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Cozy Vacation Wishlist: My Top 10 Stays in the PNW

I may be one in a million, but I love the cold and rainy weather of a PNW winter. And even though Spring is right around the corner, I am always looking for a fun way to make winter last just a little bit longer.


Nothing is better than a trip, and in my opinion, one where you can curl up by the fire and enjoy nature through the windows of a cozy cabin. I don't know about any of you, but I have maximized the amount of wish lists on my AirBnB account. One for romantic weekends, one for the entire family, one that is kid friendly and one where I fly solo - and to inspire this post - one for Cozy PNW Stays.


There is something especially wonderful about the PNW, and I am not just saying that because I have lived here my whole life and can't imagine living anywhere else. But, I think because as a whole, people who reside in the PNW are fond of that cozy, hygge feeling. They know that rain or shine, having a place to reside where you can enjoy conversations, nature and a good cup of coffee is always a good plan.


So whether you want a cozy cabin to stretch out the last few cold (and maybe snowy days!) or a summer getaway, I have curated a list of places I really hope I get to visit soon and ones I hope you get to visit too! You can check them all out here or keep scrolling for a summary of my favorites!


photos and brief home descriptions were taken from the airbnb site and belong to the owner and were gathered with their information.


 

1. Gray Fox Lodge - Government Camp, OR



Government Camp - one of the most quintessential places to visit in Oregon. On top of Mt. Hood, you get all the mountain feels steps away from good food, drink and ski slopes.


The Gray Fox Lodge is a beautiful cabin full of mid-century charm. A pet friendly, family family and ski friendly cabin. Follow them on Instagram to see more photos of their charming vacation home!


You can book your stay here: Gray Fox Lodge


 

2. Cozy River Cabin at Mt. Rainier - Packwood, WA



Um - do the river views get much better?! It is hard not to imagine having a bonfire on the beach at this cabin while roasting marshmallows under the stars and enjoying a local Packwood beer.


This cute A-frame located along the Cowlitz River and Coal Creek in Packwood, WA. This area is surrounded by hiking trails in the Mt. Rainier National Forest, the fun town of Packwood, and skiing at White Pass Ski Area.


Book your stay here!

 

3. River Walk Cabin - Yachats, OR

Very retro vibes at this little cabin on the coast. It has all the Oregon coast requirements: fireplaces, ocean views, comfortable chairs, and board games. As an Oregon native, this is the kind of place where you can curl up with a good book, watch the wind blow and stay a long time!


Book your stay with Sweet Homes vacation getaways here!

 

4. Cabin 43 on the White Salmon River - White Salmon, WA


A brand new home built on the White Salmon River, this cabin has cozy, earthy vibes and incredible views. I am a personal fan of White Salmon, Washington - great places to eat and drink and just a hop away from incredible hiking and view points in the Columbia River Gorge.


Check out Cabin 43 here!


 

5. Creekside Retreat - Rhododendron, OR

Usually when I am looking for a cozy getaway I filter for two things: hot tub and a water source of some kind. There isn't really anything better then sitting by the river with a hot cup of coffee in the morning (or from the living room viewing through the window - because you know, Oregon weather) OR having a glass of Pinot Noir in the hot tub next to a river. And this has both! Which is why this stay is actually on multiple wish lists: cozy getaways, romantic weekend away, birthday weekend, family weekend, etc.


Rhododendrons (for those that don't know) are native to the PNW, are the state flower for the state of Washington (and West Virginia - but that is a different kind of post) and are so beautiful. If you grew up in the PNW, you might have been tasked by your parents to dead head them so that the next blooms would come back more vibrant - and are familiar with its sticky flower!


Rhododendron, Oregon is at the base of Mt. Hood and a short drive away from good skiing and snow play, a slightly longer drive to the Columbia Gorge and Hood River - but close enough to get a good bite out of what Oregon has to offer!


Visit here to book!


