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60 Cozy Cabins Near Vancouver for a Weekend Getaway

60 Cozy Cabins Near Vancouver for a Weekend Getaway

There’s something special about escaping to a cabin in the woods… or by the ocean…or by the lake… or… you get the picture! Renting a cabin is my preferred way to spend a weekend chilling out in nature. Thankfully there are tons of amazing cabins near Vancouver.

I’ve lived in the Vancouver area my whole life and have stayed at tons of cabins over the years. Here are my favourite cabin rentals for a weekend getaway from Vancouver. I’ve included options in the Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, Okanagan, and Interior. I’ve also got cabins in Washington state just over the border.

I’ve stayed at a bunch of these and the rest are definitely on my cabin vacation wish list!

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Vancouver-Area Cabins

You don’t have to go far from the city to find adorable cabins near Vancouver. You can stay on the ocean, on a lake, on a river, or in a log cabin. Here are my picks for the best Vancouver cabins.

Sasquatch Mountain Log Cabin, Harrison

This gorgeous log cabin is located at Sasquatch Mountain Resort. It’s a great spot for a ski vacation in the winter, but in the summer you can go hiking, enjoy the views, or just chill out. There’s a big fireplace, lots of games, and a BBQ too.

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Sasquatch Log Cabin near Vancouver
The living room of the Sasquatch Log Cabin. Photo: VRBO

Cabin on the Mighty Fraser River, Hope

Find this rustic cabin on the banks of the Fraser River just north of Hope. It has great views of the surrounding mountains and the owners say it’s common to see wildlife on the banks of the river including bear, deer, eagles, and otters.

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Fraser River Cabin. Photo: VRBO

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Sea to Sky Cabins

The Sea to Sky corridor is a great place for a weekend getaway – I liked it so much I moved to Squamish three years ago! There are lots of cabins in Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton to choose from. And the drive up there makes a great road trip from Vancouver. (Read my Sea to Sky Highway guide for full details.)

Here are my picks for the best Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton cabins:

Porteau Cove Olympic Cabins, Lions Bay

These adorable log cabins in Porteau Cove were built as a legacy project from the 2010 Olympics. They are located next to the ocean in Porteau Cove Provincial Park. It’s a great spot to soak in the ocean views from the beach during the day or star gaze at night.

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Porteau Cove log cabin at Porteau Cove Provincial Park near Vancouver
Porteau Cove log cabin. Photo via Sea to Sky Parks

Sunwolf Riverside Cabins, Squamish

These charming cabins in the Brackendale neighbourhood of Squamish are super cozy with fireplaces and the sound of the rushing river right outside your door. My hometown of Squamish is one of the best small towns in Canada for outdoor adventures and these cute cabins make a great base for hiking, biking, or snowshoeing adventures.

Bonus: Squamish’s best brunch spot, Fergie’s is also on site. This is definitely one of my favourite cabins near Vancouver and I have fond memories of a winter trip a few years before I moved to Squamish.

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Sunwolf Cabin in Squamish in winter
Sunwolf Cabin in winter. Photo via Sunwolf

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Riverside Resort, Whistler

Riverside Resort is one of the best places to camp in Whistler. But they also have adorable log cabins and cute little yurts. The yurts are nestled in the forest right next to the rushing waters of Fitzsimmons Creek. The resort is a right on the Valley Trail, a multi-use paved trail for biking or walking that leads everywhere in Whistler.

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Riverside Yurt in Whistler. Photo via Riverside Resort.

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Bowen Island Cabins

Bowen Island is a short ferry ride away from West Vancouver, which makes it a perfect weekend cabin getaway. Here are my picks for the best cabins on Bowen Island:

Wildwood Cabins, Bowen Island

The gorgeously rustic Wildwood Cabins are nestled into the forest on Bowen Island. Explore the trails or walk 5 minutes to the beach. The cabins are made with reclaimed timber and have a real woodsy feel. There’s also a yoga studio onsite and a super-cute wood-fired barrel sauna.

