Europe

  Image via Alpenlofts

Image via Alpenlofts

Alpenlofts, Bad Gastein, Austria

The Alpenlofts are made up of five design-focused cabins set into the hillside. Each has a homey minimalist feel, which leaves lots of space (and windows) to stare at the towering mountains of Bad Gastein. All of the lofts are quite different -- choose from Camillo (2 - 12 people), Tessa (4 - 8), Rosa (4 - 6), Ed (2 - 4), or Madero (2 - 6) -- and make a point to take in the thermals baths of Bad Gastein, to walk around the town and, if you're visiting in winter, to take advantage of the world renowned slopes of Sport Gastein. 

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Image via Canopy & Stars

Pella Roca, France

Located in the southern French countryside, these three minimal cabins are simple but elegant. The cabins are best for 2 and each include full bed, tree shaded terrace, private hot tub and sauna room. While we think you'll end up lounging on the terrace all day, there are plenty of ways to get active near by - hike the gorge trails, kayak in the river, or spend an afternoon horseback riding. 

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Image via Cabanes als Arbres

Cabanes als Arbres, Spain

Located in Catalonia, these treehouses are eco-friendly delights. Accessed by suspended bridges or wooden ladders, you don't have electricity or running water in most of the treehouses, but you do have treetop views and exceptional privacy. With ten treehouses to choose from, you can pick based on the number of people (some are best for 2 and others are best for 4), or perhaps based on style. They're all a little different but they each carry through an organic design feel with hand-made touches. Committed to the environment, all the treehouses are built with untreated wood, taking into account the wood's natural qualities for building, and they all use composting toilets. 

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Image via D'une île

D'une île, France

A stunning country hotel located among 8 acres of historic forest and fields. You'll find 5 different buildings with 8 rooms that are all unique in their design and so so beautiful. With roots dating back to the 1700's, this micro-village is not to be missed. Plus it's perched on the hillside of a large national park - Le Perche - so hiking trails and outdoor activities are right outside your door. 

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Image via Out of the Valley

Out of the Valley, Devon, UK

The Oak Cabin is "located amid the nature, peace and exceptional beauty of the Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Designed using sustainable materials and eco-friendly techniques...[you have] your own deck for wildlife-watching and star-gazing and an ample log supply for your wood-burning stove." There's a kitchen, compact shower, compost, and a terrace. Your main activity will be star-gazing, but there's also some swimming to be done, a bit of walking in the field, reading, and (of course) serious relaxing. This cabin is a beautiful example of what eco-conscious, forward thinking design can be. 

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Image via Airbnb

Fossar Cabin, Iceland

Originally built in 1962 and updated in 2015, this charming a-frame is perched on the edge of a cove looking out over a small creek and a lava field (!!). Located on the grounds of a working farm, this cabin looks small from the outside but can actually sleep up to 5 people in 2 bedrooms. A clean, comfortable Icelandic dream! Plus the owner, David, might show you some of his newly born lambs if it's the right season.