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MANOIR HOVEY, North Hatley, Quebec

At-a-Glance Guide

Relais & Chateaux
41 bedrooms inc 6 suites, 4-bedroom cottage
bar, restaurant
library/lounge
beauty centre, fitness room
garden, heated outdoor pool, 2 beaches, tennis court
meetings
RO from $200 excl taxes
Check in/out: 4pm/12 noon


MANOIR HOVEY, North Hatley, Quebec

THE PAST:

Built in 1900 for Henry Atkinson, the owner of Georgia Power in Atlanta, this lakeside estate - originally called The Birches – was modelled on George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Virgina. The grand house, with its servants’ quarters, stables and coach house - and its own private 9-hole golf course - was the most splendid of all the summer homes in the village of North Hatley on Lake Massawippi.
The Atkinson family stopped coming in the 1940s, and the property then changed hands several times, before being converted into a inn in 1950 by Robert Brown from Montreal, who had recently graduated from Cornell Hotel School. The present owners, Kathryn and Stephen Stafford, bought it from him in 1979.

THE PRESENT:

As a luxury hotel, Manoir Hovey retains the charm and individuality of a fine, private home - and has a reputation for gourmet dining and fine wines. Bedrooms are not only in the main house, but also the former servants' quarters, ice house, pump house, electric house and caretaker's residence. Many contain antiques bought by Henry Atkinson himself, and many of the books in the library date from the Atkinson's residency. The house’s original, round, dining room table now sits in the Tap Room Pub – which was formerly the Carriage House.

THE PLACE FOR YOU?

Deep in the heart of Quebec’s delightfully rural Eastern townships, 20 minutes north of Vermont, and just a 75-minute drive from Montreal, this secluded spot is a truly escapist retreat. With its stunningly scenic location, 1800 feet of lakeshore, green-clad hills rising and rolling into the distance, and the promise of spectacular colour in autumn, this hotel is the ideal choice for those who want to relax, unwind, breathe fresh country air and recharge their batteries; and for those who want to enjoy a more active time in unspoilt surroundings.
North Hatley - one of Québec's most picturesque villages - attracts artists, artisans and writers, caters for theatre-goers, golfers and sport-lovers, and has art galleries, antique shops and inns to reward visitors. Its unique geographic setting produces a micro-climate that mimics locations far to the south – and brings birds and flowers normally found only further south, too.

THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:

RELAXING
The inviting library lounge offers comfortable seating, books and magazines and a roaring log-fire whenever the weather demands.

EATING & DRINKING
English cream teas are served on the terrace.
Pre- and post-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the friendly and inviting atmosphereof Le Tap Room, the hotel's historic, antique-filled pub, fronted by a terrace overlooking the gardens and the lake. In Summer, simple yet sophisticated outdoor lunches can be enjoyed there. Bistronomy evenings offer casual dining with an elegant, sophisticated flair. In Winter, after skiing, skating or a pleasant snowshoe tour, Le Tap Room's over-sized brick fireplace beckons with a warm glow.
Dinner is served from 6 until 9.30pm in the elegant Le Hatley Restaurant overlooking the lake. Chef Francis Wolf's culinary philosophy is inspired by what he has identified as seven distinct seasonal flavor profiles that celebrate the ingredients which are abundant in Quebec's rivers, lakes, forest and fields. Sustainability is an integral part of what he and his team accomplish each day; menus are composed with a strict and passionate respect of what each season has to offer, in order to leave the smallest footprint possible. Four-course gourmet Table d’Hôte gastronomic dinners are included in the half-board room-rates. For more adventurous palates, a seven-course tasting menu - the Discovery Menu - is available for $100pp, or a supplement of $30pp for in-house guests. An accompanying Wine Flight is also available, for a further $70pp.
Gourmet breakfast is served from 8 until 10am; Sunday brunch from 10am until 2pm; lunch from 12noon until 2pm.

SLEEPING
Bedrooms have been individually styled, so no two are alike. Most have lake views, and beds with 100% hypoallergenic goose down duvets. There is a nightly turndown service. Most rooms feature combinations of fireplaces, private balconies and therapeutic bathtubs. All rooms have 2 bathrobes, Frette towels, L'Occitane bathroom toiletries and Nespresso coffee machine as well as flatscreen TV, an iPod docking station or CD player, an iron and ironing board and a clock radio. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is available in all rooms and throughout the property. All rooms are non-smoking, however, smoking is permitted on the bedroom balconies.

