9 cozy cabin Airbnbs near L.A. that spell out relaxation

Plan a weekend getaway from Los Angeles to one of these rustic cabins just a few hours away

Written by Annalise Mantz & Ella DoyleContributor Alex Floyd-DouglassTuesday July 4 2023FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailWhatsAppAdvertising

There are few better places for immense, sweat-inducing hiking trails and spectacular views than in Southern California, where you can choose from wide-open deserts and cozy woodland. And the opportunities are endless – check out Joshua Tree for quirky desert stays or one of the ski resorts on offer.

A looooong day of exploring and sightseeing is only made better if you have somewhere ultra-cozy to come back and rest in. And to keep with the cozy vibes, Airbnb cabins have some of the best amenities and areas that are perfect for relaxing in. Snuggle up on the couch with a glass of wine (red, please), grab the blankets and turn up the TV. Or head out on the deck with a cold beer and take in the glorious views. If you’re ready to take the plunge – we’ve got you. We’ve picked the best Airbnb cabins to book for a weekend getaway out of L.A., according to the best (and latest) reviews, hosts and amenities. You’re welcome.

Besr Airbnb cabins near L.A.

The stylish hideaway in Joshua Tree

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1. The stylish hideaway in Joshua Tree

Sit back and disconnect from reality in this cozy and stylish cabin hideaway Airbnb in Joshua Tree. The rustic and boho vibes provide the perfect ambiance to find peace and tranquility within the desert. Watch unbelievable sunsets, eat al fresco under the starry night sky or sit in deep conversation around the firepit. Sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms, it’s the ideal cozy place for a family or group of friends who want to unwind. Impress with your culinary endeavors with the fully-equipped kitchen, or drive to the selection of bars and restaurants only 10-20 minutes away. Seclusion has never felt this fancy.

  • Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to six.
  • The mood? Nostalgic, Bohemian oasis in the desert.
  • Location perks? Lap up Mojave Deserst’s sensational tinted skyline views during the day, and catch a glimpse of the milky way at night.
  • Budget range? A gorgeous stay for the wild at heart starting at a decent rate.
  • Time Out tip: Enjoy one of 100 movies on VHS during your stay here.

The off-grid desert cabin in Aguanga

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2. The off-grid desert cabin in Aguanga

While not your traditional cozy cabin in the woods, this off-grid cabin Airbnb is tiny but mighty, situated in the westernmost hills of a gently rolling landscape east of Temecula. The Airbnb sleeps three people in a queen-sized bed and sofabed, plus there’s an outhouse with toilet and shower (both offering breathtaking views). Watch the stars from the comfort of the bed, or enjoy the outdoors with the outdoor cook area and seating. You’ll feel nothing but peace out here.

  • Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
  • The mood? California dreamin’.
  • Location perks? It doesn’t get any more zen than this star-studded valley.
  • Budget range? Enjoy a glorious stay for two at an affordable rate.

The agave house in Ojai

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3. The agave house in Ojai

Natural light streams into every corner of this serene home, thanks to plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. On a chilly afternoon, curl up next to a window to read and doze. When it warms up, stretch your legs on a nearby hike then sink into the tub for a restorative soak. The gorgeous birch paneling, luxe furnishings, and natural beauty all around this home make it an ideal weekend retreat. In fact, it’s such a beauty that it was even featured in Vogue.

  • Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.
  • The mood? Sun-drenched botanical haven.
  • Location perks? Cinematic views of Ojai Mountain, a natural climbing wall, oh, and crystal clear streams too.
  • Budget range? Enjoy a month-long retreat for four at excellent rates.

The private dome in Joshua Tree

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4. The private dome in Joshua Tree

If you’re looking to get the full experience, check out this private dome tent, tucked away in Wonder Valley in Twentynine Palms, right near Joshua Tree National Park. Okay yes, it’s a tent, but the interiors are a cozy oasis in the heart of a fantastic desert, with unobstructed views of the mountains – and at night, the stars. Wake up early enough and you’ll see stellar sunrises that could turn anyone into a morning person.

