My husband and I spent just under two weeks in Captain’s Quarters at Castalia Marsh Retreat. Frankly, we had trouble getting other cabin reservations but were intrigued by the website. It was more ample and lovely than the pictures conveyed. The main “great room” overlooks the Marsh and ocean w/a view of Swallowtail lighthouse. Panoramic windows and full surround of trees made for a completely private setting with wide open water/sky view framed by lovely evergreens. Everchanging lights on the Marsh and steady flow of birds provided hours of lovely quiet entertainment either from deck or from inside. Unexpected lovely/thoughtful details: knobs, hooks and railings made from smoothed found wood, French Coffee Press, a blender, full refrigerator, little heaters, supplies of salt/pepper/flour/spices for cooking. Very close to main supermarket on the island, short drive to various restaurants and origins of kayak trips, bicycles rentals and whale watching tours. You can drive to all sorts of lovely trailheads and hike around the Island. Maps and guides were found in the room. We were anxious about the possibility of mosquitoes near Marsh. It turns out mosquitoes don’t breed in salt water and the marsh is a salt marsh. We had no problem w/mosquitoes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat site is seven acres of forested land overlooking Swallowtail Lighthouse, the saltwater marsh, the fishing village of North Head and picturesque islands in the Bay of Fundy. It is a safe, warm, and dry environment where one can relax and be surrounded by nature. There is a network of nature trails connecting four small fish and frog ponds and the various cabins and tent site. We try to create a supportive environment where people who want to share what they have learned can be actively involved in increasing their knowledge of personal, spiritual, and environmental health or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty. We have a facility ideally suited for hosting workshops or facilitating gatherings focused on personal, spiritual, and environmental health. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castalia Marsh Retreat Grand Manan, New Brunswick