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"Drive through the gated entry and discover a vineyard, orchard, gardens, and scenic Texas Hill Country views."
Runner-Up, Best Overall: One-Bedroom Nest Cabin Near Glen Rose – See Rates at airbnb.com
"Part cabin, part treehouse, and with an observatory tower that resembles a giant bird’s nest, this is an Instagram-worthy cabin rental."
"Sip your morning coffee on the covered front porch, while away the hours in the hammock, or cook s’mores over the fire pit."
"An outdoor shower and hot tub add to the overall sense of romance, while the absence of Wi-Fi affords the opportunity to focus on each other."
Best for Families: Three-Bedroom Lake Cabin Near Ben Wheeler – See Rates at airbnb.com
"Kids and adults alike can spend idyllic days swimming in the 10-acre lake, fishing from the dock, or messing about in the paddle boats."
Best for Larger Groups: Six-Bedroom Log Cabin Near Canton – See Rates at airbnb.com
"Gather all your friends or family together and spend lazy days in the lagoon-style swimming pool and hot tub."
"The tin roof and whitewashed walls fit in with the area’s retro aesthetic while restaurants, bars, are cafés are all within walking distance."
"The Prohibition Era decor comes with a twist of steampunk cool, so that stepping through the front door feels like stepping back in time."
Best Pet-Friendly: Remote Woodland Cabin Near Tyler – See Rates at airbnb.com
"It boasts six private acres, complete with a beautiful woodland walking trail that gives your dog the chance to explore the surroundings."
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Vineyard Cabin Near Historic Helotes
Located near Helotes on the outskirts of San Antonio, home of the Alamo, this hilltop property boasts Superhost owners and a 4.99 rating on Airbnb. Drive through the gated entry and discover a vineyard, orchard, gardens, and scenic Texas Hill Country views. The dark-wood cabin is decorated with original art and mid-century furnishings. There’s an eclectic library in the bedroom, and a Roku TV with cable and Netflix in the living area. In the kitchen, you’ll find thoughtful extras including pancake mix, fresh eggs, and homemade wine. Pour a glass and head out onto the back dining deck. This pet-friendly property also includes access to a shared outdoor pool and bocce court.
Runner-Up, Best Overall: One-Bedroom Nest Cabin Near Glen Rose
This unique listing is also set in the Texas Hill Country, on 50 acres of private land near Glen Rose. Part cabin, part treehouse, and with an observatory tower that resembles a giant bird’s nest, it’s probably one of the state’s most Instagram-worthy cabin rentals.
The interiors are beautifully decorated and offer every modern comfort, from electricity to hot water. There’s a memory foam mattress on the Queen-sized bed and a cozy sitting room for relaxing after a day outdoors. Don’t expect TV or Wi-Fi though. Instead, bring that book you’ve been meaning to read all year and settle in for an afternoon in the patio hammock. An outdoor grill and kitchenette make self-catering easy.
Best Budget: Tiny Cabin in Suburban Dallas
1 double bed
This budget-friendly tiny cabin is located 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, where you can see some of the best modern art in America, in a verdant Urbandale garden filled with shade-giving trees.
Sip your morning coffee on the covered front porch, while away the hours in the hammock, or cook s’mores over the fire pit and you’ll soon feel a million miles from the hubbub of the city.
The cabin is crafted from hand-planed North Carolina pines. Although small, it offers everything you need for a comfortable stay including a double bed, a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a tiled rain shower, and a kitchenette with basic self-catering facilities. For more complex meals, use the full kitchen in the Superhost owner’s house.
Most Romantic: Remote Cabin for Couples Near Lumbarton
Nestled amidst hundreds of acres of pristine woodland, this riverfront cabin is a private getaway for outdoors-loving couples. Its spectacular wood-and-glass architecture floods the interior with natural light and welcomes in panoramic views of the surrounding trees.
A Queen bed hangs from the ceiling, while a coffeemaker, microwave, and mini-fridge allow for basic self catering. Breakfast is delivered to your door each morning. Dine al fresco at the riverside seating area or on spacious decks overlooking the water. An outdoor shower and hot tub add to the overall sense of romance, while the absence of TV or internet affords the opportunity to refocus on each other.
Best for Families: Three-Bedroom Lake Cabin Near Ben Wheeler
A family-friendly choice with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this cabin is located just over an hour from Dallas. Kids and adults alike can spend idyllic days swimming in the 10-acre lake, fishing from the dock, or messing about in the paddle boats and canoes. The spacious backyard has picnic tables for al fresco summer lunches, while the full kitchen includes everything you need to whip up a family feast come dinnertime. In the evening, unwind in the rocking chairs on the covered front porch or in front of the living room’s oversized TV. Useful amenities for families with small children include a travel crib and high chair. One well-behaved pet is permitted per stay.
Best for Larger Groups: Six-Bedroom Log Cabin Near Canton
1 bunk bed
3 sofa beds
This six-bedroom cabin is located in the woods near Canton, a city famous for its First Monday Trade Days. Gather all your friends or family together and spend lazy days in the lagoon-style swimming pool and hot tub, or playing ping pong and corn hole in the sprawling yard.
There’s a wraparound porch for drinks in the shade and a great room for cozy winter evenings in front of the fireplace. The latter comes with a huge TV and an armoire full of board and card games. Prepare meals for 16 (or more) in the spacious, open-plan kitchen, then sit down to eat together around the enormous cedar dining table. The cabin includes a dishwasher, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities.
Best Urban: One-Bedroom Cabin in Houston’s Historic District
1 sofa bed
If you like the idea of staying in a cabin but don’t want to be too far from the bright lights of the city, this quaint little home in Houston’s historic Old Sixth Ward could be a good fit for you. Its tin roof and whitewashed walls fit in with the area’s retro aesthetic while restaurants, bars, cafés, and the Theater District are all within easy reach. Inside, the cabin features a comfortable living area with a TV and two-person sofa bed.
There’s a Queen bed in the separate bedroom and a shower/tub combo in the bathroom. Find everything you need to cook for yourselves in the kitchen, then enjoy a meal outside on the private patio. Free street parking and WiFi are added perks.
Best Design: Prohibition-Inspired Cabin in Wimberley
Set on 1.5 acres of private woodland on the outskirts of Wimberley village, this beautiful cabin was hand-built by its Superhost owners. The Prohibition Era decor comes with a twist of steampunk cool so that stepping through the front door feels like stepping back in time. There’s a vintage travel trunk in the bedroom and a clawfoot tub in the retro black-and-white bathroom.
Spend cozy evenings curled up in front of the fireplace on the living room’s button-back loveseat, or soaking in the luxurious hot tub. Other outdoor highlights include a front porch, a fire pit, and a hammock. The kitchen is fully stocked, while contemporary comforts are provided by Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Best Pet-Friendly: Remote Woodland Cabin Near Tyler
1 sofa bed
Although several of the properties on this list allow pets, this quiet country cabin is one of the best options for furry guests. It boasts six private acres, complete with a beautiful woodland walking trail that gives your dog the chance to investigate the scents left by resident deer and squirrels.
Much of your time will be spent outside: grilling on the covered porch perhaps, swinging in the hammock, or catching up with friends around the fire pit. Outdoor games like darts and cornhole make the yard the place to be in summer. Inside, the cabin features an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a living room with a large TV and wood-burning fireplace. A $20 cleaning fee is charged per pet.