Country Elegance at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Fairmont Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
The changing of the seasons are significant in Quebec, Canada. I recently discovered this for myself in the region of Charlevoix. As the fall leaves dropped, so did the air temperature in this picturesque location next to the St. Lawrence River. Perched above the river is the stately Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. I loved exploring the area in October, but after seeing pictures of this historic castle on the cliff frosted in snow, a return visit is in order.

Fairmont Richelieu, pool

Fairmont Richelieu outdoor pool. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

There are so many things to see and do in the countryside of Charlevoix and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is the ideal place to stay and play. Have a passion for fine food? So does the chef at Le Manoir Richelieu. In fact, guests have the opportunity to join the Fairmont executive chef out on Canada’s Flavor Trail in one of the hotel’s special packages. Too cold to venture outdoors to play? Snowmobile enthusiasts will appreciate the underground heated parking available at the Fairmont. No thawing required!

Fairmont Richelieu, spa suite, hotel

Spa suite in Charlevoix countryside. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

Warm up at the spa or take a dip in the indoor swimming pool after a day outdoors. In the summertime, you can go whale watching on the St. Lawrence River or horseback riding nearby on the beach. Reserve a spa room and take in the blue view from your hot tub, or soak in the outdoor hot tub and swimming pool.

Fairmont Le Manoir, indoor pool

Inviting indoor pool. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

As is typical of Fairmont luxury properties, there are several restaurants available on site, as well as a children’s program and a canine ambassador to borrow for leisurely walks by the sea or simply petting and watching your blood pressure drop. Regular readers will know I am a Fairmont fan due to their complimentary internet offers through the President’s Club. Are you a member?

Room rates start at approximately $159 Canadian and run to $400 Canadian depending on the season and availability with packages available. For more information or reservations, check the website. Compare rates and book online with Priceline or

Review by Lodging Editor Nancy D. Brown. Thanks to Quebec Tourism for inviting me to explore the Charlevoix region of Canada.

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