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The Clairestone Inn

2375 Highway 206


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Experience sea level living on an island off an island at The Clairestone Inn: a newly renovated 17 room boutique hotel nestled in the quaint seaside village of Arichat on Cape Breton Island. Explore our gentle tides, listen to seagull songs, gaze at twinkly starry night skies, kayak tranquil coves, cycle through fishing villages, or chat with friendly locals, there’s so much to do during your stay on Isle Madame.


With a bright and airy beach house vibe, you’ll feel immediately at home when you settle into your classic drive-up room or a luxurious ocean view suite.  Whether you’re called to explore our beautiful shorelines, experience our deeply rooted Acadian culture, learn about our vast seafaring history, or simply relax on our spacious licensed veranda overlooking Arichat harbour, we welcome you to make your stay your own. Enjoy campfire chats and smores at the backyard firepit, read a book, browse our vinyl collection, or play a few tunes on the piano in our guest lounge, be social or enjoy a little alone time: the choice is yours.


Rise and shine to a delicious breakfast of classic favourites like our famous French Toast and local flavours like our salt cod fishcakes and beans.


All rooms are non-smoking and offer a private ensuite bath, flat-screen satellite tv, excellent high-speed wifi, Keurig coffee maker and complimentary k-cups, mini-fridge, microwave (upon request when available), quality linens, and super comfy beds.  We welcome pets in our designated pet friendly drive up room (must request in advance).

During your stay, our concierge service would be delighted to connect you with the wonderful hidden treasures of Isle Madame – from the best local bakery to the coolest neighborhood restaurant to picture perfect off-the-beaten-path sunset views. The Clairestone Inn is your perfect Cape Breton vacation destination.

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