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Marsh Brook Camp - Down Time at its best!

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Marsh Brook Camp - at the hub of the Margarees just off the Cabot Trail

Marsh Brook Camp is an ideal spot to hang your hat while enjoying the magic of Cape Breton Island. Located at the base of the Cape Breton Highlands with hiking & 4x4 trails out the back door. Centrally situated on the Margaree River if you happen to cast a line. Short drives (30+ minutes) to Inverness, Cheticamp & Baddeck for golfing or dining experiences. The camp has just about everything you need to enjoy your stay.

We just need you!

Hugh Nickerson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Hugh Nickerson

Hugh & Pam Nickerson currently reside in Port Williams, N.S. where Pam operates The Old Meeting House Antiques & Hugh runs Honeybrook Farm, a highbush blueberry operation.

Hugh Nickerson purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Hugh Nickerson chose Nova Scotia

Location. Location. Location. For many years Hugh & Pam have been frequent visitors to the Margaree area, and in 2012 they purchased Marsh Brook Camp, had it totally rebuilt & opened it to the public in the fall of 2015.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated at the base of the Cape Breton Highlands, the camp has breathtaking views of Hogsback Hill, a 100 acre property owned by the camp & available to our guests for their outdoor experience.

Enjoy the thrill of seeing moose and deer feeding in the wild while sitting on the camp verandah.


Inverness, Subd. A Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Marsh Brook Camp - Down Time at its best!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Welcoming and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and my Corgi dog and I stayed here for 3 nights and we all loved it. From the moment we stepped in to the cottage, we felt welcome. The furnishings were definitely a cut above. The kitchen was stocked with good coffee, lots of cold water in the fridge, high quality pots and pans, crystal glasses, butter, honey, olive oil, condiments, spices, etc. so we didn't have to scramble to go out and buy a lot of things to make breakfast and other meals. The beds were very comfortable and there were thick towels in the bathroom. The lovely deck has gates that close at each end, so my dog was safely confined but still had freedom to run around on the deck. We were sorry to leave and would have loved to spend ore tie there. We would definitely like to go back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Marsh Brook and really enjoyed our stay. The cabin is clean and well-kept. Very cozy. We all slept very well. Our first day, we drove to the beautiful beach at nearby Inverness, our second to West Mabou Beach. We visited the Glenora Distillery and enjoyed daily excellent coffees at The Dancing Goat. Leading up to and during our stay, if we had any questions, Hugh was always quick to respond and extremely helpful. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The camp was fantastic, pictures don't show how great this camp is. Every convenience was provided.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, and a really happy place, would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roger & Judy: Pam & I would like to thank you for choosing Marsh Brook Camp for your vacation holiday. Our hope is that all of our guests enjoy the experience. Thanks again, Hugh & Pam
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Beautiful view, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Marsh Brook Camp was everything we hoped for. The instant we stepped foot into this charming camp, we knew we chose the right place. Hugh and Pam pull out all the stops to make this THE place to stay if you are visiting the Margaree area. The camp was spotless upon our arrival. Elmer, the camp caretaker, was am amazing man. Extremely friendly and even providing some potatoes and wax beans for our first meal at at the camp. His wife Martha was also amazing, entertaining us with her fantastic guitar playing during a power outage. I can't say enough good things about the Marsh Brook Camp, and if we are ever back in Cape Breton, we will definitely be staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, cozy, beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

Hugh's cabin in the Margaree Valley met all my expectations and more. The view was perfect. The cabin is nestled on a quiet road along Marsh Brook. I loved the decor and the coziness of the camp. As a true fishing cabin, Hugh decorated this retreat with everything you could possibly want to know about fishing in the Margaree Valley. Very tasteful and fun.

Thanks for sharing your great camp. Also, Elmer was a real gem.

Best, Allison

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene, comfortable and ideally located

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent 4 days and 3 nights at the cabin and found it clean, comfortable and well located to explore the northern side of Cape Breton Island. Loved cooking and eating breakfast on the front deck, relaxing in the hammock and star gazing at night. It is somewhat remotely located, so plan well as you are not going to run to the store for that forgotten item. Caretaker Elmer Hart was very good at helping us plan our days and filling us in on what roads to NOT take. Beware, GPS is not very accurate on what gravel roads are passable. Breakfast at the Dancing Goat was very good. We would stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Margaree Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Margaree Forks Fireman's Club
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Cabot Links / Cabot Cliffs
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Dancing Goat
Nearest Ski
Cross Country - Marsh Brook Camp
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Belle Cote / Margaree Harbour
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.