10 Cottage Rentals in BC - Find Cabin Rentals in British Columbia (2024)

Discover the best cabin rentals in BC for a memorable escape into nature. Explore our curated list of top-rated cabins across British Columbia, from cozy mountain retreats to lakeside havens. Book your 2024 getaway today!

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10 Cottage Rentals in BC - Find Cabin Rentals in British Columbia (2024)

The 2024 Guide to British Columbia's Best Rentals

Embarking on a quest for the perfect getaway in the heart of nature? Look no further than the breathtaking landscapes of British Columbia (BC), Canada's westernmost province, where a tapestry of majestic mountains, serene lakes, and lush forests awaits. Welcome to the "Ultimate Guide to Cabin Rentals in BC: Find Your Perfect Getaway in 2024," your comprehensive resource for discovering the most idyllic cabin retreats nestled in this vast and varied terrain. Whether you're a thrill-seeker aiming to conquer the rugged trails, a solitude searcher looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, or a family eager to create lasting memories in the great outdoors, BC's cabin rentals offer something uniquely special for every type of traveler. From cozy, rustic hideaways to luxurious lodges with all the modern comforts you could wish for, our guide meticulously curates the best cabin experiences across British Columbia. Dive in to uncover your dream cabin getaway, and prepare to be enchanted by the natural beauty and tranquility that BC has to offer in 2024.

Why Choose BC for Your Cottage Getaway?

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Top Cabin Rentals in BC

1. Carver's Cottage - A Magical Cottage in the Woods

Cottage rentals in Cariboo, British Columbia
Introducing Carver's Cottage: A Charming Retreat in Cariboo

Nestled among the trees near the serene shores of Hawkins Lake, in the vibrant heart of Cariboo's cottage country, Carver's Cottage emerges as a charming escape, brimming with personality and warmth. This unique haven, the final masterpiece of an artisan wood carver, stands as a testament to craftsmanship and love, adorned with numerous carvings that grace the property, adding to its enchanting ambiance.

Recently updated to enhance comfort and style, Carver's Cottage retains its artisanal charm while offering modern conveniences. Guests are treated to a host of thoughtful amenities designed to amplify the tranquility of their stay, including a private porch for morning reflections, a cozy firepit for evening gatherings, and a screened-in gazebo for enjoying the outdoors, free from the elements.

Adventure beckons with three distinct lakes mere minutes from the doorstep. The cottage boasts easy lake access, with the tranquil waters of Hawkins Lake just a brief walk away, complemented by a public boat launch within three minutes' drive. For those seeking serene paddling and exceptional fishing, picturesque Ruth Lake awaits just 10 minutes to the west. Meanwhile, the popular Canim Lake Provincial Park, featuring a stunning beach, is a short 9 km journey to the east, offering a perfect day out in nature's splendor.

Carver's Cottage invites guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cariboo, making it the ideal home-away-from-home for those seeking a peaceful retreat amidst nature's wonders.

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2. Luxurious waterfront cottage on Frolander Bay, British Columbia

Waterfront Cottage in BC
Introducing Stillwater Beach House: An Eco-Friendly Escape on Frolander Bay

Perched on the pristine shores of Frolander Bay, in the serene Stillwater area south of Powell River, BC, Stillwater Beach House offers a tranquil waterfront retreat. Surrounded by majestic evergreen trees, the property boasts breathtaking views of the Malaspina Strait and Texada Island, presenting a stunning backdrop that captivates in any weather, throughout all seasons.

As an 'eco-friendly' self-catering beach house, Stillwater Beach House stands just meters from the ocean, providing a secluded haven for relaxation and immersion in nature. This idyllic location is perfect for those seeking to unwind and indulge in the plethora of outdoor activities the region has to offer. From tranquil moments by the water to adventurous days exploring the surroundings, it's a quintessential spot for making lasting memories with family and friends.

Embrace the beauty of an eco-conscious lifestyle while enjoying the comfort and charm of Stillwater Beach House, where the beauty of Frolander Bay enhances every moment of your stay.

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3. The Nest TINY HOME (beautiful views)

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Discover the Charm of a Tiny cottage Retreat with Stunning Views

Immerse yourself in the unique charm of a Tiny Home experience, set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring scenery. This compact and eco-friendly retreat is perfectly equipped for your comfort, featuring a kitchen stocked with essential cooking utensils for culinary adventures. The cozy loft boasts an Endy queen mattress, ensuring restful nights after days spent exploring the great outdoors.