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Wildwood Cabins on Bowen Island - one of the best cabins near Vancouver
Wildwood Cabin on Bowen Island. Photo via Wildwood Cabin

More Bowen Island Cabins

  • Evergreen Cottage: Two bedroom cabin with a view hat is walking distance from the ferry terminal.
  • Hummingbird Hut: Adorable vaulted ceiling cabin with a wall of windows and nearby hiking.
  • Woodlands Cabin: Cute and modern cabin with a fire table and big deck.

Sunshine Coast Cabins

The Sunshine Coast is easy to get to, but has a completely different feel than nearby Vancouver. With ocean views and a West Coast rainforest setting, staying in a cabin on the Sunshine Coast is the perfect way to spend a chill weekend. (Use my guide to find the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast).

Read on for my picks for the best cabins in the Gibsons, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour, and Powell River areas.

Sabie Seas Beach House, Gibsons

Gibsons is one of the best Canadian small towns for outdoor adventures and makes a great weekend getaway from Vancouver.

Stay in a beautiful beach house, right across the street for Bonniebrook Beach. (It was my favourite beach when I lived in Gibsons.) Full of beachy decor, the house has incredible views of the ocean from the deck and tons of windows. There’s a sauna too!

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Sabie Seas beach house in Gibsons
Sabie Seas Beach House. Photo via VRBO

Rockwater Secret Cove Cabins, Halfmoon Bay

Rockwater Secret Cove Oceanside Resort has rustic timber cabins and luxurious tent cabins linked by gorgeous wooden boardwalks through the forest. With a spa and fine dining restaurant on-site, it makes a great romantic getaway. (I should know: I got engaged there!)

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Tent cabin at the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay on BC's Sunshine Coast near Vancouver
Tent cabin at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort. Photo: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Moon Dance Cabin, Pender Harbour

The cute Moon Dance cabin is right on the water in the Madeira Park neighbourhood of Pender Harbour. The loft bedroom feels a bit like a treehouse, surrounded by forest. There’s a great soaker tub too. Enjoy great views from the deck or try out some of the nearby hikes.

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Moon Dance Cabin in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast
Moon Dance Cabin. Photo via Moon Dance Travel

The Stonewater, Maderia Park

Tucked into the forest in the Maderia Park neighbourhood of the lower Sunshine Coast, The Stonewater has just added four adorable tiny-home style cabins to their resort. Each little A-frame has a cozy queen bed and skylights that are perfect for star gazing. They also have a spa on site with a cedar hot tub, barrel sauna, and cold plunge pool.

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Interior of an a-frame cabin with skylights at The Stonewater on the Sunshine Coast.
Inside one of the adorable A-frames at The Stonewater. Photo: The Stonewater

Backeddy Resort, Egmont

The Backeddy Resort is tucked away in the tiny village of Egmont, which is the starting point for the must-do hike to the rapids of Skookumchuck Narrows. The resort has a mix of accommodation options including waterfront cabins and bucketlist-worthy geodesic domes.

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The view from the geodesic domes at Backeddy Resort on BC's Sunshine Coast
The view from the geodesic domes at Backeddy Resort. Photo: Backeddy Resort

Oceanfront Cottage, Powell River

This adorable cottage is set over top of a boat house, so it’s practically in the ocean. Watch the crashing waves in Frolander Bay or catch a spectacular sunset from the deck. It’s an eco-friendly getaway with solar power and a sweet outdoor shower. It’s a short drive to Powell River for dinner.

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Magical Dome, Lund

A stay at this unique dome house has been on my wish list for a long time. The Magical Dome in Lund is a rustic cedar dome-shaped house set in the rainforest near the Sunshine Coast Trail. The interior is full of quirky spaces, railings made of branches, and the cutest loft bedroom.

