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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.…
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.
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!