Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec!
We are always up for trying new accommodation options. We are not fans of camping per say … but “Glamping”? Yeah we can do that. Remember that time we stayed in a tree house?
When we arrived to check-in, it was a little confusing. Neither the site not the Yurts were visible from the road so we weren’t even sure we had arrived at the right place! That’s because it is all built on a hill leading down to the beach and you check-in and leave the car at the top of the hill! We had to wait for the gentleman that does the check-in longer than you’d expect. But once the ball got rolling it was fine!
We drove down the relatively steep slope; dropped off our stuff into the yurt allocated to us and then drove the car back up to the parking spot. We liked that cars were not allowed to stay on the site proper. It maintained the feel of being out in nature intact.
We then went and got our firewood for the length of our stay. There was an older gentleman selling some from his front lawn nearby. So we didn’t need to look far.
I had no idea what to expect and I was very pleasantly surprised. The yurt was large, very roomy, warm and had everything we could possibly need.
Our space had a very large bed (complete with sheets, blankets and sleeping bags you can rent so you don’t have to carry it all there), two large lounging couches, a table, fridge and a small heater. You’d think in September you wouldn’t need a heater but I assure you we did! Nights were cold on the water’s edge. All day the Yurt collected the heat from the sun but by morning after a cold night that heat was all gone. We were glad for the extra layers of clothing. So take note!
The best part was the fire pit outside. The bipeds really liked building a fire, making dinner on the little BBQ or gas camping stove provided. And dishes could be had and cleaned at the little shared outdoor kitchen.
For me, the most awesome thing was the set of stairs that went all the way down to the beach.
There I barked at seals playing in the water … only a few feet away. They seemed more curious than anything. I followed mom closely as she went to collect sea glass of all sorts of colours or snuggled up against dad as he snoozed on a BIG flat rock in the sun.
Would we stay there again? Absolutely! It was by far one of the nicest experiences we had in the Maritimes. I feel like I am ready to go visit Mongolia now!