The 'Road to Happiness' is Exactly the Path We Need to Travel Right Now

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The 'Road to Happiness' is Exactly the Path We Need to Travel Right Now

Staying at home has not just amplified our need to travel soon. Many of us have discovered a new appreciation for a slower, more personally connected, authentic, hospitable life, and food lovingly prepared from local ingredients.

So we identify even more today with the ‘5 C’ principals of the Relais & Chateaux association of independent, boutique hotels and restaurants: Character, Courtesy, Calm, Charm, and Cuisine.

Of the 500+ Relais & Chateaux landmark properties around the world 75 can be found in North American cities, mountains, coasts and countryside.


And as we begin travelling again, Relais & Chateaux’ ‘Routes de Bonheur’, or Roads to Happiness, make a perfect post-COVID, ‘bubble travel’ escape.
17 Routes de Bonheur in North America link different Relais & Chateaux properties in suggested itineraries to discover a corner of the world in our own backyard. 
These scenic driving routes allow you to travel with your own social ‘bubble’, arriving at pre-booked, intimate R&C properties and restaurants away from the bustle of chain hotels and resorts.

Depending on the time of the year, you can explore different themes on your own personal Road to Happiness
·     Seaside escapes
·      Wines & vines
·      Mountain panoramas
·      City discovery
·      Honeymoons
·      Culinary journeys
·      Skiing
·      Into the wild
·      Iconic destinations
·      Fresh air excursions
·      Familly trips
·      Rooted in regionality
·     Arts & local culture
·      Adrenaline adventures





(Re-opening dates differ between properties.)




Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 550 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele.
Relais & Châteaux is established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.

Relais & Châteaux members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014.

Featured Property Images Top to Bottom
  • Camden Harbour Inn: Camden - Maine, United States 
  • Auberge Saint-Antoine: Quebec City, Canada
  • Camden Harbour Inn: Camden - Maine, United States
  • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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