Top 7 mountain getaways


From Big Bear in California to the Poconos in Pennsylvania, these mountain retreats beckon with the promise of fresh air, fabulous scenery, and a chance to get away from it all. View our seven favorite cabins, chalets, and condos.


1. Panoramic View — Gatlinburg, TN

From the moment we walked in the door, I knew we had chosen the right place. I would highly recommend it to anyone spending a few days in the Gatlinburg area. It's location is perfect- a few miles from either downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge...you are literally right between the two. Everything was perfect in this beautiful mountain getaway. The view from the downstairs porch and the upstairs loft was so amazing. It was everything we could ever ask for in a place for our honeymoon. It was very clean and well maintained. HomeAway traveler review (May 2016)

2. Upstate Escape — Poconos, PA

House was all that could be expected. Had fun in the downstairs game room and main floor pinball machine. Down the hill in back of the house was a hiking trail and river which was fun to walk along. Two great restaurants in the area, one of them being the Powerhouse which had great food. Just a half hour away from the Pocono’s attractions. Had a great time catching up with family and friends. Would definitely stay there again. HomeAway traveler review (March 2016)

3. Quiet and relaxing — Lake Tahoe, CA

So far this cabin is the best one that I have been in Lake Tahoe. Everything was perfect, exactly same as it was described. Super clean, cozy, convenient, and beautiful. My parents from S.Korea really loved it, and we had wonderful family time there. I'll definitely revisit here in near future. HomeAway traveler review (June 2015)

4. Mountain views cabin — Breckenridge, CO

This cabin was great; it is close enough to the downtown Breckenridge area to enjoy the shops, but far enough away to have peace and quiet. The views were wonderful, and we got to see the neighborhood moose more than once over the weekend. The cabin was so cozy and clean; it was plenty of room for our family. The owner is very accommodating and attentive; we really appreciated her hospitality. After our stay, we would definitely recommend Moose Meadow to others looking for an impressive place to stay in Summit County. HomeAway traveler review (June 2016)

5. Pinnacle Cabin — Helen, GA

The cabin is beautiful. The views are incredible. Most of all, the needs of our large group were met wonderfully. The rooms were spacious, the beds comfortable and the layout was efficient. The kitchen and dining area were functional for large family meals. I am so glad we picked this cabin for our family getaway! Lovely views of Mt. Yonah, starry skies and, of course, the young bear who came to breakfast made this a time my family won't soon forget. HomeAway traveler review (July 2012)

6. Modern chalet — Big Bear Lake, CA

We just spent 3 nights in this cabin with two families (4 adults, 5 children). The cabin was in perfect condition, modern, well decorated, while still having a great log cabin architecture. It was plenty big enough for our group with a large open concept great room and 3 spacious bedrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The location just up the road from Bear Mountain (approx 1/4 of a mile) and right next to the National Forest was perfect. We could get to the ski mountain very quickly and also walk to great sledding, snow stomping, and all around Winter Fun! We enjoyed our stay immensely. I highly recommend this cabin. HomeAway traveler review (February 2014)

7. Summit Getaway — Boone, NC

We just spent 3 nights in this cabin with two families (4 adults, 5 children). The cabin was in perfect condition, modern, well decorated, while still having a great log cabin architecture. It was plenty big enough for our group with a large open concept great room and 3 spacious bedrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The location just up the road from Bear Mountain (approx 1/4 of a mile) and right next to the National Forest was perfect. We could get to the ski mountain very quickly and also walk to great sledding, snow stomping, and all around Winter Fun! We enjoyed our stay immensely. I highly recommend this cabin. HomeAway traveler review (February 2014)

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