Whether you prefer a rustic off-the-grid getaway or a more refined glamping experience, Airbnb has thousands of cabins to scratch your outdoorsy itch. These top picks all feature glorious views, without a single skyscraper in sight.
Cabins on Airbnb you can rent
Mökki Dwelling by the Dock
Escape from the demands of Wi-Fi and cell service in this Scandinavian-inspired retreat. It’s two minutes away from historic Hovland dock, so you can take a dip in Lake Superior before sprinting back to the wood-burning sauna.
- Designed and built by a local carpenter.
- Location: Grand Marais, MN
- Cost: $112+ nightly
Secluded Hilltop Cabin
This rustic Colorado cabin comes with postcard views of the Sangre de Cristos Mountains and Wet Mountain Valley, with a wrap-around porch so you can sit, sip and stargaze — a field scope is included for your convenience. Oh, and there’s a hot tub for soaking.
- High-speed Internet makes this suitable for remote workers
- Location: Westcliffe, CO
- Cost: $175+ nightly
Pisgah Highlands Hammock House
Another off-the-grid experience, this one’s located on 125-acres of private land on a mountain in North Carolina, with a hammock swinging in the trees. It uses solar panels for electricity and has an outdoor shower — but creature comforts are only 25 minutes away, in uber-cool Asheville.
- Only four miles from the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway
- Location: Candler, NC
- Cost: $88+ nightly
Rustic Cabin in the Redwoods
It doesn’t get more idyllic than this Redwood retreat, which comes with a pool, log swings and total serenity. Nestled beneath sky-high trees on King’s Mountain, this cabin is surrounded by many nearby hiking and biking trails.
On the fence? Read the rave reviews to help make up your mind — this property has a solid five stars, compiled from over 70 travelers.
- Less than an hour from San Francisco
- Location: Woodside, CA
- Cost: $245+ nightly
Montana Cabin with Amazing View
Say howdy to cattle land and enjoy a quintessential Montana experience in this log cabin with unbelievably gorgeous views — blue sky, green pastures and indigo mountains. This is a perfect place to bring your family and friends, since there’s room for 12.
- Location: Bozeman, MT
- Cost: $298+ nightly
Urban dwellers in St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City can take a rustic road trip through the heartland to the hobby farm where this historic log cabin was restored using locally reclaimed wood.
- History buffs and antique aficionados will get a kick out of the authenticity
- Location: Jacksonville, IL
- Cost: $99+ nightly
Magical Cozy Vermont Cabin & Sauna
This A-frame cabin was inspired by the host’s travels to the Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Iceland and Norway. You’ll note the Nordic influence in the simple, winter-ready structure, with a dreamy sauna for modern indulgence.
- About three hours from Boston
- Location: Marshfield, VT
- Cost: $122+ nightly
Are Airbnbs safe during COVID-19?
Airbnbs are generally safe to stay in during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you’re following CDC guidelines. Also be sure to research local travel restrictions before booking your rental. For extra precaution, look for Airbnbs that offer self check-in, so you can avoid physical interaction with the host.
In response to COVID-19, Airbnb has provided hosts with a cleaning protocol — developed alongside medical hygiene and hospitality experts — that includes step-by-step directions for sanitizing their property. Hosts can take a quiz confirming their understanding of this protocol. If they pass, their listing will get an Enhanced Clean indicator, offering further peace of mind that the property has undergone rigorous cleaning prior to your arrival.
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