133 Wonderfully Woodsy Cabin Names for Your Peaceful Hideout or Vacation Rental

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Wondering what to name your cabin? Here are my favorite cabin names from historic to charming to funny cabin names, and everything in between!

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The Best Cabin Names

I’ve separated these into different types of names for cabins, plus a glossary so you can put together your own. 

Common Cabin Names

Popular Cabin Names

Misty Mountain Retreat

The Hut

Bear Summit

Papa’s Place

The Brambles

Moose Lodge

Camp Tranquility

The Bungalow

Green Acres

Pinetree Place

Quirky Cabin Names 

Quirky Cabin Names

The Shack

The End

The Looney Bin

Summer Camp

Alimony Alley

The Woodshed

The Mansion (So that no matter what size it is, you can tell people your other house is a mansion).

Turtle Time (this is a deep RHONY reference)

The Lazy Bear

Slippery Rocks

Cabin Name Puns

Cabin Name Puns

Winning Creek

Shack Time

Canoe Believe It?

Grin and Bear It

Fish Upon a Star

Kayak It Up

Trout and About

The Straight and Arrow

Lake News

Be Pine

Funny Cabin Names

Funny Cabin Names

Dawson’s Creek

Rocky Road

Tiny Pines

The Gingerbread House

Happy Hours

Nobody Inn

A Girl Has No Cabin

On the Rocks

The Tumblers

Throwing Shade

Summer Cabin Names

Summer Cabin Names

The Summer Sun

High Noon

The Summer Storm

Sweet Tea

The Hot Box

Summerhall

The Dacha

The Summer Palace

Summer House

Summer’s Landing

Log Cabin Names

Log Cabin Names

The Lincoln House

Abe’s Cabin

Leap Log

The Honest Abe

The Mary Todd

The Presidential Palace

Camp Lincoln

Springfield

The White House

Union House

Creepy Cabin Names

Creepy Cabin Names

Schitt’s Creep

Midnight Manor

Twisted Branch

The Oak and Dagger

Hidden Ivy

Smuggler’s Run

The Dreadfort

Shady Pines

Bates Motel

Hill House

Azkaban

Literary Cabin Names

Literary Cabin Names

The Burrow

The Wardrobe

Pemberley

Bag End

Manderley

Green Gables

The Wolery

Orchard House

Moss-Covered Mansion

Villa Villekulla

Bluestone

Plumfield

Lake Cabin Names

 

What to name your cabin Lake Cabin Names

The Water’s Edge

Sunset Waters

Beverly Beach (That’s a RHOBH deep cut)

Rocky Shores

Dragonstone

Pollyfrong Pond

Shell Cottage

Mermaid Manor

The Lucky Duck

Angler’s Paradise

For more ideas, check out these beach house names.

Mountain Cabin

Mountain Cabin Names

Whiskey Mountain

The Overlook

Lothlórien

The Misty Mountain

The Hound and the Mountain

Big Rock Candy Mountain Retreat

The Eyrie

Gondolin

Deer Ridge

The Eagle’s Nest

Ski Cabin Names

Ski Cabin Names

The Ice Princess

Winterfell

Snowy Pines

The Hearth

The Land of Always Winter

Black Diamond

Winter Queen

The Blizzard Inn

Cozy Cabin

The Cozyhorse

American Cabin Names

American Cabin Names

The Bald Eagle

Independence Lodge

Whiskey Way

Patriot Place

The Firecracker Cabin

The Bourbon Hut

Sleepy Hollow

Yankee Place

The Tequila Sunrise

The Grange

Canadian Cabin Names

Canadian Cabin Names

Maple Leaf Manor

Canadian Horse Inn

The Owlery

Chickadee Creek

The Loon Lodge

Camp Blue Jay 

The Raven Nook

Red Fox Run

Tamarack Cabin

Northern Lights Lookout

Cabin Glossary: How to Make Your Own Cabin Name

Here is a list of nature, woodsy, nautical, and outdoorsy words plus some good descriptions and architectural terms that you can mix and match.

