Top 15 Amazing Cabins In And Near Big Sur, California - Updated 2021

cabins in big sur

A rustic retreat away from everyday city life is an appealing thought for some travelers. If you are the type of traveler that enjoys an intimate setting with extraordinary ocean and mountain views, then look no further than the beautiful and serene Big Sur. Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the Central Coast of California between Carmel Highlands and San Simeon. You’ll find serene attractions like Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Santa Lucia Mountains, Garland Ranch Regional Park, and Garrapata State Park in and around town. The area is home to charming wood cabins that nature lovers will appreciate. Highlighted below are cabin vacation rentals in Big Sur that have been carefully selected to suit travelers looking for a tranquil and quaint retreat in California. Read on to learn more about these amazing cabins in and near Big Sur, California.

1. Cozy cabin near Carmel Beach (from USD 291)

Stay close to the immaculate white sands of Carmel Beach in this two-bedroom cabin located in a campground and RV park about 20 minutes outside of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. It’s one of the most popular vacation rentals in town. You’ll definitely have a hassle-free stay as your amazing host has equipped the home with a well-supplied kitchen with a propane barbecue, full bathroom amenities, laundry facilities, and other essential and amazing amenities. Outside, you’ll find a wide variety of facilities such as a seasonally heated pool, a playground, and scenic trails. While WiFi is not available and the space is not pet-friendly, the stunning mountain views, fresh air, and surrounding nature compensate for it. This rental is best for up to six guests. Family summer vacations or getaway with friends are best spent in such cozy vacation rental listings.

Cozy Cabin 3 "Point Lobos"
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
75 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and phone signal not great but apart from that everything was perfect
we cooked most of our meals- the kitchen was great for it being a small cabin
was appreciative of a hot shower and heated cabin after hiking all day in the cold in feb
very clean and adorable
the whole place was very clean
floor and sheets are very clean
great place to stay clean comfortable with a friendly and warm cabin feel
they loved it super cozy clean and beautiful
staff were very friendly and accommodating
the staff is friendly and easy to work with
overall this place was a great cabin get away and beautiful place
a perfect place if you wanna relax and have quality time with your loved ones
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2. Romantic getaway with a hot tub (from USD 304)

Those on the hunt for romantic and friendly vacation rentals in Big Sur should consider booking this lovely 1-bedroom vacation home located in a walnut orchard. Well-appointed and inviting, the home has an open floor plan kitchen with a spacious dining room table, a plush bed, a living area, a well-equipped kitchen and an elegant bathroom. Relax in the outdoor patio, soak in the hot tub or stroll through the beautiful garden of the property. Several restaurants, shops and wine-tasting opportunities of Carmel-by-the-Sea are a short drive away.

Private, Garden country get away
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were very pleased with the amenities provided and the bed was very comfortable
the property and patio were nice and private and the kitchen was well equipped
i will recommend trying the suggestion neatly filed and placed on the dining table
the kitchen was well-appointed for cooking and we appreciated the fresh lemons oranges and ground coffee
the space is one large room with a walk-in closet walk-in shower and beautiful private backyard
clean clean clean
it was clean and well stocked the essentials
the studio was very clean and well kept
sam's private studio was just as lovely clean and bright as advertised
the studio is clean with a well appointed kitchen and very bathroom and living room
the hosts were incredible communicative in making sure all went smoothly
thank you for being such a kind and intuitive host samuel
thanks very much to the host :)
sam is an amazing host who is very accommodating
samuel was a very responsive and courteous host
the location is perfect
great location too
the location was fantastic
located close to carmel and other points of interest
super close to carmel by the sea and monterey
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3. Secluded cabin with forest views (from USD 296)

For a peaceful and tranquil stay near Big Sur, opt for this serene cabin that is nestled amidst a redwood grove. It’s one of the coziest and friendly vacation rentals in the area. Enjoy forest views from two outdoor decks or warm up by the fireplace in the furnished living area. Rustle up hearty meals in the full kitchen and sleep peacefully in the plush queen-size bed. A cozy dining table and a full bathroom are also available here. The sandy beaches are a short and scenic drive away from this cabin in the woods.

