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The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or

At a Glance

    Pros

  • cool concept
  • warm hosts

    Cons

  • difficult access
  • breakfast not included
  • no credit cards accepted

The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or Review

Before automation, two lighthouse keepers manned the light on rocky Cape d'Or, and their cottages have been transformed into a small inn with unparalleled views of the Minas Basin. Guest rooms are basic and only one has an en suite bath, but there's a welcoming common area with a breakfast bar, books, games, and a small refrigerator, and there's an excellent restaurant on-site (closed Wednesday). Although getting here is challenging—follow the road (locally known as the Cape Road) off Highway 209 from Advocate Harbour, then park and walk down a steep gravel path (locally known as the Road to Whistle)—the wild beauty repays your effort.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Nov.–Apr.
Updated: 11-15-2013

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