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Neglect about summer time: These luxurious cabins are perfect for quick breaks in autumn

From self-guided autumn foliage tours to weekends by the lake, booking a secluded cabin is an easy way to avoid crowds this fall.

Huts exist in every imaginable incarnation today, from traditional block designs to modern wonders, and in sizes that range from palace complexes to one-room huts that lie in the middle of a pond.

However, the huts we bring you here are anything but small. They are designed for groups of families and friends who want a luxury vacation that's as chic as a resort – but without everyone.

Most are also booked well in advance, which may be even more reason to create autumn travel plans today.

A secluded cabin in the middle of everything

Where: Telluride, Colorado
Average cost per night: $ 750

A cabin that is socially distant by nature.

Courtesy of VRBO

This seemingly secluded five-bedroom cabin is just over a mile from the Telluride Ski Resort's 2,000-acre ski area.

Autumn is calm in Telluride. After the departure of summer guests and before the ski season begins in mid-November, visitors can cycle, fish and hike through the aspen forests around the hut. Nights are best for curling up next to the fireplace or relaxing in the hot tub. Golf is also nearby; The Telluride Ski & Golf Club is less than three kilometers away.

The Martha of the Midwest

Where: Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Average cost per night: $ 750

This lakeside cabin has five bedrooms and an attic.

Courtesy of VRBO

Where Paul Bunyan meets Martha Stewart, this 5100 square meter log house has vaulted ceilings, a spacious loft and an outdoor fireplace. A large manicured lawn connects the property to Pelican Lake, where kayaks and a paddle boat can be launched from a sandy coast or a 100-foot pier with a sundeck.

With an interior that combines stone, wood and glass in a wonderful way, the cabin offers flawless ratings for VRBO – full five out of five stars from all 70 reviewers.

A hut for all personalities

Where: Ellijay, Georgia
Average cost per night: $ 1,320

This cabin, called Lake Buckhorn Lodge, has a sports bar with a pool table, shuffleboard, and arcade-style video games.

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For an autumn getaway for you and 29 of your closest friends, this 8,000-square-foot cabin with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms is a dream for entertainers.

Outdoor enthusiasts can kayak and swim in the lake well into the early fall months, while travelers can switch to hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking in the late season. Sports lovers can relax in the cabin's large sports bar, while shoppers can explore the upscale shops, art galleries, and wineries in the area.

Everyone can meet for dinner in the dining room – there is room for 22 people – who gets into a covered "party veranda" outdoors.

Rustic royalty in the Rocky Mountains

Where: Telluride, Colorado
Average cost per night: $ 7,000

Castlewood Manor is a ski-in-ski-out hut with an optional housekeeper.

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For larger groups, Castlewood Manor offers seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, as well as a billiard room, a stone wine cellar, a stadium-level cinema and an artificial grotto.

The rustic interior is rich in antiques, leather, wrought iron and natural wood. A spiral staircase is carried by interwoven deer antlers, and the bathrooms are adorned with barrel bathtubs reminiscent of those shown in old western films. The character here is as big as the house itself – with a suitable price tag.

A Scandinavian classic

Where: Vossestrand, Norway
Average cost per night: $ 547 (for a four night stay)

Autumn visitors to this cabin can hunt, fish and explore the fjords of southern Norway.

Courtesy of Airbnb

This rural family cabin for skiing in Myrkdalen, the largest ski area in Western Norway, has a classic Scandinavian decor. The elegant and reserved interior offers space for 16 people. Only 1.5 bathrooms could cause problems for larger groups, but with Airbnb's 4.91 rating, tenants didn't seem to mind.

An artistic jewel in Japan

Where: Onna son, Okinawa, Japan
Average cost per night: $ 307

This hut is located between the beaches and mountains of Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture.

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Japan is known for strict interior design, which makes this stylish three-bedroom cabin – the smallest on our list – a surprise. Its bold colors and industrial decor are rare for Japanese huts, as is the location in Okinawa (others are closer to Mount Fuji). The classic A-frame architecture and the emphasis on natural wood still give it a wooded hut feeling, although in reality it is only a short walk from the beach.

A luxurious mountain hideaway in Australia

Where: Crackenback, New South Wales, Australia
Average cost per night: $ 1,270

This cabin in Crackenback, Australia has nine beds and can accommodate 13 guests.

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Australia may be more known for its surf than for its snow, but some places get enough powder for skiing. This cabin is in the heart of one of these huts – the Snowy Mountains between Sydney and Melbourne – and has four bedrooms, two hydrotherapy bathtubs and underfloor heating in the bathroom.

The area is famous for outdoor activities. From June to October, skiing and snowboarding dominate, then horseback riding, fishing, bush walking and vineyard tours when the weather warms for Australia's annual summer.

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