Are you looking for the best cabins in the Midwest? Maybe you are planning a romantic midwest weekend getaway, family vacation, or corporate reunion.
From the shores of the Great Lakes to the lakes of the Ozarks, the Badlands to the Pictured Rocks, Chicago to Cleveland, the midwest is a very diverse area of the United States.
And there are epic midwest cabin rentals to enhance and complement your trip.
I am a midwest girl through and through having been born and raised in Youngstown Ohio!
I love everything about the midwest, and I love traveling to the midwest.
Here I am going to share a wide variety of 16 of the best cabins in the Midwest United States.
16 Best Cabins In The Midwest
Luxury Yurt Inspired Cabin In Indiana
In Crawfordsville Indiana you can find the unique Luxury Yurt Inspired Cabin.
This is one of the best cabins in the Midwest for couples or small groups and families.
It is a studio-style space, similar to that of a yurt, so you’ll find everything in one large circular room.
You can comfortably sleep up to four people.
There is a queen-sized bed, a pull-out couch, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and a small sitting area.
Along the circular walls, there are plenty of windows that let in natural light while also giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wooded view.
Inside you’ll also find a private bathroom.
On the outside of the Luxury Yurt Inspired Cabin, there is a large driveway with plenty of parking space, a small porch, and miles of fields and forest views.
There are plenty of cool things to do in Indiana, and staying at this quirky yurt is one of them!
Cozy Shawnee National Forest Cabin In Illinois
If you want to explore the Shawnee National Forest you’ll want to stay in this cozy cabin that is near the Garden of the Gods.
The cabin is not very big, so it’s a perfect home base for a couple looking to spend some time in Shawnee National Forest.
When you walk into the cabin there is a small living room with a futon, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and a small bistro table.
The bathroom is also on the first floor, and you go up the stairs to the loft area to find the bedroom with a queen-sized bed.
What the cabin lacks in space it makes up for in location as it is close to lots of things to do in Illinois.
Newly Built Hampton’s Hideaway VRBO Chalet In Missouri
Looking for a luxurious VRBO in Missouri? Located in Wright City Missouri, this gorgeous newly-built chalet is certainly one to consider. And it is only thirty minutes from St. Louis!
No detail was too small to consider when designing and building this property.
Located within a gated community, you will have access to kayaks which you and your family can launch from the private dock!
Able to accommodate up to 10 guests, in four bedrooms, with two bathrooms, this is perfect for a corporate getaway or a family reunion.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main open-concept living-dining room bring the outside into you.
Begin your days with coffee out on the dock near the lake, or end them making smores around the fire pit with your family. The opportunities are endless in Missouri, making this one of the best VRBOs in Missouri.
Luxury Treehouse Getaway With Treetop Views In Ohio
Remember when you were a little kid and you thought treehouses were the coolest thing ever?
I’m sure you still think so as an adult.
Since treehouses are basically cabins up in the trees, they belong on this list of the best cabins in the Midwest!
This luxury treehouse getaway will fulfill all of your childhood dreams.
With treetop views, a cozy fireplace, and a comfy bed, you’ll never want to leave!
Wisconsin’s Living Waters Log Cabin
In Northern Wisconsin, along the Flambeau River, you can find the Living Waters Log Cabin.
The cabin is loaded with amenities and it’s one of the most charming Midwest cabin rentals.
It is pet-friendly, with one bedroom with a king-sized bed with a luxurious bathroom, and a pull-out couch.
There is a large living room with plenty of windows to admire the view and a large stone fireplace.
Enjoy meals in the fully equipped kitchen, relax on the large front porch, or walk down to the river bank. There is a never-ending list of things to do in Wisconsin!
Classic Minnesota Cabin
There aren’t many Midwest cabins that are more charming than the Classic Minnesota Cabin.
Located on the shores of Lake O’Brien, you and your family and friends can enjoy a peaceful and restful experience.
There are two bedrooms, with a king-sized bed in the main bedroom, and two queen-sized beds in the upstairs loft space.
