Welcome to our little paradise!
The Auberge Festive Sea Shack is a unique place in the world. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the village of Ruisseau-Castor (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts), it is a place of encounter, discovery, culture, pleasure and festivity.
In these difficult times for business, tourism and culture, the Sea Shack thanks you for investing in the sustainability and future sustainability of the project. Every dollar committed will be used to maintain valuable jobs in the region as well as to encourage a sustainable and responsible economy that we have been striving to create for several years.
In order to better understand our operation, here are some points that will help you better understand what the Auberge Festive Sea Shack really is.
SITE CAPACITY, MINIMUM DURATION OF STAYS AND PRE-DETERMINED STAYS
In order to offer a maximum experience focused on quality rather than quantity, we have set an ideal capacity in order to have an overall traffic of the site respecting nature while being user-friendly as desired.
We offer stays of a minimum duration ranging from one (1), two (2) or three (3) nights in order to:
- Have a smaller team with better working conditions;
- Be more ecological (less travel, less laundry, etc.);
- Ensure the sustainability of our site and allow nature to remain queen there;
- Always be ready and in control of the cleaning and maintenance of the site;
- Not to put unbearable pressure on our employees and to provide personalized customer service.
Why the pre-determined stays? As the team is smaller, we cannot afford to process a huge flow of daily arrivals and therefore daily departures. Internally, we have high quality standards in order to welcome you every day and offer you an experience that meets your expectations. We want to provide you with the best “Sea Shack” experience while ensuring the sustainability of the business and being fair with our employees, fair with you and fair with the local population.
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, RESERVATION, MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF ACCOMMODATIONS, ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
For the 2023 season, we are offering three (3) types of access to enjoy a stay at the Sea Shack.
- SELF-AUTONOMOUS STAY (Camping, Small RV, Furnished car, Sleeping bag on the beach)
- Arrival: 3:00 p.m.
- Departure: 11:00 a.m.
- PRIVATE CABIN (Festif, Madame Marcel, Grange, Youppi, Patriote, Viking, Fraisinette, Calotte and Suisse)
- Predetermined stays of two (2) or three (3) nights on weekends and in high season;
- In low season, no minimum length of stay during the week;
- Maximum capacity: 1 to 8 people (depending on the capacity of the cabin);
- Arrival: 5:00 p.m.
- Departure: 11:00 a.m.
- PRIVATE ROOM AND DORMITORY (Chill Shack)
- No minimum length of stays;
- Maximum capacity: 1 to 2 people (depending on the capacity of the room or dormitory);
- Arrival: 5:00 p.m.
- Departure: 11:00 a.m.
In order to avoid unfortunate situations and find yourself with no place to stay, we ask that you book in advance. Since demand is high and supply is limited, it is more than important to book your trip to Gaspésie.
We try to respond as quickly as possible to all your messages, whether by email, phone, or via Facebook. Know that we are a very small team and that we cannot afford to process the sometimes impressive flood of messages received in one day. That’s why we recommend planning ahead to book your stay at Sea Shack and through the right channel of communication.
For a reservation in a cabin, private room or dormitory:
- 1-866-963-2999 (from june 2nd to september 23, 2023)
To book a self-autonomous stay (camping):
At Auberge Festive Sea Shack, everyone is welcome, regardless of age, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion. If you come with your family, it’s perfect, but the Sea Shack is not the place to come and have the best night’s sleep. Are you coming to party with your gang? This is not the place to come and get high AF. At the Sea Shack, we listen to each other and follow the vibe!
The shared kitchen is open daily from 08:00 to 21:00. Please plan your meals accordingly. The kitchen tools necessary for the realization of your gourmet meals (or not) are available to you during opening hours. Dishwashing is not included. The kitchen is accessible only to those with a valid access.
A large fridge is at your disposal to store your food. Space is limited, so first come, first served. It is not possible to put alcohol in the fridges of the hostel.
If you choose to be independent, you will need to provide the necessary equipment to store your food and cook. A cooler or the equivalent to store your food will be very useful. The same goes with a small portable stove. Outdoor sinks for washing up are available to you as well as an open-air shelter for cooking on rainy days. Although they are used for the canteen, please note that you can use the tables on the terrace for those who would like to picnic.
The Barberousse Canteen will be present to offer you various dishes to enjoy on our large furnished terrace. The canteen team will be present from June until September to serve you light breakfast, dinners and suppers. (Schedules and services may vary depending on opening periods)
In order to stimulate the local economy, we strongly encourage you to go to restaurants, shops and small businesses that are more dependent on tourist traffic.
BAR AND PERSONAL ALCOHOL
Although we allow it, we suggest that you do not bring your own alcohol. We offer you local beers and various cocktails in a most enchanting environment. By buying at our bar, it is not only the Sea Shack that you are encouraging, but also Gaspé microbreweries as well as a local economy, independent and proud to be from the province of Quebec.
SHOW AND ENTERTAINMENT
During the season, the Auberge Festive Sea Shack offers performances by artists of all kinds in a magical place. The shows are mainly in the evening (9:00 p.m.) unless otherwise specified. Access to the shows is included in the price of the stays and participants must be 18 years of age or older.
CAMPFIRE ON THE BEACH
Our beach is large and accessible to all. So you can make campfires there. A common campfire is available to all to bring travelers together. On the other hand, if you want to have your personal fire, it is possible. Yvan “Dubois” frequently comes by in the evening to sell wood with his ATV. On the other hand, Yvan is a free being and we love him that way. Since it’s a volunteer job, he doesn’t come every evening. If a campfire is a must for you, do not forget to bring your wood because it is not guaranteed that he will be there.
“LA LEGRIA” BOUTIQUE
Come and discover our boutique which is located at the heart of our site and which is attached to our reception. It is open throughout the season and you will find small pearls there. Whether it’s items bearing the effigy of the Sea Shack, our thrift store or our costumier at low prices, you will find everything to make your stay memorable. We also lend, free of charge, board games, beach games and many other things to enhance your stay with us.
We offer free water activities with all our stays. Paddle board (SUP) and boreal apnea are therefore on the menu. They are offered when the weather conditions are favourable. We also offer fishing rod rental ($).
We are animal lovers. However, not everyone is comfortable around them. As we welcome people from many different backgrounds, we ask that you keep your animals with you and on a leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in the bar area during the evening or when it is very busy during the day.
With that, the Auberge Festive Sea Shack team looks forward to welcoming you in a good mood and joy around a fabulous local beer! We look forward to hearing your beautiful discussions and spending time with you in a holiday and relaxing atmosphere!