The restorative benefits of spending time in nature have been documented for many years, and in light of recent events, more and more travelers are seeking the peace and calm of a country vacation. Luckily, you needn’t travel too far to find an idyllic outdoor escape that’s perfect for you. There are quiet corners to be found all over the USA where you can collect your thoughts and reconnect, spend your days hiking forest trails and your evenings cooking over a campfire.
We’ve compiled some of the best remote Airbnb cabins from across the country, from off-grid tiny houses to waterfront cottages, to tree houses with a luxury twist. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and venture out into America’s great outdoors.
Tucked into the woods on 70 acres of countryside, Gum Tree Lodge offers a quiet getaway with a sustainable touch. The interior of this quirky A-frame cottage is made almost entirely from recycled materials with a chic, modern farmhouse feel. Offering plenty of opportunities for walks in the woods and a cozy indoor fireplace, Gum Tree Lodge is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best of rural Virginia living.
If falling asleep under the stars is your idea of bliss, then this tiny off-grid cabin could be your perfect post-lockdown escape. Perched on top of a mountain in the Pisgah National Forest, this tiny house is completely surrounded by trees, with a roll top glass door right in front of the bed so you can feel truly at one with the nature around you. Plus, without the distractions of Wifi, you can really make the most of time with your loved one, or even take some much-needed time to yourself.
Just a 12 minute drive from downtown Joshua Tree, this cabin retains a remote and peaceful feel thanks to its location on a 5 acre desert plot. A homesteader’s paradise, the rental has a rustic and minimal interior and has been lovingly restored since its original 1950’s construction.
It offers incredible 360 degree panoramas of California’s untamed wilderness, with the chance to see a whole host of animals in their natural habitat.
There’s no reason you can’t have a little luxury with your rural country getaway. Standing 15 feet above the forest floor, the Sulfur Ridge Treehouse has a remote, romantic charm with 5-star touches, including a hand-painted king size bed, roll top bath, and even a hot tub. This eclectic treehouse offers a really special vacation spot while also being ideally located just 15 minutes from a quaint downtown spot. This Airbnb cabin is also situated perfectly in between Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee.
With an idyllic setting on Camano Beach, this rustic tiny home is full of surprises. Inside its Swedish-inspired exterior you’ll find a bright and modern living area with a well-stocked kitchen and a stylish sleeping loft. What’s more, just a short walk away you’ll find a secluded beach, all just a 1.5 hours drive away from Seattle. Perfect for a weekend away from the city, this forest cabin offers a peaceful escape with all the facilities you will need to feel instantly at home.
Accessed by its very own cable bridge from a neighboring tree, The Birdhouse offers exceptional views of Texas hill country in an atmospheric setting. This treehouse comes complete with its own balcony, where you can watch as the sun sets over the horizon and listen to the wild birds as they sing amongst the trees. With 50 acres of private land to explore, you can take some time to really get away from it all and reconnect with the world around you.
A rustic treehouse with a modern appeal, this unique Airbnb cabin is an architect-designed rental overlooking its own swimmable pond. No detail has been overlooked at Willow Treehouse, from its spacious kitchenette with all the cooking basics to the Swedish wood-burning hot tub outside. Large floor to ceiling windows help bring the outside in, creating a magical ambience in the evening as you get warm and cozy, safe amongst the trees.
This unconventional accommodation was inspired by the old fire towers in the western US, resulting in an eye-catching design with a wrap-around balcony on the second floor that allows you to walk its entire perimeter. Inside, it has a modern yet homey feel with all the amenities that you could ask for. Set on more than 60 acres of farmland with plenty of Pennsylvania wildlife, nearby there are also numerous hiking trails in the surrounds of the beautiful Susquehanna valley.
If you feel truly at home when you’re right by the water, then this cool cottage in Bonne Terre is sure to tick all your boxes. Along with a bright and beautiful farmhouse interior, the Waterfront Cottage has plenty to offer. Right by its own private lake (with fishing gear provided), you can catch your own supper to cook on the deck with the on-site grill facilities. Or, you might like to venture out to one of the area’s local wineries, and maybe even finish your evening with a freshly-drawn bath in your own private outdoor tub.
For a unique take on an outdoor retreat, look no further than this Cortez Canyon Hideout. This Airbnb cabin property has been built from a refurbished 1958 Airstream trailer set against a backdrop of towering red rock canyons and shaded by a 900-year-old juniper tree. A covered patio extends the accommodation with outdoor lights and a seating area for you to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings, complete with a gas barbecue to cook up an evening meal. With numerous hiking trails and ancient monuments right on your doorstep, adventure-seekers won’t be short of things to do at this one-of-a-kind location.