9 Coolest & Most Unique Places to Stay in Whitehorse, Yukon

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.

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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…

Unique Places to Stay in Whitehorse, Yukon

1. 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!

Places to Stay in Whitehorse Yukon - Aurora Sun Cottage

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!

2. Mongolian Yurts, Fish Lake

Enjoy the simplicity and exoticism of these handcrafted Mongolian yurts, not too far from Whitehorse. Set in 21 private acres on the stunning Fish 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!

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.

READ MORE: Travelling Solo in the Yukon

3. 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.

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It’s extremely well insulated to keep you warm and cosy all year round.

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!

4. 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!

READ MORE: My Bucket List Canoe Ride Down the Yukon River

5. 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!

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

Best places to stay in the Yukon

This area of Canada is not just a destination; it’s this treasure trove of unique places to stay in the Yukon that will add a dash of adventure and a sprinkle of charm to your trip.

Whether you fancy bunking in a cosy cabin under the Northern Lights’ dancing display, sipping your morning coffee at a quirky B&B filled with stories, or enjoying the modern comforts of a city hotel with a dash of wilderness flair, the Yukon’s got you covered.


  1. Nice list Vicky. Thanks for sharing. I’ll share it later in the year hopefully when visitors can travel to Canada again.
    Hope all well with you and your loved ones!

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