If you're looking for a dose of outdoorsy wanderlust, direct your attention to Cabin Love, an Instagram account featuring gorgeous images of cabins from all over the world. When Lindsay Bro first created the account, she didn't expect for it to amass the major following it has or that it lead her to co-found Cabin Escapes, a site where she curates listings of some of the most incredible cabins in the world, but she's also not entirely surprised.
"The more accessible cabins become, I think the more interested people are in seeing what others have done and how to get there themselves," she tells MyDomaine. Couple this increased accessibility with a desire to retreat and unplug from the demands of the modern world, and a vacation away from it all in an idyllic cabin becomes the perfect getaway—even for those who aren't exactly outdoorsy.
"There are so many types of cabins these days that as long as you keep your definition loose like I do, you can stay in some of the chicest places out there," Bro says. Forgo the usual hotel reservation and consider a travel experience off the grid. Choose from simple cabins with minimal amenities, or stay in one of the coziest cabins in the world, offering chic décor and modern luxuries (with a beautiful view of nature to boot).
Ready to take the path less traveled and journey into the wilderness? Bro has stayed in over 100 cabins, and these are the 13 she recommends.
Table on Ten Studio on the Hill
Just a three-hour drive from Manhattan sits this dreamy cabin in Delaware, New York. It's surrounded by 23 acres of wooded forest, including a private meadow and an outdoor dining area. Floor-to-ceiling windows make you feel like you're right outside among the trees and make the perfect viewing spot to catch a stunning sunset over the Catskills, according to Bro.
Location: South Kortright, New York
Price: $190 per night
Glen Wylde Bungalow
For a touch of nostalgia, you'll want to visit one of the Glen Wylde bungalows in Colorado Springs. The rustic properties date back to the '40s, but they've been restored and are fit to host four guests. Enjoy the Colorado nature, but know you're just a quick walk from town.
Location: Mountain Dale, Colorado
Price: $150 per night
If you've ever been curious about the desert wonderland that is Joshua Tree but can't commit to the full camping experience, stay in this stylish oasis. "This two room cabin feels like all the desert vibes you've been looking for," says Bro.
Location: Joshua Tree, California
Price: $105 per night
Big Bear Tree House
Winter or summer, Big Bear is a destination for Los Angeles locals looking to escape to nature. According to Bro, this cabin has a funky midcentury vibe. It's big enough for five people and is the perfect place for avid hikers, with miles of trails located just off the property. There's also a wood-fire stove and luxe rain shower for those who would rather relax indoors.
Location: Big Bear, California
Price: $140 per night
Book: Big Bear Treehouse
The Barn in Tivoli
"This lovingly restored barn in the Hudson Valley offers a warm, peaceful escape from life in the city," according to Bro. One of the coziest cabins in the world, it's filled with reading nooks and comes with a wood stove. The spot sleeps six and features a swimming hole, a yoga platform, and an outdoor dining area by a pond (a far cry from the bustling streets of New York City just 100 miles away).
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
Book: The Barn in Tivoli
Little Black Shack
Originally a fisherman's cottage right on the water of Great Mackerel Beach, this quaint cabin has been restored into a beautiful abode while maintaining its authentic timber and sandstone materials. "Complete with a hand built indoor fireplace, cozy window box seating with ocean views, a gorgeous full kitchen, sunlit bedrooms, a private terrace overlooking a bright blue sea—you truly couldn't ask for more," says Bro. "This is the kind of place you go out of your way to visit, even if that means flying halfway across the world."
Location: Great Mackerel Beach, Australia
Price: $500 AUD per night
Book: The Little Black Shack
Ranchview Off Grid Cabin
To truly get away from it all (including modern amenities like running water and electricity), you'll want to visit this simple cabin located on a ranch in Texas. Bring a book or a board game and be prepared to truly unplug. "It's definitely an adorable, no-frills cabin," says Bro.
Location: Ranchview, Texas
Price: $50 per night
Book: Ranchview Off-Grid Cabin
Bro highly recommends staying in this luxurious cabin in Upstate New York. The main house is actually a renovated dairy barn, and it now features three bedrooms, an expansive living space, a kitchen, a fireplace, a grotto, and a sauna—"what dreams are made of," Bro says. There's also an additional freestanding cabin on the property and newly revamped glamping cabins by the pond. "Sprawling across 15 acres, you can make as much noise as you'd like while also having about the best time you can imagine," Bro says.
Location: Delaware River Valley, New York
Price: Available upon request
Book: Milk Barn
The Wilde House
Bro describes this modern farmhouse as simple and comfortable. The four-bedroom, two-bath cabin overlooks a pond and comes with an adorable outdoor patio complete with twinkling lights. Modern furnishings are found in the living spaces of this charming spot located just outside of Canton, Texas.
Location: Ben Wheeler, Texas
Price: $210 per night
Book: The Wilde House
Tucked away in the North Bay of California is a cabin Bro describes as one of the best places in the whole world. The modern, bohemian West Marin cabin is owned by an interior designer who created the space to act as a retreat from city life for visitors. Drive through scenic roads surrounded by towering trees to arrive at this gorgeous find situated in Inverness Ridge.
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Book: Inverness A-Frame
For a completely unique experience, travel to Round Top, Texas, and visit Rancho Pillow, a self-proclaimed "whimsical wonderland." You'll stay among owner and designer Sheila Youngblood's Latin American folk-art collection, colorful architectural restorations, and other found objects that give this compound its signature quirk.
Location: Round Top, Texas
Price: Price available upon request
Book: Rancho Pillow
On the western coast of Tasmania, you'll stumble upon this secluded cabin that also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some notable features include an antique clawfoot tub, an expansive window with a view of the bay, and a cozy fireplace. The destination is owned by interior designer, writer, and sailor Sarah Andrews, whose unique vision is seen throughout the space. "You'll want to stay forever, if only just to take in all the perfect decorations," Bro says.
Location: Lettes Bay Historical Village, Strahan Tasmania
Price: $348 AUD
Book: Captain's Rest
Tanglebloom Flower Farm
"This simple sleeping cabin nestled in the woods outside Brattleboro is camping taken up a whole bunch of notches," according to Bro. The cabin boasts total screen coverage to keep bugs out and comfy mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep, even in the middle of the wilderness. Plus, the property is situated on a working flower farm, perfect for exploring and feeling closer to nature.
Location: Brookline, Vermont
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