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Cabot Shores Newsletter for September 2011

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3956250579 1ef4707bf3 sDr. Paul’s An Adventure a Day~Mild to Wild~
               Lobster Fishing with Charlie Boorman & Captain Mac Innis

Imagine being the star in an adventure movie.

A producer puts together the right team and the director makes it all work on the screen.

But it’s you doing the adventures–some are mild, some are wild, but as English TV adventurer, travel writer and actor Charley Boorman said to me on a lobster boat this summer at 4:40am: “get involved in the adventure.”
Russ Malkin directs Charlie and two amazing videographers (Mungo and Jessel) filming a series called Extreme Frontiers Canada for Channel 5 UK & Disney Discovery Channel.  For hours pictures are taken, logistics arranged, advice given and taken, and of course some clowning around…but then we are all in the adventure, pulling up lobster traps, banding the claws…we are involved.

And then the adventure continues back at Cabot Shores with Chef Carl preparing the lobster caught earlier in the morning, plank salmon cooking over an outdoor fire, a gathering of 3 generations of lobster fishermen, families and the rest of the Cabot Shores crew.

And that brings me back to you.

Here, at Cabot Shores, you are the star of your own adventure. All it takes is getting involved…and you’ll see Adventure is in the eye of the beholder–whether it’s cooking your first wood fired pizza or being up on a Yolo Board for the first time, or being a classical violinist daring to play Cape Breton tunes along with local celtic musicians or a blues band right here on our stage.

Cabot Shores provides a platform for you to “Awaken. Explore & Discover” but the adventure is up to you. And the retreat happens alongside the adventure.

As Captain Beefheart   (a pre-Charley Boorman hero) said:  “What the world needs is a good retreat…” and we’ve found that great guests, great guides   and great adventurers make us all into stars in an adventure movie.  Just like Charley and Russ, Mango and Jessel–some out front, some others like us behind, with roles changing along the journey and at the destination.

To your adventure,
Dr Paul Weinberg

Check out what the Big Earth crew had to say about their experience here!


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Cabot Shores is now a destination spot for Road Scholar, formerly known as Elder Hostel. The name Road Scholar was selected to focus on interactive, experiential travel. Road Scholar is a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975 and offers more than 7,000 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries.  Two programs which focus on various adventures offered in and around Cape Breton are scheduled to take place throughout spring, summer and fall of 2012 and will be hosted at Cabot Shores Resort.

“Cultural Adventures on Cape Breton” introduces you to one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful coastal regions. It will expose you to the vibrant cultural traditions and rich history of the local area. “Intergenerational Adventures on Cape Breton” will allow you join your Grandkids on a 6 Night/7 Day adventure  as you explore the historical, cultural and natural riches of Cape Breton Island. Please click here for more information regarding either of the Road Scholar programs available at Cabot Shores.

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Interested in meditation? Want to learn more about creating enlightened society?

Cabot Shores is holding the first annual Shambhala Lineage Festival on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Breton.  Attendees will participate in group meditation, a fire ceremony, informal gathering around the fire, explore what we can offer to the community, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company.

Everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of this celebratory weekend at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. Accommodation & meal packages available. A schedule of events & more information regarding the Shambhala Lineage Festival can be found by clicking here.


Looking for a special place to spend Thanksgiving?

You are invited to Cabot Shores to help us give thanks during our Garden Harvest Celebration.

Special Package deals on Accommodations & Meals!

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR RETREAT (S.E.A.R.C.H.)- Oct 14th to 16th 2011

50 women from around Cape Breton whose lives have been affected by Breast Cancer, will gather for a three day S.E.A.R.C.H retreat hosted at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS) along with a mix of professionals in the fields of health, exercise and nutrition will provide a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual activities for women to participate in over the course of the weekend.

The retreat deemed S.E.A.R.C.H (Survivor. Empowerment. Awakening. Relaxation. Connection. Holistic) will encompass a “Survivor” theme, complete with wilderness excursions, team building exercises, and holistic experiences.

