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Utah Lodging

Bryce Canyon, UTNPS

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon Lodge
aka The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
877-386-4383
Steps from the canyon’s rim, inside the National Park
114 rooms

Bryce Canyon Resort
3 miles from Bryce Canyon on the corner of Hwys 12 & 63
58 rooms

Bryce Valley Inn
10 scenic miles from Bryce Canyon National Park
65 rooms

Marianna Inn
Panguich, Utah
Gateway to Bryce National Park
34 rooms


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Cedar Breaks, UT

NPS

Cedar Breaks National Park

Cedar Breaks Lodge ski
Brian Head
Minutes of Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks; autumn aspen groves, snow skiing, summer biking & hiking trails.
130 rooms

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Moab, Utah

NPS

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Desert Chalet Bed & Breakfast
off Holyoak Lane, on San Juan
5 rooms

Rustic Inn Motel
third traffic light & 1 block east
33 rooms

Sleep Inn Moab
Newer hotel, on the main drag
61 rooms

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Saint George, Utah

Red Mountain Resort
Adventure & Fitness. Health Spa. Red Rock Therapy & spa facilities at a full service resort with impressive mountain views.
116 rooms

Salt Lake City, UT

Willow Glen Inn Bed & Breakfast
Located in Cedar Valley in a very quiet, rural location.
10 rooms

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Torrey, Utah

NPS

Capitol Reef National Park

Austin’s Chuckwagon Motel
12 W Main St
Torrey, UT 84775
435-425-3335
showers, laundry, motel & cabins

Motel Torrey
415 West Main St
Torrey, UT 84775
435-425-3800

 

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Zion, Utah

NPS

Zion National Park

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Zion Lodge
1 Zion Lodge
Springdale, UT 84767
435-772-7700
Beautiful lodge in the middle of  Zion Valley inside Zion NP
121 rooms

 

 

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GUIDED TOURS in UTAH
Moab Adventure Tours
Canyonlands Guided Tours

River Boat Tours & Sightseeing
Moab
4×4 Tours Sightseeing

Secluded Cabins

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Total Escape has been focusing on the back roads of California for over 3 decades. We have researched, found and stayed over at some of the coolest cabins in the Golden State. Private vacation homes to fishing cabins, we have pretty much all of them listed.

Northern California is a well sought destination for secluded vacations.

“cheap cabin rentals in northern california”

Rustic fishing cabins, luxury on the lakeshore, cedar forests, romantic or remote hideaways, tent cabins, yurts and historic fire lookouts. We list mountains and rural locations.

SUMMER VS. WINTER

Not all cabin rentals are open for business during the winter months. Often the snow is too deep and the remote location may be inaccessible. Call ahead and talk to the innkeeper; know the weather forecast, before you make the drive. Always carry chains when driving in winter months.

USFS fire lookouts and historic cabins

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Northern California Cabin Rentals

northern california mountain cabin rentals
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secluded cabins in northern california

DUNSMUIR, CA

COFFEE CREEK, TRINITY LAKE

FORT JONES, CA

McCLOUD, CA

MOUNT SHASTA, CA

WEAVERVILLE, CA

WEED, CA

WILLOW CREEK, CA

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Cabin rentals @ Hope Valley

Eastern Sierra Cabin Rentals

Highest Sierra peaks are the tallest on the Sierra range and located along the eastern side of California, bordering near the state of Nevada. US Highway 395 runs the length. We advise staying overnight as far from the pavement as possible.

BIG PINE, CA

BISHOP, CA

JUNE LAKE, CA

LEE VINING, CA

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA

MARKLEEVILLE, CA

TOM’S PLACE

TWIN LAKES, CA

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Gold Country Foothills:
Cabins & Cottages

Highway 49 spans from the gates of Yosemite north to the Sierra Buttes @ Lakes Basin Area.

