We all crave that escape – a chance to unwind and reconnect. For Canadians looking for peace and relaxation, there’s no better place than a retreat in the woods. But those traditional rustic cabins and cottages of yesterday don’t exactly measure up to our standards today. Instead, we seek out those modern architectural gems made up of glass, wood and steel in a woodland setting.
Escape to Cabin Spahaus, a relaxing retreat in Quebec, where you will find exactly that! Let’s take a tour of this perfect little getaway spot.
Montréal architects, Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis of YH2, have designed a series of cabin-inspired homes between the shores of Lac Supérieur and Mont-Tremblant. Using simplicity and minimalism elements, the façade of Cabin Spahaus features exposed concrete, pale wood and a large expanse of glass. To optimize the views, each cabin is positioned a little differently with the aim to keep other properties out of sight.
The European-inspired design elements can be seen in the triangular profile, sloping roof and simplistic construction. The minimalist design compliments the natural surroundings.
Cabin Spahaus is positioned perfectly on the side of a sloping hill where the entrance is hidden from the road and the back of the property is nestled under a canopy of trees.
The same simplicity and minimalism elements of the exterior façade are carried through to the interior. Polished concrete flooring, pale wood and large windows look onto the wooded lot. Warm neutral shades of gray, cream and white are pulled through every room having such a calming effect.
Cabin Spahaus is reminiscent of chalet-style house in Europe. The open-concept creates a cozy communal feel one might find in a ski lodge.
Kitchen and dining space
The wall to wall windows on the lower level fill the space with natural light. Also, they provide stellar views of the cabin’s wooded lot.
Cabin Spahaus is a small footprint, yet with the high vaulted ceilings it makes the space feel expansive and roomy.
The layout of the upper level features a bedroom at each end with full bathroom in the middle.
The Spa Experience
Cabin Spahaus definitely lives up to its name! An entire wing of the cabin offers your very own spa experience. Sauna, soaker tub, open shower and step outside to the sunken hot tub too. Pocket doors close off this entire space from the rest of the cabin making it a quiet space without any distractions. It’s the perfect spot to relax and de-stress.
Included in your stay is access to Club de la Pointe, an exclusive resort offering a wide range of sport and leisure activities. Everything from tennis to beach volleyball to swimming and boating in the summer. Or, skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. As well, there is clubhouse, restaurant and general store with a SAQ (beer, liquor and wine shop). The resort sits on a peninsula that projects into Lac-Superieur. And, the views are simply magical.
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. ~Indra Devi
The region north of Montreal is called the Laurentians, or Laurentides in French. It’s a four-season sought-after destination. Here, you’ll find rounded mountains peaks, gentle sloping valleys, dense forest and over 9,000 lakes. The steepest of all the mountains is the popular holiday destination, Mont Tremblant, Quebec’s oldest and largest provincial park.
Cabin Spahaus is located in Lac-Supérieur, known as the jewel of hiking, with endless trails at your doorstep. Here’s what’s close by:
- Club de la Pointe – 600 m or 7 minute walk
- Mont Tremblant Village – 20km or 25 minute drive
- Mont Tremblant north ski hill – 7km or 5 minute drive
- Mont Tremblant resort and south ski hill – 17km or 20 minute drive
- Mont Tremblant Provincial Park – 9km or 11 minute drive
- Mont Nixon for hiking – 5km or 7 minute drive
- Montreal International Airport – 30km or 90 minute drive
- Ottawa International Airport – 185km or 2.5 hour drive
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As a holidaymaker…
Cabin Spahaus is perfect for a couple, friends or family getaway. It’s the perfect holiday rental especially for those that love:
- the trails – whether its for skiing, biking or hiking
- epic landscape views – of lakes, mountains and forest
- their very own spa experience – the sauna definitely won me over
I can’t think of a better place to be if you want to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. No matter the season, Cabin Spahaus will be ready to welcome you.
Thank you to Cabin Spahaus for gifting me with a free stay. As always, the opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend something if I absolutely love it, and I did!