I recently celebrated my 25th birthday. I was supposed to mark a quarter of a century by spending a long weekend in Toronto with my best pals, partying and watching Elton John rock the piano. Sadly, that weekend was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions impeding on our plans. Instead, we decided to spend a cozy night away from people and the media, curled up in a random Airbnb just south of Edmonton.
The ‘Tiny Home Cabin’ Airbnb is in Wetaskiwin County, just east of Ma-Me-O Beach and Pigeon Lake, about an hour south of Edmonton. It’s an easy drive for anyone looking to escape the city.
We first pulled up in the dark, but we were pleasantly surprised by what we could see. Exactly as described, a little cabin surrounded by trees. It was what was inside that really made our jaws drop.
With stained pine walls and delicate gold, pink, and white accents, this cabin is an aesthetic dream. There is a voluminous double bed, a pull-out couch, and a loft with two single mattresses; meaning the cabin can sleep six, but I personally think it’s a perfect romantic getaway for two. For entertainment, the hosts have provided board games, puzzles, and a large flat-screen TV.
The kitchen makes excellent use of a small space with an induction cooktop, a toaster, a kettle, and a french press. There is a large jug of potable water for drinking, cleaning, and washing up. The hosts have left some essentials like oil, coffee, tea, and sugar. All of the dishes you might need are also available, as well as a basin to wash them up. Even though we could have cooked a fine meal in this space, we enjoyed a birthday treat of takeout sushi that we picked up in Edmonton on the way. We really enjoyed a fresh coffee and slice of toast in the morning after a wonderful, quiet night’s sleep.
Directly behind the cabin are some (you’d never guess) llamas. They hang out, eat hay, and wait for snuggles from the cabin’s guests. We fed them some banana peels (with the host’s permission) and they gobbled them up. I didn’t catch their names, but I decided to name these two Elton and John 😉
It was a perfect night. This cabin is so worth the price and the drive. The hosts were lovely and were not over or under-involved in our stay. I highly recommend this as a weekend adventure for anyone in the Edmonton area.