Go into hibernation mode at one of these cushy hideouts in and around Los Angeles.
It’s officially cabin season which means you have every excuse to stay in and get cozy around a fire while toasting S’mores and sipping on mulled wine. If you need a little respite from the dizzying amount of Christmas lights, then allow us to turn your attention to these incredible sanctuaries. In this part of the world, your cabin escape can range from a high-design desert dream to a bohemian den in the Topanga. Here are a few of our favorite holiday cabins below.
1. Folly, Joshua Tree
Folly elevates the concept of a cabin to grand heights, quite literally. The stunning off-the-grid homes rise out of the landscape like iron cathedrals with expansive glass windows that blur the line between indoors and outdoors. It boasts an open-air bedroom, giving you views of endless blue skies which transform into the twinkling Milky Way at night. These rustic former barns ooze luxury in every sense but have minimal impact on the surroundings. While you may never want to leave again, there are plenty of galleries, music events and restaurants to explore nearby.Airbnb listing
2. Paradise Hot Tub Tree House, Silverlake
This Silverlake hideaway is a taste of Big Sur life without leaving Los Angeles. In this not-so-humble wooden chalet, you’ll have two decks where you can soak up the winter sunshine while catching up on work or meditating, a desert and citrus garden filling the air with fresh scents and a hot tub to gaze at stars from. While this quiet haven may feel remote you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the trendy bars and restaurants. So you can wander home and end the night playing away on the piano or ukulele. It’s the best of both worlds.Airbnb listing
3. The Gate House, Topanga
You won’t have to drive too far for a classic timber abode nestled amongst lush vegetation. The Gate House in Topanga exudes all the coziness of a cabin with stylish, old-world charm and essential creature comforts—such as the cedar wood hot tub with insane valley views. Spend your days lounging on the comfy deck sofas situated around a stone firepit, take strolls around the rolling landscape, head to the beach, watch the deer grazing and then unwind in the jacuzzi at sunset. This bohemian hangout will make you feel like you’re visiting a grandfather’s hunting lodge filled with beautifully curated antiques and furnishings. It also has ultra-fast WiFi and all the peacefulness you need to focus.
4. The Green Haus, Joshua Tree
Take in the uninterrupted 180-degree views of the sun setting over the National Park, Mt. San Jacinto and Mount Gorgonio from a cedar hot tub on the deck. Once the pink and orange hues fizzle out, you can gaze up at the twinkling Milky Way before you begin your BBQ and plan your next day of hiking through the Mojave desert. Its quirky interiors are filled with inspiring art and everything you need to take the most from the magical setting, but you could also pay a visit to Pioneertown and other fascinating oddities in these parts.Airbnb listing
5. Idyllcreek A-Frame Cabin, Idyllwild
A list of cabins wouldn’t be complete without at least one iconic A-Frame in the woods and this 1960s gem ticks all the boxes and more. Hike through the towering pines and return to the cozy timber home to soak in the hot tub under the fairy lights. You might even be lucky enough to catch some snow!Website Explore more jaw-dropping cabins and getaways here.