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16537 Cabot Trail PO Box 268, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0 Canada
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#2 of 6 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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PauLi wrote a review Oct 2022
Halifax, Canada102 contributions35 helpful votes
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We stayed 2 nights in this nice motel beside Cape Breton Highlands National Park and very close to restaurants. Our room was very spacious and clean, with a little table with 2 chairs, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. In the morning you can get fresh coffee and hot water at no cost. We enjoyed our cup of coffee walking along the river which is beside the motel. (There is a nice trail for walking). The owners, Cathy and Greg, are very friendly and provided excellent advice on the Cabot Trail area, places to visit, and restaurants. We will visit Cape Breton again (hopefully soon) and Cornerstone Motel will be our choice to stay in again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 16 Nov 2022
Hi "Paulitaliv", Thanks for taking the time to share the experience you had at the Cornerstone Motel with other travelers so they too can have the amazing experience you did while staying here! We try very hard to make everybody's experience with us as good as we can and we love hearing when we succeed at creating another memory for our guests that makes them want to return again! We really enjoyed having you guys here and really look forward to having you back next time you are out this way!
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NCandFL wrote a review Jul 2022
Florida663 contributions3 helpful votes
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So glad we chose Cornerstone Motel! Everything was perfect! Just wish we had a couple more days to enjoy the fire pit, trails on the property, especially along the river. Cathy and Greg thought of everything from the plate of dark chocolate to the nice big mugs for our coffee which we drank on the bench by the river. Its only minutes from great restaurants in Chéticamp and very close to the Skyline and other great trails. After checking in and heading to get some supper we hiked the Skyline and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset there. At least four more trails nearby we would have done if we had booked another night or 2. We loved staying in the deluxe king with a beautiful river view!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 26 Jul 2022
Hi NC and FL, Both Cathy and I would like to thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your amazing experience with other travelers so they too can experience the hospitality, special touches and great property we have to offer! It is very difficult to explain over the phone to guests all of the many things we have to offer at the Cornerstone Motel, but you have definitely covered most of them in your review! We take great pride in knowing your stay was exceptional and we try very hard to do that for all of our guests. We simply want you to experience something that will make you want to come back again and again! Sounds like we succeeded in providing you with memories that will last for years to come! Looking forward to seeing you back here someday, but as you say, for several days next time so you can see and do more!
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Becky M wrote a review Oct 2022
New Hampshire31 contributions7 helpful votes
This is an absolutely delightful motel! Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, the room was clean and comfortable. The view overlooked the beautiful river. The property has charming walking paths. It’s all just across the river from the entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 6 Oct 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others Becky! We do pride ourselves on meticulously clean rooms, as we know when you are traveling it isn't always what you get in some places, even though it should be. Something this simple, yet important sometimes seems hard to find in Motels and other lodging facilities. We expect our rooms to be as clean, or cleaner than your own house! We feel it is important to us and expect it to be to our guests. Comfortable beds, chairs and ergonomics are in every room as we want your stay to be a great memory like yours was! We really enjoyed having you here and really look forward to having you back!
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lifesci99 wrote a review Sep 2022
Ottawa, Canada151 contributions50 helpful votes
This was a great motel - clean, updated, with a great location just outside the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (perfect if you want to do a sunset Skyline Trail hike!) Quiet too, even though it was full the night we were there. It has a mini fridge and microwave, a community fire pit in the back, and a great walking trail down by the river. The owner was lovely, she was really helpful without being creepy. Would definitely stay here again, and hope everyone made it through the storm safely.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 6 Oct 2022
Hi "Lifesci99", We are so happy you had such an amazing time at the Cornerstone and thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers! As you point out, our location is ideal for visitors looking to do the park trails, as you can walk to 3 trails from your room door and another 6 trails are within 15 minutes (by car) from the motel, including the world famous "Skyline Trail" as you pointed out! The private trails on the property are so relaxing and convenient without the big crowds at the park trails. We are always looking for ways to improve these and will develop these trails as years go by. We would look forward to having you back again next time you are out this way!
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Mike D wrote a review Sep 2022
Minden, Canada437 contributions126 helpful votes
Perfectly located to explore the Cabot Trail. Close to town, fantastic owners, beautiful property, spotless room, comfortable bed. We stayed two nights and hated to leave. Highly recommended! We'll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 11 Sep 2022
It is very satisfying to hear we were able to provide you with accommodations at the Cornerstone Motel that exceeded your expectations Mike D!! It is nice to be able to find a place that you can count on to bring you a room that is as clean or BETTER than your own house and that way we find you sleep better knowing everything in the room is super clean! This will never change so long as we are owners! Can't wait to have you back as well! Be sure to book directly on our website for the best prices!
