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Manoir Hovey

At a Glance

    Pros

  • lakeside setting
  • secluded
  • historic buildings
  • wheelchair accessible

    Cons

  • main restaurant overpriced
  • grounds often taken over by weddings on weekends

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Manoir Hovey Review

Overlooking Lac Massawippi, this retreat feels like a private estate, with many of its activities included in room rates. Built in 1900, the manor was modeled after George Washington's Mount Vernon. Rooms have a mix of antiques and more modern wood furniture, richly printed fabrics, and lace trimmings; many have fireplaces and private balconies that overlook the lake. The restaurant ($$$$) serves excellent Continental and French cuisine: try the seared duck breast or the rack of Québec lamb. Home-baked scones, clotted cream, jam, and more than 40 teas and infusions are served at the traditional English afternoon tea.

    Hotel Details

  • 37 rooms, 7 suites, 1 4-bedroom cottage.
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-12-2013

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    Manoir Hovey Review

    My sister had business in Sherbrooke in November 2010. She asked me to join her on the trip because she was staying at Manoir Hovey. The experience was so wonderful, that we are planning another trip back soon.
    The property is perfectly situated on the lake with so many outdoor amenities and opportunities. The patio at the front of the property provides so many spots for sitting and relaxing and enjoying a view of the lake. Inside, the property is so warm and cozy. In November, the beautiful stone fireplace was blazing in the sitting room which is a great place to curl up in a comfy chair to read a good book while having a view of the lake through full length french doors. Afternoon tea is a delight served by the fire with fabulous pastries. The service was so nice and friendly. Dinner was wonderful in a dining room with lovely linens, expert service,fabulous food--not too stuffy, willing to converse and explain the menu. Staff spoke both French and English fluently. The rooms are well made with nice linens and great views.
    This is a wonderful get-away where you can feel unobtrusively pampered. Highly recommended

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