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25 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

Don’t own an A-frame? You can still dream


An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s Instagram-obsessed world, they’re experiencing a resurgence in popularity. There’s even an increasing number of A-frames available for rent.

Maybe it’s because they perform as marketable Airbnbs or perhaps it’s because an A-frame’s peaked roof just begs to be photographed, but scroll through the pages of accounts like Cabin Porn on Tumblr or @cabinlove on Instagram and you’ll find plenty of A-frames to covet.

Throw in a few falling flakes and a cozy fire and you have a near perfect winter dream. We’ve rounded up 25 gorgeous photos of A-frames, from lakeside stunners to snowbound charmers. You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream.

Contrast colors make an A-frame shine:

Covered in snow in Yellowstone:

A Christmas tree of windows:

A tiny A-frame with trim that matches the forest:

And another that stands out:

‘Tis the season for good cheer:

Or introspection in a peaceful retreat:

Love the octagonal window in this one:

While others use lighting to perfection:

A winter wonderland:

White on white makes for a pretty photo:

I spy something red with white all over:

Perfectly symmetrical amongst the trees:

They even look alluring at night:

We wouldn’t mind be snowed in here:

Especially with these night views:

Pretty in blue:

Built to withstand the snow:

Blending in with the forest:

A refuge from the storm:

A peaceful retreat:

A-frames are simply beautiful:

In any weather:


And out: