|Dunton Hot Springs1/5 |Dunton Hot Springs
|El Capitan Canyon2/5 |El Capitan Canyon
|The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch3/5 |The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
|Post Ranch Inn4/5 |Post Ranch Inn
|Kevin Syms5/5 |Kevin Syms
There’s something inherently cozy about a rustic, log-cabin getaway, but if a back-to-the-basics vacation — no Wi-Fi! — sounds intimidating, consider a log-cabin hotel. They offer all the charm of a simple A-frame structure in the middle of nowhere, coupled with modern conveniences (hello, room service!). Here’s our look at some of the most luxuriouslog cabin-inspired getaways in the U.S., which offer welcome touches like rain-head showers, wood-burning fireplaces, and high-thread-count sheets.
DUNTON HOT SPRINGS
The antique miner’s cottages atDunton Hot Springslook historically accurate from the outside, but the interiors are anything but rustic. This entire resort is crafted from a restored eighteen hundreds ghost town. Some of the cabins have outdoors showers to make the most of the mountain views, and there are hot springs on site. Meals are served up in an old saloon, and there’s also a dance hall.
Insider Tip:While most people don’t associate Colorado with wine, Dunton has a sister property calledSutcliffe Vineyards, located about an hour and a half away.
EL CAPITAN CANYON
Known as a pioneer of “glamping,”El Capitan Canyonis tucked among groves of oak and sycamore trees. The resort offers a mix of safari tents, upscale cedar cabins, and adventure yurts. The cabins offer front porches and A-line roofs and interiors are decked out with all comforts, including full bathrooms and kitchenettes.
Insider Tip:Don’t miss the trout sculptures on the property’s Larry Callahan Bridge, which symbolize the fish ladders the hotel has helped build to allow safe passage of steelhead trout back to El Capitan Canyon Creek.
THE LODGE & SPA AT BRUSH CREEK RANCH
This luxury dude ranch is spread over 30,000 acres, and guests ofThe Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranchhave plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation. The cabins range from new builds to renovated historic ones, and interiors are rustic but luxurious, with sitting rooms and glass showers. Some have potbelly stoves or furnaces. Family style feasts are served up in the Lodge Great Room, and activities include horseback riding, fly fishing, and clay pigeon shooting.
Insider Tip:To reach the ranch, take the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, which crosses the Medicine Bow Mountains and offers views of the glacial-fed Lake Marie.
POST RANCH INN
ThePost Ranch Innis located high above the Pacific Ocean, and the wood and glass design of the cottages is meant to blend in with the surrounding landscape. While accommodation style varies, some are meant to be a modern riff on a traditional log cabin, such as the stand-alone Tree Houses, which are built on stilts nine feet above the forest floor. The Mountain House has a circular design inspired by nearby redwood trees.
Insider Tip:Nearby Pfeiffer Beach is known for its purple sand and natural arches, but head to the far north end of the beach where heart shaped rocks wash up on shore.
THE RANCH AT EMERALD VALLEY
Guests looking for a more rustic option at the famedBroadmoorresort can opt to stay atThe Ranch at Emerald Valleylocated just a few miles away in the 100,000-acre Pike National Forest. Take your pick from the ten rustic log cabins, which offer one to three bedrooms, as well as fireplaces and every modern amenity. The main lodge offers a patio fire pit for morning "Cowboy Coffee" and evening storytelling. For a taste of the outdoors, guests can spend their time horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, or canoeing.
Insider Tip:Book a spa treatment inside the spa tent, which is located right next to a waterfall.
To see the rest of the most luxurious cabins in the country including Colorado's Steamboat Bay Fishing Club and Connecticut's Winvain Farm, go to Fodors.com.