There’s something to be said for getting away from it all and making yourself at home in a cozy cottage – even if just for the weekend. From breezy beachside abodes to hidden gems nestled deep in the woods to comfy little cabins illuminated by the Northern Lights, one of these Canadian cottages could be the perfect oasis for you and your family.
Live the Lake Life in Whiteshell
Location: Whiteshell, MB
Cost per night: $306
Lakeside living is luxurious with this elegant cottage on Caddy Lake. Comfortable furnishings and rustic-chic wood accents create instant vacation ambiance in the three-bedroom space, while a sandy beach is just steps away. It’s almost enough to inspire you to buy a cottage of your own one day.
Capture Cozy Comfort at Cultus Lake
Location: Lindell Beach, BC
Cost per night: $225
Enjoy the comforts of home – think a contemporary, well-organized kitchen that’s perfect for whipping up vacation-ready feasts – while you get away from the hustle of the city. This classically modern cottage features three bedrooms and a stylish open-concept design, all while giving you access to the natural ambiance of nearby Cultus Lake.
Take it to the Trees in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
Location: Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC
Cost per night: $133
Childhood dreams really can come true – at least, they can when you book an incredible cottage in the trees in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré. Located right at the edge of the lake, this unique treehouse gives you incredible views and puts you right in the heart of nature.
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Make Waves on Kennisis Lake
Location: Haliburton, ON
Cost per night: $149
Situated right on the lake, this Haliburton cottage offers spacious accommodation alongside plenty of ways to get out and play on the water – the booking includes the use of a canoe, kayak and paddleboard. And, when your fingers start to prune from your aquatic adventures, you can cozy up for the evening in front of the stone fireplace in the cathedral-ceiling living room.
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Float on in Carleton-sur-Mer
Location: Carleton-sur-Mer, QC
Cost per night: $190
Cozy? Check. Secluded? Check. Ordinary? Absolutely not. While a yurt may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to cottages, this 19-foot floating dwelling ticks the boxes when it comes to a peaceful, cozy getaway – while also offering a unique summertime experience that’s perfect for couples or small families.
Beat the Blues at Crystal Beach
Location: Fort Erie, ON
Cost per night: $125
Cozy doesn’t have to feel cramped – this charming, renovated cottage features an airy open-concept layout. When you’re not barbequing on the natural gas BBQ in the backyard or relaxing in the hot tub, it’s just a 10-minute walk to Crystal Beach.
Glamp in Mill Creek
Location: Lake Winnipeg, MB
Cost per night: $133
Escape the lure of screen time (without the distractions of television or WiFi) and reconnect with yourself (or your loved ones) with this cottage on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Designed with an open-air loft to accommodate more vacationers, the guest cottage is a short walk from the beach. A screened outdoor space is comfortable and chic spot for dining or relaxing while keeping bugs at bay.
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Sleep in the Trees on Salt Spring Island
Location: Salt Spring Island, BC
Cost per night: $191
Playful, yet practical, this petite treehouse features stunning ocean views and a glimpse of life amidst the Arbutus trees. Perfect for a zen glamping retreat, the space features a private deck, kitchenette and a daybed that transforms into a king bed for extra space.
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A Dreamy Private Beach in Tors Cove
Location: Tors Cove, NL
Cost per night: $160
Come for the views, stay for the serenity. Just a 40-minute drive south of St. John’s, this two-bedroom cottage features incredible panoramic views and easy access to the East Coast Trail – making it an ideal choice for an idyllic stay.
Love the Lake in Fort Qu’Appelle
Location: Fort Qu’Apelle, SK
Cost per night: $199
This little red cottage sits right on Echo Lake, which means it’s the perfect spot for a restful indoor/outdoor getaway. With a dock that leads straight from the cottage to the water, you can swim before breakfast, fish for your lunch and stargaze after dinner.
Bring the Whole Family in Bragg Creek
Location: Bragg Creek, AB
Cost per night: $548
Come one, come all! More than just a cottage, the Folk Tree Lodge in Bragg Creek offers plenty of space for 16-plus people. Whether you book one or both of the artisan-crafted log cabins, you’ll have access to more than 30 acres of fields and forests.
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Retreat in the Trees on the Indian River
Location: Port Carling, ON
Cost per night: $500
Newly renovated, this roomy three-bedroom family cottage in Port Carling gives you the best of both worlds with the green lush forest and the cerulean waters of the Indian River. A boathouse deck is steps away from the cottage – perfect for relaxing with the family.
A Log Cabin for All in Sanford
Location: Sanford, MB
Cost per night: $750
There’s nothing quite like the rustic charm of a classic log cabin – nothing, except a log cabin that’s spacious enough for the whole family (and a few friends). With room for 15 people, this log cabin is designed for entertaining with a screened-in gazebo, an outdoor hot tub and a massive play structure for the kids.
Stay Under the Dome in Markdale
Location: Markdale, ON
Cost per night: $160
You can’t get much closer to nature than this. Located in Markdale near Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain, this 24-foot geodesic dome is a once-in-a-lifetime place to stay. An outdoor shower, bathroom, mini kitchenette and fire pit wait just outside the dome – for an incredible spin on the classic cottage experience.
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Island Living on the Bay of Fundy
Location: Grand Manan, NB
Cost per night: $143
With phenomenal views all around, this private waterfront cottage is a serene getaway for whale watchers and beachcombers alike. The comfortable cottage features two bedrooms and a vaulted ceiling and a cozy loft space.
Cozy Charm on the Farm on Galiano Island
Location: Duncan, BC
Cost per night: $125
Roam the countryside, explore the landscape of Bird’s Eye Cove Farm and take in the mountain views with a stay at “The Wee Barn” on Galiano Island. Post-and-beam details create rugged charm, while a vaulted ceiling elevates the space. And, at the end of the day, you can take in the sunset on the petite private deck.
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A Little Taste of the Yukon
Location: Whitehorse, YK
Cost per night: $74
An ideal location for exploring the natural wonders of the Yukon, this newly built wood chalet is situated at the base of the Annie Lake Mountains. An equipped kitchen, running water and shower keep your stay comfortable, while the private location is perfect for relaxing.