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"It not only offers an expansive deck that overlooks the water, but a dock with a boat slip so you can sail off on an adventure."
Best Near Stowe: Classic Stowe Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"This beautiful Airbnb Plus has it all: a wood-burning stove, a hot tub, a hammock, and a fire pit."
Best for Families: Cozy Ludlow Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"After a day on the slopes or on the hiking trails nearby, host family game nights in the basement."
Best for Large Groups: The Cabin at Killington – See Rates at Airbnb
"With this rental, you can combine two adjacent four-bedroom units to create a single vacation home, perfect for large groups of up to 24 guests."
Best Near Manchester: The Loft – See Rates at Airbnb
"The three-bedroom cabin has modern but cozy decor, offering guests amenities like a gas grill, a fire pit, and a soaking tub."
Best Traditional-Style: KAB-IN – See Rates at Airbnb
"The furnishings are quite fresh, and there’s plenty of tech involved, from Smart TVs to Wi-Fi."
Best Treehouse: Vermont Tree Cabin on Walker Pond – See Rates at Airbnb
"Live out your childhood fantasy at this ultra-cool cabin-style treehouse, set on 40 private acres on the edge of Walker Pond."
Best Near Green Mountain National Park: Roaring Brook Cabin – See Rates at Airbnb
"Take in the peaceful sounds of a babbling brook from this vacation rental, located on a blissfully secluded 13-acre property."
Best Modern-Style: Waldhaus – See Rates at Airbnb
"The cabin has a modern look, combining elements from the midcentury design with a touch of minimalism and a few contemporary flourishes."
Our Top Picks
Best Lake: Orwell Cabin on Sunrise Lake
2 bunk beds
This impeccably designed cabin in Orwell, Vermont, just south of Burlington, sits right on beautiful Sunrise Lake. The rental's open-plan living area with a chef’s kitchen and a large dining table make cooking and dining at home a breeze. The home's comfy seating area surrounds the fireplace and features bright and airy modern decor, and is surrounded by three true bedrooms plus a loft for even more space.
The house is well furnished, with decor in beige, white and blue, adding a summery vibe, complemented by large windows that open out onto the lake-facing patio space.
It not only offers an expansive deck that overlooks the water but also a dock with a boat slip so you can sail or kayak off on an adventure. The house directly overlooks the lake and surrounding forest, so access to nature couldn't be any easier.
Best Near Stowe: Classic Stowe Cabin
This beautiful Airbnb Plus has it all: a wood-burning stove, a hot tub, a hammock, a fire pit, and – to top it all off – a prime location just a few minutes from downtown Stowe, the Trapp Family Lodge, and Stowe Mountain Resort. That means that the lodge is also directly adjacent to a creek and backcountry skiing and hiking trails.
Still, with a private hot tub, a full kitchen, entertainment including TV and Wi-Fi, you may never have to leave the premises.
The cabin was built in the 1850s but has been tastefully updated with fresh decor. With hues of white, bright red, and pastel blues, the interior offers a relaxing and airy feel despite its dense-forest setting.
Some of Stowe's best restaurants are nearby, so if you feel like eating out, stop by eateries like Cliff House Restaurant for regional American cuisine like steaks and grilled salmon, or Spruce Camp Bar for hearty soups and local beer.
Best for Families: Cozy Ludlow Cabin
1 bunk bed
Located in Ludlow, right in the middle of Vermont's best skiing, this cabin is a great choice for traveling families, offering two queen bedrooms and a bunk room with a double bed for the kids.
The cabin is designed in a New England style with crown molding, bright chandeliers, and wood trimmings adorning the inside. Stone details are inset into the walls to create an outdoorsy, relaxing atmosphere.
After a day on the slopes—Okemo Mountain Resort is just a mile away—or on the hiking trails nearby, host family game nights in the basement, where there’s a pool table and a ping pong table, or sip hot chocolate around the fireplace in the living room.
Best for Large Groups: The Cabin at Killington
8 bunk beds
Two gas grills
Outdoor dining area
With this rental, you can combine two adjacent four-bedroom units to create a single vacation home, perfect for large groups of up to 24 guests.
