The 15 Best A-Frame Cabins on Airbnb for Outdoor Lovers
Our picks for the most dreamy Mid-Century cabins on Airbnb, from California and Oregon to New York, Minnesota, Texas, and more
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Location: Mt. Hood, OR
Vibe: Tranquil Triangle
We are all the way here for Rancho Relaxo, located among the old growth just an hour east of Portland. Detail-forward with unique architectural highlights—a dang solid place to use as an outdoorsy basecamp or simply to relax, read, meditate, and become your best quarantine self this summer.
Location: Island Park, ID
Vibe: Gingerbread Crash Pad
Lean into the millennial aesthetic in this Instagram-friendly log cabin a-frame, located a quick drive to Yellowstone National Park. With cozy textiles strewn about its warm interior, play a round of cards or head outside with the homies to hang around the fire pit.
Location: Yosemite Valley, CA
Vibe: Minimalist DIY MCM
Located just outside of Yosemite National Park, this rustic A-Frame is surrounded by lush meadows, secret swimming spots, endless trails, and all the trees you could ever ask for. The interior is modest and homey—made of simple clapboard construction—accented with carefully selected furnishings.
*UPDATE: Far Meadow is now for sale—$650,000 and this beautiful A-Frame, another cabin, and 10 acres near Yosemite could be yours.
Location: Skykomish, WA
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.
Location: Wasatch County, UT
Vibe: Pinterest Chic
Located just steps from some of Utah's best climbing, hiking and mountain biking trails, and ski resorts, this sizable A-Frame is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with an eye for uniformity. The thoroughly renovated and decorated cabin would make a nice couples weekend retreat (or somewhere your parents wouldn't mind staying).
Location: New Paltz, NY
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.
Location: Maurice River, NJ
Vibe: CB2 Meets Restoration Hardware
The first stand alone vacation home from Philadelphia-based boutique hotel brand Lokal, this carefully curated A-Frame outside of Philadelphia in South Jersey is run like a hotel but feels homey and inviting.
Location: Red Hook, NY
Vibe: Eames-Free Mid-Century Modern
Filled with vintage Fritz Hansen and other notable furnishings imported from Scandinavia and Southern Europe, this carefully curated upstate New York A-Frame is a real gem. Located just two hours north of NYC, it sits on a dozen private acres and is a great basecamp for exploring the greater Hudson Valley.
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Vibe: Plywood Cutie
Brand spakin' new, this A-Frame comes equipped with a sizeable deck complete with a stock tank soaking tub to lounge in. Spend your stay inside the cabin's light-filled modern interior or hit the town and see the sights—downtown Fredericksburg is just a 10 min drive.
Location: Garfield, AR
Vibe: Modern Beach Haus
Experience what the Ozarks have to offer in this thoughtfully renovated lakeside a-frame. Furnished with mid-centuryesque pieces in a very millennial palatte, this is the perfect spot for a getaway with a couple of friends. Grab a beverage and wax poetic on the large deck overlooking Beaver Lake.
Location: Brook Park, Minnesota
Vibe: Don Draper Goes (Mid)West
Lovingly restored by the owners of a vintage shop, this A-Frame is furnished with era-inspired 1960's and 70's decor. Located just a brief drive to the quaint town of Mora, this carefully curated interior is a destination itself.
Location: Sunriver, OR
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.
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Vibe: Vintage Bric-a-Brac
More typical for what you may expect to find in a vacation rental, this lofty A-Frame in the high desert of West Lake Tahoe features a collage of random furniture motifs, a very cool circle hot tub (built into the deck—shout out for that), and room for up to eight guests. Ideal for ski weekends with the crew.
Location: Ellijay, GA
This recently renovated a-frame boasts three floors of well-curated vintage and mid-century furnishings topped off with a plethora of pillows and throws. Located within a wildlife refuge, there's plenty of space indoors and out to hermitize but if you're in a social mood, head to the charming nearby towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge.
Location: Bonner, Montana
Vibe: Moonrise Kingdom Fantasy
For those desiring a more glamping-y experience, book a few nights at this off-grid tiny A-Frame outside of Missoula, Montana. Equipped tastefully with the necessities of life—and just about nothing else—spend your days exploring the woods then hit the hot-tub with a glass of wine.
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Originally Published: 06 August 2019