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Cape Breton lodging

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Cape Breton lodging

In August, four of us are driving counterclockwise on the Cabot Trail, with our first night in Baddeck. We'd like to spend the second night on the north end of the trail in a B&B or inn, before spending a third night in Mabou. Can anyone make recommendations for Mabou or the northern part of the Trail?

Thanks,

Mike

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1. Re: Cape Breton lodging

Hello: It is good you are planning ahead and taking your time going around the trail. I cannot personally recommend anywhere, but check the Nova Scotia website posted below. You may want to look in the Pleasant Bay, Meat Cove area for your second night.

The site below lists accommodations. You can also send for a guide and a map.

www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx

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2. Re: Cape Breton lodging

We stopped at Oakwood Manor B&B which is a short drive from Cape North.

http://www.oakwoodmanorbedandbreakfast.com/

It was a beautiful old house which had been a working farm. It is surrounded by fields and woods and is so quiet. We had a very comfortable room (complete with brass bed). Breakfast was good too. It was one of the nicest places we stayed at and we wished we had had longer in the area.

It gets consistently good reviews on TA, and you can read my review there.

tripadvisor.co.uk/…REVIEWS

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3. Re: Cape Breton lodging

My wife and I operate a B&B in Sydney on Cape Breton Island and are familiar with most of the B&Bs on the Island. Here are some of our (and our guests) favourites - "The Inlet B&B" in Duingwall, "Oakwood Manor B&B" in Cape North, Highland Breeze B&B" in Pleasant Bay, "Ocean Haven B&B" near Margaree Harbour and the "Inn at Glendyer" just outside of Mabou. What you decide to do around the Trail will dictate how you break up your time and where you stay for the night.

Cheers

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It would be helpful to know what you are hoping "to do" as you travel the Trail , as depending on that , there maybe better locations. For example, if you want to hike, or want to take in the Cape Breton music venues. Or do you plan a whale watch or just like to dine out. The Cabot Trail is basically a loop with no shortcuts. Leaving the Trail to go along the coast to Mabou means you'll travel about 1 1/2 South from say Cheticamp and 2 1/2 from Pleasant Bay .

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How are you making out with your plan? Assume you are flying so would suggest you pin your flights down by the end of March if you are traveling in the first 10 days of August . The last 2 weeks of July and 1st week of August tend to be the weeks when everyone "comes home" so accommodation tightens up then and then there's the weddings every year in many places , so just a nudge!!

Know all the places that profound has mentioned. It's really what you want(or don't want) to do that you have to tell us to better advise you.

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6. Re: Cape Breton lodging

We're all set except for a car. Thanks to all for the help.

Mike

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