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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.

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48678 Cabot Trail, North River Bridge, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
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The Chanterelle Inn and Cottages sit high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River and St. Ann's Harbour and the Inn is reminiscent of a traditional Cape Breton barn. The property is eco-aware using solar and wind power and its 100K restaurant serves a cuisine created from local (100K)and organic ingredients. The Inn has 9 elegantly appointed rooms (K, T, Q, D); 3 cottages with fully-appointed kitchens. All have private 4-piece bathrooms, original works of art, WiFi, cotton linens, ceiling fans and are fragrance and chemically-free, We have an extensive lending library, gazebo on the Harbour, nature trails through the 100+ acre property and offer a selection of vacation packages.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Gift shop
Newspaper
Laundry service
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Timmy Byrd wrote a review 14 Aug
Antigonish, Canada18 contributions6 helpful votes
The family running this works 18 hour days and there are only 3 of them! The staff is literally sacrificing sleep and days off to make the guests experience wonderful. They use locally sourced foods as much as possible and deserve a day off but they don't get them and THAT IS DEDICATION! We spent 2 nights here in this cozy retreat overlooking the North River/Tarbot valley and you will not believe the view until you see it yourself. The food is delicious and the dining area is beautiful over seeing the rolling hills of the Cape Breton highlands. You may even get to see multiple hummigbirds as you dine! We had our wedding party stay here and we could not have been happier with them.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Summer is nice but the fall would be gorgeous here with the autumn colours.
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Susan M wrote a review 12 Aug
guelph11 contributions5 helpful votes
Located on the Cabot Trail, this inn is set in the hills and provides amazing views! The inn offers cozy spaces for reading and watching mountain mists and beautiful hummingbirds. The rooms are super clean and very comfortable! Breakfasts and dinners are beautifully prepared using fresh and local ingredients! Our hosts were amazing and offered some great recommendations for enjoying local scenery.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judith W wrote a review Jul 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania53 contributions32 helpful votes
This somewhat remote inn turned out to be a great find. The inn is welcoming and consciously green. Rooms are very clean, modern and comfortable (provided the weather is not too hot since at least the main building is not air conditioned). The view from the back porch is lovely- including lots of hummingbirds to great you at mealtime. At night, the view of the stars is spectacular! We had dinner (seafood fettuccine) and breakfast (berry pancakes) at the inn and both were outstanding - not only delicious but beautifully presented. A great place to relax about 30 minutes from Baddeck.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Front Desk, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review!! And for pointing out that the inn is consciously green. The inn was designed to create maximum fresh air flow and of course, air conditioning is non-sustainable as we all face climate change. And you took advantage of the natural wonders of the area---hummingbirds and the view of the nighttime sky.
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LloydBishop wrote a review Jul 2022
Fort Worth, Texas, USA17 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed at this inn the last night of a Cabot Trail bike tour - and it was a highlight. Great food at both dinner and breakfast was equaled by the setting - high on a high hill with a fantastic view. The hosts were everything you want in an small inn - welcoming and charming. Highly reccomend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review! I will share your comments with our wonderful staff.
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Virginia lady wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The folks currently managing the inn are charming and willing to help in any way they can. The breakfasts and dinners were fabulous. The porch and library were comfortable and a great place to relax. We would certainly stay there again. We stayed in cottage number 3, which had a beautiful view and a kitchen (although we did not take advantage of the kitchen). We stayed here instead of in Baddeck and were glad we did. The inn is an easy starting point for your Cape Breton experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Loved Cottage number 3
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Response from Front Desk, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 2 weeks ago
We so appreciate your most generous comments! Thank you. And we hope you will return.
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Julia H wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stayed here one night with a bike trip. Absolutely amazing stay! Really clean, comfortable, and cozy. Beautiful screened in front porch to read on or eat dinner. AMAZING food with a very accommodating chef to my food restrictions! If you’re doing the Cabot trail, this is a must stop :) thank you for the lovely stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate the bicyclists because we share many important values.
