Top 12 Cabin Rentals In California, USA - Updated 2024

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California runs from the border with Mexico, along the Pacific Coast, and includes beautiful beaches, the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forests, farmlands, and the Mojave Desert. This western US state is well known for Los Angeles and Hollywood, the heart of the entertainment industry. It is also famed for San Francisco with its hills, cable cars, Alcatraz Island, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Escape from the cities into the wild of nature, the mountains, or the desert for a truly restful vacation. Along the way, stay in comfort at a cozy cabin or one of these treehouse rentals and hotels. Check out one of the top cabin rentals in California, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Boulder Creek Cottage (from USD 214)

Boulder Creek Cottage is nestled up in the beautiful Fern Valley and situated right in the center of town in idyllic little Idyllwild. Prepare to unwind into total relaxation in the gorgeous hot tub. Imagine yourself lying in the warm bubbles in the tranquility of nature.

And as the nights turn a little cooler, don’t worry! The cabin has a fireplace that keeps the place all snuggled and snug all night! Step out into the fresh air onto your deck or porch, and breathe in the gorgeous countryside scenery around you. You’ll marvel at Fern Valley and all her serenity.

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Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
515.65 km (320.5 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was fast and worked great and there were plenty of books and games available for entertainment
we had a wonderful vacation the cottage was super clean well organized full kitchen bbq hardwood floors downstairs
overall it’s a comfortable place to stay stocked with everything you may need
the beds were fantastic
Cleanliness:
the squirrels enjoyed cleaning up after them
it was very clean and had everything we needed and more
the cabin was cozy and clean and we wanted for nothing in the kitchen
the property in good shape clean equipped all that is needed
Host:
the owner was very helpful
owners have a done a great job with the rental
larry is an amazing host he promptly replied to our questions about the house and hikes
larry is very quick and responsive to questions and issues
owners have taken so much pride and joy to set up this home for a relaxing getaway
Location:
very peaceful location surrended by squirrels out from traffic areas
this cabin is a great place to get away from the city and just enjoy nature
if i ever come back to idyllwild i'll definitely look up larry's place
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2. Cozy cabin on Smith River (from USD 179)

Stay in your own piece of heaven along the stunning Smith River at this charming one-bedroom cabin that will surely captivate you. Imagine cooking your favorite meals while admiring the crystal-clear freshwater creek flowing in front of you. Just imagine a private chef’s table overlooking the city skyline and you got a pretty good picture.

At dusk, gather around the fire pit where warmth will envelop you while the crackling flames set the stage for memorable nights of toasted marshmallows. When the mood strikes for some good-natured competition, delve into the cabin’s board game collection.

And guess what? You your pets positively welcome here.

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smith river, California, United States
600.38 km (373.1 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot water heater worked well and the cabin was well equipped with cooking gear towels blankets etc
Host:
sylvia and larry were excellent hosts too
the owners larry and sylvia were super friendly and helped make our stay relaxing and fun
it was everything we had hoped for and more sylvia and larry are wonderful hosts
Location:
this was the perfect location for a getaway
we loved everything about this cabin and the location
a great place to get away from it all and just relax
such a wonderful place to spend the weekend
would definitely rent again beautiful place and location
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3. Lovely cabin in the forest (from USD 166)

This lovely cabin ideal for camping in California is set in the trees in the Whispering Pines neighborhood of Cobb, at the end of a quiet dirt road. Known as the Cobb Haus, the property has a spacious deck and it feels like living in a treehouse. The interior is open plan, with a living area with tree views, a comfortable queen-size bed and a flat-screen TV with Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Free Wi-Fi is available. The kitchen has all the basic appliances and utensils and a propane barbeque is available for outdoor cooking. There are plenty of books and board games should the weather turn bad.

