LT Travel Connection wanted to speak to the adventurous with today’s Honeymoon Friday post, and they hit the nail on the head. How does staying in a hotel made entirely of ice and snow sound? One where it’s helpful to have another, albeit more traditional, hotel suite for your luggage and showers?
That’s exactly the experience you get with Québec’s Hôtel de Glace. The hotel is redesigned every year and debuts in the winter. It’s open from the first week of January until the last week of March (for 2011: January 7-March 27) every year.
And here’s a great deal: for $599/person, you get several perks: a themed suite at the Hôtel de Glace, a suite with a fireplace at the nearby Four Points by Sheraton Québec for luggage storage and showers, complimentary welcome drinks, a romantic dinner, after dinner chocolates, Nordic area under-the-stars hot tubs and saunas, breakfast, a welcome gift, personal valet service, and all gratuities. I’m almost out of breath just typing it all. And now, of course, on to the photos!
Photos by Xavier Dachez via the LA Time’s Offbeat Traveler.
This is the super cool Ice Bar at the hotel. The drinks are served in glasses made out of – what else? – ice.
One of the themed bedrooms. The beds have ice bases but are then covered with a mattress, box springs, sheets, and an Arctic-proof sleeping bag.
Okay, I’m sold! Take a tour of the hotel and get a chance to slide down the ice slide!
I couldn’t resist showing you a couple of wedding portraits (via the Femtalks blog) from the hotel. How cool would a destination wedding be at this place? They even have an ice chapel (no kidding)!
I’m in total love with her hand muffs!
See the hotel’s FAQ for lots of helpful info, and thanks to LT Travel Connection for thinking outside of the box on today’s adventurous location!