Snuggle Up With Your Pup at These 10 Pet-Friendly Winter Cabins

Posted by Billy Francis

Imagine escaping to a secluded cabin for a winter vacation with your dog. Whether you’re building snow-mutts, cuddling by the fire or taking long walks in a white wonderland, it can be a fantastic way to disconnect and bond with your best bud. From the Swiss Alps to the Alaskan frontier, these 10 cozy cabins and chalets on Airbnb are happy to host you and your hound.

1. Traditional Swiss House - Switzerland

Tavanasa, CH
“It’s nice and everything, but I’m still sleeping in the bed.” Photo by Airbnb

Spend a few nights with Fido in a Traditional Swiss House near Brigels Ski Resort. This 1836 home has been expertly renovated to maintain the character of yesteryear, but with a few modern touches. “Powderhounds” can enjoy an evening relaxing in front of the log-burning fire before retiring to their own wing of the house, called the Dog Corner. If the weather prevents outdoor adrenalin kicks, scramble around on the built-in, indoor bouldering wall instead. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on the slopes but are welcome to join you on leash around Brigels Village.

Nightly rates start at $151.

2. Upscale Cozy Cabin

Asheville, NC
The perfect squirrel lookout. Photo by Airbnb

Asheville has a reputation as one of the southeast’s hippest destinations, and this Upscale Cozy Cabin is definitely on trend. Enjoy snowy surroundings from the unique, open-air porch with a wood-burning stove to warm chilly paws. The large backyard has a swing and outdoor games, and the nearby creek provides a soothing natural soundtrack. Lounge in the hot tub, kindle a fire in the pit and explore the pet-friendly hiking trails surrounding the cabin, which should keep Fido busy for days. The Brasstown Doggie Beefloaf at Posana makes the short drive into Asheville worthwhile.

Nightly rates start at $195.

3. Retro Family Cabin in Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, CA
The mountains are calling. Photo by Airbnb

Panoramic views of snowy mountaintops and towering pine trees greet visitors at this Retro Family Cabin in Moonridge in Big Bear Lake. These sights are perhaps best appreciated from the comfy swinging chair and hot tub on the deck. The centerpiece of the cabin is the stone wood-burning fireplace, where Fido can make s’mores for the whole family. Dogs who want to brave the outdoors can enjoy one of the many trails in the area, like Bertha Peak Trail.

Nightly rates start at $221.

4. Secret Getaway Nestled in a Woodland Setting

Lackawaxen, PA
Hansel and Gretel called … they want their house back! Photo by Airbnb

On the stateline straddling New York and Pennsylvania, you’ll find a spellbinding Secret Getaway in a Woodland Setting. During the summer, people and their pooches flock to the area for activities like tubing and SUP on the Delaware River, but the wintertime is just as special. After a day of hiking through the forest, wander up the flagstone path to this storybook chalet, pile a few logs on the fire and settle down for the evening. In the morning, take Fido on a trip to Westfall Winery to sample award-winning pours.

Nightly rates start at $79.

5. The Den

Cumbria, GB
BBQ with your best bud in the British countryside. Photo by Airbnb

The Den is a unique tiny home in the heart of Cumbria, UK. Modeled on a Scandinavian BBQ cabin, this charming property is equipped with a large BBQ pit in the center. Surrounded by comfortable seats, the hot coals will keep you warm whatever the weather outside. If there’s no snow, bring your bike and trailer and enjoy the cycling trail from your doorstep to the majestic Lake District.

Nightly rates start at $65.

6. Secluded Cabin Near Nashville

Goodlettsville, TN
Style, comfort and panache. Photo by Airbnb

Located on 42 private acres, this Secluded Cabin near Nashville is surrounded by luscious green forest. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite the outside in for those spending the evening curled up on the luxury leather sofa in front of the log-burning fire. The pristine decor and rustic accents provide the finishing touches for an unforgettable forest getaway. While you’re in the area, introduce your pup to four-legged locals at nearby Fenway's Dog Park at Moss-Wright Park and grab a bite to eat at the pet-friendly Double Dogs in downtown Nashville.

Nightly rates start at $165.

7. North Shore River Cabin

Finland, MN
Snow-body’s home! Photo by Airbnb

When the owners constructed this pet-friendly North Shore River Cabin in 1995, they used local materials and energy-saving techniques to create an idyllic getaway on the shores of Minnesota’s Baptism River. The sliding glass doors lead out onto the open deck, offering a view of the woods and the sound of rushing water below. If you can drag yourself away from the tranquility for an afternoon, take a trip up the shoreline of nearby Lake Superior. Park the car at Gooseberry Falls State Park and walk around the scenic area with your canine companion.

Nightly rates start at $95.

8. Old Timber Cabin

Geilo, NO
If buildings could talk, this cabin would have some stories. Photo by Airbnb

Originally used as a milking barn on a farm, this Old Timber Cabin was moved to the skiing area of Geilo in Norway a few decades after being built in the 1800s. After a century in its current location, the barn was renovated to create an inviting destination for two- and four-legged travelers looking to experience the vast and open Norwegian countryside between Oslo and Bergen. Oozing rustic charm, the log fire will keep you warm even on the coldest of Scandinavian nights. If you want to continue your Norwegian adventure, reserve a seat on the Bergen Line, a pet-friendly train. This locomotive winds all the way from Bergen to Oslo, allowing you to take in the astonishing fjords and scenic tapestry along the way.

Nightly rates start at $82.

9. Coho Cabin

Talkeetna, AK
“I’m a great farmer! I love digging stuff up.” Photo by Airbnb

The Last Frontier awaits Fido at the Coho Cabin. Technically a tiny home, this 600-foot cabin has everything you need for an Alaskan adventure: a gorgeous little garden, neat decor and a fabulous location. The nearest human settlement is Talkeetna, which was ruled over by Stubbs the Cat for 20 years until he passed away in 2017. The feline mayor was its biggest tourist attraction, bringing more than 20 people to town each day. Now that the coast is clear of cats, your pooch can visit Talkeetna, the “Gateway to Denali.” The area is also a prime location to view the Northern Lights.

Nightly rates start at $110.

10. Shooting Star Cabin 10

Wilson, WY
A luxurious Wyoming getaway. Photo by Airbnb

Airbnb Luxe boasts extraordinary accommodations with five-star everything. Shooting Star Cabin 10, a stunning four-bedroom retreat located outside of Jackson, WY, is one such property. In the evening, “paw” another cocktail at the wet bar, fetch Fido’s slippers and meet him by the grand wood-burning fireplace. Jackson Hole Ski Resort is just a few minutes away, but skiing isn’t the only activity in the area. The National Elk Refuge has been a safe haven for these magnificent creatures since 1912. Dogs are welcome on the main refuge road as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.

Nightly rates start at $1,276.

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