Go ahead and let everyone else think it rains all the time in the Pacific Northwest. It does rain there, but that’s what rain jackets are for. Besides, you’re going to hang out in a cozy cabin—that’s almost more fun if it’s miserable outside. But the truth is, when the sun comes out in Washington—Washington State, that is—the landscape shimmers and you realize: This might be the most gorgeous place on Earth. (It's also worth mentioning east of the Cascades is a high desert with plenty of year round sunshine.)
From the jagged peaks of the North Cascades to the picturesque San Juan Islands, not to mention Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, the Evergreen State is an adventure lover’s dream. You can hike, ski, and surf here, then collect oysters from the beach and enjoy them around a campfire. The cabin rental scene is strong here, from snowy A-frames in ski towns like Glacier and coastal cottages on the Olympic Peninsula to island getaways you can only reach by ferry.
Here, we’ve rounded up 18 of our favorite Washington vacation rentals to retreat to, no matter what the weather is doing.
Field Mag's Top WA Cabin Rentals
- Rolling Huts — Winthrop, WA
- Alpine Lakes High Camp — Leavenworth, WA
- Getaway — Skagit Valley, WA
- The Pacific Bin — Sultan, WA
- Captain Whidbey — Coupeville, WA
- SkyCabin — Skykomish, WA
- Treehouse Point — Issaquah, WA
- Little Owl Cabin — Packwood, WA
- Treeframe Cabin — Index, WA
- Shoreline Sanctuary — Shoreline, WA
- Hidden Haven — Whidbey Island, WA
- Klickitat Treehouse — White Salmon, WA
- Alderbrook A-frame — Union, WA
- Canyon Creek Cabin — Granite Falls, WA
- Modern Lakeview Cabin — Bellingham, WA
- Tranquil-a-Tree — White Salmon, WA
- Driftwood Cabin — La Conner, WA
- Cedar Home — Stanwood, WA
18 Best Washington Cabin Rentals for Your Next Getaway
Vibe: Architect-approved glamping
Distance from Seattle: 240 miles
Standout Amenities: Unique design, bathhouse, great views, wood-burning fireplace
Nightly Rates: $165
Designed by one of our favorite Seattle architecture firms, Olson Kundig Architects, these unique cabins in Washington’s stunning Methow Valley are elevated off the ground, on wheels, to tread lightly on the meadowy grasslands below. Six side-by-side huts face the mountains, with bathrooms and showers located in a nearby communal barn. Bring your own sleeping bag or blankets. Lake Chelan is a short drive away, and local outfitters can provide all you need to know about mountain biking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, and more. It's not quite wine country, but Lost River Winery is also nearby.
Vibe: Backcountry hut
Distance from Seattle: 140 miles
Standout Amenities: Off-grid, rural, wood-fired sauna
Nightly Rates: $235
The nine solar-powered, off-grid backcountry cabins that make up Alpine Lakes High Camp aren’t exactly easy to get to. Located eight miles up a private road near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, you can’t drive your own car in, but the lodge provides shuttles in and out for guests. Once you’re there, you won’t want to leave your little secluded cabin. Mountain biking and hiking in the summer or backcountry skiing in the winter are right out the door. BYO food and don’t miss the wood-fired sauna at this Leavenworth cabin.
Vibe: A place to unplug
Distance from Seattle: 60 miles
Standout Amenities: Tiny home cabins, kitchenette, fire pit, bunk-beds
Nightly Rates: $129
Getaway builds tiny home cabin not far from major cities. Their first PNW outpost was in southern Washington, two hours from Portland, Oregon. This second Northwest location, on 36 acres in the Skagit Valley, an hour and a half from Seattle, opened in late 2021. You’ll check into one of 36 tiny homes and put your phone in a lockbox (there’s a landline for emergencies). There is intentionally no WiFi here. Should you want to explore, North Cascades National Park is an hour's long road trip away.
(Use discount code FIELDMAG for $25 off any booking)
Vibe: Unique retreat
Distance from Tacoma: 40 miles
Standout Amenities: Shipping container home, saltwater hot-tub, fire pit, spa shower
Nightly Rates: $353
Experience container home living at the Pacific Bin, a newly-built forest retreat in the Cascade Mountain foothills just an hour southeast of Seattle towards Mt Rainier. Far from a log cabin, this custom built container house was created using five shipping containers, this home offer top-notch amenities inside and out, including a seven person saltwater hot tub, incredible forest views from every bedroom, spacious decks for soaking in nature, and serious solitude. (If your visit inspires you to build a container home of your own, Pacific Bin sells construction plans. Use code "FM20" for 20% off.)
