Sunday, February 19, 2012

Historic Quebec Chalet

Want a ski house with some real history?  Here's a unique chalet at the base of Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada.  The Ski House of the Day is Renaud House, a 300-year old former farmhouse in an area of historic homes.

With views of the ski trails in the background, this house has all the charm of an historic Quebec farmhouse, with a steep sloping roof, thick stone walls throughout, and a massive fireplace:

In this house, I wouldn't be able to resist imagining the generations of people who called place this their home 100, 200 and 300 years ago, and conjuring up visions of them going about their daily lives in this very place (maybe even some on skis?).  Surely their experiences must have been more challenging back then without the modern conveniences that have been added to this house.  But check this out;  the rental listing for Renaud House provides an actual historic photo to put a face on some of those former residents (in front of this house almost 100 years ago):

It's not for everybody, but if you like history, and want to actually step back in time, this historic Quebec ski chalet is for you.

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