17 Romantic Cabin Getaways in the U.S. for a Couples Trip

Romance is rather subjective. What appeals to some pairs certainly won’t entice others. But then again, certain things — sights, activities, feelings — are objectively couple-y. Slipping away to a cozy cabin in the woods definitely falls into that category. It’s the perfect setting for peace, quiet, and canoodling.

For couples wanting alone time, a stand-alone cabin is a pretty tempting option. You can hike, play board games, and, in some cases, order room service (many of these private accommodations sit on resorts with ample amenities). Maybe you light a fire and snuggle up under a blanket, or perhaps warm weather allows for sharing a bottle of wine on the porch. Either way, these romantic getaways across the U.S. are sure to stoke the flames of romance.

1. Blackberry Mountain, Tennessee

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Blackberry Mountain is an exquisite marriage of luxury, wellness, and rugged, natural beauty. Even the most persnickety of pairs will love this exclusive hideaway in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s five-star without the fuss. The secluded Watchman Cabins — located at the peak of the mountain, a 10-minute drive or endorphin-boosting hike from the main lodge — set the scene for romance with comfy king-size beds, wood-burning stoves, and Adirondack chairs for taking in views of the rolling hills that surround it.

2. Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

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A restored ghost town ringed by an alpine valley, Dunton Hot Springs casts a spell on all who visit. Of course, the bewitching setting isn’t the only reason couples fall in love with this Colorado Rockies resort. Circling a communal bathhouse, hand-hewn log cabins — many of which were built by miners back in the 1800s — are every bit the wood-paneled film set you envision when you think of the old Wild West. These, however, are made for a discerning modern audience.

For added romance, opt into the full couple’s experience: champagne upon arrival, massages, and a half-day guided activity (horseback riding, fly fishing, etc.) of your choice.

3. The Hideout, Wyoming

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Horseback riding and handsome cowboys are the stuff of Western romance novels but the norm at The Hideout, a lodge and working cattle ranch 60 miles from the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Built for privacy and pastoral pleasures, the log cabins here showcase wood furnishings, dreamy king-sized beds, and wildlife-themed art. On the property, guests can trail ride or hike through the peaceful Wyoming wilderness. Packing a picnic to enjoy while taking in views of the surrounding mountains and plains makes the experience even more idyllic.

4. Getaway Mount Adams, Washington

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Getaway Mount Adams rolls so much Pacific Northwest charm into a tiny, enticing package. The pint-size cabins are a splendid spot to snuggle, stargaze, and soak in the mountain views. Of course, with scenery this spectacular, an outdoor fire pit, and s’mores supplies available for purchase, you probably won’t hole up inside no matter how enticing the all-wooden, nestlike interior. Just a two-hour drive from Portland, this complex of cabins makes for a great break from the hustle and bustle.

5. Glen Oaks, California

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Big Sur is one of the best glamping spots in California. But if sleeping in a tent doesn’t sound all that appealing, a cozy cabin under towering redwoods might be the perfect place for you to stay. Even though the picture-perfect abodes at Glen Oaks come equipped with wood burning stoves and truly cabinesque design features like antler chandeliers, the pair of clawfoot soaking tubs that await in the private courtyard make it almost impossible to spend much of the stay inside.

6. The 1968, New York

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Cabin enthusiasts — and design lovers, in general — are guaranteed to fall hard for this cedar timber cabin. Thoughtfully restored with swoon-worthy details like “owl eye” windows, “more angles than a maths lesson,” and “more wooden slats than the surrounding trees,” according to the property, The 1968 in East Hampton is packed with cabin comforts and romantic getaway-worthy amenities: a record player, wood burner, and beach essentials for those interested in walking 25 minutes to Louse Point. This place is tucked away enough to provide a respite from the urban buzz while still offering easy access to shops and restaurants should date night call.

7. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

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Rough and tumble meets romance at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a 19th-century homestead-turned-luxe all-inclusive dude ranch. Couples can bond over a shared passion for horseback riding or learn a new skill like trout fishing, as well as play out their pioneer fantasies in cozy creekside cabins with in-floor hydronic heat and outdoor soaking tubs. While there, you and your partner will want to sign up for a couple’s massage — either in your own cabin or at The Ranch’s Wild West-inspired spa.

8. Eastwind, New York

The ideal Catskills escape, Eastwind Windham is a tranquil and endlessly romantic place to unwind and reconnect without distraction. It’s made even more attractive by its 10 photogenic A-frame cabins. The property calls it “almost camping” — some of the cabins are spacious enough to have triple, fold-out doors and an indoor writing nook; others are big enough to accommodate only a queen-sized bed (don’t worry: You get your own very clean, very stylish detached bathroom). It’s got all the charm and romance of “roughing it” but with four-season appeal and a real roof over your head.

