A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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Stay at an Architectural Gem in the Eastern Townships

Headed to the Eastern Townships in Quebec? Why not stay at a architectural gem. This luxury property rental is truly one of a kind. Sitting up high in the mountains is a 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, boating, as well as, gourmet food and wine experiences. No matter the season, there is something for everyone. 

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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, boating, as well as, gourmet food and wine experiences.

Where is the Eastern Townships?

Within an hour’s drive of Montréal lies the Eastern Townships. The Eastern Townships is centrally located to 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.

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

Welcome to the Bolton-Est House

A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM

The Bolton-Est house sits up high on the side of a mountain amongst the treetops and rock. It’s 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.

A luxury rental property in the mountains of the Eastern Townships in Quebec Canada
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. Added bonus, the Bolton-Est House is dog-friendly.
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
The cantilevered house gives the sense that you are floating amongst the trees.
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

THE EXTERIOR

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

Views of Mount Orford in the Eastern Townships of Quebec
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.
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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?
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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 mountain tops. The only sounds you will hear are that of the wind through the trees, the many different bird songs, and 'hoo hoo hoo' of the owls. Peaceful and tranquil is exactly what you will find here.
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
The lower level of the exterior space has it all! Dip in the saltwater pool, relax and watch the clouds float by. Pure bliss!
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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 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.  

The Bolton-Est House is a luxury property rental in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
Horizontal strip windows in the living and dining space frame the wooded mountain range and valley so perfectly. The floor to ceiling wall of windows with walkout looks directly onto Mount Orford. It is light and bright all day long, even on the darkest days.
The Bolton-Est House is a luxury property rental in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
The space has great geometric lines. From the vaulted ceiling the the angled lower ceiling in the kitchen. And, the black highlights the striking contrast.
A luxury rental property in the mountains of the Eastern Townships in Quebec Canada
There was just something about this chair and ottoman - it was so comfy. It was my favourite spot in this living space. 
The Bolton-Est House is a luxury property rental in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
The walkout terrace looks out onto Mont Orford. A bistro table for gives you another option for outdoor dining.
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
A custom built galvanized steel wood-burning fireplace and built in cabinet sits in the middle of the space hiding the stairwell leading to the lower level. The cabinet features a large screen pop-up TV. 
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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. 
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
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, down feather duvet - giving you the ultimate good night's sleep. 
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
The second bedroom is located on the lower level. It offers a bit more privacy from the main spaces of the house. 
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
This large bedroom features a love seat and TV, as well as, the same lux bedding of linen sheets and down feather duvet.

When to Visit

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

A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

Contact and inquire with Nathalie Bouchard, the owner-founder of Creative Flats. Her firm focuses high-end furnished spaces for rent that are designed and outfitted with refined amenities. 

Or you may book through Airbnb. 

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…

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

A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
A modern architectural designed Airbnb vacation rental called Bolton-Est House is located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

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

52 Comments

  • Emma

    I love it. So unique. I’m not usually a big fan of modern, especially in the setting such as this, but it actually works and looks like an amazing place to enjoy some time away. That pool looks fantastic

  • Agnes

    I love original accommodations. I prefer such places rather than chain hotels. Especially if the scenery around is so fairy-tale-like and allows for a great rest. Bolton-Est House is truly an architectural gem. The extremely original design and beautiful furniture, spacious interiors. What I like the most is the terrace with a view, and a swimming pool.

  • Raksha

    Wow what a beautiful property! I love the greenery behind and the view that it has. Absolutely stunning. I also like the lighting that the property gets naturally. I have never been to Quebec but would love to visit it someday and I will look out for this property.

  • Ambica Gulati

    After reading this post, I realised that I have never done much reading on Quebec. The house looks so spacious and sunny. With a natural backdrop, it would make for a perfect holiday. I think I will do some research on Quebec now.

  • Amrita

    Wow! I want to live here. Seriously! The place looks amazing. As much as I am interested in architecture, I will perhaps spend a first few days looking around and trying to gain an insight in its architecture! The setting is stunning and so are the views. The saltwater pools, hammock and the views are all so beautiful and inviting. You know, I really want to stay here now!

