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Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat

30 Buchanan Dr Cabot Trail, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada
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#1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Englishtown
Cabot Shores is a 4 season adventure wilderness resort and retreat centre on 55 acres along Indian Brook and the Atlantic and on the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Lodging available: 6 rooms in the main lodge, 4 wooden chalets, 1 cedar yurt, 10 Mongolian yurts, 4 Treetop dome, a wilderness camping as well as a 5 bedrooms farmhouse Activities include: hot tub / sauna rentals, live music, guided hikes, snowshoes rentals, canoe / kayak / stand up paddle board rentals, meditation and Qi Gong, special events and conference locations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Public wifi
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Game room
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Kennedy T wrote a review Nov 2021
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We planned to stay in a yurt at Cabot shores while on a trip to the Cabot Trail to see the fall colours. When we arrived it was extremely hard to find the office to check in. Once we found it we checked in and had to drag our luggage to the yurt down a dirt pathway. The resort was nothing like In the pictures and was pretty run down. We opened up the door to the yurt and went inside. The yurt looked nothing like the pictures at all and the door didn’t lock which wasn’t mentioned. We sat in the yurt for about 35 minutes and it was so musty that it caused my allergies to flare up super bad. Not only that but in order to eat at the restaurant at the resort you have to order 24 hours in advance and the closest restaurant was over an hour away. We weren’t able to stay due to how bad it made my allergies and when I went to request a refund there was no one there. I emailed the resort to request a request a refund but they never returned my email. I’m out almost $230 for the yurt that we never even ended up staying In because we had to leave and stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Best Life wrote a review Nov 2021
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Cabot Shores was 10/10!! Best experience for a first time dome experience after having stayed in yurts the last time, we slept under the stars and woke up to majestic sunrises. The location and views alone are amazing but the queen size bed and domes/yurts are so cosy and provide towels, robes and chairs to fully enjoy the interior as well as the hot tubs! Perfect balance of personal space for privacy or peace and quiet, and you can meet neighbouring visitors and share stories over campfires. Would highly recommend! Everyone who goes to see the Cabot Trail should spend the night at Cabot Shores. ✌️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Reuben S wrote a review Oct 2021
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What an absolute fantastic getaway The resort was all I could have asked for. The ground are absolutely gorgeous and dinner at the Bistro yielded the best beef Stew I've ever had. Thank you Paul and staff , we will be back. There are various types of accommodations, we chose to stay in a small yurt. It was a fantastic experience couldn't keep it open all night as it got chilly.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
kevket wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto198 contributions90 helpful votes
My wife booked us in for a night and took advantage of booking a hot tub too. We stayed in the Little sky yurt and were not disappointed. Staff were welcoming and informative. Something to be said about hearing the ocean crash against the rocky / sandy beach shoreline. We took the small boat (ferry) to the beach (pull boat via rope). As we walked along we saw 2 bald eagles. Great little spot to stay. A long way from Toronto and well worth it. The soft tub was clean and hot. The yurt was clean and well worth it. There were other yurts there and pods :) Scenery is amazing
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CB wrote a review Jul 2021
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With covid things are different this year. We had a good visit but everything did not go as expected. The yurts are smaller than expected but the surprise is “the horse hair” used in them. We were not prepared for it, so wanted to spread the word around that it will give you aromatic experience of being on a farm. The wood is there but it’s not for sale, so take your own in. I was personally surprised that they charge additional $25 for house keeping or ask you to take your garbage home. Other places don’t take advantage of the pandemic to make money on basic services. Things to take with you, if you want to be comfortable: Bug spray Garbage bags Recycling bags Wood Lighter Flash light An extra blanket Extra towels as the ones provided are coloured and don’t look very healthy. Food Water Also, the beach access is unavailable. Don’t pay ($58) for a hot-tub as most of them at this time of the year looked unhealthy. The water in most of them was not changed for a long time and they take forever to get HOT. The Sauna is on additional cost ($35+ tax) but order it at least 20 mins before you plan to use it as it takes time too. Also, you won’t be informed about it so keep a track of time yourself. If you plan to order meals, it may be uncooked at some times. Breakfast was good. It’s a good idea to take your own snacks with you as well. In short, it’s more of camping than glamping but an expensive one :)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Paul Weinberg, Owner at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Responded 18 Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciated your visit and regret that your experience was not as enjoyable as you had hoped. You are right that Cabot Shores is more on the camping and adventure side rather than the clamping and luxury side of the continuum. We are glad you gave us a chance and we hope your getaway was a memorable experience for you and your friend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Glass Artisans Gallery (5.4 km), Leather Works by Jolene (1.6 km), and Colouratura Art Gallery (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clucking Hen Cafe & Bakery, Simply Pizza, and Cabot Shores Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.