There is no denying that Columbus is a big, bustling city. It’s the state capital of Ohio, one of the most populous cities in the Midwest, and a regional economic powerhouse. It is also home to busy attractions, such as North Market, a public market that sells all kinds of things from produce to flowers, and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Here, you can also find education sites, such as Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and Ohio History Center. With brunch buffets and rooftop restaurants, visitors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to food scenes as well. In such a busy metropolis, it’s a little harder to find some pockets for rest and relaxation. Luckily, this guide can help you find accommodation within the larger Columbus metropolitan area. Believe it or not, this city has beautiful cabins where you can disconnect from the Ohio hustle and bustle. Scroll down for the top cabins in Columbus, Ohio.
1. Modern waterfront cabin with home theater
Nothing says staycation than a beautiful waterfront property with easy access to fishing, boating… and a home theater! Luckily, this vacation rental in Northeast Columbus offers all of these and more. This modern cabin is a 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom property located about 10 minutes away from Easton Town Center and Downtown Columbus. It’s a three-level residence, and inside you’ll find contemporary living spaces with plenty of natural light. There’s a commercial-grade kitchen, a game room, adjustable beds in each bedroom, and a private lake for your enjoyment. To top it all off, you can totally extend your stay and even get a discount.
★Easton Waterfront: Boat, Fish, Theatre, Barcade★Columbus, Ohio, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beds were incredibly comfortableyou will love this home the views are wonderful and the game room is everything you’d wantthe mattresses are super comfy the kitchen had everything we needed and then somecomfortable stylish space for my colleagues and i to meeti’ve seen less of the city cause i was so comfortable and it was hard to leave here
Cleanliness:very clean and stylish placebeautiful home clean and tidywas very cleanthe place was clean and comfortablethe house was clean and the beds we're comfortable
Host:the host was easy to contactthe hosts were very receptive to feedback and helpful throughout our staysam was a great host he responded immediately and made sure we enjoyed our stay even after we arrivedthis space was exceptional and the owners and staff where very nice and very professionalthe time put into the design and decor definitely shows how much the owners care about their propertyRead more reviews
Location:good location easy to findwe loved the location - close to the airport shopping restaurants etcthis is a great location for large groupsthis was such an awesome locationthis is a great place and location for a group gathering
2. Lakefront cabin with hot tub (from USD 495)
The Water’s Edge is perfect for vacationers who want to experience the best of what Lake Logan and Hocking Hills has to offer. Located right on the water’s edge (hence the name), this beautiful and custom three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental is the ideal launchpad for fun things to do in the waters. If you prefer staying on the land, there are hiking trails located nearby as well. There are several piece de resistance within The Water’s Edge, including the fireplace, the lakefront covered porch, the lakeside charcoal grill and fire pit, and the hot tub. The best part of it all is that you can enjoy all of these in complete privacy; The Waters Edge’s is located within a 5-acre (2-hectare) property.
Gorgeous Hocking Hills Lake Front Cabin Right On Lake Logan - Near All The SitesLogan, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
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Amenities & Room:enjoyed the comfortable chairs around the fire pit
Cleanliness:beautiful property overall very clean
Host:wonderful communications and coordination by property ownersRead more reviews
Location:great location and property we will be back this summer perfect get away with privacy
3. Cozy retreat with hot tub (from USD 199)
Can’t get enough of the Hocking Hills State Park? There’s a great collection of cabin rentals in the area. If you’re traveling alone or with one other companion, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom secluded cabin along McGrery Road may be perfect for you. Located away from the tourist traffic (that can get pretty intense during peak season), this rental allows you to enjoy the serenity of Hocking Hills throughout your stay. Property amenities include a stargazing deck with a fire pit, custom hickory flooring and cabinetry, a hot tub, a full kitchen, and even a telescope in case you want to take a “closer” look at the night sky. All you need to bring are your personal effects and some firewood if you plan on using the fire pit.