Surround yourself with nature and unwind at your private outdoor fire pit, where the tranquility of the surroundings enhances every moment. Adventure seekers will delight in the endless hiking and biking trails accessible right from your doorstep, offering unparalleled opportunities to connect with the natural world.

Located within a short drive, you'll find an array of local attractions including golf courses, a wedding venue, top-notch restaurants, craft breweries, and shopping options, ensuring a well-rounded visit. Whether you're here to explore or simply to relax and recharge, this Tiny Home offers the perfect sanctuary.

Please note, to maintain the serene ambiance, there is no TV available. Guests are welcome to bring their own devices to connect to our WiFi, blending the simplicity of tiny home living with the convenience of modern technology.

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4. Oceanside Cottage in the Trees (stunningly private)

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Experience the Quintessence of West Coast Canada at This Romantic Cottage

Discover an idyllic retreat that embodies the best of West Coast Canada, nestled in a secluded yet conveniently located spot near Ganges Harbour. This romantic cottage offers unparalleled privacy amidst the vibrancy of Saltspring Island, just a two-minute stroll from the famous Saltspring Weekend Market. Embrace the opportunity to explore exceptional art galleries, restaurants, shops, pubs, and studios, all within easy walking distance from your tranquil sanctuary set among the trees, with direct beach access on the property.

Adventure and relaxation await guests of all ages on this expansive 4-acre property, which boasts 300 feet of private beach front for exploration and enjoyment. The area is a haven for a diverse array of birds and wildlife; guests can marvel at swans, eagles, hummingbirds, quail, and other exotic birds from the beach or the expansive veranda, while raccoons, otters, deer, and other curious critters roam freely in this safe and abundant natural setting.

Beyond the confines of this private retreat, the island offers a wealth of activities to enrich your stay. From hiking, kayaking, and sailing to golfing, dining, and patio lounging, the possibilities are endless. Indulge in swimming, shopping, scuba diving, spa days, fishing, yoga, farmers markets, and much more, all conveniently located near this charming cottage.

For those seeking a simple yet satisfying start to their day, breakfast is included with every new reservation, featuring coffee/tea and a selection of basic breakfast bars to meet morning hunger and comply with the legal requirements for short-term rentals on the islands.

Managed by the Island Heritage Appreciation Club, this house invites all who cherish well-maintained heritage properties to become members and enjoy the use of this exquisite cottage, contributing to its upkeep and preservation. A stay here promises not just a vacation, but a deep connection with the natural and cultural riches of West Coast Canada.

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5. Luxury Private Cabin With Mountain Views in BC, Canada

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Discover a Secluded Oasis on a Remote Ocean Inlet

Nestled at the end of a 3 km gravel road, this remote property offers a tranquil escape fronting a quiet ocean inlet, where tidal flats teem with oysters, vibrant bird life, and pristine ocean waters. Witness the spectacle of two salmon runs in the fall, all from the comfort of a cottage perfectly positioned at the edge of a garden clearing, a mere 400 feet from the beach

The cottage itself is a haven of comfort amidst the wilderness, featuring a glass-fronted wood stove for cozy evenings, hot water, a shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. Essentials such as sugar, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper, tea, and some dry goods are readily available, alongside a coffee grinder and a marimba coffee maker, ensuring every meal feels like home. Complete with pots, pans, dishes, linens, blankets, pillows, and towels, every detail has been thoughtfully provided for.

While smokers cannot be accommodated, the cottage now boasts a system to extend wifi for those moments when connection is needed. Cell phone signal, albeit weak, can be found at the main house, preserving the cottage’s peaceful ambiance, free from the distractions of TV.

Amenities include firewood for heating, propane for the cooking range, hot water, and fridge, ensuring all the comforts of modern living are at hand. The cottage comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests, featuring a queen bed in the bedroom and a fold-out hide-a-bed in the front room. Guests are invited to explore the expansive property and paddle out into Desolation Sound with our canoe.

Finding this hidden gem involves a scenic drive north of Powell River on Highway 101, followed by a journey through mature forests down to a garden clearing marked 'Koppen - 9120', where an adventure in sustainable living and mindful electricity consumption begins. The journey to the cottage is an adventure in itself, recommended for those prepared with groceries, a flashlight, and solid shoes. Dog owners are asked to be mindful of their pets in this shared natural haven.

