Luxury log cabins almost sounds like a contradiction in terms. In fact, log cabin breaks are known to be more cost effective than resort visits or hotel stays. But just because log cabins have a reputation for being more economical than hotels doesn’t mean that they aren’t luxurious. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Have a look at our list of the top 5 most luxurious log cabins in the world. You won’t believe your eyes seeing these luxury log cabins.
Horstman Luxury Log Cabin, 4950 Horstman, Whistler B.C. – Canada
Although almost every log cabin accommodation in Whistler is luxurious in its own right, the Horstman Luxury Log Chalet (above) is truly top of the line. In this sprawling 3,800 square foot log cabin you’ll find everything from a Eucalyptus Steam Shower to French doors and a kitchen so gourmet that it exudes “Bon appteit.”
We happen to love this luxury log cabins’ location in the Blackcomb Benchlands: it’s just minutes from the base of Blackcomb Mountain and a ski-in access trail. And after a long day of speeding down the slopes, there’s perhaps nothing better than deciding whether to unwind in the Jacuzzi bath in the master suite or in the private hot tub on the balcony. And should you need anything else, the 24 hour concierge is just a phone call away.
One of the best parts of the Horstman log cabin? Despite its exclusivity, it offers competitive rates – even in the high season.
The Point, Saranac Lake, NY – USA
Talk about a place that’s totally off the map! We mean this quite literally. Before the advent of Google Maps, the only way to get the precise address of ultra-exclusive The Point log cabins was with a confirmed reservation. Nowadays, the location isn’t so hard to find, and it’s well worth a stay if you’re willing to spend $1500 (£900) per night.
Nestled on a sparkling lake just outside of Lake Placid, The Point features 11 totally private cabins and a full staff at your disposal, including a 24-hour chef that will happily whip you up a meal after a long day of hiking, swimming, boating, or simply lounging lakeside. Expect black tie dinners to be between 7 to 9 courses, prepared and served at your convenience. Don’t forget to indulge in s’mores and truffle-popcorn around the nightly bonfire, and spoil yourself with a scotch on the rocks as you watch the sun set on the Adirondacks.
Highlands Manor, Telluride, Colorado – USA
If you can shell out a mere $52,500 (£31,575) per week, you can land yourself a stay at one of Telluride’s most exclusive log cabins: the Highlands Manor. At 13,5000 square feet, this home seems more of a palace than a holiday rental, but it still manages to have the the rustic look and charm of a log cabin … along with six bedrooms, a pool table, a fully stocked wine cellar, a steam room and sauna, and a media room, of course.
But don’t just take our word for it: Highlands Manor recently landed on the official Trip Advisor Top 10 Rental Homes in North America.
Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt – Switzerland
The going rate for a night at Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt, Switzerland is CHF 5298 (approximately £3,600). And while that may seem like a high price for a 7 bedroom vacation rental.
Here the delight is in the details. Dinner is prepared by a private chef six nights a week, there’s a separate lunch and dinner for children, the staff brings in freshly cut flowers daily, and a PA and personal concierge attend to your every need (including serving up the bottomless Perrier-Jouët from the open bar). Don’t forget to take in unobstructed views of the Matterhorn from the all-marble pool.
Chalet Edelweiss, Courchevel – France
Our vote for the most luxurious log cabin in the world is easily Chalet Edelweiss in Courchevel, France.
And we’re not the only ones who are marveled by this one of a kind luxury rental: even the papers are impressed.
The weekly rate of £80,000 lands you a whole lot at this top of the line rental. The 7-story cabin has a staff that includes two ski instructors, two private chefs, two butlers, a waiter and waitress, a masseuse. The chalet also boasts its own private nightclub.
As they like to say, “You can’t rent Buckingham Palace, but you can rent Chalet Edelweiss.”
What do you think? Have you stayed in any of these luxury rentals? Are there any missing from our list? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.