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Welcome to Motel Chelsea, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Chelsea, Quebec. This charming motel is not just a place to rest your head it's a state of mind, an immersive experience where nature, art, and life intertwine to create a haven of beauty, good food, and genuine connection. Join us as we take you on a journey through the captivating story, philosophy, and delightful offerings of Motel Chelsea.

Motel Chelsea: Where Nature, Art, and Life Come Together

A Historic Hub in Chelsea, Quebec

In the enchanting town of Chelsea, Quebec, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, there exists a place where stories come alive, dreams are nurtured, and the spirit of adventure thrives. Motel Chelsea, a vintage gem with a rich history, holds the power to transport you to a world where nature, art, and life converge in perfect harmony.

Step back in time to 1958, when The Tulip Valley, a classic diner, emerged under the care of the Faasan family. As the first establishment to receive a liquor license in the region, it quickly became a local institution. For over six decades, it flourished under the stewardship of Dan Faasan and his wife Odette. However, fate had something extraordinary in store.

Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Wakefield, a vibrant community hub known as Café Le Hibou was born in 2009. A gathering place for locals and visitors alike, it captivated hearts and kindled a passion for creating spaces that inspire. Fast forward to 2020, and the stars aligned when a fateful encounter led to the acquisition of The Tulip Valley, transforming it into the extraordinary Motel Chelsea.

Inspired by the iconic Chelsea Hotel in New York City, which resonated deeply with the owner's soul, Motel Chelsea emerged as a tribute to the legendary Leonard Cohen, one of Quebec's cherished artists. Just like the Chelsea Hotel immortalized in Cohen's evocative song, Motel Chelsea beckoned, offering a destiny that simply had to be embraced.

With boundless enthusiasm, the Motel Chelsea team embarked on a journey to redefine the concept of hospitality. Rooted in a love for beauty, good food, environmental stewardship, and meaningful connections, their philosophy is embodied in every aspect of the motel.

Eco-Friendly Oasis

At Motel Chelsea, caring for the earth and its guests is a top priority. During the motel's upgrade, eco-friendly materials were used, from tin ceilings to low VOC paints. The commitment to sustainability extends to the furniture, which was upcycled and reimagined by vintage stylist Una McDonnell. Even the transportation of these treasures was accompanied by the enchanting tales of Harry Potter. The rooms feature Silk and Snow Organic Mattresses, certified by GOLS and GOTS, as well as handmade all-natural amenities, ensuring a restful and chemical-free experience. Motel Chelsea encourages eco-practices such as laundry reduction, reusable bags, water bottles, and travel mugs, fostering a partnership with guests in caring for our planet.

Oiseau Bleu Restaurant and Lounge

Nestled within Motel Chelsea, Oiseau Bleu Restaurant and Lounge is a culinary haven where globally inspired dishes meet locally sourced ingredients. The menu, created with love and a touch of Sinatra-meets-Dean-and-Deluca flair, showcases the region's abundant farmers. Whether you're joining us for brunch or dinner, you'll embark on a delectable journey of flavours and textures. From the delightful Pork Benedict and Smoked Salmon Benedict to the tantalizing Chilaquiles and Vietnamese Bowl, every dish is thoughtfully crafted to delight your taste buds. And let's not forget the Oiseau Bleu burger and Grilled Cheese, two crowd favourites that will leave you craving more. Explore our menu, and allow your senses to be whisked away on a culinary adventure.

Oiseau Bleu Marché-Café

Experience a shopping expedition like no other at Oiseau Bleu Marché-Café, our fine food counter and shop. Here, you'll discover a unique selection of delectables and treasures that you won't find anywhere else. From gourmet treats to locally crafted goods, immerse yourself in a world of culinary delights and one-of-a-kind finds. Open seven days a week, this little haven is ready to satisfy your cravings and inspire your senses.

Dreamier Nights Await

Prepare to embark on a dreamy journey as you step into one of Motel Chelsea's exquisitely designed rooms. Each room is uniquely named and custom-designed with a nod to the vintage motels of yesteryears, promising a truly enchanting stay. Let us introduce you to some of our captivating rooms:

The Palms:

Indulge in luxury with a Deluxe King room featuring a full bathroom, a stand-alone soaker tub, and a hand-crafted palm headboard. Sink into the Silk and Snow organic mattress and let the Logsend reclaimed river pine floors transport you to a world of tranquillity.

The Chelsea:

Paying homage to the legendary Leonard Cohen, the Standard King room captures the essence of this beloved Quebecer. Immerse yourself in comfort and style as you unwind on the Silk and Snow organic mattress and soak in the ambience of the Logsend reclaimed river pine floors.

The Flamingo:

Step into a world of fun and flirty vibes in this Standard King room. Experience the joy of a strawberry sundae on a hot summer day while enjoying the comforts of the Silk and Snow organic mattress and the captivating Logsend reclaimed river pine floors.

The Twins:

Perfect for those travelling with friends, this room offers a Superior King or two twin beds. Embrace the nostalgia of old art deco while enjoying the luxurious amenities, including the Silk and Snow organic mattress and the Logsend reclaimed river pine floors.

In each room, you'll find modern comforts seamlessly blending with vintage charm, creating an inviting atmosphere where you can truly unwind and rejuvenate.

A Mind-Space of Beauty and Connection

Motel Chelsea is more than just a place to stay—it's a sanctuary where art, nature, and life converge. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Motel Chelsea, where every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create an artful living experience. From the mesmerizing PoemPhoneProject to the carefully curated rooms and live acts, Motel Chelsea invites you to embrace the beauty of the present moment and forge connections that will last a lifetime.

Come Experience Motel Chelsea

Are you ready to embark on a journey where art, nature, and life intertwine? Come over to Motel Chelsea and discover a state of mind that will leave you inspired, refreshed, and yearning for more. Let us welcome you with open arms and share in the magic that awaits within our walls. Motel Chelsea is more than just a place—it's an experience you won't soon forget. We can't wait to meet you and create memories together.

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