Escape pick of the week

Consider this log mansion for the end of ski season—and for summering in Justin Trudeau-land, too

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Sure, you could squeeze in a few more day trips to nearby resorts like Hunter Mountain before the ski season is over, but if you want something a little more authentic, you may want to consider this large cabin with room for up to 15 on Lake Heron in Quebec.

During high season (now), prices range from $1,360 for two nights to $3,236 for seven nights. During low season, prices range from $1,159 to $2,758. You'll pay more per person if you have more than six in your party. (Note: Dogs are allowed.)

The house has an outdoor hot tub, with room for eight people, for winding down post-day of skiing, as well as WiFi for catching up with work when you take a break from the slopes.

The main floor has a kitchen with dishwasher, large main fridge and bar fridge, and a center island with seats for four. The dining room, on the same floor has a large table with room for 12; the living room has a wood fireplace, TV and Blu-ray player access to several movies. There's even a washer and dryer in the bathroom on this floor.

The house has four full bedrooms (the master has a king-sized bed, a single bed with a trundle bed, and a crib). There's also an extra room with a double futon, and a reading corner, on the mezzanine floor. Down in the basement, there are three bedrooms (with six beds total), a games corner, a home theater, a multi-games table (pool table, air hockey) and a poker table.

In addition to a fully stocked kitchen (sans the food, but complete with fondue set), all bedding and towels are included, too, so you can save room in your suitcases for all that ski gear.

But lest you think this getaway is only good for the winter, consider the locale: Tucked in a complex of "log mansions" called Au Chalet En Bois Rond, the site is idyllic, overlooking a picturesque, swimmable lake—canoes are available—and located between Montreal and Quebec, two cities that are great to visit in both warm and cold weather. 

Also, there's this: You'd be in Justin Trudeau land (not a bad lure, right?).


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