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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night in Quebec's Hotel de Glace Ice Castle!
Guests can enjoy cocktails or dancing in the ice bar, then warm up in the outdoor saunas and hot tubs under the stars before bedtime. Once you’ve changed into a new light layer (it is important to minimize humidity, so anything you’ve sweat in must be changed) in the indoor locker room, you’re ready to make the outdoor trek to your room to get to sleep.
The sleeping bags keep you cozy and warm, despite the fact that you’re sleeping in a snow cave. The hood protects your head, and candles can be burned to also minimize humidity. LED lights illuminate each room, so you won’t feel lost in the dark. Sleeping in a snow suite is far from luxurious, but it’s truly a once in a lifetime experience that you’ll talk about for ages. For the winter 2014/15 season, the Hotel de Glace is open from 5 January until 22 March, 2015, and advance bookings are available.
Special thanks to the Hotel de Glace and Sarah Matthews for inviting us to experience this winter wonderland adventure for ourselves!
All photos by Lori Zimmer for Inhabitat
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