Camping, glamping and cottages: Where to stay in nature this winter
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!
2 Chemin du Lac Edja W., Blue Sea
Throughout the winter, Camping CarpeDiem offers four-season microchalets that can accommodate up to six people. The on-site bistro specializes in local products.
Camping Parc de la Gatineau
300 Chemin du Lac-Philippe, La Pêche
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.
Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon
39 Chemin de la Montagne Noire, Ripon
There are four rustic huts and individual and group wilderness campsites. Dogs are welcome.
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
1216 Principale Street, Duhamel
The 17 cottages in the Plage sector can accommodate up to six people and are available from December 16, 2022 to March 12, 2023.
Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve
Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve, Val-des-Bois
The 11 huts, which can accommodate up to 15 people, are accessible by ski, snowshoe and fatbike or on foot.
600 Chemin du Bois-Franc, Mansfield-et-Pontefract
The ready-to-camp accommodations sleep four people, and the micro-chalets sleep six.
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?
3 Chemin des Bois-Francs, Wakefield
Book a room in the mountaintop lodge or stay in one of the two huts for a memorable glamping experience.
509 Chemin de la Mine, L’Ange-Gardien
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.
70 Chemin Thom-Knight, Lac Ste-Marie
Both domes have a year-round outdoor hot tub and offer access to private hiking trails.
Chemin Miller, Ladysmith
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!
Hom Mini Chalets
32 Chemin du Saphir, Val-des-Monts
Hom Mini Chalets has eight beautiful mini-cottages for two, with views of Lake McGregor and a hot tub on the deck.
Terre et Neige
30 Chemin du Lac-Clair, Val-des-Monts
The room rate includes a breakfast basket of local seasonal foods.
Unusual accommodations at Parc Omega
399 Route 323 N, Montebello
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.
Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Centre
32 Chemin de la Base de Plein Air, Denholm
There are three types of accommodation to suit all tastes: geodesic domes, rustic micro-huts and prospector tents.
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
2 Chemin Padden, Chelsea
Two room types are available: lofts and studios. Both offer unparalleled comfort and a light-filled décor.
138 Route 321, Duhamel
This accommodation is popular with snowmobile enthusiasts, with many trails nearby.
47 Chemin du Lac Ruthledge, La Pêche
A large private estate, lake views, a wood stove and heated floors—what could be more comforting?
La Villa du Rocher
2418 Chemin du Rocher, Duhamel
Built on a rocky outcrop with a panoramic view of the lake, this villa sleeps up to 10 people.
Le Laurette Lodge
57 Chemin Saint-Jacques, Messines
A minimum two-night stay is required. There are two fireplaces, one in the barn and one in the living room.
Chalets Domaine aux Crocollines
642 Chemin Marcelais, Lac-Simon
Three of the five chalets on the property have a three-star rating and are winterized.
Château Les Beaulne
218 Montée Lafontaine, Montpellier
These nine cottages are dotted over 67 hectares (165 acres) of forest, overlooking the lake and walking trails.
Les Chalets d’Aile-Laine
23 Chemin Lanzo, Montpellier
These two charmingly decorated cottages include a propane BBQ, gym and pool table, plus snowshoe rentals for the whole family.
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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