If a tent and a cabin fell in love and had a baby, it would be an A-frame cabin. 

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious than a tent this winter, but still want to embrace simplicity and access to the outdoors, the A-frame cabin is for you.



A-frames first became popular in the 1970’s as vacation homes, and have since developed vintage charm that has us falling in love with them all over again — especially with the recent rise of tiny living options. You can go full-on DIY with your A-Frame adventure and build your own for just $700. Or… you can rent one.

Renting an A-Frame Cabin isn’t Camping. But it’s a Cozy Second.


We love that A-frame cabins are houses that look like tents. And they’re designed with nature in mind. They fit right into forested settings with simple open spaces, big windows, and cozy nooks in the pointed roofs for sleeping — almost like you’re sleeping in the trees.

We found some especially adorable A-frames on vacation rental sites across the country. Start dreaming of your own A-frame cabin escape:

1. Cozy Redwoods A-Frame Cabin | Cazadero, California

a-frame cabin

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The giant redwoods will seem even bigger when you’re cozied up in this little A-frame house, blending in with the surrounding wilderness. If you appreciate minimalism and rustic charm, this place will warm your heart. There’s no TV, but who needs one when you can sit on the deck and enjoy the sounds of nature?

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2. Lakeside A-Frame Cabin | Weed, California

a-frame cabin in Weed, California

Photo Credit: Dina Thompson

This lakefront property is located on Lake Shastina, in the town of Weed, California, where Mt. Shasta looms large. It fits up to 8 guests, and previous visitors report a quiet neighborhood with easy access to town.

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3. Tilly Jane A-Frame Cabin | Mt. Hood, Oregon

Tilly Jane is a shared, public cabin, perched at 6,000 feet on the side of Mount Hood. It’s one of the oldest structure on the mountain, making it an iconic spot for those who know and love the area — and for those who visit. It’s a quarter-mile walk from Tilly Jane Campground, and you’ll need to make reservations in advance.

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4. Sleek A-Frame Cabin | Mt. Rainier, Washington

VRBO a-frame cabin

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This remodeled A-frame has a sleek feel, without sacrificing the simplicity of the A-frame design. And it’s just a few miles from Mount Rainier National Park!

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5. Mossy Forest A-Frame Cabin | Skykomish, Washington

One might expect fairies to come flitting out from behind the trees in this magical forest. In the winter time, skiers will love the proximity to Steven’s Pass Ski Resort, and hikers will enjoy plentiful trails through the Central Cascades.

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6. Tiny Convertible A-Frame Cabin | Zion National Park, Utah

convertible a-frame cabin

Image credit: Courtney Mahon

Lift the wall of this off-grid A-frame to invite the outside in. The tiny space is designed to welcome in surrounding nature, and the quiet forest is a balanced retreat to the thrill of the nearby cliffs and canyons of Zion National Park.

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7. Chalet A-frame Cabin | Blowing Rock, North Carolina

North Carolina a-frame cabin

Image from VRBO

This deck of this European-style cabin is the selling point. The sprawling outdoor space allows you to mingle with this trees. If it’s raining, you can curl up by the big fireplace.

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8. Mountain View A-Frame Cabin | Anchorage, Alaska

a-frame cabin in Anchorage

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This red and white Alaska A-frame pops against all that surrounding green. Enjoying the Alaskan wilderness with hiking and skiing nearby.

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9. Coconino A-Frame | Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona a-frame cabin

Image from TripAdvisor

This earth-friendly A-frame has been renovated with all recycled and sustainable building materials. With the Coconino Forest at your doorstep, you’ll find plenty of outdoor fun to keep you busy. Or you can just lounge on the patio and enjoy the view.

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You can always go explore a campground after a night or two in one of these adorable A-frames. Find nearby campgrounds on The Dyrt




Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson

Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.