La Malbaie, Quebec
Perched high above the magnificent St Lawrence River, close to the town of La Malbaie in Quebec, the Relais et Chateaux La Pinsonniere offers elegant surroundings and just 18 guest rooms ensuring a personalized experience in this beautiful area.
At a Glance
Charming Relais et Chateaux Property
Perfectly placed for exploring the Charlevoix Region
Small boutique hotel with personalized service
Superb restaurant and extensive wine cellar
Beautifully placed for enjoying the Fall colors
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Perfect for a few days getting away from it all or simply as part of a longer itinerary, La Pinsonniere is beautifully set for both.
A Relais et Chateaux hotel, gastronomic pleasure is all part of the experience here with fine dining making use of the best the local area can offer and beyond accompanied by an impressive wine cellar. Simply enjoy the mouth watering delights from chef Nicolas Brenelière's kitchen or join in and take a cookery class at the hotel during the summer months.
Whether you simply wish to relax and unwind whilst admiring the view of the mighty St Lawrence River or get out and explore the parks and villages of this pretty area, La Pinsonniere is an ideal spot. Take to the water by kayak in the Saquenay Fjord in search of the curious and fascinating Beluga whales, or sail into the St Lawrence River for opportunities to see Sperm, Minke, Fin, Humpback and even Blue whales, making it a marvel for sea life enthusiasts. Hike in the Grands Jardins and Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie, part of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve, take a gourmet picnic from the hotel and enjoy a day in the fresh clear Quebec air.
Return to La Pinsonniere for a dip in their heated indoor pool, a relax in the sauna or a pampering treatment in their spa before heading for a well earned culinary feast at the restaurant. Relax and unwind, feel welcome and put your feet up, this very special place is waiting to make you feel at home.
La Pinsonniere offers just 18 comfortable rooms of four different categories which offer inviting accommodations with little extras such as fireplaces and comfortable armchairs. All rooms are air conditioned and include down pillows and comforters, alarm clock, safe, Frette bathrobes and slippers, mini bar, TV and high speed internet.
Superior Rooms enjoy views of the village, have under floor heating and double whirlpool baths
Comfort Rooms open on to a garden terrace and enjoy partial views of the St Lawrence River
Deluxe Rooms have private balconies and spectacular views of the St Lawrence River
Two Bedroom Units are ideal for families with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a separate lounge as well as balcony overlooking the St Lawrence River.
Families are welcome at La Pinsonniere although the hotel is not ideal for young children and no interconnecting rooms are available. The Two Bedroom Unit is best for families
The inn offers some excellent facilities which gives it the convenience of a hotel yet with the cosy personalized ambience of an inn. Guests can enjoy the comfortable guest lounge with wood burning fireplace, heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, a SPA and of course a renowned restaurant complete with superb wine list.
The restaurant at La Pinsonniere offers inspirational menus, changing with the seasons and market availability. Chef Nicolas Breneliere brings his passion for gastronomy to the table for guests to savor and enjoy. From homemade pastries for breakfast to the freshest salads for lunch to gastronomic adventures at dinner, all complemented with a 750 label wine list, a stay at La Pinsonniere surely is a culinary delight.
Follow the local nature trail down to the rustic beach on the edge of the mighty St Lawrence River or perhaps stay inside and enjoy a 3 hour cookery class with the hotel's chef. Take to the water by kayak on the Sagunay Fjord, a short drive away, or larger boat to explore the St Lawrence River and the many beluga whales that inhabit this waterway or the hotel will be happy to pack you a gourmet lunch so you can head out on a hike either at Hautes Gorges de la Rivière Malbaie or Parc des Grands Jardins, both within easy reach.
Location & Directions
La Malbaie, Quebec
La Pinsonnière is located in the town of La Malbaie in the picturesque sector of Cap-à-l’Aigle, around 90 miles North of Quebec City.
When to go
La Pinsonniere is open from the beginning of May to the end of October each year. La Malbaie is very much a summer and Fall experience with some fantastic water based activities in the summer and beautiful Fall colors from mid September onwards. Weather is generally warm and sunny during the summer months and cooler as you head into Fall. Cloudier and wet weather is possible at any time.