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August 2009 Newsletter

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August at Le Grand Lodge:

Something for Everyone!

Normally at this time of year, I would be inviting you to join us for some sunny relaxation on the beach here at Lac Ouimet… Although the last few weeks (months perhaps?) have not been the nicest weather, I am sure August will be sunny and hot (I have checked with the authorities that be and have lit many candles, so…).

Summer holidays are not just about nice weather, but also about the nice times spent with the family creating memories that will last a lifetime. Le Grand Lodge’s setting and atmosphere are ideal for family and friend gatherings, for connecting with nature and for replenishing both body & soul..

Le Grand Lodge - 10ans

A Place of Culture too!

The barn/art gallery-studio continues to greet young and old alike for their various workshops, activities and intimate concerts. The Planetarium Suite which will allow astronomy lovers and those curious to discover this magical world, a chance to explore the vast universe of stars and planets. The first viewings are scheduled for later in August.

Activities: A Myriad of Possibilities

For those that want to be more active, Le Grand Lodge is directly linked to the Mont-Tremblant Activity Centre. Right from the hotel’s front desk, you can book a myriad of activities. There is something to please everyone; from leisure outings to more challenging sports. Of course, you will always find all you need for your boating pleasures on Lac Ouimet, compliments of the hotel, along with mountain bikes (and helmets) and tennis courts that await you.

10th Anniversary Offer

Are you over 60? If so, Le Grand Lodge would like to offer you 25% off your next stay with us ( valid between August 1st and November 30, 2009 ). Come celebrate our 10th anniversary! We look forward to seeing you.
Photo - Couple souriant

Contests: Still Time to Enter

As I mentioned last month, Le Grand Lodge is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Many contests, special packages and other events are still in full swing

Congratulations to Mrs. Andrée Blais from Solaris Québec Inc. in Ange-Gardien, she is the winner of our corporate contest. Her prize, worth $1,200, is a two-night stay for two in a deluxe lakeview suite with full breakfasts, 4-course dinners, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, plus a massage and a round of golf for each person.

The draws for the other contests will be held on September 7th. Allow me to remind those that made a reservation for a suite between June 1st and 27th are automatically eligible for the Grand Prize draw of a weekend for LIFE at Le Grand Lodge.

There is still time to enter the "Memories of Le Grand Lodge" contest. We would love to hear from you. Send us by email your photos, video, an anecdote, or a fun or cherished memory of a moment you spent at Le Grand Lodge. We will share some of the best souvenirs in an upcoming issue of the newsletter.

Time for me to make my way back to the beach (if I can find my umbrella…). See you soon!

Michel Garnier
General Manager
Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant


Packages at Le Grand Lodge

Summer goes too fast... Reserve 4 nights and get 2 additionnal nights free during July & August

Gastronomy at Le Grand Lodge

Chez Borivage Whiskey Bar
Chef David

Chef David's Recipe
Mustard &
Coffee Gravlax

This northern European dish is traditionally served with toasted white bread or slices of buttered rye bread. Chez Borivage offers you its own revised version of this classic delight!

Makes 10 portions

1 salmon filet (approx. 2lbs) with the skin and fish-bones removed
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons white peppercorns, coarsely ground
3 large bunches of fresh dill with the stems, coarsely chopped
1 large bunch of fresh coriander with the stems, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons of honey mustard
1½ tablespoons of white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup of grape seed oil
½ cup of freshly ground coffee

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt and peppercorns. Place the salmon in a shallow dish, and rub a handful of the mixture on both sides of the fish. With the skin side down, spread the remaining salt mixture on the salmon, cover with the chopped fresh herbs and ground coffee. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 days.

In a blender, mix the two types of mustard, 2 teaspoons of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of salt, vinegar and pepper. Add the grape seed oil in a steady stream, while mixing constantly. Once the mixture becomes creamy, add a little of the chopped dill and coriander, then refrigerate for a few hours, allowing all the flavors to blend together.

To serve, remove all the dry marinate and thinly slice the salmon, starting from the tail. Place the slices on a plate then garnish with lemons, limes, fresh herbs, coarsely ground peppercorns and a well chilled sauce on the side.

Bon appétit !


Your favorite bartender, Yves, suggests one of his own cocktail’s that will go perfectly with Chef David’s Gravlax.


In a shooter-style glass, add:

¾ oz ice cold Finnish vodka (Finlandia) or Swedish vodka (Absolut)

¾ oz cold aquavit

Complete with a splash of lime juice.

Serve immediately.

Skål !



