Quebec | Manoir Hovey

July 29, 2021

With Canada re-opening its borders soon to tourism, I’m excited to welcome our first Canadian guest on the show. We’re headed into the countryside of Quebec today to chat with Jason Stafford of Manoir Hovey, one of the top hotels in all of Canada. 

Though it’s set in French Canada, Manoir Hovey was actually designed after George Washington’s estate by a businessman from Georgia in the year 1900. 

In wondering how this could be, I unraveled the fascinating history of the town of North Hatley, where British Loyalists fled to after 1776 and were followed by Southern land owners after the Civil War. This influx of 17th and 18th century Americans mixing with the local French population has created a melting pot experience unique in this world. 

Jason and I chat on everything from Montreal Bagels, to haunted grandfather clocks, to 5 star service and locally sourced food. 

 

 

Listen to hear:

  • 02:13 – About Jason’s favorite spot on the property

  • 02:49 – Why luxury travelers should visit Quebec

  • 05:02 – How history impacted the town

  • 08:34 – About his favorite memory from childhood

  • 10:45 – How they keep the balance of modern and traditional rooms

  • 13:47 – What made the property one of the biggest in Canada

  • 14:46 – How they make the arrival experience memorable

  • 16:09 – About Jason’s favorite activities on and around the property

  • 22:44 – What his other favorites on the property are

  • 28:51 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Manoir Hovey

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Continental breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom

Complimentary luncheon for two (minimum 3 course) including matched wine pairing for main course, once during stay, excluding taxes and gratuities

Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

A personalized welcome amenity including Manoir Hovey branded products (Hovey Honey, Granola, etc.), and a card from Jason Stafford

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