The province of Alberta has some of the cutest cabins in Canada, and there are plenty of beautiful cabin rentals Alberta to book soon. Whether you are looking for a winter escape where you can tuck away by the fire or a summer retreat where you can enjoy the river life, we are breaking down the best cabins in Alberta for you.
From Jasper National Park to the prairies, these cozy Alberta cabin rentals and cottage rentals are going to let you unplug and unwind and bring you back to the simpler times in nature.
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- 6 Unique Cabins in Canmore
- 11 Unique Cabins in Jasper
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The Best Cabin Rentals in Alberta
Fox Lake Retreats (Hanna)
Fox Lake Retreats is a small Alberta cabin just outside the small town of Hanna. If you are looking for lake cabin rentals in Alberta, this is for you.
Here you are offered charming and rusting cabins in the heart of nature by a lake. In the summer, it’s a great place to unwind and disconnect and go sailing, kayaking, or swimming on the lake. You can also bring your motorboat. In the winter, you’ll find people enjoying ice skating and hockey on the frozen lake, and you can even go tobogganing on the Helmer Dam.
There are many attractions and events to be found only a short distance away, including the Town of Hanna is just 3 km from our relaxing retreat.
Peace River Cabins (Fairview)
Peace River Cabins are located on the banks of Peace River up past Grand Prairie near Fairview. These cabins in Alberta sit along part of the MacKenzie River System, the second-longest in North America and longest in all of Canada.
Here you can enjoy a full-service cabin while canoeing and kayaking during the day. If you want a refresh and reset for your body and mind, Peace River Cabins is the place for you.
Burch Forest (Drayton Valley)
This is without a doubt one of the best cabins with private hot tubs in Alberta.
This two bedroom cabin on a swimming pond comes with a private wood fired hottub. A rarity nowadays! In the summer you can enjoy the kayaks, canoe, and stocked trout fishing gear.
There’s an outdoor firepit, and walking trails all around the property. In the winter you can get out on the lake and enjoy ice skating and pond hockey.
At just one hour away from Edmonton it’s a fun city escape that sleeps a family of four. If you are coming with a fur baby you’ll be happy to know that this Alberta cabin rental is pet friendly ($25 fee per dog). Burch cabin is an amaizng lakefront cabin rental to enjoy!
- Address – Drayton Valley
- VRBO – Burch Cabin Rental
Folk Tree Lodge (Bragg Creek)
Marketed as the coolest cabins closest to Calgary, Folk Tree Lodge offers guests all you could ever need. These cabins in Alberta are located in a beautiful forested setting just five minutes from the main part of Bragg Creek.
These Alberta cabins sit on 30 acres of beauty and are one of the best places to head to when you want to unwind away from the city. I love that these cabins are traditional log cabins with modern amenities. Fold Tree Lodge is also eco-friendly and uses biodegradable cleaning products, compost food scraps, harvest their rainwater, and engage in their own food production.
Some things to do here are to enjoy the wildlife in the area or explore Kananaskis Country, which is just a short drive away and home to endless hiking opportunities. If you’re looking for some great cabin rentals near Calgary, don’t hesitate to book here.
Mount Engadine Lodge (Kananaskis Country)
This is among one of the coolest cabin rentals in Alberta. Mount Engadine Lodge is located along the Smith Dorrian Road/Spray Lakes Road, about one hour away from Canmore. Set in the wilderness, there isn’t much else around besides mountains, valleys, trees, and some moose.
In other words, Mount Engadine is located in an extremely remote section of Kananaskis and is truly a cozy Canmore cabin at its finest. A wide variety of room options includes private lodge rooms, cabins, glamping tents, and a yurt.
There is no cell service and no televisions. It’s back to wilderness here – exactly like what you may after with a trip to the Canadian Rockies. It’s quite literally cabin camping Alberta at its finest. If you’re eager to have that backcountry wilderness experience without roughing it in a tent and eating dehydrated meals, you seriously can’t get much better than a stay here.
Instead, bookings include breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. In between delicious meals, go for hikes or relax by one of the many wood-burning fireplaces. It’s certainly a better option for couples, but it’s an amazing stay for the right family.
- Address — 1 Mount Shark Rd, Canmore (GPS)
- Booking.com — Mount Engadine Lodge
- Hotels.com – Mount Engadine
The Canmore Cabin (Canmore)
This cabin in Canmore is one of the best Alberta Airbnbs in Downtown Canmore. It’s one of the only Alberta cabins on Airbnb that is actually in Canmore and is an amazing place to stay. It fits up to six people making it the ideal place for friends and family to enjoy together. I would highly suggest booking this Canmore cabin around Christmastime when the whole area is blanketed with snow.
Inside this Canmore cabin is a huge natural rock fireplace that uses Enirologs, an oversized sofa for relaxing, an outdoor fire pit, hot tub access.
It’s tastefully decorated and is easily one of the best Airbnbs in all of Canmore to call home.
- Address – Downtown Canmore
- VRBO – The Canmore Cabin
The Gingerbread Cabin (Jasper)
This cute cabin in Jasper will make you feel right at home! The Gingerbread Cabin is as cute and cozy as they come! Located near the east gate entrance to Jasper, this cottage is situated on a half-acre of woods.
