Pictured Above: Dunlap Hollow A-Frame Cabin
Let’s face it. Sometimes you want to go camping, but you also want a solid structure surrounding you because wildlife belongs on the outside of your dwelling, not the inside. If you’re seeking that respite away from humankind, but still desire some amenities of comfort, we’ve scouted out ten of the most secluded off-grid Airbnb cabins you need to rent this year.
Moose Haven Cabin – Walden, Colorado
If you really want to enjoy an extended and comfortable camping trip and bring your furry companion along, this cozy A-frame is calling your name. Nestled against the Rocky Mountains, this remote cabin is completely cut off from civilization. That means no Wi-Fi, TV, or running water (though well water is provided). A compost toilet is twenty feet away from the cabin itself. Long term stays of twenty-eight or more days are welcome with up to five guests, and you might even see a moose.
Dunlap Hollow A-Frame Cabin – Rockbridge, Ohio
This huge, three-level cabin is brand spanking new. So new, in fact, that it looks like it’s straight out of the future. You know, like the safe haven cabin you’ll be living in after the zombie apocalypse hits. This dwelling can host up to ten guests and has ample access to trails, caves, and seasonal waterfalls. It even has a hot tub and a fire pit. It’s more like a five-star hotel rather than a one log house in the woods. Just saying.
Off the Grid Cabin in the Green Mountains – West Bolton, Vermont
This is pretty off-the-grid, even though it has access to well maintained trails, snowboarding, rock climbing, swimming holes, and golfing. Yes, golfing. Be warned, if you decide to book here in the fall or winter, the solar shower and door-less compost toilet are all outside. This cabin can host only two guests, and since the wood burning stove is your only source of heat, you’ll definitely need to work on your fire-starting skills before you arrive.
The Mushroom Dome Cabin – Aptos, California
This cabin sounds like you’ll be vacationing in the land of the gnomes. It is near Santa Cruz, California (the beachy mystical town surrounded by redwoods and filled with hippies), so you can’t completely discount the possibility of fairy folk. This tiny woodland capsule hosts three guests and comes complete with a kitchenette, shower, composting toilet, and a whole slew of wildlife. The Travelocity gnome would be super happy if you stayed here.
Willow Treehouse – Willow, New York
If Ikea made a cabin, this would be it. Reminiscent of a giant viewfinder, this unique lakeside getaway fits two guests and sits at the edge of a secluded swimmable lake. The first floor is an outdoor patio, with the actual cabin floating above on giant stilts. There’s also an outdoor hot tub that’s heated with firewood (so you can look like you’re cooking). If you’re feeling like reliving a bit of music nostalgia, the city of Woodstock is only fifteen minutes away. Groovy.
Little River Tiny House – Maryville, Tennessee
Cute and rustic, this farmhouse style cabin can fit up to four guests (no pets, no offspring). It also boasts a rooftop deck, outdoor fire pit, river access, and Wi-Fi. Yes, this gem has Wi-Fi for those that need to show off their stay on TikTok. It also has indoor plumbing and TV with Netflix, which you shouldn’t really care about because there’s absolutely no reason for you to be binge-watching while at a place like this.
Zion National Park Convertible A-Frame Cabin – Mount Caramel Junction, Utah
This cabin isn’t what you’re expecting. It’s literally camping in a permanent tent. One wall of the structure can be opened up to create a patio that leads to the outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and stargazing zone. The shower and toilet (a compostable flushy) are both outside, and give you the option to close a door for privacy or be one with nature while you’re doing your thing. This tiny home is 140 feet away from a giant cliff called Observation Point, i.e. a really nice way to start your morning. Don’t ruin it and forget your coffee.
Log Cabin on Lovely Mountain Pond – Newry, Maine
Henry David Thoreau would give this pad a thumbs up. This little cabin serves two and was built in 1902 (but has been updated since then, don’t worry). It overlooks a twelve-acre pond for swimming and boating, as well as an aqua zip line for you crazy kids that need a bit of adventure to balance out your Zen time. While there’s no inside plumbing–your throne is 125 feet from your lakeside retreat–there is electricity, a wood stove for heat, and a propane stove for cooking.
Away From it All in the Smokies Cabin – Tallahassee, Tennessee
Newly remodeled and far away from everything (except nature), this eight-person cabin is like a five-star resort in the middle of nowhere. With views of waterways, valleys, and the Great Smoky Mountains, relaxation is knocking on your cabin door. (Or is it a bear?) This log home also touts a seven-person spa, outside fire pit, 40-inch big screen complete with Netflix, high-speed internet, a full kitchen, water access, and indoor plumbing. Up to two pets can stay for a small fee. All you’re missing is the washer and dryer, which aren’t included. Hope that’s not a dealbreaker.
Treehouse at Bliss Ridge Farm – Moretown, Vermont
This ain’t your grandparent’s treehouse. In fact, this fairy tale home looks straight out of, well, a fairy tale. Maybe it’s the fact that you need to take a suspension bridge to get to it. Designed by The Treehouse Guys (from DIY Network), this cabin is located at the top of an 88-acre hill farm. It can hold up to seven guests and is actually built around the tree, so it moves slightly in the wind. It has an outdoor shower, indoor compost toilet, full kitchen, and access to swimming, hiking, and competitive hill-rolling–you know, like rolling yourself down a hill (if you’re into that kind of thing).