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Best Overall: Waterfront Cabin Near Bonne Terre – See Rates at Airbnb
"Guests love its tranquil location on 17 acres of private land, with a deck out back overlooking a fish-filled lake."
Best Runner-Up: 2-Bedroom Cabin Near Tablerock Lake – See Rates at Airbnb
"Sun worshippers can spend lazy hours basking on the adjoining deck, while chefs will love the gas grill and outdoor prep area."
"The cabin spoils with luxury pine floors and a comfy Queen-size bed."
Best for Families: Three-Bedroom Cabin Near Branson – See Rates at Airbnb
"The two master bedrooms both have King beds and smart TVs, making them ideal for adults."
Most Romantic: Luxury Cabin in Central Branson – See Rates at Airbnb
"Curl up together in front of your favorite cable TV shows, or enjoy an intimate meal on the screened-in back porch."
Best for Larger Groups: Eco-Friendly Lodge Near Cleveland – See Rates at Airbnb
"Cast a line into the fish pond, practice yoga beneath the pergola, or let the kids explore the playground."
"After exploring the local hiking trails, unwind on the cabin’s front and back porches."
"The living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and a home theater system, while the gourmet kitchen has all the latest appliances."
"The property’s wooded walking trails offer tranquility, while the lake is made for summer fun with canoes and a swimming dock."
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Waterfront Cabin Near Bonne Terre
1 double bed
2 twin beds
Located near Bonne Terre in eastern Missouri—home to Kansas City barbeque and the Ozarks—this waterfront cabin receives hundreds of positive reviews on Airbnb. Guests love its tranquil location on 17 acres of private land, with a deck out back overlooking a fish-filled lake. Use the provided poles to cast for bass, enjoy a sunset soak in the outdoor clawfoot tub, or fire up the grill for dinner.
Inside, the downstairs area is divided between the master bedroom and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. The latter includes an electric fireplace and a pull-out sleeper couch. Upstairs, a cozy loft bedroom accommodates kids with two twin beds. The cabin includes free Wi-Fi, a Roku TV, and on-site parking.
Best Runner-Up: 2-Bedroom Cabin Near Tablerock Lake
2 twin beds
This classic A-frame puts guests within a stone’s throw of Tablerock Lake and the bridge to Kimberling City. Walk to the lakeshore, or take a five-minute drive to the local marina to rent boats and jet skis.
The cabin has three stories. The master suite occupies the lowest level, with its King-size bed, 50-inch TV, and private en-suite bathroom. In the loft there’s a kids’ bedroom with two twin beds. On the main floor, discover an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room with a satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Sun worshippers can spend lazy hours basking on the adjoining deck, while chefs will love the gas grill and outdoor prep area. The cabin also has laundry facilities and on-site parking.
Best Budget: Studio Cabin in Downtown Conway
2 sofa beds
1 floor mattress
With prices starting from $17 per night, this studio-style cabin in downtown Conway is an amazingly good value for money. Despite its affordable cost, staying here doesn’t mean sacrificing your creature comforts. The cabin spoils with luxury pine floors and a comfy Queen-size bed. The main bedroom can be separated from the open-plan living and dining area by a set of curtains for added privacy, and the living room has a sofa bed, a large TV, and a cozy fireplace.
In the evening, use the fully stocked kitchen to whip up a tasty meal before sitting down to eat around the four-seater dining table. Free Wi-Fi and parking are included.
Best for Families: Three-Bedroom Cabin Near Branson
2 bunk beds
1 sofa bed
Part of a forested cabin community, this two-story chalet puts families within a few miles of downtown Branson. Spend quality time together in the gathering area with its wood-burning fireplace and 55” Roku TV, or in the six-person hot tub on the first-floor deck. The two master bedrooms both have King beds and smart TVs, making them ideal for adults. In the loft, kids are accommodated by a sofa bed and bunk beds. The cabin even provides a Pack n’ Play for those traveling with a baby.
In the evenings, gather around the dining table for homemade meals cooked from scratch in the full kitchen. Laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and a Tesla car charger are also provided.
Most Romantic: Luxury Cabin in Central Branson
This rustic cedar log cabin enjoys a tranquil location in a wooded resort, within easy reach of downtown Branson’s bars and restaurants. Vaulted ceilings and wood plank floors define your private sanctuary, which has an open-plan kitchen and living room complete with a romantic stone fireplace.
Curl up together in front of your favorite cable TV shows, or enjoy an intimate meal on the screened-in back porch. At night, the King-size bed promises a good night’s sleep, courtesy of a pillow-top mattress and high thread count sheets. The two-person Jacuzzi in the bathroom is a particular highlight. Guests will also have access to the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools and hot tub.
Best for Larger Groups: Eco-Friendly Lodge Near Cleveland
4 twin beds
2 sofa beds
Located in between Cleveland and Drexel, this eco-friendly, nine-bedroom lodge is set amid beautiful gardens on a bamboo and walnut farm. It has space for up to 30 guests with multiple decks and patios for outdoor dining and relaxation. Cast a line into the fish pond, practice yoga beneath the pergola, or let the kids explore the playground.
Inside, the open-plan living and dining room includes a large TV and a gaming area complete with ping-pong, and poker tables. Aspiring chefs will love the kitchen with its professional-grade appliances, while the dining table is made for memorable family meals. For many guests, the highlight is the lagoon-style indoor pool.
Best Rustic: Simple Cabin on a Farm Near Doniphan
1 air mattress
Anyone looking to disconnect from modern life can do so at this incredibly popular, no-frills cabin. Located on a 74-acre farm in the woods adjoining Mark Twain National Forest, it offers amazing peace and quiet broken only by the occasional sounds of farm animals, crickets, and calling coyotes.
After exploring the local hiking trails, unwind on the cabin’s front and back porches. There’s a grill, a fire pit, and a kitchenette inside for preparing simple meals. During winter, a wood-burning stove provides welcome warmth. The gravity-fed shower is solar-heated, and the restroom is located in an outhouse. Cell phone signal and Wi-Fi do not exist—a major pro for most guests.
Best Luxury: Treetop Cabin at Innsbrook Resort
For guests looking for a luxury take on a traditional cabin stay, choose this two-bedroom designer home located within an hour’s drive of St. Louis, home to Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Cardinals. It is part of Innsbrook Resort—an upscale lake and golf course community—and spoils with high-end contemporary furnishings.
The living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and a home theater system, while the gourmet kitchen has all the latest appliances. In the summer, spend lazy days on the large, furnished deck, or on the screened-in porch. Then retire to the master bedroom for a soak in the en-suite Jacuzzi tub. Upstairs in the loft, there’s a Queen sofa bed for an additional couple or for children, depending on who's staying at the cabin.
Best Retreat: Cabin at a Yoga Retreat Center Near Willow Springs
2 floor mattresses
Situated close to Willow Springs—an area known for its scenic rivers—this studio cabin is a top choice for those in need of a spiritual retreat. The open-plan living, dining, and sleeping area is simple, and the kitchen is basic. But the property’s wooded walking trails offer tranquility, while the lake is made for summer fun with canoes and a swimming dock.
Sign up for a yoga, meditation, or a painting class next-door at Ananda Kanan Retreat Center, or inquire about a massage treatment or a session in the sauna. The owner lives on-site and can prepare delicious vegetarian meals upon request. Eat in the privacy of your own home or outside on the communal dining patio.