23 Cabins in The Virginia Mountains (Rentals, Scenic, Cozy & More) – 2023

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, enjoy a romantic retreat, take a family vacation or even looking for a great spot for family reunions, there’s no better place to go than the Virginia mountains.

And what better way to enjoy the mountains than by staying in a cozy cabin?

Here are some of the best cabins in the Virginia mountains that you can rent for your next vacation.

Cabins in The Virginia Mountains

Imagine sitting on the front porch of a mountain cabin, relaxing as you take in the view with nothing but the sound of nature around. That’s exactly what we have in store for you here!

Whether you’re looking for cozy, romantic, luxury or rustic cabins, here you’ll find all the best cabins in the mountains of Virginia. 

#1 Hot Tub Heaven

Blue Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630 | Website

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hot Tub Heaven has 9 cabins available year round. Located near the Appalachian Trail, this is a perfect place to base yourself especially if you plan on visiting any of the many wineries in the area.

As you could probably guess from the name, each cabin here comes with not only it’s own hot tub but also free internet. If being in the quiet mountains isn’t enough to relax you, massage services are also available.

The cabins themselves are very bright while there is still plenty of privacy here. You will find plenty of recreational activities nearby as well. 

Hot Tub Heaven in Virginia
Source: Hot Tub Heaven

#2 Shadow Mountain Escape

1132 Jewell Hollow Rd, Luray, VA 22835 | Website

Located just a few miles outside of Shenandoah National Park, is Shadow Mountain Escape. They have authentic timber frame cabins which gives them the real cabin feel you won’t find at all Virginia cabin rentals. 

The hosts are very friendly and you’re free to explore the property and nature trail. 

NEARBY: 35 Best Things to Do in Luray Virginia: Not Just Caverns

This is a true paradise off of Skyline Drive. If you want to see some nearby attractions like Luray Caverns, this is a good place to stay.

If you’re looking for a place to disconnect and enjoy romantic cabins, this is an excellent cabin option.

#3 Terrapin Cabin

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA | Website

Inside Jefferson National Forest on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Terrapin Cabin. This beautiful cabin has a large deck, beautiful gardens, and a wrap around porch.

With views of Terrapin Mountain, you’ll enjoy this site located only a few minutes from the James River.

If you’re looking for a balance of the privacy and quiet but still want to be active, this is a great cabin! 

There is so much to do from hiking, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming or even visiting some of the surrounding area like Natural Bridge, Historic Lexington and others.

#4 Lonesome Pine Cabins

64 Lonesome Cabin Ln, Fancy Gap, VA 24328 | Website

Lonesome Pine Cabins has both one and two-level 12 rustic cabins in the Virginia mountains that have modern conveniences you’ll enjoy. The cabins can sleep up to 4 and you won’t regret watching the sun rise over the mountains as you sip on your morning coffee.

They sometimes have deals posted on social media like stay 4 nights, get the 5th night free so make sure to check before making your reservation.

#5 Log Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Meadows of Dan, VA | Website

What’s interesting about this picturesque log cabin is that the famous Berkeley Springs water is what runs from the tap and showers here. 

Maybe it’ll be the beautiful scenery or maybe it’ll be the wood-fired pizza over or perhaps even the hammock you enjoy most. 

Source: Terrapin Cabin Airbnb

#6 Primland Treehouse Cabins

2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 | Website

Primland is a luxury resort that has both cabins and treehouses to stay in. These cabins make an unforgettable experience.

Being literally in the trees, the views are even more spectacular. Just imagine the feeling as you step out of your treehouse onto the amazing wooden decks that overlooks the area.

#7 The Cabin on Back Creek

7781 Upper Back Creek Road Monterey, VA 24465 | Website

This rustic and cozy cabin sits on a working maple syrup farm so not only do you get to enjoy an amazing cabin that has a hot tub and a hammock, you can watch maple syrup be made or even help out if you’d like to. 

On-site they also sell local farm fresh eggs, pancake mix and locally raised meats. During the summer months, there is a farmer’s market nearby. 

