Camping, glamping and cottages: Where to stay in nature this winter

Published on November 14 2023

For some people, the winter season means cocooning, spending the day wrapped in a cozy blanket in front of a crackling fire. For others, it’s the perfect opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, here are more than 20 accommodations in the heart of nature, ready to welcome you for an unforgettable stay this winter.

Back to basics

A prime location, firewood, a wood stove and a bed—it doesn’t take much to escape to the forest and leave your cares behind. Bring your own tent or choose from a selection of yurts, huts and ready-to-camp units. Plus, you’ll be right next to ski and snowshoe trails!

Camping CarpeDiem

Where

2 Chemin du Lac Edja W., Blue Sea

Good to know

Camping CarpeDiem offers four-season microchalets that can accommodate up to six people.

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Camping Parc de la Gatineau

Where

300 Chemin du Lac-Philippe, La Pêche

Good to know

The winter season runs from November 1, 2022 to April 15, 2023. The campsites are accessible by snowshoe or ski from the main parking lot.

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Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon

Where

39 Chemin de la Montagne Noire, Ripon

Good to know

There are four rustic huts and individual and group wilderness campsites. Dogs are welcome.

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Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

Where

1216 Principale Street, Duhamel

Good to know

The 17 cottages in the Plage sector can accommodate up to six people and are available from December 16, 2022 to March 12, 2023.

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Enjoy a unique experience

When you visit one of the following places, you’ll have only one wish: to stay as long as possible! Sleeping among the wolves, admiring the view from the hot tub or savouring a hot chocolate in front of the fire—which will you choose?

Le Bellevue

Where

3 Chemin des Bois-Francs, Wakefield

Good to know

Book a room in the mountaintop lodge or stay in one of the two huts for a memorable glamping experience.

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Borefüge

Where

509 Chemin de la Mine, L’Ange-Gardien

Good to know

The three yurts can accommodate six people, and you can order a basket of gourmet local products! Nearby is Attelage de la Lièvre, where you can try dogsledding.

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Dômes Outaouais

Where

70 Chemin Thom-Knight, Lac Ste-Marie

Good to know

Three domes have a year-round outdoor hot tub and offer access to private hiking trails.

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Natural Resting Point - Lakeside Glamping

Where

299 du Lac de la Truite Rd., Mansfield-et-Pontefract

Good to know

Situated on the edge of a lake, the geodesic dome can accommodate 2 people. Enjoy the many attractions, including a ski resort at Mont Chilly.

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HillHaus Dômes Pontiac

Where

331 Lac-Thorne Rd., Shawville

Good to know

Nestled on a 160-acre estate, stay in a luxurious dome featuring a spa, kitchen with BBQ and private toilet.

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Chalets Prunella

Where

Chemin Miller, Ladysmith

Good to know

The winter season offers a multitude of outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating. When you get back, the cedar hot tub and fireplace area await you!

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Hom Mini Chalets

Where

32 Chemin du Saphir, Val-des-Monts

Good to know

Hom Mini Chalets has eight beautiful mini-cottages for two, with views of Lake McGregor and a hot tub on the deck.

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Terre et Neige

Where

30 Chemin du Lac-Clair, Val-des-Monts

Good to know

The room rate includes a breakfast basket of local seasonal foods.

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Unusual accommodations at Parc Omega

Where

399 Route 323 N, Montebello

Good to know

Extend your visit with the wild animals by staying in a glass-fronted cabin overlooking the wolf habitat. Ready-to-camp accommodation is also available.

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Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Centre

Where

32 Chemin de la Base de Plein Air, Denholm

Good to know

There are two types of accommodation to suit all tastes during winter: geodesic domes and rustic micro-huts.

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Snuggle up in comfort

If you prefer the comfort of a B&B, loft or cottage, this list of places is for you, whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway or a family gathering to create memories.

Lofts du Village

Where

2 Chemin Padden, Chelsea

Good to know

Two room types are available: lofts and studios. Both offer unparalleled comfort and a light-filled décor.

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Loft Gem

Where

138 Route 321, Duhamel

Good to know

This accommodation is popular with snowmobile enthusiasts, with many trails nearby.

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Le Ruthledge

Where

47 Chemin du Lac Ruthledge, La Pêche

Good to know

A large private estate, lake views, a wood stove and heated floors—what could be more comforting?

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La Villa du Rocher

Where

2418 Chemin du Rocher, Duhamel

Good to know

Built on a rocky outcrop with a panoramic view of the lake, this villa sleeps up to 10 people.

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Le Laurette Lodge

Where

57 Chemin Saint-Jacques, Messines

Good to know

A minimum two-night stay is required. There are two fireplaces, one in the barn and one in the living room.

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Chalets Domaine aux Crocollines

Where

642 Chemin Marcelais, Lac-Simon

Good to know

Three of the five chalets on the property have a three-star rating and are winterized.

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Château Les Beaulne

Where

218 Montée Lafontaine, Montpellier

Good to know

These nine cottages are dotted over 67 hectares (165 acres) of forest, overlooking the lake and walking trails.

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Les Chalets d’Aile-Laine

Where

23 Chemin Lanzo, Montpellier

Good to know

These two charmingly decorated cottages include a propane BBQ, gym and pool table, plus snowshoe rentals for the whole family.

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Kenauk Nature

Where

1000 Kenauk Rd., Montebello

Good to know

Ice fishing, clay pigeon shooting, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing....enjoy the joys of winter at Kenauk Nature.

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Chalet of the colony

Where

433 de la Colonie Rd., Val-des-Monts

Good to know

The Swiss-style chalet is just minutes from Edelweiss ski resort and Arbraska Laflèche.

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With so many accommodation options to discover in the region, there are plenty of reasons to escape the house this winter and get away for a weekend (or longer!).

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