The Santa Lucia Mountains meeting the waves of the Pacific Ocean in one picture-perfect landscape is what you can expect when you book Big Sur cabins for your next vacation. This coastal destination offers lots of small, intimate cabins that make it perfect for traveling couples. Between the Redwood trees, rugged mountainous terrain, and oceanic views, the dramatic scenery provides a romantic backdrop. You and your special someone can stay in Big Sur cabins among the tall trees, near state parks, or even steps away from the beach.

Big Sur cabins by the beach

Surrounded by Monterey pines and oak trees, beachside Big Sur cabins are ideal for vacationing couples looking for privacy and solitude. When you stay in a cottage rental with real home comforts and a fully equipped kitchen, you'd hardly ever need to step outside. But if you're in the mood for some sun and sand, you can head down to Carmel Beach, where sunbathers and surfers spend hours by or in the water. The nearby Ocean Avenue has lots of shops with locally crafted items that are perfect for mementos. There are also restaurants ranging from casual to classy, offering a wide spread of great dinner dates. After a day of exploration, head back to your cabin to unwind in the comfort of an air-conditioned bedroom.

Mountainside cabin rentals in Big Sur

Couples who want a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in order to spend some quality one-on-one time can book secluded Big Sur cabins in the Santa Lucia mountains. Start the day by sipping on coffee on the private deck, taking in the sweeping views of the Santa Lucia mountain range while being serenaded by a few of the region's hundreds of bird species. Go on a vineyard tour and sample the area's best wines, then head to town for a pampering couple's massage in a spa. Once you're back in the comfort of your vacation rental, you can stay warm by snuggling up by the fireplace while browsing channels on cable TV.

Big Sur cabins for outdoor recreation

Couples with a more outdoorsy vacation in mind can rent Big Sur cabins near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which has over 1,000 acres of strikingly beautiful land—so much so that it has earned the nickname "mini Yosemite." The Redwood groves serve as idyllic backdrops for peaceful strolls, while the hiking trails lead to some seriously spectacular sights like Pfeiffer Falls, where the brilliant colors of the surrounding foliage highlight the cascading waters. Rental cabins near the park provide hot tubs to ease any sore muscles after a day in the great outdoors. Inside the cabin, you'll find a fireplace in the lounge to keep you warm, and a small dining area that's perfect for candlelit dinners.

Coastal Big Sur cabins for scenic views

Coastal Big Sur cabins are great home bases for couples who are interested in exploring the winding oceanfront route in its entirety and finding the best spot for the perfect vacation photo. With its contrasting water and mountain views, Big Sur is a terrific place for sightseeing indeed. The famous 17-Mile Drive allows people to stop at the most scenic locations along the coast, including the Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point and the Restless Sea at Pebble Beach. The cabin rentals along the coast provide comfortable amenities inside and out. You'll find living spaces with modern furniture along with all the basic amenities, as well as patios that make for great sunset viewings.

Secluded riverside Big Sur cabins

Big Sur cabins set on the river provide an ambience that's well-suited to a romantic vacation. The tranquil forest surroundings, the gentle sounds of the Big Sur River—these will lull you into a state of complete relaxation. Comfortable lounges with wood fireplaces await couples in their home away from home. Wake up to beautiful riverfront views, and perhaps take a quick dip in the water before venturing out for the day. Some of the backcountry campgrounds can be seen along the Pine Ridge Trail, which follows the river through several miles of serene forest surroundings. Just a little farther away lies Little Sur Beach, a picturesque spot with sandy dunes and drift logs, plus steep mountains towering in the background.