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The 11 best Airbnb cabins in Philadelphia

Hunker down in your own private hideaway, found on the outskirts of Philly

Written by
Georgia Evans
Rosemary Waugh
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

Philadelphia is a sprawling metropolis with an abundance of things to do, so it's not really the first place you'd think of when talking about cozy cabins. However, only a short trip out of the city, you'll find nature in all its glory, waiting for you to explore. The wildlife and gorgeous wilderness are calling for you, it's the perfect place to rest your head and get away from the chaos of city life. Whether you feel like hiking around Mt. Pocono, swimming in a lake, fly fishing, or soaking in a hot tub overlooking nature, these relaxing retreats are not to be missed. Disconnect from your phones and have a little digital detox while making the most of what Planet Earth has to offer. Our pick of the best cabins in Philadelphia is all the inspiration you need. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Philly cabins

1. The cabin in the trees in Jim Thorpe

A peaceful escape from city living, this cabin is found about 90 minutes out from Philadelphia. Just a short walk away from attractions like Jim Thorpe and the hiking trails around the home, it's a cozy place to hang out after a busy day of exploring. It's about 475 square feet, with a living room, kitchenette, dining area, bathroom, and a bedroom nestled up in the loft. There's charm by the bucket load here, think wooden-clad walls, a toasty fireplace, and a cushy sofa, giving you the proper Pocono Mountains experience.

Rooms? One. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? Forest retreat.
Location perks? A cabin nestled in the trees, with a super floofy extra hanging around the dining table... What's not to love?
Budget range? Pretty affordable.

2. The lodge in Atglen

Tucked away in the woods, this lodge cabin in Philadelphia is the ideal place to relax and recuperate. Sleeping up to 12 guests, you can take the whole family with you for a vacation in nature, or bring your closest pals for a digital detox. There's a fully equipped kitchen, as well as an outside deck with grill so you can enjoy summer evenings under the trees and dine al fresco. There are excellent restaurants nearby though, in case you don't fancy cooking. And don't worry, there is Wi-Fi, so if you don't want to go completely off-grid, then you can still Instagram your stay (or Google how to light a grill). The Airbnb is cozy and the interior boasts a very homely, rustic appeal, matching its surroundings. There's also a pool table to keep you entertained.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps 12 guests.
Mood? Secluded paradise.
Location perks? Endless forest to explore – along with great activities to do for the whole fam.
Budget range? Spenny but worth it. 


3. The deer path cabin in Ringtown

Want to go off the grid? Well, this is just the place to do it. Enjoy a little digital detox in this little slice of heaven. Giving you the feeling of camping with all the comforts of home, this is the kind of place you can watch the stars with a hot chocolate before bundling up and falling asleep in a queen bed. When the sun comes up? You've got gorgeous views and plenty of hiking opportunities, while the outdoor grill and firepit make the perfect centerpiece for hangouts as the days draw to a close.

Rooms? One. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? Off-the-grid retreat.
Location perks? Ideal for a cozy weekend getaway in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy. 
Budget range? Super cheap. 

4. Romantic Herringbone Cottage in New Hope

Step back in time to an artist’s paradise. New Hope is famously the home of the New Hope Art Colony and this now legendary property is where it all began in the late 1800s. Located on the edge of the canal – great for picturesque bike rides or slow Sunday walks – this adorable home looks like it should be in a sleepy English village. The bedroom is a particular selling point with dark ceiling beams, a regal-looking bed and heritage print curtains. Just right for snuggling down in during a cold winter’s night.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? European fairytale.
Location Perks? Just one mile to central New Hope and its lovely array of restaurants, galleries and museums.
Budget Range? Treat yourself – and your sweetheart.


5. The alpine A-frame in Tobyhanna

If skiing and soaking in hot tubs sound like your idea of a dream holiday, this is the cabin for you. Channeling Alpine vibes with its A-frame structure, this home has a charming spiral staircase up to a mezzanine catwalk, offering a place to relax, enjoy nature and take a moment away from busy city living. It's a couple of hours from Philly, so you'll feel pretty detached from the hubbub. When you're not exploring wildlife, you can cozy up by the fire, grill on the barbecue outdoors, or have a soak in the tub.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests. 
Mood? A little slice of heaven. 
Location perks? Nature's all around you – and it's pretty spectacular. 
Budget range? Spennier than most.

