Le Chateau Montebello

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  • Location
    Montebello, QUE
  • Date
    August 27 - 29
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

OVERVIEW

WELCOME TO FAIRMONT LE CHÂTEAU MONTEBELLO, QUÉBEC, the AAA Four Diamond Award winning magnificent historic log cabin!  Escape from the ordinary and experience a delightful retreat at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin! Nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village, surrounded by nature, the hotel is famed for its rustic yet luxurious accommodations, excellent service and refined gastronomy.   The resort is now an ideal destination both for leisure and business travelers. Entertainment, local cuisine, relaxation and a warm welcome is what you will come to expect as we want your experience to be truly unforgettable. The holiday season in Montebello is a unique experience. Let us treat you to the charms of the Outaouais region’s traditions, where hospitality, gastronomy and ”joie de vivre” are a true way of life! As one of Eastern Canada’s leading destinations, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is an exceptional resort famed for its rugged luxury. Here, in a stunning red cedar log château, you’ll experience rustic elegance and a warm welcome. In February 1930, the site where Fairmont Le Château Montebello now stands was just a clearing in the woods. Four months later, the massive cedar château was erected – a construction feat that captured the popular imagination of the time, inspired newspaper features across North America and attracted crowds of on-lookers. Fairmont Le Château Montebello was inspired by the châteaux of the Swiss Alps. Craftsmen used 10,000 giant cedar logs to build the resort’s three main buildings, all cut and set by hand. The central log château, which houses all the guest rooms in the resort, has a three-story central atrium, at the heart of which stands a massive six-sided fireplace with a central chimney. For 40 years the log structure was a private retreat, whose elite membership included politicians such as former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and foreign dignitaries such as Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. The resort has a number of historic meetings under its belt, including the 1981 International Economic Summit, attended by political figures such as Ronald Reagan, François Mitterand, Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Thatcher.

 

DAY 1: MONTEBELLO, QUE
DAY 2: MONTEBELLO, QUE
DAY 3: HOME SWEET HOME

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ITINERARY

DAY ONE: Sun, Aug 27Click here to see full itinerary
8:00 am
Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. (parking). Please see other pick-up locations & times on the back page.
11:00 am
Arrive in Ottawa at the ByWard Market with time to browse the market and pick up some snacks and wines to enjoy at your st at Montebello. There will be time for lunch on your own in the market.
1:00 pm Depart the ByWard Market and head to the Gatineau Region.
2:30 pm Arrive at Le Chateau Montebello! We’ll begin our stay with a wonderful guided tour so you’ll know your way around the resort over the next few days. After we check in you have time to unpack and relax before enjoying a wonderful dinner together in the dining room! The rest of the evening is yours to relax and unwind! Enjoy the roaring fireplaces, listen to the piano or whatever you chose. Lose yourself in the wonder of the Chateau.

Hotel: Le Chateau Montebello (819) 423-6341
Meals: Dinner

DAY TWO: Mon, Aug 28
A wonderful breakfast buffet awaits you this morning before you begin your day discovering all there is to do at the Chateau Montebello.
9:00 am We’re off to Parc Omega, a unique experience in the heart of nature, culture and history of Quebec. Parc Omega lets you discover the wildlife of Canada such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears all within their natural environment. We will be joined by an Omega guide, trained to share their knowledge about all the beautiful species, who will accompany us throughout our visit. With their experience, they can quickly spot animals that are usually difficult to see. After our visit, there will be free time for lunch on your own in the lodge cafeteria. We’ll return to the Chateau Montebello where you can enjoy the resort this afternoon! Indoors or outdoors, there is something for everyone. There are optional activities (rates apply) such as cycling, horseback riding etc. or spoil yourself at the spa!
5:00 pm This evening we’ll enjoy traditional Quebec cuisine and entertainment at a local sugar shack – be prepared for fun! After a wonderful evening, we’ll return to our resort for an evening of leisure!

Hotel: Le Chateau Montebello (819) 423-6341
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY THREE: Tues, Aug 29
Breakfast is included this morning once again at our home away from home.
9:00 am Visit the Manoir Papineau. The Manior Papineau is a large manor overlooking the Ottawa River at Montebello, Quebec on the site of the Chateau Montebello. It was the home of Louis-Joseph Papineau from 1846 until his death. Set in Montebello, Manoir Papineau is a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to become a leading figure in Canadian politics. Flanked by four towers, the manor house rules over its surrounding landscape with its landscaped garden, spacious lawns, wooded areas and a stream. On the menu: a guided tour of the manor, granary, family museum, tea house and a former bell tower, while on the surrounding lands are the gardener’s cottage and the funeral chapel. Plan a day to enjoy every corner of this beautiful seigneurial estate.
12:00 pm Time to check out and leave our wonderful chalet!
12:30 pm Explore the village of Montebello! We’ll visit a chocolate store located in an old train station where you can see artisans working in the back preparing a variety of chocolates, a local quaint cheese store with lots of local foods, spreads, jams, mustards and a variety of cheese. You’ll have time to have lunch on your own and browse the stores in the village.
2:00 pm We’ll bid Au Revoir to the Gatineau Region and head home.
4:30 pm Approximate arrival back in Kingston with fond memories of your Chateau Montebello getaway!
Hotel: Le Chateau Montebello (819) 423-6341
Meals: Breakfast 

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PRICING

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 PRICE – HST INCLUDED
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in a Fairmont room
  • 3 full buffet breakfasts
  • Dinner in the dining room at Montebello
  • Dinner at a sugar shack with traditional Quebec food and folklore entertainment
  • Guided tour of the Chateau Montebello
  • Guided tour of Parc Omega and delightful surprises
  • Time to explore Manoir Papineau
  • Portage of one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Maple Leaf Tour Director & Professional Driver
  • Meal taxes, gratuities & room taxes
 
$599 Each for
Double
(2 to a room)
 $579 Each for
Triple
(3 to a room)
$659 Each for
Quad
(4 to a room)
$799 For a
Single
(1 to a room)
    • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking.
    • Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
    • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel

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DEPARTURES


8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St (parking)
8:30 am Depart from Gananoque HWY 2 carpool lot.
9:00 am Depart Brockville from Food Basics
1:00 pm Ottawa clients can meet the tour at 1:00 pm in the ByWard Market at the Totem Pole.

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HOTEL

Le Chateau Montebello (819) 423-6341
This upscale resort, set in a log cabin with a central stone fireplace, is on the Ottawa River and 18 km from Musée Des Pionniers.  The rustic-chic rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi (included in resort fees), plus room service. Some rooms feature garden or river views, while upgraded rooms and suites add separate living areas and/or whirlpool tubs. Amenities include 4 restaurants and 3 bars, as well as a spa and an 18-hole golf course. A resort fee covers access to indoor and outdoor pools, a health club, and a range of seasonal activities including curling, kayaking and disc golf, among others.

EXCURSIONS 


Parc Omega
Manoir Papineau

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products
  • Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on quality of service
  • Maple Leaf Tours strongly recommends purchasing Cancellation & Emergency Medical Insurance for out of country multi-day tours. Insurance is available through Maple Leaf Tours.

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