Life is good in our old houses and .... it smells good!
(From La Bottine Souriante)
* Four spoken languages
* Bi-national host team
*Gaspé and Mexican accents
* Families with children welcome
* Love and frienship for free
* House from another time
* Four beautiful suns B&B
* Roofed terrace and veranda
* Shed for skis and bikes
* Smoke free
* Free shuttle on request
* Bike path almost in our backyard
* Five-minute walk to Rue Principale
* Five- minute walk to Point Merry promenade
* Ten minutes by car to Mont Orford
* 25 minutes drive to Abbaye Saint- Benoît-du-Lac
* Program Bienvenue cyclistes
* Access to the kitchen on request
* BBQ on the terrace
Our ambition: modern comfort, charm of the past...
You will feel at home in our old house (1875). We will be waiting for you as family, as in the old days, the days of our parents! Whatever the reason for your stay, you'll be comfortably hosted in a charming decor of the past , with a warm welcome to the Gaspé and Mexican accents. If you do us the honor of sharing a few moments of friendship with us, this will be our main reward.
Your hosts: a dedicated team
You will be greeted with a smile by a veteran, Renald Bujold, a retired physician, of Gaspé and Acadian origin, polyglot, traveler and dreamer, skillful gardener, good cook in his spare time, and a young Mexican adventurer, Jose Antonio Herrera -Alarcón, university graduate in management of the tourism industry, responsible for your comfort and expert in breakfasts; and .... Piccolo, our mascot and appointed mute porter, a Mexican porcelain dog, which from his small house on the veranda will try to seduce you with a very expressive look.
"The house of the veterinary"
Our house was built around 1875. It is still known by the elders of the area as ¨la maison du vétérinaireʺ. From 1937 to 1969, it has been the residence of Dr. Caroll Harris, veterinary surgeon, where he exercised his very important profession of "docteur des animauxʺ, the nickname local people were giving him. The main body of the house, sitting on its foundation stones of the ninetheenth century, with its three guest rooms underwent over the years many transformations, but still keeps the charm of a notable home of the first half of the twentieth century. The last major transformation it suffered was in 1995, when the dependency in which Dr. Harris "hospitalisait" sick horses, was converted into an annex to the house with two additional guest rooms. Now he house with 5 guest rooms still shows original wooden floors and is decorated and furnished with many antiques. Many objects from several continents, witness Renald travels and the Mexican origin of José and ... Piccolo
What distinguishes us
Our garden: a haven of peace downtown
At the heart of the garden, intimate and romantic, where Renald gives free rein to his horticultural passion, still thrones, overlooking the water pound, one of three trees planted during the construction of the house. It is an old maple three at least 140 years old, witness of the past and our pride.
Staying in Gîte Amour et Amitié B&B is really, to quote the slogan so dear to the previous owners, to be BACK IN TIME.