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10 Coolest Airbnbs in Ontario to Reconnect with Nature

You’re wondering why you have to aim for an Airbnb and not a hotel when in Ontario? Well, because those insanely cool Airbnbs in Ontario can awaken your inner adventure! Those gigantic freshwater lakes, thriving forests, and thousands of waterways are ready to accompany your high-energy adventure.

Knowing you’re seeking a dreamy getaway in Ontario, we’re happy to share ten of our favorite Airbnbs below to make your bucket list!

1. Northern Yurt Experience at The Buffalo Farm Suite

cool ontario airbnbs Northern Yurt Experience at The Buffalo Farm Suite
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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1.

Guest: 12
Rating: 4.91

Are you ready to spend a day like a Mongolian? If running in the wild and stargazing make your dreamy vacation, don’t hesitate to rejuvenate in a yurt when visiting Ontario! This Airbnb retreat is all you can ask for from a glorious glamping. Kicking back by the fire pit while looking over a pasture of grazing buffalo through a massive window makes the stay even more charming. 

Fall and winter give the setting a contemplative yet cozy ambiance thanks to the untouched beauty it’s got. Claim a stay at the yurt and you’ll have a chance to admire the so-called authentic workmanship when timber frame complements the raw untreated finishes. Being a one-of-a-kind accommodation, this Airbnb encourages you to unplug from digital and revive your inner peace while lazing around the bank of Amable du Fond River. 

To fully indulge in what Canada’s wilderness has to offer, we want you to set sail on a canoe down the river and plunge into the water to enjoy the sunlight of the highland! And when the horizon shimmers in the gloaming, gather by the fire and listen to the universe drifting off. You only need one night’s stay to book with Buffalo Farm Suite with a capacity of twelve guests.

2. Floating Panoramic Wine Barrel Cabin on Wine Route

cool ontario airbnb Floating Panoramic Wine Barrel Cabin on Wine Route
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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 2
Rating: 4.97

Passionate wine lovers should have no surprise when we say Essex is home to a wealth of wineries that gain national reputation. There’s no reason why you should miss out on a stay in a wine barrel cabin when hitting Essex on a trip! 

The floating red cedar barrel turns into a tiny cabin with an airy patio tied to the shore, providing a romantic place to sip on some wine. You will be surrounded by vast wildlife and green space, so don’t be surprised if you get a sudden visit from a Canadian geese or red-tailed fox! 

Another charm about this barrel cabin that’s got us hooked is the rustic smell of cedar which awaits to melt you into relaxation. Speaking of which leisure pursuits are there to keep you occupied, remember that John R. Park Homestead is only 10 minutes away where you can dip in the ocean. Otherwise, cycle to the Fruit Wagon and pick some local produce to pair with your wine!

3. The Cabin at Hunter Grey House

cool ontario airbnb The Cabin at Hunter Grey House
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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 4
Rating: 4.94

Tucked in the core of a forest in Petrolia, Lindsay and Jordan’s tiny cabin comes out with lots of surprises! This lovely cabin is exactly what you were dreaming of – a tiny lodge straddled in the woods of your childhood fairytale. 

We call this a glamping at its finest because each bedding comes with a stylish foam mattress and duvets lying by a great bush view. Lindsay and Jordan have done such a good job in impressing you with their tasteful minimalistic decoration, providing the lodge a lot more to make up for the small area. 

How to tell if this Airbnb is the right call for you? Just close your eyes and ask yourself whether or not you need a glamping day to recharge! If that’s a nod, go ahead and claim a stay at this tiny house right now! Or even better, come in snowfall to seize a slice of Canadian winter in your own way! The Airbnb has a minimum rent-out period of two nights and can host up to four guests.

4. Serene Spa Oasis

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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 2
Rating: 4.99 

A posh resort may be a good call on a leisure vacation but that’s not always the case! Book a stay with Darlene and Bert to soak in the stunning scenery and culture of Conestogo! Perched on a cliff facing the Grand River, Darlene and Bert’s Airbnb is a curation for your unique retreat. No matter if you’re on a travel purpose or a business trip, this Airbnb is a perfect getaway to pair with your health-conscious vacation. 

The accent is the year-round spa facilities that you can avail yourself of its exclusive availability. A spacious outdoor cold plunge shower is adorned with a pebbled carpet. The prime location allows you to hit the Elora Village and Elora Gorge within a matter of minutes, and the list goes on. All amenities and facilities are top of the line to ensure you’re rewarded with a lavish retreat! 

5. Canadian Lakefront Cabin, with Fireplace

cool ontario airbnb Canadian Lakefront Cabin with Fireplace
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Price: $$$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 2
Rating: 4.93

Featuring panel woods with stoned walls as an accent, Desmond’s cozy Airbnb in Golden lake delivers such a cozy vibe to spruce up your restful stay. The interior design is an example of how glossy red works perfectly fine with bright cedar color. Perched by the rim of the lake, the cabin makes it so easy to ice skate on the lake, grill by the campfire, or enjoy a nature photography session in a chilly winter.

