For people who want a restorative getaway that doesn’t involve airports and includes low density population centres; Fairmont Resorts have provided a popular solution during this past summer. The full-service Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Château Montebello resorts are continuing to offer 30% Quebec Resident Discounts that proved so popular during the summer months.

You might consider making a road trip that includes both of these luxury resorts.

Fairmont successfully implemented protocols in all their resorts to protect guests and staff before the resorts re-opened last spring. In addition to screening, enhanced cleaning and social distancing throughout the resorts and their dining rooms; every room is left vacant for 48 hours between guests. Even the cleaning staff personnel do not enter within that period. For detailed information about the Fairmont cleaning protocols, please visit: We recently enjoyed a three-day getaway at Fairmont le Manoir Richelieu resort in Charlevoix and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in a safe and secure environment. And it was sure nice to have a change of scene!

We have vacationed at both Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Château Montebello on numerous occasions as a couple and with family. The former is located in the heart one of North America’s most popular year round holiday destinations. Le Château Montebello’s status as the world’s largest log structure makes it a unique vacation experience.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

The popular Le Spa at Montebello has its own elegant building

Fairmont Le Château Montebello is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year, and they are offering a terrific package for $90 per person, per night that includes breakfast. There is a two night minimum, and this package is available Sunday through Thursday nights. At that rate – who wouldn’t want to spend two nights?

Genevieve Dumas, General Manager of Le Château Montebello stated; “Since its inception, this exquisite log structure has been regarded as a place of celebration and entertainment, and we are thrilled to welcome our friends, family and community into the hotel. As we collectively pay homage to the hotel’s colourful history, we’re also celebrating its bright future and we stay committed to providing unforgettable memories while taking extensive measures to safeguard, protect and care for our valued guests and employees.”

Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s rustic, yet luxurious accommodations sit on more than 300 acres of land. In 2019, the hotel invested more than $17.5M on the renovation of 102 of its 210 guest rooms. While the weather may be blustery in November and early December, guests can cozy up in front of the hotel’s signature six-sided fireplace, enjoy a swim in the largest hotel indoor pool in Canada, have an invigorating workout in the fitness centre or enjoy a stroll along the resort’s on-property trails.

Le Château Montebello has a dedicated spa building, accessible by the same tunnel that links the main building with the indoor pool. Le Spa has eight treatment rooms, with two for couples and one equipped with a fireplace. The sun-drenched Salon Soleil offers three pedicure stations and two manicure desks. Le Spa is immensely popular, and I’d recommend making reservations before your visit.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Enjoy fine dining in Aux Chantignoles at Château Montebello

The focal point of the main building is an enormous circular lobby, dominated by a huge six-sided fireplace and stone chimney rising three storeys up to the cathedral ceiling. The most stunning aspect is that the entire structure is made of logs. This is where you get your first impression that you’re about to spend time in a log castle – like something out of a children’s storybook.

Broad interior balconies provide access to the second and third story rooms and quiet seating areas for guests to enjoy a cozy nook. The newly renovated and classic rooms have log walls, offering a rustic-chic decor. At the same time, you’ll find high-speed wireless and cable connections for your laptop or iPhone, coffee makers, HD flat screen televisions.

Fine dining is an integral part of any luxury getaway or vacation, and the talented chefs at Château Montebello have earned a reputation for meeting and exceeding guest expectations. Aux Chantignoles main dining room has a magnificent two storey atrium ceiling and the warm log structure has an old-world elegance. Additional seating in the Diane section offers guests a more intimate ambiance with stone walls, log beams and picture windows overlooking the grounds and the Ottawa River. Guests also have the option of box lunches and in-room dining.

Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant is ideally situated overlooking the village and Lac Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant has 62 one-bedroom suites

After enjoying Le Château Montebello, consider planning a visit to Fairmont Tremblant, located in the magical re-creation of a European alpine village. Route 323 starts in Montebello and will take you on a scenic drive right to Tremblant.

Fairmont Tremblant is an all-season resort that lets you shake loose from daily routines, transporting you to a world of luxury and attentive service. Situated at the base of the legendary Mont Tremblant ski centre, the resort is steps away from the shops, restaurants, and activities that have made Tremblant one of North America’s most popular tourist destinations, and the #1 ranking in Eastern Canada. All this is just ninety minutes north of Montreal.

Fairmont Tremblant

Guests can chose choose the indoor or heated outdoor pool at Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant offers 314 comfortably appointed guest rooms, which includes 62 one-bedroom suites. All accommodations are what you’d expect in a first-class luxury resort; high speed internet, flat screen TVs with video game capabilities, coffee makers and in-room safes. All rooms have terrific views, whether of the ski slopes and village or the surrounding countryside and Lac Tremblant. The one-bedroom suites have full kitchen facilities which we’ve found useful when traveling with our family.

Fairmont Tremblant offers guests a full range of activities and services for all seasons. In addition to a fully equipped fitness centre, there is an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountain and village. The outdoor pool is heated year round, and there are also two large exterior hot tubs. Safety protocols are in place, ensuring that everyone has safe access to the facilities. The staff at Moments Spa is available to pamper guests with a full range of treatments.

Fairmont Tremblant

L’AXE lobby bar and restaurant at Fairmont Tremblant

Guests can begin their day with a hearty breakfast at Le Comptoir and enjoy the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Fine dining and an extensive wine list available from Thursday to Sunday at the award-winning Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire, with views of the mountain and the passing parade in the village. The Choux Gras won the Open Table 2019 Diners’ Choice Award. Fifty percent of wines listed are private imports. The menu is available on the resort’s website. Guests can also enjoy dinner at the always popular L’AXE lobby bar and restaurant seven days a week.

Fairmont Tremblant

Choux Gras Bistro offers fine cuisine at
Fairmont Tremblant

Guests familiar with the Fairmont Gold service will be happy to know that these accommodations and services are available during the ski season.

As we’ve noticed on our numerous visits to Fairmont hotel and resort properties, many of the employees have been with the company for a long time, illustrating why Fairmont continues to be one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This is an important factor in the hospitality business, where guest satisfaction id directly linked to the service offered by the hotel staff. From the moment we checked in, we received warm and courteous service.

Whether you choose our two-resort road trip suggestion or visit one-at-a-time, you’ll enjoy first class accommodations, service and fine cuisine at Fairmont Le Château Montebello or Fairmont Tremblant. The wide variety of recreational activities at each resort and Moments Spa services will keep you invigorated and entertained. The fine cuisine that supports local producers will satisfy your palate. Bon Voyage!

Travel Planner:

Fairmont Le Château Montebello: for information and reservations: Toll free: 1-800-441-1414, or directly to the resort: 819-423-6341.

Fairmont Tremblant: for information and reservations: . Toll free: 1-800-441-1414, or directly to the resort: 819-681-7000.

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