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Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat

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30 Buchanan Dr Cabot Trail, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada
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Cabot Shores is a 4 season adventure wilderness resort and retreat centre on 55 acres along Indian Brook and the Atlantic and on the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Lodging available: 6 rooms in the main lodge, 4 wooden chalets, 1 cedar yurt, 10 Mongolian yurts, 4 Treetop dome, a wilderness camping as well as a 5 bedrooms farmhouse Activities include: hot tub / sauna rentals, live music, guided hikes, snowshoes rentals, canoe / kayak / stand up paddle board rentals, meditation and Qi Gong, special events and conference locations.
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Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Public wifi
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Game room
Hiking
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, German
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Michelle G wrote a review Apr. 3
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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!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: This is a wilderness resort, so it has you up close to the woods and the ocean.
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded 6 days ago
You and your crew were such lovely guests! We can't wait to host you again!
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Dan Macdonald wrote a review Mar. 2021
Halifax, Canada18 contributions6 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded 6 days ago
We loved hosting you and enjoyed the fantastic photos you shared to Instagram! Thank you for your review -- so well-written and helpful to the reader trying to get a sense of whether Cabot Shores is a good fit for them. We appreciate your choosing to spend March break with us during this difficult pandemic year and we hope you'll be back to see us for this fall's glorious colours!
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Mitchill Brown wrote a review Feb. 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
We loved hosting you two and your beautiful dog! Hope to see you again soon.
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NL wrote a review Feb. 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: A tip is automatically added to the cost of your meal- be aware of that.Shared washrooms or...
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
Thank you for your insightful review! We think Dave is pretty great too. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Liv wrote a review Jan. 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
Thanks for being adventurous by giving Cabot Shores a try. We'd love to host you again in the summer months in better weather conditions!
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US$118 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cabot shores retreat hotel, cabot shores retreat resort
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandEnglishtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Glass Artisans Gallery (5.4 km), Colouratura Art Gallery (0.8 km), and Leather Works by Jolene (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clucking Hen Cafe & Bakery, Simply Pizza, and Cabot Shores Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.