This British Columbia Airbnb has been named one of the most romantic in Canada
Valentine’s Day is approaching and happy couples (and singles) are looking for a place to spend the most romantic evening of the year.
If staying home doesn’t sound chic enough, you’re not alone. Get ready to sweep your lover and take them to a dream destination without leaving the country.
Even single Canadians can enjoy a self-love vacation, surrounded by the beautiful serenity of provincial flora and fauna, in February.
Airbnb has chosen the six best romantic getaway destinations available this year, and there’s a bit of everything to choose from.
Glamping Eco-Retreat with Luxury Stargazer Dome
Stay inside a literal glass dome on February 14 for a stylish and eco-friendly visit to Hawkestone, Ontario. This retreat is anything but rustic, with modern appliances and perfect design. Set in lush, old-growth hardwood forest, visitors can relax and explore the 200 acres of rolling fields and forests.
Bored? Try activities like horseback riding, hiking trails, and stargazing while you’re there.
Cost: approx. $400/night
The Coach House cabin experience
If you are looking for rustic charm, this rental is for you.
Made mostly of exposed wood and custom designed, this cabin in Toronto is the perfect place to get cozy and enjoy each other’s company. Although it may seem far away, it’s actually in the heart of town, equipped with appliances like heated floors and a wood-burning fireplace. There’s even a private courtyard if you want a breath of fresh air.
Cost: approx. $150/night
Maybe your Valentine’s Day plans are with friends or another couple rather than one-on-one. Two bedrooms, a sleeper sofa, and a bathroom make Den 12 a good option for anyone considering going that route, and the design is to die for. The black exterior contrasts sharply with the light and simple interior. It is just a mile south of Riding Mountain National Park, which offers many fun attractions like golf, spas, shopping, and beautiful Wasagaming Beach. It has luxury amenities like a walk-in shower, fireplace, outdoor fire pit, air conditioning, private outdoor hot tub, and more.
Cost: approx. $300/night
Sechelt, British Columbia
It’s all the boho beach vibe at this Sechelt spot. Decor falls somewhere between cabin-chic and soft indie aesthetics, with views of the forest and Sechelt Inlet. Like a typical cabin, it has a wood-burning fireplace for cuddling and an outdoor fire pit for roasting and fun during the winter months. The piece de resistance is a barrel sauna next to a hot tub that’s almost too adorable to use. There is a laundry room, an office and a large terrace to enjoy your coffee. Get too comfortable and you might not want to leave.
One-room schoolhouse on the prairie
West Central Saskatchewan
Step into a piece of Saskatchewan history in this little prairie house, originally built as a school in the early 1900s. Now renovated, it’s about 700 square feet, making it spacious enough for two but can sleep up to four. Everything you’ll need for a romantic trip is here, from dimmable lights to an equipped kitchenette and full bathroom. And while we’re on the subject of education, why not learn a little more about each other?
The Little LaHave Beachfront Cabin
LaHave, Nova Scotia
Tiny cabins are perfect for couples who don’t mind being toasty warm. The LaHave Building was originally built in 1880 – making it the oldest structure on this list – although you can never tell just by looking at it. Modern and inspired by Scandinavian architecture, it sits on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, which offers panoramic views of the open waters from a private wood-fired hot tub. Nearby is Nova Scotia’s Southshore, which is dotted with beaches, shops and bakeries. Try visiting the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, just a short ferry ride away.
Most of these Airbnbs offer Wi-Fi, which means you can work from home if you need to, but be sure to set aside plenty of time for your honeymoon this Valentine’s Day.