Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Review of the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello - A Luxurious Canadian Gem!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a fabulous place with you. Mr. Fix-It and I just returned from a winter getaway. We spent two nights, three days at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. Oh was it fab! Let me tell you about it...

In June 1930, a private Seignory Club was built in Quebec, along the Ottawa River for the rich and famous. This gorg club was built in just four months with over 10,000 red cedar logs! Later, in 1970, the club was converted into a beautiful rustic chic hotel.

I truly fell in love with the feeling in the main building. The huge fireplace anchors the room and provides guests with a cozy place to sit in front of the fire and read, enjoy a cocktail or just be.

The beams in the ceiling are incredible and when you think of the word “cozy”, this space is it. Mr. Fix-It and I sat in the main lobby a lot. He read the newspaper cover-to-cover (since when does that happen when you have small kids?!) and I flipped through my fav magazines. We returned back to the lobby in the early evening for a few warm cocktails. Perfect.
Our room was awesome. We felt like it was our own little cottage. The d├ęcor is a rustic, log cabin that feels Canadian in every way, however it has all the luxurious amenities.
Before heading down for dinner, we set up our own little cheese plate in the room and cracked open the vino. Something to note, you can bring your own food and alcohol into your room. I would recommend you do this for mid-day snacks. There is a small store in the lobby to grab a bag of chips and water/pop, however it’s expensive. We headed into the town of Montebello and found a little cheese store that made the most delicious blue cheese. It was quickly added to our in-room cheese plate. Also, if you don't speak French, I recommend you bring your own reading material because you wont find many English magazines or books in town.

The activities. Fab. Again, if you love winter, this is your winter destination. They have snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding (yup, dogsledding!) tubing, ice skating, cross-country skiing & sleigh rides. Mr. Fix-It and I went snowshoeing into the forest (you can follow the trail or make your own) and it was super fun. Neither of us had been and it made a walk in the woods a fun adventure. Is it just me or does it look like my snowshoes are on the wrong feet?!

Of course, after all that fresh air, we needed the spa. Heaven on a plate. We opted for the couples massage (one hour, two massage tables in the room). Lovely.
The food. Are you a foodie? You can choose from the main restaurant or the bistro. We had dinner at both. The bistro is more like pub food, with a band…goodtimes. The food in the restaurant is outstanding! Melt in your mouth delish…go for the three course option.
You know how I only tell you about my fav products and places? Hands down, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is one of them. We were sitting in the spa and so relaxed, we called up the front lobby and booked ourselves in for another night!

If you are looking for a romantic getaway or a wonderful destination for your family, then consider Fairmont Le ChateauMontebello. I promise you, you’ll love it. Love it! They even have a supervised movie room for the kids to watch a movie in the evenings (on weekends)…and mum and dad can then have a quiet dinner in the restaurant. Win-Win!
They have a few promotions going on right now. The resort is turning 85 this year so click here and you can see their promotion package. Also, it’s a great place to go for Easter! They have lots of activities for the kids to do including a Golden Egg hunt. Adorable. The resort is open all year round so a great opportunity to visit in the warm weather also. A whole new feel!

I know we will definitely be returning to the magical fresh.fabulous.sophisticated Canadian gem and I hope you get there too!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram - KEEPITBEAUTIFULDESIGNS and on Twitter- @keepitbeautifu1 for more photos of the fab resort. Also, here is a video that I made about the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello.
Keep it Beautiful.

*I received special perks (complimentary night& breakfast) from the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. However, my words to you are all mine and from my heart. I truly loved everything about this fabulous resort and recommend it to all of you!


  1. That looks amazing! I love the rooms, somehow big and cozy at the same time.

  2. All my favourite vacations have included a stay at Fairmont hotels, they have a certain charm you just can't find anywhere else. Looks like you have an amazing time!

  3. My father stayed there years ago on a vacation and said it was amazing! Looks to be so even today! I would love to take a weekend away with hubs!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I have never NEVER seen anything so beautiful in my life. I need to go there. How far of a drive from Toronto?

  5. I could sit by that fireplace all day! The Fairmont always knows how to add the little things that make your vacation perfect. Thanks for sharing your getaway!

  6. I know so beauty eh? Kyla, it's about 5.5 hours from Toronto but only a little over an hour from Ottawa :)

  7. So gorgeous! I'd love to do a proper winter Canadian vacation one year. Who says you need heat and sun eh?

  8. I love love love the Chateau Montebello! Looks like it's time for another visit :)

  9. I've always wanted to go there, thanks for sharing your experience, now I want to go even more. ;)

  10. I haven't been there in years (decades more like!) Thanks for the visit!!

  11. This sounds heavenly, and right about now would be a great time to go - I'm feeling the get-away itch! Thanks so much for sharing another vacation destination potential!! :-)

  12. My husband and I were last at Montebello for a coffee right before The Kids were born. Unfortunately, with a litter of kids, we haven't had a chance to get back (or anywhere for that matter!). I think that it's time for us to get away and I can think of no nicer place than Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. Thanks for the idea.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo


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