Eco River Lodge

Wakefield, Quebec

This new “Eco River Lodge”, an exclusive boutique resort, is an expansion to the existing Mill – that began its historic journey in 1838 as a flour mill and was restored as a country inn and spa in 2001. The design of the new building is a modern take of a more traditional country inn and blends beautifully with the natural surroundings and faces out over the river.

This building is designed with a focus on environmental sustainability. Built into the side of a hill and with a passive solar design for optimum use of natural light, the building includes 13 guest rooms and a striking conference room – all with southern exposures. Other efficiencies include a green roof that will house honey bee hives and geo-thermal heating and cooling. LEED certification is pending, which will make it the only LEED certified hotel in Canada’s capital region.

Architect of Record: Lapalme architecte, Gatineau