  • Maggie

    Wow wow wow!! Everything about this is stunning – the setting, the architecture, the view. That pool is beautiful, and I bet a firepit out there would be delightful too. And I love those big open windows!

  • Trisha Velarmino

    This is such a great location for a family or friend getaway! I love the concept of the interior design. It’s masculine but welcoming. I love the snug and the intimate vibe.

  • Kerry Heaney

    The clean lines of this house are amazing. I find uncluttered places make a more relaxing stay and allow the visitor to focus on the views outside, which is why the house is there in the first place! I would certainly make plenty of use of that pool too!

  • Sherianne Higgins

    To call Bolton-Est house an architectural gem is spot on, this property is gorgeous! I love the fire pit, hammock and the view from the pool is unforgettable. The interior is so open and light with perfect views from each window. Perfect place to stay while exploring the Eastern Townships of Quebec

    • The.Holidaymaker

      I’m so very glad you love all the different spaces this property offers. It is pretty incredible! The location is ideal for exploring The Townships. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • Indrani

    I like the modern exterior of Bolton-Est house. The pool and the fire-pit has been designed well. The king size bed with lux bedding – linen sheets looks super comfy.

  • JoJo Hall

    That’s such a cool house, both inside and out! I love the interior and exterior designs and it’s quaint little location that’s nestled in a wooded area. Looks like the perfect getaway for a weekend.

  • barry

    That pool deck with the views over the trees and greenery alone would tempt me! I would happily sleep on that deck! That fire pit with outdoor chairs would have me there every evening with some local beers, chatting to friends while the embers glow. The house has a real Scandi look and feel, despite being in Canada and that’s a look I adore. The comfort here shows through, you were lucky to find such an incredible place – I am very jealous!

  • Linda (LD Holland)

    It has been a very long time since we were last in the Eastern Townships in Quebec. And we certainly never found an architectural gem like the Bolton-Est house to stay at. I would park myself in the pool and watch the sunset for sure. Definitely a great retreat north of Montreal when we want to plan an escape from the city.

  • Natascha

    The Bolton-Est House in the Eastern Townships looks spectacular! I love the exterior view and how well it blends into the landscape. The al-fresco dining area and the pool at sunset look super relaxing too!

  • Riana Ang-Canning

    What a gorgeous spot! You have such a knack for finding beautiful accommodation. I’ll have to go through all of your accommodation posts if we end up honeymooning in Quebec. I really love this place – totally my style with the modern, yet cozy, design. And the black trim and detailing are so cool! I like that the second bedroom is on a different level too, which would make it ideal for splitting with another couple.

  • Anne Betts

    Pool, deck, firepit, and view… and dog friendly. It sounds like the perfect place to relax, and not far from Montreal. Wow. Thank you for such a detailed review sprinkled with excellent photos.

  • Teja

    It’s so peacefully furnished. I have a soft spot for ‘industrial chic’. Swap out the browns for blues and greys and it’s exactly my aesthetic. Looks like one of those places you’ll not want to leave.

  • Krista

    That is certainly a very beautiful place to stay! I love the unique design of its exterior, and then when you get inside it’s so clean and modern! One for the bucket list!

  • Laureen Lund

    Wow Wow Wow. This is totally my kind of place. We have stayed in some amazing airbnb’s and I sure would like to add this to our list. That sunset view! Fingers crossed we will be able to get into Canada again soon. I miss it!!!

    • The.Holidaymaker

      I’m so happy to hear that you love it as much as I do! You’ll definitely want to add this to your list. It makes such a great home base for travellers to explore the Eastern Townships, Montreal, and also, Vermont and Maine in the USA. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • Lasma

    Wow, this looks absolutely stunning! Saved this property for my future travels 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Alma

    What a beautiful setting and house! I would have no objection staying there! That hammock has a pretty good view!

  • sue

    Wow! This place looks amazing. Between the architecture & those spectacular views, it made me feel relaxed just reading about it & seeing your photos. Such a fab to stay.

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