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MTN Lodges: Gîte du Mont-Albert | Gaspé National Park, Québec

Cool places to stay in the high country.


Overview: The Gîte du Mont-Albert is the only place to stay in Québec’s remote Gaspé National Park, known for its 4,000-foot peaks, herds of woodland caribou, and prime backcountry skiing in winter. Despite the remote location (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, the nearest town, is more than 30-minutes away), the 60-room, four-star hotel is modern, the employees are friendly, and there’s even high-speed wireless. A post-and-beam dining room serves hot, regional meals—think rabbit-liver parfait and smoked salmon—while a sauna and heated outdoor pool loosen up sore muscles. In the summer, hike the 5.2-mile round-trip route to the summit of 4,160-foot Mont Jacques-Cartier, the highest peak in southern Québec, or book a day of guided salmon fishing with Destinations Chic-Chocs. 

Notable: For a more isolated vacation—no Internet, TV, or radio—stay at one of the hotel’s 18 cabins, which sleep up to eight and come complete with kitchens and woodstoves.

One Tip: Sip an Alexander Keith’s IPA at the hotel’s airy bar while taking in expansive views of 3,776-foot Mount Albert.

Stay Here If: You want to wake up to a vista of majestic alpine summits.

Information: Rooms and cabins start at $147 Canadian. gitedumontalbert.com  —Kirk Kardashian

From our High Summer 2016 issue.

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