We were warmly greeted by Jade, one of Pierre and Linda's 4 lovely daughters, and some of her friends. They immediately made us feel welcome and engaged us in conversation, eager to tell us about the area and local restaurants.
Our room was on ground level and could be accessed by a private entrance. It was very comfortably appointed with couch, table & chairs, fridge and microwave - even a TV so we didn't miss the Stanely Cup Hockey game! Everything we needed. There is also a wealth of tourist info and ideas in the room.
The bathroom had a jetted tub with shower and there were lots of extra towels if needed.
We elected to eat breakfast in the family dining area upstairs. The daily presentations were a culinary work of art (see photos). A different fruit smoothie is provided each day as well. Linda alters her breakfast "special" each day and will cater to individual dietary requirements if you provide adequate notice. We found we often didn't need lunch!
This Gite is conveniently located about 20 minutes from the Old City and although we rented a car, there is local transit very close to the B&B. Québec is an easy city to get around in (a City map from the Tourist Info office just outside the walls is a great help) parking is reasonable, but we found dinner rather expensive, especially right in the City.
While at Lac St. Charles, we tried several local restaurants including Les Frères TOC which offered an extensive menu catering to most tastes. We ate there several times.
We greatly enjoyed Pierre and Linda's conversation in the mornings, they are a delightful couple and are a mine of information on things to do and see in the area.
We decided that another time, we would prefer to stay here rather than in Quebec City itself, just for the wonderful lakeside surroundings.
On a scale of 1 - 10, this is a 10!
- Also Known As:
- Le Gite Du Hu-Art Quebec/Quebec City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 15 minutes from downtown Quebec, Le Gite du Hu-art is an oasis of peace in nature. Outdoor fireplace, kayaks, canoes, rowboats ... everything is there for a memorable stay. ... In short you will find here the best of the 2 worlds: nature’s calm near the urban whirlwind of downtown. ... more less
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