If Southern California is modern and laid back, Northern California’s chill is of an older variety. From San Francisco to Arcata, the region contains some of the world’s oldest trees which rise up in old-growth forests that have been designated as World Heritage Sites, to be preserved in perpetuity. A fine-dining culinary experience at a Michelin-star restaurant and and a tour of ancient geological land are, just casually, part of a typical day in Sonoma County. Yosemite Park offers up a glimpse of the sublime and ghost towns in the Gold Country recall the pioneering spirit of California’s early settlers. Visitors to the upper-half of the state can choose accommodations to suit the history of the land and its settlers with a rental that holds the torch for the days of yore. Check out these log cabins located in the wilds of California to capture the spirit of the Western frontier.