Synonymous with simplicity and good design, A-frame homes have always meant “vacation” in modern America. While the basic architecture has been around for thousands of years, A-frame cabins spiked in popularity after World War II, when Americans with disposable income began eyeing their neighbors’ stylish, “modern” second homes. Plus, A-frames are incredibly easy and cost-efficient to build, even today, making them a perennial cabin rental favorite.
A-frame rentals remain wildly popular among all kinds of vacationers: families, “glampers,” bird-watchers in search of a little peace and quiet. Feed your A-frame obsession with these eight striking cabin rentals.
Don’t settle for less on your next beach trip: save your spot at this striking A-frame beach rental. Regal windows let the Gulf Coast sunshine into a cute shabby-chic interior, creating an open living space flooded with light. When it comes to Alabama beach A-frames, this one’s clean lines really set it apart.
Some A-frames just need to be seen from the inside, and this loft view is certainly worthy of admiration. The treetops and lake views outside your windows create a tree fort atmosphere that’s true to the cabin’s name. And don’t worry—it’s quite cute on the outside, too.
Bright red pairs well with this iconic A-frame silhouette in Vermont ski country. It’s a color that looks equally classic in sun or snow, apt for architecture that’s cozy and welcoming year-round. Inside, you’ll find warm wood surfaces and a snug living space fit for skiers and warm-weather travelers alike.
Wilderness fans, rejoice: this lakeside A-frame rental is at least a 20-minute drive from civilization. When you’re in a corner of Maine this quiet, it’s easy to see why A-frames are a popular choice for secluded locations: this cabin’s striking architecture provides a tasteful contrast to the surrounding woods and water.
Less than a block from the beach, this Portland cabin is a treat, inside and out. The rich blue exterior and welcoming yard are ideal complements to the home’s classic silhouette. Inside, warm wood accents and clean, modern touches are relaxing and comfortable after a day by the sea. Straight out of an architect’s dream!
This recently remodeled A-frame rental is surrounded by rhododendron bushes, the town’s namesake, and the cabin’s clean lines are the perfect contrast to the colorful spring blooms (or winter snow). Make yourself at home here—and don’t forget to take photos so you can post them to Instagram once you get back into cell service.
Located at the end of a private road in the Sky Valley community, this A-frame rental has sleek angles that stand out against its rugged surroundings. The classic exterior sets the tone for a cozy all-season getaway as soon as you pull in the driveway. End your day in the cozy upstairs loft, the perfect place to ponder your love of midcentury design.