Cantley, Quebec
(20 mins from Ottawa)
Tel: 1-866-242-9383

Trailside Cottage

  • 16 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 beds
  • 4 baths

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Ciel et Bois is on 6 acres of wooded land. It’s just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Take to the trails of neighbouring Nakkertok nordic ski club and Kanawe mountain bike centre. Bond around the flickering fire. Lose yourself (or connect with your inner self) in a quiet nook or in a hammock.

You’ll find the cottage to be spacious and clean. It’s well-stocked with everything you might need for your group.

You can also host day-events and retreats here.

Follow our journey on IG @cieletbois!

The Space

The space was created by local upcycler and designer Karen Charron of @brokanta. Thoughtfully designed for group gatherings, it’s got the perfect mix of modern amenities and country charm.

A common reaction as people roll up the driveway is: “what a beautiful property”. You’ll be surrounded by nature. It’s a peaceful place to stay.

Inside, dine at the oversized farmhouse table. Watch the winter from the solarium. Play games or relax in the comfortable walk-out basement.

Ciel et Bois means ‘sky and woods’ and you’ll see why. Your group can enjoy time together on the sprawling lawn, surrounded by mature trees.

Escape onto the trails for a tranquil walk—or go for an exhilarating ski, run, or bike.

Let us know how we can help you have your perfect getaway. We pride ourselves on being responsive and accommodating.

We can’t wait for you to have an amazing stay!

The main floor is mostly ‘open concept’ with the kitchen, dining room, and living room (solarium) all flowing into each other.

The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, utensils, knives, a coffee maker, and appliances. It has everything you need to cook your own meals for a large group or to have a chef or caterer come in and use the facilities.

The 2 bedrooms on the main floor each have a queen bed. The living room / solarium has a pullout couch.

There are 2 full bathrooms on the main floor, one with a bath/shower combo, and one that is wheelchair accessible with a large, nice shower.

The basement has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 custom bunk-beds (4 single beds total) and the other with 4 single beds (these can be pushed together to make 2 larger beds).

The basement also has a main lounging area with wood-burning stove and comfy seating where people can gather, connect, relax, and play games. There’s a pullout couch here as well.

The basement has 2 full bathrooms (one with a walk-in shower and one with a bath-shower combo) and a laundry room.

There’s also a kitchenette / bar so you can make coffee, tea, beverages, and snacks in the basement.

Outside the front door, you’ll find a covered BBQ area where you can grill up a storm.

A big highlight is always the fire pit, with surrounding seating on benches and Muskoka chairs.

There’s a large lawn that’s great for an assortment of lounging and games including bocci ball, badminton, volleyball, and tether ball.

You can explore the woods on a 700m path (10 – 15 minute stroll) that meanders through the maples, oaks, and white pines. The trail to Nakkertok branches off from here, where you can set off for a longer adventure.

We’ve scattered hammocks and Muskoka chairs at choice spots and we’ll leave it to you to discover these.

Beds & Baths

Ciel et Bois Bedroom 1 with Queen Bed
Bedroom 1 – Ground floor

1 queen bed

Ciel et Bois Bedroom 2 with Queen Bed
Bedroom 2 – Ground floor

1 queen bed

Ciel et Bois Bedroom 3 with bunk beds
Bedroom 3 – Basement

2 bunk beds (4 singles)

Ciel et Bois Bedroom 4 with four single beds
Bedroom 4 – Basement

4 single beds

Bathroom with shower
Bathroom 1

Bath with shower

Bath with shower
Basement living room

Bath with shower

What this place offers

  • Wifi
  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Washer/dryer
  • Entertainment system
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub 
  • Hair dryer
  • Cleaning products
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Hot water
  • Shower gel
  • Toilet paper
  • Essentials: Towels, bed sheets, and pillows
  • Hangers
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Laundry soap
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Iron
  • Clothing storage: dresser
  • Room darkening shades
  • Books and reading material
  • Ethernet connection
  • Ping pong table
  • Sound system: bluetooth, aux
  • TV: 65″ HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix
  • Board games
  • Infant and children’s books and toys for all ages
  • Pack ‘n play
  • Air conditioning: some rooms have wall-mounted ductless mini-splits
  • Indoor fireplace: wood burning
  • Heating
  • Security cameras (There is a security camera on the front of the house, facing outwards, that will be on during your stay.
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Wifi
  • Dedicated workspace in a common area with monitor, laptop stand, ergonomic chair, surge protector
  • Meeting spaces
  • Whiteboards
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Mini fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove – Whirlpool induction 6-burner
  • Oven – Double, stainless steel
  • Hot water kettle
  • Coffee makers: drip coffee maker, French press
  • Wine glasses
  • Toaster
  • Baking sheet
  • Blender
  • Barbecue utensils
  • Coffee
  • Dining table
  • Private yard
  • Fire pit
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Hammocks
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ grill
  • Outdoor games: volleyball, badminton, petanque, tether ball
  • Large lawn for games
  • Free driveway parking on premises – 20 spaces
  • EV charger
  • Long-term stays allowed
  • Self check-in
  • Keypad: check yourself in with a door code
  • Cleaning available during stay

Things to know

Check-in after 4 pm / Check-out before 11 am

Cancellation Policy
100% refund up to 45 days before arrival
50% refund up to 21 days before arrival

House Rules

  • Pets: not allowed
  • Smoking inside: not allowed
  • Parties: not allowed

A link to the guest manual will be sent prior to check-in. Thank you!

Get notified when our calendar opens

We open bookings for the individual Ciel et Bois cottage and cabins seasonally. Sign up for emails to be notified first bookings are open for a new calendar season. Follow us on Instagram @cieletbois to be the first to know about openings and last-minute cancellations.

  • Summer (June to Sept): Opens in March
  • Fall (Sept to Dec): Opens in June
  • Winter (Dec to March): Opens in September
  • Spring (March to June): Opens in December

If you’re planning an event or retreat with up to 30 people and want to book out the whole facility (cottage and cabins combined), you can reserve up to 2 years in advance.

Read more about hosting an event.

Hosted by the Team at Ciel et Bois

Your hosts at Ciel et Bois are Letha, Danny, Ian, Melanie, Ryan, and Leoni who also run the adventure and training company Boreal River.

We love connecting with people and providing incredible hospitality experiences.

Throughout your stay, you’ll have our support and we’ll be available by text message and phone. Contact us with any questions at all.

We don’t live on-site, but we have staff nearby in Gatineau and Ottawa.

To learn about our story, find out more about Ciel et Bois.

Where you’ll be

80 Rue Dupéré, Cantley, QC J8V 2V4

Equipment rental: bikes, skis, snowshoes, and more


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