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All About Sustainability

Go Green or Go Home.

Cabot Shores is a way for you to get off the grid to recharge your batteries. So we try to stay off it as much as possible. Cell coverage is almost non-existent, although we do have wireless. Also, our guests always seem eager to help reduce our carbon footprint by reusing towels and reducing waste as much as possible. For that, we thank each and every one.

Solar Energy Supply

Roughly 30% of our power is generated from solar energy.   Many of our yurts and domes are off grid and use solar lights.

There are 3 kinds of solar energy here at Cabot Shores. The first is photovoltaic solar energy (roof/ground panel installations). The power produced from this gets put back into the NS Power grid. The second is a solar hot water heater in our lodge. This mainly gets used to fill hot tubs and provide daily use hot water. The third is solar air. This is based outside of rooms 5 and 6 downstairs with the collectors inside the rooms. The register takes the cold air out of the rooms and puts it through the collector with a thermostat and blows hot air back into the lodge. Fun fact: The collector is made from pop and beer cans; a great use of recycled materials!

Local and Organic

For a local source of unprocessed food, we have an organic garden that gives us many of the fresh greens, herbs and other vegetables for our Bistro.

Many people, especially kids, love our Churt (Chicken Yurt) where we gather fresh eggs every morning and where they can enjoy feeding the chickens compost from the Bistro and grass clippings from the apple orchard.

We do our best to reduce the amount of waste we produce, and recycle and compost what we can.

Scent- and Fragrance-free

For the well-being of staff & guests, Cabot Shores aspires to be fragrance-free. For this reason we ask our guests to refrain from wearing perfume and other synthetic fragrances and we provide our guests with organic lavender shampoo and organic mint body wash.

Listed as 1 of 5 Quirky Stays On The East Coast of Canada

"A tree top village with Smurf-like domes rising out of the forest and Mongolian yurts in Nova Scotia? Indeed! Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island entices you to embrace your nomadic roots and connect to nature. You can stay in one of the colourful yurts or opt for a geodesic dome raised up off the ground. Take in the lake views and the Atlantic waters on both sides, while the smell of cedar fills the air. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap a moose photo (they love it there)."

~ North American Traveler

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"Perfect Spot For Us"

There is evidence of ecological conservation as guests are encouraged to recycle and compost as much as possible. Environmentally gentle soaps / shampoos are provided which were great too.

~ Marla, New York

"The Most Wonderful Stay"

Beautiful location with so many wonderful aspects of nature you don't normally get anywhere else. I could not have asked for anywhere better to stay when visiting Cape Breton.

~ Stanley, Vancouver

"Filled with Natural Experience and Energy"

We appreciated how their ecological and sustainable philosophy has created this unique, friendly and kind environment. May it continue to be enjoyed by many in the future! Cape Breton at it's finest!

~ TripAdvisor Member

"Well Done Cabot Shores"

Being from Nova Scotia ourselves, we sometimes overlook the opportunities that are available in our own backyard. Cabot Shores offers a very unique take on relaxation and peacefulness.

~ Boliver, Halifax



Good
Based on 290 reviews
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
October 17, 2023.
My boyfriend and I came here on a whim for lunch while in the area. What a pleasant surprise! Loved the unique atmosphere and amazing, friendly people. Could have very well have been the best salmon I have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh and tasty. Hats off to the chef. We also had the mussels... huge portion and delicious. We took a walk about the property, one of a kind cabins/domes to stay in.. most of which, if not all had their own hot tub. Even a sauna by the water. We would definitely highly recommend eating here at the bistro even if you are not staying over night. Everyone is lovely.. they even offered to email us the salmon recipe because we loved it so much. My only suggestion to owners would be to get better signage on the roadway, so visitors can find you easier. We passed the place twice before actually finding it. I think if there were two more signs a little up the rd on either side, more people may be able to come visit this hidden little gem. Thanks so much for a great lunch and top-notch service.
Jasmine Rahmel
Jasmine Rahmel
October 17, 2023.
Loved the location and the amenities. What a unique resort. The upgrade to the chalet was wonderful. Above and beyond.
Malcolm
Malcolm
October 16, 2023.
Stayed at Cabot shores from October 7th-13th was an unforgettable experience. Stayed in a yurt and very spacious and comfortable. The location along the sea was gorgeous and could hop over to the beach whenever. Kayaked two of those days and could see beaver domes while doing so. Would highly try the food as well very accommodating to all dietary requirements. Recommend the chickpea massala very nice meal! Friendly staff and good accommodation. 5/5
Vishnu Vardhana
Vishnu Vardhana
October 15, 2023.
Amazing experience in the yurt and dome. Friendly staff and beautiful views!
Trevor B
Trevor B
September 13, 2023.
Stopped for lunch and ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Very hearty and lots of meat. A nice satisfying meal. One surprise was to see a mandatory 10% gratuity when paying the bill. Who does this for a party of less than 5?

Good
Based on 51 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.

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