5 Good Reasons for Choosing a B & B for Your Getaway

Updated on Aug 14, 2023

If you’re the type of traveller who enjoys a cozy and intimate lodging, B & Bs are the perfect option for you. And joy! They all offer breakfast! Here are 5 good reasons for choosing a B & B for a short getaway in the Townships.

By Marie-Claude Masse

Auberge Marquis de Montcalm

To Experience the Heart of the City

Enjoying all the charm and amenities of the city, and exploring the multiple urban attractions on foot, is your cup of tea? You’ll find many great options here! In the capital of the Townships, among others, you’ll discover the Auberge le Marquis de Montcalm, with its refined decor befitting a French château, and Ile de Garde, where you’ll sleep in one of the most beautiful residences of the stylish Vieux-Nord sector. Psst! Both are located less than five minutes from the Sherbrooke downtown area! In Magog, The B & Bs Au saut du lit and Au cœur de Magog are both established in beautiful century old homes only a few steps from the Vieux-Clocher, the marsh of the Rivière-aux-Cerises and the splendid Memphremagog Lake.

Auberge Restaurant La Mara

For a Gourmet Offer

The breakfasts served in B & Bs usually showcase delicious regional products. However, if you’re looking for a unique culinary experience, don’t hesitate a moment and head out to Au Pied Levé Farm. All their dishes are concocted with their delicious farm products, from the eggs to the meat, as well as their herbs and their vegetables. You can’t find more local than this! As for animal lovers, they’ll be happy to learn that the Manoir Alegria in Cowansville is Québec’s first vegetarian tourism B & B! Nice! Finally, near Mont Ham you’ll find a true jewel of a B & B where they take your wellbeing to heart and the health of the planet as well! La Mara will offer you excellent organic products provided by the surrounding area producers!

Auberge de la tour et spa

For a Spa Experience

Does combining wellness cares and an overnight stay in a B & B seem like a comforting idea? If so, the Auberge de la tour et spa in Orford, with its sauna, its spa and its warm ambiance, is perfect for you. Or, in Barnston-Ouest you’ll find an amazing and magical setting when you discover La chaumière en pain d’épices B & B. This ecological home has us believe we’ve escaped inside a fairy tale and offers a large indoor cedar-wood spa with a double shower, a sauna and a jacuzzi. Ah, the good life!

Les matins de Victoria

For the Love of Victorian Architecture

The region has become quite renowned for its beautiful ancestral homes. If you’re partial to the charm Victorian architecture offers, and what pleases the eye is as important for you as the comfort of a warm bed, several elegant options await. With its pretty yellow-green slats, its many gables and its large outdoor terrace, La Belle Victorienne, in Magog, will certainly catch your attention. Located near the historical town of Knowlton, the owners of the Hillhouse B & B will be very pleased to tell you all about the history of their home and how they’ve meticulously restored it. Finally, Waterloo is where you’ll discover Les matins de Victoria B & B, a very welcoming home built in 1870 and which has kept all its olden day charm. And since you’ll be staying on a street that is part of the Heritage Circuit, think of downloading the Waterloo podcast—Sur les traces de nos fondateurs and head out to learn more about the built heritage of this charming town. You’ll find all the information you need here.

L'échappée belle chez Robert

For the Serenity of the Countryside

Are you looking for a quiet country setting? We’ve found 3 options for you! In the magnificent village of Austin, you’ll find L’échappée belle chez Robert an imposing ancestral home a few steps from the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey. Gardens and fields as far as the eye can see await your visit! Then, to enjoy true tranquility, you’ll be totally satisfied when you stay at L’étang Boisvert located on the shore of a private lake in Cookshire-Eaton. This ecological home’s vast fenestration will fill your eyes with wonder. If you’re travelling in the vicinity of the Parc National du Mont Mégantic, you must try the Aux berges de l’aurore B & B. You’ll find yourself at an altitude of more than 600 metres, surrounded by the massif of the High Appalachian Mountain Range while admiring a breathtaking starlit sky! Pure magic!



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