It has cozy Alberta cabin amenities like log furniture and a wood-burning stove. It has two bedrooms and two baths. You must book for at least three nights, which is perfect as you definitely need that much time to explore Jasper.
- Address: Yellowhead Hwy between Jasper and Hinton
- Book on Booking.com: Gingerbread Cabin Jasper
Bear Hill Lodge (Jasper)
Bear Hill Lodge has the only cabins in Jasper that are actually in the town of Jasper. They have a variety of cabin types available for any type of guest. Some are for smaller groups, and some for large. Some of these Jasper cabins are simple, and some are grand. I love how cozy these Jasper cabins are. All complete with a fireplace which is definitely needed in the winter in Alberta.
Some of the units also have a kitchen set up so you can make all your own food if you would like, but in the units without kitchens, breakfast will be provided. I also love that you can opt to have dinner delivered to your cabin from the Fiddle River’s kitchen. Lastly, Bear Hill Lodge is pet-friendly!
Stepping Stones Cabin (Beaver Mines)
These are by far some of the cutest cabins in Alberta. There are only two cabins offered here, a two-person cabin and a four-person family cabin. Its remoteness and capacity are the main draws here. Both cabins have kitchenette features and full bathrooms. Shared amenities include an outdoor hot tub, BBQ Area, picnic tables, outdoor fireplace, and a covered deck.
Sights like Franks Slide and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump are extremely close, and you are less than an hour away from Waterton National Park here!
Whispering Pines Cabin (Pine Lake)
If you’re looking for a solid lake cabin rental in Alberta, then you should head to Pine Lake. This awesome cabin is just a stone’s throw away from Pine Lake in the Whispering Pines resort community.
It’s a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath that is the ideal wilderness getaway. If you or anyone in your party likes to golf, you can get great views of the 9th hole of the golf course before you set out to play yourself.
As you can tell by the photos, the interior is stunning and modern, not to mention huge at 1650 sq ft.
It makes for a great winter cabin rental when the lake freezes over, and you can ice skate and go ice fishing on it!
- Address: Pine Lake
- Book on VRBO: Whispering Pines Cabin
Pocahontas Cabins (Jasper)
For more “cabin camping Alberta,” you can’t miss this special place. Pocahontas Cabins are located at the intersection of Miette Road and Highway 16, with Miette Hot Springs being only a 25-minute drive away. They are, without a doubt, among some of the best cottage rentals in Alberta. The town of Jasper is just a 30-minute drive away, perfect for getting more into nature. Pocahontas Cabins offer free WiFi, a satellite TV, and a kitchen. So it’s the perfect place for those who want to get away and have the creature comforts of home.
Every unit also has a cozy sofa and a gas fireplace to enjoy at night – even in the summer! When you get back from your day exploring Jasper National Park, you can always relax in their outdoor heated pool!
If you forget something in town, you don’t have to worry either, as Pocahontas cabins offer an on-site mini-market with prepackaged meals as well. In the summer there are BBQ facilities available.
Tekarra Lodge (Jasper)
If you want rustic cabins in Jasper National Park, you have to check out Tekarra Lodge. Located just on the other side of Yellowhead Highway, these Jasper cabins are super charming and quiet. It’s the perfect place to come and enjoy a peaceful setting in the mountains.
While these cabins don’t have televisions, they are all fully equipped with utensils, plates, pots, and everything else you need to cook a full meal. The cabins have fireplaces to cozy up at. The lodge also has activities for guests like a s’more and fire night outside, interpretive talks, and music nights. What I also love about this Jasper cabin is that it is pet-friendly!
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows (Lake Louise)
This is one of those awesome mountain cabin rentals in Alberta everyone loves. Paradise Bungalows are located at Lake Louise and easily offer some of the best cabins in Alberta. They aren’t right at the lake like the Fairmont, but only a short distance away. While they have more standard-style rooms you can stay at, they have some of the cutest Banff cabins there are.
The cabins have all been modernized even though they were built in the 1930s. They are cute and perfect for anyone wanting to live out their mountain fantasies. Although they are modern with kitchens, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers, they are rustic and charming. Each cabin has a cozy fireplace to hang out on those chilly winter nights.
While most people prefer to stay at the Fairmont on Lake Louise, I actually think the Paradise cabins are a much better value, more down to earth, and a whole lot cheaper. The Chateau is, quite frankly, the most overpriced and overrated place to stay in Banff.
- Address – 05 Lake Louise Dr (GPS)
- Booking.com – Paradise Lodge and Bungalows
- Hotels.com – Paradise Bungalows
Johnston Canyon Bungalows (Banff)
The only place to stay at the famous Johnston Canyon is the Johnston Canyon Bungalows. They are one of the best (and only) places to stay on the Bow Valley Parkway and offer the most charming cabins to enjoy.
