Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Manoir Hovey: A charming Quebec resort inn
Manoir Hovey is one of those romantic inns that you see in the movies ... at first it almost doesn't feel real. But it is, and it's wonderful. I stayed there a number of autumns ago, a lovely time of year in this bucolic part of Quebec. Located in the lovely Eastern Townships village of North Hatley, 75 minutes east of Montreal (and only 20 minutes north of Vermont), it's on the shores of Lake Massawippi.
My first reaction was it looked like Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. It turns out that it was built as a private estate modeled after his home. Since 1950, it's been a resort inn and is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
My cozy and charming room at Manoir Hovey
Photo by Sue Frause