This year has brought many changes—one of those being that we’re all home, all the time. So if you’re getting a little stir-crazy and looking for a change of scenery, why not spend a few days at one of the best cabin rentals in NJ? Whether it’s rustic or cottage luxe, you can explore the great outdoors, bond with the fam over card games, and at night, put a log on the outdoor firepit and curl up in the cozy setting. As with everything this year, COVID restrictions are everchanging, so be sure to call the location for updated information before you book. Scroll down for our list of nearby sites in NJ, and find the one that fits for your fam—getting out and away (even for a night or two) can be just what you need to usher in a fresh outlook for 2021.
Featured photo via @beachplumfarm
Book a winter getaway at one of the best cabin rentals in NJ:
Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA
Located just 20 minutes away from Philadelphia, this campground offers four cabin types—fitting anywhere from four to eight people—year-round. The options range from a stripped-down camping cabin with three beds and a porch to a deluxe place with bedrooms, bathrooms, a partial kitchen, and a patio. At night, warm up by the community fire pit while your kiddos make s’mores—you can pick up the kits, firewood, and essentials at the onsite store.
117 Timberlane Rd
Harmony Ridge Farm and Campground
If your family enjoys hiking, this is the place to be. Located in the Kittatinny Mountains, you have access to both the Appalachian Trail and the Stokes State Forest—or you can walk around the 160-acre campground. There’s also an on-site outdoor hockey rink, or you can go cross-country skiing or snowmobiling nearby. Later, take a well-deserved break by the lounge fireplace. Cabins are available for rent year-round, although there are certain exceptions during the winter months.
23 Risdon Drive
Surf and Stream Campground
Wake up to a view of the beautiful Toms River in one of these cottages. They fit up to two adults and four kids, and they can be rented by the week. Each place is comfortably furnished with modern style and features a fully-equipped kitchen, free WIFI, and brightly-lit sunroom for games and relaxing. There’s an onsite playground where kids can hang, and after, take a load off and relax by the communal outdoor fire pit.
1801 Ridgeway Road (Route 571)
Toms River, NJ
For a more city-oriented getaway, stay in one of five Victorian-style cottages that sit on Jackson Street—right in the heart of the historic district of Cape May. The living spaces feature stylish seaside decor and plenty of comfy and plush finishes, and many have a porch and gas fireplace. During the day, explore the historic downtown, spend time on a (mostly) empty beach or take a guided tour of the nearby Beach Plum Farm (included in your stay). At night, head over to Congress Hall for dining (or pick up takeout) at the popular Blue Pig Tavern. Looking for something long-term where everyone can work virtually? Check out their extended stays. You’ll rent a cottage from January 3 to April 1, and you’re free to spend as much or as little time there as you’d like.
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ
Beach Plum Farm Cottages
Staying on a farm might be just the vacation the fam remembers for a lifetime. And Beach Plum’s luxe cottages and barns offer a respite from the world—chances are, you will never want to leave. Ask to stock your refrigerator with farm-fresh meats and produce upon your arrival, and cook up hearty farm-to-table meals with the kids. Spend your days sitting by the fire—each cottage has a roaring fireplace inside and a firepit outside. When you’re ready to move, the whole family will love biking around the 62-acre working farm, where you can stop to feed the chickens, meander down the Woodland Marsh Trail, and pop into the Farm Market and Kitchen for a fresh sandwich and shopping.
140 Stevens Street
West Cape May, NJ
Chips Folly Family Campground
Get in touch with nature at this campground—it’s located in the Pine Barrens and on the Wading River. Spend your day walking on a nature trail, challenge your kiddos to a friendly competition in the game room, and then head to the store to stock up on snacks and anything else that you might need during your stay. And at the end of the day, relax in one of their cozy cabins—most have fireplaces that are perfect for snuggling up on a cold winter night.
100 Chips Folly Rd
New Gretna, NJ
Have you stayed at one of our picks for best cabin rentals in NJ, or are there others we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to tag us on social media @NJMOM and #NJMOM for the chance to be featured.