28 Best Romantic Mountain Cabin Getaways In 2021 – Scary Mommy

28 Romantic (And Secluded) Mountain Cabin Getaways

October 21, 2020 Updated July 15, 2021

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If you’re looking for a romantic cabin somewhere in the mountains for a getaway (even if it’s just a weekend), we totally get it. After months of being stuck at home amid the pandemic, we’re all going a little stir-crazy. Between trying to keep the kids entertained 24/7 (or worse, trying to homeschool them), sitting on endless Zoom calls, and spending 98% of your time within the four walls of your living room, we totally understand if you’ve found yourself dreaming of a romantic getaway more than usual this year (because same).

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Fortunately, a quick (and safe) weekend escape is totally possible, even in the current conditions, thanks to rental services like Getaway, Airbnb, and Vrbo. If you’re searching for the perfect romantic getaway in the mountains (sans kids, of course), we’ve rounded up 28 of the coziest, dreamiest cabins you can rent right now, all the way from the breathtaking slopes of Northern California to the stunning ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains. One look at the following list and you’ll have total cabin fever (the good kind!).

Please note that the prices per night are subject to change (the ones we’ve listed here are accurate at the time of publication), and that each location has specific COVID-19 protocols and safety measures in place. 

Cabin Getaways in California

Retreat Within The Trees (Julian, California)

If you’re looking for tons of space, you’ll find it in this gorgeous home in Julian, California. In this 1600 square foot cabin is 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an enormous balcony with a view of nature.

$250 AT VRBO

The Ahweanee in Foresta (Yosemite National Park, California)

If Yosemite National Park is on your travel bucket list, add this cabin to your 2021 plans. It sits right inside the park gates so you’ll have unlimited access to all of the mountain views (and trails) that Yosemite has to offer.

$495 AT VRBO

Three Bedroom Chalet (South Lake Tahoe, California)

From the fire place to the huge patio and amazing view of the outdoors, this gorgeous chalet is in the prime location of Lake Tahoe. If you’re a dog owner, your pup will absolutely love all the space to run around too.

$136 AT VRBO

Secluded Cabin (Carmel / Big Sur, California)

You can never deny an oceanfront cabin as being romantic — and in Carmel, California? You’ve got a winner. You’re right in between Monterey where you’ll have views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountains. This gorgeous cabin is perfect for a couple’s getaway trip.

$225 AT VRBO

Big Bear Lake House (Big Bear Lake, California)

Going to Big Bear Lake at least once has to be on your bucket list. This gorgeous lake house is one of the many gorgeous options you have when staying there. There’s a hot tub, skiing near by, and tons of snow in the wintertime.

$182 AT VRBO

Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage (Lake Arrowhead, California)

This cottage is quite literally a winter wonderland in the winter and a prime vacation spot in the summer. If you want to enjoy the snow in this beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage, make sure to book sometime between December and February!

$219 AT VRBO

Lakes in California With Cabins

Private Riverfront Home (Gasquet, California)

Looking for the most unique fall weekend escape? Look no further than this cabin nestled in the northern California mountainside. Not only does it overlook the beautiful Smith River, but there are also over 65 miles of hiking trails.

$165 AT VRBO

Cozy Cottage with Ambient Deck (Lake Arrowhead, California)

If you want a secluded romantic getaway, this ambient deck with a hot tub, fire pit, trees for privacy is thee place you need to book. A night in has never looked so good (and you may not want to leave!)

$249 AT VRBO

Cabin Getaways Around The Country

Getaway (various cities)

Rent a tiny home for the weekend with the very trendy Getaway. There are cabins within driving distance of 11 major cities across the country, where you’ll have gorgeous views and zero cell service.


Blue Wolf Lodge, In Town Cabin (Asheville, North Carolina)

Soak in the views—while soaking in the hot tub—at this mountain cabin in Asheville, N.C. Afterwards, you can curl up with a good book in front of the authentic wood burning stove.

$239 AT VRBO

Rainbow Run Luxury Home (Sylva, North Carolina)

Sitting nearly 3,300 feet up in the North Carolina mountains, you’ll have access to miles of scenic hiking trails just outside your front door.

$219 AT VRBO

Private Lakefront Cabin (Kimberling City, Missouri)

This Missouri cabin is right outside of Branson, Missouri. It’s as stunning on the outside as it is on the inside. It boasts a spacious stoned patio with a lakeview, a hot tub, and even a pool table.

$349 AT VRBO

Log Cabin in the Clouds (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Watch the sun set over Walden’s Ridge in North Chattanooga, Tenn. while you relax in a rocking chair on the covered porch of this quaint cabin. It’s small but you’ll want to spend most of your time exploring the nearby trails anyway.

$120 AT VRBO

Bear it All Cabin (Blairsville, Georgia)

Whether you want to go hiking, apple picking, or simply curl up in front of a roaring fire, you’ll be able to do all of that and more at this Georgia cabin, which is equal parts romantic and secluded—perfect for a weekend getaway.

$135 AT VRBO

Secluded Cabin (Ruidoso, New Mexico)

If you live in the Southwest, you can book this New Mexico cabin for a weekend. Highlights include the rustic design, the six-person hot tub, the nearby ski slopes, and, of course, the breathtaking vistas of the Lincoln National Forest.

$205 AT VRBO

Log Cabin (Seven Devils, Banner Elk, North Carolina)

Treat yourself to the majestic beauty that is the Seven Devils area of North Carolina with a stay at this deluxe mountain home. There are 180-degree views from main room, a pool table, and grill for barbecue.

