Tulloch Inn

Tulloch Inn

2795 West Lake Ainslie Rd, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0 Canada
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Ross room and view of Lake Ainslie
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4.5
#1 of 1 inn in Inverness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal quaint inn in Inverness does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Tulloch Inn, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Tulloch Inn offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service. Guests of Tulloch Inn are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you are interested in exploring Inverness, check out an art gallery, such as Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden.

Tulloch Inn puts the best of Inverness at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Special diet menus
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

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2795 West Lake Ainslie Rd, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0 Canada
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Nicholas C wrote a review Jul 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada41 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having visited many Inns, Motels and Cottages in Cape Breton I have to say The Tulloch Inn is my favourite spot. The Inn is quite isolated and thus very quiet and peaceful. Your hosts Keith and Elizabeth will do anything to make your stay more comfortable.
The rooms are bright, spacious, very clean and well maintained and fully equipped with wifi, a/c, TV, DVD, and very comfortable top quality beds and bedding. Your room rate includes a full cooked breakfast served in a charming dining room.
With advance notice, Elizabeth will personally prepare dinner for her guests - her culinary skills are superb and if you are lucky enough to enjoy dinner here you will not be disappointed.
Otherwise you will have a 20 minute drive to the nearest half decent restaurant.
If you are planning an overnight visit or longer in the Inverness area, The Tulloch Inn May not be the closest spot but for value and quality it is highly recommended and well worth the 20 minute drive.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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17wandalust46 wrote a review Jul 2022
Laurel, New York288 contributions226 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My brother and I stayed with Elizabeth and Keith for two nights at their lovely inn. Since we asked for separate beds, we we accommodated in the Gillis room-a handicap accessible room on the first floor. This room has French doors out to the balcony, with a little table in front.
In the evening, as we shared a bottle of wine enjoyed the lake view, and discussed everything (we don’t see one another often), Elizabeth generously offered wine glasses and ice for our unrefrigerated bottle of wine. She actually lent us a cute ice bucket.
There are so many nice touches here.
At breakfast, there are linen napkins, and individual pitchers for cream and maple syrup.
Breakfasts were delicious and appealing—scrambled eggs, bacon and toast with homemade strawberry jam. Homemade pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
The coffee is top notch.
The Tolloch Inn is off the beaten path and now on my must stay list whenever I visit Cape Breton.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use the ramp on the side to enter the front if the inn—which faces the lake.
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Olivia B wrote a review May 6
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here alone for one night. I had to attend a course in Inverness. I arrived at 630pm and checked out at 715 am so it was a short stay. I stayed in the Ross room it had its own balcony and washroom. It is an older couple running the inn I would say their in their 80s they were helpful and the only thing I really needed was ice which they provided in a cute little bucket they also have me a pen as they knew I was staying there for a course which was nice. The breakfast is served at 730 to 10 I told the couple I would be gone for breakfast as my course started at 8am they insisted they would do the breakfast at 7am very kind of them, the breakfast was bacon scrambled eggs fruit and cucumber cherry tomatoes coffee tea or juice toast. It was a nice quiet stay, used the balcony had a shower and studied for my course it was quiet the only noise was you can hear the other rooms plumbing wish was a bit annoying I went to bed at 10pm and woke at 1030 to the noise of the plumbing but I was able to get back to sleep shortly after. This is a place I wouldn't normally stay I would prefer a hotel or motel however with only needing a few hours and a place to sleep and I was alone it was fine. It was 20 mins outside of the town of Inverness.
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Date of stay: May 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Skysurfer19 wrote a review Jun 2022
Ottawa, Canada135 contributions84 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was really lovely!! I wasn’t there for long because I arrived late and left early.

What I did notice in the short time was the friendliness of Keith and the cleanliness of the Inn. I stayed in MacFarlane room. It had a lovely comfortable bed with an adjoining bathroom. It was situated at the front of the house so no real views to speak. It was very quiet the other guests were very respectful. The breakfast in the morning which is included was scrambled eggs, bacon and toast with coffee all served with a silver service!! It was perfect!

Only cons would be to have some available power outlets to charge a few devices. But that is just minor.

It was a bit out the way but all part of the adventure.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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epicuriMtl wrote a review Sep 2022
Chateauguay, Canada86 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Inn is absolutely stunning. Large rooms. beautifully decorated, sound proof making it quiet. Second floor deck was enjoyable with the lake view. The hosts Keith and Elizabeth took such great care of us. We are looking forward to returning one day. Being scent free house was a big plus for me as I am sensitive to fragrances.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nhiker wrote a review Jun 2022
ks632 contributions226 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really beautiful B&B located just near Ainslie Lake. Even the drive down to the B&B, through a woods, is lovely. Rooms are large and comfortable and have a nice view of the lake. There are porches on both levels. The owners were welcoming and helpful and provided provided a tasty breakfast in the morning.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shawna wrote a review Oct 2022
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts were very friendly. The rooms were very clean and quiet and the breakfast was delicious. My only complaint is that the beds in the Gillis Room were very hard and not comfortable (for me at least), but I still recommend it. You will be a 20 minute drive from Inverness, which isn't bad except the roads are very dark at night.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Barbara wrote a review Sep 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We knew from the description that the inn was in a rural and quiet setting and that’s what we were looking for in our Cape Breton visit. It was our landing spot as we explored the coast, the interior, and the highlands.

