10 Best Cheap Cabin Rentals In Alberta, Canada - Updated 2024

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Alberta is known for its majestic natural scenery, boasting features such as lakes, snow-capped mountains, and glaciers. Banff National Park alone has plenty to offer on this front, being the home of stunning hiking and skiing spots. Lake Louise is arguably its main attraction because of its turquoise waters that mirror the surrounding mountains and greenery.

While in Banff, make sure to visit Upper Hot Springs to relax your muscles in mineral-rich water. Buffalo Nations Museum is the place to head to if you want to learn more about the indigenous people. West Edmonton Mall, meanwhile, offers fun-filled attractions such as an ice rink, go-kart, mini-golf, and aquarium.

There is plenty to see and do in Alberta, so consider saving up on accommodation and keeping some funds aside for sightseeing. For budget accommodation options, read on to find the best cheap cabin rentals in Alberta, Canada!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Rustic cabin with hot tub, Bragg Creek (from USD 96)

This pet-friendly option is a great choice if you want to unplug by taking a step back from your busy life. This cabin is nestled amidst trees, and you will be treated to the sights and sounds of nature throughout your stay. While the property looks rustic, it is actually well-equipped with modern amenities. The kitchen is furnished with all the essentials you may need to prepare daily meals. There’s also a hot tub you can use to soothe tired muscles.

Do note that the property does not have running water. However, the host provides a water dispenser for your use.

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Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
165.19 km (102.7 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
mobile home 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2. Charming cabin in the countryside (from USD 80)

This cabin is cozy, with the space just right for two people, making this a good option for solo travelers and couples. While relatively small, the property is well-appointed and even has a functional kitchen, perfect for guests who prefer to cook their own food. A grill is also provided to offer you another means to prepare your meals. Room-darkening shades are installed in the sleeping area to help you get sufficient sleep.

If the weather is good, feel free to sit around and relax by the fire pit while admiring the countryside views.

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Rocky Mountain House , Alberta, Canada
11.86 km (7.4 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
gerry is an excellent host
gerry is very accommodating and a gracious host
gerry is kind and friendly and checked on us a couple of times
felt quite private despite sharing the yard with the hosts who were super friendly and communicative
gerry and jo were so welcoming and friendly
the location for us was perfect for our trip
this place is so unique and so cozy and comfortable
we enjoyed a quiet weekend away from our busy lives in the city
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3. Fully restored 1944 cabin, Robb (from USD 36)

This cabin was originally built in 1944 and has been beautifully restored and furnished with modern amenities to make guests feel comfortable. However, it still retains touches of its past.

This pet-friendly cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dishwasher. WiFi is available so you can stay connected even while enjoying the seclusion. The property includes a covered deck where you can rest and relax. There’s also a fire pit and a grill if you want to make the most out of your time surrounded by greenery.

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Robb, Alberta, Canada
157.49 km (97.9 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

4. Off-grid cabin near a creek, Yellowhead County (from USD 50)

This rental is for travelers who want to experience camping but do not want to fully commit to spending a night or two in a tent. This off-grid cabin allows you to experience roughing it while still providing you with sturdy walls, a roof, and comfy beds to keep you protected from the elements. The property has no indoor plumbing, but the host will be able to provide you with some water to use.

An outdoor kitchen is available with the basic amenities if you want to do some cooking. Outhouses are also present near the property. Moreover, there are various trails and a creek close by if you want to go exploring.

Stayed at this property?
Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada
131.33 km (81.7 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
nice and relaxing place
enjoyed sitting by the fire and a quiet evening looking at the stars
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5. The Wolf Cabin, County of Wetaskiwin (from USD 81)

This warm and cozy cabin sits on a working ranch and comes with its own fire pit and barbecue. A picnic area is also available if guests want to enjoy their meals al fresco. Inside the cabin, you can find cozy beds, a kitchenette with a dining area, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Bedding and towels are also provided for guests’ convenience.

Guests traveling with kids will be glad to know that there is an outdoor playground where the little ones can have fun.

Do be aware that you will need to book this property for at least two nights.

Stayed at this property?
County of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
75.47 km (46.9 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong and the unit we were at had a tv
the cabin was very comfortable amongsta few others
bed was very comfy place stayed very warm at night lots of natural light during the day
asa and allan's cabins are very comfortable and well maintained
we really enjoyed the electric fireplace making the cabin very relaxing and comfortable
the cabin was beautiful clean and very organized
my family and i enjoyed our stay as it was clean and fully equipped
hosts were great and accommodating
the host is very nice and friendly
must visit such beautiful grounds & nice host can’t wait to come again
asa and allan are amazing host
hosts were super helpful with organizing a horseback ride that suited my experience level
the cabin is warm and cozy and the location is beautiful
a very quaint and cozy cabin a great place to get away
book this place now before it gets booked up because it is perfect for family and friends
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6. Cute lakeside cabin, Westaskiwin County (from USD 109)

Check out this property if you want to experience a holiday by a lake. You can do fishing all year round here, and the host can provide you with an ice fishing shack for an extra fee. If you come to visit during the warmer months, you can rent some kayaks to paddle your way around the lake. You can also pay extra if you wish to set up your RV on the property.

Guests traveling with infants or toddlers will be glad to know that amenities such as a crib, a high chair, and children’s dinnerware may be provided. For indoor entertainment, the little ones can make use of the books and toys, while you binge-watch Netflix movies on the HDTV.

