8 Amazing Mountains Shacks You Can Rent On Airbnb
Why pay big bucks for a fancy hotel when you could stay here?
Log fires, snow falling on the deck outside, views of the mountains as you drink your morning coffee. Everyone wants to stay in a mountain log cabin.
We've cherry picked some of the best remote mountain cabins out there - from the wilds of Iceland to treehouses in Vermont.
1) Japanese Wilderness Cabin
Daigo and his partner built this cottage themselves in the middle of the woodland over looking Mt. Morai in Japan. It's inspired by the summer cabin lifestyle in Finland.
There's a hammock in the garden, wood-burning stove in the lounge and you can sit overlooking the mountains with a Japanese beer in hand. Book it here from £28 per night.
2) Tahoe Mountain Cabin
Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to go skiing in North America. Why? It's got 18 resorts packed into one area.
This mountain cabin looks like a dream. It sleeps eight people, has a fire pit in the garden and great views over Kilner Park.
It's not actually badly priced at £202 per night (for all that space). We could definitely see ourselves kicking back in front of a log fire after a hard day's shredding.
Book it here.
3) Teepee Cottage In Iceland
It's a teepee - but it ain't like any teepee you've stayed in before.
Located in the middle of the Golden Circle Route - where some of the most amazing sights in Iceland are located - this mountain cabin is ideal if you're looking to escape to the wilderness.
You can see an amazing geothermal geyser, just ten minute drive, and the epic Gullfoss waterfall is just half an hour away.
It's got amazing reviews - with visitors saying they sat on the terrace and watch the Northern Lights. £148 per night, you can find more information here.
4) Colorado Mountain Retreat
Colorado is basically every outdoors lover's dream destination. Situated high in the mountains, you can drive to resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone in a couple of hours.
In the summer, you can go white water rafting, horse riding and hiking. It's situated at 7500ft above sea level, so you'll definite feel the altitude.
There's a hot tub in the back garden. Oh, and they seem to get a lot of wildlife turning up on their doorstep - including bears, deer and even a lynx!
It's not badly priced at £74 per night. Have a look here.
5) Chalet In The French Alps
The mountains isn't just a beautiful place to be in the winter - it's awesome in the summer too.
This six bedroom chalet is tucked away in a tiny hamlet with an organic farm around the corner that makes delicious Reblochon cheese.
Inside there's a sauna, a log fire and the living room opens out onto the garden. Skiing at La Clusaz is just 25 minutes away.
It's really reasonably priced at £107 per night. Book your place here.
6) Big Bear Lodge
Mountain cabins don't get much better than this little lodge. There is hiking, a lake to swim in and ski slopes all just around the corner.
You can sit under the pine trees outside and fire up the BBQ on the terrace - or huddle by the log fire inside in the winter.
It sleeps four and you can bring your dogs. What more could you ask for? It's £91 per night - check it out here.
7) Tiny Treehouse In The Forest
America does log cabins pretty damn well. Take a look at this tiny one in Vermont.
It's a treehouse hidden away in a forest in the town of Lincoln. The queen sized futon bed is only accessible by ladder.
Read your book by the window or get hike up nearby Mt. Abraham and around the Green Mountain National Forest.
Fancy staying here? Click here.
8) Remote Icelandic Cabin
It doesn't get more remote than this.
Welcome to the Hálsaból Sumarhús, located in middle of the Snæfellsnes penisula near the town of Grundarfjordur.
Who needs shops and restaurants when you've got nature's playground on your doorstep? It's pretty basic inside but the views are unrivalled.
Just £91 per night to stay here. Take a look.