Le Gite du Hu-Art
The best of both worlds.
The best of both worlds: the tranquility of nature in proximity of downtown urban frenzy.
Trip Advisor
Relax with us, let yourself be rocked by the waves of the majestic Lake St. Charles with our singing loon the only soundtrack. Guaranteed privacy on this water protected lake because no gasoline engine will break the soothing calm. You will believe yourself in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, exploring the wild recesses of Talbot Bay and North Marsh on board of our watercraft offered for free to our customers.
An artistic atmosphere.
Entering the Gîte du Hu-art, you will be seduced by the artistic atmosphere that prevails. The art of our daughters Marie-Fauve, Jade and Anna-Rose, adorn the walls of our home, we built from scratch as a family from beginning to end. The house could be considered a work of art. You can browse our girl's website www.graffitisdefauve.com or visit Facebook for a few of their achivements.
Art in your plates.
You will be able to appreciate our artistic side by the presentation of our exquisite breakfasts that we serve every morning. Our famous breakfast surprise made our reputation and we are very proud of it. We have no fewer than a dozen different breakfast surprises so you can be sure that every morning even during a long stay, you will always have a different breakfast with a presentation of fresh fruit and a smoothie. We can adjust our menus to your needs (allergies, vegetarian, gluten free etc.)…These breakfasts can be served on our sunny terrace facing the lake or in our antique-style sunroom.
Plenty of things to do.
If you come to stay with us, you must make choices. There are enough activities to keep you busy for several days! The vast majority of activities in the region of Québec are less than 20 minutes drive away from the cottage and that is, if it's not on site! See the activities section for more details on "what to do during your stay with us. "
Where are we?
You want to go partying in town? It's easy, you're only a 15 minutes drive away from Québec city downtown. If you prefer taking the bus, the municipal bus route takes you and brings you back directly in front of the property. We are centrally located to many places of tourist activities, both winter and summer activities. See section for more details on this.
Need more information?
You want to come stay with us but need additional information regarding our availability, rates, packages, or any other information? Feel free to contact us.

Le Gîte du Hu-Art
1673 avenue du Lac St-Charles
Québec, Qc, Canada.
G3G 2W5
Tél. : 418.849.4580
Cel. : 418.806.2534
Our Rooms.
Comfort and convenience like at home and more.

Comfort and convenience like at home and more. To make you feel like home, we have installed several amenities that will be very useful. Each room has its own entrance, so you can return to your room any time of day or night without disturbing anyone. In your room you have your own TV and DVD player so you can look at what you want, when you want.  

A table and chairs, a mini-fridge, a microwave, dishes and utensils are available in each room ... The restaurant is fine, but a little picnic by the lake or on a small desert island could be much cheaper and much more romantic! For amore sophisticated meals, a shared kitchenette with stove, small oven, refrigerator and kitchen sink is also available.  

In rooms Zen, Galarneau and Brunante you have access to your private bathroom with a very relaxing decor, where you can be massaged by the jets of the whirlpool bath in a colorful atmosphere of your choice using the chromo-therapy option. A very relaxing experience!  

Is there a better way to begin your day: good coffee, tea, herbal tea or hot chocolate watching the sunrise on the lake? You have it all at your disposal in your room. Our system of geothermal heating and cooling as well as our comfortable robes will help to give the comfort you want. Telephone and wireless internet (Wi-Fi) are essential these days and you can use it in your own room.

ZEN
GALARNEAU
BRUNANTE
DREAM
HUARD
Private outside entrance
Private balcony
Air conditioning
Phone
Wireless internet access
CROCHET
TV and cable
DVD player
Bedding and towels
Bath robes
Private bathroom
Therapeutic bath
Washer and dryer
Kitchenette (stove/ fridge)
Mini-Fridge
Coffee maker
Microwave
"BRUNANTE" room
This barn wood and red country-style room has a super romantic cachet, especially with its private balcony with partial view on the lake.  

You will fall completely under the spell of its very large bathroom with slate and barn wood all the way to the ceiling. With its therapeutic bath equipped with optional color therapy, you have all the necessary elements for a relaxing experience!