Hélène Mouton Massothérapie



GOM-MEE Spa Concept for Children

The GOM-MEE concept is an innovative way to initiate children ages 3-12 to SPA treatments while making it a fun experience.

Perfectly adapted to suit children’s skin texture and respectful of their intimacy, the GOM-MEE SPA for CHILDREN will provide them with an unforgettable and lasting experience, and a great sense of well-being. The key ingredient to this whole experience: chewing-gum smelling products, the smell all children adore!

Parents who want to initiate their children to the relaxing art of SPA treatments or share this privileged moment with them, will be taken by this unique experience.

Surprise Gift
Plus, your child gets to take home a surprise GOM-MEE after each SPA visit. Our way to extend the experience at home.

The entire GOM-MEE product line is sold at our boutique, so children can still collect the GOM-MEE stamps and receive their surprise gift. What a perfect gift idea for your children or grand-children!

I look forward to pampering you.

Concept Spa enfants GOM-MEE
Hélène Mouton - Massothérapie

Hélène Mouton Massothérapie
Toll Free 1.866.766.8866
Fax 819.425.9725


Our Friends Tell Us...


Here is a sampling of comments from our clients. If you wish, you can share your comments on

Trip Advisor
Ce que nos amis en disent

"… your employees deserve to be complimented. Of all the ones we have met throughout our trip, they have been the warmest and most welcoming…"

"… we have been coming to the Grand Lodge for six years now… the place is perfect for us and we appreciate being recognized as soon as we arrive…"

"…ever since David is head of the kitchen, we won’t even consider dining anywhere else than at the Lodge… "


August Events Calendar

Les Rythmes Tremblant

June 22 to August 28

Concerts intimes

Everyday this summer, from 5pm to 7pm, local artists offer free concerts on the stage of the Place Deslauriers. Sing along and dance with the music: What a great way to relax after a day full of activities!
More Information »

July 4 to August 30

Les Rythmes Tremblant

As part of the Tremblant summer festival and over seven weekends, Les Rythmes Tremblant offers visitors a festive yet wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with some of Quebec's hottest artists: Alfa rococo, Caracol, Dany Bédar, The Respectables, Boogie Wonder Band and Antoine Gratton!
More Information »

August 14-15

Tremblant beneath the stars

Admire the starry sky in all its splendor and immensity at the summit of Mont Tremblant. Meet qualified astronomers who will unravel the mysteries of the stars and planets. An interesting activity for all ages.
More Information »


For the Love of the Sky!

Année Mondiale de l'Astronomie 51 Pegasi

Packages are available from


per person
(double occupancy)

1 night stay in a lake view suite
2 hour private session in the 51 Pegasi Planetarium Suite
Full breakfast and 4 course dinner per person
Services and taxes are included

Opening soon!

For all the details,
call Le Grand Lodge at

1 800 567-6763

51 Pegasi Planetarium Suite

For the love of the sky!

Since the beginning of civilization, man has been in awe before the splendor of the night sky and its celestial treasures. This summer, 51 Pegasi Planetarium Suite, the only one of its kind in the world, will provide star gazers the opportunity of a lifetime.

51 Pegasi Planetarium Suite will enchant not only the astronomer but also families, nature lovers and the curious at heart.

Accompanied by an experienced guide, explore the wonders of the sky and witness special celestial
happenings usually inaccessible to the human eye.

51 Pegasi Planetarium Suite,
a window into the universe!


Les Artistes de Mont-Tremblant

Artistes Mont-Tremblant

“We are a dedicated group of
10 visual artists whose goal is to share our expertise
and pleasure of the arts with others. We consider art vital to our lives and to the cultural richness of any community. By making our art visible in public events and locations, we hope to enhance awareness of art by direct contact between the public and the artist.”

Les Artistes de Mont-Tremblant is thrilled to be back for a third summer at their “barn gallery/studio”, receiving art aficionados and neophytes of all ages. This converted exhibition/working space is located beside the Grand Lodge Hotel and continues to marvel for its beauty set against a magnificent tall pine forest adorned with sculptures and works of art that touch the soul.

Come and watch artists at work, listen to some live music, enjoy poetry readings, attend a drumming circle with renowned percussionist Marcko The Owl Séguin, in one of the region’s most idyllic settings.

Throughout the summer, a whole variety of events are being planned to make the wonderful world of art available for all. Enjoy oil and acrylic workshops, a concert and CD release by
FM Hi Lo, a theatre performance by Kathy Lowe and dancing
to the music of Montreal DJ Andy Williams.

We look forward to seeing you at the barn!

Visit our website on a regular basis for all the details on these and other events at:
or call us at 819 429-3797



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