Whitehorse, in Canada’s Yukon province, is the ultimate adventure getaway. And planning a cool adventure means you need to find some seriously cool accommodation to go with it, right?
Luckily there are tons of incredible and unique places to stay in Whitehorse listed on Airbnb.
This post rounds up a few of the very best. From the top-rated log cabins in the wilderness outside the city, to unique dome houses and glamping options… there’s definitely something here to make your trip to the Yukon memorable.
You could cosy up by a firepit outside your own secluded log cabin, watch the northern lights from the comfort of your bed, or even take an outdoor bath on an urban farm!
Get ready for some of the coolest and quirkiest places to stay in the Yukon…
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12 Coolest Places to Stay in Whitehorse
Aurora Sun Cottage, Marsh Lake
One of the most truly unique places to stay in Whitehorse, if not the whole Yukon area, is the Aurora Sun Cottage. This is a cute and quirky dome house with a totally circular interior.
Picture a cartoon igloo, but built from wood and slate tiles instead of snow, and nestled amongst spectacular pine woodlands. Definitely winning on the quirky front!
As the name suggests, the Aurora Dream Cottage is a prime location for spotting the Northern Lights. Especially from the large wooden outside terrace.
Despite being a small cottage, the dome is pretty spacious inside. You get a bedroom with two queen-sized beds, plus a roomy open-plan living area with a modern kitchen and stylish modern decor.
This has to be one of the coolest places to stay in the Yukon, so get booking!
Mongolian Yurt, Cowley Lake
Enjoy the simplicity and exoticism of this handcrafted Mongolian yurt, not too far from Whitehorse. Set in 21 private acres on the stunning Cowley Lake, this is the perfect place to base your Yukon adventures.
It’s also the ideal spot to relax and unwind among all that glorious Yukon scenery!
As well as the yurt, you’ll have sole access to a private outhouse, as well as a Winnebago camping-car with simple cooking facilities and a fridge.
The south-facing deck outside the yurt has incredible lake and mountain views. It’s also a great spot for viewing the Northern Lights in winter.
Inside, a simple woodstove will keep you toasty on those cold winter nights. This is the best option for anyone looking to get away from it all and embrace the adventurous spirit of the Yukon.
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Timber-Tops House, Near Whitehorse
Timber-Tops House is a gorgeous log cabin set in the wilderness about ten minutes drive from Whitehorse. Surrounded by pine forests and insane mountain views, this secluded cabin is ideal for anyone who wants to get away from it all… without actually being too far away from it all.
The cabin was just finished at the end of May 2019, so it’s all brand new and extremely well insulated to keep you warm and cosy all year round.
Timber-Tops is also a great example of local building work.
It was built using locally-milled Sitka Spruce logs from Alaska. There’s even Canadian Maple flooring in the bedroom and living rooms, while the entryway and bathroom feature heated ceramic tiles – dreams!
The HOBO, Marsh Lake
A cross between glamping and a log cabin experience, The HOBO is a sweet little miniature wooden cabin right next to Marsh Lake with a gorgeous mountain view.
There’s a sandy beach right on your doorstep, and plenty of forest trails to explore nearby.
The cabin itself is cosy and well-appointed, with an antique double bed, wood stove, kitchenette, and a small private outhouse. So you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable – but back-to-basics – adventure in the Yukon wilderness.
Yukon Wall Tent, Near Macrae
Set near the beautiful Yukon River, this Yukon Wall Tent is the ultimate Yukon glamping experience. There’s a queen bed with cosy blankets for those frosty Yukon fall nights, while the wood fire provides plenty of heat.
You’ll also have running water, electricity and WiFi, so it’s not quite ‘off the grid’. But it’s still a great little adventure!
And you can make the most of the outdoor fireplace and BBQ for a proper camping experience.
Urban Farm Hideaway, Outskirts of Whitehorse
This incredible hideaway is one of only five waterfront homes in Whitehorse. It backs onto the river, and is a short canoe ride from Downtown. If you’re looking for a unique accommodation option in Whitehorse, this is it!
The hosts describe the property as an ‘urban farm’. There are chickens, ducks, and bees kept on the farm, so it feels like a truly rustic escape.
The property itself is a spacious and tastefully decorated home with everything you need to be comfortable. One of the more unique features is the wood-fired outdoor bathtub overlooking the river!
Rustic Cabin on a Working Farm, Takhini River
Speaking of farm stays, this rustic cabin on the Takhini River is on a working farm.
Rustic means rustic here – the house has minimal power and light. But there’s a wood stove to keep you cosy, and a basic kitchen, so you’ll be as comfy as possible while you get away from it all.
And the wilderness starts right at the cabin’s back door.
Away from town, the cabin is in a prime spot for viewing the Northern Lights. There’s also a sauna available, as well as a BBQ and firepit. Not bad for a rustic, off-grid getaway!
Snohouse, Near Whitehorse
Another really unique property in Whitehorse is Snohouse. This architect-designed tiny home looks like a posh log cabin from the outside. But inside it’s all super contemporary.
There’s trendy white-and-grey decor and big windows for enjoying the amazing views.
Although the Downtown is just a 10-minute drive away, the property is nestled in the forest. So you have the best of both worlds!
There’s a large west-facing deck with BBQ and dining table, perfect for sunny evening dinners in the summer months.
Rustic & Cozy Log Cabin, Raven’s Ridge
For wilderness living right within the city limits, you can’t beat this rustic log cabin in the peaceful Raven’s Ridge neighbourhood on the edge of Whitehorse.
Surrounded by forest, the cabin is steps away from biking and hiking trails. But it’s also only minutes from downtown – so this is another ‘best of both worlds’ place to stay in Whitehorse.
This is a proper log cabin experience, exactly the kind of property you’d picture if you heard the words ‘log cabin’.
Again, rustic really means rustic here. That means a water jug, outhouse, and a propane stove for heating water. But the cosy, exposed-wood interior and epic views from the sunny front porch make up for having to ‘slum it’ a little!
Tiny House for Northern Lights Viewing, Takhini
Want to witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed? In the right season, you can watch them through the loft bedroom window of this newly constructed, state of the art tiny house.
The windows were specifically designed for viewing the aurora. Although it looks like a toy house from the outside, this mini cottage is gorgeous inside and out.
It’s small, but the space is well-designed and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Including a fully equipped kitchen and cosy living area.
The Northern Lux Condo, Downtown Whitehorse
If you want more of a downtown experience, there are several apartments to rent right in the centre of Whitehorse.
One of the best, and top-rated, is The Northern Lux Condo. This uber-modern, luxurious condo was fully renovated with all-new furnishings near the end of last year.
The design is stunning throughout, looking like it was lifted straight out of a catalogue! So if you want to stay somewhere with all the comforts of home, right in the city centre, this could be the answer.
Cozy Log Cabin at Takhini Hot Springs
Last, but not least, on this round up of the coolest places to stay in Whitehorse, we have Springhills – yet another cute and cosy log cabin.
But what makes this one unique is that it’s right next door to the Takhini Hot Springs. You even get discounted admission to the springs, which are a 3-minute walk from the cabin.
So you can ‘get away from it all’ in style, with plenty of relaxing in the hot springs!
This is one of the top-rated Whitehorse cabins on Airbnb, with consistently rave reviews.
Away from the city lights, you have a good chance of catching the Northern Lights from the spacious balcony. And with biking and hiking trails starting right on the front step, there’s plenty of adventure to keep you busy.