Chic Chocs Mountain Lodge
Cap Chat, Canada
Perched at an altitude of 615 meters in the heart of Réserve faunique de Matane, Chic Chocs Mountain Lodge is well off the beaten path and an ideal yet simple base for exploring this beautiful often forgotten area of Quebec by foot, bike or ski.
At a Glance
Wonderful mountain retreat in the heart of the stunning Gaspe Peninsula
Small and intimate lodge style with communal dining for sociable meal times
Ideal for outdoors enthusiasts with walking trails, mountain biking and canyoning
Beautiful in winter with great snow based activities on offer
Away from it all experience yet still very comfortable and pampering
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Atop the Gaspe Peninsula, a stay at Chic Chocs Mountain Lodge gives a true insight in to the beauty and wilderness of this beautiful part of Quebec. There is no mobile phone reception, no TV or WiFi up here, it is a total away from it all experience designed to get you back to nature and all the exhilarating experiences that it offers.
You are by no means roughing it here though. The cosy lodge rooms offer wonderfully comfortable beds with en-suite bathrooms and some offer balconies with stunning mountain views. The large guest lounge makes the most of the views with panoramic winters and comfy sofas, perfect for relaxing in with a good book or bottle of wine.
Meals are a sociable affair with large tables for guests to sit down at and enjoy delicious meals in the company of their other guests. This is an animated time where talk turns to the days adventures, wildlife sightings or what is in store the next day.
Days are spent exploring one of the many walking trails which are offered for all abilities, heading off on a mountain bike exploration of the wilderness, heading off in search of wildlife (this is a great place for moose spotting) or simply relaxing in the outdoor hot tub and enjoying the sound of mountain silence.
In winter the lodge is still accessible although harder to reach and involves the last 5 miles of the journey up to be taken by "snow cat". Once there though, the pristine winter wonderland is a delight and opens up a whole world of snow based activities including alpine touring, snow shoeing and lesser known skitouring and splitboarding.
Chic Chocs Mountain Lodge is a very special place to stay. For a weekend or longer it is sure to capture your heart and take you back to the days where phone and computers weren't part of everyday life. Perfect for couples or friends, active older families will love it here too, an opportunity to spend time together in the outdoors in this stunning region.
The lodge offers just 18 rooms, each has two single beds or a king-size bed and a complete bathroom. They are simply styled to be cosy and comfortable rather than luxurious. Each room offers bathrobes, linens, towels, biodegradable soap and shampoo, and a hair dryer. There are no televisions or phones in the rooms but a telephone line and an Internet station are available to Lodge guests.
Children are welcome in the summer, however there are no specific activities or facilities dedicated to them. We would recommend the lodge for older children and teenagers who can take part in and enjoy the outdoor experience that are on offer.
No interconnecting rooms are available
There is a lounge and dining room where guests can gather together and dine. All tables are large and communal to encourage guests to chat and get to know each other. Hearty delicious meals are served by on site chefs.
There is a sauna and outdoor hot tub for guests to enjoy the mountain views from
There are no TVs or WiFi facilities at the lodge and no telephone reception. There is a satellite telephone for emergency use and an internet computer station in the main lodge
Lodge activities depend on the time of year and are based around the beautiful mountain environment.
Go hiking with a guide or on your own with a two way radio. Mountain biking is also available with 16 bikes for guest use and over 100kms of mountain trails to explore (bring your own helmet). Canyoning is available close by with 4 or 6 hour trips offering a combination of hiking, rappelling and swimming for an exhilarating experience. Wildlife watching is a popular activity with bird and deer abundant.
In winter, the snow is the focus for guests. Snowshoeing is possible on and off the trails. Alpine touring, a cross between cross country and downhill skiing is an exciting with fresh powder, open glades and 400m altitude distances. All equipment is provided, there are no mechanical lift services. Skishoeing and Splitboarding are also available.
Location & Directions
Cap Chat, Canada
The Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge lies 55 km south of Cap-Chat on the territory of Réserve faunique de Matane on the Gaspé Peninsula.
When to go
The lodge is open for Winter season from late December to mid April and for Summer season from mid June to mid September.