Florida is known for its beaches, but there is a lot more to the Sunshine State than its coastline. There are also a ton of state parks and wildlife sanctuaries to visit, perfect for relaxing, recharging, and getting a little peace and quiet away from the pressures of normal life.
Log cabin rentals in Florida have become increasingly popular. So if a rustic vacation tucked away in a secluded spot is more suited to you than the typical Florida vacation, keep reading – we’ve put together a list of the best log cabin vacation rentals in Florida.
Staying In A Cabin
Cozy cabins in Florida are ideal vacation spots if you love Florida State Parks and want a different experience from staying at a hotel. While this can be a relaxing getaway, it also poses its own challenges.
Be sure to check the amenities and reviews of anywhere you stay to make sure there is air conditioning, screened-in porches, or any other features that are important to you. Take note that while there might be a dining table and a fully equipped kitchen, you may have to bring your own silverware and items like garbage bags and paper towels.
Best Log Cabins In Florida
Quiet Inverness Cabin
A gorgeous weekend retreat disconnected from the rest of the world, this cabin sits in a woodland area with gorgeous trees and lots of living space. It comes with a queen bed in the master suite, Wi-Fi, covered parking, and an electric fireplace!
Stay far away from the crowds in a gorgeous woodland cabin and make day trips to the theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. It’s within driving distance from major Florida draws like Tampa and Orlando, which means you can fulfill everyone’s Florida dream vacation while staying in a peaceful cabin retreat.
Book the Quiet Inverness Cabin. Note that wood fires are not permitted and can result in a fine.
Log Home Guest House
This restful guest house sits a little away from the road and is fully decked out with two bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. It has a cozy living room area with lazy boys and even a collection of books to borrow while you’re there.
This spot is still close to some Florida hotspots like Ocala and Orlando. With its convenient location near Silver Springs and Lake Weir, it’ll be sure to appease both the outdoorsmen who want to go hiking, horseback riding, or bird watching as well as the people who want to see the theme parks in Orlando!
Book the Log Home Guest House.
Lakefront Cabin On Lake Kerr
This gorgeous little hideaway is the perfect cabin for a group getaway. The property sleeps six and is equipped with a fire pit, its own private beach, and beach chairs. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and the other bedroom has two queen-sized beds, so there is ample space for everyone! The cabin also has a fully-equipped kitchen so it’s perfect for your next family or group vacation. Plus, you can even bring your own boat!
The deck is expansive, complete with a furnished patio with a hot tub and an outdoor shower. Thanks to its amenities, you may not ever need (or want) to leave the property, but if you do, you can go birding and do other activities in the nearby Ocala National Forest.
Book the Lakefront Cabin On Lake Kerr.
Red Bird Cabin
Sitting right on the Suwannee River, Red Bird Cabin is one of the more popular cabin rentals to stay for a family vacation. This little one-bedroom spot is perfect for a small family or a couple’s getaway, sleeping a total of six. It’s pet-friendly and has bunk beds and a pull-out couch for the kids.
The cabin is packed with rustic charm, nestled among citrus trees and live oak. The covered porch and picnic table are perfect for lounging around surrounded by nature!
Book The Red Bird Cabin.
Peace On The River
The tiny home is a great place to recharge in a rustic setting. Even though it’s isolated enough to feel private, it’s also close to many activities. The cabin sits between Tallahassee and the Apalachee bay, so you can either head out for a fun-filled day or lounge all afternoon in your cozy spot – it’s all up to you.
Book Peace On the River.
Poolside Log Cabin
Enjoy the best of both worlds with a cozy cabin-style home that’s only 15 minutes from gulf beaches. Spend your vacation next to your own private outdoor pool, or head down to the ocean for a taste of the great outdoors. There is also a nearby farm that houses ponies, peacocks, and chickens, so you might see them during your stay.
Book the Poolside Log Cabin.
Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn
This gorgeous waterfront cabin with a private dock is just a short walk from a peaceful lake in Suwannee county. This place delivers whether you want to relax on your vacation or engage in activities. It has a hot tub and the lake is well-stocked with fish, so don’t forget to bring your fishing gear!
Book the Lakefront Cabin, Wellborn.
Log Cabin At The Florida Ridge
If seclusion is what you’re after, then this cozy cabin would be a great choice. This quaint spot is nestled in 100 acres of privately owned land, so you will mostly have the place to yourself, aside from the shared spaces by the pool and the barbeque.
This rustic cabin features a screened porch, WiFi, and an extensive collection of movies. Be sure to notify the owners if you are using the pull-out couch so they can provide linens for you.
Suwannee River Tranquility
This all-wood cabin is a comfortable place for your family to stay for a few days near the historic Suwannee River, Fort White, and Branford. The cabin is made from cypress, which means it has that great woody smell and atmosphere. The nearest paved road is three miles away, so you’re sure to be in for a quiet, secluded trip.
Book Suwannee River Tranquility. Pets are allowed up to 50 pounds.
Three Rivers Private Retreat
This cabin is nestled in four acres of private property right near the Santa Fe River. As one of the best cabins in Florida to stay at for biking trails, fishing, and much more, it’s the perfect spot for a family looking to spend some time outdoors.
The place really lives up to its name as a perfect retreat for anyone who needs some time to relax and recharge in the wilderness. The Three Rivers Private Retreat features one queen-sized bed and one double bed. There is a separate entrance private for people staying at the property. Amenities include a covered porch, a fire pit, and an outdoor shower. The place is also pet-friendly, but it is set in a wildlife reserve, so be sure to keep your pets on a leash.
Book the Three Rivers Private Retreat.
Though Florida is known for its beaches, it actually has a wide range of vacation options. You don’t have to spend the day tanning, partying, or shopping – if you are more into being surrounded by nature, then consider staying at one of the many beautiful Florida cabins out there. From family-friendly spots to more secluded romantic getaways, there are Florida cabin rentals for everyone!
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