June is officially here, and with it comes the telltale signs of summer; the days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the city has seemingly come to life overnight. While summer in the city offers an array of activities to suit your interests, escaping the crowds and general busyness of downtown life is often the perfect warm weather getaway. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 3 next-level cottage rentals within an hour of Ottawa that are sure to help you unwind and relax this summer.
Looking to spend the weekend with a larger group of friends? This private timberframe chalet is located just 40 minutes from Ottawa and sleeps 10 in its generous 5 bedrooms. This cottage is a stylish and modern retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, with a variety of amenities and activities to keep you entertained. The rental is conveniently located on a lake, with kayaks and a canoe available for you to use during your stay. At night, there’s a hot tub and covered porch to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of nature. This listing is family-friendly, with a trampoline and acres of land to explore for kids and adults alike.
We know what you’re thinking––sleeping in a tent hardly seems to fit into a cottage list; but trust us when we say, this stay is one that even the most inexperienced outdoorsman wouldn’t turn away. This rental property offers a romantic and relaxing atmosphere under the stars in one of two luxury camping domes on the property. There’s a kitchenette, dining area, and a full queen sized bed for you to unwind––and with a breathtaking view of the river, you can wake up to watch the sunrise without needing to leave bed at all. The property also has a swimming pool and hot tub for you to enjoy during your stay.
This rental accommodates up to 13 people, making it the perfect venue for this summer’s family reunion or even a birthday celebration. Some of the highlights of this property are its 630 feet of private waterfront sandy beach, large screen porch, and boat friendly lake access. Just 30 minutes from Ottawa, this gem of a rental is the perfect retreat for those looking for a private and peaceful reprieve from city life.