North Hatley, Quebec

Manoir Hovey

Gabby Peyton
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • A luxe lakeside retreat originally modeled off President Washington's summer house
  • The hotel is 90 minutes from Montreal, surrounded by rolling countryside and historic villages
  • "The award-wining restaurant is among the best in the Eastern Townships," says Lonely Planet
  • There are plenty of free activities on site, like skating, kayaking and cycling

"Handsomely set rooms" -- Lonely Planet

100% (9 Member Ratings)

"I was there a little out of season and the weather was not great but I didi enjoy the solitude and beauty of the setting"
Paul
Apr 15, 2016
Mississauga, ON, Canada

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than two hours from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport by taxi and two hours from Burlington International Airport. It's a rural location, so unless you’re planning to stay on resort it’s best to bring a car, and parking is freely available on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Set in 35 acres of pretty gardens overlooking Lake Massawippi, the AAA 4-Diamond Manoir Hovey is a quiet retreat made for romantic getaways. The property began life in the 19th century, modeled after President Washington’s summer mansion Mount Vernon, and is now an intimate Relais & Chateaux resort with only 37 rooms, a first-rate restaurant and the atmosphere of a private estate. Staff are welcoming and friendly, known for remembering guests’ names.

Populated by British loyalists at the end of the 1700s, the Eastern Townships still feel "more English than England," notes The Guardian, despite being only a 90-minute drive from bustling Montreal. This is rolling farm country, complete with clapboard churches and wooded slopes, and the pretty little town of North Hatley fits right in, complete with its bakery, antique shops and century-old architecture.

Beyond the romantics, epicures come from across the country to try the award-winning Quebecois cuisine (Lonely Planet raves that it’s one of the best in the area). Don’t miss the heaving cheese cart, overflowing with local raw-milk and artisan cheeses. The more relaxed option is a cozy pub, complete with lakeside terrace. There’s an on-site gym, and a range of activities to try, from cycling, kayaking, tennis and swimming in the summer to snowshoeing and skating in the winter. Best of all, they are all included in the room price.

Rooms are all unique -- the country-style rooms are prettily furnished with antique beds, floral prints and checked fabrics, while more modern rooms have sharp furniture and glass-topped tables. Many come with whirlpool baths and some have fireplaces. Opt for a room facing the lake for picturesque vistas -- the best have terraces with front row views of the sunset.

From the press:
  • "This lovely resort offers handsomely set rooms in a picturesque lakeside setting … the award-wining restaurant is among the best in the Eastern Townships" -- Lonely Planet
  • "The staff is obliging and diligent and the meals excellent" -- The New York Times
  • "This retreat feels like a private estate" -- Fodor's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child Extra beds available on request and in rooms without a sofa bed: CA$40 (subject to tax) per night. Restaurant is not ideal for babies or very young children.

All children and additional guests must be registered upon check-in.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $60CAD per day. Pets are permitted in certain cottages only and are not permitted in the main buildings. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

All Pets must be registered upon check-in.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Minimum 2-nights stay arriving Dec. 24. Compulsory Gala dinner on New Year's Eve.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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9 Member Reviews
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Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Manoir Hovey over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: I was there a little out of season and the weather was not great but I didi enjoy the solitude and beauty of the setting
Other Comments: dinner and the service were excellent however I found the service too be a little too fawning. eg I would prefer my bottle of wine to be closer in order that I may pour it as I please. It seems senseless for a waiter to pour a dribble simply for the sake of doing so. Also too much hovering around spoils the moment. I'm not trying to make a big deal of this, it is simply an observation and I realize that it may be a quirk of mine. I very much enjoyed both the food and service overall.
Paul Apr 15, 2016 Mississauga, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: The peace and quiet, excellent service and fabulous food.
Don Apr 01, 2016 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Ambiance, very attentive and courteous staff. lovely setting, beautiful room -KING, fireplace, whirlpool tub and complete water view. Ample space. Interior and exterior fireplaces going all the time -very romantic!
Other Comments: Very limited facilities both there and at the small town of north Hatley close by due to season -somewhat expected, however Manoir Hovey Pub was closed completely which left only the main dining room as the place to eat or enjoy a drink ( very expensive ) and of course not a place where you would hang out with a few friends.... We were impressed overall -a tribute to it's character and tranquility -perfect 'total relaxation' for a couple of days. Future guests should be well aware there is no 'Hot tub 'area -interior or exterior and that the nearest town is a 20 minute drive....
Grant Mar 17, 2016 Ndip, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Setting and the room overlooking the lake.
Other Comments: Front desk staff Elizabeth and Lydia were awesome, as was Francine in the restaurant.
William Mar 10, 2016 Gloucester, ON, Canada

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