9. Twin Farms, Vermont

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Anyone who appreciates bucolic settings and a bit of luxury will find the 1795-era farmhouse now deemed Twin Farms endearing. The freestanding cabins, which are utterly flawless because everything at this Relais & Châteaux property is executed to perfection, flaunt fieldstone fireplaces, wood stoves, hot tubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows for gazing out upon the woodland glory spanning 300 acres. Just outside, couples will find a picturesque estate to explore at their leisure.

10. Sorrel River Ranch, Utah

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About 30 minutes from Arches National Park in Moab is another, more private playground for epic red-rock adventures. Of course, not every moment of a romantic getaway needs to be action-packed. Couples staying at Sorrel River Ranch, a resort on 240 acres, get to relax and reconnect in custom-built cabins with fireplaces, private verandas, rocking chairs, and views of the Colorado River at every turn. There’s hardly a cozier place to rest and recover between ambitious jaunts out to the local rock formations.

11. Sterling Ridge Resort, Vermont

Sterling Ridge Resort showcases the best of Vermont. Its one-bedroom cabins are warm, cozy, and rustic with amour-inducing amenities like wood stoves and whirlpool tubs. If you do decide to venture outside, there’s a magical mix of waterfront recreation, hiking, biking, and farm tours, plus apple picking and leaf-peeping in the fall. The resort even has its own maple syrup-making operation. There are a number of cabins on the property, including big ones used as event space, but with 370 acres at your fingertips, you and your partner should have no trouble finding privacy on the sprawling Jeffersonville estate.

12. Hidden Pond, Maine

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At Hidden Pond, a 60-acre retreat ensconced by leafy trees in a quiet corner of Kennebunkport, the cabins are dubbed “hideaways.” That should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect here: privacy, peace, and homespun comforts. Each individually decorated hideaway has its own personality and quirks. Guests who want to take advantage of the on-property Tree Spa may want to indulge in a romantic 60- or 90-minute couple’s massage, which comes with a bottle of bubbly.

13. The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

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The greatest adventure is falling in love, hopeless romantics would argue, but a getaway to The Resort at Paws Up ranks as a close second. Hugged by 37,000 acres of majestic Montana wilderness, this luxury ranch resort woos couples with its endless string of outdoor activities and irresistible timber cabins featuring dual bathroom vanities (important if you’ve ever traveled with your S.O.) and outdoor hot tubs. Apart from the accommodation, there are 100 miles of trails to explore on foot or by horse. Plan a winter stay here for unmatched fairytale-like scenery.

14. Cedar Greenhouse Cabin, Oregon

This 300-square-foot greenhouse-turned-glamping cabin is a tiny slice of paradise that’s perfectly sized for a couple. Expect 360-degree windows, in true greenhouse style, but enough privacy to not feel shy. The cabin has a cozy seating area with a cedar hot tub, a sleeping loft with a glass ceiling primed for stargazing, and natural light galore. There’s also a barbecue grill and campfire pit for romantic summer nights.

15. La Luna Cabin, California

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A contemporary cabin that captures the wild scenery and spirit of Joshua Tree, La Luna sits on five acres of untamed high desert. Draws for couples include side-by-side outdoor soaking tubs, best used during those watercolor sunsets so emblematic of California, and an outdoor dining table for airy al fresco dinners. Remote as it feels, the cabin is just a 10-minute drive from Old Town Yucca Valley and downtown Joshua Tree.

16. Pisgah Highlands, North Carolina

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Pisgah Highlands is a complex of beautiful and remote cabins tucked away in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, part of the Appalachian Mountains that also houses a portion of the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway. Book a fall getaway at the off-grid cabin, available on Airbnb, for incredible views of the forest-draped hills exploding with autumnal color. The cabin’s star feature is a glass garage door that opens out onto a large, wraparound deck. Lovebirds might be inclined to draw it on a crisp morning and sit out with their coffee while admiring the view.

17. Caroline Cabin, Oklahoma

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Design enthusiasts drawn to the chic farmhouse aesthetic will swoon over the shiplap and giant windows that adorn this Oklahoma oasis. The windows of Caroline Cabin allow natural light to flood the wide-open interior, illuminating the natural wood beams that run through the house. A couple’s getaway here is made romantic by two cozy stone fireplaces — one in the living room and another out on the colossal deck — an oversized soaking tub (with a woodland view, no less), and getting out for some fresh air at the nearby Beavers Bend State Park, Broken Bow’s crown jewel.

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