Best Places For A Cabin Weekend Near DFW

Best Places For A Cabin Weekend Near DFW
City dwellers need to get away from the cement sometimes. So when it’s time to take in the fresh air and the pristine views of the Texas landscape, there are cabins aplenty in the North Texas area to rest your hat. On the shores of lakes, parks and ranches, these wooden hideaways have ample amenities and a surplus of good times to be had right off the front porch.

Stone Canyon Cabin

2011 S. Westmoreland Road
Glenn Heights, TX 75154
(469) 658-5584
www.stonecanyoncabin.com

This two-bedroom cabin, nestled in the grass at Stone Cabin Ranch, is a short 20-mile trip from Dallas, but much farther back in time. With décor reminiscent of the late 1800s, the stress of modern life will fade as the city streets do in the distance. After hiking the natural expanse of the property, guests can arrange for guided ATV tours or bring their own horses along. Nearby at the limestone creeks, little ones can hunt for fossils and other treasures.

Loyd Park Cabins on Joe Pool Lake
3401 Ragland Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 237-4120
www.grandfungp.org

These comfy cabins are found right on the shore of nearby Joe Pool Lake with plenty of options for fun including fishing, boating, swimming and dining. All cabins are prepped with authentic Texas themes. The one-bedroom option that sleeps four people features a Rolling Plains theme. For bigger groups, there are three two-bedroom options decorated with Big Bend, Gulf Coast and Hill Country themes. The two-bedroom cabins comfortably sleep six people. If you are not up for grilling, the Oasis restaurant is nearby for fresh seafood and live music too.

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North Texas Jellystone Park
2301 S. Burleson Blvd.
Burleson, TX 76028
(817) 426-5037
www.northtexasjellystone.com

The ultimate family escape, North Texas Jellystone Park cottages serve as cabins for those who prefer something a little more comfortable than camping. Hiking, hayrides and swimming, as well as yummy eats at the Pirate’s Cove Grill, are all on the playful agenda. There is also a maze, a scavenger hunt, basketball, volleyball and karaoke too. Best of all, kids will enjoy appearances and activities with one of their favorite cartoon characters, Yogi the Bear.

Cedar Mountain Lodge – Treehouse
6950 Shady Lane
Scurry, TX 75158
(972) 452-3273
www.cedarmtnlodge.com

Surrounded by pecan and oak trees, the tree house at Cedar Mountain Lodge satisfies the inner child and adult nature lover at once. Referred to as “The Eagle’s Nest,” this cedar cabin stands apart from the main lodge in its own rustic tree-lined setting. Arrive by zipline for a splash of excitement before retiring here for the night. There is no morning more perfect than one spent on a porch with hot coffee and a rocking chair high up in the trees. This is what it means to get away from it all.

The Vineyards Cabins
1501 N. Dooley St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
(888) 329-8993
www.vineyardscampground.com

Within earshot of the soothing waves on Lake Grapevine sit a dozen cabins, air conditioned and stuffed with amenities like cable TV and full kitchens, ready for a weekend of relaxation and good times with friends and family. This is the ideal site for grilling and chilling just outside the city. Lake Grapevine has plenty to do including paddleboarding, boating and even Segway tours for the adventurous at heart.

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.