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
Me and my family stayed here for 4 nights with relatives, a total of 4 children and 5 adults. The beach is beautiful, the nature around is also spectacular. However, the service, quality of the food and attention to the guest were poor with respect to the price we paid (I paid 700 dollars per night for 2 adults and 2 children, half board; the room was big but it was the basement, so very dark). The quality of the food was poor and absolutely not at the level of a 4 star hotel (we have been in other Manoir in Quebec which outclass this place). If an activity was not included in the forfait (horse riding, fat bike) was absolutely overpriced if compared to regular market price. Those working at the reception were beginners and not able to respond to simple needs: our room was not cleaned (I guess daily housekeeping is included in a 4-star hotel?), I had to ask for the cleaning 4 times and still I was not able to get the room cleaned only the day after! A positive mention goes to the waiters, always smiling and polite, and to the bar where we were having lunch (not included in the 700 dollars per day). In conclusion, we will not come back to this place because the quality of the services and food offered do not match at all the price we paid.
Awful experience! The star I am giving is for horse riding which was the only good thing.
The room we were check in to for 250$/night stinks like cigaret. The reception suggested to use push push to take the smell!! We booked for dinner at the restaurant. We weren't told that after 8 PM there is no menu and buffet is obligatory. The buffet was disgusting. Fruit bugs were everywhere on the food, specifically on cold meet. I ended up eating a soup and some salade. Bad dinner for two cost 126$!!! The bath tub in the room was dirty, hair was attached to the bath walls. I had to first wash the bathroom before use. The last night the electricity was cut from 7 PM! An awful end to an awful stay.