ANGELS CAMP, CA

DOWNIEVILLE, CA

MURPHYS, CA

NEVADA CITY, CA

SIERRA CITY, CA

TWAIN HARTE, CA

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Sequoia Cabin Rentals

Kernville on the Kern River and Lake Isabella have some rentals, but the best bet around here is Alta Sierra, a cedar forest located above the lake. Paved Highway 155 winds up from Wofford Heights to the snowy ridges above. Shirley Meadows has family ski fun.

ALTA SIERRA, CA

KERNVILLE, CA

LAKE ISABELLA, CA

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA

Rental homes and rustic cottages can be found on the western slopes, near the historic location called California Hot Springs.  Expect oaks and pines with shady conditions in densely wooded neighborhoods.

CALIFORNIA HOT SPRINGS, CA

Giant Sequoia is the southern most groves, close to the Kern River, located on the Western Divide Highway. The NFS runs rental cabin at Quaking Aspen Campground.

CAMP NELSON, CA

PONDEROSA, CA

SPRINGVILLE, CA

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Sierra Nevada Cabin Rentals

From Tehachapi to Truckee, the Sierra Nevada mountains have hundreds of towns and canyons to explore. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Snow skiing, snow shoeing and sledding.

BERRY CREEK, CA (closed due to wildfire)

HOPE VALLEY, CA

HUNTINGTON LAKE, CA (closed due to wildfire)

LAKE TAHOE LODGING

LA PORTE, CA

MARKLEEVILLE, CA

SHAVER LAKE, CA (closed due to wildfire)

TRUCKEE, CA

YOSEMITE BASS LAKE

YOSEMITE GROVELAND

YOSEMITE MARIPOSA

YOSEMITE OAKHURST

YOSEMITE VALLEY

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Central California Cabin Rentals

The Coastal mountain ranges have a few cabin communities worth mentioning, some in the farmlands and others on the pine ridges. Numerous areas have recently been affected by wildfires: Santa Cruz Mountains, Shaver Lake & Huntington, and Mendocino.

The Big Sur Coast is a popular and often crowded destination which has a few cabin rentals. With redwood forests along the rocky and rugged coastline, outdoor recreation and scenic views are top priorities for most visitors.

BEN LOMOND, CA

BIG SUR, CA

BOULDER CREEK, CA (closed due to wildfire)

CAMBRIA, CA

CARMEL, CA

PINE MOUNTAIN, CA

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Southern California Cabin:
Mountains & Deserts

Since the majority of the population is located in the bottom portion of the state, these ideal locations listed below will book up faster than “all the other cabins” in California. Drive further for a more secluded place and a whole new terrain.

ANGELUS OAKS, CA

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA

BORREGO SPRINGS, CA

IDYLWILD, CA

JOSHUA TREE, CA

JULIAN, CA

LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA

MOUNT LAGUNA, CA

PALOMAR MOUNTAIN

PIONEERTOWN, CA

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High Sierra Lodges

The phrase ‘High Sierra’ commonly refers to the highest mountain peaks in the U.S.  Located in the Eastern Sierra region of California, as seen all along US Highway 395. The tallest granite ranges protected by Wilderness Areas. No roads, no building, no development.

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various types of Sierra lodging

wilderness camps – hike-in access
rustic cabins – big snow country
fishing lodges – river front
historic forest lodges, inns & resorts
lakeside resorts – often closed in winter
tent cabins – summer months only

Listed below is a small selection of Sierra lodges in Calif. The list will grow over time as we add more recommended stays. Follow the links and call ahead for reservations, cuz some of these remote places close seasonally, or they can get damaged during winter storms.

Vaulted ceilings, large windows, huge wooden beams and granite rock fireplaces are typical of interiors inside the large, historic lodges. Hotel rooms, log cabins, maybe a huge dining room and even a bar. Usually no swimming pools; since alpine lakes and rivers abound.

Sierra Lodges can be found on paved access roads, along busy highways or interstates, near railroads, in neighboring small towns, close to hiking trailheads, and always near mountain destinations. Often open during winter months, but not always.

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Lodging is super scarce in the wilderness high country. Rustic cabins, community dorms, bunk houses or tent cabins are typical overnight shelter. Daily meals may be provided (when requested in advance). Much desired time frame: June through September, wilderness accommodations can be reserved up to a year in advance, with a hefty fee, of course.