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CAROLINE H wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed at the lovely Cornerstone Motel for two nights to do the Cabot Trail on our motorcycle in August 2022. The location was so peaceful and relaxing after a days ride. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom very clean indeed. Cathy and Greg were great hosts - easy check in and out. We would definitely recommend this awesome motel to anyone coming to Nova Scotia to do the Cabot Trail.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Sep 2022
We really appreciate the great review carolineh277 and you staying with us! Our goal is to always provide a clean, comfortable room for everybody that stays here and it sounds like you and your husband enjoyed your stay, which makes both of us very happy to hear! We really enjoyed sharing our knowledge with you about the trail and getting to meet you one-on-one! Can't wait to have you back soon!!
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Joanne Leet wrote a review Aug 2022
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Absolutely gorgeous motel, hosts were very friendly and helpful. Their property is beautiful. The trails are well maintained. Rooms are very cleaned, there were extra towels in our room since there were four of us staying, we didn’t have to ask. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Book river view, worth it.
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Responded 11 Sep 2022
Thanks for taking the time to tell other travelers about the great stay you had with us at the Cornerstone Motel JoLeet16! We always try to be as friendly and welcoming as we can to all of our guests as we know they have had a long day getting here and generally like to get into their room to put their feet up and relax... that's why we are here! As well, a walk on the private trails is one of the best ways to find your "zen" and start your morning off with a free cup of java in your hand! Hope to see you back soon!
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NSRoadrunner7 wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Canada171 contributions73 helpful votes
Extremely CLEAN and well run motel. Conversations with both hosts (husband and wife) were lovely. My first priority when booking accommodations is cleanliness. I’ll give the Cornerstone a 10 out of 10! This is not a luxury 5* resort but the rooms are immaculate, well appointed and very comfortable. The hosts couldn’t be more helpful and offer tea or coffee in the morning. There are strict rules associated with your stay but if you’re a rule follower and respectful of others you’ll have a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: A nice little place to stay. The units in behind have more amenities and have a river view....
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Responded 11 Sep 2022
Thanks for staying with us NSRoadrunner7 and we couldn't agree more with you! Cleanliness is a basic essential with this business and at the Cornerstone we take it VERY seriously!! Every room is thoroughly cleaned by one housekeeping expert and when completed it is inspected by another housekeeping expert or the housekeeping supervisor every day, so that way we make sure we don't miss anything and it has been working extremely well. We consider this to be one of the most important items on the list! We do try to make sure everybody understands that they must respect others while on the property, so yes we do let everyone know that we are serious about this by providing rules and guidelines that work for everybody! So in short, we try to discourage parties or loud noises so all our guests can find peace and tranquility while here. Thanks for the feedback and be sure to stop by and stay again next time you travel the Cabot Trail!
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Geraldine O wrote a review Aug 2022
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Had a great stay at the Cornerstone Motel. Cathy & Greg were really welcoming and helpful. We explored the local area and did the Skyline Trail and a whale watching trip with Captain Zodiac. Accommodation was clean and well kitted out and we had a beautiful river view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend as a base to explore Cheticamp and the Cape Breton National Park.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Aug 2022
We really appreciate the great review Geraldine and sharing your amazing experience with other travelers! Our location is by far one of the best locations on the Cabot Trail for taking in the magnificent Highlands National Park and all of the hiking/walking trails, including the Skyline Trail only 13 min from our location!! We take great pride in keeping our rooms immaculately clean and we are so glad you felt they met your high standards as well! Hope to see you back soon and take in the pilot whales again!
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Susan M wrote a review Aug 2022
Canada17 contributions6 helpful votes
The Cornerstone Motel is beautifully situated along the river and close to the entrance of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Super clean rooms and the motel is a short drive into town for shopping and restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay here ! Cathy and Greg were great hosts and happy to provide recommendations for the park and for dining. Also recommended a cooling dip in the river which can be accessed from the trail by the rooms! Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Aug 2022
We couldn't agree with you more 358SusanM! In order to fully appreciate all of the many things the Cornerstone Motel has to offer, you really need to experience it! With tranquility, private trails along the river, private soaking area in the Cheticamp river, you guys are so right! And we also have those super clean and comfy rooms! Thanks for sharing the time you had here and we look forward to seeing you back here soon! Wish you weren't so far away, as the late fall is the best time see the leaves changing and they are spectacular!... take care 358SusanM!
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US$120 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Park View Motel
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandCheticamp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Which popular attractions are close to Cornerstone Motel?
Nearby attractions include Les Trois Pignons (3.4 km), Gypsum Mine Trail (2.4 km), and Freya & Thor (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.