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Now that the semester is finally nearing its end, and snow is just around the corner, it's time to escape all the stress of the city and get some much needed down time. Maybe do a little shredding on the slopes, unwind in a hot tub, catch up with some friends. A few days to reconnect with nature is always good for the soul and we've found 5 sweet cottages that are ideal for a your next relaxing getaway close to Montreal
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Located at the foot of the Mont Grand-Fonds ski resort in the Charlevoix area, the Totem Chalet features all-wood everything for that classic log cabin feel. Enjoy great mountain and forest views, cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchen, and chillax in the hot tub. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the Totem Chalet comfortably sleeps 7, and with daily cleaning included, all you have to worry about is hitting the slopes at a decent hour.
5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
Chalet River Lodge puts you minutes away from the Mont Tremlant resort while still giving you plenty of privacy. While the nearby hotel offers you access to its indoor and outdoor swimming pool, gym, and lounge, the chalet itself offers loads of great amenities. Play pool or foosball, have a soak in the outdoor hot tub, take advantage of the in-house movie theater with 12-foot screen, or take it easy by the 4-sided glass fireplace. The bathrooms feature jetted showers, heated floors, and even includes an infinity-edge bath tub.
Moose Trail Chalet
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (Sleeps 12)
Lake Fiddler Resort in the St-Sauveur/Morin-Heights offers multiple sweet chalets to get away from the city including the gorgeous Moose Trail Chalet. Spread over two floors, the main area is fully-equipped and spacious with a stocked kitchen, dining room and living room with stone fireplace. The cathedral-size windows offer spectacular views of nature and the lake and the mezzanine includes a pool table. Other amenities include a comfy den area with entertainment center and foosball table, and Moose Trail also features a private Scandinavian sauna and hot tub
5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms (Sleeps 14)
Centrally located in the village of Petite-Rivière-St-François, Chalet Charlevoix is 5,000 sq. ft. and features multiple patios with a covered hot tub, perfect after a long day of skiing at Le Massif nearby. If shredding isn't really your thing, why not rent some snowmobiles for the day and explore the area, or kick back by one of two inviting fireplaces, play some pool, and unwind in the sauna.
Les 3 Hiboux Chalet
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (Sleeps 8)
Located off a quiet residential road in Baie-St-Paul and secluded behind large trees, this two floor chalet features rustic wood beams and wood finish, with plenty of space for you and your friends. Enjoy the stunning views from the second floor living room, cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen and BBQ, or curl up by the fireplace. There's also a nice big outdoor Jacuzzi to enjoy in total privacy.