Hotel de Glace -- Ice Hotel In Quebec
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Staying in the Hotel de Glace - Ice HotelUpon entering the Ice Hotel in the evening, visitors are greeted by intricately carved glassine ice columns that span from floor to ceiling on both sides of the arched interior. A large and flawlessly sculpted and assembled ice chandelier of changing pastel hues resides in the middle of the archway leading visitors to the hotel's various quadrants.
Guests eagerly spend their evenings in the dazzling Ice Bar, dancing to disco music on snow-covered floors with flowing spectral colors illuminating the crystalline pillars and transparent, sculpted furniture and tall ice tables. Or, partake in events such as ice-carving contests while sipping cocktails out of an ice glass. Then for the contemplative, just strolling around the hotel and photographing the multitudes of elaborate designs, wall art and ice statues in the muted silence is another panacea.
Before heading off to bed, guests are encouraged to relax and warm up in the hot tubs located in the Nordic relaxation area just outside the main sleeping quarters. Upon awaking in the morning, it time for a warm shower in the Pavilion Talik situated outside of the Ice Hotel. Then, enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Auberge Hotel Duchesnay, located up a staircase past the Pavilion.
If you want to experience a unique, magical winter escapade, visit the Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada, it will be an amazing adventure to remember for a lifetime.
Station Touristique DuchesnayAn added bonus of staying at the Hotel de Glace is the wonderful and numerous activities located adjacent to the hotel. The Station Touristique Duchesnay offers outdoor ice-skating, dogsledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. In addition, the Duchesnay features a lodge, cabins and a regular hotel for all seasons, as well as a top-rated gourmet restaurant, the Auberge.
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Patrice Raplee is an experienced travel photojournalist and editor of Travel Excursion and Seattle Spotlight for Positively Entertainment magazine. In addition, she writes a monthly travel column for the award-wining site Offbeat Travel and is a regular correspondent for travel radio shows. She is a member of North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and the Recording Academy. Her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous international publications, as well as NW newspapers such as the Seattle Times, the Stranger and Seattle Weekly. Patrice travels the globe to cover destinations that feature fascinating culture, art, culinary, history and soft adventure. Visit her website Travel-Excursion for more information.
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