We just returned from 2 nights at Au Diable Vert, where we stayed in the Paradise Perch. We decided to stay here because they allow dogs, and because it is close to Montreal (1 hour) and Quebec City (3 hours). After an 8 hour drive from Acadia National Park in Maine, we arrived and I was somewhat horrified to learn that we had to either LUG all of our camping gear over steep and rocky terrain to the Perch, or pay $10 for a transport. We paid for the transport. The grounds of A.D.V. are spectacular--incredibly scenic views of the surrounding mountains, rolling hills, huge Scottish Highland Cows roaming the property and lowing at passers-by. There are many fields to walk in but beware the giant cow flop! The Perch itself was a disappointment--interior was small and VERY STUFFY--they have screen windows but no screen door to let a breeze in at night, so we were sweltering. There is no running water or electricity--the well-equipped bathrooms and showers are @ 8 min hike over the hills (at least from the Perch--MUCH farther if you stay in the Treegloo or at a campsite in the forest)--so be warned--despite the incredibly high price ($120 per night!!)--this is roughing it, no doubt about it! You need to be physically strong to go to this place. It was unusually hot which made it more difficult--the black flies did not help! I would suggest you visit A.D.V. in either May or September, after the hot summer months. And be prepared by bringing only complete essentials. The cabins are too pricey for what you get--better off to rent a campsite but ask for one that is shaded!! So many of the campsites were in the direct sunlight, could be unbearable. The town of Sutton (15 min away) is charming, there is a fine IGA supermarket to buy your supplies, and many good restaurants and chocolate shops. I give A.D.V. an "average" rating because the spectacular location and scenery make up for the lack of amenities and how strenuous this camping experience can be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Au Diable Vert is an unusual concept in the world of wilderness outfitters, agrotourism and recreotourism, but a concept that proves more and more popular and relevant each year. Instead of just a fishing rod or gun, our guests have the chance to appreciate nature and the spectacular view of the Appalachian and Green mountains, with binoculars, camera, hiking poles, a kite or the hand of a loved one. Facilitating the Quebec wilderness experience, no matter the season, is what we strive to do better and better each year. A compelling and unique choice of activities, range from exploring our mountain top site in the mountains, to splashing, paddling and fishing in the valley, to pedalling through the treetops on the unique-in-Canada VeloVolant canopy cycle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Au Diable Vert Sutton, Quebec