By – Mike Lester
At the end of January my brother and I had a chance to take our wives to one of Quebec’s nicest resorts for winter outdoor enthusiasts – Appalaches Lodge and Spa, located in the Chaudiere Appalaches region.
Recently built on an old ski resort, Appalaches Lodge and Spa breaths new life into the area and celebrates all there is to enjoy outside. The resort is located about an hour and a half from Quebec City and features beautiful log cabin style accommodations with private rooms and a common kitchen and sitting area. Each room is complete with 2 double beds and a private bathroom and a roomy closet for storing riding gear.
Appalaches Lodge and Spa is the place for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll find dogsledding tours, snowshoeing, an outdoor ice rink and one of the retired ski hills has been transformed into a tubing hill complete with a lift.
Snowmobile rentals are available onsite complete with available gear from head to toe so you can leave directly from the lodge and head out onto the 1,700 miles of available trails. The riding in this region is unforgettable with some of the most majestic scenery we’ve experienced on snowmobile.
The Scandinavian Spa will have you completely relaxed following a rough day of outdoor excitement. Complete with both an outdoor hot tub (the size of a swimming pool) and cold tub, you can enjoy a steam, a sauna or ease your stress in one of the relaxation rooms. Cap this off with an hour long massage and you’ll sleep like a baby that night. We sure did.
The dining area features an upscale cafeteria-style setting. Table service for drinks is available along with an extensive list of wine. After dinner, retire to the wood burning fireplace and strike up a conversation with new friends from all across Canada, the United States and France.
Visit regionmotoneige.com or call 1-888-831-4411 for full details on this snowmobiler’s paradise.