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We Found The Lovely Auberge Les Jardins Inn
2011-06-22 by Francine Landry

This testimonial was written by Viv & Brian from Port Elgin, New Brunswick on June 18, 2011.

Hi There. VivBounty here to share with you the lovely spot we found near the border between Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada. The Auberge Les Jardins Inn is nestled on a picturesque shared woodland of seven acres in Saint-Jacques New Brunswick just outside of Edmunston near the botanical gardens, hence its name.

We have travelled this road between our little village to Ontario quite a bit since returning to Canada from Spain almost 4 years ago. The first two trips were happy occasions but sadly the last was a very sad one. It is difficult making a journey of a thousand miles for a funeral, but infinitely more so when you drive, giving you that much more time in anticipation and sad reflection than a quick flight.

Auberge Les Jardin Inn Entrance
Motel Le Brayon & Chalets

On our first outbound journey we made two overnight stops, eating fast food during our rest stops but dined in family restaurants in the evenings. To our good fortune, on the return of this first trip, the usual hotels were full so the concierge kindly directed us to the beautiful little town of Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick a little off the beaten track, to the Auberge Les Jardins Inn.

Thankfully we discovered Auberge Les Jardins Inn on the return of our first happy journey back to Ontario to visit the family after settling back in Canada. Driving a journey that long and this being my husband's first time in Canada, we decided to take our time and see the sights. He's a terrible passenger so it's best to let him drive and I navigate (we prefer good old fashioned atlases to the modern GPS).

The cottages

As with the trip down to Gibraltar to get married, we glanced at the map, followed the general direction we wanted to go and drove only in the daylight. Once dusk was imminent, we began looking for hotel signs and stopping in to the ones we fancied to see if they accept pets as Pedro is always with us.

Our Little Cottage

Inside our cottage
The cottage kitchen

Pedro and I even walked the trail into town and met other dog walkers, cyclists and pedestrians, who in true Maritime tradition were warm, friendly and chatty always giving him compliments and a friendly scratch around his collar. When my mum called us to check in, we sounded so happy, she asked us if we were enjoy our second honeymoon. I had to agree it felt a bit like that after all the sadness of the trip, a little interlude amidst the botanical gardens, walking trail, beautiful warm hospitality of the wonderful Ms. Landry and Mr. Martin and their staff at the Auberge Les Jardins Inn was soothing to our souls.

Until next time, enjoy your travels!

VivBounty

The walking trail in front Auberge Les Jardins Inn through Saint-Jacques
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Auberge Les Jardins Inn recognized as a leader in technology by the tourism industry
2010-05-28 by Francine Landry

Edmundston (NB) – May 28, 2010 – Valmont Martin and Francine Landry, owners of the Auberge Les Jardins Inn, received the 2010 Tourism Atlantic Technology Award for their dedication to technology in promoting their business. The award, created by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), was presented Thursday evening during the annual conference of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB).

 

“Our Government is pleased to support the tourism industry and its operators across Atlantic Canada,” said the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of ACOA and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway. “When a member of the tourism industry makes great strides in advancing their business, they help advance the region as a result.”

 

Located in Edmundston, Auberge Les Jardins Inn features luxurious themed rooms in a quiet country setting. This property is open year-round and provides an ideal accommodation choice for both the leisure and business traveler.

 

In 2009, Auberge Les Jardins Inn launched an on-line sales initiative using the ReservIT platform and acquired the Hotello property management software (PMS), both designed to improve the profile of the Inn through portals such as Expedia, Travelocity, Venere, and on GDS sites such as Pegasus, Sabre and Amadeus. Using these technologies allowed them to increase their Internet sales and their visibility on the web.

 

“We are proud to be recognized as leaders in our field,” said Valmont Martin, President of Auberge Les Jardins Inn. “There are very few operations of our size that have such an Internet presence and offer on-line reservations similar to the big hotel chain.”

 

In 2004, the Tourism Atlantic branch of ACOA, along with four provincial Tourism Industry Associations, created the technology award to recognize a tourism operator in each Atlantic province for innovative and creative use of technology to complement their tourism practices and to create a competitive advantage for their business.

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