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Staying at a Cabin on Lake Martin

In a world of hotels and Airbnb’s, there is no shortage of unique places to stay when visiting Lake Martin. However, there is just something charming about sleeping in a cabin while visiting the lake. Here are a couple of unforgettable cabin options for rent on Lake Martin, Alabama.

Cabins at Wind Creek State Park 


Wind Creek State Park is a beautiful, 1,440 acre land that stretches across the shorelines of Lake Martin, Alabama. Here guests can lay out on the private sandy beach, climb the historic silo, or enjoy endless activities such as ziplining, horseback riding, archery, putt putt, and much more.  And the good news is, you don’t have to pop a tent or rent an RV to camp here. Wind Creek State Park actually has 7 different camping cabins, each one unique and ready for your stay!  All of the camping cabins at Wind Creek State Park are located right on the shores of Lake Martin.  

Renting Cabins at Wind Creek State Park

inside of cabin at wind creek state park

Renting a camping cabin at Wind Creek State Park is not only an affordable option, it also gives you the opportunity to stay at one of the most exciting locations on Lake Martin!

Cabins 1, 2, and 3 are all dog friendly and come complete with a kitchenette that provides a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and small refrigerator.

Cabins 1 and 3 both have one bath, two sets of bunk beds, and a queen sleeper sofa – making it a comfortable option for up to 6 people to stay.

Cabin 2 is handicap accessible with one accessible bath, one twin bed and one set of bunk beds – making it a great option for up to 3 people.

Cabins 4, 5 ,6, and 7 are all furnished with two queen beds, a sleeper sofa, table, chairs, and one bath. All four of these cabins have the same interior design, except for cabin 4 – which has vaulted ceilings. These can all sleep up to 6 people.

All camping cabins come complete with a bathroom, tables, chairs, and a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and small refrigerator.  Each camping cabin at Wind Creek State Park is unique and we encourage you to select the one that best fits your camping needs. 

For full dimensions and details on individual cabins visit their website. To rent a Wind Creek State Park camping cabin, use their online reservation tool. For more information on things to do at Wind Creek State Park, check out our blog

The Hank Williams Cabin

hanks williams cabin

Located on campus at Children’s Harbor is the famous Hank Williams Cabin.  This cabin is believed to be where the Country music legend Hank Williams stayed during his visit to Lake Martin in 1952 and is also rumored to be where he was inspired to write his hit classic song, “Kaw-Liga.

The interior of the cabin itself is like stepping back into time. Along with memorabilia of the great Hank Williams, the cabin is decorated true to the 1950 time period, complete with wooden flooring, modest living room furniture, and even a vintage card table doubling as your dining area.  But this is much more than just a nod at the decade. The décor is actually an exact replica of the original cabin that Hank stayed in, right down to the checkered curtains and decorative plates sitting on top of the fireplace mantle. A photo of the original living room hangs on the wall, where you can compare the similarities between now and then.  The shores of Lake Martin are just outside your porch-it’s just you and the beautiful, peaceful lake waters just steps away.

Renting the Hank Williams Cabin

inside of hank williams cabin

The Hank Williams Cabin is a charming two-bedroom, one bathroom home located right on the Lake Martin shoreline at Children’s Harbor. Each bedroom itself has two twin size beds, a wooden dresser, and a fresh set of linens and towels, making it a comfortable stay for up to 4 people. The kitchen comes with a working oven/stove combination and refrigerator, as well as a modest supply of your basic dining needs – such as drinkware and plates.

Renting the Hank Williams Cabin is a popular choice for small wedding parties (such as groomsmen) to get ready in before the big ceremony at the chapel. While the cabin is available to wedding parties anytime, it is available for anyone to rent November-February.  We recommend this for anyone who is looking for an opportunity to spend a few nights in the historic Hank Williams atmosphere and enjoy the tranquility of Lake Martin. To rent the Hank Williams Cabin, visit Children’s Harbor Rental Facilities or contact taylorday@childrensharbor.com.

You can also read more about the Hank Williams Cabin here.

Our Advice on Renting a Cabin at Lake Martin

Whether you decide to enjoy the activities at Wind Creek State Park, or take a step back in time at the Hank Williams cabin, you can’t go wrong with either of these options for cabins on Lake Martin.  Both cabin options offer you the chance to wake up lakeside, and enjoy the lake to the fullest extent possible.  Our biggest recommendation for both though, is to book early, as they are very popular places to stay at Lake Martin.