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

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Last updated: 05/14/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Indian Brook lodge 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.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Staff
          • Car Available


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

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

          Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            wheelchair accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 9: toilet


          • 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


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


          • Family
          • Adventure


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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist

          Location Type

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

          sports and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Catering Available

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


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

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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


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

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Sauna
                      • Hot Tub


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                      from 5 traveler reviews
                      Please contact owner for rental rates information.Average $135 per night with continental breakfast included in season

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      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,


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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: french, german, spanish, english, Swiss, Mi 'kmaq, Chinese

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Your Entrance to Whiff's Lodge at Cabot Shores

                        Your Entrance to Whiff's Lodge at Cabot Shores

                      • Ocean Side of the Lodge

                        Ocean Side of the Lodge

                      • Lodge Room 5 with deck & ocean view

                        Lodge Room 5 with deck & ocean view

                      • The Great Room

                        The Great Room

                      • Getting Ready To Fish

                        Getting Ready To Fish

                      • Warm Cozy Fireplace in a Chaley

                        Warm Cozy Fireplace in a Chaley

                      • Honneymooners


                      • Waterfall Hike

                        Waterfall Hike

                      • Side Deck View From The Lodge

                        Side Deck View From The Lodge

                      • Live Music in Whiff's Lodge

                        Live Music in Whiff's Lodge

                      • A Evening with the Local 'Rocky Shore' Band

                        A Evening with the Local 'Rocky Shore' Band

                      • Early Lobstering with Guests

                        Early Lobstering with Guests

                      • Playing Pool in the Lodge Meeting Room

                        Playing Pool in the Lodge Meeting Room

                      • Chalet at Night

                        Chalet at Night

                      • Kayaking at Dusk

                        Kayaking at Dusk

                      • Our littlest Mermaid :)

                        Our littlest Mermaid :)


                      7 Bedroom / 8.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

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                      +1 9029292584

                      Speaks: french, german, spanish, english, Swiss, Mi 'kmaq, Chinese

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