Head to the Woods: 13 Airbnb Cabins Just a Short Drive Away

With everyone getting a little stir crazy these days, you might want to head to a cabin in the woods so your family can enjoy some time in nature. These Northern California cabins are just a short drive from the Bay Area and will take you to some of our favorite spots where you’ll feel totally away from it all. Out list has over a dozen options including Lake Tahoe cabins and cabins near Yosemite and Big Sur. Combat the cabin fever with an Airbnb cabin rental today!

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Mid-Century Modern Cabin on Tahoe's West Shore—Homewood, CA

This recently-renovated A-frame is perfect for your next trip to Tahoe. There are three sleeping areas and two bathrooms, plus a massive deck with a hot tub waiting for you to come back from your winter adventures. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $458/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Cozy Log Cabin Near Lassen National Park—Shingletown, CA

You'll love this little log cabin in the woods as a winter retreat for your family. It has a wood stove to keep you cozy at night and plenty of woods to explore nearby. Head to Lassen Volcanic National Park if you want some additional hiking options or check out the trails nearby. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $187/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Quiet A-Frame Cabin in the Twain Harte Woods—Twain Harte, CA

We totally love this adorable cabin that's only a 30-minute drive from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. You'll love the kid-friendly amenities like puzzles, board games, toys, a high chair and a Pack and Play. A five-minute drive will get you to the quaint town of Twain Harte and you'll also have access to two private lakes (Upper Crystal Falls and Lower Crystal Falls Lakes).

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $157/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Cathedral in the Redwoods—Guernville, CA

This is a tranquil escape is located in a quiet grove of Redwood trees, but just 2 miles from the town of Guerneville and minutes away from all that the Russian River has to offer. The cabin has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the backyard, there's a grill, firepit, a 6-person hot tub, picnic table and a hammock. There's also a koi pond with 7 koi and 3 goldfish that the kids can feed. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $300/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Nest at Big Trees—Arnold, CA

A visit to this cabin in Arnold will have your thinking of vacations past in the best sort of way. Right next door to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a large, wood burning fireplace;  a modern and well-supplied kitchen; a comfortable living space for the family to spread out; front and back decks; as well as a chest stocked with games, puzzles and toys.

Sleeps: 9
Cost: $184/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Navarro House—Albion, CA

The Navarro House is situated on the Mendocino coast with an unobstructed view where the Navarro River reaches the Pacific Ocean. This extraordinary cabin has been recently updated featuring an expansive deck and access to a hot tub and BBQ/ Fire pit area shared with the guest house. Dogs are welcome!

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $349/ngith
Online: airbnb.com

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Yosemite A-Frame Cabin—Groveland, CA

The fresh mountain air welcomes you immediately upon arrival at this gorgeous cabin just 25 minutes from Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, your whole crew will have plenty of space to spread out. Spend the day hiking nearby and enjoy the hot tub at night.

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $249/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Cabin—Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

If your ideal cabin includes easy access to a nearby beach, this is the spot for you. Just a 10-minute drive will get you to beach from this cute cabin. You'll have a BBQ to grill up some fish after your busy day and plenty of beds to sleep 6. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $341/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Cabin in the Redwoods—Felton, CA

This cozy little cabin is the perfect Bay Area escape without much of a drive. Located just two miles from downtown Felton, you'll love enjoying your coffee on the deck and cozying up by the fire at night. There's even a mini gym in the basement.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $390/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Dog-Friendly Cabin in South Lake Tahoe—South Lake Tahoe, CA

You'll love this log cabin that's perfectly located near the South Lake Tahoe action. It comes with a Pack n' Play and highchair for the kids, plus a private hot tub for relaxing after a busy day. Bring your pup as there's a fenced back yard. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $274/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Tahoe Donner Basecamp—Truckee, CA

You will love the hygge vibe at this cozy cabin in the Tahoe Donner community. You'll find tons of spots for everyone to sleep and a fire pit for nights under the stars. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook for your crew and there's even extra winter clothes if you've forgotten something. The kids will especially love the game room in the basement. 

Sleeps: 10
Cost: $281/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/41313879

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Gold Country Round House with Waterfall—Grass Valley, CA

This brand-new house is going to be your new favorite family destination. It's unique round shape provides views for miles of the five acres property. You'll find a rushing creek, a pond and waterfall, plus a hot tub on the deck. Cook up a meal in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy all the Gold Country beauty.

Sleeps: 11
Cost: $221/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/24100121

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Arnold House in the Trees—Arnold, CA

This spot would be a great option to bring your whole crew as it comfortably sleeps up to 14 people. The two-story deck will be everyone's favorite and the newly renovated kitchen has everything you need. Nearby attractions include the Stanislaus River, quirky town of Murphys, Bear Valley ski area and Big Trees State Park. There are tons of tubing spots nearby in the winter and the cabin has gear you can borrow. 

Sleeps: 11
Cost: $232/night
Online: airbnb.com/rooms/43972806

—Kate Loweth

Editor’s note: Rental prices were accurate at time of posting but they do fluctuate. Check cancelation policies before you book. Photos courtesy of Airbnb. 

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