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13 Amazing Cabins You Have to See to Believe

From luxury mountainside cabins with a view to simple handcrafted log homes, there are cabins for just about every style and budget. Here are 16 amazing pictures of cabins in the woods you must see to believe.

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log cabin with landscapingPhoto: Courtesy of Timber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes

Handcrafted Log Home

Sometimes just looking through pictures of cabins in the woods is enough to send you to a relaxing place. Then there’s this handcrafted log home that was designed by a Northern Michigan company that specializes in high-end homes in a variety of styles and settings. This cozy cabin is nestled in the woods and uses a rock retaining wall to help add to the rustic look. To learn more about how the homes are designed, visit Timber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes. Oh, and if you’re interested in living in some place like this yourself, check out these things to know before getting a house in the woods.

Photo: Courtesy of Timber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes

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skiing log cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Vail Real Estate

View of the Slopes

This multi-million-dollar cabin offers views of the ski slopes in Beaver Creek, Colorado, near Vail. Designed by a world-renowned architect, this amazing cabin has sweeping cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and plenty of stunning stone details. Check out a slideshow with more photos of the property.

Photo: Courtesy of Vail Real Estate

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cabinet with a viewPhoto: Courtesy of Oak Haven Resort

Cabin with a Mountain View

For your next vacation, you can rent this cabin with a view in Sevierville, Tennessee. Enjoy the Smoky Mountains in this charming retreat with a large porch with a swing, a private screened porch and a stone fireplace. For more photos of the property, visit Oak Haven Resort.

Photo: Courtesy of Oak Haven Resort

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montana log cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Old Montana Building Company

Cabin with a Modern Look

This custom cabin near Whitefish, Montana offers a cabin feel with modern design. Designed by Old Montana Building Company, which specializes in custom mountain homes using native products such as stone, timber and reclaimed materials.

Photo: Courtesy of Old Montana Building Company

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ultimate deck cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations

The Ultimate Deck

This isn’t your typical deck. This log cabin in McHenry, Maryland is close to skiing, golf and a lake. Or just sit back and relax on its sprawling deck. Check out information about the area and rentals.

Photo: Courtesy of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations

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colorado-ranch-cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Wilder on the Taylor

Ranch Cabin

This Colorado ranch cabin offers a small porch to sit and relax in some patio chairs after a long day of hiking. It’s mountainside location offers plenty of scenery.

Photo: Courtesy of Wilder on the Taylor

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cabin-with-large-windowPhoto: Courtesy of Bert Milton Realty

Cabin with Large Picture Windows

Even when the weather turns nasty, you can enjoy the view from this log cabin’s large picture window. Located in Dubois, Wyoming, the 3,090 square-foot home built in 1993 offers a guest house, barn and creek frontage and views of the Wind River Mountains.

Photo: Courtesy of Bert Milton Realty

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Photo: Courtesy of Eden Crest Vacation Rentals

A Little Slice of Heaven

Called “Little Slice of Heaven,” this rental cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a two-story bungalow and just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Inside you’ll find a pool table in a game room and a hot tub on the large deck.

Photo: Courtesy of Eden Crest Vacation Rentals

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cabin-with-guest-bunk-housePhoto: Courtesy of Pearson Real Estate

Cabin with Guest Bunk House

This scenic cabin in Albany County, Wyoming has a separate bunk house and is in an area known for excellent elk hunting. For more photos of this mountain property, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of Pearson Real Estate

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famous-lake-tahoePhoto: Courtesy of Famous Cabin

The Famous Cabin

Known as the “Famous Cabin” in Lake Tahoe, this cabin has hosted vacationers for generations. In 2015, the original cabin was transformed into a five-bedroom home with plenty of high-end finishes including a bar area and a spiral staircase.

Photo: Courtesy of Famous Cabin

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mountainside-cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Mountain Home

Historic Mountainside Cabin

This mountainside cabin in Bozeman, Montana has all the comforts of home with stunning views. Built in the 1940s, it was a place where many gathered for square dances, live music and card games. Check out photos and to read about the cabin’s history.

Photo: Courtesy of Mountain Home

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log-and-stone-cabinPhoto: Courtesy of Handmade Houses

Log and Stone Cabin

Designed by Noah Bradley, this log and stone cabin has a screened-in porch and a home office. The cabin features a large family area with a fireplace for kicking back and relaxing. Visit Handmade Houses to read about Bradley’s work.

Photo: Courtesy of Handmade Houses

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meadow-lodgePhoto: Courtesy of Moose Meadow Lodge

Meadow Lodge

This luxury log cabin in Waterbury, Vermont sits on 86 secluded acres of the Green Mountains. The large deck offers a place to relax, and there’s even a treehouse with plenty of mountain views. Visit Moose Meadow Lodge to see the stunning photos.

Photo: Courtesy of Moose Meadow Lodge

Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.