Powell River, a cultural hub with a rich array of arts, outdoor activities, and water sports, lies a 35-minute drive away, offering an extension of exploration beyond the cottage's tranquil confines. Access to and from Powell River is facilitated by ferry services and a transit bus, making this secluded oasis not just a stay, but an experience of connecting with nature's untouched beauty.

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6. Port Renfrew's pet friendly cottage

BC pet friendly Cabins and Cottages

Explore the Untamed Beauty of the West Coast at "A Shack In The Woods"

Nestled in the heart of the rugged West Coast, home to the Tall Tree Music Festival and Song'nSurf, "A Shack In The Woods" offers a serene retreat amidst nature's splendor. Despite its humble name, this property is anything but a shack. Built in 2011 and boasting approximately 450 square feet of cozy, modern living space, it sits as the most private property at the end of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by majestic cedars. Just a 5-minute walk from the beach and marina, guests can revel in sightings of bald eagles and hummingbirds, capturing the essence of West Coast wildlife.

The cottage's thoughtful layout includes a fully equipped kitchen with all the essentials for preparing the day's fresh catch, complemented by a BBQ on the enclosed deck—perfect for families with children or pets. The bedroom features a queen-size bed with a 2" foam topper and patio doors that welcome the sun's warm embrace, ideal for sunbathing enthusiasts. Additionally, a queen-size hide-a-bed in the living room ensures comfort for all guests, without the inconvenience of bars.

The fire pit area, adorned with slate and hidden by cedars, invites guests to enjoy star-gazing nights, with firewood provided at no extra charge. Modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV, Netflix, and wifi enhance the stay, alongside games and toys for entertainment. A pet-friendly atmosphere includes a bed, dishes, toys, and a leash for four-legged companions.

What's New in January 2022: A brand-new propane stove ensures warmth and comfort during the wild and windy seasons, offering reassurance against power outages.

Located in an area famed for hiking, fishing, crabbing, exploring, swimming, and kayaking, with Avatar Grove and Botanical Beach nearby, the cottage promises endless outdoor adventure. Dine at local favorites like Tomi's, The Coastal Kitchen, and the Renfrew Pub, and consider hiring a fishing charter at the marina for an unforgettable day at sea. The region is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with frequent sightings of Killer and humpback whales.

"A Shack In The Woods" is the epitome of a West Coast getaway: cozy and romantic, yet perfectly suited for couples or families with children. It's a unique blend of privacy, comfort, and adventure, all set against the backdrop of Port Renfrew's wild beauty. Prepare for a retreat that offers not just a break from the city but a deep dive into the heart of the West Coast's untamed wilderness

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7. An Oceanfront Cottage (Direct Beach Access)

Ocean front cottage in BC, Canada
Oceanfront Elegance: Newly Renovated Log Cottage with Seaside Charm

In 2018, this oceanfront log cottage underwent a complete transformation, emerging as a beacon of seaside elegance with its wraparound deck, expansive windows, and a separate viewing platform that enhances the connection with the ocean's tranquility. Access to a pebble beach below invites guests to immerse themselves in the soothing rhythms of the coastal environment.

The cottage's interior radiates warmth and modernity, featuring an open-concept kitchen equipped with stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and a porcelain apron-front sink, perfect for preparing fresh meals. The dining area, accommodating up to six guests, offers panoramic views of the ocean, enriching every dining experience with nature's splendor. Comfort is paramount, with fresh new beds and linens ensuring restful sleep to the sound of the surf. The master bedroom boasts a queen bed, while the versatile loft offers a king bed or two twins, alongside additional sleeping options for small children on the cozy sofas in both the loft and living room. This layout is ideally suited for two couples or a family with older and younger children alike.

A completely renovated bathroom features a deep tub, subway tile, and in-floor heating, adding a touch of luxury to the cottage's amenities. The spacious loft, aside from sleeping arrangements, serves as a haven for puzzles, games, or remote work, making it a versatile space for relaxation and productivity.

The private one-acre garden presents an intimate setting for enjoying the ocean's sights and sounds, with views stretching to the Olympic Peninsula and mountains of Washington State, and along the scalloped coast to the open Pacific Ocean. Wildlife sightings, from whales and sea lions to eagles and our namesake wrens, enrich the stay with moments of awe and wonder, making this cottage a haven for nature lovers.

