Our family was cycling the Petit Train du Nord, and this was an overnight stop. We were on the family plan, with dinner and breakfast included.
Both restaurant and rooms are in the historic Gare (station) right on the path. The rooms are on the second floor, in the old stationmaster's residence, and are lovingly furnished with antiques. Our beds - a large double and a cot for our adult daughter travelling with us - were very comfortable. Unfortunately in view of an unseasonable heat wave and high humidity, the rooms have neither air conditioning nor ceiling fan, and the oscillating floor fan could do little to cool the room. That probably wouldn't be noticed in the normally cool evenings of a normal summer, nor the other three seasons of the year.
As is common in B&B's, especially historic ones, the bathroom is shared, but the hosts have effected a good compromise. One room is an (again antique-feeling) full bath with clawfoot tub. But another room has been converted to have two showers with private attached changing cubicle, and two private toilet stalls and a sink. As a result there's little chance of having to wait.
A note to cyclists: there are bike racks (and picnic tables) as part of this stop on the Petit Train du Nord, and then the owners will move your bikes into the restaurant to overnight once it closes. A good compromise.
The owners, Jay and Danielle, also operate the restaurant and bar on the first floor of the station. The food was excellent! For dinner I had steak-frites, a typical dish, and not only was the steak unexpectedly upgraded (a New York strip) but the fries were absolutely first rate, slender and crisp. Breakfast was even more sumptuous, especially all the homemade bread, and the setting on the outdoor terrace made it all the better.
Definitely a worthwhile stopover to dine, and (if the air is cool) to stay the night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the second floor of a 1924 train station which borders «Le P'tit Train du Nord». Vintage charm meets high-end comfort, rooms are furnished with antiques and quality bedding. Full service restaurant and bar located on first floor. The perfect destination for nature lovers and busy bodies: 15 minutes from Tremblant resort plus many nearby activities including ski, golf, canoe, kayak, horseback-riding, dog-sledding, fishing, biking, hiking, spa. ... more less