When winter first started blowing into town, I wrote about the scandinavian concept of "hygge" - which is a Scandinavian word which embodies the concept of not only coziness, but feelings of comfort and emotional contentment. Our friends to the north experience long dark winters, so it's crucial for them to practice hygge in order to stay in positive spirits throughout the winter.
I encourage Canadians to practice Hygge themselves because - although our days may not be quite as short - we get a lot of snow and the cold can be torturous. Packing your bags for a weekend get away in nature can be the best prescription for the winter blues.
That said, over the next pages we will explore some areas right outside of Montreal that are perfect for a cozy weekend escape. Whatever your price range, there is is a rental for everyone. The more friends you bring, the most reasonable the final price.
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Rustic And Charming Chalet
Why you should go: This is a charming and rustic Chalet in Orford that houses 4 guests. At only $85/night, you and your buddies can go on a weekend ski get-away for next to nothing.
Modern Apartment For 6
Why you should go: This is a sleek modern and simple accommodation if you and your friends are looking for somewhere to stay while skiing. It houses up to 6 people, which is a great deal considering it's only $89/night.
Lakeside Chalet For 6
Why you should go: This cozy lakeside gem sleeps up to 6 people and is only $99 a month! Doesn't look much cozier than that!
Charming Chalet For 6
Why you should go: This rustic gem is all wood inside and looks cozier than anything. Close to the mountain and perfect for a ski weekend.
Well-Priced Tremblant Condo
Why you should go: Only a few minutes from the mountain this Tremblant condo is perfect if you're looking to get-away without breaking the bank.
Cozy Studio In Town
Why you should go: This cozy studio sleeps up to 5 people and is located right near Mont Blanc and also Mont Tremblant. Ideal if you're looking to get to know the region.
Mountain Side Condo
Why you should go: This beautiful mountain side condo looks incredibly cozy and is totally reasonably priced. Housing up to 6 people, it's quite the deal considering the proximity to the mountain.
Rustic Chalet With Fireplace
Why you should go: This is a beautiful rustic and cozy cottage sleeping up to 5 guests. A great way to get away for the weekend - or longer.
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Warm comfy cottage with lake access
why you should go: This comfy and cozy cottage is located in Magog and can house up to 4 guests. At only $130/night, it's a steal. Comes with all the amenities of home too.
Lakeside cozy condo
Why you should go: This is the perfect spot for a country get-away for two. This cozy condo houses only two guests and has a beautiful lake view. At only $120 a night, that beats any hotel in the area.
Eastern Township gem
Why you should go: Located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, this rustic gem is perfect for a weekend get-away, and can house up to 4-people. At only 150$ it's a deal and even has a private lake.
Mont Orford Chalet For 6-People
Why you should go: If you bring along five of your closest friends and all pitch in this Mont Orford gem will only run you 23$ a head. Now that is a lot of bang for your buck.
Cozy Lakeside Chalet
Why you should go: For only $165/night this cozy and inviting chalet can be all yours! Bring along a few friends because this beautiful accommodation sleeps up to 6 people.
Orford Modern Chalet
Why you should go: This gorgeous condo is located only 2KM from Parc Mont Orford, and is a great way to getaway for the weekend for you and 5 of your closest friends.
Warm And Inviting Chalet For 6
Why you should go: This warm and inviting chalet is nestled away in the heart of the Laurentian region. It's spacious rooms sleep up to 6 people. Perfect for a family trip or a couple friends!
Off The Grid Dream Cabin
Why you should go: A truly unique experience waits at this off-the-grid accommodation. Tucked away in the forests of the Laurentians this log cabin houses up to 6 people and has it's very own sauna and smoke house.
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Luxurious Log Cabin
Why you should go: This is a seriously beautiful and modern log cabin in the heart of the Quebec region. It can sleep up to 6 guests. So, treat yourself and friends to a nice nature getaway.
Cozy Lakeside Cabin
Why you should go: The entire chalet sleeps up to 4 guests and is cozy as it gets. There is a hot stove to keep you warm indoors and a hot tub outside. Say no more!
