As a wine lover, sometimes it can be hard to know where to visit on your next holiday. Well, located in the cozy area of Essex, Ontario, is the perfect Airbnb for any wine drinker to consider on their next wine vacation – a floating wine barrel cabin! It is called the “Floating Panoramic Wine Barrel Cabin on Wine Route” and it is made for wine vacations.




What is this Wine Getaway?

It is not an exaggeration – you are literally staying inside of a floating wine barrel! This “glamping” wine experience is nestled in the heart of the Essex county wine trail, a local Ontario area which is known for its wineries, beaches and community atmosphere. In other words, this is the ideal vacation spot for anyone who appreciates wine and relaxation!


How much does it cost to stay in the Wine Cabin?

The prices for staying in the wine barrel cabin varies – but averages at approximately $120 a night. Which is well worth it for a wine-cation in a floating Airbnb!


Why Should You Visit this Fabulous Wine Tent?

The inside of the wine barrel is more spacious than you’d think as well, featuring a comfy king-sized bed with a view of the water behind you! Let the gentle movements of the barrel rock you to sleep every night after a full day of wine tasting, beach-going and relaxation.

Cool off in the outdoor shower after walking or biking between wineries (let’s be honest, you’re not driving to these tastings) and use all the kitchen essentials on the patio, including a BBQ and a miniature fridge, to cook a delicious meal! To close out the day, enjoy a quiet dinner under the shade of the tiki bar, which features wine glasses and an impeccable view of the vineyards while feeling the warmth of the fire.

Other amenities for this wine vacation include air conditioning within the cabin, free parking on the premises and other essentials such as towels, soap and toilet paper.

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What Are People Saying About the Wine Barrel Cabin?

“Spend a few days relaxing on the dock of your beautiful and intimate barrel. Take a row down the river and watch the sunset by the bonfire! You won’t regret staying here.”

“A unique getaway, great location, potential adventures just minutes away in every direction! The host was fantastic, answered every question, recommended hidden gems to eat and drink! All around was a great trip! Can’t wait to go back.”

“What a unique experience, property and accommodations. Perfect for those who want to be in nature but not have a full-on camping experience. Having a tv/DVD player inside the unit is a nice touch if you don’t have great weather and the A/C is another nice touch on hot summer days. Close by to local wineries and you’re surrounded by wildlife all day/night. Great experience!”



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