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14 Coolest Cabin Rentals in Alberta, Canada

Alberta, Canada is often best known for being home to Banff National Park, with its amazing landscapes and natural features among the Rocky Mountains. But in my experience of traveling around Alberta in my camper, I found that there’s much more to see and do here beyond just Banff. If you spend more time in the province to explore the badlands, farmlands, wildlife, scenic drives, lakes, and small towns, you can learn a lot about Canadian culture while making memories you’ll never forget.

To embrace Canada’s outdoorsy vibe and get back to nature, here’s a list of amazing cabin rentals in Alberta, Canada.

New Modern Rustic A-Frame Cabin with Barrel Sauna, Nordegg So much character and amazing views
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New Modern Rustic A-Frame Cabin with Barrel Sauna, Nordegg

This A-frame cabin offers breathtaking views of the mountains with lots of rustic character and modern features. It sleeps eight people and has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There’s a cedar barrel sauna that guests can use to enhance the cabin experience. You’ll find ample parking on the property, but should bring a 4WD vehicle in the winter. There is a convenience store in the area, and you can purchase firewood at the general store. Some fun things to do in the area include playing golf, visiting the Miners Café, and taking a helicopter tour to see the glacier lakes and Rocky Mountains.

Coal Cabin, Nordegg A gorgeous and fun cabin for your family
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Coal Cabin, Nordegg

Nordegg, Alberta has numerous cabins for rent, including this one with three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Up to seven people can stay here and enjoy being on a beautiful, one-acre parcel of land. The home has vaulted ceilings, mountain-facing windows, a south-facing deck, and a fire pit area. Guests love the spacious recreation room with a foosball table and TV viewing area. You can stay here during any season of the year and experience some of the best boating, fishing, and ATVing in the area.

Cabin on the Coulee Farm: Log Cabin Glamping, Castor Surrounding land for hiking and a peaceful stay
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Cabin on the Coulee Farm: Log Cabin Glamping, Castor

This two-story, rustic cabin is an Airbnb rental for up to six people in Alberta. It has three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, and it overlooks a 200-acre Alberta coulee. In this cabin, you’ll have a full kitchen, propane gas BBQ, wood stove, Wi-Fi, a movie projector, and outdoor fire pits. Come here for a glamping experience on a section of a 640-acre farm. There are plenty of modern amenities to keep you comfortable, plus opportunities to literally step off the deck to go hiking and mountain biking.

Thistledew, Camrose County A escape surrounded by nature
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Thistledew, Camrose County

For up to six people, Alberta vacations can be relaxing and recharging with a stay in this cabin. It is nestled on two acres in the countryside and a hidden gem near Miquelon Lakes. Nature is right at your backdoor for a romantic weekend getaway or family adventure. The rental home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the outdoor space has games and a fire pit with wood supplied by the host. The Thistledew property has a groomed trail that you can explore while respecting the land.

Stix Cabin, Clearwater County Excellent for couples, friends, and families
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Stix Cabin, Clearwater County

With one bedroom and one bathroom, six guests can stay in this cabin in a scenic location in Alberta. The cabin has a kitchen, seating area, queen-size bed, separate bunk room with two additional queen-size beds, and a screen room. There’s a fireplace inside for warmth and ambiance and everything you need for cooking in the kitchen. The cabin offers Wi-Fi, but this is still a great place to disconnect from technology to enjoy nature. Plan to come here with a 4WD vehicle in the winter. You can bring up to two pets here as long as you follow the host’s rules.

Cozy A-Frame Cabin 1/2 Block from Sylvan Lake, Sylvan Lake Cozy A-Frame Cabin 1/2 Block from Sylvan Lake
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Cozy A-Frame Cabin 1/2 Block from Sylvan Lake, Sylvan Lake

Available to rent on Vrbo, this A-frame cabin is half a block from the lake beach, children’s parks, pubs, and restaurants. It is a cozy space that has been totally renovated and updated with new furniture and appliances. There’s a galley-style kitchen that’s all new inside, plus a large soaker tub in the bathroom and two gas fireplaces. Up to six people can sleep comfortably here, and there are two bathrooms in the cabin. Meanwhile, the outdoor area offers a front porch, a large front lawn, a small backyard, and a fire pit. It’s a really fun cabin for kids because of the loft and attic-style stairs inside.

