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15 Winter Cabins on Airbnb for a Quick Escape

The good news: Airbnb has endless options for a quick, frequent flyer mile-burning vacation. The bad news: with so many choices you’re just as likely to end up sleeping in the back of some guy’s Tesla for $85 a night than living out your winter cabin dreams in the perfect hideaway.

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The midwinter stretch is a rough time of year. Unless you’re kicking back on Molokai or finally seeing temperatures dip below 100 in Phoenix, odds are you’re cold, covered in a “wintery mix” and looking to get the hell out of dodge for a long weekend (let’s do a week for good measure). Whether you’re trying to flee to warmer temperatures or embrace the colder months in a new locale, it’s time for a vacation. We’ve found that the perfect solution is to fire up Airbnb and dive into the endless options for a quick, frequent flyer mile-burning trip, but with so many choices you’re just as likely to end up sleeping in the back of some guys Tesla for $85/night than living out your winter cabin dreams in the perfect hideaway. That’s where we come in. We’ve sifted through the chaff (and the meth labs in waiting) to find the perfect winter cabins for any type of getaway.

Prefab Serenity in Lost City, West Virginia

Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Washington, DC (2 Hours), Shenandoah Mountain.
Best For: A quick escape from the nation’s capital to a beautiful bit of prefab architecture.

Book It: $250/night

A Ski Base in Wilson, Wyoming


Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Jackson Hole ski resort (5 minutes), town of Jackson (10 minutes).
Best For: Swapping ski-in/ski-out for off-mountain design and solitude.

Book It: $349/night

100 Acres in Bozeman, Montana

Bedrooms: 0 (Studio)
Number of Guests: 2
Nearby: excellent hiking and a quick drive to Big Sky and Bridger Bowl ski resorts.
Best For: Those who don’t mind being cold, those who really like playing loud music.

Book It: $125/night

Modern Rustic in Welches, Oregon

Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Mt. Hood, endless hiking.
Best For: romantic escapes, fireside addresses.

Book It: $249/night

Nature and Design in Highlands, North Carolina


Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: the beautiful town of Highlands and amazing views of Appalachia.
Best For: (Slightly) warmer weather, J. Crew lookbook shoots.

Book It: $218/night

A Winter Beach House in St. Joseph, Michigan

Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: a big, likely frozen Lake Michigan.
Best For: those who don’t mind sub-20-degree beach days or putting off their trip until June.

Book It: $325/night

Make the Best of a Drought in Alpine Meadows, California

Bedrooms: 5
Number of Guests: 13
Nearby: Alpine Meadows Ski Area, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley.
Best For: Unseasonable warmth, lavish home cooked meals.

Book It: $880/night

Mid-Century Modern in Campton, New Hampshire

Bedrooms: 3
Number of Guests: 6
Nearby: the White Mountains.
Best For: Eames loungers, a New England getaway.

Book It: $250/night

A Quick Escape in Catskill, New York


Bedrooms: 4
Number of Guests: 12
Nearby: New York City (2 hours), your private pond (25 seconds).
Best For: a weekend away from the city, very serious home cooks.

Book It: $750/night

Get the Orchestra Back Together in Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Bedrooms: 10
Number of Guests: up to 30
Nearby: Steamboat Springs ski area, dinner at The Laundry.
Best For: a gigantic gathering in beautiful surroundings.

Book It: $3,500/night

Flip Winter the Bird in Los Angeles, California


Bedrooms: 3
Number of Guests: 6
Nearby: the second-largest city in the country.
Best For: unbelievable views of L.A., reenacting Mad Men scenes from Megan Draper’s California cabin.

Book It: $650/night

Live Action Role-Play Oregon Trail in Monroe, Utah


Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 3
Nearby: not much.
Best For: saying you’ve done it.

Book It: $65/night

Re-Live the 1960 Winter Games in Olympic Valley, California


Bedrooms: 3
Number of Guests: 8
Nearby: Squaw Village (walking distance).
Best For: just the right amount of rustic, a quick trip from San Francisco.

Book It: $605/night

Fly South and Get Outside in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Bedrooms: 5
Number of Guests: 10
Nearby: Chattahoochee National Forest, 1.5 hours from Atlanta.
Best For: fishing the Toccoa River, getting some amazing warm-weather cycling in during the winter.

Book It: $275/night

Do Cabin and City in Kirkland, Washington


Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 2
Nearby: Lake Washington, Seattle.
Best For: Hardwood enthusiasts, a quick trip to/from downtown Seattle.

Book It: $150/night

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