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14 Rustic Cabins for Rent in Utah’s Backcountry

14 Awesome Cabins for Rent in Utah’s Backcountry

While it officially become a state in 1896, Utah has always been home to indigenous tribes such as the Shoshone and Timpanogos. Although it’s not confirmed, it is said that the name “Utah” comes from the name of the Ute tribe, which translates to “people of the mountains.” Much of the surrounding landscape is sacred and home to strange and unique features such as hoodoos, arches, craters, and its characteristic bright red rocks.

In the 1850s as settlers moved west, more people came to live in and enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Today, it’s home to the Big Five National Parks, 43 state parks, seven national monuments, 106 hot springs, and countless more spectacular natural features. It is truly a national wonder with a huge array of landscapes that transform before your eyes as you drive through the state.

While it’s one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S., Utah is also a stunning place to visit and is home to countless jaw-dropping luxury cabins. Whether you’re planning to visit soon or just in need of some inspiration for a future trip, the below cabins are sure to kick off a spectacular vacation to a landscape unlike any other in the world.

1) Sundance Getaway – Sundance, Utah

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Sundance Getaway – Sundance, Utah

Located near the famous Sundance Mountain Resort, this A-frame combines a gothic and moody exterior with a cozy hygge interior to create a gorgeous yet comfortable home. Perfect for skiers or hikers, it also comes with a hot tub on the back deck to enjoy after a long day in nature. There are three queen beds so feel free to bring along friends and use the pebble ice machine to make drinks for everyone. 

Rate: $330

2) Joyful Family Cabin – Duck Creek Village, Utah

Joyful Family Cabin Located between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks!
Joyful Family Cabin – Duck Creek Village, Utah

For a mountain stay that’s still close to it all, look no further than this cabin in Southern Utah. Nearby you’ll find Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Brian Head Ski Resort, and more! The home itself is a beautifully built timber-frame cabin with a wraparound deck, hot tub, hammock, and wood-burning stove. Sit back and cook up a BBQ on the deck after a long day of checking off the nearby national parks from your bucket list. 

Rate: $225

3) Modern Treehouse – Provo, Utah

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Modern Treehouse – Provo, Utah

This modern treehouse seamlessly blends modern living with organic elements to create a home that is completely immersed in nature. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor hot tub, and natural wood features that bring the outdoors right inside. It’s a massive space, fitting up to 12 guests, and is the perfect spot to bring along family or friends while you explore the unique Utah landscape. 

Rate: $95

4) The Orchard House – Moab, Utah

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The Orchard House – Moab, Utah

Located in a deep valley surrounded by the La Sal Mountains, this cabin is situated in an apple orchard on Pack Creek Ranch. At this cabin, you will be surrounded by stunning views on all sides, from mountains to the infamous red rocks of Moab. The inside of the home looks as if a cowboy married an interior designer and together, they created the ultimate farmhouse. It features wood beams, a wraparound porch, and natural wood furniture. 

Rate: $530

5) Storybook Stone Cottage – Provo, Utah

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Storybook Stone Cottage – Provo, Utah

When you step foot inside this cabin you’ll feel as if you’re walking right into a fairytale. Situated on a mountain stream and sat beneath towering pines, it is a magical place to explore with plenty of outdoor activities. Stroll across the stone bridge to find a hot tub and a second cottage with a sleeping loft or wander down to the outdoor stone fireplace for a night beneath the stars. The inside is cozy, warm, and a wonderful place to stay for a few nights in Utah’s forests. 

Rate: $642

6) Big Profile Cabin – Draper, Utah

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Big Profile Cabin – Draper, Utah

Only minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, this tiny home features a gorgeous rustic interior that is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring. Tiny yet mighty, it includes a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and queen bed. The interior is all-natural wood with white paneled walls and leaves its guests feeling cozy and warm despite cold desert nights. Sit back on the couch, read a book, or just enjoy some tea while you appreciate the beauty of this cabin. 

