If you're all of a sudden feeling like you could use an off-the-grid yet glam getaway, you're not alone. Vacation homes including the words "green," "natural," and "rustic
" are trending, as is a general hygge
vibe, according to a new Airbnb 2019 design trends report
. The best of all worlds, these tiny abodes are out of the way enough so that you can hear the rustling of the leaves falling, but modern enough to have all the amenities you need to feel comfortable for a long weekend. And one thing's for sure: These cute cabins might be short on square footage, but they're definitely tall on adventure.
Fairbanks, Alaska ($85/night):
Overlooking a waterfowl refuge and located five miles from downtown Fairbanks on the edge of the wilderness, this cozy Alaskan cabin offers plenty of room to roam.
Packwood, Washington ($249/night):
A 20-minute drive from Mount Rainier, this well-appointed A-frame is packed with modern amenities: WiFi, a gas grill, snowshoes, a hi-fi sound system, and even a deck out back with a cedar soaking hot tub.
Rabun Gap, Georgia ($125/night):
Cool antiques, a gas fireplace, and panoramic views of the North Georgia mountains from your very own porch make this 1880s log cabin a satisfyingly simple-life getaway — not to mention, you also get access to the owner's farm, including two baby lambs.
McEwen, Tennessee ($75/night):
This peaceful log cabin is located an hour from Nashville, though you may hear the sounds of the cattle, goats, horses, and chickens from the property's farm. And, bonus, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
is only a 20-minute drive away.
Marshfield, Vermont ($125/night):
This Nordic-inspired cabin and sauna is hygge all the way. Deep in the middle of the Green Mountains' mixed hardwoods and evergreens, there's plenty of leaf-peeping potential, or you can huddle up in front of the fire pit for starry sky views.
Flagstaff, Arizona ($119/night):
This may be a '70s era cabin, but it's been fully updated with recycled and bio-based materials. With the Coconino National Forest on the north and south sides, adventurers line up for stays.
Templeton, California ($170/night):
This rustic cabin has cozy, romantic furnishings and views of the vineyards in famed wine region Paso Robles. Could someone please pass the Pinot?
Tyringham, Massachusetts ($195/night):
A former sculptor's studio, this very special silo-shaped cottage sits on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Multi-paneled windows offer views of the lily pads and babbling brook outside.
Big Sur, California ($600/night):
If you're looking for a stay with epic mountain views, this two-bedroom cabin on a working ranch — complete with goats, chickens, horses, cows, and sheep — could be your ticket.
Sedro-Woolley, Washington ($70/night):
You'll have your Thoreau moment in this cozy, rustic-in-the-truest-sense cabin near the Canadian border. Since it's completely off-the-grid — complete with an outdoor tub and composting potty — the WiFi is slow, but with total privacy and quiet, you may not even miss it.
Skykomish, Washington ($220/night):
Minutes from some of the best hiking spots in the central Cascades and Stevens Pass
, this cute A-frame is a perfect launch pad for ski getaways. After a big day of outdoor activities, you can relax in front of a smart TV or in the privacy of your own hot tub just off the deck.
Seattle, Washington ($69/night):
It's not exactly in the middle of the woods, but this tiny home offers plenty of camping vibes while you explore downtown Seattle. Equipped with everything you need (queen-sized bed, electric fireplace, outdoor picnic table, parking spot), this reclaimed wood cabin is a steal.
Glenville, North Carolina ($85/night):
This cozy 450-foot cottage has whitewashed shiplap walls, a shower bath, and a queen-sized bed. Free use of two kayaks is included with the price, so you can easily explore nearby Lake Glenville.
Joshua Tree, California ($99/night):
This homesteader cabin in the middle of the Joshua Tree Forest has been written up many times for its uniquely aged mid-century modern details. While totally off the grid, it's close to area hotspots such as the Integratron
, the Giant Rock
, and artist Noah Purifoy's famous sculpture garden
Camden, Maine ($73/night):
With everything you need to cook, dine, and chill, this classic Downeast cottage makes for a great, affordable place to stay while exploring the Maine coast. Just a few minutes from downtown, its convenient location means the winery, bookshop, farmers' market, and harbor are all walkable.
North Creek, New York ($79/night):
Nestled beneath tall Scotch pines and with only a cot and outhouse, this out-of-the-way cabin is definitely more on the actual camping end vs. glamping, but there's plenty to inspire nature lovers: a beach picnic area with a fire pit, benches, chairs, a hammock, and even a wood-burning stove.
Woodridge, New York ($125/night):
This Catskills cabin sits on a 12-acre fiber farm with angora rabbits, goats, sheep, and chickens. It also has an outdoor shower and a fire pit and is stocked with clean towels. The owner may even offer fresh eggs for breakfast.
San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy ($160/night):
This "suspended nest" in Italy's beautiful Piedmont region has sweeping views of the hills, a garden, and a swimming pool. Visit the area's wine cellars by day and then chill with a favorite bottle in the beautiful shabby-chic living area.
Bozeman, Montana ($195/night):
This reclaimed-timber carriage house studio sits among 2.5 miles of hiking trailheads, a five-mountain range vista, and world-class skiing at nearby Big Sky
. Guests are free to roam anywhere on the land to commune with the local cranes, elk, owls, and eagles.
Candler, North Carolina ($69/night):
Go off the grid at a cabin atop a mountain in Pisgah National Forest
; from its perch, you'll have views among the treetops and hiking trails below. Nearby Asheville offers award-winning restaurants, breweries, and art galleries.
Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany ($90/night):
A cozy "Summer Häusl" in the countryside near Frankfurt is ideal for a mini-retreat for the soul. Lovely details — including a natural stone wood fireplace, a cook's kitchen, and a covered terrace (for breakfasting in nature) — will ensure you never want to leave.
Gasquet, California ($58/night):
This tiny A-frame is located on a 160-acre property surrounded by about a million acres of national forest, making it the perfect spot to visit "the gentle giants" on your way to and from Redwood National Park
. (You'll really have to go over the river and through the woods to get here!)
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