Spending time outdoors is an enjoyable activity throughout the year and during this pandemic especially. If you really want to enjoy the great outdoors, you need an epic place to stay as well. Wheelchair accessible cabin rentals can make for the perfect accommodations because they give you the freedom of staying in a full house, often with outdoor space to take in the view, enjoy the air, and explore a new location.
From the valleys of Virginia to the hills of Tennessee, the southeastern U.S. is home to some of the best wheelchair accessible cabins in the world. These 10 wheelchair accessible cabin rentals offer a wheelchair accessible bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor spaces that will blow you away.
1. Above the Clouds in Tennessee
For a getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains right outside of Pigeon Forge in Wears Valley, Above the Clouds cabin is a great option for a larger family, as it can sleep up to 11 people, and this cabin is one of my personal favorites. The winding mountain road with sharp turns up to the cabin truly takes you into the clouds. The cabin overlooks the valley and is surrounded by tree covered mountains.
The entrance to the cabin has a wheelchair accessible ramp that also connects to the large back deck. It’s perfect for observing the view while enjoying a beverage or a meal. The kitchen is also accessible with a lowered microwave and easily accessible appliances, indicating that this whole cabin was designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind. The master bedroom on the main level is wheelchair accessible with a king size bed, space to use a hoyer lift, and a fully accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower.
Read more about Above the Clouds in this blog post of mine.
2. Eagle’s View in Tennessee
Another option in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and only a 30 second walk/roll from Above the Clouds cabin, is Eagle’s View. It is a smaller cabin that can sleep up to 5 people, but it’s wheelchair accessible. There are great views from every window, as the cabin is situated on the property to provide stunning landscapes from all sides.
At the front of the house, there is easy parking and on that same side there is a ramp that runs along the side of the house, providing access to both the front and back porch. This also provides a no step entry for everyone.
The wheelchair accessible bedroom is on the first floor with a king size bed and a fully accessible bathroom decorated to match the cabin. This is a classic cabin for a nice weekend away. The design is log-style for that rustic outdoor feel, complete with natural decor throughout and is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.
3. Harvest Moon in Tennessee
The last of the wheelchair accessible cabin rentals in Tennessee I’m recommending in this blog post is Harvest Moon. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, this is a 2 bedroom cabin with a ramped entrance. The cabin is one level, giving everyone access to the kitchen, wheelchair accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower, and back deck. There’s also a grill, hot tub, and great natural woodland view.
An added bonus of this cabin is that it’s on a resort, which gives you access to the rest of the property with a wheelchair accessible boardwalk around a pond, and even includes a fire pit and golf course. You can fish in the pond directly from the boardwalk. Everything is very natural with scenic views and lush landscapes for a perfect cabin retreat.
Read more about Harvest Moon in my Great Smoky Mountains blog post by clicking here.
4. The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins in North Carolina
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway that transports you to the woodlands, The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins has two wheelchair accessible cabins that do just that. The first, Bear cabin, is a small two bed cabin with space for a hoyer lift under each bed. There is a gradual ramp at the main entrance that leads to the front porch and main living space. The small kitchen is easy to navigate and the living room has space for up to four guests. The front porch is a great feature of this cabin, as it’s perfect for enjoying the fireflies and seeing the alpacas from the nearby barn.
The other wheelchair accessible cabin at The Alpaca Ranch is the Bobcat cabin, which is a three bedroom cabin. The space is cozy, but delivers everything you need for a natural cabin getaway. The front porch has a gradual front entrance ramp, as well as a wide porch for enjoying the view.
Read my full review of The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins by clicking here.
5. Lands Creek Log Cabins in North Carolina
The two wheelchair accessible cabins at Lands Creek Log Cabins are, as the name suggests, located near a running creek and tucked into the natural landscape, offering amazing views of the water and the woods.
Fox Den is the larger of the two cabins with the ability to sleep up to 6 in two bedrooms with one bathroom. This cabin is a great size, with a side ramp providing access to the cabin itself, as well as the spacious back covered porch. The rear of the cabin and the entire length of the porch overlooks the creek for a great spot to enjoy the landscape. Inside, there is a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom and open concept living space.
Wolf Den is the most requested cabin on the property, as the cabin is a single story and very accessible. The front covered porch is perfect for enjoying the creek that runs nearby and outdoor amenities include a fire pit and hot tub. The front porch has a no-step entry with the front door in the middle of the covered porch. The rooms are spacious and there is one wheelchair accessible bathroom, another bathroom, and an open concept main living space.
6. Ma and Pa’s in North Carolina
Cabin Fever Vacation Rentals offers a range of cabins, but Ma and Pa’s is the most noteworthy of the bunch because it’s the newest, the largest, and the only wheelchair accessible cabin on the property. For the most detail, be sure to watch their video tour to get a first-hand look inside.
The cabin can sleep 7 to 8 guests comfortably with a range of bed sizes from King to twin. There is a loft space, but the main floor is wheelchair accessible, including the bedroom and bathroom. There’s also parking at the rear of the cabin, a wide L shaped front porch that includes a screened in dining space, and a planked boardwalk style walkway.
7. Turtle Rock Cabin in Virginia
A quaint cabin with a stunning interior is Turtle Rock Cabin near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. This cabin can sleep 6 guests and is wheelchair accessible with a ramp pro enter the cabin and a roll-in shower.
Outdoor features include a backyard fire pit and hot tub on a back deck that is accessible from the home. The main living space is spacious with great views inside and out. There is a gravel driveway and wide lawn space, perfect for spending time in nature.
8. River Song in Georgia
Located right along the river, this spacious cabin offers all of the comforts of home while spending time in nature. River Song is in downtown Helen, along the Chattahoochee River.
It is a one bedroom cabin with a king bed, as well as a pull out sofa for space to sleep a total of 4. The cabin was recently re-done to include a hot tub on the back deck overlooking the river. A ramp connects the parking space to the main deck space and provides easy access to the interior. The home itself has plenty of room to navigate throughout, with a large bedroom and bathroom.
9. Mineral Bluff, Georgia Cabin
This private cabin has room for 6 with a ramp entrance to the main door and a large back covered porch. Located 15 minutes from several historic downtown locations, this Georgia Cabin has an open concept main living area and a loft for a bonus room.
There is a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom, as well as a master bedroom on the main floor. The wheelchair accessible entrance opens directly into the main room and through the home, there is access to the covered porch. The atmosphere here is great, very natural and close to a stream, along with a fire pit and outdoor picnic space.
10. Shiloh Cabin in Kentucky
The last cabin on this list is a newly renovated ranch style cabin in Kentucky. Shiloh Cabin has no steps throughout, from the entry to even the hot tub, giving everyone smooth access throughout the cabin.
The front porch is covered, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the landscape. The back deck is uncovered for a sunny space and has a patio table for dining. The biggest bedroom has a private bathroom, and there’s a second bathroom shared by the other two rooms, offering space to sleep a total of 6. With smooth wood flooring throughout, this cabin is a great escape into the wilderness.
There are so many great wheelchair accessible cabin rentals in the Southeastern U.S. that range in size, from a small one bedroom to 3 bedrooms. Each of these cabins are located in beautiful destinations and offer the comforts and luxuries of home in a vacation getaway setting. If you’re looking to enjoy nature, get away from your home and daily life, and relax in the fresh air, these cabins are perfect.
If mountains and cabin living aren’t your idea of a good time, maybe beaches are?? If so, check out this list of 10 wheelchair accessible beach vacation rental homes.