When visiting the website, the tree house rentals seem idyllic. Rustic yet comfortable and with the high price tag (as high as a 4-star resort), the expectations were cleanliness and comfort. It could not be further from the truth.
Let's start from the beginning.. You have to park your car a fair distance away from the actual cabins (about half a mile away). They loan you a cart to wheel your luggage to the cabins but the roads are so rough (and uphill) that you are half dead by the time you reach your cabin. If you need help with your luggage, they charge you handsomely for it.
The treehouses look ok from the outside but when you get close enough, you notice the bird feces are covering the entire area. The winding metal staircase is difficult to climb (let alone with your stuff). When you open the door, you smell the must and rot in the air. Our cabin was FULL of rodent droppings (everywhere) including on the beds. The mattresses are moldy and smelly. Upon closer inspection, you notice small dark red spots (tell-tale of bedbugs). It seems no effort is made at all to maintain the cleanliness of these cabins. We also heard much scratching (rodents). When asked, management told us that they scarcely ever change sheets or mattresses (and it really shows). The lady helping us was nice enough but in denial as to the horrible conditions of these cabins.
Did I forget to mention the gaping hole in the deck (20 feet up) and the huge nest in the outhouse?
We understand that these are cabins.. But we expect cleanliness and safe conditions (with the small and all of the other trappings, we have no doubt that this presents a serious health hazard). And at those very high prices, consumers should get more for their money.
STAY AWAY... I cannot emphasize this enough. I'm quite sure that there are better accomodations elsewhere and you can visit the scenic landscapes during the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Au Diable Vert is an unusual concept in the world of wilderness outfitters, agrotourism and recreotourism, but a concept that proves more and more popular and relevant each year. Instead of just a fishing rod or gun, our guests have the chance to appreciate nature and the spectacular view of the Appalachian and Green mountains, with binoculars, camera, hiking poles, a kite or the hand of a loved one. Facilitating the Quebec wilderness experience, no matter the season, is what we strive to do better and better each year. A compelling and unique choice of activities, range from exploring our mountain top site in the mountains, to splashing, paddling and fishing in the valley, to pedalling through the treetops on the unique-in-Canada VeloVolant canopy cycle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Au Diable Vert Sutton, Canada - Quebec