This list was originally created by our West Coast sister site, Escape Los Angeles, in collaboration with Cabin Love and features the best cabins in California.

Idyllhaus in Idyllwild, CA

Photos: @Idyllhaus & @modarchitecture

Idyllhaus is a cozy 1962 A-frame chalet nestled in the trees of beautiful Idyllwild, CA with spectacular forest and mountain views. This private mountain getaway has been lovingly restored, tastefully updated, and beautifully designed to become a peaceful place to relax and unplug from busy city life.

Get cozy next to the wood-burning fireplace in an original Saarinen womb chair with wool Pendleton blankets. An epic floor-to-ceiling wall of glass lets in the beautiful views of Marion Mountain and the surrounding forest. In the evenings you’ll enjoy watching the sunset and the magical alpenglow shining off the mountain peak.

Oak Tree A-Frame in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Photos: @mfc_bnb_photo

No expense was spared for the 100% remodeled Oak Tree A-Frame designed by the team at @To_Dwell_Here. Every beautiful detail was planned with guests in mind, with modern, Scandinavian, and mid-century inspired décor that’s as inviting and cozy, as it is magazine worthy.

In summer, you’ll be spending hours on the deck under the huge oak tree, with far reaching forest views; in winter, cozy up by the fire.

A Frame of Mind in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Photos: @chris_terese_studios

On top of the mountains and beneath the stars, the dramatically unique A-Frame of Mind awaits your arrival. Perched in the trees, this getaway has gorgeous lake views from every room.

Guests will fall in love with the A-frame’s soaring 30-foot panel of glass windows, in it’s bright and awe inspiring great room. The great room opens onto a large elevated deck for taking in the lake and mountain views.

Stōkhaus Chalet in Big Bear, CA

Photos: @stokhauschalet

Nestled in the pines of Big Bear, Stōkhaus is made for lovers of vintage and filled with details throughout that will surely make all its guests smile. This newly renovated chalet in the style of the 60s is inspired by mod design, with a centerpiece of its Swedish vintage fireplace.

This retro retreat is ideal for 2 people but can accommodate up to 4. Well behaved dogs (one max) welcome!

Flying W Vacation in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Photos: @chris_terese_studios and @flyingwvacation

Embrace the tranquility of mountain living in this unique, mid-century gem, the Flying W Vacation.

This storybook A-frame offers panoramic windows that flood the space with mountain light, bringing dappled light through the forest and into the house. With three bedrooms, all guests will love the vintage details and modern comforts that is perfect for friends or couples who want to escape to the mountains.

The Kern River House in Kernville, CA

Photos: @thekernriverhouse

With four properties, you’re bound to find a perfect fit with the Kern River House in the majestic Kernville area. This highly underrated region is one of our favorites, where we find ourselves returning again and again for high desert hiking, every water sport imaginable (yes, that includes outdoor showering in our book) and landscapes that look like living paintings.

Each cabin is a little different, but you can expect beautiful stone fireplaces, cozy linens, stunning views and peaceful solitude in each.

Treehaus Chalet in Big Bear, CA

Photos: @treehauschalet

This renovated 1960s chalet, Treehaus Chalet, hugs a hillside overlooking the ski slopes under the shade of an ancient, giant Juniper tree. Inside, the space has been designed to create a warm and friendly vibe by blending vintage and playful alpine decor with modern details. Enjoy extraordinary panoramic views of the mountains and tree tops from every room in this 1000 square foot space.

Throw a log in the stone fireplace, stare out at the incredible views, and create lasting memories. Don’t skip stargazing from the deck at night, sure to humble anyone under the vast and beautiful sky.

Whiskey Creek Cabin in Idyllwild, CA

Photos: @danedeaner

Surrounded by towering pines, Whiskey Creek Cabin is tucked in the forest, yet close (1m drive, 10m walk) to the heart of Idyllwild, CA.

Retreat into nature with sprawling hikes within minutes of the cabin, relax on one of the decks among the fruit tree garden, or sit under the stars with the fire crackling inside. With tons of outdoor space, this beautiful cabin has lots of room to roam for your doggo, too: there’s a gate to close off the deck to keep your best friend nearby as you enjoy a cup of coffee among the trees in the morning, or a glass of wine as you stargaze into the evening.

Mile High Haus in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Photos: @mfc_bnb_photo

This stunning property, built in 2019 by the mountain area’s top builder, is unmatched in all Lake Arrowhead. And that’s just the architecture – wait til you see the views!

All guests at the Mile High Haus are invited to fully escape real life by grilling on the deck, reading by the wood burning Malm fireplace, swinging in the hammock, or indulging in the luxurious soaking tub. Two cozy guest rooms have queen beds, while the loft has a sleeper sofa and enough room for an air mattress. This place is luxury at its finest.

Idyllcove in Idyllwild, CA

Photos: @escape_losangeles

One of several Experience Idyllwild Cabins, Idyllcove is near and dear to our hearts; in fact, Escape LA and Cabin Love recently spent an offsite weekend at this cute rustic cabin with a cozy wood stove, tucked into the pines. (Psst, that’s us in the drone photo!)

You, too will love spending time at this adorable cabin, equipped with a hot tub that’s great for stargazing, or winter morning soaks with coffee in hand.

And now, the fine print…

One lucky winner will receive an Airbnb gift certificate for $500 that’s good toward any of our ten listed cabins. The credit is only to be used at one of the ten cabins. Credit will be awarded in the form of a gift certificate, redeemable by the winner via their Airbnb profile. Rates and availability will vary cabin-to-cabin; winner is responsible for arranging their stay. Must be a USA resident, and 21+ to win. Absolutely, positively no parties or groups. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram or Airbnb. To enter, follow @escape_losangeles on Instagram and tag three friends who need a Southern California cabin getaway. That’s it — good luck!