California is the land of extreme diversity as it is well-known for its amazing coastline, rugged mountains, and golden deserts. On one side, it cultivates most of the fresh produces of the country. On the other side, the glamour of Hollywood rules the world. It is the home of 300 national and state parks. One of its most famous attractions is Yosemite National Park, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its biodiversity. In Northern California, Redwood National and State Parks have the tallest trees in the world. The diversified landscape of this state makes it perfect for various road trips. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is the main base for the biggest entertainment industry in the world and San Francisco is the commercial and cultural capital. Enjoy the outdoor bliss of this state with your furry friends and check out some of the top pet-friendly cabins in California, USA.
1. Faraway Tree in Idyllwild-Pine Cove with a hot tub (from USD 372)
Faraway Tree is a renovated architectural gem that stands among the tall trees of Fern Valley, serving a tranquil ambiance while being just a five-minute drive from the town of Idyllwild. This retro-style retreat received impressive attention to detail and boasts essential cabin features such as a giant stone fireplace, a living space with a flat-screen TV and opens to a deck, and pet-friendly comforts. Yes, pets are welcome on the property provided that they don’t go into the bedrooms upstairs.
Your stay here means utmost relaxation as you’ll spot a large, semi-sunken hot tub and plenty of seats to take in the fresh forest air on the back deck. You can embark on the hiking trails nearby during the day and enjoy some groove from the host’s vinyl collection as the fire flickers away comes the evening.
2. The Forester's Nook in Idyllwild-Pine Cove
Secreted away in the forest, The Forester’s Nook is a suitable retreat for any five guests and up to two well-behaved pets. This A-frame cabin is hidden within the pines but is just a five-minute walk into the center of Idyllwild where shops, brewpubs, and rustic restaurants await.
It is a relaxing pale to return to after a day outdoors as it readily comes with a wood-burning stove in the living room, perfect to enjoy a good read from the book collection or fill the air with tunes from the vinyl record player. This abode is also appointed with a work desk, free WiFi, air-conditioning unit, a back deck with a grill, and a spacious kitchen with a skylight. Note that you need to inform the host if you’re bringing a pet and the expansive backyard is not fenced in.
The Forester's NookCalifornia
3. Cozy beach cottage in San Diego near La Jolla Cove
Planning to hit the beaches of San Diego? This picture-perfect beach cottage in the Village of La Jolla is an idyllic base for all your soaking-up-the-sun intentions. It is just a few steps away from the sandy shore of La Jolla Cove, which is a popular snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving site. Additionally, you’ll have lots of options in terms of beaches and village restaurants as the location is ideal.
This cozy space highlights a living room with a flat-screen TV and four skylights. Apart from providing the conveniences of WiFi and a fireplace, the property lets you enjoy the trip with your furry friends by being pet friendly. This home is well-suited for two guests but can sleep up to four as it has a sofa bed in the living area for additional sleep options.
Cabin FeverSan Diego
4. Modernist cabin near Joshua Tree National Park (from USD 347)
Unplug from the world’s trivialities at this modernist and tranquil cabin in San Bernardino County. You’ll have opportunities for outdoor adventures as it has easy access to some of Joshua Tree National Park’s rugged hiking trails. However, should you wish to enjoy a sense of stillness, the covered patio with sun loungers and alfresco aluminum bathtub are the go-to spots. Don’t worry about being too detached from the downtown conveniences as the property is only a 10-minute drive into town.
Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the property, making it a bright and welcoming space. It is equipped with a neat little kitchen, a simple seating area, and a comfortable double-size bed with great outdoor views. This pet-friendly rental also comes with a laptop-friendly workspace and WiFi for those who plan to do some remote work.
Modernist CabinJoshua Tree
5. Momentos nestled in the foothills of Moonridge (from USD 516)
The stylish aesthetic of Momentos is guaranteed to give you that elevated escapade experience. This bright cabin features a mid-century design mixed with a fabulous set of contemporary amenities including a flat-screen TV, WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen. You’ll be delighted by the rental’s vaulted ceilings, four luxury beds, and inviting bathtub when staying indoors. The large outdoor hot tub in the fenced backyard has got your alfresco relaxation covered. If you’re tagging your fur pals along with you, they’ll equally love this spacious and well-furnished outdoor spot. The balcony is also a great alternative place for open-air relaxation.
