In mid-October, we stayed three days at the Auberge de la Rive. Lynn, the inn-keeper, was the perfect hostess and provided us with excellent recommendations on what to see and do in the area.
When we reserved, we requested being lodged in the two-storey building across from the main lodge. This building affords wonderful views of the St. Lawrence River. Our guestroom, as were the others, had been recently renovated and decorated. The site surrounding the inn allows guests to go for leisurely walks, to visit the near-by maritime museum , and to enjoy the gorgeous marine views.
While at the Auberge de la Rive, we opted for a couple package which included full breakfast and the evening four-course dinner. The evening meals were very generous, so if you are a light eater, mention this to Lynn and perhaps she will decrease the main-course portions which we found to be somewhat overwhelming. We especially appreciated breakfasts which highlighted Lynn's skills at preparing a variety of fresh berries for pancakes. For the price per couple, we were more than pleased with our experience and would consider returning again.
For a relaxing getaway in the beautiful Charlevoix region, we'd suggest trying the Auberge de la Rive in St. Joseph de la Rive. Your hostess, Lynn, will really make you feel welcome.More