We stayed in a cottage for a week with two kids aged 12 and 14, and had one of our best family vacations ever!
This place is, quite simply, extraordinary. The setting is magnificent, with the sprawling Baskatong reservoir, beautiful sandy beach, remarkably secluded location, and mountains in the distance. The effect is quite magical - between the location (45 minutes away from closest town), the serene environment, gorgeous cottage and off the grid location (wifi works in the reception, but not in cottage), the Windigo instantly transports you to relaxation and family fun.
The surprise of the place is the restaurant, which is top-notch. This allowed us to have a real break, since we had two brunches and two lovely dinners in the restaurant, with the rest of the meals prepared in the cottage. You just can't believe the quality and variety of food on offer in such a secluded spot.
The cottage is perfection - rustic but charming, immaculate, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, complete with laundry and satellite TV for nighttime or rainy afternoons.
The setting is an ideal mix of total relaxation with enough activities to keep the family happily occupied - bikes, a fun obstacle course in the forest, pool, ping pong, canoes, kayaks and a trampoline in the lake that the kids adored. The kids met lots of other children and instantly connected, which made for a very convivial and charming stay.
It's clear that this is a place built with the love, hard work and incredible attention to every detail of the Belgian owner and his family ... the European flair really comes through.
The highlight was that we rented the "Sphaire" for an evening - an incredible first in Canada in "glamping". It's an inflated dome that provides the most comfortable and memorable camping experience we've ever come across -- very comfortable beds and enchanting views of the stars over head (even a mini toilet and electricity for lights! Definitely worth experiencing.
The service is consistently excellent - the staff are genuine, warm and incredibly helpful. There is a smile at every turn, and you feel truly welcomed and treasured as a guest.
We have tried several similar family resorts (for example in Calabogie and Jouvence), as well as Club Meds, but this tops them all in terms of quality, value and providing for an ideal family escape sure to please kids and parents alike.
Le Village Windigo is hospitality and escape at its very best ... I recommend it without reservation!
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- Also Known As:
- Le Village Windigo Hotel Mont Laurier
- Le Village Windigo Mont Laurier, Canada - Quebec