12 Unique Stays in the Québec City Area

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on May 23, 2024
Bora-Boréal - A unique design
Bora-Boréal

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.

  • 1

    Yurts

    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:

  • 2

    Huts

    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: 

  • 3

    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:

  • 4

    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:

  • 5

    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:

  • 6

    Longhouse

    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:

  • 7

    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:  

  • 8

    Mountain Top Cabins

    Admiring the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your bed, does that appeal to you? Whether in a rustic or modern setting, mountain top cabins offer an ideal getaway to disconnect from everyday life and feel completely in harmony with nature.

    Stay in a mountain top cabin:

  • 9

    Eco-Friendly Cabins

    eco An eco-friendly cabin, 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-friendly cabin:

  • 10

    Ready-to-Camp Tents

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

    Stay in a ready-to-camp tent:

  • 11

    Treehouse

    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:

     

  • 12

    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:


Équipe édito
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!

You'll Also Like

  • Yoga at Monastère des Augustines
    A Wellness Retreat at Le Monastère des Augustines
    Read
  • A cyclist rides on a bike path in the Old Port of Québec with the Château Frontenac in the background.
    Québec City Bike Paths
    Read
  • Méditation dans un dôme du Centre de l'Hêtre
    5 Ways to Connect With Nature Near Québec City
    Read
  • Porte Saint-Jean illuminated and skating at the Place D'Youville ice rink.
    The Best Ice Skating Rinks and Trails
    Read
  • Old wings of the Monastère des Augustine and view of the exterior courtyard.
    The Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Québec City
    Read
  • L'Orygine - Outdoor bar
    Sustainable Restaurants in Québec City
    Read
  • Le Monastère des Augustines - Self-service at the Vivoir
    Vegetarian Restaurants in Québec City
    Read
  • Rue du Trésor - Tourists on Rue du Trésor
    Our Top Picks for a Made-In-Québec Shopping Experience
    Read