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Designer geodesic domes in Quebec raise the bar for glamping

Dômes Charlevoix located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada features a series gorgeous eco-luxury geodesic domes
Dômes Charlevoix located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada features a series gorgeous eco-luxury geodesic domes
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The drapes can also be drawn back to reveal the breathtaking views across the valley, with exclusive views of the Saint-Laurent river
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The drapes can also be drawn back to reveal the breathtaking views across the valley, with exclusive views of the Saint-Laurent river
Views from the lower master bedroom
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Views from the lower master bedroom
The built-in central service unit elegantly separates the dwelling into its different living zones and houses the complete kitchen
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The built-in central service unit elegantly separates the dwelling into its different living zones and houses the complete kitchen
Each dome accommodates four guests, with two queen size beds
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Each dome accommodates four guests, with two queen size beds
Each dome is eight meters (26.25 ft) in diameter and comes fully fitted with luxury furnishings, a wood fire and  heated flooring
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Each dome is eight meters (26.25 ft) in diameter and comes fully fitted with luxury furnishings, a wood fire and  heated flooring
The elevated second sleeping quarters with full queen size bed
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The elevated second sleeping quarters with full queen size bed
Lower level master bedroom
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Lower level master bedroom
The luxury dome accommodation promises a one-of-a-kind glamping experience all year round
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The luxury dome accommodation promises a one-of-a-kind glamping experience all year round
Dômes Charlevoix from above
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Dômes Charlevoix from above
The eco-luxury geodesic domes are designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects
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The eco-luxury geodesic domes are designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects
Dômes Charlevoix located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada features a series gorgeous eco-luxury geodesic domes
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Dômes Charlevoix located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada features a series gorgeous eco-luxury geodesic domes
Each dome is located in its own private setting and features a large outdoor terrace, complete with outdoor furniture 
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Each dome is located in its own private setting and features a large outdoor terrace, complete with outdoor furniture 
The private outdoor jacuzzi is perfect for a romantic afternoon or night time star gazing
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The private outdoor jacuzzi is perfect for a romantic afternoon or night time star gazing
Each geodesic domes has been built and positioned to seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape
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Each geodesic domes has been built and positioned to seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape
The Dômes Charlevoix located in the stunning setting of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada 
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The Dômes Charlevoix located in the stunning setting of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada 

Dômes Charlevoix located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada features a series of gorgeous eco-luxury geodesic domes designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects. The luxury dome accommodation is a new concept for the Four Seasons chain and promises a one-of-a-kind glamping experience all year round.

Each geodesic domes has been built and positioned to seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape, allowing guests to immerse themselves within the stunning mountain setting. Each dome is eight meters (26.25 ft) in diameter and comes fully fitted with luxury furnishings, a wood fire, heated flooring, full kitchen, two queen size beds, private bathroom with heated flooring and Italian shower, Wi-Fi, Bose speaker and a couple of lounge bean bags.

The elevated second sleeping quarters with full queen size bed
The elevated second sleeping quarters with full queen size bed

"The radiant concrete floor adds a touch of comfort and helps maintain a more uniform temperature inside the domes," says Dômes Charlevoix. "The grey canvas and the fireplace create a warm and cozy atmosphere. A true invitation to experience luxury in the mountains, in harmony with nature and its elements."

Each dome features a built-in central service unit that elegantly separates the dwelling into its different living zones, while also containing the central European kitchen and bathroom facilities. In addition, a wooden boat staircase provides access to the additional sleeping zone, located above the service area.

The eco-luxury geodesic domes are designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects
The eco-luxury geodesic domes are designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects

Each dome is located within its own private setting and features a large outdoor terrace, complete with outdoor furniture and a jacuzzi, perfect for a romantic afternoon or night time star gazing.

The domes also come fitted with full surrounding interior drapes that offer complete privacy from the outside world. The drapes can also be drawn back to reveal the breathtaking views across the valley, with exclusive sights of the Saint-Laurent river.

The drapes can also be drawn back to reveal the breathtaking views across the valley, with exclusive views of the Saint-Laurent river
The drapes can also be drawn back to reveal the breathtaking views across the valley, with exclusive views of the Saint-Laurent river

Dômes Charlevoix guests have plenty of options for outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking or hitting the slopes at the Le Massif de Charlevoix, a world renowned ski resort located 15 minutes away. The town of Baie-Saint-Paul is also only 15 minutes away, featuring a range of restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques.

Guests can stay in one of three exclusive eco-luxury domes at Dômes Charlevoix from CA$275 (US$207) per night, with a minimum booking of two nights.

Source: Dômes Charlevoix via Treehugger

2 comments
paul314
This is not glamping. This is a hotel/motel/resort with modern cottages.
toyhouse
Agree with paul314. Not glamping at all. It's a resort chain's attempt to cash-in on the glamping term while using fiberglass geodesic domes that save a lot of money over conventional resort construction. No doubt, popped out of a mold like a swimming pool - giving the illusion to certain demographics that this is roughing-it a little bit,...but in style.