Private, secluded retreatLancaster, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
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Amenities & Room:but because we loved the cabin ate all the rest of our meals inThe cabin was great just as describedWas not as secluded as we would have liked but had a relaxing and cozy get awayThere were clean towels to use plenty of dishes movies to watch and even toiletries in caseWas a little weary when I saw that the cabin was attached to the owners house but there was nothing to worry about
Cleanliness:The property was clean and well maintainedThe property is clean an nice as advertised
Host:We enjoyed the fire deck and hot tubWe loved the hot tub and fire deck but what really made the trip for us was all the little thingsThe owner left us an anniversary card Very sweetThe fire deck was one feature we really enjoyedHe was there during our stayRead more reviews
Location:Cute cozy little get away placeand we look forward to many more A beautiful cabin surrounded by peacefulnessVery cool to see the variety of tenants that had rented this property Located roughly 30 mins from Hocking Hills state parkWe really loved the placeThe coolest touches (in my opinion) were located in the storage closet next to the bathroom- walking sticks available to use for any hikers and a map with pins for all renters to mark where they we...
4. Family-friendly suite with hot tub (from USD 145)
It’s time to head up north to the quaint village of Fredericktown, approximately an hour’s drive away from Downtown Columbus. Here, you’ll find The Tranquility Suite, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin located within Heartland Country Resort. The Tranquility Suite is located within an expansive animal farm with access to trails that lead you to the woodlands or the nearby rivers. The Tranquility Suite has a two-person hot tub, an open floor plan for the living and dining spaces, and a private porch swing for when you want to have some alone time. Bring a loved one or, if you have small kids, the entire family for a relaxing getaway.
The Tranquility Suite is a private cabin suite at Heartland Country ResortFredericktown, OH, US
5. Spacious log cabin best for families (from USD 513)
This rustic log cabin located right in the sprawling Hocking Hills State Park, situated about an hour southeast from Downtown Columbus, is a great place to stay. It’s a spacious forest retreat with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, so feel free to invite your closest friends, family, and loved ones for a short getaway in this lush region. Lovingly referred to as Cabin Sweet Cabin by its owners, the property is well-equipped for remote working and distance learning for longer stays. There’s no light pollution here, so on a clear night, you can go stargazing. Endless recreational attractions are located a short drive away.
Veteran Owned,Spectrum Wifi, Cell Service,HotTub, Firepit, Family & Pet FriendlyLancaster, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
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Amenities & Room:our family was completely comfortable with plenty of sleeping arrangements bathrooms and privacygame room in the basement was super extra free fun as wellplay room a nice touch upstairs
Host:she responded promptly and was very helpfulelizabeth is a responsive and attentive hostfor sure a “kid and pet” friendly cabinRead more reviews
Location:this place is great and we will come back sometime if you have a big family
6. The Karshner Place (from USD 499)
The Karshner Place is an amazing vacation lodge that’s perfect for larger groups. It has 7 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, and approximately 3,000 square feet (279 square meters) of living space. Since it’s located in Laurelville, you will have a variety of outdoor recreation and attractions to enjoy, including Hocking Hills State Park and Old Man’s Cave, one of the state park’s main highlights. On-site amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, an electric fireplace, a recreation room with a pool table and a table tennis table, a patio with a gas grill, and outside, a treehouse with swings and a slide. Without a doubt, this is a vacation rental suited for travelers of all ages.
Spacious Hocking Hills Lodge/CabinLaurelville, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
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Amenities & Room:The game room is so much funThe house is very large and the bedrooms are all a great size with very comfortable bedsThe cabin is maintained meticulously furnished better than any I've ever seen especially considering the size of the cabinIt actually felt like home and was so clean and has everything you would need to be comfortable Would definitely go back againsee the natural wonders of the area
Cleanliness:This property is very clean and spaciousThis property was very clean and spacious Close to canoeing
Host:miniature golf hiking and ice creamVery nice patio with firepitcovered with heavy oilcloth tableclothsGrocery store done the roadWe had 7 children who were very entertained by all the home had to offerRead more reviews
Location:The location is very close to Hocking Hills State Parkeither Maybe not an option in this area?Over all a great weekendThat master bathroom was phenomenal Very close to Hocking hills and hiking great places to eat and get ice cream nearby Peaceful and quiet locationWe often stay at a cabin a few times per yearbut you are in the country
7. Spacious lodge with pool and hot tub (from USD 250)
There are plenty of underrated destinations that are all within a day’s drive away from Downtown Columbus. Take Frazeysburg, for instance. This charming and small village is about an hour east of the city. Plus, it is known for having the largest apple basket in the world. This is also where you’ll find Weyrich Woods Lodge, a vacation rental that pictures just won’t do any justice. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits in a quiet, rural location, so you can really take a break from city life. It is also one of the top Airbnbs with a pool and a hot tub in Columbus. There is plenty of walking to do on and around the property. A group of 16 can easily retreat to this gem whenever they want.