Feel free to suggest more words for this list in the comments at the end of this post!

A: Abode, Acre, Acreage, Adventure, Ahoy, Albacore, Albatross, Algae, Alpine, Alps, Amethyst, Anchor, Anchovie, Angelfish, Apartment, Aqua, Asea, Ash, Ashore, Aspen, Astonish, Astonishing, Atlantic, Atlas, Auk, Auklet, Avenue, Away, Azure

B: Banana, Barefoot, Barn, Barnacle, Barracuda, Bay, Bayfront, Bayside, Bayview, Baywater, Beach, Beachcast, Beachcomber, Beaches, Beachfront, Beachy, Bear, Beaver, Beech, Bend, Bikini, Birch, Bird, Birdie, Blackbird, Blackpool, Blacktop, Bleau de France, Bliss, Blue, Blue Fin, Blue Jay, Boardwalk, Boat, Bobcat, Bottom, Bramble, Brambles, Breakwater, Breakwaters, Breeze, Bronze, Brother, Brothers, Buddy, Buddies, Bumblebee, Bungalow, Bush, Butte, Butterfly

C: Cabana, Cabin, Call, Calm, Camp, Campfire, Canary, Candle, Canoe, Canteen, Cape, Capricorn, Captain, Cardinal, Catch, Caye, Cedar, Cerulean, Cherry, Chrystal, Chickadee, Chipmunk, Clam, Cliff, Cliffs, Cliffside, Climb, Cloud, Clouds, Cloudy, Coach, Coach House, Coast, Coastal, Cobalt, Coconut, Cod, Compass, Conch, Condo, Coral, Cormorant, Corner, Cot, Cottage, Country, Countryside, Cove, Coyote, Crab, Crest, Crested, Crevasse, Crimson, Croft, Crow, Current, Curve, Cuttlefish, Cyan

D: Daffodil, Dandelion, Deep, Deepend, Deer, Delight, Desert, Destination, Detour, Diamon, Dip, Discover, Discovery, Dock, Dockside, Dogfish, Dolphin, Dory, Dove, Down, Downhill, Downs, Drift, Driftwood, Duchess, Duck, Dune, Dwell, Dwelling

E: Eastern, Ebb, Edge, Eel, Egret, Egyptian Blue, Emerald, Escape, Estate, Evening, Evening Star, Evergreen

F: Fair, Fairview, Family, Fantasy, Fin, Finch, Fire, Firefly, Firs, Fish, Fisherman, Fishing, Flashlight, Flamingo, Flies, Flip-Flop, Flounder, Flow, Fly, Flying Fish, Flyover, Footprint, Forest, Friend, Friendly, Friendship, Fun

G: Gable, Gables, Gate, Garnet, Gather, Geography, Glass, Glassy, Glen, Go, Gold, Golden, Goldfinch, Goose, Gondola, Gone, Grass, Great, Green, Greenacres, Greenery, Grouper, Grove, Gulf, Gull

H: Hammock, Harbor, Harborside, Harborview, Haven, Hawk, Hearth, Heat, Heather, Heaven, Heavens, Hermit, Heron, Herring, Hide, Hideaway, Hideout, Hiding, High, Highfield, High Tide, Hill, Hillcrest, Hillock, Hills, Hillside, Hilltop, Hike, Holiday, Hollies, Holly, Hollyhock, Home, Honey, Honeysuckle, Hope, Horseshoe Crab, Hotel, Hummingbird, Hurricane, Hut

I: Ice, Icey, Iguana, Indigo, Island, Isle, Ivory, Ivy

J: Jade, Jellyfish, Jetty, John Dory, Jungle 

K: Kayak, Keen, Keep, Kelly, Kelp, Kindling, King, Kingfisher, Kinglet, Kiss, Kit, Kite, Kites, Kits, Knapsack, Knife, Krill

