Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Lodgings in Lanoraie - Images of Le Belle Province Pt. 4

On my recent travels to Quebec and the eastern USA, I mostly stayed in motels and hotels.  But in the small town of Lanoraie I got to stay in a charming old house.

It has a plaque showing the original owner of the house. 

When you are in the house, you know you are in an old house, at least by Canadian standards.  The house is primarily made of wood and has fairly low ceilings and a very narrow stairwell to the attic where there are two large bedrooms.  There is also a bedroom on the main level as well as a living room, kitchen, dining room, office and bathroom. I think there was also a basement but this would likely have been an addition to the house when it was moved from it's original location to it's present one
 in Lanoraie.

I slept in the attic.  There were two beds in my room. The bed in the photo below is made of wood but I  chose to sleep in the antique metal bed which I did not capture in a photo.

I did get several photos of the various nooks and crannies in the room.

 There were beautiful prints all over the room and many things to draw the eye.
 I thought this little bedside table with the "rabbit lamp"was cute.

 There were lots of books too in every little area where there could possibly be a small bookshelf.

 I had a wonderful sleep which I very much needed.  But the night was all too short as we went to sleep very late and had to leave very early in the morning.

However before we started on our journey, we had breakfast in the dining room.

The house has been modernized with the necessary conveniences but the room sizes and ceiling heights have remained more or less the same.

A view into the kitchen from the dining room.

The grandfather clock.

The office and television area. 

 I didn't get a good photo of the living room area or any of the other bedrooms and bathroom.

This historic house was featured in some kind of  exhibition along with 3 others historic houses in the towns of Lanoraie and Lavaltrie.

I really enjoyed my night in this historic house. Apparently while I slept, I was oblivious to the pounding rain, thunder claps and lightening. I had the windows open in  the bedroom for a cross breeze and it was such a welcome relief to have a breeze to help me sleep through the humidity of the summer.

Joining in with Our World Tuesday.

You can find some of my other travel posts on Quebec in the Blog Archive to the right of the screen. I also have some posts on New York from this trip. More to come.


  1. Oh what a stunning, stunning house, Penny, Thanks for sharing the information and the beautiful photos. We love to stay in historic houses which are plentiful in SA as old Afrikaans families have turned their farms and stately town/city homes into B&B's. Blessings and (((Hugs))) Jo

  2. Wow. Love the look of his house. It looks so unusual and quirky.

  3. Hi Joy! Oh, I LOVE the exposed beams in the kitchen. Really sets the mood of the house. And the sideboard with all the cubbies in it is great too. So much storage. I am such a sucker for wood.

    I am so glad that you had a good night's rest in spite of the weather :)

  4. What a cozy beautiful place! You can tell you enjoyed your stay there by the way you described it. Thank you for taking us there, too!

  5. Today I finally had a chance to catch up reading your posts and discovered you have had a super trip to the east coast. I'm glad for you. I love Quebec. I spent some great times there studying m favourite language, French!

  6. What a trip. Are you advertising for your landlord?!

    1. My landlord? I guess you mean the house I stayed at. The answer is "no" as it isn't a B & B. Thanks for visiting ;-)

  7. Looks good - a bit scary to realise my own house is older.

    Grace be with you.

  8. This sure makes a change from staying on a hotel/motel...many more fascinating discoveries to be found oui ! If you come to Australia again you really should try and get to Perth, after all it is the best city :))

  9. Wonderful place to stay..lucky to get some local flavor and a taste of living history. Those bookshelves are wonderful.

  10. Wow, Penny, if you slept right through a thunderstorm despite an open window, you must have been even more tired than you thought.
    What a fascinating old house. I love the idea of bookcases in every nook and cranny.
    You'll remember this place long after you've forgotten hotels and motels, that's for sure.
    Luv, K

  11. What a great place to stay and visit! I love the wood beams! Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

  12. Thanks for the tour.. What a find

  13. Love much your post and story old house, wonderfull , best regard from Belgium


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