Charming, country-style Standard rooms have queen-size beds, views of the lake or woods.
Room-only rate:
$200 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$280 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$395 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$475 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


Superior rooms have queen-size beds. Most have lake views, and offer combinations of fireplaces and/or single whirlpool baths and/or balconies.
Room-only rate:
$250 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$350 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$445 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$545 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The spacious and beautifully appointed Deluxe rooms are in country or contemporary style, and have panoramic views of the lake and gardens. They feature queen-size or king-size beds, as well as a fireplace, work area and single or double whirlpool bath. Most also have a private balcony or patio.
Room-only rate:
$320 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$440 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$515 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$635 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The gracious and refined Luxury rooms, in country or contemporary style, have panoramic views of the lake and gardens and private balconies. They feature one king- or two queen-size beds, a fireplace, a work area and have oversized bathrooms with a single or double whirlpool tub and a separate shower.
Room-only rate:
$400 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$550 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$595 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$745 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The Cartier Suite is a romantic and secluded, romanitic, fairytale cottage right at the lakeside, panoramic lake views, a large deck and private dock, plus its own canoe and kayak. It features a queen-size four-poster bed, widescreen LCD TV and a luxury bathroom with double therapeutic tub and separate shower.
Room-only rate:
$490 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$620 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$685 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$815 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The newest suite, Massawippi Suite, is in the main house. It was completed in May 2011, and offers 500 sq ft of light-filled, contemporary luxury. It has an oversized balcony with stunning views over the English garden and the lake, a firepace and a wrok area. This suite also features an oversized, white-marble bathroom with heated floor, an oval, air-jetted, soaking tub and a separate, glass shower cubicle.
Room-only rate:
$490 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$620 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$685 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$815 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The Montcalm Suite exudes refinement, peace and serenity with a green, white and grey colour palette complimenting the surrounding natural shades. There is a king-size bed, a fireplace, work area and sofa bed. A screened-in porch opens onto the spacious, furnished, private deck - with a panoramic view of the lake and hills. The luxury bathroom has heated floors, a large glass shower and an oval therapeutic tub set in a bay window looking down the lake.
Room-only rate:
$490 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$620 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$685 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$815 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


There are two beautifully appointed, luxurious Treetops Suites in an elegant country cottage perched on a small cliff overlooking Manoir Hovey. They can be rented separately or as two adjoining units. They feature cathedral ceilings, king-size canopy beds and wood-burning fireplaces. Each has a kitchenette and a bathroom with double Jacuzzi and separate shower. There are spacious lake-view porches and decks, as well as private parking. A lighted staircase leads down through the woods to the Manoir.
Room-only rate:
$490 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$620 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$685 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$815 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The two light-filled and contemporary Vista Suites - Oriole and Heron, which can accommodate families or friends with their communicating door, are located in two acres of private gardens and woodland on a bluff above Manoir Hovey. They share a private, in-ground heated pool and a fleet of touring bikes. Invisible from any other property, these suites are accessible by private drive, and have ample private parking. A private, lighted stairway leads down the bluff to the main entrance of the Manoir.

The 1200 sq ft Oriole Suite has a large, sunny bedroom with a king-size bed, a large walk-in closet and a bathroom with double, whirlpool bath and steam shower. The living rooms features easy chairs and a convertible sofa-bed, flatscreen TV, a desk and gas fireplace. There is also a custom-fitted kitchen, a hot tub and a balcony with an impressive view of the lake and woods.
Room-only rate:
$670 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$890 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$865 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$1085 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


The 1400 sq ft, ground-floor Heron Suite has two spacious bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, and two bathrooms. The master bathroom has a double whirlpool bath, steam shower, separate WC and spacious wardrobe.
The second bathroom features a glass shower and custom-built wardrobe. There are two fireplaces (one wood-burning and one gas), a lounging area, a work area and a kitchen. A comfortable screened-in porch, with a large hot tub, overlooks the lake and the woods.
Room-only rate:
$790 per room per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$1090 per room per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Half-board rate:
$985 per couple per day (3 January-1 June & 15 October-22 December 2017);
$1285 per couple per day (2 June-14 October & 23 December 2017-2 January 2018).
Saturday night stays are subject to a 10% supplement.


Room-only rates include lodging and on-site activities. Half-board rates include lodging, gourmet breakfast and four-course gourmet Table d’Hôte gastronomic dinner, gratuities and on-site activities.

There is also a deluxe, traditional cottage on Lake Massawippi'. Renovated in 2005, it sits in spacious private grounds on adjoining the Manoir Hovey property, and has a large deck overlooking the lake, its own beach, its own boathouse with deck, dock, canoe and kayak, and a private garden. The cottage consists of four bedrooms, two small bathrooms, a living room with fireplace, TV and TDVD, and a large kitchen. Dragonwatch Cottage guests enjoy the use of all facilities at Manoir Hovey, although meals are not included in the rate. The Cottage on the Lake is normally rented by the week in summer, and for a minimum of two nights in the other seasons.
Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below to request a price quote for your stay.

All rates are given in Canadian dollars (CAD$) and based on double occupancy. Tax and service are not included.

NO SPA BUT...
...a treatment room offers massages, and there is also an exercise room.

OUTDOORS
Gardens front the manor house, and there is an inviting heated swimming pool, as well as two small, sandy lakeshore beaches. There is also a floodlit clay tennis court. In summer, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and windsurfers are available for guests without charge, as is the hotel’s fleet of 12-speed touring bikes - with helmets – and there are biking, hiking and walking trails to follow. Lake cruises can be arranged, and are charged. In winter, hotel guests can enjoy complimentary snowshoeing on the hotel’s private trails, ice skating on its private rink and ice fishing on Lake Massawippi.
Activities available nearby include nine- and 18-hole golf courses and horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing at Mount Orford; downhill skiing at Sutton, Bromont and Owl's Head; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding, sleigh rides, indoor tennis and squash, and indoor swimming.

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