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13 Drive-Up Snowmobile Accommodations

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Wondering where to stay on your next snowmobile getaway? These 13 drive-up accommodations provide easy access to/from the trail system. Read more to choose which option works best for your up-coming snowmobile adventure! 

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1. Iron Mountains Wilderness Cabins 

These cabins can be your trailside off-grid home base, with easy access to the Great Trail and groomed SANS Snowmobile Trails. Enjoy a pint pulled from Nova Scotia’s first fully off-grid pub and then settle into your cabin as you overlook the rugged landscape and plan your adventure. 

2. Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayfront Lodge 

Located just a short distance from the Great Trail and SANS Snowmobile Trails, these cozy cabins offer full kitchens and an air-bubble tub, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Enjoy a great night lounging in their huge common room playing billiards, cribbage or just put your feet up next to their comforting fireplace.

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3. Raven’s Rock Country Cottages 

Built with comfort and convenience in mind, you can pull your sled up to the front door and enjoy a peaceful night’s rest. These cottages are conveniently located next to the Wreck Cove General Store, where you can stock up before heading out on the trails.

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Snowmobile Packages Starting at $235

4. Wreck Cove Wilderness Cabins

Wreck Cove hugs the Atlantic coastline and is home to stunning views. The Wreck Cove Wilderness Cabins feature wood stoves, wifi, full kitchens and are conveniently located across the street from groomed snowmobile trails. As an added bonus these cabins are pet-friendly!

5. Big Intervale Fishing Lodge 

The Big Intervale Fishing Lodge is tucked away in Big Intervale along the Margaree River. From the lodge, snowmobile trails lead up to Cape Clear, Wreck Cove, or Chéticamp making it a great home base for your snowmobile adventure.

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6. The Clairestone Inn

Explore Cape Breton’s South Coast by sled and stay in a boutique hotel. The Clairestone Inn is surrounded by the ambiance of quaint, Cape Breton/Acadian hospitality. Enjoy wintery ocean views from the front veranda as you park your sled before you plan your next route.

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7. Inverary Resort 

The Inverary Resort is a one-stop-shop, as it has everything you need. Park your sled outside your room and head towards the spa for some pampering, or Lakeside Restaurant for some great food. At the end of your day, relax in your cozy room that is merely a few kilometers from tomorrow’s trail.

8. Valley View Chalets

Who doesn’t want to see breathtaking views while out snowmobiling? Well, the panoramic views don’t have to end just because you rolled into your accommodation. Valley View Chalets are home to stunning scenes, not to mention they are fully equipped with smart TV’s, wifi, firepits, full kitchens, and more.

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9. Mabou River Inn 

The Mabou River Inn, located on Canada’s Musical Coast is home to Celtic music and Gaelic culture year-round. Located a few minutes off the main trail it is well worth the stop if you are in need of a warm place to stay and a good hearty meal before taking off for your next adventure.

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10. Vicar’s View

These fun, private, two-level lighthouse-themed ensuites come with a small garage for snowmobiles for the winter visitor. The design and details inspired to suit a touring couple’s need with a kitchenette and all required amenities that is NS Approved and Canada Select rated 4.5 Star property.

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11. McIntyre’s Cottages & Cameron House 

Located in the village of Baddeck these cottages are perfect for those who love to travel via snowmobile. The 707 trail ends just beside their comfy cottages, making it the perfect place to stop for the evening. McIntyre’s Cottages also has direct access to the 104 trail so you can start off on a new trail in the morning.

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12. The Lynwood Inn

Although this charming country Inn is not located on the main road it is well worth the extra few kilometers. With 32 rooms and an in-house restaurant, there is enough space for everyone to relax and put their feet up and get ready for the next day’s worth of sledding!

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13. Chéticamp Outback Inn

Feel at home at this beautiful Inn, which is just minutes away from Main Street Chéticamp, attractions, and the National Park. This property’s deck offers mountain views for guests to enjoy as well as drive-up opportunities for guests traveling by snowmobiles.

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