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 were touring “La Gaspesie”; a peninsula along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec Canada, we were thrilled to discover we could stay in a YURT on the beach.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

We even had our own little vegetable garden!

 

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.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

Dad getting the wood ready while I supervise Mom unpacking!

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.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

One of the nicest things is the light … it’s unexpected and so pretty.

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!

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

Nice big bed! Just add sleeping bags!

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

I guess another couple could stay too.

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.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

Our yurt and the “house” with the open air kitchen, supply area (including kayaks) and more.

For me, the most awesome thing was the set of stairs that went all the way down to the beach.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

Our private beach!

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

This view never got old!

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.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

The spikes you see are where a dock once was. It was washed away in a massive flood – but will be replaced.

Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec - Montecristo Travel - Small dog travell

Mom collected sea glass while I exchanged jokes with the seals.

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!

19 Comments on “Staying in a Yurt with a Small dog in Gaspesie, Quebec!

  1. That sounds like my type of place, going back to nature in comfort, wow, love it and I would for definite return there if I could. The sound of the water is magical.

  2. Wow! I’m not one that goes for camping, but I’d definitely stay there. What a beautiful, serene, place to relax. And the fact that Monte can go with you makes it better.

  3. What an absolutely dream of a place to stay! I’m in love with yurts – and dogs – and the beach – so for me, this would have been a perfect get away too! 🙂 Love this!

  4. The yurt looks amazing, and how cool that it’s so close to the beach! My boys would love staying there, especially my older dog who loooooves the beach! We’ve never stayed in a yurt, although we do camp.

  5. I’ve gone camping a lot, but I would really like to go glamping instead! This looks like a lovely place to stay.

  6. I think that last beach photo and the expression on your face says it all! I love visiting Canada (lots of family history there on my father’s side). But, I have never stayed in a yurt. It looks so cozy! Those sure are some fab views!

  7. Now that’s the way I’d like to camp!

    I remember staying in a tent as a child when we camped together as a family. I was never a fan. I prefer the comforts life offers.

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