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Inn with Good Food for Honeymoon-Rec

The Boss Aug 16, 2006 10:49 PM

Does anyone now about a great country Inn with great food/wine/rooms for my honeymoon late September?. We will be taking the train from Toronto.
I like Inn's but not the kind with too many doilies! Looking for great food and accommodation in unique Quebec setting.
Thanks in advance...

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      Campofiorin Aug 17, 2006 01:41 PM

      Great food in a great atmosphere are to be found at Auberge Ripplecove in North Hatley about 1h30 to 1h45 south east of Montreal.

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        RomanW Aug 17, 2006 08:32 PM

        North Hatley, as nice as it is, isn't accessible by public transportation. You can, however, get to West Brome, Sutton and Knowlton (Lac Brome) by bus. With the leaves usually turning colours around then, the Eastern Townships are a great place to be!

        The annual Brome Lake Duck Festival, with chef demonstrations and tastings of duck delicacies is on Sept 23-24 and Sep 30-Oct 1, so imagine that Knowlton would be the most "happening" of the three.

        I've never stayed there, but I imagine that the Lakeview Inn would be nice enough. I see that they even have a "Lover's Getaway" package! Don't know about their food, either, but they boast about their dining room on their "Gastronomy" page. Also, there's a number of other places in town and some of them are bound to be decent.

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        1. re: RomanW
          Campofiorin Aug 17, 2006 08:48 PM

          Just because they're taking the train doesn't mean they can't rent a car. ;-)

          Also, I went to duck fest last year and was disappointed by what looked like a gimmick to attract tourists to the area. Not much to do or see.

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          Adrian3891 Aug 17, 2006 09:56 PM

          Since Auberge Hatley tragically burned down, L'Eau A La Bouche has to be the vanguard for the Quebec Inn/Restaurant. Although I have never been, it carries a boatload of recommendations, is one of only four restaurants in Canada with a relais gourmand distinction, and is also really pricey. Definetely worth a look.

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          1. re: Adrian3891
            The Boss Aug 20, 2006 12:07 AM

            Thanks much for the recommendation, you really think it is one of the best next to Hatley?

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