At the junction of nature and culture, BESIDE Cabins is a collective of thoughtfully designed dwellings, surrounded by 900 acres of natural, private parkland and lakes that invites guests to reconnect with the great outdoors.
In the midst of Lanaudière—just one hour northeast of Montréal—this first BESIDE destination is designed for those seeking to get back to nature, use their hands while learning new skills, experience tranquility, and belong to a like-minded, values-driven community.
A safe haven away from the noise, crowds, traffic, and digital distractions of the urban world. A place to engage with your instincts and your curiosity, to experience simplicity and beauty, to gather with friends and family for meaningful connections, mindful discussions, and shared memories.
Where ideas are shared around a campfire and a nice bottle of whisky. A kind of WeWork in the woods, minus the work!
1,250 acres of untouched forest with pristine lakes and rock walls, the land is as vast as 1.5 Central Parks or 964 football fields and features 40 km of trails that give access to numerous peaks and valleys, offering unique views and perspectives on the perfect outdoor playground for you to experience tranquility and explore freely.
900 acres of the 1,250-acre domain will be dedicated to a private, natural park. The lakes, peaks, and century-old forest will be available to the community and preserved from future development, creating an untouched playground to hike, forage, mountain bike, fish, or simply relax at scenic lookout points and secret libraries.
Inspired by the pioneer cabins and fishermen’s boathouses of frontier villages, the BESIDE Cabins are the perfect blend of intelligent, minimalist design and outdoor culture, embracing our nordicity and heritage.
Designed hand-in-hand by architects and urbanists, BESIDE Cabins reflect the beauty of simplicity, created in harmony with the land, conscious of their impact on their surroundings.
When architecture and nature work together, they can change our perspective, the way we live, and how we behave.
It comes down to the simple things: enabling people to explore, feel, and learn through unique experiences.
BESIDE destinations are experience-driven hubs where like-minded folk share a sense of community. These are places where you can retreat into the wilderness alone, while still feeling connected to others through common values and interests. If you wish, as an owner or renter, you can choose how much you wish to get involved with the workshops or maintaining the nearby trails and preserving the surrounding forest.
Reserve Your Cabin Today
Availability is very limited, and we won’t be expanding the project beyond its current vision. Contact us now to secure your place on the waitlist and to get the latest news.