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7 Cozy Pacific Northwest Cabins You Can Rent

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Cozy cabins in the Pacific Northwest to rent

Cabin Season In The Pacific Northwest

Cabin Season has officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest. The days are getting noticeably shorter, the air crisper, and the Larches have already started to turn gold. But the changing of the seasons doesn’t mean your adventures have to stop! One of the best ways to enjoy the soaring vistas and epic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest is from the comfort of your own cozy cabin. In the spirit of year-round fun, I’m sharing my favorite unique cabin getaways in the Pacific Northwest that you can rent!

These cabins are destinations in and of themselves. In fact, once you arrive, there’s a good chance you won’t want to leave! But not to worry, if cabin fever does set it, these cabins make for great home bases in some of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular outdoor adventure hubs. Spend a day out on the trails, up in the mountains, or out on the river, and then return for a night of snuggling up by the fireplace or soaking in a cedar-planked hot tub.

Enjoying the view our the picture window at Getaway House Portland.
With no service and non Wifi, The Getaway House outside of Portland is the perfect place to disconnect from it all for a few days!

Questions To Ask Before You Rent A Cabin In The Pacific Northwest

With a universe of trees, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and seafronts to discover, the Pacific Northwest cries out for cabin getaways, and there’s certainly no shortage of options. From minimalist huts to luxury treehouses, and homes with all the modern amenities there’s a cabin for everyone.

Whenever I look for unique cabins to rent in the Pacific Northwest there are a few main factors I look into. The most obvious being, where do I want to go? How many people does the property sleep? Is there a minimum number of nights required for booking? How much is the cleaning deposit (specifically for Airbnb)?

There are also some less obvious features that I have learned to look for over time that my not occurs to you right off the bat. For instance, sometimes the number of people that a cabin technically sleeps can be a bit deceiving. It’s not uncommon for properties to include couch space or cots in their sleeping capacity. That’s not necessarily a big deal, but it’s something to be aware of. Other features that some of these unique Pacific Northwest cabins may not have include:

  • In-Suite Bathroom
  • Wifi
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Full Kitchen
  • TV
  • Pet Approved

The lack of these features is often part of the charm and adds to the cozy cabin vibes! Nonetheless, I’ve tried to include any unusual quarks that you might want to know about with each property. But everyone’s needs and expectations are different, so it’s important to do your own research as well. You definitely want to do more than just look at pretty photos. As tempting as that can be!

My Favorite Cozy Cabins To Rent In The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is home for me, and I’ve had the opportunity to stay at some amazing cabins during my time here. This is a list of my favorites so far. It was important to me to only include cabins that I have actually stayed at. With that being said, I look forward to expanding this list as I stay at more Pacific Northwest cabins!

1. The Rolling Huts

Location: Mazama, Washington
Capacity: 4 ( There’s a dedicated bedroom for two and modular furniture in the living room that can be rearranged into another full bed)
Beds: 4
Favorite Feature: Modern architectural design that blends into the natural environment.
Rolling Hut Mazama Washington
The Rolling Huts are located in the heart of Methow Valley – the gateway to the eastern slope of the North Cascades.

Located on the dry, sunny side of the North Cascades, Mazama attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. And while there are plenty of cabins to rent in the area, The Rolling huts are a unique option not to be missed! The ultimate in glamping, the gloriously minimalist Rolling Huts are set on stilts above a beautiful meadow looking out over lovely mountain views. designed by renowned architect Tom Kundig The Rolling Huts are a hub of relaxation in the heart of Washington’s Methow Valley. The huts make efficient use of the 200 interior square feet and 240 square feet of patio space to create the ultimate union of natural beauty and design harmony. There’s even a wood-burning fireplace to snuggle up by!

I thought you might like to know. . .

The Rolling Huts are somewhere in-between clamping and a fully equipped cabin. Accordingly, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag or blankets. Also, there is not a toilet or shower within the hut. There is a private toilet attached to each hut, but you’ll need to go outside to access it. Hot showers are located within walking distance of the huts.

Nearby Attractions
  • Explore the Methow Trail system. The renowned MVSTA is excellent for biking in the summer or Cross-country skiingin the winter!
  • Go for a drive along the Cascade Loope Scenic Highway.
  • Hike Maple Pass Loop, Blue Lake, or Goat Mountain.
  • Enjoy winter sports at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Malamute Dog Sledding, Methow Valley Ski. School, or North Cascade Heli-Skiing.
  • Sample local wines at Lost River Winery.
  • Score a catch at North Cascades Fly Fishing.
  • Grab a coffee and the best pastries you’ve ever had at the Mazama Store.
  • Wander around the adorable western themed town of Winthrop.

