There are two types of groups when it comes to New Year’s Eve: those who love to go out on the town and those who prefer a more relaxed night in.
If your ideal countdown involves family and friends, eating a ton of apps, and watching the ball drop, a cottage is the perfect spot to spend it. We’ve gathered some of the coziest, warm, and enchanting places you can rent out so you can start the new year off right.
The Classic Log Cabin in Marysville, Ontario
This cabin right on Salmon River is as authentic as you can get. With four bedrooms and two full baths, you can easily accommodate a group of friends who want to get away to celebrate. There’s a large kitchen with an island for all your festive prep, and a nice big fridge to house the champagne. We think it’s the perfect set up for a roaring fire and game night.
The Party House in Muskoka, Ontario
There’s no better property for a big party. Invite your friends, family, neighbours, and anyone else you’ve ever known to ring in the New Year here. With enough sleeping space for 12 to stay overnight (we’re sure you can fit a few more air mattresses if need be), you can spend the night being merry worry-free. Choose to countdown on one of the large decks overlooking the Trent Severn Waterway, clinking glasses inside the vaulted living room, or staying warm outside in the hot tub.
The Couple’s Retreat in St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Set the tone for a happy year to come with a romantic getaway. Either choose to stay as a couple, or invite friends along to this bright and cozy two-bedroom home right in the middle of the town. Everything you need for a night of celebration, from the grocery store to the local pub, is within walking distance. Once you park your car and unpack, you can unwind and relax— the giant fireplace in the living room is a good place to start!
The Mountain Retreat in Whistler, British Columbia
Why not embrace the snow and head up to the mountains for the holidays? This clean, bright lodge is the perfect spot for a couple who want to ski, snowboard, or just hang out in the pedestrian village. There are lots of bars, pubs, and shops to enjoy, and when you’re exhausted and want to come home and chill out, there’s a big fireplace to curl up by and a hot tub to relax in while fireworks go off at the stroke of 12.
The Modern Escape in Great Falls, Manitoba
This sleek getaway is more than just a fancy cabin— it has private waterfront access to Lac du Bonnet. Invite up to six adults to stay with you over the holidays where you can cook in the large, updated kitchen, or simply relax on one of the large decks where you can sit and enjoy nature. The trees surrounding this property not only give you lots of privacy, but look beautiful with snow on their branches.