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Bradley M wrote a review Oct 2021
Mississauga, Canada5 contributions12 helpful votes
What a view of the surrounding area, especially during fall colours, rooms are clean and well maintained. However the highlight besides the view, is the food. Arlene is an amazing chef and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Front Desk, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 12 Feb 2022
Oh yes---you were here during one of the most brilliant fall color displays that anyone can remember! And I do thank you for your lovely compliment about the food. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back!
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Ross A wrote a review Sep 2021
Halifax, Canada19 contributions8 helpful votes
What a beautiful setting. We have stayed here twice while doing kayaking and hiking in Cape Breton, once in August for 3 nights and most recently for 4 nights. We rented a king cottage that was delightful. This beautiful award winning ecological inn is situated perfectly on the world famous Cabot Trail , above Baddeck and below Ingonish. You can visit the Alexander Graham Bell museum on a rainy day but there is so much to do. Day hikes, secluded beaches and other activities like sea kayaking are close by or within a short drive to return to the Inn for the night. The staff is exceptional and a fountain of knowledge making sure that we took in a Kaleigh at the Gaelic college just down the road. They knew all of the local hikes and set us off to places that if you were not a local would not be able to find. An incredible view while sitting out on our cottage deck with a glass of wine overlooking the North River as it winds its way into St. Ann’s bay. While we took a couple of meals with us whatever you do make sure that you have dinner at the Inn. As a matter of fact the first time we went we decided to take our meal home with us in preference to dining at the Inn. The food is every bit as good as the finest restaurants in Halifax and very fairly priced. The appetizers are wonderful and the sea food dishes are out of this world. We had Haddock, Halibut and Scallops and an incredible Bouillabaisse. If you are not a seafood fan no worries there are lots of other choices. Desserts, OMG! Wine is reasonably priced and Earlene, the owner, offers a great Nova Scotian Fare on the wine list. She spends a lot of time sourcing locally. Don’t be afraid to have a sip of the finest Cape Breton Scotch to compliment your dessert. Sitting on the enclosed veranda overlooking the inlet and watching the hummingbirds feed while dining cannot be beat. Even if you cannot get a room at the inn or one of the cottages make sure you make a reservation to dine here. In all of Cape Breton this is the best place to dine and is right up there in all of Nova Scotia, the Maritimes and Canada. I do not say this lightly as we are privileged to travel and dine around the world. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early if you can but if you can’t get a room at the Inn make sure you dine there.
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Response from Front Desk, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 12 Feb 2022
Thank you for your most gracious review!! It truly brought tears of joy to my eyes . We hope you will return and we will try to live up to your most wonderful compliments!
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pglejm wrote a review Sep 2021
Santa Cruz, California4107 contributions273 helpful votes
Quaint little country in with remarkable food. Rooms are all unique and decorated kind of in an English theme. Driveway is very steep and there is a sign at the bottom of the driveway right by the road. Comfortable room accommodations. Amazing fresh herb garden, you can smell the celery big time! Cute place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 12 Feb 2022
I so enjoyed your review! especially about the herb garden and the smell of the fresh celery. I don't like to cook without fresh herbs! Please do come back!
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PattiMac61 wrote a review Aug 2021
Eastern Passage, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
Chanterelle Inn and Cottages, an excellent place to stay, high on the hill overlooking the valley below. The Inn is very tastefully decorated and gives an "at home" feeling as soon as you walk in the door. A screened in veranda is an exquisite place to have your morning breakfast and watch the mist lift from the mountains. Rooms are spotless and food very good. Hope to see you again Chanterelle Inn!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 12 Feb 2022
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you especially liked breakfast on the veranda. Serving breakfast or dinner on the veranda is so fun for us especially if the hummingbirds are around entertaining everyone.
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
country inn baddeck, baddeck country inn
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandNorth River Bridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Which popular attractions are close to Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.?
Nearby attractions include Iron Art & Photographs (2.7 km), Giant MacAskill Museum (7.0 km), and North River Provincial Park (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.