Text by: Quartz Co.

Text by: Quartz Co. Editorial Team

What's a better way to free yourself from your daily hustle and bustle than a welcoming stay in a beautiful cabin to beat those wintertime blues. After an entertaining day packed with fun-filled outdoor activities and sports, wrapped up in a warm winter jacket, you finally get back to, unwind in front of a blazing fireplace, sipping a hot drink or a glass of wine surrounded by family and friends. Here are our handpicked recommendations for cozy winter cottages across Canada for your next winter break. Don’t let their size fool you, they have a lot more to offer than what you are led to believe. 

The 'Ome Pod is part of the 'Ome Project, the creation of Canadian actor and comedian Shaun Majumder, who aims to develop a sustainable and eco-friendly tourism industry in his hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland. The hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling give a sense of grandeur to the small waterfront cabin, and might even allow you to see the Northern Lights shooting across the night sky if the weather conditions are just right.

This small cottage located in Lac-Beauport, north of Quebec City, boasts a great location with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the St. Lawrence River. With its minimalist Scandinavian design style, huge front deck, and wood stove, this small cottage is a perfect haven of tranquility in which to recharge for a long weekend. Walking, snowmobile, snowshoeing and fatbike trails are located nearby, as are a spa and a sugar shack, to cater to adventurers, relaxation-lovers and foodies alike.

This cabin, our favorite pick among those offered by the Charlevoix-based company Repère Boréal, is a cozy nest for those looking to escape the stress of the big city for a few nights. This luxury campsite, complete with an outdoor fireplace, is the ideal place to get in touch with nature. The panoramic window allows you to admire the stars without leaving your bed which would make for a very romantic setting if you're planning a special getaway with your significant other. You’ll also love the fact that the reservation includes access to Repère Boréal's hot baths and sauna for some relaxing downtime. 

Cabinscape offers a range of cozy cabin accommodations across Ontario, but we have a soft spot for the Juniper Cabin, located on accessible but private riverfront property. In winter, there is no running water, but solar electricity provides lighting when the sun goes down. The Juniper Cabin is just what the doctor ordered if you're looking to get totally off the grid for a few days of much-needed rest, relaxation, and recharging. 

This cabin in British Columbia is a great option for groups of up to 4 people, its the perfect pick if you're planning a weekend away with close friends or family. The bright and tastefully decorated cottage has a well-equipped kitchen and a wood stove in the large main room, which lend themselves to cooking and enjoying a meal together. After waking up in the heart of the forest, you can go hiking in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park before heading back for a soak in the large stand-alone bathtub or the wood-fired hot tub. 

Over the course of your stay at any cabin, you will certainly want to go out for a breath of fresh air and to enjoy the wide range of activities available. Why not wear a coat as Canadian as the forest surrounding you? Quartz Co. jackets are made entirely in Canada from Canadian duck down. Short or long, it will be the perfect companion for all your winter adventures. 

Photos by: Airbnb Owners, Repère Boréale