Looking for the best cabins in Arizona for your next stay in the 48th state? You’re in luck, because we’re here to help with these 15 suggestions.
Most people associate Arizona with fiery heat, towering saguaros, and dry desert landscape, but the snow-capped mountains, majestic pines, and lakes and rivers up north are just as much a part of this southwest paradise.
Snowbirds flock to Arizona in the winter for sunshine and unbeatable weather, while Phoenicians flee Phoenix in the summer to the cooler temperatures up north. Whether you’re a local, a tourist, or a snowbird, you’ll no doubt find yourself feeling right at home in any one of these excellent Arizona cabins.
If the idea of snuggling up by a fireplace or taking in spectacular views of forested landscapes sounds good to you, you’ll enjoy these Arizona cabin rentals that allow you to escape to nature, connect with locals, and settle into a home away from home for a much needed reset.
Take a look at this list of our favorite cabin rentals in Arizona that will have you daydreaming of roasting s’mores around the fire and filling your lungs with crisp mountain air.
15 Cozy Cabins In Arizona You Must Visit
A-Frame Mountain View Cabin in a National Forest
This A-Frame cabin in Flagstaff is one of the most sought-after Arizona cabins, and for good reason. This charming cabin offers all the remoteness of being on a 1.5-acre property in a forest while still being only 10 minutes from Flagstaff’s historic downtown.
A 15-minute drive will also take you to Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, and Wupatki National Monuments. It’s rare to have three such unique national monuments all within close proximity of each other, so we suggest visiting all three if you have the time.
Prepare to disconnect completely while at the cabin. There’s no Internet or TV available, though you’ll hardly miss them when you’re gazing up at the stars from the deck, watching elk wander the backyard, or sipping on hot chocolate by the fireplace.
The Airbnb comes with 3 mountain bikes for your use, a horseshoes pitch, and a BBQ grill to further enhance your stay. You should note that though the main bedroom is on the first floor, you’ll have to climb a steep staircase with no guard rail to reach the loft.
Log Cabin On 5 Acres
This beautiful log cabin is one of the best cabin rentals in Arizona for combining indoor comfort with outdoor adventure. Located on 5 acres of pine tree-covered land with stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks, the property itself is as enticing as the charming, cozy interior.
The cabin has easy access to the Coconino National Forest through a gate in the backyard. Hiking and biking has never been easier with all that natural landscape at your disposal.
Your pets (up to 2 dogs) are welcome to join you on your Flagstaff vacation. They’ll love the freedom to romp around in such a spacious backyard. For Arizona residents who would like to bring their horses along, a barn, stables, and plenty of grass are on the property to make your horses feel at home too.
The interior of the cabin has its own charms with floor-to-ceiling living room walls to appreciate the natural beauty outside, high vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a pool table, a bookcase full of puzzles and board games, and more. The spacious cabin can accommodate up to 12 people making it the perfect getaway for large, extended families or reunions among friends.
The Basecamp in Flagstaff has to be one of the coziest cabins in Arizona. From the charming interior and wood-burning stove to the backyard hammock where you can stargaze at night, you’ll feel right at home during your stay at this log cabin.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal, granola bars, apples, and fresh baked muffins are provided to make sure your day starts the right way. When you’re ready to venture out, you’ll find you’re extremely close to hiking trails and just 6 miles from downtown Flagstaff.
After a day of hiking through Flagstaff’s beautiful natural landscape, you’ll enjoy returning home to a grill and fire pit, the perfect recipe for a delicious dinner and lots and lots of s’mores. When it’s not too cold, the patio is the perfect place to relax for an extended period of time, breathing in the fresh mountain air.
Dog owners will be pleased to know that the Basecamp is extremely dog friendly. Though there’s a pet fee of $50.00, you’ll have use of a pet bed, water bowl and treats, as well as a decent sized, enclosed backyard for your dog to run around in.
Remote Arizona cabin rentals are always a welcome respite from the daily grind of everyday life, and the Aspen Hideaway is no exception. This beautiful 5 bedroom cabin can accommodate up to 12 people for a nature-filled getaway in Flagstaff.
