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Katie T

Perfect getaway, stunning house and surrounding towns.

Review of B&B Hillhouse
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Sep 2, 2022via mobile
I had the most wonderful time staying at the Hillhouse B&B.
The breakfast alone was enough to make me ready to plan my second trip. I traveled through Quebec for a week and a half and to be honest, some of my favorite breakfast’s were at Louise and Gilles table.
The room I stayed in was so cute and comfortable and the house is gorgeous. I was a solo traveler and it was a perfect getaway in the countryside. Louise and Gilles are pro hosts and I already cannot wait to return, hopefully for a fall foliage getaway next time. Though summer is absolutely stunning in this area!
Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded Sep 11, 2022
Thank you Katie for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Hillhouse B&B met my two most important criteria: wonderful food and congenial hosts who enjoy chatting with their guests and giving tips about what to see in the area. Louise and Gilles seem to have mastered these fine arts. Breakfast Day 1 was a beautiful puffy (and delicious) frittata straight from the oven, but Gilles really outdid himself on Day 2: eggs "Benedict" but with smoked salmon in lieu of Canadian bacon. We had been in Quebec for 12 days at that point, including a week in QC, and I think this was the tastiest and most beautifully presented meal we had during the whole vacation. (We are poached egg aficionados, and Gilles showed us his trick for achieving perfection...it works!) Each breakfast included gorgeous fresh fruit and juice, too. I should also mention that breakfast is a sociable affair, around the dining room table with other guests, which we very much enjoyed. While never intrusive, Louise was on hand as needed for check-in and to answer our questions about the TV (Google Chrome very nice) and the environs as well. High marks for comfortable bed and shower, nice linens and towels, as those things are important, too. The location is very quiet, about 15 minutes away from the village of Knowlton where we had a good dinner at the Auberge thanks to Louise's having made us a reservation. We enjoyed the Musee Lac-Brôme immensely -- what a gem for those of us who enjoy history. The exhibit about "the Home Children" (who were sent to North America from England around the turn of the 20th C.) was very moving. Other highlights for us were the Abbeye de Saint-Benoit (impressive site, magnificent view) and in general the scenery around the lake and in the surrounding hills. If you're interested in hearing Gregorian chant at the abbey, investigate the details. The 11:00am service is in fact a sung Mass, so the chant is liturgy and perhaps less melodic and interesting than some music-lovers might be hoping. That said, we were happy to attend the Mass, and had we been able to stay longer, we would have returned for evening Vespers.

Room tip: RE: Our room, Beatrice, fine for our short stay...some might need more elbow room to operate if they have copious luggage/toiletries.
Date of stay: July 2022
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Louise Cadieux, Owner at B&B Hillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2022

Thank you for the extraordinary review. We truly enjoyed having you stay at Hillhouse. We hope to see you both again one day.

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Reviewed July 13, 2022

My friend and I travelled to Lac Brome last week to do a THREE PINES tour based on the novels by Louise Penny. We were so fortunate to have chosen Hillhouse B & B for our 2 night stay in Lac Brome and Knowlton areas.

Our hosts, Louise and Gilles, along with their newly adopted senior dog, Callie, were so welcoming and so friendly. The breakfasts were out of this world and Louise & Gilles were so accommodating regarding our breakfast item selections.

Without hesitation, we would highly recommend staying at this beautifully maintained B & B whenever you are in the area.

Room tip: If you have difficulty getting out of a deep tub, I would recommend asking for a room that accesses a standup shower as its washroom.
Date of stay: July 2022
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Louise Cadieux, Owner at B&B Hillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2022

Thank you for the great review. It was a treat to have you as guests. I hope to see you again some day.

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Reviewed June 17, 2022 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the area highlighted by our stay at Hillhouse. The charming home, comfortable beds, amazing breakfasts, and lovely hosts should not be missed when visiting Lac Brome. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I only hope I can return again some day! Just fabulous!

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Louise Cadieux, Owner at B&B Hillhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Thanks Ann! It was a great pleasure hosting you both. Really hope to see you again someday.

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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Louise & Gilles we’re superb hosts throughout our weekend stay. Easy going and very hospitable. The breakfast each day was beyond basic. Each was wonderful and a great way to start each day. The rooms are tastefully decorated, the beds super comfortable. The property is centrally located to the area so an easy central location to venture from. Highly recommend staying here if in the area.

Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Thank you Louise and Gilles for accommodating us! Your kindness and stories made the stay a pleasant one. A 10-minute drive from the town of Knowlton, the BnB is easily accessed as it is located directly on a main artery. While we normally prefer a private bath, the bath outside our room, down the hall, actually worked well because of COVID... we didn't have to share! Hurrah! Louise kindly made reservations for us and helped with directions. Gilles prepared our breakfast... Entrees during our 3 days included poached eggs in a vol-au-vent, fried eggs and duck sausage, and French toast and bacon, and were preceded by either fruit, a pastry or avocado/ cottage cheese. Our room was comfortable and included all necessary amenities. A guest fridge was located in the hallway, with optional coffee service for $2. Payment can be by credit card, with an optional Tip to the owners, if you wish. We enjoyed our stay with you! Lac Brome is definitely worth a visit!!

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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