Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, this modest mountain range is known for its varied terrain of lakes, farmland, rolling hills, lush forests, and quaint towns. Bordered by Lake Wallenpaupack and the famed Scranton to the north, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the east, Lehigh Valley and historic Jim Thorpe to the south, and the Coal Region to the west, the Poconos are an oasis of nature between it all. Popular outdoor attractions in the area include white-water rafting, horseback riding, fishing, ski resorts, hiking, and more, and in the summer months, both vacationers and summer camp kids flock to ponds and lakes dotted across the region.
Home to many a log cabin, lakefront vacation home, and glamping site, the Poconos have a little something for everyone, especially those hoping to escape Philadelphia or New York City for a naturey-weekend. Below, we gathered up some of the best vacation rentals from which to enjoy it all. Forewarning, many a Pocono cabin is tied up in a '70s style recreation community, so if you'd rather forego the golf course and public pool in favor of a secluded, cabin we got you covered too.
Best of all, the Poconos are if anything, underhyped—meaning prices are right, stars are BRIGHT, and you can find the R&R you’ve been needing. The following are our top 14 picks for best cabin rentals for your next Pocono vacation.
The 14 Best Cabin Rentals in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains
Vibe: Desert in the Woods
The Little A is furnished and decorated in a southwestern style, with bright colors and cozy textiles strewn about a warm timber interior. A woodstove centers the main living space in front of a quaint kitchen while a cozy sunroom provides all the space for chatting or cat naps in the sun. Surrounded by trees, enjoy the changing colors of the seasons from the hammock out back or drive to Promised Land State Park for hiking trails, docks, a beach, fishing, and boating.
Vibe: Ranch House in the Sky with Cacti
If you were looking for a desert-ranch-inspired treehouse somewhere in Pennsylvania, this is it—look no further. With a carefully curated interior somewhere between color-popped Mid-Century, summer camp, and greenhouse, this place is a treat to both look at online and visit IRL. Explore the surrounding nine acres of private forest or cross the PA/NY border to Narrowsburg for a leisurely day in town. Head here for a romantic getaway with your boo or a few friends in the summer when the auxiliary guesthouse is available.
Vibe: Light and Bright
Get your self-care on in this peaceful little mid-century furnished A-Frame. Recently renovated, cook up a meal in the full chef’s kitchen, lounge among cozy linens in the spacious bedrooms, spend time on the deck, or explore nearby amenities like lakes and an outdoor pool. Drive to nearby Hawley or Honesdale for a slow walk through town, sipping coffee, feeling rejuvenated.
Vibe: Design on the Delaware
This A sits right on the border of New York and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River between a small waterfall and a bubbling creek. Could a site be more ideal? The interior is also impressive, with a lush and refreshing mid-mod vibe throughout.
Vibe: Storybook Charm
Located on 10-acres of private, woodland property, this charming cabin features inviting country decor, including custom tree window frames throughout the house, 'cause why not. Besides two wood-burning stoves and a very cottagecore living area and kitchen, the space also features a cool loft with additional bedrooms, so the whole group will stay sung as a bug.
Vibe: Extra Long A-Frame
Just west of Pocono Pines, this luxury cabin is located within the Lake Arrowhead community, with access to three heated swimming pools, four beaches, a gym, multiple courts, and a game room with a pool table. The cabin itself is group or family-friendly, with one master bedroom and another filled with plush bunk-beds. Besides an open and inviting living room, there's also plenty of board games to keep everyone entertained.
Vibe: Treat Yourself
Relax and recharge at this secluded lake house featuring an outdoor hot tub and soaking tub. Close to classic Pocono attractions like Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono, and Lake Naomi, you'll also have plenty to do. And don’t worry, there’s wifi and air conditioning in case you need to cross off some work to-dos, too.
Vibe: Geometric Gem
This unique dodecagon cabin is located in the Hemlock Farm community, near the popular Bushkill Falls. Does it look kind of cult-like? Sure, but you can't beat access to a pool and a lakeside beach. Plus, the cabin itself is cozy and secluded, with a spacious porch to watch all the "goings-on".
Vibe: Après-ski Haus
Technically just above the Poconos in Pennsylvania's remote Endless Mountain range, this rustic cabin is the perfect place to crash after a day of exploring the area's hiking, biking, and skiing hot-spots. Dressed in contemporary farmhouse decor, the interior feels modern yet cozy, anchored by a central brick fireplace.
Vibe: Sweet n' Simple
If you’re looking for a reliable, comfy log cabin experience—this is it. This cozy cabin fits six comfortably and is a short drive to Elk Mountain for a group ski weekend. The home sits on 21 acres of property, so whatever season you visit, you’re sure to be immersed in the beauty of the Pennsylvania wilds.
Vibe: Big Blue House
A short drive from Mount Pocono, Camelback Mountain ski resort, and Kalahri, continue the outdoor adventure at this woodland cabin that features a treehouse deck with hammocks, lofted living room, year-round jacuzzi, and plenty of sleeping spots.
Vibe: The Big Comfy House
Accommodating an impressive 11 guests, Heidi’s Lodge is a great year-round option for a family reunion or group trip. The large deck and new hot tub are perfect for outdoor chillin', or spend time inside the light-filled living space and game room. The "World Famous" Pocono Raceway is nearby as well, if you’re looking for a real unique experience (yep, that's NASCAR, baby).
Vibe: Rich in Amenities
Bring the whole fam to this forest retreat. Located in a resort community, you'll have access to an impressive three lakes, two beaches, playgrounds, a clubhouse, game courts, a sauna, a pool, a gym, a coffee stand, and more. If that's still not enough, pop over to the indoor waterpark and zipline courses at Kalahari Resorts
Vibe: Sporty Cottage
With a homey blend of modern, antique, and rustic vibes, this little A-Frame is perfect for two. Relax in the large soaking tub, eat out on the deck or underneath the pergola, or start up a fire in the woodstove and outdoor fire pit. Close to the Delaware Water Gap, there’s plenty of nature to explore in the area.