With a 16'x12' living area, this room has a queen size bed and a sofa bed. So it can accommodate up to 4 people comfortably.
Maximum capacity: 4 people.
"ZEN" room
This room has earth tones and is located on the ground floor, so is easily accessible to handicapped or disabled. Two large casement windows let in plenty of light. The bathroom in shades of ocher has the side of the bathtub and its walls covered with stones with a carved Zen pattern that give a very relaxing atmosphere.

This romantic and spacious (16 'X 13' living area) is the room that can accommodate the most people. The Zen room can accommodate up to 6 people (2 adults and 4 children). Two in the queen size bed and two people in each of the two double sofa beds.

With private entry, closet and bathroom this room will give you great comfort. Let yourself be massaged by the jets of the whirlpool bath in the colorful atmosphere of your choice, using the option color therapy, which is equipped so you have what it takes to live a very relaxing experience!
Maximum capacity: 6 people.
"GALARNEAU" room
This country-style bedroom with sunny colors is the largest room of our house (20,X 15 '). With 2 queen beds and a sofa-bed this romantic room can accommodate up to 5 people.

Directly accessible from the bedroom you have access to your private bathroom the same color as the room. The slate covering the walls and the façade of the bath fits very well with the country style of the room. This bathroom is also equipped with a whirlpool bath equipped with the optional chromo therapy (light color in the water). Relaxation guaranteed!
Maximum capacity: 5 people.
"HUARD" room
This country-style room with automn colors has a great bay window letting in natural light of the day. Directly accessible from the room, you have access to your private bathroom. The slate covering the walls and the facade of the bath fits very well with the rustic style of the room.

You will surely not miss place for luggage and clothes because of the large walk-in at the end of the chamber. With a 15 'X 11' living area, this room has a queen bed and a double sofa bed that can accommodate up to 4 persons (2 adults and 2 children)
Maximum capacity: 4 people.
"DREAM" room
This charming and coquettish blue bourgeois country-style room has a patio door that gives you a direct view of the beautiful Lake St Charles.

From the corridor leading to the room, you have access to a very large and luxurious shared bathroom with a large tiled shower.

With an area of 12 X 13.5, this room has a queen bed and a single sofa bed that can accommodate up to 3 persons (2 adults and 1 child)
Maximum capacity: 3 people.
And more ...
What better way to end the day by good time spent around a campfire in the outside rest area provided for this purpose?

You are running out of clean clothes? No problem, you have access to our laundry room with front-loading equipment. A shared kitchenette with stove, small oven, refrigerator and kitchen sink is also available. You also have access to a series of games to fill evenings and bad weather.  

We've thought of everything ... or almost! If you are missing anything, let us know and we will do our best to get it.
Rates and packages
A safe choice without compromise.
Prices are in Canadian dollars and taxes are not included. Our prices vary depending on time of year and season: the regular season begins Oct. 16 and ends April 30 excluding the period of the holiday season. The high season begins May 1 and extends to October 15 inclusive and also includes the period of holidays from December 20 to January 7. From June 23 to September 4, a minimum of two nights must be booked on weekends unless there is a space free in the booking calendar. Feel free to contact us to check if that is your requirement.

We accept payment in cash and through Visa and Master Card credit cards. All rates are subject to change without notice.
Loyalty Program.
Long stay : to reward our customers who choose to stay long term, go six consecutive nights with us and get the seventh night free.
REGULAR SEASON
ADDITIONAL PERSON
1 NIGHT/ 2 PERSONS
0/ 5
6/ 10
11/ 15
16 +
GALARNEAU
119.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
ZEN
119.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
BRUNANTE
119.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
HUARD
119.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
DREAM
99.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
10.00$ DISCOUNT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY
HIGH SEASON
ADDITIONAL PERSON
1 NIGHT/ 2 PERSONS
0/ 5
6/ 10
11/ 15
16 +
GALARNEAU
139.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
ZEN
139.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
BRUNANTE
139.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
HUARD
139.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
DREAM
124.00 $
5.00$
10.00 $
15.00 $
20.00
10.00$ DISCOUNT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Policies
Arrival and departure : You can arrive at 4 pm and you must vacate no later than 11:00. If you wish to arrive earlier, please check with us first: 418.849.4580 / 418.806.2534.

Cancellation (Low season): No charge for cancellations made more than 7 days before the scheduled date of arrival. For cancellations made within 7 days of the arrival time, an amount equal to 100% of the nights that we will not be able to rebook will be charged. In case of absence without notice (no-show) the total amount of the reservation will be charged. For cancellation during the stay, the day set aside will be charged at 100% and subsequent days at 50%.

