Hot tub? Check.
Natural beauty so striking you may never get around to making time for either? Double-check.
Deep in the woods in Quebec's eastern region of Charlevoix, Villa Boréale is a 1,775-square-foot cabin/barn that gets its looks and specs from its Scandinavian architectural forebears.
Dressed in white cedar in contrast to the black metal and dark wood, the remote location of the cabin offers "great potential for intimacy” and is one of the most “powerful elements of the project,” according to the firm responsible for Villa Boréale, Quebec City-based Cargo Architecture.
Quebec Cabin (10 images)
“The Villa Boréale really is a touristic housing project that can adapt over time, if the clients’ needs were to change,” Cargo says. “The architect also designed the project keeping in mind the business aspect of the operation, since the clients were looking to maximize the return on their investment via renting.”
If that sounds a bit flat, the rental certainly isn't. A mere 10 minutes away is the Le Massif de Charlevoix ski resort to plan the vacation around. The four-bedroom can sleep up to 12 guests and is available for about $300 a night (with a three-night minimum).