These Rentable Cabins Are So Gorgeous, They’re Part of a Coffee Table Book
Salt Lake City–based JJ Eggers has a thing for the outdoors and a passion for charming, cozy cabins. A few years ago, he started posting photos on Instagram of his favorite hideaways amid their spectacular, far-flung settings. In no time Eggers discovered a whole community of cabin-obsessed folks. His popular Instagram page, @TheCabinChronicles, has amassed more than half a million followers and counting.
It's the kind of feed that makes you want to go places—and now you can, thanks to Eggers's new book, Cabin Tripping: Where to Get Away from It All (Artisan; $24.95). The volume showcases a global smorgasbord of more than 80 inviting escapes on forested mountains, in tropical paradises, and even in remote deserts.
Each site featured is available to rent, making Cabin Tripping an irresistible wish book for travelers seeking a quiet respite while surrounded by incredible natural scenery.
Scroll on to see a selection of gorgeous images from the book.
Cabin Tripping is a collaboration between Eggers and Frommer's author and editor Alexis Lipsitz.
This storybook cottage high in a tangle of trees pumps up the cozy factor with cubbyhole beds topped with twisted tree trunks and velvety throws. The unit is rustic and quaint, and the surrounding woodlands have forest trails and a cool river for wild swimming. After a day in the Cumbrian countryside, head to a nearby market town for a pub tipple.
To book, go to CanopyandStars.co.uk.
Here's one place you'll actually want to see wolves at your door. At the Parc Omega wildlife park, you spend the night with a pack of resident wild wolves living outside the big (triple-glazed) windows of your log cabin. Wolf Lodge, pictured here, is one of several roomy accommodations with lupine views. All cabins are outfitted with rustic wood furnishings and modern comforts. The park also has a self-drive safari trail for cars. Along the way, you can feed native deer and spot moose and other Canadian wildlife.
To book, go to ParcOmega.ca.
This dreamy bamboo cabin is one of five Hideout huts set along a gently rolling river in lush jungle foliage. The houses are pillowed in fern gardens and open to mountain breezes. You're just minutes from Mount Agung, Bali's highest and most sacred peak, as well as jungle waterfalls, ancient temple complexes, and Bali beaches.
To book, go to HideoutBali.com.
If mind-blowing mountain scenery is your bag, then you won't do better than this: From your vantage point in one of the rust-hued A-frames at Hatcher Pass Lodge, you are surrounded by Alaska's skyscraping Talkeetna Mountains. The cabins may lack running water, but the main lodge has a sauna and a restaurant serving up beer and razzleberry pie—and you're close to Nordic skiing trails and vintage gold mines.
To book, go to HatcherPassLodge.com.
The Alps of the Southern Hemisphere form the backbone of New Zealand's South Island, where this stylish cabin has a wood-burning fireplace and stunning views of the rough-hewn Ben Ohau Range and grasslands filled with grazing sheep. Nearby are mountain trails, fly-fishing streams, and New Zealand's longest glacier—go skiing on the icy Tasman for a singular adventure.
To book, go to HighCountryCabin.co.nz.
It may look like Scandinavia, but the super-comfy, ultra-stylish Nooq is actually set near the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana. The hygge is especially strong at twilight, with a fire orb blazing and snow-covered evergreens shimmering through massive picture windows.
To book, go to TheNooq.com.
Designed so you won't miss one centimeter of Iceland's scenic glory, the Panorama Glass Lodge keeps guests toasty with triple-glazed glass and geothermal spring–fed heat. If you wake up and see dancing northern lights, you aren't dreaming.
To book, go to PanoramaGlassLodge.com.
Let the water rock you to sleep in one of the thatched-roof "sleeping balls" floating on a wooden raft at this lakeside glamping resort in the bucolic Franche-Comté region of eastern France.
To book, go to CabanesdesGrandsLacs.com.
These handcrafted wooden treehouses rise 20 feet off the ground and overlook the Tessungåe River in southern Norway. The camp complex of cabins and tents is truly off the grid—there’s no electricity or running water—but you can't beat the backcountry solace and the memorable experience of bathing next to the river in fresh water heated by wood fire.
To book, go to AACamp.no.
This ingenious little A-frame flips open like a clamshell to a panorama of rainbow bluffs and mesas and a carpet of desert sagebrush. The Zion Eco-Cabin faces the southern flank of Utah's Zion Mountains and their red-rock canyon hikes. Sit by the stone firepit at night and stare deep into the starry sky.
To book, go to Airbnb.com.