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Chalets on the Cabot Trail - Voted 'Best Places to Stay in Nova Scotia!'

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Four chalets with 2 floors, full kitchen, 2 baths & terrace; Accommodates 6-8.

Welcome to the warmth and rustic luxury of Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre. Located along the Cabot Trail with 55 acres of private sanctuary overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cabot Shores offers breathtaking views and outdoor adventures on site (such as kayak, canoe, hiking etc), with many recommended activities near by.

Along with many other interesting and unique accommodations (such as yurts and domes), Cabot Shores has four bright and spacious chalets that can accommodate couples, groups and even pets! With a full kitchen, dining and living area, two bathrooms and covered terrace, you can enjoy the comforts of home while experiencing the wonders of Cape Breton Island. If you don't feel like cooking, join us in our GoBistro featuring healthy menu's and organic ingredients from our garden.

Each chalet is over 950 sq feet with wooden interiors decorated with original artwork, with the best view of the Bird Islands and our private beach from the top floor. Open four seasons, have your choice of electric heat or curl up by a wood stove.

Guests enjoy our complimentary meditation and Qi Gong sessions. Rent kayaks, canoes, yoloboard, snowshoes, or simply explore our trails along the Indian Brook and ocean. Hot tubs, cedar soaking tubs and infrared sauna are also available for surcharge. A variety of guest facilities including outdoor barbecues and wood fired pizza oven, coin laundry and free wifi (in the main lodge) are available.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Mi 'kmaq
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 480 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    So much to do with the kids! ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Each chalet is pet-friendly, downstairs only....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside buildings...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One chalet is wheelchair accessible to the downstairs (no elevator available)....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • All 4 chalets have a slightly different set up to help meet the needs of large families, friends and groups. Blue Chalet: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 futons Red Chalet: 1 queen, 2 twin, 2 futons Tan Chalet: 1 double, 1 queen, 3 twin, 1 futon Green Chalet: 1 queen, 1 king, 3 twin, 1 crib, 1 futon...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Two baths: one with full shower/bath, toilet and sink; the other with a shower, sink, toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cabot Shores is a great jump off point on the Cabot Trail with dozens of sight seeing, outdoor adventure and shopping activities near by. Close to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and local authors....moreless

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Look upon both fresh and salt water....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    2000 foot beach, accessible by canoe, kayak, rowboat or yoloboard (stand up paddling); or via the Eagle Feather Ferry, which is a rowboat with rope pulley....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Church Pond...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Church Pond directly in front of the Chalets....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cape Breton Highlands and the Indian Brook wilderness....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    each chalet has an ocean view...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    access to ocean ...moreless

  • Resort
  • Ski-Out:

    Guests can do cross-country skiing and snowshoeing out the door...moreless

  • Water View:

    Access to Indian Brook...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor and outdoor dining and cooking. Along with a full kitchen and fire pit, we have an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven available for pizza parties! Booster chair available for children....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    yes...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a coin operated washer and dryer located in the main lodge...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are several fire pits outside the chalets with picnic tables....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Available in the main lodge....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove available in two chalets and heat pumps available in all of them....moreless

  • Internet:

    Available in the main lodge....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living area available in chalet and also in our main lodge - access to reading library, guest computer, bar and bistro. Common room also available with pool table, ping pong and games....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Chalets have their own driveway and parking lot separate from the main lodge....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Chalets have their own driveway and parking lot separate from the main lodge....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    By prior arrangement....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Available in the main lodge....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a coin operated washer and dryer located in the main lodge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available in the main lodge....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove available in two chalets. Stone hearth also available in main lodge....moreless

  • Fax
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    We can provide catering or you may join us in our GoBistro....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stove, microwave, refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, dishes, utensils and more. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Enjoy the large balcony of the main lodge....moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Each chalet has it's own private, covered terrace....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Yoloboards (stand up paddle boards) also available for rent....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Pick your own ingredients from our Organic Garden or feed the chickens!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Barbecues available....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Your choice of large hot tub or Japanese Cedar Soaking Tubs are available for surcharge....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Infrared Sauna available in lodge for surcharge....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$240

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

When booking, guests will be charged the right amount in CAD.

