Living our day-to-day life in the bustling and increasingly chaotic Montreal, it's easy to forget that a magical nature escape is just a quick drive outside the city.
Whether you want to drop off the grid for a few days and trek deep into the wilderness, or you're looking for a quick breath of fresh air - there is definitely a unique little rental secluded out in the wilderness that will provide you with all the nature you need in one short trip. Here are a few truly unique rentals that are worth the trip.
9. The River Den
Where: Wakefield, Quebec
Why you should go: The River Den is a 4 season houseboat, docked in picturesque Wakefield, Qc on the Gatineau River. This dream boat is a floating tiny house which does not have hot water, electricity, or a bridge. There's a cozy woodstove, cooking facilities and sawdust toilet on board.
Where: Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Why you should go: This 4-season treehouses can house up to 6 guests and is nestled on the edge of a pristine lake in a 2000 acre protected regional park with 36km of walking/snowshoe trails, 4 lakes, wetlands. Complete kitchen, wood burning stove, sunny terraces, outside fire pit and picnic table.
7. Cabin Perched In A Forest
Where: Scare-Coeur, Quebec
Why you should go: Located in the gorgeous woods of Eastern Quebec you can rent this unique cabin that is perched on top of the trees. It accommodates 2 people so it's perfect for that unique romantic get-away.
6. Cabin In The Trees
Where: Amherst, Quebec
Why you should go: A unique place to enjoy Nature in the region of Laurentians for up to 4 guests. A treehouse located in an open-air center ( Refuges du lac démélé) with lakes, walking trails, snowshoeing, Nordic cross-country skiing, fishing, swimming.
5. The Hummingbird Treehouse
Where: Wentworth North, Quebec
Why you should go: 18-feet high above the ground this wonder cabin is perfect for a romantic party of 2. Calm and secluded you even have access to the spa which belongs to the inn.
4. Chalet In The Trees
Where: Nominingue, Quebec
Why you should go: This stunning cabin among the trees can house up to 4 guests but is also perfect for a cozy getaway for 2. Located right near a lake and tons of watersports activities, you will get a lot out of a stay here.
3. Nature-Lovers Off The Grid Cabin
Where: Labelle, Quebec
Why you should go: Not for everyone. Off the grid (solar power). Hand-hewn log cabin sleeps 5 (2 single and sofa bed). 100 acres with stream, waterfalls, beaver dams and trails. Wood-fired sauna, bathhouse, smokehouse, bbq. Lots to do from hiking to hunting to fishing.
2. Magical Forest Dome
Where: Centre De L'hetre, Quebec
Why you should go: At Centre De L'hetre, located outside Quebec City and only 3-hours from Montreal, you can rent a magical forest dome for the night. The Dome is ideal for two people, pure romance anyone? But - can also be perfect for a solitary meditative retreat when you just need to unplug and be alone.
1. Enchanting modern nature cabin
Where: Select provincial parks across Quebec!
Why you should go: These beautiful modern and sleek chalets can be rented through SEPAQ (Société des établissements de plein air du Québec) starting at only 141$ per night. The cabins are available at several parks across the province and are fully equipped to accommodate up to four people to cook, sleep, relax for a short-term or long-term stay.