7 Cabins with Large Yards for Your Next Vacation

Get outside and explore nature at one of these cabins with a large yard.

Woods embrace this huge cabin. On this nine-acre estate, the nearest neighbors are birds and squirrels, not other people, and the vast yard is great for games and long nature walks. Cool down in the outdoor pool, lunch in your picnic pavilion, and hang out on the two-level deck. Watch fireflies from the swings by the fire pit.

You might never want to leave this retreat. Step outside to the crystal river for wading, fishing, tubing, or just watching the water rush by. Two large, screened porches and a covered deck with an outdoor fireplace let you enjoy the outdoors even when the weather’s damp or chilly.

A trout stream flows through this property, so bring your fishing gear. If you’d rather watch fish than catch them, explore the mossy banks near your shady porch. The large yard features a picnic shelter for eating, playing games, and gathering the treasures the kids find by the water.

The yard stretching around this cabin offers room for kids to play, hunt bugs, and breathe fresh air. Picnic tables invite you to dine outdoors. The big deck wraps the cabin with outdoor space for birdwatching (or coffee sipping) in the log rocking chairs.

A sparkling creek tumbles through the yard. Linger on steps built into the creek—an ideal spot to watch wildlife or dabble in the water. A private bridge lets you cross the creek to the waterfall on the other side. Gather around the fire pit, or gaze at the woods from the relaxing hot tub.

Outdoor space for kids and dogs makes this the perfect family cabin. Hang out on the covered patio with a picnic table, grill, hot tub, rocking chairs, and a jumbo, outdoor Connect Four game! Best of all: The big yard, where kids discover nature, whether they look down at critters in the grass, or up at trees shading them.

Sitting next to the Little Pigeon River, this cozy cabin calls you for rafting, kayaking, or fishing. Guests spot deer, turkeys and bears on this secluded property, away from traffic and neighbors. A gigantic yard stretches around the sunny cabin. At night, listen to the rushing river by the blazing fire pit.