Absolutely amazing family vacation destination for those looking to get away and spend true quality time together. The lodge is located on a beautiful island along the French River which offers breathtaking views at every turn. My wife and I were looking for a perfect family vaction destination that would allow us, and our four children ages 12 to 4, to get away and just spend some great time together and we found it...of all the family trips we have taken, this is the one that we'll continue to talk about for years to come. Where to begin?...First, the owner and staff. This isn't your average staff...upon arrival, you quickly begin feeling like family vice a customer, and they are eager to ensure that your needs are met. The cottages are beautiful and rustic, and offer screened porches (critical for Canadian summers)...we spent many hours every night playing games and having fun while listening to the bird songs echoing off of the river. While it is a fishing lodge (Dads...the fishing is amazing!!), and fishing is its primary activity, we had a great time hiking along trails, canoeing, and swimming when we weren't fishing...the lodge even offers an Xbox and games for the older children when they need their electronic fix. The meals: Superb!! Meals are taken in the lodge at set times and there is a variety of menu options offered during each meal...staff readily caters to specific needs. Don't think restaurant...meal times quickly become an extended family event, with all of the guests talking and discussing their day...again, great family atmosphere. To wrap up this review, it has been two months since our trip and we are all still talking about it...even my 4-year old daughter who usually has a short-term memory. We can't wait to get back!!
- Also Known As:
- Chaudiere Lodge Canada/Monetville, Ontario