The Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the U.S. You’ll Want to Book, STAT

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I don’t know who needs to hear this, but size definitely does not matter when it comes to picking a vacation home. Take tiny cabins, for example. What these homes lack in square footage they more than make up for in charm and character. That’s why the best tiny cabin stays in America offer a handful of outstanding amenities, be it hot tubs, fireplaces, quirky design elements, Instagram-worthy views and (so much) more.

From an epic A-frame surrounded by canyons in Colorado to an out-of-this-world abode just two hours from New York City, here are the best tiny cabin stays in the U.S. that you’ll want to book ASAP. (You’re welcome in advance!)

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Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US getaway nh

Seneca, South Carolina

1. Getaway House Lake Harkwell

  • Why We Love It: Fire pit, cooking basics, toiletries, pet-friendly, dog bowls, hiking
  • Sleeps: 1-4 (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom options, each with one bathroom)
  • Nightly Rate: From $99

While Getaway House Lake Harkwell may be located just 50 minutes outside of Greenville, it feels worlds away thanks to its tranquil surroundings. The 40 cabins—available in one- and two-bedroom configurations—are spread across 54 acres of land. Here, guests can take in the pristine forest views from the comfort of their cabin.

If the weather’s nice, head outside to roast s’mores and sit around your very own fire pit; alternatively, embark on a leisurely stroll with your loved ones and/or furry friend (the property offers private trails as a bonus!). Tip: Store your cellphone in the provided lock box for a refreshing, tech-free escape.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US treeframe

Index, Washington

2. The Treeframe Cabin

  • Why We Love It: Scenic views, waterfront,  hot tub, pet-friendly, toiletries, cooking basics, indoor fireplace, coffee maker, BBQ tools, private patio
  • Sleeps: 3(1 bedroom, 1 bed; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $450

Get ready to swoon over this one-of-a-kind A-frame cabin, which is equipped with luxury amenities and beautiful valley views. Even more impressive? The expansive windows and natural light-flooded interiors. What’s more, this sleek space boasts a chic all-white bathroom, a contemporary kitchen with wooden countertops and a vibrant accent wall, and an outdoor sitting area for kicking back and relaxing.

After an action-packed day, snuggle up on the couch as you warm up by the indoor fireplace, or venture outside to the two-person hot tub for a relaxing soak (ahhhh). Then, catch up on some zzz’s or stargaze from the comfort of your bed.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US little river
Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

3. Little River Tiny House

  • Why We Love It: Adults-only, scenic views, grill, private patio, toiletries, board games, indoor fireplace, record player, coffee maker, BBQ tools, fire pit, cooking basics, rooftop deck
  • Sleeps: 4(1 bedroom, 2 beds; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $203

Ideally located along the riverfront, this tiny home—which was built with local Tennessee wood—took two years (!) to build by hand. As you can imagine, the final result is nothing short of charming. The small-but-adorable living area, which is just steps from the open kitchen, is outfitted with a bright-green couch (which, FYI, also converts into a bed), a sleek indoor fireplace and a flat-screen TV, making it the perfect place to unwind. Directly up the stairs is the light-filled lofted bedroom, which has eye-catching wooden beams for an extra-rustic touch.

Don’t forget to head out to the rooftop deck to sip coffee or cocktails (hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere), play a board game or gaze out at the stars with your loved ones. If the weather’s chilly, grab a blanket—and your comfiest clothes!—and warm up by the fire pit instead.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US architectural wonder
  • Why We Love It: Architecture, scenic views, in-unit laundry, toiletries, books, sound system, indoor fireplace, dishwasher, coffee maker, cooking basics, private patio, BBQ
  • Sleeps: 3 (Studio, 2 beds; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $461

Calling all architecture lovers: This eccentric, ‘gram-worthy Airbnb was designed with you in mind. Located on 30 acres in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley region (about two hours from The Big Apple), this tiny home is chock-full of character. Highlights include a stunning open floorplan plus playful geometric windows and design elements. Among the most noteworthy touches is the giant wooden orb carved straight out of the living room. Here, you can expect a minimalist-inspired aesthetic—trendy, I know!—plus fun pops of color in the form of cushions and seats. Post-exploring the neighborhood and its quaint downtown, curl up by the funky fireplace with a good book (there are plenty to choose from) or make yourself a hearty home-cooked meal in the kitchen.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US lily pad

Logan, Ohio

5. The Lily Pad

  • Why We Love It: toiletries, indoor fireplace, coffee maker, cooking basics, hot tub, BBQ  
  • Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bed; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $453

The Lily Pad is one of several cabins owned and operated by an epic husband-and-wife duo who just so happen to be Airbnb Superhosts. This tiny home is nestled on 30 acres of woodland, and, as such, it’s an ideal getaway for those looking to escape the daily grind by retreating to nature.

The Lily Pad’s all-black exterior feels modern and hip, but it’s the bright and airy interiors that’ll really blow you away. We especially love the uber-cool all-white kitchen and the beautifully decored living area that boasts a timeless neutral color palette. Other highlights include a fire pit, a covered outdoor seating area (complete with plush seats and a cushioned swing bed!), a gas fireplace and, to top it off, a hot tub available for year-round use.

One reviewer even raved, “The pictures don’t do this place justice. If you want an amazing experience, book this little home. It’s the perfect mix of rustic charm and luxury. It was stunning- no complaints, extremely clean and just lovely!”

