Located on the historic Cabot Trail in Indian Brook, Matheson Farmhouse allows you to explore the beauty and wonder of Cape Breton Island. The Farmhouse offers more than 100 acres of woods to explore and stunning views of St. Ann’s Bay. Local adventures await just outside the door: look for seals while walking the stony shoreline of St. Ann’s Bay, watch bald eagles dive into the saltwater pond, walk to the Indian Brook River swimming hole to swim or paddle, enjoy Cape Breton folk music at a nearby church and tea house, or breakfast at Clucking Hen diner. The central location means day trips to island highlights such as Inverness Beach, Fortress of Louisbourg, Gaelic College, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Keltic Lodge restaurant, world-famous Highlands Links golf course. Enjoy puffin and whale watching rides, sea kayaking, hiking, sailing, swimming, river-walking, bird-watching, fishing and eating local-caught seafood. Washer/dryer, DVD player, picnic table, linens, dishes etc.
Matheson Farmhouse is in the a peaceful, quaint town of Indian Brook. There is both a restaurant and a tea house down the street from the farmhouse. Craft shops/artist studios and a great cafe are a 10-minute drive away. The tourist towns of Baddeck and Ingonish are both a 30-minute drive and have grocery stores, restaurants, excellent golf courses, entertainment, etc. The farmhouse is directly on Cabot Trail, and is close driving distance to many attractions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Bird Islands Boat Tour, kayaking tours, and famous hiking trails. Come in the early summer to pick wild blueberries right outside the back door! Come in the Fall to view world famous foliage. Book early to stay in October to attend the world-renowned Celtic Colours Music Festival. Rent kayaks from the lodge down the street to use in our large pond that connects to both Indian Brook and the ocean. This is a place you will not forget!
Other Activities: river-walking, kayaking, canoeing, arts & crafts, amazing geological features