How to Choose the Best Airbnb in Whistler, Canada – 15 Incredible Options

Whether you are a fan of winter or summer, Whistler is always sure to please. You’ve likely heard about the incredible ski resort and winter alpine experiences available. However, 55% of visitors travel here during summer, clearly showing that it’s an ideal vacation destination all year round! Luckily, there are plenty of Whistler Airbnbs to choose from.

Whistler is tucked away in the Fitzsimmons mountain range in British Columbia, Canada. It’s a small mountain town found high up in the mountains. It is only 78 miles North of Vancouver, so it’ll only take you about a two-hour drive to get there. 

If you decide to make the trip by car but you are on holiday and need to rent one, make sure to check out our guide on the best car rental tips

During winter, Whistler is known for its skiing and fresh mountain air. The Whistler Blackcomb, found in Whistler, is the largest ski resort in Canada and offers over 4,757 acres of skiable area with more than 200 marked trails. 

During summer, the slopes open up to reveal the world-famous Whistler Bike Park. But it is not the only thing to do during summer with plenty of lakes, hikes, and nature activities to be found. 

If Whistler sounds like it’s calling your name, you will need to sort through a long list of apartment options before finding the right one. Luckily, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best Airbnb listings around – all you need to do is choose your favorite one. 

Need a Place Now? Choose from the Best Airbnbs in Whistler

There are plenty of popular options when visiting Whistler. For those in a hurry, here are the very best Airbnb picks:

luxury hotel

Slopeside Penthouse with Mountain View

Luxury penthouse in the center

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Penthouse in the Centre

Mid-range condo in the center

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Modern with Mountain Views

Mid-range apartment in the center

budget hotel

Village Studio with Hot Tub and Pool

Budget studio apartment in the center

Best Airbnbs in the Heart of Whistler Village

If you have a little bit more time, then it’s always best to search for accommodation that suits your every want and need. Whistler might not be the best place to go if you are looking for budget accommodation, but as with any world-class ski resort town, you can expect quality. 

When compiling this list, I not only found the best Airbnbs in Whistler (even with a private hot tub), but also calculated the exact costs involved and listed them accordingly. Sometimes those hidden services, cleaning, and tax costs can hike up your budget, but I made sure to include them all. 

All of the Airbnbs on this list have been sorted from the highest to the lowest prices. 

1. Slopeside Penthouse with Mountain View

  • Price: from USD $400 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 5

The most luxurious option available in Whistler is right next to the slopes in Upper Village. This is any ski enthusiast’s dream, with direct access to the ski resort as well as the famous Peak-2-Peak Gondola service. 

This penthouse apartment was newly renovated with a beautiful modern interior and is the closest thing to a two-bedroom apartment on our list. It is located at ‘The Aspen’ on the top floor, which will guarantee your privacy when staying here.

There are plenty of fun things to do when staying at this Airbnb, including lounging in the huge hot tub, taking a dip in the heated pool, keeping fit at the gym, or just cozying up in front of the fireplace. 

2. Modern Airbnb Plus with Mountain Views

  • Price: from USD $300 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 4

This stylish 1 bedroom apartment is one of the two most popular Airbnb Plus vacation rentals in Whistler. It is a spacious condo on the top floor offering great mountain views. The perfect location and complimentary parking are two more reasons why this option should not be overlooked.

Although the Airbnb rooms aren’t very big, the host has utilized the space well. The full kitchen and dining room provide more than enough space to cook. The patio, fireplace, and shared recreation areas (pool hot tub) are the best places to relax in the mornings or after you come back from a ski. 

3. Luxury Mountain Condo

  • Price: from USD $290 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

If you are looking for luxury, look no further. This apartment is breathtaking and you can see that incredible detail has been put into every aspect. Although it is the perfect couples’ getaway, it can also double up for small families thanks to the queen size sofa bed available in the living room and the full kitchen.

Located in the heart of Whistler village, you are only 2 minutes walk away from the shops and 10 minutes from the slopes. A car won’t be necessary for these short distances, but there is complimentary parking available to keep your vehicle safe. 

The most amazing things to note about this Airbnb are the 2 balconies and the indoor fireplace. The upstairs balcony is where you’ll find the best private hot tub – the perfect place to defrost after a long day at the ski resort.

