We took a trip to British Columbia in last August for our summer vacation. It was unusually warm according to everyone we spoke to. Our travel itinerary was to rent a car and drive straight from Vancouver International to Whistler along the Sea to Sky highway. I would highly recommend making this drive at least once in your life, as it was stunning! Once in Whistler we would spend a few hours at The Scandinave Spa in Whistler while waited to check into our Airbnb. We couldn’t get a reservation for a massage, as we decided on this plan a few days before we flew out – so we just did the baths, which included various hot pools, polar plunges, eucalyptus steam as well as a wood burning Finnish sauna. It was $65 per person, which was reasonable given we spent several hours there. I ended up falling asleep in a hammock for an hour or two before we headed out. We planned on staying at a Micro Cabin for a few nights in Pemberton, which is only a twenty minute drive to Whistler. Pemberton seemed an ideal base as we wanted to check out The Joffre Lakes and Mount Currie. This was our first experience staying in a micro-accommodation. The small space functioned well and everything had a place and made sense, so we didn’t feel cramped at all. I didn’t feel as though the space was limiting in any way, which was naturally one of my original concerns with booking a Micro Cabin.
The best view of this cabin is sitting on the porch staring out into the mountains. Outside a small BBQ was hooked up to a propane tank allowing for some afternoon and evening dinner delight.
The second best view is from the comfortable queen sized bed when the French doors are open allowing a breeze to seep in on a warm summer day. The cabin was equipped with a hot plate, kettle, fridge, shower, toilet and even a two person table to eat meals at.
We spent entire afternoons lazing on the porch reading books, talking and hanging out. The handmade chair was made from logs found that were around the property. The chairs back was made to look like pineapple stems. It was surprisingly comfortable, but not as comfortable as the multi-color rocking chair. The style of the cabin was quirky mixed with modern ikea fixtures and furniture.
The other benefit to the micro cabin was the cost. It was fifty to thirty percent of what accommodations would be for something in Whistler. If you’ve ever thought about what it’d be like to live in a tiny house, it’s a great opportunity to try it out for a few days. It’s not for everyone, but I can definitely see the appeal – especially if it was used as summer home.