The Best Cabins to Rent in Virginia

Enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia from your perch in a cabin at Wilderness Presidential by Tripforth
Enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia from your perch in a cabin at Wilderness Presidential by Tripforth | Courtesy of Wilderness Presidential by Tripforth / Expedia
Nick Dauk

The minute you meet Virginia, you’ll see that she’s a natural beauty, from pine-clad forests to the Shenandoah Valley and those famous Blue Ridge Mountains. With a long, complex history, from the colonial period to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, the so-called Mother of States cradles its natural spaces with the same love and affection that the Old Dominion locals do. Fishing, hiking, rafting and cave exploring are all easy ways to enjoy the state’s quiet splendor. Leave the hotels and tent sites for another vacation and call these rental cabins in Virginia home instead – all bookable via Culture Trip.

1. Wilderness Presidential by Tripforth, Spotsylvania, for home-away-from-home comfort


Large wood cabin with high ceilings, couches, dining table for six and upstairs loft at Wilderness Presidential by Tripforth
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Looking for rental cabins in Virginia? Do we have the Spot-sylvania for you! These Virginia cabins and cottages are within the Wilderness Presidential Resort. Two-bedroom units mean space for six to relax inside and out with home-sweet-home cozy wood floors and floral bedspreads. An inviting outdoor pool and a fitness center will give you those healthy vacation necessities, while the 10-minute walk to the Chancellorsville Battlefield and Hazel Grove Lake Boat Launch will get you out into the wilderness at a moment’s notice.

2. Rest-Mor Cabin, Stanley, for a cozy romantic retreat


There’s a reason this cute wood-clad cabin near Stanley, gateway to Shenandoah National Park, caps the guest list at two. With no wifi or television, you and your favorite person in the world are free to disconnect in peace. When you’re not cozying up beside the gas fireplace, enjoy being outdoors on the wraparound deck, beside the charcoal grill or around the campfire. While you’re here, check out the Luray Caverns, a national landmark 10mi (16km) away, which will blow your mind with paved walkways among vast natural caves filled with giant stone columns and crystal-clear pools.

3. Steel Driver River Cabin, Luray, for riverside charm


Cozy living room with wood floors, fireplace and glass doors to back porch at Steel Driver River Cabin in Luray, Virginia
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The banks of the Shenandoah River’s South Fork are yours to lap up from the back porch of this Luray cabin. Two bedrooms fill out this quiet space, though we think that leaving the extra bedroom empty makes it feel even cozier. When you’re not wrapping robes, towels or arms around each other, unpack your fishing, kayaking, canoeing or rafting gear and embrace the river. A crackling fire in the living room will welcome you back home and help you turn the heat back up.

4. Spring Farm Retreat, Luray, for a vintage family vacation


Take the family back in time and stay at this pre-Civil War farmhouse, 3mi (5km) from the Luray Valley Museum. It’s a retreat that has a little something for everyone: antique furnishings for those with rich tastes, an outdoor hot tub for those in serious need of a soak, and horseshoes for a little old-fashioned fun. Don’t miss the swimming pool and illuminated tennis courts, although the bucolic views are the real star of the show.

5. DeHart Cabin, Lexington, for rustic cabin charm


Charming bedroom with large dresser and wood floors with French doors to deck at DeHart Cabin in Lexington, Virginia
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You won’t have to trade time for tranquility at this riverside cabin. With the lightest of effort, you can find yourself lounging by the fireplace, snoozing in a deep soaking tub, strolling the garden or thumbing through a novel on the balcony. If you’re willing to put just the teensiest of energy into a historical hike, within 15 minutes you can walk to the Oak Grove Cemetery and House.

6. Franklin Manor, Riverside, for mountain views


With the Skyline Caverns close by and the Dickey Ridge Trailhead practically leading to the lodge’s front door, Franklin Manor is an excellent basecamp for exploring the Shenandoah Valley. Well, it would be, if it wasn’t so warm and welcoming. You may find yourself spending hours playing pool, chatting at the kitchen bar or getting immersed in a book on the balcony. The single bedroom isn’t a reason to leave the kids at home; they won’t mind couching it with full control over the clicker.

7. Light of the Valley River House, Woodstock, for period charm


It may not be the famous Woodstock, but this four-bedroom beauty near Virginia’s Woodstock invites you to rock out with nine of your friends. Mountain views and riverside relaxation await, as do nearly four acres (1.6ha) of outdoor space where you can relax. Two Old Town Discovery canoes are ready for a glide down the waterway if you are. Prefer to stay dry? Plant yourself in a living room seat surrounded by windows and sip a mint julep while the critters carry on right outside.

8. IDA Getaway, Luray, for Southern comforts


Covered back deck with jacuzzi and dining table overlooking lawn at IDA Getaway in Luray, Virginia
Courtesy of IDA Getaway / Expedia

There’s no shortage of warmth at this Luray getaway. While many cabins in Virginia will make you choose between a hot tub or a fireplace, this two-bedroom cabin in the Shenandoah Valley gives you both. Despite being packed with amenities, this cabin is tiny, proving that you don’t need a mansion of space to live large. Six can sleep comfortably here, even more so after an afternoon tasting wine at nearby Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, 3mi (5km) away on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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