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Keltic Quay Bayfront Lodge & Cottages

90 Main Street


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Your destination for exploration!

Keltic Quay is located on the northeast shore of the Bras d’Or Lakes in the village of Whycocomagh, an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular vistas. From the beauty of Canada’s largest inland sea to the breathtaking mountains, our year-round accommodation offers something for every vacationer. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and spectacular fall colours on one of the many hiking trails. Or snowmobile the Cape Breton Highlands’ famous trail system for winter adventure and spectacular beauty.  

Discover world-class golfing at Cape Breton’s Fabulous Foursome: Highland Links, Bell Bay, Dundee or La Portage. Or play a round at Cape Breton’s newest course – the superb Cabot Links in Inverness. Explore the waters of the Bras d’Or and enjoy the beauty of the coastline on a bird watching, sea kayaking or boat tour. Snap a memorable photo of fin, humpback, pilot or minke whales from a whale watching tour. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck and learn how the mysteries of air and water captured the famous inventor’s imagination. The Highland Village offers visitors a unique Gaelic experience, complete with costumed staff, farm animals, period building and artifacts. Discover Cape Breton’s long and rich coal mining history at the Miner’s Museum.  

Keltic Quay’s accommodations include twelve suites in six waterside cottages, featuring one and two-bedroom units. Each unit offers a deck or balcony located within 25 feet of the water, with Adirondack chairs, cable TV, electric fireplaces and rotisserie BBQs. Our beds are king and queen-sized, and feature soft mattresses to ensure a great night’s sleep. Gourmet kitchens with full size appliances and all amenities, spa bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and spacious, comfortable living areas ensure you’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive. 

Our main lodge offers deep comfortable leather seating in front of a floor to ceiling wood-burning fireplace, perfect for a drink and conversation. Or, join in a spirited game of cards, pool or shuffleboard. Prefer to sit outside? The lodge offers full-length verandas on two sides, allowing you to bask in sunlight any time of the day – and letting you pick your view! Our resort-wide Wi-Fi lets you stay in touch with family or business any time of the day or night. And remember, we’re a short drive from the entrance to the Cabot Trail, making us the ideal base from which to plan your day trips and adventures.

Keltic Quay is located directly on the shores of the The Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve. Looking out from the windows or decks of any of our accommodations you can see a multitude of species. On a given day you can see eagles, osprey, ducks, geese and even the occasional seal, beaver or mink. In the area we also have rabbits, deer and moose. We actually have an osprey nest and frog pond directly on the property. We offer kayaks and canoes to our guests and during the summer months and we have a traditional marshmallow roast over a camp fire right beside the shoreline.  

We are proudly recognized by Canada Select as a 4 1/2 star accommodation. Pets are permitted, with restrictions. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. 

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