The 13 Best Poconos Cabin Rentals on Airbnb for Year-round R&R

Hang out atop a waterfall, sleep among the trees, and get cozy around a fire pit in the secluded woodlands of NE Pennsylvania

The 13 Best Poconos Cabin Rentals on Airbnb for Year-round R&R


Ellen Eberhardt

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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. The Poconos 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 or lakefront vacation home, the mountain range is 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 six picks for best Poconos rental cabins on Airbnb.

Greentown Little A | Photography by Niv Rozenberg
Greentown Little A | Photography by Niv Rozenberg

Greentown, PA — The Little A

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.

Price: $264/night

Hawley Little Lake Barn | Photography by Niv Rozenberg
Hawley Little Lake Barn | Photography by Niv Rozenberg

Hawley, PA — Little Lake Barn

Vibe: Halcyon Hayloft

A cousin to the A-Frame, this barn-shaped vaction rental is located close to Lake Wallenpaupack, a 30 minute drive to Prompton State Park and one hour drive to Elk Mountain Ski Resort for year-round outdoor adventures. Spend a weekend getaway skiing and snowboarding, or hiking, biking, and swimming in warmer months. Visit the nearby waterfalls, local markets, farm stands, and more. If you’d rather not venture out, by all means, stay indoors and enjoy the many plant friends and southwestern inspired interior. With a room packed with bunk-beds, this is a great spot to go with friends or for a family vacation as well.

Price: $232/night

Beach Lake Treehouse | Photography by Niv Rozenberg
Beach Lake Treehouse | Photography by Niv Rozenberg

Beach Lake, PA — Greenhouse Treehouse

Vibe: Ranch House in the Sky with Cacti

If you were looking for a desert-ranch inspired treehouse somewhere in Pennsylvania, this is it—stop, 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 picture yourself in IRL. The citrusy color palette with terra cotta tiles and warm wooden interior throughout are an instant mood booster and with floor-to-ceiling windows wrapped entirely around this octagonal house, its tree views all day. 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 getaway with your boo or a few friends in the summer when the auxiliary guesthouse is available.

Price: $246/night

Millrift, PA — Waterfall Cabin

Vibe: Falling Water II

Give your sleep-sound app a break because here it is—a real waterfall to listen to as you catch some z's. Perched atop a waterfall, this cozy cabin is secluded and thoughtfully put together. The interior is straightforward but unique and features handmade furniture by the owner himself, lending to all the more handcrafted-homey vibes. A good size for a couple, spend your days fishing, wildlife spotting, hike to a nearby lake, or explore the charming town that is Milford, PA.

Price: $195/night

Tobyhanna, PA — Pocono Cabin

Vibe: 60's Chalet

With an inviting wooden interior and colorful accents, this woodland cabin is great for a small group or family. Take the cabin’s canoe out for a spin on Arrowhead Lake or take advantage of the community basketball and tennis courts. Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area is nearby to explore or spend your stay at the cabin soaking in the cheery vibe.

Price: $184/night

Hamlin, PA — Mid-Century A-Frame

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 amoung 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.

Price: $296/night

Tobyhanna, PA — Oak Cabin

Vibe: Boho Hunting Lodge

This boho-inspired, wood-paneled cabin is a great spot for the adventurous homebody. Curl up in the living room and watch some nature happen through the large front windows or survey your domain from the loft reading nook. The house and kitchen comes well stocked with board games and supplies for indoor adventures, but if you are going out, plenty of restaurants are nearby as well as Cambelback Resort, and the usual hiking and outdoor activities the Poconos have to offer.

Price: $129/night

Bushkill, PA — Ridge House Chalet

Vibe: Shaker Chic

Serving up 1800s, candlelit vibes, this house is furnished throughout with antique pieces and rustic wood accents. Off the beaten path, cozy up with a book in the loft and sunroom, or birdwatch from the porch and deck. Community amenities offer up a swimming pool and skiing, but if you’d rather do your own thing, drive the short distance to the quaint town of Stroudsburg.

Price: $158/night

Tobyhanna, PA — Tiny Antler A-Frame

Vibe: Rustic Modern

Somewhere at the intersection of modern, rustic, and fun design, spend a fall weekend cozied up with some friends, your boo or your doggie in this cozy pet-friendly cabin. A jacuzzi out back is a fine place to rest after a day of exploring the Pocono region—or if it’s too chilly, fire up the main room projector for some movie-watching and vegg out.

Price: $251/night

Henryville, PA — Alpine A-Frame

Vibe: Eclectic Chalet

Spend your whole stay inside this A-Frame enjoying all its fun architectural features. From a net bed, to the lofted walkway to get to said net bed, to the spiral staircase, to the fireplace—its all happening. This Pocono cabin is also close to a variety of classic attractions like Camelback Mountain, Jack Frost Big Boulder, Lake Harmony, Pocono Raceway and a variety of whitewater rafting centers. It's pet-friendly too—making this a perfect spot to take the entire fam. Relax in the backyard hot-tub after a long day of the outdoor activity of your choosing. You deserve it.

Price: $331/night

Dingmans Ferry — Chestnut Cabin

Vibe: Humble Abode

Tucked away in a hemlock forest near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is this down-to-earth, homey cabin. With colorful exterior trimming and a plain, although cozy, interior, this cabin is perfect for reconnecting with nature. Roast some weenies in the fire-pit area out front, drive to nearby Bushkill Falls, ski at Shawnee Mountain in the winter or explore the many quaint towns along the Delaware in both Pennslyvania and New Jersey, full of antique shops, bakeries, dining, and more.

Price: $125/night

Pocono Lake, PA — Heidi's Lodge

Vibe: The Big Comfy House

Accomodating 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).

Price: $261/night

Drums, PA — Whitewater Farm Tiny House

Vibe: Down on the Farm

For the solo traveler or couple looking for a true Pennsylvania experience, there’s this tiny house in the middle of a farm. Built and decorated by the owners, the quaint listing delivers a real homey experience. With fields to walk around, a lake to float on, a central fire pit, and barnyard animals to visit-goats! chickens!-the farm itself offers up plenty to do. A bit On and a bit Off grid, this place is a good option if you’re looking for a rustic experience and don’t want to break the bank.

Price: $77/night

Published 10-08-2020