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Stay in one of our Geodesic Domes

Sleep in the sky.

We call it Treetop Village - You will call it amazing. Located in our apple orchard, each geodesic dome rests on an elevated deck that gives you a great view of the Atlantic, Bird Islands and Cape Breton Highland Hills. You can choose the Phoenix and Raven Dome which are new additions and great for couples. The Apple and Luna domes are great for families. These off grid structures are NOT yet pet friendly except the new additions.

Most of our domes are seasonal (May - October) with the exception of the Atlantic dome, which has a wood stove and is offered year round!

 

The Raven Dome

$175/night - 2 Guests

$15/guest after 2 Guests

2-4 Guests

1 Bed & 1 Futon

Battery Lights

No Pets

The Raven dome sits on an upper deck with views of the Atlantic and the Cape Breton Highlands. Inside you have a queen bed from which you can view the ocean by day and stars at night. There is an option of futon as an extra bed so you can host four people or just have a cozy, couple's getaway. The latest member of the Cabot Shores' treetop village features a wilderness experience with glamping comfort and a short walk to "glamper's" shower and washroom or a modern, windowed outhouse. On the lower deck is a picnic table and optional hot tub for a fee or as part of a package. Pets are allowed for additional $15/night per pet.

Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Hot tub for a fee.

The Phoenix Dome

$175/night - 2 Guests

$15/guest after 2 Guests

2-4 Guests

1 Bed & 1 Futon

Battery Lights

No Pets

This 16' diameter dome sits on a raised wooden platform in a secluded wooden area, overlooking Mountains. It has a double bed and enough space to sleep two or four with an option of futon, chairs to sit and look out of the bay window and to gaze wonderful stars in the night. There is a woodstove inside, which needs to kept going all night during winter. A hammock, picnic table, and fire pit are located beside the dome. This dome is pet friendly and you can bring your furry friend for $15/night per pet. It has a cedar hot tub on its deck which you can rent for a fee.

Amenities

  • Woodstove
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Hot tub for a fee.

The Atlantic Dome

$175/night

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

 

This 16' diameter dome sits on a raised wooden platform in a secluded wooden area, overlooking Church Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a double bed and chairs to sit and look out of the bay window. Half the roof is a skylight, so the star gazing is wonderful.  A hammock, picnic table, and fire pit are located beside the dome. There's no electricity, but battery powered lights are provided. There is a woodstove inside to keep you warm in the colder months. There is also an outhouse a few steps from the dome. This dome is not pet friendly. It doesn't have a hot tub on its deck but you can rent hot tubs closer to the lodge if available.

Amenities

  • Woodstove
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table

The Apple Dome

$175/night

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

This 16' diameter geodesic dome sits on a treehouse platform in our apple orchard. It has a double bed and a swing chair inside. Half the roof is a skylight, so the star gazing is wonderful. The Apple Dome is connected to the Luna Dome by stairs. From the deck you can see Church Pond, the Atlantic Ocean, mountains & the stars at night! There's no electricity, but solar lights are provided. The bathroom/shower is a short walk away in Whiff's Lodge; there is also an outhouse a few steps from the dome.

Amenities

  • Woodstove
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table

The Blue Heron Dome

$175/night

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

 

This 16' diameter dome sits on a treehouse platform in the apple orchard. It has a double bed and chairs to sit and look out of the bay window. Half the roof is a skylight, so the star gazing is wonderful. Underneath is a big deck with a picnic table and fire pit for great evening guarantee. There's no electricity or source of heat, but solar lights are provided. The bathroom is a short walk away; there is also an outhouse a few steps from the dome.  A cedar hot tub is available on your deck for rental or a part of a honeymoon and hot tub or wellness package

  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit

The Eagle Dome

$175/night

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

 

This 16' diameter dome sits on a treehouse platform in our apple orchard. It has a double bed and chairs to sit and look out of the bay window. Half the roof is a skylight, so the star gazing is wonderful.  Underneath the dome is a large deck with a picnic table, and a fire pit nearby for great evening guarantee. There's no electricity or source of heat, but solar lights are provided. The bathroom is a short walk away; there is also an outhouse a few steps from the dome.

Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table

The Beaver Dome

$175/night

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

 

This 16' diameter dome sits on a raised wooden platform in a secluded wooden area, overlooking Church Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a double bed and chairs to sit and look out of the bay window. Half the roof is a skylight, so the star gazing is wonderful. There's no electricity or source of heat, but battery powered lanterns are provided. A fire pit and picnic table are located below the dome. There is an outhouse a 1 minute walk from the dome, and bathroom with shower located 3 minutes away in our Main Lodge.

Amenities

  • Fire Pit

The Luna Dome

$140/night (Call 902-929-2584 to book Luna Dome)

1-2 Guests

1 Bed

Solar Lights

No Pets

 

This 12' diameter dome sits on a treehouse platform in the apple orchard, it is ideal for kids and the Luna Dome is connected to the Apple Dome by stairs. It has a double bed, sky light, and pop out window inside. From the deck you can see Church Pond, the Atlantic Ocean, mountains & the stars at night! There's no electricity or source of heat, but solar lights are provided. The bathroom/shower is a short walk away in Whiff's Lodge; there is also an outhouse a few steps from the dome.

Luna Dome is only available to book for kids aged upto 16. Please call 902-929-2584 to book this dome.

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 and MasterCard), 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 24 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.

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 Traveller

"...secluded from the rest of the world."

From the inside of the dome we were able to star gaze and feel spectacularly secluded from the rest of the world.

~ Emily, Maine

"...bald eagles soaring right above our heads"

I loved the experience. Oh and we loved kayaking with the bald eagles soaring right above our heads..very cool!

~ Brenda Y., Canada

"...unique and different"

Awesome experience if you're looking for something a bit unique and different. Restaurant was also amazing when the chef was working. I would highly recommend.

~ Jarret, Edmonton

"...get away from the hustle & bustle"

We really loved our stay at the Eagle Dome. It was such a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of life. We loved the dome itself and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

~ Lauren



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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