Cancellation (High season): No charge for cancellations made more than 30 days before the scheduled date of arrival. For cancellations made between 15 and 30 days before the date of arrival, an amount equal to 30% of the total stay cost will be charged. Between 7 and 15 days before the date of arrival an amount equal to 50% of total stay cost will charged and less than 7 days before arrival date, 100% of the total cost will be charged. The above mentioned policy will be applied only on nights not rebooked. However a $ 50 service fee will be charged if we can rebook 1 or more nights. If we can rebook all canceled nights, we will charge only a service fee of $ 50.

Prohibited :Our cottage is fully non-smoking and it is forbidden to bring your pets.
Reservations
Use the button below to book and complete the transaction online using a secure page. Note that no fees will be charged prior to your booking.
If you do not want to use the online booking system, you can complete and submit the following form. We will contact you within a few hours to confirm the reservation.
Activities
What to do during your stay with us.
If you come stay with us, you must make choices. There are enough activities to keep you busy for several days! The vast majority of activities in the region of Québec are less than 20 minutes drive away from the cottage and that is, if it's not on site! See the activities section for more details on "what to do during your stay with us".
Summer activities.
Waterpark, Village Vacances Valcartier and Rafting Valcartier.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
The waterpark has more than 35 waterslides for the entire family, 2 theme rivers, a wave pool and all pools heated. New in 2011 : a new high speed attraction, beach volleyball courts and a bar with terrace. The ultramodern campground offers more than 600 sites for tents, tent trailers and travel trailers as well as 22 tepees.In winter, Valcartier Vacation Village is the largest winter playground in America with 42 slides, 17 mechanical lifts, skating paths, ice karting and so much more!
Whale watching cruises, Groupe Dufour.
Mont-Sainte-Anne
Come live an unforgettable experience whale watching aboard our sightseeing boat or one of our Zodiacs! Groupe Dufour is also proud to be associated with Croisières Le Coudrier and Croisières du Fjord, offering sightseeing packages where you can take in the area's most stunning landscapes. All their cruises are guided by fully bilingual (French and English) personnel. Packages available from us (check with your hosts).
Loto-Québec International Fireworks Competition.
Québec
Pyromusical competition of international standing. Takes place in the breath taking scenery of the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. At a height of 83 meters, the fall is the heart of this historic site, including the spectacular nature is underlined by the grace and artistry of the greatest masters of the world fireworks.
Festival Grand Rire de Québec: Laughs for All!
Vieux Québec
Festival Grand Rire de Québec is a one-of-a-kind event that is THE place for laughs. For nearly a month, comedy will sweep through Québec City in all its various forms. From indoor shows to outdoor events, there's something to keep every festival-goer laughing!
Sibéria Station Spa.
Lac Beauport
The ideal relaxation in all seasons, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, thermal falls, steam baths, outdoor massage ... Siberia Experience is based on a concept Scandinavian alternating heat, cold and the rest to bring you to deep relaxation. This principle of heat therapy can reduce stress, eliminate toxins, relaxmuscles, improve sleep quality, strengthen the immune system while reviving the body and mind. Accessible year round, rain or shine. There must be a minimum of two to three hours in order to feelwell-being desired. Good relaxation!

