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Rustic Rooms in Whiff's Lodge on Cape Breton Island

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge room with en suite bathroom

We have 6 rooms in our main lodge each with their own en suite bathroom.

Lodge Room #1 - Located upstairs with a double bed

Lodge Room #2 - Located upstairs with a double bed and Atlantic Ocean view

Lodge Room #3 - Located upstairs with a queen bed

Lodge Room #5 - Located downstairs with a queen bed and a twin bed, a walk out with a deck and a view of the ocean (also Wheelchair accessible bathroom) and pet-friendly

Lodge Room #6a - Located downstairs with a queen bed, a walk out with a deck, view of the Atlantic Ocean, an adjoining door to Room 6b and pet friendly

Lodge Room #6b - Located downstairs with a queen bed and a twin bed, a walk out and deck, view to the Atlantic Ocean, adjoining to Room 6a and pet friendly

Rooms 6a&b can be booked together for a larger group.

On the main level of the lodge is where we have our restaurant, bar, front desk, music stage, wood stove, relaxing sitting area and more.

Downstairs in the lodge we have a common room with a pool table, ping pong table, sitting area, books, games and more.

Wifi is available throughout the lodge.

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Englishtown Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • Each room has a toilette, sink and shower/bathtub combination. There are also 2 public bathrooms, one 3 piece, the two are wheelchair accessible (one on each floor).
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Lodge Room 1 - 1 double
    Lodge Room 2 - 1 double
    Lodge Room 3 - 1 queen
    Lodge Room 4 - 1 queen
    Lodge Room 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lodge Room 6a - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lodge Room 6b - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Rustic Rooms in Whiff's Lodge on Cape Breton Island
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 152 reviews

Avoid this place like the plague! Terrible experience!

  • 1 of 5

There's no amenities you have to pay to use anything! Good luck! If you want to use the hot tub it's $50! Insane! So many rules it's uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Amazing getaway in May!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I traveled to Cape Breton to drive the Cabot Trail and we ended up spending our entire trip at Cabot Shores. We had no reason to leave. The food was great (and accommodated for our gluten free preference). We were able to hike every day. I was able to get out canoeing twice. And each night we would relax by the fire or in the cedar hot tub (heated with a solar hot water system!). It was a perfect vacation and we plan on returning.

Ryan and Erica

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
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Very Comfortable Room and Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the lodge, room #1, that had a large bed and a great morning view. The place was very neat and clean and I experienced superb customer service during my stay! The food was soo good!

I would certainly recommend staying here or just dropping by to enjoy the tasty fresh food and views.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
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Evenings by the Woodstove

  • 5 of 5

I spent the better half of last week nesting within the cosy confines of Cabot Shores. And sure, as the new intern, I can be dubbed as bias; however, its with fresh eyes and scout's promise that I say this spot is something to be had. (I've got a good record– check out my Yelp profile:

While the summer months are typically the peak season, the lodge’s high ceilings and solarium style provide the framework for an all-season destination. My impressions were warmed by the large wood-stove, which was constantly piping. Rich oak surroundings (including a hand crafted corner bar) made it all the more intimate, and Barbara’s fresh cuisine was out of this world. (cream of cauliflower soup for swooning!) Trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing were an opportunity for outdoor winter fun, and of course the views were spectacular.

Mornings consisted of meditation and ji gong. Owner, Barbara Weinberg, brings healing arts to the resort with such guidance, as well as acupuncture and massage. Dr. Paul Weinberg led me through the long body of land– through campgrounds and along the Indian Brook. It was a privilege to stay under such warm hospitality. As my first visit concludes, Cabot Shores reveals a place of both adventure and rejuvenation.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
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Cleveland, Ohio

The best of Cape Breton

  • 5 of 5

Good food, great hiking (following moose trails is best) unbelievable views of ocean & mountains, wildlife (whales, birds & moose) but best of all the chance to truly relax and meet people from all over the world.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Paul earlier in this fall while in Texas for a few months on business. I had found Cabot Shores while researching a nice and quiet getaway spot along the Cabot Trail. Paul indicated that the resort would be shut down in late November but he was kind enough to leave a chalet open for our special weekend. Paul even arranged for Sheila to cook for us in the cottage, she provided breakfast, lunch and a wonderful dinner with a bottle of Champagne. I proposed to my girlfriend early Saturday morning while looking out to St. Ann's Bay from the Chalet's large upstairs windows. This was a truly magnificent weekend and experience, we look forward to visiting the resort again next summer. Thank you for your warm hospitality, great food and overall amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2008
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Property Manager

Dr. Paul
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Dr. Paul

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.

Dr. Paul purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Dr. Paul chose Englishtown

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks, Paul, for a wonderful stay and lovely stories. Had a great time!

Ron and Marleen, Heemstede, Netherlands
May 2015
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Sydney, NS
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 is 30 Buchanan Drive. The mailing address is 30 Buchanan Drive, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C1H0.

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

Other Activities: snowshoes, pool table/ping pong/football, Healing Arts such as acupuncture and acupressure, Yolo Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, basketball, board games, and bird/wildlife watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please contact owner for rental rates information.
Each room ranges from $145-165 (Canadian dollars) per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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