Serene Redwood Retreat w/Modern Comfort
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
166 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there generally isn't cell service but wifi worked well
you will have the most amazing view from your bed
the cabin is super cozy and comfortable and the views are amazing
loved the coffee and breakfast goodies that were provided
the bed was extremely comfortable the kitchen is well appointed and the bathroom was a stunner
very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and cozy
cabin was very clean and comfortable
the house was quiet clean and very beautiful
al & colette's place was a 12/10 clean cozy quiet relaxing and overall wonderful
hosts are kind and thoughtful
wonderful and respectful hosts
colette & al are amazing hosts
al and colette were the most gracious hosts and their cabin is out of this world
beautiful home and warm welcoming hosts would love to come again
close to point lobos and a bunch of great wineries
beautiful cabin in a great location
great location and fun place to stay
perfect location close to everything you’d want to go to in the area
the location was secluded private and very beautiful
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4. Rustic cabin with mountain views (from USD 170)

Feel like disconnecting for a few days? Book this two-bedroom cabin with a hot shower in Carmel Valley, which is a little over an hour away from Big Sur, and enjoy off-the-grid living and stunning mountain views. Though your phone will be unplugged, you’ll still find plenty of things to do here. Reconnect with nature and go birdwatching or picnicking under the oak tree. Teach your kids how to skip stones in the nearby stream, or go on a stroll around the area. With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this Vrbo rental can accommodate four guests.

Unplug, relax and rejeuvenate in our tiny house featuring off-the-grid living
Carmel Valley, CA, US
2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

5. A cozy, rustic cabin retreat (from USD 235)

This warm and rustic cabin is located near the wine tasting valley of Carmel. The one-bedroom cabin is the perfect getaway haven for couples looking to spend some downtime. This romantic retreat can comfortably accommodate four people. There is an outdoor patio where one can enjoy the serene surroundings and gaze at the wildlife such as deer, bunnies, wild turkeys and many bird species passing by. The property is pet-friendly for those looking to bring their furry friends along with them to the vacation. There is also internet in the entire cabin so that guests are able to stay connected during their stay.

A Cozy Rustic Cabin Retreat
108 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed is super comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked
Had everything we needed and was a location
The home was perfect for our long weekend anniversary celebration
For one thing the bed was more comfortable with a mattress topper that allowed us to sleep like babies
The decor is adorable and overall we can say nothing but wonderful things about our stay
The place was extremely clean
Rachelle was a great host and very accommodating
And our dog approves of all of the above
Our hostess made the house so convenient and comfortable
my back ached in the morning and memory foam removable mattress was too warm
the adorable cabin is chock full of moose bear wolf and other animal inspired door that is whimsical and fun
This cute cabin is located so close to town you can walk everywhere Plaza Linda just around the corner
Charming home and location Walking distance to downtown Carmel Village with wonderful restaurants and opportunities for wine tasting
is a great Mexican restaurant
easy walks to our favorite restaurants and wineries
As if the walking distance location to Carmel Valley restaurants and the peace and quiet of the area isn't enough
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6. Craftsman cabin with views of the canyon (from USD 257)

Nestled in the redwood forest, lies this secluded gem in the Big Sur. This entire cabin on Airbnb is located in a countryside setting and features one bedroom that sleeps up to four guests at a time. The bedroom has amazing views of the canyon and it has an outdoor bathtub to soak away your tension. There is a deck that surrounds the property, where visitors can spend their days enjoying the freshness of nature and its beautiful serene colors. The indoor fireplace is a great spot to cozy up with a loved one and enjoy a cup of cocoa and some quality time. There is WIFI on the property allowing guests to stay in touch with the outside world during their stay.

Big Sur Craftsman Cabin
Carmel, California, United States
 Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

7. Cozy Carmel cabin (from USD 175)

This cozy cabin in Carmel is ideal for couples on a weekend getaway. While the entire cabin is secluded and set in a quiet location, it is still near the coast and is within walking distance of local restaurants, shops, galleries, bakeries, and bus stops. A comfortable stay awaits you in this cabin with its small but packed kitchen, comfortable queen bed, full bath, cable TV, and WiFi. This rental is a short drive from downtown Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Mission Basilica Museum, and Point Lobos.

Cozy Carmel Cabin.
Carmel, California, United States
107 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wooded space is very cozy and stylish and comfortable
max has a beautiful and cozy cabin with all the amenities in a style
the queen bed feels like sleeping on a cloud there’s a giant bath kitchen equipment and beautiful windows
it was cozy cute private and secluded enough to truly feel like we were in nature
so relaxing also the bed and bedding are so comfortable
super clean decorated really great
clean private and such a special space
but the place was very clean
the cabin itself is very clean spacious and beautifully decorated
the house was very clean comfortable and had everything we needed
max was an absolute wonderful host
max is a wonderful host
max was a great host
she was communicative and helpful
max was friendly and informative from the moment i made the reservation
cute little cabin close to carmel
very cute quaint cabin close to downtown
great location tucked away but easy access to everything
the location is perfect — only 10 minutes away from downtown point lobos a safeway and shopping center
max's cabin is cute private and located within walking distance of the barnyard shopping village
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8. Romantic cabin with views of the valley (from USD 244)

Whisk your special someone away on a romantic cabin holiday in Carmel. A short drive from Big Sur, this accommodation in a perfect location offers stunning valley views and a cozy, fully furnished space with a queen bed, a bright yellow sofa, a kitchenette, and a dining area for two. Step out onto the furnished porch and enjoy a cup of tea in the morning. With a minimum stay of three nights, you’ll surely be able to relax and rejuvenate here.

