We could all use a break from time to time. Unfortunately, over the last year, we haven’t seen many opportunities to travel, explore and really snap that KitKat we call life. What we CAN do, however, is take a short drive within our own little province and experience the best that it has to offer. Not sure where to start, what to see or where to stay? Here are 12 of the most unique Airbnb’s you can rent in Alberta!
BEARSPAW MOUNTAIN LODGE
The Bearspaw Mountain Lodge is true Alberta Luxury. Though it’s over 10,000 square feet, has spiral staircases, bathrooms larger than our apartment and an 8-car garage, it still has big Prairie energy and we love that. The Calgary castle is an absolute must stay if your travelling with a larger group (post-COVID) and will likely have you wishing that you chose another profession because someone must have had enough money to actually buy a place like this.
Where: Calgary, Alberta
IN-CITY RIVERSIDE CALGARY CABIN
Feel the pull of the great outdoors but want to be pushed around in the big city?! This cozy cabin is one of the most unique spots that you’re able to rent in all of YYC. Here, you can walk to the BMO and the Saddledome, wander the shops and grab a coffee, and hit a boujee restaurant… all before heading back to your adorable little ‘cottage’ to drink wine by the fireplace. It’s the best of both worlds!
Where: Calgary, Alberta
MEADOWLARK: GLAMPING UNDER THE STARS
We’re not going to lie, this spot has inspired us to buy a camper, hit the road, and never look back. The incredible 8 person trailer set up for visitors is Pinterest realized, tried, tested, and approved. There’s a shower, a flushing toilet, fridge freezer, everything you need to cook a good meal and has an unbelievable view. Colour us impressed.
Where: Leavitt, Alberta
CHARMING TINY HOUSE IN COCHRANE
Not ready to commit to the whole minimalistic lifestyle, but want to try it out? Check in to this adorable, totally chic Cochrane tiny house! This cute spot has all of the essentials, is in a great location, and will either leave you with an appreciation for those who can make it work or space. Check it out!
Where: Cochrane, Alberta
GRAND CASTLE ON GHOST LAKE
Live like royalty for a few days in this haunting castle on ghost lake. This incredible spot is an insane 6 bedroom monster with a capacity of 16 people. Start your morning on the full-sized tennis courts, then go for a dip in the saltwater swimming pool, or curl up with a book in the grand library. Tiara and red velvet robe not included.
Where: Rocky View County, Alberta
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TROUT WRANGLER LODGE
Bait your poles and cast that rod… or something? We might not have any idea what that means or if it means anything at all, but we do know that this place is pretty dang cool whether you’re big into fishing or not! The Trout Wrangler Lodge, though geared towards those who are looking to catch a salmon or two, is also great for people who just want to lounge on a hammock riverside, take in some fresh air and live the simple life in an architectural marvel. Talk about bliss!
Where: Lundbreak, Alberta
ZEN SANCTUARY LOFT
Namastay somewhere that will allow you to catch your breath after a crazy year? With a large jacuzzi tub, giant rainfall shower a luxe memory foam bed, a ‘chill out’ paint job and a fully stocked kitchen, this relaxing Alberta loft is the answer to a weekend-long self-guided spa trip mid-pandemic.
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
THE TEEPEE AND TINY HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Located in beautiful Monarch, Alberta, this unique Airbnb experience is the perfect family staycation for those who love and can appreciate nature. With a beautiful view of Old Man River, guests can take in a sunset, get some fresh air and sleep comfortably under the stars.
Where: Monarch, Alberta
WOODSY CABIN GETAWAY-FOUR SEASON PARADISE
Brew some hot cocoa, throw on an oversized cardigan and breathe. This backwoods cabin really is, just as advertised. Surround yourself in trees, a breeze, and wildlife any time of the year, and take some well-deserved time for yourself. With amenities including an on-property waterfall, bathhouse, a private dining patio, a hot tub and places to walk, hike, and kayak, you’ll never be bored or feel any pressure to do anything but chillax. Could it get any better?
Where: Red Deer County, Alberta
HIDDEN TREE HOUSE CHALET
Well chat with a monkey and call us Tarzan! This mountain escape is nestled in amongst the trees, well above the ground. It’s incredibly private, includes a rock sauna, sleeps 6, and has a fire pit, BBQ and additional space for activities or tenting.
Where: Kehewin, Alberta
GOLDEN NIGHTS LUXURY TENT
Everyone wants to say they like camping, but we all know that setting up, sleeping and changing in a tent is the pits. This quaint Airbnb is just as ‘earthy chic’ as it is cozy and relaxing. It sleeps two, includes a propane stove for cooking, pots pans and a hammock…. nothing says ‘vacation’ like a hammock.
Where: Banff, Alberta
…. Dome home… Satisfying isn’t it? Saying it out loud is almost as much fun as you’ll have here. This two-guest getaway has 48 windows (so we hope you don’t value your privacy,) a sauna, valley view and is only minutes away from the Spruce Meadows golf course. Also, it’s entirely powered by the sun, so that’s pretty cool.
Where: Sexsmith, Alberta
Well, there you have it, folks. 12 of the most unique Airbnb’s in Alberta. Physical distancing party at the castle!? There’s more than enough room to stay 6 feet apart comfortably… Any takers? No? Alright, well enjoy your staycations anyway folks, we’ll only kind of take it personally.
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