This text is part of the special book Plaisirs
This is the big trend of the last decade and it is not about to stop. Even in winter, we give in to the call of these accommodations in nature, sometimes unusual and always overflowing with charm.
Charlevoix: Boreal Landmark
Thirty-four micro-chalets and ultra-fenestrated refuges in the heart of the forest in one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec, Les Éboulements. This is what Repère Boréal offers you, in the enchanting landscapes of Charlevoix. Mezzanine, roof terrace and heated floor make it both warm and comfortable accommodation. Inside, a modern and elegant design makes you feel at home, especially with its fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The site is halfway between two flagship resorts in the region: the Massif de Charlevoix and its famous trails overlooking the river, and Mont Grand-Fonds. In addition to alpine skiing, hiking is practiced there on one of the four mountain trails. Less than 20 minutes from the microchalets, you have access to a multitude of natural attractions, such as Cap aux Oies beach. About forty minutes away, you will reach the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, open in winter, for its stunning landscapes.
Practical information : Bedding included. Rate: between $139 and $575 per night, depending on the chalet, the day of the week and the season.
Laurentians: Poisson Blanc Regional Park
It is one of the most attractive territories in a region that is just as attractive, especially in winter: the Laurentians. The Poisson Blanc regional park offers a unique environment between lake and mountain, with kilometers of trails for walking or snowshoeing. At the edge of the Poisson Blanc reservoir are newly nestled five micro-refuges in a sleek Scandinavian-inspired style. With a capacity of two or four people, they have a comfortable terrace and a large glazed area that gives the impression of being in the heart of nature. Complete furnishings are available, as well as an outdoor fire pit, refrigerator and hob. They are easily accessible from the reception pavilion or the park parking lot; from there, you can transport your luggage with a cart. As for activities, you can enjoy private access to the lake; you then put on your snowshoes, crampons or ski-hoks to explore its many snowy trails classified as beginners to experts. The Montagne du Fort sector is particularly pampered in winter, as is the Sommet circuit. Note that the marked trails are not maintained. The kingdom of off-piste!
Practical information : Water and wood are included. Snowshoe and ski-hok rental service. You must provide your own bedding or sleeping bag. Price: between $149 and $189 per night.
Outaouais: Outaouais Domes
In Lac-Sainte-Marie, one hour from Gatineau, these two luxury domes immersed in the forest are real little havens of peace, with their large windows and cozy comfort. With a capacity of four people, the Dômes Outaouais include a kitchenette, a shower and a wood stove. A radiant floor, a spa and an outdoor fireplace are also among the services offered. On the site where the domes are installed, visitors have access to 5 km trails that can be used on snowshoes. Nearby, head for Mont Sainte-Marie, a family ski resort where you can ski down the slopes in peace, especially on Vanier Mountain. Experts will prefer the steep slopes of the Cheval Blanc sector.
Practical information :Everything is included in the rental, bedding and bath towels included. Price: $250 per night (minimum two-night stay).
Two websites for a “glamping” experience
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