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351 Helmut's Lane, Cleveland, Nova Scotia B0E 1J0 Canada
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OverviewCome and enjoy our Bavarian hospitality!Leave your stress behind and dive into another world – you will feel like home from the first moment on…Find tranquility and peace in an environment of nature and crisp fresh air. We are situated directly on banks of the River Inhabitants and our rooms have a breathtaking view across the river.Our location offers you plenty of choices for day trips to many of Cape Breton’s attractions, all within a two-hour drive. Check out the Hungershausen gallery in Cleveland, or head out Dundee and take in some golf. You will also find living history museums to explore, including the Highland Village Museum in Iona and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Louisbourg. Find traditional Celtic music in Judique and or travel to Glenora to sample the first single malt whiskey in North America.We offer four rooms with one king or queen-sized bed, telephone, Wi-Fi, fan, hairdryers, and coffeemaker. Two rooms come with a private entrance. A full breakfast is provided, served either on our deck or in the dining room. You are also welcome to relax in our entertainment room or settle back on the deck overlooking the river.Driving directions to property: From the Canso Causeway to Port Hawkesbury take Hwy 104 towards St. Peter´s, exiting at Exit 44 to Cleveland. Turn left, following the Lower River Road 5.5 km - you will see our blue B&B sign on the right hand side.You can also take NS Highway 4 and travel 11.5 km towards Cleveland, turning right onto Lower River Road. Our B&B is 1.7 km up the road - you will see our blue B&B sign on the left hand side.
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Phillis W wrote a review Aug. 2
Toronto, Canada23 contributions11 helpful votes
A lovely B&B by the river, what felt like in the middle of no where, but not far from the Cabot trail. Large, beautiful room, with a sitting area and lovely modern bathroom. Off the beaten path but lovely setting. Really friendly owners who live in the house and run the B&B. Would recommend this place
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alsace wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Stayed at A B&B for 3 nights in July whilst travelling around Cape Breton. An awesome home with wonderful hosts Lydia & Johannes. Wonderful homemade hot breakfast and eggs made to order. Room was clean, spacious and comfortable, washrooms too were very clean. The view from the room was awesome. Enjoyed the beer too. Had great homely conversations with this lovely couple. Will recommend this B&B to friends and family.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Upstream & downstream rooms have private access, lovely patio with BBQ. Beautiful view of...
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Samantha V wrote a review Jul. 2022
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This was the perfect place to stay as a rest stop while traveling around Cape Breton! The room was very comfortable and clean. Location is a short drive from many lovely trails. The owners were very thoughtful and attentive. We ended our stay with a delicious breakfast and a beautiful view of the river. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pim Krikke wrote a review Jun. 2022
The Netherlands1 contribution
I stayed at A B&B bay the River for 3 nights, and it was perfect. Wonderful homemade breakfast in the mornings, and delicious homebrewed beer in the evenings. Quiet and beautiful location, amazing hosts, and comfortable beds. If I am ever in the area again I will, without a doubt, book this place again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Boyd S wrote a review Apr. 2022
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Amazing fishing trip in the area this spring. Just a short drive from some of the best rainbow trout fishing I have ever experienced. My 11 year old is hooked. Wonderful hosts and beautiful accomodations. Even beer brewed on site. We will be back for sure... maybe every spring. Thanks.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tena wrote a review Mar. 2022
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One of the best places we’ve stayed at ! We spent three wonderful nights here and loved it. Breakfast was great, and the view to the river is so beautiful! Can’t wait to be back with our family! A wonderful bed and breakfast and owned by great people! Highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John D wrote a review Sep. 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very tastefully decorated, pristinely clean, 100% comfortable B&B run by a very friendly and competent couple in a beautiful neck of woods close to the Canso Causeway. What else can one ask for? A fantastic breakfast? Well, that also comes with the price. Overall: a wonderful place to stay for a couple of nights, or a whole week.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: All four rooms are excellent, with a fantastic view of the river. Can't go wrong.
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dreams011 wrote a review Sep. 2021
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I was lucky to book this place for a trip to Cape Breton. The room is spacious, super clean. The bed has a great custom made hardwood frame and the mattress is comfortable. The moon shining on the river was fantastic! If there is anything you need that isn't in the room, the hosts will make sure you have it, and are on-site and easy to contact. It is a little off the beaten path - aren't all the best places? It's easy to find, rural and quiet. This is a great jumping off point for Isle Madame, the Bras D'or Lakes, and most locations on the lower half of Cape Breton Island. Not far from the Canso Causeway. But the best part was the warmth and hospitality of Lydia and Johannes. I was travelling on my own, had a disappointing event that wrecked my plans and was upset with myself. Lydia and Johannes couldn't have been kinder and helped me sort out what to do. I will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: I took the lower level king suite and found it spacious and quite comfortable.
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Hillside_Landing_BNB wrote a review Sep. 2020
Digby, Canada11 contributions
We had a restful time at B&B by the River! Lydia and Johannes were wonderful hosts. Our room was very spacious, very clean and modern! The bathroom had a wonderful rainforest showerhead and very clean! The king bed was very comfortable and the river scene from our room was beautiful both in the morning and evening. Johannes prepared a nutritious hot breakfast for us and the coffee was excellent! We were nestled in the forest by a beautiful riverbank. Very good find! Would recommend this spot to anyone wanted to have a retreat in the woods getaway!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Martin Zacek wrote a review Jul. 2019
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When you are sad to leave a place, you know it was special. Nice spacious rooms and a super comfortable bed, only topped by the warm welcome and great hosts Lydia & Johannes who make their home yours as well. Located close to Port Hawkesbury and a good start point to explore the whole island. Cannot wait to visit them again 😊
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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