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16537 Cabot Trail PO Box 268, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-08-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-08-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Cheticamp
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The Cornerstone Motel is situated directly on the "World Famous" Cabot Trail and sides directly on the majestic Cheticamp River and is at the west entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Cheticamp NS. With restaurants nearby and just minutes to downtown Cheticamp, this motel is possibly one of the best kept secrets in Cape Breton. Special amenities are in place for motorcycle riders, nature lovers and bird watchers. The property boasts of several private walking trails on the 8 acre property and a communal fire pit to relax at at the end of a long day! Only 15 minutes from the most popular "Skyline Trail" and within walking distance from your door to several trails in the Cape Berton Highlands Nat'l Park. Rooms were recently renovated in 2019 and provide a fresh, clean and comfortable stay with amazing customer service! Try us and see what true Cape Breton hospitality is all about!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Car hire
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Outdoor fireplace
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Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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anstice1 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Yarmouth, Canada1 contribution
The room we had was very comfortable the view from our riverside window was amazing, especially with the fall colours. The added bonus of a short warm up trail on the hotel property was an added delight. The location of the motel was also ideal as it enables you to explore that side of the Cabot Trail in detail without too much driving.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Mike T wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax, Canada107 contributions24 helpful votes
Great location next to the Cheticamp River, with the river and mountains as the backdrop, just minutes from the entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and roughly two miles north of the town of Cheticamp. Wife and I stayed one night while touring the Cabot Trail. Friendly check in, offered suggestions and a lay of the land. We had a queen size river view room, however in looking at the property, you can’t go wrong with either a river view or mountain view room, great scenery all round. Our room was clean and comfortable with a coffee maker, fridge and microwave. We enjoyed our morning coffee while looking out at the river. The property is well maintained and we enjoyed the walking trail on the property. Wife and I thought that this was truly a little gem, beautiful scenery, far enough out of town that you are alone with nature but only a 5 minute drive to the town. Prior to going, had read positive reviews on trip advisor and this property did not disappoint, great experience travelling the trail, nice and kind of retro in that there are no large hotel chains, rather family owned properties. Would certainly recommend this property, would stay there again and would rate it 4.5 out of 5.
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Date of stay: October 2020
SeaKayaker53 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice, fresh motel in an ideal location for exploring the Cabot Trail. This little gem has been refreshed and is on a charming plot of land adjacent to the Cheticamp River. The new owners obviously love their property and have even cleared a trail along the river and through the wooded area so that guests can explore it with ease. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Susan C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada1 contribution
Fabulous stay at the Cornerstone - again! We stayed at the Cornerstone in July, and had to return. The Motel, located at the entrance of the CB Nat’l Park, is situated with fabulous views of the mountains and Cheticamp River. The Motel owners, Kathy and Greg are lovely people who really enjoy their patrons. They ensure room needs are met, and the rooms are exceptionally clean - especially in Covid times. They also promote the community. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cornerstone Motel and will be sure to stay again, as well as tell our friends!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
gandhiamitca277 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
Just wonderful, fantastic and magnificent service by the motel owner. He was with us for the campfire as well. We enjoyed his company and he is really plesant personality. Rooms were quite good with all necessary amenities.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$101 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cornerstone Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cornerstone Motel?
Nearby attractions include Les Trois Pignons (3.4 km), Gypsum Mine Trail (2.4 km), and Sunset Art Gallery (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cornerstone Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Cornerstone Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Cornerstone Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cornerstone Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aucoin Bakery, L’abri, and Harbour Restaurant & Bar.
Does Cornerstone Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.