Top 10 Cabins Near Raleigh, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Boasting great museums, natural attractions, and a vibrant culinary scene, Raleigh guarantees an exciting vacation. North Carolina’s capital city, home to the North Carolina State University, is known as the City of Oaks for the numerous oak trees standing tall. For nature lovers looking for fun ways to spend a day in Raleigh, visit JC Raulston Arboretum and marvel at the diverse plant collection. For local color, explore North Carolina Museum of History and Joel Lane Museum House. Before continuing your adventure, visit Sassool and savor Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines. Additionally, you can explore the hiking trails at William B. Umstead State Park and then retire to one of the nice hotels to stay in Raleigh. But if you’re planning a retreat amid nature, you’ll find many cabins in and around the city. From an artist’s studio to waterfront rentals, check out these top cabins near Raleigh, North Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Chic A-frame cabin for eight with an outdoor pool (from USD 370)

Interior design enthusiasts will most likely linger in this three-bedroom accommodation for eight guests. The recently refurbished A-frame home highlights an enormous living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and a big HDTV with Roku and Netflix. You’ll also discover a gourmet kitchen to test your culinary prowess.

However, we have a hunch that you may spend most of your time outdoors. You can take a dip in the pool, relax on the sun loungers, kick back in the covered patio, or snuggle around the fire pit in cold weather.

The cabin is set on a private 3-acre (1.2-hectare) property in Wake Forest, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Raleigh.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
48.35 km (30.1 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
148 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we made steaks on the grill and enjoyed games in the living room
we enjoyed the pool and tanned on the deck
the pool and outdoor space are so so great
the pool is the highlight of outside with plenty of shade with the trees
everything was very clean
place was great clean and very nice
inside is simple and clean
the cabin was so comfortable clean and welcoming
the house is clean and comes with everything you need from super soft linens to pool towels
thanks to this amazing host
host were very helpful and tended to all needs
tess and glenn are outstanding host
tess and glenn are great hosts and we will definitely return
amazing property tess and glen are very kind and courteous hosts
there is a park super close by
nice location - easy to get to
location and space was great it was a pleasant surprise how close and walkable joyner park is
great location outstanding cleanness and great place for a family stay
a private tucked away place to relax and visit with family
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2. The Willow (from USD 118)

Leave your worries behind and travel with your small family to this one-bedroom cabin in the woods. Surrounded by tall trees and greenery, you’ll appreciate every moment strolling around the property or kicking back on the deck. The hosts live next door in case you need help with anything.

The tastefully furnished interior is appealing and well-lighted. The air-conditioned living room comes with a fireplace, WiFi, and a flat-screen TV for your entertainment. You will also find a functional kitchen at your disposal.

This place is about a 45-minute drive from Raleigh.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
16.77 km (10.5 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
238 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a very comfortable stay all around
very clean and well-stocked
peaceful clean comfortable
stylish clean and tranquil
a very nice and clean house
a clean charming cabin in a private setting
the host was excellent
anna was super accommodating and responsive to all of my questions
anna was so kind and communicative before and during my stay
anna was super responsive and was accommodating in every way possible
she answered every question with lightning speed and was super warm and helpful
great stay if you’re looking to be in a quiet area but close to durham
we highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an ideal getaway
it felt like we had a private getaway and were still close to all the things we needed
the place is ideal for up too 3 people
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3. Artist's Studio (from USD 130)

For artists and art enthusiasts seeking an inspiring place to stay, Artist’s Studio is your best bet. The waterfront home, owned by a visual artist, has been used for natural history and botanical illustrations for two decades. While on the property, you can admire the gardens with 20th-century sculptures. You can also enjoy an afternoon nap on the hammock overlooking the pond. Alternatively, swim, canoe, or fish in the lake.

The interior space features charming wall art created in the studio, a comfy bed, and basic cooking amenities, including an electric kettle and a microwave. The rental includes breakfast and WiFi, too.

Raleigh is about 50 minutes away by car.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
15.73 km (9.8 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
253 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a mini fridge and excellent wifi
elegant design with lots of light and cozy
beautifully designed with much natural light it was so cozy
ippy's place is a small sanctuary of comfortable elegance where every detail has been considered and thoughtfully attended to
i loved being able to sit in bed and watch the birds and trees from the large windows
the space is cozy clean and bright and the grounds outside are beautiful and serene
ippy is gracious and accommodating
ippy was very kind when she greeted me and was very accommodating
ippy’s place is so beautiful and tranquil and she was so friendly and welcoming
hopefully we will return soon ippy is a great host
ippy is an incredible host and our stay couldn’t have been better
location in proximity to restaurants and trails is great
beautiful place in a gorgeous location loved it
this is a wonderful property and close to many things that are very enjoyable
calming comforting and beautiful
easy to find so close to dining and shopping and hiking but very much secluded and calm
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4. The Stable (from USD 131)

Unplug in this peaceful natural retreat designed for nature lovers. Coupled with its remoteness, it’s just 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Mountains-to-Sea Trail and Eno River State Park for biking and hiking opportunities. At the same time, Raleigh is about a 40-minute drive away.

