The 9 Best Cabin Rentals in Virginia in 2020

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Set between the golden beaches of Chesapeake Bay and the rolling wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia has no shortage of natural beauty. Its spectacular scenery makes it a playground for outdoor lovers with opportunities for adventure ranging from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and horseback riding. As the site of the first permanent British colony in the 17th century, the state is also steeped in colonial and Native American history. Cabin rentals connect you to Virginia’s natural splendor and give you the chance to call it home, whether you stay for several weeks or just a long weekend. 

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Modern Seven-Sleeper Cabin Near Big Island

Modern Seven-Sleeper Cabin Near Big Island

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 3 Single Beds

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 7 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Indoor Fireplace

  • WiFi

  • Laundry

Located in a remote mountain community near the town of Big Island—which is near Lynchburg and not an actual island—this tiny house is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. It’s Superhost owned and stands out for its near-perfect Airbnb score. At just over 300 square feet it should feel small, and yet, cathedral ceilings, a clever open-plan layout, and a modern color scheme of creams and charcoals give the impression of abundant light and space. There’s a queen bed in the loft and three bunks in the bedroom. Spend your time swinging in a hammock, roasting s’mores over the garden firepit, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen before curling up with a good book in front of the indoor fireplace.

02 of 09

Best Runner-Up: One-Bedroom A-Frame Cabin Near Barboursville

One-Bedroom A-Frame Cabin Near Barboursville

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 4 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Cable TV

  • Free Parking

  • Indoor Fireplace

Another top-rated, Superhost-owned cabin, this newly built A-Frame is ideally located for exploring the colonial ruins and vineyards of Barboursville. It’s surrounded by 70 acres of tranquil countryside and is proudly eco-friendly (almost all of its building materials are recycled or reclaimed). A loft bedroom and pull-out sofa bed provide sleeping space for four, and you can choose whether to shower inside or out. Take in the beauty of the surrounding woodland from the front and back porches, stroll hand-in-hand along the property’s walking trails, or get cozy in the evening in front of the living room’s fireplace and cable TV. The owners also live on-site and are readily available in case you need anything during your stay.

03 of 09

Best Budget: Glamping Cabin Near Spout Spring

Glamping Cabin Near Spout Spring

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchenette

  • Hot Tub

  • Grill

  • Free Parking

This one-room cabin is located close to Spout Spring and approximately 20 minutes from historic Lynchburg. For budget-conscious travelers, it’s the ultimate glamping experience. Immaculately clean and cozy, it has the basic amenities you need to be comfortable and very little else. For example, there is no running water but dispensers provide water for washing and drinking. Warm bedding replaces conventional heating and a fan provides refreshing coolness in summer. The modern outhouse features a composting toilet and there’s a separate outdoor shower. Cook simple meals over the charcoal grill and enjoy access to a seasonal swimming pool and year-round hot tub.

04 of 09

Best Family: Three-Bedroom Lake Cabin Near Union Hall

Three-Bedroom Lake Cabin Near Union Hall

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)
  • 1 King Bed

  • 4 Queen Beds

  • 6 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • Dock

  • Laundry

This large log cabin is located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake near Union Hall and is perfectly set up for creating lasting family memories. With an open floor plan measuring some 3,500 square feet, there’s plenty of space for everyone, from the huge great room with its roaring fireplace to the basement with its ping pong and pool tables or out on the wraparound balcony. The kitchen is big enough to accommodate all of your family’s chefs, while a dishwasher saves time on the post-dinner cleanup. Outside, you’ll find a dock for your watercraft, optional kayak rentals, and a barbecue grill. For those with babies, a high chair and travel crib are helpful extras so you don't have to pack your own.

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05 of 09

Best for Romance: One-Bedroom Cabin With Hot Tub Near Stanardsville

One-Bedroom Cabin With Hot Tub Near Stanardsville

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 King Bed

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • Indoor Fireplace

  • TV

Located near Stanardsville, this restored 1800s cabin puts you one mile from Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. It has been split into two fully private halves, one occupied by the Superhost owners and the other designed as a haven for couples. The cabin is beautifully decorated in a palette of creams and pale grays with highly polished wooden floors. The bedroom includes a king bed and a welcoming reading area, or you can sit in the living room for cozy evenings in front of the TV or fireplace. Use the full kitchen to prepare romantic meals for two or fire up the grill on the porch when weather permits. However you choose to cook, a soak in the private hot tub is the perfect after-dinner ritual.

06 of 09

Best Luxury: Stylish Three-Bedroom Cabin Near Stanley

Stylish Three-Bedroom Cabin Near Stanley

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)
  • 2 King Beds

  • 1 Queen Beds

  • 8 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • Cable TV

  • WiFi

With a perfect Airbnb score and exquisite high-end interiors, this cabin is the perfect choice for luxury travelers with a slightly bigger budget. Located near Stanley, it occupies one of the highest points in the Shenandoah Woods and affords panoramic views across the valley from most rooms and the wraparound deck. The layout is very open plan, with the modern kitchen flowing into the great room and the octagonal dining room. Sit down to a family meal around the dining table or settle in for a movie marathon in front of the stone fireplace. A game room with foosball and ping pong tables provides hours of entertainment, while outdoor highlights include a firepit and hot tub.

07 of 09

Most Remote: Private One-Bedroom Cabin Near Fries

Private One-Bedroom Cabin Near Fries

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Double Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 6 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

For those that want to get away from it all, this authentic 1920s wood cabin is recommended by reviewers for its peaceful and isolated setting. It’s nestled amidst the woods on 75 acres of private property, with a winding trail that provides access to a river for fishing and kayaking. The adjacent New River Trail is over 50 miles long and doesn’t allow any motorized traffic. The cabin itself has old-style plumbing and decor, with modern electricity, a full kitchen, and a wood stove to provide heat and ambiance in the winter. You’ll be able to connect to the WiFi but may have issues with cell service. Instead, spend quiet evenings soaking up the natural surroundings on the scenic front porch.

08 of 09

Best Views: Mountain Top Cabin Near Luray

Mountain Top Cabin Near Luray

Airbnb 

Bedrooms (2)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Double Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 6 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

Situated on the edge of the George Washington National Forest, this mountain-top cabin boasts an altitude of over 2,200 feet and jaw-dropping panoramas of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. The best place to enjoy the view is from either of the two decks, which are equipped with rocking chairs, dining furniture, and a choice of grills. Inside, a grand stone fireplace provides the focal point for an open-plan layout that includes a full kitchen and great room. Whether you’re eating breakfast around the dining table or playing board games, abundant windows ensure the view is always there to admire. This cabin has WiFi, full cell phone service, and an Apple TV.

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09 of 09

Best on Chesapeake Bay: Waterfront Cabin Near Deltaville

Waterfront Cabin Near Deltaville

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 3 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • TV

  • Grill

This quaint red-and-white painted cabin was the first to be built at Cross Rip Campground, located at the mouth of the Piankatank River on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. It’s situated right on the water with majestic views of the bay and the campground’s shared beach. As a guest of the cabin, you’ll have access to the beach as well as a fishing pier, kayaks, and a canoe. In between water-based adventures, fire up the barbecue grill then let the bay breezes wash over you as you enjoy a languid lunch on the big screened-in porch. Inside, the cabin features a full kitchen and dining area, as well as a nostalgically decorated family room complete with a TV and fireplace. 

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