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40 Cozy Cabins and Tiny Homes That Are the Perfect Escape for Your Next Friendcation

We’re not sure what it is about fall, but as soon as it hits, this escapism mechanism in our brains just starts screaming, “get me to a cozy cabin!” And as soon as that little alarm goes off, we’re off the races exploring tiny houses, log cabins, cozy cottages and A-frame getaways of every location, size and style. But don’t worry. We won’t keep all the goods to ourselves.

Here’s a round up of all the cushy, comfy, cozy spots we love this year, many that were suggested directly by you, our readers. Some have been around a while, others are brand new to scene or just about to open. Mixed among the options are Adirondack cabins in the mountains, cottages along the lakeshore, hot spring havens and summer camps that are open for fall and winter too.

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Hill + Cabin

Cookeville, Tennessee
We just love a cozy, cozy, cozy log cabin and this cabin by Bear Lake in Tennessee doesn’t disappoint. You can sleep a total of six guests here, so head out with the whole family or bring along your dearest friends for a few days of R&R by the fireplace.
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Dunton Hot Springs learn more

If you’ve been considering a trip to Colorado this winter but want to go somewhere that’s secluded, quiet and totally unique, you should check out Dunton Hot Springs. The log cabins here are absolutely gorgeous and there’s no shortage of soaking options in the many hot springs on the grounds.
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Camp Wandawega learn more

This prohibition era summer camp is a hotbed of wild and crazy stories from way back in the day. On the grounds of Camp Wandawega you’ll find a private beach, vintage boats and canoes, a whole lot of firepits and enough cabins, cottages and sleeping posts for up to fifty overnight guests.
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A-Frame of Mind Haus

Park City, Utah
Located just down the road from Park City, this charmer of an A-frame makes it real easy to sit by the fire. With the snowy season ahead, this little cabana might be the perfect winter outpost for you.
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Heavenly Log Home learn more

This new cabin settled between Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, is your year round go-to but we have a feeling winter is especially magical. Natural light floods in thanks to the soaring windows and the wood burning fireplace ensures you and yours stay cozy while watching the snow fall.  
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East River Rest

Mt Hood, Oregon
Set right along the East Sandy River in Mount Hood, this sleepy getaway has three bedrooms that make it easy to organize a weekend trip with friends. With interiors by a couple of stylists, each space has its own Instagram-and-chill vibe.
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A-Frame Cabin by Lokal Hotel

Dorchester, New Jersey
A riverfront beach, wood-fired hot tub and a giant leather sectional couch are just a few of the highlights at this South Jersey cabin in the woods. Less than an hour’s drive from Philly, this hideaway is one you’ll want to bring along a whole bunch of friends to enjoy.
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The Honeymoon Cottage

Highlands, North Carolina
Originally built back in the 1940s as a golfer’s cottage for the Highlands Country Club, this adorable retro cabin is the perfect easy getaway for a party of two. Recently updated, the space is bright, airy and decked to the nines with cozy places to curl up and read the morning paper while sipping on a pour over.
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Far Meadow

Yosemite, California
Pick your favorite cabin style from a black A-frame, red A-frame, steel A-frame or old school log cabin at this Yosemite oasis. Nestled in the Sierra National Forest, Far Meadow is a gorgeous setting to launch hiking journeys, rock climbing adventures or any kind of exploration through the magnificent region.
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The Woodlands House learn more

Tucked away in the Oregon woods, just 25 minutes from Hood Mountain Ski Resort, sits the Scandi-meets-Americana style Woodlands House. Less than an hour from Portland, this cozy getaway has four bedrooms, three fireplaces and one very steamy hot tub set right under the stars.
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A Black A-Frame

Kerhonkson, New York
This gorgeous Catskills getaway is less than two hours from NYC yet feels worlds away from the chaos. The Modern A-frame has a couple of bedrooms, each with their own bath, and lots of cushy seating options where you’d be crazy not to curl up with a glass of wine and a stack of really good records.
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A-Frame Haus learn more

Oh man, this is a Utah beauty if we ever did see one! A-Frame House in Heber City offers a charming little oasis just a half hour outside Park City. It can be a place of solitude and meditation if that’s what you crave. Or it can be a place of gathering if you’re looking to get together with a small group of 25 or fewer.
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Treehouse + Cabin Retreat

