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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Bed and Breakfasts in Nova Scotia

My husband and I are planning to go to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island in June. We are planning on being there for about 8 days, flying in and out of Halifax. We enjoy staying in B and Bs. Any suggestions as we make our way around?
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Me and my family are planning for trip to novo scotia in may and we like to stay there for a week...please have any suggestions.
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You can find a national directory of B&Bs in Canada at: www.bbcanada.com .
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 06:49 PM
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Thanks krp329. I'll check out that B&B website.
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 05:32 AM
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phillychic-did you see the thread titled It was a lovely week in Nova Scotia and PEI- cmcfong topped it for you for her suggestions
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Thanks for letting me know about cmcfong report. It is great.
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Old Jan 11th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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http://www.thepebble.ca/
http://lanternhillandhollow.com/ http://thewatersedgeinn.com/inn/ http://www.seawindlanding.com/ http://www.hillsdalehouseinn.ca/
http://www.oceanstone.ns.ca/ (cottages)
My husband and I have stayed at these B&Bs numerous times and we love them all.
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Old Jan 12th, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Thanks Karen E for your suggestions. I will check them out.
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I don't remember where all we stayed during our visit to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, but I have two stand-outs and one warning.

The warning is a B&B called "Two Tittle," at White Point near the top of Cape Breton. We were choosing B&Bs off the internet, it looked nice enough. But they couldn't find a record of our reservation, and it was a small, unattractive house. They might be perfectly nice people and it could be a lovely place, but since they lost our reservation we'll never know, and after seeing it we frankly felt relieved. It was not impressive.

Which leads to one recommendation, the place we found at the last minute that night -- the Castle Rock Country Inn, down the road at Ingonish Ferry (around the point from the Keltic Lodge). It's not a B&B, but was more a very small hotel. The room was average, but it has a restaurant with a deck and a gorgeous view. The night we stayed the power was out in the village, but everyone there was very apologetic and accomomdating, even letting me use the hotel phone to make a call back home. Breakfast was on the beautiful deck. I see Tripadvisor has mixed reviews of the place, and our impression of it was probably affected by our relief at finding any place at all to sleep that night, but the views really are great.

My other recommendation is if you're going to Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. It's probably overflowing with lovely Victorian B&Bs -- we stayed at the Hillsdale House Inn, and it was just gorgeous. Old and lovely, and a good breakfast. http://www.hillsdalehouseinn.ca/index.html Was along a very pretty street to walk along also, with other old homes.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 04:29 AM
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I too have stayed at Castle Rock and it was great. We were there on Thanksgiving Weekend during the Celtic Colors Festival and we loved the food and ambience.
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The lighthouse route in southern Nova Scotia has a number of nice b & bs very close to the waterfront. We stayed in 15 or so throughout N.S., Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. All were perfectly acceptable to very nice, except for one in Halifax. We looked at the info. on the b & b site and thought it sounded quite nice....but it was a true nightmare. So much so that we did not even spend the night. (Although we prepaid, we were willing to lose the cash.) I can quite honestly say that out of ALL the b & bs my husband and I have stayed in through the years, this is by far the worst one. As a sidenote, B&bs are our first choice for accommodations in most countries that we visit. The "appearance" of the house in Halifax wasn't terrible (though not as described on the website)...but the single proprieter and his apparently well-trained "attack dogs" (I know this sounds extreme) were frightening characters from the get go. So, if it says beautiful, garden view in downtown Halifax, it "may" be something entirely different....Do pay attention to all the reviews.
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sanleahcam, why don´t you tell us the name of the horrible B&B in Halifax??
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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Thank you for all of this information. I would also be interested in the name of the B and B in Halifax. I have started making some reservations and I have made one at the Halliburton in Halifax. Hopefully it's not the awful one that sanleahcam has mentioned.
I also made a reservation at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal.
I'm trying to figure out the rest of the nights (4 more). I thought of staying in Pictou at the Pictou Lodge (anyone know it?) Also, in Baddeck at either Telegraph House or Water's Edge (which is more expensive) or Broad Water Inn.
Ingonish in on my list also to spend a night. I was thinking the Keltic Lodge but I will look into Castle Rock County Inn.

Thanks all for your help so far.
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The Haliburton is not the one. Ive stayed there and its lovely.
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Is there a particular reason you heading to Pictou? This would be low on my choices of overnights if you just have 8 nights.
You may wish to spend a night in Lunenburg or Mahone Bay.

On Cape Breton I would say Baddeck, Ingonish, Cheticamp or Grand Etang, Margaree or Mabou.
Near Mabou, this is a neat place, great food and accomodation
http://www.glenoradistillery.com/links.htm

Great spot in Mabou for ceilidhs and local flavor and food
http://www.redshoepub.com/


This was a favorite breakfast/lunch spot for us in Margaree Valley.

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant...va_Scotia.html

There are lots of wonderful craft places to stop at and when you cross the causeway to Cape Breton be sure to stop at the tourist booth right there. There is often a bagpiper playing.
They will also give you maps of all the craftsmans locations. We especially loved Cape Breton Clay.
http://www.capebretonclay.com/welc.html


The Nova Scotia tourism department puts out an excellent magazine called the Doers and Dreamers Guide. It has lots of great information in it too.
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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Thanks irecommend. The only reason I was thinking of Pictou is because it looks like a long distance from Annapolis Royal to Cape Breton. I will look into your suggestions and, rather than staying in Pictou, push on from Annapolis Royal to Cape Breton.
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Pictou could be a nice spot but they put the Pulp Mill smack dab in the middle of it and it stinks.

And I think I scouted out the bad B &B in Halifax- I believe from the trip advisor reviews and the description above it is Garden View B &B.
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You could stop at Antigonish from Annapolis Royal. There are lots of B&Bs in the town.
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Thanks all!
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