10 Cool Cabins to Rent in California

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California is famous for many reasons – home to Hollywood glamour, Silicon Valley technology, miles of stunning coastline, Napa Valley wines and the ancient Redwood forests.

The state has a unique climate that ranges from the sunny shores of the Pacific to the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada range to the hottest, driest place on Earth in Death Valley.  With 33 million acres of forest, nine national parks and 840 miles of gorgeous coastline, there are plenty of reasons to explore The Golden State.

Iconic places to visit include the Hollywood Walk of Fame , San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the surf beaches of Malibu, the wineries of Napa Valley, Disneyland in Anaheim, the San Diego Zoo, and so much more.

These cool cabins provide the perfect spots to call your home away from home.

Cool Cabins in California

Hillside Cabin in Silver Lake

Cozy Hillside Cabin in Silverlake / Echo Park

This one-bedroom and one-bathroom cabin is located in Silver Lake with close proximity to all Los Angeles has to offer, including shopping, eateries, and recreation.

You’ll have a full kitchen for making meals that you can enjoy inside or on the patio as well as a BBQ for outdoor cooking. Relax after a day out recreating on the patio with the outdoor fireplace or snuggle up on the couch with the indoor fireplace.

Head to the Silver Lake Reservoir for views or tp walk the over two-mile loop or head into Hollywood to take in the sights, sounds, and atmosphere.

Gambrel Cabin Near Big Bear Lake

Amazing Location, Hot Tub + Family Friendly

This two-bedroom and two-bathroom cabin is located in Big Bear Lake, known for its wide variety of things to do from hiking and skiing to shopping and dining.

Although it was built in 1974, the cabin has been renovated with modern amenities, including a brand new well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a six-person outdoor jacuzzi. Watch the snow come down from your porch or from the giant windows. Dine-in or outside with a grill available.

You’ll be within five minutes of the Snow Summit entrance. Enjoy the convenience of not having to take a shuttle to get to your activities like mountain biking and snow sports.

Cabin in Moonridge Canyon

Bear Canyon Den | Cozy in Nature + Hot Tub + View!

This two-bedroom and one-bathroom rental is located in Moonridge with forest views right from your porch, which you can take in from the dining table or the six-person jacuzzi tub.

Curl up by the indoor fireplace after a day out and enjoy a board game or a TV show or view the night skies from your deck. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen or use the gas grill outside and dine al fresco.

For outdoor fun, you’ve got scenic hiking trails nearby with an entrance to San Bernardino National Forest just one block away. You are also only about ten minutes or so from skiing at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit, water activities on Big Bear Lake, the zoo, and golfing.

Gambrel Cabin Near Ski Slopes

The Cozy Gambrel • HotTub • Close to Slopes

This two-bedroom and one-bathroom cabin is located in the center of Big Bear, where you can enjoy an assortment of activities within just a few miles.

Relax in the outdoor hot tub under the dark skies after a day out recreating or cozy up with the TV or a book by the fireplace. Put together a hearty meal in the full kitchen or use the gas BBQ outside. Watch the night skies while roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

Just some of the fun activities nearby include skiing and snow tubing in the winter and water sports and mountain biking in the warmer months.

Cabin in the Trees Near Big Bear Lake

Nordik Eskape-Romantic Scandinavian Treetop Cabin

This one-bedroom and two-bathroom cabin is located just four miles from Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake.

Enjoy the treetop views from the deck while you eat or hop into the hammock and relax the afternoon away.

Aside from winter sports at Bear Mountain, you’ll also have convenient access to all sorts of outdoor activities like hiking, boating, biking, and much more the area has to offer its visitors.

A-Frame in Twin Peaks

One of a Kind, Stylish Mid Century A-Frame

This two-bedroom and one-bathroom rental is situated in Twin Peaks within the tall pines of the San Bernardino Mountains.  Soak up nature on the deck or gaze the night sky around the fire pit.

Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen or use the grill outside. Catch a nap in the hammock or bring out your favorite book.

For recreation, you can head to nearby Lake Gregory for hiking, water sports, and fishing, or check out Lake Arrowhead for dining and shopping.

Cazadero Creekside Cabin

Caz Cabin: Creekside Architect Retreat, Wood stove

This two-bedroom and two-bathroom rental is located in Sonoma County’s Cazadero within the beautiful redwood trees.

Enjoy the outdoor deck and grill with Austin Creek views.  Cozy up by the fireplace inside after a fun day out recreating or take a snooze in the hammock.

You can keep it local and take in the peacefulness of the creek in the backyard or head to the Russian River to bike the former rail line or to explore the river itself. Take a hike or birdwatch at the Jenner Headlands Preserve or head to Sonoma Coast State Park to explore the beach, both under 10 miles away, or take a short walk up to the creek’s swimming hole to cool off.

Forested Cabin in Cobb

The Cobb Haus California

This one-bedroom and one-bathroom rental is located in Cobb where you can easily take in hiking trails and wine tastings.

Take an invigorating outdoor shower to start or end your day, relax with some TV or a movie at night, or play cards or a board game with friends and family. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or the outdoor grill.

If you are looking to adventure out, there is Harbin Hot Springs to dip into, a variety of different wineries to explore, and hiking at Cobb Mountain.

A-frame with Views of Sierra National Forest

Modern A-frame & in-law cabin - Yosemite Oakhurst

This pet-friendly five-bedroom and two-bathroom rental includes the use of two cabins on the property, one with 1800 square feet and the other with 450 square feet.

You’ll have views of the Sierra National Forest and its mountains and lakes from your deck or from the floor-to-ceiling walls within the main house.

Enjoy fishing and hiking at nearby Bass Lake which is less then ten miles away or the Lewis Creek hiking trail within walking distance of the cabin.  You are also primely located just 15 miles from the southern entrance of the nearly 750,000-acre Yosemite National Park.

Relax at home in the cozy cabin after a day of exploring or if you’re feeling competitive, try your hand at the foosball table.

Cabin Close to Yosemite

Creekfront A-Frame Cabin @Yosemite

This pet-friendly three-bedroom and two-bathroom rental is situated in Oakhurst within the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and just four miles from the town’s eateries and attractions, like the Children’s Museum of the Sierra. You are also just six miles from recreation at Bass Lake and 13 miles from exploring Yosemite National Park known for waterfalls, ancient Sequoia trees and the famous El Capitan granite cliffs.

At the end of the day, cook dinner in the fully equipped kitchen or use the propane grill outside. Enjoy outdoor dining on the deck with the stream as the backdrop. Warm-up at the wood-burning stove or curl up with entertainment on the Smart TV or board games.