9 Of The Coolest And Most Unique Weekend Getaways You Can Find On The West Coast

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9 Of The Coolest And Most Unique Weekend Getaways You Can Find On The West Coast

Who says that vacations need to end now that it’s fall? These unique vacation rentals and resorts close to Vancouver are the perfect fall weekend getaway. Be close to the water, the mountains, and the forest at any of these fantastic locations.


1. Radius Retreat

This secluded wilderness retreat is home to yurts, hot springs and 1000 acres of wilderness for you to explore. Building on the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv, “open air life”, Radius aims to inspire its guests to spend time appreciating nature with the complete freedom of exploration and adventure. You’ll return home with a renewed sense of wonder for Mother Nature and hopefully, complete relaxation.


Location: Radium Hot Springs


2. Ruby Lake Resort 

The stunning cottages at the Ruby Lake Resort are like out of a storybook. Tucked in among the Caren Range Mountains and the picturesque Ruby Lake, it’s a hidden oasis on the coast. The best part about this rental is the accessibility for all your outdoor adventures. You can rent paddle boards, join in on a yoga class, or explore the many networks of trails in the forest.


Location: Sunshine Coast


3. Saltwood Beach House 

For those escaping to Vancouver Island and wanting the full coastal experience with all the amenities from home, the Saltwood Beach House is the best. One of the nicest of luxury airbnbs on the island, this rental perfectly balances comfort with unobstructed views of nature. Cook in a fully equipped modern kitchen, take a steaming bubble bath, or relax in the hot tub – all just meters away from the ocean.


Location: Ucluelet


4. The Birdhouse 

Also known as BC’s coolest treehouse, the Birdhouse is one of the most unique vacation rentals you’ll find. All you have to do is walk across a suspension bridge covered in twinkling lights to your little home among the trees. You’ll sleep in the coziest loft with incredible skylights to admire the stars through the branches.


Location: Chilliwack


5. Bodega Cove 


If you wanted a true oceanside experience, it doesn’t get much better than the Gulf Islands. Bodega Cove is home to five super authentic, cozy cabins, just steps from the water. While they make look modest on the outside, the interior has luxury baths, modern kitchens and most importantly, wood burning fireplaces. It truly doesn’t get more Pacific Northwest than this…


Location: Galiano Island


6. Waterfront Cabin and Sauna 

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Only a 5 minute walk from the stunning Shannon Falls and from the base of the Squamish Chief, this rental is an adventurer’s dream. Wake up staring at the beautiful waves of the Howe Sound and take out one of the paddle boards included in the rental. In the evenings, unwind by the fire pit after a day spent outside in nature or the sauna. This rental spot may be close to the city, but man does it feel like a world away!


Location: Squamish


7. Fern Gully Redwood Cabin 

Imagine waking up to this lighting, deep in the woods. The Redwood Cabin is perfect for those who really want to escape it all. There is no wifi or cell service here, so you’ll experience a refreshing digital detox in the most beautiful of locations. Minutes away from the beach, you’ll return home to a warm outdoor shower before cozying up in bed.


Location: Jordan River


8. Wedge Mountain Cabin 

Want to be close to everything but still have the experience of rustic living? The Wedge Mountain Cabin is exactly what you need. Super close to the base of the stunning hike up to Wedgemount Lake and a short drive to the Whistler village – you truly can have it all.


Location: Whistler


9. Beau Mountain Cottage 

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This incredible airbnb is perfect for those wanting to visit the south of Vancouver Island. With arguably some of the most stunning views on the island, this airbnb is the perfect vista getaway. Making it even more unique – there’s a small alpacas farm right beside you that you can feed and admire if you so desire. Furthermore, the stunning Otter Point Cliffs are only a 10 minute walk away and a perfect spot for a sunset picnic.


Location: Sooke

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