The activities, the hikes, the different types of adventuring we did while on our fantastic visit to British Columbia, Canada was amazing. Up to this point of writing (and travel blogging), I can say without a doubt that this trip has been my most enjoyable visit, anywhere, thus far. Seeing things for the first time anywhere is magical, but I believe experiencing anything with others are the best things in life. Part of this trip being so memorable was the places we stayed. Five-star hotels, unlimited customer service, and even unique views do not compare to our little AirBnB we stayed at while in Squamish.
It’s appropriately called: Da Cabane! It’s capable of sleeping five people and is the perfect size for the designated amount. It’s a little oasis in the middle of the woods. Quite literally, everything and more, than I imagined when visualized this stay. Yes, it has been on the bucket list of ours to stay at a cabin, in the woods, surrounded by snow. Although we weren’t surrounded entirely by snow, there was snow from previous snowfalls that was fresh enough to play in!
The above picture is the cabin and the surrounding area. From this vantage point, you could see how far away you are from other people. That little RV is where the owner lives while you are in this home! After seeing him once (upon being greeted), we didn’t see him after as he was never around (from what we could tell).
Immediately upon entering, the aroma of a warm fireplace and fresh wood bombarded our senses. It was warm, clean, and supplied perfectly from hand soap, condiments, and resources for lighting up the fire. It was as if stepped into a home we had forgot existed. The open air environment and massive windows caught our eye immediately. It was as if the forest surrounding us were a part of this home and coexisted freely.
The fireplace with all the resources you need. Fire starters (newspaper) is in the seat/storage container, lighter and wood for fuel. I enjoyed gathering wood as well! It’s something I’ve never done before, chopping wood, making it a thrill to learn with Landon. About 10m/30 feet from the cabin are bigger wood chunks under a shed with an axe to slice it up.
We lit the fire every night. It was definitely one of the more memorable moments of this stay.
DINING AREA & KITCHEN
Everything you need (except a microwave) was available in the kitchen. Coffee makers, pots, pans, utensils, and even spices were all available for use. As stated before, it felt as if we were home.
Our stay wouldn’t have been as enjoyable without our friends, Phil and Kim. They cooked for us every night, happily, and oh was it ambrosial! They could open a vegan restaurant with their cooking skills. Thank you Phil and Kim, you guys are seriously the best!
A beautiful view awaits in the bathroom, putting you into a tranquil mood if you decide to embrace it.
The beautiful artwork we lived in, for four nights, was created by pro snowboarder, Martin Gallant. He and his friend took around six years to complete this gorgeous house. The wood still smells as if freshly cut the day prior and everything was craft so beautifully it’s much more meaningful to know it was built by hand, from a humble guy and great personality nonetheless. There’s much to say about this (if I haven’t already) that to sum it up simply, let’s just say: it was magic. Truly, a home away from home.
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