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13 Cabins In And Near Big Sur, California - Updated 2020

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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. The area is home to charming wood cabins that nature lovers will appreciate. Highlighted below are cabins for rent 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 10 cabins in and near Big Sur, California.

1. Big Sur getaway (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 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
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
120 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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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2. 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 cabin sits along a creek under the Redwood canopy, minutes from the highway and guests can enjoy long walks and hikes near the property. 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.

Serene Redwood Haven in Big Sur
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
342 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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3. A cozy, rustic cabin retreat (from USD 225)

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 cabin so that guests are able to stay connected during their stay.

A Cozy Rustic Cabin Retreat
81 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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4. Lotus Blossom Cabin (from USD 175)

This quaint, secluded and romantic cabin is located in the middle of the forest, and can only be accessed by a short steep hike. 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
278 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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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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5. Big Sur craftsman cabin (from USD 257)

Nestled in the redwood forest, lies this secluded gem in the Big Sur. The cabin features one bedroom and 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
Entire cabin 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

6. Ocean-view studio cabin

The wooden cabin that lies on the top of the mountain among the lush trees of Big Sur 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 decks 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.

Bella Cabina Big Sur ~ Ocean View Studio Cabin
Big Sur, California, United States
57 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Couple's getaway home in a walnut orchard (from USD 304)

Those on a romantic getaway in Big Sur should consider booking this lovely cabin located in a walnut orchard. Well-appointed and inviting, the home has a spacious and open-plan kitchen and dining area, 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
107 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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8. 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 several 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.

Coastal California Retreat at Star Route 120
Carmel Valley, California, United States
293 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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9. Serene cabin surrounded by redwood trees (from USD 262)

For a peaceful and tranquil stay near Big Sur, opt for this serene cabin that is nestled amidst tall redwood trees. 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 space and a full bathroom are also available here. A beach is 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
121 reviews
Entire cabin 0 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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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10. Cozy cabin in Carmel

Whisk your special someone away on a romantic cabin holiday in Carmel. A short drive from Big Sur, this accommodation for two 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
20 reviews
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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11. Rustic cabin ideal for off-the-grid holidays (from USD 160)

rustic cabin ideal for off-the-grid holidays
Source: Vrbo

Feel like disconnecting for a few days? Book this two-bedroom cabin in Carmel Valley, which is a little over an hour away from Big Sur, and enjoy off-the-grid living and unbeatable 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
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

12. Carmel Valley cabin for two (from USD 395)

This one-bedroom cabin 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
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Ocean-view cabin near Post Ranch

This luxurious Big Sur cabin rental sits on a mountaintop allowing for magnificent and uninterrupted 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 sea-views. It is the perfect setting for your romantic escape. The property 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 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.

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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Escape the city hustle

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 cabin decks, observing the indigenous bird species in this area.

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