The Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania (Somerset, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties) is home to some of Pennsylvania’s most unique tourist attractions, both natural and man-made.
Towering waterfalls have been drawing visitors to the area for more than 100 years.
Mount Davis, the highest mountain peak in Pennsylvania, is also located in the Laurel Highlands.
And perhaps the most famous private residence in all of Pennsylvania, Fallingwater, is a Laurel Highlands landmark of global renown.
If you’re planning a visit to the region, and looking for some one-of-a-kind lodging while you’re there, I’ve partnered with Vrbo (Vacation Rentals by Owner) to show you some of the best vacation rentals in the Laurel Highlands.
I’ve put together these selections based upon their location, amenities, and guest reviews.
Disclaimer: I am a Vrbo affiliate. If you book a stay at one of these vacation homes through the links provided here, I get a small commission (at no additional cost to you!) which helps offset the expense of hosting this website.
All cabin photos and descriptions are courtesy of Vrbo and the cabin owners – complete details available at the links provided for each property.
1. Rustic Cabin on 26 Acres
“This rustic little cabin is nestled among the trees on 26 acres. A 1/4 mile wooded driveway leads to this charming abode. The 700 square foot cabin is a cozy little retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. Relax on the porch swing or take a nap in the hammock. Deer and turkey can be spotted from the cabin. Plenty of games and books are provided for those rainy days.
Located just 2 miles from the Quemahoning Dam; fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and paddle boarding are only minutes away. There is plenty to do and see in the Laurel Highlands. Visit the Flight 93 Memorial, located just 6 miles away. Or take a hike in one of the many state parks located less than 20 miles from the cabin. Close to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, Seven Springs, and Hidden Valley.“
2. Creekside Cabin
“Our cozy log Creekside Cabin nestled in the Laurel Highlands is just a few minutes away from all the fun. If you choose to enjoy nature outdoors, take a tour, visit local flea markets & festivals, this is a great place to stay. Great local attractions including, Ohiopyle State Park where you can go hiking, biking, fishing, white water rafting, skiing & snowmobile trails (winter only), near state game lands, Lady Luck Casino, resorts and attractions such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Duncan House. The cabin also includes a full kitchen but we also have great local restaurants & coffee houses including Curt’s Family Restaurant, Braddock’s Inn Restaurant, Rustic Joe’s Coffee House, Maywood Grill, & Stone House Restaurant. Mountain Pies (pizza shop) also delivers to our cabin.”
3. Almost Heaven
“Our cozy log Almost Heaven Cabin nestled in the Laurel Highlands is just a few minutes away from all the fun. Almost Heaven Cabin sleeps 4 people and has (1) bedroom, (1) bathroom with shower, living room with futon sofa, full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, and cookware, (2) tvs, cable, wifi, private deck, a/c, gas fireplace, outdoor charcoal grill, outdoor fire pit, and electric furnace. No Pets!
This cabin has parking for 2 cars. Boat/Trailer Parking & Additional Car Parking is available with advance notice.“
4. Holtheim Hideaway
“The Holtheim Hideaway is tucked away in a quiet, uber private location; but, still just minutes away from the Hidden Valley Resort entrance. The home itself is nestled between two natural spring fed streams, with large boulders, beech, hemlock and oak trees!
A spectacular property just waiting to be enjoyed by the busy family or professional couple looking to escape the hustle and bustle (and pressures) of city living! Make it your personal getaway!”
5. The Bunkhouse
“This is a true one-of-kind experience to stay at this amazing 52 acre historic landmark property right near Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Ligonier, Fallingwater and Ohiopyle. The farm property includes a huge pond for swimming and is adjacent to a 3000 acre state forest with the most incredible hiking trails. Just a few miles off of the turnpike, you will surround yourself with the amazing feeling of living on a restored historic farm.
Rent this incredibly lovely one-room plus one bathroom bunkhouse that is situated right next to the historic barn. The bunkhouse has been newly redone with a fully equipped kitchen and lovely bath. The pull-out sofa-bed is a double so it sleeps two and the futon is a twin which sleeps one very comfortably as you enjoy a relaxing night on this quiet farm.”
