The Merriam-Webster definition of “cozy” is “giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.” When we feel warm and comfortable — whether during work or play — we’re more open and welcoming to new ideas and experiences. Peerspace can help you locate unique, gorgeous spaces that meet your specific needs: a photoshoot, a company retreat, or a reception of any kind. Following is a list of cozy cabins that would be ideal for your next event. Remember: “cozy” doesn’t have to mean “small” — these venues range from intimate locations to enormous ranches fit for hundreds of guests. Choose your favorite!
1. Explore your creative side in an artist’s retreat near Lake Michigan
On a five-acre property in Union Peer, MI, this venue that has a mix of rustic and modern elements. The main building offers an event room specifically designed for music and theater performances; elsewhere on the property is a gazebo and a separate cozy cabin. These contrasting components make this retreat a fantastic spot for your team or organization to develop leadership skills via improv, yoga, and musical instruction.
2. Brainstorm at a modern cabin on Mt. Hood
A recently renovated, contemporary A-frame cabin tucked in the woods Rhododendron, OR, is ideal for a styled shoot or small team getaway. Offering abundant natural light and high ceilings, this place is great for fostering casual creativity and offbeat problem-solving.
3. Host a chef’s table at a 23-acre lodge with Mountain Views
This huge, picture-perfect lodge in Leavenworth, WA, is often marketed for weddings and social events. However, this cozy cabin is also ideal for a day-long retreat for your team! This property’s vast expanse of land means the cabin is secluded and private, with breathtaking views and indoor space for up to 45 guests. Two open-concept kitchens and a giant dining room give this cabin character. There’s even a baby grand piano available for your reception-style event.
4. Get comfy in an A-frame cabin in Topanga
Tucked away in the canyons of Topanga, CA, this delightful 1978 cabin overlooks the pristine mountain range of the state park. Plant-filled and adorned with vintage and rare furniture, the abode is simply picture-perfect. The hosts have preserved many of the home’s original details while adding modern touches. This A-frame house is ideal for many occasions, such as your bachelorette party or co-ed wedding shower!
5. Absorb the grand view from a cabin/treehouse on a cliff
“Treehouse” is the most accurate descriptor for this cozy cabin, resting on the edge of a cliff. Floor-to-ceiling windows and intimate patios allow spectacular views of the city from every vantage point. Choose this space for a styled shoot or inspired landscape painting class. Plus, it provides an unrivaled backdrop for a sunset cocktail party or product launch party.
6. Strike a pose in a classic colonial country cabin
Looking for an idyllic location for a rustic photoshoot? Consider a cozy 1700s log cabin and barn in Saylorsburg, PA, just a few minutes out of Philadelphia! Original stone fireplace and log walls are intact and lovingly restored, along with other original elements of the three-acre property. Just add flannel, a golden retriever, and mugs of hot cocoa for the quintessential cozy cabin experience!
7. Lose yourself in a historic 1915 log cabin
This cabin in Twin Peaks, CA, feels as if it emerged from the forest itself! Interior walls of exposed stone and rough wood, as well as soft, warm lighting are a rustic contrast to the hot tub, fire ring, terrace, and wraparound decks. Entertain your guests under the stars, cooking al fresco and listening to the sounds of the forest.
8. Get busy exploring an expansive 20-acre ranch
This cabin in Santa Clarita, CA, is on an actual working ranch of 20 acres, with friendly horses and accessible livestock, as well as multiple indoor spaces (including barns and arenas) and breathtaking views. It’s within 30 minutes of the city, making it a convenient choice for a day of team building. You have the potential to improve communication among your teammates through unique, facilitated equine team-building exercises against a gorgeous natural backdrop.
9. Retreat with friends or colleagues at an award-winning modern cabin
This cozy cabin in Wurstboro, NY, less than 2 hours from NYC, is unlike any you’ve ever seen! Sleek and modern, airy and bright, yet still perfectly in line with the surrounding forest and complementary pond. Bring your team for a day-long retreat: mix workshops indoors with outdoor team activities. When creativity needs a break, enjoy a contrasting, classic camping meal of mountain pies and s’mores over the fire: a perfect test of patience and resilience to conclude your day.
10. Tie the knot in a rustic cabin with breathtaking views
A list of cozy cabins wouldn’t be complete without including a rustic wedding venue in the Appalachian mountains. In Christiana, TN, just a short drive from Nashville, is a 50-acre property perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception! The location on top of a mountain means 360-degree views of sky, woods, and mountains, as well as an endless supply of perfect locations for “golden hour” sunset shots.
11. Disappear into a magical cabin in Frogtown
Who knew that Los Angeles was home to a secluded cabin, seemingly right out of a fairy tale? It’s a magnificent space for any social event, but whimsical, boho-style weddings seem to be an unparalleled fit. Compared to some of the other locations on this list, the Frogtown cabin sits on a smaller patch of land, but the use of the space is diverse and serves multiple purposes. Your guests will feel completely at home in this idyllic space!