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We love a classic A-Frame. You love a classic A-Frame. We all love a classic A-Frame.
This beloved triangle emerged in the USA in the 1930s in much the same style as it exists today- an affordable, easy-to-build vacation rental for escaping the madness of a 9-5, or a busy city life. The economic boom of post-World War II saw a rise in prominence for the A-Frame, and after its fall from grace in the 70's, the consumerism of the 80s and 90s, it's back today, and with a vengeance.
As we reconnect with nature, live smaller and more consciously, the A-Frame is the perfect place to do all those things. So, we've scoured the internet and found the 15 best A-Frame cabin rentals across a dozen US states today. Scroll on and enjoy!
PS - want to learn more about A-Frame homes? Here's a big arse feature on the history of the A shaped vacation home. It's a wild ride!
Vibe: Airborne Abode
If there's one thing better than an A-Frame, its a treehouse A-Frame, and the Treeframe delivers that experience exactly. 13 feet above the ground, this pet-friendly cabin offers a hot-tub, spacious balcony, and king bed sleeping loft, among other elevated creature comforts.
Vibe: Glam hunting cabin
On the banks of the Sturgeon River and nestled among the trees, it's estimated there's no more serene place than the cozy a-frame at Fernside. The macabre meets the mystical in this riverside retreat, complete with cheetah-printed stairs, a robin-egg-blue coach, and black-painted walls throughout. Tube or kayak down the river outside your door, explore the town of Indian River, or take a 90-minute drive to the Canadian border.
Vibe: Instagram Wet Dream
Neighboring A-Frame cabins set deep in the lush Pacific Northwest, adjacent to the Skykomish and Tye Rivers, and completely surrounded by national forest land. Tye Haus sleeps 4 guests and now features a hot tub. Sky Haus is a bit bigger, with a loft and hot tub built into the deck. Both are a quick 15 minute drive from Steven's Pass ski resort, and more importantly, gaurenteed to drive triple digit likes.
Vibe: Cliffside chic
Completed in March 2021, this modern A-Frame is an impressive hideaway just an hour outside of Columbus, Ohio, and 2 hours outside of Cincinnati. MCM meets modern farmhouse decor in a light-filled interior that features 3 levels of cleverly designed living spaces, outfitted with a washer, wi-fi, and even three bedrooms waiting in the loft. Outside, there's a hot tub, hammock chairs, and a large deck to relax on, or explore the beauty of the hiking trails right outside the front door.
Vibe: Light and Bright
Get your self-care on in this peaceful little Mid-Century furnished A-Frame. Recently renovated, cook up a meal in the full chef’s kitchen, lounge amoung cozy linens in the spacious bedrooms, spend time on the deck, or explore nearby amenities like lakes and an outdoor pool. Drive to nearby Hawley or Honesdale for a slow walk through town, sipping coffee, feeling rejuvenated.
Vibe: High mountain escape
A quick 90-minute drive from LA will get you to this dreamy California A-Frame that’s right near the center of town and backs up against the national forest which is visible through a wall of glass. A floating staircase and wooden paneling brings a Mid-Century aesthetic and a large deck complete with a hot tub feels almost like a treehouse.
Vibe: That So 70's Cabin
Designed with families in mind, the Appalachian A-Frame features 3 levels of 70's inspired decor. Thoughtfully designed bedrooms intermingle with spacious living areas and plenty of cozy seating. Gather outside in the 6-person hot-tub or around the fire pit, or take a trip to nearby Watauga River Gorge Park, Sugar Mountain, and Cherokee National Forest.
Vibe: Green and White
Located just a few miles from the Hudson Valley's unofficial outdoor capital of New Paltz, this off-grid, solar powered A-Frame is designed to be entirely self sufficient. On the property you'll find a spring fed pond, large steel drum BBQ, gazebo, and plenty of nature, plus hiking, camping, and climbing at the Gunks is all just minutes away.
Vibe: Ski Chalet Meets Desert Ranch
This modern A has “group ski resort trip” all over it-but the classy kind, of course. A spacious living room and kitchen, an outdoor hot tub, cozy beds, and a downstairs foyer perfect for gear control make this cabin a choice getaway for hanging with friends and family. Minutes away from Taos Ski Valley and a 15 minute drive from the village of Arroyo Seco, there's plenty to do to keep everyone happy, too.
Vibe: 1970s Porn Film Set
Certainly the most unique property on this list—or any of the many others like it online—this sizable Central Oregon A-Frame is owned by a pair of Portland-based designers, as if you couldn't already tell. With every single tiny detail considered to no end, the four-bedroom house features three floors, as many fireplaces, a hot tub, and no shortage of insane photo ops.
Vibe: Desert in the Woods
The Little A is furnished and decorated in a southwestern style, with bright colors and cozy textiles strewn about a warm timber interior. A woodstove centers the main living space in front of a quaint kitchen while a cozy sunroom provides all the space for chatting or cat naps in the sun. Surrounded by trees, enjoy the changing colors of the seasons from the hammock out back or drive to Promised Land State Park for hiking trails, docks, a beach, fishing and boating.
Vibe: Tennessee Mountain Home
At the foothills of the Smokies, this ultra-earthy and rustic A-Frame sits on a bucolic plot of land with direct views of the national park from the deck, hot tub, or great room—your choice. Instead of the typical natural wood aesthetic, the interior has white tongue and groove walls from floor to ceiling that makes it feel light and spacious. Start yourself a roaring fire (it can get cold down south!) in the large stone fireplace, pour a glass of Tennessee whiskey, and relax
Vibe: Your Friendly Neighborhood Cabin
Full of custom-made wooden nooks and crannies, the Pine Marten cabin oozes a sense of home and familiarity, with just the right amount of luxe details (loft bedroom, full wi-fi, etc) for a relaxing retreat in the Pacific Northwest. Just 25 min from Mt. Rainier, relax in the wood-fired sauna after a long day outside or spend time gathered around the fire on the outdoor front deck. It’s kid and pet-friendly, too, so bring the little ones with you!
Vibe: Powder Daze
Tucked away in the Wasatch Mountain Range, this green-roofed cabin is a skier and rider’s powder-filled paradise. It’s just the right size—not too big, not too small and just enough room to sleep four—but still bright and airy with modern decor and a mint-colored SMEG ready to be stocked full of beverages. Wax your skis, this cabin is the epicenter of six major ski resorts all within five miles.
Vibe: Modern Farmhouse
One part chalet, one part A-Frame, the Minne Stuga is a lakeside glamping retreat fit for 8 people. The devil is in the details at this peaceful cabin, with cozy seating areas tucked into alcoves, a fully equipped kitchen, games, cards, and a projector provided for entertainment. 4.5 hours north of the Twin Cities, the towns of Grand Marais and Lake Superior are a short drive away, and the hiking, biking, and sightseeing trails of the Gunflint Trail are easily accessible.
Price: ~$600/3 night min. stay