We decided to vacation in Nova Scotia this October - Cape Breton Island, specifically.
Three couples, (I should mention that 3 of the 6 of us are originally from Edinburgh, Scotland) and we wanted to see “New Scotland” firsthand. And the timing of our stay with the Celtic Colours Festival couldn't have been planned any better.
We chose Baddeck because of its central location and by chance found the Green Gables rental property and could not have been happier with our decision. From start to finish, the owner and the local property management person could not have been more accommodating. The house was exactly as stated (and portrayed in the photos). It was quaint, yet well equipped, clean and well maintained. And, while in a very pleasant quiet country setting, the house was only a few minutes to town or to a major roadway.
We would recommend, if you visit, to stay in centrally located Baddeck . And we would highly recommend the Green Gables property. The Cabot Trail is a must see (just like the Highlands of Scotland); the Alexander Graham Bell museum (he was Scottish, too); lunch or dinner at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou; or lunch at The Chowder House on the Cabot Trail in Neil’s Harbor. The Gaelic College in St Ann’s is worth a visit as is the Glenora Distillery in Glenville, just to mention a few.
From the morning coffee on the front porch to the crackle of the logs in the fireplace after a day of sightseeing, our first trip to Cape Breton will be one that we’ll remember and cherish, always.
We’re already planning next year’s visit.
Matt, Southbury CT