Welcome to the largest state in the USA, also known as the Last Frontier. Alaska is a land filled with rugged, untouched wilderness and towering glaciers and mountains. A trip to this northern state is not for the faint of heart as the weather is quite cold in winter and daylight can be nonexistent. May to September tend to be the more bearable months, with temperatures averaging anywhere between 55°F and 65°F.
A trip to Alaska takes a lot of planning, which means finding the perfect accommodation. So, if you have been dreaming about getting away to the Alaskan wilderness, check out our list of the best cabin rentals in Alaska. The perfect rental also means receiving top-notch hospitality, which is why all of our rentals listed are hosted by Airbnb superhosts. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of going above and beyond for their guests.
Secluded Cabin Overlooking Knik Glacier
This is the ideal rental for couples or two friends looking to get away from it all.
The cabin has a single room layout and features classic wood-paneled walls and wooden furnishings. There is a comfortable queen-size bed with a coffee maker beside it, so those who enjoy a cup of coffee right when they wake up won’t have to move far. All of the windows in the cabin are fitted with blackout blinds so that guests can unwind after a long day in those long bright summer months. The kitchenette comes well equipped with a minifridge, a single burner induction stove, a microwave, a toaster, and everything else needed to prepare a meal. Complimentary coffee and a tank of drinking/cooking water are also provided.
Outside, guests can enjoy views of the Knik River Valley and Knik Glacier from the comfort of the covered front porch. There is also a barbecue on the side of the cabin, perfect for grilling fresh Alaskan salmon. A gorgeous wooden bench is built into the side of the porch, where guests can enjoy unobstructed views of the surrounding nature.
The cabin does not have a bathroom inside, but there is an outhouse and solar shower just a few steps from the front door.
Log Cabin in Downtown Talkeetna
Are you looking for an Alaskan cabin rental that is closer to civilization? Then look no further than superhost Troy’s one-bedroom rental in Talkeetna.
This cabin has a studio layout and has been built using the old log building technique of dovetailing, characterized by its interlocking corner notches. Inside, the home has been decorated with a mixture of rustic and modern furnishings, creating a cozy space for guests to unwind.
In the bedroom area, there is a queen-size bed, a lounge chair, and a suitcase rack. The kitchenette has a sink, minifridge, kettle, microwave, and pour-over coffee maker. There is also a small dining table and a couch. Guests can enjoy a nice hot steam in the bathroom’s spacious walk-in shower. Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, and a hairdryer are all provided.
This rental is ideal for those with accessibility needs. There are no stairs in the home, and since the bathroom is essentially a shower room, it can easily accommodate a shower wheelchair.
This Airbnb is located behind superhost Troy’s art gallery and is within walking distance to pubs, restaurants, shops, and more. Talkeetna is roughly a two-hour drive from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Pet-Friendly Cabin Near Wasilla
This stunning pet-friendly cabin is located only an hour from Anchorage and is suitable for six guests or fewer.
This classic log cabin is decorated with a traditional forest theme, reminding guests of their proximity to nature. The loft-style bedroom is accessible by a sturdy wooden ladder and features two double beds. There is also a large wardrobe for luggage storage and a TV with a DVD player. Superhost Patricia can provide a crib upon request.
Downstairs, a large full kitchen comes equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal, including cooking basics like oils and spices. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee on the futon couch or at the dining table. In the bathroom, a plaid shower and window curtains add a touch of warmth to the space. Outside, guests can gather around the firepit in foldout chairs or grill a steak on the barbecue.
This Alaska cabin is located 15 minutes from the town of Wasilla. There are many lakes and rivers nearby, making it ideal for those looking to go fishing or boating.
Black John’s Cabin
If you are looking to rent a cabin in Alaska that is close to restaurants but still makes you feel secluded in the woods, this historic cabin in Talkeetna is for you.
This historic cabin has a studio layout and features stunning wood-beamed ceilings. There is a comfortable queen-size bed where guests can relax and watch a movie on the TV. Across from the bed, there is a pullout couch and a small dining table. The full kitchen not only has all the cooking basics but also a washer and dryer. After a long day of hiking or playing in the snow, guests can return and take a soothing soak in the bathroom’s spacious tub.
Superhost Haley has done a fantastic job of making the space as family-friendly as possible by supplying a high chair, a travel crib, and children’s toys. She has also installed outlet covers.
This Airbnb is within walking distance of many restaurants, pubs, and downtown attractions. Make sure to stop in at the historic Fairview Inn, where former President Warren G. Harding dined just a few days before his death.
Rustic Cabin Near Seward
If you want a rental cabin in Alaska that offers hiking trails and glacier views, this cozy cabin is for you.