The cabin has plenty of windows, so you can enjoy the view of the woods and the lake from almost every room.
There is a cozy living room that looks out on the lake and has a wood-burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, and even a sunroom.
Outside there is a stone patio with a fire pit, a dining table, and a grill.
There is also a hammock that looks out at the lake.
You’ll have a pontoon boat at your disposal that is included with the rental as well.
You will not run out of options as there are many epic things to do in Minnesota.
Secluded Iowa Log Cabin
You can find this hand-crafted Secluded Iowa Log Cabin in Fort Atkinson Iowa.
It is located down a gravel road on a secluded patch of land that is surrounded by a large green yard and trees.
There are three bedrooms, two with a queen-sized bed, and the upstairs loft has a king-sized bed and a futon.
The cozy living room has plenty of seating with a massive stone fireplace and there is a fully equipped kitchen with a small dining area.
Outside there is a large wrap-around porch with seating, a grill, and twinkle lights.
This is one of the best cabins in the Midwest for many reasons, but especially because of its location.
You’ll be surrounded by dense trees but you’ll also be super close to golf courses, hiking trails, and parks to explore. There really is so much to do in Iowa!
Kansas Cedar Ridge Cabin
The Kansas Cedar Ridge Cabin is just outside of Wichita with views of the sweeping plains.
If you’re looking for a break from the city, this is one of the best Midwest cabins for that.
There are two bedrooms that each have a queen-sized bed and an upstairs loft with two twin-sized beds.
So there is plenty of room for the whole family or a large group of friends.
The living room is cozy and the kitchen is very big with a bar and a table, so everyone can easily congregate in there.
Outside there is plenty of open space for you to enjoy.
Relax on the back porch, have dinner on the patio by the grill and chimenea, or walk around the property.
Renovated 200 Year Old Cabin In Indiana
It was renovated in 2019 and is very spacious.
There are two bedrooms, each with a full-sized bed, a large fully equipped kitchen, and a large living room.
The cabin has plenty of windows and out front, there is a large wrap-around porch that looks out onto the lake.
If you want to feel secluded but also know you are super close to city amenities, this is the cabin for you.
This is truly one of the best Midwest cabin rentals.
Ten Acre Treehouse In Illinois
If you truly want a secluded cabin experience, you’ll want to stay at the Ten Acres Treehouse in Illinois.
This 400 square foot treehouse in the woods is considered off-grid, so don’t expect luxurious amenities.
Instead, this cabin offers a more rustic experience, completely secluded on ten acres of dense forest land.
There is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a small kitchen area and living room, and a charming window seat surrounded by books.
Outside there is a wrap-around porch where you can relax and grill out while you enjoy the view especially brilliant if you happen to visit in autumn.
The bathroom is an outhouse not attached to the cabin with a composting toilet and a camping shower.
It is a really cool camping experience in a charming secluded cabin.
Cozy Prairie Cabin In North Dakota
The Cozy Prairie Cabin is located just north of Medina North Dakota.
It’s a perfect place to enjoy a Midwest getaway and enjoy the beautiful views.
There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed and the loft has two queen-sized beds and a futon.
So there is plenty of space for the whole group.
There is s a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and a small dining area.
Outside there is a front porch with amazing views, a fire pit, and a grill.
Nebraska Lake Wanahoo Cabin
This luxury cabin is in Nebraska on Lake Wanahoo.
It was newly built and features tons of luxury amenities like a large modern kitchen, five bedrooms, a game room, a large dining room, and a living room.
This is one of the best cabins in the Midwest if you are looking to bring the whole family on a fun Nebraska vacation.
Outside you’ll find a massive porch with even more outdoor seating and a nice large lawn to hang out on.
From most of the cabin, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Wanahoo.
At The Edge Of Solitude In South Dakota
The Edge of Solitude is a cabin in South Dakota that offers some seriously stunning views.
You will find the cabin perched on the edge of red limestone deep in the Black Hills.
It looks down into a red-limestone and sandstone canyon far into the horizon.
