Best Airbnb Cabin Stays in NSW | 2022
Misty mornings, fire pits, s’mores and outdoor foot tubs – this is the kind of winter getaway we can subscribe to.
Cabin life is the certified good life and New South Wales has a roundup of cozy cabins, lakeside lodges and short orchard stays you’ll want to hibernate in, stat. Get ready to pack your bags in Ugg boots, pajama jumpsuits, flannos and a beanie, because we’re officially snuggling up by woodstoves.
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This off-the-grid minimalist cabin is less than three hours’ drive from Sydney, set in the rural lands surrounding Dungog on a secluded ten-acre property. Happiness. It is solar, battery and gas powered, has large windows that embrace the natural landscape and is adorned with thoughtful design finishes. Oh, and there’s a cast iron fire pit and a dreamy outdoor bath on the deck. It’s also a short walk from the river, so be prepared for some cool swims and a fishing trip if you’re into that sort of thing. Book here.
It’s heaven on earth. Welcome. Set on 17 acres of lush subtropical rainforest in the hinterland of Byron Bay, this three-story treehouse exudes a major cabin vibe. The all-wood structure, the kitchen open to the elements and the huge outdoor stone bath will make you feel like you’ve had a good trip to Byron. On the top floor, the bedroom comes with a plush queen-size bed, luxury linens, and a balcony with sweeping views over the verdant canopy all the way to the ocean. On the property, there’s a yoga studio, lots of vegetable gardens, and another Airbnb you can book if you’re going with a group. Oh, and it’s just a seven minute drive from the town of Byron. Not serious. Book here.
Nulla Nulla Blacksmith’s Forest Creek Wood Cabin
Curl up in a big, comfy chair by a campfire in this north-facing log cabin that oozes rustic charm. Located in the heart of a forest and without mobile reception, this low-key Airbnb is perfect for reconnecting with nature (and turning off the electronics). Complete with a queen bed, dreamy tub, private hot tub, and breathtaking views of Nulla Nulla Creek, you’ll easily slip into vacation mode without worrying about the world. And you can also bring your dog. Book here.
This architectural marvel is one of NSW’s most unique cabins – in fact, it was named Best Unique Stay at the 2021 Airbnb Host Awards. made for you. The eco-cabin can only accommodate two people and includes a luxurious stone bath, comfortable bed, kitchenette, breakfast bar and, of course, a grilled shimmer for the cooler months. There’s also a huge fire pit outside, so scoop up the kindling and get cozy by the fire while you watch the stars. Book here.
Oh serenity. This cozy cabin is perched right next to a dam and we can’t think of a better way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city than with a cup of tea and a good read while sitting on the deck. Although it’s on an idyllic farm, this hideaway is anything but provincial. It is adorned with designer finishes, luxury linens, Egyptian cotton towels and a plush queen-size bed. You can also opt for a horseback ride around the farm if you want to soak up the fresh country air. At night, roar the fireplace and gaze at the stars. Book here.
Caernarvon Studio Cabin
Just a ten minute drive from Orange, this log cabin might just be the cutest on the list. The pint-sized living room is based in the foothills of Mount Canobolas and includes a comfortable queen bed, kitchenette, simple bathroom, and large barbecue grill on the patio. In short, if you are planning a cozy romantic getaway to Orange, book here. The best part? It’s planted in the orchard, so “scenic” doesn’t even cut it. And you also have access to the tennis court. Book here.
Wondernest is a stark contrast to the As Picturesque as It Gets Cabin above. This super smooth black A-frame stay is perfect for a cabin. But heck, we’ll take it. Perched above the bushland surrounding Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, this Scandinavian-inspired cabin features two levels, two chalet-style bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom and an elevated deck. Each room has been designed to enhance the rugged bush surroundings, so make yourself comfortable on the leather sofa and watch the tree – you might even spot a black cockatoo! Book here.
Kumbogie is an eco-cabin on a working sheep farm near Tamworth. It is solar and battery powered and is the ultimate refuge when you want to disconnect. You and your partner in crime will be surrounded by bush (and a few sheep) and you’ll be nearly a mile from everyone. Happiness. As for staying toasty warm, there is a cozy indoor fireplace and an outdoor fire pit a few feet from the cabin. BYO marshmallows. Book here.
With a name like Allambi, which means “stay a while”, you know you’re in the maxo relaxo mood for this farm stay. Think rolling pastures, grazing cows, roaming chickens and endless valley views – yes, bucolic bliss. The cabin doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, which is precisely the point. There is a queen bed, a sofa bed and a sofa, a hanging chair and a hammock for lounging. Step outside and you’ll find a wooden hot tub permanently heated to a balmy 38 degrees, as well as a huge amphitheater overlooking the valley, perfect for a few wines as the sun sets. Book here.
Glamping cabins at Nashdale Lane
You can sleep among the vines in one of Nashdale Lane’s luxurious glamping cabins. The famed Orange Winery offers two spacious tent-cabin hybrids, both with spectacular vineyard views, queen-size beds, kitchenettes, outdoor patios, barbecue grills and, of course, indoor fire pits. You’re right next to the cellar door, which means you can easily take a nap after a few too many wine samples. Plus it’s only a ten minute drive to Orange if you want to explore. Book here.
Cabin in the Blue Mountains
How about taking a hot tub high in the air with a panoramic view of the Blue Mountains? If the answer isn’t an unequivocal yes, this list may not be for you. High in the trees overlooking Wollemi National Park and Bowen’s Creek Gorge, this towering, off-the-grid cabin offers you the ultimate chance to get back into nature and feel completely detached from the world. Stargaze, bushwalk, mountain bike and relax with a glass of wine in your very own grown-up treehouse. Book here.
Cabin on top of a hill
Located at the highest point of the Kanimbla Valley, the Hilltop Cabin offers breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains. Of course, that means it gets pretty cold in the winter, but never fear, as this quaint stay for two has an open fireplace to keep you warm. There’s also a stand-alone tub that overlooks the exhaust and a king-size bed for those chilly mornings. This luxury wilderness retreat also features a plunge pool with epic views for the hottest days. Book here.
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