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How To Relax At The Cottage This Winter

Posted On: 17.01.27

How To Relax At The Cottage This Winter

If you think that a cottage on the lake is best enjoyed in the summer, think again. A winter cottage getaway has the potential to be a relaxing retreat. According to Sara Laux for Cottage Life, winters at the cottage can be the best time to recharge your batteries, here are a few reasons why:

The Smells & Sounds

There’s nothing more soothing than the crackle of a wood fire and the gentle smell of smoke as the snow drifts down outside. Throw in a cozy blanket and you’ve got heaven on earth.

The Chance To Rest

It seems like the summer to-do list never ends, but there’s a lot less you can do in the winter. Enjoy the break!

The Pure White Snow

You don’t have to deal with a houseful of sand, your dog won’t get muddy or sprayed by a skunk, and you won’t have to constantly hang up wet towels and swimsuits.

The Excuse To Stay In

Because it gets dark so early, you have no choice but to spend a lot of your time reading by the fire. (Substitute playing board games, doing jigsaw puzzles, chatting with your family, painting, drawing, crafting—whatever floats your cottage boat.)

The Total Silence

The seemingly endless din of voices, stereos, and boat motors drifting across the lake are mercifully silenced.

Plus at CottageClub, when you get the urge, there is so much you can do in the wintertime. The Recreation Centre is open year round and features a spectacular indoor pool with swimming jets, an impressive gym with incredible mountain views, and a library where you can find a good read. Or try your hand at:

        •  Skating

        •  Ice Fishing

        •  Bonfire BBQ's

        •  Playing Shinny

        •  Ice Boarding

        •  X-Country Skiing

        •  Snowshoeing

        •  Trail Hiking

        •  Ice Hockey

        •  Tobogganing

        •  Snowmobiling

Credits: Sara Laux of

CottageClub is minutes away from the town of Cochrane's quaint shops and services and short drive to superb Rocky Mountain amenities in Canmore, Kananaskis and Banff. If you do need to get back to the city, it's not a problem... you're just 35 minutes away to Calgary's west end. Visit  CottageClub today to experience an amazing winter resort lifestyle!

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