4. 1 Bedroom Townhouse – for Couples and Small Families

  • Price: from USD $190 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

This Airbnb offers a lot for the price. Considering up to 4 guests can stay here, it is a great choice for small families. There is, however, only one bed with the children required to sleep on a sleeper couch.

This townhouse is a few minutes’ walk from the Marketplace Shopping Center and Olympic Plaza. There are also great mountain views and it isn’t too far away from the ski resort. Although the central location means you won’t need a car when staying here, you can make use of the free parking available on the premises if you do decide to bring your own transport.

5. Ski-in-Ski-Out Condominium for 4

  • Price: from USD $180 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

This condominium is the perfect place for those looking to be close enough to all the action, but also not in the main village. Located on the border of town close to the upper village with a stunning mountain view, you’ll be mere minutes walk away from anything you’d need. Don’t forget the direct access to the slopes so that you can ski whenever you want to. 

The Airbnb has a modern interior design with a kitchenette, bedroom, and spacious lounge fitted with a gas fireplace for cold days. If you are traveling for work, the free wi-fi and dedicated work area will help a lot. The outdoor hot tub pool and the three communal hot tubs are a great addition. 

6. Penthouse Condo in the Centre of Town – Suitable For Families

  • Price: from USD $170 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

Although there is only one queen size bed, the sofa bed makes a perfect addition for families. This is a beautiful condo right in the heart of Whistler is close to everything. Restaurants, BBQ, great amenities, and only a few minutes’ walk from the slopes – it’s no surprise why this is the most reviewed (and revered) AirBNB on our list.

If you plan on entertaining, there is a fully equipped kitchen with an island for socializing or hosting dinners. Apart from the amenities inside the Airbnb, the building’s hot tub sauna, pool, gym, and underground parking ensure that you have everything you need. 

7. Ski in Ski out Townhouse – Great for Families

  • Price: from USD $170 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

This warm and welcoming townhouse is everything a family of 4 needs when going on holiday to Whistler. Free parking, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a small living area – what more could you ask for? Oh yes, it’s also located at the foot of the Creekside Express Gondola – with ski-in-ski-out access. 

Although it might not be the most luxurious option on our list, this is still a great choice. If you consider the maximum number of guests (4), this is an affordable option per guest ($42 USD). Throw in the added benefit of not needing to pay for parking and you’re sitting with a real hidden gem.

8. Cozy Main Street Loft

  • Price: from USD $150 per night
  • Bedrooms: Studio 
  • Guests: 4

A stylishly decorated Whistler Village studio in the center of town is a great choice when visiting Whistler. This Airbnb has a queen bed and a sofa bed available, making it well suited for couples or families with small children.

The most popular thing about this place is its perfect location in Village North. You will be close to most of the shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes that Whistler has to offer. Even avid skiers and mountain bikers can stay here because it is only a few minutes walk from the gondola and ski resort. 

For those traveling by car, there is parking available for free on-premises and paid parking available throughout the village.

9. Village Studio with Hot Tub and Pool (Airbnb Plus)

  • Price: from USD $150 per night
  • Bedrooms: Studio 
  • Guests: 3

This Airbnb Plus in Whistler comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect. It is located in the heart of the village and there is complimentary ski and bike storage available for when you come back from your adventures. 

This modernly designed apartment is best suited for 2, with a queen-size memory foam bed available, but there is also a sofa bed that can be used for a child. The kitchenette, cute living area with fireplace, and outdoor patio ensure that you have enough space to eat, sleep, and relax while on holiday. There are also shared pool and hot tub amenities available.

10. One Bedroom Condo in Whistler Village – Hot Tub And Free Parking 

  • Price: from USD $120 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 4

If you are looking for a centrally located apartment in Whistler, this is definitely one worth considering. If you consider how close it is to all the village shops as well as the nearby ski slopes, there is no wonder why this is one of the most rated Airbnbs in Whistler. 

The small balcony is a great place to eat with stunning mountain views and a patio table. The jacuzzi (hot tubs) and pool are shared and are a great way to relax after a long day. Sip your morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the snow-capped mountains. In the evenings, you can light the fireplace and put on your favorite movie for a cozy evening.

11. Studio Condo with a View for Families

  • Price: from USD $120
  • Bedrooms: Studio (3 beds)
  • Guests: 4

We’re not talking about the view of Whistler town – which you can enjoy from the balcony – but rather the mountain artwork painted on the walls. This Airbnb studio apartment has interesting decor and comfortable furnishings. Everything in this simple condo is clean and modern. 

