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




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




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





Literary Cabin Names


Literary Cabin Names


The Burrow


The Wardrobe




Bag End




Green Gables


The Wolery


Orchard House


Moss-Covered Mansion


Villa Villekulla







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




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




The Misty Mountain


The Hound and the Mountain


Big Rock Candy Mountain Retreat


The Eyrie




Deer Ridge


The Eagle’s Nest



Ski Cabin Names


Ski Cabin Names


The Ice Princess




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).



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

  1. 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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