6 Unique Cabin Rentals in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains
Hang out atop a waterfall, among the trees, or in a net bed in one of these cabins in the secluded woodlands of northeastern PA
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Look! It’s the Catskills! It’s the Adirondacks! No-it’s their lesser-known but equally beautiful cousin, the Poconos!
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 anyone who wants to escape NYC, Philly, 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.
Vibe: Halcyon Hayloft
A cousin to the A-Frame, this barn-shaped dwelling 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 winter 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 quaint town of Milford, PA, full of antique shops, bakeries, dining, and more.
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.
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