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It’s in British Columbia that you find the most marvelous Canadian landscapes. Here, all these too-good-to-be-true panoramas of pristine lakes, the immense Pacific Ocean, endless forests, and high mountains that this country is famous for come alive. The region is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in the world, like Yoho and Glacier. Such a landscape calls for renting a cabin and becoming one with nature. In return, you’ll get the freshest air, neverending hiking trails, and all the outdoor activities to think of. Live your Canadian dream at one of these top cabin rentals in British Columbia.
Get a taste of Vancouver Island’s remote waterfront living at the aptly named Peace Cabin. Once you are here the forest sounds take over and the absolute tranquility abounds. One of the best cabin rentals in British Columbia, it sports a chic rustic-meets-minimal design with plenty of light and modern amenities. The town of Ucluelet is really close by and you’re minutes away from Pacific Rim National Park and the beaches. Two bedrooms make it a great pick for families and you’ve got a beautiful forest-facing patio with BBQ for cozy evenings too.
If you’re into cabins that can be described as “dreamy”, that’s the one. Hidden in the forests of Qualicum Beach, the house is a cute A-Frame with a plethora of positive reviews, funky modern designs inside, and a devotion to pet-friendliness. There are 3 bedrooms for up to 6 guests, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and Keurig coffee maker, a living room with board games, and a patio outside for barbecuing and alfresco dining. Both Qualicum Bay and Qualicum Beach are minutes away by car.
Escaping to the countryside is the bliss of the modern world. This Airbnb is what you choose for a rewarding getaway in British Columbia. A top choice for romance, the house is set on the free-range egg farm in the middle of the wetlands of Merville. You will love the private fire pit with a gazebo and a pond-facing patio. Step inside to find the lovely cottage interiors, a fully stocked kitchen, and well-illuminated spaces. Fresh eggs will wait in the fridge upon your arrival and you’ll have a chance to see the beaver family in the pond – can you get more Canada rustic than this?
Not only is “micro cabin” a thing, but this particular one is also a huge British Columbia hit. With more than 800 reviews and a high 4.9 rating on Airbnb, this is your top accommodation to take the most of the picturesque Roberts Creek and the Sunshine Coast. Although as tiny as they get, the property is super functional too. You will have space for two, an equipped kitchen with a cooktop, toaster, and French Press coffee maker, as well as a Wi-Fi connection throughout. The cabin is a 10-minute walk away from both the center of Roberts Creek and the ocean.
Those in search of total wilderness rejoice. Here’s a cabin for you. It’s hard to beat the morning sight of the grandiose Mt. Ryder from your private deck. Or having a coffee overlooking the Morkill Valley. The forest will talk to you here, creating an unforgettable accompaniment to your outing. When we say wild, we mean no power or running water wild. The 40 liters of potable water and wood supply to feed the stove are provided. Guests fell in love with the remoteness and the atmosphere of the cabin, leaving lots of positive reviews afterward.
Here’s a great combination of wilderness, civilization, breathtaking vistas, and national park access. The property is a part of a colony of chalet-like log cabins 20 minutes out of Golden. Yoho National Park’s majestic symbol Chancellor Peak will be your everyday view, quite a way to experience the BC’s natural offer. One of the best cabin rentals in British Columbia that caters to big families, it can accommodate up to 10 people and allows pets (for a fee).
Off-the-path mentality rules in Bison Cabin. Stunning Dogtooth Range is towering over, the forest is as magical as you expect, and Golden is just 20 minutes away. Remote is not an empty word here. There’s no Wi-Fi, the property is part of a working ranch, and the Airbnb description has a part called “Bears” (grizzlies pass through time after time). A wood-burning stove keeps you warm, a fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your food comfortably, and board games ensure that all the family members are entertained.
Immaculate and aesthetically pleasing, Moosu is among the top cabin rentals in British Colombia. Romance-seekers will be delighted with the superb Selkirk Mountains views, a relaxing outdoor cedar hot tub, and a sauna. The designs inside come with a Scandinavian flavor, floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows are perfect for stargazing, and the gas fireplace summons the feeling of hygge. With locally sourced coffee and bathroom products, Moosu is also a community-connected and socially-conscious place to stay. Nelson, with its pretty restored silver rush-era buildings and artful atmosphere, is just 5 minutes away by car.
Everyone should experience staying right next to the lake. In British Columbia, it’s a bucket list thing to do when it comes to cabin rentals. Choose this property for this kind of escape. A part of the sprawling 200-acre working farm, it places you on the shore of Helena Lake deep in the Cariboo region of BC and far away from the buzz of civilization. It’s an off-grid paradise suitable for 2 with a private water deck, outdoor patio, and BBQ. Keep an eye out for the Northern Lights, Aurora is frequently seen here thanks to almost non-existent light pollution.
There’s hardly a better way to enjoy the outdoor delights of Sechelt Inlet than from a cabin. Top choice both for families and for lovebirds, the Lily Pad is a magical hideaway in the woods with a beach only 2 minutes away on foot. You will certainly enjoy lounging in your private hot tub under the crowns of the trees – that’s a must-have experience in the BC wilderness. The well-equipped kitchen, bathroom inside, washer/dryer combo, and Wi-Fi connection bring you closer to civilization. And you can easily access all the Sechelt Inlet hiking and biking trails from here.
One of the best-reviewed cabin rentals in British Columbia, Skoghus (Norwegian for “forest house”) is the ultimate place to find your zen among the trees. The design is Scandi contemporary here with lots of wood, tiles in the bathroom, and large windows that let lots of light inside. The elevated patio is a gem and has strong stargazing potential too. The property is situated on the working farm so you’re sure to meet other cute inhabitants like Highlander cows while there. The outdoor hot tub with the vista of the mountains and the fire pit are great additions too.
Have a proper mountain getaway near Pemberton with 3 Cedars Cabin. Ideal for friend gatherings and big family outings, its 3 bedrooms can host up to 6 people. The real deal is an outdoor hot tub where the snowy peaks of Mount Currie are your vista, a mesmerizing sight. Then there’s a fireplace inside that calls for cozy board game evenings and long conversations. A fully equipped kitchen has everything for cooking and up to 2 dogs can enjoy the cabin life with you here.
Magic of the fantasy books comes alive in Elderwood Yurt. An oasis of tranquility, it provides a superb connection with nature. Eco-conscious and off-grid, the property boasts Middle-Earth-inspired designs (elven script from Tolkien’s books greets you on the entrance doors), a unique open space plan, and almost entirely wooden materials throughout. The deck outside will give you a chance to get meditative with the surrounding forests and the custom-designed woodburning stove will keep you warm in colder months.
The view is of an unforgettable variety at this Airbnb that is literally perched above the spectacular Howe Sound. That’s one of these properties you remember forever. The location is unique and a solid rating after almost 1,000 reviews proves that people are loving it. Waking up to the sight of blue waters and high mountains is among the best British Columbia memories you can have. The outdoor sauna and a scenic fireplace make relaxation even better. Moreover, you’ve got private beach access and kayaks and canoes provided for free by the property.