Located in warm, friendly Cape Breton Island, on the scenic and historic Cabot Trail, amid beautiful scenery and situated on one of the finest Atlantic salmon rivers in North America the Salmon Pool Inn caters to the avid fisherman as well as the traveler.
Our location makes it ideal, not only for the perfect fishing vacation, but for sampling the true Cape Breton lifestyle. The crisp, fresh, East Coast air is alive with rich heritage and culture. Spend a day on the golf course or the beach, spend time in the great outdoors, take in a Celtic musical performance, and be sure to experience the ultimate scenic drive; the Cabot Trail.
We offer traditional charm and East Coast hospitality at its finest. The Salmon Pool Inn is the perfect stop for fishing trips with family and friends or for a romantic getaway to see the leaves change along the Cabot Trail. Stay with us at the Salmon Pool Inn and we promise an experience you will never forget.
Golf: If fishing is not your thing, the area is alive with Celtic music with something going on nearly every night all summer long. We are located between 30 and 90 minutes of four golf courses and make a great headquarters for playing the Cape Breton four course package. All the courses are of high quality with the Highland course rated #1 in Canada in 2005. Don't pass up the opportunity to have a very special golf vacation.
Other Activities: The Salmon Pool Inn is also superbly located for trips around Cape Breton, particularly the Cabot Trail. Many of our guests are couples traveling together who make the inn their base for three days of sightseeing without the fuss and bother of changing accommodations every day. Day trips can be relaxed, no rushing or schedules to maintain. You can stay all day, have a nice dinner out, knowing your room is waiting for you.
Oh yes, beaches are numerous and on our side of the Island(west side) they have warm water, that's right, warm water beaches in Cape Breton thanks to the meanderings of the Gulf Stream.
There is also deep sea fishing and whale watching available with locations 10 to 50 minutes away. Guaranteed whale sightings by some operators.
Hiking trails are also numerous, some inside the Highlands National Park, where in addition to spectacular views, moose and other wildlife make regular appearances.
Located on Cape Breton Island, just minutes from the world famous Cabot Trail, the Salmon Pool Inn sits on the peaceful Margaree River, the most prosperous Atlantic salmon river in Nova Scotia.
Bob Shortt welcomes you to get away and relax at the Salmon Pool Inn. Stay in our luxurious Annex or, for the utmost in privacy, stay in our self-contained house-keeping cottage. Spend time meeting other guests in our lounge, have an authentic down home kitchen party in our fully-equipped kitchen or sit on our veranda watching the sunset and listening to the river rolling by.
Our location makes it ideal, not only for the perfect fishing vacation, but for sampling the true Cape Breton lifestyle. The crisp, fresh, East Coast air is alive with rich heritage and culture. Spend a day on the golf course or the beach, spend time in the great outdoors hiking or bird-watching and be sure to take in the ultimate scenic drive; the Cabot Trail.
Other Activities: whale watching
Golf: The Salmon Pool Inn isn't just all about fishing. We offer the perfect location for golfers as well. Cape Breton Island offers some of the finest golf in all of Canada, in 3 locations just 30 minutes from our lodge. So, if you're looking for a golfing trip with a bit of fishing mixed in, or a fishing trip with a bit of golf mixed in, the Salmon Pool Inn is your perfect accommodation!
Golf Courses Nearby:
Cabot Links - just 30 minutes
Le Portage - just 30 minutes
Bell Bay - just 40 minutes
Highlands Links - 1.5 hours
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