We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

172 Lodge Road, Braeshore, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (255)
Dining (63)
Room & Suite (45)


Nova Scotia Beach Resort - Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort Atlantic Canada Premier Vacation DestinationPictou Lodge Resort, Nova Scotia is just minutes from both Pictou, home of the Ship Hector, and the PEI ferry. Our Nova Scotia oceanside resort features log cottages, private beaches and natural family recreation activities. Experience renowned Taste of Nova Scotia seafood dining and a famous Sunday brunch in our fireside dining room and Oceanview Lounge.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Vending machine
Game room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Lake View
384Reviews8Q+A81Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 202
  • 123
  • 32
  • 17
  • 10
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Charlene Hutchison wrote a review Sep. 2022
Quakertown, Pennsylvania117 contributions73 helpful votes
The lodge itself is very nice, beautiful views in the dining room, beautiful viewing area of the water, especially for sunrise! The bar area is very rustic, the food is also very good. The rooms are all behind the hotel. They are rustic and older but well maintained. Entering the property from the main road is breathtaking and definitely picturesque.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: This is a very quiet property, all room locations are good
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LondonPBJB wrote a review Sep. 2022
London62 contributions65 helpful votes
Rating maybe down to individual taste, there was a lot to like about this place but we’re not particularly into the rustic scene so log cabins don’t particularly float our boat. It was however a good place to spend one night on the way to PEI. Greeting was friendly but the entrance to the cabin left a lot to be desired, the paint work was all very badly chipped and a bit grubby, the general impression created by the veranda was not very good. Walking in, the kitchen looked past it’s prime as well. However, the bed was very comfortable and the bedroom itself was much better than the rest of the cabin. The weather was good so we had arrived early with the idea of sitting in the sun and relaxing and this is exactly what we did. Lovely chairs sitting looking out to sea, perfect. We ate at the restaurant and had a really good meal, nicely served, tasty, not overpriced and with a terrific view.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pobs123 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Montreal, Canada15 contributions4 helpful votes
We have stayed at the lodge before on a few occasions and the individual log cabins have always been rustic but livable and acceptable. It’s been about two or three years and today we checked in and went to our single room log cabin. IT WAS HORRIFIC ! Upon entering we realized that the rustic description had now turned into seriously deteriorated . It was terrible. The faux leather couch is badly worn and should be at the city dump. The odour reminded me of an old church basement. We immediately went back to the lobby and canceled our stay. Why have they allowed this to happen ? Their prices are not cheap. People should get better than this. That’s it for us at the lodge. We have wonderful memories of the past but it’s all over now. Goodbye Pictou Lodge. We’ll not be back until you renovate
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t book the log cabins. They are horrific
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
terry W wrote a review Sep. 2022
Luton, United Kingdom45 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in a one bedroom lodge for one night. In all honesty we could not have stayed any longer. The bedroom was very small and claustrophobic and the lounge area was very dull due to poor lighting. All the furniture was very dated and showed lots of signs of wear and tear. Definitely needs a make over.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
AntigonishBarb wrote a review Aug. 2022
Antigonish, Canada412 contributions101 helpful votes
We wanted a quick getaway for a special anniversary. This resort is very popular this season and my husband checked in regularly for vacancies. He found an opportunity and away we went. We had dined here prior, but this was our first overnight stay. My expectations were not high and I was pleasantly surprised how nice our little "cottage" was. The rooms are very clean and kept up very well. We had an Oceanview queen with separate bedroom. The gardens in front of each unit were a very nice touch, as was the cute little porch with chairs overlooking the ocean. We loved the location and the weather cooperated enough that we enjoyed the salt water pool, strolling the beach and enjoying the sunset from the comfortable patio just off the dining room. Dinner was great and staff at the restaurant went over and above to accommodate our dietary needs. My favourite part was watching the seabirds and the seals popping up their heads. Bring your binoculars. I look forward to our next visit.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gregory D wrote a review Aug. 2022
Edmonton, Canada81 contributions11 helpful votes
This week was the first time that I have even been to this "resort". Calling it a resort is quit a stretch and we had way too many issues. The food was ok, main restaurant menu was way too expensive for what I would consider a very easy and unremarkable choice of dishes. Location is really nice and they have different activities for kids which was decent. Pull out couch bed sheets were dirty and not changed, gross, had to plug in alarm clock for some reason, A\C was only in the main living room so the bedrooms were hot to sleep in which was super annoying so I had to ask for a fan. Our BBQ was super old, I was lucky I got it started and if I wasn't intelligent enough to bring matches I wouldn't have even been able to use it at all. Knobs from cupboards fell off and injured my foot, my son was injured on one of the bikes because the chain fell off while he was riding down a hill and fell off which leads me to believe that they are never checked or maintained for safety. The walls and floors have absolutely no insulation so if someone is walking upstairs, even a dog, you are going to hear every step which is especially annoying when you are trying to sleep. The kitchen is decently equipped but for a suite that is listed to sleep 8 people, a 2 slice toaster is not big enough in the morning and the coffee they provide is terrible. Also, the doors to the suites are not idiot proof so if you leave your key inside you are locked out. We also had issues with lamps not working and the cable so overall, these problems are way too much plus they were not going to refund the deposit from weeks ago and I had to request a manager for that to be credited to my room which should not have happened.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cynthia M wrote a review Jun. 2022