6. The oak cabin at Pocono Mountains

Want a cozy cabin in the woods? This place is found in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in the town of Tobyhanna, just under two hours from Philly. Fill your days with fun activities like skiing, snow tubing, hiking trails, kayaking, observing waterfalls, and playing at waterparks. The house itself has proper boho vibes, complete with chic cream and white decor and wooden panels, making for a relaxing place to unwind afterward. Head here with family or friends for a vacation to remember.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? Modern yet rustic.
Location perks? A real treat for those who love a little luxury and a lot of the great outdoors.
Budget range? Surprisingly affordable.


7. The rustic cabin in Split Rock, Lake Harmony

This place is all about location. Perched between Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resorts, it's literally one minute away from miniature golf, bike rentals, and Lake Harmony, where you can spend your time kayaking, paddle boarding, and riding pontoons against a backdrop of beautiful scenery. The home itself has four bedrooms (so big enough for families) and comes kitted out with cozy furnishings, a toasty fireplace, and a large open-plan kitchen/living area. Outside, there's even more communal space with a fire pit and deck chairs – making for a good excuse to cook s'mores at night. 

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests.
Mood? Bucolic delight.
Location perks? Endless land to explore – complete with an outdoor fire pit for roasting s'mores in the evening.
Budget range? Very affordable for a large group. 

8. The romantic getaway cabin in the Pocono Mountains

A chic cabin for two, this home boasts stream views with six acres of land at your disposal. If you like the idea of being off the grid, you'll be happy to know you're free from wifi, giving you even more reason to get outdoors. The open-plan living space comes decorated with a pared-back white color scheme, upstairs the loft has a queen bed and reading nook, a full bathroom, and a small room downstairs that's great for relaxing during the day. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Sweet lovin'.
Location perks? Perfect for unwinding as a couple when big city life gets too much.
Budget range? Affordable aside from the three-night minimum. 


9. The treehouse chalet in Cresco

Five minutes from Mt. Pocono, this modern chalet is tucked into woodland and overlooks a rushing creek below. Comfortably sleeping up to eight guests, the house has plenty of space to spread out indoors and outside on the decking. There are hot tubs, hammocks, and plenty more places you can chill out during your stay, with seven private acres of land and a creek nearby, meaning you can wake up to wildlife. After a lazy day spent out in nature, you've got a spacious retreat to enjoy drinks and dinner in style.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps eight guests.
Mood? Chalet vibes. 
Location perks? If you're looking for a weekend getaway to the forest with a group of pals, this spot is perfect.
Budget range? Affordable for a larger group. 

10. The super cozy cabin in the mountains

This cozy cabin in the Poconos is just 90 minutes away from Philadelphia. Attractions include the neighboring lakes for finishing and kayaking, the house's own walking trail, and an outdoor shower and hot tub. Outside, you'll also find zero gravity chairs, a hammock, and a fire pit, perfect for late-night stargazing after exploring all the stunning wilderness surrounding the home itself. Inside, you'll find hotel-quality extras like a top-quality mattress, 50" Smart TV, and surround-sound music systems.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? Rural bliss.
Location perks? Spot the baby deer from the comfort of your own private hot tub – or hop in a kayak to check out the local lake life. 
Budget range? Mid-range but well worth the cost.


11. The tiny Antler A-frame

Small yet perfectly formed, this cabin is just a couple of hours from NYC and Philadelphia. Explore all that the Poconos has to offer throughout a relaxing stay, or just disconnect and cozy up with a good book for a long weekend. The Antler A-frame has been carefully designed by a specialist and features two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen alongside top-quality tech. The back deck is an idyllic spot for a morning coffee or evening cocktail, while the hot tub adds a little VIP touch to your relaxing stay in the country.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Rustic charm.
Location perks? Sandwiched between NYC and Philly, this is the perfect weekend escape from the city(s) and their own versions of wilderness. 
Budget range? Well-priced for what's on offer.


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