Huge Mountainside Chalet
Why you should go: This massive chalet sleeps up to 10 people and is perfect for a ski weekend getaway with friends. Private jacuzzi included!
Big Rustic Chalet
Why you should go: This huge rustic chalet sleeps up to 12 people! It's location is central close to Mont Tremblant and Mont Blanc, you can be on the slopes within 15 minutes!
Condo On The Slopes
Why you should go: If proximity is your concern, this condo is located only 1 minute from the centre of Mont Tremblant, and is directly on the mountain. Serious skiers only!
Spacious Log Cabin
Why you should go: This huge log cabin sleeps up to 10 people and is located right in Canadian paradise. Jacuzzi and fireplace included!
Lakeside House Eastern Townships
Why you should go: This spacious chalet is located right in the heart of the Magog region and is only a short drive away from Mont Orford. Perfect for those who want to explore the Eastern Townships for the first time.
Spacious Tremblant Chalet
Why you should go: Although the price may seem high at first, this spacious rental can sleep up to 14 people. If you split the cost between friends, it can be very reasonable. And it's just a short walk to the heart of Tremblant Village.
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Tremblant Dream Chalet
Why you should go: For only $399 a night, this beautiful dream chalet can be yours! Bring a couple friends along for the perfect weekend get away.
Leather and Wood Chalet
Why you should go: Right in the heart of Wakefield Quebec this spacious dream chalet is waiting for you and a few of your closest friends - 16 to be precise - to come for a unforgettable weekend.
Stunning Modern Chalet
Why you should go: This contemporary chalet is as beautiful on the outside as the inside. Sleeps up to 4 people, and is located in a quiet area of the Tremblant region. Perfect for a tranquil weekend get away.
Breathtaking Laurentian Chalet
Why you should go: Super high ceilings and panoramic windows almost feel like your living outside. Close in proximity to the quaint town of Val David, this is a perfect chalet if you are looking to explore the region with a few friends.
Why you should go: This unique experience blends contemporary aesthetic within a natural setting. Escape the city and spend a weekend soaking in the outdoor hot tub and taking in the quiet forest.
6-Bedroom Log Cabin
Why you should go: This is a massive space - sleeping up to 12 guests, and located right near Tremblant. If your looking for a unique rental for you and your friends, look no further.
Stunning View Chalet
Why you should go: Chalet Bellevue sits on top of one of the highest peaks in the area, giving you the most beautiful views of the region. Mont Tremblant is only 30 minutes away too!
Spacious Log Cabin
Why you should go: This spacious and luxurious log cabin is massive and sleeps up to 10 people. Only 25 minutes from Mont Tremblant, it's perfect for a quiet getaway for friends or family.
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Beautiful Chalet Mistral
Why you should go: For an unforgettable stay, this beautiful chalet can sleep up to 8 guests. Located in very close proximity to Tremblant village, there are a ton of activities around to stay busy.
Dream Lakeside Chalet
Why you should go: These luxury chalets can sleep up to 10 people and are as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Located in a peaceful region of Quebec, these are perfect for a quiet weekend get away with friends or family.
Mont Tremblant Dream Condo
Why you should go: This spacious and contemporary condo is located right near Tremblant village. Making it the perfect rental if you are looking to be right near all the action of the village.
Majestic Lakeside House
Why you should go: This entire home can be yours for a night - or more. Bring all your friends because this beautiful rental sleeps up to 8 people. For true nature lovers out there, this is the place!
Tremblant Village Condo
Why you should go: Located right in the heart of Tremblant village, this contemporary condo is perfect for those who want to be close to the fun and action of the town.
Spacious St-Hippolyte Home
Why you should go: The quite and natural wonder of St-Hippolyte is perfect for those who want to have a weekend away from the city. It's also in close proximity to several ski hills of the region. The best of both worlds!
5 Bedroom Cottage
Why you should go: This is a massive dream cottage with 5 bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 guests. Right in the heart of the Laurentian forest, it's perfect for those who wish to explore the region.