The rental’s living area is sizable, featuring a well-equipped kitchen and a sitting room, enhanced with attractive lighting. You can also unwind on the screened porch with beautiful nature views. This mountain cabin near Raleigh also includes WiFi.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
17.54 km (10.9 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
262 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the screened in porch (with ceiling fan) and labyrinth were a joy
a cozy place with many thoughtful touches
very clean and very nice
clean quiet and peaceful
it was very clean and very inviting
relaxing clean zen and beautiful what a clearing stay
super cute clean and thoughtful place to stay
the owners are so helpful and communicative
claudia and kelly were responsive to any needs or requests
claudia & kelly were very communicative warm and inviting throughout
claudia and kelly were great hosts i would stay again for sure
thank you kelly and claudia for hosting us and our wedding party
the stable was the perfect location for our week of remote work and visiting friends and family
the neighborhood was peaceful and good for walks as well
very quiet restful and peaceful
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5. The Scout House (from USD 139)

Set on a small peaceful farm, Scout House is a two-bedroom modern cabin overlooking the woods, beautiful meadows, and a historic barn. While on site, visitors can hike around the serene property or boat and swim in the pond accessible via a forested path.

Further, you will love the rental’s interior with wall art and other colorful decorations. The living space highlights an open floor plan with a chef’s kitchen and a lounge area with a bookshelf, HDTV, and a fireplace for your leisure. Laundry amenities and WiFi are available, as well.

The property is located in Chapel Hill, about 50 minutes by car from Raleigh.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
5.35 km (3.4 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
148 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the creature comforts were much appreciated - good shower comfortable beds and great ac during the hot days
beautiful quiet and cozy with all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay
great mid century lamps and really excellent stuff on the walls in every room
it seems anything we needed was there comfortable king bed
the space is beautiful and a perfect spot for a cozy getaway
the airbnb was as described and quite clean & stylish with a funky character
the host was very responsive
marie is a great host
the hosts are very accommodating and great at communicating
host even provided fresh eggs and milk in the fridge
hosts are wonderful will definitely be staying again
close to plenty while providing a peacefully remote setting
marie’s place is a cute unique house tucked in the woods
the cabin is a wonderful spot - close to town but feels like you're miles away when you're there
great place to stay easy location and close to everything yet plenty of privacy
felt like staying at a close friend's house while they are out of town
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6. Stylish accommodation on a farm (from USD 149)

This one-bedroom home is attached to a larger building nestled on a mini-farm in a tranquil community. The property is in Duke Forest, around 35 minutes by car from Raleigh, and guests will be surrounded by miles of hiking trails. If you don’t feel like roaming around, you can meet the farm animals, including two goats and a mini horse.

This pet-friendly accommodation is rustic yet fitted with high-end amenities. You can loosen up in the cozy sitting room and stream Netflix or Amazon Prime movies on the HDTV with high-speed WiFi. The home also includes a gas barbecue and a well-equipped kitchen.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
10.74 km (6.7 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
74 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sectional sofa in the living room is super comfortable
the pictures on the airbnb site are accurate - the indoor space is very comfortable
homey place with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay
cabin is clean comfortable and so unique
the cabin was clean spacious comfortable and fully appointed
the bedroom is very spacious and the bathroom is very nice as well
the host was very nice and communicative
janet is a wonderful host and responsive to questions
the host makes it special from the very beginning
wonderful place quiet cozy & friendly would love to stay there again
she is quick with communication and kind too
excellent location close to everything
the location was great
janet’s cabin was super cute comfortable and close to everything
close to everything but also felt like you were secluded
very lovely unique space close to all the activities/attractions durham has to offer
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7. The Bower (from USD 120)

This rustic abode is located next to a metal studio amidst soaring trees in Moncure, a 25-minute drive from Raleigh. Ideal for one or two visitors, the interior with exposed beam ceilings is artful, spacious, and well-equipped. You’ll find a kitchen to cook your meals, laundry amenities, and a sitting area with a wood stove and a satellite TV.

Outside this vacation rental near Raleigh, you can walk around the wooded property or explore the sculptures next door at Summer Shop. While the artists come around for work on Thursdays, you won’t have to worry about your privacy.

