Are you planning a long day exploring the beautiful Cabot Trail? Enhance your experience at Cabot Shores by adding a hot tub to your stay! The question we get asked the most …
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 …
The Big Red Dragon Yurt
This 30' diameter Big Red Dragon is our largest Mongolian Yurt, 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.
The southern side of the yurt has a window with views of a forest setting in the Cape Breton Highlands, and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Uniquely, it has two big red doors detailed with traditional Mongolian markings, which make for impressive entrances. The rear door leads to private bathrooms right on your deck next to an optional hot tub (for an additional fee) which comes with a view of the stars at night.
- In the winter months, the hot tub is still available on your deck, and there is a short walk to the event space to the washrooms.
Inside this magnificent yurt are 2 double beds and 2 trundle beds, each which pull out to become twins. There are comfortable chairs for relaxing with your friends as well as outlets for electric heaters and lamps to stay comfortable while inside. When you want to get really cozy, there is a wood stove you can curl up next to in bed. A table with chairs is provided and can be used inside with plenty of space to hide from rainy weather or bring it out on the spacious deck to enjoy the outdoors. Outside is your own fire site for some evening fun!
This yurt can be accessed by car with parking right out front, making it simple to unload your cooler, camp stove, and carload full of energetic kids, friends or dogs. That's right.. the Big Red Dragon, despite its name, is dog-friendly!
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, roast marshmallows, or again, stargaze (seriously, you should see them up here!) .
- Wood stove
- Private or Shared Bathroom
- Fire Pit
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. In times of Covid-19, we may collect whole fee within two weeks of arrival so can do remote/contactless check-in.
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 pet 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, the little red and 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."