Over the past few years, Airbnbs have been becoming increasingly popular. Long gone are the days of dishing out hundreds of dollars for a boujee hotel room with pool access and continental breakfast. Now instead, we rent out stranger's condos, mansions, cabins, or basements when we travel to save money and enjoy the comfort of feeling at home while away from home.
If you're from Alberta, you probably know by now that we're a pretty diverse province, and our selection of Airbnb's definitely represents that. We've got cozy, secluded cabins for those lowkey mountain people, vintage ranch experiences for those who fit the Alberta cowboy stereotypes, and luxury condos and penthouses for the boujee city folk, just to name a few. There's no denying that wherever you end up, you'll find the perfect spot to satisfy your needs.
No matter if you're planning a family reunion, celebrating a friend's birthday, looking for somewhere to crash after attending a concert in the city, or simply just trying to get away from it all with a lowkey weekend away from home, this list may have just the thing for you. These are some of the most unique Airbnb's you can find in Alberta that you won't believe actually exist - where will you stay first?!
Price: $775 per night
If you're really looking to go all out, this is the Airbnb for you. $775 a night may sound pricey, but it sleeps 16+ people, so divided amongst you, you'll really only be paying about $50 a night - which is pretty standard for most Bnb's. This 9 bedroom, 8 bathroom mansion is the perfect spot to celebrate a family reunion, milestone birthday, wedding, or simply get away with your closest friends for a long weekend. It has a 5-star rating from 100% of the guests that have stayed, and many people say that they had great interactions with the host during their stay. The Bearspaw Mountain Lodge is located just 5 minutes outside of Calgary, and a short 45-minute drive from Banff National Park.
Price: $71 per night
You know when you're creating a Pinterest board full of gorgeous decor for your dream apartment? This is EXACTLY what mine looks like. This cozy little loft in Edmonton is the perfect spot to stay on your next visit to the city - it'll make you feel as if you're in your home away from home. Imagine sitting down to eat a tasty dinner at a picnic table in the middle of this cozy loft after a day of exploring Whyte Ave or West Ed? Sounds pretty perfect, if you ask me. This Bnb has just 1 bed and 1 bath, so it could be the perfect spot for you and your boo to have a romantic getaway, or for you and your best friend to spend a girls weekend!
Price: $150 per night
By now we all know that when people come to Alberta, they expect to meet a bunch of cowboys and spend a lot of time on farms. That may not be entirely accurate if you find yourself in Calgary or Edmonton, but if you're elsewhere, we can see why you might get those vibes. If you've got friends from outside of Alberta coming to visit, why not rent out this gorgeous Vintage Ranch to show them how the other half really live? With 9 beds, this Airbnb can fit up to 12 guests, so you and all your friends can get in on the fun - keep in mind though, there are only 2 bathrooms, so getting ready may be a bit of a hassle. Guests have said that this Bnb is known to be sparkling clean, and the hosts take great care to ensure your visit is everything you want and more.
Price: $99 per night
If you're gonna treat yourself to a stay in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, I say you do it the right way and go all out. This gorgeous Mountain Condo is just a 4-minute drive from Canmore, and only 10 minutes from Banff, so there's plenty to do and see in the surrounding area. With 3 beds and 1.5 baths, this Airbnb can comfortably fit 6 guests for a weekend of fun in the mountains. Not only is the condo itself super cozy, but you'll also have access to a pool, hot tub, and waterslide to make your stay even more enjoyable.
Price: $154 per night
This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Airbnb in Edmonton can fit 11 guests, and is the perfect spot to stay if you want to feel a bit of that rustic cabin life while still in the city. The Bnb has a 70's style concept with a gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and two outdoor living spaces for you to enjoy. Whether you're planning a cozy weekend in with friends, a family trip to Edmonton, or celebrating a birthday or anniversary, this cozy urban cottage is just the spot for you.
Price: $130 per night
Winter is right around the corner, and with everyone's favourite (or least favourite, if you're like me) time of year comes cuffing season. If you've got a bae that you're looking to seriously impress, renting out this rustic log house in Sherwood Park for the weekend may just be the way to their heart. Alberta isn't known for having a ton of cool cabins like other provinces are, so when you find a spot this unique, we definitely recommend you check it out! Not only is the cabin super cozy, but it's also got an indoor fireplace for you to snuggle up by while you enjoy your time together.
Price: $145 per night
With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this cozy lakefront home is the perfect getaway any time of year. Although it's probably most enjoyable in the summer when you can run outside of the house in your bathing suit and straight into the lake, it's probably also quite relaxing into the late fall and winter when you can cozy up inside and enjoy the view. Inside, you'll find the house decorated with beautiful red cedar, a wood burning fireplace, and five gorgeous outdoor seating areas for you to kick back and relax. This Bnb also boasts private lake access, so it's a great place to plan a couple's getaway, family events, or fun with friends!
Price: $88 per night
If anyone ever tries to tell you that Edmonton isn't beautiful, you need to make sure they spend a night in this Airbnb. For just $88 a night, you can take in one of the best views that Edmonton has to offer from a stunning rooftop patio that will make you forget where you are - even if just temporarily. To make things even better (if that's even possible), this gorgeous condo also comes with access to a hot tub where you can relax after a day in the big city. If you're looking for a place to stay with your significant other, or with the boys after watching an Edmonton Oilers game, this is definitely it.
Price: $31 per night
If you're the kind of person who shakes your head in utter disgust when asked to go camping, maybe glamping is more your style. Instead of being stuck in a tent to brave the cold, for just $31 you can kick back and relax in this sweet little cabinette in Harmattan. Recent guests have said that the spot is very clean and that they had an amazing check-in experience. The small but cozy Airbnb offers one double bed for 1-2 guests, as well as 1.5 bathrooms. If you're looking to get away from the big city and spend some time relaxing, this should be your go to.
Price: $250 per night
If you want the authentic outdoors, cabin living experience, this is it. This log cabin has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, so 4 guests can fit comfortably. It's located just 1 hour west of Edmonton and has a hot tub for you to soak and relax in, as well as a nearby fishing pond so you can catch your dinner if that's what you're into. All the recent guests have said that the location is perfect and secluded, so you and your friends can enjoy a cozy weekend away in the woods, free of distractions.
Price: $120 per night
If you're a housing connoisseur, you may have heard word of these Tiny Houses becoming more and more popular. The idea is awesome in theory, but I don't think I could live in one of these things long term - which is precisely why it makes the perfect Airbnb. If you don't mind living in close quarters to where you eat and sleep, you'll love the cozy and comforting feel of this tiny home. Amenities include breakfast and an indoor fireplace for you to cozy up by when it gets cold.