If you're looking for an impecable Victorian setting, this is the place for you. You really get a sense of the space and beauty of old homes set on a perfectly preserved island in the St. Lawrence River. The bedroom we had was rather small but quite adequate with an adjoining bathroom. I would have preferred a regular door to the bathroom or at least a curtain over the frosted door but then. . . I am rather a private person in the bathroom (would that all were so inclined). The furnishings and architecture are stunning - rather on the grand side so I don't know if it would be suitable for children. I think couples are the target clientele. The hosts were cordial but reserved. This certainly is not the sort of b&b where the host cracks open a cold one and puts up his feet on the coffee table for a chat. this place is for quiet trysts and a soothing break from the busy world. Isle d'Orleans is deceptively big so the big advantage with this place is that it is close to the bridge for a quick exit back to "reality". The purpose of our trip was to visit the wildlife reserve on the north shore of the river. This is at Cap Tourmente. We saw snow geese preparing for their trip south - an awe inspiring sight. Also enjoyed a gentle hike among the varied trails. My only reservation was that the breakfast was very sweet - crepes with plenty of cider-laced maple syrop. I have been to B&B's where you didn't need lunch - not the case here. However, gawking at the lovely art and furniture made me feel a bit like a newly invested duchess. Whatever turns you on.
- Also Known As:
- A La Dauphinelle Sainte-Petronille, Quebec, Canada