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Cabin getaways conjure up images of sipping hot cocoa by the roaring fire, enjoying woodland views from a private Jacuzzi, and gazing at the sparkle of stars from an outdoor deck. These top cabin Airbnbs offer that and more, as you’ll find a perfect base for hibernating in colder weather, enjoying year-round outdoor adventures, or unplugging for an off-the-grid vacation.
Which cabin setting do you prefer? The top cabins in the U.S. offer a wide range, from rustic spaces and A-frame beauties to romantic retreats and luxury escapes. Check out our list of top cabin rentals to discover which nature retreat speaks to you.
Surrounded by tall pines, this Big Bear City cabin in California is fully equipped, offering home-comforts such as a fully stocked kitchen, Wi-fi and cable TV. Enjoy the view from the beautiful outdoor deck that has a covered patio, picnic table and BBQ, or relax by the fire inside and play board games. Suitable for up to four guests, it is perfect for couples, families or friends.
This A-frame cabin is not only adorable, but it’s also just a 15-minute drive from the slopes and some of the best hikes in the Pacific North West. The cozy loft has four beds, a fully-equipped kitchen and gas fireplace, which is controlled by a wall-mounted thermostat. Need to unwind after a day of adventure? Have a soak in the hot tub that sits right outside your front door. For a small fee, your four-legged friends are allowed.
Escape the stressors of everyday life in this tiny off-grid cabin in North Carolina. The private 125-acre gated property backs up to Pisgah National Forest and offers sweeping views and easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville. Dogs are welcome in this scenic cabin, where you can enjoy s’mores by the fire pit, rest easy on the queen-size bed and admire the stunning natural scenery on the two-person swing.
Book this private beachfront log cabin on Grand Traverse Bay in Suttons Bay, Michigan for a memorable getaway. Bring the entire family, as it can sleep up to 10 guests with its three floors of living space that includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer and a fire pit outside on the small bluff overlooking the water. For a small fee, well-behaved pets are welcome.
At almost 1,900 feet elevation, this chalet-style cabin in the eastern panhandle highlands of West Virginia offers a dreamy escape. You can take in the views while dining alfresco on the back deck, catch a sunset from the screened “front” porch, or catch a flick on the Smart TV. The cozy A-frame cabin is just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Berkley Springs, while outdoor lovers can enjoy hiking, fishing, and paddling in the surrounding area. If shopping, dining, spas and antiquing are more your thing, you’ll also find plenty of options nearby.
Discover the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in this 1,440-square-foot cabin, located in Sevier County of Tennessee. Its biggest highlight is the outdoor deck with a private hot tub that boasts sweeping mountain views, while other perks include a king-size bed, in-room Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer and seasonal stone gas fireplace. When hunger strikes, whip up a meal in the full kitchen, then watch a movie on the flat-screen TV or soak up the forest surroundings on the outdoor rocking chairs.
It’s easy to get cozy in this A-frame beauty in Skykomish, Washington, settled in the private cabin community of Timber Lane Village. The fully furnished cabin has two beds in its upper loft and a full-size day bed in the living room, while the kitchen is stocked with everything you’ll need. Soak in the hot tub on the deck, watch movies on the Smart TV or go old-school and play some board games. When you’re ready to explore, you’re just minutes from Steven’s Pass ski resort and epic hiking spots in the Central Cascades.
This charming 1880’s cabin in Northeast Georgia is truly one-of-a-kind, located on a small sheep farm. This cabin is adults-only, so couples can soak up the spectacular mountain (and farm animal!) views right from their porch. Enjoy in-room perks such as a queen-size bed, air conditioning and heating and outdoor charcoal grill as well as a refrigerator, burner hot plate and Keurig coffee machine. The cabin is near Clayton, which boasts plenty of enticing restaurants, wineries and antique shops.
Ideal for those looking to get off-the-grid and into nature, this remote Airbnb is one of the coolest vacation rentals in all of Colorado. It is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with access to private trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It features a wood-stove and gas grill, as well as a fire pit and solar power for lights and phone charging. If you’re looking for adventure, Routt National Forest and Mount Zirkel Wilderness are a short hike or ride away.
A cozy getaway surrounded by the National State forest, this popular cabin Airbnb in New Hampshire offers a private wooded setting. Just minutes from top attractions like Jackson Village, Mt Washington and Glen Falls, you’ll have scenic trails and natural attractions at your fingertips. The three-floor abode as mountain views, a full kitchen and a living area with a fireplace, while other perks include an outdoor hot tub and game room.
