After a very long, and VERY brutal winter, the weather is finally starting to warm up, the snow is almost gone, and the sunshine is sticking around until later than 7 p.m. Over the next few weeks, the world around us is going to come back alive again, and that's what makes spring the most beautiful season.

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When you live in the prairies, the views in the winter can get pretty dull and hard to look at. When the seasons change though, it's a whole different story. The once boring landscape lights up with all kinds of astounding colours that make you want to spend the whole day outside.

Another great thing about spring is that it usually brings vacation, whether you just get to enjoy a long weekend here and there, or you're ready to celebrate your time off of school for the next few months, one thing you should definitely try and get done is a camping trip with your best friends! Sure, you could pitch a tent and rough it in the wild, but why would you do that when Airbnb exists?

Although no one thinks to mention it, Alberta is actually home to some seriously cool cottages and cabins that are yours to rent! Sometimes the best solution to whatever stress or problems you're facing in life is a quick break from society while camping in the woods with your crew (double props to you if you can survive the entire trip without your cellphone). 

Get ready for spring and plan your trip to one of these amazing Airbnb's now:

Crowsnest Cottage // Bellevue

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
  • 1920s style home
  • Hiking, fishing, and waterfalls nearby
  • Upright piano
  • Yoga mat and books
  • On-site survelliance
  • Bathtub
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • 360-degree view of the mountains

Sleeps: 12 guests

Cost: $30 per person per night

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Log Cabin in the Woods // Twin Butte 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Nestled in the woods
  • Lots of wildlife nearby
  • Close to Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Secluded
  • TV and DVDs
  • Indoor fireplace
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Wifi
  • Bathtub

Sleeps: 6 guests

Cost: $31 per person per night

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Relaxing Retreat // Cowley

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
  • Modern decor
  • Panoramic mountain views
  • Netflix and Wifi
  • TV
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Patio
  • Nearby many historical sites

Sleeps: 6 guests

Cost: $18 per person per night

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Stepping Stone Cabins // Beaver Mine

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Wood stove
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Hot tub
  • Breakfast available upon request
  • BBQ
  • Wifi
  • Bathtub
  • Building staff
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stays allowed

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $25 per person per night

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Guesthouse 71 // Medicine Hat 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Secluded, but just a short drive from the city
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast is provided
  • Patio
  • Self-check-in
  • Single level home

Sleeps: 3 guests

Cost: $43 per person per night

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Fox Lake Retreat // Hanna

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Beautiful views
  • Pets welcome
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Single level home
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stats allowed
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Lake nearby

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $40 per person per night

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Cozy Farm Cabin // High River 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • Studio, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Rustic atmosphere
  • Located on a farm
  • Rocky Mountain views
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Newly renovated
  • Fishing nearby

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $28 per person per night

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Grizzly Ridge Country Cottage // Priddis 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
  • Near Bragg Creek
  • Rustic and quiet
  • 450 square feet
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Biking, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding nearby
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor firepit and free wood
  • Easy mountain access
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Single level home
  • Long term stays allowed

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $23 per person per night

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Adanac Adventures Log Cabin // Crowsnest Pass 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • Near Castle Provincial Park
  • Staff available onsite
  • Walking trails nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Single level home
  • Patio

Sleeps: 2 guests

Cost: $58 per person per night

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The Grey House // Pincher Creek 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Baseboard heating
  • Large patio
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Hot tub
  • Pets welcome
  • Bathtub

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $33 per person per night

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The Panabode // Pincher Creek 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Private and secluded
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Beautiful views
  • Bathtub
  • Nestled in the southern tip of Porcupine Hills
  • Outdoor games
  • Indoor fireplace

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $33 per person per night

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Beach Side Cabin // Sylvan Lake 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 4 bedrooms, 6 beds, 3 bathrooms
  • Self-check-in
  • Licensed tourist home
  • 2 fully equipped kitchens and laundry
  • 1/2 block from the beach
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Wifi

Sleeps: 9 guests

Cost: $9 per person per night

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All Decked Out // Sylvan Lake 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
  • Walking distance to restaurants, pubs, and shops
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Mini fridge
  • Fire pit
  • Massive patio
  • BBQ
  • Near the beach
  • TV
  • Wifi

Sleeps: 6 guests

Cost: $27 per person per night

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Lynx Cabin // Banff

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Alberta Heritage Site
  • BBQ
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Located in downtown Banff

Sleeps: 2 guests

Cost: $45 per person per night

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Hill Heritage Loghouse // Sherwood Park

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Alberta Heritage Site
  • Near premier Alberta attractions
  • A 45-minute drive from Edmonton
  • One of the oldest homes in Strathcona County
  • Heated floors
  • Walking trails nearby
  • Secluded
  • Pets welcome
  • TV

Sleeps: 7 guests

Cost: $20 per person per night

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Log Cabin on the Lake // Half Moon Bay 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Self check-in
  • Walking trails nearby
  • Beautiful, cozy decor
  • Walking distance to the lake
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Board games and a dartboard
  • BBQ
  • Single level home
  • Patio

Sleeps: 5 guests

Cost: $19 per person per night

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Moose Cabin // Banff 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Alberta Heritage Site
  • Located in downtown Banff

Sleeps: 6 guests

Cost: $54 per person per night

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Emily's Cabin // Barrhead County No. 11 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Secluded, quiet, and peaceful
  • Cozy decor
  • Wifi

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $20 per person per night

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Rustic Log Home // Wildwood 

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
  • BBQ
  • Secluded
  • Fire pit
  • Abundance of wildlife
  • Walking trails nearby
  • Wrap around patio
  • DVDs for rent
  • Picnic area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • TV

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $37 per person per night

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Little Nordegg Brazeau Cabin // Nordegg

Via Airbnb

Features:

  • 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • Newly built and nicely decorated
  • Quiet location
  • Pet-friendly
  • BBQ
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fire pit and firewood
  • TV
  • Indoor fireplace

Sleeps: 4 guests

Cost: $39 per person per night

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Prices listed are subject to change depending on the exact dates booked and the number of people staying at the cottage.