We stayed here one night before setting out on a 5-day ski tour in the park. Its main selling point is that the next morning you are at the trailhead, no more driving required. Room was a good size (we got the largest room) for staging our gear and packing our backpacks. However the room was over the bar which blared thumping music until well after we'd gone to bed. Did not see any other skiers staying there, only lots of snowmobilers. Food was pricey and so-so. Breakfast better than dinner. St Octave is a ghost town with an interesting back story and we enjoyed a walk among the remaining buildings and down the roadway with hand-lettered historical markers - here was the first mass celebrated, here perished a family in the fire. There's a great view of the snowy mountains in the distance which adds to the excitement of heading off on a backpacking trip because you can see your destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched 400 meters above sea level, the Village Grande Nature Chic-Chocs is dominated by the Chic-Chocs Mountains which have several peaks over 1000 meters, namely the renowned Mount Logan at 1128 meters. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy beautiful landscapes and many trails to practice their favourite sport. In winter, we can guarantee snow for lovers of winter sports, and that, as early as December 19 each year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Village Grande Nature Chic-Chocs Cap-Chat, Quebec, Canada