Planning a little getaway can be daunting. From deciding where to go and finding a place to stay to the many life logistics in between, it’s not easy. But, it’s worth it every single time. We want to remove a few steps for you and show you some incredible cabins that you can rent around Alberta for an adorable, relaxing, stress-free getaway. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend with your favourite person, some quality time with your friends or family, or a solo adventure to rest and recharge, what could be better than a cozy cabin? We know it’s easy to feel cooped up and restless throughout the colder months in Alberta, but we’re not going to let this happen to you this year! Here are some stunning places to rent around Alberta for an unforgettable little trip that you absolutely deserve.
Cabin in the Woods
This beauty can be found a just outside of Calgary. This upscale cabin is gorgeous and sits atop 80 secluded acres of land. You’ll be surrounded by old-growth forests and be treated to jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain views. There’s one primary bedroom on the upper level, but you’ll find a sofa bed and a small shack with a single bed on the top of a hill offering unobstructed mountain views. With the city only a half hour away, you won’t believe how immersed in nature and at peace you’ll feel. There’s a library and office if you’re working remotely and a beautiful family room and kitchen for you to relax and enjoy meals in. And just look at that bathtub! This place is absolutely magical in the winter, and the views really do speak for themselves. If you’re looking to get away without going far, this is the place for you.
The Deer House
This grand property in Bragg Creek can host up to 12 guests. With 5 bedrooms, 6 beds, and 2 baths, this place is ideal for a big family or friend group. Or, if you really need some space to recharge by yourself. It’s an authentic log cabin on a 30-acre property with a large sunroom and a beautiful stone fireplace to warm up after a day of adventuring in the snow. There’s a BBQ and firepit, free wi-fi, sports equipment and playing areas, a luxurious bathtub, a piano, an amazing sound system, everything you need if you’ve got kids in tow, a dedicated workspace, and so much more. This place is like a rustic yet fancy ski chalet hidden away in the woods, and we know you’re going to love it.
Entire Cottage in Seba Beach
Have you ever heard of Seba Beach? It’s a summer village located 85km west of Edmonton. The place is so cute and sleepy and located right on a lake. If you haven’t heard of it, we’re glad it’s officially on your radar. This cottage looks like it belongs inside a snow globe. With room for 15 guests and 6 bedrooms, 10 beds, and 3.5 baths, the place is waterfront and sits on 1 full acre of land. The panoramic views of Lake Wabamun are truly unbeatable, and you’ve got 125 feet of private lakefrontage. There are large decks, a two-storey wall of windows, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, a sunroom, and a hot tub. The place is absolutely huge and will make you feel like a celebrity on vacation because it’s the essence of cozy luxury. If you happen to visit in the summer, you’re going to love the private dock.
Coal Cabin Nordegg
If you’re venturing towards the Nordegg area, we’ve got the place for you. Up to 7 guests can stay in this place, which has 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, and 1.5 baths. The brand-new cabin is as chic as they come and sits on an acre of land in North Nordegg. The vaulted cedar ceilings make for a welcoming, bright space, along with massive mountain-facing windows, a lovely deck, a firepit area, and so much more. There’s a great little loft in one of the bedrooms and radiant heat that keeps you and your feet warm during the coldest of Alberta winters. There’s a rec room with a foosball table and a TV area, and a wide array of outdoor activities await you right outside the door.
Conjuring Creek Cabin on Wizard Lake
We’ve got another amazing lakefront property for you. You’ll find this baby in Wetaskiwin County. It’s a 4 bedroom, 4 bed, 2 bathroom property that can host up to 8 guests. The unique little cabin was built in the ‘70s but has been recently renovated. It sits on half an acre and boasts 110 feet of private shoreline. This place is the essence of a character home. Each room truly has its very own personality. It’s dome-shaped, which is unique on its own, but the decor will make you feel like you’re in an old-school cottage in England. You’ll find a wood-burning stove, a vintage clawfoot tub, a fire pit area, beautiful lake views, a BBQ, a private sauna, and so much more. The only bad thing about this place is that you will be so bummed that it’s not your forever home.
Peaceful Paradise Barn at The Lake
This one is located in Birch Cove, Alberta, another little village located between Highway 33 and Lac la Nonne. It can accommodate up to 5 guests with 1 bedroom, 3 beds, and 1 bathroom. The vintage, Canadian-inspired cottage is just minutes away from a lake and a trail system for you to explore. There’s a fire pit, a wood-fired cedar barrel sauna, a BBQ, wi-fi, a dedicated workspace, and more. This place is super cozy and might remind you of summers at the lake from your childhood. You can listen to music on the record player, cook meals with your loved ones in the full kitchen, or head outside to explore.
Britanny Burr is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the 2023/24 Cool Winter Guide advertising feature. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.