Durham, ON, Canada
Pour a couple of glasses of rose and snuggle up on the hammock, in a couple of hanging chairs or on the upstairs porch. This chilled out treehouse has lounging options for days. You can comfortably sleep four here, but you may just want to keep the place all to yourself.
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The Hunter Greenhouse learn more

This adorable Catskills outpost has picture-perfect views of the woodsy surrounds. Recently overhauled and redesigned by a talented husband-wife duo, the Hunter Greenhouse offers that kind of life reset button we all crave.
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Crystal Peak Lookout

Fernwood, Idaho
So, this rad little spot was once a fire lookout in the middle of the forest. Know what that means? Views for days. Located in Northern Idaho, Crystal Peak is so cozy you won’t know whether to light the fire first or boil the tea kettle and snuggle up on the reading nook.

Raven House

Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
Spend your early mornings sitting between the fireplace and the wall of windows, soaking up every bit of warmth at this woodsy haven in Gananoque. If you’re looking for a hideaway where you can relax and reset, and maybe finally finish that book of short stories you’ve been writing, Raven House is your spot.
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Rolling Huts learn more

Picture yourself camping in Washington’s Methow Valley and you probably wouldn’t imagine a setup that’s quite as good-looking as this. Wood, steel and glass combine to form these freestanding huts that are filled with modular furniture, mini kitchens and cozy sleeping mats.
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Artist Residence Oxfordshire

South Leigh, United Kingdom
This 16th-century inn is one of our favorite places to snuggle up in the Cotswolds. There are five bedrooms in the main farmhouse, but wander outside and you’ll find a new addition known as the stable room. This cozy cabin has English countryside style down to the antique tea chests that double as bedside tables.
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Gunflint Lake Cabin

Grand Marais, Minnesot
Way up on the north shore of Lake Superior, just near the Canadian border, sits this architectural oasis in Grand Marais. Gunflint Lake Cabin is the kind of place where sitting in stillness, listening to Miles Davis and sipping a glass of well-aged pinot seems par for the course. Then again, going outside and gazing at wildlife or exploring the beautiful forests and nearby lake could also be a big part of the agenda.
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Blue Sky Center learn more

When crowded LA living gets you down, head to the high desert to turn your mood around. Blue Sky Center sits between the Sierra Madre and Caliente Mountain ranges and offers overnight stays in their cool glass-façade, canvas-ceilinged Shelton Huts.
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Vermont Cabin learn more

This Adirondack style cabin has cool mid-century vibes in abundance. Tucked away in the woods, Vermont Cabin offers three bedrooms, tons of windows and many a cozy nook.
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Modern Mountain Luxury

Newland, North Carolina
This perfectly polished mountain escape in western North Carolina sits just a just on the edge of a national forest and a few minutes’ drive from waterfalls, creeks, mountain trails and so much more. You can easily sleep eight guests in the luxe quarters, so go ahead and invite both sides of your fam for a holiday hideaway.

Table on Ten Studio on the Hill

South Kortright, New York
This Catskills hideaway is filled with so much light and such a flawless design scheme that you’ll think you’ve landed on the set of a glamorous high-country photo shoot. Table on Ten Studio on the Hill boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a claw foot tub under the shade of maple trees and two super cozy bedrooms.
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The Glen Wilde

Mountain Dale, New York
This super rad enclave of eight bungalows is nestled up in the Catskills. We’re picturing you all decked out in your chunky sweaters and winter boots, rolling up to this getaway with nothing but a bag of books and a bottle of your favorite bourbon for a long, interruption-free weekend.
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The Deck House learn more

Skip the chaos of the resorts this winter season and chill out at this 5-bedroom house in Boulder instead. Aptly named The Deck House, there are four decks at the property, including one with a sunken hot tub that’s perfect for soaking your maxed-out snowboarding muscles.
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Tops'l Farm

Waldoboro, Maine
Farms, vineyards, mountains and forests surround this Maine escape. Tops’l Farm is the kind of place where you’ll totally appreciate the coziness of your glass-walled A-frame, but you’ll also really want to get out and explore the local scene.
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Getaway House DC