#8 Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast

191 Chinquapin Dr, Waynesboro, VA 22980 | Website

Right in the middle of acres of trees sits a luxury cabin treehouse with floor-to-ceiling windows that is built right into the side of the mountain. You’ll have fantastic views of Shenandoah Valley and you can also venture into the valley for some extra fun if desired. 

NEARBY: Big Meadows Campground in Shenandoah National Park

There is an on-site restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While you can always pop in for a delicious meal, a tablet is provided so you can order directly from your room.

Don’t forget to book a massage while you’re there too!

Cabins at Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast
Image Source: Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast website

#9 Rugby Creek Cabins

1314 Rugby Rd, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 | Website

These unique cabins are located just outside of Grayson Highlands State Park and are tucked into the woods on this horse farm. 

During the day you can look out over the scenic mountain view as you sit in your hot tub. And this is quite the place to stargaze at night.

Many Virginians are familiar with Chincoteague Island being a great place to see wild ponies, but you can also see wild ponies right here in Grayson Highlands State Park.

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#10 Lily Ridge Cabin

School House Road Whitetop, VA 24292 | Website

Also located near Grayson Highlands State Park, this luxury cabin has a few porches so you can take in the view for different angles. 

This cabin is huge with 2,700 square feet that can sleep up to 11 people so if you have a large group, this is an excellent option. 

From here you can hike to Mount Rogers and even the Virginia Creeper Trail. There is bird and horse watching right from the cabin’s porch as there are horses that roam the property.

#11 South River Highlands Country Retreat

Lexington, VA | Website

With authentic and rustic log cabins, this mountain retreat used to be a former dairy barn. Located near the James River, this is a good place to go kayaking from. 

They even have their own drive-in movie to enjoy times like they used to be. 

You’ll find different cabins to choose from here including: 

  • Homesteaders’s Cabin
  • DeHart Cabin
  • Highlands Cabin
  • Writer’s Retreat
  • Stonecutter’s Cabin
1926 C&O Caboose in Virginia
Image Source: 1926 C&O Caboose website

#12 1926 C&O Caboose

Natural Bridge, VA | Website

While not quite a cabin, this renovated caboose in the woods is near Natural Bridge and provides a unique experience. 

If you plan to spend time in Natural Bridge and are looking for a more unique experience, this is it. The nearby town’s attractions are close proximity to enjoy including the Caverns, Natural Bridge itself, the Safari park, wineries and more. 

It’s like staying in a tiny house! The kids especially enjoy the bunk above the patio and fire pit. 

#13 Shenandoah River Getaways

5395 US-340, Shenandoah, VA 22849 | Website

These luxury cabins are located right on the Shenandoah River, (as in walking distance!) so it can’t get much better than this! 

There is also plenty to do nearby including the town of Luray where there’s lots to do

#14 Cove Campground

980 Cove Rd, Gore, VA 22637 | Website

Cove Campground is a large, private farm that has been converted for the public to enjoy multiple lakes, cabins, firepits, boats, fishing and more.

It’s fun to see the free range goats roaming around here. The water is also very nice and clear. 

There have been several noise complaints so keep that in mind when going with little ones.

#15 Springfield Distillery Cabins

9040 River Rd, Halifax, VA 24558 | Website

The rustic cabins at Springfield Distillery date all the way back to 1842. With only 2 cabins on site, you’ll get plenty of rest, relaxation and privacy.

The cabin is built from hand cut timber. There is a grill and fire pit, along with 3 miles of trails. 

#16 Blue Ridge Real Estate Cabins

15573 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171 | Website

If you’re heading to the Blue Ridge Parkway and you want to enjoy cabins with a combination of a rustic and modern feel, this is it. Some of the cabins are also pet friendly so you don’t have to leave fido out of the fun!

Blue Ridge Real Estate Cabins
Image Source: Blue Ridge Real Estate Cabins website

#17 Shenandoah Woods

181 Log Cabin Dr, Stanley, VA 22851 | Website

Shenandoah Woods Cabin Rentals offers families that are great for a romantic couple getaway or even a family getaway. 

