5 dog-friendly cottages to rent this winter

January 28, 2020

Looking for an exciting winter get-away? Why not rent a cottage and bring ? And, of course, bring along your pooch!

The best fix for the winter blues is—without a doubt—outdoor activity. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush from winter sports or the joy of cocooning indoors, renting a cottage is a great way to make the most of the coldest months. And, if leaving your dog behind just isn’t an option, here are 5 rental cottages in Quebec where dogs are welcome.

1. Refuge Zoobox 85
It feels like time stands still at Zoobox contemporary lofts located in the calm of Eastman in the Eastern Townships. The lofts are nestled on land that’s accessed on foot, which does wonders to preserve the surrounding flora and fauna. To get to your loft you’ll walk along beautiful trails, using carts and sleds to transport your baggage. Each eco-friendly shelter is energy autonomous and equipped with everything you need to have a wonderful stay with your dog. Bonus for climbers: all lofts have an inside climbing wall!

2. The Columbus Containers
You’ve always dreamed of living in an eco-responsible home? Columbus Containers give you the opportunity to finally do it! Tucked away in the middle of a forest in Saint-Hippolyte in the Laurentians, this impressive cottage was made from recycled transport containers. Make the most of the extensive outdoor trails to cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike. For fans of downhill skiing, Mont Gabriel is just a few kilometres away. Capacity of up to 10 people.

3. Micro-Chalets des Appalaches
Situated in the region of Chaudière-Appalaches, the Micro-Chalets have it all! These rustic style cottages come fully equipped—just bring your sheets and food. The location is perfect for numerous activities with your dog, including snowshoeing and fatbiking. If you’re looking for high-octane activities, you’ll enjoy the dogsledding and snowmobile trails which are close by. Capacity of 2-4 people.

4. Esker Nature Chalets & Villégiature
Esker Nature Chalets are located at Saint-Paul-de-Montminy in Chaudière-Appalaches. They provide the ideal setting for both winter sports and some serious relaxation, thanks to an on-site spa and sauna with superb lake views. Make the most of numerous on-site activities, such as skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, ski shoeing and more. You and your dog will be totally invigorated!

5. Le May
You’re in for a memorable stay at Le May cottage, which is perched on a mountain top with great views over Entrelacs in the Lanaudière region. Relax in the on-site spa after your day of outdoor activities … of which there are many to choose from: downhill skiing at Ski la Réserve, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding and more. This cottage is the perfect place for family reunions and weekends with friends. Capacity: 8 people, dogs included!

Photo 1: Le Vertendre
Photo 2: Maisons conteneurs
Photo 3: Micros-Chalets
Photo 4: Esker Nature
Photo 5: Escapade Chalet


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