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Magical Dome cabin in Lund, BC on the Sunshine Coast
The Magical Dome. Photo via the Magical Dome

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Gulf Islands Cabins

The Gulf Islands are a handful of islands sprinkled in the Strait of Georgia between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Each has its own laid-back personality and they all make an ideal weekend getaway. With so many Gulf Islands cabins to choose from, it can be hard to pick.

But let me help you out – my favourite cabins on the Gulf Islands are below.

The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

These lakeside cottages are rustic yet luxe with cozy kitchens and big bathrooms. Each cottage has a patio with a great view of the lake. The Cottages on Salt Spring Island are just outside the town of Ganges, which makes it easy to head over to the farmers market, restaurants, and cute boutiques.

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Lake view cottage on Salt Spring Island. Photo via The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

Treehouse with a View, Salt Spring Island

Sleep high in the trees in this treehouse with a view on Salt Spring Island – it’s one of the most unique cabins near Vancouver. You’ll get incredible views from the deck and tons of windows including one in front of the the jacuzzi tub. Get cozy by the fireplace or go to the Nest Yoga Studio next door for a class.

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Exterior of a treehouse cabin on Salt Spring Island near Vancouver
Treehouse on Salt Spring Island. Photo via VRBO

Oceanside Log Home, Galiano Island

This gorgeous log cabin on Galiano Island sits high on a bluff directly above Active Pass. Watch the ferries go past (and sometimes whales too!) from the beautiful deck. Or relax in the hot tub or in front of the fireplace. Galiano Island is my favourite Gulf Island with tons of opportunities for hiking and biking.

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Log cabin with a big deck on Galiano Island
Oceanside log cabin on Galiano Island. Photo via VRBO

Ocean View Cabin, Pender Island

Watch for whales from the deck of this ocean view cabin high on the cliffs above Swanson Channel on Pender Island. It has incredible views of the ocean, the mountains of Vancouver Island, and the ferries cruising past on their way to Victoria. There’s a hot tub too!

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Ocean view cabin on Pender Island
Ocean view cabin on Pender Island. Photo via VRBO

More Gulf Islands Cabins

  • Orchard Cabin: Quaint cottage with a loft near the town of Ganges on Saltspring Island.
  • Cozy 2 Bedroom Cabin: Rustic cabin on North Pender Island near Gulf Islands National Park.

Vancouver Island Cabins

Vancouver Island is known around the world for its rugged beauty and gorgeous coastline. Head to the West Coast to stay in a cabin in Tofino or Ucluelet. Drive the Pacific Marine Circle Route to adorable cottages in Sooke or Port Renfrew. Or chill out at a resort cabin in Parksville with a spa on site. You’ll love each of my choices for the best cabins on Vancouver Island.

Owl’s Perch Treehouse, Sooke

This is one of the most unique cabins on Vancouver Island – it’s a treehouse! The cabin is attached to four huge trees! Sleeping in the cozy loft bedroom is like sleeping in the forest canopy. There is also a huge deck for relaxing and forest bathing without leaving the cabin.

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Owl's perch treehouse in Sooke, British Columbia
Owl’s Perch Treehouse cabin in Sooke. Photo via VRBO.

Oceanfront Cottage, Sooke

This cute and cozy oceanfront cottage in Sooke has a hot tub and great views of the ocean. There’s a dock to hang out and kayaks you can use too. The owners have a small farm next door so they can set up you with fresh eggs for breakfast.

(Sooke is a great place to stay if you’re driving the Pacific Marine Circle Route.)

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Oceanside cottage in Sooke, BC
Oceanfront cottage in Sooke with a deck right on the beach. Photo via VRBO

Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages, Port Renfrew

I stayed at the gorgeous Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages on my Pacific Marine Circle Route road trip. They are right on the water and have cozy fire pits that make a great place to relax after exploring nearby Avatar Grove – the old-growth cedars are giant! (The covered decks are great for rainy days.)

