What We Love
- Stupendous lakefront locale
- Intimate property with 30 suites
- Wood-burning fireplaces and lake and views from balconies
- The infinity pool and hot tubs overlooking the lake
What To Know
- Mont-Tremblant ski resort and base village are a few steps away
- Plan to have a truly unique experience in the chef’s private “glasshouse” beside the Restaurant La Quintessence kitchen
- Swimming pool is seasonal
- Babysitting services are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Channeling Old World French aristocracy in an updated and alluring — not old-fashioned and stuffy — way, this très chic contemporary boutique property has just 30 suites and emanates a sweetly romantic and very intimate vibe. From the cozy ski lodge–style decor to the wine cellar bar to the stellar service from the moment you walk through the door, this award-winning small hotel’s focus is dedicated to pleasing and pampering guests.
Bed and Bath
Suites are more than generous in size, and the design is luxury ski chalet — think lots of wood, stucco and stone. The lake and mountain views, which can be taken in through screened French patio doors that open onto either a balcony or terrace, are another highlight. So are the wood-burning fireplaces, which not only supply physical warmth, they up the cozy ski chalet romantic ante. Baths are equally heavenly, with heated marble floors, rain showers and deep sunken spa tubs. The Aveda products are another classy touch.
On three acres sloping down to Lake Tremblant, the manicured grounds here are as visually pleasing as the lavish interior. Whirlpool hot tubs and a seasonal infinity pool front the lake, offering a chance to soak in the deep blue vistas. If your body aches from a day on the mountain, head to Spa Sans Sabots, also located lakeside, which offers a delicious list of ultra-relaxing treatments. The house restaurant, Restaurant La Quintessence, is one of only 25 AAA 4-Diamond restaurants in Quebec; it focuses on regional specialties and organic herbs plucked from the chef’s personal garden. If you’d rather just have a glass of vino, try the less formal wine bar. It has a good selection of wines by the glass, plus a lengthy port and scotch list. Guests can also ask the sommelier for a tour the impressive 60-foot-long exposed wine cellar, which boasts nearly 4,000 bottles, and to sample a few house favorites in the adjacent tasting room.
How to Get There
We arrived early in the afternoon and checked in and our room was ready,which was nice to heard because it was around noon. The room was a classic suite of a different shape then we usually get here but we really like the layout better. Had a great start for this trip because the deer were coming up to us to see them easily right on the hotel grounds, but you can get to about 5-10 feet from if you are good and slow moving close to them. Then we when back to our room to put on fire for the afternoon to enjoy after lunch in the hotel restaurant which we do enjoy every time we come here.
We were a bit off-season and found the price for the suite a bit heavy. However, the experience was great all along and we did not regret it. The suite is very large, extremely cosy, with three fireplaces (one in each room and one in front of the private jacuzzi located on the terrasse). The bed is very comfortable, the shower and the bath-tub excellent and the view on the lake terrific. The fitness room is small (there are four machines). The pool is quite large. There are two restaurants which are quite good but nothing exceptional. Staff is very friendly and efficient. A great experience overall.
I just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had at Hotel Quintessence.
We had a dinner and a lunch there and also enjoyed a wonderful spa treatment.
Marie Pier at the spa was just so lovely and helpful. So very friendly!
Thank you for a great experience!