$230 AT VRBO

Altitude with Attitude (Rainbow Valley, Divide, Colorado)

Nothing says “romantic weekend getaway” quite like a stunning panorama of the Colorado mountains, a cozy wood-burning fireplace, and complete privacy miles away from civilization. I.e. this cabin is calling your name…

$125 AT VRBO

Rustic Luxury Chalet (Redmond, Oregon)

Golfers will love this gorgeous chalet, which has both mountain and golf course views. Located just outside of Bend, Oregon, it has everything you need from a steamy hot tub to two roomy master suites (couples trip, anyone?!) to a fully-equipped entertainment center.

$208 AT VRBO

Crickett Lane Cabin (Oneida, Tennessee)

Lush greenery or mountaintop? Get the best of both worlds with a stay at this Tennessee home. It has a private entrance, stone fire place, and huge windows to enjoy the gorgeous view of the outdoors.

$205 AT VRBO

Private Creekside Retreat (Pray, Montana)

Imagine a kitchen window with this breathtaking view of the Montana mountains. That’s what you’ll get at this cozy home, which is minutes from Yellowstone National Park and sits next to a gurgling creek that runs through the property.

$135 AT VRBO

Gorgeous Country Escape Cabin (Franklin, North Carolina)

No 4WD, no problem. Deep in the Nantahala National Forest of Tennessee, this cabin is secluded yet easily accessible and has all the luxuries you’d want in a couples’ getaway, including a stone fireplace, spacious and outdoor deck.

$165 AT VRBO

Dodge Ridge Riverfront Estate (Strawberry, California)

Made of 100% natural pine wood, this rustic log cabin in northern California sits right on the river. And we really do mean right on it—the owners say the rushing water is so close, you can fish right off the cabin’s deck!

$459 AT VRBO

Cabin-In-The-Woods by Henry's Lake (Island Park, Idaho)

You’ll never get tired of the stunning fall-foliage-dotted mountaintops you can see through this cabin’s floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s plenty to do inside and outside, including hiking nearby Yellowstone or catching dinner at Henry’s Lake, a world-renowned fishing destination.

$240 AT VRBO

Shenandoah Valley Getaway (Rileyville, Virginia)

The Shenandoah Valley is famously one of the best places for beautiful fall foliage. Take it all in while you’re relaxing on the porch (warming up by the outdoor fire pit, of course) of this quaint cabin, which is a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

$216 AT VRBO

Black Mountain Chalet (Laurel Bridge, Black Mountain, North Carolina)

Traveling with the whole family? There’s room for everyone at this six-bedroom mountain home in Asheville, N.C., which is spacious yet cozy at the same time. Kids and adults alike will love the massive hot tub, two gourmet kitchens, and stunning views galore.

$290 AT VRBO

Snowy Getaways in California

The Lazy A-Frame (Idyllwild, California)

This insanely cool cabin in Idyllwild, California is your perfect for a snowy getaway from the city. It’s a 2 bedroom with hot tub on the balcony — perfect for a couple that’s looking to relax and try something different, because you definitely havent seen a cabin like this before.

$365 AT VRBO

Ski In/Ski Out Slope Side Cabin (Mammoth Lakes, California)

This cabin is as cozy as they come. In the winter, you’ll have easy access (literally right outside the door) to a ski track. In the summer, you can rent mountain bikes to ride through Mammoth Mountain.

$440 AT VRBO

South Lake Tahoe Meadow View Chalet (South Lake Tahoe, California)

This gorgeous South Tahoe chalet is right off the Pioneer Trail. Perfect for hiking, but also great for relaxing and watching the snow fall through the ceiling to floor windows.

$255 AT VRBO

Now that you have your destination picked out, shop everything you need to pack, from cozy flannels to super soft loungewear.

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Getaway (various cities)
Blue Wolf Lodge, In Town Cabin (Ashevill...
Rainbow Run Luxury Home (Sylva, North Ca...
Private Lakefront Cabin (Kimberling City...
Log Cabin in the Clouds (Chattanooga, Te...
Crickett Lane Cabin (Oneida, Tennessee)
The Ahweanee in Foresta (Yosemite Nation...
Bear it All Cabin (Blairsville, Georgia)
Log Cabin (Seven Devils, Banner Elk, Nor...
Altitude with Attitude (Rainbow Valley, ...
Rustic Luxury Chalet (Redmond, Oregon)
Private Riverfront Home (Gasquet, Califo...
Private Creekside Retreat (Pray, Montana...
Gorgeous Country Escape Cabin (Franklin,...
Dodge Ridge Riverfront Estate (Strawberr...
Cabin-In-The-Woods by Henry's Lake (Isla...
Secluded Cabin (Ruidoso, New Mexico)
Shenandoah Valley Getaway (Rileyville, V...
Black Mountain Chalet (Laurel Bridge, Bl...
Secluded Cabin (Carmel / Big Sur, Califo...
Big Bear Lake House (Big Bear Lake, Cali...
Three Bedroom Chalet (South Lake Tahoe, ...
Ski In/Ski Out Slope Side Cabin (Mammoth...
Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage (Lake Arrowhea...
Cozy Cottage with Ambient Deck (Lake Arr...
South Lake Tahoe Meadow View Chalet (Sou...
Retreat Within The Trees (Julian, Califo...
The Lazy A-Frame (Idyllwild, California)