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4 Star Lodge Overlooking the Islands of Cape Breton the Bird Islands

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

4 Star Lodge With Local Seafood, Live Music & Beach Access

Cabot Shores Adventure and Retreat Centre is a 4 star destination located as a gateway to the Cabot Trail, the beautiful seaside and mountain crossing Trail on Cape Breton Island.

Rated the best Island off North America (by Travel and Leisure), Cape Breton is known for warm Maritime hospitality, a rich culture and natural beauty.

Built in 2004, Cabot Shores is a 4 season place suitable for getaways, vacations, weddings and retreats, wellness, and straight up fun and adventure.

Complete with a restaurant and bar, the Lodge also has a friendly Great Room suitable for gatherings of friends, family and business colleagues, and live entertainment--often Celtic music.


What's The Quality of The Lodge: You are living in a lodge constructed with local wood, full of huge windows looking out on St. Anne's Bay in one direction, fields and gentle hills.

There is a peacefulness being by the water and being in proximity to birds and moose and wild flowers in season.

The place is informed by local guides and experts and staff, who help you get your day started with tips on where to go or even where to walk or swim or boat, without leaving Cabot Shores itself.

Return late afternoon for a cool drink at our bar or out on a deck. Meet other friendly guests who come from the world over to visit Cape Breton. Many interesting guests somehow are drawn to Cabot Shores.--filmmakers, doctors, lawyers, musicians, business people, just plain folk who have good stories to tell--in fact great stories and memories are guaranteed.

It's 4 Stars + An Intangible Relaxing Element: What our guests say is that Cabot Shores Lodge is 'the jewel of the Cabot Trail.' (Ruth Williams, writer)

Imagine a place where you can challenge yourself by day, go out besides the Cape Breton Wilderness, even if it's a gentle kayak trip along the Lake and Brook. Or a more challenging hike to Indian Brook Falls.

And you have 4 star elegance at night--great food, attentive staff, friendly guests and fun, live entertainment.

But you can relax. No pressure. Not much formality. You'll feel like you belong.

Jump off to the Rest of Cape Breton: You are at the gateway of the Cabot Trail and right in the neighborhood are talented artisans: leather and woodworkers, potters, iron work artists, photographers, even a lothier making the musical instruments used in local Celtic bands.

Kitchen parties and impromptu music happens at Cabot Shores.

So do barnfires, barbeques and even guest gourmet chefs visiting, such as Michael Johnson, himself a guest, and winner of best chef in St. Louis 3 years running.

You are close to the Gaelic College, to Baddeck, to The Cape Breton Highlands and to the Transcanada.

Best of all, you are right on the Cabot Trail, housed in a destination you don't really have to leave but located at a point where you're the best of Cape Breton is available to you--natural and cultural adventures, and a sense of well-being we help to cultivate in the guests we love to serve.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    wheelchair accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Each room has is 3-4 pieces. There are also 3 public bathrooms, one 3 piece, the two are wheelchair accessible (one on each floor)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ski-In
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Shed
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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4 Seasons
Feb 15 - Dec 31, 2015
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$145
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$980

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

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Average $150 per night


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Location

Car: Recommended

Cabot Shores is on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in the village of Indian Brook.

The driveway of Cabot Shores leads to the Cabot Trail (highway 312) and the actual street address for the driveway to Cabot Shores is 30 Buchanan Drive.

The mailing address is 30 Buchanan Drive, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C1H0. We are at exit 12 (Englishtown Ferry/Ingonish) off the

TransCanada 104.

Directions once on Cape Breton

1. Take exit 12 off the TransCanada 104 (the sign says Englishtown Ferry/Ingonish, highway 312)

Going east on the TransCanada 104 from Baddeck, take a left at exit 12. Going west, you turn right at Exit 12

2. Go down the hill and turn left onto the Englishtown Ferry which runs 7×24

3. Once across the ferry, go north on the 312 towards Ingonish (only way to drive)

4. Cabot Shores is 10km (6 miles) on the ocean (right) side of the Cabot Trail (here highway 312) on the way to Ingonish.

Other Activities: horseshoes, pool, Healing Arts, Yolo Boarding, Kayaking, Canoing,

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: Paul Weinberg is called Dr. Paul (a doctor in adventure travel and more formally in psychology). Formerly a 'road warrior' in the software industry, he reinvented himself as the owner and operator of a Wilderness Resort called Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He writes often about adventurers, explorers, artists native Mi'kmaq, guides and worldwide guests who live in and visit Cape Breton. His wife Barbara, an acupuncturist, directs Gate of Life Spa, a part of Cabot Shores and she writes primarily on women's health issues.

Why Indian Brook:
We visited friends from Toronto who were renting near the Gaelic College on Cape Breton. We hiked and swam up Indian Brook to the Great Falls and thought it was one of the most dramatic sites we'd seen in the world (including trips to Big Sur, the Riviera, Bali...Five years later we returned and bought land, building Cabot Shores' chalet shortly after that.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

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Photos

  • Pet friendly lodge room 5 with one queen, one twin and private entrance

    Pet friendly lodge room 5 with one queen, one twin and private entrance

  • Twin and entrance into 6/b from 6/a - suite - pet friendly

    Twin and entrance into 6/b from 6/a - suite - pet friendly

  • Our cozy main lodge / bistro and bar

    Our cozy main lodge / bistro and bar

  • Try out our infrared sauna available in the lodge

    Try out our infrared sauna available in the lodge

  • Cabot Shores is the perfect place for birders

    Cabot Shores is the perfect place for birders

  • Cabot Shores lodge, yurts and chalets from our frozen lake and beach

    Cabot Shores lodge, yurts and chalets from our frozen lake and beach

  • Kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board! Swim, fish, and visit nearby waterfalls

    Kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board! Swim, fish, and visit nearby waterfalls

  • Rent a cedar soaking tub and relax under the night sky

    Rent a cedar soaking tub and relax under the night sky

  • stand up paddle board on our lake

    stand up paddle board on our lake

  • Visit nearby waterfalls, caves, old growth forests and endless hiking trails

    Visit nearby waterfalls, caves, old growth forests and endless hiking trails

  • View from our deck of main lodge

    View from our deck of main lodge

  • View from Lodge room 3

    View from Lodge room 3

  • Lodge room 6/b - rent alone or 6a/b suite with queen and twin next door - 2 bath

    Lodge room 6/b - rent alone or 6a/b suite with queen and twin next door - 2 bath

  • Instruments and noise makers, songbooks and more available for jam sessions!

    Instruments and noise makers, songbooks and more available for jam sessions!

  • Jam sessions with community members

    Jam sessions with community members

  • Yoga retreats and sessions available in our main lodge

    Yoga retreats and sessions available in our main lodge

  • Our beach and the Atlantic Ocean

    Our beach and the Atlantic Ocean

  • Bright upstairs lodge room 3 with an unbeatable view of the ocean

    Bright upstairs lodge room 3 with an unbeatable view of the ocean

  • Borrow a hammock and set up by the Indian Brook to read

    Borrow a hammock and set up by the Indian Brook to read

  • Enjoy complimentary guided meditation and Qi Gong sessions

    Enjoy complimentary guided meditation and Qi Gong sessions

  • Dogs love water sports too!

    Dogs love water sports too!

  • Catch a moose, eagle, or beaver

    Catch a moose, eagle, or beaver

  • A great launch site for boating down by our beach

    A great launch site for boating down by our beach

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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    8.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 04/17/2015
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