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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.

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The Chanterelle Inn and Cottages sit high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River and St. Ann's Harbour and the Inn is reminiscent of a traditional Cape Breton barn. The property is eco-aware using solar and wind power and its 100K restaurant serves a cuisine created from local (100K)and organic ingredients. The Inn has 9 elegantly appointed rooms (K, T, Q, D); 3 cottages with fully-appointed kitchens. All have private 4-piece bathrooms, original works of art, WiFi, cotton linens, ceiling fans and are fragrance and chemically-free, We have an extensive lending library, gazebo on the Harbour, nature trails through the 100+ acre property and offer a selection of vacation packages.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Sydney Airport29 mi
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What a charming place. The food was incredible, we loved the mushroom soup at dinner and the French toast casserole at breakfast. This was a great place to stop before venturing out onto the rest of the Cabot Trail and when we get back to Cape Breton we hope to return. This was p
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Response from CapeBretonFresh, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Thank you very much for taking your time to review the Chanterelle Inn! and for the wonderful comments. Yes, I hope you do come back.
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It was a last minute destination and recommended by Nova Scotia tourist bureau. We arrived not knowing what to expect. The inn is comfortable, full of interesting treasures, gourmet dining on a screened porch where we were entertained by a group of hummingbirds. The breakfasts
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Response from CapeBretonFresh, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 4 weeks ago
We so appreciate your time to write such a wonderful review! And I'm glad your last minute decision was rewarding . I hope you will return. I will make it a point to drop by the Nova Scotia tourist bureau and thanking them for recommending the Chanterelle to you.
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The Inn sits on a private property that is both quiet and has a great location when traveling the Cabot Trail. We stayed for 4 nights and it was a great experience. This place boasts that it sources all of its food and products locally. They pick their own mushrooms, fiddleheads,
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Response from CapeBretonFresh, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hosting your family was one of the true highlights of the entire time since we opened in 2000! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for mentioning the support we offer to local enterprises and for helping us to help the local economy through the local producers, fishers, and farmers. I look forward to the possibility that you all may come back or even only some of you
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Very friendly lady running the place who is also an excellent chef. Limited dinner menu but very excellent quality. Breakfast is simple...bread, fruit, yogurt. Coffee pot not set up early. A bit informal in terms of service. Bedroom and bathroom spotless but no A/C so a bit warm.
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Response from CapeBretonFresh, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to write such a complimentary review. We must have missed the coffee pot that day as it is typically the first thing we do in the morning for the coffee lovers. I am a bit curious about the description of breakfast because in addition to the items you mentioned, we always have a hot egg dish, oat cakes or other pastries, house-made granola, and often cheese, sausage, bacon and other food stuffs . Yes, we do not have air conditioning but rather have windows that open for the cool night air, ceiling fans, open doors to the veranda and air exchangers. Unfortunately air conditioning is not sustainable and it would only be required for 5 or 6 nights a year. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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My wife and I visited this wonderful home 15 years ago with a group of friends. Eight of us took four rooms and Earlene looked after us as if we were her nieces and nephews … no requests were too big …
Fast forward 15 years later, we recently came back "home" with our daughter a
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Response from CapeBretonFresh, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 4 weeks ago
After 15 years, it was truly delightful having you and your wife back again---and to meet your lovely daughter. And yes, it is such a wonderful compliment to see that you referred to the inn as "home". May it always continue to be . We look forward to having you come back home! Your review is such an inspiration to us.
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Dear Chanterelle Inn - looking forward to staying three nights in the summer. Knowing the inn is situated on the Cabot Trail, but not in any particular town, I was wondering about how far the inn is from a couple of excursions my family is keen on partaking. We definitely want to see about doing a whale watching excursion. How much of a drive is it to the nearest recommending whale watching company? Also, are you able to give us some good dining recommendations for a fun evening near the hotel?
I would say that dining options are limited. We did have a good meal down the road south from the Chanterelle Inn, but I can't remember the exact name. A fun evening will be hard to find; this area is very rural. The owner of the the inn objected to my calling the Cabot Trail a rural road. It IS a rural road leading to small towns where not a lot is happening. As far as whale watching is concerned: although the Atlantic coast may look close-by, getting there will take a while. I would recommend finding a place on the coast for that activity. The interior of Cape Breton Is. is better for hiking than as a jumping off post for whale watching. One more thing: DO NOT miss Fort Louisbourg: a visit there is a fantastic experience.
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"If you can't live without a tv, choose a cottage."
"Get a cottage if you can"
"By design there is no TV and that was a nice change"
"Loved the peace and quiet of the cabin."
"Not suitable for those using wheelchairs."
US$129 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandNorth River Bridge
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