Let the Forest
Chalets Méli is an integrated recreational tourism project that specializes in leisure.
The site will include several common facilities, including a reception building, greenhouse, gazebo and outdoor gathering place. A forest garden will be integrated into the centre of the site and a hiking trail will be developed, both to facilitate movement on the land and to access the Rivière L’Assomption.
- Reception Building
- Forest Garden
- Belvedere Lookout
- Hiking Trail
- Outdoor Gathering Place
The reception building is the centre point and is located inside the greenhouse and the WC unit reserved for the Pilotis cottages section.
Located in the greenhouse, this space is cozy and zen. Its main purpose is to offer cottage owners and visitors a common area for relaxation, with a reading corner, hammocks, tables and other amenities.
Local Agrifood Autonomy
Local agriculture contributes to sustainable development. The objective is to increase the quality of life of occupants of Chalets Méli and participate in protecting environmental resources.
A growing movement in our society, agritourism will also make it possible to promote agrifood production. With the invaluable collaboration of seasonal markets in the surrounding MRCs, it will be possible to promote the project and encourage the local economy.
In partnership with stakeholders in the agrifood industry throughout the Lanaudière region, the Chalets Méli project aims to place local, healthy and sustainable food at the heart of the quality of life of the shared living space.
The shift towards local food contributes, among other things, to improving the health of the population by promoting its access to fresh products. It also lowers greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the transport of goods and stimulates agricultural businesses by sustaining their activities.
The forest is our model, and was an inspiration to create new ecosystems adapted to the Chalets Méli’s mission. A forest garden is a method of gardening inspired by the natural forest, where plants interact with each other. Not only does it nourish humans, but all living beings that are part of the ecosystem.
A forest garden enables the regeneration of a site. Mainly made up of perennials, shrubs and trees that when fully grown need little fertilization, watering and maintenance, a forest garden can produce an abundance of diverse crops.
Chalets Méli also wants to nourish the inspiration of the people who work and walk in the forest garden by creating a productive and functional environment of great natural beauty.
The location of the belvedere will offer visitors a magnificent view of the Rivière L’Assomption and the mountains. This platform will be the perfect place to relax or practice meditation.
With its 1.2 km trail, the hiking trail allows users to walk around the property and access the Rivière L’Assomption on foot or snowshoes during the winter! The wildlife and vegetation will guide visitors in getting away from their daily routine and reconnecting with nature.
An outdoor gathering place located close to the reception building was specially chosen for its topography and its large surface rocks. Ideal and safe for campfires, this place can be used for relaxing or spending memorable moments with friends!