The Columbus, a containers cottage!
45.96433554731151, -74.0059562436627
Canada, 113, 572e ave Saint-Hippolyte J8A3L3, Saint-Hippolyte, Laurentians - Heart of the Laurentians


    • 10 person maximum
    • 4 queen size beds, 1 double bed
    • 4 bedrooms
    • Building dimensions: 2000 sq ft
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Property dimensions: 22000 sq ft

    The Columbus, a containers cottage!

    This innovative and eco-responsible build has just been completed in it's quiet forest of Saint Hippolyte.

    Columbus is a luxury cottage that was built with recycled shipping containers. It has been featured in a professional web series on Facebook called Projet Columbus.

    The huge shack offers you a memorable stay with birds singing and unforgettable sunsets as well as ski hills close by. You can also take advantage of many swimming and hiking opportunities close by.

    Located in the heart of the Laurentian forest, this cottage is ideal for resourcing and unwinding with your group or family. It will enchant you with it's big windows that let the sun in at all time of day. The cottage is suitable for relaxing and not so suitable for parties so we ask people that come here to have a quiet time and refrain from making too much noise. 

    Apart from that, relax and have fun!

    Near this cottage

    • Body of water: Lac en coeur (1 km)
    • Ski Hill: Mont Olympia (10 km)
  • Lac du Pin Rouge (5 min drive one way)

    The Lac du Pin Rouge is the other lake you see before reaching the cottage.

    The campground has a beach where you can swim and spend the day.

    To get there, simply drive back the way you came for 5 minutes.

    Once arrived, drive up the campground road to the greeting boot and mention my name (Tobie).

    For 7$ per person, they will let you use the beach for the whole day.

    Access to Lac en Coeur (6-7 min walking one way)

    Take a right leaving the house and walk for 5 minutes. In front of the address 200. You will see on your right a ribbon that indicates a small trail. Take the trail for 1 minute and it will lead you to the water.

    You can swim there entering the water at the end of the trail. (better with water shoes)

    Lake Corriveau Trail (20-30 min walking one way)

    Go left leaving the cottage and walk for 10 minutes or drive for 1 minute. The entrance of the trail is located between the address 703 and the orange house (there is a small parking spot just beside the trail entrance). The trail will lead you to an awesome quiet lake without any houses where you can swim and build a fire.

    PIA Trail (15 min to 1 hour walk round trip)

    Take a left leaving the cottage and walk for 3 minutes. The trail entrance is in front of the address 73. It contains a few trails allowing you to walk a loop between 5 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your choice. The trails are marked.

    Jimmy Lake (15 minutes walk one way

    Take a right leaving the cottage and walk for 8 minutes. Just passed the address 209, you will see a trail entrance on your left. Go down that trail for about 5 minutes and you will arrive to a small wild lake that is beautiful to view. You can keep on walking passed the lake for more marked trails.


    Walk around Lac en Coeur 5 km (+- 1 hour round trip walk)


    Take a right leaving the cottage a follow the road! If you ever hesitate, just keep right until you come back to the cottage.



  • We ask, to reserve, a deposit that is given back after the stay.

  • The CITQ is mandated by the Minister of Tourism of Quebec to administer the official classification of seven categories of tourist accommodation establishments. This establishment is visited by the CITQ every 24 months.

    The classifier visits the establishment and, using hundreds of strict and objective criteria, rates:

    • The quality of physical facilities (bedroom, bathroom, common areas, outside, etc.);
    • Its appearance;
    • Its cleanliness.

    The classifier also looks at:

    • Services offered;
    • Certain environmental considerations.


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The Columbus, a containers cottage!

Saint-Hippolyte, Laurentians - Heart of the Laurentians

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