Our room was very clean, quiet, and comfortable.
Keith was a gracious host and showed a genuine interest in our daily adventures. We thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth’s meals, the fresh coffee, the beautiful property and views. We had a lovely chat with the hosts as we were preparing to leave. We felt like we left some new friends behind as we drove away from Tulloch Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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gopatriots wrote a review Jun 2022
Wells, Maine99 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were warmly greeted by Elizabeth and Keith MacPhee and it was an easy checking. Our room was on the second floor facing lovely lake Ainslie. Our room was really large and had a balcony. The king bed was super comfortable and they provided all the toiletries.

They served a perfect breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. Coffee of course. I learned that the MacPhee’s built this inn 19 years ago. It is really beautiful.

This was my first time staying at a place like this and I am really glad we did!

The pictures are a view from our balcony and the dining room
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mozha wrote a review Jan 2013
Osgoode4 contributions26 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked ahead of time as the website showed a fantastic place.
When I initially arrived after a wending route through a lonely and broken back route, I was greeted (at what seemed the front door but is actually the back kitchen door) by an unpleasant and rude old woman who'd darted her finger to the actual entrance and quickly shooed me in that direction. There was no pleasantry. No nicety at all.
Off to a bad start so far.
Once I got inside, the same woman appeared from the kitchen again and then introduced herself as Elizabeth, the proprietor. A painted on smile but at least a more pleasant.
Her elderly husband, Keith, then popped out of the basement door and in a very apologetic and exasperated tone let me know that he been busting his back all day trying to get the well water system working properly.We were assured that we could still get some water.
Elizabeth was so proud to show off a beautiful room with a terrific spa tub. BUT!!!
Our upstairs water supply was so poor it amounted to a trickle in a coffee cup. This was the extent of our bath....unbelievable.
No spa tub tonight.
Sadly we did not discover this until we were settled in.
My wife is a very sick woman and to have to travel hours again to another hotel and hope for something good at high season was not an option.
The walk upstairs for my wife was a big challenge for her alone and she was exhausted.
The thing is, I had called Elizabeth a few hours prior to our arrival, as she had requested, to let her know we were on our way and feel she had the responsibility to let us know at that time that the water system was not working. She should have let us know especially given her remote location.
I was not impressed.
So..beautiful Lake Ainslie will be my bath tub tonight. Ahh...but no. That pesky skin burrowing parasite that causes swimmers itch is a permanent resident at their beach.
They did tell me this before I took that plunge... thank goodness.

On the plus side...The room itself is quite nice, clean and our hosts whipped up a very good meal. Class A stuff. Be aware that the rooms have very, beautiful and bright windows and expect to wake up quite early with the sun, especially during the summer months.
Back to the meal. The dinner entrees; presentation and preparation are truly second to none and price-wise it is under priced for what you get. A very nice deal indeed. If I lived nearby, I would dine there regularly.
The breakfast, although tasty and again well prepared was a disappointment.
I had prior discussion with Elizabeth, by phone, about healthy choices and was hoping for something light as we have special health concerns regarding salt intake. My wife and I were handed bacon, eggs and very salty butter on toast. We ate it as we needed to get on our way and it was good...but not what we had wanted. Points loss again.
During our breakfast, Elizabeth seemed aloof and did not greet us. This is a critical component of running an inn and she needs some sincere coaching in this department.
Her husband Keith is a very gentle and warm person.
But the real kicker came when we checked out and I was asked if I wanted to leave the tip on my credit card. A simple no is all I could muster. I was taken aback by this request as they should have known that under the conditions as stated above I could very well have demanded a refund. It was, in the end, my worst hotel stay ever...and I'm not too fussy. There has to be adequate water and a good focus on the client's wants and needs.

My spin on this place. Stay there but make sure the water is good. Don't expect to go swimming. Make sure you let them know exactly what you want for breakfast. Do not go into the kitchen door...it is the back door as the front of the building faces away from the entrance road.. Expect an eerie out of the way drive to get there. Expect really good food and a beautiful room.
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All of the rooms are quite nice but are bright in the very early morning
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Answer from thomasmF8905JC
Newfoundland, Canada32 contributions27 helpful votes
The road to the inn isn't paved but is kept in good shape. The road is about 1km in length, which makes the inn very quiet:)
17wandalust46 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Laurel, New York288 contributions226 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the ramp on the side to enter the front if the inn—which faces the lake."
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BobL190 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico69 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"2nd floor rooms facing lake have the best views, but there is not a bad room in the place"
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Leah A wrote a tip Nov 2018
13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Families traveling with children should ask about their family room with a division wall"
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Kathy B wrote a tip Jul 2018
Durham, North Carolina4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view of the lake. There's a balcony overlooking lake and gardens."
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HappySingleTraveller wrote a tip Oct 2016
Annapolis valley, NS162 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a suite on the second floor facing the lake. You could sit out on the balcony that extended the full length of the Inn."
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PRICE RANGE
C$129 - C$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandInverness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulloch Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tulloch Inn?
Nearby attractions include MacDonald House Museum (6.6 km), Lake Ainslie (0.00 km), and Nature Lost and Found Art Gallery (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulloch Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tulloch Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulloch Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Tulloch Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Tulloch Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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