As we drove Cape Breton's Cabot Trail (starting at Baddeck and then taking several days to drive counterclockwise around the island), our motel experiences were a bit hit-or-miss. But St. Ann's Motel was definitely one of the hits! What a spectacular view of St. Ann's Bay. And then the bald eagles and other wildlife in the area make this place very special. With the Lobster Galley Restaurant (where we ate dinner and then breakfast the next morning) within easy walking distance right next door, St. Ann's Motel is a great place to stay at the start of the Cabot Trail's eastern loop.
I love bald eagles, and while none dropped down directly in front of our picture window, we did spot one perched in a nearby snag that evening, and then more the next morning. They were waiting for the fishermen, who were fishing nearby off a point along the shore, to filet their catches, leaving scraps behind for the eagles, seagulls and crows to scoop up.
The room, itself, is simple. Very important to us is the bed, which was firm and provided us with a good night's sleep. Our room had a great shower curtain (featuring cartoon ducks) that previous guests described as "best shower curtain in the world" in the guest book. Other visitors must have been even more fortunate than we, because they described their eagle visits in glowing terms. I'm hoping that meant they saw eagles perched right outside the picture window on the driftwood outside ... just as the framed picture in our room promised. We didn't get that this time around ... so we'll just have to go back!
- Also Known As:
- St Ann`s Motel & Cottage Hotel Baddeck
- St Ann`s Motel And Cottage
- St Ann's Motel & Cottage Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada