Look! It’s the Catskills! It’s the Adirondacks! No-it’s their lesser-known but equally beautiful cousin, the Pocono Mountains!
Located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, this delightful modest mountain range is known for its varied terrain of lakes, farmland, rolling hills, lush forests, and quaint towns. If you’re looking for glamping sites and vacation rentals in PA, the Pocono mountain range provides space for a bevy of outdoor attractions from waterparks, golf courses, and ski areas to horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and more.
Home to many a log cabin, lakefront vacation home, and places like this massive Recreation Barn, Poconos cabin rentals are a great option for vacationers who want to escape New York City, Philadelphia, or Central Pennsylvania. Each season offers its own style of natural beauty, making for a great escape any time of year—to swim, kayak, snowboard, ride around on a four-wheeler, whatever.
In more remote areas, there’s an appreciation for nature that you can’t ignore yourself and best of all, the Poconos are if anything, underhyped—meaning prices are right, stars are BRIGHT, and you can find the R&R you’ve been needing. The following are our top thirteen picks for best cabin rentals for your next Pocono vacation.
The Little A — Greentown, PA
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.
Greenhouse Treehouse — Beach Lake, PA
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.
The Easy A — Equinunk, PA
Vibe: Design on the Delaware
This A sits right on the border of New York and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River between a small waterfall and bubbling creek. Could a site be more ideal? The interior is also impressive, with a lush and refreshing mid mod vibe throughout.
Woods End Cabin — Pocono Lake, PA
Vibe: Treat yourself
Relax and recharge at this secluded lake house featuring an outdoor hot tub and soaking tub. Close to classic Pocono attractions like Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono, and Lake Naomi, you'll also have plenty to do. And don’t worry, there’s wifi and air conditioning in case you need to cross some work to-dos, too.
Rustic Cabin — Union Dale, PA
Vibe: Sweet n' simple
If you’re looking for a reliable, comfy log cabin experience-this is it. This cozy cabin fits six comfortably and is a short drive to Elk Mountain for a group ski weekend. The home sits on 21 acres of property, so whatever season you visit, you’re sure to be immersed in the beauty of the Pennsylvania wilds.
Treehouse Chalet — Cresco, PA
Vibe: Big blue house
A short drive from Mount Pocono, Camelback Mountain ski resort, and Kalahri, continue the outdoor adventure at this woodland cabin that features a treehouse deck with hammocks, lofted living room, year-round hot tub, and plenty of sleeping spots.
Hemlock House — Pocono Pines, PA
Vibe: Boho MCM
This pet-friendly lake house is located in a wooded lot surrounding in Lake Naomi, where you can boat, fish, and hike in the surrounding area. Complete with midcentury decor and a lot of wood paneling, this woodland abode fits up to 9 people for a fun group trip.
Poconos Log Cabin — Blakeslee, PA
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.
Mid-Century A-Frame — Hamlin, PA
Vibe: Light and Bright
Get your self-care on in this peaceful little Mid-Century furnished A-Frame. 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.
The Hemlock House — Thompson, PA
Technically just above the Poconos in Pennsylvania's remote Endless Mountain Range, this rustic cabin is the perfect place to crash after a day of exploring the areas hiking, biking, and skiing areas. Dressed in contemporary farmhouse decor, the interior feels modern yet cozy, anchored by a central brick fireplace.
Heidi's Lodge — Pocono Lake, PA
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).
Mountain Cabin — Clifton Township, PA
Vibe: Rich in amenities
Bring the whole fam to this forest retreat. Located in a resort community, you'll have access to an impressive 3 lakes, 2 beaches, playgrounds, a clubhouse, game courts, sauna, a pool, gym, coffee stand, and more. If that's still not enough, pop over to the indoor waterpark and zipline courses at Kalahari Resorts.
Cozy A — Damascus, PA
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.