This cabin is nestled into the foothills of Moonridge in San Bernardino County, which means you’re close to exciting destinations such as Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake, and downtown Big Bear.
6. Gorgeous cabin on the edge of Big Bear Lake town (from USD 657)
Despite having two stunning living areas, the real star of this cabin on the edge of Big Bear Lake town is its gazebo which allows you to enjoy an alfresco dining setup under the canopy of pine trees.
Its outdoor space is a great spot to engage in a game of cornhole or table tennis as well as to play catch with your furry friends. Be aware that cats are not allowed as the owner is allergic. You’ll find it convenient that the shops, restaurants, bus stop, and lakeside activities of the town are a ten-minute walk away.
Indoors, you can get a relaxing fire crackling in the main living room’s wood-burning stove and enjoy playing board games long into the evening. You might also want to check out the main bathroom’s bathtub before surrendering to a good night’s sleep in any of the four gorgeous bedrooms.
7. The Isosceles in Lake Tahoe with stunning views
The Isosceles is an A-frame cabin that stands over three floors, perched up to capture stunning views of Lake Tahoe from every angle. The rustic cabin features a bright living space with a fireplace and a flat-screen TV that opens out onto a huge, furnished deck offering incredible woodland and lake views. This enclosed outdoor space is the perfect place for outdoor relaxation for both you and your pet. Alternatively, you can unwind in the hot tub as you catch the sunset. You can discuss with the host if you’re bringing your fur pals with you.
You’ll similarly adore the location as the property is just a short drive away from the shops and restaurants of Tahoe City. It’s also great for outdoor adventures as many trailheads and hikes are close by and the skiing in nearby Homewood is particularly good.
8. Peaceful log cabin in Pine Mountain Club (from USD 516)
Those who are looking to have a peaceful respite can take refuge in this charming log cabin in Pine Mountain Club. The serene setting promises any guest to back come from this trip feeling completely invigorated. Make sure to pack your walking shoes as the enticing walking trails that start right outside the retreat lead to the ancient forests.
After a day of exploration, sit out on the porch or curl up by the roaring fire and be amused by the fantastic board game collection available. This rental is suitable for a small family or any group of four. Well-behaved pets are also welcome to join the trip for an additional fee of 100 USD per pet.
Keep in mind that Pine Mountain Club member cards are not included in the booking and only Verizon has a cell tower in the area but the rental has a phone for nationwide calls.
Scout CabinSanta Barbara County
9. A-frame cabin in Homewood in front of Lake Tahoe
This chic and modern cabin was originally built in the year 1963 on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The main floor has a living room with lavish couches, a kitchen, and a dining area. It has huge glass windows that overlook the wood. The loft has a bedroom and a small living area. You can spend lots of time on the outdoor deck soaking in the hot tub, enjoying a barbeque, or just relaxing in the Adirondack chairs. Your well-behaved dogs are most welcome here, but you will be needing prior approval.
Mid Century Modern Cabin - The Tahoe A-FrameHomewood, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beautifully decorated with very comfortable furniture and beddingsuper stylish and cozy with great amenitiesthe tahoe a-frame is the perfect place for a cozy getawayi love the abundance of toilet paperevery touch is thoughtful and well designed yet still cozy and practical
Cleanliness:spotlessly clean to bootit was very clean and comfyi’m very picky about cleanliness and this place was sparkling 100% cleanwe had a great stay very comfortable and cleanamazing personal touches beautiful decor all the appliances you need and everything well cleaned and maintained
Host:hosts were also very responsive and accommodatingthe hosts went above and beyond to make our stay an amazing onethank you jennifer & kevin for being super responsive and sharing your homejennifer & kevin are the most wonderful hoststhe hosts were excellent in communicating and check in/out was super easyRead more reviews
Location:the location was perfectgreat location near homewood ski resort and restaurantsamazing place amazing location best of everythingwe loved the location and the beautiful quiet neighborhoodamazing place to stay and perfect location
10. Triangular cabin near Yosemite National Park
The cozy triangular cabin is just 15 minutes away from Yosemite National Park. You will be living practically in the woods, surrounded by pine, oak, and manzanita trees. The main floor has a vast living area and its sofa bed is comfortable enough for two. The upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed. A small kitchenette is also located on the main floor. You can bring your pets here as they will have lots of open areas to play.
