Between the sprawling city of Vancouver and the mountain resort of Whistler lies the small but charming town of Squamish. Squamish is one of those places that is often overlooked in favour of its more popular neighbour, Whistler, but will surprise you with its beauty and adventure opportunities. We consider Squamish a must-stop on the Sea-To-Sky Corridor, with towering mountains and Howe Sound beckoning to be explored.
Only an hour drive from Vancouver, Squamish is an ideal weekend getaway destination for locals and tourists alike looking for a more intimate Western Canadian getaway experience with exceptional scenery and unique activities. Its our go to place when we plan a weekend getaway! To find your perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring, we put together this list of incredible cabins and vacation rentals in Squamish.
Light + Bright Mountain Escape
As its name would suggest, this mountain Airbnb deep in the heart of Squamish is filled with natural light, which only brightens its stark white interiors. Modern furniture and spacious rooms are what you can expect from this expansive four-bedroom getaway. With a nursery room available for couples with children who want to spend a vacation together as a family, this home is flush with all the offerings necessary to guarantee quality time together with your loved ones. Amenities include kitchen appliances (including a dishwasher), free parking, an indoor fireplace, and WiFi.
// Sleeps: 6 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $659 / night
The Cedar House
Enjoy the sprawling expanse of the Cedar House, a spacious getaway nestled deep into a crescent of Britannia Beach. With floor-to-ceiling windows coating the exterior of the premises, plenty of natural light makes its way into the home’s three bedrooms, not to mention views of the surrounding mountains and oceanside. Enjoy the outdoors on an enormous furnished deck, which comes complete with a searing grill to make all your summer cookout fantasies a reality.
// Sleeps: 4 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $1000 / night
Brand New Chalet
This entire chalet is available for your Squamish vacation, coming with four bedrooms and enough space for up to ten guests. At 7,000 square feet, there’s plenty of room to indulge in the deep soak baths and expansive grounds surrounding the chalet. With modern amenities including a fully functioning kitchen and various televisions and entertainment devices, this Airbnb is a perfect mix of new and old. With four bathrooms, a bar, two sets of washers and dryers, and 25 feet high ceilings, this chalet is ideal for getting away!
// Sleeps: 10 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $989/ night
This Scandinavian-styled home is outfitted with a covered patio, two bedrooms, and all the access to nature a visitor to Squamish could ask for. With easy access to hiking and bike trails, this Airbnb is an excellent base to return to between excursions outdoors, coming stocked with tea, coffee, and modern amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, gas stove, and an electric indoor fireplace for nights when you want to stay in and get cosy. This is a shared suite, so the owners will be staying above you with their lovable golden retriever, Ryder! Modern fixings, natural light, an ideal location, and a dog on the premises? What more could you ask for from a Squamish Airbnb?
// Sleeps: 4 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $179 / night
With a capacity for six guests, this Airbnb unit has three bedrooms and a central location in downtown Squamish, conveniently located near all of the town’s hotspots. With beautiful views of the town’s surrounding mountains, valleys, and ocean, this naturally lit Airbnb is chock-full of amenities, including two fully-stocked bathrooms, a kitchen, and a common area with a television and other entertainment options. With its centralized location, you and your guests can sleep in late knowing you’re only minutes away from Squamish’s whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking opportunities.
// Sleeps: 6 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $200 / night
The Cedar House Suite
The second cedar house on our list, this offering is just as promising as our earlier entry. With a stunning deck and balcony that looks over the Atlantic and Squamish valleys, the views from this Airbnb are unbeatable. Large windows and entryways open directly into nature, letting in sunlight and the forest’s quiet atmosphere. With two bedrooms, a functional kitchen, parking, and a BBQ for you and your guests to use, this Squamish Airbnb is the perfect mixture of isolated and accessible. The nearest hiking trails are only minutes away, while the beach is practically next door.