The interior of this home has been fitted with stylish and comfortable furnishings. Upstairs, there is a loft-style bedroom accessed by a ladder that features two single beds. There is a double bed downstairs, making this rental suitable for four people. Guests will find everything they need to cook in the full kitchen and can enjoy their meals at the two-person breakfast bench while looking out the window at glacier peaks. The cabin is fully equipped with running water and Wi-Fi.
Outside, guests can prepare a meal on the barbecue or gather around the firepit and wait for the aurora borealis to show. There are plenty of hiking trails on the property, as well as a fishing weir where spawning salmon can be seen. Bear Lake is also within walking distance of the Airbnb.
This Alaska cabin for rent is located five miles outside of the town of Seward and roughly two hours from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Beautiful Cabin Near Fairbanks
If you are looking for an Alaska cabin rental that offers dry cabin living for beginners, this is the place for you.
The cabin is located on 80 acres of pristine nature and hiking trails. Unlike other dry cabins, this rental does come equipped with running water. However, instead of a bathroom inside, there is an RV-style shower house that is operational in the warmer months. There is also an outhouse.
The interior of the home has a classic warm cabin feel with wood furnishings. In the living area, there is a small library of books to choose from and a TV with a collection of DVDs. Guests can use the cabin’s binoculars to spot wildlife from the comfort of the living room’s picture window overlooking Creamer’s Field Wildlife Sanctuary. There is also a futon bed, making this rental suitable for four people.
The full kitchen comes well stocked with everything needed to prepare a meal, including a toaster oven. In the upstairs bedroom, there is a gorgeous twin-size spruce log bed and a private balcony overlooking Creamer’s Field. There is also a futon bed downstairs, making this rental suitable for four people.
Nana’s Yoga Retreat
This Alaska cabin rental is ideal for families or small groups who enjoy water activities.
The home is situated on a large acreage with a private pond, groomed cross-country skiing trails, and hiking trails. Guests can spend their days paddling or swimming in the pond with the cabin’s canoe. There is also the option to sign up for one of superhost Diane’s yoga classes or custom workshops in the on-site yurt for an additional price. During the winter, the pond is great for skating.
Inside, the home has been styled with wood furnishings, giving it a classic log cabin feel. In the living room, there is a small book exchange guests can check out as well as a TV with plenty of DVDs to choose from. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials, including an antique stove and oven. Guests can also choose to head outside and grill a meal on the patio’s barbecue during the warmer months.
Both the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms have queen-size beds. The common area upstairs features two twin beds and a floor futon, making this rental suitable for six guests or fewer. In the bathroom, there is a bathtub, shower, and a washer and dryer.
Cozy Cabin Near Homer
If you are looking for a relaxed and homey rental for you and your partner, this beautiful Alaska cabin near Homer is for you.
This one-bedroom home features lush gardens and green décor that nods to the nature of the area. In the full kitchen, there is plenty of counter space to prepare a meal, as well as a microwave and coffee maker. Superhost AJ has gone above and beyond to make sure the home is as family-friendly as possible by providing a crib, a high chair, children’s toys, books, and children’s dinnerware.
Guests can stream Netflix and other shows on their own devices using the cabin’s free Wi-Fi, but there isn’t a TV in the home. The living room has a dining room table for two and a comfortable sofa, perfect for curling up with a book from the small library. After a day of snow activities, guests can return and enjoy a hot shower in the bathroom. The bedroom is accessed by a steep set of stairs and features a queen-size bed with a window overlooking Kachemak Bay.
This Airbnb is located just 10 minutes from Homer, where there are grocery stores, breweries, restaurants, and more. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is just over a four-hour drive away.
The Hobbit Home Near Talkeetna
For those who are fans of The Lord of The Rings, this rental is not to be overlooked. This tiny home is the perfect blend of a hobbit hole and a rustic cabin experience.
This lakeside cabin in Alaska features a lush sod roof that blends the house with the thick forest behind it. An arched glass door entrance reflects the “hobbit home” theme and allows plenty of natural light. Inside, the home has a studio-style layout with a queen-size bed in the center. The cabin does not have a kitchen; however, there is a water cooler, a minifridge, and a coffee maker. There is a small desk for getting ready in the morning as well as a wall-mounted TV, a selection of DVDs, board games, and CDs.
The bathroom is located 15 feet outside of the cabin. It has a walk-in shower and is well stocked with a hairdryer, shampoo, soaps, and conditioner. Superhost Janice also provides guests with robes so that they can stay nice and cozy during their stay.
The cabin’s front porch looks out on a gorgeous landscape of wild Alaskan flowers. The home is located on Fish Lake and is a five-minute drive from Talkeetna and just over a two-hour drive from Anchorage.
One-Bedroom Cabin Near Wasilla
Are you planning on visiting Alaska for its world-class salmon fishing? Then superhost Robin’s lake cabin for rent in Alaska is for you.
