What should I bring with me?

To help prepare you for your stay, a detailed list of what is provided, and what you should bring, will be emailed with your reservation confirmation. Mainly, food, light and bedding.

Is the walk to the treehouse difficult?

The walk isn’t difficult, but you will need to pull your baggage cart. We provide two carts or toboggans, you will need them both as putting everything in one will usually be too heavy. You will transport your luggage food, wood water along with other gear to your treehouse.
The trails to your treehouse are in the forest, wide maintained. Please note there are hills and a few steep spots along the way.walk to Lakeside East is easier than to Lakeside West. Winter weather conditions may make the walk longer.
The closest treehouses to the parking lot is #3, #5 (The Bee), #7, #9 (The Yurt) and #10

Are there bathrooms in the treehouses?

No, but dry toilets are located near each treehouse. Full bathrooms with showers are available at the reception– Pavilion building.

Is there electricity in the treehouses?

No, but you can rent a power pack at the reception, it will power the lighting in the treehouse and charge a cell phone (approx 8hrs hours of lighting and 2hrs of charging time).

How are the treehouses equipped?

Is there a fridge in the treehouses?

No, but each treehouse is equipped with a 60 L cooler. Ice is available at the reception – Pavilion building.

Is there running water in the treehouses?

No, but there is sink and large water container to collect lake water to wash dishes.

Are canoe rentals included in the price of the treehouses?

No, but canoes are available to rent for the duration of your stay. To rent canoes, see below; boat rentals.

Are there any extra fees when I arrive? Why can’t it all be included in the nightly rate?

Parc Eco des Laurentides, is a regional park and a non for profit organization where our treehouses are located. Park fees are to be paid online prior to arriving on a per night visit (not per day).
Being an eco-resort and in the spirit of sustainability, there are also consumable items that we charge for on site, just like a campground would:
Firewood, carbon offset, large bag (13 pieces,40lbs) & kindling
Power pack
Propane (16oz can – can also be brought from home)
Treehouse kit (includes candles, matches, garbage/compost/recycling bags, dish rags, power pack, propane). Note: everything except the power pack can be brought from home.
We also charge low rental fees for: Canoes, snowshoes and crampons

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Dogs are welcome in the treehouses and on the site on a leash.

Is there a place to buy food there?

The closest grocery store is 25 minutes from Parc Eco. There is a small but well stocked depanneur at the Park Eco entrance (summertime only). For great light, easy to pack and delicious ideas visit this Quebec company: www.happyyak.ca, and our tips page.

Boat rental

You can rent canoes with Les Refuges Perchés, we have one canoe available per treehouse, a 2 nd canoe rental is possible on a first come first serve basis at check-in (minimum quantities available). We also have one row-boat available for fishing, day rental only. Lifejackets and paddles are included with all boat rentals (Canoe or Rowboat Rental)

Parc Eco has a few row boats and kayaks for rental. Please note that the Park allows personal boats (motors are prohibited). Personal boats must be washed prior to using them on the Parks lakes. This is to stop the spread of invasive plant species which can seriously harm our lakes.
Advance reservations with Parc Eco is recommended during high season. Contact the Park directly to reserve. 1-866-326-9072

Are there biking trails?

Not in the Parc with the exception of Parc Eco gravel road (shared with cars and pedestrians). Note that the linear parc ”Le P’tit’ Train du Nord” is approximately 20 minutes from Les Refuges Perchés.

Fishing, how does it work ?

You can fish on 3 different lakes in the park. You must have your fishing permit and pay a daily Parc Eco access fee. Parc Eco does not sell fishing permits. (Permits for sale at Canadian Tire).
Fishing is only permitted from a boat, all boardwalks and docks are shared spaces. Please seet this page for details.
Spots are limited. Advance reservations are recommended for high season. Contact the park directly to reserve. 1-866-326-9072

Can we have someone make our fire or bring our baggage to the treehouse?

No. We try not to take the adventure out of sleeping in the woods. The experience of Les Refuges Perchés is a participatory one where you will need to be autonomous, like camping. Our staff is on site to make sure you are safe and well-informed, and to maintain the site.