2. Tye Haus

Location: Skykomish, Washington
Capacity: 4
Beds: 4
Favorite Feature: Fun interior decorations and four-person hot tub.

Is there anything more PNW than a cabin in the woods? I think not. While this quintessential A-frame may not be the first, it might well be the most Instagram famous. Surrounded by towering conifers, this cabin in the woods isn’t just super cozy, it’s photogenic to boot! And I’m not just talking about the outside. From stunning coffee table books to classic Game Boys the interior is full of fun details that could keep you entertained all day!

I thought you might like to know. . .

Tye House already booked? All hope is not lost! The owner of Tye Haus owns two other neighboring cabins, all with their own unique cozy Pacific Northwest charm. All of them can be reserved on Airbnb or through the Tye River Cabin Co. website.

Jess Wandering in hot tub at Sky Haus Cabin in Washington
Sky Haus is also located in the private cabin community of Timberlane Village and right next door to Tye Haus.
Nearby Attractions
  • Ski or snowboard at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort.
  • Snowshoe at East Fork Foss River.
  • Go hiking at Lake Serene, Bridal Veil Falls, Blanca Lake, Heybrook Lookout, Barclay Lake, Deception Falls, and many more.
  • Explore Lake Wenatchee State Park.
  • During warmer months enjoy community beach access with BBQ and Picnic tables.

3. Treehouse-Eagles Perch

Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Capacity: 3
Beds: 2
Favorite Feature: Floor to ceiling picture window overlooking the water.
View from the inside of the Eagles Perch Treehouse on the Olympic Peninsula
The bottom floor of Eagles Perch Treehouse features a large picture window overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca. It’s the perfect place to snuggle up with a good book or simply watch the world slowly move by.

Nothing evokes the nostalgia of childhood like a treehouse, but you’ve never seen a treehouse like Eagle’s Perch. These grownup treehouses are perched 20-feet up in the trees and have all the modern amenities and rustic chic decor you expect from a classic Pacific Northwest cabin. Several of the upstairs porches have a view of the other amazing amenities offered by Eagle’s perch—a porch swing, a fire pit, and stunning views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca.

I thought you might like to know. . .

There are actually two connected treehouses on this property, but they are built in such a way that you really don’t notice the adjoining unit. I stayed in the smaller “Eagles Perch,” which was perfect for two people. The only downside is that the private bathroom and shower for Eagles Perch are located on the ground level. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, I’d look into the larger “Eagles Nest” unit which includes an en-suite bathroom and sleeps up to six.

Nearby Attractions
  • Less than an hour from Olympic National Park—don’t miss Hurricane Ridge!
  • Explore the sculpture park at Port Angeles Fine Art Center.
  • Sip local juice at Harbinger Winery.
  • Ride your bike down Olympic Discovery Trail.
  • Go whale-watching along the Whale Trail.
  • Walk the Lavender Trail in Sequim.

4. Chateau Marmot

Location: Packwood, Washington
Capacity: 5
Beds: 4
Favorite Feature: Spacious patio with cedar-barrel hot tub.
Jess Wandering relaxing in hot tub at Chateau Marmot cabin in Pacific Northwest
There are a lot of things to love about Chateau Marmot, but the cedar hot tub after a long day exploring Mount Rainier is pretty hard to beat!

One of several thoughtfully renovated and designed cabins owned by Little Owl Cabin, Chateau Marmot is a stone’s throw from the Paradise side of Mt. Rainier and all the outdoor adventures it has to offer. This stunning A-frame features a cedar hot tub, gas grill, hi-fi stereo system, fire pit, and balcony. The wraparound sofa makes this cozy Pacific Northwest cabin a particularly joyful and social option for slightly larger groups.

Nearby Attractions
  • Hike the Skyline Trail to Panorama Point for some of the best views in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Cross the suspension bridge at Grove of the Patriarchs Trails.
  • Snap breathtaking pics of Myrtle Falls and Nadara Falls.
  • Go skiing at White Pass Ski Area.
  • Grab brunch at the historic Paradise Inn.
  • Take in the view of Mount Rainier at Reflection Lake.

5. Ohanapecosh (Ohana Hot Springs)

Location: Packwood, Washington
Capacity: 4
Beds: 2
Favorite Feature: Adorable rustic decor, private hot tub in the trees.

If you want that rustic “cabin flavor,” the Ohanapecosh cabin offered by Little Owl Cabin at the gateway of Mount Rainier is the way to go. Built in 1925 and relocated in 1966, Ohanabecosh is a marvel of retro decor, from the 1960s-era kitchen appliances to the shiplap decor to the typewriter and old-school radio in the living room. And just wait until you see what they’ve done with the 1963 “canned ham” trailer in the backyard. (Don’t worry, there’s still Wi-Fi.)

