The 9 Best Indiana Cabin Rentals of 2020

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Bloomington – See Rates at Airbnb

"In summer, spend peaceful afternoons reading on the screened-in porch, or grilling out in the backyard."

Best Runner-Up: Peaceful Cabin Retreat Near Madison – See Rates at Airbnb

"Make yourselves at home in the open-plan family room, with its leather couch and gas fireplace."

Best for Families: Five-Bedroom Log Cabin on Bass Lake – See Rates at Airbnb

"Expect to spend much of your time on the private beach, with its collection of games and toys."

Most Romantic: Secluded Cabin Near Nashville – See Rates at Airbnb

"The cozy living room features a large stone fireplace and a comfortable leather couch for lounging."

Best Luxury: Upmarket Cabin Near Henryville – See Rates at Airbnb

"On cold days, play ping-pong in the game room or relax in front of the stone fireplace in the two-story great room."

Best Budget: Country Cabin Near Salem – See Rates at Airbnb

"The wraparound porch comes with Adirondack chairs and a double porch swing perfect for evening sundowners."

Best in Indianapolis: Stylish Urban Cabin in Indianapolis – See Rates at Airbnb

"The cabin blends old-word charm and contemporary style, with exposed beams, industrial lighting, original brick pillars, and designer furniture."

Best Near Indiana Dunes: Cabin in the Woods Near Michigan City – See Rates at Airbnb

"In the living room, large windows overlook the forest and afford the chance to see squirrels and deer at close quarters."

Best Near Santa Claus: Gentryville Cabin Near Holiday World – See Rates at Airbnb

"You can drive off the 10-acre plot of woodland to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme park in just 15 minutes."

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Bloomington

Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Bloomington

Airbnb 

Bedrooms (2)
  • 2 Queen

  • 4 guests

Amenties
  • Cable TV

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Laundry facilities


Made from hand-hewn poplar logs, this Superhost-owned cabin receives top reviews on Airbnb. Conveniently located in between the college town of Bloomington and the Nashville, Indiana, the property houses a total of 16 secluded, forested acres.

In the cabin, you’ll find a full bathroom and two bedrooms, both with Queen-sized log beds upstairs. Downstairs, the open-plan kitchen and living area includes a comfortable leather couch, hickory rocking chairs, a gas-burning stove to provide warmth in winter, and a 48” TV for entertainment.

In summer, spend peaceful afternoons reading on the screened-in porch, or grilling out in the backyard. There’s even a fire pit for toasting s’mores. The cabin does not have Wi-Fi, and cell reception can be intermittent, so the rental is a great choice if you're looking to disconnect for a while.

If you get tired of the expanse of the cabin's natural surroundings, head to Bloomington, where you can catch an IU game, or just hang around the college town's bars and restaurants.

02 of 09

Best Runner-Up: Peaceful Cabin Retreat Near Madison

Peaceful Cabin Retreat Near Madison

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Queen

  • 3 guests

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi

  • Indoor fireplace

  • TV

This double-story cabin boasts a light-filled, rustic-chic interior. The house's open-plan family room, with its leather couch and gas fireplace, make you feel right at home.

Fast Wi-Fi and an Apple TV with Netflix keep you connected, while those that would rather escape with a good book can do so in the loft reading nook. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and a Keurig coffeemaker, and the covered porch is ideal for alfresco meals come summer.

Other useful amenities range from a washing machine and on-site parking to heating and air-conditioning for comfort in every season. 

Located a 20-minute drive from Madison, the surrounding area is quaint and excellent for exploring. With live bluegrass music, restaurants like family-owned Bello’s Pizza for Italian cuisine and Bad Apple Mac’s for fresh local cuisine, Madison offers a glimpse of midwestern living.

03 of 09

Best for Families: Five-Bedroom Log Cabin on Bass Lake

Five-Bedroom Log Cabin on Bass Lake

Airbnb

Bedrooms (5)
  • 2 Queen

  • 1 Double

  • 1 Twin

  • 2 bunk beds

  • 4 air mattresses

  • 16+ guests

Amenities
  • Cable TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Private beach

With five bedrooms and space for at least 16 guests, this Superhost-owned cabin is the ideal choice for family reunions.

Expect to spend much of your time on the private beach, with its collection of games and toys. Kids and adults alike will love its waterfront location, and the next-door neighbor rents out paddle boats, while other outdoor amenities include a double swing, a fire pit, and barbecue grills.

Inside, a full kitchen and huge dining table facilitate memorable family meals, while the great room features a wood-burning fireplace and cable TV. Safety accessories ranging from stair gates to fire guards and outlet covers make life easier for those traveling with toddlers or pets. 

The surrounding area of Bass Lake, as its name implies, is a haven for fishermen, with a lake stocked with walleye and bass, and tons of secluded campgrounds perfect for a fishing retreat.

04 of 09

Most Romantic: Secluded Cabin Near Nashville

Secluded Cabin Near Nashville

Secluded Cabin Near Nashville

Bedrooms (1)
  • 2 Double

  • 1 Twin

  • 4 guests

Amenities
  • Cable TV

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Hot tub

This quaint, 160-year-old cabin sits on eight private acres of picturesque woodland, and although it has enough beds to accommodate a small family, it’s a great choice for couples planning a romantic getaway in rural Indiana, thanks to its romantic interiors and prime location.

The cozy living room features a large stone fireplace and a comfortable leather couch (with plenty of space for cuddling up together on cold winter evenings). The upstairs bedroom continues the theme with sloped ceilings and thick carpeting, creating an intimate setting.

Cook romantic dinners in the kitchen, or fire up the grill on the deck. The highlight of the amenities is the outdoor hot tub, where you can relax and stargaze under the night sky.

