Snuggle Up With Your Pup at These 9 Pet-Friendly Winter Cabins

Posted by Billy Francis

This article was updated in December 2020.

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. Waldhaus - Modern Forest Home

Moretown, VT
“The weather outside is delightful!” Photo by @jaunt_escapes

Bike, hike and snowshoe with your outbound hound along the forest trails that surround Waldhaus - Modern Forest Home. Powder pups can also explore the slopes at Sugarbush Resort, located just 15 minutes away. Dogs aren’t allowed on ski trails during operating hours, but leashed pups are welcome on food patios, designated hiking trails and the disc golf course during the summer months. If your pooch would rather chill than feel the chill, admire the snow from the warmth of the living room, where the outside is invited in through huge windows.

Nightly rates start at $182.

2. Modern Cabin Overlooking Clearwater River

Lenore, ID
“Man, those guys don’t speak much.” Photo by Airbnb

Designed with all the convenience of a tiny home but with more space, this modern cabin overlooking Clearwater River is ideal for an invigorating escape to Idaho’s beautiful backcountry. With awesome outdoor spaces like Dworshak State Park on your doorstep, it’s tempting to stride out and explore, but with stunning river views right from the deck, you might want to hunker down and cozy up with your pup instead.

Nightly rates start at $120.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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. 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.

9. Cozy Romantic Spring Creek Cabin

Steamboat Springs, CO
“Follow me! I have no idea where I’m going.” Photo by Airbnb

This cozy romantic spring creek cabin will charm you and your Chow Chow from the moment you set eyes on it. Spend your days fishing from the deck or exploring the surrounding forest. When it comes time for Fido to bring you your slippers, gather around the blazing wood stove and plan another relaxing day next to the babbling creek tomorrow.

Nightly rates start at $210. Pets are allowed with prior approval and an additional fee of $75.

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