Discount packages available from us (check with your host)
Hiking.
Parc de la Jacques Cartier
Thirty minutes by car from Québec City, and you're in Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. A large mountainous plateau dominates the park's landscape. It's home to some of Québec's loveliest glacial valleys, including a spectacular one that the Jacques-Cartier wends its way through. This river, calm in some places and turbulent in others, has cut a trough over 550 metres deep into the plateau. Up on the highlands is a boreal forest of yellow birch, sugar maples, and black spruce. Here, nature is both inspiring and serene.
Hiking.
Linear park - Québec
Discover the St. Charles River linear park ! 32 km long, this magnificent hiking trail is built along the banks of the St. Charles River from its mouth, located at the Old Port, to its source, Lake St. Charles. You can discover the diverse landscapes of the river: green parks, historic sites, peaceful undergrowth and urban areas. Throughout the course, several bridges and gateways allow you to cross from one side to another of the river.
Hiking.
Northern Marais - Stoneham
A natural park, with more than 8 km of trails for the whole family. It is also a paradise for introduction to bird watching (159 species recorded), discover the importance of wetlands and learn about the unsuspected history Lake St. Charles.
Hiking.
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides lies between the Québec City and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions. It's a huge 7,861-km² territory. Hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts engage in their favourite activities in pristine wilderness surroundings. Wildlife is omnipresent. In the summer, vacationing and fishing are popular. In the winter, Camp Mercier is a venue for cross country skiers and vacationers while Auberge Le Relais attracts many snowmobilers.
Aerial Hebertism.
Lac Beauport
The traditional ones of the hebertism such as Monkey's bridges, the flying clamps, the tyroliennes, the nepal bridges, etc... It is also leisure of natural adventure accessible to all and which enables you to evolve from tree to tree, in full safety with specialized equipment, alone, in family or with friends, on various courses equipped with paths on ropes and cables suspended with levels with various difficulties.
Bikes Rides.
Québec City area
Several bike paths criss-crossing the roads of Québec city. The most popular is the railway corridor. A old railway line that cruises across the region from the northwest to the southeast of the city. Cycling map available here in Québec City.
Wendake Huron village.
Wendake
The history of the Wendat people is woven into the fields, lakes and mountains of the continent, from Georgian Bay to the mouth of St. Lawrence river. Nation of farmers and hunters, warriors and diplomats, traders and Democrats, the Wendat, called the Hurons by the French, have arned the respect of all the people in the east of the contry for centuries.
Québec Area (Plains of Abraham).
Vieux Québec
Québec city is a bold and proud town. Fill with landscapes of great beauty. House a multitude of natural, cultural and historical attractions. Outdoors activities close to the city and unbeatable hospitality, festivals and international events.

