With spring finally making its long-awaited appearance, we are slowly coming out of our hibernation period. Days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and we want to experience life again. Spring is a great time to get back in touch with nature, and Canada has a lot of beautiful places to visit.
I thought this spring I would plan a getaway at an A-Frame cabin that doesn’t require crossing the border at the moment. Personally, I think it is a great idea, especially since it seems that cross-boarding rules change on a weekly basis.
Quebec has the Laurentides, an area North of Montreal where in winter you can go skiing. For the rest of the year, you can go walking on their numerous trails, and go chill by their multiple lakes. There are plenty of outdoor activities you can partake in this beautiful province.
Lots of beautiful A-Frame Airbnbs and cabins, or as we call them here, chalets, have popped up in the last couple of years.
What’s great about those A-Farmed cabins is that they offer you some privacy. I picked most of them with a location that is not too remote. So you can enjoy all that nature has to offer, while still being close enough to the city. A great combination, as far as I’m concerned.
Let’s take a look at some of the best accommodations this province has to offer.
Start planning your next getaway at any of these A-Frame cabins, you’ll be grateful you did.
Cabin in the Woods in Labelle
You can go completely off the grid if you’re planning a stay at this isolated cabin in the woods. Located in Labelle, Quebec, in the Mont Tremblant area, this cozy cabin in the woods is a real experience for some. Offering four-season accommodations, you will definitely feel as if you’re in the wilderness. Enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings and make do for a few days without being connected. Get in touch with nature and regenerate, we all need it from time to time.
Cabin on the Bay in Cantley
The beauty about Quebec is that it has many different spots just like this one, but it’s actually closer to Ottawa than Montreal. Just about 15 minutes from Ottawa, the views of the Gatineau River from this tiny cabin are spectacular. A cozy little cabin for year-round. In winter it’s actually even nicer because of all the winter sports you can indulge in. Go skating on the Rideau Canal that is located close by, it’s really worth it. In the warmer months, you can go swimming or canoeing on the river.
Luxury Cottage in Mont-Tremblant
About an hour and forty-five minutes from Montreal, this hybrid luxurious chalet in the heart of the Laurentians is a great place to relax in style. You’re not the type that digs the no-electricity cabin? No problem, you don’t need to make do without your comforts of home while going on an escapade. While you can cherish its secluded location, there are a few amenities close by. A few spas and a beach for summertime, and ski resorts and an ice skating track for wintertime.
Spa Cabin in Val-des-Monts
We all need a restorative experience every now and then, and this cabin located in Val-des-Monts is the perfect place to achieve that. The Huard is a luxurious mini chalet that is surrounded by nature. It comes with its own private spa, it is fully equipped and offers great views of the forest and access to the lake. The cabin accommodates only two people at a time, so it’s the perfect getaway for you and your significant other.
Domaine Val Nature, Saint Beatrix
This mountainside chalet is located about an hour and a half from Montreal and is close to a lot of fun amenities for the whole family. You can go to the water slides of Saint-Jean-de-Matha, or plan a whole day of outdoor activities at the Ouareau Forest Regional Park. Or better yet, you can just chill at the chalet and take in the views from the terrace. You can also take walks through their garden and just reset your internal batteries.
Mountain View Cabin In Lac Beauport
A bit further from Montreal but only about a half-hour from Quebec City, this cabin sits close to Mount Tourbillon mountain by Lac Beauport. The drive might be a tad longer, but the scenery is beautiful. While staying at this cabin, the rolling mountain views are truly breathtaking. It will instantly calm you and make you feel at peace, at least for the duration of your stay. This cabin is fully equipped, so all your needs will be met and then some. The outdoor activities are plentiful, so you can make do without your phone for a couple of days and breathe some fresh air.
Sugar Shack In Saint-Casimir
This cabin is located in the area of Saint Casimir and offers you a simple and quiet place where you can get away for a couple of days.
We’re almost in May now, but for future reference, this cabin is great to keep in mind for sugaring off-season in Quebec. For those not familiar with one of Quebec’s proudest traditions, sugaring off has been compared to a rite of passage in Montreal.
From late February till early May of each year, the maple syrup from the trees is collected. The maple farmers welcome visitors to their sugar shacks to enjoy their crops. That consists of eggs, baked beans, and ham, all slathered in maple syrup. A true delight that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Hinterhouse Lakefront Scandinavian Cabin
Located in La Conception, Quebec, Hinyterhouse is about a two-hour drive from Montreal, give or take. Hosted by Emily, a super host according to the Airbnb ratings, this one-of-a-kind architectural piece is designed in Scandinavian style. Minimalist and built with nature in mind, it is surrounded by amazing views all around. It is partnered with One Tree Planted. That means that with every single booking the organization plants ten trees. With many sleek modern trimmings and many large floor-to-ceiling windows all around, you can take advantage of all the peace this place brings you. You can also enjoy some perks that are included with your booking, such as discounts at nearby spas. All in all, one of the best places to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily grind.
Those are just a few of the most popular and accessible getaway cabins you can book right here in Quebec. If you haven’t been to La Belle Province yet, don’t let the French language keep you away. It is a truly beautiful place to live in, and the people are friendly and nice. At least, most of the time!
I hope you enjoyed my derailing from talking about books. I do like to do other things other than reading, and traveling is just one of them. Personally, I haven’t had the pleasure of staying at any of these places yet. But I’m really hoping to though, at least at some point in the near future!