6. Cottage at Campbell Farm
“Unplug and enjoy the property and/or go on an adventure – we are a short drive from Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail, Somerset, PA, Grantsville, Maryland and Forbes State Forest. Many opportunities for adventure and/or a quiet retreat surrounded by woodlands and meadows, our cottage offers these and more.
Our contemporary cottage is nestled between a pond and forest on our 1780’s mountain farm. If you are a fisherman you are welcome to fish in our stocked pond (for guests at this cottage only). Catch and release – large mouth bass, red-cheeked sunfish, channel catties and bluegill.“
7. Buzzard’s Cabin
“Featuring original wood and masonry work, Buzzard’s brings the charm of a 1940’s mountain cabin to life. Hidden within tall pine trees and just minutes from Ohiopyle State Park, this cabin is the perfect romantic getaway for two. Featuring a natural wood burning fireplace, complete with built-in outdoor grill. Gaze out of the window of the newly remodeled kitchen at the small stream that runs through the property and down the small valley behind the home.
Enjoy a good book or movie next to a cozy, crackling fire in the rustic, warm, and inviting living room complete with large, luscious leather couch and seating. Feel close to nature in the drop-down shower featuring large skylight windows to allow gorgeous sunlight to warm you as you wash off the dirt from the day’s adventures. When it’s time to call it a night, get an amazing nights sleep on the queen bed in the cozy bedroom. Features high-speed fiber optic wireless internet and TV Service!”
8. Craftsman-Style Cottage
“Beautiful Waterfront Craftsman-Style Cottage, just minutes from Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts. Private setting among native laurel and hemlocks, just a few feet away from Trout Stream, with creekside patio and firepit, bridges, and hiking trails.“
“Carefully restored cottage circa 1927 is filled with charm, as well as latest conveniences including high speed WiFi Internet and SmartTV with Netflix and Amazon.“
“Great room with 17 windows overlooks stream below; Sounds of waterfalls are heard throughout!“
“Full kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and modern front load laundry. Hardwood dining set with extended seating for 6. Stone fireplace, and Gas Stove. 2 bedrooms with sleeping for 5, with 2 additional sofabeds, sofa. and inflatable bed.“
“Private 5 acre wooded setting backs to hundreds of acres of undeveloped resort property . Over 250′ frontage on Class 1 trout steam, with 2 bridges, hiking trails, mountain spring, creekside picnic area with park style grill, and creekside vollyball court! Stone patio and Adirondack Chairs. Extensive landscape plantings among native hemlock and laurels. Trail from property leads to adjoining Historic State Park with lake, hiking trails, and picnic area.”
9. Streamside Cabin
“Relax near the fireplace in this updated and well decorated cabin on the bank of the Laurel Hill Creek. Bring your fishing pole or just sit on the porch and watch the water flow by. Activities nearby include skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, biking, hiking and snowmobiling.
Guests have full use of cabin. Build a fire outdoors in the fire ring along the stream or relax by the fireplace indoors.
6 miles from Seven Springs resort. 2 miles from Laurel Hill State Park . Stream stocked with trout.
Other things to note: Cell service available, TV dish network. Sorry – Wifi not available. Cabin has 2 bedrooms plus loft.“
10. Country Cabin
“Rustic and charming getaway in the Laurel Highlands. Enjoy country surroundings 3 miles from downtown Ligonier and all its wonderful shops and restaurants.
Renovated, contemporary kitchen, gas fireplace and wood burning stove, sunny sunroom and rustic fire pit are a few of the amenities that will make you feel welcome. Rolling hills and wildlife surround this built-into the hillside cabin.
Gourmet style kitchen for hanging out or preparing a meal. If you like to cook, you’ll find a large selection of pots and pans, serving pieces and ceramic dishware. Plenty of water and wine glasses and assorted other kitchen items such as waffle maker, blender and coffee press.
Beautiful deck-porch off the sun room at the lower level is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view and peace and quiet of the countryside. Great place for morning coffee too.”
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