I thought you might like to know. . .

While Ohanapecosh sleeps 4, not all 4 people fit in one structure. There’s a queen mattress upstairs in the main cabin and a full mattress in the 1963 trailer.

Nearby Attractions

Hit the slopes at White Pass Ski Area.
Take a driving tour of Chinook Pass and Cayuse Pass.
Drive to Sunrise Point or Paradise for epic views of Mount Rainier.
Ride the Gondola to Crystal Mountain.

6. Getaway House (Portland)

Location: Glenwood, Washington
Capacity: 4
Beds: 2
Favorite Feature: Massive bedside picture windows.
Jess Wandering at Getaway House Portland
You may be surrounded by other tiny Getaway Houses, but as soon as you shut the door this tiny cabin will make you feel like you’re the last person on earth – in the best possible way!

If I were to ever build myself a tiny home I would probably design it after the Getaway Houses! I honestly did not want to leave.

The “Portland” location of Getaway House is actually across the state line in Washington. Spread out across 80 acres, this small collection of soft-contemporary cabins offer all the comforts of home with nary a soul in sight. I can’t say enough about those glorious picture windows in the bedrooms. There’s nothing like waking up to a panoramic view of the forest.

I thought you might like to know. . .

There are Getaway House locations all over the United States, so even if you’re not in the Pacific Northwest this is an awesome option. If you are in the PNW, rejoice! I just checked the website and it looks like they are working on another property closer to Seattle.

Also, I’m not sure what the deal is at other Getaway House locations, but there is no service and no Wifi at the Portland location.

Getaway House Portland from the outside
Nearby Attractions
  • Hike to your heart’s content in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
  • Windsurf on Hood River.
  • Take in the view of Washington’s longest undammed river at Klickitat Canyon.
  • Get tipsy at one or more of the thirteen craft breweries along Columbia River Gorge. Visitors get a “beer passport” with a stamp for each brewery they visit. Please don’t drink and drive!

7. Welches A-Frame

Location: Mount Hood Village, Oregon
Capacity: 6
Beds: 3
Favorite Feature: Garden tub in the upstairs bathroom.
Jess Wandering at Welches A-Frame near Mount Hood
The beautiful living area at Welches alone will make you never want to leave!

Perched at the gateway of Mount Hood National Forest, Welch’s A-Frame is like no cabin you have ever seen—built around a soaring living room with a 360-degree fireplace, massive upstairs and downstairs decks, and a massive soaking tub in the attic bathroom. All this, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Pacific Northwest.

Jess Wandering in bathtub at Welches A-Frame near Mount Hood, Oregon
The garden tub in the upstairs bathroom at Welches A-Frame was made for rest and relaxation! (FYI this was a fun little photoshoot I did with a bubble machine while I was there).
Nearby Attractions
  • Explore the natural splendor of Mount Hood National Forest.
  • Go floating on Salmon River.
  • Go mountain biking at Sandy Ridge.
  • Explore local cuisine at Koya Kitchen, Brightwood Tavern, or Al Forno.
  • Visit historic Timberline Lodge, cast as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in the film The Shining.
  • Hit the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

That’s all for now! Whether you’re headed to the rugged coast or up into the mountains there’s a cozy Pacific Northwest cabin for everyone. Which one’s on your bucket list?

Happy cabin season!

Jess

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  1. Cassie says:

    Thanks for putting this together – it’s so very helpful!

    • Jessica Dales says:

      Awesome to know that it’s helpful Cassie! Hope you get the chance to stay at a cozy cabin at some point this year. ☺️

  2. Kim says:

    So many great locations to explore! I must say I LOVE A-frames so I would probably chose a long weekend in one of those. Also I live in Seattle so all are quite accessable.

    Thank you for this great informative information that you so expertly shared on your blog.

    • Jessica Dales says:

      So Glad you found it useful Kim! I hope you are able to stay at a few of these at some point. So much fun!

  3. Kim says:

    What a great blog post! I especially love A-frames so this information was right up my alley. Can wait to try a few of these out plus having a hot tub makes it even better!

  4. Kim says:

    What a great blog post! I especially love A-frames so this information was right up my alley. Can wait to try a few of these out plus having a hot tub makes it even better!

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Hi, I’m Jess, an outdoor enthusiast based in Seattle. I grew up exploring the Pacific Northwest, and early on was infected with the travel bug. I tried to suppress my wanderlust in pursuit of a traditional career path, but after a short stint as a lawyer, I left the confines of my office to get back in touch with my roots. Now, I wander the world taking photos, making memories, and sharing my love for travel with others!

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