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10 cozy cabins near L.A. that you can rent on Airbnb

Plan a weekend getaway from Los Angeles to one of these rustic Airbnbs just a few hours away

Written by
Annalise Mantz
Ella Doyle
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

There are few better places for immense, sweat-inducing hiking trails and spectacular views than in Southern California, where you can choose from wide-open deserts and cozy woodland. And the opportunities are endless – check out Joshua Tree for quirky desert stays or one of the ski resorts on offer. 

But after a long day of exploring, there’s nothing better than a cozy cabin. A place to get comfy on the couch with a mug of cocoa or a glass of wine (red for us, please), snuggle under a blanket, and whack the television on. Or simply a spot to chill on the front terrace with a cold beer on a warm summer's evening. And if you’re ready to take the plunge - we’ve got you. We've handpicked the best Airbnbs to book for a weekend getaway out of L.A. You're welcome. 

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Cabins near L.A. on Airbnb

The agave house in Ojai
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1. The agave house in Ojai

Natural light streams into every corner of this serene home, thanks to plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. On a chilly afternoon, curl up next to a window to read and doze. When it warms up, stretch your legs on a nearby hike then sink into the tub for a restorative soak. The gorgeous birch paneling, luxe furnishings, and natural beauty all around this home make it an ideal weekend retreat. In fact, it's such a beauty that it was even featured in Vogue.

If you’re looking to get the full experience, check out this private dome tent, tucked away in Wonder Valley in Twentynine Palms, right near Joshua Tree National Park. Okay yes, it’s a tent, but the interiors are a cozy oasis in the heart of a fantastic desert, with unobstructed views of the mountains – and at night, the stars. Wake up early enough and you'll see stellar sunrises that could turn anyone into a morning person. 

The A-frame chalet in Big Bear Lake
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3. The A-frame chalet in Big Bear Lake

Rancho Pines | Juniper is a rustic A-frame chalet nestled in Big Bear Lake, just under two hours drive from L.A. The design is rustic-luxe – complete with a bespoke fireplace, modern decor, and high-end amenities including stone countertops, high-quality linen, a Char-Broil BBQ, and an outdoor hot tub for nights spent under the stars with a few cold ones. Featuring three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, this is the perfect retreat for a group of friends looking to swap big city life for a weekend of mischief in the forest. Who brought the s'mores?

The log cabin in Pine Mountain Club
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4. The log cabin in Pine Mountain Club

It's hard to believe that just an hour and a half north of Los Angeles, you could find yourself sipping wine in front of a roaring fire at this authentic log cabin. Hosts have purposely made this space a digital-free experience to help guests unwind, which means no TV (but yes, there's Wi-Fi). Instead, you'll have board games, puzzles, a gas BBQ and ice cream maker, and countless hiking trails through old-growth forests on your doorstep.

The creekside cabin in Topanga
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5. The creekside cabin in Topanga

Just on the edge of the Westside, this Topanga hideaway provides a lovely escape for city dwellers who only have time for a short trip. At just 240 square feet, it certainly qualifies as a tiny house but feels cozy rather than cramped. You’ll find a cute little creek and mini farm with chickens, ducks, and goats on the property. If you don't want to totally embrace rustic, off-grid life, there is high-speed Wi-Fi to keep you connected to the digital world. 

The rock reach house in Yucca Valley
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6. The rock reach house in Yucca Valley

The contrast between the home’s minimalist architecture and perch atop weathered boulders dotted with pinon pines creates remarkable curb appeal – if there were a curb in the desert, that is. If the architecture isn't enough to convince you to visit, consider the four-person hot tub, stargazing platform with loungers, outdoor fireplace, and enormous steel deck. Just, uh, prepare to break the bank staying here.


This place isn’t only in a prime location, but it has plenty of character too. Surrounded by glass walls, the pad has plenty of light, surrounded by tropical plants and huge trees. There’s a pool and hot tub to use (though you share it with the others in the gated community), as well as a private patio. You’re close enough here to head to downtown Palm Springs whenever you like, but far enough out to avoid the traffic.

The treehaus chalet in Big Bear Lake
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8. The treehaus chalet in Big Bear Lake

This renovated 1960s chalet boasts panoramic views of the ski slopes, a rustic stone fireplace, a foosball table, and a 4K Smart TV. In other words, everything you need for a cozy winter weekend. Snow Summit Resort is right around the corner and there's enough space to camp out in the backyard but we wouldn’t blame you for wanting a weekend full of Netflix and chilling by the fire. Sleeping up to five guests, it's the ideal Airbnb for a weekend getaway with your besties – it will almost be like those cheesy horror films set in log cabins. Enjoy!

The off-grid tiny house in Wofford Heights
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9. The off-grid tiny house in Wofford Heights

This solar-powered tiny house feels almost like camping – just with a more comfortable bed. Sunlight streaming into the lofted bedroom will wake you up in the morning. Spend the day exploring the pristine surroundings, then come back to the campsite to grill your dinner in the communal fire pit and gaze up at the twinkling stars.

The meadow outpost in Ojai
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10. The meadow outpost in Ojai

Drive down a private dirt road to find this secluded redwood cabin directly across from the pristine Ojai Meadows Preserve. Rustic design elements like a farmhouse sink, porthole window, and hammock swing give the cabin a bohemian feel. Outdoorsy guests might want to hike nearby trails to catch the sun setting over the Topatopa Mountains before sinking into the bed in the loft bedroom. The property offers all the comforts you'll need, from cooking essentials to fans for the hot months, so you really can pack lightly. 


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