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Laurel's Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

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

Room Tip: We stayed in the Rankin room, which has a large, well appointed ensuite bathroom.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Ii was my pleasure to be your host. I enjoyed our conversations during your stay here. I'm glad you brought your snowshoes! Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you here again! Happy New Year! Warm regards, Laurel

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Laurel's B&B provides a wonderful getaway. Laurel is a warm and wonderful host who is also very accommodating. She focuses on local foods in her delicious breakfast and ensures a clean room for a comfortable night. The views across the countryside are spectacular too!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you so much for choosing to stay here. I enjoyed your company and conversation. Please come back on your next visit to the area. Best Wishes, Laurel

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Laurel's bed and breakfast provides the ideal location for a romantic weekend getaway in the beautiful countryside on the west side of Cape Breton. Close to lots of great events all winter and trails for hiking or snowshoeing, Laurel's is a great base camp. My husband and I live about an hour away and stayed one night in October while attending an event in nearby Inverness; it certainly won't be our last visit.

Laurel herself provides great conversation and delicious, hearty meals; the perfect hostess. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was huge, and the house is charming and clean.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I enjoyed our dinner and breakfast conversations. Hope to see you both soon! Cheers, Laurel

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My husband and I just spent a night at Laurels B and B in Mabou. Laurel's home is comfortable and our room was clean and cozy. We really enjoyed our evening chat in front of the fire while the rain pounded outside!
Very quiet and peaceful night prior to our drive around the Cabot trail. Thanks Laurel for the great discussion about food, farming and living life!
Your breakfast was yummy and your advise on our trip really helpful.
If you are interested in music, Laurel is very knowledgable about local events.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed our evening and breakfast conversations immensely. If you ever get back to Cape Breton, please come for a visit! Good Luck, Laurel

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

My husband and I were fortunate to stay one night with Laurel while traveling around Nova Scotia.
She was most welcoming and the two rooms are beautifully furnished and spotless!
We enjoyed a glass of wine while watching the sunset in a most pastoral setting!!! After a wonderful nights sleep we awoke to the delightful smells of breakfast being prepared,which was plentiful and delicious,... fresh baked muffins, homemade strawberry compote ,organic eggs and more!!!! Breakfast conversation was most enjoyable.
Laurel is a very attentive hostess who will make your stay most comfortable. Enjoy your stay!!!

Room Tip: both rooms are beautiful!!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laurel B, Owner at Laurel's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

It was my pleasure to be your host! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with me. Best wishes, Laurel

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