In the past I have shared with you how we like to winter camp. Well, this weekend was our winter camping weekend away. It was a bit more glamorous than what we are used to, but I am not going to complain about that. 🙂
Side Note: I have been on a posting hiatus lately. To be honest, I am not entirely sure why. I would like to say that my life has been extraordinarily busy, but it has not been so busy that I could not devote a half hour to writing. Truthfully, it’s probably due to an “original-content” writers block. Whatever it was, I think my weekend away with the family helped to get the creative juices flowing again.
So let the travel recap begin:
Through Groupon we purchased a voucher for a stay at the Village Suisse in Val-David, Quebec, which is located in the heart of the Laurentians. We rented a little cabin, the smallest of the nine cabins on the property.
Le Neuchâtel is very cozy and with 400 sqft, it is perfect for either a couple or a small family. It is slightly further from the other chalets and hiding behind a cedar hedge. It has a queen and a double bed and offers lots of rustic charm. All basic amenities are provided and the site features a shared hot-tub and pool (seasonally, obviously). Other property features included:
The Village Suisse is also very nicely located within the town of Val-David. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the downtown core, which features artistic and cultural shops. The downtown also offers a variety of quaint restaurants and bistros as well as a nice grocery store. One of the best locational features was it’s proximity to the Park Dufrense, which is in the property’s backyard. Our cabin rental included free access to the snowshoe and cross country ski trails, which was a nice bonus. The park also had a very nice tobogganing run, which was free to use.
On our way home we stopped at a fabulous French-Canadian restaurant, Au Petit Poucet and ordered a typical sugar-shack breakfast.
Although our visit was short, it was very enjoyable. The kids have asked if we can go back next weekend and my husband and I have already had a conversation about a return visit within the year.