Cozy cabins in British Columbia: Immerse yourself in mesmerizing views this fall


Cozy cabin? Check. Breathtaking view? Recheck.

If you’re looking for scenic fall getaways that don’t involve long flights out of town, there are several options to enjoy in our beautiful backyard.

Whether you want to snuggle up in a rustic cabin near the beach or prefer something a little more luxurious, there’s no shortage of cabins in British Columbia to visit when the weather turns cold.

Take a look at five cabin rentals to enjoy this fall in British Columbia

Porteau Cove Cabins

Built for BC Parks for the 2010 Olympics, the cabins at Porteau Cove provide the perfect spot for stargazing on clear nights. You can also soak up mesmerizing views of Howe Sound and the snow-capped mountains beyond.

Each of the one-bedroom log cabins has a “fully equipped kitchenette”, a three-piece bathroom, a deck with seating, a barbecue, and a cozy common area. The cabins are ideal for visitors looking to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, as the launch site is just steps from the cabins. Hikers and cyclists can also take advantage of an extensive network of trails near the accommodation.

Taku Resort on Quadra Island

Taku Resort offers beachfront A-frame cabins that sleep up to eight people, deck-level suites in a variety of configurations, a treehouse suite for two, camping and RV sites. car and a two-suite beach house.

The resort is located directly across from Campbell River (a short 10 minute ferry ride takes you there, with ferries running hourly and a fee charged only from Campbell River Port), Quadra is the gateway of the Discovery Islands, popular with boaters, adventurers, off-grids and anyone looking for some serious decompression in a place of spectacular and rugged beauty.

Ocean Village Resort in Tofino

People who want to stay in their cabin while soaking up the rugged beauty of Tofino can enjoy a stay at the Ocean Village Resort on Mackenzie Beach. The iconic “beehive” cabins offer stunning panoramic views just off the coast, with one and two bedroom options. There is also a heated swimming pool to enjoy on the property, and four-legged friends are also welcome.

Visitors looking for a more economical option can also stay at the gazebos, located just steps from the beach. Although you won’t have the stunning ocean views on your doorstep, you’ll still enjoy a prime location in Canada’s surfing capital.

Emerald Lake Pavilion

Nestled in the impressive Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia. Entirely surrounded by lush forest and towering mountain ranges, its striking emerald green color shimmers in the sun.

Emerald Lake Lodge sits on the side of this breathtaking body of water, providing the perfect vantage point to soak up the surrounding scenery. Plus, it offers an array of amenities and exceptional service that will make your stay in the Rockies extremely comfortable.

The lodge can accommodate up to 200 people and is set on the property’s 13-acre peninsula. There are 24 chalet-style buildings, and rooms have private bathrooms, balconies, and fieldstone fireplaces. Plus, they offer a state-of-the-art steel outdoor hot tub, which offers stunning mountain views and is the perfect place to relax.

Rowena’s Inn on the River

Rowen’s Inn on the River is a historic 1920s property located in Harrison Hot Springs, just west of Agassiz. While the 160-acre waterfront estate will look like a secluded oasis, it’s only about a two-hour drive from town. Guests can stay in a “Gatsby-esque mansion that’s been turned into a boutique inn” or in the Deluxe Cabins that come in one, two, and three bedrooms. Some cabins are also pet friendly.

From November, the largest gathering of eagles in the world also takes place at Harrison Mills. They are beautiful royal birds with an amazing wingspan of up to 8 feet. And if seeing just one is a remarkable sight to behold, seeing a convocation of the raptors in full swing is truly spectacular.

With files from Lindsay William-Ross.

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