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L'île d'Orléans historic district.
Ile d'Orléans
Île d'Orléans, historic district, create the traditional Québec countryside with its magnificent scenery, along the St. Lawrence River and close to Québec. Cradle of New France, the island offers a unique cultural experience and a rich soil. Frequented from time immemorial, the country-between surprised by the diversity and quality of its tourism. Sometimes greeted by a passionate producer, where agritourism and farm products are to be savored, then moved by the breath taking scenery constantly evolving, through the exploration of historical and cultural, the Île d'Orléans does provided some surprises. Yours to discover!
Falls, parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
Beauport
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is an attraction that need to be on your list the next time you visit to beautiful region of Québec. This charming site offers many activities. Borrow the trails that take you to the lookouts where the view of the falls is impressive. From the suspension bridge above the falls, you can see the fall, the St. Lawrence River and the Island of Orleans. You are not fit enough to climb hundreds of stairs? Instead, take the cable car and see the fall from every angle. Take a walk between the Manoir Montmorency and fall. The Manor offers a delicious menu, whatever the occasion.
Nature summer activities
MRC de la Jacques Cartier
This link offers a multitude of summer activities in the area. You could make pleasant discovery.
Museums.
Québec
There are also several interesting museums to visit in Québec City including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Civilization.
Winter activities.
Winter playground, Village Vacances Valcartier and Rafting Valcartier.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Largest winter playground in America, with 42 snow slides for the whole family, including the Himalayas (thrill area with very steep slopes), snow rafting and the Tornado. Do not miss the ice karting and ice skating trails.
L'hôtel de glace.
Charlesbourg
Located at only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover each winter. Unique in America, the Hôtel de Glace has seduced over half a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. From January 6th until March 25th, 2012, enter this magical universe and live an incredible experience by visiting this ephemeral work of art.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Stoneham, Lac Beauport, Mont Ste-Anne
Several ski resorts are close. You can even go at night under the lights of the projectors...
Snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Québec City area
Nothing is better to take fresh air in the forest while practicing winter sports. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing both winter sports that allow us to enjoy nature beautiful white coat.
Winter activities in nature.
MRC de la Jacques Cartier
This link offers a multitude of summer activities in the area. You could make pleasant discovery. The region is a genuine paradise of winter sports. Downhill skiing and snowboarding, such as you can do at the Stoneham Tourist Station, near Québec City, sliding, winter camping and sleeping in a tee-pee are just some of the activities you can enjoy in Jacques-Cartier. There is also the ice hotel at the Duchesnay tourist station, the ever popular snowmobile, the exhilarating experience of dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing which will all fill your days. And at the end of winter, take a sweet bite at the sugar shack.
Events.
The festivities of New France.
Québec
It is in Québec City in 1608, the great adventure of the new France started. And every summer, since 15 years, the SAQ New-France holiday celebrating the history of the first European arrivals in the land of America. Program: Theatre, dance, fashion shows, performances in large deployment and actors Street. More than 1,000 artistic performances for 5 days of festivities which will immerse you in the daily life of the inhabitants of the 17th and 18th centuries! The festivals of the SAQ New-France also offer you the perfect opportunity to Don the dress of a person in time and travel in time, in the heart of old Québec!
Summer Festival of Québec.
Québec
Picture a modern, yet historic city taken over by a music festival and 1.5 million festivalgoers. Twelve indoor and outdoor stages, venues where you can gather to celebrate and to discover what's new, on which a string of international superstars - The Black Eyed Peas, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Plácido Domingo, Sting, Paul McCartney, Charles Aznavour, KISS - along with top new talent play for a full 11 days! In all, more than 1,000 artists and close to 300 shows! Rock, French song, hip-hop, electro, jazz, classical music and world music greats. All this right in the heart of beautiful Québec City, easily accessible and totally affordable!
Hot air balloon festival.
St-Jean Chrysostome
The oldest hot-air balloon festival of Québec, one of the biggest events of the region. The festival welcomes pilots from various countries in order to stimulate the economy and tourism in the region.
International festival of military bands.
Québec
The mission of the Québec City International Festival of Military Bands is to promote awareness and appreciation of Canada's military Bands and of its traditions, history, and various forms in sites featuring Old Québec's fortifications and historic places.
Woodstock en Beauce.
Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce
Inspired by the Woodstock Festival, it was created by Jacques Hamel in 1995. This festival is known for its huge camping site, where spend a few nights in a friendly, festive and liberal atmosphere.
Expo Québec.
Québec
Expo Québec is an annual event, taking place in Québec during 12 days in late August. It has become, over time, the mark of the end of summer. It is an agricultural fair, a trade show and a temporary amusement park. The event includes a variety of arts and cultural programming. It has nearly 400,000 visitors each year. Expo Québec stands on the grounds ExpoCité, in the district Lairet. This land was known before 1997 as the Park of the exhibition.
Québec winter carnival.
Québec
The Québec Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world. It is held every year in Québec city. Many sites and activities are freely available with the effigy of Bonhomme (sold every where in town) for a nominal fee. Our three daughters (Marie-Fauve, Jade and Anna-Rose) represent the region in the provincial section of the International Snow Sculpture.
Red Bull crashed ice.
Québec
Red Bull Crashed Ice is a winter extreme sporting event, which involves downhill skating on a track with steep turns and high vertical drops. This sport is called ice cross downhill. Competitors must demonstrate skill, agility, courage and composure in order to participate in this event.
International hockey tournament Pee-Wee.
Québec
The Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament takes place during a period of 11 days with crowds totaling around 200 000 fans, every year. This extraordinary event, very popular, was founded in 1960 and has never ceased to grow in importance.
Pond Hockey.
Lac Beauport
In January 2004, Dominic Hardy, Daniel Blouin and a few friends met up on Lac-Beauport for a friendly hockey match, with no goalie. With a Siberian cold of -40ƒC, twelve teams of four players threw themselves on the ice, specially made for the event. As if they were young kids, they played until there was only one winning team left. Without even knowing it, they had played the first edition of the Pond Hockey Lac-Beauport and created a new tournament of its kind in the province of Québec.
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Classification
Classification
A classification certificate is required to operate a tourist accommodation establishment. The classification certificate takes the form of a sign that must be posted outside the establishment indicating the name of the accommodation establishment, its class (hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist home, etc.)  

The classification of tourist accommodation is made by the Corporation of the tourism industry in Québec (CITQ).  It follows a point system that refers to various aspects of facilities (cleanliness, services, quality of facilities, etc..), Taking into account the specificities of each category. The classification levels are from 0 to 5, reflecting the index of comfort and service to the institution. A bed  andbreakfast  establishments offer, for an all-inclusive price, accommodation in rooms in a private residence where the operator resides and rents a maximum of 5 rooms, including breakfast served on the premises. 
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