Editor’s Be aware: We revealed an article about these two distinctive Fairmont resorts in January 2021 – whereas we have been nonetheless within the throes of the pandemic. As we method March Break, we thought that our readers would take pleasure in a few resort options that don’t contain airports and unplanned flight delays. For a household trip or a {couples}’ getaway, the historic and distinctive Fairmont Le Château Montebello and the action-central location of Fairmont Tremblant are very best areas simply ninety minutes from Montreal.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Ranked by Journey & Leisure journal as one of many Prime 10 Resort Lodges in Canada; Le Château Montebello is known for its outside winter actions that embody a refrigerated outside skating rink, a number of kilometres of cross-country snowboarding, snowshoeing, a toboggan slope for kids (and children at coronary heart), canine sled rides, and indoor curling. Along with the 2 cross county trails across the lodge property, company are ready to make use of longer trails accessible on the resort’s golf course. We walked the primary 9 holes final fall and it was straightforward to think about how pretty it might be for snowboarding within the winter.

The resort’s enormous indoor pool is open all 12 months – and it’s nice solution to calm down these muscle mass after a day of cross-country. In the identical complicated, company can compete on the squash court docket or the indoor tennis courts. Le Spa has its personal constructing, and presents a variety of remedies, together with a salon for {couples}, full with cozy hearth.

Through the pandemic, the Meals & Beverage Division experimented with new procedures and menu objects which were carried ahead. Single use sheets of paper with a QR code in order that company can obtain a menu onto their iPhones. They will place and for order meals and drinks from their foyer location and inside a couple of minutes a server brings their order.

The primary eating room Aux Chantignoles is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a chic restaurant with terrific views onto the grounds and Ottawa River. We’ve all the time loved our meals and the educated service. The menus are assorted and embody Youngsters’ Menus.

The resort presents all of the gear it is advisable have enjoyable on website. Discover cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates, tubes in addition to the services. Cross-country skiers are inspired to carry their very own gear. Chateau Montebello has indoor curling rink the place you’ll be able to both study the game from an on-site teacher or take pleasure in a number of ends by yourself. Apart from sleigh rides and motorized sports activities, every part is included within the resort price.

Fairmont Montebello presents a number of common packages. The Winter Enjoyable bundle consists of lodging, breakfast, the resort expertise price, a $20 per particular person spa credit score and 10% off a half day off-road or ski-doo expertise – all for $395 plus taxes per night time, double occupancy. The B&B bundle consists of lodging in a Fairmont room, breakfast and the resort expertise price, beginning at $415 plus taxes per room night time. Foodies will benefit from the Dine & Keep bundle that features in a single day lodging in a Fairmont room, a Desk d’Hôte dinner, breakfast and gratuities on meals. From $565 per particular person plus taxes.

Fairmont Tremblant

With its European-style village on the foot of Mont Tremblant, this vacation spot is the most well-liked downhill ski vacation spot in Japanese Canada. Situated on the base of this majestic mountain, Fairmont Tremblant presents skiers and non-skiers alike a superb location. We’ve visited with kids and as a pair, and we’ve all the time loved the convivial ambiance, top quality lodging and delicacies. Fairmont Tremblant persistently earns 4 and 5 star scores on Journey Advisor, and Oprah Journal ranked the encompassing village as; “One of many Prime 28 Most Magical Christmas Cities and Villages on the earth.” And it’s all taking place proper subsequent to Fairmont Tremblant.

For skiers, it simply doesn’t get any higher than Fairmont Tremblant. Choose up your skis from the ski valet, stroll out via the ski-in, ski-out entry and also you’re able to go. Whenever you verify in – the automotive valet will ship your ski gear to the ski valet. If you happen to’re renting gear – you too can decide up your skis from the ski valet. You should buy your raise tickets in the identical space within the lodge. Simply stroll out and also you’re on the mountain and good to go!

The Veuve-Clicquot summertime expertise on the pool deck was so profitable, {that a} winter outside model has been added to on Saturday and Sundays on La Terrasse Après-Ski simply outdoors Le Comptoir. Hearth pits hold the chilliness away and a DJ retains the place hopping as skiers and boarders come off The Nansen path. Scorching chocolate and s’extra kits can be found on the Ricochet Café.

Free for resort company, the Household Bonfire and Igloo Expertise presents an opportunity to toast marshmallows whereas the youngsters have enjoyable within the little igloo village. Dwell the Tremblant expertise in winter on the pool terrace from 4pm.

The resort has each indoor and an out of doors all-season pool with a heated deck. Nothing like swimming whereas skiers slide by!

Winner of the Open Desk Diners’ Alternative Award, the Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire has been a visitor favorite because it opened. Open evenings from 6pm, it’s really helpful that you simply make reservations upfront. It’s that good and that common! Thursday evenings you’ll be able to take pleasure in clean jazz vocals by Basso duo. The Axe foyer bar-restaurant presents informal eating with menu objects equivalent to membership sandwiches and burgers. Le Comptoir is open for breakfast and for dinner. Company can take pleasure in an Italian–themed menu within the night. For a fast chunk – take-out service is on the market from Le Ricochet from 7am till 4pm. In-room eating is obtainable to all company for breakfast and dinner.

Fairmont Tremblant has some glorious packages for {couples} and households. For households, the “Simply Like Dwelling” condominium trip presents a studio, junior suite, one-bedroom or two bed room suites, primarily based on two adults and two kids. The condominium suites have totally outfitted kitchens and charges begin at $699 per night time for a two night time minimal reservation. This can be a very aggressive price when in comparison with an all-inclusive bundle, and it features a $100 credit score for any lodge service, complimentary resort providers and parking for one automotive throughout your keep. Kids 5 and underneath eat without spending a dime from the Youngsters’ menu, and kids 6 – 11 for half worth. Different packages embody the Ski Flex beginning at $469, and features a $200 credit score per day for ski providers, (gear rental, raise tickets) eating and different resort providers. There’s additionally a “First Tracks” expertise (bought individually) that permits company to be the primary skiers down the mountain.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello: For data and reservations: www.fairmont.com/montebello. Toll free: 1-800-441-1414 or straight with the resort: 1-819-423-6341.

Fairmont Tremblant: For data and reservations: www.fairmont.com/tremblant or by cellphone on to the resort: 1-819-681-7000