We picked this B&B as a good stopover point on our tour of Nova Scotia. It turned out to be worth a visit for its own sake.
An unfortunate highway-repair detour left us thoroughly lost at the end of a long day, and we called Josie and Jim to cancel. But she gave us clear directions on another route, and promised us a good dinner. We arrived without further problems, and the dinner promise was more than fulfilled: great food, good company, and excellent conversation. We loved the four dogs, especially the gentle giant Stanley.
We had the excellent big room over the garage, and in the morning we learned more about the house. Josie had wanted an energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive building, so the walls are double-thick and windows are triple-glazed. A single fireplace heats the house, including under-floor hot-water pipes. Solar panels on the garage roof help out. The main part of the house includes several other bedrooms and a lot of windows: Even on a grey morning, the house was bright and airy.
The Red Roof also includes its own herd of alpacas, who seem quite comfortable to be living on the shores of Northumberland Strait. The dogs and alpacas get along well.
The house is clearly a well-thought-out experiment in environmentally responsible living, and it would be worth a visit even if it weren't also a first-class B&B.
Bear in mind that the Red Roof is some distance from Antigonish and New Glasgow, the nearest towns, so if you reserve here you should ask for dinner as well (it's just a few dollars more, and well worth it). This was one of the best places we stayed in during our ten-day tour, and we highly recommend it.
All rooms look good. Ours had excellent bathroom downstairs.
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