As you search for a relaxing vacation home for the summer, you may be considering finding options that are far from crowded tourist attractions and close to neighbors. A vacation cabin can be an ideal way to unwind in a peaceful nature setting. You can truly decompress in the quiet of a home exchange cabin— and if there's ever a time you deserved a vacation, it's probably right about now!

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These vacation cabins around the United States have plenty to offer, whether you're traveling solo or with a big family. Escape the city and make memories in the fresh air while staying in one of these gorgeous home swaps!

1. Charming mountain vacation cabin in North Carolina

You don't have to choose between a historic log cabin and contemporary luxury— this home exchange has both! This full restored and modernized historic cabin is nestled in a wooded, secluded area for a completely peaceful vacation. There are stunning sunsets, a river, and nearby apple orchards to keep you content if you never leave the cabin. If you do want to explore, you'll find plenty to keep you busy.

2. Post and beam vacation cabin in New Hampshire

Set on 10 acres, this New Hampshire home swap cabin is totally private, with clean air and clear nights for stargazing. Whether you choose to swim in the pond, hike, bike, fish, or watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee, this vacation cabin will provide you with a memorable, relaxing vacation.

3. Vacation cabin on the lake in Washington

Nestled on Whidbey Island in Washington, this home exchange cabin seeps rustic charm. A fire pit, BBQ, puzzles, hot tub, paddleboards and canoe are available to guests, and the lake is full of trout. Though the cabin is right on the lake, it's set in the forest, making it a private and peaceful retreat.

4. Spacious vacation cabin next to Glacier National Park in Montana

With Glacier National Park in this cabin's front yard, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful home swap location! This vacation cabin has big windows that flood the home with light and gorgeous views. You'll never be bored, as there are plenty of activities nearby, including snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, hiking, boating, golfing, and more. The home is also located on the fourth green of Glacier View golf course.

5. Family vacation cabin in California

This serene vacation cabin is like something out of a fairy tale. It accommodates up to 11 guests and boasts a wood burning fireplace, front and back decks for dining, a modern kitchen, and everything else you need to stay comfortable. A neighborhood lake is a short walk away, as are peaceful nature trails.

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6. Luxury mountain vacation cabin in North Carolina

If you're looking for a cabin but still want all the amenities, this home exchange in the mountains of western North Carolina will suit you perfectly. You can look forward to WiFi, Netflix, board games, a beverage bar, indoor fireplace, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, hammock and fire pit— all while still being in a small cabin community near waterfalls and a swimming hole.

7. Log vacation cabin on a farm in Virginia

Experience life in a farm cabin in this comfortable house swap set on a pasture! You'll get to enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, gas grill on the covered porch, pond, and 50 acres of rolling farm hills for an idyllic vacation getaway.

8. Modern minimalist vacation cabin in New Hampshire

This modern, minimalistic home exchange in New Hampshire is an ideal way to enjoy New England's woods, trails, ponds, rivers, skiing, and canoeing. The cabin is newly built with a wood stove and huge windows that look into the woods.

9. Quiet mountain vacation cabin in Colorado

If you're craving a quiet, relaxing home swap away from noise and crowds, this Breckenridge cabin is a great fit. There's plenty to do, including hiking, moose-spotting, skiing, white water rafting, and way more. At the end of an active day, you can look forward to returning to this vacation cabin nestled in the woods.

10. Historic luxury vacation cabin in Tennessee

This spacious, luxurious cabin in South Nashville is the self-proclaimed "most unique home in all of Nashville." With a generous six bedrooms and four bathrooms, this cabin sleeps 20, perfect for an extended family traveling together. Guests to this vacation cabin home exchange can also look forward to using the chef's kitchen, sewing room, and wraparound porch.

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