Johnston Canyon Bungalows has been family-owned since 1926 and is conveniently located right at the start of Johnston Canyon. They have 42 cabin-style accommodation that varies in size and room amenities. Most of the bungalows have a large open bedroom, porch area, wood-burning fireplace, as well as luxury amenities like a flat-screen tv, bridge, and bathrobes. They are some of the most romantic places you can stay in Banff.
They also operate the Black Swift Bistro and the Market Cafe – some of the only places you can find food on the Bow Valley Parkway. It’s a great Banff cabin to stay not only on the entire parkway but all of Banff!
- Address – Bow Valley Parkway (GPS)
- Booking.com – Johnston Canyon Bungalows
- Full Review: Johnston Canyon Cabins and Resort Ultimate Review
Chief Mountain Lodge (Waterton)
Billed as “Where the mountains meet the prairies,” that’s exactly what this Waterton National Park cabin is! If you have a big group and looking for a place to explore the best things to do in Waterton, look no further. Chief Mountain Lodge houses up to 10 guests with three bedrooms.
It’s located just 24 km from Waterton Lakes National Park, on highway #5. This is one of those cozy Waterton cabin rentals with an outdoor fire pit & wood available, a deck with bbq to enjoy, and glowing reviews. At less than $300 a night, it’s a steal for large groups!
- Address: 80 Webster Ave, Mountain View
- Book on VRBO: Chief Mountain Lodge Waterton
Mountain View Cabin (Waterton)
This Alberta cabin sleeps 10 people, with four bedrooms! As you can tell by the above photo alone, this cabin is truly beautiful. This is a cabin in the woods about 35 minutes from the Waterton gates and one of the best places to stay in Waterton.
It has a stunning outdoor deck to soak in the sunshine on, as well as a log cabin, feel on the exterior and interior. Inside there is a cozy fireplace which will not only come in useful in the winter but in the summer at well! It can get chilly in Alberta in the summer at night!
- Address: Range Rd, Alberta
- Book on VRBO: Waterton – Mountain View Cabin
Banff Log Cabin (Banff)
The Banff Log Cabin is a special one because there is only one of them and is frequently the site of photoshoots. Seriously, this is one of the best Alberta cabin rentals you could score. It’s located right in Downtown Banff and is walkable to Banff Ave. The Banff Log Cabin was built in 1974 and, over the years, fell into disrepair until some care went into it in the 2000s.
Now it’s locally owned and operated in a quiet residential area. It’s separated from the owner’s main house and is an ultra-romantic getaway for anyone on their Banff honeymoon. There’s a cast iron gas stove, as well as WiFi and a flat-screen TV. A delicious breakfast is served every morning. And there is a kitchenette in here in case you want to save money in Banff and eat in.
Storm Mountain Lodge (Banff)
Another great Alberta cabin rental is Storm Mountain Lodge. Storm Mountain Lodge has some of the best cabins in Banff National Park. If you’re a true outdoor lover who enjoys the experience of removing yourself from everyone and everything, a cabin in the forest offers a true outdoor escape, and Storm Mountain Lodge has one that’ll meet all your backcountry needs.
Situated halfway between Banff town and Lake Louise, the remote location of this lodge means you are far from the crowds but close to the things that matter most – mountains, forests, and stunning beauty.
If you expect modern amenities, this might not be the place for you. However, if being disconnected from Wi-Fi, phones, televisions, and all those other modern annoyances are more your style, you won’t find any of those things here.
What you’ll find are cozy cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and full bathrooms and a lounge serving authentic Canadian dishes made with organic ingredients, homemade desserts, and Canadian wine.
Skoki Lodge (Banff)
The historic Skoki Lodge is a lodge located in the backcountry of Banff National Park. The lodge can only be reached by hiking or skiing in 11km from the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Skoki one of the best lake cabin rentals Alberta, as it’s very close to Skoki Lakes – two of the most beautiful blue lakes in Banff.
It’s one of the first backcountry ski lodges in North America, as it dates back to 1930. In the winter, activities include ski touring, cross country skiing, and telemark skiing.
During the Banff summer months, you can hike, climb, fish, or go horseback riding. It’s well known as one of the best backcountry lodges in the world, and nights are in high demand. Even if you can’t score a night in the lodge, you can still make the gorgeous hike out to the lodge and back.
Sundance Lodge (Banff)
If I were to build a cabin in the middle of the mountains, Sundance Lodge is exactly what I would model it after. It’s no basic lodge but rather a cozy log cabin that brings you back to the early days on the Western Frontier.
Decked out in western memorabilia and with a front porch overlooking the glorious river, you can relax as the sun sets over Banff National Park. You can book this trip with Discover Banff Tours or take a horseback trip back here.
Halfway Lodge (Banff)
The views from Halfway are ones I don’t often get, even with all the hiking we enjoy in the Canadian Rockies. Halfway Lodge itself is a very small and intimate cabin built in the 1920s. Although now it is two stories, it used to only be one.
A second story was added when a curious bear fell through the roof in the 1960s (yes, you read that right). Now there are four rooms on the second story and a cozy kitchen, fireplace, and dining area on the first story.
Hope you find one of these cabin rentals Alberta to book for an amazing holiday!
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