Cabin Name Ideas: Vacation Home, Cottage, Beach House

Naming your home is arguably the most rewarding task of owning a property.

This goes for any type of vacation homes such as cabins, cottages, beach houses, lodges, etc.…

As humans we tend to give names to the things that matter most to us.

We name our children, our cars, our boats and of course, we name our cabins.

Coming up with a name for your cabin can prove to be very difficult.

This is because once you name your cabin, you don’t want to ever have to change it.

You wouldn’t change the name of your child, so why would you want to rename your cabin after it’s already been given a name. Once you give your cabin a name, you should stick to it.

It’s impossible to provide you with the best cabin name because there’s no such thing as the best name. Everyone has a different opinion and idea of what makes a name great.

Because of this, I’ve decided to create a list of a variety of different cabin name ideas.

Some who prides themselves on their humor may want a funny cabin name. Whereas, someone with a more serious personality may want a more unique cabin name that has a deeper meaning behind it.

Cabin and Vacation Home Name Ideas

Funny Cabin Names

If your friends would describe you as someone with a good sense of humor, then you should incorporate your personality into the name of your cabin. Make sure that when someone see’s the name of your cabin, they’re met with a smile on their face.

  • Gingerbread House
  • Life’s a Hoot
  • Windy Bottom
  • Wander Inn
  • Stumble Inn
  • On the Rocks
  • Morning Wood
  • Touch Wood
  • Love Shack
  • The Ram Inn
  • Drunken Duck
  • Nobody Inn
  • Last Resort

Clever Cabin Names

If you’re known for your intellect or you just want to seem clever then you should go with a witty cabin name. Show off how clever you are whilst naming your cabin. This could involve a play on words. Here are a few witty cabin names:

  • A Frame of Mind
  • The Great Escape
  • Bears Eye View
  • Acorn House
  • Bear-foot Lodge
  • Change in Altitude
  • Heaven’s Gate

Cool Cabin Names

If you’re known as the ‘cool cat’ that everyone admires then you should go with a cool cabin name that’ll represent you as a person. Bear in mind, the definition of ‘cool’ can be subjective, so go with something that you think is cool.

  • Seven Pines
  • Redwood Retreat
  • Sky High
  • Helltop Hideaway
  • Adventure Lodge
  • Eagles Watch
  • Harmony Oaks
  • Hawk Point
  • Whiskey Rock
  • Gray Wolf Point

Unique cabin name ideas

Perhaps you want your cabin to really stand out, in which case you’ll want to assign your home a unique name. This is harder said than done because most cabins tend to have very random names. Also, it’s hard for me to recommend you a unique name as then it’s probably not unique.

Instead I have a better way of creating a unique name for your cabin.

Use the following formula to pick a name:

Adjective + Noun = Your Cabins New Name

I’ve prepared a list of adjectives and nouns which work great as names for your home. Simply pick an adjective and a noun from the table and put them together. Making your own name from scratch is the best way to come up with a unique name for your vacation home.

Adjective Noun
Blissful Shack
Lazy Abode
Hollow Mountain
Vintage House
Blessed Ridge
Creaky Valley
Sunny Forest
Happy Crest
Rocky Boulder
Abandoned Woods
Amusing Lodge
Boring Lake
Discrete Point
Fearless Acres
Famous Creek
Gloomy Meadow
Grumpy Hill
Golden Bird
Hairy Nature
Humble Night
Innocent Road
Kooky Entry
Lumpy Heights
Meager Presence
Murky Ladder
Modest Fortune
Muddy Platform
Musty Soil
Nutty Park
Playful Hawk

Why Name Your Cabin

Naming your cabin allows you to give it an identity and therefore make it feel more personal. If you really care about your cabin, naming it will allow you to develop a stronger bond with your home.

Personally, I enjoy coming up with names for my possessions. It allows me to bring out my creative side. I find that naming a property makes for a fun family activity. The kids absolutely love firing out ideas for their new home.

There are also practical uses to naming a cabin. If you rent out your cabin, then giving it a name can give you a commercial advantage over the other rental properties in your area.

Yea, naming your cabin could possibly earn you more money!

If you live in a competitive area where there are a lot of rental cabins, then you need a way of differentiating your own property. Differentiating your property is the most effective way to attract the eyeballs of potential customers. By naming your cabin you’re able to make it stand out a lot more over your competition.

How to Choose a Name for Your Cabin

As mentioned previously, deciding on a name can be a difficult task. I understand how hard it can be as I’ve been in the situation, multiple times. I’ve also helped friends and family name their get-away homes.

I feel as though the best way to name your vacation home is to choose a name which represents you. I think you’re the name of your home is a good way of representing yourself and your family. As mentioned earlier in this article, matching your cabins name to your personality is always a good bet.

If you’re funny, go with a funny name. If you’re clever go with a witty name. And so on.

If you’re not into the idea of putting your own personality into your home, you could always use the cabin name generator on the CamptTomahawkCA website. You can find it by clicking here.

Don’t Rush Yourself!

Don’t feel as though you need to rush yourself when naming your cabin. You have all the time you want. In-fact, you don’t even have to name your cabin if you really can’t think of anything that you’re happy with.

Rushing a decision always ends badly, this also applies to naming your home. If you force yourself to come up with a name quickly, you won’t end up happy in the end.

Your cabin deserves more than a scuffed name.

Instead, you should take your time and keep a cool head.

Put a lot of thought behind the name, don’t just pick the first name that pops into your head. Create a list of a few of the best names you can think of and slowly narrow down your options until you have one solid name.

Get the opinion of friends and family, this will seriously help you settle on a name. Get them to throw out some cabin name ideas at you and you can pick the ones you like the most.


Coming up with a name for your cabin, cottage, beach house or other type of vacation home can be extremely difficult.

Everyone always wants to get it right the first time. Truth is, you don’t have to really – you can always change it if you’re unhappy with it. You should also not put yourself in a rush, you have all the time in the world to think of something.

I hope this guide has really helped you. I’ve provided you with several great name examples as well as a neat little system which will help you come up with a more unique name for your home.

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My name is Eugene Thornhill. I'm an outdoor enthusiast who loves nothing more than being one with nature. I've lived in numerous outdoor homes and even constructed my own. Living off-grid is something I'm very familiar with, more so than living in the city. For many years I've dealt with the many problems of living off-grid. It's time to pass on my knowledge through Cabinguides.

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