We stayed at one of the Auberge's 20 or so picturesque cabins on the lake shore. The cabin included plenty of parking, along with very easy access to the seasonal Canadian Ice Hotel / Hotel de Glacé (awe inspiring in it's own right) which was only 30seconds away as part of the same national park.
The scenic postcard-views from the kitchen and living room windows are simply fantastic and must be seen to be believed.
The cabin was incredibly spacious and featured three bedrooms, and real log fire in the living room with a treasure chest of logs for fuel. There were some strange electrical buzzing sounds permanently heard in parts of the cabin, but otherwise nothing out of the ordinary. The sofa's in the living room were undersized and particularly uncomfortable, in stark contrast to the rest of the furniture.
There are no real views from the bedrooms as they are below ground level, but this does mean they stay warm. Every room had it's own electrical heater with individual themostat which was excellent.
As you probably know, this area is located in the french speaking (francophone) Canadian province of Quebec and we had been warned to expect rudeness, but we found all the staff to be exceptionally tolerant of our French greetings and requests to speak english, which they did to a very high standard.
The main attraction for the cabin is the privacy and ability to cater for yourself at your own leisure, but beware, the kitchen does not come stocked even with the very basics (ie salt, pepper, sugar). It's location means it's right on top of access to a variety of sports and activities throughout the year.
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Duchesnay Hotel Sainte Catherine De La Jacques Cartier
- Auberge Duchesnay Quebec, Canada