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Stay in a Cottage in the Maritime Regions of Québec
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Stay in a Cottage in the Maritime Regions of Québec

So Many Options to Choose From!

Are you planning a visit to Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord or the Îles de la Madeleine and looking for cozy and comfortable accommodations? Choose a cottage, chalet or cabin as your home base! Here are some of your options for places to stay while you explore our regions during your next vacation.

Cottages in the woods

In Bas-Saint-Laurent, you can stay in one of three comfortable chalets in a magnificent setting at Chalets BSL in Saint-Simon-de-Rimouski. Enjoy a private hot tub as well as the many outdoor activities available nearby. You can also access the St. Lawrence directly from this site.

Near Parc national du Bic in Rimouski, Vieux Loup de Mer offers 15 restored wooden chalets that maintain the character, warmth and charm of traditional Québec dwellings. As a bonus, each includes a superb view of the St. Lawrence!

Located inland in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski, the Terfa site offers over 20 cozy cottages that can accommodate 4 to 12 people in the Duchénier Wildlife Reserve. These new buildings surrounded by nature will allow you to fully enjoy this area’s woodlands dotted with lakes. Be sure to also visit the nearby Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer for some great hiking and discoveries!

Slightly east of there, in Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski, Domaine Valga offers 3 log cabins that can accommodate up to 11 people. Enjoy a stay at the heart of an old-growth maple grove with access to hiking trails as well as treetop trekking!

In Gaspésie, discover three new Scandinavian-style chalets in Saint-René-de-Matane, on the grounds of the Mytik Shack-Sucré sugar bush. Through the large windows of your chalet or from your private hot tub, soak up an enchanting view that’s sure to provide you with a sense of well-being.

In a quiet wooded area behind Auberge La Seigneurie des Monts in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, the Xalibu and Hog’s Back cottages offer you incredible views of the mountains in Parc national de la Gaspésie. Accommodating up to 4 people each, these warm and inviting cottages are ideally located near many of the region’s attractions.

Griffon Aventure, in L’Anse-au-Griffon, invites you to unwind in one of 7 rustic cottages where you can relax and eat along the water. Built mainly with recycled materials, each cottage is unique—one is even a converted fishing boat! A daily shuttle can take you to Forillon National Park and Gaspé, so you can explore the surrounding area.

Harmoniously integrated into a cedar forest in Nouvelle, the small, modern cabins at [ÈST] Éco-cabines offer a minimalist design and everything you’ll need to relax and recharge your batteries. The site also offers thermal spas that are available for private rentals!

In Côte-Nord, you can stay in one of the 13 cottages available at Domaine des Dunes in Tadoussac. Shaded by birch trees, each cottage can comfortably accommodate 2 to 6 people. Enjoy treetop trekking on site or set off to discover what the village has to offer.

Located on the edge of the Manicouagan Reservoir, the Station Uapishka will immerse you in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Uapishka (Groulx) Mountains. Enjoy a stay in one of four cabins, each with an Innu name and with all the amenities you’ll need!

Cottages along the water

Enjoy a dream vacation on an island! In Bas-Saint-Laurent, stay on Île aux Lièvres (Hare Island) in one of the 7 seaside cottages offered by Société Duvetnor. Modern and bright, each can accommodate 2 to 6 people. Explore the island’s hiking trails (45 km / 30 mi. in all) and enjoy watching the many seabirds that make their home here.

Would you like to stay in a tiny house? Head to Domaine Floravie in Rimouski, near Parc national du Bic, where you can stay in a “tiny house”-style eco-friendly chalet by the sea! The 7 wooden 20-foot by 10-foot mobile chalets offer comfort and coziness for up to 4 people each. You can also rent the “Le Pensoir” chalet or the “L’Ancestrale” house, each of which can accommodate up to 6 people.

In Gaspésie, Panora offers unique and modern seaside lodges in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts that include many amenities to ensure you enjoy a peaceful and hassle-free stay: a fully equipped kitchen, large windows on the water side (ideal for watching sunsets), a private hot tub and deck, and much more!

A breathtaking view of the sea also awaits you a few kilometres away, at Domaine Tourelle sur Mer. The three cottages on site offer a private yard area surrounded by trees and include a bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and living room area.