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US off grid inn

Fall Creek, Wisconsin

6. Off-Grid Inn - Unit 1

  • Why We Love It: Toiletries, pet-friendly, cooking basics, fire pit
  • Sleeps: 2(1 bedroom, 1 bed; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $230

Per its listing, Off-Grid Inn - Unit 1 is the most wishlisted house in Wisconsin on Airbnb—and, TBH, it’s easy to see why. Surrounded by acres of forest, this compact rectangular-shaped cabin has everything you could need for a relaxing vacay, sans sacrificing the creature comforts of home.

Make yourself cozy under the heated blanket (which comes in clutch during the wintertime) and watch the snow fall—that is, without stepping foot outside—from the floor-to-ceiling window that’s adjacent to the bed. The all-wooden interiors set the scene for a rustic escape. The fun continues outside with an outdoor fire pit (s’mores, anyone?).

Don’t believe me? Take it from this reviewer, who exclaimed, “This place was fantastic! So pretty, clean and quiet. The large windows make it such a unique stay and give you an amazing view. Oh and the bed was soooo comfortable! I highly recommend staying here.”

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US getaway big bear

Running Springs, CA

7. Getaway Big Bear

  • Why We Love It: Fire pit, cooking basics, toiletries, pet-friendly, dog bowls, hiking, scenic views
  • Sleeps: 1-4 (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom options, each with one bathroom)
  • Nightly Rate: From $249

Ditch Los Angeles for the weekend—sorry, not sorry —and head to Getaway Big Bear instead. Getaway’s L.A. outpost (which offers 40 cabins that are situated on 59 private acres of land near Big Bear), putting guests within easy access to some of the area’s best hiking, skiing and biking opps.

However, you don’t even need to step foot off the property to embark on a scenic stroll. The beautiful on-site, one-mile hiking trail that winds through cedar, oak and eucalyptus trees, as well as a tranquil pond.

Admire views of the surrounding San Bernardino Mountain from the comfort of your cabin, which has large windows and ample natural light. Cap off your adventure-filled day by roasting s’mores by the fire pit and get ready to do it all again the next AM.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US tiny cabin in the woods

Milton, Florida

8. Tiny Cabin In the Woods

  • Why We Love It: Scenic views, toiletries, laundry, board games, coffee maker, cooking basics, fire pit, grill, kayak, lake access
  • Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bed; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $135

A tiny cabin in the woods of Milton, Florida that is impeccably decorated—just look at the itsy bitsy kitchen with its statement-making silver backsplash. Meanwhile, the adjacent living room features a patterned rug and brown loveseat where you can relax for hours on end (go ahead and put your feet up—you deserve it!). Head upstairs to find the lofted bedroom, which is done up in whites and browns. The private outdoor area—complete with a fire pit and Adirondack chairs—is equally alluring.

And, although the house itself is, well, tiny, guests have a whopping 20 acres to explore, including a creek, which has its own small beach area. One reviewer remarked, “This is an awesome place! The tiny house is amazing and the beach on the creek was perfect! Everything we needed was all there! So worth it!

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Mesa County, Colorado

9. Thimble Rock Point

  • Why We Love It: scenic views, pet-friendly, laundry, toiletries, coffee maker, cooking basics, BBQ, fire pit
  • Sleeps: 4 (2 beds; 1 bath)
  • Nightly Rate: From $135

This neat triangle A-frame offers awe-inspiring canyon vistas—but that’s not all. Thanks to its unique design and construction, Thimble Rock Point has tall ceilings and tons of natural light to truly bring the outdoors in. The bedroom, which has its own floor-to-ceiling window, opens up to a spacious patio outfitted with a table and chairs for enjoying a peaceful morning cup of Joe, sipping wine or simply admiring your surroundings.

The vibrant living room is just as impressive with its vibrant pops of blue, while the spacious kitchen is ideal for indulgent dinner parties. (Bring on the charcuterie boards, ppl.) Also, thanks to its secluded locale, the tiny home is spectacular for stargazing—no binoculars needed! One reviewer said, “Absolutely beautiful views, amazing outdoor area & perfectly serene location! We loved staying here!” And, if that’s not enough to convince you to stay here, I’m not sure what will.

Best Tiny Cabin Stays in the US getaway

Epson, New Hampshire

10. Getaway Blake Brook

  • Why We Love It: Fire pit, cooking basics, toiletries, pet-friendly, dog bowls, scenic views
  • Sleeps: 1-4 (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom options, each with one bathroom)
  • Nightly Rate: From $149

Just 90 minutes from Boston lies Getaway Black Brook. The serene property—which is situated across 49 private acres of land and boasts 42 cozy cabins—is surrounded by towering trees.

Whether you’re traveling solo—or with friends, family, your S.O. or your dog— Getaway Black Brook offers something for everyone in your group. Upon arrival, make yourself right at home inside one of the one- or two-bedroom wooden cabins, which offer large windows, comfy beds, and your very own outdoor space complete with a fire pit and chairs. When it comes time to explore, head to nearby Concord (aka the New Hampshire State capital), which offers history, fun, food and loads of charm. Even closer—read: right up the road—is Epsom Town Forest, where top-notch hiking awaits. 

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Lauren Dana Ellman is a New York-based freelance writer and editor. As a self-proclaimed shopaholic, she is most often found wandering through Home Goods, scrolling through...