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10 Best Mountain Cabin Getaways Worth Visiting

Ranging from panoramic views of the Smokies in the blue ridge mountains to fairytale cottages surrounded by the splendor of nature, a charming cabin getaway will let you stray off the beaten track and into a relaxation environment.

Getaway cabins, cottages and lodges have a pretty peaceful feel about it. Nothing beats a good romantic getaway for couples to lovely cozy cabins with fire pits, full kitchen facilities and tons of outdoor activities.

Most of all, a magical experience in nature that includes more than just the standard amenities but a broad mix of activities and attractions such as amusement parks near the location.

Searching for the best cozy cottage or a romantic cabin getaway? While planning your top vacation spots for your next trip, you can consider our 10 lodges with gorgeous mountain views and near scenic lakes.

1. Mountain Cabin

Vagsli, Norway

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If you’re exploring getaway cabins in the mountain, one destination that can be a perfect match for you is the aptly named Mountain Cabin in Vagsli, approximately 189km west of Oslo, Norway.

The expansive Norwegian estate is within a 10-minute walk from Vagsli. Haukeliheisen in Telemark County is a brief 0.5 miles away as well as a short walking distance to the small town of Paralellen.

Mountain Cabin is a stone-thrown-away (600 meter) from Haukelifjell Ski Centre and outdoor activities like fishing and canoeing are popular among guests during summer.

This Norwegian mountain getaway is particularly interesting because it has a ski-to-door access so you can proceed directly to the ski path. If you enjoy skiing, Mountain Cabin should be at the top of your list.

Top things to do near Mountain Cabin
  • Hike on the well-marked hiking trials 
  • Go fishing for trout 
  • Berry picking in the garden area 
  • Cross country skiing

2. Rustic Mountain Lodge

Yellow Stone Club, Montana

Yellowstone Club was included in the most current list of the top 20 most beautiful golf courses in the US.

The vast estate also house a handful of spectacular mountain-style lodges with breathtaking views of the nearby northern Rockies in Big Sky, Montana.

This cozy cabin displays an inviting exterior that is equally inspiring in its interior décor plus a pretty peaceful atmosphere that is super ideal for mountain getaways.

Old-grown trees, streams and a horse pasture can all be found in the area near this secluded peaceful sanctuary on a lakeside.

A big, open design and high timber-clad ceilings contribute to the lodge spacious family-friendly cabin with a beautiful created platform next to the lake.

The ultra-peaceful property can be enjoyed throughout the year, making it the ideal place for nature lovers to call home.

Top things to do:

  • Horseback riding
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing

3. Chalet Romantic

Zgornje Jezersko, Slovenia

Slovenia’s Chalet Romantic cabin by the woods is unsurpassed, providing outdoor seeking couples with a less crowded and arguably more scenic vacation than other ski villages.

It is located less than a mile from the city center but is pretty much concealed by the woodland. The closest airport is Ljubljana and the cabin offers a paid airport shuttle service for its guests.

The environment though, is what makes this wooden-style getaway cabin Instagram-able worthy: surrounded by pine trees and mountains, making it super cozy and private.

This is a nature getaway in a state park which pretty much undertakes relaxing, recharge and rejuvenate as the main reasons for guests to come back for more. 

Chalet Romantic is pet friendly and can be booked at

Top things to do:
  • Horseback riding
  • Good hiking trail 
  • Cycling off beaten track

4. Luxury Wooden Cabin

Aberystwyth, UK

getaway cabin in the woods

The Luxury Wooden Cabin in Aberystwyth, UK is a top romantic destination, bracing tranquility, modest coziness and a pretty discreet cabin getaway with hot tub.

The 1 bedroom wooden (super clean) cabin is pretty ideal for couples to get away from it all, featuring fully equipped kitchen, private patio including hot tub, BBQ facilities and free parking.

The host is friendly and the location is near convenience store, pubs and hiking trails. There’re tons of things to do and places to visit around Aberystwyth as well.

You can get more info and availability dates at

Top things to do:

5. American Patriot Getaways

Tennessee, US

romantic lodges with hot tubs

Savor the charm of the foothills close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which offers a variety of outdoor activities for adventurous couples getaways and your restless friends.

Located near Pigeon Forge, famous for its campgrounds and residence to country singer Dolly Parton’s theme park (Dollywood) with rides and not far from the water park.

With a wide range of distinctive lodges to choose from, American Patriot Getaways has the ideal Smoky Mountain cabin for you to call home.

You can bring your closest buddies at the movies in the lodge’s theater room, dine in with its fully equipped kitchen or just relax in the huge hot tub.

