Camping Destinations

The 15 Best Campgrounds With Cabins

by Joe ColemanOct 28, 2022

There’s something simple and repeatable about the classic cabin trip. You’re still immersed in nature, but you have just enough creature comforts to stay relaxed at all times. While you aren’t setting out into the wilderness, you aren’t quite glamping either. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds in your next outdoor adventure, consider any of these 15 campgrounds with cabins!

1. Detach Primitive Campground – Rockford, MI

An a-frame cabin's front door with firewood on the porch at Detach Primitive, a campground with cabins

Don’t let the name fool you. While this campground is rugged and exciting and does offer primitive options, it’s not completely primitive. Detach Primitive Campground offers one of the most interesting options for campgrounds with cabins.

Not only can you stay in a cozy A-frame cabin, but you can also opt for a yurt or hobbit home camping experience. Yes, you read that correctly. There is a custom-built hobbit home that you can stay in, complete with a fire pit and outdoor swing.

Nearby Attractions: Rockford Dam Overlook, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Book This Tolkien-style Vacation

2. Camp Fimfo Texas Hill Country – New Braunfels, TX

A bedroom in a cabin at Camp Fimfo with the sign "Get Comfy" above the bed

Camp Fimfo scored high at the 2022 Campspot Awards with a third-place finish in Top Campgrounds for Families and a second-place win for Top Campground Design.

The Texas Hill Country is perfect for fall cabin trips as you’ll get comfortably moderate weather, even late into the season. If you visit during the warmer months, you’ll have all the water sports opportunities you can handle.

Nearby Attractions: Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country, Wimberley Zipline Adventures, Natural Bridge Caverns

Book This Classic Cabin Campground

3. West River Camping – West River, NB

A cabin in the woods with two chairs on the front porch and a picnic table nearby

If you want to head somewhere unique where most of your fellow campers haven’t been, put New Brunswick on your bucket list. This small park features a cabin hand-built by the owner of the park. Though, that also means there’s only one cabin on the premises, so you’ll want to book in advance! 

If you can’t reserve this hand-built cabin, you’ll find several yurt and bell-style tents to choose from as well as standard tent and RV sites.

Nearby Attractions: Fundy National Park of Canada, Third Vault Falls, Sawmill Creek Covered Bridge

Book This Canadian Cabin Trip

4. Cottonwood Camping RV Park – Columbia Falls, ME

A small a-frame cabin on stilts in the woods at Cottonwood Camping RV park, a campground with cabins in Maine

You’ll find two comfy cabins here, along with a treehouse! This is the quintessential cabin trip—an idyllic little cabin in Downeast Maine nestled in the forest. Doesn’t get much better than that. The fact that it’s also located in the Blueberry Capital of the world doesn’t hurt either!

Nearby Attractions: Roque Bluffs State Park, Great Wass Island Preserve, Fort O’Brien State Historic Site

Book This Idyllic Forest Getaway

5. Wild Fox Cabins & Campground – Lakeville, ME

A cabin in the woods in Maine at a campground with cabins

Another Maine entry to this list, Wild Fox Cabins are the pinnacle of modern luxury in the woods of Maine. While the outside has a rustic appearance, the inside has been furnished with all the comforts you could need to enjoy long days of hiking and kayaking.

Nearby Attractions: Downeast Lakes Community Forest, Prince Thomas Park, Cascade Park

Book This Modern Maine Experience

6. Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley – Bostic, NC

A bed in a lofted cabin with windows overlooking the wooded hillside below

This is one of the most loved campgrounds in the country, and it also took sixth at the 2022 Campspot Awards for Top Campgrounds in the USA. This Jellystone location is family-friendly and the perfect place for the whole family to create cabin trip memories. If you want to keep things simple, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley has a wide variety of on-site activities.

Nearby Attractions: High Shoals Falls, History Museum of Burke County, South Mountains State Park

Book This Family-Friendly Resort

7. Piney River Resort – Bon Aqua, TN

A living room in a tiny home at Piney River Resort

If you want to enjoy the sounds of a comforting river as you fall asleep in your lodging, this resort is perfect for you. While it’s just a short drive from Nashville, you’d never know it! Campers at Piney River Resort are treated to an immersive outdoor experience whether they choose RV sites, tent camping, or luxurious tiny homes! 

