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Reviewed 29 July 2022

Our stay at Ripplecove was way too short and I hate the idea of leaving this tranquil paradise tomorrow! What a wonderful experience from start to finish. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway, to connect with friends, have a spa escape, or bring the family to enjoy time surrounded by nature.

We stayed in a regular room in the older part of the building - think old-fashioned country manor charm with narrow hallways, patterned carpet and flowered wallpaper. But everything is bright and well maintained, with quality amenities, comfy beds and nice linens. If sleek and modern is more your style, opt for a suite in the newer section of the building. Many come with private terraces and beautiful lake views, and some have full kitchens - if our teens had come with us we would have chosen this option.

If accessibility is an issue then the newer building is much more suitable. The original building has lots of stairs, as does access to the boat dock / beach area. The pool deck is accessible but the pool entry is by ladder, not stairs, which could be an issue for some.

The pool area is nicely landscaped with large seating areas, plenty of lounge chairs and a few large round padded beds with canopies. Towels are provided poolside and the nearby bathroom was always sparkling clean. It was never crowded or noisy during our mid-week stay.

The water activities are located next to a large floating dock with Adirondack chairs - the perfect place to have a morning coffee. Single and tandem kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats and life jacks are plentiful and available on a self-serve basis. The dock has a ladder for those who wish to swim in the lake - it’s refreshing but not cold. Kayaking at sunset on the glassy calm lake was a highlight.

There are wooded paths to explore on bike or on foot, large comfy hammocks and Adirondack chairs on the lawn, another large dock with chairs in front of the restaurant and bar terrace and - my favourite part of all - a spectacular rooftop patio. Located on top of the newer wing, the huge patio has stunning views of the lake, huge seating areas with numerous comfy couches and fire tables, lounge tables, canopy beds, and two hot tubs. A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, soak up the sun or stargaze st night. The new building also houses the gym on the ground floor. It looks well equipped but we prefer outdoor activities when weather permits, so didn’t use it.

The bar / lounge has a cozy hunting lodge feel and a lovely lakeside terrace with comfy furniture and fire tables. We opted for the breakfast included package and it was well worth it with a wide range of choices beautifully prepared and served on the lakefront terrace. The lunch and dinner menu are on the gourmet side, both offering wise and price wise. With only a two night stay we opted to venture into Ayer’s Cliff and North Hatley to try some of the other local establishments, but I’m sure the rest of the meals at Ripplecove are st least as good as the breakfast.

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Service in the restaurant and throughout the resort was polite, professional and discreet. Most of the staff we encountered are francophone but very comfortable providing service in English as well as French.

For local recommendations try Woods in Ayer’s Cliff for burgers, hot dogs, poutine, and ice cream. Pilsen pub in North Hatley has a superb riverfront location, delicious menu with locally sourced ingredients. and fast, friendly service.

We did not try the spa, so I can’t comment on it.

A few other notes - I was pleasantly surprised to see multiple EV chargers on site. Most properties have only one or two, if any. As mentioned prominently in the hotel website, there is currently some significant construction happening during the day. The noise was most audible from the pool area and somewhat less by the boat dock, but not overwhelming to us, a minor distraction at best, but something to be aware of. It was not noticeable from the dock area in front of the restaurant and the rooftop deck.

Long story short, we hate to leave and can’t wait to come back!

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roxanne Blais, Ventes at Ripplecove Hotel &Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us ! We are so glad that your liked your vacation and that you enjoyed the calm and the atmosphere of our hotel as well as other of our facilities. We will share your comment with our staff which will be delight to learn that their participation has helped you create even more memorable memories.

Looking forward to see you again very soon,

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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Mr Roy hosted us for an exceptional evening of amazing food and ambiance … Merci
The whole team led by Mr Roy were outstanding ! Looking forward to another visit soon I hope.
The renovations and outside terrace was well appointed / the overall experience was a 10/10.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roxanne Blais, Ventes at Ripplecove Hotel &Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your appreciation with our Mark Institution. We are always delighted to learn that we have been able to meet our customers' expectations.

Your comment will be sent to Mr Roy who will certainly be delighted to learn that it has made your experience even more memorable.

We are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel,

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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

We had a one night stay at Ripplecove, on our way to Quebec City. We were greeted with such hospitality. Our dinner was outside on the deck with a scenic lake view. Mr. Roy made our night so special. From the meal to wine suggestions, we had an unforgettable time.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angélique Directrice Expérience Client- Guest Experience Manager, Services aux clients/réception at Ripplecove Hotel &Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2022

Thank you so very much for choosing our hotel as your stop over. We are so pleased to hear your wonderful comments that will be shared with the rest of the hotel. Please do come back for another stay. We look forward to it.

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Reviewed 13 July 2022

We visited the Ripplecove Hotel and Spa for a two night stay in July. We stayed in their brand new building which has beautifully appointed guest rooms with fabulous lake views. The furniture, fixtures, and equipment in these units was beautifully thought out and very high quality. The restaurant is expensive, but the service, food, and lakeside seating really makes eating at Ripplecove a memorable experience. All the facilities at this place have been recently upgraded. It is impressive.

Date of stay: July 2022
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Angélique Directrice Expérience Client- Guest Experience Manager, Services aux clients/réception at Ripplecove Hotel &Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2022

Thank you very much for your recent stay. We are very pleased that all our recent efforts and investments meet your needs and expectations. Please do stay tuned for more improvements to make your stay even more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 3 July 2022

We stayed in the new building with a glorious view of the lake. The accommodations are modern and comfortable, with full kitchen in our suite. Even though the exercise equipment is new, it is very limited and not well maintained. The adjustments on both stationary bikes were not working during my stay. There are no weight machines and a very limited number of free weights. There are no windows that open and the temperature was set to 79.5 F degrees, when the outside temp was 65-- too hot for aerobics. The pool is small, not good for lap swimming and doesn't open until 9am, which makes lap swimming even more challenging. There are complimentary bikes but they are electric, so bike workout also less than optimal.

Date of stay: July 2022
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Roxanne Blais, Ventes at Ripplecove Hotel &Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2022

Thanks for sharing your positive experience with our hotel. As for the exercise equipment, it is indeed very new. We are currently implementing new maintenance protocols. Despite this situation and the labor shortage that does not help, we are gradually implementing these measures.

In any case, you are providing excellent improvement points. We will look to improve conditions relative to temperature, available weights and we will double-check stationary bikes to see if they are working well.

Thank you to have bring these point to our attention !

Looking forward to see you again,

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