11 Unique Stays in the Québec City Area
Feel like getting off the beaten path and trying something unusual? Why not choose a cool place to stay that’s a bit different? Here is a selection of unusual accommodations in and around Québec City.
- Centre Castor
- Francis Gagnon
Yurts are traditional dwellings used by the nomads who live in the steppes of Central Asia. They’re equipped with the basics, including beds with mattresses. Some are even topped with glass domes, so you can spend the night looking up into the star‑filled sky.
Stay in a yurt:
- Secteur des gorges de la rivière Sainte-Anne
- Sentier des caps de Charlevoix
Huts are usually located several kilometres along a trail and provide hikers with a place to stop and snack or spend the night. Get into the old-timey, fur-trapping spirit of things with these highly rustic accommodations. You’ll have to stoke the wood stove to keep warm!
Stay in a hut:
- Audrey-Lyne Ferlatte
Ground yourself, meditate, or just savour the moment in a light‑filled geodesic dome. Tucked away in a forest, you’ll have all the space you need to rest and reconnect.
Stay in a geodesic dome:
Let yourself be lulled in a haven of peace offering a magnificent panoramic view of the mountains. In summer, explore the surroundings by kayak or paddle board. In winter, the frozen lake adds a touch of magic to the experience.
Stay in a floating house:
- Renaud Philippe
Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)
Québec’s Ice Hotel is an ephemeral work of art and a unique northern experience not to be missed. Don’t be afraid of Québec’s rugged winters—inside the Ice Hotel it’s always 37.4oF to 41oF (that’s ‑3oC to ‑5oC), regardless of the weather outside.
Stay in a Ice Hotel:
- Le Monastère des Augustines
17th Century Monastery
Former nun’s cells, restored with care, are perfect for a stay focused on relaxation and meditation. The entire heritage site, from the early days of the former French colony, has been renovated and restored as a wellness retreat.
Stay in a monastery:
- Tourisme Wendake
A traditional Huron‑Wendat dwelling, the longhouse is a symbol of the legendary hospitality of this ancient culture. Families can spend a night in the longhouse, complete with the telling of myths and legends and the chance to try some Labrador tea.
Stay in a longhouse:
- Au Chalet en Bois Rond
The cry of the loon out on the lake, the fire crackling in the hearth… Anyone who loves nature and the great outdoors will be swept away by the romance of the authentic log cabin—a quintessential Canadian experience.
Stay in a log cabin:
- Cedrik Pinault
- Aventures Nord-Bec
Ever dream of sleeping in a treehouse as a kid? Well now you can! Book a treetop cabin and enjoy nature from up above.
Stay in a treehouse: