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Rustic Lodge Overlooking the Bird Islands of Cape Breton

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Last updated: 08/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Cozy Lodge With Local Seafood, Live Music & Beach Access

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat Centre is located at the gateway to the world renowned Cabot Trail near Englishtown, Nova Scotia. Rated as the best Island off of North America (by Travel and Leisure), Cape Breton is known for warm Maritime hospitality, a rich culture and incredible natural beauty.

Built in 2004, Cabot Shores offers 4 season, pet friendly accommodations that are suitable for getaways, vacations, weddings and events, wellness retreats and a lot fun and adventure.

Complete with a bistro and bar (specializing in vegetarian and vegan fare), the Lodge also has a friendly Great Room with a cozy stone hearth where friends, family, colleagues and musicians will enjoy relaxing together. A stage and an assortment of instruments are available - we highly encourage music jams! Live music is also available on occasion with regular ceilidhs (a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing) taking place only 3km away.

Cabot Shores guests are welcomed and informed by our staff, which we consider guides, and are given information on wildlife, itineraries and local events. Located in what is known as the 'artisans loop', you are a short distance from many local artist galleries, iron works, glass blowing, leather works, jewelry, pottery and more. Guests are also near the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the Alexander Graham Bell museum, the Gaelic College and many other cultural and outdoor experiences and events.

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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
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 2-16

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
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • 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
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • 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

Dining

  • Dining Area

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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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145
$980

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Please contact owner for rental rates information.

Average $150 per night


Manager's cancellation policy:

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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 24/7 and costs $7 cash each way.

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/ping pong/foosball, Healing Arts such as acupuncture and acupressure, Yolo Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, basketball, board games, and bird/wildlife watching.

 

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 Englishtown, NS, Canada:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

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Photos

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Outdoor entrance leading to our trails in the suite

    Outdoor entrance leading to our trails in the suite

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A part of our Great Room in the main Lodge

    A part of our Great Room in the main Lodge

  • We are open year round! Snowshoe, cross country and downhill skiing

    We are open year round! Snowshoe, cross country and downhill skiing

VRBO #336365

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    8.5
  • Property type
    Lodge
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 08/09/2016
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