Baltimore County is a fairly urban area, and while the quick-pace hustle of city life definitely has its appeal, sometimes it is nice to relax and get back to nature. There is no place better for relaxing than a country cabin. Cabins can be rented in a wide variety of locations at a reasonable distance from Baltimore, but here are our best picks.
1850 Dual Hwy. Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Canal Quarters is a unique experience that lets patrons spend a night in one of the lock houses that lined the C&O canal during the 1800s. Meticulously refurbished, these cabins range from a simple, comfortably furnished one-room cabin, to an in-the-rough cabin with a cot, a table and a dirt floor. Each cabin evokes the era in which it was built, ranging in periods from the 1830s to the 1950s. For a unique cabin experience that allows you to experience history, Canal Quarters is one of a kind.
Lydia Mountain Lodge & Log Cabins
426 Mountain Laurel Pass
Standardsville, VA 22973
Lydia Mountain is a summit that rises over a beautiful natural valley in Northern Virginia. The Lodge and Log Cabins offer guests the experience of a lifetime as they stand on the deck or soak in the hot tub of their very own log cabin and look out over miles and miles of scenic wonder. All of the lodgings on Lydia Mountain are luxuriantly furnished so that, what is a log cabin on the outside, still has all of the amenities of a comfortable suite while maintaining the rustic feel. Visitors have the choice of renting log cabins, pavilions, the “barn” (for events) or a spot in the rustic motel. Lydia hosts “adventure rides” which include a zip line and a water tubing ride for the kids. With lots of options, Lydia is a great choice for any cabin adventurer.
Page In Tyme
725 Page St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Cape May, New Jersey rests on the tip of the the Jersey peninsula that sits with the bay on the west and the ocean to the east. Page In Tyme is a vacation rental service that features a number of quaint Cape May cabins that have been refurbished to be both rustic and cozy – with a unique seaside charm. The historic town of Cape May keeps things authentic with Victorian architecture and horse-drawn carriages riding down the street. Rent one of these cabins and spend your days on the beach, and your nights nestled in the cozy cocoon of your cabin bed, all while enjoying the oldest seaside resort in the United States.
Absolute Perfect Escape
383 View Mountain Rd.
Stanley, VA 22851
Absolute Perfect Escape rents a number of woodland cabins on the Massanutten Mountains overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The view from the deck of the two-level cabins not only takes in the panorama of the valley, but also the rising backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. While these cabins are unquestionably seated in rural, wooded areas, they are located within easy driving distance of all the local attractions, including Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bryce Ski Resort and Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort. While relaxing in the cabins is vacation enough, more active visitors may try out local activities such as skiing, boating, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and touring local wineries, to name but a few activities. These gorgeous cabins located at the epicenter of Virginia’s many attractions speak for themselves in terms of quality.
All Seasons Cabin Retreat
248 Winter Camp Trail
Hedgesville, WV 25427
West Virginia has a kind of untouched, rugged beauty the pervades its many mountains and forests, making it a favorite of outdoors enthusiasts in the tri-state areas. Come participate in the fun by renting the All Seasons Cabin. Located in the Woods Resort Area, near Berkeley Springs, this spacious cabin is a favorite for honeymooners and corporate retreats, and certainly has the space and comfort to suit you as well. Packed full of amenities such as a hot tub, Jacuzzi and wood-burning fireplace, the cabin is luxury in the woods. The nearby town of Berkeley Springs is an absolute treat; known best for its natural hot springs, Berkeley Springs also offers spas, golf courses, festivals and live music theater. It would be hard not to find diversions in this beautiful slice of West Virginia.