In front of the cabin is a large deck with seating that looks out onto the canyon.
Inside the cabin, there are plenty of windows to bring the view inside to you.
There are two bedrooms with a queen-sized bed in each and a loft space with a queen-sized bed and a futon.
You can relax and enjoy the view in the living room, cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or head outside and enjoy a soak in the hot tub.
Mohican State Forest Cabin In Ohio
Location, Location, Location.
Less than a mile from Pleasant Hill Dam, and the less crowded entrance to the forest, it is one of the best cabins in Ohio to unplug and unwind.
Able to accommodate up to four, it is close to wineries, Amish country, and Malabar Farm.
The kitchen is equipped, and the loft bedroom overlooks the interior, and there are lots and lots of windows in this cozy cabin to show off the killer views of the area.
Pet-friendly, close to the forest, and with a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows, this private getaway in Ohio is one of the best midwest cabin rentals.
Lakeside Cabin In Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest
Nestled in the heart of Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest is this cozy Lakeside Cabin.
It is one of the best cabins in Michigan for couples looking for a quiet retreat.
There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed, a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and even a small dining area.
The only bedroom is up in the loft space, so keep that in mind when you are planning your stay.
Outside the cabin is a grassy lawn that is settled right on the shore of a small private lake.
You’ll also find a set of rocking chairs, a charcoal grill, and a picnic table to enjoy meals outside.
The Sunrise Cabin In Missouri
The Sunrise Cabin has two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, a cozy living room, and a fully equipped kitchen.
But you’ll spend most of your time at this cabin outside.
On the back of the cabin, there is a porch with a hot tub that has some truly stunning views of the grassy Missouri landscape.
It’s also a great place to watch the sunrise and the morning fog creep over the fields.
At the end of the day, relax on the front porch to get beautiful sunset views.
Packing List For A Trip To The Midwest
If you will be traveling, either by plane or by car to the midwest, here are some tips on how to pack lightly.
A concealed travel pouch may be one of the most important items you bring along when visiting the midwest. It is always important to protect your personal information. Identity thieves are everywhere.
his unisex RFID blocking concealed travel pouch is lightweight and comes in several colors. It has lots of organization to give you peace of mind.
You can place it under your hiking clothes next to your body to carry your ID safely.
If you have a pouch already that does not come with the RFID protection, as I do, these RFID sleeves are the perfect solution.
This configuration comes with enough credit card sleeves that the entire family would be protected. They are slim too, so they will easily fit into your pouch or wallet.
If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures with your phone you will definitely want to consider an external charging battery. This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips.
It can be used on a variety of phones, not just an iPhone like I have. And wow is it fast!
I like that it holds its charging capabilities for several uses so I do not have to worry about it while out and about, and if I forget to recharge it at night, it will still be good to go the next day.
My daughter gifted me with this FugeTek selfie stick and tripod setup for my birthday. I absolutely love it! It is made of lightweight aluminum and so easy to use.
It has Bluetooth connectivity and is a breeze to use for taking selfies when staying in one of the best Airbnbs in Illinois.
Hydration is so important when traveling. You want to remain hydrated throughout your travels to support your immune system which in turn will be stronger to fight off any germs you will encounter during your travels.
You will want to bring your own refillable water bottle with you.
I never leave home on a trip without my Bobble filtration bottle. The 18.5-ounce size is perfect for hiking and it fits nicely in the pocket of a backpack.
When filled with water, it is not too heavy to carry. And the charcoal filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble.
Perhaps you are traveling a long distance and packing space is a premium in your suitcase, or in your car.
Then this set of collapsible silicone foldable water bottles would work well for you. Would not take up much space at all.
You will want a backpack or daypack with you to store snacks, your water bottle, phone, extra clothes, etc.. when hiking This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great
It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from. The fact that it folds down into a zippered pouch will make it easy to pack.
Here I have listed 16 of the best cabins in the midwest for your consideration. I hope you have so much fun!
Please leave a comment if you have stayed in one of these midwest cabin getaways. What was your experience like?