|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
4 Star Lodge With Local Seafood, Live Music & Beach Access
Cabot Shores Adventure and Retreat Centre is a 4 star destination located as a gateway to the Cabot Trail, the beautiful seaside and mountain crossing Trail on Cape Breton Island.
Rated the best Island off North America (by Travel and Leisure), Cape Breton is known for warm Maritime hospitality, a rich culture and natural beauty.
Built in 2004, Cabot Shores is a 4 season place suitable for getaways, vacations, weddings and retreats, wellness, and straight up fun and adventure.
Complete with a restaurant and bar, the Lodge also has a friendly Great Room suitable for gatherings of friends, family and business colleagues, and live entertainment--often Celtic music.
What's The Quality of The Lodge: You are living in a lodge constructed with local wood, full of huge windows looking out on St. Anne's Bay in one direction, fields and gentle hills.
There is a peacefulness being by the water and being in proximity to birds and moose and wild flowers in season.
The place is informed by local guides and experts and staff, who help you get your day started with tips on where to go or even where to walk or swim or boat, without leaving Cabot Shores itself.
Return late afternoon for a cool drink at our bar or out on a deck. Meet other friendly guests who come from the world over to visit Cape Breton. Many interesting guests somehow are drawn to Cabot Shores.--filmmakers, doctors, lawyers, musicians, business people, just plain folk who have good stories to tell--in fact great stories and memories are guaranteed.
It's 4 Stars + An Intangible Relaxing Element: What our guests say is that Cabot Shores Lodge is 'the jewel of the Cabot Trail.' (Ruth Williams, writer)
Imagine a place where you can challenge yourself by day, go out besides the Cape Breton Wilderness, even if it's a gentle kayak trip along the Lake and Brook. Or a more challenging hike to Indian Brook Falls.
And you have 4 star elegance at night--great food, attentive staff, friendly guests and fun, live entertainment.
But you can relax. No pressure. Not much formality. You'll feel like you belong.
Jump off to the Rest of Cape Breton: You are at the gateway of the Cabot Trail and right in the neighborhood are talented artisans: leather and woodworkers, potters, iron work artists, photographers, even a lothier making the musical instruments used in local Celtic bands.
Kitchen parties and impromptu music happens at Cabot Shores.
So do barnfires, barbeques and even guest gourmet chefs visiting, such as Michael Johnson, himself a guest, and winner of best chef in St. Louis 3 years running.
You are close to the Gaelic College, to Baddeck, to The Cape Breton Highlands and to the Transcanada.
Best of all, you are right on the Cabot Trail, housed in a destination you don't really have to leave but located at a point where you're the best of Cape Breton is available to you--natural and cultural adventures, and a sense of well-being we help to cultivate in the guests we love to serve.
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
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.
The views from the lodge overlooking the beach were only matched by the views from the beach looking at the hills. The hospitality and accommodations were perfect. Many thanks and hope to return soon.
--Jim, Julie, Sydney & Owen from Fall River, NS
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
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.
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: www.lolaphilly.yelp.ca)
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.
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.
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.
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 for the driveway to Cabot Shores is 30 Buchanan Drive.
The mailing address is 30 Buchanan Drive, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C1H0. We are at exit 12 (Englishtown Ferry/Ingonish) off the
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 7×24
3. Once across the ferry, go north on the 312 towards Ingonish (only way to drive)
4. Cabot Shores is 10km (6 miles) on the ocean (right) side of the Cabot Trail (here highway 312) on the way to Ingonish.
Other Activities: horseshoes, pool, Healing Arts, Yolo Boarding, Kayaking, Canoing,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 15 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
Please contact owner for rental rates information.
Average $150 per night
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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