It’s the time of year when Angelenos long for a little cocoon time. Unlike most of the rest of the country, we sun-drenched SoCal residents actually crave cabin fever! But we like it in our particular way. Cabin retreats? Sure, if they include saunas, breathtaking views and enough comfort.
We’ve got you covered with unique retreats to either gear up for the holiday rush or gear down from visiting family and friends you’ve happily hosted. From a desert dome to a lakefront log cabin with its own movie theater to a stunner in Beverly Hills, here are our picks for the ultimate cabin-fever family hotspots.
Go semi-rustic or fully contemporary in Idyllwild
In Idyllwild, a village located in the San Jacinto Mountains, you get to choose how modern you want your glamping experience to be as you spend your days exploring nature and nights cuddling under a carpet of stars. Here are three properties with varying ranges of glam:
Unique & Modern. Glamping Hub bills this large cabin as one that is “uniquely designed,” and with its wide, open spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen, natural materials, fireplace and contemporary furniture, that description doesn’t fall short. With three bedrooms and en suite baths, it comfortably houses a family of six. This pet-friendly space is literally a part of nature, as it has been built into the rocks. Gorgeous decks overlook panoramic mountain views. www.bit.ly/2npaazr
The Dome. Nestled in a 40-foot rock formation, this dome with 26-foot ceilings welcomes pets and can accommodate a family of up to 10. One-of-a-kind features include decks and a hot tub with incredible views, and a telescope to check out the stunning display of stars. www.bit.ly/2nYqeIX
Woodsy. Take a trip back in time to the Old West in this wooden cabin, wonderful for a family of six. You won’t be roughing it at all with a hot tub and everything else you need to feel cozy, including a kitchen where your family can cook up comfort food in style. This woodland paradise will help you leave the rhythm of the city and your plugged-in life behind in exchange for long walks, fireside chats and naps! www.bit.ly/2mtdHg5
Feel like a celebrity in Montecito
Long a favorite retreat for Hollywood elite, there’s a spot in Montecito where you can take cabin fever to the next level. This rustic California-chic cabana is perfect for a family of three. If you like your cabin fever with a touch of romance and a private pool, this is the place. Enjoy long baths in the beautiful clawfoot tub after a day of tasting the region’s world-class wine. Afterward, order up a delightful treatment from the on-site masseuse. www.bit.ly/2kmGvDO
Joshua Tree: Where the streets have no names
An epic backdrop of praying Joshua trees will give a sense of the spiritual to your cabin fever at this retreat on the edge of the Desert View Conservation area. Experience living at what seems like the edge of the world while discovering the world within. You’ll want to write home about panoramic desert views from your hammock on the outdoor patio. www.bit.ly/2nn3z92
Sit among the stars in Palm Springs
Channel your inner Don Quixote here with epic windmill views of the desert and impossibly beautiful sunsets from the luxury of your secluded dome. Cabin fever here comes with the pleasure of ad-miring the expansive desert, even from an office space if your idea of cabin fever includes working on a passion project. A gorgeous contemporary aesthetic allows the beauty of nature to take center stage. www.bit.ly/2mqMDy0
A winter wonderland in Big Bear
Perfect for a family of six, this A-frame with lots of natural light has plenty of cozy places to linger. The loft will find you reading with a view, and the kitchen invites you to cook your favorites, filling the cabin with sweet smells of home. You might never want to leave. The outdoor deck features a hot tub that will keep you warm on cold, snowy nights as you stargaze. www.bit.ly/2nRvuxR
Another Big Bear cabin option is a lakeside stunner that is the perfect place for a large family to get their cabin fever on. With space for up to 11 guests, this getaway makes a great reunion spot. Its movie theater adds to the fun for a multi-generational cabin-fever retreat. Lose yourself in rustic elegance here, where you can rest among antiques, hand-hewn furniture and petrified wood. When you need to soothe those muscles after a day of skiing, enjoy the hot tub. Hit the gourmet kitchen to prepare a feast, then serve it on the large custom dining room table with antler-accented chairs where you can share stories and relax beside a roaring fire. www. bit.ly/2mhGULa
Unplug in Beverly Hills
If your fever includes all the luxury in the world, what better spot than in the heart of Beverly Hills? The infinity pool and hot tub are bound to be the cure for your particular case of cabin fever, as will the many places to cook and connect with family throughout this stunning home set to entertain up to 10 guests. Enjoy playing pool after swimming in the pool while taking in breathtaking views of the hills through floor-to-ceiling windows. www.bit.ly/2mr6Qnv
Whether you’re itching to pack that tome you’ve wanted to read, curl up in a ball and live like a hermit or go bouldering, surfing, skiing and thrill-seeking all day long, you can find the perfect spot to indulge your family’s cabin fever this season. For more lodging options and information visit https://glampinghub.com.