Red and Blue Chalet: $325-375 (Canadian dollars) a night based usually on 3 night minimum

Tan and Green Chalet: $350-400 (Canadian dollars) a night based usually on 3 night minimum

Special deluxe offering: $495 a night (please inquire)

30 day cancellation with full refund of deposit less $50 service charge

With less than 30 days, you are responsible for full rental or can re-schedule for any time within next 24 months at same rate, subject to availability and reservation.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sydney, Cape Breton
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Englishtown ferry
24.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cape Smokey Ski
Victoria, Subd. A, NS, Canada
Nearest Beach
on site

Car: Recommended

Cabot Shores hosts music jams, concerts and the annual Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival. We also host yoga retreats and other outdoor awareness retreats.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: At Cabot Shores, your hosts are Dr. Paul and Barbara Weinberg, Cosmo the guide dog and friendly staff. Barbara is an accomplished acupuncturist, vegetarian chef and gardener. Dr. Paul is a former 'road warrior', teacher and psychologist, who considers his doctorate now to be in 'adventure travel'. Paul can be found jamming on the blues harmonica and trombone, hiking, yoloboarding or kayaking with Barbara and Cosmo.

Why Victoria, Subd. A, NS, Canada:
We've traveled the world and found Cape Breton to be a unique, unspoiled and sacred place. We bought and renovated a farmhouse at Breton Cove in 2000, then saw the opportunity at Indian Brook to build a special resort and retreat center where people can easily discover and create their own adventure. The natural beauty of Cape Breton, and the warmth and hospitality among its three main cultures (Mi'kmaq, Acadian and Scottish) drew us to create Cabot Shores, where great stories and memories are guaranteed.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Cabot Shores is not just a bed to sleep in, it is a chance to create your own adventure all in one location. With so many different and unique accommodations, you can experience something completely new each time you come - from a Mongolian Yurt to a chalet, or the quiet lodge to the tree house dome in our orchard! Kayak, canoe or yoloboard in the Indian Brook, then explore our private beach and the ocean beyond by crossing on the Eagle Feather ferry. Have a picnic by the river or hike the waterfall trail. See moose cross the water while sitting in one of our cedar soaking tubs. Try meditation, Qi Gong or acupuncture. Ask us how we can help create the adventure you are looking for.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Mi 'kmaq
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • The Green Chalets in autumn

    The Green Chalets in autumn

  • Bright and sunny Blue Chalet at sunrise

    Bright and sunny Blue Chalet at sunrise

  • Snowshoeing across frozen lake - lodge, yurts, chalets nestled in the mountains

    Snowshoeing across frozen lake - lodge, yurts, chalets nestled in the mountains

  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Downstairs you have a dining area and kitchen

    Downstairs you have a dining area and kitchen

  • Upstairs in Tan & Green Chalet: family or group loft room

    Upstairs in Tan & Green Chalet: family or group loft room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • The view from our Chalets - two moose swimming

    The view from our Chalets - two moose swimming

  • Canoe or kayak, swim, go fishing, and visit nearby waterfalls!

    Canoe or kayak, swim, go fishing, and visit nearby waterfalls!

  • We can help customize your adventure by helping you plan hikes and tours.

    We can help customize your adventure by helping you plan hikes and tours.

  • Our Chalets are family friendly - enjoy kayaking, canoe and stand up paddling!

    Our Chalets are family friendly - enjoy kayaking, canoe and stand up paddling!

  • Enjoy our infrared sauna for sore muscles and detoxing (for surcharge).

    Enjoy our infrared sauna for sore muscles and detoxing (for surcharge).

  • The Tan roof chalet in autumn

    The Tan roof chalet in autumn

  • 4 Chalets at night

    4 Chalets at night

  • A bright kitchen stocked with dishes, cookware and other essentials

    A bright kitchen stocked with dishes, cookware and other essentials

  • Fresh and clean bathrooms - 2 per Chalet

    Fresh and clean bathrooms - 2 per Chalet

  • Upstairs in Blue & red Chalet: separate bedroom

    Upstairs in Blue & red Chalet: separate bedroom

  • One of our chalets is also wheelchair accessible and has a roll-in shower

    One of our chalets is also wheelchair accessible and has a roll-in shower

  • Available for surcharge: a hot tub on the deck of your chalet

    Available for surcharge: a hot tub on the deck of your chalet

  • Visit our beach by pulling yourself across Indian Brook on our ferry boat!

    Visit our beach by pulling yourself across Indian Brook on our ferry boat!

  • Join us for daily meditation and Qi Gong sessions free of charge!  Kid friendly

    Join us for daily meditation and Qi Gong sessions free of charge! Kid friendly

  • The view of our chalets from a kayak or canoe

    The view of our chalets from a kayak or canoe

  • Chalet drive in winter - yes, we are open 4 seasons!

    Chalet drive in winter - yes, we are open 4 seasons!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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