This is the perfect "Family Vacation spot". The place to be for outside activities or when you have kids and it is raining outside. No matter what the weather you will still have a great vacation. This unit has 3 bedrooms plus a rec room that is used as the 4th bedroom. We also have an identical Edelweiss West Wing that can be rented in conjunction for larger groups.
Our house is perfect for families and entertaining. The kitchen opens into the family room (fireplace), living room and dining room and which is all open concept and the furniture can be moved (with care) around to meet your individual needs. Our hot tub is on the second storey balcony (re-enforced steel designed to hold a hot tub and lots of people) overlooking the Summit Edelweiss Ski Hill and surrounded by the beautiful Gatineau Hills. There is a BBQ on the balcony for ease of cooking and is also away from the bugs. We designed the balcony so it is sheltered from the elements and can be used year round but open enough to provide a fantastic view. There are 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor with king size beds. There is also a 4 piece bathroom. On the ground floor is a 3rd bedroom room with 2 queen size beds as well as a recreation room / 4th bedroom with a queen size bed and double futon with a memory foam topper (people often put their children in the rec room). The rec-room also has its own TV for kids to be away from the adults. The 3rd bedroom is on the ground floor, just off the second 3 piece bathroom off of which is a full laundry room with a steam washer and drier on the.
Outside we have a swing set and some slides for young children to play on. Lots and lots of places for children to run and play and if you are adventurous you can take a hike down to the creek and catch frogs or go fishing for Rainbow and Speckled Trout (with the appropriate licensing of course). If you are really, really adventurous you can take a hike up the opposite mountain which is beside a waterfall and overlook the whole valley of Edelweiss or hike up the ski hills. It is absolutely beautiful up there. The fall colours are absolutely incredible here. We often pack a picnic and have it at the top of the mountain and eat overlooking the valley and its natural beauty. Across the highway at the bottom of our road is a small pond that guests have used to skate on and they have loved it and a great place to play in the mud or catch frogs. There is a Morrison’s quarry about 6 minutes away where you can swim and/or bring your dog. Apparently there is s plane at the bottom of the quarry if you like diving or snorkeling or bungee jumping for those of you who are braver. Lac Phillippe is part of Gatineau Park and about 10 minutes away. Edelweiss Golf Course is seconds from our house in addition Mont Cascade Golf, Water Park and Ski Resort is about 12 mins away. You can go horse-back riding too at Captiva Farms which is about 15 minutes away.
Second floor Hot Tub, Satellite TV and wireless internet are all included in your stay. There is a Propane fireplace, BBQ plus washer and drier. There is also a fire pit outside for your use however; you need to bring some wood. There is enough room to park 3 cars in the driveway or 2 if they are big trucks.
Our house is equipped with keyless entry so we email or text you the door code the day before your arrival and you and your guests can come and go with great ease. We are sometimes there in the adjoining unit but if we are not there we are easily accessible by e-mail, text or phone.
We are dog friendly for those pet owners that want to bring their pets with them, however, there will be an extra $100.00 cleaning fee added to your reservation due to the significant extra cleaning required to ensure the cleanliness for our future guests. We DO NOT allow Pitbulls, Rotweilers or Pure Breed German Shepherds to ensure the safety of our guests. I understand that not all dogs in these breads are dangerous, but we are not willing to accept the risk associated with these types of dogs. Cats may be considered but you would need to bring your own litter and box and the same cleaning fee would apply. If you bring a dog or cat and fail to inform us we will deduct the cleaning fee plus an additional $50 from your damage deposit in addition to any damage the animal does.
We also offer a bed linen and towel service for an additional $100.00 per rental for up to 10. So for a party of 10 guests it would cost $100.00. This would include a bath towel and face cloth per person as well as all the beds made, pillow cases and comforters.
The neighborhood is very quiet and well off the highway. This is a cul de sac so there is only local traffic on our road. There are a total of 5 well-spaced houses on our street but we ask that you be respectful to our neighbors in terms of noise and parking. We are only 10 minutes from Wakefield where there is a grocery store, bakeries, restaurants, shops and boutiques. We are conveniently located 4 minutes from Le Belvedere, 30 second drive to Edelweiss Ski Hills or you can walk 5-10 minutes across the field. The Edelweiss Golf Course is a 30 second drive from our house. We are 15 minutes from Mont Cascade Water Park and Ski Hill. In addition, Vorlage ski hill is located in Wakefield and is 10 minutes from our house. Former Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lester B Pearson’s grave is located in Wakefield and approximately 20 minutes away is the former estate of William Lyon Mac Kenzie King who so valued this area that the chose to be laid to rest here.
Across the road from our house is a big open field where kids can play and deer have been known to sleep and past that is the Edelweiss Tubing Hill. We are so close to the Tubing Hill that you can see and hear from the balcony people screaming joyfully as they go down the tubing hill. You can also see wild turkeys and other wildlife near our house and the raccoons will remind you that you left the garbage out (lol)
The General Store is the closest grocery store and that is in Wakefield about 10 minutes and a larger IGA supermarket about 15 minutes from the house near Cross-Loop Road. They have almost everything you need. There is also a Rona and Home Hardware in Wakefield too. We are also 10 minutes from Captiva Farms if you want to go horseback riding or rent a sleigh ride. There is also the Great Canadian Bungee Jumping which has Morrison's Quarry right beside it and is about 10, minutes from our house. There is also beautiful Gatineau Park about 15 minutes away and we have an access pass to Lac Phillippe that we are willing to lend out however if it is lost or not returned there will be $75.00 deducted from your damage deposit.
There is no public transit available at Chateau Edelweiss. You could bring your bikes to drive through the mountains or go on the Trans Canada Trail portion in Wakefield or Gatineau Park. The nature in this area is spectacular+ More