Quebec Canada: (GRPQ01)
Enjoy a few days in the Appalachians of Quebec!
Nestled in the Beauce Region that borders the Frontenac and Mt. Megantic National Parks and faces the majestic Appalachian Mountain chain, the country inn at Courcelles welcomes both young and old, whether experienced or novice riders, and their non-equestrian companions. The warm, family-oriented atmosphere is perfect for an exhilarating equestrian sojourn.
A string of well managed horses are at your disposal for daily rides into the beautiful countryside with its maple forests in the Canadian Appalachians. Ride across the farmlands and wide open spaces, then visit a Maple Syrup farm, trot down peaceful country lanes and cross splashing through the neighboring rivers. Relax and soothe your muscles in the jacuzzi hot tub after the long hours in the saddle or cool off in the small above ground swimming pool in the heat of the summer.
There are plenty of additional activities to choose from in the area - nature walks, canoeing, golf and biking. Swedish and stone massages are available upon request.
- Warm country welcome for an authentic Quebec experience
- Delicious gastronomic country cuisine (home-grown produce)
- Novice equestrian instruction on request, great sensitivity to individual skill level
- Numerous activities and excursions available:
Western or English equestrian instruction, cycling or walking tours, canoeing, kayaking, river fishing, discovery of the national parks, swimming and relaxation on tree-lined lakes, experience Canadian wildlife, observe stars at the Mt. Megantic AstroLab and Observatory (largest in eastern America)
- For non-riders, possibility to join riders for each lunch or at other points on the trail
- Perfect relaxation in a beautiful Jacuzzi
The inn is a cozy and simple B&B in the farming countryside of Quebec.
Guests dine together in the dining room (common room) or sit separate if they wish. The inn does not have a Liquor License, so bring your own - there is a small refrigerator where guests can store
their alcoholic beverages.
There is a store en route from Sherbrooke or Quebec City, where we can stop with you to purchase some, although the selection is
limited, so if you are particular you may want to bring some from home
or buy at the duty free in the airports!
WIFI internet access is available, so bring your laptop if you wish to stay connected during your stay !
The inn has a big hot tub for warming up and and relaxing in after a ride out in
the cool and crisp weather! There is an unheated outdoor pool for the summer guests!!
Rooms are decorated nicely with antique furnishings and have private
bathroom facilities (except for 2 rooms that share one bath - high
season only). Most rooms have one Queen size bed, except for the one
larger unit that has 3 separate beds.
There are decks of cards, board games and some books available there. Big windows overlook the pastures. There is a nice patio, however, in winter it will be closed.
Your pallet will delight in the gourmet meals that consist of homegrown vegetables, homemade "Duck Foie Gras", Buffalo steaks, Venison and poultry. Organic veggetables will be served whenever possible, meats from the farm, local cheeses.
Vegetarians can be catered to as well.
This trip includes
and can accommodate special dietary requests.
English Tack is available if you prefer- dressage saddles, jumping saddles and trekking saddles.
Check in is at 2 pm on Day 1. No riding this day.
On the last day you will ride from 10 am - 2 pm.
Mid May to mid June
Come, breath in the fresh air, take in the green fields and wild flowers, relax. Visit some old farms or the Flour museum, and patrimonial villages. Climb the mountain, visit a family ranch. Enjoy flowering fields permitting you to trot, gallop, and canter. To end your day, enjoy a good meal.
Mid June to mid September
Come and visit a fabulous site of natural, well protected quality of life.Cross dairy farm land and enjoy different views daily. Approach the 20 mile long St- Francois and relax on its shores. Visit the Appalachian mountain, and stay in a perfect little campsite, with a small sandy beach. Bring your bathing suit - it's pure contemplation. Cross long Maple forests, and rejoin an isolate village, with calm and peaceful energy. At the end of the day taste gourmet meals at the inn.
Mid September to late October
Colorful red and orange flashy forests of the generous and abundant harvest period. This season is one of the most impressive time to ride horses in the Quebec countryside. Fresh air, sensual ,warm rays of sun. Cross the river with your horse, pass over the hilly geography, and take a picnic in nature with your friendly horse. Everyday will be new trails, and new panoramas. Trot and gallop on an old curvy road, and feel the good movement of a long canter. Discover the charm of the French people, their way of living, and their sumptuous natural environment.
Rates and Dates for Appalachian Getaway
Accommodations, all meals, 4 days of guided horseback riding (approx 3-4 hrs each).
If you are happy with the service, 10 to 15% gratuity is recommended for the staff's hard work.
Please note Gina only accepts VISA or cash, not Mastercard. There is a bank located close by.
(Tip paid Locally)
GST (VAT): 6% (12% for Canadian Resident)
(to be paid locally)
GST (VAT) 6% (12% for Canadian Resident)
Transfer and Other Options:
Transfer from Quebec City Airport or Sherbrooke station (up to 4 people) return
This is a "Group Rate" - to be paid locally
5d / 4n
5 day trip, AP
Arrival is possible any day of the week.
Rates do not include:
No riding on the arrival day. Alcoholic beverages - bring your own.
Meeting: Eastern Township of Quebec
Airport: Quebec, Montreal
Transfer: Quebec City Airport or Montreal Airport
The average temperatures in April are 45 F (8 C) during the day, and 25 F (-1 C) at night.
During the summer months the daytime temperatures are generally in the upper 70s during the day (25 C), cooling down to the mid 50s (13 C) at night. In October the average daytime temperature is 52 F (11 C), dropping to 36F (2 C) at night.
Our season commences in June with the debut of tender soft greens of spring, which turn into a glorious abundance of wildflowers. It extends throughout the warm vibrant days of summer, and comes to spectacular finale mid October, a time when the hardwood forests are ablaze with colour, competing easily with other areas in the world, known for their beautiful fall foliage. The average fall foliage season is mid September through mid-October.
What To Bring:
*Please bring your bathing suit - there is a spa jacuzzi. Also, you need to bring your own water bottle for the ride.*
|This list is only a guideline for you|
|Travel Documents and Travel Voucher|
|RIDING GEAR |
|Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)|
|Riding boots + Minichaps|
|Long-sleeved shirts - lightweight|
|Riding helmet (recommended)- there area few helemets available, however it is best if you bring your own|
|Lightweight rainwear - poncho/slicker (recommended)|
|PERSONAL CLOTHING |
|Jacket or sweater for cool evenings - casual|
|Underwear and socks|
|Light summer jacket|
|ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING |
|Insect protection |
|Sore cream (for an emergency)|
|Sewing kit |
|Bring your own water bottle|
|Sun glasses with strap|
|Sun tan lotion and lip balm |
|Hairdryer can be supplied upon request or bring your own|
|Laundry is available upon request|