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Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant

10003 Highway 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
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#5 of 7 hotels in Baddeck

Trailsman Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Baddeck, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Trailsman Motel features baggage storage and a coffee shop. In addition, as a valued Trailsman Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Guests of Trailsman Motel can find some great restaurants a short walk from the motel, including Herring Choker Deli (0.8 km) and Red Barn Restaurant (1.3 km).

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a history museum, such as Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Enjoy your stay in Baddeck!

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Matt M wrote a review Feb. 2021
Sydney, Canada92 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed two nights this past Valentines Day weekend to do some extensive snowmobiling in the area. The room (38) was clean and looked to have had some renovations in the past year. The bathroom was a bit dated but very clean. The proximity to local snowmobile trailheads was the real appeal for us and the great rate which included breakfast was very reasonable. A friendly manager and other staff rounded out a very good experience for us. Breakfast was fine and did the trick for us with a good selection of items. The restaurant was clean and we enjoyed a dinner of fried chicken and poutine which was in my opinion very tasty. We would stay again for future weekend snowmobiling trips.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Onion Milk wrote a review Oct. 2020
6 contributions
There was zero given warning about the fact that the running water was dirty. For $140 one might expect clean water to bathe in. Competitive prices put even lower quality locations at too high a price point.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JeanYHZ wrote a review Oct. 2020
Waverley, Canada714 contributions240 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at the Trailsman and would return again. All Covid19 protocols were in place. Our room (and bedding) was clean and the beds very comfortable. The TV and internet worked well. The bathrooms could use a bit of a “refresh” including some new towels and a new toilet seat in room 11. However the outside access to a rolling lawn in the back and a stunning view over the lake, was outstanding. The breakfast was also very good in the morning.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharlene C wrote a review Sep. 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
I promise you, you will NOT regret your stay at the Trailsman Lodge. The owner, Maq, has been so extremely helpful from our booking to our final departure. We had completed our booking over the phone and he reassured me that we would have a room with a view. And a view he was right! We were travelling from Halifax to Baddeck and it was about a 5 hour bus ride so we were extremely tired and just wanted to sleep in the next couple of days we were there. But because of the BEAUTIFUL view, we just had to catch the sunrise. It was absolutely stunning. The hotel/ lodge is right by the lake and there were chairs and picnic tables available to sit on and just soak the sunrise in with a coffee or tea in hand. There were extra blankets available in the room to use, so we used that to keep warm as it gets really chilly in the early morning. Maq was also extremely kind in picking up and dropping off my friend and I up from our bus stop, which was about a 5 minute drive away. He was under no obligation to but made sure to take care of us as we didn't have access to a car. Breakfast started at 8am, and you have your breads, muffins, fruit, yogurts, cereal, milk, butters and jams, oatmeal, eggs, sausages, hash browns, coffee (and decaf). It was really all you need to have a great breakfast to start your day off right (mind you, you still got a great view and the sun really peeps through the windows of the dining hall). Maq made sure to greet, and say good morning to, every guest that came into the dining room for breakfast. Went through the extra mile to ensure that stocks were maintained, while ensuring guests were happy and fed and stayed until breakfast was over. We had dinner at the lodge, just before closing, after touring Cape Breton. My friend and I are from out of province and she says the fish and chips, she had at the Trailsman Lodge, was the best she's had since our trip to Nova Scotia. The fish was well breaded and the cut of fish was perfectly thick and did not taste dry. The room was stunning. Compared to the typical hotel rooms you see in the city, the room we had at the Trailsman Lodge was quite spacious. This was our last trip before heading back to Ontario and staying here was the perfect way to end it. The next time I visit Baddeck/ Cape Breton, I am DEFINITELY booking with the Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant. Maq, the location, the service, the room, our entire experience there has exceeded our expectations. 10/ 10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Aj Z wrote a review Sep. 2020
41 contributions6 helpful votes
The Trailsman Motel family run, friendly place with clean and quiet rooms, modern facilities, fantastic views of the lake, great breakfast and delicious East Asian food! The fried chicken is delicious too!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$74 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre (3.3 km) and Le Vieux Chemin du Cap-Rouge Trail (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herring Choker Deli, Red Barn Restaurant, and Tim Hortons.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (10.6 km) and Victoria County Court House (10.1 km).
Does Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Trailsman Lodge & Restaurant accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.