After months (and months) of relentless lockdown measures, a change of scenery can work wonders for the imagination, inspiration, and overall mental health. This is especially true if your destination happens to offer remarkable views of Canada’s soul-soothing and scenic mountains. If you’re in the market for a dreamy and dramatic escape surrounded by sweeping peaks, check out these nine elevated Airbnbs in Canada’s mountains.
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Here are 9 dreamy Airbnbs in the Canadian mountains
The stunning Trails End checks all the boxes for a luxury year-round retreat in Whistler’s unforgettable mountains. The sleek and editorial worthy space features floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring mountain views, a fireplace, a five-star chef’s kitchen, hot tub, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym.
For a scenic splurge with the HGTV stamp of approval, book a stay at the luxurious Chateau Elise in Canmore, Alberta. The sophisticated yet cozy four-bedroom custom chalet offers memorable views of the Canadian Rockies, a dramatic stone fireplace, high ceilings with exposed beams, a massive kitchen, and plenty of outdoor space.
Just a 20-minute drive to Banff National Park in Alberta, Mercer is a four-storey modern townhouse retreat that features breathtaking panoramic mountain views from balconies, the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Perks of this property include a hot tub, a large open gourmet kitchen, an impressive collection of art from local artists, and a soaring fireplace.
Take in B.C.’s beautiful mountainous scenery from a luxury floating home. This new, ultra-modern float home in North Vancouver features a steam shower, two-person tub, a large deck, and a luxurious and modern kitchen. To stay here, you’d need to commit to living on the water for the minimum one-month stay.
There’s luxury; then, there’s VIP-worthy. The ultra-modern and sprawling Esha chalet in Whistler is both. The stylish four-storey home features floor-to-ceiling windows with magnificent mountain views, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and inviting lounge areas. But it’s the luxurious perks that really steal the show here: a whiskey room, wine bar, pool, and fireplace lounge on the balcony.
Set in 21 private acres on Cowley Lake in the Yukon, the Traveling Light B&B allows explorers of the north to get up close and personal with its magnificent nature. The handcrafted Mongolian yurt features stunning lake and mountain views – perhaps best enjoyed from a large south-facing deck. The cozy space accommodates up to four guests.
Built around a huge totem pole, four-story Totem Chalet in Whistler offers the feel of a luxury, mountain-surrounded tree house thanks to the natural wood and curved walls. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom log home features oversized windows to take in the stunning views, an inviting open-concept design, a gym, outdoor hot tub, large balcony, a games room, and a stone fireplace.
While some may say it’s stuck in time on the décor front, others appreciate the old-world charm – combined with the luxuries of a boutique hotel – of Banff’s Beauloais Boutique B&B. Complete with wondrous mountain views, the spot features fir flooring, pine-vaulted ceilings, and antique furniture. Each spacious room features a stone fireplace.
Get back to basics (as in, there’s no running water) at this rustic but charmingly refined private cabin on the mountain-surrounded Marsh Lake near Whitehorse, Yukon. The cabin features a wall tent (perfect for yoga), sauna, deck, incredible stargazing opportunities, and a 200-foot private beach.