Forest Cabin nestled in oak sanctuary between Valley Village and Carmel Beach
49 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have a keen attention to detail from the kitchen and bathroom amenities to the decor
fortunately there’s also an electric heater and it worked really well at warming up the cabin
it was clean rustic and charming
everything was awesome and heather is an excellent host
we had a lovely stay great host and absolutely stunning location
heather is very thoughtful and responsive
and what a wonderful hostess heather was very attentive and helpful cant wait to come back
it was a perfect location to spend our time in the big sur area
the cabin was a perfect place to get away and relax for a long weekend
great location and not far from big sur carmel-by-the-sea and monterrey
a place to truly receive relaxation
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9. Two-bedroom cabin with a hot tub (from USD 155)

This rustic wooden cabin is located within the lush forests of Big Sur, halfway between the Big Sur villages and Carmel. The property comes with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your delicious meals in, as well as WIFI throughout the property. Guests will have the pleasure of soaking their tensions away in the cozy hot tub. There is central heating in the cabin as well as free parking on the premises. The entire cabin can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms and one bathroom, making this cabin a great choice for a couple traveling with kids.

$155 Big Sur Getaway -Rosehaven- MorningLite Cabin
168 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views and a shower and bath on the outdoor deck to boot
comfy bed great views hot water for the tub
showering on the deck in the middle of the forest was great
the cabin is cozy and has great view
it was an amazing get-away and it was nice and warm with the fireplace heater
the cabin was clean and cozy and everything we were looking for
the cabin was clean and nestled in a great location between camel & big sur
the place is very clean and it’s location is incredible
douglas is the perfect host
doug was a very nice host
doug was a wonderful host
doug is a super host
the owners are kind hospitable and organized
close enough to big sur to enjoy all of the scenery and hikes in the area
doug’s is a great cabin in a fantastic location
great place to find peace and quiet and amazing location which can melt your worries
it's a perfect quiet get away
cabin was so great super private and beautiful location
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10. Carmel Valley cabin for two (from USD 425)

This one-bedroom cabin on a perfect location in Carmel Valley almost looks like a hotel room. Besides the nearby nature trails for hiking, guests also have access to a swimming pool and a gym. Besides the two queen beds and seating area, this rental is equipped with a small refrigerator, a Keurig coffeemaker, and a television. WiFi is available, and basic toiletries and linens are also provided.

Mountain Valley Hideaway
 Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

11. Snug cabin with stunning mountain views (from USD 125)

Offering mesmerising views of Los Padres National Forest, this cozy cabin is the perfect retreat near Big Sur. Suitable for families as well as couples, this ranch setting cabin offers easy access to plenty of hiking trails. Inside, the cabin has a full kitchen, an open-concept living and dining area, a comfortable bedroom and a large bathroom. A deck with seating is perfect for taking in the magnificent views. Don’t miss out on picturesque vacation homes and luxury cabins and get your hands on this place soon!

Coastal California Retreat at Star Route 120
Carmel Valley, California, United States
300 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was super cozy with plenty of charm a rustic setting and so many amenities
we absolutely loved staying at kris’s place the views were amazing and the house was so cozy
the place was well stocked and cozy with lovely mountain views
the kitchen is filled with every amenity you could want- perfect for cooking
and the kitchen was very well stocked for meals at home (great coffee too )
extremely clean and cozy
the space is clean and private with a lot of character
everything was clean and the space is very unique
this is a clean rustic getaway with a fully equipped kitchen
the airbnb itself is sparking clean with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals
she was also very accommodating and helpful
kris is an awesome host
kris was an amazing host
the hosts were very warm and inviting
kris is an amazing host
the location is pretty far out but it's well worth the drive
kris’s place is tucked away in between hills and perfect for getting away from city life
the cabin property and the location were beautiful
road is winding challenging but not impossible and totally worth the location
peaceful serene and the perfect location to relax and unwind
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12. Ocean-view studio cabin

One of the vacation homes and luxury cabins with an ocean view includes this wooden home that lies on the top of the mountain among the lush trees of Big Sur. The place has a charming feel to it. The studio is secluded with complete privacy and separation from the outside world, rewarding guests with the perfect escape. The property has been remodeled with a fully equipped and modern kitchen yet maintaining its rustic feel, that is carried out throughout the property. Guests can enjoy amazing ocean and mountain views from the wooden deck or perhaps relax on the hammock and gather your thoughts. Prepare your meals on the electric barbecue or choose to cook up something on the Lopi wood stove. If you wish to go further up north, the laid-back city of Santa Cruz welcomes you to its extensive wharf.