This cabin is particularly great for families with kids as we’re sure they’ll find the adjacent treehouse, complete with a hammock and swing, to be particularly enticing. Daydreaming among the trees in your own private corner of the world? What’s better than that?
Among the five bedrooms in the house is a master bedroom with a balcony, and a children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. Outside you’ll find a deck surrounded by aspen and pine trees, with two propane grills, a fireplace, two picnic tables with umbrellas, and a smattering of other chairs for additional seating. It’s the perfect spot to wind down an adventurous day.
If you are the adventurous type, there’s an abundance of hiking and biking opportunities nearby including the Arizona Trail. If you’d rather hang out at the cabin, there are plenty of board games, a pool table, and a total of four TVs. Be aware that because of its remoteness this cabin has slow internet and limited phone reception, so prepare to disconnect and enjoy a getaway full of special moments among family and friends.
Windy Rock Lodge
Looking for Arizona cabins to cozy up in after a long day of adventures? Look no further than the Windy Rock Lodge, a beautiful cabin for up to 8 guests that is surrounded by Ponderosa pines in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona.
Though the cabin is not located in the heart of Sedona it is just a 20-minute drive from both Sedona and Flagstaff making it a simultaneously convenient and secluded location.
With Oak Creek and the West Fork hiking area just a stone’s throw away you’ll never be wanting for outdoor activities. Sedona’s famous red rock trails are well within reach too.
At the cabin you’ll feel instantly at home with an impressive interior made of pine tree beams and river rock, large windows offering views of the forest outside, a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter, a magical garden for outdoor summer dining, and a deck to enjoy the peacefulness of your surroundings.
Whether you spend your vacation hiking, swimming in the creek, reading in the loft, or napping by the fire, you’ll be glad you chose this cabin as your home away from home.
Family Cabin In The Pines
Though a bit tricky to find and challenging to reach, this family cabin in the pines is still one of the best cabins in Arizona. Nestled in the pine trees of Prescott is this charming family getaway that can accommodate up to 11 guests.
The real draw of this property is the natural beauty that surrounds it, with stunning views of the Prescott National Forest seemingly everywhere you look. Two large, wrap-around decks allow you to soak up the peaceful beauty of the forest around you.
But what’s even better than sipping your morning coffee on the deck? Soaking in the hot tub at sunset. You’ll make everyone jealous if you manage to snag the main floor bedroom with French doors that open up on to the deck with the hot tub.
To wind down your day, walk over to the outdoor seating area and fire pit to make s’mores and have fireside chats. If you have work to get done after putting the kids to bed, you can head upstairs to the desk area to finish up whatever you need to do before enjoying the next day’s adventures.
As we mentioned, this property can be difficult to reach, so you must drive an all-wheel and/or four-wheel-drive truck or SUV to navigate the steep driveway and gravel/dirt roads.
Pinewood Treehouse Chalet
Luxury awaits you in Munds Park at one of the best cabin rentals in Arizona. The Pinewood Treehouse Chalet is a beautiful 3 level cabin that can host up to 8 guests in its cozy yet spacious interior. Its proximity to Sedona, Flagstaff, and The Grand Canyon also makes it a great home base for exploring Northern Arizona’s major attractions.
This charming cabin boasts a whopping 5 decks with one being used for outdoor dining and grilling and another for relaxing in the Jacuzzi. Spending your evening outside thawing out in the Jacuzzi after a day on the slopes or sipping on wine and looking out at the trees can be the perfect way to wind down your day.
Back inside a fireplace will keep you warm while you play board games in the family room. Comfortable beds will make resting up for the next day’s adventures a breeze. If you’re lucky enough to snag the 3rd level master bedroom, you also get the benefit of a private balcony.
Having three levels gives you plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your privacy, however it also means staircases, and lots of them. With two exterior staircases and another two staircases inside, this property should only be rented by those who are comfortable with continuously ascending and descending staircases.
Exclusive Resort Style Cabin
A nearby lake, a quiet neighborhood, and a spacious interior make this resort-style cabin one of the best cabin getaways in Arizona. The cabin sits among the Ponderosa Pines in the gated community of the Shores at Rainbow Lake.