The Winnie A-frame near Yosemite & Bass LakeOakhurst, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:games kitchen amenities bathroom amenities were all amazingcozy this space is so beautiful honestly i could stare out the window at the manzanita trees all day
Cleanliness:super clean organized and decorated beautifullyeverything was clean and ready for us when we arrivedher home is clean stylish and had cute personal touches around the cabinwhen we arrived it was super clean and the set up was so cute
Host:beautiful place and great hostshiloh is an amazing hostoverall this was such a great find and the host made sure everything was perfect for usshiloh was a great host and responded to my messages very quicklyamazing host and cabin very accommodating to last minute weather changesRead more reviews
Location:super close to grocery stores 45 min from yosemite valley and a perfect peaceful spacegreat location from the park’s entrance and very nice amenitiesa lovely place to stay and not too far from yosemitea great place to have quiet weekendshiloh's place is amazing and very easy to get to
11. Quiet cabin near Sequoia National Park (from USD 200)
Planning an extraordinary vacation where you can take your horses? Located just a couple of miles from Sequoia National Park, this quiet cabin is the perfect fit for you. The cabin offers an extraordinary view of the surrounding hills such as Great Western Divide, Moro Rock, Alta Peak, and Eagle Rock. The cozy guesthouse has a king-size bed for a couple. Enjoy the extraordinary view of the surrounding woods through its glass windows.
Cabin in Three Rivers · ★4.91 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathThree Rivers, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it was a cute cozy place with amazing views great amenities and a superb bedthoughtful touches like fresh flowers from the garden (seasonal i presume) and luxurious bathroom towelsgreat feature the kitchen is pretty basic so no sink or heat source (other than microwave)incredible to wake up to this gorgeous mountain view from a super comfortable bedthe bed is super comfortable and the small touches are perfect
Cleanliness:very clean and cozyit is nice and cleanthe house was very clean and well decoratedthe guest house is clean stylish and quietspacethe cabin is very clean and tidy
Host:renee was an amazing hostrenee was a gracious and accomodating hostrenee was a very kind and thoughtful hostrenee and clark are very friendly and welcoming hostsrenee is very accommodating and thoughtfulRead more reviews
Location:cosy cute airbnb in a private delightful quiet locationthe location is great for visiting sequoianational parklocated just a few miles from the park entrance makes access easy and stress freethe location is so beautiful and you’re so close to the entrance of seqlocation was great; convenient access to sequoia without being right on the beaten path
12. Tiny house in Ahwahnee for four people
Situated very close to the south gate of Yosemite National Park, this tiny house is fit for a family of four. It has an interesting wood interior with lots of natural light. The cozy bedroom space has a queen-size bed, a kitchenette, and a dining area. The huge windows offer excellent views of the outdoors. A separate space is allotted for the bunk beds. You can bring your dogs here, but cats are not allowed. A maximum of two house-trained dogs are allowed at a time.
Tiny Cabin at Glamping Resort near YosemiteAhwahnee, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we had a very comfortable stay and had all the necessary amenities available to usi had some work to do and the wifi worked perfectlygreat tiny house smelled like new wood and the heater worked great (i visited in the late fall)having a bathroom was pretty dopei appreciated that the bathroom was supplied with lots of towels and shampoo/conditioner/soap
Cleanliness:very clean and accommodatingeverything was very clean and neweverything was clean and cozy :)clean cozy and relaxing cabinthe cabin was clean and cozy
Host:their covid protocol was well conceived and made sure their staff wasn't put at risk; which i appreciateit was perfect the staff gave me good tips on nearby hikingthe staff was very friendly and helpful while still respecting covid precautionscommunication with the host was easy and fastvery friendly with dogs and my dogs absolutely loved itRead more reviews
Location:the cabin are beautiful and close from yosemite and cute townsfantastic spot so close to everything you'd want to do near mt shastathe location is perfect to get to yosemite restaurants and storesthe stores gas stations and restaurants are a 10 minute drive down which was super convenientone of the best places i’ve stayed so far near yosemite
13. Three-bedroom cabin at Yosemite National Park (from USD 375)
Enjoy luxury and serenity on the edge of Yosemite National Park. The charming cabin is made with pinewood and created in a classic mountain cabin style. The three-bedroom cottage has plenty of open decks and a large yard for outdoor fun. The separate living area is connected to a front deck where you can have cozy conversations by the stone fireplace. The huge kitchen is a great place to make delicious meals, which you can enjoy in the cozy dining area. Your pets are allowed to stay here, but you will be needing prior approval from the host. A small pet fee is charged if you are planning to bring your fur babies along.
