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8 Philly-area cabins to rent this winter

Your seasonal getaway is a short drive away

An A-Frame in Dorchester. This cabin is in New Jersey and is surrounded by trees. There is snow on the ground. There are logs under the frame of the house. Photo by Michael James Murray

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As fall winds down and the cold sets in, all you likely want to do is curl up with a good book and a mug of warm tea, prepping for cozy season. But have you considered making a vacation out of that feeling?

There are a ton (seriously, a lot) of cozy cabins around Philly to do just that. They all have that woodsy charm, and they’re all perfect for a weekend getaway this season. Grab some friends and take off a couple of days, because these wood cabins tucked into the forests of Pennsylvania are the perfect places to celebrate winter. Some offer fire pits for evening cookouts, and others still are a stone’s throw from serene hiking trails and parks. Bonus: All the cabins below are within a 3-hour drive from the city.

An A-Frame in Dorchester. This cabin is in New Jersey and is surrounded by trees. There is snow on the ground. There are logs under the frame of the house. Photo by Michael James Murray

A-Frame in Dorchester

Escape to this renovated A-frame in the New Jersey woods this summer. The rental, transformed by Lokal Hotel, can sleep up to eight and there’s a fire pit on the grounds and private access to the river. Rates start at $300 a night.

A cabin in Philadelphia. The facade is brick and there is a sloped roof with a chimney. There are trees surrounding the cabin. Airbnb

A chalet in Tobyhanna

This three-bedroom chalet can sleep up to eight (all of whom must be over the age of 25) and is perfect for enjoying rustic-chic style, nature views, and a hot tub. Prices vary depending on the dates, but it’s around $175 per night.

A cabin in Oak Ridge. The facade is dark red with a sloped roof. Airbnb

The Cozy Cabin in Oak Ridge

This Oak Ridge cabin is a near perfect fit for this list (just look at that name). It sits walking distance from the lake, and offers a fireplace, barbecue, and fire pit. A stay at the cabin will run you about $99 a night.

A cabin in Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania. The cabin is wooden and there is a picnic table, barbecue, and plants in front. There is a cat laying on the picnic table. Airbnb

Cabin in the trees in Jim Thorpe

This 450-square-foot cabin in Jim Thorpe has a wood-lined interior, a living room and kitchenette downstairs, and a lofted sleeping area. The backyard offers a propane grill and outdoor fireplace. Plus, there are lots of hikes and a town nearby. The cabin averages $145 per night.

A cabin in Barrett Township. The facade has red logs and a sloped roof. The cabin is surrounded by trees. Airbnb

Norwegian cottage in Barrett Township

Tucked away in Barrett Township, this cabin sits almost entirely secluded at the base of the Poconos. On top of that privacy, it’s also a real log cabin with Nordic-inspired decor—perfect for a couples getaway or small family. The place averages about $65 a night.

A chalet in Bloomsburg. The building has two levels and a stone facade. The building is surrounded by trees. VRBO

Modern firetower chalet in Bloomsburg

Located a mile from the small town of Bloomsburg, and an hour from the Poconos, this stone firetower has a ton to offer. There are plenty of amazing views with a porch that wraps entirely around the second floor. Downstairs, the stone patio offers great lounging space, and a nearby fire pit is perfect for colder evenings. This spot will run you about $180 a night.

The interior of a cabin in Milford. The walls and floor are wooden. There is a couch, chairs, fireplace, and a patterned area rug. There are preserved animal heads hanging on the wall above the fireplace. VRBO

Creekside pine lodge in Milford

Escape to this former hunting lodge in a 575-acre private forest. The rustic, cozy spot has a fireplace, four bedrooms, and a patio and overlooks a creek. The lodge averages $399 a night, but that price varies depending on the number of people and date.

A cabin in a forest in Bushkill. The cabin has a wooden exterior and many windows. Via Airbnb

Saw Creek Escape

Tucked away off a creek in Bushkill, this stunning spot is somewhere between a cabin and a lodge, and it’s prime for a good fall getaway. There’s a deck looking out over the water, a wood burning fireplace, hikes and wildlife galore. The listing puts it best: “it’s intended for peace and quiet.” The home has three beds and three baths and fits 10 guests for around $129 per night.

Lokal Hotel

139 North 3rd Street, , PA 19106 Visit Website

Jim Thorpe

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