There is a small deck and a BBQ area and you can’t miss the hammock hanging from the trees right next to the porch. 

#18 New River’s Edge

665 Rocky Hollow Rd, Pembroke, VA 24136 | Website

Not only does New River’s Edge have beautiful cabins in a peaceful and relaxing setting, you can’t get bored here. There is so much fun here. You’ll find: 

  • A rope swing over the sandy beach
  • Beach toys on site
  • Hula hoops
  • Volleyball
  • Corn hole
  • Horse shoes
  • Bonfires at night
  • Birding
  • Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs
  • River tubing
  • Kayaking and canoeing 
  • And more

#19 Love Ridge Mountain Lodging

45 Royal Oaks Ln, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 | Website

Love Ridge has cabins for families so kids can enjoy playing outdoors in nature while parents can relax and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The cabins have enough room for kids to run around. There is an outdoor hot tub and everyone enjoys the indoor foosball.

This is a great place for kids and families.

#20 Falling Leaf Cabin

Rileyville, VA | Website

This lovely cabin comes with private community, easy access to the Shenandoah River. 

If you’re looking for a place to escape it all and disconnect from your devices, take a look at this cabin. 

Located near Shenandoah National Park, this cabin has a fire pit, hot tub and is beautiful and quiet. 

There are also some great experiences only a short drive away.

#21 Log Cabin with River Frontage

Page County, VA | Website

The kids can play in the yard while the adults enjoy the hot tub.

Cabins at Steeles Tavern in Virginia
Image Source: Steeles Tavern website

#22 Cabins at Steeles Tavern

8400 North Lee Hwy Steeles Tavern VA 24479 | Website

The cabins here are beautiful and offer panoramic views. There are plenty of squirrels and deers in the area you will see and this is where privacy and quiet starts. The long, private road will bring you to the cabins near the Blueridge Parkway and Crabtree Falls. If you want to explore Shenandoah Valley, this ia a great option.

This is an excellent romantic cabin where you will be quite comfortable. With the king-sized bed, dual rain shower, private hot tub, full kitchens, large bathroom and fireplace in the living room, you’ll have everything you need and more (yes, including luxurious robes that come standard). 

#23 High Lonesome Cabin 

Tyro, VA | Website

Near the Appalachian Trail, this cabin is a great place to stay near Crabtree Falls, go snow tubing in the winter, and plenty more here.

There is no WiFi or cell phone service so you can completely disconnect from the world and enjoy your time in the mountains. The kids enjoy all the space to run around and there are plenty of kitchen supplies for cooking and grilling. Plus at night you can enjoy the hot tub. 

High Lonesome Cabin
Image Source: High Lonesome Cabin

Virginia Cabin Amenities

Cabins can be quite different so make sure to consider the amenities you and your family would most want. Some of the amenities you will want to consider are:

  • Number of rooms
  • Pet-friendly cabin
  • Hot Tubs
  • Outdoor charcoal grills or gas grill and / or firepits
  • Kitchen / cooking utensils
  • WiFi / high-speed internet
  • King or queen beds
  • Microwave & fridge
  • Full bath
  • Washer
  • Hammock
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player

Where to Find Cabin Rentals in Virginia

  • Airbnb
  • VRBO
  • State Park website: did you know 29 of the 41 state parks offer cabins (and yurts)

Cabin Activities

  • Go apple picking
  • Visit local wineries
  • Hiking
  • River fishing / fishing pond
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Playing cards
  • Roasting marshmallows
  • Kayak or canoeing
  • Hike to waterfalls
  • Watch for shooting stars
  • Horseback riding
  • See national parks

Good to Know Before You Go

  • Many cabins require a 2-night minimum so make sure to check the requirements ahead of time
  • Some cabins are quite popular during different seasons so plan ahead when possible


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Michaela Lee

Michaela lives in Northern Virginia and is a mom of 2 young kids. She enjoys writing, reading and going new places with her family.