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15 best cabins in Philadelphia

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

Georgia Evans
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Georgia Evans

Philadelphia is a sprawling metropolis, so it's not really the first place you'd think of when talking about cozy cabins. But travel a short while out of the city and you'll find an abundance of wildlife and gorgeous wilderness. 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. Take a moment away from the chaos of modern life, disconnect from your phones and have a little digital detox while making the most of what planet earth has to offer, why don't you? Our pick of the best cabins in Philadelphia is all the inspiration you need. 

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The 15 best cabins in Philadelphia

Cabin in the Trees at High Street Guesthouse
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1. Cabin in the Trees at High Street Guesthouse

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 and 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.

Deer Path Cabin
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2. Deer Path Cabin

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 hang-outs as the days draw to a close.

Cozy cabin getaway at Arrowhead Lake
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3. Cozy cabin getaway at Arrowhead Lake

This Arrowhead Lake escape is giving you proper old-school cabin vibes. Put your feet up by the fire while reading your favorite book, walk around the picturesque lake, or take a dip in the community pool while you stay. Upstairs, there's a large bedroom with a bed that's sure to swallow you up when you've had a long day of doing barely anything. The best part? Everyone is welcome to stay, so bring your dogs along with you and make sure you're sharing the experience with the whole family. 

The Alpine A-Frame
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4. The Alpine A-Frame

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.

Oak Cabin at Pocono Mountains
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5. 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 a 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.

Rustic Cabin Split Rock, Lake Harmony
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6. Rustic Cabin 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. 

The Little A
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7. The Little A

Like the idea of being in your own hideaway just 10 minutes from Promised Land State Park? The Little A is the space for you. A classic A-frame cabin in the woods, this place is close to hiking trails, waterfalls, and lakes, making you feel at one with nature throughout your stay. The closest town is Greentown, which is just over two hours from Philadelphia, so you'll really feel like you're escaping the city. The perfect hideaway for couples, it gives you plenty of space to relax and unwind between excursions.

Midcentury Modern Cottage
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8. Midcentury Modern Cottage

Surrounded by nature, this home in the Poconos brings new opportunities with every season. While the winter calls for snow sports and skiing on lightly-dusted mountains, the warmer months will have you hiking and kayaking under the sun. Whether you're an adventure-seeking couple or family looking to get outdoors a little, the Midcentury Cottage is a great home base. When you're not exploring, hunker down in the welcoming kitchen and living space, or make the most of alarm-free mornings with the comfortable queen-sized mattress.

Creek Cabin
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9. Creek Cabin

Perched on the banks of a trout-filled stream, this cabin has cozy written all over it. From the sheepskin rugs to the grand fireplace, the reading nook to the hideaway loft, this is somewhere that will have you relaxing in style – whatever the season. Spend your days exploring, reading from the decking, or toasting marshmallows by the fire. For the adventurous types, there are wading pools, fly fishing, and of course, plenty of hiking trails. Inside, the 1940s cabin has two bedrooms and one bath, with a spacious deck including a hot tub and barbecue. 

Relaxing two bedroom home near Kalahari Resorts
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10. Relaxing two bedroom home near Kalahari Resorts

This bungalow has all the things you could possibly wish for when it comes to secluded cabins. Hot tub? Check. Nearby attractions? Check. Enough room for all your friends? Double check. A great getaway for curling up indoors or being immersed in nature, it's got all the creature comforts you could possibly need throughout your stay. It's just under two hours away from Philly and has access to the nearby golf club, lakes, ski slopes, and more. As for the home itself, there's a sunny lounge, comfy bedrooms, and an inviting kitchen for cooking hearty dinners.

Couples Romantic Getaway-Pocono Mountains
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11. Couples Romantic Getaway-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. 

Treehouse Chalet
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12. Treehouse Chalet

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.

Chalet at Sir Jeoffrey Secluded Retreat in Poconos
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13. Chalet at Sir Jeoffrey Secluded Retreat in Poconos

The Chalet at Sir Jeoffrey is a romantic retreat that mixes the classic Poconos cabin vibe with a few modern touches. Enjoy your morning coffee under lofty skylights or enjoy a movie night on the 60-inch TV above the fireplace. Found at the end of a small cul-de-sac it's perfectly private and has gorgeous views of the wilderness around it. The house itself feels open and airy, with white painted paneling, large skylights, and spacious bedrooms. 

Poconos Cozy Cabin
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14. Poconos Cozy Cabin

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’ inch smart TV, and surround-sound music systems.

The tiny Antler A-frame
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15. 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.

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