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There’s no need to go chasing waterfalls when they’re in the backyard of your vacation rental home. Trypguide offers private cabins and lodges across the U.S. where natural waterfalls, either on the property or easily accessible by foot, are an awe-inspiring perk. Get ready for zen-like tranquility and much-needed respite, thanks to waterfalls’ calming effect that can transport you from worry to wonder. Allow the soothing sounds of cascading water nearby to lull you to sleep at night—and lull you into a state of peace during the day
Stunning Waterfall Home: Westminster, SC
Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, this cliff-side home was built around the view of a waterfall. The 2-bedroom home is among the most architecturally interesting in the region, with sophisticated touches that blend into the natural landscape and invite the views inside. There is no TV or telephone in this home, which keeps the focus on the natural setting, including the sights and sounds of the neighboring waterfall.
Waterfall Lodge Near Yosemite: Oakhurst, CA
You might skip a visit to Yosemite National Park in favor of soaking up the natural serenity found here. The massive windows and expansive deck at this adults-only private retreat are ideal spots to sit and admire a beautiful, 25-foot waterfall that flows nearby. The 3-bedroom home sleeps up to 15 people, so you can invite others—or keep this quiet sanctuary all to yourself.
This home is so close to Winona Falls in the Poconos, you can feel the mist. Located within a private gated community, this 3,400-square-foot luxury vacation home boasts stunning views of these historic falls—including from a private hot tub. There’s plenty of other diversions on-site, too, which include a game room, basketball court, two wood-burning fireplaces, gas grill, and backyard fire pit.
Nestled in the heart of Nantahala National Forest, this 2-bedroom mountain home boasts an impressive deck perched above a cascading waterfall. Relax on the deck to peaceful waterfall sounds, or dip your toes into the pure mountain water at the base of the falls. Dramatic views are available day and night, too, as the waterfall is illuminated with landscape lighting once the sun goes down.
Mountain Lodge Overlooking Waterfall: Sundance, UT
Wake up to waterfall views at this 5-bedroom mountain lodge just outside of Park City. This spacious home boasts breathtaking views of Stewart Falls, alpine waterfalls that flow from towering Mount Timpanogos. When not mesmerized by the views or exploring the area via hiking, biking or skiing, enjoy this property’s other amenities: multiple fireplaces, a giant spa tub, a theater room, and a private park boasting an outdoor fireplace and zip line swing.
Tennessee Cabin with Private Waterfall: Maryville, TN
Explore bubbling creeks and a private waterfall while staying at this 3-bedroom home at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Former guests rave about the serene setting and welcoming touches offered by the property’s owners, which including fresh eggs from their own chickens. When not reflecting by the private waterfall, rev up your engines: This home is close to the famous Tail of the Dragon, one of the world’s top motorcycle and sports car roads, with 318 curves in 11 miles and no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper travel.
Eco-Friendly Creekside Lodge near Waterfall Hikes: Coos Bay, OR
Base yourself at this environmentally-friendly lodge in the Pacific Northwest, where a top-selling point is an access to waterfall hikes within the Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area. The 2-bedroom home, which sleeps up to 6 people, is an architectural gem that’s received numerous “green” accolades, having been built with minimal impact to its wooded surroundings. Unique touches include a pivoting Hobbit-style front door, an 800-year-old juniper tree spiral staircase, and eight-foot skylights for indoor stargazing.
Cozy Cottage with Backyard Waterfall: Ithaca, NY
Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of a backyard waterfall at this 1-bedroom cottage in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The home resides on 50 acres of secluded woods that overlook Lake Cayuga, Cornell, and parks below—yet is just 1 mile from the action in Ithaca.
Quiet Georgia Getaway Cabin Next to Waterfall: Hiawassee, GA
Relax on the deck swing to the sights and sounds of a neighboring waterfall. This 1-bedroom cabin near Chattahoochee National Forest is in a quiet and peaceful setting where its neighboring waterfall, a natural wonder that will help you slow down and stay present, is the main attraction. Nearby, you’ll also find access to the Appalachian Trail and other hiking opportunities.
Luxury Log Cabin with Waterfall Views: Maggie Valley, NC
“The waterfall alone is worth the stay,” wrote one former guest of this 4-bedroom luxury log cabin just outside of Asheville. Invite the melodic rhythms of this waterfall, Loveland Falls, to transport you to a state of ease as you relax in the hammock, hot tub, or covered patio. The home is ideal for families or groups, as each of the four bedrooms has its own private bathroom, and there’s a game room with a pool table and billiards. When not nesting inside or outside of the home, you’ll find the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic drive that weaves and winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, connecting Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks.