Stay in one of our Magical Yurts

Large Mongolian Yurts

What’s a yurt (or ger)?
A yurt or ger is the home of the Mongolian nomads. Its history dates back thousands of years and yurts are still widely in use year round across Mongolia. Our beautiful yurts are made using mostly natural products, hand crafted by a Mongolian family on a principle of fair trade. Gers are sustainable, leaving no footprint and comprise organic material like felt insulation and horse hair ropes. - From Groovy Yurts

Red Dragon Yurt

$225/night

3-8 Guests

4-6 Beds

Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

The Red Dragon is our largest Mongolian Yurt, with a diameter of 30 feet, and is located next to the Event Space, giving you many options for a weekend away. Whether you stay here for your family's getaway with privacy and tons of space, or you and your closest friends use it for your next retreat or event, the Red Dragon is flexible.

Are you looking for a versatile place to stay, for your family, friends or even retreat group?

Inside,  you can eat, sleep, stretch, play cards, hang by the fire surrounded by hand painted and hand crafted wood or even dance the night away under the star-lit skylight. Outside, you have room to play, cook, eat with your family and friends, soak in a hot tub for an additional fee, roast marshmallows, or again, stargaze (seriously, you should see them up here!) .

The White Moon Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$195/night - 2+ Adults

4-5 Guests

3 Beds

Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 20' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and twin on top. Inside, there is table and chairs, electric lamp, plus an electric heater and wood stove for cold nights. This yurt is set up in the forest; about 75 meters from the lodge, perfect if you want to be secluded. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A jacuzzi tub is outside the door on the deck for you to use in the evening (for an additional fee).

The Tiger Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$190/night - 3 Adults

2-3 Guests

2 Beds

Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and a twin bed. This yurt is located near our chalets, but sits among trees that provide privacy. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. There is a hot tub on the deck which can be rented for an additional fee. You can find showers and bathroom across from this yurt in the Bath House.  This yurt has electricity for lamps and electric heater.  There is a wood stove.  It is pet-friendly.

The Forest Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$195/night - 2+ Adults

4-5 Guests

3 Beds

Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 20' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on top. There is a table and chairs, mirror, wood stove and electric heater inside. This yurt sits among trees, providing privacy. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A soft hot tub is located directly outside the door on the large deck, which can be rented for an additional fee.

The Flying Moose Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$195/night - 2+ Adults

3-4 Guests

3 Beds

No Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt sits up high on a private deck and has an amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean and Church pond. There is a double bed & a bunk bed, table and chairs inside. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. There's no electricity but battery operated lights and a solar panel with an inverter are provided for modest power on sunny days.  The wood stove will keep you cozy in cold months. Showers and washrooms are located about 25 meters away in the Whiff's Lodge. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.

The Big Red Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$195/night - 2+ Adults

3-4 Guests

2 Beds

Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 19 feet in diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a queen and 2 twin trundle bed, loveseat, table and chairs inside. There is an electric heater and a wood stove for colder months. This comfortable yurt sleeps 4 people, but the loveseat can be pulled out to accommodate a 5th person. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. The Big Red Yurt sits on a deck with a great view of Church Pond & the Atlantic Ocean.  A large cedar soaking tub is located on a nearby yurt deck with a changing house and a barrel sauna.  The sauna and hot tub have a fee, unless part of a package. A yurt bathhouse with shower and washroom is located a few steps away. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.

The Big Sky Blue Yurt

$170/night - 2 Adults

$185/night - 2+ Adults

2-3 Guests

2 Beds

No Electricity

Pet Friendly - $15/night

This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt is located near our apple orchard, surrounded by trees for privacy. It comes with a double and a twin bed, and a wood stove for colder months. There is no electricity in this yurt, but a solar powered lamp is provided. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A beautiful deck all around the yurt looks out over the Atlantic Ocean and lets you enjoy some good moments in nature. There is a picnic table on the deck, and a fire pit near the yurt. An outhouse is located a few steps away. There are also showers and washrooms located a short distance away (~3 minute walk) in the Whiff's Lodge. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.

