Tripsy Gypsy Kirsten Woodward at Hotel de Glace, Quebec City, CA

Cool Stay in Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace

Sleep on a bed of ice in the only hotel in North America made entirely of snow and ice!

  • Location:  Located 20 minutes from French-speaking Quebec City in the Valcartier Vacation Village, the Hôtel de Glace (translation: Ice Hotel) is built every year with new themes, and is open January through March.
  • Amenities:  Private rooms (not secured, simply closed off by curtains, but completely safe);  fur-covered beds of ice; insulated sleeping bags which cover everything except your face; Ice Bar for cocktails; outdoor hot tubs; community heated locker rooms with showers and toilets.
  • Tripsy Gypsy’s Musings:  The Ice Hotel is an architectural dream. You can tour the Grand Hall, the chapel (available for weddings), and all the rooms and suites. There’s even an ice slide. We purchased the package that comes with a room in a local hotel where you can leave your belongings if you choose to spend the night at the Ice Hotel. It also provides the option of retreating to the comfort of a regular bed at any time during the night if the ice bed is not for you. In addition to our dual hotel package, we included a dog sled adventure for the following morning, which I highly recommend. Prior to 2017, the hotel was built each year on a secluded piece of land with no access to amenities outside of the hotel. However, they have since built the hotel each year on the property of the Valcartier Vacation Village, a large family resort with multiple restaurants, indoor/outdoor water park and winter tube sliding. The staff offers full instructions on getting into your sleeping bag for maximum comfort and warmth. We enjoyed participating in the ice carving contest, sipping a cocktail at the Ice Bar from a glass made of ice, and luxuriating in our own hot tub under the stars before zipping into our cocoons for a night of surprisingly comfortable snoozing.
  • Cost: $$$$. 

For more information or to book your stay, contact Hôtel de Glace

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