We uncover the most picturesque and unique Airbnb stays beautiful British Columbia has to offer

Location: The Trail House, Bowen Island

The details: From $375 per night (two-night minimum stay); sleeps two

The amenities: This modern blackened cedar cabin located on Bowen Island is lined with evergreens and nestled into the edge of a private forest with views across the breathtaking Howe Sound. Located in a neighbourhood known as Eagle Cliff, this getaway is situated in one of Bowen Island's oldest neighbourhoods, steeped in history and rich with wildlife.

Newly constructed, the Trail House was designed to offer an escape from everyday life and disconnect. With all the modern amenities to make you feel at home, this local getaway is kitted out with a cozy bed, strong WiFi, a walk-in shower, custom woodwork, gas fireplace, full kitchen with all the bells and whistles, and your very own outdoor wood-burning bath/hot tub. Ideal for those who want to escape to nature, the open-concept living space with forest views is a welcoming spot all year round. Plus, the spa-like bathroom and outdoor hot tub is pure luxury, rain or shine. 

Activities in the area: A short 10-minute drive from Snug Cove, the cozy little harbour is the perfect spot for exploring. With delicious cafés, pubs, bakeries, restaurants and breweries, discover some of Bowen Island's best eats while taking in even better views. Head to Branch on Bowen for Mexican burritos, bowls and tacos, followed by Vancouver favourite Earnest Ice Cream for the best ice cream on the block. For those in the mood for exploring, make it your mission to find the amazing driftwood Mastodon, which in spite of its national recognition, has never had its exact location revealed. Or, try one of the most popular activities on Bowen Island and kayak/paddle board around the stunning waters of Howe Sound.

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