At the mouth of the Dartmouth River, in Gaspé, you’ll find two new rental cottages that can accommodate up to 6 people each at the Chalets de la Bernache. Large windows, a fully equipped kitchen, a large patio with a barbecue and air conditioning are only some of the amenities included in these cottages!

Does the idea of staying at the edge of the world appeal to you? Why not enjoy a getaway in a Chalets du Bout du Monde cottage (literally “cottages at Land’s End”)! Located on the waterfront overlooking the Saint-Jean Estuary in Gaspé, each of the 8 cottages exhibits the works of a local artist. Kayaks and bikes are also provided at no extra charge.

For a comfortable stay and an opportunity to commune with nature, the Nautika Chalets offer Scandinavian-style accommodations perched on the top of a cliff, with magnificent views of Gaspé Bay. Each chalet can accommodate up to 6 people in complete comfort and will allow you to appreciate the calm of this area, fabulous sunrises over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and, if you’re lucky, the blows of the whales in the background.

Although the Bioparc de la Gaspésie in Bonaventure is primarily known as a wildlife park (home to about 40 animal species indigenous to the region in environments that resemble their natural habitats), this site also offers 9 cottages on a beach on Chaleur Bay. With views of the sea, lots of bright space and plenty of comfort, the Bioparc cottages are relaxing and rejuvenating places to stay.

In the Îles de la Madeleine, you’ll be charmed by the 12 colourful and cozy tourist homes at Domaine des Vacanciers in Havre-aux-Maisons. These fully equipped units are also ideally located just a stone’s throw from the Dune du Sud Beach.

At the southern end of the archipelago, in Bassin, you’ll find the Navigateur Millerand cottages. Nestled in the hollow of L’Anse-à-la-Cabane, these beachfront units accommodating 4 to 6 people are little havens of peace and tranquility. Can you already smell the salty sea air?

Cottages at a resort

Near Tadoussac, in Côte-Nord, the Ferme 5 Étoiles holiday resort offers two different types of cottages. You can soak up the beauty of the Saguenay Fjord by opting for a cottage with a view of this majestic waterway, or, if you’re an animal lover, you may want to stay in one of the cottages directly on site, so you can easily interact with the farm’s animals (moose, wolves, bison, deer and more). A wide variety of outdoor activities are also offered on site.

Cottages in a national park

Some of the SÉPAQ national parks are now offering a new type of lodging called EXP cabins, for an unforgettable EXPerience! In our regions, these cabins are available in Parc national du Bic in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Their unique design features large windows, which will give you the impression that you’re sleeping outdoors!

In Parc national de la Gaspésie, you can choose from 31 cabins in various sectors of the park. Those near the Gîte du Mont-Albert hotel will charm you with their picturesque coziness, while those along the Sainte-Anne River or Lake Cascapédia will appeal if you enjoy being near water. Whichever cabin you choose, you’ll have access to an immense natural playground in this park!

At the gateway to Côte-Nord, Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay offers 5 charming cabins in the Baie-Éternité sector, all of which are fully equipped and accessible by car. Whether you’re travelling as a family or with friends, you’ll enjoy discovering the park’s stunning landscapes via the many hiking trails.

Are you planning a trip to Parc national d’Anticosti? The park’s 30 cabins are located by the sea or a river and include all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Don’t be surprised if you encounter white-tailed deer on the island: 115,000 of them live on Anticosti!

Cottages in a wildlife reserve

Nature lovers will be delighted by a stay in the Matane, Port-Cartier–Sept-Îles, Port-Daniel, Rimouski or Chic-Chocs wildlife reserve. All offer fully equipped cabins surrounded by stunning scenery featuring mountains, lakes and forests. In addition, you can enjoy many outdoor activities in these reserves, including cycling, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, wildlife observation and more.

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by all these options? Keep in mind that wherever you stay you’re bound to enjoy an unforgettable experience surrounded by exceptional scenery!

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Author Marie-Eve Lagacé

Originally from Gaspésie, Marie-Eve Lagacé loves both writing and her corner of the world, so she’s delighted to be able to combine these passions as a writer for this blog! Her favourite subjects are people, local culture and our regions’ unexpected (and sometimes unusual) treasures. Although she loves relaxing with a coffee and a good book, she also enjoys exploring new vistas and swimming with the salmon in the Matapédia River!

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The place looks very relaxing and overwhelming just seeing the pictures. I can't wait to have a time and a Chance to visit it. Very inviting.☺