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7 Unique Places to Stay This Winter

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Many marvel at the breathtaking views Cape Breton has in the summertime, but have you ever truly appreciated unwinding in our gorgeous winter? These snowy escapes could become your new favourite way to recharge this season.

1. Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort

Feed your sense of adventure this winter. With enticing scenery and a full range of activities to enjoy while you visit this resort makes for a perfect winter getaway. Go on a hike and admire the sun-drenched snowy views and then melt away the stresses of everyday life in one of their unique propane hot tubs. Also, expect a greeting by their charming canine mascot Cosmo upon arrival for your stay.

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2. Keltic Quay Cottages

Explore what the Cape Breton winter has to offer. Play a game of pool and sip a beer or have a satisfying midnight snack by the fire prepared in one of their fully-equipped cabin kitchens. There are plenty of culture-rich activities to enjoy in the community, should your adventure take you exploring out into the chilly weather. No need to leave your furry companion home, they’re pet-friendly.

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3. Big Intervale Fishing Lodge

Savour the views of the Margaree River and relax in the beautifully decorated Big Intervale Fishing Lodge. Each room has an old-fashioned charm that will allow you to appreciate the simpler pleasures of a winter getaway. Also enjoy daily fresh, hot, and delicious homemade meals to help keep you warm. This is a getaway fit for a fisherman.

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4. Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Come for the view and stay for the access to amazing snowmobile trails! Home of Nova Scotia’s first off-grid pub, it is guaranteed to keep you full after a day of hitting the trails on your skis, snowshoes, or after exploring the countless snowmobile trails in the Highlands! If you’re going to be snowmobiling this winter, this is a must-see destination!

7 Unique Places to Stay This Winter

5. Highlands Hostel 

The Famous Highlands Hostel is a Cabot Trail must!! This four-season outdoor adventure base camp is strategically nestled between the mighty Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the soft sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.  Located in the Village of Cape North, ‘The Winter capital of Nova Scotia’ at the very top of the Cabot Trail. Highlands Hostel is action central in Cape Breton’s wildest corners!!

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6. Valley View Chalets

Valley View Chalets are the perfect choice for a cozy winter getaway. Perched high above the Margaree Valley at the mouth of the Cape Breton Highlands, these luxurious new chalets offer breathtaking views of the snowy Valley below. As an added bonus, these Chalets are close to many snowmobile trails!

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7. Wreck Cove Wilderness Cabins 

Wreck Cove Wilderness Cabins are located on the Cabot Trail. Here you can enjoy the many activities the area has to offer, such as downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Groomed snowmobile trails are located across the street from the Cabins, in addition, we offer free snowshoe rentals to our guests. So what are you waiting for!

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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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