Our stay at this beautiful little spot was spectacular. Sunsets and sunrises were shimmering silver, the hot tub in the snow storm was fantastic with the stars shining above, and the atmosphere was so rejuvenating. I can hardly wait to return!
Janice and I planned to travel to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort last fall to enjoy the fall colours, but our trip was affected by pandemic travel restrictions. We usually go south in March, but those plans were also affected travel restrictions. We rescheduled our trip to Cabot Shores for this past March 2020 weekend and preordered our breakfast and dinner meals. Our mindset going in, was to enjoy the winter camping experience and roll with it. We had never been winter camping before. We arrived and the friendly staff checked us in and showed us our Yurt “Big Red”. We were impressed with the design and the amazing colours inside. The wood stove was already going and the Yurt was toasty warm. We had a very positive experience, enjoyed the vibe, meals, very friendly and helpful staff, hot tub, re-learning how to keep a wood stove going through cold March nights, doing day hikes on along the amazing Cabot Trail. Tips: Pre order your meals, recommend eating in the lodge. In cold weather, make a plan to keep the wood stove going through the night. I set my alarm to check on the stove every 2 hours to make sure it was set to keep us warm. Pick up kindling in the lodge to make it easier to light stove and keep it going as you insert new logs. Ensure your mindset is in camping mode, not Caribbean resort mode. Enjoy. …
great place. took a nice walk down to the water with the waves crashing in then had a lovely supper with live music in a magical big building. then it was into a barrel shaped sauna. it’s something you will have to work very hard to forget. for the trail this is such a great time of year to visit the tucked away on snow covered footpaths and the snow sports hill “ski cape smokey” is just down the way.. awesome time we highly recommend.
Loved our stay at Cabot Shores in the Big Red Yurt. Most of our staff experience was with Dave - he was unbelievably accommodating and an exceptional worker. He stayed late to ensure our hot tub was perfectly heated. Food portions are small (bring snacks with you!), but tasty. Barbara's food was delicious- the homemade hummus and masala were the best I have ever tasted. The outdoor grounds are stunning. This is more of a wilderness re-treat, so be reminded of that when booking- it's not the right place for you if you're looking for lots of amenities or luxuries. It attracts a specific cliental- those interested in the roughing it a bit and being outside in nature. Amazing place to get outdoors, disconnect, and relax. Looking forward to returning.
It's defiantly out of the way, we went in January so all nearby restaurants were closed down within an hour radius. The supper menu at the resort was weird food and $42 plus a 17% gratuity, breakfast was okay (not much variety) but it wasn't worth 17% gratuity considering the person who brought you your food was in sweat pants and sock feet.... The yurt was leaking, had water stains, the wood inside was wet so the fire would barely burn and the hot tub (an extra $55) was grimey and the jets wouldn't turn off. Certainly not worth the $165 a night! Needs a lot of updating that's for sure. Other than that it was just a place to get away from everyone and everything for a night.