This studio condo has access to a gym, pool hot tub, and sauna. This apartment is close to everything you need when visiting, including the best coffee shops and restaurants, a spa, and a ski resort. 

12. Studio Condo for 3 Guests in Whistler Central

  • Price: from USD $110 per night
  • Bedrooms:
  • Guests: 3

This is one of three studio apartments offered by the same Superhost in the heart of Whistler village. As with all of their listings, past guests seem to love the host’s great support as well as the available amenities and location. 

Right in the heart of town, you will have no shortage of shops, restaurants, bars, and other village attractions when staying here. The mountain isn’t too far away either and within a few minutes of walking, you would have reached the entrance to the ski resort. 

Winters can get quite cold, but this apartment has an indoor fireplace, heating, and a shared hot tub and pool available. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

13. A Studio Apartment for Couples in the Center of Whistler

  • Price: from USD $110
  • Bedrooms: 1 (Village Studio)
  • Guests: 2

Affordability, location, and quality service – these are three characteristics you can use to describe this AirBNB listing.

The private pool and jacuzzi are a great addition whether you are visiting in Summer or Winter. 

This Airbnb is perfect for the best skiers because it isn’t too far from the famous Peak-2-Peak Gondola that takes you up to all levels of the ski resort. The marketplace lodge, the building that hosts this little gem, is very close to all the other shops, restaurants, and spa locations in the town so you can walk everywhere. 

14. Luxury Studio Apartment in the City Centre

  • Price: from USD $80 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This small, yet beautifully designed studio bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Whistler Town. You’ll have the entire apartment to yourself, making it the perfect couple’s getaway spot. 

The furniture and apartment decor is very light and makes the space seem bigger than it actually is. It is a well-lit AirBNB with amazing views over the town from the small balcony. The large king-size bed is right next to the windows and the fireplace – perfect for those cold winter mornings. 

This apartment is close to pretty much every attraction you’d want to visit, including plenty of restaurants and spa locations. If you are an avid skier, this Airbnb is only 5-minutes away from the entrance to the ski resort.

15. Private Single Guest Pod 

  • Price: from USD $50 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 1

Our post about AirBNBs in Whistler wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this very unique listing. There are quite a few of these pods available for rent, each offering a similar experience. 

This particular pod offers only a bed, with your storage space located just outside your room. There is a shared bathroom, but it is very clean and stylish. The main benefit of this room is that it is centrally located, within walking distance from all the main shopping centers as well as the ski resort. 

5 Unique AirBnbs in Whistler

Apart from the above-mentioned choices, I have found some unique options for you to choose from. These options are not as close to Whistler mountain, but I have included the driving time required for each listing. 

1. Rural Retreat in Whistler’s Backyard – Newly renovated

  • Location: Pemberton (30-minute drive from Whistler)
  • Price: from USD $480 per night
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Guests: 6

This newly-renovated Airbnb is perfect for multiple couples, friends, or a large family holiday. The house is well-designed and is well-designed with wooden flooring, plenty of space, and great mountain views.

Only a few minutes outside of Pemberton, this private property allows you to get away from the masses of holiday goers without being too far away from all the ski action.

There is an indoor fireplace, wi-fi, and a fully-equipped kitchen. This destination is also baby-friendly and comes equipped with children’s dinnerware, a list of babysitters, and even some children’s toys. There is parking available on the farm.

2. Country Carriage House

  • Location: Pemberton (30-minute drive from Whistler)
  • Price: from USD $210 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

Beautiful decor, stunning mountain views, and a quiet setting – this Pemberton Airbnb is a great holiday getaway. You are just a two-minute walk away from the nearby trails which you hike or mountain bike depending on the weather.

This Airbnb is located on a hobby farm and there are plenty of animals around that you can visit. The farm is located on a private road, 2 minutes away from the village. There are a kitchen, barbeque, and air conditioning amenities available.

If you want to ski, you are only 30-minutes away from the famous Whistler Blackcomb resort.

3. Peaceful Private Tiny Home by River

  • Location: Squamish (45-minute drive from Whistler)
  • Price: from USD $190 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Guests: 4

If you are a fan of tiny homes, then be sure to check out this unique Airbnb. It is located in the small coastal village of Squamish surrounded by tall trees. 

