The Lodge with Sauna/Hot-tub
Welcome to The Lodge our comfy cottage nestled in nature with sauna and hot tub.This one of a kind property is an absolute rustic charmer. Very private natural setting. Nestled amongst tall trees, wildlife, and beautiful rocks. The Lodge is located in Messines, QC only 113km from downtown Ottawa. Veloroute Des Dravers hiking trail is right in the backyard – direct trail access from the chalet. A short trip through the scenic trees will lead you to 72km of cycling or snowmobiling trails. Lac Blue Sea is a short 5 minutes down the road for fishing or swimming.
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Welcome to the Lodge!
Our chalet was designed with romance, ease and comfort in mind.
We have direct snowmobile access to Veloroute Des Dravers. A private sauna and hot tub. Fully stocked chalet.
• Open concept loft – sleeps up to 6. Private bedroom on the main level – sleeps up to 4 (with bunks) bonus pull out sofa bed.
• Wood-burning fireplace (wood provided)
• Kitchen incl. toaster, microwave, raclette, air fryer, drip coffee machine, all cooking necessities pots, pans, cutlery, cook wear etc.
• Fresh linens and towels. Bring your own beach towels.
• TV with movies.
• An Amazon Echo (Alexa).
• Board games.
• Private sauna and hot tub.
• Direct access (hiking or snowmobiling) to Veloroute Des Dravers 72km groomed trail.
• Deck with bbq, seating and dining table (seasonal), overlooking nature.
• Outdoor fire-pit. Firewood is provided.
• The wooded forest in the backyard is great for a little exploring and leads you directly on Veloroute Des Dravers hiking / snowmobiling trail.
• Trail access to Lac Blue Sea with public swimming. Walk (15m) or drive (5m).
The upstairs loft can sleep 6. It has one private queen sized bedroom. An open concept living space with two single beds, and a double pull out futon.
The downstairs bedroom can sleep 4. It has one double bed and a bunkbed with two single mattresses.
There is a bonus pull out sofa bed in the living room.
Our dining table seats 6 in the kitchen, overlooking the beautiful trees outside the large window.
The lodge is perfect for a hide away or make it your base for adventure: 6 minutes to Blue Sea beach (drive), direct access to Veloroute Des Dravers snowmobile / hiking trail. Hike, snow shoe or cross country skii at Mont Morisette. And visit Blue Sea for local charm, all just minutes away.
Personalized door code given to guests for contactless check-in.
Other things to note
Blue Sea is a hidden gem for nature lovers, offering a variety of outdoor activities and natural wonders to explore. From hiking trails to lakes and parks, Blue Sea has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an adventure in the great outdoors, Blue Sea is the perfect destination.
•Blue Sea Lake: This beautiful lake is the main attraction in the area. It is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are several beaches around the lake, including the popular Blue Sea Beach.
•Mont Morissette: This mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding area. It is a popular spot for hiking and birdwatching.
•Parc des Montagnes Noires: This park is located just outside of Blue Sea and offers several hiking trails, picnic areas, and a lookout tower.
•Blue Sea Provincial Park: This park is located on the shores of Blue Sea Lake and offers camping, hiking, and swimming.
•Blue Sea Heritage Trail: This trail takes visitors on a journey through the history of Blue Sea, with several interpretive panels along the way.
•Blue Sea Farmers’ Market: This market is held every Saturday during the summer months and offers fresh produce, baked goods, and crafts.
•Blue Sea Lake: This large lake is known for its crystal-clear water and sandy beaches.
•Mont Morissette: This mountain is home to several species of birds, including the endangered Quebec Harlequin Duck.
•Parc des Montagnes Noires: This park is home to several species of wildlife, including moose, black bears, and beavers.
•Blue Sea Provincial Park: This park is home to several species of fish, including lake trout and walleye.
•Blue Sea Heritage Trail: This trail takes visitors through several different ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and rocky outcrops.
•Blue Sea Farmers’ Market: This market offers visitors a chance to sample some of the local produce and crafts.
•Blue Sea Country Festival: This festival is held every August and features live music, food, and crafts.
•Blue Sea Winter Carnival: This carnival is held every February and features ice skating, snowshoeing, and other winter activities.