L: Land, Landing, Lagoon, Laguna, Lake, Lakeshore, Lantern, Lattitude, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lift, Lifts, Light, Lighthouse, Lilac, Lily, Lime, Little, Lionfish, Lobster, Lodge, Log, Loggerhead, Lookout, Love

M: Mackerel, Magic, Mahi-Mahi, Majestic, Mallard, Manor, Manta Ray, Map, Maple, Mapping, Maps, Marine, Maritime, Marshmallows, Mauve, Maverick, Maya Blue, Meadow, Meadows, Migration, Mill, Mint, Mirror, Mockingbird, Mollusc, Monsoon, Moon, Moose, Morning, Morningstar, Moss, Mount, Mountain, Mountains, Murmur, Murmuring, Mussel

N: Nantucket, Narwahl, National, Nature, Natural, Nautical, Nautilus, Navigate, Navigator, Needles, Needle Fish, Nemo, Nest, Night, Nightengale, Nightime, Nook, Nordic, Northern

O: Oak, Oaklands, Oar, Ocean, Oceanfront, Oceangrass, Oceanside, Oceanview, Oceanward, Octopus, Odyssey, Old, Olive, Open, Orange, Orca, Orchard, Orchid, Otter, Outdoors, Outside, Overlook, Overlooking, Overnight, Oyster

 

P: Pacific, Paddle, Palm, Panther, Paradise, Park, Passport, Patch, Path, Pave, Peace, Peach, Pearl, Pebble, Pelican, Penguin, Peninsula, Penthouse, Perch, Periwinkle, Petrel, Picture, Picturing, Pier, Pigeon, Pine, Pinecone, Pine Needles, Pinetree, Pinetrees, Pineapple, Pirate, Place, Plankton, Pleasure, Plum, Point, Pointe, Porcupine, Porpoise, Port, Post, Powder, Prarie, Prawn, Primrose, Prion, Prince, Princess, Promenade, Pufferfish, Puffin, Purple

Q: Queen, Queenbird, Quest, Quicksilver, Quiet, Quill

R: Raccon, Rail, Rain, Ram, Ramshead, Ranger, Rapid, Rapids, Ray, Razorbill, Rectory, Red, Reef, Reel, Relax, Remote, Resort, Rest, Retreat, Return, Revelation, Ridge, Ring Road, Riptide, River, Riverside, Riverview, Riviera, Road, Romantic, Rope, Rose, Route, Ruby, Run, Russian Blue

S: Safe, Safety, Sage, Sail, Salt, Saltwater, Salty, Sand, Sandbank, Sandbar, Sandbox, Sandcastle, Sandollar, Sand Dune, Sander, Sandpiper, Sandshoe, Sandspit, Sandstone, Sandstorm, Sandy, Sangria, Sapphire, Sardine, Scallop, Scarlet, Scenery, School, Scoter, Scooter, Sea, Seabeach, Seaborne, Seadog, Seafloor, Seaglass, Seagrass, Seagull, Seahorse, Seal, Sealion, Seamark, Seascape, Seashell, Seashore, Seaside, Sea Star, Sea Turtle, Sea Urchin, Seaview, Seaward, Seaweed,  Secret, Secrets, Serpent, Seven, Seven Seas, Shack, Shark, Shearwater, Shell, Ship, Shipwreck, Shipwrecked, Shoal, Shore, Shorefront, Shoreline, Shores, Shoreview, Shrimp, Silver, Sister, Sisters, Skim, Skimmer, Slope, Slopes, Snail, Snapper, Snow, Snowy, Solar, Southern, Spanish Blue, Spice, Sponge, Spruce, Squid, Squirrel, Stables, Starboard, Star, Starfish, Starling, Stars, Stingray, Stone, Storm, Submarine, Sugar, Sugarcube, Sugar Maple, Suit, Summer, Sun, Sunbath, Sunbathers, Sundown, Sundowner, Sunfish, Sunflower, Sunny, Sunnyside, Sunscreen, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunshine, Sunglasses, Surf, Surfboard, Sweet, Swell, Swordfish, Sycamore, Sylvan

