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- Reviews: 224
Kouchibouguac Resort: Kouchibouguac National Park lodging
This place has been under its current ownership since 1995. It has a motel and a number of cottages. During the winter, it would appear that only the cottages are used.
We had one of the 2-floor cottages for three adults. The upper floor had a queen size bed, and on the main floor there was a pull-out futon, bathroom, kitchenette, and a breakfast nook.
During the winter months, it appears the motel's main office is locked and the restaurant is not open for business. However, there's a telephone number posted by the office door if you need anything, and the owner will arrive soon after.
The cottage was clean and warm, and it cost us about $95. plus tax per night.
On the down side, the television didn't work and there was no wireless internet. Although there were three of us, there were only towels enough for two. In the kitchen, only one wine glass, a bit short on cutlery, and the old toaster was finicky. [However, I'm sure the owner would have provided us with anything we needed, had we called him.] There were also a couple of flies and a ladybug that kept us awake at night.
Despite these little annoyances, we were there to have a good time snowshoeing in the park, and we did.
- Reviews: 3530
Habitant Motel & Restaurant: Comfortable and Close-by
Because there was overnight rain in the weather forecast, my buddy and I decided to forego the camping in favour of a simple motel room. It had been quite some time since I had been in this part of New Brunswick, so we decided to stay in the nearby town of Richibucto. A quick scan of the internet turned up the Habitant Motel & Restaurant, which looked like it would fit our needs quite nicely. As it turned out, this is a fairly major establishment for such a small town and I get the impression that it was once one of the main places to stay in this neck of the woods. Now that the small towns along this part of the coast have been bypassed by a newer highway, their business has probably been somewhat affected.
Based on the great service we had at our two breakfasts in their restaurant area, the staff were very friendly. The rooms themselves are pretty basic motel stuff - quite spacious with two very comfortable beds, A/C, a good TV and a nice bathroom. We took a look at their indoor swimming pool area and I was quite impressed with the interior decor - I think the kids would enjoy it if you brought them along! The rear of the motel included a vast green space of open lawns and ornamental trees. It was set up with various camping spots for either tents or RVs. There was also a nice covered wooden swinging-chair contraption that we sat out on after our first day of biking. It was great to relax in the summer air as we watched a dark mass of clouds and lightning strokes approaching. We beat a retreat to our room when the rain arrived and really started to pelt down!! We paid C$103 (US$82) per night including taxes.
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