Are you looking for the perfect weekend escape? Somewhere deep in nature – a place that is so peaceful and tranquil. Get away to hinterhouse, a Scandinavian designed cabin deep in the woods of Québec, Canada. It’s an eco-friendly space that is light, minimalist and cozy. A true sanctuary that has an instant calming effect.
Our need to escape, even for a short time, is a common bond we all share. Especially now, in our chaotic and busy world. We crave the need to unplug, to find quiet, beautiful spaces that will help us relax and rejuvenate. Let me share the place that did that for me.
welcome to hinterhouse
The prefab vacation rental known as hinterhouse sits up high, quietly in the treetops in the Laurentians (or Laurentides in French). It features all the benefits of modern design while connecting with the simplicity of its natural surroundings. This woodland retreat is designed by the Montréal-based firm of Ménard Dworkind Architecture & Design.
The exterior timber cladding has been left natural, while the inside is a light finish with a stained black kitchen, creating a vivid contrast. The cabin is made up of 60% glass, so when you open those large sliding doors the sounds of tranquil breezes and bird songs immediately relax you.
This retreat thoughtfully blends aesthetics from Japanese design and Scandinavian minimalism. A sauna is contained in a separate building, down a winding staircase cut into the woods. Your very own onsite spa experience, with the heat of the sauna and the cold outdoor shower in the woods.
the designed spaces
As you enter hinterhouse you are welcomed into an entire open space flanked on both sides with floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors leading you out to the natural wood lot.
This main living space is an open plan, with a subtle sense of separation by a rotating wood burning stove that provides 360-degree access to fire whether you are in the kitchen or lounging space.
The décor is beautifully designed and sourced locally. It is simple, light and modern.
A fully equipped kitchen that brings out the inner chef in you. The long table doubles as a kitchen island and an eating area for four.
Beyond the main living space a hallway brings you to 2-bedrooms, a bathroom, and built-in washer and dryer.
Each bedroom is the same size. They offer an amazing amount of built-in storage cleverly tucked behind the light wood paneled walls. The comfy queen-sized platform bed is nestled against the floor to ceiling window. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast in bed on those lazy mornings. Or at night, watch the fireflies dance in the starlit sky.
Experience the sensation of an outdoor shower in complete privacy with this floor to ceiling window view. Concrete floor, plywood and white mosaic tiles gives this bathroom a simple, light and clean aesthetic.
about hinter company
Hinter company is owned and operated by, Mauricio and Emily, a young professional couple out of Québec. Designed spaces hidden in nature. This isn’t just a tagline to them, rather it’s their passion and purpose. They believe in offering refined modern spaces that are simple in design, with calming tones, allowing nature to be the focal point.
All of the products, materials, design elements and furniture are all locally sourced, eco-friendly and sustainable. They truly believe in your wellness and the planet’s too. With every booking, they plant 10 trees to support the One Tree Planted movement.
The custom-built property is part of a quiet lake community of private high-quality, modern, sustainable homes in La Conception, a municipality in the Laurentians.
In summer, it’s all about the water sports, with more than 9,000 lakes and rivers to choose from. A cycling tour or hiking is the best way to see this area in all its fall glory. In winter, it’s a sought-after destination for alpine skiing, but why not try snowshoes or cross-country skis over the frozen lakes and forests. And, in spring, it’s time for all things to thaw and to make maple syrup. Visit a sugar shack, or enjoy whitewater rafting expeditions or fishing.
The popular holiday destination of Mont Tremblant is a short 15-minute drive away.
As a holidaymaker…
I can’t think of a better place to escape to. I long for the day I can return – hinterhouse, you’ve captured my heart. And, I know it will do the same for you. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your escape to hinterhouse and enjoy your relaxing stay. And, bonus this cabin is pet-friendly.
Thank you to hinter house for gifting me with a stay. As always, the opinions expressed are my own.