Barrie, Canada55 contributions46 helpful votes
I stayed here way back in ‘03 or ‘04. This is a lovely, rustic resort that clearly has a lot of effort put into maintenance. We had an ocean view suite, and it was our first “taste” of salt air this trip. Dinner in the main dining room was good - the noise level was fairly high, but the seafood casserole was hot and tasty. The place was also quiet - we only heard noise from one other unit, and the whole place quieted down by 10:30 or so. There is an arbour at the property that would make a nice setting for a wedding… especially at sunrise… just sayin’.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you ask for 15A, you’ll be about as close to the water as you can get.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Marlene P wrote a review May 2022
Halifax, Canada13 contributions4 helpful votes
Our group of 4 (including family from Alberta) had a fantastic meal in the dining room. Although it was only the second day open after the winter season, the staff were very attentive and professional. All the meals were delicious! The brussel sprout salad was flavorful and very well presented, as were the crab cakes!! All the seafood dishes including fish and chips, mussels and seafood al fredo were excellent. One member of the party required a gluten free meal, and the chef made a delicious version of the catch of the day with oil, lemon etc. We think it should be added to the menu!! The whole experience was a 10/10!!!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dan Macdonald wrote a review Oct. 2021
Halifax, Canada24 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a very nice weekend at the Pictou Lodge. Chalet 26 was well equipped and pet friendly. Enjoyed walking the grounds, sitting on the beach by the fire. Dining room view, food and service was great. Provincial park near by is a great place to walk the king beach.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Near by Provincial Park beach is a great walk/hike.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hubtown wrote a review Aug. 2021
Nova Scotia, Canada16 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the second year in a row that we have stayed in a Chalet at Pictou Lodge. Last year, we stayed in a bottom 2-bedroom unit. This year, we booked an upstairs 3-bedroom and 2 bathroom chalet. The chalets are newer than the other accommodations and have a spectacular view overlooking the ocean and pond. Last year, we found the downstairs unit to be noisy (the floors above are not sound-proofed, so you hear every footstep). Not a problem this year. The weather and the view were both spectacular! Heat pumps kept the chalet very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. Due to the pandemic, there is no housekeeping service, but you just have to call the front desk, tell them what you need, and place dirty linens on the deck and they'll bring you replacements. We visited during a heatwave, but the beach was never crowded; in fact, we had it to ourselves most days until after lunch! There are 10 chaise loungers and four fire pits on the beach. There is another fire pit located near the outdoor pool. The firepits were restocked daily with wood, kindling, paper - at no cost! The pool was warm and there were towels available. There are bikes/helmets, a small basketball court, large outdoor checkers, horseshoes, bocce ball, and watercrafts (2 canoes, 1 SUP, 2 peddle boats) for guests' use at no additional cost (win, win!!). Now for my 'constructive criticism.' My family loves this resort, but I see so much potential for it to be an AMAZING destination...and at very little cost. For the price we paid per night for a 3-bedroom chalet (>$500/night), I feel the resort could re-invest some of this money into the property. I'm not talking about expensive infrastructure changes, just small things. For example, the stairs leading down to the water activities at the pond needs to be replaced. The outside stairs by the fitness room have long grass growing up between the steps - trim it. A new/better wharf that doesn't sink would also be great! The hotel website and marketing material indicate that there is a putting green. The 'green' is artificial turf that is covered in foliage, matted and not maintained, so not usable. There is no beach volleyball, as indicated. There is one washer toss set, but we could not locate it during our stay. The front desk indicated that a guest must have taken it back to their room. A volleyball net and a few more washer toss sets would help enhance the guest experience and cost very little! My children were also disappointed that they could not use the bikes, as several guests had 'hogged' them during their stay (i.e. had them on their decks or screened in porches). We saw four bikes on someone's deck for an entire day that were never used. Not fair. This is where hiring a summer student or two would help enhance the summer recreation activities. Hire students to sign out the bikes and ensure they are returned. Have the students assist guests down at the watersports - tying up boats, hanging up paddles and lifejackets, signing out washer toss boxes. Additionally, the 'games room' is only open on certain days for a few hours. Summer students could run some activities for children out of here during the summer (e.g. painting, crafts, scavenger hunt, etc.) to help position Pictou Lodge against other similar resorts that offer children's programs. Perhaps also have some board games and books that guest can borrow? Maybe a ping pong table in the games room for kids? The fitness room could also use a refresh (a little paint, new flooring and a few newer pieces of equipment, weights, yoga mats wouldn't break the bank). To reiterate, we love this place, and I would love to see it reach its maximum potential. We're already booked for a 4-night stay next summer in a 3-bedroom chalet. Can't wait to return to Pictou Lodge Beach Resort!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: The chalets are the newest and have beautiful views, so do all rooms at this resort. I think...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
US$177 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
pictou lodge beachfront hotel pictou, pictou hotel
CanadaNova ScotiaBraeshore
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort - UPDATED Prices, Reviews & Photos (Braeshore, Nova Scotia) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include deCoste Centre for Arts & Creativity (6.8 km), Hector Heritage Quay (7.0 km), and Caribou/Munroes Island Provincial Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alladin Syrian Canadian Restaurant, Stone Soup Cafe, and Pictou Lodge Beach Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre (7.6 km).