The home is located just outside Wasilla near landlocked lakes stocked with wild fish. There are also plenty of fishing charters in the area that will take you on tours to nearby rivers to fish for King salmon. Bear Paw Lake is about 100 yards from the cabin, and guests are welcome to bring their own boats and enjoy water activities. Little Susitna River is also nearby for fishing and boating.
The interior of the cabin is decorated in a rustic cabin style and features wooden sliding barn doors and Alaskan-themed décor. There is one queen-size bed, two floor mattresses, and a sofa bed, making this rental suitable for up to five people. In the living room, there is an assortment of board games for guests to choose from and a TV with standard cable and a DVD player. There is no Wi-Fi in the cabin.
The kitchenette is small but well stocked with plenty of essentials such as a toaster, waffle maker, kettle, microwave, and more. There is also a barbecue outside for grilling, or guests can roast hot dogs over the firepit for dinner.
The Ski Cabin in Girdwood
If you are planning on skiing or snowboarding during your visit to Alaska, then you should definitely consider staying at this cabin located near the only ski resort in the entire state.
The town of Girdwood is surrounded by stunning rising glaciers and impeccable hiking trails. Alyeska Ski Resort is just a short drive from downtown Girdwood and features heli-skiing, cat-skiing, and a spa. There are also tour companies that offer glacier boat tours from town.
After a long day on the slopes, guests can return to this beautiful cabin and enjoy complimentary freshly baked blueberry bread courtesy of superhost Lynne. The home features two queen-size beds, one upstairs in the loft bedroom and one downstairs. Guests can cozy up on the couch next to the wood-burning stove and watch TV. The full kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to prepare a meal, including cooking oils and spices.
One of the best features of this home is the claw-foot tub in the bathroom. Guests can enjoy a luxurious bubble bath before crawling into bed.
Montana Creek Cabin
If your idea of the perfect vacation is angling for fish right outside your Alaska cabin rental, this is the place for you.
This pet-friendly cabin is situated on Montana Creek, where salmon and trout can be seen jumping from the home’s front porch. This rental is not only ideal for fishing but for relaxing as well. There is a wood-fired sauna on the property where guests can warm up and unwind after a day in the wilderness.
The interior of this cozy cabin has a studio-style layout and is quite minimalist. There is a comfortable five-layer gel queen-size mattress in the corner of the home with a gorgeous birch slab coffee table in front of it. On the other side of the cabin is a small kitchenette with a single burner propane stove, a coffee maker, and a table and chair. There is no shower on the property, but a small outhouse is a few steps away from the home.
This Airbnb is located about 20 minutes south of downtown Talkeetna and about two hours from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Spacious Cabin in Seward
This rental cabin in Alaska is perfect for those traveling in a group of six or fewer.
The home features high ceilings and stylish furnishings that make for a cozy and comfortable stay. There are three queen-size beds inside, two in the upstairs loft and one downstairs. The loft is accessible by a steep wooden ladder. After a long day of adventuring, guests can return and stream their favorite shows and movies on the 40-inch Smart TV in the living room or enjoy a warm rinse in the bathroom’s spacious walk-in shower.
The full kitchen features a breakfast bar and all the essentials for cooking. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided. In the warmer months, guests can head out to the porch and grill on the charcoal barbecue.
Lost Lake Trailhead is located a quarter of a mile away from the cabin. After a day of hiking, guests can gather around the firepit and unwind on Adirondack chairs while roasting marshmallows.
This Airbnb is roughly a 90-minute drive from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Charming Two-Bedroom Cabin in Girdwood
This stunning Alaska Airbnb is located just down the road from the state’s only ski resort and is perfect for families.
Inside, the cabin features dazzling fairy lights and contemporary furnishings that make for a comfortable and unforgettable stay. In the living room, there is a leather reclining chair and a large sectional sofa where guests can unwind and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. There are also plenty of movies and board games to choose from. Guests won’t have to worry about washing up after preparing a meal as the full kitchen comes equipped with a dishwasher.
In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed surrounded by large picture windows and an en suite bathroom with a shower and tub. The second bedroom is located in the loft and features a queen-size bed and a small desk for working. There is also a pullout couch downstairs. In the main bathroom downstairs, there is a shower and a washer and dryer.
Outside, guests can enjoy a hot chocolate on the large deck or grill a meal on the barbecue.
A cabin rental is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature and make lasting memories with family and friends. Alaska has one of the most unique landscapes to experience this type of holiday, but it is very important you pick the right cabin for your stay. Many Alaska cabin rentals do not come with Wi-Fi or even running water, so it is vital you pay close attention to what type of cabin you choose. Also, keep in mind that the wildlife in Alaska is a lot more, well, wild. So if you don’t feel comfortable roughing it in the woods alone, you might want to choose one of the Airbnbs closer to a town or with the hosts on the property.
We’ve shown you the best cabin rentals in Alaska, and now it’s up to you to choose which one you’ll make lasting memories in.