12 Unique Stays in the Québec City Area

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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.

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    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:
    Centre de l'Hêtre
    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
    Vallée Bras-du-Nord 
    Village Yourtes Valcartier

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    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: 
    Centre de l'Hêtre
    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier 
    Réserve faunique de Portneuf 
    Sentier des caps de Charlevoix 
    Vallée Bras-du-Nord

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    Geodesic Domes

    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:
    Centre de l’Hêtre

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    Floating Houses

    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:

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    Hôtel de Glace

    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 at Hôtel de Glace (winter only)

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    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:
    Monastère des Augustines

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    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:
    Wendake Tourism 

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    Log Cabins

    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:  
    Au Chalet en bois rond
    Les Maisonnettes sur le Cap
    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier (EXP cabins)

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    Eco-friendly hut, with a minimal environmental footprint, is a cozy, comfortable, feel‑good place to stay perfect for anyone interested in sustainable tourism.

    Stay in an eco-hut:
    Parc naturel régional Portneuf (Éco-chalet) 

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    Ready-to-Camp Tents

    Go camping without having to buy all the equipment with a “ready-to-camp” Huttopia or Hekipia tenting solution. It’s the perfect option if you like camping but want to travel light!

    Stay in a ready-to-camp tent (summer only):  
    Réserve faunique de Portneuf
    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
    Parc naturel régional Portneuf 

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    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 (summer only):
    Aventures Nord-bec 


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    These domes are built using blocks of snow or ice and are associated with the aboriginal peoples of northern Canada. Igloos are surprisingly warm and quiet due to the highly insulating properties of snow. For the full experience, visitors can build one themselves and then spend the night in it!

    Stay in an igloo (winter only):
    Auberge Le P’tit Bonheur

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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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