10 Awesome Cabins Near Pittsburgh for a Wilderness Trip

Last updated on July 2, 2022 by Jeremy

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Camp culture is big around Pittsburgh, and everyone apparently knows several people with an out-of-town camp used for long weekends, summer vacations, and the like.

But if you don’t have access to your own camp, you’re out of luck. There are plenty of cabin rentals near Pittsburgh to help you take a trip into nature. So in this one, we thought we’d share some great options to consider for rental cabins in Pennsylvania just a short drive from Pittsburgh!

To note: All rentals are listed on the VRBO booking platform. Images credited to respective hosts. Although we are frequent customers of these services, we have not personally stayed at the properties below. We have reviewed many apartment rentals in Pittsburgh for what we normally look for when traveling, and just think they are quite unique, interesting, and in most cases also have fantastic locations such as we would inquire probably about them if we were travellers. These reasons will be highlighted below. Amenities may have changed since originally published and should be confirmed prior to booking.

Riverfront Home in Armstrong County

Want to get away to a great 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 nearby for those who want to get out on the water by boat, kayak, or canoe (BYO ship, however). As a bonus, this one prioritizes enjoying nature properly and does not offer WiFI as of the date of publication.

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Hut on the Youghiogheny Near Confluence

Do you prefer a cabin by the river on the Youghiogheny in the Laurel Highlands on the Allegheny? This two-bed, two-bath cabin rental is for you! Not only is access to the waterfront a priority for this one, but you are also close to the Great Allegheny Passage nearby that runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland (and then to Washington DC via the C&O Canal Trail) – so don’t forget your bike either!

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Large Cabin on 17 Acres in Clarion County

Want to head north into Clarion County for your cabin ride? This beauty just west of Clarion, PA features a four-bed, two-bathroom layout that sleeps eight on 17 acres of wooded grounds. Nearby are golf courses, hiking and biking trails, kayaking and canoeing spots, and is also a 45 minute drive to Cook Forest State Park.

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Luxury Treehouse in Ohiopyle

It’s not every day that you sleep in a real treehouse, and this cabin will make that dream come true as you’re perched above the forest floor in Ohiopyle. This one features two bedrooms, one bath, three covered patios, and is minutes from Laurel Highlands gems like Ohiopyle State Park, Waterfalland Kentuck button just to name a few!

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Log cabin near Fort Necessity

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There are cabins near Pittsburgh and then there are log cabins near pittsburgh and this one bed and one bath gem in the Laurel Highlands will truly take you back in time. But don’t worry, this one also comes with plenty of modern amenities, including air conditioning, full kitchen, electric furnace, wifi, and more.

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Stay in an Organic Farm in Champion

Do you want to trade the hustle and bustle of the city for life on the farm? This affordable cabin in Champion, PA is one bed, one bath and also comes at a rather reasonable price. As an added bonus, it has a swimming pond and is also near a 3,000 acre state forest!

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A-Frame cabin with magnificent mountain views

Want to stay in an A-Frame property with a great view? This three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental with many amenities near Jones Mills, PA is for you. Not only is this one on the edge of an organic farm and next to a state forest, it’s also just a 10-minute drive from Seven springs and five minutes from the restaurants and shops of Donegal.

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Cabin Near McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks

Fancy a cabin retreat, but don’t want to head to the Laurel Highlands? This stunning two-bedroom, three-bathroom rental is located on a 50-acre property about an hour north of Pittsburgh, making it an ideal base for sightseeing. McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks a short drive away.

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Large hut with two stocked ponds

Hosting a large group and want a cabin designed for isolation? This four-bedroom, five-bathroom gem sleeps up to 12 people and includes two private ponds that are stocked for fishing. Even better, this one is a short drive from the entrance to Seven Springs for more outdoor activities too!

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Fox Chapel Cabin Near Pittsburgh

Want to stay in a cabin but don’t want to be too far from the town proper? This two-bed, one-bath cabin at Fox Chapel is for you. It’s located minutes from Oakmont, near parks like the Trillium Trail and Beechwood Farms Nature Preserve, and you can be downtown in about half an hour waiting for traffic. Not bad at all!

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