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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...
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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 the 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.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown

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Log Box Red Hill
Red Hill, Victoria, Australia

Set in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, just outside Melbourne, this pair of wood cabins sit surrounded by the peninsula’s famous wineries, restaurants, and farms. Each cabin has its own vibe, with one more handmade in feeling, the other brighter and more modern.
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Captains Rest
Lettes Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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Set on Tasmania’s secluded west coast, Captains Rest is a cozy cabin with a jetty perched on the edge of Lettes Bay. The historic house has just one bedroom, a lovely kitchen and living space, and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub.
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Hill + Cabin
Cookeville, Tennessee

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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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Ross Farm
South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

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You’ll have the option to stay in a barn, a converted dairy or a cabin at this rural Victorian getaway, but we’re here for the cabin. The cozy green-walled cabin was the first to be finished by a father-daughter builder-designer duo, and it’s a stunner. The bathroom is lined with cypress walls and has a cypress tub, and the kitchen has a concrete sink and raw brass backsplash.
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72 Hour Cabins

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If you’re looking for a little slice of Swedish happiness, look no further than the 72 Hour Cabins. Dotted along a lakefront in West Sweden, these glass cabins have been scientifically proven to make guests happier and more relaxed by the end of a 72 hour stay.
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Dunton Hot Springs

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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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Captain’s Cottage
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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This historic cottage was built in the mid-1800s for a ship’s captain. Today, it’s a cozy hideaway in the heart of Hobart with a bedroom, a kitchen and all the fixings to feel like a well-styled version of home.
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Panorama Glass Lodge

A tiny glass home sits alone in a field beside a fjord, just 40 minutes from Reykjavik. The secluded stay is surrounded by vistas of snow-capped mountains, rolling fields and open sea, all of which can be seen from the comfort of an outdoor hot tub.
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Camp Wandawega

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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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Le Cocon Sauvage

Immerse yourself in the quiet, natural world of rural Belgium by hiding out at this small cocoon. The glamping setup for two is located just near a local farm and brewery, which can easily round out your stay with a bit of activity thrown into the relaxation mix.
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Ervika, Norway

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The future called. It wants its birds nest back. Just jokes. You can stay overnight at this gorgeous nest in the woods of Norway, tucked beneath the country’s highest mountain peak and just beside a fjord. This spot is located about three hours north of Bergen and provides some of the best views of the verdant setting.
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The Little Black Shack
Great Mackerel Beach, New South Wales, Australia

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This two-bedroom fisherman’s shack sits right along the water’s edge of Pittwater’s western shore, about an hour north of Sydney. The eco retreat is down-home, collected and comfortable, providing an easy place to fish, snorkel, set crab traps or go wandering in search of wallabies.
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A-Frame of Mind Haus
Park City, Utah

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Whale Song

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Set on the northeast coast of Tasmania, just between the Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park, this oceanfront beach shack has two bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace and lots of cozy reading spots indoors and out. Aptly named, Whale Song is a fabulous perch to spot humpback whales, orcas, and dolphins.
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A-Frame Haus

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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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Tye Haus
Skykomish, Washington

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Tye Haus offers three a-frame cabins, each wonderfully cozy and tucked into the woods of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Steven’s Pass Mountain Resort is too close not to hit the slopes or trails.
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The Hunter Greenhouse

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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.
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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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The Tahoe A Frame
Homewood, California

If you’re headed out west to the west shore of Lake Tahoe, you don’t want to pass this a-frame by without a stay. The cabin is fully furnished and sleeps up to six overnight guests in two bedrooms plus a loft.
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Rolling Huts

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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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The Box Hop
Hocking Hills, Ohio

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It’s not every day you see a stack of shipping containers and think, “I’d like to sleep in that,” but that’s exactly what you’re going to think about this overnighter in the woods of Ohio. Set in Hocking Hills, The Box Hop is a three-bedroom shipping container cabin with all the bells and whistles of a home.
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Gunflint Lake Cabin
Grand Marais, Minnesot

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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

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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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The Land

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Whether you visit The Land to host your own workshop or attend one of the property’s many nature-centric retreats, you’re sure to love this sprawling Northern Cali spot. The cozy cabins here are tucked into the redwood trees, and the organic farm-to-table meals you’ll enjoy are prepared by award-winning chefs.
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Ocean House Great Ocean Road
Lorne, Victoria, Australia

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Set in North Lorne, Ocean House is your home away from home (and definitely a bucket list destination). With 5 bedrooms and just steps away from the beach, your next group getaway will be one to remember.
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Vermont Cabin

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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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Sixty Chapel

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    If you’re looking to explore Garden Valley’s many rivers, hot springs, mountains and forests, Sixty Chapel is a gorgeous place to base your trip out of. The sprawling property includes a main house, a bunkhouse, a barn and a couple of adorable cabins. The cabins are bright and cozy, and include the use of a record player and a solid stack of vinyl.
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    Wolf Den

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      Set at the base of Colorado’s Mount Elbert, Wolf Den sits tucked into the forest just beside Twin Lakes. Wolf Den is a five-bedroom home with a hot tub and floor-to-ceiling windows that peer out to the alpine scenery.
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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.
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      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 Deck House

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      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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      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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      Bear Bitch Manor

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      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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      Tops'l Farm
      Waldoboro, Maine

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      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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      River & Twine
      Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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      Set on old cotton mill property, just a mile outside downtown Rocky Mount, River & Twine is a collection of 20 fully furnished tiny homes. You’ll also find five breweries, three restaurants, food trucks, and shops on the grounds of the mill.
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      Getaway House DC
      Stanardsville, Virginia

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      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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      Sandy Pines
      Kennebunkport, Maine

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      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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      Triple S Ranch Napa

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      These California bungalows can be found in the hills of Calistoga. Some have kitchens, others have bunk bed setups that make it easy to travel with friends. With horses to ride, a pool to swim in and plenty of trees to lay beneath, Triple S Ranch is the kind of place that can make summer feel endless.
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      The Shoreline Tofino

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      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 Ranch at Rock Creek

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      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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      Lone Mountain Ranch

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      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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