This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired glass cabin has plenty of homey comforts to help you unwind, like a fireplace and a snug wraparound dining booth for enjoying a late morning brunch with friends. It’s also situated near various hiking trails that will lead you through caves and scenic waterfalls, but if you want an outdoor adventure that requires less, uh, legwork, hang back at the house and revel in your natural surroundings from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub.
Upscale Cozy Cabin, Asheville, North Carolina
Located just seven miles from downtown Asheville, this cozy cabin for four is ideal for a mountain adventure with the kids. The wood-burning stove and open-air porch are well-suited for nature lovers, and there are also outdoor games and hammocks furnished with the place to keep you busy (or to help you stay blissfully unfettered by tasks). Sip your morning coffee from the hot tub or bench swing, then set out on the nearby hiking trails to get your steps in.
Paradise Hot Tub Tree House, LA, California
This small chalet is nestled in a quiet neighborhood just a stone’s throw away from the best shops and restaurants of LA’s buzzing Silver Lake neighborhood. Chances are the peacefulness of your surroundings will make you forget how close you are to civilization. And in your own little “paradise,” per the name, there’s a lot to encourage homebody behavior between the two private decks, the desert and citrus garden, and (of course) the hot tub located by the outdoor fire pit.
Pool House, Hudson, New York
This modern Hudson Valley glass home feels like a prime candidate for either a horror flick or a Dwell feature (or both). It’s a smart home with automated lighting, shades, and security (the works), that also boasts 360-degree views of the mountains, elegant modern furnishings, and exposed wooden beams. While the lap pool out front closes in winter, the hot tub nestled by the house is, critically, open for year-round relaxation.