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Laurel's Bed and Breakfast

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Falmouth, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I highly recommend this bed and breakfast home outside of Mabou, Nova Scotia. The property is beautiful, the house so warm in feeling, the room was lovely, the breakfast was incredibly satisfying and Laurel herself, a very fine, sensitive hostess. I basically felt like I had visited family. This is how warm hearted Laurel is. It is like finding the...

Thank loverofcapebreto2017
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay with Laurel and her beautifully restored farm house in the rolling hills near Mabou. Laurel is a gracious host and a wonderful cook and was full of information about the island music scene and places to see and things to do. The house was cozy and the main living room was a great place to relax...

1Thank Fred F
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What wonderful guests you two were! Comfortable, respectful of my home and the other guests, and all around lovely people. It was my pleasure to be your host. I enjoyed our conversations, and I am glad I was able to be of help during your visit to our beautiful Island. You are always welcome. Cheers, Laurel

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Laurel made our 2 night stay feel like we had a home, not a B & B. We booked both rooms, they were super clean and comfy. The larger bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a generous tub. To shower in this tub you do need to be seated, which we enjoyed. The other room has detatched bath with...

Thank Dianawallah
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks to you Diana, and your family for choosing to stay here. You were wonderful guests; engaging, easy-going, and respectful of my home. You are welcome anytime. Cheers, Laurel

Allendale, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed for one night only, but wished we could have stayed longer at this great place several kms outside of Mabou. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We really felt we got to know Laurel over her delicious vegetarian breakfast and learned a lot about Cape Breton, including some of the people returning to their roots and the...

Thank SaraMike68
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You were wonderful guests, Mike and Sara! I enjoyed our breakfast conversation, too! Thanks you for taking the time to write your kind review. I hope the rest of your holiday was as enjoyable as was your time spent here. Cheers, Laurel

Bath, Maine
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were delighted when we first walked in the door of Laurel's B&B. It is airy, spacious, simple, and there is a deep down peacefulness that soothes the soul. Laurel herself is warm and deep in spirit, and the vegetarian/vegan breakfasts were delicious and satisfying. Her friendly dog and cat seem to share her sense of hospitality....

Thank Sara S
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Larry and Sara, you were wonderful guests on so many levels. Many thanks for your kind words and for choosing to stay here. I know we'll see each other again! Regards, Laurel

South Brunswick, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent just one night in Mabou in June . We were fortunate to find a very comfortable bed and a delicious home cooked breakfast at Laurel's B&B . Laurel is a friendly, hospitable host, who entertained us with stories about the scenic Mabou area , the changeable Cape Breton weather and , of course, the local...

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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad I was able to help you with the details of your trip; I love doing this. Hope the rest of your trip was wonderful, too. Cheers, Laurel

Reviewed 11 July 2016

We we're two nights at this wonderful, peaceful quiet place. The first step in the house was like: coming home. It really was, because of the warm and cozy place with all the wood and the open kitchen... so loveley! Laurel is a great host and we felt really welcome. She has a absolutely great sense of humor and we...

Thank 12Nadia12
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Nadia, I'm so glad you were comfortable here. I love my "job" because of the wonderful people I get to meet (and FEED!). So nice that your were able to get to " MacLeod of Cape Breton" for Celtic Knot rings. I look forward to the picture! Thanks again for choosing to stay here. Cheers, Laurel

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for just one night but would have happily stayed for longer. The house is gorgeous, packed full of character. The room we stayed in was lovely, the smell of wood from floor to ceiling is delightful. The area around the property is breathtaking and it is the perfect spot if you want to start a Cabot trail adventure....

Thank John C
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

John and Jenn, you were a delight to host. The conversation around the breakfast table was wonderful, for all of the guests (big and small!) You were very respectful of my home and were model guests. Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for sharing it with me. I hope the rest of your holiday was enjoyable and your trip...

Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The B&B is located bout 3Km off Hwy 19 (the Ceilidh Trail) on 252.It is an older house built in 1850's, with several additions added later. It has only two guest rooms. We had the larger room with an en-suite. The bathroom was huge, but the shower is under a sloped roof with no headroom and no curtain, making showering...

4Thank Paul B
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks, Paul for taking the time to write your review. I'm so sorry you didn't have a pleasant stay here. I certainly enjoyed our conversation at breakfast. I didn't realise that the bed frame in your room was squeaky! (I don't sleep there). I will look into fixing this as soon as I finish writing this response. Squeaky floors- *sigh*...

Cumberland Center, Maine
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Our room was big, beautiful, spotlessly clean and comfortable. And breakfast was delicious and healthy. Uncut, whole grain oatmeal with blueberries, an omelet and whole grain toast, coffee and juice. And, Laurel's dog is very friendly and well behaved..obviously well trained.

Thank George P
Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. The fact that you come from "Vacationland" makes it even more appreciated! You ALL were wonderful guests, and I hope you had a safe trip back home. Cheers! Laurel

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just off the Ceilidh Trail,Cape Breton's sunset coast, Laurel's Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored 1880s home, set far back from the road.(rte. 252) Laurel's is just minutes from the heart of Mabou Village, the cultural and musical soul of Inverness County. Guests enjoy a full organic breakfast with espresso, coffee, tea, and food gathered from the garden and from local farms. Take a short drive to the stunning West Mabou beach for swimming, hiking, and photography. Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is our choice for a bike ride or a long walk. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing nearby on the Mabou and Mull rivers. On Sunday mornings, visit the Mabou Farmer's Market where you will find local foods, fine crafts and prepared meals. The famous Red Shoe Pub and the Glenora Distillery offer fine food and live music day and night. Enjoy stories, conversations, and culture like nothing you will find anywhere else. Laurel's is an LGBT-welcoming Bed & Breakfast. We accept Visa and Mastercard and cash as payment. Check-in 3-6 PM; self check-in after 6PM. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laurel's Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4596 Highway 252 | RR 2, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada (Formerly Witsend Farm B&B)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Mabou
Price Range: $100 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Laurel's Bed And Breakfast Mabou, Nova Scotia
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“There are two guest rooms on the second floor. Ours which was on the front was beautifully decorated; the other was nice, as well.”
SaraMike68, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
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“The room that has shower access would be our pick next time. Our room had a lovely bath tub but it was a bit uncomfortable trying to shower with only a hand-held shower head.”
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“There are only 2 so either is good.”
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