Rate: $99

7) 2-Cottonwood Chalet – Park City, Utah

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2-Cottonwood Chalet – Park City, Utah

This gambrel roof cabin near Park City Utah is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. With nearby views of the Unita Mountains, it comes with an outdoor firepit and back deck where you can take it all in while roasting some hot dogs. If you’ve had enough of the elements, then take it inside where a fully-equipped kitchen is at your convenience and a wood-burning stove is ready to be ignited. If you’re feeling competitive, then make sure to check out the air hockey table downstairs. 

Rate: $485

8) Sunny Acres Cabin – Moab, Utah

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Sunny Acres Cabin – Moab, Utah

Only seven miles from downtown Moab, this cabin is a desert oasis situated near some of Utah’s best sights. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, white water rafting, and plenty more adventures are only minutes away. The cabin features rustic décor, a gas stove, and a beautiful back deck with views of the nearby mountains. While it may not have internet access, it does force you to get off your phone and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Rate: $157

9) Treehouse on the Stream – Provo, Utah

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Treehouse on the Stream – Provo, Utah

Only a seven-minute walk to Sundance Resort and in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos, wildlife is abundant at this mountain home. It comes with a backyard that is green and full of life, the ultimate spot for a summer barbecue after a long day of hiking and enjoying nearby hot springs. The inside of the cabin looks like a mountain lodge with wood ceilings, a large stone fireplace, and a beautiful leather couch. Enjoy your stay at the cabin or venture out for some nearby sightseeing. 

Rate: $483

10) The Red Door Retreat – Brian Head, Utah

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The Red Door Retreat – Brian Head, Utah

This modern cabin near Brian Head Resort is a skier’s paradise. The inside features gorgeous wood walls that showcase all the brilliant colors and variations that organic materials have to offer. Feel free to bring along friends and enjoy the massive living room after a long day of hitting the slopes. Cozy up before the fireplace, cook yourself a hot meal, and gaze out the windows at the nearby mountain views. 

Rate: $118

11) Scofield Lakefront Cabin – Helper, Utah

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Scofield Lakefront Cabin – Helper, Utah

Nestled on Scofield Reservoir, this waterfront cabin is a hidden getaway two hours southeast of Salt Lake City. While it features year-round fishing, there are also countless hiking trails nearby and an entire national forest to explore. In the backyard, you can enjoy the fire pit or just sit on the deck and take in the views. The interior has beautiful log walls and a classic cabin feel to it that will make it easy to fall in love with. 

Rate: $320

12) Classic Log Cabin – Provo, Utah

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Classic Log Cabin – Provo, Utah

If you’re looking for a classic log cabin located in the woods, look no further than this one available for rent in Provo, Utah. It is a fantastic stay that will transport you back in time to a much simpler era. It includes massive log walls, wood beams, huge windows, and a fireplace that looks as if it were transported straight from a national park lodge. The outside includes a spacious back porch overlooking a nearby stream, reclining chairs, and a fire pit. 

Rate: $705

13) The Boundary Cabin #2 – Orderville, Utah

The Boundary Cabin #2 – Orderville, Utah

Less than a mile from Zion National Park, this cabin is 400 square feet of bliss. The interior has wood walls, a loft, and a comfortable queen-sized bed. The exterior features a cozy porch for enjoying your morning cup of coffee or an evening dinner while being surrounded by nearby mountains and views. If you’re feeling social, there’s a nearby community firepit where you can spend the night swapping stories from your day spent exploring the nearby area. 

Rate: $185

14) Creek Overlook Log Cabin – Duck Creek Village, Utah

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Creek Overlook Log Cabin – Duck Creek Village, Utah

A custom-built three-story log cabin only 35 minutes from Brian Head Resort, this stay is the ultimate opportunity for snow-lovers to also enjoy some luxury. Located on an acre next to a creek, there is plenty of wildlife to go around. Enjoy one of the two jacuzzi tubs located in the home, lay beneath the antler chandelier, or just warm yourself up in front of the fireplace, no matter what, you will surely find plenty to love about this classic cabin. 

Rate: $507