As you open the door, you smell cedar. How soothing it feels! Your hosts' warm greeting makes you feel that you're entering a peaceful refuge. As they show you around, you notice with delight that there is bread baking and a big pot of seafood chowder simmering on the stove. You hear music playing and the sound of songbirds. It's as if you're reconnecting with another world, another part of your consciousness. In your room, the windows are open, and a soft, salty breeze is wafting in from Chaleur Bay.
Barbara and Phil Thibodeau are the perfect couple to own and operate a bed & breakfast. They both love meeting new people and sharing experiences — and their world — with their guests. “There are no strangers here,” Barbara says. “We want our guests to feel at home. The only rule is: sleep when you're tired, rise when you're rested, eat when you're hungry and leave when you're ready.”
At the end of the narrow lane, right on the seashore, Gîte Toutes Saisons was designed specifically to be a bed & breakfast. Its 4 technology-free bedrooms each have a panoramic ocean view and an ensuite bath; 2 of the rooms have balconies that overlook the bay. The main floor and guest bedroom on that floor is completely accessible for those who use wheelchairs and walkers. The lower level features a spa room and games and billiard room.
Exploring the shore of Chaleur Bay is a big part of the experience of staying at Gîte Toutes Saisons. Lounges are available right on the shore, and light reading can be found in the loft library.
Barbara says guests reconnect with their lives here. “Accomplishing that for our guests means Phil and I have succeeded, and that makes us all very happy.”