This lodge (located about two hours from Calgary) is a popular year-round spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Its tent-like cabins come with a king bed, ensuite bathroom and a private balcony with mountain views. Spend your time in the area cross-country skiing, ice fishing or lounging by the fire in the main lodge.
The restored trailers at this resort, located about an hour from Portland, date back to the 1940s. There are 35 trailers total in 23 unique styles, including a 1958 Oasis that is perfect for a couple’s retreat, and the 1956 Spartan Royal Mansion, which is spacious enough for the whole family. Bonus: the Willamette Valley’s many wineries are a quick drive away.
Kingston, New Brunswick
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Drive about an hour and half from Moncton (southwest) or Fredericton (southeast) to explore the historic Kingston Peninsula and stay in one of Ridgeback Lodge’s Dream Domes. These cylindrical domes are surrounded by trees and come with a king or queen bed, a kitchenette, fireplace and access to a private wood-fired hot tub.
Windham, New York
This chic boutique hotel is nestled in the quaint Catskills region of upstate New York. A stay in one of the hotel’s 220-square-foot, triangular Lushna cabins allows for the pleasures of camping but with a queen bed, luxe linens and a private bathroom. Guests can take a shuttle to nearby Windham Mountain Resort for skiing, snowshoeing and tubing.
[This story appears in the January 2020 edition of WestJet Magazine.]
Party Hotels in Edmonton, New York City and Scottsdale
If you don't plan on sleeping much, want great cocktails or are looking for a pool party vibe, a party hotel is the way to go. Edmonton's Crash Hotel is within walking distance to the ICE district, New York City's Pod 39 has a killer rooftop bar and W Scottsdale's WET Pool is open 24/7.