During a drive on the Cabot Trail, we found Gimmic Bed and Breakfast in the Nova Scotia tourism guide and called at the last minute to book a room. It was the most expensive B&B in town, so we figured it would be nice. When we arrived, we discovered that our luck with great B&Bs on the trip had run out. Whycocomagh is a pretty town right on the water, but Gimmic is a tiny, cramped house with paper thin walls, and no view. The house has three small bedrooms, all of which were pretty but so small that my legs smacked into either the bed or the dresser (about one foot apart) every time I walked around the bed. We assumed the owner lives in the basement but she spent most of her time in the living room, watching TV (can be heard all over the house) and chain smoking. The one bathroom is shared and tiny and since the house is so small, it can be be heard evyerwhere.
There is a cat and a dog, so if you have allergies be aware!
Gimmic is a new B&B, the owner said it was her first year and she hadn't had many guests. The owner was very nice, very chatty and very new at this. Clearly, there are still some kinks to work out but some problems are insumountable. The house is cheaply constructed and ugly with zero ambience. We ended up leaving and staying at the fabulous Aberdeen Motel down the street for $30 less. Gimmic is waaay overpriced for the area. We drove past one of the cheaper B&B's and it looked much nicer.
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- Gimmic's Bed & Breakfast Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island