The retreat is very reasonably priced at $75.00 for the entire weekend for BCANS members & women from Cape Breton. This retreat is also open to women who are not members of BCANS or are from outside of Cape Breton at a cost of only $75.00 per day or $150 for the entire weekend! These fees cover the costs of the entire weekend including accommodations, meals, activities and a retreat registration.

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The newest addition to Cabot Shores….An Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven!

Construction of the outdoor oven began only a few short weeks ago and last night, Cabot Shores had its first taste of fresh wood fired pizza!  Each pizza was prepared with thin crust whole wheat dough covered in a savory homemade sauce, fresh garden vegetables and flavorful cheese.

Weighing in at almost 500 lbs, the oven was constructed using firebrick, stones, clay and cement. We encourage you to join us some evening so you can try your own personal wood fired pizza prepared to your liking!

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 From the Cabot Shores Bistro Qinoa-stuffed Zucchini or Winter Squash
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1 t salt
1.5 c quinoa8 med-sized zucchini OR
   2 large butternut or buttercup squashes
1 large onion
3 T good extra virgin olive oil, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
6 garlic cloves, diced
1 t chili powder
6 dates, diced
1 c fresh mushrooms OR
1/2 c dried, reconstituted mushrooms
1/2 lb tofu, crumbled
3 T nutritional yeast
1 c grated cheddar
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/8 c sesame seeds
DIRECTIONSBring water and salt to a boil & add the Qinoa.Stir once, turn down heat, cover and simmer until done (10-15 minutes).In the meantime, cut the zucchinis or winter squash lengthwise, remove seeds/core
and set squashes on a cookie sheet.Over medium heat, sauté the onion in olive oil until caramelized, stirring frequently.
Add celery and sauté until done, stirring frequently.
add garlic & chili powder, sauté for 1 minute.
add chopped dates & turn down the heat, sauté for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
add mushrooms and sauté on medium heat, stirring frequently.
add tofu, mix well and sauté 2-3 minutes.Drain qinoa, mix in cheese, onion/veggie mix, nutritional yeast and seeds.Stuff the squashes with the qinoa mix.Bake at 400 in a preheated oven until squash is soft – about 30 minutes for zucchini,
longer for butternut/buttercup squash. If squash and/or stuffing gets too brown,
loosely cover with aluminum foil.

Serve with a salad and perhaps fresh baked bread.
May use same stuffing for green or red peppers and also for stuffed cabbage.

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A recent comment from a couple of lovely guests…..

Aug 17th, 2011
“We stopped in for a bite to eat and had the best seafood chowder EVER! A very charming spot and a very friendly host & staff. A lovely break from the fast pace of Ontario.”
Karen Kaufman, New Dundee Ont. & Julia Wadsworth, Peterborough Ont.

Sept 14th, 2011

“We had such a fun time along Indian Brook, up river to the falls, hiking, rock hopping, boldering and swimming- thanks very much!’

– Janine & Stephen, Antigonish NS

Sept 23rd, 2011

“A wonderful property, some motivated minds and a lovely sense of community. Great things will come from such ingredients. I am sure.”

– Kris & Claire, Vancouver BC
Looking for more Cabot Shore or Cape Breton news? Make sure you read our blog which is updated weekly!


