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Not too long ago, Indiana was frontier country. Replete with homesteaders making a go at life out west, they set up shop with a log cabin, a farm, and about a dozen children. Today, family planning practices have changed, but Indiana remains a place of proud nostalgia, especially when it comes to the log cabin lifestyle. While some people dream of beach getaways and mountain retreats, there’s nothing quite like spending a weekend in a 100-year-old cabin by a lake. If you’re in need of some fresh air, head to one of these beautiful cabins in Indiana.

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Cabin on Lake Lemon Near Bloomington

Just outside Bloomington on the banks of Lake Lemon is this laid-back cabin rental that checks off all the boxes for a perfect weekend lakeside getaway. The loft setup has two queen beds and a pull-out futon that makes it a comfortable stay for six people. Walk out your front steps to your own private pier where you can rent a boat, jet ski or just swim and enjoy the peaceful nature. This spot is surrounded by a nice cabin community with the Port Hole Bar & Grille just five minutes away serving up delicious food. And, once you’re ready to get back to civilization, Brown County is only 15 minutes away, and Indiana University is close as well.

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The Ridge

The Ridge is a family-owned Airbnb located just minutes from Bloomington, 10 minutes from Lake Monroe, and 20 minutes from Brown County. It’s located on a patch of land surrounded by lush Indiana forests that will have you feeling entirely removed from society. There’s a comfy living room with big couches, a back patio with perfect reading chairs, and a clean wooden kitchen setup.

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Turkey Run State Park Cabins

Bloomingdale’s Turkey Run Inn & Cabins are good options if you’re looking for something in between a cheap hotel and a camping experience. The cabins are lined up in a kind of tiny house community, and they offer a good balance between amenities and proximity to nature. Enjoy the great outdoors, without getting too dirty.

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Wooded & Fabulous Brown County Cabin

Another gem located in the Brown County Area, this two-story, multi-unit spot seems to tower over the rest. With a gazebo, a six-person hot tub, and the huge windows letting in tons of natural green light, this place is genuinely special. At $235 per night, it costs a pretty penny, but it’s well worth it. Spend your days enjoying the surrounding nature, or head over to Nashville, one of Indiana’s great little quaint towns filled with antique and artisan shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Once the sun sets, snuggle up around the outdoor fire pit with a glass of whiskey and go all-in on your Indiana cabin experience. Once your’re ready for some civilization, discover the 10 Best Indiana Landmarks to Visit.

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King Suite Cabin with Amazing View

The unoquivocal highlight of this cabin is the view that stretches from the top deck for miles along the plains of Indiana. Inside you’ll find a plush king suite and rooms that can fit up to six guests. This cabin is makes an excellent family getaway with tons of outdoor green spaces for picnics, barbecues, and a fire pit. It’s removed enough from other properties that you and your gaggle can feel free to hoot and hollah to your heart’s content. The self check-in process is clean and painless, while the owners are a phone call away if you happen to need anything at all.

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Potawatomi Inn & Cabins

Located within the Pakagon State Park, the Potawatomi Cabins offer incredible views of the surrounding nature, and their prices are as cheap as you will find in all of Indiana. With 138 cabins and guest rooms, only come here if you’re alright with a resort vibe. Choose between one of the historic cabins or one of the deluxe log cabins that come equipped with a living room, a dining room, a fridge, and anything else you could need. The Potawatomi Inn is good for large events as well with a large banquet and conference center.

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Fox Haven Hermitage Cabin

As the name suggests, the Fox Haven Hermitage Cabin is a secluded, no-frills, off-the-grid cabin located near Indiana’s Scarlet Oak Woods. If you’re looking for a digital detox (or even a detox from other humans), this is your spot. No running water, no electricity, and entirely intended for people keen on simple living. Read by the light of the oil lamp and make your food with their provided camping stove. Outside the cabin, feel free to make use of the 64-acre property filled with winding hiking trails, tons of wildlife, and picturesque rock formations. Speaking of hiking trails, check out Hiking Indiana: Our Favorite Locations and Pro Tips.

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Rustic and Modern Indiana Cabin

With all the fancy luxuries in this Indiana vacation rental, it’s safe to say it errs on the side of ‘modern’ in the modern-rustic dynamic. If you’re keen on the rugged aesthetic but deep down you really appreciate modern conveniences, this one’s for you. Here, you’ll find a beautiful two story spot with a wide open kitchen, ample room to chill, and a front yard that sprawls into an open field. Even though it’s modern, none of it is cookie-cutter. Reviews appreciate how thought and consideration have gone into every single detail.

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Bella Woods

Located right on a pond and a patch of secluded nature, the Bella Woods cabin is a 200-year-old structure that’s still going strong. Whether you’re looking for a family retreat or couple’s getaway, this is an excellent cabin that can sleep up to 10 guests. With luxuries like a fire pit, a jacuzzi, a garden, and more, you’ll have a hard time returning home from visiting Bella Woods.

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