Come Home to the Big Pine Cabin at Yosemite Forest Lodge!
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
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Amenities & Room:we relaxed on the deck or in the living roomthe bed was comfortable and the portable floor heater kept us nice and toasty through the nightthe cabin had everything we needed to be comfortable and restful
Cleanliness:it was clean and comfortable and the area is beautifulthe house was clean and everything we needed for our group
Host:the property managers were very helpful thoughtful and quick to respondthe host david was very communicative and responsive when we needed himdavid was very communicative from the get go and easy to reachwhat i appreciated most was the easy communication with the ownerRead more reviews
Location:well equipped more than comfortable great locationi highly recommend this locationthe location is excellent and the cabin is spaciousthe location was great we’ll hopefully be back again soongreat location in fish camp just outside of yosemite
14. Two-bedroom stone cottage near West End Beach (from USD 194)
Planning for a family holiday near Donner Lake? This two-bedroom stone cottage is a perfect choice for a family of eight people and their pets. The main bedroom area is in the loft, which has a twin and a queen-sized bed. The charming deck on the upper floor offers an unfiltered view of the lake. The downstairs bedroom also has a double bed. The grand living area is on the main floor. It has a hide-a-bed, a kitchen, a dining area, and a fireplace. You can take a walk with your pet at West End Beach, which is located very close to the cottage.
Donner Lake Charmer - West End Stone Cabin
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
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Amenities & Room:great kitchen stock as well (pots pans knives etc)the queen bed was super comfortable and the single bed and trundle were great for the two kidsit was a comfortable stay for our family of 4
Cleanliness:cabin felt very clean; we could smell the cleanliness of the linens + shared surfaces (kitchen bathroom)clean well-appointed lovely to deal with mary
Host:mary was very responsive to any questions we hadmary is a wonderful host so responsive to any questions or needslake is lovely and the owner is nice enoughour host could not have been more helpfulRead more reviews
Location:perfect location and such a beautiful neighborhoodwe enjoyed our stay cute neighborhood to walk around in and close to truckeesquirrel's nest was the perfect location for a sierra getawayit is close to our favorite outdoor activity options including many fun trailswe enjoyed our stay at donner lake and the location and cabin were perfect for our needs
15. Rustic cottage in Occidental surrounded by redwoods
In the middle of majestic redwoods in Sonoma County, this cottage is a cozy gateway for a couple. If you a nature lover, you will enjoy your stay here. You can cook in the outdoor kitchen and enjoy your meal with the view of the woods. A hot tub and an outdoor shower are located on the deck. The indoor area has a double bed, a kitchenette, a minibar, a television, and a fireplace. It is an ideal spot for a romantic vacation along with your pets.
Rustic cottage in Sonoma redwoodsOccidental, California, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cottage is cozy and sweetthere was a heater out side on the patio and so many fun places to explorethe room is cozy with a comfortable bed - and great coffee is providedthere's an electric heater and wood-burning stove in the room so we were nice n toastythe sauna is fantastic and right on the deck to the room you'll be staying in
Cleanliness:it was clean romantic and magicaleverything was super cleanthe sauna was sparkling clean and smelled really goodeverything was very clean for mostly being outside and inside was very homey and warmjo is a wonderful host and keeps the cottage sparkling clean with so many thoughtful touches
Host:josephine is a wonderful hostjosephine was a wonderful host too highly recommendedjosephine is a remarkable hostjosephine was very sweet and helpful throughout our stayjosephine is a wonderful host - both engaging and unobtrusiveRead more reviews
Location:location is goodgreat location and beautiful backyardthe location radiates positive intentional mindfulnessreally cool location great to get away for a couple days and relax surrounded by redwoodsit isn’t close to as beautiful as it is to the pictures
16. Luxurious yurt in Gasquet overlooking Smith River
Enjoy the beautiful view of the river and its surrounding mountains from this luxurious yurt. It is located at Smith River National Recreation Area and features a grand living area with a couch, a leather hide-a-bed, and a loft with a full-sized bed. There is also a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed. A wooden gazebo sits just outside the yurt, where you can enjoy your meal. The view of the mountains can also be enjoyed from the outdoor hot tub. You can bring your pets here as there are plenty of open spaces for them to play.
