Hotels That Offer (or Feel Like) Cabins or Villas

Opt for a private and relaxing stay in Antigua, Scottsdale, Ariz., or Squamish, B.C.
 

Sunwolf Riverside Cabins, photo by Darby Magill

If you’re looking for your very own space, these three bungalow-style resort options provide a touch more privacy in which to rest up and relax.

Sunwolf Riverside Cabins, Squamish, B.C.

A dozen cozy, riverside cabins are dotted throughout this forested property wedged at the junction of the Cheekye and Cheakamus rivers. Full kitchen units are available, but don’t let that stop you from tucking into the all-day breakfast and veggie-forward cuisine at the on-site Fergie’s Cafe. There are no televisions or Wi-Fi—not that you’ll miss them. Hiking trails are right on your doorstep and days are spent meandering along woodland trails or, in winter, floating down the river on wildlife-viewing raft excursions—the region is home to one of North America’s highest concentration of wintering bald eagles. Evenings are a perfect opportunity to reconnect over a game of cards, gaze at the Coast Mountains from the hot tub or curl up by your cabin’s fireplace. Sorry, Squamish, your secret is out. Rates from $100. —Jody Robbins

The Verandah Resort & Spa, photo courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority in Canada

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

Edging Antigua’s northeast coastline and bordered by Devil’s Bridge National Park, this eco-resort stretches out across 30 waterfront acres that have retained much of their original tropical bushland charm. Collectively, the 190 Caribbean-style cottages and two-bedroom villas, along with the resort’s three pools, restaurants and bars, spa, mini-golf course and tennis courts, occupy only a 30 per cent footprint on the property. Guests can wander the resort’s maze of pathways lined with coconut palms and indigenous plants or lounge by the main pool. Saltwater-seekers have direct access to two powder-soft beaches in which to sink their toes before taking to the crystal-clear waters for a swim, paddleboard or snorkel around the bay. Calypso music is played at the poolside bar most nights. Rates from US$610. —Diane Bolt

Photo courtesy of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Despite being located just 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale, it’s hard to leave the comforts of this resort. Check in at the Guest House, a glass-walled entrance space—in lieu of a traditional lobby—where you can admire the surrounding Camelback Mountains or the local artwork that has been worked into the resort’s desert-modernism design. Outside, clusters of bungalows are scattered throughout the property. Each of the 201 guest rooms within those bungalows features a terrace, skylights and beamed ceilings. Amenities include the Turquoise Pool, with private cabanas and a bar, and the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. There’s also Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, featuring an Arizona-based menu that uses ingredients from local purveyors including medjool dates from Sphinx Date Ranch. Rates from US$399. —Sara Samson

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