11 Mountain Cabins in California for the Perfect Escape Into Nature
Take a break from the city and explore California’s natural side. With 19 ski resorts, nine national parks, the beauty of Lake Tahoe, and the wilds of the Sierra Nevada, there’s several lifetimes’ worth of terrain to explore — and these mountain cabin Airbnbs in California put you at the foot of the adventure.
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- The coziest mountain cabins in Lake Tahoe
- The coziest mountain cabins in northern California
- The coziest mountain cabins near Los Angeles
The coziest mountain cabins in Lake Tahoe
This charming A-Frame with a loft included is the perfect home base for a mountain stay in California. The cabin has two levels, and the first level features the living area with exposed wood decor, a wood-burning fireplace, a built-in window seat, and a well-equipped kitchen. The second level is the bedroom and loft space that can accommodate up to six people. The cabin has two decks, stunning mountain and lake views, and an outdoor hot tub.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $222 per night
Pet-friendly log cabin in Tahoma
This pet-friendly cabin rental in Lake Tahoe is near multiple ski resorts, bike trails, and onwater adventures. The spacious mountain house is located on a quiet dead-end street that leads to the outskirts of the Sugar Point State Forest. Immerse yourself while staying at this cozy cabin with its freshly updated finishings, fully equipped kitchen, and two full living spaces. Relax on the covered front porch or in the hot tub. The space is disconnected from the city but conveniently located near the Tahoma Market and the Chamber’s Landing Beach and Restaurant.
Ten guests, five bedrooms
Price: $560 per night
Homewood cabin near lake and ski resorts
Head to this remolded cabin for your California mountain getaway. This two-story home features a large living room, a full kitchen and dining area, and enough space in the backyard for the whole family to sit out and enjoy. The cabin is easy to walk to Blackwood Creek, Eagle Rock, Tahoe Pines beach, and the pier.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $235 per night
Speedboat Beach Retreat
Check out this custom Lake Tahoe cabin and experience the Tahoe lifestyle in this space. This custom abode is nestled in a quiet exclusive neighborhood and features a private hot tub, oversized rock shower, a steam room, two large decks, and lake views. If you want to explore or adventure out for a bit, then the custom cabin is perfect as it’s near popular attractions like hiking, biking, and rock climbing, along with nightlife entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $341 per night
The coziest mountain cabins in northern California
Take your partner out to the beautiful mountains of California and make this cozy bungalow your home base. This space is in the perfect location to explore the local and popular areas like Redwood Park or the Regional and National Redwood Parks. It’s only five minutes to downtown and the street borders many different walking and biking trails.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $126 per night
Spacious Family cabin in Shasta
Looking for an ideal stay for the family? Then it’s time to make yourself comfortable in this spacious family home. This cabin features a large living and kitchen area and is close to many activities. It’s only 10 minutes from Shasta Lake and 30 minutes from Whiskey Town, 30 minutes to stunning scenic hikes, and 25 minutes from downtown Redding for restaurants and shopping.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $179 per night
Dog-friendly cabin with bay views
Make memories for a lifetime at this dog-friendly cabin in Eureka California. This 2,100 square feet two-story home features sleek wooden touches throughout the home and a spacious living room with a fireplace. Enjoy the private large backyard area with multiple seating areas, a dining area, and a grill or also sit out and enjoy the large front yard area. The cabin is near all popular attractions like the Arcata Plaza, bike trails, Redwood Park, the zoo, and more.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $250 per night
The coziest mountain cabins near Los Angeles
Misty Mountain Hideaway
Make one of the many Big Bear cabins in California your home base this year. Escape to this mountain hideaway in Big Bear. This 950-square-foot retreat is in a quiet neighborhood and features a cozy living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms. The cabin is conveniently located and only 15 minutes from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $98 per night
Modern Mountain Cabin in Big Bear
Stay at this modern cabin for your California getaway. This classic mountain home is decked with modern finishings and has an open living area with doors leading to the outside, a full kitchen, bedrooms with stunning mountain views, and two patio areas. This cabin is within walking distance of Big Bear Village and other shops, restaurants, hikes, and bars and is only a short five-minute drive to Snow Summit.
Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $259 per night
Serene Boulder Bay cabin
Get away from the city at this quiet lodge in Big Bear. This secluded cabin features vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace in the living area, two spacious deck areas, and a hot tub to hang out, relax, and stare at those gorgeous mountain and lake views. The home is only a short walk to Pleasure Point Maria and is near ski resorts, the village, restaurants, and hiking trails.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $310 per night
George Pines Cabin
This updated cabin was originally built in 1922 and has since been remodeled with modern and vintage touches. The cabin is surrounded by nature and features two loft-style bedrooms, a spacious living room with a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. The cabin is close to all of Big Bear Lake’s popular attractions.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $199 per night