Total seclusion in this relaxing excursion
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
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Amenities & Room:yurt was exceptionally comfortable with ac fan and windows for air flow6 of us stayed comfortably we brought two air bedsthere is one bedroom one sofa bed and one bunker bed to fit six peoplewifi works for basic communication cell service is limited which we loved
Cleanliness:the yurt was cozy clean and fit six of us very comfortablyhot tub was clean and already heated up when we arrived
Host:kris & mike were very accommodating easy to contact and kindmike and kris are kind and welcoming to their propertythey anticipated our needs and were very helpfulthe communication with the host is clear and timelykris was prompt and helpful with information before and during our tripRead more reviews
Location:amazing location of this yurtwe enjoyed eating at the gazebo and seeing the deer walk very near byeverything about this place was perfect
17. Modern cabin in Yucca Valley with the view of desert
Located on the hills of Yucca Valley, this cabin offers a panoramic view of the desert. The walls of this extraordinary cabin are made with glass and polycarbonate, which practically bring the entire feel of the desert in your bedroom. A deck with a propane fire pit is attached to the bedroom, while its kitchen and full bathroom are just a few yards away. You can bring your pets over here by paying 40 USD as extra cleaning fees.
Minimalist Modern Cabin - Amazing ViewsYucca Valley, California, United States
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Amenities & Room:beautiful minimal cabin with beautiful views and just enough amenities for a comfortable staythe cabin has great insulation and a heater that helps keep it warm during the winter nightsit was really cold during our stay so we appreciated the heater in the bedroom
Cleanliness:very well thought out clean and cozythey were also both fully equipped and clean as well
Host:great host great concept great workcharlotte was a really great host and answered all my questions right awaycharlotte and dani are great hosts and the space delivers on everything we wantedRead more reviews
Location:with just a short drive to joshua tree national park this location is idealan amazing stay in the most incredible locationthe location is gorgeous and the structures are all so unique and fun and very comfortablewe were hoping for some private time and enjoyed some at this very cute remote locationthis was such a great place to get away and relax
18. Small mountain retreat in Wrightwood surrounded by pine trees
For a quiet holiday in the mountain, you can choose this cabin that has been around since the 1950s. It sits at the top of Acorn Drive and Pacific Crest Trail, very close to Wrightwood Village. The house has two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two single beds. There are separate spaces for the living area, the kitchen, and the dining room. The wraparound porch offers views of the tall pine trees and lilac bushes. Your small pets are welcome here for a non-refundable fee of 50 USD.
Cozy 2 Bedroom Mountain Cabin Retreat
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Amenities & Room:beds are comfortable the basic amenities are just enoughmy daughter loved standing over the heater on the cold morningscomfortable beds furniture and a well-appointed kitchenthe cozy cabin was absolutely perfect for our family getaway
Cleanliness:super clean well maintained very cozyit was comfortable clean and cozythis cabin is exactly as advertised a cozy cabin very clean property close to townthe beds are comfy and the cabin is clean
Host:the owner karen was very helpfulexcellent communication with host who clearly cares about the property and enjoyment of rentersRead more reviews
Location:the cabin location is wonderfulthis is a great cabin property situated up the hill in wrightwood but still an easy walk to townit’s close to the neighbors but quiet and clean
A long holiday with your furry friends
To explore the entire state of California, you might need a very long vacation. So, instead of leaving your pets behind, you can bring them with you as there are lots of outdoor spaces for them to play in these cabins. Book one of these pet-friendly cabins to enjoy California with your furry loved ones!
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