In Alaska, nature's almost-otherworldly beauty draws increasing numbers of visitors each year. From rugged sea cliffs to volcanic valleys and calving Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic landscapes stretch out as far as the eye can see. Alaska's wildlife is just as diverse, both on land and sea. As it's more than twice the size of Texas but much less populous, Alaska appeals to nature lovers looking for seclusion. Whether you're thinking of going in summer to celebrate the midnight sun or in winter to marvel at the northern lights, you'll find a wide selection of Alaska cabins to call home.

Alaska cabin rentals in Seward

Perched on Resurrection Bay's head on the Kenai Peninsula, the bustling city of Seward is among Alaska's most-visited places. Summers are particularly busy, when Seward hosts signature events such as the annual Mount Marathon Race and the Silver Salmon Derby. Outdoor activities in the surrounding area are virtually limitless, from hiking the formidable Harding Icefield Trail, to going on an exhilarating dog-sledding tour, to kayaking in Bear Glacier Lagoon. Book an Alaskan summer rental by Resurrection Bay and you might be lucky enough to see whales passing by as you relax on your sun deck after a day of adventuring and sightseeing.

Getaway cabins in Fairbanks

If basking in the midnight sun or chasing the northern lights are on your bucket list, the city of Fairbanks is one of the best places to spend a vacation. In the historic downtown area, you can visit museums to learn about the frenetic Gold Rush days, shop for gorgeous hand-crafted souvenirs, or go for long strolls along the Chena Riverwalk, a spot that's also known for its relaxing hot springs. Drop by a farmers' market before heading back to your forest cabin rental just a few miles from the city center, then throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy a hearty meal on the deck or patio in the refreshing Alaskan air.

Vacation home rentals in Homer

An eclectic community of artists, farmers, fishermen, and crafters, the city of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough has earned the moniker "The Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea." It's also famous for the Homer Spit, a lengthy piece of land where you'll find historic buildings, an artificial fishing lagoon, and the world's longest road into ocean waters. Hilltop log cabin rentals near Homer offer exhilarating views of Kachemak Bay, glaciers, and the the Kenai Mountains, and some have wood-fired hot tubs and saunas. Or, you might try a lakeside vacation home just steps away from sandy beaches where you can gather clams.

Alaska cabins for rent in McCarthy

Sitting at the foot of the Wrangell Mountains, the historic town of McCarthy has all the fixings of an old frontier community. Unpaved streets are lined with enormous buildings dating back to the town's mining heyday, and wandering about feels like stepping back in time. Along with its sister town Kennicott, McCarthy is close to the southern entrance of Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, where outdoor pursuits such as mountain climbing, kayaking, and sport fishing are all the rage. Some getaway cabins here offer a taste of frontier life with their outhouses, but modern comforts like hot showers, gas heating, Wi-Fi, and satellite or cable TV are also provided.

Alaska cabin rentals in Anchorage

Situated on the Cook Inlet in south-central Alaska, award-winning Anchorage is a large, bustling city that's as cosmopolitan as can be, with its Michelin-starred restaurants, diverse shopping, and an entertainment scene that encompasses pubs, theater, and live music. But like everywhere else in the state, nature always takes center stage. Outdoor adventures such as glacier-climbing, rafting, hiking, and biking in the Chugach State Park and Chugach National Forest, as well as skiing in Kincaid Park, are just a short drive away. Alaska cabins in Anchorage may appear traditional, but are equipped with all the modern conveniences for a comfortable stay, including high-speed Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and well-stocked kitchens.