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704 4th Ave, Grandes-Piles, Quebec G0X 1H0 Canada
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#3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Grandes-Piles
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Madeleine G wrote a review Sep 2018
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John and Daniel were amazing hosts at their lovely B&B! They took great care of us and made us feel very at home. They also provided very helpful information about the town and surrounding areas, which made our stay very easy. They’ve put lots of work into the old school house, provide lovely indoor and outdoor spaces to relax, including an old-fashioned parlour, lots of hammocks and a fire pit. Would definitely recommend staying with them
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard P wrote a review Oct 2017
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though Tripadvisor does not receognize this B&B does not stop the front door from having a Tripadvisor Logo. Stayed here on a Friday and Sunday night. Each night was a two bedroom suite. The owners and staff of this facility are very friendly and will go the extra mile. The Friday night we had the upstairs suite above the main dinning room. I wanted to get some sleep due to a funeral the next day. The main bannister was covered with three saddels. There was no closets for clothes and I had a garment bag, The two closets had items used in running a B&B, Cleaning supplies, iron and board and the closets were difficult to open. There was a rod in the smaller bedroom where I hung the bag. TV did not work and neither did the radio feature of the two clock radios. The beds were fine. The water temperature kept switching from hot to cold during the shower.I had been told the night before we could have a made for order breakfast. The truth is there is a set bill of fare and that is what you get. Eggs, ham, toast,fruit,muffins and fried potatoes. I am sure beans were availble.No bacon. On Sundaynight we had the downstairs suite accross from the CAFE. There were two rooms,bath room, a dinning room and kichette with a huge assortment of pots and pans. No TV and finally one of the two clock radios had workable radio. My mother is 91 and she attended this facility when it was a school. So did a lot of my aunts and uncles. It is here that the place shows its age. The floor along the baseboard in the dedroom overlooking the parking area is in serious need of repair. The shower has mold, a hole and peeling wall where the curtian rod meets the shower wall. The breakfast the next day was the same as before. If you like old buildings that have been converted and have a early 20th century charm this is worth a stay. This place is usually always full.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Walter_the_traveller wrote a review Oct 2014
Wiesbaden, Germany3 contributions
My first impression was, that the rooms are a bit simple, the bathroom with our room was really tiny. The wooden floor in our room (the Red Room) was so crooked that a suitcase with wheels could probably roll off :-)) - but everything was clean. The breakfast-room is furnished simple too. But does it matter? John the host is a real nice guy and he made us good breakfasts, eggs any style to order. One has to consider that this is a really old building, restored and reconstructed to offer B&B. If you are there, don't miss to watch the photo-collection of the reconstruction! Yes, you may probably hear your neighbours taking a shower - but this can happen in modern hotels as well. And consider the room-rate, which we found quite reasonable. John the friendly host does all effort to make the stay enjoyable and has lots of advice for the travellers. We stayed 4 nights, to visit Mauricie, Shawinigan and Trois Rivieres and the surrounding area. And we found the tiny village Grandes Piles therefor well located. The pub at the marina is recommendable with friendly staff as you can find only in small villages, where everybody knows each other. And where else do the house-owners let their doors unlocked? What a surprise, if you come from cities where crime is ever-present. In the unlikely event of travelling once more to the area, we would stay again in The Old Schoolhouse.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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noontimenosh wrote a review Aug 2014
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B&B is beautifully restored and decorated, and nicely landscaped. Room was above expectation. The Proprietor (John) gave enthusiastic overview of local history, politics and local activities & sights on our arrival. Breakfast was unpretentious but generous and waitress sent us out with stack of toast to feed the ducks at the river's edge. River and marina are 5 minutes walk. If you are there at the right time, three dollars may buy you a ferry ride across the river. A bit more will buy you the deluxe river tour when numbers warrant. Canoes and kayaks are also available for the DIY types. Pull up a chair at marina bar. It is also the only bar in town, so everyone knows each other and asks you where you are staying. The local history museum (of local wood and coal industries) is just up the street from the B&B. Walk up behind the museum and climb to the top of the mountain towering over the town for great views of the river.. Turn left at the tower and walk to the next mountain on old logging trails passing ancient water cisterns, remnants of old settlements and forest alive with animals and birds. The Maurecie Provincial park is a short car trip, as is pristine Lac Clair reserve for a swimming, hiking and camping. You are also close to Saint Tite, best known for it's country music festival and its architectural ode to the Old West While it is not the Ritz, and don't expect to come to to come here to watch movies on a giant screen TV all weekend, but overall great value for this beautiful corner of the province!
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Date of stay: August 2014
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MMC76 wrote a review Aug 2014
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The B&B was a delight. The building was impressive Rooms were above expectations. Breakfasts were simple but plentiful. The host was very friendly and informative. The place is very kid friendly. The town was absolutely delightful. We were a block away from old settlers buildings and interpretive museum. Paths behind museum allow to to scale the mountains behind the town. Beach is three blocks down with canoe/kayak rentals and $3 boat rides across the river. Marina and restaurant is a short walk to the left. National park and pristine "Lac Clair" is a short scenic drive for swimming, camping and boating,
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Vieille Ecole
Which popular attractions are close to La Vieille Ecole?
Nearby attractions include Village du Bucheron (0.2 km) and Eglise de Grandes-Piles (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Vieille Ecole?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Is parking available at La Vieille Ecole?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Vieille Ecole?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro le P'tit Canot, Resto Pub Pruneau, and Auberge et Restaurant Aux Goglus.
Is La Vieille Ecole located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Grandes-Piles.