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Cozy up in a cabin on your next outdoor adventure
Dunton Hot Springs
An idyllic cabin at Colorado's Dunton Hot Springs

Luxury canvas tents? No, thank you. For your next foray into the wilderness, opt for log-cabin chic instead, at three spots located in some of the most beautiful settings imaginable.

Take a load off at Yellowstone's Explorer Cabins.
Yellowstone Explorer Cabins: The marketing folks at the famous park have coined the term "cabineering™" to describe its 50 new lodges, which offer "the comforts of home and the perks of a hotel." Located a short drive away from Old Faithful in West Yellowstone, the cabins boast flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette and s'mores fixings. From $280 a night

The view from Hotel Endémico
Hotel Endémico: Twenty steel-and-wood cabins staggered along the hills in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe are a minimalist's dream. Each eco-friendly, freestanding cabin was designed to blend into the natural landscape. Getting too warm on your private terrace? Take a dip in the pool overlooking the valley. From $225 a night

The great outdoors at Dunton Hot Springs
Dunton Hot Springs: These 12 luxury lodges, located in Dolores, Colorado, aren't exactly what the region's settlers lived in. Each hand-built lodging has unique characteristics, from the Well House's own hot spring to the Vertical Log's antique copper tub. With activities ranging from horseback riding to heli-skiing, you'll get a taste of outdoor life, with the benefit of a spa and organic cuisine when you return to camp. From $550 a night


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