T: Tan, Tanned, Tarp, Tarpon, Tea, Teal, Tern, Terrain, Tide, Tide Pool, Tiger Shark, Time, Timing, Toes, Townhouse, Trail, Trailer, Trail Mix, Tranquil, Treasure, Tree, Trees, Trek, Trip, Tropic, Tropical, Trunks, Tsunami, Tuna, Turtle, Tuscan

U: Ultramarine, Umbrella, Unicornfish, Unique, Up, Uphill, Urchin

V: Vacation, Vale, Valley, Velvet Crab, Vicarage, Violet, Vista, Voyage

W: Walk, Walking, Walrus, Wander, Wandering, Washing, Water, Waterfall, Wave, Waverly, Waves, Water, Waters, Water’s Edge, Wayfarer, Wayfaring, Wayside, Weather, Weekend, Weekender, Western, Whale, Wharf, Whelk, Whisper, Whitewater, Wild, Wilderness, Wildfire, Wildlife, Willow, Willows, Wind, Winds, Wine, Wolf, Wolves, Wood, Woodlands, Woodpecker, Woods, Woodside

X: I can’t think of any, can you? If so, leave it in the comments!

Y: Yearly, Yellow, Yellowfin, Yellowtail, Yew Tree, Yule

Z: Zeal, Zoo

Tips for Naming Your Cabin

Here are some things to keep in mind:

Do use wildlife and geographic terms that make sense for the area.

For example, it’s lovely to use the word Cape on a cape, but not if there’s isn’t one around. The same goes for using wildlife terms to reflect the nearby wildlife. 

Don’t use offensive words like Gypsy, Sea Gypsy, etc. Especially if you’re using the name to brand a vacation rental.

This includes using Native American words and phrases unrelated to your surrounding location.

If you want to use names based in history, avoid controversial names or words associated with the American South that will turn off customers. 

Don’t use brand names if you’re naming a commercial property or vacation rental. 

Do combine word types. For example, mix a color with an animal, or an animal with an architectural term. 

Do think of more than I’ve put on this list. The sky is the limit! You can take one off here, or use the words to inspire your unique combination!

Don’t name your cabin something too similar to the cabins around yours. You are naming the cabin partially to set it apart and make it easier to locate. 

Do consider using your name. A first name combined with another word is a great option, especially if you can turn it into a pun or use alliteration. 

Do consider getting a sign made or making a sign on your own. This can go outside the house or decorate the entryway or main room.

Don’t feel weird naming your cabin! Whether you need to brand a rental cabin or simply want to add a bit of joy to your family vacation home, every cabin deserves a name!

Don’t overestimate your home’s proximity to water. While a house two blocks from the lake is a lot closer than your house back in the city, don’t name it lake view if you don’t have one! This is especially important if you’re marketing the home for renters. 

Do consider naming your cabin after any purpose it used to serve, like a church or post office.

Do make sure you know what the words mean that you choose. Don’t go off of just how the words sound together!

Don’t use a wood type for a name if the house isn’t made from it or if there aren’t any nearby.

A cabin with the word “pine” in the name needs to be either made from pine wood or near pine trees.

Don’t forget to pick something you’ll love! Even if you are naming your cabin for future renters, you’re the one who has to live with it!

Don’t be afraid to change it later if you find you don’t love what you picked. You can rebrand between seasons (just make sure any repeat renters know it’s still you).

Interested in More Name Ideas

Need more inspiration? Check out these ideas for RV names (camper van names), beach house names, cottage names, and cabin names!

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9 thoughts on “133 Wonderfully Woodsy Cabin Names for Your Peaceful Hideout or Vacation Rental”

  1. We named our cabin the Cuckoo Chalet. It’s nestled in the mountains. We decorated with cuckoo clocks, birds and a Hudson Bay/Canadian theme.

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  2. We’re thinking Speck’s Orchard View
    My Dad’s nickname was Speck. The cabin is on family land. It looks out to my Uncle’s (his brother’s) apple orchard.

    Your site was so helpful! Thanks!

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