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9 Magical Cabins From the Sierra to Big Sur


With the winter chill comes a hankering for all things cozy—warm drinks, fuzzy blankets, and sweet little cabins.

Plan a getaway with your s/o, gal pals to take in the post-rainfall lushness of the mountains and circum of our cerulean coast. Whether you're itching for a by-the-sea escape, an off-the-grid spot, or a redwood retreat, we've got a cabin for everyone.

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Serene Hideaway: With its refinished original hardwood floors throughout the house, Kohler farmhouse sink and vintage restored gold-lined bathtub, three outdoor decks, and lavender lining the property, we're sure Nancy Meyers is going to feature this gorgeous Mill Valley gem any day now. But while we're waiting for that NorCal romcom, be sure to bookmark this rental for your next group getaway. This four bedroom property is a peaceful retreat with hikes directly from the house to Mt. Tam and Muir Woods, as well as walking paths to the town square of Mill Valley. // $495/night, airbnb.com

Redwoods Retreat: This modern two-bedroom treehouse in Mill Valley is the stuff of Instagram dreams with a clean, neutral palette, mid century meets Joshua Tree vibes, and plentiful natural light flooding in from floor to ceiling windows and skylights. You're guaranteed to leave fully refreshed and recharged; and perhaps not wanting to leave. // $280/night, airbnb.com

What to do in the area: Take advantage of all the hiking trails in Mt. Tamalpais right at your doorstep. Dipsea Stairs is a favorite—a 676-step climb passing hillside homes and majestic redwoods that leads to the Dipsea Trail, a 13.7 mile walk from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. After your hike, venture into the town of Mill Valley, a charming village filled with local artisanal delights —don't miss the tacos at Playa or the scratch-caramel latte at Equator Coffee.

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