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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.