Tremblant Resort Review: Les Falaises, Sunstar

Tremblant Resort Review: Les Falaises, Sunstar

Peaceful, relaxed, at home, comfortable… are all great descriptive adjectives that can be used to describe the ambiance of Sunstar’s Les Falaises at Mont Tremblant. Translated directly, Les Falaises means “The Cliffs”, which is where you’ll find these inviting accommodations, up along the winding road Chemin de la Foret near Tremblant’s South Side base. Feel free to enlarge a picture by clicking on it, or enjoy the complete gallery at the bottom.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise1This section of the resort is particularly quiet, and the backdrop of the cliff behind shelters it from most winds. A fresh snowfall makes for a beautiful setting, where tall trees hold the snow within their branches. Parking is just a few short steps away from the front door, so getting luggage and gear in is a breeze. We found the large entrance vestibule very practical for both storing bulky winter clothing as well as keeping the cold air out and the warm air in. Guests are also provided with an outdoor equipment locker large enough for stowing an entire family’s worth of ski/ snowboard equipment.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise7Inside, we found the decor to be a pleasant combination of neutral wall colourings with natural pine trim, accented by warm, rich earth tones that really complement the open living spaces. Soft, inviting furnishings greet the eye in the living room space, which after an energetic day on the slopes, feel as good as they look. There’s nothing quite like settling into a comfy couch or reclining chair after spending a long day outdoors. Of course, the warm functional fireplace adds just the right touch, and Sunstar provides you with safe logs. The layout of the main living spaces are well organized with distinct sitting, dining and kitchen areas. They allow for easy movement between areas, that I found both spacious and warm at the same time. That’s why I used all those descriptive terms at the beginning, like “at home” and “comfortable”, because that’s precisely the impression you get when you first walk through the door.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise8Speaking of doors, the mullioned French doors that open out onto the balcony from the living room create a rather luxurious framed view through the trees and the rest of the resort below. You can’t actually see the ski slopes from Les Falaises, but you’ll enjoy a much more private view.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise91Meal preparation in the kitchen was a joy because we found the “U” shaped layout very functional with all the common kitchen features no further than a step or two away from the centre. Yet there was room for two or more people to make plenty of the delicious culinary delights we enjoy after a long day on the slopes. The tall sit-up counter acts as both an informal breakfast/ snack area, as well as an additional level of counter surface for more complex food preparation, which would come in handy when preparing meals for larger groups. We found the usual assortment of pots, pans, plates, glasses and kitchen utensils to be more than adequate and all the appliances were newly furnished and sparkling clean.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise9The dining area comfortably seats between 4-6 people, next to its own set of windows. We also found this area useful for sorting “things” out while getting ready to head out for a day on the mountain, and it doubled as a great spot for getting work done. We were able to set up our laptops and connect to the internet quickly through the unit’s free wireless internet.

Nov 27th, 09 - Falaise93One of the main benefits to the layout of our Les Falaises accommodation was the fact that the bedrooms are down the hall from the main living space, so activity from the main living area does not disturb the quiet restfulness or privacy of the master/ guest bedrooms. To this reviewer, that’s an important feature, as undisturbed rest space is a wonderfully relaxing personal preference that makes all the difference for me while on vacation. Once again, neutral backdrops accented with rich tones and patterns put you at ease. On a practical note, you’ll find a washer/ dryer in the hallway, and plenty of bedroom storage for your clothing to tuck everything neatly away. The master bedroom has its own on-suite with a jacuzzi style tub to soak away your aches after a long day on the mountain. The guest bath with its own shower is in the hallway, easily accessible to the main living space for the convenience of your guests when entertaining.

It’s possible to ski-in to Les Falaises from the mountain via the South Side P2 Trail (also referred to as the blue run called Chalumeau on your Tremblant trail map) and then following a smaller trail the rest of the way. Getting to the hill is easy with the regularly running shuttle (that can also return you at the end of the day) or by taking a quick 5 minute walk across to the resort’s main gondola.

All in all, Les Falaises is exactly the kind of place you’d re-book for future visits without question. We certainly felt that way after the first 5 minutes we were there, and we wouldn’t hesitate going back in a heartbeat!

Free And Always Included With Your Lodging*

  • One day access to the pool of Aquaclub La Source per person per stay (November 1st 2009 to April 19th 2010)
  • Evening activities: entertainment and sliding for the whole family (December 19th 2009 to March 19th 2010)
  • Skate rentals and access to the outdoor skating rink (From December 19th 2009 to March 14th 2010)
  • Access to the First Tracks: access to the slopes 30 minutes before everybody (December 19th 2009 to March 28th 2010)

*Schedule and activities are subject to change without notice and can be modified based on weather.

The unit featured in this review has 2 bedrooms. Les Falaises also offers 1 & 3 bedroom units. For more info, videos, maps, or to make reservations at Les Falaises with Mont Tremblant’s Sunstar click here!

To get to Les Falaises:

From the Sunstar front desk reception at the base of the Cabriolet resort village lift, proceed along the main resort village road Chemin des Voyageurs (which is one way through the drop off zone in the lower village square).

Basically, head back “around the block”, by following Chemin des Voyageurs back out to the main road, turning left at Chemin Cure Deslauriers, then left again on Chemin Duplessis, and left again at the 4 way stop sign back onto the 2 way portion of Chemin des Voyageurs. You’ll pass  the “P-2” parking area and then make a right hand turn onto Chemin de la Foret.  As you work your way up the steep hill you will quickly come to a “T” intersection and will need to bear right to stay on Chemin de la Foret. Not much further, Les Falaises is the first left.

Les Falaises Gallery

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