8 Fantastic Airbnb Cabins to Dream About, From Finland to the Catskills

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While any sort of getaway seems dreamy right about now, cabins, in particular, inspire intense wanderlust: the Instagram account @cabinporn has over 600,000 followers, and coffee table books like Taschen’s Cabins regularly fly off the shelves. These wilderness retreats epitomize coziness, outdoor adventures, and the very concept of getting away from it all. It’s no surprise then, that in this stressful pandemic era, so many of us have found respite in their remoteness—Airbnb found that in 2020, demand surged for their properties in rural areas.

Whether you’re planning a vacation to a drive-to-destination down the line or just interested in some good old fashioned travel daydreaming, Vogue gathered some of the most stylish Airbnb cabins in the world. From a classic log cabin in Jackson, Wyoming, to a minimalist masterpiece in British Columbia and a self-proclaimed “jungle cabin” in Tulum, here are the Airbnb cabins we can’t stop fantasizing about.

Kodiak Cabin in Comstock, WisconsinPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

This Scandinavian minimalist cabin shows off the style in contrasts: its exterior is black, its interior white and filled with warm woods. The property, graced with a hammock and a grill, gently slopes down to a peaceful pond. The question is: when is the best time to go—in the winter, when the serene snow surrounds you, or the summer, where you can watch a sunset on the dock?

Minimalist Modern Cabin in Morongo Valley, CaliforniaPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

This steel and polycarbonate off-grid cabin sits on 100 acres on the cusp of Joshua Tree. It’s for those who truly want to go back to basics: there’s no refrigeration or power outlets (although there are USB jacks for your phone), and AC use is limited. But once you’re there, the land is yours to explore: there are hiking trails right outside the property.

The Highland Bungalow in Catskills, New York

Rustic charm abounds at this 1950s black-cedar abode in the Catskills. There’s a lake and a yard with a fire pit, a picnic table, and strung tea-lights. Inside, a cozy mid-century interior awaits, as does a wood-burning stove.

Nolla Cabin in Helsinki, FinlandPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb/Fanny Haga

The proceeds from Nolla Cabin are donated to The Ocean Cleanup, an environmental group that develops technology to rid the ocean of plastic. That’s just one of many things that makes this cabin so eco-friendly: solar panels generate the electricity, the stove is powered by renewable diesel, and the structure can be assembled, dissembled and transported without any heavy machinery. (Says the cabin’s architect, Robin Flack :“Why tear up the surroundings and leave the environment in pieces to slowly recover?”) The goal is for everyone to experience a zero-waste lifestyle—guests are asked not to bring cosmetics or packaged food.

Now, a trip to Nolla isn’t for the faint of heart: there’s no running water, so baths must take place in the sea. (Although don’t panic: if you really need fresh water, there’s a port less than half a mile from the cabin.) The bathroom is also a few-minute walk away. Yet, breathtaking views of the Helsinki archipelago upon your rocky expanse can make it all worth it.

Carriage House Cabin in Bozeman, MontanaPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

This reclaimed wood studio in Montana has an impeccable 5.0 rating on Airbnb. It’s easy to see why: the property has a hiking trail that leads up to a mountainous vista, a charming creek chock full of trout, and vast meadows. ”You are free to roam anywhere on the land, commune with cranes, elk, owls, eagles,” writes the host.

Blaeberry River Cabin in British Columbia, CanadaPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

The woods surround you in this modernist masterpiece designed by Form and Forest. Spend your time outside canoeing in the Blaeberry river, or retreat indoors where you can curl up reading a book by the fire. 

Acacia Cabin, TulumPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

Who says a cabin needs to be someplace cold? This “jungle cabin” in the ever-trendy Tulum is full of artisan touches. Bonus: a friendly dog, Billy, lives on the grounds and occasionally pops by for a friendly hello.

Snow King Cabin in Jackson, WyomingPhoto: Courtesy of AirbnbPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb

You didn’t think we were going to leave out a classic log cabin, did you? This 1940s home in Jackson, Wyoming is located on the slopes of Snow King. (A bit of background: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the area’s famous ski area, whereas Snow King is the local in-town mountain.) With Grand Camp-esque interiors—a decor style originating in the Adirondacks—it feels like the quintessential mountain abode. It’s the perfect choice for those who want to get away, but perhaps not feel too remote: it’s a mere four-minute drive from downtown Jackson.

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