If you’ve been dreaming of a new adventure, but don’t want to stray too far from home right now, look no further. These unique Airbnb rentals near Ottawa are seriously weird and wonderful, and you don’t need to catch a flight to visit them. In fact, most are just a short drive away.

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Being a tourist in your own city is super exciting, especially if there’s plenty of unique and interesting places to explore.

Although Ottawa has a reputation for being a little boring, there’s actually so many eccentric experiences just a short distance from the city. You just need to know where to look!

Whether you’re looking for a totally wacky adventure, or simply a one-of-a-kind stay that will help you relax and unwind, we’ve got you covered.

From alien spaceships and rustic woodland treehouses to outdoor luxury "bubble tents" and Mongolian-inspired yurts, there's a quirky Airbnb stay out there that's perfect for you. 

Even better, there's unconventional accommodation opportunities for almost every budget. Some even start at just $89 per night!

Grab your summer bucket list and prepare to update it, because these local stays will have you wanting to pack your bags ASAP!

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Ottawa's "Isolation Treehouse"

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$190/night

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Neighborhood: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Just minutes from downtown, this dreamy and rustic treehouse will allow you to escape the city without ever leaving it. The treehouse is located within 100 acres of "deep forest," so you'll be able to get back-to-basics with nature and wildlife. There's no electricity here, but this quirk will only add to the unique and off-grid experience.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Four Seasons Chalet-Tipi 

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$101/night

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Neighborhood: Nominingue, QC

Why You Need To Go: This may not be the first place you imagine when you hear "Four Seasons," but it's still an extraordinary place to stay. It's deceptively huge, and you'll be amazed at the size of it when you get inside. With enough space to sleep four people, you can bring all your BFFs along, too.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Algonquin's Great Healing Pod

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$100/night

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Address or Neighborhood: Whitney, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you'd like to experience life in a tiny house, look no further. This charming "healing pod" has huge french doors so you can snooze in the sunlight or stargaze all night. It's a step up from camping, but this is still a back-to-basics adventure that you'll remember for years to come.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Outdoor Luxury Bubble Tent

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$109/night

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Neighborhood: Mirabel, QC

Why You Need To Go: This outdoor experience looks ridiculously fun, and it's sure to be a memorable experience. Cuddle up with your S/O in an actual bubble tent, located within a "resort-style" backyard. You can stargaze for hours here, and even enjoy the nearby private hot tub. Can you imagine a more unusual and romantic date-night?

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Yurta Yurt at Terra Perma

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$141/night

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Neighborhood: Harrington, QC

Why You Need To Go: For a stay with a view, how about the Yurta Yurt? This Mongolian-inspired property is like a little slice of paradise in Harrington, just 1.5 hours from Ottawa. It's in the forest and doesn't have electricity, water or air-conditioning, so it's closer to a camping experience than a hotel stay. That said, it's got extraordinary views of the neighbouring mountains, and you might even enjoy switching off your phone for the night!

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Maison de Hobbit Adventure

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$178/night

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Neighborhood: Nominingue, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you've ever dreamed of starring in your own The Hobbit saga, you can do this in Nominingue. This hilarious little home is inspired by the Bilbo Baggins residence, and it's a great place for film-lovers and fantasy fans alike. It's not your average hotel stay, but it's sure to be unforgettable.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Labelle Shepherd's Hut

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$135/night

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Neighborhood: Labelle, QC

Why You Need To Go: This hut is seriously cute, cozy and cuddly. Inspired by the Victorian origin of a shepherd’s shelter, this "den for the soul" is the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape all of your concerns. It's situated on Quebec's Red River too, so the surroundings are as stunning as the hut itself.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Buffalo Farm Yurt Experience

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$120/night

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Neighborhood: Mattawa , ON

Why You Need To Go: According to the Airbnb listing, this property is Canada's only two-storey yurt, and it's 32 feet tall. It's super impressive and seriously spacious. In fact, there's enough room to sleep 12 guests, which means you can bring along all your loved ones, including furry family members.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

Alien-Inspired UFO Camper

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$258/night

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Neighborhood: Barry's Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: How many people do you know that have stayed overnight in a UFO? While this extra-unique space is a few hours drive from Ottawa, it's worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. There's a snuggly bed inside of the alien spaceship, and all of the other necessary ammenities are located nearby. Spooky!

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Mattawa Tipi Experience

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$89/night

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Neighborhood: Mattawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: "It’s pretty much the minimum between you and wilderness," reads the Airbnb description for this special property. Located beside a river, you'll be able to fall asleep listening to the sounds of the wolves howling and the water rushing. It's also within the grounds of a buffalo sanctuary, so you'll be able to share your home with these magnificent creatures.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

The Earthship at Terra Perma

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$141/night

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Neighborhood: Harrington, QC

Why You Need To Go: This eco-lodge is called “the Earthship,” simply because it's so environmentally friendly. The property has been made almost entirely from natural and recycled materials, yet it's still seriously beautiful to look at. With enough space for four guests, this authentic space is too cool not to try at least once.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.