Based on 248 reviews
Sandy Soule
Sandy Soule
February 21, 2023.
Stayed in the Blue Cabin -- cozy but adequate for our family. Dinner was surprisingly delicious, including tasty fresh salad with beets and whipped feta, perfect mussels, and delicious salmon and steak. Friendly staff and excellent guitar music (live). Tasty buffet breakfast included frittata, homemade yogurt and jam, home-baked bread and more. In short, the food and live music were outstanding, the accommodations just adequate.
Gabrielle Ventura
Gabrielle Ventura
February 19, 2023.
If only I could rate them more than 5 starts, I really would.. This is our 2nd time in Cabot Trail and we will definitely be staying here again when we visit Cape Breton this fall! The Yurts we’ve stayed in were always so clean and beautiful. The owner, Paul, accommodated us so kindly with all our needs and more. It felt like we were just visiting a relatives home lol. The staff, most especially Katie, were so patient and helpful to us. Everyone here just goes above and beyond for their customers! I would recommend this to anyone who plans to visit Cape Breton. BONUS: THEY’RE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! ANOTHER BONUS: THEY HAVE THE BEST CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE (Made by Paul’s wife)!!!!
Lisa-Steven Sisson-Gledhill (HillSun)
Lisa-Steven Sisson-Gledhill (HillSun)
December 31, 2022.
Wish we could give more stars 🌟 Service was top notch! Everyone was friendly, accommodating and informed about local interests. Food was mouth watering- recommend the seafood and homemade yogurt. Waves each morning were breath taking...highly recommend asking to do local hikes. Kids enjoyed games, sauna, hot tub and rooms felt very spacious. Will definitely return!
Clare Waque
Clare Waque
December 16, 2022.
I attended a wilderness healing retreat and that experience completely changed my life. The low reviews are not a far representation of the authentic and high value experience being offered.
Annshani Fernando
Annshani Fernando
December 15, 2022.
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful resort and would recommend it to nature lovers. Big shoutout to Paul and his family for going the extra mile to make us feel comfortable.
Varuna Indraratne
Varuna Indraratne
December 12, 2022.
We spent three nights attending a relative’s wedding in early September at this wonderful resort conveniently located right on the world-famous Cabot Trail. We stayed in one of the main lodge rooms which had spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the window. The resort has a vast property overlooking beach that also includes an apple orchard and organic vegetable garden leading to the shores of the Atlantic. The amazing staff led by the owners Paul and Barbara are very hospitable, friendly and helpful. The food at the wedding reception prepared by the in-house team was so delicious. There are also plenty of options for breakfast and lunch nearby serving a variety of cuisines with Cape Breton flair and friendliness. We highly recommend the Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort for anyone planning a visit to Cape Breton Island!!!
Uthpala M
Uthpala M
December 11, 2022.
We had our wedding at this beautiful venue in September, 2022. Our experience was amazing. Paul, Barbara, and the crew was super helpful from the planning stage all the way until we checked out after the event. The location of this property is unbeatable. We had our wedding ceremony in between two chalets - Red and Blue - overseeing the Atlantic Ocean. We booked three chalets and rooms at the main lodge for our guests and some of the guests rented yurts. The crew at Cabot Shores organized a bon-fire on the night before the wedding and organized a cookout with brick-oven pizzas that was out of this world! The food for the wedding was prepared by the chef of Cabot Shores - Ron - and it was superb. Paul and Barbara also organized local musicians for the event and Flo and her group was fantastic! We have nothing bad to say and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the staff and the natural beauty of the location. We highly recommend this lovely place to anyone planning their wedding or vacation.
Ruwanthika Premalal
Ruwanthika Premalal
December 11, 2022.
We stayed for 3 days at this amazing resort during the end of summer 2022. A great resort with many activities and you can easily access the Cabot shore trail. There are many close by boutique restaurants too for breakfast, brunch or lunch. But you definitely need to try resort's food too which might come from there organic garden to your plate. Their wood fired pizza is so good. During the last day at our stay, we had a wedding of one of our close friends, at the resort. The food was so delicious. The staff was really helpful. I love their compost bin, vegetable beds and mushroom garden too. They have so many isolated yurts which is really great for star gazing and to see the milky way. The little ferry at the river is such a great way to reach the private beach of the Atlantic ocean. We are visiting again, hopefully next year!
Jangchub Zangmo
Jangchub Zangmo
November 29, 2022.
a wonderful place to get out into nature and meet like minded people

Based on 50 reviews
September 21, 2022.
Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean! Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers. Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire. Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
August 22, 2022.
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
August 14, 2022.
July 25, 2022.
Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
October 25, 2021.
This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
October 17, 2021.
Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay. It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
October 1, 2021.
Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
September 9, 2021.
We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.
August 16, 2021.
This place is absolutely beautiful! We loved our stay here. I highly recommend it. All the staff are very friendly. The dome was such a unique experience looking at the stars and watching the sun rise. The beach is beautiful and there’s a little swimming spot 2 minutes down the road that we really enjoyed 🙂

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