Please tell me the truth. Have you thought about vacationing in Quebec more than ever this year? Did your neighbors, friends or work colleagues delight you with stories of their recent trips to see the fjords of Saguenay? How about a bike trip on the Ile aux Courdes? Want a gallery in La Malbaie? A dream road trip around the entire Gaspé Peninsula in a convertible? Glamping in Sutton? Well, it wasn’t your imagination! More Quebecers than usual decided this was the year to “buy local” with their vacation funds. The next 12-24 months will likely bring the same.This means now Now is the time to explore your options and book ahead!
With this pandemic lingering like an unwanted guest, there is no doubt that travel trends are changing. Working remotely for long hours opens up possibilities for family road trips and staying in touch with the office (or school). It’s changing the way individuals plan their destinations. For example, trips are getting longer (2 weeks or more) with a reliable internet and cell phone connection (not always a given in some of these more remote areas). Additionally, concerns about cleanliness and safety have increased as vacationers shy away from some of the larger hotels, renting entire homes and opting for food to take away rather than elevators, hotel lobbies or room service. We support facility decisions.
At least these are the September 2020 findings. ClearPath Strategy A study commissioned by Airbnb to help predict trends in 2021 and beyond.
Other findings of the study found that travelers chose to stay close to family or travel with small groups of friends or family members to reduce interaction with others and reduce their significant relationships. reveals the “rising of ‘pod’ travel,” choosing to stay near Again, this has led to Internet searches for large self-contained homes that can accommodate larger groups. It shows how people travel together.”
However, not everyone is dipping their toes in the Airbnb pool at this point, and some may have preconceived notions about the possible standard of accommodation available. Your cup of tea may not always be satisfying for your nephew in his twenties. Especially when the idea of a good stay is usually staying in a boutique hotel. Well, when you’re looking for some options for your next Quebec-centric trip, you might be surprised by some of the options that recently popped up in your recent Airbnb search! To help you focus on luxury properties, we have identified these more luxury properties as falling under the “Airbnb Luxe” or “Airbnb Plus” categories. “Superhosts” are also identified in guest satisfaction reviews.
So what happened to my search?
I’ve heard of Port-au-Persile in the Charlevoix region hoping to visit Les Jardins de Quatre Vins, made famous by a recent movie. Gardener? However, try to find a boutique hotel in the area. It’s not easy. Instead, rent this entire home in Cap-à-l’Aigle overlooking the St. Lawrence River a few kilometers south and check it out! Modern architecture, spectacular views, immaculate cleanliness, sleeps 14 people in 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Wow! ($456 per night in November) (See Image 1.)
Maybe you’re looking for a potential ski lodge and one close to Quebec City? This is a Scandinavian-inspired modern barn located 10 minutes from Le Massif ski resort in Petite Riviere Saint-François for £395 per night. There is a room for 12 people for $1. Stop looking too dirty! (See image number 2.)
Perhaps you prefer the Lower St. Lawrence region on the other side of the St. Lawrence River near Limosky? Why not consider it? Get his award-winning architecture nice clean interiors for just $265 a night (only available October-June to accommodate interns working in the gardens during the summer). (See image number 3.)
Want something close to home in case you have to commute for the occasional face-to-face meeting? Mont-Tremblant has a wide range of options for the discerning traveler. This classic mountain lodge sleeps 10 with a large kitchen, large dining table, stone gas fireplace, and 3 full bathrooms. Perfect for family reunions. ($683 per night). (See image number 4.)
Not modern enough for you? Next, take a look at Chalet Traperre, located in an enclave near Le Grand Foret. Also, in a 3.5 bath he can accommodate 10 people. ($867 per night) (See main image above title.)
Due to potential guests who may be distracted by COVID-19 and the protocols that apply to these properties, Airbnb has strict guidelines for hosts (and guests) to follow during this extraordinary period. First and foremost, hosts and guests must wear masks or face coverings when facing each other and maintain social distancing. You must agree to follow the protocol’s 5-step process. Hosts who do not adhere to these protocols risk being delisted by the platform, and guests who notice non-compliance are subject to the company’s cancellation policy. . See website for cleaning and cancellation details.
So it’s clear that Airbnb offers more than you’d normally expect from its platform. It can take some time to find the right property in the right area at the right price on the internet, but they are certainly there and are being added all the time to meet your needs. , book in advance! These pandemic shelters are growing in popularity and are in limited supply.
Note: All price quotes are based on selected dates in November and are subject to change based on availability and time of year. Photos in this article were provided by Airbnb. www.airbnb.ca
AJ Twist is a travel writer and photographer based in Montreal. Email: [email protected]