There's something about cottages and cabins when you're looking for a vacation: they appear to be the perfect properties for letting a few days blissfully pass away. Shaded porches, large windows, and cozy quarters are often found past their wide lawns, making for addresses that seem primed for lazy afternoons. We looked far and wide for these ideal escapes — from a classic shingled property in Nantucket to a a more modern hideaway in Austin — that all feature a charming mix of style and adventure. Just make sure to book our 10 picks soon, because it's never too early to get away.
Urban Homestead in Austin
This Austin cottage spotted on HomeAway for $180 a night is perfect for a low-key girls' trip. While the outside is a blend of modern traditionalism, its inside is more eclectic: portraits of America's forefathers share space with exposed wood and leather butterfly chairs.
Mountain Charmer in Colorado
Neutral shingles give this Green Mountain Falls, Colorado cottage an Americana charm, which we also found on HomeAway for about $185 a night. Like the Austin home, a traditional exterior gives way to a modern farmhouse look inside, complete with throwback appliances. Book this one with a significant other for a quiet weekend away.
Wine Country Cabin in Oregon
Set on a 40-acre vineyard in Gaston, Oregon, this $200-a-night Airbnb is a modern cabin with charming traditional details. The wraparound windows and amber-toned shingles open to a a private deck and a sunny bedroom. Send an invite to your closest friend.
Natural Escape in Montana
Do you really want to feel like you're in the great outdoors? Then head to this carriage house in Montana, which is surrounded by open fields and the state's beloved big sky. The $195-a-night locale's rustic ambiance fits in with the hiking trails and rivers nearby. Try to catch some trout for dinner!
Modern Cottage in California
Who said you can't escape from it all in the middle of a city? This cottage in Los Angeles, spotted on Airbnb for $108 a night, is set in trendy Silver Lake — and its airy interiors reflect its stylish surroundings. Make this your home base with a best friend if you're looking for a pretty place to crash.
Urban Cottage in Atlanta
The same city escape can be had in the South, if you plan to book this urban cottage in Atlanta on Airbnb for $89 a night. Its basic but sleek interior opens up to a private patio, so don't forget to have a glass of sweet tea in the afternoon.
Conceptual Cottage in New York
If you really want to splurge, this New York home has a glass-enclosed addition that takes the form of a lakeside cottage, but in a very minimalist way. Its high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, and five bedrooms bring it to $910 a night, making it a vacation spot that's worth a pretty penny.
Outdoorsy Hideaway Near Seattle
Hello, modern cottage! This eco-friendly Airbnb on Bainbridge Island near Seattle would make for a great outdoor adventure. The $95-a-night getaway features bikes and a hot tub, so you'll have plenty to do before you retreat to the light-filled studio.
Modern Coastal Cabin in Maine
Surrounded by trees on two acres of coastal land, this airy property in Maine includes a large kitchen and four bedrooms for every person in your squad. The renovated Airbnb goes for $250 a night, and comes with bikes for rides into town.
New England Classic in Nantucket
Get a feel for seaside New England at this Nantucket cottage on HomeAway for $357 a night. On-trend copper complements the gray hue of cedar shingles outside, and inside, shiplap and colorful details give each room a modern feel. It's the perfect stop for a family.