Stanardsville, Virginia
Riddle me this: what collection of glass-façade cabins sits in the forest near Shenandoah National Park, just two hours from DC? Getaway House, of course. Black willows, Virginia pines and eastern redcedars decorate the forests outside these striking cabin getaways.
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Bear Bitch Manor learn more

Nestled in the hills just near Big Bear Lake, this sweet 2-bedroom cabin offers a relaxed getaway where you can live slowly for a nice, long weekend with your favorite crew. Cozy up on the couch with a good book, enjoy a long, luxurious breakfast or hang with a glass of wine by the fireplace.
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The LifeStyled Company A-Frame

Pinetop, Arizona
With interiors by local design squad, The Lifestyle Company, it comes as no surprise that this mountain retreat is a stunner. Just down the road from Sunrise Ski Resort, LCO A-frame serves a perfect setting for exploring Arizona’s stunning Navajo County.
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Nine Arrows Lakehouse

Lake Arrowhead, California
You’ll probably want to take your morning coffee on a stroll at this lakefront stay, where wandering the grounds is bound to be a great way to start your day. Or, you could always curl up on the green velvet couch at Nine Arrows and just spend a couple hours gazing out the wall of windows and soaking up the sunshine.
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Sandy Pines

Kennebunkport, Maine
The canvas-and-timber A-frame huts at Sandy Pines offer a return to the basics for anyone looking to reconnect with their minimalist side, while the camp carriages are pretty luxe. Tucked away in Kennebunkport, this Maine oasis is a great retreat option for exploring a small East Coast town while soaking up the natural beauty of a foliage-filled campsite.
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The Shoreline Tofino learn more

Housed in three A-frame cabins, there are a total of six separate suites at this surfer-cool Tofino getaway. Yep, you can rent them all at once if you’re rolling with a squad. But you can also just book a solo trip if that's what you fancy. Ocean views abound and it’s easy to snag surfboards, bikes and scooters by simply walking into town.
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The Poko Lodge

Roxbury, New York
If you’ve ever considered running away to the Catskills, this is the place you’d want to land. A warm and welcoming U-frame will be the first thing you see, followed by a hammock hanging between the trees and a real nice pond.
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The Ranch at Rock Creek learn more

The canvas and wooden cabins at The Ranch at Rock Creek have that classic, glamorous safari style down to a T. Each space is warmed with a gas stove and includes cushy furniture and a screened-in porch that faces the creek. So, you can take your morning coffee overlooking all the beauty of this gorgeous Montana countryside.
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Vienna Lodge

Intervale, New Hampshire
Fall foliage, glistening lakes and all kinds of forests await at this Mount Washington Valley chalet in New Hampshire. Vienna Lodge sleeps up to eight, so go ahead and share this weekend reset with your crew.
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The Kitchy Cabin

Big Bear City, California
Blogger Claire Thomas of the Kitchy Kitchen is behind the gorgeous design of this cabin in Big Bear Mountain. A walk into this stunner is like stepping foot in an interior design showroom that just so happens to be surrounded by wildflowers
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Hidden Pond Resort

Kennebunkport, Maine
Tucked away in the birch forests of rural Maine is a collection of homey, luxurious bungalows where R&R is the only thing that needs to be on your agenda. We’re talking about the kind of place where you’ll have your morning muffins and coffee while reading the NYTimes on your screened-in porch before heading out on a long walk through the woods and returning just in time for a Thai yoga massage at the spa.
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Lone Mountain Ranch learn more

Set in Big Sky, just northwest of Yellowstone, this sprawling ranch property offers down home comfort in a collection of cozy log cabins with wood-fired stoves and claw-foot tubs. Summer and winter here bring their own sets of adventures, but settling in with a good book and zoning out is always an option too.
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A-Frame Chalet

Ellijay, Georgia
In the mountains of northern Georgia sits a great little A-frame cabin that’s totally worth the hype. Head here with a few friends in tow, bring your comfiest PJs along and settle in for a weekend-long slumber party.
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Rancho Pillow

Round Top, Texas
Love scavenging antiques and flea markets? You’ve got to get yourself to Texas’ famed Round Top Antiques Fair and book in for a restful stay at Rancho Pillow. This back country motel has options aplenty, but the love shack has all those cozy cabin vibes we love, with a ton of bold character injected into the space.

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