Vibe: Scandi meets the PNW
Distance from Seattle: 35 miles
Standout Amenities: On-site cafe, central lodge, design-minded
Nightly Rates: $365
The historic Whidbey Island inn, which dates back to the early 1900s, underwent a major overhaul when it was purchased in 2018 by brothers Mike and Matt French, the hoteliers behind California’s high-desert charmer, the Pioneertown Motel. Captain Whidbey has lodge rooms plus four waterfront cabin getaways overlooking Penn Cove near the town of Coupeville, a two-hour drive (plus ferry ride) from Seattle. Cabin design came with collaborations with iconic PNW brands like Filson, Glasswing, and We the Nomads.
Vibe: Woodsy mid-century
Distance from Seattle: 66 miles
Standout Amenities: Board games, fireplace, modern design, deck
Nightly Rates: $185
On your way from Seattle to Stevens Pass, you’ll drive the scenic Highway 2 right through the town of Skykomish. It’s a worthy place to stop and spend a few days, and it’s just 16 miles shy of Stevens Pass ski area. This two-bedroom midcentury cabin rental has all the trappings for a quiet weekend in: board games, fireplace, French press. If you don't want to stay in, you can always go out hiking in search of waterfalls.
Vibe: Backyard bliss
Distance from Seattle: 17 miles
Standout Amenities: Treehouse, home-cooked breakfast, main lodge
Nightly Rates: $375
If you were that kid who always wanted a backyard treehouse, you finally get to fulfill those wishes at Treehouse Point, a retreat center about 30 minutes east of Seattle towards Snoqualmie Pass. The property’s seven elevated treehouses are nestled into an old-growth spruce forest. There’s a two-night minimum for lodging, and a home-cooked breakfast comes included and is served in the main lodge.
Vibe: Grandpa's A-frame
Distance from Tacoma: 95 miles
Standout Amenities: Near Mt. Rainier, A-frame, cedar hot-tub, pet-friendly
Nightly Rates: $289
Just 20 minutes from Mount Rainier National Park, this quintessential A-frame has all the charm of a woodsy getaway but with a few modern amenities (like WiFi that’s fast enough for Zoom calls). This is the kind of place where vintage Life magazines live on the coffee table and music streams from old-school speakers. Spend your days hiking the trails out the door, and by evening, take a load off in the cedar hot tub while listening to the tumbling sounds of Coal Creek. Bonus: Pets are allowed at no extra cost. If Little Owl is booked, check out the additional vacation rentals by the same owner, Chateau Marmot and the Pine Marten Cabin (with two more on the way!), which are located in the same region.
Vibe: Modern treehouse
Distance from Seattle: 54 miles
Standout Amenities: A-frame treehouse, light-filled, riverfront, hot-tub
Nightly Rates: $579
Elevated above the ground, this sleek, high-end A-frame almost looks like it’s floating in the evergreen forest it's set in. Some A-frames feel dark inside, but not this one, thanks to generously sized skylights and windows that let the sun pour in. Located 30 minutes from Stevens Pass ski area along Highway 2, this riverfront cabin is perfectly situated for exploring the western slope of the Cascades. Self check-in is available, and a tiny two-person hot tub awaits you on the ground level. Proceeds from this Airbnb booking benefit local non-profit organizations, including the Sierra Club, Washington Trails Association, and the Tulalip Foundation, which supports programs of the Tulalip Tribes. We also included this cabin as one of our favorite treehouse rentals in Washington.
Vibe: Go big or go home
Distance from Tacoma: 11 miles
Standout Amenities: Close to Seattle, architect-designed, light-filled
Nightly Rates: $696
Treat yourself to the architect-designed Shoreline Sanctuary home right outside of Seattle. There's plenty of lounge areas and unique spaces inside, including a window living room with a huge stone fireplace. If you can tear yourself away from the wood-lined interior, a spacious deck awaits outdoors, or make the quick walk to the beach access trail nearby.
Vibe: Island time
Distance from Tacoma: 30 miles
Standout Amenities: Deck, cozy, pet-friendly, island cabin
Nightly Rates: $250
This charming A-Frame boasts two bedrooms and two baths for a cozy four person stay and the well-stocked kitchen, around the wood-burning stove, and the deck are all great spots to hang. Details like cork flooring and a revamped bathroom enhance its allure, while its location, within a short drive to the Clinton Ferry and local attractions, offers both seclusion and convenience on a 7,000 sq ft lot, ensuring a private getaway amidst nature.
Vibe: Views, views, views
Distance from Tacoma: 202 miles
Standout Amenities: Treehouse, light-filled, deck, great views
Nightly Rates: $174
Designed by two Portland residents with backgrounds in home building and design, this elevated two-bedroom home—20 feet off the ground in a stand of Douglas firs—is near the town of White Salmon, on the Washington side of the Columbia River opposite the kitesurfing mecca of Hood River, Oregon. It’s just 500 square feet, but it feels larger thanks to views of Mount Adams through the massive windows. Love this luxury cabin rental? We do, too. Learn even more about it here.
Vibe: Rustic modern
Distance from Tacoma: 53 miles
Standout Amenities: Porch, modern design, good for groups
Nightly Rates: $150
Located near Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club, this modern cabin promises a blend of modern comfort and forest serenity. Enjoy mornings with stunning views, a well-equipped kitchen, and ample space for group breakfasts before embarking on outdoor adventures. With oversized windows, high ceilings, a wood-burning stove, and evenings around the fire pit beneath starlit skies, this charming retreat offers both luxury and a glamping feel. Explore nearby beach access, hiking trails, and Hood Canal's beauty nearby.
Vibe: Hygge haven
Distance from Seattle: 54 miles
Standout Amenities: Wood-stove, loft, record player, deck, hot-tub, design-minded
Nightly Rates: $450
A fishing cabin from the 1970s has been thoughtfully restored as your new favorite weekend retreat, complete with an interior hammock, a record player, a stainless steel French press for morning coffee, and a crackling wood stove. It’s a short drive (less than an hour) north of Seattle to reach the town of Granite Falls, which is sandwiched between two rivers and surrounded by hiking trails. Two additional cabins nearby—of similar taste and style—are rented out by the same property owners, who are designers from Seattle boutique Glasswing.
Vibe: Sunday morning waffles
Distance from Seattle: 110 miles
Standout Amenities: Wood burning fireplace, mountain views, deck, wifi, pet friendly
Nightly Rates: $183
You like the idea of cabin life—wood-burning fireplace, trees everywhere, mountain views—but you also appreciate perks like high-speed internet, a good coffee maker, and easy access to world famous mountain biking, hiking, and skiing/snowboarding. Then this three-bedroom, three-story Bellingham cabin is for you. Within reach of Mt Baker and nearby Lake Whatcom it's the best of both worlds. With a full kitchen and propane barbecue grill on the deck you're set for all seasons.
Distance from Tacoma: 200 miles
Standout Amenities: Treehouse, hot-tub, wood burning stove
Nightly Rates: $200
This rustic cabin with a hot-tub on its deck is the perfect blend of high and low. DIY and vintage furnishings add to the charm, while plenty of windows let in views of the surrounding wildlife. If that's not enough, Columbia River Gorg and White Salmon River lie nearby for year round outdoor activities like canoeing, white-water rafting, fishing, swimming and more.
Vibe: Wildlife haven
Distance from Seattle: 86 miles
Standout Amenities: Firepit, waterfront, good for couples
Nightly Rates: $185
This cozy, humble cabin nestled amoung Fir trees and Madronas makes for the perfect romantic getaway or BFF weekend. Enjoy roasting s'mores by the firepit while watching the sunset, or explore the rocky beach just a short walk away. And if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Navy/Airforce formations practicing overhead—but don't worry, they take the weekends off.
Vibe: Relax and rejuvenate
Distance from Tacoma: 55 miles
Standout Amenities: Record player and games, large kitchen, deck
Nightly Rates: $150
This wood paneled home offers up a peaceful retreat just outside of Seattle. Besides the tasteful mid-mod decor, there's a spacious kitchen for the home chef, a record player, wood-burning stove, spa-like bathroom and a fire-pit and deck outside to enjoy the lovely property.