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Your Ottawa River adventure starts at Château Montebello

Who knew the world’s largest log cabin was just a short drive from Ottawa?

The residents of Montebello, that’s who. Fairmont Le Château Montebello is a unique resort that’s been a part of the community for nearly 100 years, and a destination resort for half a century. 

Located on the Ottawa River, halfway between Ottawa and Montreal, Château Montebello is known for attracting local visitors to its incredible Sunday brunch.

But anyone looking to get away for a weekend of pampering, luxury or family fun can look no further than this unique hotel.

With over 200 rooms available and more than 40 activities and experiences on-site, the chalet-inspired resort can be the perfect home-away-from-home.

Whether you’re stopping by for the day and a bite to eat or booking an extended stay, Château Montebello has a touch of something special for everyone. 

Outdoor activities

Located on 300 acres of wilderness, the resort offers ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy the grounds – no matter the season. 

During the winter months, guests have access to 15km of groomed cross country trails with skis or snowshoes available on-site. Skates, hockey equipment and snow tubes are also available for some family fun. 

When summer hits, the grounds of the resort are buzzing with mini-golf, horseshoes, badminton, an 18-hole golf course and more. Resort goers can also borrow bicycles to tour around the community, or hit the many nature trails that exist in the area. 

For water enthusiasts, the resort is located right on the Ottawa River, where guests can canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board. 

If relaxation is more your thing, the resort also has beautiful gardens around the property, fire pits, as well as an outdoor pool area surrounded by cozy cabanas. 

Guests can also stroll over to the Manoir Papineau National Historic site to tour the immense seigneurial estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, which is marking its 350th anniversary this year, with exciting events at the manor at the heart of the festivities. 

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Sunday brunch and more

Famous for its traditional Sunday brunches – two of which will take place on the patio this summer – the Château Montebello has ample dining options that will satisfy any craving. 

Year-round, guests can enjoy fresh, local cuisine at Aux Chantignoles, the on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

During the summer months, guests can eat al fresco either at Le Riverain Terrace – serving light meals and beverages – or at the Barbecue & Terrace where dinner is served family-style, straight off the grill with several side dishes and desserts on deck. 

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Rest and relaxation

For those looking for a true R&R experience, Château Montebello has an on-site day spa where guests can unwind and get “nourished by nature”.

Book a hot-stone massage, body wrap or facial and take in the serene atmosphere of the expansive indoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpools at the Aquatic Centre and Health Club.

While you’re there, a must-see is the resort’s nearly olympic-sized indoor pool, surrounded by a wooden a-frame ceiling that brings the natural surroundings indoors, the perfect way to wrap up your day at the spa. 

So whether you’re looking to book a girls weekend, a couples getaway or a family vacation, Château Montebello will have what you’re looking for.

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Book your summer fun family package today!

To kick off the summer, Château Montebello is inviting you to treat yourself with this summer fun family package:

  • Overnight accommodation (2 nights required)
  • Daily breakfast (including gratuities)
  • Daily resort experience fee
  • $20 spa credit per person on a massage of 60 minutes or more at regular price
  • $20 golf credit per person on a green fee at regular price
  • $20 dining credit per room per stay
  • A visit per stay of Manoir Papineau, National Historic Site
  • Summer Activity Program

Click here to reserve your spot!