Need ideas for a winter family vacation? Take a look at how we uphold our annual family tradition at the beautiful Fairmont Montebello.
…because winter vacations can be tons of fun, despite colder weather!
Our family’s all about travel. Travelling allows us to interact with more languages, explore new destinations, and learn about other cultures. Discovering the world is the best adventure out there – and this is why we invest so much in it.
When Joe and I became parents, we took it upon ourselves to start an annual winter family vacation. I experience very heavy winter blues, so we find ways to break up the harsh season. We fill up our calendar with fun, family-friendly activities. Each week, we give ourselves something to look forward to.
Our family is well-travelled and I must say, our winter family vacation is one of our favorite getaways of the year. It’s never too intricate nor does it have an overly-packed itinerary. We often make our way up north in Quebec (we’re located in the Montreal suburbs) and take an extra long weekend to unwind and relax.
Where To Stay For Your Winter Family Vacation
Fairmont properties and resorts are extraordinary. They’re a chain of luxury hotels and they boast 75 properties across 24 countries.
For our annual winter family vacation, we love staying at Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Located in the heart of Montebello, Quebec, this Fairmont property is the largest wooden structure in the world.
Here are a few reasons why we consistently choose Fairmont Le Château Montebello as our destination for our family’s annual winter getaway:
Why We Spend Family Winter Vacations at Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Fairmont Montebello offers an incredibly cozy setting. Upon entrance, guests will immediately spot its famous stone fireplace (centered right in the lounging area). Surrounding the fireplace are large couches, wooden furniture and overall, a beautiful rustic-chic ambiance – the perfect setup for any winter getaway!
The Ultimate in Comfort Food
Mouthwatering meals are what many of us look forward to whilst on vacation. Fairmont le Château Montebello offers a renowned breakfast buffet – and a dish you absolutely cannot miss?! Their homemade Montebello crêpes. Sheer, sheer perfection.
Well-Lit for the Holidays
During the holiday season, Fairmont Montebello is decorated from top to bottom. Be sure to take a photo in front of their outstanding Christmas tree, which stands at 25 feet high.
Newly Renovated Rooms
Recently, some of Château Montebello’s charming rooms became even more beautiful (if that’s even possible!) with a tasteful and bright renovation. We were lucky enough to stay in the one of them and was it ever a treat!
Château Montebello is no ordinary destination. The resort is surrounded by woods, hiking trails, and a gorgeous river. Because its property is so large, it can accommodate to all sorts of activities. During the wintertime, your family can participate in ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and more!
It’s So Unforgettable!
So, if you ask me, the best way to spend a winter family vacation is to head to a place that has it all. Château Montebello is the ultimate destination at any time of the year, but you’ll be so glad that you headed there during the winter season.
During this time of the year, they have plenty of winter-friendly packages that’ll be perfect (and totally accommodating) to your upcoming winter getaway!
Have you ever found yourself thinking hard of winter family vacation ideas? I hope this guide helps you out! What’s the one feature about Château Montebello that you love most?
You can also check out my other Château Montebello guides here and here.
Melissa Chapman says
That resort seems like a great destination for a holiday getaway. The main room is so outstanding as are the rooms and so relaxing.
Amber Myers says
What a beautiful spot! It looks like you had a wonderful family vacation. I know we’d love it here!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
We love taking a vacation during the winter! Fairmont le Château Montebello looks amazing and the amenities are outstanding! I would love to take a family vacation there.
Alli Smith says
I’m over here drooling and dreaming of a winter vacation It looks so luxurious and so much fun!
Denay DeGuzman says
Wow! This resort looks like the ideal way to pamper yourself and your family! I love the idea of a hotel getaway during the cold winter season. The Fairmont Montebello looks lavish and comfortable with so many amenities!
Wow, that looks like a wonderful place to stay! I love their holiday decorations too.
Ruth I says
This seems to be a great Christmas getaway. You can really feel the holidays vibe in there. I might consider spending my next year’s there.
This place is so perfect for holidays! You can feel the spirit of Christmas in this place!
That resort looks grand. Love the Christmas decor, so gorgeous. I would love to stay there.
What a beautiful hotel! We will be traveling there next summer for the first time so I really needed a good hotel review. I never stay anywhere without reviews.
Esther Irish says
We love our winter getaways too. South Padre Island here we come! 🙂 Montebello looks amazing though…next year!
Wow, that is such a gorgeous place. What a great place to be able to stay at, especially around the holidays. I love how they have it so festive for the holidays.
This looks like it was a nice vacation. They really outdid themselves with the decorations.
I would love to travel for the holidays. I like the idea of relaxing and being stress free. I love those decorations. They are perfect for pictures with the family.
This place looks amazing! I would love to stay there this winter.
Amber Killmon says
I love how festive and inviting this hotel looks! It’s definitely great for a family vacay 🙂
Amy H says
What a beautiful place to stay! I know during the winter we are always trying to find a way to take a mini vacation – just to uplift our spirits