Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort : Part 1


Our day really started once we arrived in Cape Breton. These horses entertained us while we waited for the tiny Englishtown ferry. We were all happy to have some sun! Five dollars gets you across the water and cuts several miles off the route to Indian Brook and Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort where my daughter and I were headed.

We weren't the only ones excited to be traveling that day! I like the colour of his truck, matches my car:)

It has been ages since I've been to Cape Breton and we were delighted to find ourselves here. The perfect spot for relaxing or being as active as you want to be. Barbara and Paul Tilson Weinberg purchased 55 acres after falling in love with Cape Breton while on holiday almost a dozen years ago.They have been happily pursuing their dream at Cabot Shores ever since.

Not only can you stay in the lodge, there are chalets, a farmhouse, tipi and yurt to choose from. If you want to camp, there is a lovely old apple orchard to pitch your tent in.

Right away we went out and about exploring. First Paul had to put away the yolo board which I was fascinated with. It is a cool sort of raft/board you stand on and use a pole to push yourself around. Like a surboard, skateboard rafty thing. Did not try it but will next time for sure. Lots of stuff to enjoy here.



Paul explaining how the 'ferry" works. You basically plop inside and pull yourself over the the beach. The beach runs for miles!

Here is Cosmo, the resident pooch doing it the easy way or hard way, depending on how you look at it:)

After a lot of exploring we ended back at the lodge for some lunch and then out and about again. They have just opened a "Bistro" here so anyone can drop in for a meal. Carl the cook, is an experienced chef and tells amazing stories of his adventures in the far north. Planked salmon and seafood are his speciality. Barbara is also a fabulous vegetarian cook who uses as many local ingredients as she can. Between the two of them you will never go hungry.

After some yummy vegetarian chili, we headed out for more r&r. We hiked and took it all in. Next time I want to go up to see Indian Falls as we did not have time to do it in this visit.

I have so much more to tell you but don't want to go on and on here so will write more in the next post:) Look at the bed! Like sleeping in a treehouse! Oh yes, and some exciting house guests arrived. Stay tuned....

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort: part 2

16 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

ohhh SO BEAUTIFUL! i am googling the place right now. i'd love to go to CB w Andrew sometime.... can't wait to hear more :)

Eco Yogini said...

oh haha- you have it linked-perfect!

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! I can hardly wait for part 2. Thanks for sharing.
-Ann

Daina Deblette Scarola said...

Ahhh... I can't wait!!! Sounds as great as you had hoped for. Part 2 PLEASE :)

moosegirlmaria said...

Beautiful pictures, as always, Shelagh! It really is gorgeous there. I'm glad the weather was lovely for you. We actually delivered a nice biker couple to the Englishtown Ferry on Sunday. They were from Ontario and wanted directions so we took them! I await Part 2 with anticipation! ; )

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Ooh I'm drooling! I SO want to come to the other coast one day! Lovely place and great shots to show it off.

Sara said...

I am SOOOOO envious! I love Cape Breton, and it has been years since I've been able to visit. Hoping to get there this year...

Sara said...

That looks like a terrific place to visit...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks idyllic!

laureenlynn said...

The pictures and stories are wonderful to read and look at. The guy is carrying a SUP , a stand up paddleboard.

Renee said...

It looks lovely, and lucky you....you had sunshine! Eagerly anticipating part 2.

Kathy said...

Wow...gorgeous. What a fabulous place, wish I could be there right now.

Thanks for sharing.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm doing a road trip to Cape Breton with my sister in September.

Amy said...

Another example of how you write and illustrate the best Nova Scotia travel guides!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I visited cape Breton once ..it is such a beautiful and rustic place! I'm so gld you had a fun trip!

leendadll said...

that looks soooo relaxing!