We stayed at Laurel's bed and breakfast for the week between Christmas and New Year's. When we told friends we were planning a winter getaway to Cape Breton, some were sceptical. Sceptics notwithstanding, we had an absolutely wonderful holiday, with just the mix we had wanted of 'quiet romantic retreat', Celtic music and snowshoeing on the nearby trails. Our room was charming - large, quiet and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were a wonder - healthful, filling and delicious; I mention in particular the squash soup (the squash grown in Laurel's garden), fresh homemade bread, cranberry porridge and fresh fruit.
Laurel is a resourceful, warm, engaging and thoroughly professional innkeeper, who does everything she turns her hands to well. She was informed, helpful, remarkably accommodating and a very real pleasure to get to know. We have stayed in many B&Bs across Canada and this was the most welcoming experience we have had.
Carl Schwebel and Andrea Snider
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just off the Ceilidh Trail,Cape Breton's sunset coast, Laurel's Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored 1880s home, set far back from the road.(rte. 252) Laurel's is just minutes from the heart of Mabou Village, the cultural and musical soul of Inverness County. Guests enjoy a full organic breakfast with espresso, coffee, tea, and food gathered from the garden and from local farms. Take a short drive to the stunning West Mabou beach for swimming, hiking, and photography. Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is our choice for a bike ride or a long walk. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing nearby on the Mabou and Mull rivers. On Sunday mornings, visit the Mabou Farmer's Market where you will find local foods, fine crafts and prepared meals. The famous Red Shoe Pub and the Glenora Distillery offer fine food and live music day and night. Enjoy stories, conversations, and culture like nothing you will find anywhere else. Laurel's is an LGBT-welcoming Bed & Breakfast. We accept Visa and Mastercard and cash as payment. Check-in 3-6 PM; self check-in after 6PM. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laurel's Bed And Breakfast Mabou, Nova Scotia