7 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in California

By Carly Zinderman

7 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in California

National parks, mountain escapes, and even the beaches of California offer rustic and charming cabins in which to rest. Cabin camping provides the opportunity to enjoy the wilderness that surrounds you, but also escape to a comfortable bed and modern conveniences at the end of the day. However you envision your cozy cabin, you can find one in California. 

1. Ventura Ranch KOA, Santa Paula, CA

Tucked into the food of Ventura County’s highest mountain, Topa Topa, this beautiful KOA spans 76 acres and features several cabin camping accommodations perfect for a winter stay. Their Studio Pine Cabin is an excellent option and can sleep up to four people. The space features gorgeous views of nearby orchards, a comfortable loft, and a full bathroom. 

2. Far Meadow at Sierra National Forest

Outside of Yosemite, you’ll fall in love with Far Meadow. Pets are allowed and there are log cabins and A-frame cabins to choose from. Teepee tents are available for bigger parties and you can explore many of the region’s most majestic features that you don’t find staying in the bigger park.

3. Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins, Twin Peaks, CA

Lake Arrowhead is a scenic woodland filled with trees and cabins. Pine Rose cabins are the perfect setting for a rustic chic wedding or other special event. There’s a pool for summer stays and hot tub open year-round as well as other modern amenities that bring the cozy cabins into the present.

4. Avila/Pismo Beach KOA, San Luis Obispo, CA

If you want to camp out but don’t want the fuss of packing and pitching a tent, then check out the cabins at Avila/Pismo Beach KOA. Located across from a petting zoo and close to the area’s natural wonders, including a state beach and sand dunes. You’ll find conveniences like laundry facilities and wine country only a short drive away.

5. Sorensen’s Resort, Hope Valley, CA

Not far from Lake Tahoe, Sorensen’s Resort is not far from skiing and lake activities as well as other ways to enjoy the scenic beauty of Tahoe. The cabin resort includes amenities like a full-service restaurant and a wood-fired sauna and more. Take a workshop or attend an event, there is always something to do, even in the rural surroundings.

6. Tahoe Vista Lodge & Cabins, Tahoe Vista, CA

The Rustic Cottages of Lake Tahoe offer a glimpse of history as the vacation resort dates back several decades. Outfitted with romantic iron bedframes, the cabin-style cottages offer spacious accommodations in a whimsical setting as well as access to the pool and beach.  

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7. Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA, Weldon, CA

This KOA in Weldon, California, is open all year and features several cabin accommodations that the whole family will enjoy. The deluxe cabin features a beautiful shaded deck, a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, a living room, two separate bedrooms, and can sleep up to six people. Unwind with a warm fire after a long day in the great outdoors.  

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