North Hatley

Manoir Hovey

Katie Jones
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Why We Love It

  • A luxe lakeside retreat originally modeled off President Washington's summer house
  • Just 90 minutes from Montreal, surrounded by rolling countryside and historic villages
  • Francis Wolf, head chef of the hotel's Le Hatley Restaurant, was named Young Talent of the Year 2017 by Gault & Millau gastronomic guide in Quebec
  • There are plenty of free activities on site, like skating, kayaking and cycling

"Handsomely set rooms" -- Lonely Planet
Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
"Classic architecture, history, fantastic food"
May 30, 2018
East Montpelier, VT, USA

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 put at the resort it’s best to bring a car, and parking is freely available on site.

Rooms & Rates

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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 and are 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 romantics, epicures come from across the country to try the restaurant's 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. 

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



  • 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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 CAD$60.00 (subject to tax) per stay. 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Manoir Hovey over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Classic architecture, history, fantastic food
Stephen May 30, 2018 East Montpelier, VT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast. Room with adjoining sun deck.
Other Comments
Great staff!
Barbara May 21, 2017 Pierre Fonds, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
Perfect visit in every way.
Katherine May 21, 2017 South Lancaster, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The food was fantastic
Other Comments
Beautiful grounds. Friendly staff
Barbara May 20, 2017 Russellsell, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Outstanding in every way. Very attentive and personalized service, all over the property. The food in the Hatley Restaurant was fabulous, fresh, locally sourced. Many thanks to the restaurant Director, Mr. L'Abbé and his staff for their special attentions. Our suite was exquisite and the housekeeping does an amazing job at keeping the room spotless! We have traveled all over the world and this hotel is at the top of our favorites list. What distinguishes a 5 star hotel from others is the level of details in the service, and this hotel delivers! We cannot wait to go back!
Lucie May 17, 2017 Boucherville, QC, Canada

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