Romantic Retreat in Tin Bins Cabin


Entire cabin hosted by Joan Thomson

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. Half-bath
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Surrounded by massive spruce and pine trees, our uniquely converted Tin Bins Cabin have been cleverly designed to provide the perfect couples’ romantic getaway. Extremely quiet and secluded, this beautiful custom space has been created for couples who want to celebrate all the important milestones of their lives together or simply to disconnect from the outside world and rekindle your special connection with nature and each other! Luxury "Glamping" at its finest!!

The space
With 375 sq ft of inside living space, you can kick back and start to unwind from the comfort of your two leather recliners while gazing up at unique antler chandelier hanging from the fantastic domed ceiling. Look out the large custom windows and watch the squirrels play in the thick pine and spruce trees while lying in the huge handmade repurposed spruce wood and tin bed. Relax and sip a glass of your favorite beverage while reclining in the comfy Adirondack chairs on the massive deck.

Hike and explore the trails that wind through the woods surrounding the Tin Bins Cabin. Stay comfy and warm while watching the crackling fire in the Tin Bin Cabin's wood stove. Greet the morning sun while sitting out on the deck drinking coffee or catch the late evening sun while enjoying the S’Mores that you have cooked over your fire that is burning in the firepit.

** Please note that we are a working farm operation with horses, cattle, and hay production. So, you may possibly see or maybe hear us as we carry out our daily activities on the farm.

The Space

Our two metal grain bins were acquired from a pioneer family farm south of Airdrie and were carefully moved to our property here on the Burnt Timber Road. The Tin Bins Cabin has been custom built by joining the two metal grain bins together thus creating a large open-plan living area/bedroom area that is centered around a warm inviting wood stove. We have created for you a unique” Silocation” experience that is one of only a handful in North America.

Our Tin Bin Cabin features:

• Dominating the bedroom is a massive handmade spruce wood and antique tin bed that Paul has hand-crafted using repurposed fence planks and salvaged tin. Sweet dreams in this beautiful bed are guaranteed with a queen memory foam mattress which is protected by a canvas mattress cover. Hanging down from the peak in the bedroom ceiling above the bed is a large antique Tiffany style lamp that is breathtaking in various hues of blue. Hanging on either side of the bed are antique carriage lanterns, so you have light to read by.

• The cozy leather recliners are situated so that you can sit and become mesmerized by the flames flickering in the wood stove. Between the two recliners is a unique floor lamp designed and hand built using old horseshoes that Paul has used in his trade as a farrier. Throughout the living area are several log stumps that have been crafted from large trees from our property that are used as side tables.

• The foyer area between the living room and bedroom contains a large live-edge log counter and shelving unit. On the live-edge counter sits a large ceramic crock filled with fresh water, phone charger and Bluetooth speaker. Located on the shelves under the counter are an electric kettle, cutting board, can opener, scissors, corkscrew, coffee, a French coffee press and an LED lantern.

• Enjoy the massive deck. The perfect place to cook your meals and eat on the hand crafted high table and iron tractor seats while you enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine in the late afternoon sun. NO COOKING INSIDE THE TIN BINS! All cooking must be done outdoors on the two-burner camp stove or campfire grill. The large live-edge food prep counter is located beside the large BBQ that has been reconfigured to hold the two-burner camp stove. Located on the prep counter is a very unique water tap and sink. We, also, provide plenty of fresh water inside the cabin.

• Step off the deck to wander over to the fire pit, or to walk into the woods to explore the closest trail. When evening falls, light the wood in the fire pit, have a seat on the Adirondack chairs located beside the fire pit and maybe cook a few marshmallows!

Conveniently located just off the famous Cowboy Trail and Burnt Timber Road northwest of Cremona, AB, you are centrally located to explore local attractions or head off to adventures beyond.

• 17 minutes to Water Valley
• 20 minutes to Sundre
• 11 minutes to Cremona
• 36 minutes to Olds
• 38 minutes to Cochrane
• 60 minutes to Calgary International Airport
• 1 hour 28 minutes to Kananaskis Village
• 1 hour 29 minutes to Canmore
• 1 hour 41 minutes to Banff
• 1 hour 30 minutes to the YaHaTinda

For the photographers in the world. We are the ideal staging area for the hour and a half drive to view and photograph the Alberta Wild Horses located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The University of Saskatoon Research Centre has proven that the DNA markers in these wild horses show 57 international breeds. This makes these elusive horses unique and well worth the trip to watch and photograph them. General location maps can be provided.

Life cannot get any better than this! Luxury "glamping" at its finest!!

Where you'll sleep

Common space
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
Private hot tub - available seasonally, open 24 hours
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Fire pit
Bose Bluetooth sound system

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Where you’ll be

Mountain View County, Alberta, Canada

The Tin Bins are located on our working farm. For gas, groceries, liquor store and meals the villages of Cremona , Sundre and Water Valley are 10 - 15 miles away. The famous Water Valley Saloon is definitely a must to experience!

Hosted by Joan Thomson

  1. Joined in November 2017
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My partner, Paul Cooper and I are experienced farm, horse and rodeo folks, who wish to invite you to enjoy the unparalleled beauty and seclusion of our rural Alberta.


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy