest town: Jonestown
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $500/night

Found by Lake Travis, this luxury cottage checks the boxes of both style and comfort. Here, you can let your cares wash away as you enjoy the attractive accommodations that feature high, wooden ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace.

Out on the big porch, there’s a nice sitting area as well as a dining area. That’s not the only place to take in the outdoors though; there’s also a separate grilling and fire pit area with even more seating.

When you feel the urge to explore, head off on the hiking trail right near your back door. For more fun, go for a swim at the resort’s pools or check out the boat rentals at the nearby Northshore Marina at The Hollows.

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5. Grand Luxurious Lodge at Cedar Cove Ranch

Grand Luxurious Lodge at Cedar Cove Ranch
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Why you should stay: Stay in style at this impressive lodge that’s located on a 700-plus-acre resort with its own private lake.

  • Nearest town: Eustace
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $495/night

It’s country cabin chic taken up a notch at this luxurious lodge. Throughout the interior, the wood accents and state furnishings make it feel like you’re ranch royalty.

One of the best parts about this rental is the fact that you’re located right by the water. Walk across the spacious yard to take a dip in the private 25+ acre lake. Or, you can just chill out on the lawn with a game of volleyball or horseshoes. Note that these spaces are communal amenities for guests of the Cedar Cove Ranch resort.

For more entertainment, there’s a game room with a ping pong and foosball tables, and Purtis Creek State Park is less than 10 minutes away by car.

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6. Leanin K

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Why you should stay: Enjoy the beautiful Hill Country from this cabin that has its own pool and is close to the lake.

  • Nearest town: Burnet
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $750/night

It’s your private paradise at Leanin K. From the living room, you have massive, floor-to-ceiling windows so you can take in your beautiful surroundings without leaving the house. Need to feed a sizable crew while you’re here? No problems with the home’s two fridges and two ovens.

You’ll probably spend a good chunk of your time enjoying Leanin K’s outside perks. For starters, there’s the pool, built-in kiddie pool, and hot tub, all waiting for you to take a dip. There’s also an outdoor fireplace, a gazebo with seating, outdoor games, and a hiking trail nearby. If the weather takes a turn, you can still stay entertained indoors with the ping pong table and checkers nook.

From Leanin K, it’s just a half mile down to Lake LBJ.

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7. The Vaughn

The Vaughn luxury log home
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Why you should stay: This striking rental comes with top-notch lake views and fun resort amenities.

  • Nearest town: Kingsland
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $875/night

The Vaughn is one gorgeous log home. While you’re here, the lovely living area will probably be a prime hang-out spot given the ample comfortable seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. When you want to unwind in the fresh air, just make your way to the hot tub. There’s also a charcoal barbecue pit and picnic tables ready for your grilling.

Down the walkway from the cabin, you can take in views of the lake from the large boat dock. Since The Vaughn is part of a resort property, you’re free to take advantage of the communal amenities like the beach area, water trampoline, rope swing, putt putt golf, and more.

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8. Elkhart Lodge

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Why you should stay: Located on a 10-acre property by Lake LBJ, this waterfront escape comes with lots of entertainment options.

  • Nearest town: Burnet
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $600/night

Located on Log Country Cove resort, Elkhart Lodge offers a relaxing getaway close to Lake LBJ. From the living room, you can soak up your surroundings from the massive windows. Upstairs, you can challenge your friends or family to a game of foosball.

A lot of the fun of staying in a cabin is being able to immerse yourself in the outdoors, and that’s easy to do here. You can go for a swim in the pool, or you can spend some time fishing in the cove. There’s also a fire pit where you can roast marshmallows. Of course, you’re also right by the lake, which offers endless hours of entertainment, and the property has a nature trail too.

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9. Private Ranch

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Why you should stay: Take a break from the hustle and bustle at this charming property with separate cabins in the Hill Country.

  • Nearest town: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $575/night

Enjoy a pretty, peaceful oasis at this nine-acre private ranch tucked away in the Hill Country. Since there are three separate cabins here, you and your crew can still have your own privacy while traveling together.

The fashionable rental features thoughtful design touches in every room—like a reading nook, unique art, and stained glass features. Then, there’s the covered porch with the farm-style dining table, which makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a nice barbecue with your travel mates and the panoramic views.

If you’re looking for more to do, you’ll be happy to know there’s an HD TV with streaming services plus an extensive DVD library and lots of games.

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10. Rustic Charm on Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake luxury rental
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Why you should stay: There’s no extra traveling necessary to enjoy the lake from this roomy stay.

  • Nearest town: Malakoff
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $1,041/night

Cedar Creek Lake is literally your backyard at this property. From the house, all you have to do is walk a few steps to get to the shore and private dock. Out back, there’s also a seating area (the best spot to watch the sun rise and set) as well as a fire pit for when things get chilly.

This grand rental can support quite a group with its eight bedrooms; large, well-equipped kitchen; multiple living rooms; and six bathrooms. It’s a little like you have a quaint hotel all to yourself. And you know what unexpected but appreciated touch amps up that feeling even more? The separate water and ice machine.

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