With five unique forest dwellings, Les Toits du Monde offers comfortable wilderness lodging for those searching for something more interesting than a typical cottage. “We want to create an enchanted, magical world,” says co-owner Dior Fall.
Specializing in unusual and ecological accommodations in the Laurentian forests, the latest addition is the Enchanted Chalet, inspired by the wonderful world of fairy tales, with slanted walls, a curved roof, twisted windows, and colourful décor. “We wanted to give it a twisted character, but in a good way,” Fall says.
Suspended 20 feet in the air, the whimsical chalet features a propane cooking stove, a wood stove for heating, a basic shower, and a composting toilet. Drinking water and firewood for heating are provided. For campfires, you can buy $5 bundles of wood to use in the outdoor fire pit. It has a four-guest capacity with room for an extra child. Your cat or dog can also tag along.
Fall recommends packing light, as the accommodations are 300 to 600 metres from the parking lot. Carts and sleds are available to make transporting luggage easier.
The chalet is available year round. Activities in the area include cycling, canoeing and beach volleyball in the summer, and snowshoeing, guided nature walks, ice fishing, and skating in the winter.
Other accommodations include a Perched Chalet, Hobbit House, Mongolian Yurt and Native American Tipi.
Les Toits du Monde is located in Nomininque, about 200 kilometres north of Montreal. The Enchanted Chalet costs $150 per night for one or two people, and $20 for each additional person over 16 (children are free).
For reservations, call 1-819-278-0483 or visit lestoitsdumonde.ca.