Heading to Pigeon Forge during the winter is the best way to commemorate the new year. This winter cabin getaway provides wonderful indoor attractions and activities for visitors of all ages as well as a variety of outdoor trips to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Top things to do:

6. The Nest


This is a unique getaway cabin which is pretty luxurious, but also specially designed to fit in the landscape. If you’re looking for a romantic secluded getaway, consider booking this one.

Hidden on a thriving farm in Powys, this gorgeous isolated estate has a greenhouse, a flowering garden and al fresco hot tubs. 

This wonderful cabin getaways with its green grass roof, wildflower meadow and roaming sheep and cows are the perfect backdrop for a magical escapade into the charm of nature concealed under an open field of grassland.

Even if it’s raining, you can curl up on the comfortable couch with a steaming cup of coffee and watch your worries drift away through the unobstructed floor-to-ceiling tempered glass windows.

When you book at The Nest, you’ll get the feeling that you’re the only ones there. It’s a vacation place to unwind in a one-of-a-kind setting surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Top things to do:
  • Explore the surrounding countryside
  • Look for local wildlife, such as deer, badgers, and red kites.
  • Relax in one of the three roll-top hot tubs and take in the stunning views

7. Chalet Ulysee

Staldenstrasse, Switzerland

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Looking for a vacation in Switzerland for a charming and cozy rustic cabin getaway? This unique summer property in Switzerland is situated on a higher altitude in the Winkelmatten Area.

The tastefully furnished mountain retreat offers a huge living room, a large dining area, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms located near a slope for best activities like skiing and snow boarding.

Two family restaurants are within close proximity to Chalet Ulysse, and there is a cute little playground for children located outside the cabin.

Most importantly, the Swiss Alps provide a tranquil and lovely atmosphere throughout your vacation making this lodge cabin getaway a memorable one for thousands of couples each year.

8. The Lodge, Switzerland

North Adams, US

The beautifully furnished Lodge @ America’s Switzerland in North Adams, US is the summit of a cozy cabin in the National park. And this vacation spot is about as beautiful as it gets.

Located only a short drive away (31km) from Pittfield and 60km from Albany International Airport, this is one of the best romantic lodges in the US with a full kitchen and super enchanting homey bedrooms.

The log cabin has a lovely deck with a fire pit, outdoor bench, hammock and surrounded by lush shady trees. With a Gazebo overlooking the mountain, this is ideal for a super quiet couple getaway with breathtaking landscape view.

Featuring an outdoor shower, this property is especially popular with guests who gave it an average rating of 10 from external reviews. The Lodge’s full info is available at

Top things to do at Lodge @America’s Switzerland
  • Winsor Lake (8km)
  • Bershire East Ski Lifts (22.5km)
  • Bright idea Brewery (9.7km)

9. Emerald Lake Lodge

Rocky Mountains, Canada

The pioneer in luxury cabin getaways, Emerald Lake Lodge is constructed of hand-made wood with a pretty enormous stone fireplace. It offers the finest furnishings for a romantic retreat and plenty of family activities.

Few vacation places in Canada provide the distinct combination of peace and serenity as Emerald Lake Lodge, particularly from the hurried city life that we are used to.

The award-winning cuisine, cozy lodging and century-old fireplace at this historic lodge cabin resort has tons of activities for everyone at Emerald Lake and Yoho’s mountain range.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountain capes, the upper and lower verandas allows quiet reading with a splendid view of the lake in Yoho National Park. A placid and undisturbed cabin getaway for guests seeking peace of mind. 

Top things to do:
  • Paddle boarding in Emerald Lake
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking in Yoho National Park
  • Cross country skiing in winter

10. Ufogel

Nußdorf, Austria

If you’re wondering where are the best honeymoon cabins located in Europe? You have just found one. The uniquely design Ufogel, located in Austria’s magnificent East Tyrol are just half of your cabin-hunting experience.

Situated just 40km of Weissensee, Ufogel combines the elements of pine wood (including bathroom) and odd-shape super wide ingeniously cut glass windows to create an experience you won’t forget.

The panoramic view of the surrounding mountain seen through the room’s many slanted windows will give you the sense that you’re still outside as soon as you step inside.

Inside, you’ll find that natural pine wood has been used extensively, and you’ll be pretty pleased by how spacious despite its tiny appearance.

In spite of its small size, Ufogel has a lot to offer. Stainless living, bedrooms and dining area are just the things that will make this quirky cabin welcoming.

Air conditioning for summer and underfloor heating in winter are both available for your comfort. Free Wi-Fi and parking are just two more perks for you to book this cozy cabin.

Welcoming guests since 18th Nov 2019, Ufogel is available and can be booked at

Top things to do:
  • Surfing activity at Segel and Yachtschule Koller in summer
  • Shopping trip to Werke Aus Holz
  • Swim at Camping Gruber and explore the surrounding

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