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Auberge de La Montagne Coupée, Nature Nourished in Quebec, Canada

Friday December 14, 2012 at 5:05 AM | 1 Comment

Perched in the crown of the mountain, Auberge de la Montagne Coupée, is the ideal location to re-connect with nature. I was in Montreal, Canada for business and decided to take advantage of the leaf peeping season in Quebec. The fall colors were show-stopping in early October.

The rear of Auberge de la Montagne

Hotel employees purchase Auberge de la Montagne Coupée

The 47 room inn is owned by business partners Suzi Beaudry and Marie Prefontaine. Upon the death of the Auberge de la Montagne Coupée’s owner, the former employees had the chance to purchase the four star property. Dedicated to providing excellent customer service, the ladies jumped in with both feet and have run the inn for the past seven years.

Built in 1989, and renovated in 2011, Auberge de la Montagne Coupée, caters to families, couples and the business retreat customer. With its large dining room, the property can accommodate groups, too.

Auberge de la Montagne Coupee #205

 

 

 

My room, #205, was a standard room with two queen beds. Check the website for package deals. My rate quoted was $135 per person without meals, $232, including breakfast and dinner. And what a dinner it was, vegetable soup, an appetizer, rack of lamb and chocolate peanut butter cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert were my menu selections. I ordered the maple waffle for breakfast, topped with fresh fruit.

 

 

Sports and nature await at Auberge de la Montagne Coupée

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby walking and hiking paths, while those looking to enjoy the view, need simply walk to the back of the property. An indoor, salt water swimming pool was on the first floor; a great follow up to an afternoon massage.

With four golf courses and Nordic baths nearby, as well as horseback riding, spring, summer and fall months are covered. I’m told the cross-country skiing is very scenic in the winter.

Auberge Montagne Coupee Maple Waffle with fruit

Insider Tips: Carmel lovers take note, stop at the nearby Val Notre-Dame Abbey and pick up a jar of hand crafted sauce made by the local monks.

If you have never visited Quebec, Canada in the Fall, Auberge de la Montagne Coupée is an ideal location for leaf-peeping. The colors will dazzle your mind and camera lens.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: noon

What are your favorite things to do in the regions of Lanaudiere and Mauricie, Quebec, Canada?

If You Go:

Auberge La Montagne Coupee

1000, Chemin de a Montagne Coupée

Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, Canada JOK 250

The pool at Auberge de la Montagne Coupee

 

Article written by and photos courtesy of  Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Auberge de la Montagne Coupée  and Tourism Quebec.

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Chateau Versailles offers Joie de Vivre in Montreal, Canada

Friday December 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM | 0 Comments

You know you are in Montreal when your hotel serves afternoon tea. The Chateau Versailles, a former 19th century home, is ideally located in downtown Montreal. Shoppers will be happy to know that this boutique hotel is located within the Golden Square Mile on Sherbrooke Street West, home to high-end retailers, jewelers and fashion houses.

Rooms reflect Quebec design

The 65 rooms are brightly colored, reflecting the Joie de vivre of Montreal and the collaboration with Quebec artists, furniture makers and designers. Rooms are available with single beds, queen and king beds. My room, #309, is a deluxe queen and rents for $185, including a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Check the website for AAA rates and package deals.

 

Breakfast is served daily in Le Boudoir from 7:00 – 10:30 a.m. However, individual coffee service from Keurig is available in room, as is room service.

Chateau Versailles Deluxe Queen #309

 

 

 

Additional amenities include afternoon tea, served from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Le Boudoir, cotton robes, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries and access to a business center.

 

 

 

 

Chateau Versailles Le Boudoir

Keeping fit on the road

The Chateau Versailles offers a fitness center and sauna for its guests. Additionally, the property is pet-friendly for those who prefer to travel with man’s best friend. As of this review, the dog fee is $17 additional, per night.

Insider Tips:

Chateau Versailles offers complimentary wifi on the property and in the bedrooms.  With my impending hip replacement surgery, I look at hotels from a different perspective. If you have trouble negotiating stairs, be aware that Chateau Versailles does not have an elevator. You’ll want to request a room on the first floor.

Check In: 3:00 p.m.

Check Out: 12:00 p.m.

The lobby at Chateau Versailles

 

If You Go:

Chateau Versailles

1659 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E3 Canada

514 933-3611

Article written by and photos courtesy of  Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Chateau Versailles and Tourism Quebec.

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Auberge le Baluchon, Nature and Luxury in Quebec, Canada

Monday November 12, 2012 at 5:05 AM | 0 Comments

 

View of Wolf River from Auberge Le Baluchon

Be it a romantic getaway or family retreat, Auberge le Baluchon is mother nature’s answer to city weary travelers, spa lovers or active adventurer seekers looking to holiday in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada.

Located two hours outside of Montreal, Canada, Auberge le Baluchon, is its own little island paradise. Only you won’t find palm trees and surfboards on this island. Instead, this family-friendly resort offers a nature getaway for all seasons. I was in Quebec during leap peeping season this fall and was wowed by the display of colors.

Insider tips 

Did you know that Auberge le Baluchon offers horseback riding in the spring, summer and fall and horse-drawn sleigh rides during the winter? I have written about my trail ride and created a YouTube video on the Writing Horseback blog.

Auberge Le Baluchon sunken tub

For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter and friend Auberge le Baluchon Resort on Facebook.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

What are your favorite things to do in the regions of Lanaudiere and Mauricie, Quebec, Canada?

If You Go:

Auberge le Baluchon 800 789-5968 or 819 268-2555

3550, chemin des Trembles
Saint-Paulin, Quebec, Canada
J0K 3G0

BELOW YOUTUBE VIDEO IN FRENCH
 

 
Article written by and photos courtesy of  Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Auberge le Baluchon  and Tourism Quebec.

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