Staycation season has arrived and with sun, fun, and self-care in the very near future, the only question that remains – is where in the heck do you go?

Chances are that you’ve already set your sights on a one-of-a-kind stay and we’d be willing to bet that it’s a yurt, dome home, or treehouse. How do we know this? Well, according to Airbnb, these unique homes are the most wish-listed destinations in the country right now and two favorites are located in Alberta!

In a press release sent out earlier today, Airbnb shared that more distinctive rentals are up 70% compared to back in 2019 – and we get it. Staying somewhere special can take an experience from good to great!

“In the spirit of wanderlust, Airbnb is helping to inspire imaginations, fill social feeds, and provide some much-needed rest and relaxation for travelers,” they wrote.

“From the cozy Cob Cottage on Vancouver Island and a Mongolian Yurt in the heart of the Yukon … Canada is chock-full of creative, fascinating, unique, and popular one-of-a-kind stays on Airbnb, tailor-made for every traveler’s dream vacation.”

Curious to know what got an honorable mention in the Prairies? These are the two most wish-listed unique Airbnb stays in Alberta. 

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Ah, the simple life! Located on Jumping Pound Creek in Cochrane, this private cottage is tiny – but will make you feel at ease. Here guests can take a nap or read a book on the porch swing, cuddle up next to the fire or reconnect with nature or their partner.

Where: Cochrane, Alberta


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Among the trees and under a bed of stars, this tranquil escape is as off-grid (and dreamy) as it gets. With enough room for two to sleep, eat and lounge comfortably, the luxurious glampsite also gives guests access to a private sauna, hiking trails, and plenty of fresh Alberta air.

Where: Cherhill, Alberta

Want to check them out? Well – these bad boys are pretty booked up, but we’ve compiled our own list of unique Airbnb stays in Alberta, which you can view here.

Alternatively, if you’d like to see the complete list you can do so here! You won’t believe what you can find across the great north.

Enjoy and safe travels!