If you want to maximize your fun on vacation, it can all start at one of these unique accommodations. You won't believe how many unbelievable yurts, treehouses, trailers, mini-cabins and tiny homes that make up some of the best Airbnbs in BC.
If you've always wanted to spend the night in an airstream or look up at the stars through the roof of a yurt, then we recommend bookmarking these amazing accommodations. This list includes everything from the super outdoorsy off-the-grid spots to adorable mini cabins that look great on Instagram. Grab your best friend, your S/O or even your whole squad to take an unforgettable mini-vacation.
Price: $149 per night
Why You Should Go: This oceanfront spot sleeps two guests in the hexagonal wing of the dome house. You'll eat breakfast in a sunny conservatory and sleep in a bedroom that's the strangest of shapes. Plus, there's a bay window in the living room that overlooks the ocean, perfect for watching the sunset.
Salty Pear Camping Casita
Price:$115 per night
Neighborhood: Salt Spring Island
Why You Should Go: Spend the night on an apple and pear orchard! The Salty Pear B&B should definitely be on your Airbnb wishlist. This Camping Casita has an outdoor shower and a fully-functional kitchen. You can relax in their barrel sauna and indulge in a farm-fresh breakfast in the mornings.
The Swell Shack Eco-Friendly Tiny Home
Price: $110 per night
Neighborhood: Jordan River
Why You Should Go: Curious about tiny living? Spend the night in this off-grid micro cabin and sleep up in the queen-sized loft bed. It's crazy how easy it is to adapt to living in a space that's just over 100 square feet. This Airbnb is great if you love adventure because it's close to hiking trails and surfing.
Timber Log Cabin
Price: $152+ per night
Why You Should Go: Childhood dreams come true at this real-life Linkin Log cabin. You can split this cabin with up to seven other people for a getaway with your whole group of friends. This spot is great if you're looking for a real Canadian getaway near the Rockies and it's super affordable.
Alfie the A-Frame
Price: $135+ per night
Why You Should Go: This A-Frame cabin is a dreamy home perched among the trees. According to the listing, it's Airbnb's second "most wish-listed" property in Canada. The loft bedroom has an attached balcony and the bathroom has an old-school claw-foot tub for relaxing. Plus, it has an amazing view overlooking the Sechelt Inlet.
Price: $93+ per night
Why You Should Go: Enjoy Cortes Island from your very own yurt. This traditional artisan-built tent is ecologically sustainable and cozy. If you love getting exploring through nature and want a different kind of glamping experience, this yurt is ideal because it's located near pristine beaches, lagoons and hiking spots.
WOODS On Pender
Price: $120+ per night
Neighborhood: Pender Island
Why You Should Go: Imagine staying inside a retro Airstream trailer with your own fire pit and outdoor cedar hot tub. WOODS on Pender is the ideal spot to spend a birthday weekend with your friends or your S/O. They have a ton of options for accommodations including cabins and an actual motel.
Cozy Barn House
Price: $120+ per night
Why You Should Go: Why not stay inside an actual barn if you're looking for a country getaway? This unique Airbnb has room for you and 15 of your closest friends. Take advantage of the hiking, skiing and swimming in the natural hot springs nearby. The rich wood interiors of the barn make the stay here a totally cozy experience.
Ultimate Modern Escape
Price: $449 per night
Neighborhood: Columbia-Shuswap A
Why You Should Go: Don't miss out on a stay at this artful modern home set flush against the forest. Although the price is a little steep, there's room for eight inside so when you split the cost with friends, you're getting a sweet deal. This retreat is great if you're looking to get away from the city, but you want something more updated than a traditional log cabin.
Price: $44 per night
Why You Should Go: A rustic adventure awaits you at this yurt in the forest. You can hear the nearby river as you fall asleep in this remote spot. This is the ultimate off-grid experience, but it's heated so you'll stay warm. The lodge is close to Nelson so it's great for a ski trip.
Price: $200 per night
Why You Should Go: This treehouse is literally wild. The wood used to build the home is naturally curved, burled and twisted with lots of hand-made carvings inside. You'll feel like you're living in a real-life fairy tale. Cozy up by the fire pit and live out your whimsical dreams.
Two Ravens Yurt
Price: $157+ per night
Why You Should Go: You can sleep under the stars in this gorgeous yurt. It sits at the base of Moberly Mountain and it's a totally cozy and romantic one-bedroom spot. Surrounded by tons of wildlife, you may hear owls at night and you can go white water rafting during the day near this special B.C. lodge.
Church Guest House
Price: $150 per night
Why You Should Go: This restored church has been transformed into a colorful guesthouse. The building itself is over 110 years old and is one of the only surviving buildings from the Gold Rush era. With room for five people, this unique accommodation would be a cute spot for a double-date getaway.