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Cobb, California, United States
296.88 km (184.5 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
316 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
most of all we enjoyed their outdoor space including the deck the grill and outdoor shower
the coffee maker was a great addition to our breakfasts
and for those few times we needed to plug in they had wifi to help
away from a lot of people and an amazing view out the sitting room windows
some other favorite things about the cabin: the record player the beautiful windows and the incredibly comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean and designed so well
loved the outdoor shower the place was super clean with thoughtful touches
it's a good place clean and comfortable
such a charming clean and private home
it's a beautiful clean space with special touches
Host:
the owners were also very responsive if questions surfaced
hosts were excellent once again
hosts are amazing and super helpful
hope and tom were great hosts
communication with hosts was easy and were quick to answer any questions
Location:
i highly recommend this location as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life
beautiful cabin and location highly recommend
the location is beautifully surrounded by towering trees and silence
a cute quiet little place to enjoy a getaway from the city
a great place to get away and enjoy the quiet
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4. Beautiful cabin with a view (from USD 173)

Stay in one of the best cabins in California with a spacious deck overlooking Shasta Lake and surrounded by trees. The A-frame cabin offers lovely views over the valley and the mountain peaks, and it is set between three national parks, Redwood, Crater Lake, and Lassen Volcanic. The living area has a wood stove, and while there is no TV, there are plenty of games and books and free Wi-Fi as well. Meanwhile, the kitchen has all the basic necessities for daily cooking. For outdoor cooking, a grill is available on the back deck. The master bedroom is in the loft and it has a queen-size bed and a view of the lake. The second bedroom has a full-size bed and a built-in library. The cabin’s bathroom has a shower and a small bathtub.

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Shasta County, California, United States
417.84 km (259.7 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
467 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views from the deck and super cozy inside
fireplace music kitchen utensils nd the deck so perfect thank you
great deck to relax comfortable beds with an amazing view to wake up to all beautifully decorated
a beautiful escape the a-frame was a cozy well-decorated cabin that had a fantastic view of shasta lake
great kitchen for cooking a beautiful deck and a fireplace that kept everything so cozy
Cleanliness:
it was clean and comfy
beautiful peaceful and clean the perfect covid getaway
so much windows space clean and had the lovely touches
everything was super clean and cozy and that bed
the space inside is clean and beautifully decorated
Host:
the host was amazing and prompt and very helpful
hosts were incredibly responsive and responded to all questions in a timely manner
finally cees has been very responsive and accommodating
5 stars all around cees was a fabulous host and always responded promptly to any questions regarding the cabin
beautiful place and great hosts
Location:
well located to enjoy the many attractions in the area
great location for exploring shasta and lassen
beautiful location extremely thoughtful decor and touches
great place in the middle of the woods for family
the cabin is close to some nice hikes around the lake (hirz bay trail)
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California Tour Guide

Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Romantic cabin in a redwood forest (from USD 231)

This cozy and romantic retreat is located among the redwoods close to Guerneville, California. Activities in the area include wine tasting, cycling, canoeing, hiking and the Sonoma Coast is a short drive away. The property features vaulted ceilings and a wood stove in the living area. During their stay, guests have access to Xfinity Performance plus internet and a smart TV with Netflix. A cedar hot tub allows guests to soak and relax on the deck. The property has a full kitchen and a washing machine and dryer to keep up with the laundry. The bedroom offers a comfortable queen-size bed.

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Guerneville, California, United States
312.01 km (193.9 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
369 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full amenities extra comfortable bed and wonderful wood hot tub underneath the massive trees
the hot tub was amazing the kitchen well-stocked
the space itself was beautiful and cozy
lots of kitchen supplies to cook in which was really nice to have
this place could not have been more perfect tranquil comfortable and so very relaxing
Cleanliness:
this is a very clean romantic getaway
spacious clean very comfortable
david’s place was beautiful and clean
the bed is very comfortable and the place is very clean
we could not have started our year in a better spot david’s cabin was gorgeous clean and incredibly comfortable
Host:
david was a fantastic host
david was attentive and thoughtful
david was a most attentive and responsive host
the host was very easy to reach with any questions
the host was easy to get a hold of if i had questions
Location:
good hikes and vineyards close by
this is a beautiful location with all i could wish for
the location and property was perfect
nice place away from the city
great place and great location
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6. Redwood tree house in Aptos Mountain Retreat Center (from USD 220)

Om Oasis is a cozy and romantic retreat that’s located among the redwoods close to Guerneville, California. Activities in the area include wine tasting, cycling, canoeing, hiking, and the Sonoma Coast is a short drive away. The property features vaulted ceilings and a wood stove in the living area.

