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Program #14985RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
You will need to bring watercolor paint in tubes, brushes, watercolor palette with cover, paper (at least 3 sheets), masking tape, and sketchbook.

Itinerary for Jul 28 — Aug 3, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 28 - Registration and Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: Independent arrivals to the auberge - registration between 2:00 - 5:30 p. m followed by dinner and a welcome and orientation session. Space will be assigned to participants in the studio for their supplies.

Dinner: Dinner at the Auberge.

Evening: ORIENTATION: At 7:00 p.m. we will gather for an icebreaker and introductions. The Auberge is the perfect setting for painting workshops, offering 140 acres of green meadows, wild-flower filled pastures, woodlands, ponds, a brook, gardens, animals, a sugar house, and breath-taking sunsets. Auberge Schweizer is also equipped with a classroom for group instruction.

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 29 - Watercolour Workshop/Studio Time/Free Evening
Breakfast: Breakfast at Auberge Featuring, juice, hot or cold cereals, followed by eggs & bacon, homemade bread toasted, tea or coffee.

Morning: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE:Watercolor Workshop 9:00 - 12:00 noon. Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced artist, you will be inspired by the painting workshops offered at the Auberge for over ten years. You will paint the beauty of the 'Eastern Townships - in Quebec, Canada' in a loose and free style. Subject matter will vary - from landscapes and buildings to flowers etc. We will paint both indoors and out - weather permitting. We will use a limited palette of primary colours, larger brushes, with lots of bold colour and wet paint. Come and enjoy the peace and beauty of this wonderland.

Lunch: Lunch at Auberge featuring salads from our garden, cold buffet with our homemade breads. Cookies or squares, coffee or tea

Afternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop continues. These workshops will leave you with lasting memories, and friendships with people from all over North America and beyond. Studio is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm for participants.

Dinner: Dinner at Auberge Homemade soup, followed by main course, (Chicken, fish or red meat) Fresh garden vegetales. Dessert, tea or coffee.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Take time this evening to paint, take a walk or relax and enjoy our spectacular sunsets.

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 30 - Watercolour Workshop/Studio Time/Musical Evening
Breakfast: At Auberge

Morning: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop 9:00 am - noon

Lunch: Lunch at Auberge

Afternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop continues.

Dinner: Dinner at Auberge

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Family Singing. Enjoy the entertainment.

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 31 - Watercolour Workshop/Studio Time/Evening Entertai...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Auberge

Morning: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Lunch: Lunch at Auberge

Afternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor workshop continues.

Dinner: Dinner at Auberge

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Schweizer Family History

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 01 - Watercolour Workshop/Studio Time/Free Evening
Breakfast: Breakfast at Auberge

Morning: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Lunch: Lunch at Auberge

Afternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor Workshop continues. If you wish, enjoy some free time in the afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at Auberge

Evening: FREE EVENING: Free evening to watch sunset, relax, take a walk, paint, etc.

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled high above Sutton Valley, The Schweizer Auberge & Farm has become an historic landmark in the Eastern Townships. There are 12 bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, as well as three spacious chalets. One of the chalets can accommodate 30 people in a conference room. Our cozy and rustic dining room provides an ambiance of tranquility with panoramic views over the valley. You can bring your own wine. Sit back and relax, you’ll feel yourself relaxing as you enjoy the smell of baking bread and freshly made desserts, just out of the oven. Every meal is created from scratch with fresh salads, herbs and vegetables from our organic garden. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, made up of a wide variety of options such as french toast, cereals, hot or cold, fruit, and eggs from our very own farm. Enjoy an aromatic cup of coffee and our own maple syrup drizzled over Peter’s pancakes. We serve a full four-course meal every evening, with two different menu options, which change daily. Our guests always enjoy our outstanding soups, which are never the same twice. Our meals are well-balanced, with fresh vegetables and salads picked from our garden daily. Swiss-style dishes are a common fare. Even if you cannot pronounce "Geschnetzeltes" you will probably ask for "seconds" after having tasted this gourmet delight. We use veal steak cut into small pieces, served in a mushroom-cream sauce to which a splash of white wine is added.

Contact info:
357 Schweizer Rd
Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-2129
web: www.aubergeschweizer.ca

Room amenities: There is a shared living room with satellite television.

Facility amenities: Year round, guests enjoy a variety of outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. Come spring, visitors are invited to observe our extensive maple sugaring operation. In summer, enjoy swimming and tanning at our own two private ponds, or hiking one of the many magnificent trails nearby. In September and October, we are right in the midst of blazing colors as nature displays a glorious finale before winter arrives. Cross-country and downhill skiers will be in their element here in winter.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: The property consists of several buildings - some are chalets. Some rooms have private bath which are assigned on a first come first served basis - contact Heidi at Auberge Schweizer for details or to reserve. Sink in every room.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Based upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 02 - Watercolour Workshop/Studio Time/Farewell Dinner ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Auberge.

Morning: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor workshop.

Lunch: Lunch at the Auberge.

Afternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Watercolor workshop continues.

Dinner: Dinner at the Auberge.

Evening: FAREWELL EVENING: On our final night together we will enjoy farewell activities and entertainment.

Lodging: Auberge Schweizer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 03 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at Auberge

Morning: Program ends after breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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