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8 AAA Approved Cabins Where You Can Get Back to Nature

By AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
August 09, 2021
When did you last take a trip into the mountains? Has it been a while since you hiked in a national park, rafted through a canyon or spent a night in the woods?
If you’re itching to get back to the great outdoors (like we are), it’s time to start planning your next escape.
To help with your inspiration, we’ve scoured the country and assembled a list of some fantastic cabin rentals across the U.S. Some of these accommodations have hot tubs, others include gas grills and full kitchens that will keep chefs happy. And best of all, a AAA Travel inspector has visited each one of the properties on this list to make sure it's clean, safe and comfortable. (You can learn more about our Diamond hotel inspection process here.)
So kick up your feet, grab a flannel blanket and get cozy — here are the best rental cabins for your next outdoor getaway.
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Alaskan Inn Bed & Breakfast

Ogden, Utah
Situated about 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City, the Alaskan Inn Bed & Breakfast in Utah guarantees a nature-filled vacation. Whether you choose to stay in the main lodge or in a private cabin, all rooms feature Alaskan-inspired décor and two-person jetted tubs — an interesting combination of rustic and romance. Guests are treated to room service and a complimentary daily breakfast. If you visit in winter, you can book a sleigh ride through the woods or hit the slopes at three ski resorts all within a 20-minute drive.
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Country Road Cabins

Hico, West Virginia
Adventurers will find plenty to do in the New River Gorge area, and the Country Road Cabins serve as the perfect home base. Twenty-one rental units come in all shapes and sizes — from one-bedroom treehouses and yurts to four-bedroom homes that sleep up to 14. All are equipped with full kitchens, gas grills, fireplaces, covered porches and hot tubs, and some are even pet-friendly. Fun adventures like whitewater rafting, zip lining and hiking are a short drive away.
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Glacier Raft Company Cabins at Glacier Outdoor Center

West Glacier, Montana
Less than two miles from Glacier National Park, the Glacier Raft Company Cabins at Glacier Outdoor Center are a popular launching point for rafting and fishing excursions. Cabin rentals range from one to three bedrooms and more, with panoramic mountain views, spacious living areas and full kitchens in all. For family trips, consider reserving a larger unit to get the convenience of a washer and dryer.
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The Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Logan, Ohio
Make your retreat into the mountains a romantic one at The Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls. Whether you prefer to spend the night in a rustic cabin, a modern yurt, a cozy cottage or even a geodesic dome, you’ll find the full array here. Complimentary breakfast is served each morning, and an on-site spa provides plenty of pampering in a historic setting. Minutes away are hiking trails, caves and waterfalls within Hocking Hills State Park.
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The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
As the only place to stay within Bryce Canyon National Park, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon has an unbeatable location near the most-visited area of the park. The 1920s main lodge offers motel-style rooms, while surrounding cabins have front porches and fireplaces. You won’t need to worry about getting up early to find a parking spot, as the park’s colorful rocks and hoodoo formations are visible from the canyon rim just steps from your room.
Tip: This property is ideal for travelers who like to rough it a little, as there is limited cell service, no air conditioning and no TVs. Cooking is not permitted in the units, but dining is available on site.
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Paradise Gateway Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Homes

Emigrant, Montana
Wake up to beautiful mountain views at Paradise Gateway Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Homes, on the banks of the Yellowstone River near Yellowstone’s north entrance. Choose to stay in either of two queen rooms at the main house (each with its own bathroom), or opt for a tiny home or two-bedroom vacation home (both include kitchens stocked with all the ingredients you’ll need for breakfast). The friendly innkeepers can help you arrange all sorts of fun activities, from fly-fishing to float trips.
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Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa at Jackson Hole

Jackson, Wyoming
If your idea of a vacation involves a full-service spa, fitness center, heated pool and 24-hour concierge service, consider the luxury Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa at Jackson Hole. For scenic views and a private setting, book a Superior Creekside King Cabin. Vaulted ceilings, a spa bathroom with rain shower and your own veranda with Adirondack chairs make these units a cut above the rest. The manicured, 12-acre grounds include a nature walk through the wetlands, and Jackson’s historic town square is within walking distance (4.5 blocks away).
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Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
On the east side of Yellowstone National Park — 3.5 miles from the park entrance — Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch is a great base of operations for exploration. Quiet and secluded, the property’s 18 log cabins feel worlds away from civilization. Sizes range from one to three bedrooms; some feature jetted tubs, kitchenettes or full kitchens, and many are pet-friendly. A nightly s’mores gathering at the group campfire offers the chance to meet and mingle with other travelers.
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