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Seaside cottages at Wild Renfrew in Port Renfrew.
Seaside cottages at Wild Renfrew. I stayed at the one on the far left. Photo via Wild Renfrew

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville

The cozy log cabins at Tigh-Na-Mara are set in a gorgeous forest a short walk from a beautiful sandy beach. The famous Grotto Spa is onsite for massages or a relaxing soak in the mineral pool. It’s easy to see why these are some of the most popular cabins on Vancouver Island.

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Log Cabin at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort on Vancouver Island
Log cabin at Tigh-Na-Mara. Photo via Tourism Vancouver Island/Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Peace Cabin, Ucluelet

Friends of mine own this Scandi-style cabin. It is nestled in the woods has seriously relaxing vibes. The window-filled space is tucked into the rainforest near Ucluelet, so it feels like you’re outside even when you’re inside.

Peace Cabin has everything you need to chill out: a full kitchen, board games, a BBQ, and a covered deck with an outdoor fireplace. But the town of Ucluelet and the trails of Pacific Rim National Park are just a few minutes away.

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Ocean Village, Tofino

Tofino is one of Canada’s best outdoor adventure small towns for surfing, beaches, hiking, and more. Ocean Village in Tofino is a group of charming beehive-shaped cabins right on Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. Built in 1976, this is Tofino’s original oceanfront resort.

The rustic cabins have modern upgrades but still have a retro vibe. They’re also committed to sustainability with on-demand hot water and recycling and composting programs. It’s a great place for a Vancouver Island cabin getaway.

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Cabins at Ocean Village on MacKenzie Beach in Tofino
The view of Ocean Village cabins from Mackenzie Beach in Tofino

Brown’s Bay Resort, Campbell River

Brown’s Bay Resort is just north of Campbell River. It’s right on the water and has a mix of cabins, glamping tents, and campsites. It even has a floating restaurant. It’s a great location for fishing and the famous Ripple Rock hike is a few minutes away.

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Waterfront cabin at Brown's Bay Resort in Campbell River - beautiful waterfront cabins near Vancouver
Waterfront cabin at Brown’s Bay Resort near Campbell River. Photo: Brown’s Bay Resort

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Interior and Okanagan Cabins

BC’s Interior has many different sides. Book a cabin in the Okanagan wine country to enjoy vineyard views and lakes. Or head to a cabin Wells Gray Park or Manning Park for great hiking or snowshoeing. Mountain bikers, skiers, and hikers should book a cabin in Revelstoke – it’s my favourite BC mountain town. Here are my picks for the best cabins in the Okanagan and BC’s Interior.

Manning Park Resort, Manning Park

In the summer, hike right from your front door. When the snow falls, snowshoe or cross-country ski next to the cabin. Manning Park is a short drive from Vancouver and the Manning Park Resort has lots of cute cabins.

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Inside one of the cabins at Manning Park Resort. Photo: Manning Park Resort.

Vineyard Cottage, Penticton

Relax on the patio with a glass of wine at this romantic cottage on the grounds of the Four Shadows Vineyard in Penticton. It has great views of the vineyard and the tasting room is a short walk away. The cottage interior has vaulted ceiling with exposed beams for an airy, yet cozy feel.

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View from the deck of the cottage at the Four Shadows vineyard in Penticton.
View of the from the deck at the Four Shadows Vineyard Cottage in Penticton. Photo via VRBO.

Utopia Feels Botanical Glampground, Vernon

Located just outside Vernon, Utopia Feels Botanical Glampground is an incredible escape. Sleep in a luxurious glamping tent on the grounds of a sustainable micro-farm that includes lots of mature trees and farm animals.

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Tin Poppy Cabin, Salmon Arm

Get off the grid at the Tin Poppy Cabin in the Larch Hills outside of Salmon Arm. The cabin is actually a converted travel trailer decked out in retro style and fueled by solar power. Enjoy the views from the huge screened-in porch or go mountain biking or fishing nearby.

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Tin Poppy Cabin near Salmon Arm - one of the best cabins near Vancouver
Tin Poppy Cabin near Salmon Arm. Photo via VRBO.