// Sleeps: 4 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $250 / night
The Jovi Suite
The Brackendale neighborhood is a quiet and cosy section of Squamish, and the Jovi Suite is a perfect microcosm of the energy of this part of town. With plush beanbags for lounging, a healthy sprinkling of knick-knacks and trinkets adorning the walls and furniture for that homey feeling, and an array of kitchen appliances and amenities, this is the ideal spot for relaxing while away from home. A studio apartment intended for single guests or couples, there’s just one bed, but plenty of space to move around – and plenty of natural light! Plus, the location is ideal – only minutes away from hiking, biking, and all the other natural activities that Squamish is known for.
// Sleeps: 2 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $120 / night
This secluded studio Airbnb has enough space for three guests, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open loft design. Its 550 square feet feel very spacious, with plenty of light streaming in through its large windows. A wraparound deck will give you and your guests even more opportunities to catch some sunshine, while a flat-screen TV and fully operational kitchen will come in handy when you just want to chill out for an evening … or all day. To top it all off, a skylight right above the tub will let you relax and soak in the day underneath the Squamish night sky.
// Sleeps: 3 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $169 / night
Peaceful Private Tiny Home by River
This tiny home may be small in space, but it’s full of surprises, including a deck for enjoying the outdoors, hens for fresh eggs, and a fire pit outside for entertaining your guests and telling spooky stories. Wander the trails located near the home, exploring the mountains and valleys that hold the Squamish woods. With two bedrooms, three beds, and one bathroom, this tiny home feels more like a home than just a place to stay while on vacation.
// Sleeps: 4 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $199 / night
Tea Tree House
This private studio is what comes to mind when you imagine a view from paradise. Stunningly open floor-to-ceiling windows provide an unparalleled view of the Atlantic right from inside the suite. There’s also a deck with the same view if you want to take it in with fresh air in your lungs. That’s not to mention the kitchen, outdoor BBQ, and closeness to natural scenes like a glacier-fed river and waterfall, as well as the host’s veggie garden and local trails! With one bedroom and bathroom, this is a studio that’s perfect for a couple trying to enjoy some secluded romance or a single guest trying to get some privacy coupled with a stoic natural experience.
// Sleeps: 2 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $208 / night
As its name might suggest, this suite is more than a little exciting. There’s plenty of room for up to four guests, with four beds, one bathroom, and an expansive common area. Modern furniture lines the walls, and a modern kitchen is fit for nights when you just want to cook a hearty meal with your companions. This suite is only a quick 30-minute drive from Whistler, and a much shorter drive to the ocean. Plus, coffee and bike shops are right down the road, meaning your day can start with just a short walk from this adventure suite!
// Sleeps: 4 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $90 / night
Separated from the host’s main home, this charming guest cottage has all a single guest or couple could ask for from a rustic getaway spot. It boasts a front-and-center view of the Chief, one of Squamish’s most famous peaks, as well as direct access from the backyard to some of Squamish’s expansive hiking and bike trails. Kitchen appliances include a bar fridge, kettle, microwave, with other basic amenities included.
// Sleeps: 2 guests // Pet friendly: yes // Price: $85 / night
C-Can on the water
This Airbnb is a little different from most spots you’ll find on the site, and at first glance, it’s easy to see why. This location is actually a renovated shipping container that’s been turned into a cosy hidey-hole for 1-2 guests. Located directly on the Atlantic ocean, you’ll have birds swimming by your window and the sounds of the sea to lull you to sleep. Use canoes for free during your stay to explore the Squamish shoreline and spy out the local flora and fauna. A queen bed, functioning kitchen, and full bathroom are all included.
// Sleeps: 2 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $149 / night
The Tiny House-Cabin
Located just a few feet from Nexon Beach and other prime locations to visit in Squamish, this tiny house is outfitted for the comfort of 1-2 guests. One bedroom and bath come furnished and ready for usage, along with a small but practical kitchen for cooking up snacks and stuff to munch on while relaxing in the central living space, or out in the yard while taking in the Chief. A gas stove and electric heater are provided if you’re visiting in the winter months, while the washroom and shower have access to hot water all year long.
// Sleeps: 2 guests // Pet friendly: no // Price: $84 / night