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 Vikings: First Europeans on Cape Breton?

At Cabot Shores, we consider ourselves and other visitors as  “guests” on Cape Breton–with exception of the native Mi’kmaq who, by accounts, were here first.
Talk to Mi’kmaq elders like Albert or Merdena Marshall or our friend John Henry Lafford and you’ll hear that the Mi’kmaq have been here some 10,000 years, way before the Italian–Giovanni Caboto came sailing under the English Flag in the 15th century.  Whether Cabot landed on northern Cape Breton (near what’s called “Cabot’sLanding”, or
Newfoundland/Labrador is not certain.  But we certainly go on the assumption that he was here, and so the Cabot Trail and evenCabot Shores […]

Article in “Celtic Life International” On Hiking Near Cabot Shores

Journalist Michelle Brunet writes in Celtic Life International about  hiking the Cape Breton Highlands, off the Cabot Trail.

She interviewed  Jason McNeil  about North River Falls (described in our article on  our  3 favorite waterfall hikes)
Park expert Marieve Theriault on Mt. Franey
And Dr. Paul on trails along Indian Brook (for full article see, September, Celtic Life International, starting on page 32) Below is an excerpt:

 
On hiking: Celtic Life International

Still swimmng on Cape Breton–especially the Moose

Many of our guests want nothing more than to see a Cape Breton moose.
 
Last week during a Road Scholar Retreat, a group saw all kinds of moose skat on the path to Indian Brook–but no moose.  Then, the next day, Catherine, a guest from San Francisco, came upon one.
Her husband, Nicholas, was skeptical.  “Where’s the picture?”  he said, only half jokingly?
Well, today, another couple, Robert and Christine (of Sydney Australia) were driving the Cabot Trail and visiting Mary Ann Falls.  Just after returning to the Cabot Trail, they stopped at a pond and there it was–a moose, a big bull […]

Moose Viewing All Seasons at Cabot Shores along the Cabot Trail

Many guests to Cape Breton say they’d really like to see a moose.
In the same sentence, they ask: is it safe?  And except for rutting season and running into one along the road while you’re driving, the moose are quite safe and tend to disappear or blend into the bush.
Seeing A Moose On The  Shores of Church Pond
 
A few days ago, I was paddling a kayak in Church Pond with my dog Cosmo, going into an inlet and kind of daydreaming. Suddenly Cosmo started barking,  and jumped into the water, swimming toward shore.  I looked up and saw a big […]