by Allison Tibaldi
Families will find much to do in and around the lovely lake and miles of sandy beach at the Auberge Du Lac Taureau. In the summer, hike and bike the rambling trails, and play beach volleyball, archery or tennis. The lake is the place to canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Winter usually brings an abundance of snow for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating and hockey on the frozen lake. The resort fee includes activities and equipment rentals so it’s an ideal place to give a new sport a try before you invest in costly gear.
The resort is immersed in nature so you may observe black bears, beavers and many other animals. Accommodations include guestrooms, suites and spacious condos with full kitchens and dining areas–an excellent choice for multi-generational groups. The resort is pet-friendly and committed to environmentally sound practices. Both the restaurant and the casual bistro serve excellent cuisine with a dash of French flair.
Our Editor Loves
- Four-season family resort
- Abundance of outdoor sports
- Cozy condos with kitchens
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
This place is special, the staff is nice, the beach is great for kids, the rooms are nice, the view is stunning, the pools are nice, they have a wellness section and two options for dinning. There is the restaurant with a high end option for both adults and kids. And then there is the bistro with a little more accessiable option for all ages. We only went to the bistro for lunch and dinner as the prices are a tad high in the restaurant and the selection of food was nothing our kids wanted. The Bistro on the other hand also had excelent food, do yourself a favor and try the Buffalo ribs or the duckleg drumsticks.
The breakfeast buffe is great with a chef cooking creps or eggs to your liking.
Overall we loved staying here, we loved the food and the room.
But the price you end up paying for breakfeast, lunch and dinner will run you up pr day, we (2 adults, 2 kids) spend nearly 400 Canadian $ for 2½ day here just on food.
There is also an ocean of activities you can part take in, hiking, biking, riding, atv's boating and much much more.
One minus, most guests dident bother going to the smoking section to smoke. They would do it just outside the buildings or the beach.
We stayed at Auberge du Lac Taureau for three nights. The location is beautiful, set right next to the lake with plenty of opportunities to explore the nature. Our first impression was great: the room with lake views was good with all the amenities you expect from a hotel like this, lots of activities to choose (some of them free of charge). Our disappointment started with the room service, which never cleaned the floor in three days. The pool was quite filthy, the common showers full of sand, the floor in the hallways full of dirt and crumbs. The Wifi was the slowest I have ever experienced in a hotel! The bistro has a nice indoor and outdoor area with a great selection of drinks and food. Unfortunately don‘t expect to eat there after 8 pm as they are already close the kitchen then. Prices are way above average and not adequate considering the slow service, dirty floors in the eating area. I assume they do not feel the urge to improve as they are not any alternatives within a 15 km radius.
All in all, Auberge du Lac Taureau makes a great first impression, left us with little but many disappointments during our stay.