Au Diable Vert: Said to be Quebec's best place to watch the leaves come ablaze with fall colours, this unique 200-acre property in the stunning Glen Sutton valley won the 2000 Quebec tourism grand prix for outdoor adventure attractions. "You want to whistle The Sound of Music, it's so beautiful there," raves my trusty Glen Sutton correspondent. Features include a superb restaurant, a wide variety of lodgings ranging from mountain-view suites to cabins and even prospector tents, plus year-round organized activities from skiing on nearby Mt Sutton to mountain hiking, kayaking, bicycle tourism and mushroom picking. Last visited: not yet, but soon! Address: 169 chemin Staines, Glen Sutton, Qc., tel.: 450-538-5639, website:

Auberge Le Coeur d'Or: This charming village inn at the northern tip of Lac Massawippi is located in the former North Hatley postmaster's house, built in 1897. Gastronomic and picnic packages available through the fine on-site restaurant, which draws on local ingredients. Address: 85 Rue School, North Hatley, Qc., tel.: 819-842-4363, website:

Auberge Georgeville: This stately and charming Victorian abode located near Lake Memphremagog just south of Magog bills itself as Canada's oldest operating inn. Highlighted by Condé Nast Traveler, the restaurant serves mountain goat, caribou mousse, smoked lake trout and "Not-So-Traditional" chocolate crème brulée. Last visited: not yet. Address: 71 Chemin Channel, Georgeville, Qc., tel.: 819-843-8683, website:

Auberge Iris Bleu: This cute little inn in South Bolton boasts gastronomic cuisine de terroir, using choice local ingredients, and is next door to the renowned Bolton Falls Spa, for which the Iris Bleu offers a discounted spa package. Address: 895 chemin Missisquoi (Route 245), Bolton Centre, Qc., tel.: 450-292-3530, 1-877-292-3530, website:

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