A trip to the mountains is a wonderful way to find peace and relaxation. It allows you to slow down, take in the beauty of nature, experience the freshness of the clear mountain air, and spend some quality time with loved ones. Even with the temperature dropping now, the mountains are a great place to be.
Renting a cottage in the Laurentians can be a fantastic experience during the Canadian winters. It allows you to break away from the routine and find a safe home away from home while being surrounded by scenic landscapes.
Besides being away from home, there are other compelling reasons for considering a cottage rental in the Laurentians.
1) Proximity to Outdoor Activities
If you are in the heart of the Laurentians, you have the ultimate winter playground at your doorstep. From snowmobiling, snowshoeing or downhill and cross-country skiing, to tubing, skating and dog sledding, there is much to do and explore in this area.
The Laurentians are renowned for their:
- Beautiful landscapes and groomed trails that cater to all levels of cross-country skiers.
- 5,500 kilometres of snowmobiling trails that wind through the majestic mountains and over frozen lakes.
- Multitude of snowshoeing trails from beginner to expert levels.
- Dog-sledding tracks that run across lakes and through the forest trails.
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2) Indoor Fun
Just because you may be heading to the largest ski hub in Eastern Canada does not mean you have to spend all your time outdoors. In fact, there are plenty of indoor activities that could make your winter retreat truly memorable after you’ve spent your day outside.
For example, you can involve your children in the meal preparation. Whether it is a scrumptious breakfast or a fabulous grilled cheese for lunch, you and your family can put together some delicious meals and enjoy some special time together.
At night, everyone can curl up by the fireplace, munch on their favourite snacks or roast some marshmallows while playing some entertaining board games.
3) Leaving Your Rules at Home
What’s also great about cottage rentals is the fact that there are less rules. Kids can have fun and play freely and spend as much time (well almost) on their tablets watching movies and playing games.
Everyone can stay up late and take naps during the day. Lunch can become breakfasts, clocks are off, and schedules, well they can be thrown away! Amazing right?
4) Self indulgence
Renting a cottage in the Laurentians could also help you catch up on some “me time”. Take the time to finish that book that has been resting on your night table for the last couple of months and treat yourself with food and drinks that are normally saved for special occasions.
If you’re thinking about self-indulgence, rent a cottage that has an outdoor spa or, even better, is located close to a nordic spa. Book yourself some relaxing time while the kids enjoy some fun times on the slopes.
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5) A Safe Home Away from Home
Over the past several months, the global coronavirus crisis has led to most of us being confined indoors with our homes doubling up as offices, schools, recreation centres, and more. A trip to the cottage is a safe way to leave your day-to-day routine behind and spend time with your loved ones in a home-away-from-home.
Plan an outing with your family members who are part of your household bubble in keeping with the safety protocols and precautions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A cottage rental in the Laurentians is a great way to make new memories with your favourite people. Use this time to get to know each other better and create stronger bonds as a family, while also having a lot of fun.
Enjoy a Memorable Getaway at the Warm and Welcoming “Cozy Cottage”
When you are up here in the Laurentian Mountains, consider staying at our Cozy cottage on our Riverview property, just 45-minutes north of Montreal, in the heart of Sainte-Adèle. It features excellent accommodations and amenities for couples, families with kids, as well as small groups, and offers an idyllic setting for play and relaxation.
Next door, our Nordic Spa offers every imaginable feature that you see in a high-end spa. You and your group can enjoy 17 safe and separate spa stations that will leave you feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated. The spa also features natural stone thermal ponds, waterfalls, an exclusive salt room, a eucalyptus steam room, and a cedar sauna that boasts amazing views of the river and forest.
Auberge & Nordic Spa Beaux Rêves looks forward to welcoming families and small groups for a relaxing winter getaway at our rustic, log chalet, the Cozy Cottage. Contact us to secure your cottage rental in the Laurentians for the winter or even the March break.