When you feel like a getting a look at some culture or a romantic dinner, and Nashville, Indiana, is half a mile away, where you can get diner-style eats like the famous pot roast from the historic Hobnob Corner, or classical Italian food Brozinni's Pizza.

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05 of 09

Best Luxury: Upmarket Cabin Near Henryville

Upmarket Cabin Near Henryville

Airbnb 

Bedrooms (4)
  • 2 King

  • 2 Queen

  • 2 Twin

  • 2 couches

  • 1 air mattress

  • 13 guests

Amenities
  • Covered porch

  • Hot tub

  • Game room

Located near Henryville and the Kentucky border, this luxury four-bedroom cabin sits on its own three-acre estate. To reach it you must pass through a grand iron gate. Once you arrive you’ll be further impressed by the high-end nature of the cabin’s furnishings and amenities.

Inside, expect hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, and a full kitchen equipped with the latest stainless steel appliances. The cabin is built in a classically American style, with stone trimmings and natural log walls, making it a warm and classic cabin retreat.

On cold days, play ping-pong in the game room or relax in front of the stone fireplace in the two-story great room. In summer, multiple covered porches and decks provide space for grilling out or soaking in the hot tub. The two-tiered garden gazebo has a fire pit on the top level if you want to gather around to cook s'mores or cook on the open fire. 

Nearby, you can head to Huckleberry's Country Kitchen for some local cuisine cooked in a diner-style, or travel a bit further for the famous Louisville barbecue nearby.

06 of 09

Best Budget: Country Cabin Near Salem

Country Cabin Near Salem

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Double

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 5 guests

Amenities
  • Wrap-around porch

  • Laundry facilities

  • Free parking

With excellent Airbnb reviews, this hand-carved log cabin is a great fit for those looking to unplug. As such, there’s no Wi-Fi and no TV, although cell reception is good. Instead, spend lazy days sunbathing on the one-acre lawn, where mature fruit trees and flowers grow in abundance. The wraparound porch comes with Adirondack chairs and a double porch swing perfect for evening sundowners, while the charcoal grill and fire pit allow for al fresco dinners.

Inside, you’ll find a living room with two Twin sofa beds, a full kitchen, and a master bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Garage parking is provided, so you won't have to worry about where to leave your car when you go exploring the surrounding area.

The cabin is decorated simply, with paintings, brightly-painted walls and patterned furniture giving the space a lot of character.

Nearby, you'll be able to see Salem's popular pioneer village, an attraction that recreates what life was like in the 1840s, or you can take a trip to the Salem Speedway to see where famous racers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart got their start.

07 of 09

Best in Indianapolis: Stylish Urban Cabin in Indianapolis

Stylish Urban Cabin in Indianapolis

Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 1 Queen

  • 1 Double

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 5 guests

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi

  • TV

  • Free parking

If you like the idea of staying in a cabin but also want to explore the state capital, choose this beautifully restored home in northern Indianapolis. Originally built in 1908, The cabin blends old-world charm and contemporary style, with exposed beams, industrial lighting, original brick pillars, and designer furniture throughout.

There’s a smart TV in the living room and a pour-over coffee set in the kitchen, to take care of the simple amenities. Two full bathrooms (one with a tub, one with a walk-in shower) and a choice of outdoor seating areas round out the cabin’s charms. If you have work to do, use the loft study space as your office, and the cabin's Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay in touch with the outside world.

From here, you can walk to some of the city’s best cafés, breweries, and gourmet restaurants, like the Cannonball Brewery brewpub, or Festiva for Mexican food.

08 of 09

Best Near Indiana Dunes: Cabin in the Woods Near Michigan City

Cabin in the Woods Near Michigan City

Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 2 Double

  • 1 Twin

  • 5 guests

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

  • Free parking

This cozy two-bedroom cabin puts you within a 20-minute drive of Indiana Dunes National Park and closer still to the Lake Michigan beachfront. As part of a 170-acre sustainable community with ample hiking trails and scenic meadows, it’s the perfect choice for nature lovers.

Cook hearty meals in the full kitchen, then let the dishwasher take care of the washing up, so you can relax and unwind in the living room, where large windows overlook the forest and afford the chance to see squirrels and deer at close quarters.

The bedrooms are semi-private, with an adjoining walkway and a spacious shared bathroom. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a washing machine and dryer, and one free parking space. 

Head to the Blue Chip Casino, a popular casino for travelers from Chicago, if you're feeling lucky, or go exploring the Indiana Dunes.

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09 of 09

Best Near Santa Claus: Gentryville Cabin Near Holiday World

Gentryville Cabin Near Holiday World

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 2 Double

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 1 couch

  • 6 couch

Amenities
  • Indoor fireplace

  • TV

  • Free parking

This antique cabin sits at the top of a rock stairway, on a 10-acre plot of woodland near the special Christmas-themed town of Santa Claus.

The cabin is Santa-esque, with dark wooden trimmings, hand-cut logs building the space, and comfortable linens inside. A quaint librarian’s ladder leads up to the loft with its two Double beds, making the space compact and opening up the room below. Downstairs, a couch and sofa bed provide extra sleeping space for the rest of the family, while the electric stove wards off the chill in winter.

Although the cabin has no Wi-Fi and limited cell reception, you can browse over 500 movies and series on the TV’s digital box, so there isn't a lack of entertainment.

Grill out on the front porch or cook up a storm in the kitchen, and enjoy occasional visits from the owners’ two friendly Labradors. 

You'll be able to explore the nearby town, perfect for a winter vacation, or you can drive to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme park in just 15 minutes.

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