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!

 

Read Next: 101 Charming Cottage Names for Your Family Retreat or Vacation Rental

 

 

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How to Use these Cabin Names

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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).

 

 

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Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

 

Before you leave for your cabin vacation make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be away for more than a few days. 

 

I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for two years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

 

 

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