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Westaskiwin County, Alberta, Canada
64.77 km (40.3 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
70 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the two bed rooms have beautiful views that we frequently saw deer out of
the keurig was an unexpected bonus the lighting throughout is warm and the kitchen light is dimmable
inside is comfortable and warm and our family enjoyed playing games
the cabin was very clean and had everything we needed to cook full meals
everything was clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay with the family highly recommend
cabin was great very clean and cozy great views put the bedrooms wildlife walking by throughout throughout day
the host was wonderful ensuring we felt welcomed and was very responsive
walking distance to the lake and beautifully nested in the woods
we loved the area and walked the grounds every day the lake is very close by
this is a great family friendly place to stay
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7. Peaceful cabin by Sylvan Lake (from USD 111)

This cabin is a great option if you want to make the most of your lakeside holiday. The host provides gear such as two stand-up paddleboards, beach chairs, and an umbrella, as well as some toys so the whole family can have fun on the beach. Alternatively, your group can simply relax around the fire pit, which is installed in the grassy yard. You are welcome to use the grill on the front porch as well.

Travelers who are thinking about extending their stay will love the fact that this property is furnished with a full kitchen and laundry amenities.

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Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
65.94 km (41.0 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses were replaced while we were there so are quite comfortable
so cozy with the indoor fireplace and the backyard was perfect for a fire too
the beds where all comfortable with lots of extra blankets and throws we would def stay again
having apple tv was a bonus too for the rainy evenings we had
the beds were comfortable and the backyard was a dream
it was so clean and everything is exactly like the pictures
the house is really amazingly clean
very clean lots of supplies you won't need for anything
you will find pamela's cabin clean beds are very comfortable and the cabin is in a quiet neighborhood
we very much enjoyed our stay we were greeted with refreshments and snacks upon entering the clean and cozy cabin
the host is great too making sure the whole cabin was pristine & ready for us
pamela was a wonderful host responsive and friendly
also pamela is a great host
pamela is a wonderful host and her place is an oasis and a great escape
pamela is always a great host easy to communicate with and also very accommodating
nice location and cute house
great place amazing location
super close to the lake but still far enough away from the main strip to enjoy the quiet
in a great location near the lake
we love the location & the quiet streets
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8. Cabin with fire pit near the beach, Seba Beach (from USD 93)

This rental puts you just half a block away from the closest beach, making this an ideal option if you want to spend time by the lake. However, you don’t need to head out of the premises to enjoy the outdoors as this property comes with a fire pit and a picnic table. Also close by are an ice cream shop, a general store, and a mini-golf course.

Do be aware that this cabin is only available for rent from Sunday to Sunday. The host also requests guests to bring their own linens.

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Seba Beach, Alberta, Canada
124.41 km (77.4 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the renters before us did a self clean for a cleaning refund and it could have been cleaner
david and monette are great hosts
the host david was very accommodating and friendly
it is in a great location
wonderful family getaway the cabin was situated in a great location and had a very cozy feeling to it
a great place to stay in a lovely neighborhood
it was the perfect place to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet
fantastic place to spend time to unwind and relax
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9. Cozy cabin for two, Pincher Creek (from USD 66)

This cabin may be tiny, but it is equipped with all the essentials, such as a kitchenette, a portable heater, and a parking space. In addition, toiletries are provided by the host so you don’t have to bring your own. A travel crib is also available for guests traveling with a baby.

Step outside and you can make use of the outdoor amenities, which include a fire pit and a grill. Outdoor dining under the shade of trees is also possible. Additionally, the cabin puts you close to activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, and fishing.

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Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
338.12 km (210.1 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and a fan to cool you off if need be
a cozy one bed cabin with amazing views of the mountains in the distance
it was clean and well supplied
a little house on the prairie very clean and comfortable
tonnes of wood to use very well decorated and clean
the outhouse was kept super clean and the outside shower was so fancy
kelly and wendy are great hosts
hosts were very welcoming and helpful
lovely hosts including the animals
the host were very friendly and the animals were fun to have around
we loved our stay at kelly's she is a super sweet and helpfull host
great location close to town
easy drive to waterton lakes national park
pincher creek is super close if you forget anything and waterton is an easy 45 minute drive away
it's a short walk to the outhouse and shower which were both clean
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10. Quiet log cabin with river views, James River Bridge (from USD 71)

Looking to spend time by the James River? Consider this option, which is surrounded by trees and provides guests with views of the water body. There’s a fire pit that you’re welcome to use, and you can purchase firewood from the host for a bonfire. Beef is also available for sale from the neighboring ranch, ensuring that you enjoy wholesome meals.

Pets are welcome here, provided that the corresponding pet fees are settled. Do be aware that there’s neither WiFi nor TV reception here. Cell signal may be spotty as well, making this an ideal option for travelers who want to disconnect temporarily to unwind and recharge.

Stayed at this property?
James River Bridge, Alberta, Canada
62.04 km (38.6 mi) from Crimson Lake Provincial Park
56 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cabin- has everything you need for a comfortable stay
we loved that there was no tv
cozy warm and comfortable cabin
the cabin is well-appointed and comfortable
the cabin was clean and as described
a beautiful very clean and confortable cabin in the woods (kitchen comfy bedding bathroom firepit
daniel is a fabulous host
host was very easy to communicate with
daniel was a great host and the cabin had everything needed for a peaceful experience
very nice little cabin friendly and helpful host
daniel was a great host friendly and helpful if you needed anything (and i didn’t)
super cute close to the city
great river location for a get away from the city
great remote location but still close to sundre if you need anything
location is good for a getaway from the city
the location was very peaceful and quiet outside
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Choose budget-friendly accommodations in Alberta

Saving some money on accommodations means you will have more budget to explore the best of what Alberta has to offer, including ski resorts and stunning national parks. The best part about these cabins is that while they’re pocket-friendly, they do not skimp on providing comfort and convenience to guests. Take some time to review the features of these options to find the one that best suits your needs!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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