Cozy Cabins in the PNW
If you’re looking for a cozy cabin glamping getaway in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got you covered! The cabins featured on Hipcamp are secluded, unique, and built with love, and they are as varied as the PNW itself: some have WiFi, heat, and electricity, others are off-grid. There are beach, lake, mountain, and forest cabins. There are Read more...
Cozy Cabins in the PNW
If you’re looking for a cozy cabin glamping getaway in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got you covered! The cabins featured on Hipcamp are secluded, unique, and built with love, and they are as varied as the PNW itself: some have WiFi, heat, and electricity, others are off-grid. There are beach, lake, mountain, and forest cabins. There are modern, rustic, a-frame, and treehouse cabins. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a glamping retreat, or family and kid-friendly wilderness adventure, discover a cabin that’s perfect for your next adventure in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Why a cabin is a great camping options
Cabins are one of the best ways to experience nature in the Pacific Northwest. They offer shelter from the rain and warmth from the cold, offering you year-round outdoor access to the rivers, peaks and forests that make the Northwest a nature-lover’s paradise. Cabin trips in the winter are especially fun, when Sno-Parks across the Cascades host cross country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.
Cabin camping is our go-to for routine technology breaks. Many of the cabins listed here have no television or WiFi. Others have no electricity, or are in regions where cell phone service may not be available (see individual listings for details on utilities and amenities). This makes cabins an ideal place to take a break from your digital distractions and enjoy some dedicated time for reading, journaling, sketching, board games, or playing musical instruments.
Cabins are also ideal for a last-minute camping adventure, if you find out that your air mattress has a leak, or you just want to get to the mountains without the effort of tent camping. If you’re visiting the Northwest without your outdoor gear, Hipcamp’s cabins and other lodging options (including tipis, yurts, trailers and tree houses) can provide a gateway to this Pacific wonderland.
A primer to the PNW
If you’re looking at the map, you’ll notice that the Pacific Northwest incorporates Oregon, Washington, and a sliver of western Idaho. You’ll know you’re in the PNW when you see Cascadian flags flying on people’s porches, a glaciated mountain peak on every horizon, and even each gas station mini mart has six IPAs to choose from.
The Cascade mountain range runs from Southern Canada down to Northern California, bisecting the entire lengths of Washington and Oregon. This active volcanic range is a string of massive, pyramid-shaped mountains about 100 miles inland from the Pacific coast. This means peaks, glaciers and tons of snow for winter sports are only a few hours away from the beach. It is no exaggeration to say that you can go surfing and skiing in the same day in the PNW.
The valleys between the Pacific and the Cascades grow some of the best apples, cherries, berries, grapes, and hops in America, which means farmers markets, breweries and wineries should be on every foodie’s list when visiting this region. The rivers that flow from the Cascades — Nooksack, Skagit, Columbia, Rogue — are home to annual salmon runs.
To the east of the Cascade mountains is a high desert range that makes a great spring and fall playground when the western side is rained-out.
There is a pretty epic outdoors tradition in the Northwest. This land is home to many pioneers of mountain climbing, rock climbing, windsurfing, kayaking and running. Everyone’s favorite list of outdoor survival supplies, The 10 Essentials, was written by Seattle’s Mountaineers (founded in 1906 and still operating). You probably have some gear in your kit from a Northwest brand: REI, Cascade Designs (MSR, Therm-a-Rest) Eddie Bauer, Outdoor Research, Snow Peak, Metolius, Leatherman, and Nike are all outdoor companies that began in the PNW.
Cabins for trips based out of Seattle
If you’re looking for cabins near Seattle, you have several great options. The Puget Sound is a great coastal area to the North where ferry services can deliver you to cabins on the San Juan Islands. These waters are home to orcas, seals, and porpoises, and can make for an incredible kayaking retreat. North and inland are the many peaks of the North Cascades National Park.
To the West of Seattle, the Olympic National Park juts into the Sound. This colossal peninsular park, the very northwestern most point of the continental United States, features ancient old-growth forests, beach camping, and hot springs. The cabins here will keep you dry from the frequent rain that lends the Olympic Peninsula its natural beauty.
Inland and east of Seattle, the tallest Cascade peak beckons visitors at Mount Rainier National Park. While camping within the park is difficult to secure, there are many Hipcamp cabin options on the approach from Seattle that make perfect bases from which to explore the 14,000-foot tall mountain.
Cabins for trips based out of Portland
If you’re looking for cabins near Portland, the obvious choice is to head towards the Mount Hood. The forests surrounding this snowy, symmetrical peak are perfect locations to visit the many lakes and trails on the Mount Hood National Forest. Mount Hood features year-round skiing and snowboarding on the glacial slopes above Timberline Lodge.
Options for Cabins East of the Cascades
Bend, Oregon is a desert city on eastern side of the Cascades near ancient lava fields, Smith Rock State Park and the Three Sisters peaks. It makes a great location to stage a day trip to Crater Lake National Park, where an ultra-blue lake rests in the crater of a Cascade peak that was leveled in a volcanic eruption 7,700 years ago.
From Boise, Idaho, the nearby Snake River and Boise Mountains make excellent wilderness features to stage day trips from the comfort of your cabin.