Located in Piopolis in Cantons-de-l’Est, steps away from Lac Mégantic and surrounded by the tallest mountains in southern Quebec, our yurts allow you to explore your 5 senses. In every season, you’ll find charm, comfort, calm, escape and gastronomic pleasure.
A yurt is a Central-Asian tent that’s still used by the nomadic and sedentary peoples of Mongolia. In Mongolian, the yurt is called a ger, meaning “house,” and it appeared around 2,000 years ago. This well-designed tent is livable year-round. Its atypical architecture makes it an original and exotic dwelling.
The Mongolian nomads move every season so that livestock can feed. Adapted to the nomadic life and harsh climate conditions, the yurt is known for being easy to build and take apart.
The 5 Senses
Each yurt is named after one of the senses: sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. In each yurt, you’ll find things that heighten one of your senses:
- Sight Yurt: Use the star finder provided for stargazing under the night sky. Browse the bird guide and use the binoculars to identify various species. Pique your curiosity with the magnifying glass and make some little discoveries. You’ll also find a box of games for children, a dream catcher and elements of nature.
- Smell Yurt: Use the various incenses to fill the yurt with fragrance or the diffuser to enjoy the benefits of essential oils from trees of the forest. Practice the Amerindian tradition of burning sage or sweetgrass to cleanse your space.
- Touch Yurt: Get pampered and massaged by a loved one. Massage oil and a book on massage techniques are at your disposal. Wellness and deep relaxation are the goal. You’ll also find objects for you to touch and feel different sensations.
- Taste Yurt: Books are provided on local producers, various types of mushrooms, recipes and food properties. Taste organic maple syrup from Piopolis and an Amerindian herbal tea. A bit of everything to get your mouth watering . . .
- Hearing Yurt: Musical instruments are available to liven up your evenings. A talking stick, poetry book, storybook and bird guide will encourage you to keep your ears open during your stay. Take a moment of silence and listen to what nature has to offer you.
The sleeping hammock
Between June and October 2017, you could rent a sleeping hammock that can accommodate two persons.
The sleeping hammock will offer nature lovers a hanging cocoon where falling asleep under the stars feels good. A complete bathroom and a kitchen will be at the disposal of the visitors in the welcome center. A unique experience awaits you in the First International Dark Sky Reserve!
In addition to 5 yurts nestled in the heart of a mixed forest, Hébergement aux Cinq Sens has a tourist residence that sleeps 4 people available for rent from Friday to Sunday.
Two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a living room and dining room are at your disposal. Each room’s decor showcases Aboriginal culture.
The owner, who stays in the tourist residence’s basement, will give you access, upon reservation, to the Wellness Space (sauna, hot tub, cold shower and relaxation area) for 1 hour during your stay.
Reconnect with nature and your senses in any season!
Things to bring:
- Bathing suits, towels and personal items
- Food and condiments
Pets are not permitted on the site or in the tourist residence.
In addition, you can rent a cottage located 2 kilometres from the Hébergement aux Cinq Sens site. The cottage can accommodate up to 6 people and gives access to Lac Mégantic. It has a bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with 2 single beds and a sofa-bed in the living room. You will also find a bathroom with shower, washing machine and dryer, kitchen, and wood burning stove in the living room. A small haven of peace awaits you! Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 for a weekend or $50 for the week. www.havredepaix.info