The Big Orange Yurt

$175/night - 2 Adults

$190/night - 2+ Adults

2-3 Guests

3 Beds

Electricity

Dog-Friendly 

This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt is nestled among trees behind the Whiff's Lodge. There is a double and a trundle bed inside, plus a wood stove for colder months. There is a picnic table and fire pit outside. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. Washrooms and shower are located a minute walk away in the lodge.  There is a cedar ofuro hot tub available for a fee on your deck.   You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for your interest in Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat. Please note that it is our policy to collect a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex), and retrieve a 50% deposit ahead of time to hold your requested accommodations. We are also required to charge 15% harmonized sales tax.

Cancellations are required 28 days in advance or initial deposit is retained with the option to apply it to another reservation in the next 12 months. A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations made with 28 days advanced notice. Cancellation on your day of arrival, leaving before reservation has expired or arriving late will result in the entire fee being forfeited. We are not responsible for weather conditions.

We are a dog-friendly establishment with a maximum of 2 dogs per accommodation unless special arrangements have been made. The fee is $15 plus tax per day, per dog. There is a small selection of accommodations which are not pet friendly for those with allergies.  These include Lodge Rooms 1,2,3; all the geodesic domes, and Tiger, Little Red, and Little Sky Yurts.

Cabot Shores is a wilderness resort. We have gardens that produce veggies for the bistro in the summer, an apple orchard that produce cider in the fall, and also chickens year-round that are a delight for many of our guests, especially children. There is also a rooster that makes the hens happy and protects them from predators. He likes to wake up early – our apologies if you are not an early riser, especially for guests staying in the lodge and cedar yurt. We provide ear plugs.

Please note that smoking is not permitted inside Lodge or accommodations according to Canadian law or anywhere close to any buildings There are two designated smoking areas – please inquire at the front desk. There is a $200 room recovery fee for smoking inside any accommodation.

Rated One of the Coolest Places to Go Glamping in Canada

"From fully furnished chalets to geodesic domes and yurts, there is an accommodation for every type of camper here. But one of the coolest on offer? The Treetop Village, which is composed of geodesic domes on high stilts so you can sleep among the trees. Each dome offers something different — breathtaking views of the Atlantic, famous views of the full moon and stars. Don’t forget to visit the private beach while you’re there, too."

~ Chatelaine

"Absolutely Beautiful!"

This place is amazing. We stayed in the yurt and loved it! The food in the bistro was all very delicious and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for. If you enjoy the wilderness, this is the spot to go. Absolutely beautiful!

~ Rebecca M., Nova Scotia

"Great Experience Winter Camping"

We had a great experience winter camping in the Big Red Yurt- thanks to the owners and all staff who made our experience enjoyable for our family of five.

~ Heather C.

"The Restaurant Was Amazing "

 The staff was helpful and friendly, and knew lots about the local landscape. The restaurant was amazing. Delicious homemade bread, gnocchi, and the best seafood I’ve had. We got to know the chefs Nicole and Ron, and they even made my favourite dish lamb shank. It was cooked to absolute perfection.

~ Justin S.

Cozy Winter Stay

"The Yurt was so cozy with the fire place - we even stayed during heavy snow and wind and it was very cozy. The grounds are beautiful."

~ Hannah, Nova Scotia



Based on 246 reviews
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
snehal shah
snehal shah
November 6, 2022.
Beautiful location. Have huts to stay here. it would be better and comfortable if size of Hut slightly bigger . No service. Even our garbage bin we have to carry out to empty... Otherwise good stay.

Based on 50 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
Verified
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.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
Verified
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
Verified
Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
Verified
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.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
Verified
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!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
Verified
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.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
Verified
Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
Verified
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.
Micayla
Micayla
August 16, 2021.
Verified
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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