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“Gorgeous setting!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   700 rue Ripplecove, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada (Formerly Auberge Ripplecove & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Ayer's Cliff B&B and Inns
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“Gorgeous setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2004

We stayed in the Appalachian Cottage and it was immaculate. The decoration was perfect for the setting. We used the fireplace constantly and it kept things warm but we also used the electric heat. The grounds are compact but weren’t crowded. We felt like we had the place to ourselves. We had twice daily maid service. They’d come in during breakfast and also during dinner to provide clean towels and turn down the bed. The setting is peaceful, beautiful and relaxing. The only downfall was dinner. Before arrival, we were really looking forward to the meals but we just felt they didn’t live up to what we expected and the service was terribly slow even though the dining room was only 1/4 to ½ full, this may be to allow for the maid service, but it seems to take forever for a meal. That said, service was very polite. For our last evening there, we requested sandwiches be brought to our cottage instead of dining in the main inn. We were charged an additional $40 on top of the $104 that is charged for dinner each night. We weren’t too thrilled with the extra charge, but were happy to dine at our own pace in our cottage. We walked into Ayer’s Cliff (about 1 mile each way) and there were a few restaurants and a market that had a great selection of food, wine, beer and liquor. We would love to stay at Ripplecove again if we could stay without having meals included. I’d recommend staying at Ripplecove because of the beauty of the setting.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2004

We just got back from 3 nights at the Ripplecove. Our king bedded room was wonderful...it was in the new wing and it was decorated beautifully...the bathroom was amazing...expecially the huge jacuzzi tub.
The service was very attentive...the meals were good...sometimes a little frenetic at dinner, but they tried very hard to do a good job.
The setting on the lake is idyllic...the view from our room was beautiful...like the movie "On Golden Pond"...we did use the canoes and paddled around the lake....we used the spa services in their new spa and were very pleased with the prices and the excellent service.
We highly recommend this lovely hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2003

I spent a few days here in August, and loved everything about my stay.
The staff was gracious, the room and view of the lake gorgeous. I loved the outdoor dining, but that was popular at dinner and not always available. Loved boating on the lake. Highly recommended for a relaxing getaway.

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Additional Information about Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel

Address: 700 rue Ripplecove, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada (Formerly Auberge Ripplecove & Spa)
Location: Canada > Quebec > Ayer's Cliff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ayer's Cliff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Canada's finest resort hotels, this 5 Star rated property enjoys a pristine location on a private 12 acre lakeside peninsula complete with English gardens and 300 year old pines. Choose from 31 luxury rooms, suites and two cottages. Taste our award winning cuisine and wines at Le Riverain, dining at Ripplecove. Indulge yourself at Arboressence, spa at Ripplecove with our vast array of treatments. Enjoy on-site activities such as lounging on the beach, boating, playing tennis, swimming in our outdoor heated pool, biking and relaxing in our 4 season hot tub. Nearby antiquing, golf courses, skiing, shopping and summer theatre provide lots to see and do. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Auberge Ripplecove And Spa
Auberge Ripplecove Hotel Ayer`s Cliff
Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel Quebec, Canada

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