History of the Bourget Inn & Spa Resort
One of the most common questions we’re asked is “what is the history of Inn”. Here is a little about it…
The Inn was built in the 1960’s as a private country home. From the time it was built until 1998 it was the residence of a wealthy family. They had five boys and a live in nanny. They enjoyed entertaining many family and friends, and an expansion in the mid 1980’s reflected their enjoyment of hospitality. The expansion included a large dining room, a library, a solarium, an additional lounge area, more guest rooms and an office area.
Once the family had grown up and all the boys had moved away, the home was sold to a couple who began the transition from a family home to a business.
Originally, the plan was a retirement home but with the quiet, secluded location, this idea never materialized. Their back-up plan was a Country Inn and they began marketing the destination as such but with little success and a few years later it was sold.
The next owner added a full “Spa and Esthetic services”. It was established as a “Spa and Inn Resort” to become a successful family business. They worked very hard and maintained the essence of the place as it was originally.
Since the purchase of the “Bourget Inn and Spa”, we have sought to create a learning environment, optimally conducive to growth. This environment shares certain aspects with our belief, such as the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment — the vegetable and herb gardens, contribute to the healthy meals prepared fresh by our chef. We were blessed from the start with a relaxing country setting and the clean fresh air from the”Larose Forest”.
At present, we have an opportunity to provide an expanded base for health and wellness getaways. Our facility provides Spa Retreats which does contribute powerfully to relaxation and stress-reduction. To complement the spa we also provide a full service country inn, and to expand our recreational facilities we have the outdoor games, access for hiking and cross country trails into the beautiful pine forest just steps from the main entrance. In the winter time, we have access to the beautiful scenic trails for snowmobiling and cross country skiing.
To support our center professionally, we are constantly in association with health and wellness consultants and practitioners from the greater Ottawa area and Toronto to design and deliver our health and wellness programs and services.