Ideal for romantic retreats, micro-weddings, elopements, or as a base for outdoor adventures along the West Coast and Juan de Fuca Trails, this cottage offers a unique blend of comfort and natural beauty. An automatic power back-up system ensures uninterrupted comfort, and while exterior security cameras safeguard the property, privacy within the cottage is uncompromised, with no interior cameras present.

Please note, in keeping with our commitment to guest comfort and in consideration of severe allergies, pets are not permitted on the property. Guests planning to have additional visitors must notify in advance, with accommodations suitable for up to 4 adults.

This oceanfront log cottage invites guests to a world where luxury meets nature, offering an unforgettable getaway on the Island, where the rhythms of the ocean set the pace for a serene and majestic retreat.

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8.  Garden View (Pet Friendly & Sleeps 4)

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Discover "The Lair": Your Pet-Friendly Retreat in Port Renfrew

"The Lair" stands as a welcoming pet-friendly cottage in Port Renfrew, perfectly designed to host two guests comfortably or accommodate a family of four. Recently upgraded with High-Speed Internet, this cottage promises a seamless blend of rustic charm and modern amenities.

Nestled within the wilderness, "The Lair" is thoughtfully equipped with a propane cooking stove and a cozy propane fireplace, setting the stage for intimate meals and warm gatherings. The interior features a fully equipped kitchen, ensuring every culinary need is met. Rest comes easy with a queen-sized bed in a separate bedroom and a double hide-a-bed in the living area, making versatile use of the space.

For entertainment and relaxation, the bedroom is outfitted with Cable T.V., a white noise machine, and lamps featuring USB plug-ins for convenience. The living room becomes a hub of leisure with a blue-ray player, a selection of DVD movies, Netflix, and Starlink High-Speed Internet for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access.

Families will appreciate the thoughtful inclusion of a pack and play playpen and children's books, alongside a fire guard screen for added safety. The outdoor space is equally inviting, boasting a large front deck complete with a built-in fire pit, an outdoor heater, BBQ, picnic table, and lounge chairs—ideal for entertaining or serene moments under the stars.

With a driveway capable of accommodating a boat or longer vehicles, and a cozy gas fireplace in the family room, "The Lair" ensures every aspect of your stay is covered. Despite Port Renfrew's occasional power outages, a battery backup system keeps you connected, allowing phone charging and internet use for up to 2 hours during outages.

Entertainment options abound with Netflix, Cable TV, a library of classic DVDs, and fun board games. While pets are warmly welcomed, we kindly request they stay off the furniture. A landline phone is available to keep you connected with loved ones during your stay.

Embrace the exceptional natural experience of the Pacific Northwest Rainforest, with hiking, beachcombing, surfing, and world-class fishing all within reach. Just a five-minute walk leads you to the Pacific Gateway Marina and the ocean view delights of Bridgeman's restaurant, among other local dining gems like Tomi's dinner and The Coastal Kitchen Cafe.

"The Lair" invites you to a Port Renfrew adventure where the beauty of the rainforest meets the comfort of home, making it the perfect base for exploring, relaxing, and creating lasting memories.

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How to Choose the Perfect Cabin

British Columbia, with its diverse landscapes ranging from rugged coastlines and serene lakes to majestic forests and towering mountains, offers a plethora of cabin rental options for every type of traveler. From the secluded tranquility of "A Shack In The Woods" to the oceanfront elegance of a newly renovated log cottage, and the pet-friendly comforts of "The Lair" in Port Renfrew, finding the perfect retreat requires consideration of several key factors. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you choose the best cabin rentals in BC, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling getaway.

Location and Accessibility

The ideal cabin location depends on your vacation goals. Whether it's a remote property like the ocean inlet cottage offering peace and natural beauty, or a more centrally located option near local attractions and amenities, such as the charming West Coast cottage near the Tall Tree Music Festival and Song'nSurf, consider the activities you wish to engage in and the level of seclusion you desire. Accessibility is also crucial; ensure the cabin can be reached by your mode of transport, especially in more remote areas where roads can be challenging.

Amenities and Comfort

Modern comforts and amenities can significantly enhance your cabin experience. Look for properties that match your lifestyle and needs, whether it's high-speed internet for a remote work retreat, a fully equipped kitchen for culinary adventures, or special touches like a wood-burning fireplace or a wraparound deck for scenic views. For example, the eco-friendly beach house with its pebble beach access and the oceanfront log cottage with its wraparound deck both offer unique amenities that cater to relaxation and immersion in nature.


