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“Fairmont Insurance on watercrafts” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kenauk Nature

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Kenauk Nature
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fairmont Insurance on watercrafts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

Had a wonderful time fishing and enjoying the outdoors, BUT my son in exploring the many lakes had the misfortune of travelling between two islands (in the middle of same) and the motor on the Princecraft hit some rocks and caused damage to the motor.
The area was not marked and the persons at the registration desk are asking for approx $1,000 in repairs. The perosn at the marina stated that they knew that there were rocks and he could not mark everything. My question is how would my son know that there were rocks there (can not see under water). Wouldn't a chain this large have insurance for such an incident? And not pass the cost onto the guest!

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

Our family of 4 with 2 kids (6 and 3 yo) stayed at Kenauk (Chalet Taunton) at the end of August / beginning of September. It was kind of a last minute decision to go, but we are so glad we went!

Lake Taunton is one of the smaller lakes so the chalet is the only one on it. It was very picturesque. There were plenty of fish (trout) in the lake along with frogs, loons, and hawks. The chalet comes with a dock, 2 row boats, 2 kayaks, 1 canoe. Life jackets (kids and adults) are provided by the main office at check-in. There is also a small area of sand where the kids can wade into the water. The chalet itself is a one-bedroom, with 2 sets of bunkbeds and one double bed. In the kitchen/dining area, there is a refrigerator/freezer, gas stove. The washroom had a small (very!) shower, with no lack of hot water and a very warm gas heater. All the lights were propane gas, so you have to turn on the gas, then light them with a lighter (provided). The kitchen had all the pots/pans/utensils you would need to cook/clean. There is a deck with a picnic table outside, a large Napolean gas BBQ and a great firepit. Everything was spotless when we got there, nothing was missing. There's also a 2-way radio mounted in the kitchen for emergencies.

We had a great time fishing, rowing the boats, looking for wildlife/birds, hiking (there are marked trails everywhere, so just ask for maps), and trying to light the firepit. The weather was very cold while we were there, so the gas heaters and the firepit outside sure helped!

We had such a good time that we're already planning our next trip to Kenauk!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Aventura28
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

I cannot go on enough about the great time our family had at Kenauk Montebello this summer. In spite of the dismal weather, our stay was a trip to paradise. Our cabin was a small log cabin, no electricity just propane and solar power looking over our own private Trout filled lake. We woke up every morning to the sounds of two loons calling to each other and fell asleep at night to the sounds of the croaking toads. Our kids 3 and 5 yrs rowed a row boat, swam in the lake, roasted marshmallows, meet a 100yr old turtle, feed the fishies and we were treated to a tour of lake Papineau by the amazing and very knowlegable marina manager.
We are hooked! We will be returning for sure!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Mama4Montreal
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Roatan, Honduras
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2008

We have been going to the chalets at Fairmont Kenauk for a few years now. Since we live about an hour and 15 minutes from there, its a very handy place to go for a few days to fish or just to relax.
We have stayed at the Pumkinseed chalet that does not have the best fishing becaause of all the perch and sunfish, which if you are after the trout, the other species can be annoying. It is one of the 2 bedroom chalets with a loft, and screened in porch.
We have also stayed at Rough, which again is a 2 bedroom chalet, again great but on its own lake so only trout in it ! yay !
We go most often to either Chalet Green, or Sugar Bush which are both in the far west corner of the territory. They are both 3 bedroom chalets, on private lakes, with great fishing. Sugar Bush is on a point so the views are better there.
All chalets are very clean, the kitchens are very well equipted, great views, very quiet, (no power motors) great barbeque, deck, firepit area, etc. The boats, canoes, keyaks, etc. are all in great shape.
For large groups or a huge party the Papineau chalet can occomdate 20 + people easily, and you are allowed power motors (provided) , and it too is on a bit of a point with great views.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Shawnda
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Montreal
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2007

Just back from a 4 night stay at Kenauk. Of course, they can take no credit for the fabulous sun and calm waters, but everything about the chalet, the dock, facilities, and decor/design was supurb. It is what I expect from a "cottage in the woods". Privacy, no one else around or no other sounds around (i.e. not hearing the neighbours children playing (or screaming)). We stayed at the 3 points chalet which is the furthest out and roomiest of the 1 bedroom chalet. Some friends joined us on Sat. and it was great. Some overnighted and there was lots of space.
Everything has been well designed and well thought out.
If you want the wilderness experience without all the usual frustrations and false claims, go for this!!

-Happy Campers!

  • Liked — Thought out design, privacy, and remoteness
  • Disliked — all was as I expected it
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank EEDMontreal
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Dryden, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2006

We took our children and grandchildren for an Easter visit to Kenauk and had perhaps one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. The property is so vast that we could have spent the entire weekend without contact with a single person. The surroundings are beautiful, and the sense of peace and togetherness was wonderful...Recommended to all !!

Rick and Joanne, Dryden NY

  • Tips/Secrets — The winter visit with entry via dogsled is a tempting idea...
  • Stayed April 2004, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank rick_and_joanne
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Property: Kenauk Nature
Address: 1000 chemin Kenauk, Montebello, Quebec J0V 1L0, Canada (Formerly Fairmont Kenauk at Le Chateau Montebello)
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Outaouais Region > Montebello
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Montebello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kenauk Nature 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kenauk Nature is a vast 265 km2 (65,000 acre) private landscape established in the 19th century to conserve and protect wildlife habitat. Our magnificent hardwood forest encompasses 65 lakes, 25 of them designated for fishing a wide variety of fish, including rainbow, speckled and lake trout, large-mouth and small-mouth bass and northern pike. For guests to fully experience the wilderness, we offer secluded first-class chalets, with one to six bedrooms. Each private cabin comes equipped with propane lights, fully equipped kitchen, outside barbecue, furnace and hot water tank provided by propane gas, complete bathroom for your comfort and spacious screened porch or a large balcony. All cabins are off the electrical grid so solar panels power the high efficiency refrigerator and water pump. Kenauk Nature is proud to be a partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada whose reputation for protecting wild places is outstanding. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fairmont Kenauk At Le Chateau Montebello Hotel Montebello
Fairmont Montebello
Montebello Fairmont
Kenauk Nature Montebello, Quebec

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