Birch Creek Cabin, MontanaOpen: Year-Round 1 of 7
This classic log cabin is not as rustic as it may first appear. Inside, you have electricity and running water, as well as a table, chairs, electric stove and basic cookware. Come in the winter and enjoy nearby cross-country trails, or spend a weekend in the summer fishing in one of the many alpine lakes.
Bassam Guard Station, ColoradoOpen: April 25 through Nov. 30 2 of 7
Pack up and head to the Bassam log cabin rental. What was once a guard station in the 1920s has now been turned into a comfortable place to stay in the Aspen Ridge area. At an elevation of 9,700 feet, you have access to hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. If you don't want to explore, hang back at the cabin where you can grab a good book and enjoy the pure tranquility this secluded cabin offers.
Umbagog Lake State Park, New HampshireOpen: Year-Round 3 of 7
Lakefront and remote log cabin rentals are available at this New Hampshire state park. In the summer, rent Cabin 1, which is situated on the lake with quick and easy access to swimming, fishing and other shoreline activities. In the winter, the campground is transformed into a white wonderland, with access to hiking trails now best suited for snowshoes. The cabins differ in size and amenities; ask the campground staff about which cabins have electric lighting, beds, a deck and hot water.
Antone Cabin, MontanaOpen: June 29 through Dec. 31 4 of 7
When you rent this log cabin, situated in the rolling hills of southwestern Montana, you have direct access to a variety of activities. Before the snow falls, trek along the 40-mile Snowcrest Trail, where hikers are privy to stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. In the winter, snowshoe and ski along small nature trails and open meadows. When you're not exploring, relax in the one-bedroom cabin that sleeps up to two people, and has a stove, oven, cookware and a woodstove. The toilet is located 40 feet away, so plan ahead to avoid midnight trips to the bathroom.
Grouse Valley, CaliforniaOpen: May 1 through Oct. 31 5 of 7
This two-story, lakeside cabin couldn't be more perfect for your summer camping vacation. Located in the Sequoia National Forest, the log cabin provides easy access to a large lake, woodland hiking trails, and an apple and almond orchard. Back at the cabin, enjoy a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, electricity, laundry, water wells, a porch and grills. If you're not sure where to spend your summer vacation, this is the place.
Peavy Cabin, OregonOpen: July 1 through Oct. 31 6 of 7
Built in 1934, this log cabin rental has an old-time charm accented by modern amenities. Inside this traditional cabin is a single room, with a fireplace and woodstove, beds, gas stove, refrigerator and basic cookware. However, there's no water available and the toilet is located outside. Bring your binoculars for birding in the North Fork John Day Wilderness, or a fishing pole to catch dinner in the nearby river.