Located in the beautiful North Hatley, one of Québec’s most picturesque villages, sits the private estate of Manoir Hovey. Arguably one of Canada’s most charming and romantic inns, the 5-star Relais & Châteaux estate is set on 30 acres of woods and English gardens along 600 meters of prime lakeshore on scenic Lake Massawippi. Inspired by the era, the 19th Century mansion appeals to visitors who yearn for a glimpse of days gone by, with year-round outdoor activities, world-class cuisine, and fresh air away from the crowds and confines of city life.
The sprawling southern-styled mansion boasts 36 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites spaciously situated in the main manor and exterior cottages. For those seeking a more private lakeside cottage experience, there is a secluded 3-bedroom chalet adjacent to the Manoir Hovey property complete with its own private beach and boathouse. Each of the spacious luxury accommodations seamlessly balance the warmth and comfort of authentic southern architecture with modern day conveniences for lakefront luxury year-round.
A focal point of Manoir Hovey is its award-winning restaurant, Le Hatley. Drawing on his French-Canadian roots, Executive Chef Alexandre Vachon and his team of highly celebrated chefs serve a refined nature inspired cuisine paying homage both to his heritage and to the land and producers around him. For a more casual dining experience, guests can visit Le Tap Room located in the original coach house for craft cocktails, refined dishes, and snacks. In the winter, Le Tap Room offers a warm and cozy setting with a majestic 10,000-brick fireplace, and delicious homemade hot chocolate.
The activities are endless both on and off property in this plentiful region of Eastern Townships. Discover the private grounds and waterfront with a fleet of hybrid Louis Garneau bikes, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and paddleboats. In the winter months enjoy snowshoeing, ice skating and ice fishing. Additional standout amenities include a heated pool overlooking the lake, two private beaches, fly-fishing, clay tennis courts (rackets supplied), an exercise room and a spacious lawn for complimentary yoga, pilates, mixology classes, and more. Manoir Hovey also welcomes groups for special events and corporate retreats with ample meeting spaces and numerous locations and options throughout the property perfect for a tailor-made destination wedding.
Located just 20 minutes from the Vermont border, 1.25 hours from East of Montreal and 4 hours from Boston, Manoir Hovey combines old-world charm and service with contemporary luxury. Rates start at $210 per room.