A romantic getaway to the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa
What’s your definition of a successful getaway? Whether you’re an avid lover of the outdoors, a history and culture buff or an epicurean looking for new dining experiences, you’ll fall in love with this unique hotel in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais. The charming and historic Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa in La Pêche (Wakefield) is a definite must for your bucket list.
From the moment you set foot in Wakefield, you’ll be enchanted by this small village about 20 minutes from Gatineau–Ottawa. After a short drive along Riverside Road, turn onto Mill Road and prepare to be amazed at the sight of what was once a flour mill in the 1930s, converted in 2000 into a comfortable hotel overlooking MacLaren Falls and just outside Gatineau Park. The original building has been preserved, giving the hotel a wonderful historic feel.
The guestrooms are divided among three buildings. The Heritage Mill building features a warm décor with imposing stone walls and breathtaking views of the falls, the river and the forest. A few steps away, the Chalet 1840, the original miller’s house, has a more intimate and rustic feel, with just two rooms. Finally, the Eco River Lodge has 13 modern, light-filled rooms, most equipped with a magnificent freestanding bath and a wall-mounted fireplace.
An outstanding menu
Once you’ve settled into your room, you’re invited to enjoy an aperitif at the Héron Wine Bar, a combination bar and lounge on the ground floor of the Heritage Mill. Order your favourite cocktail and pick your spot: in front of the fireplace with a board game, or at the pool table to enjoy the moment. On Friday and Saturday evenings, live music sets a festive mood.
When it’s time for dinner, La Muse restaurant has an extraordinary culinary experience in store for you. The gourmet menu, inspired by a fusion of traditional French and Quebecois cuisine, changes regularly. To take the experience to another level, we recommend the Discovery menu, where each of the five courses will delight you with its creativity and originality. The food and wine pairing is also a must.
La Muse also serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. The menu features a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, all packed with freshness and flavour. Enjoy the first rays of sunshine in the dining room with its large windows overlooking the waterfall and its snowy decor. The surrounding landscape makes for an unforgettable gourmet moment.
A complete experience
Your visit to the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa doesn’t end there! In addition to a wide choice of luxurious rooms and a delicious dining experience, there are facilities on site to ensure total relaxation.
A brand new thermal spa on the ground floor of the historic building offers a view of the waterfall; the sight and sound of the rushing water are guaranteed to lower your stress level. Near the Eco River Lodge, you’ll find a hot tub and a beautiful outdoor pool (open only during summer). It is the perfect place to relax after a day in nature. To ensure a quiet time, the hot tub can be reserved in 30-minute blocks.
For further tranquillity, the Holtz Spa in Nature, on the hotel’s lower level, offers à la carte treatments (face mask, exfoliation, manicure, pedicure, etc.), various individual or couple’s massages, and spa packages inspired by the benefits of nature. Relaxation guaranteed!
Take advantage of your visit to explore the surrounding area. One of the Wakefield Mill’s advantages is its proximity to Gatineau Park. Throughout the seasons, all kinds of sports activities allow you to enjoy the outdoors during your stay. Nearby trails can be explored on snowshoes or cross-country skis. Oversized bicycles can be rented at Expéditions Wakefield and downhill skiers will enjoy the Vorlage Center, which is only 5 minutes away. At last, an activity you’ll definitely enjoy is skating in an icy maze at Éco-Odyssée Nature Park!
As you can see, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is the place to go for a luxurious and gourmet stay in the heart of nature. It’s the perfect spot for a couple’s getaway in a unique and enchanting setting. Check out the packages available to enhance your experience, and book your getaway today!
From one season to the next, the village of Wakefield has a lot to offer! Gourmet stops, charming boutiques, a covered bridge, hiking trails—a single day isn’t enough to fully appreciate it. Here are a few suggestions for extending your stay in the area.
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