Quebec’s Magical Ice Hotel

Have you ever wanted to stay at an ice hotel? Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It’s truly unique because it doesn’t look the same as it did the year before it. That’s because it’s made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help of 60 workers.

Hotel de Glace contains 36 rooms with furniture completely made of ice. Although you would think that spending the night in a hotel made of ice might be uncomfortable, guests do not directly lie on icy beds. Rather, on top of the beds are mattresses, deer pets and Arctic sleeping bags. Also the 4-feet thick walls, despite being made of ice, keep guests warm by acting as a natural insulator. The hotel also suggests that, to stay warm, guests use the outdoor spas and sauna just before sleeping.

Hotel de Glace will be open this year from January 6th until March 25th, 2012. It’s open for overnight stays as well as day tours and weddings.

Hotel De Glace Website
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Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

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