Québec Tourism: Manoir Hovey Launches Instagram Photo Contest

Guests will be the winners now that Manoir Hovey has been voted the No. 1 country hotel in Canada.

Manoir Hovey, the renowned Relais & Châteaux in the Eastern Townships, is celebrating this recent accolade with an Instagram photo contest.

It’s easy to enter and the prize is a terrific two-night stay with all the trimmings of a posh hotel, plus gastronomic meals and transportation – a total value of at least $3,000.

One of two prestigious R&C in Quebec (along with Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City), Manoir Hovey is a luxurious petite resort and historic property on the shore of Lake Massawippi with elaborate gardens, a heated swimming pool, a spa and handsome public rooms including the Pub and a library.

Manoir Hovey is especially known for gastronomy and country-elegant interiors by the team of John Hay & Hilary Webster. Many of the 37 rooms have lake views, with fireplaces, private balconies and/or whirlpool tubs.

Owned by the Stafford family for nearly 40 years,Manoir Hovey was named the No. 1 resort and/or inn in Canada in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016, as well as No. 19 on the 100 Best Hotels in the World list. The readers rated their favourites on five characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.

To celebrate, Manoir Hovey is holding an Instagram photo contest and will give away a generous first prize of a two-night stay for two people in a luxury suite, including a transportation credit of up to $1,000.

The photo contest is #WorldsBestGetaway and the prize will include two nights with breakfast and dinner plus a private tour of some special Townships touristic happenings: Gregorian chanting at the Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac; a tour and sampling of organic, sparkling wine at Domaine Bergeville; and a tasting of raw milk cheese at Fromagerie La Station.

Here’s how it works: Until Aug. 31, entrants (18 and over) can post photos on Instagram of their favourite activity as a couple, such as tennis, golf, hiking or dining. They must follow @ManoirHovey on Instagram and use #WorldsBestGetaway in the caption. On Sept. 14, Manoir Hovey will notify the winner via Instagram.

Details: Manoir Hovey: 800-661-2421, 819-842-2421, manoirhovey.com, North Hatley. All rates below are per person, per day, including breakfast, dinner, gratuities, evening turndown, Wi-Fi, heated swimming pool, lakefront beach, watercraft, tennis, fitness room, bicycles. Spa treatments are extra.

Price: Several categories of rooms have lake or garden view. High season rates, until Oct. 10: rooms (with two meals), from $210 p.p., double occupancy; suites from $385 p.p. (with two meals); Oct. 11-Dec. 22, from $170 p.p., or suites from $320 p.p. Add $10 for Saturday nights. Room-only rates are available.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect ranking for the 100 Best Hotels in the World list.

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