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Moncure, North Carolina, United States
27.84 km (17.3 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
371 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we used the cast iron furnace to heat the burrow and it was splendid
the space was very clean
thank you tammi for hosting such a special home
it was so peaceful and accommodating
this place is one of a kind it’s such a unique and wonderful experience
tami was very communicative responsive and generous
this homemade house is a tranquil funky and fun environment and tami is accessible and very helpful
only about 15 minutes away from neat little shops in pittsboro
the location in the woods with little pockets of interest here and there were delightful to explore
this is the place to go for a fun artsy retreat away from the city
this place was just what were looking for—perfectly located outside the raleigh/durham/chapel hill triangle while feeling like another world
tami’s place is super eccentric the shower is amazing and so is the life sized chess board that’s outside
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8. Plush countryside home with a spa studio (from USD 175)

If you’re looking forward to a revitalizing vacation amidst nature, this one-bedroom home is a perfect choice. It’s set in an old, remote mill property, featuring tall trees, meadows, and a rock dam with a waterfall. After a long day walking around the site, you can book and enjoy a massage in the rental’s spa studio. Alternatively, soak in the outdoor shared hot tub.

The interior, oriented for two guests, is sizable and replete with a kitchen, sitting area, and a comfy queen bed on the upper level. WiFi is available, as well.

The home is situated in Mebane, about 50 minutes by car from Raleigh.

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
29.06 km (18.1 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
302 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this cabin is rustic but in a charming way and includes all the amenities you need to be comfortable
the small heater was surprisingly efficient and heated the first and second floors well
the space was absolutely beautiful comfortable and stocked with nice amenities
clean and comfy with nice extras (bottled water coffee breakfast pastries fruit bowl)
bob was great and left us nice breakfast supplies
bobs place was very relaxing and clean
the cabin was quiet clean considering its rustic nature
we were so impressed by the history and cleanliness of the cabin and the grounds surrounding it
bob is a gracious host
great spot and great host
bob was very helpful at checkout
bob is a great host very friendly
bob was a gracious and knowledgable host
great private location and charming cabin right next to a waterfall
a great quiet and relaxing location for a getway
i would highly recommend this location for a quite getaway
was an idyllic and peaceful spot close to nature
overall a nice stay and very close to cute and fun nc small towns
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9. Spacious log home with a fishing pond (from USD 214)

Fishing enthusiasts will love this three-bedroom cabin sitting on over a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) wooded lot overlooking a pond. Guests can catch and release fish or relax on the waterside swing and admire the natural surroundings.

The indoor space is well-equipped. The cozy sitting room has recliners, a Smart TV, and a Blu-ray player to enjoy. You’ll also find a country kitchen packed with appliances and spices to cook your meals. Alternatively, you can barbecue on the covered back porch. What’s more, this property lies in Apex, about a 20-minute drive from Raleigh.

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19.38 km (12.1 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
127 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
house was very clean and accommodating
beds were super comfortable and everything was very very clean
cabin is clean well stocked with spices pans crockpot coffee maker
hosts were amazing too
we also can’t say enough about how welcoming and helpful the owners are
this is a charming comfortable cabin built by the owner with lots of fun touches
owner was very nice and responded very quickly when we had an issue with the wall water
communication with owners was very good
what a great place stocked with everything so serene and close to everything
such a relaxing place
this was a perfect place to stay
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10. Remote 18-century cabin with a sauna

A memorable romantic or solo escape awaits you in this one-bedroom cabin in Moncure, 30 minutes by car from Raleigh. The wooden structure dates back to the mid-18th century. It has been rebuilt on this property and maintains some original features, including the spiral staircase and flooring. Sitting on a 50-acre (20.2-hectare) forested property with four other buildings, tranquility is another draw of this place.

This lodging near Raleigh, North Carolina has everything you need to feel at home. Inside, renters will appreciate the compact sitting room with an HDTV, board games, a sound system, WiFi, and a functional kitchen. And did we mention the sauna?

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Moncure, North Carolina, United States
28.97 km (18.1 mi) from North Carolina Botanical Garden
114 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean beautiful and private
it was clean light and airy
the cabin was beautiful clean and well kept
we loved our stay here cabin is super cute and clean
the hosts were very responsive & helpful with our questions
the hosts were fast to communicate and very welcoming
gorgeous property and absolutely phenomenal hosts
the host was very responsive and everything was as described
jamie was a gracious host very quick to communicate and respond would certainly come back again
beautiful location amazing cabin
beautiful cabin in a great location
a great cabin and a great location
the cabin was beautiful and close to the lake and great local eateries
peaceful relaxing place to get away
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Enjoy a lovely natural retreat near Raleigh

Find the most suitable option for you and your loved ones in this list of top cabin rentals near Raleigh, North Carolina. Apart from their lovely locations and amenities, they are within easy driving distance to Raleigh and everything it offers.

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