Despite its small size, this house can take up to 4 guests with its two-bedroom design. It also has a very modern design with new appliances and furniture used. There is a full kitchen and an outside lounge area where you can entertain guests next to the fire pit.

4. Cozy Self Contained Cabin 

  • Location: Poole Creek (50-minute drive from Whistler)
  • Price: from USD $110 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

This is the perfect listing for anyone who wants a bit more peace-and-quiet on their Whistler holiday. This small cabin is located on a 5-acre property in Poole Creek, surrounded by forests and mountain views. The property is shared with the host and other Airbnb guests. 

The cabin is the perfect option for a couple or a small family and there is a sofa couch available. The kitchen has everything you’d need to prepare your meals and there is also free wi-fi available. 

5. Experience Pemberton Glamping – Pet-Friendly Option

  • Location: Pemberton (30-minute drive from Whistler)
  • Price: from USD $110 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests: 2

Not everyone wants to stay inside four walls when visiting the Canadian mountains. If you prefer camping, you should consider this listing. 

Tucked away on a farm near Pemberton, you are surrounded by meadows, forests, rivers, and plenty of mountain views. It is close to Pemberton village and only a 30-minute drive from Whistler. 

This Airbnb advertises a rustic farm experience and you should only consider it if you love being outdoors. A great thing about this accommodation is that it is pet friendly.

5 Important Tips When Booking Airbnbs in Whistler

Choosing an Airbnb is not always an easy task. Depending on where you are visiting and what you are planning on doing there, different accommodations will be more suitable. 

When visiting Whistler, you should consider the following five things:

1. When is the Best Time to Go to Whistler?

Whether you are visiting in Winter or Summer will play a huge role in what accommodation you choose. During summer, the weather isn’t too hot but during winter you are going to want to look out for a pool, hot tub, and fireplaces. 

2. How Close Are The Mountains?

The main reason people visit Whistler is for the mountains, so looking for an apartment nearby is a good choice. You could also choose to be near the Peak-2-Peak Gondola service which is one of the best ways to get around the mountains. 

3. Is There Free Parking? 

The best Airbnb Whistler options provide complimentary parking, but unfortunately, not all of them can. If you’re traveling by car, this is an important thing to consider because otherwise, you will be spending on average $15 USD per day just on parking. 

4. What Airport Do You Fly Into to Get to Whistler?

The nearest airport to Whistler is in Vancouver. Vancouver is the biggest city in the area and is also home to the Vancouver International Airport. Once arriving at Vancouver, you can drive 2.5 hours via the highway to reach Whistler. If you are going to be staying there for a night or longer, read our guide on Where to stay in Vancouver

5. Is There a Train from Vancouver to Whistler?

The daily train service to Whistler was suspended in 2015. You can, however, make use of the Rocky Mountaineer train service. This is a 3-day train trip that takes you through the mountains via the old Gold Rush route. There is a stopover in Whistler, where you can jump out. 

Top 4 Airbnb Experiences in Whistler

Why stop with only finding accommodation? To make your holiday even better, here are some of the best experiences you can have when visiting Whistler:

  1. Ice fishing with a local guide – On this trip you will head out with a local expert fisherman to one of the nearby lakes and spend your time fishing from a heated tent.
  2. Explore the Whistler Valley hidden gems – See some of the most breathtaking scenery near Whistler, but you will also learn about the first inhabitants.
  3. Photo session in Whistler – You will travel through town capturing the best pics of Whistler for your holiday scrapbook.
  4. Copper Cayuse one-hour horse ride – Enjoy a majestic one-hour horse ride through the forests and grassy fields surrounding Whistler. 

Conclusion

Whistler truly is a holiday destination that is worth visiting all year round. Despite what many might think, this small Canadian village comes alive every year, all year, with over 3 million visitors annually. 

Whatever season you decide to visit this beautiful little town in, make sure you come prepared with the right choice of accommodation. After all, while the slopes and adventures may be tons of fun, nothing makes a vacation quite like a delicious bed, a fireplace to warm your feet at, and a hot tub to soak away in.

It is no wonder that some of the best AirBNBs get booked so far in advance. You should book some of the choices in advance to avoid disappointment, like Slopeside Penthouse with Mountain View and Luxury Mountain Condo

Now that you have gone through some of the best choices for your Whistler vacation, you should have no problem finding the perfect accommodation for your dream holiday. If you find a new Airbnb and want to share your experiences, make sure to use the comment section below!

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