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
Misty Mountain Retreat
Quirky Cabin Names
The Looney Bin
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
Cabin Name Puns
Canoe Believe It?
Grin and Bear It
Fish Upon a Star
Kayak It Up
Trout and About
The Straight and Arrow
Funny Cabin Names
The Gingerbread House
A Girl Has No Cabin
On the Rocks
Summer Cabin Names
The Summer Sun
The Summer Storm
The Hot Box
The Summer Palace
Log Cabin Names
The Lincoln House
The Honest Abe
The Mary Todd
The Presidential Palace
The White House
Creepy Cabin Names
The Oak and Dagger
Literary Cabin Names
Lake Cabin Names
The Water’s Edge
Beverly Beach (That’s a RHOBH deep cut)
The Lucky Duck
For more ideas, check out these beach house names.
The Misty Mountain
The Hound and the Mountain
Big Rock Candy Mountain Retreat
The Eagle’s Nest
Ski Cabin Names
The Ice Princess
The Land of Always Winter
The Blizzard Inn
American Cabin Names
The Bald Eagle
The Firecracker Cabin
The Bourbon Hut
The Tequila Sunrise
Canadian Cabin Names
Maple Leaf Manor
Canadian Horse Inn
The Loon Lodge
Camp Blue Jay
The Raven Nook
Red Fox Run
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!
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