Luxury bird chalets
Like jewels the Luxury Bird Chalets decorate the landscape, carefully placed on the peninsula within walking distance from the Main Lodge. These spacious red cedar log Chalets are truly breath taking, we know of no other lodge that offers comparable accommodations. Each Chalet is well spaced to ensure privacy. Enjoy the picturesque waterfront views of Lac Beauchêne from the large porch and private dock. Your surroundings will have a calming effect granting you the time to re-connect with yourself, family, friends or a chance to finalize the big deal with a client. Start your next outdoor experience with all the comforts of home. These Luxury Bird Chalets will provide a one of a kind experience. Each Chalet has an unique décor with superior furnishings, large living area and breathtaking views. All Bird Chalets have a fully equipped kitchen and propane barbecue on the back deck. After a day out on the water enjoy a fire in your own hand crafted granite log burning fireplace and when the day is done retreat to one of the very comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Our expert staff will make sure you have the Chalet that suits your retreat desires. Depending on the size of your party we have a Chalet just for you, with two, three or even four bedroom Chalets accommodating two to eight people. Live carefree. Dock your boat right outside your Chalet, allowing you to come and go as you please. Experience the luxury of housekeeping. We take care of all the details leaving you to focus your day on fishing, hiking or perhaps a kayak adventure on one of our 40 lakes. Enjoy excellent meals in the fully licensed dining room at the “White House”. Our chefs will not disappoint, providing exceptional meals, and will be happy to prepare your catch to your liking for a meal that will be truly unforgettable. After dinner retire with a drink from the lounge bar sharing your stories with other anglers and comparing notes to make plans for your next day on the lake. Take advantage of of the fully furnished lounge located at the “White House”, equipped with satellite television and a billiard table for your entertainment. To keep in touch with the outside world telephone and internet access are also available in the Lounge. We also have a pro shop stocked with fishing tackle and Beauchêne clothing for your convenience. The dining room and lounge areas are wheelchair accessible and washrooms equipped for special needs. Combine the luxury of a Bird Chalet, fine food, fantastic fishing and you will have an unforgettable outdoor experience. All american plan packages include:
- All meals, bedding, linen, maid service, firewood, one boat and 20 H.P. outboard motor at the main lodge, based on two adult guests (smaller boats and motors at back lakes and at outpost camps)
- Gasoline, flotation vests, boat cushions and landing nets. Electric trolling motor and batteries where required on back lakes.
- Full fishing rights for all Beauchêne lakes, and grouse shooting in season.
* Provincial licenses, transportation, guides, alcoholic beverages are not included and are subject to extra fees.
* Reservations may be required to fish certain lakes
Lodge Area Accommodations
The White House Area
The “White House”, the main lodge, is a gracious columned southern colonial style lodge on the shore of Lac Beauchêne that exemplifies old Southern charm. Born from a Kentucky distillery fortune “Club Beauchêne” was a family summer home built in 1924. The White House went through extensive renovations in 2001, expanding the facility while maintaining the original character capturing awards for the best accommodations for an outfitter in the province of Quebec. It is the heart of Lac Beauchêne and a central meeting point for all guests. The main lodge houses the dining room, meeting room and lounge as well as several comfortable bedrooms with two and three beds, each with a three-piece bathroom. There is an ice-maker available for use of guests and, like each of the other American Plan facilities, a refrigerator for our guests’ beverages. Coffee, tea and snacks are always freely available. Surrounding the White House are four log cabins, a more spacious and private alternative to the White House. These cabins will accommodate two to ten people. No need to drive, all of these cabins are situated a short walk from the main lodge. Conveniently located just steps from the White House are the main docks and boat launch, as well as reception and a Pro Shop for all the fishing essentials. The lounge offers guests a beautiful stone fireplace, bar, satellite television and pool table, making it the perfect spot to relax with a drink after a great day on the water. There is even a computer with internet access provided to allow our guests to keep in touch with the outside world. The dining room and lounge areas of the White House are wheelchair accessible and washrooms are equipped for special needs.
The Birch Lake and Foley Bay Island camps both accommodate up to 4 and are accessed from the main lodge, Birch Lake by 4×4 or equivalent, and Foley Bay Island by boat. The Beauchene Beach cabin, which is reached by boat from the Bear Bay Campground, can accommodate larger groups of up to 8. The Birch Lake and Beauchene Beach cabins have hot and cold running water, indoor toilet and showers. The Beauchene Beach cabin has two complete bathrooms. Because of the limitation of its island site. The Foley Bay Island cabin only has cold water by hand pump at the kitchen sink and the rustic toilet is OUT BACK. There is an attached shower room equipped with a SUN SHOWER. All camps have docks and are fully equipped with propane ranges, refrigerators and lights, gas barbecues, wood burning stoves for warmth, all necessary utensils, cutlery and tableware, mattresses and pillows with fresh mattress and pillow covers (no other bedding or towels provided).
