Cozy Cabin Rentals for Winter Getaways From Sacramento
December 3, 2021

Cozy Cabin Rentals for Winter Getaways From Sacramento

There’s no better way to spend winter than to cuddle up in front of a roaring fire with a hot cup of cocoa in hand. That is, unless you’re spending it in a cozy cabin! The greater Sacramento area is just a few hours from mountains and the coast, where plenty of rental cabins await their next visitors. Whether you want to hit the slopes or enjoy the winter wonderland from inside, there are options for every inclination. But it can be hard to decide where to go and which cabin to call home (for a weekend anyway). Following are some of the most highly-rated cabin rentals within a few hours of Sacramento for the ultimate winter getaway.

 

Donner Lake Family Cabin

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This quaint family home on Donner Lake may not be the largest in town, but it certainly is one of the coziest! It’s just a block from the public docks, and minutes from the restaurants and shops of downtown Truckee. Best of all, it’s centrally located between several major ski resorts.

 

Coastal Redwood Farmhouse

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Curl up in front of the cozy fireplace in this charming 1920s farmhouse near Mendocino. It’s surrounded by 40 acres of redwoods and meadows with hiking and biking trails. It’s is a short drive away from the coast — a big plus considering winter is prime whale-watching season!

 

Mountain Cabin Near Big Trees

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If you’re looking to get away from it all, this charming home in Arnold is a good choice. It’s near Big Trees State Park and just a short drive from skiing and sledding at Bear Valley. A gas fireplace keeps guests toasty, and there’s even a private lake and wine tasting nearby.

 

Rustic Tahoe Vista Retreat

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If North Lake Tahoe is on your must-visit list this winter, consider this charming A-frame in Tahoe Vista. It sits among the pine and fir trees just a half-mile from the lake and is just a block from a public park, which has a kids’ sledding hill. It even has a game room complete with pinball, foosball and a pool table.

 

Stylish Space in Grass Valley

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This well-appointed home in Grass Valley makes for the ideal winter getaway. It sits on 1.5 acres of towering oaks and pines, with an outdoor deck and plenty of windows to enjoy the view. There’s even a wood-burning stove to keep you cozy. Plus, it’s close to the charming downtowns of both Grass Valley and Nevada City.

 

Redwood Retreat with a Hot Tub

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Get away from it all at this secluded cabin in the heart of the redwoods near Watsonville. Surrounded by forest, this home has wooden interiors and a cozy woodstove to keep you warm on chilly nights. There’s an outdoor deck and a wood bridge, plus a hot tub for the ultimate in relaxation.

 

Forested Home Near the Lakes Basin

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Knotty pine, an antler chandelier and black bear décor define this charming mountain home near Clio in Plumas County. It’s close to the Lakes Basin, home to dozens of lakes popular for fishing. Plus, there are several golf courses in the area as well.

 

Modern Home on a Meadow

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This upscale home in South Lake Tahoe sits on a quiet meadow on national forest land. It’s a modern space, with all the amenities you need for a comfortable getaway. Skiing and outdoor activities are just minutes away, and floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in.

 

Sierra Bungalow Seeped in History

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Looking for a taste of Sierra Nevada history? This quaint bungalow in Sierra City fits the bill. It was constructed from reclaimed barn wood dating to the 1800s, with historic artifacts and décor throughout. It’s located near two waterways, meaning nature is right out the back door. There are plenty of spots for winter recreation nearby, including snowmobiling.

 

Featured photo courtesy Airbnb. Rent the Grass Valley Treehouse Retreat Near the Yuba River.

 

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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.