Into the Woods! 9 Nearby Cozy Airbnb Cabins

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Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, doesn’t it sound grand to unplug from the stresses of everyday life and snuggle up with a hot cocoa and board games at a cabin in the woods? A cabin rental is the perfect place to capture the peacefulness of winter. So pack those comfy sweaters and revel in the delight of simple pleasures––from chilly days exploring nature to unplugged evenings with big family fun. Check out these nearby Airbnb cabins in Big Bear, Idyllwild, Lake Arrowhead, Ojai and Julian that are perfect for a cozy cabin getaway this winter.

Modern A-Frame—Big Bear Lake, CA

With a mix of mid-century modern and Scandinavian style, this cozy A-frame on the north side of Big Bear Lake is the perfect retreat to the mountains. Soak up the sunshine from the large deck or watch the snow fall while you snuggle up beside the wood-burning stove. Whether you head out for a hike in the nearby National Forest or just enjoy the mountain views from the loft reading nook, this peaceful cabin will feel worlds away from the bustle of city life.

Sleeps: 5 guests 
Cost: $186/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/20875230

Golden State Cabin—Big Bear Lake, CA

Escape to the mountains of Big Bear to ski Snow Summit or just soak in a little winter SoCal-style. Either way, the Golden State Cabin is ideal for a cozy winter family getaway. Located minutes from the lake, slopes and village, this renovated cabin has modern decor, fireplace and a hot tub to enjoy après-ski or snowboard. Two comfortable bedrooms make it perfect for families with a king-sized bed and plush robes in the loft and bunk beds for the kiddos in the second bedroom. 

Sleeps: 4 guests 
Cost: $250/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/36889548

Little Bear Cabin—Lake Arrowhead, CA

There's room enough to bring your whole quaranteam to this cozy mountain retreat in Lake Arrowhead. With 3 bedrooms, a large kitchen and beautiful mountain views, the Little Bear Cabin has room for 10 guests. The multi-level floorplan lets the kids have playtime in the downstairs living room while the adults cozy around the fireplace in the living room upstairs.

Sleeps: 10 guests 
Cost: $293/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/41213446

Whiskey Creek Cabin—Idyllwild, CA

Relax beneath the tall pines and let the kids run wild at the Whiskey Creek Cabin in Idyllwild. This multi-level Airbnb is surrounded by nature and a welcome respite from city life. Cozy nights can be spent around the fire stargazing at the night sky or on the upper deck with a glass of wine while the kids play on the spacious property. Don't forget Fido on this family getaway, The Whisky Creek Cabin is dog-friendly.

Sleeps: 4 guests 
Cost: $298/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/33246578

The Far Out A-Frame Cabin—Idyllwild, CA

Sleeping loft for the kids? Check. Deck with hot tub surrounded by nature? Check. Retreat to this cozy A-Frame cabin in the San Jacinto mountains that checks all the boxes for a relaxing family getaway. Situated on an acre of land, this mountain cabin has plenty of nature to explore yet is only one mile from the restaurants and shops in the center of town.

Sleeps: 4 guests 
Cost: $290/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/43170251

The Red Door Cabin—Idyllwild-Pine Cone, CA

Enjoy modern touches with the serenity of nature at The Red Door cabin in the wooded community of Pine Cove. Just minutes from the village of Idyllwild, this 3-bedroom cabin is at an elevation of 6,000-feet with 4-acres of forest to discover. After a chilly winter day exploring with the kiddos, soak into the modern free-standing tub in the master bathroom or the sunken jacuzzi on the deck.

Sleeps: 8 guests 
Cost: $345/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/32696759

Bohemian Cabin—Topanga, CA

Hidden from the hustle of the city, this bohemian cabin in the Santa Monica Mountains will feel like it's worlds away from the stresses of city life. Spend quiet evenings in the outdoor cedar soaking tub, read a book with the kids in the hammock or watch for deer that frequent the property. With plush furnishings and luxurious details, this bohemian cabin will feel like a magical retreat.

Sleeps: 4 guests 
Cost: $585/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/42118047

Caravan Outpost Tiny House—Ojai, CA

Ready for a cozy cabin, but urban dwelling is much more your thing? Check out this comfy bohemian tiny house at Caravan Outpost in Ojai. This unique property has 10 Airstreams and one tiny house available for rent surrounded by lush botanical gardens and stylish chill spaces. Families will love the plentiful assortment of games available and nighttime s'mores around the campfire.

Sleeps: 5 guests 
Cost: $269/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/39053999

Deerwalk Retreat—Julian, CA

Located in the back-country of San Diego, Deerwalk Retreat offers a peaceful getaway for the whole family. With two bedrooms, a cozy fireplace and ample access to nature, guests will feel right at home. While this Julian cabin is conveniently close to town, it's surrounded by nature with deer and wildlife abound. 

Sleeps: 4 guests 
Cost: $189/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/22909893

––Kerry Cushman

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