Escape to Estes Park and stay in this top-rated cabin in Colorado, which boasts an inviting hot tub perfect for post-hiking relaxation. Built in the late 1800s, the cabin has modern perks as well as great views, a fireplace and a deck overlooking Lumpy Ridge. You’re just a short walk from downtown and the famous Stanley Hotel, and the spacious living room is a cozy spot to unwind with a fireplace, Netflix and Wi-Fi.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, this top cabin Airbnb in Texas offers the best of both worlds. Nestled in verdant foliage, this one-of-a-kind, the crafted cabin boasts a full kitchen, bonfire pit and hammock in the yard for hanging out. You’ll be cozy inside too, as it boasts strong AC in summer and heat in the winter. Best of all, the host uses profits to replant trees across North America.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at Le Petite Bijou, an alluring cabin in Sandpoint, Idaho. The romantic stay is highlighted by stunning sunset views on Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain from its outdoor deck, while this lakefront cabin also features a private dock and optional powerboat rental. Kick back on the swinging day bed on the porch and admire the lake views, or sit by the fire on the expansive lawn for evening campfires.
Anacortes, Washington is home to Eagles’ Bluff, a cozy cabin with views of the Salish Sea, Olympic Mountains and the San Juan Islands. It offers spectacular sunsets from its spacious porch, while the studio cabin has got all the amenities for a couples getaway, including a queen-size bed, sofa, small dining table and kitchenette with a coffee maker. When you’re ready to explore, its location near the charming town of Anacortes and Deception Pass offers access to hiking, fishing, kayaking and whale watching, as well as shopping and dining.
This popular cabin in Candler, North Carolina offers a peaceful retreat for couples looking to get away from it all. Along with a secluded setting and mountain views, this off-the-grid stay is tucked within the woods on a 125-acre private property near Pisgah National Forest. You can even bring your four-legged best friend to this cozy oasis, which features a hammock, solar panels for electricity, propane heated to stay warm and a propane cooktop for cooking. Play a board game or explore nature nearby, as its close to hiking and swimming holes on the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as top breweries and restaurants in Asheville.
Close to downtown Wimberley, this Hill Country cabin offers a country getaway that doesn’t skimp on modern amenities (like WiFi and cable TV). Rated as one of the coolest Airbnbs in Texas, guests can enjoy starry nights around the fire pit or relax in the outdoor hot tub. Known as Three Graces Cabin, this log cabin comes with unique features, like a wood-burning stove, fresh eggs from the resident hens, and organic coffee. You’re sure to find relaxation when you book this cabin found on 10-acres of Texas Hill Country.
If you’re looking for a luxury cabin getaway, this luxe one-bedroom space in Big Bear, California will appeal to you. While still maintaining a rustic cabin atmosphere, guests will have access to modern luxuries like a wrap-around deck, outdoor spa and BBQ, as well as cable TV with premium channels like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. Its large living room is a relaxing space to unwind after a day on the slopes or lake, featuring a queen-size sofa bed to accommodate up to four guests on site. Firewood is complimentary.
Explore the magic of Shenandoah Valley at this cabin Airbnb in Luray, Virginia. The two-bedroom property can accommodate up to six guests, and boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace and hot tub, with its outdoor area featuring a fire pit, picnic table and grill. A highlight its garden pub, which was once a tool shed 20 years ago but has been transformed into a delightful nook where you can enjoy a drink, listen to music or play games with family and friends. You can walk to the Shenandoah River, follow scenic hiking trails and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Even well-trained pets are allowed to stay with you.
This cozy cabin in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a romantic retreat offering stunning Beaver Lake views. Couples can snuggle up to the fireplace, relax in a candlelit Jacuzzi for two and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ozark Mountains. You can also admire the starry night through the glass roof gables in the master bedroom from the pillow-top, king-size bed. Other perks include a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious deck with a charcoal grill and Direct TV. Enjoy the outdoors along the nature trail, which leads to a boat dock with complimentary kayaks, canoe and standup paddleboards, with pontoon boats available for rent.
Julian, California is home to this luxe cabin Airbnb, which can accommodate up to six guests in its two bedrooms. The private sanctuary is highly rated for its gorgeous panoramic views of the forest and Volcan Mountain Preserve and a five-person spa, along with a whole-house air purification system, solid oak flooring and modern, well-equipped kitchen. In addition to a brand-new washer and dryer, porcelain tub, high-end mattresses and leather sofa, it features an outdoor deck and grill for taking in the beautiful mountain scenery.
A popular cabin rental in Missouri, Hawks Ridge Cabin is a custom, brand-new 1.5 story home with three bedrooms on 14 private acres. Nature lovers will be in heaven with the range of activities available, from exploring Meramec Springs State Park, trout fishing and hiking to canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding just 10 miles away. In addition to DirectTV, a fireplace and a washer/dryer, the cabin also features a Keurig coffee maker and Wi-Fi.