Just outside of Quebec City, on the edge of the wild and sprawling Jacques Cartier National Park, one of Canada’s most beautiful vacation rentals sits perched on a snowy hillside. With its clean modern lines, a palette of soothing neutral tones, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Quartz chalet is a textbook example of minimalist modern architecture. Clad in white, with a large deck overlooking the endless forest, Quartz (and its nearby sister property, Mica) are designed to blend into the surrounding snow-covered landscape in winter, offering breathtaking views from almost every room.
Purpose-built as a vacation home, Quartz makes the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, with a loft-like bedroom and a modern indoor fireplace. Designed to maximize views with a minimal footprint, the chalet features an open plan layout with a small kitchen and living area decked out in high-end appliances and simple-but-cozy white furnishings.
With its modern lines, carefully-considered interior design, and all-wheel drive, the new electric BMW iX xDrive50 will get you to Lac-Beauport in style and comfort. With an estimated range of up to 475km, you’ll have no trouble getting here from Ottawa or Montreal on a single charge, while DC fast charging at up to 200 kW puts the chalet within easy reach of Toronto as well. Just like Quartz, the BMW iX xDrive50 is designed with comfort and inspiration in mind, whether on a daily commute or a winter road trip. Premium features like the BMW Curved Display, a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, and a sumptuous range of upholstery options assure a premium experience for drivers and passengers alike.
Once you’ve arrived, settled in, and plugged your BMW iX xDrive50 into Quartz’s EV charging station, you’ll be spoiled for options of how to spend your time. While Quartz is one of the best places imaginable for relaxing by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea, its location also makes it ideal for snowshoeing, fat-biking, and a wide range of other outdoor winter activities. For powder enthusiasts, the nearby Le Relais Ski Centre offers 33 downhill runs (28 of which are lit for night skiing) and a Hexago ski lift that whisks skiers to the summit in under 3 minutes. Also nearby is Les Sentiers du Moulin, where 38 km of groomed trails make for a serene cross-country skiing experience.
Whatever you choose to do (or not do – you’re on vacation after all) you’ll feel all your stresses melt away every time you gaze out across that snowy wilderness. Fortunately, if you arrive here in the new BMW iX xDrive50, when your stay is over you’ll be just as inspired by the drive home as by Quartz’s majestic scenery.