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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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 Nova Scotia

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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Amenities

Victoria, Subd. A Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Chalets on the Cabot Trail - Voted 'Best Places to Stay in Nova Scotia!'
average rating of 4.875 based on 50 reviews
4

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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5

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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5

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
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5

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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5

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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5

Great place and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed only 2 nights at Cabot Shores, but it was wonderful! Paul & Barbara are really wonderful hosts!! Couldn't ask for better! And the cabin was super! Spacious, clean and comfortable! The grounds around the resort are also great, with many activities available! For sure would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate this review because it's from a couple whose daughter thought enough of her parents to research Cape Breton Island and to book them at Cabot Shores. We saw why she cared so much about them, since these folks from Florida were active guests, energetic explorers and fun to have at our Resort! They loved the ocean, the local moose and the seafood.
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Victoria, Subd. A Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
 

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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