Enjoy Your Yurt in Fall & Winter: What you should know

As fall sets in we are reminded by the crisp mornings and chilly evenings to have extra clothing, blankets or quilts, and extra hot tea when heading outdoors. Many people are surprised that Cabot Shores is open 4 seasons, and even more so that we encourage our guests to stay in Mongolian and cedar style yurts …

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Cedar Yurt & Cedar Soaking Tub at Cabot Shores

Imagine the fragrance of fresh cedar as you wake when the sun rises and as you relax in the evening in the graceful circle of a Japanese cedar Ofuro Soaking Tub. Many guests don’t think of the aroma when choosing a place to stay, but it’s a pleasant surprise that delights all our guests. Our …

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Camping

Have old-fashioned grass and ground underneath you and still be near the Cabot Trail. At the edge of the Indian Brook Wilderness, along the Indian Brook River, just below the Indian Brook waterfalls, you’ll have access to tent sites, fire pits, picnic tables, Church Pond and Indian Brook swimming holes, along with a plethora of Cape Breton’s finest sights and activities right at your fingertips:

Swim, fish and kayak/canoe
- Hike, bird and moose gaze
- Cook, play and enjoy solitude

Our campgrounds are terrific for:

Cyclists, alone or in groups, of all stripes
Hikers
 – Couples and Families

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Tipi – A Gathering Place

The tipi is perfect in any arrangement, whether you’re a couple, a family or group. It comfortably sleeps up to 12 adults, with enough room for you and your backpacks.
Sitting on a wooden platform floor, the base diameter of the tipi is 22 feet. A hearty canvas covers 27-foot-long spruce poles, which were cut, skinned and smoothed by the draw knives of the Cabot Shores family.
While sleeping on mats is recommended, twin and queen-size beds are available for “deluxe” comfort seekers.
There is a fire-pit just outside the door, facing the ocean, for cooking or bonfires. Bathrooms and showers are just […]

Breton Cove Traditional Farmhouse

Between Breton and Wreck Cove they say there’s buried treasure. Use your Breton Cove Hideaway as a jumping off point for your own great treasure hunt and vacation.
Enjoy 4 bedrooms sleeping 8-10.  The Farmhouse includes a spacious living room with extended Douglas fir beams, a full kitchen (electric stove with glass surface, microwave, refrigerator…) and dining room, two full baths, one with washer/dryer.  There is also deck  off the master bedroom.
Enjoy a day pass at sister property Cabot Shores or an evening of entertainment great food at the Cabot Shores’ Bistro.
The Farmhouse is family and pet-friendly.

The Story of the Breton Cove Farmhouse

The Story is about
 
the land of 180 acres deeded by the king of England along the Atlantic, and the place was once
 
 

A self-sustaining farm with pastures, a  barn, chicken coop, hog house,  orchards, garden…
A sawmill
The border to lobster fishing territory where boats landed at Skir Dhu (Black Rock)

The Urquehardt   family over time

Had midwives using the main house for “birthing”
Adopted 5 kids
Was a neighborhood center across from the Gaelic Singers’ Hall and ball field

The place fell into disrepair over 20 years vacancy, its roof caved in and hunters sat upstairs poaching moose and and drinking beer.
The bedroom walls were caved […]