Cedar Haven Resort, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Stay in a cozy log cabin or a luxe glamping tent at the Cedar Haven Resort in Clearwater, BC. It’s right next to Wells Gray Provincial Park, home to some of BC’s tallest waterfalls.

If you’re into the cowboy thing, there are also several dude ranches nearby. After a day of activities, relax in the sauna or roast marshmallows around the campfire.

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Glamping tent cabin at Cedar Haven Resort in Wells Gray Provincial Park
Luxury glamping tents at Cedar Haven Resort in Wells Gray. Photo via Cedar Haven Cabins and Resort

Boulder Mountain Resort, Revelstoke

I stayed in an adorable cabin at Boulder Mountain Resort for a couple of nights on my most recent trip to Revelstoke, one of the best small towns in Canada. The cabins feel like a cozy wood tiny house… without the tiny. There’s a king bed, a big couch, a huge walk-in shower, and a well-stocked kitchen. There were even cute checkered bathrobes.

It’s a great place to base yourself for hikes near Revelstoke or a visit to Mount Revelstoke National Park. They have glamping tents too!

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Cabins at Boulder Mountain Resort in Revelstoke, BC
Tiny house cabins at Boulder Mountain Resort in Revelstoke. Photo via Boulder Mountain Resort

More Okanagan and BC Interior Cabins

Washington Cabins

If you have a passport, Washington state is a great getaway from Vancouver. And there are lots of cute cabins in northern Washington to explore.

Gingerbread Cottage, Point Roberts

Point Roberts is a geographic anomaly – a peninsula-shaped piece of Washington State that you can only access from British Columbia. The quite border in Tsawwassen makes crossing a breeze.

Stay in this adorable Gingerbread Cottage tucked into the cedar forest. It has a solarium and a great deck. The cottage is located next to a park and a short walk from the beach and shops.

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Gingerbread Cottage in Point Roberts, one of the best Washington cabins near Vancouver
Gingerbread Cottage. Photo via VRBO

Oceanfront A-Frame, Birch Bay

Located just across the border, Birch Bay is a great place to find cabins near Vancouver. The oceanfront A-frame has cute modern decor and incredible beach views. The loft bedroom is accessed via a fun spiral staircase.

Outside you’ll find a fire pit, grill and 400 square foot deck. Stairs lead down the bank to the beach.

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Oceanfront a-frame cottage in Birch Bay, Washington, one of the best cabins near Vancouver
Oceanfront A-frame. Photo via VRBO.

Charming Cedar Chalet, Mount Baker

The Mount Baker ski area is a short drive from Vancouver. It’s a great year-round destination with fabulous skiing and snowshoeing in winter and hiking in the summer.

You’ll find lots of cabins clustered in the nearby communities of Glacier, Warnick and Maple Falls. The Charming Cedar Chalet is an adorable shingled cabin with a sleeping loft, woodstove, and private hot tub.

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Charming Cedar Chalet. Photo via VRBO.

Oceanfront Cabin, Whitbey Island

Whitbey Island is one of my favourite places in Washington. I love the little towns, quiet coastline, and the drama of Deception Pass State Park.

Stay at this oceanfront cabin in Penn Cove near the town of Coupeville. It has a huge sun-drenched deck, a quiet beach location, and a retro wood paneled interior.

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Oceanfront cabin on Whitby Island in Washington
Oceanfront cabin on Whitbey Island. Photo via VRBO

More Washington Cabins

  • Heron House: Three bedroom waterfront cottage on Penn Cove near Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
  • Camano Cabin: Enjoy mountain and water views from this cabin on Camano Island near Mount Vernon.
  • The Treehouse: Cabin perched in the forest near Lake Whatcom outside of Bellingham.

With over 60 tiny houses, glamping tents, and cottages on this list, I bet you’ll find your perfect cabin rental near Vancouver. How many of these cozy British Columbia and Washington cabins are going on your wish list? Tell me in the comments.

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Taryn Eyton

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Wow!!! I love this article with all these goodies!!!! Thank you so much Taryn!!!