Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa

700 Ripplecove | Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0  [SEE MAP]Ayer's Cliff, Quebec  [SEE ADDRESS]

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If you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, you can't go wrong with the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel, according to recent guests. Sitting on the shores of Lake Massawippi in southeastern Quebec, the hotel offers a stunning setting year-round. In the colder months, you can ice skate, ice fish, snowshoe or ski, while warm weather allows for lake cruises, kayaking, tennis and hikes along the Tomifobia Nature Trail. Aside from its picturesque location, visitors were pleased with Ripplecove's accommodations, especially the Luxe Rooms, which boast lake views, balconies and fireplaces. If you're not in the mood to splurge, Classic Rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers and iPod docking stations. Another point of praise for guests: the regional food served at the on-site eatery, Le Riverain Restaurant. When you're not admiring the lake view from your seat at dinner, enjoy the relaxing locale at the Arboressence Spa, which is set among native pines and features an outdoor hot tub beneath a forest canopy. Along with the hotel's location and amenities, visitors appreciate the Ripplecove's attentive service.

Ayer's Cliff
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 32 rooms
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Best For
Couples, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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The pale yellow main inn building, with its sloped roof and decorative dormers, is immaculately maintained and welcomes visitors in a richly appointed lobby area with an adjacent lakefront sitting room.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 423 have reviewed the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 423 reviews 4.5 (based on 423 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa are decorated in earth tones with natural wood furniture and scenic landscape artwork. Some are more rustic in style, resembling the interiors of a traditional log cabin, while others are more traditional with updated furnishings. Classic rooms come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, work desks, alarm clocks with iPod docking stations, in-room climate controls and coffee makers. Views are either of the surrounding grounds or the lake.

    Standard room size square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    The Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa is located on a private peninsula right along the shores of Lake Massawippi in Ayer's Cliff. The hotel is within walking distance of the center of the town of Ayer's Cliff, giving guests access to some restaurants and grocery stores. The property is about 15 miles north of the Vermont border and about 90 miles southeast of Montreal.
    • Located 97 miles southeast of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach


    The upscale Le Riverain Restaurant serves up international dishes made with local and regional produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      Number of restaurants1

      • Fine dining
      • Casual dining
      • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
      • Bar/lounge
      • Room service
      • 24-hour room service
      • Free breakfast


      The hotel has a heated outdoor pool with a sundeck and lounge chairs. The lakefront property can also arrange water-related activities such as kayaking and fishing.
      • Pool is open during summer months
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Seasonal
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Indoor/outdoor combo
      • Pool bar
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas


      The hotel's Arboressence Spa embraces its natural surroundings, placing an emphasis on nature in its facilities and treatments. The spa's decor not only features exposed timbers throughout but also utilizes organic products and has an outdoor hot tub situated under a forest canopy. Guests can choose from a selection massages, body treatments and facials from its short menu.

        Services offered:

        • Massage
        • Facial
        • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
        • Salon services
        • Outdoor treatment area
        • Steam room
        • Sauna


        While there's no gym on-site, the hotel's location at the lake and near the mountains affords many outdoor recreational opportunities. During the summer guests can partake in hiking, cycling, horseback riding or boating activities on the lake while the winter offers skiing, ice fishing and ice skating. The hotel can assist in organizing such activities and excursions.
        • Tomifobia Nature Trail is accessible from central Ayer's Cliff
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles (with fee)
        • Tennis (with fee)
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats


        The Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa offers meeting rooms for business gatherings. Event spaces feature flexible seating and audiovisual equipment including screens and projectors. There are on-site conference planners to manage the planning process, including organized activities such as lake cruises and cooking workshops.
        • Meeting packages available
        • Full-service catering

        Number of meeting rooms3

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available


        The hotel is equipped to host weddings. There are outdoor ceremony locations, including a lakefront setting or the property's English Garden. The property offers a reception hall with an outdoor terrace, and there are customized catering options available.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity80

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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