Summer Vacation: Nine Unique Places to Stay near Ottawa this Summer

OTTAWA – With summer kicking off on Sunday, people are still planning what to do while on vacation.

CTV News Ottawa reviews unique Airbnb listings near Ottawa that you might want to visit for a summer vacation.

Located near Perth and Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Spend a night or a weekend in this villa for up to 12 people.

“This private, bright, spacious and unique private home and studio is custom designed and built into a historic 1900 stone Gothic church,” the listing on Airbnb reads.

“Located just 10 minutes from downtown Perth or Smiths Falls, this is the perfect setting for genuine travelers and cultural explorers.”

Smiths Falls, Ont. – 78 km from Ottawa

The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario offers you the opportunity to sleep in a caboose.

“Relax in our comfy Murphy beds with crisp linens and relax by the silent glow of the lantern,” the listing said on Airbnb.

“This plywood Caboose was built in post-war 1945. Please note this is not a hotel but a unique glamping experience.”

There are three beds for three people. The Caboose was built in post-war 1945.


Chelsea, Quebec.

“Retreat to an eco-friendly guest suite in a converted barn, surrounded by acres of peaceful forest,” the Airbnb listing reads.

“It is five minutes from Old Chelsea, Spa Nordik and the Gatineau Park trails, and only 20 minutes from Ottawa.

There is room for four people.

Creekside Forest Retreat

Ottawa, Ont.

“Return to the joys of childhood and the simple life in this one-of-a-kind, custom-designed off-grid cabin hidden in a private space surrounded by a pond and 100 acres of deep forest,” the listing states on Airbnb.

“Enjoy the sounds and sights of bullfrogs, songbirds, turtles, squirrels and wolves as you make your way to the nature sanctuary.”

There is room for three people in this treehouse nine feet off the ground.

Isolation Cabin in the Trees

Perth, Ont. – 85 km from Ottawa

Relax and rejuvenate at the Daisy Dell Farm Yurt

“A vacation like no other in an authentic Mongolian yurt. Approximately 340 square feet of comfort and bliss await you. The perfect glamping experience!” says the ad on Airbnb.

There is room for two people and two beds. Facilities include an indoor fireplace, backyard and dedicated workspace.

Daisy Dell Farm

Ladysmith, Quebec. – 80 km from Ottawa

“Come stay in our magical wooden yurt on 450 acres of mature virgin forest on five distinct peaks covering an elevation range of 300 feet,” the listing on Airbnb reads.

“This is a true off-grid wilderness outpost for true nature lovers.”

There is room for three people. Facilities include an indoor fireplace and a dedicated workspace.

Magic wooden yurt

Wentworth-Nord, Quebec – 138 km from Ottawa

Spend a night or a weekend in The Treehouse. It is suitable for two guests.

“For unusual accommodation, why not a small tree house found in the forest on a quiet and protected area in the Laurentians region of Quebec,” says the announcement on Airbnb.

Facilities include a hot tub and indoor fireplace.

Owl Treehouse

Shawville, Quebec. – located 78 km from Ottawa

“This off-grid dormitory in Ladysmith can accommodate one to six people, ideal for personal or small group retreats, a writer’s refuge, a healing space, a family glamping experience or an immersion in pure nature,” shows the listing on Airbnb.

“Prime location for bird watching, animal watching and hiking on our groomed trails. “

There are four single bunk beds on the lower level, plus a double bed on the third level.

The Rustic Off-Grid Bunkhouse Retreat

Bel Air Tremblant – 152 km from Ottawa

“A combination of luxury, comfort and a 360-degree view of nature,” reads the announcement on Airbnb.

There is room for two people and a bedroom.

Amenities include indoor fireplace and hot tub

The love nest dome

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