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Aptos, California, United States
217.67 km (135.3 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
365 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
that bed was like sleeping on a cloud
it has a great fully functional kitchen
wonderful grounds great vibes comfortable and beautiful accommodation
the redwood deck bamboo forest pool and hot sauna/cold plunge (highly recommend) were a few of our favorites
the loft was awesome and had plenty of room around the king sized bed
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet place we loved it
pool and jacuzzi are clean and very good
the treehouse was clean and the property was amazing
you could smell the detergent/fabric softener on them :) the pool and hot tub were clean
the bed was very comfortable the kitchen and shower were clean and very modern
Host:
lovely and helpful hosts are the added sparkle of delight
the staff was very sweet kind and helpful
she was so friendly and responded to questions we had quickly
thank you for being such a great tour guide and host emberlie :-)
beautiful property and great hosts
Location:
amazing location and beautiful cabin
perfect location for a get away from your busy life
perfect location not far from town but far enough away to feel secluded
wonderful place and location great value
very relaxing place to spend some time
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7. Cabin close to Yosemite Valley (from USD 265)

Lupin Cabin is located a few minutes from Yosemite Valley, and it is found inside the gates of the Yosemite National Park in the Foresta community. The cabin has a patio with a Weber gas barbeque and beautiful views. The area is perfect for hiking and running among the wildflowers and waterfalls, and wildlife is seen close by. The living room has a TV with a DVD player and a small DVD library is provided. The kitchen has all the basic necessities for daily cooking, including a microwave, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee maker and blender. Comfortable sleeping is in the master bedroom with a king-size bed, and there is an additional foldout sofa bed for more guests. The property has a full bathroom with free toiletry items. A satellite internet connection is available.

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14.66 km (9.2 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
315 reviews   Wifi Available
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:
well stocked kitchen with outdoor grill perfect for preparing meals for group of four
loved the house -- it was well equipped and comfortable in a beautiful setting
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and very comfortable
the cabin was very clean and the bed was super comfortable
it was extremely clean and looked better than the pictures
attention to detail in the cabin was excellent and it was impeccably clean
the property was clean as a pin we were so comfortable there
Host:
home owner super responsive and flexible
Location:
the location is perfect
nice property close to yosemite valley
comfortable quiet location with short drive to yosemite valley
everything is well maintained and the location is ideal we would definitely stay here again
we enjoyed morning and evening walks on the near by trails
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8. Lakefront paradise with gorgeous views (from USD 175)

This gorgeous cabin in Big Bear Lake, around three blocks from the center of The Village, and a short drive from the Snow Summit Ski Lifts. A beautiful deck leads off the kitchen and offers views of pine trees and sunsets. A backyard is available for outdoor fun, which leads to a shared dock for boating. A flat-screen TV and a DVD player are available in the living room, and a rock fireplace makes for cozy evenings. The fully equipped kitchen is ideal for cooking big meals for the family while gazing out of the window at the lake. Sleeping arrangements include a queen-size platform bed in the master bedroom, with a 20-inch TV with DirecTV and a DVD player. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and a bunk bed for the kids. Two loft bedrooms have full beds each, and the property also has two bathrooms.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
457.89 km (284.6 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
cabin 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from the kitchen/living room looking over the lake is calming and enjoyable
Although we did not need to use it during our stay
I guess it's personal preference as none of the twenty plus cabins we have rented over the years seem to have a very comfortable couch
The property is directly in front of the lake and is super spacious Will definitely come here again and will gladly recommend it to anyone
Not fancy but very cozy with cabin vibe
Cleanliness:
so don't expect granite countertops and high end bathrooms
Host:
Kari is a great host who communicated easily with us
Kari was a pleasure to speak with and made sure our first experience in her home left us wanting to return
The proximity of this cabin to Big Bear Marina and town made things very handy
The owner was helpful and easy to contact
and the view was amazing especially for July 4th
Location:
but that just comes along with being surrounded by nature
the upstairs loft did get warm
many restaurants stores and docks for boat rentals
Easy walking distance to the village Plenty of beds and beautiful view
It is very quiet in this area
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9. Pretty getaway with a hot tub (from USD 185)

Winter Way cabin is located close to Pinecrest Lake and the Dodge Ridge Ski Area in the central California Sierras. There is no internet and there’s limited cellphone reception, making this the ideal place to chill out from technology. Activities include horseback riding, hiking trails and fishing in the nearby river, or soaking in the hot tub on the cabin’s deck. The living area has a TV and a fireplace, while the kitchen has all the necessary utensils and appliances. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, the second has a queen-size bed and the third has a double bed. There are two single beds and a set of bunk beds in the loft area of the cabin.

