Destination guide

Travel to Cabins for pure West Virginia wilderness

Cabins is a small, quaint, and welcoming township based on the banks of the glistening North Fork South Branch Potomac River in forest-blanketed Grant County, West Virginia. It’s situated within the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, itself part of the Monongahela National Forest, a seemingly-endless ocean of ash, red spruce, and fir trees rolling across misty mountain hills, waterfalls, and pastel-blue lakes. Cabins’ vacation rentals include many cabins and lodges – from luxury family-sized homes to cozy and secluded 2-person getaways.

Things to do

Rock climbing and misty mountain tops near Cabins

Booking a Cabins vacation rental means embracing the rejuvenating West Virginia wilderness. Try your hand at something new in the Seneca Rocks Climbing School, a specialist center offering multi-day courses in real outdoor rock climbing across the sheer cliffs and jagged crags of the towering Seneca Rock face. After, stop by the adjacent Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, a small center offering a quick history exhibit about the area. If hiking takes your fancy, ascend the 4860-foot Spruce Knob peak – there’s a stone and steel observation tower at the summit, providing unbeatable panoramic views over the surrounding woodland.


Outdoor excursions in and around Cabins

The Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area lends itself to an array of enthralling outdoor activities and adventures. There are many dedicated hiking and mountain biking trails that twist and wind throughout the 100,000-acre wilderness, leading to secluded ponds, rushing waterfalls, and idyllic starry-sky forest clearings with campgrounds. There are plenty of peaceful and shady river and creek-front locations for catch-and-release fishing, too – the waters are rich with wild brook and rainbow trout.


Late summer and fall fun in Cabins

Cabins enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with intense, hot, and humid summers marked by occasional heavy rainfall and cold and chilly winters with some snowfall. During the height of summer temperatures frequently climb to the low 80s, accompanied by very high humidity. This can make outdoor activities slightly uncomfortable. However, late summer and early fall are ideal times to travel, with mild to cool temperatures and a magical display of copper and gold forest foliage. If you travel in winter, expect to spend plenty of time curled in front of your Cabins vacation rental fireplace.

Natural features

Endless forestry and abundant wildlife in Cabins

Cabins lies at the northeastern end of the 921,000 acre Monongahela National Forest, and 190 miles northeast of West Virginia’s capital city, Charleston. The Caan Valley State Park, slightly west of Cabins and north of the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area proper, offers controlled West Virginia wilderness, with ski resorts and golf clubs. Much of the remaining Monongahela National Forest, however, is untamed, covered in towering trees, blueberry thickets, great laurel, and bogland, accented with mountain peaks, and crisscrossed with roaring rivers. Wildlife includes black bears, bobcats, turkeys, and woodcocks.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cabins

Fly into Elkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County), the closest airport, located 31.7 mi (51.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cabins?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 265 vacation rentals near Cabins. From 186 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cabins for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cabins?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cabins:

  • Timberline: 181 vacation rentals
  • Old Timberline: 166 vacation rentals
  • Canaan Valley Ski Resort: 338 vacation rentals
  • Northface: 109 vacation rentals
  • Canaan Heights: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cabins?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cabins. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Smoke Hole Caverns: 326 vacation rentals
  • Blackwater Falls State Park: 313 vacation rentals
  • Seneca Rocks: 316 vacation rentals
  • Seneca Caverns: 106 vacation rentals
  • Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park: 341 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cabins listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cabins?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 186 Houses in Cabins. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cabins include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 38 rentals available
  • Cottages: 38 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cabins?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 86 vacation rentals with pool available in Cabins. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.