You’re half way through the year and that calls for a well-deserved break, but winter means all you want to do is snuggle in bed. Though, what if we told you that you can have a winter escape that’s cosy and requires #nofilter? The answer is secret cute cabins! They’re cosy, private and can be found surrounded by lush forests or sitting on a lake’s shore.
So, grab your lover, pack up the car and get your weekend adventure on at these cute-as-a-button digs only a few hours up the road.
Glass on Glasshouse
Glass House Mountains
Love the idea of a cottage, but the reality of staying in a poky, timber-filled space is torture to the 'designer' in you? Glass on Glasshouse is your cottage soul mate. These three super luxe pavilions with floor-to-ceiling glass windows are contemporary masterpieces set to a backdrop of the rocky Glasshouse Mountains. Freestanding double spa bath—check! Fireplace—check! Wildlife in abundance (outside, of course)—check! You’ll be left wanting absolutely zilch.
Because some of us see the romance in a cosy, ramshackle cabin. This teeny tiny Eerwah Vale gem is for couples who want to experience nature and each other (oh la la) in total, creekside privacy. Featuring a heated outdoor shower, compost toilet (!), loft bed, no electricity… basically this no-frills cabana is a step up from camping, but we’re loving it!
If you’re looking for a cabin with all the trimmings that also happens to be set in a stunning rainforest surroundings, with an incredible onsite restaurant and day spa, then you really needn’t look beyond Spicers Tamarind. Anything with Spicers before it is going to be good, but this place is spectacular.
Rustic and packed with them homey-vibes, if you’re lookin’ to connect with your lover, the smaller the space the better, we say! And that’s where The Pines studio comes in. This little A-frame cabin is perched on top of an old barn and is surrounded by acres of lush countryside, perfect for capturing those getaway couple selfies you’ve totally mapped out in your head. Not fussed on cooking dinner? No worries! Take your pick between Eumundi or Noosa, both a short drive away.
Kin Kin Hideaway
Tucked in the Noosa Hinterland you’ll find this eco cabin, complete with a king-size bed and super fast wifi—things we rate both high on the 'importance' list. Sprawl on the open deck for an epic view of the sunrise over the valley below, or hang by the outdoor fire at night and look up to more stars than you could ever be bothered to try and count.
If a friend has come back from Montville raving about a cottage getaway they experienced, chances are they’re talking about Narrows Escape. Why? Because everyone who stays there, only says great things. Curl up in the hammock and read a book, tramp through the rainforest, or feast on all the goods crammed into the specially-made gourmet hampers. Relaxation will hit an all-time high here, so don’t come with a to-do list.
Whistle Stop Cabin
Part of the renowned Secrets On The Lake property which covers about 40 acres, this heritage-listed cabin used to be a local train station before it was transported to its new location. Quaint, eclectic and super cosy, you’ll find a log fire, couple’s love swing, and freshly-baked scones on arrival. Could this be the ultimate winter getaway? Possibly!
So technically it’s more of a treehouse than a cabin or a cottage, but we’re not ones for labels. And if you’re wanting to make an impression on a special someone, then this could be the place. Towering over stunning bush land, Seek Pavilion is super private, spacious and modern. Expect your days to drift by slowly to a soundtrack of chirping birds and crackles from the fire.
Deluxe Treetops Cottage
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s never heard of Weyba Downs. But after a stay at Eumarella Shores, you’ll know exactly where it is on a map. Tucked on the shores of Lake Weyba, behind Peregian Beach, Treetops is a deluxe cottage styled in a French Provincial theme. You’ll get a snuggly bathrobe and slippers, perfect to take you from the free-standing bath to the log-fire to lounging on the deck overlooking the water.
The Love Shack
A romantic stays list doesn’t really exist without featuring a place aptly named The Love Shack, does it? Lucky for us, this list is now totally legit thanks to a little cabin in Diddillibah. Handmade with love, naturally, this sub-tropical one-bedroom retreat is somewhere we’d totally like to recharge and unwind.
Want more staycation inspiration? Check out our list of winter cabins and cottages that are closer to home.
Image Credit: The Pines