Revamped in 2016, this contemporary A-Frame on the edge of Mount Hood National Forest, in rural Rhododendron, stands out for its design, like the spiral staircase leading up to the reading nook and bedrooms and a custom-made wood partition. Warming the open-plan layout is a basalt rock fireplace, directly across from the sink-into-it sectional on the Berber-woven Beni Ourain rug. A constant stream of cooking is rewarded with meals served at the dining room table, underneath a gleaming vintage Danish pendant.  Photo 10 of 18 in 17 Dreamy and Rentable Retreats for a Pacific Northwest Escape

17 Dreamy and Rentable Retreats for a Pacific Northwest Escape10 of 18

It’s no-frills, but it’s nonetheless striking. This orb-shaped cedar-and-glass cabin in Eugene, at the back of the hosts’ main house—where the cabin's usually private bath is located 30 yards away—is furnished with a fold-down desk and velvet curtains and spruced up by artwork and a white lounge chair. The architecture and simplicity appeal, but so do the surroundings, including the pond, fire pit, and stone pathway. A retro slide and curbside lending library add to the old-timey ambience.