Washington State is one of the world’s strongest cabin scenes thanks to its vast collection of natural wonders and breathtaking sights. It offers a large variety of activities for everyone fond of the outdoor lifestyle, and if you happen to be looking for the best retreat location, then you stumbled on the right place.
From hiking, skiing, and surfing, to collecting beach oysters and setting up campfires, Washington state is every adventure-lovers dream, but what makes this place stand out the most, is perhaps the vast collection of retreats and cabins you can visit.
To save you the hassle of doing your own research, we’ve taken the liberty to put together a list of the top vacation cabin rentals in Washington, and we are eager to show you some of these irresistible retreats that will make you want to pack your bags and visit them as soon as possible!
- A-Frame Retreat (Seattle)
The most popular choice for adventurers forever, the A-Frame retreat located just north of downtown Seattle is perfect for a family getaway. Isolated, peaceful, and comfortable – this place is everything you need if you are looking to relax and enjoy the mesmerizing views from the large windows or from your backyard.
2. Mt. Baker Tree House (Glacier Town)
This four-bedroom A-frame rental is located in the sleepy town of Glacier, just 45 minutes east of Bellingham. It’s a nice and quiet place surrounded by tall trees. Here you can enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking, or you can relax in the private hot tub.
3. Modern Lakeview Cabin (Bellingham)
If you are fond of the cabin experience but prefer to stay indoors, enjoying your cozy atmosphere, a wood-burning fireplace, and high-speed WiFi accompanied with a delicious cup of coffee or tea, then the modern Lakeview Cabin might be exactly what you need.
4. Off-Grid Cabin (Vashon Island)
Located on Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride from Seattle across the Puget Sound stands a tiny rustic log cabin. This is an ideal location if you ever need to escape from the crowds and noise of the big city.
5. Alpine Lakes High Camp
If you want an adventure before you even begin your adventure, like for example walking eight miles up a private road in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, then the Alpine Lakes High Camp might be a place that will spark your interest. And while these camp retreats aren’t exactly easy to get to, everything starting from the living experience, to the views and activities you’ll have a chance to participate in is purely magnificent.
6. Getaway Camp (Mount Vernon)
Famous for its compact size and simplicity, Getaway is a company that specializes in building small cabin retreats close to major cities. There are several cabins scattered throughout the state, so all you have to do is choose a destination where the Getaway cabins are available and book your retreat.
However, keep in mind that these retreats serve the purpose to unwind and relax, so don’t expect WiFi or plenty of room.
7. Captain Whidbey (Coupeville)
Located on the historic Whidbey Island inn that dates back to the early 1900s, the Captain Whidbey lodge has some spectacular views overlooking Penn Cove. This is yet another breathtaking retreat with remarkable serenity and peace in Coupeville, just two hours from Seattle.
8. Rolling Huts (Winthrop)
Moving on the luxury side, we have one of the most famous retreats located in Washington’s Methow Valley. A total of six huts face the magnificent mountains and lake Chelan. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, you will be met by beautiful cabins and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, rafting, skiing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and more.
9. SkyCabin (Skykomish)
Located just 16 miles from the Stevens Pass ski area, the SkyCabin in Skykomish is a cozy and welcoming retreat with two bedrooms. The area doesn’t offer plenty of choices for outdoor activities, so if you are fond of board games, a comfortable fireplace, and simply unwinding, this place will do more than enough!
10. Treehouse Point (Issaquah)
If you ever wanted to live out your childhood fantasy in a treehouse that looks like it’s straight from a fairytale, you can do that at Treehouse Point. This retreat is just 30 minutes east of Seattle and features seven elevated treehouses nestled into an old growth-spruce forest.
You can stay a minimum of two nights, and you will get a home-cooked breakfast extra.
11. Scandinavian Lodge (Snoqualmie Pass)
Nestled in the midst of four neighboring ski areas, the Scandinavian Lodge near the Snoqualmie Pass is a retreat that feels unreal. Falling more on the luxurious side, this cabin features a four-bedroom floor plan, a modern overall design, and is equipped with a wood stove, private sauna, WiFi and modern appliances for a comfortable stay during both summer and winter seasons.
12. Tugboat Sally S (Seattle)
Tugboat Sally S doesn’t exactly fall in the category of a cabin – but it’s nonetheless a retreat experience like no other. If you ever dreamed of living on a boat, this is your chance to try it for a night or two, without having to operate as a captain.
The tugboat is a historic 75-foot built in 1927 and continuously maintained, updated, and restored. It’s moored on Salmon Bay, just a couple of minutes from downtown Seattle.
13. The Owl Cabin (Packwood)
Another breathtaking A-frame on our list is the charming mid-sized Owl Cabin. It’s located just 20 minutes away from Mt. Rainier National Park, making it the perfect retreat if you are into hiking, walking, or even just relaxing on the front porch and taking in the beautiful surrounding greenery.