Living in the city is nice, there's no doubt about that. But, with all the lights constantly lit in Montreal, it can be difficult to be able to see the stars — even when the sky's completely clear. To do so, you have to go to the country, but the truth is that not everyone likes camping in a tent. Luckily for us Quebecers, at Hébergement les pieds sur terre in Saint-Calixte, you sleep under the stars inside a huge dome in the middle of a forest.
The "Bulle de la Grande Ourse" (Bubble of the Big Dipper) is 25 feet in diameter and is big enough to accommodate six adults — in case in the future you decide to share a cool experience with your family or friends.
Inside the dome, everything is arranged in order for you to observe the starry sky in the greatest comfort.
There are two double beds and a sofa bed, a fridge, a stove, and a gas oven — all in a rustic decor that's insanely charming.
No worries if you're scared of being too hot or too cold because this magical place comes with its own heating and air conditioning system.
And no, you won't have to wash in a river or pee in the woods, since there's also a shower and toilet inside.
If it wasn't enough to be able to stare at the sky while in a beautiful dome, the Big Dipper also has an outdoor jacuzzi that works during both the summer and winter.
Plus, a large covered terrasse with a barbecue so that you can get your grill on while there.
In fact, it's really like a cottage!
If you prefer something a little more intimate for you and your loved one, Hébergement les pieds sur terre also offers the Double Bubble and the Bubble des Pléiades, which can both accommodate two people.
It's hard to find something more romantic than a romantic night under the stars!
"Bulle de la Grande Ourse"
Price per night: Starting at $260 per night for two people
Address: 3160, Range 6, Saint-Calixte, Quebec; Hébergement les pieds sur terre
Distance from Montreal: Approximately an hour
Reason to book: To observe the Milky Way in the cozy comfort of a chalet
Please note that the prices and terms of these rentals are confirmed at the time of publishing this article. They are subject to change at any time.
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