December 20, 2003
Our room was very large with a queen bed, a double bed, a double pull out sofa and a round table. The room had a small balcony, a fireplace, a small television, small fridge and coffeemaker. We noted the carpets had seen better days and there were only 4 drawers and 6 hangers.
As is common in many places we stay, the room lamps seemed to have only 40 watt lightbulbs in them (Dual-purpose, no doubt: to save money and to hide any imperfections. We promptly went out and purchased brighter bulbs. In fact, this is permanently on my "things to pack" list, but we never do because they are so fragile.)
In our package, breakfast was included and the choices offered were more than adequate with variety of egg entrees, ham, bacon, sausage, french toast, fruit salad, cereals, etc. This is served in the restaurant area which is on the roadside overlooking the mountain--a very nice way to start the day.
The hotel has two pools, one indoor and an outdoor pool, which is open in winter. My kids totally loved prancing through the snow in their bathing suits and then jumping into the heated pool.
On our table every night there was a little card with the weather forecast along with a few small treats (chocolate covered cherries, fudge, etc.).
There was a book at the front desk with activities the hotel could arrange and while we were there, there was a tour group from Pennsylvania and one night they went into Montreal to the casino. Snowmobiles could be rented on site.
On the whole, we quite enjoyed our stay at Estrimont. There are many different combinations of packages which could include all meals, lift tickets, etc. The dinner menu was tempting, but since we were having breakfast on site, we were keen on trying some of the other intriguing restaurants nearby.
The website is www.estrimont.qc.ca
From journal Magog-Orford-Skiing in theEastern Townships