Dreaming of seeing new places, spending long, sunny days on the water, and kicking back at the end of the day with a cold drink? Well why not get away from it all and book a lakefront cabin for your next vacation getaway? Whether you’re looking for a romantic cabin for just the 2 of you or an upscale rental home for your annual fishing trip with your friends, you can be sure that there’s a lake cabin rental with your name on it.
Cabin rentals in Lake Texoma, Texas
An hour north of Dallas on the Oklahoma–Texas border, sparkling Lake Texoma (or Texomaland, if you’re a local) attracts a whopping 6 million visitors per year—and with good reason. With sandy beaches (including one named Sandy Beach), boat rentals, and enough on-shore activities to please everyone in your group, Lake Texoma is a clear choice for a lake vacation home rental. Luckily, a wide range of summer cabin rentals await you—from cute cottages in the woods to modern cabins with all the amenities. Visit the 9,000-acre Pennington Creek Hunting Club for bass fishing, or try your luck at bagging a turkey, hog, or deer. Learn about the Chickasaw people and their history at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, then return to your vacation rental in time for sunset cocktails on the deck.
Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania, lakefront cabins
Although the area is famous for being a first-class honeymoon destination, the Pocono Mountains are also a perfect place for a cabin rental for any occasion. Choose a lake front rental as your home base at the family-friendly Lake Wallenpaupack (or if you prefer, The Big Lake), and hike and mountain bike your way through this stunning area. Take the kids to nearby attractions such as the Claws n’ Paws Wild Animal Park or one of the area’s many family fun parks. Looking for a winter retreat? Visit during the annual Wally Ice Fest to watch the Ice Tee Golf Tournament, the Pocono Pond Hockey Tournament, and even curling demonstrations. Choose an upscale lakefront vacation cabin and end your day enjoying the mountain views from the hot tub on your deck.
Lake Lanier, Georgia, weekly rentals
Fifty miles northeast of Atlanta, lovely Lake Lanier offers activities to please everyone: you can try ziplining, beach volleyball, or horseback riding, or opt for a few rounds of golf or a trip to a day spa. Choose a weekly cabin rental with a private dock to tie up your fishing boat and get ready to reel in a few largemouth bass. Make sure to plan a day at Lanier Islands, a resort complex with a water park, a beach area, and a ton of activities for the whole family. When the day is done, head back to the outdoor kitchen at your luxury log cabin, grab a beer, and start the grill—this will go down in the books as the best lake vacation ever.
Lake Erie, Ohio, cabin rentals
Lake Erie is known for being one of the top lake vacation spots in the country, so it’s no surprise that you can find a wide variety of vacation homes here—from cabins with private beaches to rustic cottages tucked into the trees. Hop on the ferry to the Bass Islands, go on a lighthouse tour, or partake in some retail therapy in one of its charming Victorian towns—and be sure not to miss a day trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park, the roller coaster capital of the world. As the sun goes down, return to your Lake Erie beach house rental for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and enjoy the view.
Shasta Lake, California, lakefront cabins
The largest reservoir in California, Shasta Lake boasts 370 miles of wooded shoreline in its secluded spot in Northern California. Book a charming log cabin to use as a base to explore the area’s forests, farms, and dormant volcanoes, as well as the captivating 250-million-year-old underground Lake Shasta Caverns. Rent a powerboat or kayak and check out the numerous houseboats that dot the lake, then return to your vacation cabin’s private dock to tie up for the night.