For a glamping experience you'll never forget (at prices that can't be beat), Sunset Magazine introduces us to the West's most covetable, under-the-radar cabins — no tents necessary! We've selected three cabins from the November issue that have us itching for a weekend in the woods. Can you smell the campfire? We can!
Glen Oaks Big Sur, Big Sur, CA
While Big Sur has its share of luxury hotels perched on coastal cliffs, it's the under-the-radar spots — like the eight renovated cabins and two cottages at Glen Oaks Big Sur — that make visitors feel like they've struck gold. The coveted Big Sur Cabin includes its own slew of luxuries, including a private patio, outdoor fire pit, and two side-by-side clawfoot tubs for alfresco bathing. Visit during September and October to take advantage of the sunniest time of year!
Far Meadow, Sierra National Forest, CA
Sure, you could trek 12 more miles to camp in Yosemite, but Far Meadow's Base Camp might be the region's best-kept secret! Aside from being able to avoid Yosemite's notorious crowds and bus tours, Far Meadow's lodging options — including a remodeled Base Camp cabin, A-frame and log cabins, and two outfitted trailers — are worth the visit alone. Book a stay between May and November to swim, fish, and hike to your heart's content!
Point No Point Resort, Shirley, BC
For the kind of waterfront retreat where you might not see another tourist in sight, try Point No Point Resort on Vancouver Island. Just 40 miles west of Victoria, it's the perfect balance between secluded wilderness and easy accessibility. Aside from the fact that you'll pay less than $200 a night for Pacific Ocean views, the lure of two-person showers, hot tubs on almost every deck, and cedar walls make the cabins nearly impossible to resist. Try hitting up the restaurant's walled-in windows for the chance to spot otters, dolphins, and whales while you dine! July through September are the best months for soaking up tons of sun.
For 34 more cabin rentals to add to your bucket list, check out Sunset Magazine's best-of roundup!