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9 Beautifully Secluded Cabin Rentals in Texas

by Brittany Varano

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to the peaceful countryside of the Lone Star State in some of the most secluded cabin rentals in Texas.

Whether you’re an out of state visitor excited to explore the South, or a proud Texan seeking a secluded staycation somewhere close to home, there are many fantastic cabin rentals in Texas to choose from. 

Most of our cabin recommendations are only an hour or two away from major cities like Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, so you can quickly get to your rural destination by car. And as you travel away from the main cities, you’ll be delighted with views of rural farmland, rolling green valleys, unique wildlife, and more.

Here in the Texas countryside, you’ll not only enjoy beautiful nature, but you’ll also find it very easy to disconnect in these charming small towns where WiFi and reliable cellular data is not always available.

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1. The Cabin at Fox Creek

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Why you should stay: Enjoy a bit of R&R in this private country getaway in Canton, TX.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Just over an hour’s drive from Dallas, The Cabin at Fox Creek is a rustic one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin for up to five guests. The home is completely surrounded by trees and takes you deep into the country where cell service is weak, so make sure to download some offline maps before you arrive.

The home has a fully equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs, an indoor gas fireplace, lofted sleeping space for two, pull out sleeper sofa, and an impressive balcony. Outside, enjoy a glowing bonfire in the evening or take a dip in the hot tub for relaxation surrounded by nature. 

2. Hickory Ridge Hide Away Cabin

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Why you should stay: Escape to 300+ acres of rural seclusion on a working ranch on the outskirts of Llano, TX.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: no

Hickory Ridge Hide Away Cabin offers guests a romantic and peaceful getaway on a classic Texas ranch located about an 90 minutes from Austin. As you drive along the long and pretty gravel road to the home, you’re greeted with charming views of cattle, sweeping landscape, and lush green groves of trees. 

Guests have raved about the stunning sunsets and sunrises from the property and the great opportunities for wildlife viewing from the home’s patio. Inside this studio cabin for up to four guests, you’ll find comfort in the cozy living room, well-appointed kitchen, and comfy bed. The sofa has a pullout mattress for families traveling with children.

3. Deer Run

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Why you should stay: Disconnect from the day-to-day routine at this lakeside cabin where you’ll find no WiFi, no cell service, and just the promise of nature to keep you entertained.

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

Deer Run promises guests a relaxing and memorable lakeside adventure in Grapeland, a tiny rural town about two hours from Dallas. The home features a lovely outdoor fire ring and a private sandy beach for swimming and lake fun. There’s also a small backyard pier and a front and back porch with great lake views for lazy days of lounging.

The interior of the home is very well decorated and has vaulted ceilings that make the space feel warm and inviting. There are two bathrooms and two bedrooms, each of which has a queen bed for two, and the other with two sets of bunk beds for four, plus a sleeper sofa if needed for parties of eight.

Don’t forget your swimsuits and fishing poles!

4. Gatesville Ranch

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Why you should stay: Take in peaceful views of the surrounding Texas wild, with colorful sunrises and sunsets from the covered patio.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Located on 100 acres of woods, the Gatesville ranch is a great secluded cabin rental for folks visiting Fort Hood, just a 40-minute drive from the property. It’s also an excellent cabin for family getaways to the great outdoors. Gleaming pine finishings, large sunny windows, and cozy furnishings provide you with a warm welcome the moment you step inside.

Enjoy the fantastic wildlife viewing of the area and prepare to see animals such as eagles, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, fallow and scimitar oryx, and more. There’s also easy access to Cow House Creek and a nearby lake for swimming and fishing.

5. El Sol Cabin

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Why you should stay: Explore Wimberley, Texas, touted as one of the best small towns in America, just 30 minutes from Austin.

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

El Sol Cabin is a rustic little cabin rental for four near many exciting local attractions. During your stay in Wimberley, we recommend checking out the famous Wimberley Blue Hole, The Wimberley Zip Line, Jacob’s Well Natural Area, and more.

This pet-friendly one-bedroom cabin can be found on six acres of secluded woods and boasts excellent views of Hill Country. During your stay, enjoy the relaxation of the luxurious hot tub, a cozy wood stove, a well-stocked kitchen, and WiFi – a treat in this neck of the woods.

6. Seahorse Cove

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Why you should stay: Beautiful historic home once a Texas Ranger’s bunkhouse, just minutes from Lake Buchanan.

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

Built in 1930 to accommodate the Texas Rangers, today Seahorse Cove offers guests a rare opportunity to indulge in the slow life an hour outside of Austin.

The shores of Lake Buchanan, one of the best lakes in Texas for bass fishing, is just steps from the front door for you to enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing and more. 

Aside from the fabulous fire pit and outdoor amenities, this quaint one-bedroom cabin for two will make you feel right at home. If you wish to explore beyond the property, Inks Lake State Park, along the Colorado River, is less than ten miles away.

7. Coolview Cabin

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Why you should stay: A hillside retreat perched high above Wimberley Valley with sweeping views.

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

Coolview Cabin offers guests a thoughtfully decorated place to stay in beautiful Wimberley, Texas. Exposed wooden beams, hardwood floors, and leather furniture please the eye inside, while 900 square feet of stunning outdoor space will help to make your stay more memorable.

The cabin’s deck has a BBQ grill and a high-end dining table and seating overlooking the lush green valley below. We have a feeling you’ll want to picnic outside for dinner every night here!

The main attractions of the area include the favorite local gem, the Blue Hole, and the Wimberley Valley Winery – all within a short drive away.

8. Cottage in Paige, TX

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Why you should stay: Bright and airy cottage with gated access, nestled in Lost Pines Forest.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

This cottage in Paige is a super cute place to stay in rural Texas. Sparkling white walls and tall ceilings open the space, and colorful accents add a fun vibe to the home’s living areas. There are two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms plus a sleeper sofa in this lovely cottage that can sleep up to six guests.

The hosts have made check-in and check-out super easy with keyless entry so you can get comfortable as soon as you arrive. Near the home, you can hike through the surrounding wooded land, visit Bastrop State Park, Wolfdancer Golf Club, and more.

9. Kat’s Kabin

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Why you should stay: A homey cabin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, between Lost Maples and Garner State Park.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

Kat’s Kabin makes for a wonderful outdoor getaway for four. There is one bedroom with two queen beds, one bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen to take care of all of your lodging needs. The home also has two patios, a BBQ, and a fire pit for evenings under the stars. 

The nearest airport is 1.5 hours away in San Antonio, and the small city of Utopia is only ten miles away for convenience during your stay. Guests also enjoy bird watching, sampling local wines at Polvadeau Vineyards, and taking a Jeep ride with the hosts on their Four Sisters Ranch.

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