Authentic and homey warmth fills the place.
Eleven cozy rooms grace the premises – nine upstairs and two spacious ones downstairs, due to a sensible renovation that turned four rooms into two. I stayed in the luxurious Queen Patio room that had its own walkout. It offered a table and chairs for me to enjoy the expansive back view of the grounds, birdsong and stunning sunsets. This natural cocoon became up close and personal to me because of the room’s sleek sliding glass doors. White and natural pine spilled throughout the room blending the rich brown and charcoal colored wood.
The Swiss National Day at Mount Sutton, August 2, attracts many, and its Federation members stay at Auberge des Appalaches.
This freshness is enhanced by John’s personal dedication to utilize the cornucopia of local produce from the area. John is designated a Chef Créateur; not surprisingly, Auberge des Appalaches is on the gourmet circuit route – a popular Townships’ event.
The halibut dish with grapefruit pieces added citrus sweetness as well as exciting contrast to the accompanying baby bok choy in parsley and arugula.
For breakfast, the same holds true: from blueberry pancakes to smashing omelets - they are edible prologues of pleasure for starting your day.
Others lead to little lakes nestling in the mountain’s nether regions.
I hiked up to Spruce Lake whose trail started 520 meters up the mountain. The hour-long hike was well worth the view.
Connecting routes eventually lead to other Eastern Township areas.
I drove to this starting point, but the day before, I took the lower climb whose point of origin was just off Réal Road. I hiked up alongside a rushing stream and ended up at Pecan Falls.
At the end of this climb, the entrance kiosk was located where one pays a small fee. There, you'll be greeted by Micheline whose warm manner and encouragement helps you start your climb. Thanks to her and the map, I didn't get lost.
As a bike-it-hike-it-bite-it-sip-it affair, you have a choice of five cycling routes with food and wine tastings on the way. Plus, if cycling is not your thing, there are hiking excursions and wineries you can visit. The program offers you instant access to price reductions on 14 gourmet wine and food products in the Agroalimentaire part of Sutton3. The information on this 3-day/3-night outdoor pleasure activity program – organized in conjunction with the Tourist Office of Sutton is available at the inn.