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The desire to sneak away up north is at an all-time high.
If life in the concrete jungle is getting too hectic, spending some time in the middle of nowhere might be a smart getaway option this fall.
All within two hours of Montreal, here are some cottages that are bustling with coziness, fall foliage, and even a hot tub or two.
Take note that exact locations of cottages are only given out after direct contact with the renter through Airbnb.
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This open-concept cabin sleeps four people and overlooks serene waterfalls and the Mastigouche Reserve. A big terrace, outdoor fire pit, and stone pathway to the river are just a few of the property’s amenities.
Plus, it’s located within a five-minute walking distance of a small swimming pond.
Location: Mandeville, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 125 km
This charming four-bedroom log house is lodged into nature and privacy, has an outdoor fire pit and is five minutes away from a hiking path.
Location: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 143 km
This quiet cabin in the Laurentians is fully furnished and comes with WiFi and cable TV, tucked in the middle of the serenity of Lac Sarazin.
The house is on a quiet beach, has a two-person bathtub, and is adjacent to hiking and snow-shoe trails.
Location: Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 117 km
Just 30 minutes from Mont Tremblant, this secluded cabin sits on five acres of empty woodlands. Amenities include an outdoor hot tub and fire pit, a nearby river, and rustic plaid decor.
Location: Boileau, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 136 km
This cabin in Wentworth is situated on the edge of a small lake. Book this retreat and you’ll be sharing the lake with just one other cottage (not in view). If you’re a fan of wildlife, guests have spotted beavers, frogs, loons, deer, herons, snapping turtles, and otters.
Location: Wentworth, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 98 km
This Scandinavian log chalet is nestled in mountain pines providing guests with privacy and quiet, a nice alternative to the bustling city life. It’s made out of massive logs, has vaulted ceilings, and is filled with giant and comfy furniture.
Location: Lac-Supérieur, Quebec
Distance from Montreal: 135 km
This large home has a pool, hot tub, and sauna, and it can sleep up to 14 people. It’s a five-minute drive to the mountain, which has hiking trails as well as a beautiful and spacious backyard to really soak up nature.
Location: Mont Tremblant
Distance from Montreal: 130 km