8 cozy BC cabins to rent for a getaway close to home

Nov 5 2020, 7:36 am

We British Columbians are blessed with a beautiful backyard, and now is the perfect time to explore it since the pandemic has ruled out international travel.

Vacations may look a little different this year, but luckily cabin getaways are still on the menu.

Alfie the A-Frame

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Alfie the A-Frame/AirBnB

This property’s hosts boast it’s one of the most wish-listed Airbnbs in all of Canada. The loft cabin on the Sunshine Coast has incredible views of Sechelt Inlet and is west-facing to soak up all the afternoon sun and get a front-row seat to spectacular sunsets.

Oceanfront Treehouse

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Oceanfront Treehouse/AirBnB

This cozy studio boasts an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, and guests have access to the property’s private beach. The accommodation is tranquil and relaxing, and there’s plenty to do on Salt Spring including hikes, visiting the local cidery, or checking out the nearby goat cheese farm.

Totem Chalet

Totem Chalet

Totem Chalet/Airbnb

If you’re in the mood for an active escape, a chalet near one of BC’s famous ski resorts could be right up your alley. This luxurious chalet at Whistler has a private hot tub, gorgeous views, a billiards table, a soaker tub in the master bedroom, and plenty of room for your social bubble to spread out and relax.

Bowen Island

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If you want a close-to-home vacation that’s really close to home, check out Bowen Island. It’s only a 15-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, so close that some islanders even commute to work in downtown Vancouver. Although it’s close to the city, you’ll still get that far away feeling with beautiful Pacific Ocean vistas, serene hiking trails, and charming local shops.

Browning Pass Place

Browning Pass Place

Browning Pass Place/Airbnb

This quaint cabin near Tofino has a gorgeous deck on which to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s close enough to all the attractions in Tofino, such as gorgeous beaches, surfing, and restaurants, but is secluded by itself in the woods.

Tofino’s Heron House

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Tofino’s Heron House (tofinoheroncottage.com)

This two-bedroom cabin features an outdoor shower and fire pit, allowing you to enjoy BC’s great outdoors to the maximum (there’s also an indoor bath for colder weather, don’t worry). It’s nestled among cedar trees and ferns, with a wooded path connecting the property to Tofino Inlet.

Chardonnay Lakeview Studio

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Chardonnay Lakeview Studio (Airbnb)

This little cabin is situated on an Okanagan vineyard growing grapes for Chardonnay wine. It features a modern interior with a bedroom, living room, and patio. Enjoy views down to the lake and visit the local wineries. If the weather’s warm enough, head to the beach for a swim.

Cob Cottage

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Cob Cottage/Airbnb

You’ll have to book in advance, like, really far in advance for this Mayne Island gem. Its first available dates aren’t until Fall 2021. That’s because it’s Canada’s most-wish-listed property for several years running. The hosts say the “earth cottage” was hand-crafted using local and sustainable materials, and guests can explore the gorgeous beaches, trails, and the local brewery on Mayne Island.

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