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Charming lakefront log cabin in St Adolphe d'Howard. Cozy and unique

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Historic 1940's log cabin. Four Season, cozy chalet in traditional log cabin style on the shores of the non-motorized and unique Lac Pierre Aubin. The home sits in a sunny glen surrounded by an acre of woods with a stream flowing through the property. A private path leads down the hiil and across our bridge to the sandy beach with swimming dock, picnic tables, volleyball net, swings and seesaws for kids. We have a private dock, and pedal boat and row boat provided for lake access. Campfire site by the lake. Lake stocked with trout. Lots of wildlife. Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, tennis and road cycling.

In the winters, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skating. Alpine skiing at 15 resorts; as close as 5 minutes (Mt. Avalanche), 15 minutes to Morin-Heights (our favorite) 20 minutes to Saint Sauveur hills and 50 minutes to Mt. Tremblant. Nearby: Spas, restaurants, shopping nearby.

House 1200 sq. ft and features a rustic living room with large stone fireplace, sunny dining room with large table for 8.

Sleeps 8 in peaceful cozy comfort: The large stone fireplace is perfect for cozy evenings and early mornings. There are beamed ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the home. The kitchen looks out over the lake and is especially beautiful in the late afternoon when you can enjoy the sunset. A large dining room overlooking the lake is perfect for family meals. Down duvets, down pillows and quality mattresses in all the bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom features a full-size bunk-bed and sleeps 4. Open the window and listen to the stream outside. Downstairs newly remodeled 3/4 bath has washer/dryer. Upstairs, the bedroom overlooking the lake has 2 twin beds nestled under dormer windows. Let the bullfrogs sing you to sleep. Our master bedroom has a mahogany four-poster bed and walnut dresser. Through open windows enjoy the silence of the woods and the call of the loons. Full size bath upstairs. The whole house is snug and warm in the winter.

Get away, relax and unplug: This is an ideal spot to get away from everything. We've chosen to 'unplug' ourselves and the kids: there's no TV or internet service in this getaway spot. You WILL find games, books and lots reasons to get outside or stay in and curl up in a cozy spot with a book or for a chat. We bring along our laptops and watch DVD's there.

When we need to 'check-in', St Adolphe d'Howard is a short 10 minute drive through the woods. The village has several café's, restaurants/boulangeries, video rental, library (with internet to check in), clinic and pharmacy. Spa d'Howard is 12 minutes from our place, tucked next to a river and offers full spa amenities and outdoors salt-water spa. Other Nordic spas (Ofuro, Le Refuge, Le Baltique) are within 20 minute drive. St. Sauveur and St Agathe are 20 minutes from our house with everything they both offer.

It takes a day or two to slow down to 'cabin speed' but even our teenagers like the change of pace!

Enjoy the beautiful Laurentians: Our lake is unique; it has a community and swim beach on the east end, and no roads or development on the west end. With a short 10 minute paddle you are enjoying quiet Canadian woods mingling with beavers, otters and loons. The lake is stocked with trout for good fishing. The large sandy beach with it's floating dock to dive from is unusual for a northwoods lake and carefully maintained. It is for Domaine members only, and as our guests it is yours to enjoy.

Once you leave our quiet corner, you will find that St Adolphe is in the heart of the Laurentian mountains, well-known for its vacation activities. Biking along the Petite Train du Norde, Go-Carts, Water-parks, Horseback riding, ATV (VTT) rentals, pontoon, motorboat and sailboat rentals. Hiking, golfing, tennis, rollerblading and skateboard park, jet-skiing, and camping are some of the activities nearby. During winter months in town there is are community skating rinks with skate rentals, hockey and hot beverages. Snow shoe rentals and miles of trails are also available. Snowmobile rentals in town.

