Heading to the Eastern Townships in Quebec? Stay in this architectural gem. This luxury property rental is truly one of a kind. Sitting up high in the mountains is this cantilevered house with uninterrupted views. I’ve been known to plan my entire destination around finding the perfect accommodation, and this Airbnb definitely falls into that category.  

About the Eastern Townships

From lush rolling hills and pristine lakes to fields of farm-fresh produce dotted with orchards, wineries, and maple syrup shacks – welcome to the Eastern Townships of Quebec! This area is known for its mountains, spas, and many charming small towns and villages. Visitors to this area come for the amazing hiking, biking, skiing, and boating, as well as, gourmet food and wine experiences. No matter the season, there is something for everyone. 

Read more: learn more about the 9 Regions of the Eastern Townships, plus where to find the Most Charming Villages

lake with sailboat in eastern townships

Where is the Eastern Townships in Quebec

Within an hour’s drive of Montréal lies the Eastern Townships. The Eastern Townships is centrally located near 2 of Canada’s capital cities. Drive three hours west to Québec City, or two hours in the opposite direction to Ottawa. This entire area of Quebec borders Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, making it an easy getaway destination for American travellers too.

Where to Stay in Eastern Townships

An ideal home base for exploring the Eastern Townships is an Airbnb called Bolton-Est House located in the tiny village of Bolton-Est. Now, let’s take a tour of this amazing place to stay. 

overhead of trees and place to stay in eastern townships

An Architectural Gem in the Eastern Townships

The Bolton-Est house sits up high on the side of a mountain amongst the treetops and rock. Its incredibly steep terrain gives the house’s modern exterior a more sculptural appearance. The unique design of the much wider upper level is cantilevered over the narrower lower level. This architectural gem uber cool design element gives the entire house a geometric silhouette against this natural setting.

modern house with staircase in eastern townships

Bolton-Est House features two entryways- one through the lower level of the carport and the second is a curved slate staircase carved through the rock. An added bonus, the Bolton-Est House is dog-friendly.

view of pool and house in eastern townships
The cantilevered house gives the sense that you are floating amongst the trees.
house with pool in eastern townships

THE AIRBNB EXTERIOR

With the house being perched up high on the mountainside it offers the most stunning panoramic views – perfect for sunrise and sunset watching. 

sunset over mountains in eastern townships

Nestled against the granite rock and trees on the upper level of the property is a long modern picnic table perfect for al fresco dining. It’s positioned perfectly to watch the sun slowly fade behind Mount Orford.

fire pit at place to stay in eastern townships

Adjacent to the outdoor dining is the open fire pit. There is something so quintessentially Canadian to gather around a fire on those lazy summer evenings or autumn’s crisp cool days. Smores anyone?

hammock with view of mountains in eastern townships

High on the summer relaxation spectrum is the solitude of lounging in a hammock. Perched up high on the rock and suspended between two tall shade trees let the gentle swing and sway melt any stresses away. And, take in those views! 

Mountain Views from luxury property stay in Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

It is so serene to watch the fog and mist roll through the mountaintops. The only sounds you will hear are that of the wind through the trees, the many different bird songs, and the ‘hoo hoo hoo’ of the owls. Peaceful and tranquil are exactly what you will find here.

pool with view of mountains in Airbnb in eastern townships

The lower level of the exterior space has it all! Dip in the saltwater pool, relax and watch the clouds float by. Pure bliss!

sunset with mountains at airbnb in eastern townships

Sit and stay awhile. It will be hard to tear yourself away from this view. It’s the perfect spot to watch an early morning sunrise and a slow setting of the sun in the evening.

THE AIRBNB INTERIOR

Step inside and find an even more dramatic space.  Beyond the awe-inspiring views, the space offers some serious design goals. It’s a great mix of different styles and eras. Expertly, every detail, object, texture and piece of furniture has been perfectly chosen. Although the space is modern, it has a very relaxed, worn-in feel.  

sofa and chair with windows in airbnb in eastern townships

Horizontal strip windows in the living and dining spaces frame the wooded mountain range and valley so perfectly. The floor-to-ceiling wall of windows with a walkout looks directly onto Mount Orford. It is light and bright all day long, even on the darkest days.

vaulted ceiling in airbnb in eastern townships

The space has great geometric lines. From the vaulted ceiling the angled lower ceiling in the kitchen. And, the black highlights the striking contrast.

fireplace and living space in eastern townships

A custom-built galvanized steel wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinet sit in the middle of the space hiding the stairwell leading to the lower level. The cabinet features a large-screen pop-up TV. 

kitchen in place to stay in eastern townships

The fully outfitted kitchen includes high-end appliances like a Wolf range, Liebherr fridge and Miele dishwasher; and a Silgranite Black Blanco sink. Even the dishware is locally sourced pottery, in a modern Scandinavian design. 

bedroom in eastern townships airbnb

Bolton-Est is a 2-bedroom + 2-ensuite bathroom house with a ton of storage. This large bedroom is located on the upper floor. It features a king size bed with lux bedding – linen sheets, a down feather duvet – giving you the ultimate good night’s sleep. 

When to Visit the Eastern Townships

No matter the season, the Eastern Townships is a popular destination area in Quebec. In the winter, it’s the place to be for serious ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The region has some of the highest peaks and perfectly groomed trails for cross-country skiers.  In the summer, all water activities take over, as well as,  hiking, biking, and golf.  It is the fall that stole my heart. The region offers such brilliant foliage. Not to mention visiting the wineries for their fall harvest. So, no matter the season, Bolton-Est House is the place to stay. 

Booking Information

Contact and inquire with Nathalie Bouchard, the owner-founder of Creative Flats. Her firm focuses on luxury furnished spaces for rent that are designed and outfitted with refined amenities. Or you may book through Airbnb. 

sunset with house and pool at airbnb in eastern townships

Nathalie is the most gracious host. She makes sure your stay is memorable, and is available should you need anything while at Bolton-Est.

As a holidaymaker…

This property is one of the best places to stay in Eastern Townships. If you love…

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • luxury accommodations
  • the mountains
  • sunrise and sunset watching
  • a remote, quiet setting…

Look no further than the Bolton-Est House! This pet-friendly, luxury accommodation makes for an ideal home base to explore the Eastern Townships.

Thank you to Bolton-Est House for gifting me with a free stay. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. 

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