A few friends keep asking me to go camping. In the winter. In Quebec. Where winter temperatures have been dropping to -39 celsius at times. Um, thanks, but no thanks.
Just the thought of sleeping in a tent with God only knows what little critters scurrying about, bitter cold, no toilet, and even worse — no access to a hair dryer — is my idea of a nightmare.
Enter glamorous camping.
Yes. A nice compromise for those like me that still want to be outdoors, want to say that they've been camping, but want a real bed, a real bathroom with plumbing, and electricity.
A quick Google search for "glamping Montreal", brings me to this MtlBlog's post and it's not long before I find the perfect spot. It ain't cheap. But I guess it's the price to pay for modern comfort and a little swankiness.
DOMAINE KABIN SUTTON
This place in Sutton (about 1.5-hour drive from Montreal) is my new happy place. For three days and two nights, I stayed in one of their SHAKs and I'm telling you, I could've stayed a hell of lot longer. Only 550 square feet, but so well-designed inside that it feels almost palatial. The decor is so very simple, but feels luxurious at the same time.
Armed with the essential groceries - bread, cheese, deli meats and wine — my routine at the Kabin was simple: eat, drink, work a bit, watch Netflix a bit, dip in the hot tub and repeat. Sure there's plenty of cute shops, micro-breweries and hiking trails to try in the area, but I was perfectly content to hole up in this SHAK and do...basically nothing.
So enjoy the photos and here's the info for the place, and I'm definitely going to make this a yearly thing. Or maybe monthly thing.
Domaine KABIN Sutton — the SHAKs
At the base of Mont Sutton, Domaine KABIN has 7 of these cute SHAKs (chalets)
My SHAK for a few days
Walkway to the door and terrace at the back
The terrace...with a sunken hot tub
Living room with fireplace, table and chairs, and a couple of futons (if needed)
Beautiful view out the floor to ceiling windows
The SHAKs hava a full kitchen
Keurig coffee-maker and the cupboards are loaded with dishes, pots and pans, and utensils
Loving this tree trunk table
A little bit of the details
The bedroom of the SHAK
Surprisingly, enough room in here for a king-size bed
TV, only in the bedroom, comes with Apple TV
View of the shower from the bedroom, so lets hope you're there with someone you wanna see naked
The SHAKs even have a washer and dryer
Cute but spacious bathroom
A few more details
Probably the best part of these SHAKs, the outdoor hot tub
Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON
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