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Arcana cabins, Canada
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These insane mirror cabins in Canada are now open for bookings

They give a whole new meaning to blending in with nature.

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Sarah Medina
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We're suckers for a really cool cabin, and these new mirror cabins – nestled into a forest in Ontario, Canada – already have us both starry-eyed and requesting time off pronto.

Named arcana, the cabins are meant to literally blend into nature and encourage guests to do the same. Situated less than a two-hour drive from Toronto (in an undisclosed location revealed only to guests), the 275-square-foot cabins are clad in reflective, polished stainless steel and are virtually invisible in the surrounding forest.

And no need to worry about the birds: The metal will offer a slightly distorted reflection to prevent birds from being hurt by accidentally flying into it.

Arcana cabins, Canada
Photograph: Courtesy arcana

Contactless check-in makes sure guests feel secluded from the moment they arrive and the minimalist, design-forward interiors (including a floor-to-ceiling window in the bedroom nook) and amenities make sure you're never distracted from the natural beauty around you. 

'There's also a contemporary kitchen, a custom-built fire pit with grill situated on the private deck for all-weather alfresco cooking, and a private bathroom with a rainfall showerhead, and a carefully curated selection of amenities supplied from Sangre de Fruta,' the design studio told Dezeen.

Arcana cabins, Canada
Photograph: Courtesy arcana

On-site experiences include a private sauna, guided forest bathing and foraging on 15 kilometers of marked trails. Guests can also immerse themselves in a custom meditative sound journey, created in collaboration with NYC-based Woom Center and The Dojo Upstate.

'The meditative sound journey is a great example of the type of content arcana will continue to create and share with our community,' said co-founder Jeremy Hill. 'You can think of arcana as not just a place to stay, but as a platform for how to access the benefits of the natural world.'

Arcana cabins, Canada
Photograph: Courtesy arcana

Ready to book? The cabins are available now for overnight stays starting in August 2021 (pending the status of stay-at- home orders in the region). And all you have to do it look at the photos to see that it would be a gorgeous getaway at any time of year. Rates start at $299 per weeknight for up to two guests, with a two-night minimum stay required. 

Arcana cabins, Canada
Photograph: Courtesy arcana

Luckily this isn't your only chance to stay in one of these cool cabins. Arcana has plans to open sites across the United States and Canada. 

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