Nectar Yoga B&B
Price: $383+ per night
Neighborhood: Bowen Island
Why You Should Go: A weekend at Nectar Yoga B&B is the likely the most fun and restorative experience you could hope to have. The abundance of cabins is unbelievable and snoozing up in the cozy loft is a really sweet experience. When you stay here, you can join yoga classes in the geodesic yoga dome and chow down on delicious healthy breakfasts.
Tiny House On The Water
Price: $169 per night
Why You Should Go: Right across from Shannon Falls, this tiny house is ideal for exploring Squamish and experiencing life right on the ocean. You can use this tiny home as your base for nautical adventures because it comes with paddleboards and canoes that you can use.
Waterfront Sunrise Cabin
Price: $300 per night
Why You Should Go: This Airbnb is a total hidden gem. This gorgeous beach cabin sits on the Tofino waterfront. Enjoy surfing (free surfboards and wetsuits included) and all your favorite outdoorsy West Coast activities. They also have a sheltered outdoor hot tub so you can feel relaxed and rejuvenated by the time you leave.
Dream Catcher Dome
Price: $145 per night
Why You Should Go: Sleep in a domed bedroom wrapped up in rich Indian silk decor at this unique Airbnb. The gardens that surround this home in Armstrong are lush and vibrant. The bright dome and exotic furnishings make for a one-of-a-kind, quirky getaway.
Ray Of Sunshine House
Price: $345 per night
Why You Should Go: If you're planning on going to Tofino with a group, this Airbnb may just be the perfect spot. This modern house sleeps six and has an enticing hot tub that looks like it's straight out of an architectural magazine. This incredible space is your perfect home base to relax and explore Tofino with your friends.
Rustic Cabin In The Woods
Price: $70 per night
Neighborhood: Galiano Island
Why You Should Go: This rustic cabin looks and feels like a storybook fantasy. Enjoy warming yourself by the fire, exploring nearby beaches and trails and climbing up to sleep at night in the quiet woods. This secluded cabin with massive windows, a skylight and an outdoor shower is the perfect private escape.
Classic Log Chalet
Price: $800 per night
Why You Should Go: This luxurious Whistler getaway spot has room for over 16 people. Take in mountain views, soak in the hot tub and spend quality time with your friends on one of the two patios. The wood interior gives off a rustic, yet elegant vibe for a cozy vacay.
Price: $160 per night
Neighborhood: Mayne Island
Why You Should Go: This gnome-like cottage is even cuter than an actual hobbit home. It was built with cobb, a kind of natural building material mix of earth and straw that has been used to build homes since ancient times. You'll feel like a forest fairy when you stay here at this highly-coveted spot.
Price: $252 per night
Why You Should Go: This home in Tofino really plays up the local surf culture. The relaxed, care-free Airbnb sleeps six people so you and your crew can take a beach vacation together. The best surfing beaches in Tofino are right nearby.
Price: $68+ per night
Neighborhood: Salt Spring Island
Why You Should Go: If you're bored of camping but don't want to spend a lot of money on your getaway, this tipi is a sweet compromise. Inside, there's an actual bed and it's surprisingly spacious. There's no power or wifi so you'll be really off-the-grid here.
Price: $129 per night
Neighborhood: Cortes Island
Why You Should Go: This spot on Cortes Island is unbelievably rustic and artsy. There's a rocky beach just below the cabin where you can go swimming and enjoy a private ocean view. Cortes Island is remote, requiring three ferries and eight hours of travel from Vancouver, so it's ideal for long stays.
Forest of Earthly Delights
Price: $210 per night
Neighborhood: Tappen Sunnybrae
Why You Should Go: This posh treehouse farm can fit 10 guests and it comes with a farm-fresh breakfast every morning. Its rural location makes it great for getting away from the hustle and bustle, plus there are runner ducks and free-range, egg-laying hens that you'll share the property with.
Price: $165+ per night
Neighborhood: Salt Spring Island
Why You Should Go: This boho yurt comes with a large deck, outdoor shower and wood stove. This yurt sleeps up to four people and it looks like it was taken straight from a catalog. The minimalist boho decor inside makes the perfect backdrop for your vacation Instagram shots. Surrounded by nature, there are plenty of hiking opportunities here.
Free Spirit Spheres
Price: $334+ per night
Neighborhood: Qualicum Beach
Why You Should Go: Who wouldn't want to sleep in a suspended orb floating amongst the trees in the rainforest? The Free Spirit Spheres are some of the most unique and unbelievable rental spots in B.C. The calming acoustics in these cabin spheres make for a serene escape.
These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.