It’s hard to argue that autumn is the most tantalizing season among couples with a penchant for the outdoors. There’s just something playful, magical even, about the kaleidoscope of colours that blanket the topography, including vibrant hues of marigold, amber, and kelly. Cabot Shores, one of the premier romantic getaways in Nova Scotia, is a four-season haven that demands your attention. This award-winning, accolade-garnering resort simultaneously offers world-class glamping, seemingly countless outdoor adventures, and, of course, gourmet, farm-to-table cuisines. Cabot Shores is a place where sophistication, relaxation, wellness, and exercise meld into a one-of-a-kind experience tailor-made for couples.
Romantic Getaways in Nova Scotia: Glamp under the Stars
Arguably the most important aspect of a romantic getaway to Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cape Breton Island is the lodging. Cabot Shores doesn’t make it easy on prospective guests, as couples have to choose between yurts, domes, a tiny house, chalets, a farmhouse, and the campground. As you might expect, most couples prefer a yurt or dome. After all, who wouldn’t love to spend an extended weekend in an authentic Mongolian yurt or a geodesic treetop dome? The stargazing on our sprawling, 55-acre property is second to none, especially on a clear autumn evening, with unobstructed views from the base of a dome. On a particularly warm fall evening, utilize the spacious fire pit to roast marshmallows, spot constellations, and share stories of the trip’s wildest adventures.
Explore the Cabot Trail
There are over a dozen ways to explore Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail, including geocaching, backpacking, and canoeing. In recent months, we’ve written about autumn hikes, Cabot Trail cycling, hidden waterfalls, Church Pond kayaking, and digital detoxes. As you can see, there’s a lot of potential for mid-day exploration, particularly if you’re willing to trek deep into the densely-thicketed wilderness. What sets Cabot Shores apart from most romantic getaways in Nova Scotia is the healing arts—healthy eats, yoga workouts, morning meditation, acupuncture, and therapeutic massages are readily available!
Locally-Sourced Gourmet Cuisines
Being so close to the Atlantic Ocean has its perks, mainly the fresh-netted seafood. The resort also boasts 55 acres of prospering countryside that includes a 100 percent organic garden, an apple orchard, and a bevy of wild delicacies, such as mushrooms, blueberries, and strawberries. Fresh, local, and organic ingredients—all that’s needed now is a healthy dose of skill and flair. Thankfully, the culinary team at The Bistro knows a thing or two about satisfying even the most skeptical tastebuds. Culinary delights include (but are not limited to) flame-grilled steak, lamb shank, Cajun shrimp and sausage tagliatelle, local seafood, and squash gnocchi. It’s been described as a culinary voyage across the Seven Seas of flavour. And don’t overlook the eclectic mix of Canadian craft ales and award-winning wine labels.
To book a long-awaited romantic getaway to Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cape Breton Island, please check availability online (or call us directly at 866-929-2584). There’s still ample time to book a fall escape before winter’s arrival!