Bella Cabina Big Sur ~ Ocean View Studio Cabin
Big Sur, California, United States
57 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Serene redwood haven in Big Sur

Picture an intimate wooden fairytale cabin in the middle of the woods just for a family of four. The Serene Redwood Haven has one bedroom with two beds and one bathroom, making it ideal for a couple traveling with children. The entire cabin sits along a creek under the Redwood canopy, minutes from the highway, and guests can enjoy long walks since there is access to hiking trails here. There is a garden with a BBQ area and outdoor seating, and the property is fenced in for your ultimate privacy. There is no television or WiFi on the property, instead, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some quality time with loved ones as well as with yourself and plenty of peace and quiet and connectivity with nature. Book this place and experience one of the most incredible Airbnbs in the area.

Serene Redwood Haven in Big Sur
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
343 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with all of the details and amenities thought of
be aware that hot water is finicky and taking a shower a bit of an adventure
the place is beautifully decorated and the furniture is comfortable
and we even liked no internet/wifi a welcome break from the hustle and bustle
we spent two nights in this comfortable cabin and loved the privacy and lack of cell service
very clean and well organized
rustic but clean and quiet
it's very clean and decorated well
great spot clean lovely quiet
the place was spotless and felt warm and welcoming
erin was a great host
the owners were very courteous and helpful when it came to directions
erin was a great host and the cabin had everything we needed
erin was very helpful in providing detailed directions on how to find the place
host was amazingly helpful and the place was everything you could ask for and more
great location would recommend
the location is very quiet and peaceful
fantastic cabin in a wonderful location
the location was excellent in terms of being within driving distance of big sur as well as carmel
garrapata beach is a super close location to watch a pacific sunset
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14. Ocean-view cabin with a private pool

This luxurious Big Sur cabin rental sits on a mountaintop allowing for magnificent and uninterrupted coastal views of the Californian coast. The property is surrounded by a lush garden, allowing visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and be encapsulated in complete privacy. From every room of the cabin, guests will be marveled by the spectacular and unreal ocean views. It is the perfect setting for your romantic escape. This property in an amazing location boasts a private deck with a Japanese wooden tub, and a private swimming pool to take a dip and observe the crisp blue waters of the ocean. The entire cabin has one bedroom with a king size bed and one bathroom, there is also a private loft with twin beds arranged as a king bed and another twin bed on the opposite side of the loft. When it comes to luxury cabins and vacation homes, you can’t go wrong with this rental.

Big Sur Ocean View Sanctuary near Post Ranch
Big Sur, California, United States
4 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
you won’t meet better hosts than mark and karen
this place is simply paradise
big sur is a beautiful serene location that must be experienced
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15. Lotus Blossom Cabin

This quaint, secluded and romantic cabin is located in the middle of the forest, and can only be accessed by a short steep hike. It’s one of the small and eclectic house rentals in town. Vehicles are not able to go up to the property. If getting in touch with nature appeals to you then the semi-outdoor shower and bathing area will be a dream for outdoor lovers. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for modest cooking in the forest and artists will also love the thought that went into providing artists with art supplies to unleash their creativity. There is a common courtyard in the main lower part of the property, and it contains an Art Gallery, a propane fire pit and a grill for your barbecue.

Lotus Blossom Cabin in the Forest
Carmel, California, United States
296 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved waking up to the floor-to-ceiling view of the majestic trees and taking breakfast outside
we were concerned about the propane heater but it kept the cabin super cozy
sofanya’s cozy place is the perfect balance of off the grid and amenities
we really appreciated the small touches and were given everything we needed for a warm cozy stay
the cabin is cozy the acrylic paints are awesome and big sur/carmel are both a short drive away
wonderful host and a unique experience
sofanya was incredibly welcoming in arrival and helpful throughout
sofanya and caretaker kate were really really lovely and took great care of me
sofanya is the property owner and kate helps out with accommodations and guests
sofanya was very helpful and communicative
this property is beautifully situated in the middle of a forest yet easily accessible and close to big sur
great location to big sur parks
the location is amazing- about 15-20 min
the location is perfect for exploring carmel by the sea and/or big sur
beautiful cabin in a conveniently located spot close enough to carmel
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Escape the city hustle

Family summer vacations are best spent in an incredible place like Big Sur. Stay at one of these charming Big Sur cabins for rent and enjoy the beauty of nature. Escape the city hustle and bustle of the city with the ultimate nature retreat in the redwood forest of Big Sur, California. Outdoor lovers will enjoy easy access to some of the best hiking and trekking spots in Big Sur, and bird-watchers can spend time on the outdoor deck, observing the bird species in this area. Enjoy the ocean views or mountain views from your own retreat. Bask in the natural beauty of Big Sur and visit places such as Pfeiffer Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and Andrew Molera State Park.

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