When winter hits, Montrealers love nothing more than to escape the harsh weather with a cozy weekend getaway in Quebec.
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Since many Quebecers own chalets for vacations in the summer and winter seasons, there are plenty to choose from on Airbnb.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it looks like we're slated to have an uneventful winter season in the city so why not take advantage?
We've come up with a list of some of the cushiest chalets near Montreal whether you're looking for a chill weekend of cuddling up under a warm blanket or a luxurious spa with full amenities.
There's something for everyone — no matter the occasion or the size of your squad (though we hope your crew adheres to provincial health guidelines).
While some of these rentals are located near ski hills, others are more remote, so make sure to pack plenty of food, board games and cozy fits for your stay.
It's going to be a snowy winter — the best thing you can do is pour yourself a warm beverage, snuggle up and find the perfect place to enjoy it.
Unit 202 - Hôtel Appartements de la GareAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Val-David, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This hotel-style, modern apartment is just under two hours away from Montreal and fits up to eight guests. It even comes with its own Netflix account but you may not need it if you're too entranced watching the snowfall from numerous floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a gorgeous patio for those with enough guts and a warm jacket.
Star of the Lake on Lac Marie-LouiseAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Lac-Saint-Paul, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This cozy little chalet is located right on Lac Marie-Louise and offers on-site massages. Cellular connections are scarce since it's remote, but the hosts offer WiFi for you to stay in the loop or work from "home." It fits up to four guests and includes two fire pits for your evening campfires.
On the lakeAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Chute-Saint-Philippe, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This rustic cabin in the woods is perfect for a cozy getaway for two, although it fits up to four guests. It's just over two hours away from Montreal and even has a piano for the musically-inclined. It's also just a 10-minute walk from the village's centre, so stores and liquor are available nearby.
Un Havre de BonheurAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This quaint chalet allows up to six guests and is close to Saint Sauveur's ski hills. It's about an hour away from Montreal and Spa Ofuro is located nearby. WiFi isn't available, though, so be sure to pack some light reading!
Cottage Saint SauveurAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Saint-Sauveur, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This chalet, located only seven minutes from Mont-Saint-Sauveur, comes fully equipped with WiFi, a laundry room and three bedrooms. It fits up to six guests and features an exposed brick wall in the living room.
Coin charmant à la campagneAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Saint-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This charming guest studio is located behind the host's home in Saint-Anne-des-Lacs, just under an hour away from the city. There's an outdoor jacuzzi and an electric fireplace in the sitting room — the perfect spot for romance.
Oasis du bonheur - SPA et SaunaAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Chertsey, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This 'oasis' is located only an hour away from Montreal and houses up to five guests. It includes full amenities — an indoor jacuzzi and sauna, an espresso machine, a Bluetooth speaker and even a fondue kit! Wi-Fi is not available, so it's the perfect family bonding getaway.
#1603 Le Chaleureux-SPA à quelques pieds du lacAirbnb
Neighbourhood: Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: The vast bay windows of this well-equipped chalet are perfect for watching the snow fall on a Sunday morning. It's family-friendly, houses up to five guests, and is complete with a play area for kids, a Netflix account and an outdoor fire pit.
La bulle des pléiades
Neighborhood: Saint-Calixte, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This unique chalet for two allows you to sleep under the stars in a heated outdoor dome! It includes a heated mattress for extra warmth, and the dome is attached to the kitchen and bathroom, so you're never too far away from amenities despite sleeping outdoors.
Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.