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Canadian Countryside Bliss

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Situated in a rustic setting in the spectacular Canadian countryside in the into the Lanaudiere Region of the Province of Quebec about an hour and a half from Montreal, Auberge le Baluchon is highlighted by picturesque rivers, dramatic waterfalls, breathtaking forests, scenic overlooks, expansive plains, lush vegetation and boutique islands peppered with walking, hiking and horseback riding trails.

Loosely translated as “The Backpack Inn,” (Auberge means “Inn” in French) Auberge le Baluchon (pronounced ow-bear-j, lay, ball-yu-shone) truly embodies the great outdoors.

Amenities here encompass, indoor and outdoor dining areas, fire pits, a wind mill, gardens, a bar and gift shop, four distinct lodges offering an array of accommodation options, a private chalet for families and groups, special events facilities, and a health spa featuring an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room.

Both lodging guests and day visitors here take advantage of the wide array of services offered at their SPA Santé. These include head-and-shoulders massages, Swedish massages for pregnant women, marine algae body wraps, peat mud wraps, therapeutic leg massages, hydralessence and aromaplasty facials, heated stone and deep-acting bamboo canes massages and a variety of themed spa packages for couples, girlfriends, and so forth.

The indoor and outdoor Nordic elements cycling between hot and cold water plunges here are breathtaking, each carefully designed to stimulate blood circulation, enhance relaxation and pro0mote overall well-being. Each of these areas feature cozy chaise lounges, oversized chairs, rustic décor, scenic vistas and complete rejuvenation.

Dining options at Auberge le Baluchon include their Éco-café and bar and a Sugar Camp/Sugar House site (a horse-drawn carriage ride to the camp is part of the fun!) for delicious meals and maple syrup taffy treats in season.

In the main dining room, breakfast is a sumptuous buffet with the customary pastries, eggs, fruit, granola, cereals and the like, plus plates brimming with cured meats, gourmet cheeses, pates, marinated vegetables and other items.

At dinner, diners enjoy the resort’s superb, award-winning, four-course gastronomic fare featuring dairy, meats, fruits and vegetables, and other products garnered from local farms and food artisans in an upscale ambiance and complemented by a large selection of premier wines and spirits.

The ambiance at Auberge le Baluchon is simply delightful, and guests here will find and enjoy complete bliss at every turn.

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