 

6. Out of Bounds: Tiny Home Among the Trees - Hillsboro, OR


This one I saved for a good reason, it is only about 10 minutes away from where I live! I love a good reason to get away for a night or two with my husband - and nothing says "sorry, can't take the kids!" like a tiny house for two. I personally know how many good restaurants are down the hill in Carlton, Oregon and that there are dozens of wineries, breweries and distilleries within a 20 mile radius that could occupy your whole trip if you wanted them to. Or, if you just want the solitude, you could sit on the front porch with a hot cup of tea and smell the earthy smell of the Willamette Valley,


Visit Out of Bounds here!



 

7. Luxe Cabin in the Woods - Gaston, OR


Listen, I have three sisters - and they have their people - my family is large. When we all gather we are now pushing 12 and we need the space - inside and outside.This one doesn't quite hold 12, but its perfect size for a big family that likes the seclusion and the ability to roam. Gaston is only about 35 minutes from downtown Portland and you could easily get to things like Portland City Grill for a nice steak dinner on the 30th floor of the big, pink building or the Oregon Zoo. You are also only about an hour and a half from Seaside, a quaint sea side town on the Pacific Ocean that is known for its boardwalk and if you have the kids - a great arcade and an indoor carousel!


This cabin has all the cozy feels - with the log siding, the river rock fireplace and the setting - it is the perfect place for a small family reunion from someone out of town who wants to experience all the highlights of NW Oregon.


Check it out here!


 

8. Heartwood Cabin at Mt. Rainier - Packwood, WA

Another Packwood goodie! This town is definitely not short on cozy, cute stays. You already know what I look for in a cozy cabin stay and this one has it! Close to the Mt. Rainier National Park with scenic drives, hiking trails and snow play - this is the perfect weekend getaway (the sunken cedar hot tub is a great bonus after a long day exploring the PNW!) This A-Frame is brand new and can accommodate 5 guests - a weekend to remember with friends sounds like a good way to spend time here!


Book here!


 

9. Serene Wooded Retreat - Government Camp, OR


Next best thing to staying in a tree house? Feeling like you are in a treehouse! Which is exactly the vibe this cabin gives. The big windows and surrounding trees make it feel like you are tucked up into the treetop. Government Camp is across the road from Mt. Hood SkiBowl for some great skiing or snowboarding for the whole family in the winter, and in the summer you can ride the Alpine Slide!


This cozy cabin sleeps 8 guests and up to two dogs! The perfect getaway for families with furry friends!


Book here!


 

9. The Klickitat Treehouse - White Salmon, OR


You have probably heard of this one... It has been featured... a lot. And can you blame anyone? The modern black siding with the picturesque views? This treehouse stay has been at the top of my list for a long time, but you have to plan in advance, because this one is popular! And since it sleeps 6, you can split the stay with your friends and enjoy a bonfire under the Washington stars.


Book it here!



 

10. Little Owl Cabin at Mt. Rainier - Packwood, WA


And last on this list, but certainly not the last option if you are craving that cozy PNW vibe - is the Little Owl Cabin in Packwood, Washington. You can certainly tell that Packwood knows what it is doing as far as cabin stays go - because there are 3 of them on this list.


This cabin has that modern schoolhouse style with the whitewashed siding inside, the eclectic blankets and throw pillows and industrial lighting. It sleeps five and would be the perfect weekend getaway for hiking and good beers at Packwood Brewing Co., where the vibes are just as great.


Visit and book here!


 

I hope this curated list of 10 Cozy PNW Stays inspires your next trip to the West coast. Whether you live here or have always wanted to visit - every season has something to offer and if you are like me and love the cold, rainy weather - you will double up the cozy feeling at any of these cabins. Or, if you like to get out in the sunshine and scale mountains, pick wildflowers and tromp through the river - any one of these stays would welcome you with open arms at the end of the day - a local wine on the deck and a s'more at night - that is just how we do it in the PNW!


Follow along with me on Instagram for more of the PNW has to offer and the House on Brighton!



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