Nearby attractions: ranging from 3km ++
Trans Canada Trail – This network of multi-use recreational trails is the longest in the world and stretches more than 17,398 miles across every province and territory. It showcases Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, and is a sustainable national asset that fosters unity, collaboration and connectedness.
Véloroute des Draveurs – This bike path, featuring a 72 km stretch of gravel dust and 28 kilometres of paved road (between Gracefield and Messines) will treat you to a variety of scenery. Alongside several crystalline lakes, forests and farmlands. One of the first sections of the Trans Canada Trail in Québec.
Sugar Shack – Érablière Domaine du Cerf enr. Come indulge your sweet tooth at Domaine du Cerf!
Parc régional du Mont Morissette – Mont Morissette, in Blue Sea, covers an area of 589 hectares (1,455 acres) and stands 400 m (1,312 ft.) high. Nature lovers can enjoy 13 km (8 mi.) of marked hiking and snowshoeing trails. Site also features a shelter with wood stove, lookout and heritage fire tower.
Boat Rentals – Messines Marina
Golf and Berries – Les Fruits Du Sommet / Club De Golf Le Sommet – Come harvest 10 varieties of raspberry and 7 varieties of blueberries. From mid-July to the end of August. Come try 9-hole executive golf course, with a total normal of 31.The farm offers fresh fruits and various local products.
Art gallery – Le Presbytère de Blue Sea – Located in Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, the Blue Sea Rectory is a wonderful and welcoming place for residents, vacationers, and tourists. It features an art gallery, a tourist information desk, free Wi-Fi, and a community garden.
Ferme Au Soleil Levant – This farm first planted berries in 2009. It boasts seven varieties of haskaps and 10 types of blueberries. These berries rich in antioxidants can be picked and consumed fresh and can be easily processed.
The Cedar lakes recreational trail – A 15-km (9.3-mi.) trail network located in the forest between the two Cèdres lakes in the municipality of Messines. The trails are maintained for hiking in the summer and for skiing in its northern portion in the winter.
Dog sledding – Escapade Huskimo – 1378 Rt. 301, Otter Lake (Québec), Canada
Travel along magnificent lakeside and woodland trails in the scenic Pontiac. Escapade Huskimo offers visitors a memorable dog sledding experience. Why not round off the activity with a relaxing soak in the indoor hot tub? Several packages available.
Snow Shoeing / Cross Country Skiing – Parc régional du Mont Morissette – Mont Morissette, in Blue Sea, covers an area of 589 hectares (1,455 acres) and stands 400 m (1,312 ft.) high. Nature lovers can enjoy 13 km (8 mi.) of marked hiking and snowshoeing trails. Site also features a shelter with wood stove, lookout and heritage fire tower.
Snow Mobiling – Véloroute des Draveurs – This snowmobile path, featuring a 72 km stretch of gravel dust and 28 kilometres of paved road (between Gracefield and Messines) will treat you to a variety of scenery. Alongside several crystalline lakes, forests and farmlands. One of the first sections of the Trans Canada Trail in Québec.
Dogsledding – Maple Sap Harvesting – Ferme L’Aventure invites you to experience an exciting outdoor adventure. Offers to share our passion with you and introduces you to our small dog pack of Alankan and Eurohound.
Skii Snowboard – Mont Ste Marie – Mont Ste-Marie isn’t just a pretty mountain, although it is that too. We also boast the highest vertical in the area. So, you can appreciate the scenery as you speed down our slopes. And with a great mix of runs ranging from easy to expert, there is no shortage of ways to get down our mountain.
Sentiers De Ski De Fond De Blue Sea – Hiking area – Cross country skiing
Playing fields – Municipal center located at 10 rue Principale – Soccer field – Playground with structures – Tennis court – Volleyball court.
10 km of well-kept trails and shelter with wood stove Available parking located on Chemin du cimetière
Skating rink – Municipal center located at 10 rue Principale
600 km of well-kept and marked trails – Parking available in Blue Sea, on Chemin de la gare
Curling – Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Curling Club in Maniwaki. It has two rinks, a reception hall, a bar, a kitchen and a large parking lot.
Grocery and other amenities are a 7 minute drive away. Or larger grocery stores and restaurants in Maniwaki, or Gracefield approx 22km from the cottage.
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