Monday, February 18, 2008
The Laurentians : Winter Getaway
I love the Laurentians.
Located north of Montreal, I spent several days in the Laurentians a couple of winters ago.
Manoir Saint-Saveur was my home base for the cold weather getaway. With lovely rooms and an on-site spa, the inn has added 26 suites in a pavilion called Avoriaz.
Each suite has a 32'' plasma screen, wet bar, espresso machine, bathroom with heated floor, separate glass shower and double spa bath. Other comforts include a king-sized bed and duvet, double sofa bed, balcony, wooden floor and stone fireplace.
It's a cozy mountain getaway with urban comforts.
Downhill skiing is nearby at Mont Saint-Sauveur, Mont Avila, Ski Morin Height, Mont Olympia, Ski Mont Gabriel and Mont Habitant.
There is cross-country skiing at Parc linéaire Le P’tit Train du Nord and Réseau de Morin Heights et Corridor Aérobiqu.
I'm a spa girl, and there are destination and day spas, Nordic spas and inn spas. For a complete list, go here.
And of course there's Tremblant, the #1 ski resort in Eastern North America (according to the readers of Ski Magazine).
It's owned by Intrawest, who also own Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia.
My room at Quebec's Manoir Saint-Sauveur
Photo by Sue Frause
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