For campers, Beauchêne’s “Bear Bay Campground” is a lovely wooded site with a beautiful beach about ten miles from the Lodge. It is located on the north side of Bear Bay near the east end of Lake Beauchêne where it enjoys the prevailing onshore wind. The campground is approximately 35 kilometers from Temiscaming and is accessible by automobile by way of the Maniwaki road. It is beautifully wooded with pine and other trees and is restricted to 5 well-spaced campsites, each of which has a picnic table and fronts on the lake. A lovely sand beach runs along the whole shoreline in front of the campground. Amenities include a bath house with hot and cold water, showers and flush toilets which make camping here a little more civilized. Our campers usually bring their own boats which may be launched at the campground. Our floating dock will simplify loading up for your fishing excursions. Larger boats should be put in at the concrete ramp at the Lodge as Bear Bay has no boat launch or hook ups. This campground is restricted to a small number of tents or camper trailers, so call ahead – Reservations are required! An access map will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Guests consistently rank our food as “Excellent”. Our dining room serves up some of the finest meals you’ll find anywhere with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The menu changes nightly to utilize the freshest local produce and our chef will be happy to prepare your “catch” any way you like it. Our kitchen is also able to accommodate any special dietary needs you may have. With five courses of generous portions it’s hard to find room for our famous homemade desserts including maple syrup pie. We provide a select wine list and our courteous serving staff will be happy to recommend the perfect accompaniment to your meal – we promise you won’t be going hungry during your visit. Beauchêne’s meal hours are designed to accommodate early morning risers who would like to be on the water before breakfast as well as night owls who like to fish after dinner and in the evening.
Breakfast, for which there is a full a la carte menu, is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. However, juice, cereal, toast,muffins, coffee, tea, etc. are available at dawn (or earlier) for those who wish to get out early and not return until later in the day. Most of our guests take a packed lunch with them although some do return for service in the White House dining room. Lunch includes your selection from a wide variety of sandwich makings, vegetable sticks, cheese, desserts and drinks. Everything necessary for that famous standard of good Canadian Northern lodges, the shore lunch, are available and be sure to ask for a shore lunch if you are using a guide. Dinner is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the benefit of both our guests who want to go out again after dinner and those who stay on the water longer during the afternoon. You will find that our meals are superb, with the main problem being when to push yourself away from the table. Beauchêne is licensed for sale of alcoholic beverages in the dining room and lounge. Soft drinks are available at the Lodge. If you are a vegetarian, have a particular allergy or have other special food needs, Beauchêne will be happy to accommodate those requirements. Let us know in advance so that our chef can make arrangements for the appropriate provisions. Our chef is happy to accommodate the special dietary needs of our guests. Vegetarian meals are available and we will do our best to help you avoid the problems of any particular allergy. Just ask ahead.
Profit from a relaxed, focused team when starting a major project or reward them for their extra efforts on a special task. Great outdoor activities will provide the perfect challenge, testing individual limits in a group environment. Beauchêne’s natural landscape is ideal for outdoor fun, be it a team fishing challenge, or let us help create something unique, think “Survivor” meets “The Amazing Race”, testing many skills used in the office environment. When your team finds themselves out of their element you will see everyone pitching in regardless of rank. You will find your people working together building new relationships and ideas. Hold meetings without distraction in our conference room. Retreat to the great outdoors to let Mother Nature guide your business to success. Our excellent meeting room facilities can accommodate groups from two to forty people and is equipped with internet access, satellite television, fax and copy services, telephone and some cell phone coverage. But not all are held in the board room. Enjoy the outdoors as the backdrop for your next meeting! Beauchêne’s 50,000 acre territory, 40 lakes and 7 species of game fish grant you the space and opportunity to take a step back from the fast pace of the business world enjoying the ultimate outdoor experience. Let us help you plan a memorable and successful team building experience, with Beauchêne’s great accommodations and the wilderness at your finger tips, the possibilities are endless.
Team up with co-workers or clients for a friendly fishing challenge, allowing for some casual conversation in an easy outdoor atmosphere. Reward your team for a job well done!
- Entertain eight to ten people on one of our large pontoon boats while wetting a line or just taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Beauchêne. The pontoon boat cruise is always a favourite.
- A lunch experience to savour, Beauchêne’s legendary shore-lunch will truly be a meal to remember. Whether prepared by an experienced guide or by you and your guests it is always a special event. It is rare to taste fish this fresh cooked on an open flame and it will be a frequent topic of conversion on return to the real world.
- Let us help you create your own unique adventure. Lead your team on a canoe or kayak trip on our “around the world” canoe route, exploring a variety of Beauchêne’s lakes and short portages.
- Take a hike on one of the well marked trails and enjoy being surrounded by nature while learning to navigate with a compass or GPS unit. Take this opportunity to observe the wildlife of North Western Quebec, where many species of birds call the area home.
- Go for a bike ride and investigate for miles on dirt road and wooded trails without the worry of traffic. Beauchêne offers the use of the resort mountain bikes but you are welcome to bring your own.
- A simple afternoon at one of the secluded beaches could prove to be the most productive.
- Keeping in touch with the outside world is a neccessity in today’s business world. We are equipped with internet access, satellite television, fax and copy services, telephone and some cell phone coverage.
- For evening entertainment the licensed lounge located in The White House offers a casual atmosphere with a billiard and card tables.The lounge also features a beautiful handcrafted granite fire place; keep cozy and relax.
- Share a drink and the day’s events with others.
- Beauchêne presents vast opportunity to think outside the box. Your creativity will guide you to plan an unforgettable team building experience. Our knowledgeable resort hosts are always a great resource when planning a Beauchêne getaway.