the 16 chicest cabins you can actually rent
embrace wintertime while vacationing in one of these weekend rentals.
Published Feb 23, 2016 5:00 AM
by Kim Moreau Jacobs
Phoenicia, NY Sleep in a little glass box looking out at the snow in this adorable Phoenicia hideaway and you’ll be as close as you could ever be to understanding the life of cute woodland creatures.
Kingston, NY This rustic retreat offers chicer charms than the usual lincoln-log brethren, from the inviting window seat in the dining room to the distressed clawfoot tub. Lay on a crisp white bed and look up at the unfinished ceiling or snuggle up with some cocoa in one of their many rustic ceramic mugs.
Catskills Authentic log cabin with authentic tire swing? Check. Grouping of faux birds’ nests in the rafters? Check? Proximity to frozen waterfall and sledding hill in the Catskills? Check. The most needy list of cabin features ever? Check. Seriously, there are amenities you never knew you needed this handcrafted cabin.
Kingston Are you looking for a cabin where you can write your soon-to-be-platinum album? You don’t even have to pack your piano or your Wurlitzer, both are provided here, as well perfectly chipped whitewashed rafters and modern geometric tile in the kitchen to inspire you to aural greatness.
Hillsdale, NY All cabins aren’t created equal. Some cabins are tiny and made of adorably eschew logs, other cabins look like a well-appointed, mid-century modern version of A Single Man set in manicured rusticity. Well, at least this one does.
Portes Du Soleil, Switzerland Cultivate a chalet vibe in this Swiss getaway, complete with actual country French touches. Curl up in front of the fireplace in a rustic wingback chair and propagate your Hemingway vibe.
Asheville, NC This cabin is not tucked away in the wild woods, but just a few blocks from booming hip-zone Asheville. You can walk to yoga or just strum a banjo whilst enjoying breakfast at this amazing suspended dining table.
Elizaville, NY Moody and modern don’t leap to mind when you think cabin, but this starkly mid-century space subverts the expected design—minus the taxidermy hawk. He’s someone you’d expect to find in on a list like this.
Stockholm Look at that distressed flip-top secretary desk and tell us that this Stockholm refuge isn’t the place that you can finally tuck in and pen the great American novel. To paraphrase Lena Dunham, you might not be the voice of your generation, but you’re at least a voice.
Lincoln, VT Your childhood tree house was but a wisp compared to this Christmas light-covered wonder. Constructed by someone much handier than the average dad, this little wooden nest compensates for size with cheery blue trim and a couple of cheeky accents worth camping out for (we see you stuffed woodchuck).
Skytop This cabin has one thing that all other cabins don’t—a faux dinosaur skull. And if the idea of visiting your own Jurassic Park doesn’t get you, taking in the scenic view of the North Cascade mountains in this modern-tin-cabin should.
Putney, VT Technically this is a farmhouse apartment, but when you are relaxing in bed looking at the vintage skis-hung-between-treetop-looking-windows-instead-of-headboard-action you’re probably not going to be too concerned about the nomenclature.
Courcheval in Mountain View, CO Everyone loves an ottomi throw—but everyone really loves an ottomi throw when you are wrapped up in it looking upon the splendor of the ski slopes of Colorado. Or maybe you love it a little more when you’re cozied up in it post soak in your private outdoor hot tub. We think you wouldn’t mind.
Bozeman, MT When visiting Big Sky country it’s best to have the kind of French doors you can swing open in the spring for carefree dinner parties. In the winter, they are still secure enough to keep your trip bear-free (we promise).
Cabin Cabin Cabin in Joshua Tree If you like your cabins a little more bohemian and your climate a little more arid, might we suggest this boho flop house complete with insane outdoor orange tub. Soak away your troubles then lie in repose on every kilim pillow known to man.
Silo Cottage, MA Sure the decor is a little frilly, but you’re sleeping in a silo cabin that looks like the opening of Beauty and the Beast, so feminine is a bit expected right?