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

Bedrooms 3
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Weinberg
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Mi 'kmaq
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Paul Weinberg

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.

Paul Weinberg purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Paul Weinberg chose Cape Breton Island

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.

What makes this chalet unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely time that will stay in our hearts and minds, Thanks

Mauieen,Chris, Ava and Eric from Peterborough Ontario
Aug 2014
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Indian Brook Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Two baths: one with full shower/bath, toilet and sink; the other with a shower, sink, toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Chalets on the Cabot Trail - Voted 'Best Places to Stay in Nova Scotia!'
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 51 reviews

If you are looking for a comfortable, bare-bones chalet off the beaten path, this place is for you

  • 3 of 5

When my partner and I arrived at Cabot Shores after two days worth of 9+ hour car rides, we discovered that the tan chalet was not ready for our arrival. The tan chalet had been specifically reserved for us because I use a motorized wheelchair and had selected this location specifically for its accessibility. Rather than unpack and unwind upon our arrival, we instead spent two hours waiting for three staff members to hastily de-winterize our cabin. While we tried to stay awake in the Cabot Shores common area, we each ordered two beers and a salad. Although the salads were comped upon our check out, the beers were not (and gratuity was automatically added to the bill), nor was our first night's stay deducted. Given the fact that on our first night the chalet was not ready for occupation and on our final night we had no power or water, I was disappointed with the management's "hands off" approach to customer satisfaction or to making our stay more comfortable or enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We were super-happy with the Farmhouse at Cabot Shores. A perfect space for two couple and kids (and a dog). We had more room than we needed and loved it. The fire pit and secluded property were great for exploring-we think might have found some ancient graves! The kids loved it.

We got out in the canoes at the main house and chalet for an hour or so which was fun for the kids and grown ups despite the wind.

Paul was the perfect host with a combination of offering suggestions and great advice.

Our only disappointment was with the food we had in the dining room the one night we chose not to cook for ourselves.

I would highly recommend a visit and look forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I work for an organization that will be holding a retreat at Cabot Shores in July and I went up with my husband last week to get a sense of the space and to meet the people who run the resort. We both had a wonderful experience. The property is beautiful and the accommodations are cozy, comfortable, and filled with character. I had the best sleep I've had in a long time! The food was delicious and the service was great. But what really stood out to us was the strong sense of community Paul and Barbara have created. There are volunteers and interns from all over the world helping with cooking, serving, farming, etc., and there appeared to be strong partnerships within the local community as well. Paul and Barbara were warm and welcoming and made us feel like we were part of a family. We even had a little mid-afternoon jam session with Paul and some of the other workers! My husband and I left feeling rejuvinated and inspired to make deeper connections within our own community back home. I can't wait to go back for our Retreat next month!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfort Vacationing

  • 5 of 5

Great way to "slow it down" and get "in touch.". Beautiful setting and lots to chose from. Golf, hiking, kayaking, relaxing, exploring, socializing or getting away, massage, chalet or campsite. Paul and Barbara make you feel "at home" and you might even have a moose come and visit to see how you are doing! Food at the lodge was very good and there are many places within a relatively short distance to eat as well. Great way to also spend time with people from literally all over the world.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature embrace

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with my experience at Cabot Shores. The best of Cape Breton surrounds the place. The natural setting is lovely with the view, the intertidal beach and old apple orchard providing a lovely sanctuary. The owners are warm and friendly giving the place at home feeling without compromising quality accommodations. For a retreat and a place to rest, you won't find better. I had a great stay and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful location,lovely cabins, gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 recently returned from a 5 day stay in the red cabin at cabot shores. The property and area are beautiful, lots of nature based activities on site and nearby. Paul and Barbara are perfect hosts who try to make sure everyone is having a good time and all questions are answered. Overall a very beautiful/fun spot with great hosts and reasonably priced. we certainly would recommend to anyone traveling in Nova Scotia.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Sydney, Cape Breton
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Englishtown ferry
Nearest Ski
24.3 Miles
Cape Smokey Ski
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.


Rates & Availability

Indian Brook Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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