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8 Pet-Friendly Cabins for Your Family Vacation
Big Basin Tent Cabins
Boulder Creek, California 1 of 9
Hunker down in a cozy cabin in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, located deep within the Santa Cruz Mountains. Inside everyone can get comfortable with a wood stove, dinner table and mattress pads. If your furry friend wants to get outside, you can relax around the fire pit or have a family dinner at the picnic table.
Burn off some energy with your pet on the Skyline to the Sea Trail, which winds along Waddell Creek. Look for waterfalls, canyons and the freshwater marsh as you explore the park.
Bastrop, Texas 2 of 9
Modern, pet-friendly cabins await you at this Texas campground, but that's not all. Once you and your pet get settled, head to the 900-acre lake where you can cast a line and wait for bass, catfish and perch to bite.
Back at the campsite, you have access to all the luxuries of home, including electricity, air conditioning, heat and a ceiling fan. If you just want to relax in fresh air, kick back on your front porch or make dinner on the grill.
Lake Francis State Park
Pittsburgh, New Hampshire 3 of 9
Bring your boat, your sunscreen and hiking boots because this primitive, pet-friendly cabin is set in the gorgeous Great North Woods region of New Hampshire. In the cabin, you'll find a propane grill (you must supply the propane), wood cooking stove, kitchen table, pots and pans and a bedroom with one double and one twin bed. Get away from the cabin and spend your days fishing, hunting and hiking before relaxing for the night.
Florence Marina State Park
Omaha, Georgia 4 of 9
This serene campground offers more than a relaxing escape. The 45,000-acre lake is ideal for boating and fishing, and the 3/4-mile nature trail is perfect for a walk with your furry companion at sunrise. There are only two pet-friendly cabins, number 3 or 10, and it's important to note there's a $45 fee for each dog, with a two-dog limit.
Great Island Cabin Camp
Harkers Island, North Carolina 5 of 9
Boat over (the only way to get there) to the gorgeous Cape Lookout National Seashore for an unforgettable stay at one of their pet-friendly cabins. Located on the sand, you'll wake up to waves crashing on the beach and fall asleep to that lulling sound at night.
During the day, try beachcombing or birding. Or, hop in a kayak to explore more than 112 miles of pristine shoreline. Back at the cabin, you'll find bunk beds, a small kitchen and a propane stove for fueling up after a long day outside.
Flowing Lake County Park
Snohomish, Washington 6 of 9
Head to this peaceful forest park near the Cascade Mountain Range, for a relaxing getaway with your favorite camping companion. Reserve your spot at cabin C4, the only pet-friendly cabin in the park. This cabin is just a short walk from the local hiking trail, which makes it easy for you to explore the area and make it back in time for dinner. Back at the cabin, you can grill dinner over the fire and then eat it outside on your porch. If it rains, there's plenty of room inside, with a table and chairs, to stay dry and relax.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Golden, Colorado 7 of 9
With more than 12,000 acres of peaks, forest and meadows, this is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. Stay at one of the four pet-friendly cabins so everyone can come and enjoy the fun. In the cabin, you'll find space for six people to sleep comfortably, as well as electricity, tables, and a small kitchen counter. All cooking must be done outside, where you can have dinner at a picnic table or around the campfire.
When you're not at the cabin, explore 16 miles of trails, which range from easy to difficult. Most of the trails are moderate.
Lake Darling State Park
Brighton, Iowa 8 of 9
This year-round state park has five pet-friendly cabins, and each is equipped with a microwave, futon, refrigerator, table, chairs and bunk bed. Each one is a traditional log cabin, so you can get the full cabin-camping experience, complete with plenty of exploration. Cabin 1 is just a short walk from one of the many hiking trails that run through the park, making it easy to access for early-morning or late-night walks. Be sure to checkout the lakeside trail—at 13.6 miles, you can hike all day long.