After booking my dream getaway to a solitary cabin in the woods at Au Diable Vert, I found all the negative reviews posted and became a little worried that I had made a big mistake. Undeterred, I packed my own pots, pans, dishes etc. and headed out with an optimistic outlook. This vacation was more than I had hoped for. I stayed in a wonderful new little cabin that was very tastefully built and equipped. There was no hint of furry visitors. All was neat and tidy. A crew was sent out before my arrival to sweep and bring wood in. I did not find it necessary to use the plastic fitted sheet I brought…..just in case ☺
This is a very picturesque location. Each cabin or tree house has its own space where the natural integrity of the woods has been respected as much as possible. They all have an outhouse on site. As I had hoped, I was totally secluded in my wonderful location for a 3 night stay. The trails on the property are really well marked and give many opportunities to savor the spectacular views. You just have to pay attention. There is an amazing washhouse with flush toilets and showers. This building would be too far from many sites to be used regularly, but does offer a great place to clean up each day if that is what you want.
This is an ideal location for camper personalities. It is a wonderful way to get away from the hectic, technology laden, way too busy life most of us experience these days. If you are expecting a cabin with all the luxuries and perks of a motel type cabin, you might be disappointed. These are cabins in the woods. Something that is difficult to find these days. Something I am willing to pay extra for. Some are newer than others. Some have just recently been updated. Some are really rustic. I found all to be true to the photos posted on the website. Some of the cabins have lofts that would not be appropriate for very young children, but others have bunks on the lower level that would be. You would also have to be very careful with the very young next to an operating wood stove, just as you would at home.
This location is on the side of a hill. If you are staying in any of the sites away from the main building and you don't have a group to help, it would be wise to pay the $10 for luggage delivery. It is quite a steep climb. Water is another thing to think about. I took my own large container and it lasted my entire stay but was very heavy. I was thinking that it might have been nice if a container of water, even if it had been my own, had been delivered with the wood or cabin check, but perhaps regulations don't allow that.
I had an amazing stay! The owners are very friendly and I believe have a wonder vision for their little piece of paradise. Someone is an artist, as you will see with the many carvings about the property and the brilliant use of trees and branches in adding the extra little touches. A lot of time has been spent maintaining this property. I can't wait to return with my snowshoes!
- 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