North Hatley, Quebec
At a Glance
Beautiful lake side setting just 75 minutes drive from Montreal
Relais et Chateaux Hotel offering the acclaimed Le Hatley Restaurant
Year round hotel offering an array of summer and winter activities
Food lovers paradise with fantastic on site restaurant and an array of local gourmet tours to enjoy
Perfect for couples and families with accommodation including a 4 bedroom lake front cottage with private beach
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Manoir Hovey is open year round, offering a different experience for every season. Summer offers warm weather, perfect for playing golf and enjoying the outdoor pool, in Fall the Fall colors are abundant and make for stunning scenery. In Winter the whole region is covered in a soft blanket of snow making this an ideal destination for winter activities such as snowmobiling or sleigh rides by day and cosy evenings in with a roaring log fire.
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Set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of pretty Lake Massawippi and close to the picturesque village of North Hately, Manoir Hovey offers a warm and welcoming home from home stay with luxurious boutique accommodations and lots to see and do.
Manoir Hovey is a wonderful historic hotel and part of the Relais et Chateaux group, offering a luxurious country house feel yet a relaxed and pampering environment that is welcoming to both adults traveling alone or together or for families as well.
With only 37 beautiful rooms and suites, a personalized feel is assured with guests being welcomed into what feels like "a rich uncles private estate". Choose from a cosy room for two or a beautiful contemporary two bedroom suite or a romantic tree house suite. All accommodations are individually furnished with warm colors and country tones. For the ultimate "cottage on the lake" experience, choose the Dragonwatch Cottage, perfect for a larger family it offers 4 bedrooms and its own private beach and dock to enjoy.
With the superb Le Hatley restaurant and a choice of over 700 wines from the decadent wine list, foodies will be in Quebecois heaven. Chefs, Roland Menard and Francis Wolf offer ever changing lunch and dinner menus, bursting with local flavors and originality. The cheese cart, the biggest in the province, has a rare selection of local raw-milk and artisanal cheeses, of which the highlights are an aged chèvre, rich and slightly grainy, the brie-like Mi-Carême and the triple crème Brillat Savarin
Whether you visit in mid summer, during the Fall colors of October or in the snow of the winter months, Manoir Hovey has something to offer. Just 75 minutes drive from Montreal and 2 hours from Quebec City it is the perfect escape from city visiting, inviting you into a beautiful lake side setting with plenty to interest, an array of activities to explore or simply to relax in a tantalising hammock in the gentle clear breeze.
Manoir Hovey offers just 37 charming and individually decorated guest rooms and suites. Each is furnished with a country house feel yet retain the modern day comforts such as complimentary WiFi, Nespresso coffee machines, 100% goose down duvets and l'Occitane amenities. All rooms and suites also feature a flat screen TV, fluffy bath robes and Frette towels. Many of the rooms offer views of the lake, private balconies, whirlpools and fireplaces.
The Oriele and Heron Suites are the newest addition to the Manoir Hovey offering a more contemporary style. The Oriele Suite has one bedroom and separate lounge and the Heron Suite offers two bedrooms and separate lounge, making it ideal for families.
Manoir Hovey also offers one delightful 4 bedroom cottage. Dragonwatch Cottage is perfect for families, offering very comfortable country style accommodations including a full kitchen, two bathrooms, TV and DVD player and a private garden and deck overlooking the lake. The cottage also has its own beach, dock, kayak and canoe. Guests staying at the cottage are able to use all the facilities of the Manoir Hovey. During the summer, cottage rentals are usually a minimum of 7 nights.
Children are very welcome to co,e and stay at Manoir Hovey although there are no specific activities available for them at the hotel.
The Oriel and Heron Suites interconnect making them ideal for families sharing. There are also two Treetop Suites that interconnect and the Montcalm Suite offers a sofabed ideal when traveling with one child.
Manoir Hovey is set in 35 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, ideal for a stroll in, to explore or simply sit and read a book. On the edge of Lake Massawippi, they also have their own private beach for guest use.
Guests have complimentary access to a heated outdoor swimming pool, kayaks, canoes, windsurfers and paddle boats, lighted clay tennis court and a fleet of 12 bicycles with helmets.
In room massage is also available and there are three local Spa's within easy reach.
Part of the Manoir Hovey experience is the dining. A Relais et Chateaux hotel, fine cuisine is at the forefront of the guest experience. Le Hatley Restaurant offers a divine lake side setting, personalized service and innovative Quebec cuisine using the finest local and regional products. With a 700 label wine list, each meal is enhanced by a fine wine to compliment and devour.
For more simple and relaxed fare, the Tap Room pub offers a casual and relaxed environment, perfect for summer lunches on the terrace or cosy winter meals. During summer, their Saturday night barbecue is highly recommended.
There is much to enjoy in this beautiful region, be it a day in a nearby spa, a boat tour of the lake, a culinary tour of the local villages or in the winter, a snow shoe or cross country ski adventure right from your door. All are available to enjoy.
During summer and Fall, take fishing lessons with local fishermen, take horse riding and horse and carriage rides and find a number of 9 and 18 hole golf courses within a short drive. Biking and hiking trails are also abundant.
During Winter and early Spring guests can cross country ski and downhill ski at Mount Orford, ice fish on Lake Massawippi, take a guided snowshoeing walk with a naturalist guide and go snowmobiling and have sleigh rides. The Manoir also has its own skating rink and skates are provided.
This area also has some lovely boutiques, pubs, galleries and museums to explore as well as a Benedictine monastery, St Benoit du Lac. The area is also renowned for it's local farm food delights and there are plenty of opportunities to purchase sumptuous goodies to enjoy.
Cheska Goodwin (Staff)
Manoir Hovey the most beautiful hotel that is simply very difficult to fault, and has year-round appeal. We have stayed in a few Relais & Chateaux hotels before and I think this has to be my favorite. We visited in August and were fortunate enough to stay in the modern newer suites at the top of the property, where you can find total privacy and comfort. The suites were huge with a terrace overlooking the lake below including a hot tub.
The food was delicious, we tried the tasting menu with wine pairings one evening which was divine. The food is crafted from local and international influences giving it a unique and interesting flavor and the wine pairings were spot on. We tried many locally produced wines, which admittedly surprised me by their quality.
The grounds were so pretty, and with summer in full bloom, the flowers were gorgeous. With temperatures in the high 20s we were able to swim in Lake Massawippi, it was hard to imagine it frozen over in the winter months!
I can highly recommend taking the hotel bikes out for a ride around the lake into North Hatley, a charming village with a couple of small pubs and restaurants. I would also suggest pre-dinner cocktails on the lawn overlooking the lake. Manoir Hovey is a top choice for a romantic stay, and is of course a food lovers paradise!
Kate Pittam (Staff)
Manoir Hovey is the ultimate retreat throughout all seasons. In the summer months you can spend your days swimming in the lake, paddle-boarding, walking, cycling or canoeing. In the winter, ice skating, cross country skiing, private ice fishing excursions and snow shoeing are all available. The food at this Relais et Chateaux property is outstanding, make sure you indulge in the pecan crusted French toast for breakfast - it will set you up for the day!
Location & directions
North Hatley, Quebec
Manoir Hovey is located on the edge of Lake Massawippi in the Eastern Townships area of Quebec. It is 75-minutes from Montreal and 2-hours from Quebec City.
How to get there
It is an 7 hour 30 minute direct flight from London to Montreal followed by a 75-minute drive to Magog.