Year-round spas, antique stores, restaurants (serving both local specialties and international fare), boutiques and specialty shops are everywhere.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ginni Barr-Ruscio
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, I can receive emails in French
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Charming lakefront log cabin in St Adolphe d'Howard. Cozy and unique
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Cottage charm and tranquility on the lake

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to say thank you to the owner and her representative for being so accommodating and a pleasure to deal with, The cottage is a real charm, the fireplace, the bedding,the 2 bathrooms, large dining area and of course the location. the private path to the beach, another path to a private dock, from where we enjoyed rowing out on the beautiful lake, location is very private and so tranquil, its only short drive to surrounding villages, and to think this gem in the laurentiens is only also a short drive from Montreal, would surely love to return and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and quiet lakefront chalet

  • 5 of 5

Ginni accomodated my family for a last minute getaway. We really enjoyed ourselves in her nice lakefront chalet and the kids had a blast swimming at the private beach and fishing in the rowboat. The house was cozy and clean with all necessities. I really appreciated being able to fully unplug with no internet or TV distraction. We were greeted by the housekeeper who made us feel at home. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice and have enjoyed ourselves very much. First time was 4 nights Easter weekend 2014; second time was 4 nights end of August 2015. Nice to experience the cottage/chalet in 2 seasons. In the Spring we made use of the amazing fireplace; it was very easy to light and made the living room very nice and cozy. In August we spent a lot of time by the water at the beach. Excellent for young children. We particularly like the dining room and this newer section of the cottage. Very nice for family dining. Also enjoyed ourselves by the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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March break ski trip

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and fantastic value! Just a short drive to the ski hills of St sauveur and Morrin Hights. The fireplace was lovely to come back to at the end of a day of skiing. Good communication with the owner and the women who takes care of things for her. I'm sure we'll be back

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Vert charmant!

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin for the low price....! Nice view to the lake from the cabin

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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EXACTLY what we wanted !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 spent 3 days in this beautiful cabin. We wanted to relax and to have a great time and that's exactly what we did. The beds were really comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the place was clean. In the living room, they have a BIG fireplace with lots of games and books. That's pretty much where we were all the time, except, on the day when we went snowshoeing on the beautiful lake (just steps away). We kept saying that this place must be amazing in the summer as well giving it's location. It's the perfect place to unwind and disconnect. I recommend you give a call to the owner, she's wonderful, really helpful and funny. Thank you again for this great weekend, we will be back :)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Pierre Trudeau Intern'l Airport, Montreal
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Hwy 329
Nearest Restaurant
7.6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Ski Morin-Heights
Car: necessary

On the shores of a quiet wildlife-rich lake in the heart of the Laurentian mountains. The area is reknown for it's beauty and vacation opportunities: art and music festivals, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, water-parks and boating in the summer; skiing, skating, sleigh-rides and snowmobiling in the winter. Close to 15 ski resorts ranging from smaller local resorts, to great family-friendly mid-resorts to world class skiing on Mt. Tremblanc. Many spas in the area for deep relaxation.

Our charming log cabin is a 10 minute drive through woods from the little town of St Adolphe d'Howard with restaurants, internet café and concerts in the park. Located on Lac St. Joseph, there are motorboat, pontoon and canoe rentals for use there and other lakes through the connecting river. The charming towns of Saint-Sauveur and Sainte Agathe are nearby with restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: spa, snowmobiling, ice-skating


Rates & Availability

Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225

Please contact owner for rates. CAD There is $10 surcharge/night/5th and 6th guest. An extra $15 surcharge/night for 7th and 8th guest.
We accept payment by Paypal or eTransfer online.
House and property must be left in the same condition as it was when you first arrived (no breakage, clean). Security deposit of $300 due 1 week before your stay that will be refunded within 2 days after your departure following an inspection by the owner. Must be 25 years old to rent property. We allow pets only on a per case basis: please notify owner when making reservation. After 1 week prior to your arrival, the rental money is non-refundable.

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Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are supplied with 2-4 pillows and down comforters.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a bluetooth player for your songs from your phone or iPod. If you want to watch media, we recommend bringing a laptop DVD player and DVD's. There's DVD rental in town at the Marché. Pets allowed only with authorization from owner. The focus of our cottage is our big old fashioned fireplace and the quiet.

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