Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on July 2, 2022.
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Camp culture is big around Pittsburgh, and everyone seemingly knows several people with a camp outside of the city used for long weekends, summer vacations, and more.
But if you do not have access to your own camp, you are not completely out of luck. There are many great cabin rentals near Pittsburgh to help you get a trip out into nature. So in this one, we thought we'd share a few great options to consider for Pennsylvania rental cabins just a short drive from Pittsburgh!
Note: All rentals are listed on the VRBO booking platform. Images credited to the respective hosts. While we are frequent customers of these services, we have not personally stayed in the below properties. We reviewed many of the apartment rentals in Pittsburgh for what we normally look for when traveling, and simply think these are quite unique, interesting, and in most cases also have fantastic locations such that we would likely inquire about them if we were travelers. These reasons will be highlighted below. Amenities may have changed since initial publication and should be confirmed prior to booking.
Riverfront Home in Armstrong County
Want to get away with a gorgeous view of the Allegheny River in Armstrong County? This four-bed, two-bath cabin has a view that won't let you down. A boat dock is also found nearby for those who want to get out on the water in a boat, kayak, or canoe (BYO vessel, however). As an added bonus, this one prioritizes enjoying nature properly and does not offer WiFI as of publication.
Cabin on the Youghiogheny Near Confluence
Would you prefer a riverfront cabin on the Youghiogheny in the Laurel Highlands over the Allegheny? This two-bed, two-bath cabin rental is for you! Not only is riverfront access a priority of this one, you are also close to the Great Allegheny Passage nearby which runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland (and onward to Washington DC via the C&O Canal Trail)- so don't forget your bike either!
Large Cabin on 17 Acres in Clarion County
Want to head north to Clarion County for your cabin outing? This beauty just west of Clarion, PA, features a four-bed, two-bath setup that sleeps eight all on a 17 wooded acre lot. Nearby are golf courses, hiking and biking trails, kayak and canoe spots, and is a 45 minute drive from Cook Forest State Park as well.
Luxury Treehouse in Ohiopyle
It is not every day you get to sleep in an actual tree house, and this cabin will fulfill that dream as you are perched above the forest floor in Ohiopyle. This one features two bedrooms, one bath, three covered patios, and is just minutes away from Laurel Highlands gems like Ohiopyle State Park, Fallingwater, and Kentuck Knob to name a few!
Log Cabin Near Fort Necessity
There are cabins near Pittsburgh and then there are log cabins near Pittsburgh and this one-bed, one-bath gem in the Laurel Highlands will really send you back in time. But don't worry, this one also comes with many modern amenities including air conditioning, a full kitchen, an electric furnace, wifi, and more.
Stay on an Organic Farm in Champion
Want to trade the hustle and bustle of the city for farm life? This affordable cabin in Champion, PA, is one bed, one bath and comes in at a rather reasonable price point as well. As a bonus, it has a swimming pond and is near a 3,000-acre state forest too!
A-Frame Cabin with Gorgeous Mountain Views
Want to stay in an A-Frame property with gorgeous views? This three-bed, two-bath rental with numerous amenities near Jones Mills, PA, is for you. Not only is this one at the edge of an organic farm and next to a state forest, it is also just a 10-minute drive from Seven Springs and five minutes from restaurants and shops in Donegal.
Cabin Near McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks
In the mood for a cabin retreat but don't want to head into the Laurel Highlands? This stunning two-bed, three-bath rental is located on a 50-acre property about an hour north of Pittsburgh- making it a great base to check out McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks just a short drive away.
Large Cabin with Two Stocked Ponds
Entertaining a large group and want a cabin designed for seclusion? This four-bedroom, five-bath gem holds up to 12 people and includes two private ponds that are stocked for fishing. Even better is this one is just a short drive to the entrance of Seven Springs for more outdoor activities as well!
Fox Chapel Cabin Close to Pittsburgh
Want to stay in a cabin but don't want to be too far away from the city proper? This two-bed, one-bath cabin in Fox Chapel is the place for you. It is located just a few minutes from Oakmont, close to parks like the Trillium Trail and Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and you can be downtown in about a half hour pending traffic. Not bad at all!
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