The lake itself is just across the street with a boat ramp three blocks from the cabin. The natural beauty surrounding the cabin is impressive and makes your stay all the more peaceful and memorable.
The cabin itself is charmingly decorated with a cozy interior. With two bedrooms on either side of the living and dining room, you’ll have plenty of privacy during your stay. And when you’re ready to come together and enjoy quality time among family and friends, the living room with its beautiful stone fireplace is the perfect gathering spot.
With two outdoor decks and a BBQ grill for whipping up a delicious dinner, you’re sure to have a relaxing evening among the pines. Soak in the fresh air and the quiet atmosphere as you recount the highlights of your day.
Waterfront Show Low Home on Private Lake w/ Deck
Are you looking for the best lake cabin rentals in Arizona to enjoy your days boating on the water? This Show Low cabin that backs up to a 300-acre private lake is the perfect getaway spot for you and your family.
The cabin’s vaulted ceilings, exposed wooded beams, and ceiling to floor living room windows present you with a charmingly rustic living space. And after a long day of water activities you’ll appreciate the three cozy bedrooms that are sure to give you a great night’s sleep.
As wonderful as the cabin is however, the real show stealer is the private lake where you can fish, swim, or boat to your heart’s content. During your stay you’ll have access to a canoe, a rowboat, two kayaks, and one paddleboat.
To finish up the day, consider grilling on the gas grill, followed by roasting s’mores at the large stone fire pit as you trade stories, listen to the bullfrogs, and admire the starry skies. You likely won’t feel the need to venture away from the cabin, but if you do, you’re right nearby the Silver Creek Golf Club and are only 30 minutes from Pinetop.
If you’re looking for stunning views and close proximity to excellent ski opportunities, then Off-Piste is one of the best cabin getaways in Arizona for you. This cozy cabin is located 5 minutes from the Arizona Snowbowl entrance, so all of your ski adventures are just a stone’s throw away.
The cabin is conveniently located just a short distance from downtown Flagstaff as well, while also being remote enough to avoid the congestion of the downtown area. For hikers, the Aspen Corner section of the Arizona Trail begins near the Arizona Snowbowl, though there are plenty of other excellent nearby hiking trails as well. It’s also worth visiting the Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki National Monuments.
The cabin itself is wonderfully inviting thanks to its beautiful vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling living room windows, stone fireplace, and breathtaking mountain/forest views. Imagine seeing the majestic Humphrey’s Peak any time you want by merely looking out the window from the comfort of the living room couch.
With a grill and outdoor gas fire pit, the deck is another prime location for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Settle in with your dinner and a glass of wine while your kids run around the spacious backyard. It sounds like the perfect end to a day for everyone.
Rim Country Retreat
If you’re looking for cabins in Arizona, look no farther than this cozy Rim Country Retreat in Payson. Surrounded by beautiful views and endless trees belonging to multiple national forests, the cabin is the perfect getaway spot to relax and reset.
The cabin can host up to seven guests split among three bedrooms and a loft making it ideal for extended family gatherings or trips with friends. Hang out around the living room fireplace while enjoying the views through the large windows or venture outdoors to the deck and cook dinner on the gas grill.
For the ultimate bonding time with your companions, head to the game room complete with a pool table, TV with a DVD player, card table, and a chessboard. The walls are creatively decorated with game boards creating the perfect atmosphere for a little friendly competition.
The cabin is conveniently located near hiking and biking trails and is under an hour away from the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. You should note that a 4-wheel drive car is highly preferable for navigating the steep and uneven driveway to the cabin, particularly in the winter.
2 Bears Cabin
On Main Street in Greer, just a stone’s throw from the Little Colorado River, you’ll find one of the best cabins in Arizona. From this charming three-bed three-bath cabin, you merely have to take a stroll through the village to reach the town’s restaurants and shops.
This cabin is the perfect nature retreat with the Little Colorado River, private trout ponds, and the beautiful Greer Valley practically in the backyard. In this little slice of natural paradise you’re sure to get your fill of wildlife spottings too from deer and elk to eagles.