Each unit has its own kitchen and living room, and the two share a hot tub on the back deck, that serves as a great communal area outdoors. There are two grills, however— so it's perfect for a grilling competition between your two best chefs, or even just for a massive cookout.
The cabin is located in Killington, just under two miles from the ski slopes and short drive from downtown’s dining and shopping, so you'll be close to every amenity the resorts and hip downtown have to offer, like heading to the Vermont Fresh Cafe for smoothies, or venturing to Wobbly Barn for aprés ski nightlife.
Best Near Manchester: The Loft
2 bunk beds
Just off the main drag in Manchester, lying right next to the border with New York, this vacation rental is ideal for those who want to be near all the dining and shopping of the livelier parts of the state, but still be tucked away in a private corner of the woods.
The three-bedroom cabin has modern but cozy decor, offering amenities like a gas grill, a fire pit, and a soaking tub in one of the bathrooms.
The house is well-designed with minimalist, utilitarian furniture that provides tons of space in the living area. Rustic antique drawers and skis still provide that much-needed sense of a woodsy retreat, however.
The slopes at Stratton are only a 20-minute drive away, should you want to break out the skis and hit the slopes if you get bored of the cozy interiors.
Best Traditional-Style: KAB-IN
Private trout pond
If you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned log cabin vibe, book a stay at this rental that features all-natural wood interiors, a large wood-burning fireplace, antler chandeliers, and a rustic-looking (but chef-caliber) kitchen.
The furnishings are quite fresh and stylish, with dark grey exteriors hiding the cozy, warm, and wooded interior. There’s plenty of tech here as well, from Smart TVs to Wi-Fi, so if you get stuck inside one day, you'll be comfortable thanks to all the entertainment available.
The cabin is located on a wooded property with a private trout pond just one mile from the village of Woodstock, so if you're looking for any ice fishing, the pond is a great spot once it freezes over.
Best Treehouse: Vermont Tree Cabin on Walker Pond
1 sofa bed
Private walking trails
Live out your childhood fantasy at this ultra-cool, cabin-style treehouse. Outside the cabin, there’s a grill and a custom-built cedar hot tub on a deck, while on the inside you’ll find forest-inspired details such as a sink pedestal carved from a cedar trunk, and a spiral staircase supported by branches.
The novelty of living in a treehouse never wears off, and the cabin itself lets you get the best of it with an outdoor hot tub amongst the leaves, offering excellent views of the nearby lake for maximum relaxation.
Set on 40 private acres on the edge of Walker Pond, and just a five-minute drive from downtown Newport, lying right on the border with Canada, the cabin has excellent access to both Vermont's natural surroundings and its hip, artisan shops, and its farm-to-table dining. Head to MAC Center for the Arts to check out the work of local artisans, or spend your day on Lake Memphremagog.
Best Near Green Mountain National Park: Roaring Brook Cabin
Seasonal outdoor shower
Take in the peaceful sounds of a babbling brook from this vacation rental, located on a blissfully secluded 13-acre property in Stamford, right near Green Mountain National Park.
The all-season property blends rustic and modern design, offering country-chic details like whitewashed wood walls, plaid club chairs, and even a mounted deer bust. And it combines those elements with high-tech amenities like a media room with a surround-sound system.
The main draw of the property is its peaceful privacy, where you can stroll the grounds amongst the forest surroundings undisturbed. The cabin provides a space to reset, listening to the brook and watching the sunset.
Best Modern-Style: Waldhaus
1 bunk bed
Veering far from the traditional cabin aesthetic, this vacation rental combines elements from the midcentury era, a touch of minimalism from the Bauhaus School, and a few contemporary flourishes to create a modern but laid-back aesthetic.
Clean lines and large windows let you take in the view of the surrounding woods, which are filled with trails perfect for relaxing hikes. Within a 15-minute drive of the property are restaurants, ski slopes, and grocery stores located in Moretown, just southeast of Burlington.
The cabin is simply decorated and doesn't include too many flourishes, and the cabin doesn't even include a TV, but entertainment is still provided in the form of Wi-Fi.