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Bucket list hotel just outside Montreal is ranked number one in Canada

Bucket list hotel just outside Montreal is ranked number one in Canada
Bucket list hotel just outside Montreal is ranked number one in Canada

A five-diamond restaurant serving refined farm-to-table cuisine? A new lakeside spa with a year-round Nordic thermal experience? 30 hectares of birch forest and English gardens?

Nestled in the Appalachian landscape, this luxurious lakeside retreat is a bucket list destination.

With so many day trip destinations just outside Montreal, Manoir Hovey, located in North Hatley, Quebec, has been named Canada’s Best Resort for the fourth year in a row at Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2024.

Photo: Drew Hadley | Manoir Hovey

Founded in 1899, the elegant estate combines old-world charm with modern sophistication and has been a beloved family business for generations.

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Spanning 30 acres of birch forests and English gardens, this historic gem offers 52 accommodations in the main building and exceptionally charming cottages.

Photo: Drew Hadley | Manoir Hovey

You can expect breathtaking views of the lake, the crystal clear water, the rolling hills and the forests through the large bay windows or from your balcony or terrace.

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Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or relax on one of the two private beaches.

Photo: Drew Hadley | Manoir Hovey

Guests can also make use of clay tennis courts, a fitness room, bicycles and equipment for land and water sports.

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Feeling adventurous? Explore the tranquil lake by kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

Photo: Drew Hadley | Manoir Hovey

Time-out tip: Be sure to visit a historic library, which has also hosted some very famous guests over the years.

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The renowned Le Hatley restaurant, led by Chef Alexandre Vachon, is a five-star farm-to-table experience that showcases Quebec’s rich terroir and seasonal produce.

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We are talking about a culinary journey that pays tribute to local ingredients and homemade side dishes.

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Don’t miss the extensive wine list, with 750 labels from 22 countries.

Photo: Drew Hadley | Manoir Hovey

For a more casual, yet refined dining experience, the Tap Room serves classic bistro dishes on the garden terrace or by the 10,000-brick wood-burning stove.

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The newest addition to the complex is Le Spa Manoir Hovey, an award-winning wellness resort offering a year-round Scandinavian thermal experience, set against the backdrop of the wild Appalachian Mountains.

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Where is the number one hotel in Canada located?

Manoir Hovey is located in North Hatley, Quebec, Canada, on the shores of Lake Massawippi.

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Named Canada’s Best Resort by Travel + Leisure for the fourth year in a row, this family-owned property continues to lead the Canadian hospitality industry by delivering exceptional service, breathtaking surroundings and unparalleled guest experiences.

Photo: Manoir Hovey

For more information about the World’s Best Awards 2024, click here.

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