Pennsylvania may not be the first state on your list for outdoor adventure, but it's home to plenty of hidden landscapes and mountains to explore. With the Allegheny and Pocono mountains spanning much of the Northeast, the Appalachian mountains running through its center, Lake Erie in the uppermost northwest corner, the Laurel Highlands to the southwest, the Delaware River it's eastern border, and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on either side of the state, PA packs a lot into its borders, and you'll find plenty of Pennsylvanians who love to spend time exploring it.
State forests and parks cover over half of the state, and the numerous lakefronts, rivers, reservoirs, and ponds are also popular spots to hang out. It doesn't have the extreme outdoors sports culture of the West, but it does have a crack-open-a-cold-one-and paddle-languidly-around-a-body-of-water-with-friends culture, which is arguably just as enriching.
This all means Pennsylvania cabin rentals are set up for you to enjoy nature and bask in the glory of simple pleasures, like a morning cup of coffee on the deck. And we searched the internet to find you the nineteen best cabin rentals across the state where you can do just that. So whether you're escaping Philly, New York, Pittsburgh, or another metropolis for the weekend, or simply craving some solitude, scroll on to find the perfect vacation home for your next Pennsylvania getaway.
19 Best Cabin Rentals in PA
Vibe: Bright and bold
In the Poconos, near Lake Wallenpaupack and about 30 minutes to New York border and Delaware river, this luxury cabin features bold decor in a tasteful mid-century meets boho style. Outside, a hot tub awaits overlooking Kleinhans Pond, and Promised Land State Park is a 15min for kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and waterfalls exploration.
Vibe: Firetower fab
About 9 miles from Knobel's park and 40 min from Ricketts Glenn State Park, this brand new VRBO rental was inspired by West coast fire towers. Featuring a wraparound porch, an inviting interior, and 60+ acres of hiking and biking trails, this unique cabin makes for a memorable retreat.
Vibe: Sporty cottage
With a homey blend of modern, antique, and rustic vibes, this little A-frame is good for two. Relax in the large soaking tub, eat out on the deck, or underneath the pergola, or start up a fire in the woodstove and outdoor fire pit. Close to the Delaware Water Gap, there’s plenty of nature to explore in the area as well.
Vibe: Couple's retreat
This 900 square foot cabin in central Pennsylvania comes equipped with a full kitchen, a king-sized bed, a claw-foot tub, heated floors, and a lofted reading area for a romantic getaway for two. Outside, hiking trails and a private pond await, all on your own secluded 20 acres.
Vibe: Summer camp all grown up
These cabins may be reminiscent of those of your summer camp youth, but they're a far cry from spider-infested bunks. Capable of accommodating up to 12 people in contemporary, full-sized bunk beds with their own windows, bring the whole family for the ultimate glamping experience. A renovated log cabin from 1807 holds a dining hall and seating area for some family meals elsewhere on the property.
Vibe: Rest and recharge
Get your self-care on in this peaceful little Mid-Century furnished A-Frame cabin. Recently renovated, cook up a meal in the full chef’s kitchen, lounge among cozy linens in the spacious bedrooms, spend time on the deck, or explore nearby amenities like lakes and an outdoor pool. Drive to nearby Hawley or Honesdale for a slow walk through town, sipping coffee, feeling rejuvenated.
Vibe: Ranch house in the sky with cacti
If you were looking for a desert-ranch inspired treehouse somewhere in Pennsylvania, this is it—look no further. With a carefully curated interior somewhere between color-popped Mid-Century, summer camp, and greenhouse, this place is a treat to both look at online and visit IRL. Explore the surrounding nine acres of private forest or cross the PA/NY border to Narrowsburg for a leisurely day in town. Head here for a romantic weekend getaway with your boo or a few friends in the summer when the auxiliary guesthouse is available.
Vibe: Group trip
This cozy cabin features three bedrooms, a hot tub, outdoor fire pit, game room, and more underneath its log cabin roof. Steps away from Pine Creek, break out the kayaks for some outdoor exploration or visit the quaint town of nearby Wellsboro. And for those looking for place to spend a week “working from home” this summer, this stately cabin has both reliable wifi and air conditioning.
Vibe: Desert in the woods
The Little A is furnished and decorated in a southwestern style, with bright colors and cozy textiles strewn about a warm timber interior. A woodstove centers the main living space in front of a quaint kitchen while a cozy sunroom provides all the space for chatting or cat naps in the sun. Surrounded by trees, enjoy the changing colors of the seasons from the hammock out back or drive to Promised Land State Park for hiking trails, docks, a beach, fishing and boating.
Vibe: Rustic and homey
This rustic cabin is conveniently located between Ricketts Glenn and Worlds End State Park. Outfitted in classic cabin vibes, spend the weekend cozied up around the wood stove fireplace or head out to explore the Pennsylvania wilds.
Vibe: Light and bright
With a boho meets industrial vibe, this tiny house is the perfect cabin getaway for a couple or solo travel. Located a short walk to Pinchot State Park, spend the day kayaking or paddleboarding on the lake, or explore Hershey Park, a 40 min drive from your home away from home.
Vibe: Modern farmhouse
Located between railroad tracks and a bubbling creek, this stately home features a soaking tub, tasteful contemporary farmhouse decor, and direct access to the Northern Central Railway Trail. Located along the PA/MD border, you'll be within an hour's drive to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Gettysburg, and the Susquehanna River.
Vibe: Classic log cabin
Located about a 1.5 hour drive from Lake Erie and Pittsburg along the Allegheny River, this rustic log cabin is also close to numerous outdoor activities like hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing, swimming, and more. Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so bring your pooch!
Vibe: Sweet n' simple
This riverfront cabin is located 1.5 hours North of Pittsburgh and about 2 hours or less from Cleveland, Erie, and State College. On the banks of the Allegheny River and 1.5 miles to the Allegheny River Trail, you'll have easy access to kayaking, swimming, and fishing.
Vibe: Unique escape
Minutes to Ohiopyle State Park, this secluded treehouse vacation rental accommodates up to 6 people for a group trip. The interior features all sorts of neat architectural twists and turns, and an outdoor space hosts a fire pit, swinging bed, and hot tub.
Vibe: Tiny house, big amenities
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands outside of Pittsburgh, this tiny cabin is decorated with a boho traveler's vibe, and comes with access to the conveniences of its private resort setting, including a swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts. For design fans, the famous Falling Water is also nearby.
Vibe: Millennial modern
Although technically an apartment, this chic escape was too good to pass up. Under an hour to Center City Philadelphia, it's the perfect escape from the hustle of the city, and you'll be within an easy drive to golf courses, Ridley Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens, and Valley Forge State Park, and more.
Vibe: So much room for activities
This spacious log cabin rental is perfect for family and group getaways. Besides an absolutely classic ski cabin vibe, there's an outdoor jacuzzi, fire pit, charcoal/gas grill, playground, and game room among other amenities. There's a host of attractions outside the house too, like Jim Thorpe, Hickory Run State Park, Jack Frost, and plenty of lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing.
Vibe: The Big Comfy House
Accommodating an impressive 11 guests, Heidi’s Lodge is a great year-round option for a larger quarantine crew or even a post-pandemic family reunion. The large deck and new hot tub are perfect for outdoor chillin, or spend time inside the light-filled living space and game room. The "World Famous" Pocono Raceway is nearby as well, if you’re looking for a real unique experience (yep, that's NASCAR, baby).