Whether you’re looking to ski, sled or snowshoe in the great outdoors, or you’re just coming with a trunk full of groceries and Settlers of Catan, these log-walled lodges offer that perfect chalet ambiance for those looking for a wintertime escape.
8 Winter Chalets from Coast to Coast to Snuggle Up in This Winter
Majesty of the Mountains in Mount 7 Lodges
Winter is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and friends with a secluded retreat to Mount 7 Lodges in the Canadian Rockies. Each of the wood panelled lodges can accommodate two to eight guests, has open concept living spaces, and a fully-equipped kitchen for big cookouts.
There are private outdoor hot tubs and even WiFi, so everyone can bicker over control of the Spotify playlist. Need to take a breather and re-center?You’re surrounded by incredibly calming views over horse paddocks, sunsets, stars and the majestic mountain ranges.
Silence is golden at Logden Lodge
The Central Kootenays is buzzing during winter with a plethora of activities on offer but relaxing to the max during the evenings is key to recovery and ensuring you can get back outside the following day without hurting yourself. Logden Lodge is a reliable respite with modern creature comforts, like goose down duvets, without sacrificing the rustic character of wood panelled walls you would expect of a winter chalet.
Whether you’re heli-skiing, snowmobiling or ice fishing, return ‘home’ after a big day out to find yourself surrounded by nature and unaware of your nearest cabin neighbours. Each lodge comes with a charming covered veranda for a nightcap, kitchenettes and some with gas BBQs.
Digital detox at Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Stay surrounded by one of Canada’s most iconic landscapes at Baker Creek Mountain Resort. Both their lodge suites and chalets feature the same authentic mountain chalet feel with natural stone wood fireplaces and lack a cellphone signal. Forget about the weak WiFi and opt for a digital detox in the great outdoors by keeping busy skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. Spend your evenings having meaningful conversations over drinks and promises of meeting up more often while bubbling away in the whirlpool jacuzzi.
All cabins and most lodge rooms come with kitchens for making meals, or you can opt to dine in town or at the Baker Creek Bistro. At the end of a long day, it’s a relief to put your feet up in front of the roaring fireplace and wind down with a view onto the peaks and winding rivers of Banff National park.
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Adventure off the grid at Algonquin Eco Lodge
The Algonquin Eco Lodge is so secluded and remote that your stay already begins with an adventure: a 2.3 km ski or walk through Algonquin Park is necessary to reach the front door. The Lodge is located within the largest single trail system in Southern Ontario which can be tackled on cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds or walking with a sturdy pair of waterproof winter hiking boots.
The property is completely off the grid and powered by 100% micro-hydro electricity from a nearby waterfall. Those back home or at work won’t be able to reach you by phone or email, but you’ll still enjoy plumbing, hot showers, a carbon neutral hot tub with a view of the lake and even an outdoor wood-fired sauna. No digital distractions mean you are free to enjoy board games until someone loses their cool, roast marshmallows, read or arrange guided adventures through the Algonquin terrain. With luck, you’ll even glimpse the wolf and beaver families that call the region around the Lodge home.
Ambiance of the Alps at Le Village Suisse
Built in a quintessential Alpine-Style, Le Village Suisse chalets are clustered around a small lake in between popular ski villages Saint-Sauveur and Mont-Tremblant. Among the 10 chalets, each has stone wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, kitchens and BBQs as well as WiFi and cable TV. Some are more rustic than luxurious while others boast incredible lakefront views. They are well prepared to welcome winter vacationers with games, toys, DVDs and books to lend out for cold, dark nights, as well as a year-round outdoor hot tub.
Just beyond the door you can access trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well as being within driving distance of numerous alpine ski slopes.
Le Village Suisse
The modern log cabin at Le Mont Tremblant 2
A contemporary take on the classic log cabin, Le Mont Tremblant 2 marries cozy wood details with sharp designer furniture in leather and iron. With the lifts of Mont Tremblant practically outside the door, the chalet is the perfect stay for a big ski group, sleeping up to 10 people across 5 bedrooms with queen size beds and three bathrooms. Outside on the deck, an outdoor hot tub can accommodate up to right ski-weary soakers at a time.
The open plan layout of the spacious living, dining and kitchen areas makes it easier to gather everyone in one area, but should tensions rise over who has dibs on the remote or handling the BBQ, a basement playroom with an additional TV, second gas fireplace and even a foosball table is a welcome retreat. There’s also free WiFi so uncooperative family members can get away for some solitary time on their tablet.
Le Mont-Tremblant 2
Convenience and privacy at Tremblant Mountain Chalets
Embrace the long Canadian winter with a ski getaway to the Tremblant Mountain Chalets. Each of the chalets is located on an acre of private ground surrounded by trees. While they are conveniently located near the lifts of Mont Tremblant, they still feel removed and private.
Pick your preferred style of either traditional style log cabins with stone fireplaces or a more contemporary Scandinavian-inspired stay with interior saunas and outdoor hot tubs. After an arduous day on the slopes, everyone can pile into the spacious kitchen and pitch in on making dinner.
Tremblant Mountain Chalets
Cedar logs at Village Scandinave
The lovely smell of cedar logs at the Village Scandinave makes for a delightful stay. Just a short drive from Moncton, the log cabin-style condo suites feel as cozy as an alpine chalet. Bunker down as the wind howls and the snow piles up with supplies to last you the weekend. Each suite comes with a full kitchen and a spacious separate living and dining area along with free WiFi. Enjoy endless cups of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate as you snuggle in front of the TV watching movies. Also on site are spa facilities with a sauna and hot tub.