Romantic Retreat in Tin Bins Cabin, Mountain View County A uniquely converted space surrounded by trees
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Romantic Retreat in Tin Bins Cabin, Mountain View County

For a unique stay in Alberta, consider this cabin rental in converted grain bins. It is in a quiet and secluded space for your glamping trip. Offering 375 square feet, the Airbnb is surrounded by trees and on a working farm with horses, cows, and hay production. You can roast s’mores around the fire pit, sip wine while sitting in the comfy Adirondack chairs on the deck, or hang out indoors under the beautiful domed ceiling. All cooking must be done outside on the camp stove or campfire grill.

Woodsy Cabin Getaway – Four Season Paradise, Red Deer County A custom cabin for your outdoorsy getaway
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Woodsy Cabin Getaway – Four Season Paradise, Red Deer County

Another highly recommended Alberta cabin is this tiny home that is 14 feet by 16 feet. It has a queen-size bed and two bunks in the loft. You’ll also have an alcove kitchen, dining patio, and private bathhouse. The hot tub is available year-round and is a shared space with the host’s family. There is no running water in the cabin, but you will have countertop basins for washing and containers of clean water provided. From here, it is 10 minutes to Red Deer and Sylvan Lake.  

Private Log Cabin Rental, Drayton Valley Private Log Cabin Rental
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Private Log Cabin Rental, Drayton Valley

For up to four people, there’s the option of renting this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin an hour west of Edmonton. It has a wood-fired hot tub, wood stove, swimming pond, kayaks, and a canoe. There is also an outdoor fire pit, games, and walking trails that are open year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, and ice skating. This is a pet-friendly Vrbo rental when you pay a $25 fee per dog.

Picturesque Cabin on Lake, Clairmont Rural living with views of the lake
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Picturesque Cabin on Lake, Clairmont

You can stay in this tiny home cabin with up to three other people and be on a rural acreage near Grande Prairie. With views of Bear Lake, this rental is a great place to relax, kayak on the lake, watch the birds, and pet the farm animals. Four people can stay here because there is a queen-size bed and sofa bed in the living area. You can wander around the entire acreage, explore the lake, and use the kayaks. However, be aware that the cabin does not have plumbing or running water. You’ll need to use the private outhouse behind the cabin, which is exclusively for guests and has a tap with drinkable water from the well.

Lovely Private Cabin Located in the Country, Halkirk Lovely Private Cabin Located in the Country
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Lovely Private Cabin Located in the Country, Halkirk

Offering three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this private cabin is a highly rated Vrbo property and has a full kitchen too. There’s a jet tub for soaking, a love seat for reading or watching a DVD, and hiking in the vicinity. The cabin is 10 minutes from Halkirk and 25 minutes from Castor. If you come in the winter, it’s only about 20 minutes to the Alliance Ski Hill. The home is equipped to accommodate up to 10 people because there are queen-size beds in the horse room and red room, plus the loft has a king-size bed, double futon, and two twin beds.

100+ Year Old Rustic Log Cabin Near Ghost Lake, Rocky View County Get back to the basics and blissful simplicity
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100+ Year Old Rustic Log Cabin Near Ghost Lake, Rocky View County

Here’s a studio-style cabin that’s over 100 years old and a romantic place for couples. It’s at the base of the Rocky Mountains and has a double bed and a double futon. The cabin also offers a fireplace, a bathroom inside the cabin, and a washer and dryer in the store nearby. This cabin is located at the Ghost Station Campground and just down the road from Ghost Lake. There’s a hiking trail to Spencer’s Creek behind the cabin, which was originally built as a fur trading post site.

Whimsical Two Bedroom Cottage by the Lake, White Gull Whimsical Two Bedroom Cottage by the Lake
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Whimsical Two Bedroom Cottage by the Lake, White Gull

For your trip to Alberta, it’s also fun to stay in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin that’s a unique, lofted retreat. Up to eight people can stay here and either choose to unplug from technology or stay in touch with the world via Wi-Fi. The cabin offers a flushable toilet, hot shower, and full kitchen. From here, it’s just a three-minute walk to the lakefront. Guests can use the outdoor equipment provided by the Airbnb host, and there are hiking and ATV trails nearby to satisfy your sense of adventure.

Beautiful Log Cabin in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies, Nordegg An authentic and tranquil mountain getaway
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Beautiful Log Cabin in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies, Nordegg

Here’s an authentic log cabin in the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a perfect mountain getaway. It is in a semi-private and wooded area where you can see wildlife and enjoy a classic campfire. The cabin is self-contained and has a full kitchen and bath. It is over 400 square feet in size and sleeps up to four guests. It has two beds in the open loft sleeping area. The outdoor area has a fire pit and walking trails that begin right at your doorstep. You can request daily housekeeping for an extra fee, and ample parking is available for cabin renters.

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