Most popular mountain areas could have seasonal outfitters that provide access to the remote backcountry; usually by horseback, snowmobile, or cross-country skiing. Reservations are needed for such services.

High Elevation Lodges & Cabins in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

elevation: 4000′ – 9000′

Overnight lodging in California; alpine country, located high in elevation. Mountain peaks, fire lookouts, cabins, historic inns, guard stations.

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The highest of elevations – cabins, lodges, small inns, all in perfect locations, totally immersed in alpine wilderness. Many of these are accessible only half the year, due to deep snow. A few can be reached by snowmobile or snowshoe in winter months. Some also have snow ski resorts nearby.

Lodging in Aspendell, California
elevation 8500′
Bishop Creek, Eastern Sierra
Highway CA SR 168
West of Bishop, CA

Lodging in Lone Pine, CA
elevation near 4000′
Mount Whitney Motels
Bishop Creek, Eastern Sierra

Lodging in Mammoth Lakes, CA
elevation 7860′
Mammoth Mountain ski resort
Mono Divide, Ansel Adams Wilderness
Eastern Sierra

Lodging in Bucks Lake, CA
Bucks Lake Resorts
Plumas National Forest

Chalet View Lodge
Highway 70 @ Graeagle, CA
Plumas National Forest
East of Quincy, CA

Gray Eagle Lodge
5000 Gold Lake Road
Graeagle, CA

Kit Carson Resort
Silver Lake CA
Carson Pass, Hwy 88
(closes for winter)

Tioga Pass Resort (TPR)
elevation 9000′
Tioga Pass, Highway 120
East Yosemite NP

High Sierra Camp (HSC)
(horseback or hike-in only)
Giant hiking loop in high country = Tuloumne Meadows, Vogelsang, Lake Merced, Sunrise Camp, May Lake
elevation 9000′ – 12,000′
Tioga Pass, Highway 120
Within Yosemite NP

Rainbow Tavern & Lodge @ Royal Gorge
Interstate 80 @ Old Route 40
West of Donner Pass
Soda Springs, CA

Lodging in Sierra City, California
elevation 4187′
North Yuba River
Northern Gold Country, Hwy 49

Lakes Basin Recreation Area
elevation 6400′
(closed in winter, sno mo ok)
Gold Lake, CA
Packer Lake Lodge
Sardine Lake
Elwell Lakes Lodge
Bassetts Station
North Gold Country, Hwy 49

Lodging in June Lake Loop, Hwy 158
June Mountain ski resort
Double Eagle Resort, Whispering Pines
N of Mammoth Lakes, CA

Lodging in La Porte, California
elevation 5000′
La Porte Road
East of Yuba City, CA

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LaPorte Union Hotel

Montecito Sequoia Lodge
Montecito Lake Resort & Cabins
open year round
Sequoia National Park

Sequoia High Sierra Camp
elevation 8282′
(hike-in only)
Sequoia National Park

Sorensen’s Resort
Cabins & Cafe
elevation 6000′
South of Lake Tahoe
Hope Valley, CA

Lodging in LAKE TAHOE, California
elevation 6229′
many lodges, inns, condos and resorts
located at Calif & Nevada state border

Truckee Hotel
Donner Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast
Donner Pass I-80
Truckee, CA

Twin Lakes
elevation 7092′
Eastern Sierra @ Bridgeport, CA
Hoover Wilderness access
Toiyabe National Forest

Vermilion Resort
elevation 7643′
(closes for winter)
John Muir Wilderness
JMT = John Muir Trail access
Sierra National Forest
Lake Edison, CA

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Resort
Vacation Rentals
Plumas National Forest
Graeagle, CA

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National Forest Cabins & Fire Lookout Towers

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Snow melts from MAY into JUNE. Expect closure or mud on dirt back roads. Wildflowers bloom APRIL through AUGUST in the Sierra Nevada, above 3000′. Autumn arrives with aspens and fall colors in the Eastern Sierra, through OCTOBER.

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