Not a lot of people remember how rich California
is with natural wonders. Most only think of California through its big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and more. This is no surprise considering that they're also important business hubs and urban areas. But when you tire of that fast-paced city life, know that you can always escape to the mountains, of which the West Coast has plenty! On these magnificent ranges, you can create a world of your own in any of our finest mountain houses in California. From cabins to chalets, you won't regret your stay in any one of them.
Beautiful Cabin Near Pinecrest
Hidden in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest in Long Barn, California, this mountain cabin is an idyllic secret just waiting to be discovered. Though it has 149 square meters and 3 bedrooms, it's not that easy to spot. It's situated pretty deep into the forests and the centuries-old trees here easily hide it away. You almost couldn't believe that such a luxurious place exists in the middle of nowhere. Inside, you'll find a massive living room, a well-equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms and comfy bedrooms. The main highlight is the gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. It offers the most stunning view of the forest!
Cozy Winter Chalet
Are you still in California or are you in the French Alps
? Don't worry! You're still in the former! It's just that this cozy winter chalet is pretty reminiscent of the charming homes high up in those idyllic Alpine towns in Europe. From the outside, at least, the chalet looks quaint in its wooden finish and cottage-like aesthetic. When you get inside, however, it's as if you went through a magic portal and ended up in a luxury apartment in a big city. Beyond the usual amenities of a normal chalet, this place also has a game room and an entertainment room. Talk about high class!
Entire Mountain Cottage Home
An entire mountain cottage home awaits any couple looking to enjoy a romantic retreat. Located amidst the majestic redwoods of Northern California, this one-bedroom rental has everything needed for a comfortable stay. The cottage includes a complete living room set-up with a flat-screen TV, a nice kitchenette with all the necessary appliances, a lovely queen-sized bed that's just right for two, and a clean bathroom topped with another rest area. It may not be the most luxurious mountain home on this list, but it's one of the more romantic ones in our selection!
Homey Mountain Cabin Retreat Near Donner Lake
“Homey” doesn't even begin to describe this charming cabin retreat near Donner Lake. Firstly, its idyllic location already makes it prime real estate. Donner Lake may not be the most famous lake in California, but it's definitely among the most serene. It's a world away from the bustling Los Angeles
or the glamorous Palm Springs, perfect for a tranquil retreat for the whole family. When you get inside, three spacious bedrooms will fit up to seven guests. The iron fireplace adds a touch of old-world nostalgia while the big windows let you bring in as much sunshine inside as you want!
Log-Cabin Home Retreat
Typically, mountain homes in California—or anywhere else in the world, for that matter!—cater to small parties. They're perfect for either solo travelers, couples, or small families. But what if you're an entire group of friends who just want to hang out in the woods and enjoy a good time just to yourselves? Is there a place for you in California? Yes, and it's this gorgeous log-cabin home retreat. Even though there are only three bedrooms inside, each room is big enough that the entire place can fit up to 10 guests at a time. And where will you hang out? At the outdoor deck, of course! The place is built for chilling under the stars!
Secluded Forest Oasis
This Secluded Forest Oasis is another great rental for big parties looking to escape to the mountains of California. Situated on its own 1-acre private estate, this five-bedroom luxury cabin can fit up to 16 guests in total. Beyond its size, what's great about it is that the inside doesn't look like it matches up with the outside. The exterior lets you think that it's a typical cabin with the usual outdoorsy feel. But when you get inside, the fine finish, high-class furnishings, and chic interior design look more in line with the grand mansions in Los Angeles or San Francisco
. Pretty cool, right?
Luxurious Bayview Treehouse
Speaking of San Francisco, this elegant Bayview Treehouse also screams affluence in every corner. Sure, its architecture and interior design may scream typical woodside cabins, but the massive estate and the furniture inside are “upper class” all the way. Just take a look at the fine leather seating, the glossy glass pane on the mezzanine, or even the latest appliances in the kitchen. Not to mention the grand piano by the massive floor-to-ceiling window too. Doesn't the place look as if it's owned by a business tycoon or A-list celebrity?
The mountains in California are some of the best places to escape when you just want to take a break from it all. Especially with these luxurious mountain homes, ranging from idyllic cabins to upscale chalets!