With so many incredible lodging options available across the six main Hawaiian Islands – including luxury resorts, sleek hotels, affordable vacation rentals, and amazing bed and breakfasts – you might have a tough time deciding where to stay. Why not make it easier and narrow your search to include only charming + rustic cabins? From mountainside cabins accessible only via strenuous hiking trails to beachside cottages perfect for a relaxing weekend away, these 13 cabins scattered across the Hawaiian Islands are sure to impress.
1. Malaekahana Beach Cabins
Part campground, part cottage rental, this beautiful and secluded setting along Oahu's northeastern shore will let you get away from it all - for cheap!
2. Haleakala Wilderness Cabins
Haleakala National Park is Maui’s sparkling gem, and within the park are three lovely wilderness cabins maintained by the National Park Service. However, you will need to put forth some effort in getting there; the cabins are accessible only via hiking a minimum of 3.7 - or as far as 9.3 - miles.
3. Kalopa State Recreation Area Cabins
These duplex cabins at Kalopa State Recreation Area sleep 8 people, and include bathrooms, as well as access to a shared dining facility. With access to plenty of amazing hikes, any adventurer is sure to love a weekend spent at Kalopa.
4. Plantation Village at Backpacker’s Vacation Inn & Hostel
Located on Oahu's north shore across the street from the famous Three Tables Beach, this charming plantation village consists of a variety of rustic cabins perfect for a weekend spent on the water.
5. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cabins
Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, three miles from Volcano House, is the beautiful Namakanipaio campsite, nestled in a eucalyptus grove 4,000 feet above sea level. The camper cabins were recently refurbished with new flooring and beds, but you can also choose to pitch a tent at a neighboring campsite if that’s more your style.
6. The Cabins at Koke’e State Park
With cabins, dormitories and new units with separate bedrooms, the Lodge at Koke’e has something for everyone. The nearby restaurant features a retail shop and cocktail bar in case you want to ditch the outdoors and hiking for a few hours.
7. Camp Olowalu
Located just six miles southeast of Lanai are the campsites and cabins at Olowalu. Camp facilities include a kitchen, mess hall, and bathroom facility, and is suited for group retreats and other large group gatherings. Where better to have a company retreat or family reunion than a oceanfront oasis?
8. Bellows Beach Cabins
For charming cabins on one Hawaii's most beautiful beaches, head to Bellows. You'll need to be affiliated with the DoD to rent a cabin, but if you can, it's one of the best places on Oahu for a weekend away from the stress of daily life.
9. Keanakolu Ranger & Bunkhouse Cabins
Accessible via 4WD vehicle only, these cabins are located within the Hilo Forest Reserve and were constructed back in the 1930s for a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
10. Wai’anapanapa State Park Cabins
At the Wai’anapanapa cabins, you will be surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape, complete with a black sand beach, caves, waterfalls and some amazing trails. There truly is no better place to stay for the outdoor enthusiast.
11. Kilauea Military Camp
Located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is this charming military retreat. This DoD operated camp is within walking distance to Kilauea Volcano and sits at 4,000 feet above sea level.
12. Camp Mokuleia
Located on Oahu's picturesque north shore is Camp Mokuleia, made famous for its use in the television series, Lost.
13. Hale Ohia Cottages
Perhaps it's the inspiring location, but there are more cabin rentals near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park than anywhere else. These charming cottages certainly don't disappoint, especially if you want to be closer to Volcano Village.