8 Dreamy, Secluded Cabins for a Restful Escape

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Cabins to Rent Hiawassee Georgia
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The signs are clear: You need a break. And while bustling beaches and theme parks have their charms, if you're looking to recharge, here's a vacation solution that's just perfect: a cabin in the middle of (almost) nowhere.

An off-the-beaten-path escape is topping travelers' wish lists says Vrbo. Besides peace, quiet, and room to roam and explore, vacationers like the options renting a cabin offers, from bringing the family pet to having the space to invite a friend or two for the kids. And the options are endless. Chalet-style is having a moment, but all types of cabins and cottages in mountain and lake locations are popular picks. Thankfully, a good deal of them happen to be in the South (translation: you'll save on airfare and gas).

Our quick search revealed swoon-worthy mountain and lake escapes from West Virginia to Tennessee. Some are romantic little hideaways with hot tubs and long porches, while others are fully outfitted with movie theaters, game rooms, and multiple bedrooms to fit the whole family plus guests. While each getaway has its own perks (and quirks), they also share one attractive thing in common: they all make your dream of getting away from it all a beautiful reality.

Here are cozy getaways we've added to our wish lists that we're sure you'll enjoy too.

Charming A-Frame, Wardensville, West Virginia

Cabins to Rent West Virginia A-Frame
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Nestled on five acres of wooded hillside in George Washington National Forest, this renovated A-frame cabin boasts an open-plan living area, large picture windows, and accommodations for up to six people. While you won't see many people during your stay here, as the listing says, "it's not uncommon to wake up to deer peering through the bedroom window."

Rent it: From $182 per night, airbnb.com

Riverfront Beauty, Asheville, North Carolina

Cabin Rental Asheville North Carolina
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For those who want seclusion with a taste of civilization, this four-sleeper Asheville cabin is peaceful and private yet just minutes from downtown, where takeout and plenty of locally brewed six-packs await. More fun: a game room addition has river views and a cool vintage pool table.

Rent it: $467 per night, vrbo.com

Canopy Blue Luxury Treehouse, Blue Ridge, Georgia

Cabin Rental Blue Ridge Treehouse
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Sleep among the treetops in this wooded escape overlooking a lush national forest. The quirky, three-level rental sleeps six, with bunk accommodations and a swinging bed occupying the third floor loft. And that's not all the kids will love—the treehouse also offers a hot tub, 1,200 square feet of deck space, and easy access to a popular hiking trail right outside the front door.

Rent it: $365 per night, vrbo.com

Luxury Mountain View Cabin, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Cabin Rental Gatlinburg Tennessee
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With a name like "Absolutely Heaven," you can expect this 10-sleeper mountain chalet to be pretty dreamy—and it totally is. Aside from the stunning views afforded by the fully-outfitted deck, the rental offers plenty of enticing amenities inside, including a chef's kitchen, game room, and movie theater equipped with comfy recliner seats.

Rent it: $599 per night; vrbo.com

Lake Chatuge Overlook, Hiawassee, Georgia

Cabins to Rent Hiawassee Georgia
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Talk about views. Not only does this cute little cabin offer gorgeous vistas over Lake Chatuge, it also showcases the mountains and lovely foliage in the fall months. Two levels and a loft can accommodate six people. When you need a dose of civilization, shops, and wineries, ArtWorks Gallery and Gifts, featuring the work of dozens of local artists and craftspeople, is a short drive away.

Rent it: $210 per night; airbnb.com

Bear View, Townsend, Tennessee

Cabin Rental Townsend Tennessee
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Escape to the mountains on a budget in this adorable studio cabin. The ideal couples retreat, the pint-sized rental includes a private deck, hot tub, gas fireplace, kitchen, and king-sized bed—AKA everything you'd need for a week kicking back in the Smokies.

Rent it: $156 per night, airbnb.com

Eagles Perch, Mentone, Alabama

Cabin Rental Mentone Alabama
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Sitting at the highest point in the charming town of Mentone, this quintessential log cabin features a dreamy front porch and rustic wood-clad interior thoughtfully outfitted with antiques and vintage artwork. Located just a mile from downtown and a stone's throw from waterfalls, canyons, and trails, there's plenty of fun within reach—but you'll want to be sure to make it back before sunset to take in the stunning views.

Rent it: $260 per night, vrbo.com

Cozy Bohemian Cabin, Wimberley, Texas

Cabin Rental Wimberley Texas
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If staying comfy and connected while still getting away from everyday life is at the top of your list, this contemporary escape perched on 10 private acres in the Texas Hill Country is for you. With room for four, the open-plan cottage is beautifully outfitted with eclectic, 70s-inspired décor (plus WiFi and satellite TV). Outdoors, a hot tub, fire pit, and hammocks offer loads of space for nighttime stargazing (which you won't want to miss in this International Dark Sky Community).

Rent it: $245 per night, airbnb.com

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