North Hatley

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About North Hatley

North Hatley, situated at the north end of Lake Massawippi is a jewel among the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. This is a place of rich vegetation, stunning landscapes, beautiful heritage homes with its own ‘micro climate’. The best places to stay in North Hatley are perfect for those who want to relax in total comfort and style.

The area was first settled by United Empire Loyalists - refugees from the American Revolution and War of Independence after 1776, who came North to farm. Later, people came from America’s Southern states.

In 1852 the St. Lawrence and Atlantic railroad arrived and the following decades witnessed a building boom. In the 1880’s one Dr Clark of Baltimore came for a holiday with his family. Enchanted he built a second home here and began a trend, being followed by many of the great and good of Maryland. As a result, North Hatley boasts many impressive villas. And these led to sports clubs, library, golf course, luxury hotels and steamboats.

North Hatley has interesting boutique shops, galleries and cafes and is home to many artists and craftspeople. It has been the location for many films, including ‘Secret Window’ with Johnny Depp.

However it's a popular spot, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in North Hatley (especially during the busy summer months) you'll have to get organised and plan well ahead.

For an Elegant Lakeside Hideaway

  • Manoir Hovey is a charming turn of the century Inn set in 35 acres of manicured grounds on the shore of Lake Massawippi. It has elegant and sophisticated interiors and is a fantastic hideaway with gorgeous lake views. It's ideal for keen fisher folk or kayakers and is a wonderful year round destination.

Still undecided? Browse our list of the best places to stay in North Hatley, expand the search to include the best places to stay in Quebec, or contact a friendly guru for advice.


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Best Hotels in North Hatley

  • Manoir Hovey North Hatley 38 rooms from €116

    Hideaway  -  With a whole host of on-site activities and restaurants there is no need to step off the grounds!
    Tennis  -  There is an on-site tennis court and the hotel will happily lend rackets.
    Fishing  -  The hotel offers facilities for fishing on the lake.
    Kayaking  -  The hotel offers seasonal kayaking on the lake.
    Air conditioningTennisSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Relais & Chateaux

    A charming turn of the century inn sitting in 35 acres of manicured grounds, on the shores of Lac Massawippi. The elegant and crisp suites have been lovingly decorated with individual features. A stunning and sophisticated hideaway. See More

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