While baseball may be considered America’s favorite pastime, fishing comes in at a close second, and for good reason. While considered boring by some, for others it offers a step back from the madness of our modern lives and forces us to sit in the present moment while we wait for our pole to start bouncing and reel to start zooming. The simple act of baiting a hook and letting all that tension build as it’s thrown out into the water is a classic childhood memory that many of us continue to share with our children.
Arguably, the ultimate fishing experience involves a beautiful cabin on some remote body of water that is yours to enjoy. There’s nothing quite like an early morning on the water, just to come back home for a couple of beers around the fire before rinsing and repeating the next day. So, whether you prefer serene lakes, tidal waters, or fast-flowing rivers, these cabins will be sure to kickstart your next fishing trip.
Lake Wenatchee: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Steelhead
This cabin is located right on the shores of Lake Wenatchee. It features a rustic interior and open floor plan that allows you to enjoy the lake views whether you’re cooking, dining, or just relaxing. On the back of the house facing the lake, there’s a beautiful sunroom where you can sit down, plan your next fishing adventure, and enjoy some sun without the bugs.
Cle Elum Lake: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Burbot, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sockeye Salmon, and Cutthroat Trout
No fishing trip is complete without a celebratory barbecue, and this decked out cabin lets you cook right on the back patio while enjoying views of the nearby lake and mountains. If grilling hamburgers isn’t your style, then go for a dip in the hot tub or cozy up inside before the fireplace. It also includes a designated bar where you can mix up cocktails while you tell your fishing tall tales.
Lake Cushman: Cutthroat trout and Kokanee
Overlooking the shores of Lake Cushman, this A-frame offers both a luxurious feel and breathtaking views of the nearby Olympic mountains. The inside has floor-to-ceiling windows, a wood-burning stove, and a fully stocked kitchen where you can cook up your latest catch. If freshwater fishing isn’t your favorite, then the town of Hoodsport is only 20 minutes away and offers saltwater fishing in the Puget Sound. It’s also an area famous for its orcas, so make sure to keep an eye out!
Lake Sutherland: Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, and Rainbow Trout
Located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the Waterfront Cabin is a paradise for any outdoorsman. Right next door you’ll find the Olympic National Park, Cape Flattery, Hurricane Ridge, and miles of rocky coastline. The interior of this cabin features a cozy yet clean ambiance where you can sit before the fire or try your hand at a board game. You can fish right off the dock or take one of the kayaks out on the lake. Or, if you need a break from the stresses of angling, head to the nearby Sol Duc hot springs for a day of relaxation.
Lake Pend Oreille: Kokanee, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Bull Trout
Featured in a 2021 USA Today profile as one of the coziest cabins in the United States, this home in Idaho offers private luxury on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. The inside features a fireplace, tons of windows with views of the lake, and a sleeping loft. The dock is only a few steps away, but if you prefer to get out on the water, there is also an optional onsite power boat available for rent. Spend your day on the lake and come back at night to relax on the lawn or have a BBQ while sipping drinks around the fire pit.
Tenmile Lake: Bullhead Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Coho Salmon, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Each year Tenmile Lake holds an annual bass fishing tournament and is considered one of the best lakes for bass fishing in Oregon. Renovated in 2019, this modern cabin offers gorgeous views overlooking the lake and is only a short half-mile drive to the marina. Start your day at the home's coffee bar before you make your way down to the water. When you’re done fishing, you’ll be relieved to come back to a lovely home and outdoor patio where you can take a breather.
Lake Sutherland: Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, and Rainbow Trout
Another Lake Sutherland contender, this lake house is the A-frame of your dreams. With a moody interior that blends the macabre with cottage core, you’ll fall in love with the exposed wood beams and warm lighting. While there are fish to be caught out on the lake, it will be hard to leave the comfort and beauty of this cabin. However, it does come with kayak access to make leaving just a little bit easier.
Collins Lake: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Channel Catfish
Recently updated, Pinecone Cottage is an adorable A-frame on the shore of Collins Lake. This lake doesn’t allow motors, which means you’ll be in total peace and tranquility when you paddle out on one of the kayaks and drop a line on a school of fish. After a long day of fishing, you’ll be glad to soak away the tension in the outdoor hot tub or roast marshmallows around the fire pit.
Mission Lake: Rainbow Trout
While the fish may not be hiding up in the trees, you sure will be as you enjoy this stunning treehouse on Mission Lake. Complete with a tree running through it, you’ll feel one with nature in this beautiful and slightly retro home. The space offers views of the lake and nearby Olympic Mountain range and there are trails nearby for you to explore. Take a canoe out on the lake, or try some shore fishing and see if you can catch a trout to bring back for dinner.
Lake Whatcom: Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
With a 180-degree view of Lake Whatcom and only 15 minutes from downtown Bellingham, this waterfront cabin is the perfect way to escape to nature while still being close to city luxuries. The interior is full of light with plenty of windows and wood-paneled walls for that classic cabin feel. Outside, you can relax in the lounging chairs, sunbathe on the deck, or go for a soak in the hot tub. The lake itself is massive with plenty of secret holes for a bigger-than-life catch!
Tumalo Lake: Rainbow trout and Brook trout
Rated as one of the top fly-fishing towns in the United States, Bend Oregon is the perfect place to try out your latest Bass Pro Shop purchase. Tumalo Lake is most known for their rainbow and brook trout, but if rivers are more your style, there are four nearby that offer a faster-paced fishing experience. While deciding on where to hit the water, you’ll certainly enjoy your stay at the warm and cozy Hillside Cabin. Spend some time in the hot tub, enjoy the full kitchen and barbecue, or take out one of the kayaks or canoes.
Henry Hagg Lake: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Set back on 30 acres, this secluded cabin is only a stone’s throw from Henry Hagg Lake and a short drive from Oregon’s wine country. Here, you can use the fully equipped kitchen to make your morning cup of joe before heading out to the back deck to enjoy the sunrise while you plan your day. Take a canoe out on the lake, relax in front of the stone fireplace, or just marvel at how at home you feel in such a perfect cabin in the woods.
Hauser Lake: Bullhead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and Tiger Muskie
Spend some time in this 1-bed 1-bath romantic getaway on Lost Creek Lake. Quaint and rustic, it’s undoubtedly the perfect fishing weekend for any lucky couple looking to spend some time outdoors. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace, enjoy some drinks in the jacuzzi, or grill up your biggest catch on the barbecue. The lake house also has a dock where you can either fish or launch kayaks and try your luck farther out.
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