Nearby Attractions: Johnny Cash Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame, Timberland Park

Book This Riverfront Resort

8. Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort – Mt. Shasta City, CA

A cabin with a green roof in the woods with a fire pit and picnic table nearby

One of the most popular campgrounds in the country (taking tenth in the 2022 Campspot Awards category Most Popular in the USA), Lake Siskiyou is a great year-round getaway. Summer travelers can leave their cabins and head straight to the lake, while fall travelers can hit the hiking trails and enjoy the cool air. You won’t have to fight for cabin space here since Lake Siskiyou has 29 total cabins on site.

Nearby Attractions: Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, Mount Shasta City Park, Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Book This Waterfront Getaway

9. Sun Outdoors Canyonlands Gateway – Moab, UT

A log cabin at Sun Outdoors Canyonlands Gateway,  a campground with cabins

This Sun Outdoors location gives you great proximity to the surrounding national parks. Whether you want to off-road in Moab or hike through the national parks, these cabins put you right near the action. You’ll have several cabin options to choose from here, from simple, small options to larger ones better suited for families on vacation.

Nearby Attractions: Hole ‘N’ The Rock, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park

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10. Blue Mesa Adventure Pods at Elk Creek Campground – Gunnison, CO

A small cabin at Blue Mesa Adventure Pods at Elk Creek Campground

These cabins are halfway between a proper cabin and a tiny home-style pod. These pods have all the trimmings of a cabin in a small, cozy footprint. You’ll be near Colorado’s largest body of water, so this is the perfect summer destination if you’re looking for campgrounds with cabins.

Nearby Attractions: Gunnison Pioneer Museum, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Crawford State Park

Book This Rocky Mountain Retreat

11. Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Luray – Luray, VA

The interior of a kitchen in a cabin

If you value variety, this Jellystone Park has more cabin options than any other spot on this list. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Luray is one of the most popular campgrounds in the U.S., with a large number of repeat visitors. If that’s not enough, it also took fourth place in Top Campgrounds with Views at the 2022 Campspot Awards.

Nearby Attractions: Luray Caverns, Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Shenandoah National Park

Book This Picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain Campground

12. Montebello Camping and Fishing Resort – Montebello, VA

A bedroom loft inside a cabin

There are several cabin options to choose from in this family-run camping and fishing resort. Whether you want to relax in your cabin or spend all day on the water, this local spot has you covered. If you’re driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a natural stopping point.

Nearby Attractions: Saint Mary’s Wilderness, Frontier Culture Museum, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center

Book This Blue Ridge Destination

13. Seneca Lake Resorts – Romulus, NY

A cabin at Seneca Lake Resorts, a popular campground in western NY with cabins

You’ll find this resort in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. For wine lovers, that means all the vineyard tours and wine tastings you can fit into a day. When you’re not strolling through the local vineyards, there are plenty of nearby hiking trails, as well as nearly six miles of shoreline at Seneca Lake itself.

Nearby Attractions: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Rose Hill Mansion

Book This Finger Lakes Basecamp

14. Ride Out Ranch – Florence, AZ

Two cabins available for rent at Ride Out Ranch in Arizona

Ride Out Ranch came in just behind Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Luray, taking home fifth in Top Campgrounds with Views at the 2022 Campspot Awards. This Arizona hotspot (literally and figuratively) routinely entices travelers to head off the beaten path and enjoy the beauty of the Arizona desert. You’ll find four tiny home-style cabins here, as well as RV spots and primitive tent sites.

Nearby Attractions: McFarland State Historic Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Pinal County Historical Museum

Book This Off-the-Beaten-Path Resort

15. Peaceful Pines Resort – Eagle River, WI

A cabin with a stone chimney in the woods

There’s no marketing gimmick here. Peaceful Pines Resort is exactly what it sounds like, and it delivers. Take your spot in a cabin among the pine trees and feel all your worries melt away in this peaceful lakefront campground.

Nearby Attractions: Northwoods Children’s Museum, Wildwood Outdoor Adventures, Anvil Lake Trail State Natural Area

When you’re looking to make memories, consider a cabin for your basecamp! Campgrounds with cabins provide a rugged yet relaxing place to spend your evenings while still keeping you in touch with the great outdoors.

Joe Coleman is a freelance travel and outdoor writer based in East Texas. His love for the outdoors started when living near Olympic National Park and has stayed with him ever since. Taking a respite from social media, you can reach him exclusively at joecolemanfreelance@gmail.com.

Photo credit: Header Image – Wild Fox Cabins & Campground & Tyler Way; remaining images are credited to their respective campground