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61.89 km (38.5 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
217 reviews  
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was cozy and comfortable and well equipped
Location:
perfect location for winter play
super close to strawberry store if you happen to forget any essentials or need to restock
wonderful old school cabin great location fantastic rates
it was easy to find and the location beautiful
river was very fun and very close
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10. Quaint escape with beach access (from USD 345)

This cute cabin near the beach in Westshore, California is ideal for a small family looking for a getaway. The property offers a swimming pool, and tennis courts. The open-plan living room of the classic A-frame cabin is cozy and it features a gas fireplace and a flat-screen TV with satellite or cable channels, and an internet connection. The cabin has a well-equipped kitchen that’s ideal for cooking for the family, and a gas barbeque is available on the deck for outdoor cooking. Sleeping arrangements include a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a second bedroom upstairs with two double beds.

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155.17 km (96.5 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
41 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a frame cabin was comfortable and completely as advertised
Cleanliness:
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
reviewer comments:the cabin is cozy clean older
it was very clean which was much appreciated during the scary covid times
Host:
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
great location quiet neighborhood
reviewer comments:excellent location and access to chambers landing private beach
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
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11. Cedar log cabin at Yosemite Gateway (from USD 250)

This beautiful cedar log home is located close to Yosemite National Park on the scenic Highway 49 in Mariposa, around 9 mi (14 km) from the town. The living area features a cozy, wood-burning stove and comfortable seating with an entertainment center. The living room leads onto the dining room with easy access to the open-plan family kitchen that is perfect for cooking up a storm. A gas barbeque is available for outdoor cooking and dining. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a full bathroom, and a flat-screen TV, while the other two bedrooms have bunk beds and a futon bed. An internet computer and Wi-Fi connection are provided.

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37.64 km (23.4 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
202 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
cabin was very clean and had everything we needed
so clean beautiful quiet easy to find
clean and nice place quiet and peaceful
the house is really beautiful and clean kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities
very clean and the the frig was stocked with water bottles
Host:
great customer service bob is so easy to talk to and so friendly
Location:
great location for the price
the location is gorgeous
close and easy drive to yosemite and bass lake
it definitely exceeded our expectations and the location is convenient
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12. Minimalist cabin with stunning views

This gorgeous, minimalist cabin offers spectacular views all around through its many windows and it uses solar power. The property is set in the high desert and it is located close to the Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Pioneertown. Joshua Tree National Park is a 15-minute drive away. The property has a deck with a propane fire pit for outdoor cooking with a view. Please note that the well-equipped, detached kitchen and the full bathroom are a short distance from the home.

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Yucca Valley, California, United States
494.42 km (307.3 mi) from Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead
382 reviews  
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful minimal cabin with beautiful views and just enough amenities for a comfortable stay
the cabin has great insulation and a heater that helps keep it warm during the winter nights
it was really cold during our stay so we appreciated the heater in the bedroom
Cleanliness:
very well thought out clean and cozy
they were also both fully equipped and clean as well
Host:
great host great concept great work
charlotte was a really great host and answered all my questions right away
charlotte and dani are great hosts and the space delivers on everything we wanted
Location:
with just a short drive to joshua tree national park this location is ideal
an amazing stay in the most incredible location
the location is gorgeous and the structures are all so unique and fun and very comfortable
we were hoping for some private time and enjoyed some at this very cute remote location
this was such a great place to get away and relax
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Enjoy the great outdoors of sunny California

When looking for the perfect location for a rural vacation, you can’t go wrong here. Wherever you head to in this western state, you will find beautiful rural scenes with redwood forests, mountains, gorgeous beaches, the desert, and more. Stay in comfort and style along the way in one of the top cabin rentals in California, USA.

If you want you Californian getaway that’s more indulgent, you might want to stay at one of these cabins with hot tub.

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Frequently asked questions about cabin rentals in California, USA

1. Which cabin rentals in California are close to a lake?

Stay in the best cabin rentals in California by picking one that offers the most amazing lake views. This beautiful cabin with a view, and this paradise with gorgeous views are some options that are close to a lake.

2. Which cabin rentals in California have parking?

California offers a selection of cabin rentals with convenient parking options for travelers. This lovely cabin in the forest provides the added benefit of parking facilities. Additionally, this beautiful cabin with a view also offers dedicated parking, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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