Weyrich Woods Lodge in the Countryside
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :
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Amenities & Room:the highlight of this cabin is the swimming pool which was perfectly heated and the hot tubthe pool is wonderful and though not huge plenty of space for the 6 of usadorable cabin in the woods pros (& they are big): amazing private very well heated poolour toddler enjoyed the pool so muchpool was fantastic- nice and warm for a cold winter’s weekend
Cleanliness:the cabin was very clean and incredibly spacioushot tub was clean and like newthe place is clean and well organizedvery nice and very cleanthe little touches gave the place so much charm and it was clean and well kept
Host:property manager was very helpfulproperty owners were super responsivewe had a great stay the owner was wonderfulthe owner was incredibly responsive and check in was a breezethe owner was super friendly but never bothered us even tho he lives closeRead more reviews
Location:great location to unplug and enjoy family timebeing so close to the city what a nice getawayit was beyond awesome the basement has the perfect movie room and walk-outwonderful this place is unbelievablecouldn't ask for a better place to enjoy spending time together
8. Charming cabin with front porch (from USD 150)
Look for Columbus, Ohio, on Google Maps and you’ll see that the state capital is surrounded by green. Things get particularly greener southeast, in the Hocking Hills area, including the small village of Somerset in Perry County. Approximately an hour away from Downtown Columbus, head here to stay at this accommodation, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cozy cabin where you can truly can get some much-needed alone time. It has a covered front porch with Adirondack chairs, a soft and cozy queen-sized bed, an electric fireplace to heat up the cabin during colder seasons, and a screened porch with a hot tub where you can relax and enjoy a bubble bath. You’ll come to Downtown Columbus refreshed and energized.
Cabin with hot tub, grill, porch, picnic table, electric fireplace, queen bedSomerset, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
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Amenities & Room:and wifi would be awesomethe fully appointed kitchen was great
Cleanliness:it was very clean and i appreciated that there were a variety of movies there to watch
Host:the town is so friendly and welcomingRead more reviews
Location:the caves are great to explore and not far from the location of the cabin
9. Romantic vineyard cabin with wine tasting for two (from USD 175)
It’s amazing how fast the landscape changes as soon as you get out of Columbus. This time around, the cityscape gives way to the gentle rolling fields as you make your way to Circleville, a small town located about half an hour south of Downtown Columbus. Just like romantic hotels, this cabin is also perfect for intimate getaways with your loved ones. It is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom property situated within the locally famous Manchester Hill Winery. The cabin has a fire pit, a queen-sized bed, a luxurious clawfoot tub reminiscent of old-world elegance, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s plenty of sight-seeing to do here— there’s a binocular available for your use. Don’t miss the wine tasting tour for two as Manchester Hill Winery has a selection of award-winning wines and ciders.
Winery Romantic Cabin for two. Close to Hocking Hills with guided wine tasting!Circleville, Ohio, United StatesPremier Host
10. Family-friendly log cabin with a lakeside yard (from USD 151)
We understand that sometimes, you really need to head out of the city to decongest. In that case, head about 40 minutes east from Downtown Columbus to Buckeye Lake, one of the go-to destinations for short but accessible getaways. Here, you’ll find a beautifully remodeled two-bedroom log cabin located by Buckeye Lake Marina. Plus, the lake will be your backyard. Feel free to take a swim or wade through shallower waters or hire a local boat company so you can experience the lake even better. Nothing calms the mind better than water.
Log Cabin Waterfront getaway at Buckeye Lake featured in the 2019 Tour of Homes
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
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Amenities & Room:the beds and pilllows were very comfortable and the air conditioning was perfect on our hot daysthe beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:super clean all the conveniences you need for a cozy getaway
Host:larry and susie were very kind and responsive to questions we hadvery clean and the property managers were very responsive to all of our questionsRead more reviews
Location:what a beautiful cabin 25 feet from the shore of buckeye lake perfect location for sunrisesa place to relax and fish
Take that much-needed leave
Columbus is a high-energy and dynamic city with plenty to offer for all kinds of travelers, including seafood restaurants and theme parks. But when you’ve been in the city far too long, it’s easy to get fatigued. Take the weekend off, maybe invite a couple of close loved ones or go alone, and head out of the bustling city and explore what the surrounding areas have to offer.
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