Airbnb has changed the way we think about accommodation. From private rooms in trendy apartments to yurts and hippie vans, today’s rentals come in countless forms. 

Here at the Canadian Traveller office, we fully admit that there are things a short-term rental can't satisfy as well as a hotel, but when it comes to unique lodgings, if you can sleep in it, you can probably rent it on Airbnb. And when it comes to a whimsical night in the forest canopy, these 9 rentals fit the bill. 

 

1. Cabanes perchées en forêt 2 saisons

Sacré-Coeur, Quebec

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Sleeps: 2
Cost per night: $170*

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Watch the stars twinkle overhead through the domed skylight and then let the sun rouse you from your slumber in the morning. The treehouse boasts a double bed, private bathroom, sofa, patio, games, books and wifi. This rural retreat is surrounded by a 24-acre forest, flush with boreal trees and rivers. Adventure-seeking guests will love its close proximity to Saguenay Fjord.

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2. Hébergements insolites/écologiques

Nominingue, Quebec

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Sleeps: Up to 4
Cost per night: $152

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This magical treehouse contains two double beds and a sofa. It is suspended 5 metres in the air and is accessed via a suspended rope walkway. It has a beautiful timber-lined interior, complete with a wood burning stove and a loft.

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3. Mont-Tremblant Treehouses

Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Quebec

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Sleeps: Up to 6
Cost per night: $169

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There are 10 treehouses nestled on the banks of a pristine lake, each of which can accommodate up to six guests. Complete with wood-burning stoves, these whimsical treehouses can be experienced in all four seasons, though it is helpful to know they are off the grid. (No running water.) But don't worry, washrooms, showers, laundry facilities (etc) are all located nearby at the reception building. Each treehouse has a sunny terrace and there are 36 kilometres of walking, hiking and snowshoeing trails just off the back step. 

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4. Cabane dans les arbres d'en haut

Amherst, Quebec

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Sleeps: 4
Cost per night: $111

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A couple or 3-4 friends can enjoy this treehouse that stands 3.6 metres off the ground. Nestled in a maple tree forest, this year-round rental overlooks Cameron Lake. (Guests have access to the lake.) The kitchen is equipped with all the items you'll need to cook during your stay, though guests are required to bring sheets, blankets and towels (or rent them there). 

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5. The Rustic Tree Howse

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

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Sleeps: 2
Cost per night: $61

The Rustic Tree Howse is a cozy retreat perfect for nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts looking for unique accommodation whilst visiting Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy the hot water outdoor shower and the sheltered cooking/dining area beneath the treehouse.

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6. River Treehouse on the Sydenham

Florence, Ontario

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Sleeps: 4
Cost per night: $50

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This rustic treehouse has a sleeping platform for two people, a small wooden stove and a porch with hammocks strung outside. A stay here is more like off-grid camping, offering no plumbing or electricity. However, nestled on the banks of the Sydenham River, the stargazing and bird watching is second to none. An indoor washroom and shower facilities are available nearby at the farmhouse. The other two in your party will need to pitch a tent nearby. 

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7. Deluxe Treehouse 1 hour from Toronto

Scugog, Ontario

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Sleeps: 2
Cost per night: $175

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Cozy up in this handsome cabin with your significant other and escape the “real world” for a few days. Laze on the hammock, sway gently on a patio rocker, or wander through 6,000-acres of mature, forested trails. This "tree house" is available year-round. We can image ourselves listening to the silence of a gentle snowfall while snuggled up on the couch next to the wood-burning stove.

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8. Outa the Woods Treehouse

Wardner, British Columbia

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Sleeps: 4
Cost per night: $200

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If you’re looking for a private and secluded rental that is truly out of this world, look no further than “Outa the Woods.” This immaculate treehouse is a jaw-dropping work of art. The hand-crafted, two-storey treehouse is built out of burled wood, constructed around 7 trees. 

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9. San Cobble Treehouse

Mill Bay, British Columbia

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Sleeps: 2
Cost per night: $65

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Soak in the hot tub, swim in the pool or retreat to the treehouse for privacy. There are horses, kitties and puppies on the 3-acre property. Vineyards, golf courses and the ocean are all a short drive away.

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*A word on pricing. If our noted rates aren't matching the Airbnb listing, it's likely because the host has turned on the 'smart pricing' function, which automatically adjusts nightly rates based on supply in the area. Also, the rate we have used may not take into account a cleaning fee, Airbnb service fee, the cost of additional guests, or any discounts extended for multi-night stays. Prices were noted as of September 2016.

 


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