For travelers planning to bring their furry friends, finding a pet-friendly accommodation like "The Lair" is essential. Verify the cabin's pet policy, including any additional fees or restrictions, to ensure a hassle-free stay for you and your pet.

Capacity and Layout

Consider the size of your party and the cabin's capacity and layout to ensure comfort for everyone. Whether it's a romantic retreat for two or a family adventure, options range from cozy lofts for couples to larger cottages with multiple bedrooms and ample living space, ensuring privacy and comfort for group travels.

Reviews and Reputation

Reading reviews from previous guests can provide valuable insights into the quality of the cabin and the host's hospitality. Look for consistent positive feedback regarding cleanliness, comfort, and the overall experience to make an informed decision.

Price and Policies

Finally, compare prices and understand the rental policies, including cancellation policies, check-in/check-out times, and any additional fees. Opt for transparent listings like those mentioned, where amenities and any unique conditions, such as the "no pets" policy or the provision of basic breakfast items to comply with local regulations, are clearly stated.

Choosing the right cabin rental in BC is about finding a balance between your preferences, the nature of your trip, and the unique offerings of each property. Whether you're drawn to the artistic charm of Carver's Cottage, the family-friendly environment of the oceanfront log cottage, or the secluded allure of a remote property on an ocean inlet, BC's cabins offer a door to exploring the natural beauty and tranquility of one of Canada's most picturesque provinces.

Making the Most of Your Cabin Rental

Enhancing your cabin rental experience in British Columbia (BC) or any picturesque locale goes beyond simply selecting the perfect spot. It involves thoughtful preparation and a keen sense of adventure to make the most of your surroundings. Here are some tips on how to elevate your cabin stay, from packing essentials to engaging in both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as staying safe in the wilderness.

Packing Tips

  • Essentials First: Regardless of the season, pack layers, waterproof clothing, and sturdy footwear. BC's weather can be unpredictable, and you'll want to be prepared for everything from sunny days to unexpected rain showers.
  • Food and Drink: While many cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, consider bringing along your favorite spices, speciality foods, or anything else you might need that's not typically provided. Don't forget a good supply of water if you're unsure of the local water quality.
  • Entertainment: Pack books, games, and art supplies for cozy evenings or rainy days. Even if your cabin has WiFi, it's a good idea to have non-digital entertainment options.
  • Outdoor Gear: Depending on your activities, bring hiking gear, fishing equipment, a camera for wildlife photography, or binoculars for bird watching. A portable hammock can also be a great addition for relaxing outdoors.

Indoor Activities

  • Culinary Adventures: Use the cabin's kitchen to try out new recipes or prepare a lavish meal with local ingredients found at nearby markets.
  • Relax and Recharge: Spend time reading, practicing yoga, or simply enjoying the tranquility of your surroundings. Cabins are perfect for disconnecting from the digital world and reconnecting with yourself or loved ones.
  • Creative Outlets: Bring along sketchbooks, journals, or craft supplies. The natural beauty of your cabin setting can inspire artistic and writing projects.

Outdoor Activities

  • Explore Nature: Take advantage of the hiking trails, lakes, and rivers near your cabin. Whether it's a leisurely walk in the woods or a challenging hike, there's no better way to experience the beauty of BC.
  • Water Sports: If your cabin is near water, kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding can be a peaceful way to explore the area.
  • Stargazing: Away from city lights, your cabin can offer a fantastic opportunity to observe the night sky. Bring a telescope if you have one, or download a stargazing app to help identify constellations.

Staying Safe in the Wilderness

  • Be Prepared: Familiarize yourself with the local wildlife and any potential hazards. Carry a first-aid kit, bear spray (if in bear country), and always let someone know your plans if venturing out into remote areas.
  • Fire Safety: If your cabin has a fire pit, make sure you understand fire safety protocols. Keep fires manageable, never leave them unattended, and fully extinguish them before going to bed.
  • Respect Nature: Stay on marked trails to protect both the environment and yourself. Be mindful of leave-no-trace principles to keep the wilderness pristine for future visitors.

By planning ahead and embracing the opportunities your cabin and its surroundings offer, you can ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, a cabin rental in BC provides the perfect backdrop for a getaway that's as active or as laid-back as you wish.


Conclude your blog post by reinforcing the idea that BC offers some of the best cabin rental experiences in Canada. Encourage readers to book early, especially for peak seasons, and to explore different regions of BC to find their perfect cabin getaway.

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