The view over the woods is unmatched, which inspires a hot chocolate time on a lazy day. Desmond’s Airbnb is available for a minimum booking window of two nights.

6. La Isla-Safari Tent on An Island and over the Water

cool ontario airbnbs La Isla Safari Tent
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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 2
Rating: 4.93

Here’s another top-rated glamping site to put on your bucket list! Snuggled in the heart of the Mississippi River in Lanark, this Airbnb shows up as a spacious tent hovering on the water. Falling fast to sleep by the sound of the rapids is a great charm that keeps pulling in those travelers seeking a complete hideout. 

La Isla-Safari tent is the answer to your need for a reconnection with the wild without forcing yourself for a busy traveling day. This little piece of heaven transports you to the good old days of childhood when you’re soaked in the water on a swimming day and munching on a hearty gourmet meal afterward. La Isla-Safari tent is available for a minimum length of stay of one night and can host two guests per booking. 

7. Nokara Farms Lake House Cottage

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Price: $$$
No. of bedroom: 3

Guest: 8
Rating: 5

We understand that city life barely makes room for a serene time watching sunset. So why not embrace this chance to stay at a dream-like cottage in St. Catharines where sunset is a big hit? Kathryn’s Airbnb has no reason to envy the heavyweights because it has a torch on the romantic sunset by a mild lake that nowhere else can offer. 

The lodge sits at the back of an orchard with a few steps to the vineyards. Benefit from the daylight to hop on a 20-minute drive to the Niagara Falls and Port Dalhousie. When the sun beams down, return home to light up the campfire, throw a BBQ party, sip on some wines and call it a day! 

Other than that, Kathryn’s house is as charming, cozy, and fully-stocked with all essential amenities even for a weekly stay! The minimum booking window of Kathryn’s Airbnb goes for two nights with a capacity of eight people.

8. 1945 CP Caboose: Smiths Falls

cool ontario airbnb 1945 CP Caboose
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Price: $
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 3
Rating: 4.89

Tents, yurts, and huts have been dominating the glamping industry for years. However, glamping in a caboose is surely a game-changer to peak your bucket list! Come over to Smiths Falls and spend a night in one of the most unique Airbnbs in Ontario – a 1945 post-war caboose! Not only can you game up your travel experience but also get a slice of history with only a night stay or two. 

If you’re a train enthusiast, don’t ever let this plywood train slip out of your hand as you’re about to have a flavor of what it’s like to be a train conductor. What a great call to revive your childhood dream! To claim a stay in this caboose, you only need a minimum booking period of one night!

9. Prince Edward Yacht Stay

cool ontario airbnb Prince Edward Yacht Stay
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Price: $$
No. of bedroom: 1

Guest: 2
Rating: 4.91

It’s time to brush up your vacation with a visit to Prince Edward County and stay off the land for a few nights! Imagine uncorking a bottle of Riesling, let it caress your mouth, enjoy a full-on serving of seafood and feel the ocean breeze blowing through your hair! Does it sound like a dream to you? 

Moira’s yacht is an impeccable Airbnb in Ontario where you can sleep on the water and explore the best of the county in a breeze. Treat it as a little adventure if you haven’t experienced a yacht stay before! And if your heart is calling for a reach to the ocean, book a two-hour sailing cruise with Moira and Brent! This floating Airbnb has a minimum booking window of one night and only, and can accommodate two guests.

10. The Frontenac: A Curated Cabin Retreat with Sauna

cool ontario airbnb The Frontenac A Curated Cabin Retreat with Sauna
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Price: $$$
No. of bedroom: 4

Guest: 10
Rating: 4.97

Neat, stylish, relaxing, and tastefully appointed are the first things that spring to our minds when talking about Michael’s Airbnb. The house is indeed a boutique mansion overlooking the waters of a private bay on Thirsty Island Lake, Godfrey. If you’re planning an ideal family get-together, look no further because this little mansion is all you need! 

Boasting a range of hotel-standard bedding and amenities, the house is tucked within a deserted forest where deer, beavers, and herons are your neighbors. And guess what? You even have a giant barrel sauna directly looking out onto the romantic scenery! Where else can you get a refined idea like that? 

The cottage is a well laid out gem with many lovely touches. Get your coffee fix in the morning while hovering on the hammock by the water’s edge. Continue kicking back in the sauna before paddleboarding in the lake. That is how you experience Michael’s Airbnb to the fullest! 

If you’re looking for something similar in Quebec for an upcoming vacation, have a look at our curated list of Canada’s 10 Coolest Airbnbs right here! We did a good digging to select our favorite cabins, tree houses, condos, and even a dome stay to quench your thirst for a special retreat! 

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