By Norah Bradford
Located at the base of Mont Tremblant and directly on the shore of Lake Tremblant, Hotel Quintessence is an exquisitely located luxury boutique hotel. Sean O’Donnell and Steve Courey, the duo behind this rare gem executed their vision to create a five star hotel that exudes extravagance while managing to flying under the radar, ensuring unparalleled opulence within an intimate setting.
The hotel features 30 elegant, estatesized suites ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Guests are able to walk onto the terraces and balconies, accessed by grand French doors, to enjoy the spectacular views of the lake. Each suite has its own wood-burning fireplace, creating a lovely, warm ambiance. Plush furniture, upholstered with the finest fabrics, fills the rooms with style and ease. The oversized washrooms feature heated floors with mosaic detailing, grandiose therapeutic spa bathtubs, separate rain showers and private water closets. All the rooms feature beds that offer the guests cocoons of comfort—with deluxe down mattress covers, triple sheeted 300-plus thread count cotton sheets, and lush duvet covers. Also, all suites feature free high-speed internet over a LAN connection, two phone lines, a wireless telephone, as well as full cable and pay television access.
Hotel Quintessence has redefined the standard for relaxation and tranquility. The peaceful Sans Sabots Spa pampers guests with an amazing infinity-edge pool and relaxing hot tub. Outdoors, a boardwalk leads to a quay where the hotel’s motorboat whisks guests away for private cruises on Lake Tremblant.
Hotel Quintessence is ideal year round for guests who appreciate relaxation as well as guests who dive into their stay with activities. In the wintertime, Mont Tremblant has consistently been voted the best resort in the east by Ski Canada Magazine, offering fantastic downhill skiing and snowboarding. Miles of cross-country trails wind around the scenic countryside. For family-fun oriented guests, the mountain offers snowshoeing, dog sledding, tubing and horse drawn sleigh rides. Spring and summer offer equally exciting adventures. Hotel guests can choose from four awardwinning golf courses. For the outdoorsy types, the grounds offer an enjoyable hiking path, road biking, water skiing, and equestrian rides. Autumn is arguably the most beautiful time to visit Mont Tremblant, as the vibrant fall colors blanket the area.
After an exploratory day of fly fishing, boat tours, or biking, guests can take refuge in the Restaurant La Quintessence. The restaurant features a pure culinary experience, earning a Four Diamond rating, an honor presented to only 30 restaurants in the entire Province of Québec. Wine connoisseurs can trust the adjacent wine bar, shelving 5,000 bottles in the cellar. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere paired with the excellent service and refined fare provides guests with an adventure for the senses.
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