For a truly unforgettable summer getaway, why not escape the city with your family and overnight somewhere beautiful and unexpected? Thanks to the rising popularity of glamping and the advent of vacation-rental websites, it’s easier than ever to book a stunning yurt, cabin, or treehouse for a great outdoors adventure with your loved ones.
Located just a few hours outside of a major city, these stylish rentals provide the perfect balance between adventure and comfort. Each one-of-a-kind accommodation is designed to delight, and the views are unbeatable. And the Kia Telluride family SUV makes the trip that much more enjoyable with available entertainment features like Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and a premium Harmon Kardon sound system. For passenger comfort, the Telluride also features a “quiet mode” that mutes the second and third row speakers so the driver can continue listening while passengers get some rest.
WYA Point Resort, Ucluelet, British Columbia
At this Vancouver Island resort, the large beachfront yurts are designed to be welcoming and family friendly. Dogs and cats are welcome, and each yurt features a wrap-around cedar deck, dazzling ocean views, and private beach access. Kids and adults alike will love the whale-watching tours, surf lessons, and fishing charters on offer in the area.
Ultimate Modern Escape, Golden, British Columbia
Less than three hours west of Calgary, this modern cabin’s picturesque riverside location is also close to a number of National Parks and fun outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, canoeing, and skiing. The striking structure, designed by Canadian company Form & Forest, is spacious and finished with luxurious features including a vaulted ceiling and a freestanding wood stove in the living room—lovers of modern design and architecture will undoubtedly feel at home here.
The Buffalo Suite, Mattawa, Ontario
For a unique experience this summer, rent a custom-made, two-story yurt overlooking the Amable du Fond river near Algonquin Park. Explore the farm’s 600 acres, go for a picnic or a hike, rent a canoe, and visit the nearby parks and swimming holes with your family. Then head to The Buffalo Farm’s animal sanctuary to spend time with the rescue horses and young buffaloes.
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The Perched Chalet, Nominingue, Quebec
Feel like a kid again while staying in this charming treehouse that’s just a short drive from Montreal and Ottawa. Nestled among fir, maple, and birch trees, this rustic wooden tree house is both child- and pet-friendly. The rental includes notable design features such as a rope suspension bridge and spacious treetop patio, and its eco-friendly elements include solar panels and a composting toilet.
Écho Cabin, Mont-Tremblant National Park, Quebec
Nature lovers in particular will appreciate these minimalist, four-season cabins offered through Sépaq, the society of outdoor recreation establishments of Quebec. There’s an indoor wood stove for chilly evenings, and a firepit for marshmallow roasting and campfire stories. Plus, the gorgeous trails and sights of Mont-Tremblant are right at your doorstep.
Suspended Sphere, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux, Quebec
There are two eye-catching treetop spheres available for rent at this public park less than three hours northeast of Quebec City—suspended amongst the trees, one is designed to blend into the forest, while the other is crafted to reflect it. Each fiberglass sphere is fully furnished and simply decorated for a group of up to four, and you can enjoy a stunning view of nature and the Fjord du Saguenay from their elevated vantage points.
Ôasis Cabin, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick
An hour’s drive from Moncton, this beautiful National Park on the Bay of Fundy offers a plethora of interesting accommodation options, including a number of yurts, cabins, and tented structures. Book the adorable teardrop-shaped Ôasis cabin at Point Wolfe campground—the cozy, kid-friendly space features a platform bed and great forest views.
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