Great Week at Cote Nord / Mt. Tremblant Area!
We had a great end-of-July week at this beautiful cabin/chalet. The chalet is nice-sized and was more than enough room for a family of four - could easily accommodate two+ families. Nice decor. The only minor criticism is that we could not get the DVD player to work and the TV reception was not the best. Had nice weather all week -- highs in low 80s and lows just enough so we could build a fire in the fireplace. The chalet is tucked into the woods at the end of the lane with plenty of privacy -- the view is outstanding! Huge deck with an amazing view of the lake and Mt. Tremblant. Hot tub was nice and hot 24/7.
The immediate area around Lac Superior is beautiful. We went fishing and kayaking a few times. The fishing was not very good for us - not one bite in three attempts. The kayaks were fun. Although the website shows pictures of canoes, only kayaks are available for use. :(
The restaurant at Cote Nord was small, yet nice. A lot of wild game on the menu. Food was tasty but having to pay $30+ for each of our children's meals made it a bit pricey - they have no alternatives for kids.
The area of Mt. Tremblant/St. Jovite and surrounding areas were somewhat confusing to us -- it took several days to figure it out. I would recommend researching, looking at maps etc. before you come so you aren't driving in circles for several days like we did. We learned that "Mt. Tremblant" is a pretty large area. We purchased a foldout map and donated it to the chalet upon leaving.
The pedestrian village of Mt. Tremblant was beautiful with some nice shops. The restaurants however were very expensive - compounded by the Mt. Tremblant resort taxes. We went to the cheaper "bistro" (burgers, salads, etc.) at La Forge and it was $175 for a family of four! Again, suggest doing your research ahead of time as the area was more expensive than we anticipated. Do visit Smoke's Poutinerie -- fries like you've never had them before. Yum! Gondola ride to the top of the Mtn was excellent.
A nice day trip that we'd recommend: Parc Omega in Montebello -- it is about a 1.5 hour drive from Tremblant area but is so worth it. A wildlife refuge that you drive through and feed the animals. This was our second time and we all enjoyed it as much as the first time we went in 2005.
Overall we had a nice, relaxing, and fun filled week in Cote Nord / Mt. Tremblant. Would love to come back one day -- wish we didn't have the 9.5-10 hour drive.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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