  • Rooms? One bedroom for up to two.
  • The mood? ‘Fly me to the moon.
  • Location perks? Stargazing in the middle of the desert. 
  • Budget range? An affordable stay for two cosmic dreamers.
  • Time Out tip: Start your astrophotography hobby out here with stars for lightyears on show.

The A-frame chalet in Big Bear Lake

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5. The A-frame chalet in Big Bear Lake

Rancho Pines | Juniper is a rustic A-frame chalet nestled in Big Bear Lake, just under two hours drive from L.A. The design is rustic-luxe – complete with a bespoke fireplace, modern decor, and high-end amenities including stone countertops, high-quality linen, a Char-Broil BBQ, and an outdoor hot tub for nights spent under the stars with a few cold ones. Featuring three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, this is the perfect retreat for a group of friends looking to swap big city life for a weekend of mischief in the forest. Who brought the s’mores?

  • Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
  • The mood? Slow embers and long chats with a chic, modern backdrop.
  • Location perks? You’ll be in the lower Moonridge area, home to lots of outdoorsy activities like skiing, mountain biking and hiking.
  • Budget range? Enjoy a cosy romantic couple stay or family trip at a reasonable rate.

The log cabin in Pine Mountain Club

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6. The log cabin in Pine Mountain Club

It’s hard to believe that just an hour and a half north of Los Angeles, you could find yourself sipping wine in front of a roaring fire at this authentic log cabin. Hosts have purposely made this space a digital-free experience to help guests unwind, which means no TV (but yes, there’s Wi-Fi). Instead, you’ll have board games, puzzles, a gas BBQ and ice cream maker, and countless hiking trails through old-growth forests on your doorstep.

  • Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four.
  • The mood? Cowboy meets chic.
  • Location perks? We hear Pine Mountain Club is the perfect digital detox.
  • Budget range? Fantastic rates for a couple’s weekend getaway.

The funky off-grid pad in Palm Springs

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7. The funky off-grid pad in Palm Springs

This place isn’t only in a prime location, but it has plenty of character too. Surrounded by glass walls, the pad has plenty of light, surrounded by tropical plants and huge trees. There’s a pool and hot tub to use (though you share it with the others in the gated community), as well as a private patio. You’re close enough here to head to downtown Palm Springs whenever you like, but far enough out to avoid the traffic.

  • Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.
  • The mood? Taste of the tropics.
  • Location perks? Spectacular grounds with a mesmerising mountain view from the pool.
  • Budget range? A luxury week-long stay in Palm Springs for a couple or a small group.

The treehaus chalet in Big Bear Lake

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8. The treehaus chalet in Big Bear Lake

This renovated 1960s chalet boasts panoramic views of the ski slopes, a rustic stone fireplace, a foosball table, and a 4K Smart TV. In other words, everything you need for a cozy winter weekend. Snow Summit Resort is right around the corner and there’s enough space to camp out in the backyard but we wouldn’t blame you for wanting a weekend full of Netflix and chilling by the fire. Sleeping up to five guests, it’s the ideal Airbnb for a weekend getaway with your besties – it will almost be like those cheesy horror films set in log cabins. Enjoy!

  • Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to five guests.
  • The mood? Cosy, secluded, autumnal. Bliss.
  • Location perks? Perched on a hillside with views of Bear Mountain. The perfect recipe for relaxation.
  • Budget range? An ideal price for a group vacation.

The off-grid tiny house in Wofford Heights

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9. The off-grid tiny house in Wofford Heights

This solar-powered tiny house feels almost like camping – just with a more comfortable bed. Sunlight streaming into the lofted bedroom will wake you up in the morning. Spend the day exploring the pristine surroundings, then come back to the campsite to grill your dinner in the communal fire pit and gaze up at the twinkling stars.

  • Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to four guests.
  • The mood? Tiny paradise in nature.
  • Location perks? You’ll be nestled among the foothills of Sequoia National Forest.
  • Budget range? An eco-friendly escape for two.

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