Just across the street from the cabin is the Greer Trail, a great walking/biking trail that leads you to shops as well as the West Fork of the Little Colorado River. And if you’re feeling like getting out on the water in the summer, you have two free hours of kayak rentals available to you as part of your stay.
If you’d rather hang out at the cabin instead, you can people watch from the front porch and grill up dinner on the gas grill for some al fresco dining. To finish the day, head inside to enjoy the fireplace, take advantage of the free DVD rental, and then soak in the jetted tub in the master bathroom.
This rustic studio in Elgin isn’t as large or luxurious as many of the other Arizona cabin rentals on this list, but if you’re looking for something more akin to cabin camping in Arizona, it’ll provide you with the perfect home away from home. For your stay at this cozy bunkhouse, you’ll be headed to the vast desert expanses of Southern Arizona’s wine country.
The studio is located on horse ranch property so you can enjoy the horses roaming and the daily goings on of ranch life while enjoying the spectacular mountainous views surrounding the property. The sunsets are particularly memorable, so head to the back patio, grill yourself some dinner, and enjoy the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of the evening.
As we mentioned, the studio is located in wine country and as a result is nearby vineyards and wineries in both Elgin and Sonoita such as Kief-Joshua Vineyards and Rune Wines. For your fix of outdoor adventuring you can head 30-45 minutes away to Parker Canyon Lake, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, or Patagonia Lake State Park.
The bunkhouse itself is cozy and rustic with exposed beams and a wood-burning stove, perfect for two people to enjoy quiet evenings in surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you plan on eating in/cooking during your stay you might consider bringing groceries with you, as the nearest grocery store is roughly 30 minutes away.
Enjoy The Pines In A Hot Tub
Pack your bags, load the car, and head to this cabin in the pines for a peaceful getaway. This is one of the best cabins in Arizona for a family vacation thanks to all the thoughtful touches within the cabin that cater towards children.
You and your kids will love the game room complete with a pool table, a pub table, a dartboard, and a chalk wall to draw on, the media room where you can lounge on the couch and watch your favorite movie, and the kid’s area with a teepee and plenty of fluffy pillows. Add board games on top of that and you can be sure you’ll never suffer from boredom during your stay at the cabin.
Though the indoor kitchen is spacious and easy to cook in, the outdoor deck has a grill perfect for cooking dinner outside on a night when the weather is great. Follow that with a soak in the hot tub under clear skies and you’re in for a memorable evening.
As enticing as the cabin is, you’re in a beautiful part of the state that is definitely worth exploring. With the Fort Tuthill Recreation Area nearby for sledding, hiking, and biking, the Arizona Snowbowl 30 minutes away for skiing, and Bearizona 20 minutes away for an outdoor drive-through zoo experience, there’s plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in the area.
Arizona cabins in Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon? Yes, please! The charming Storybook Cabin has everything you need for the perfect getaway that combines adventure and relaxation.
This three-floor cabin allows you and your family to spread out and have privacy as well as enjoy precious moments together in the common spaces. The cabin can accommodate up to nine guests and five cars so feel free to invite extended family and friends.
Board games will keep everyone entertained in the evenings in front of the fireplace, and a Pac-Man arcade machine in the loft will surely be enjoyed by the kids after family time is over. An outdoor wrap-around deck offers additional space to hang out and grill up dinner while you enjoy the fresh mountain air.
Though the cabin is located just 45 minutes from Tucson, Summerhaven has plenty to offer all on its own. You’re conveniently located within walking distance of local restaurants, the general store, and plenty of hiking opportunities. If you’re visiting in the winter, be sure to drive a 4 wheel drive car with chains to more safely navigate the snowy conditions.
We’re thrilled you’ve chosen to unwind and relax among the mountains, forests, and desert of Arizona for your next vacation. We hope one of these cozy Arizona cabins nestled in the beauty of nature will catch your eye.
Whether you’re enjoying the cooler temperatures and forested landscapes in the Arizona cabins up north or are sipping wine and soaking up the desert sunsets down south, you’re sure to fall in love with this beautiful state. If you have any questions or comments as you go about choosing one of these cabins in Arizona, please let us know.