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Cabot Shores in the National Post: “Camping Without The Roughing-it Edge”

by Paul on July 5, 2012

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Cabot Shores In the National Post

Camping without the roughing-it edge

               Article by Paul Brent in the National Post July 3, 2012
(Cabot Shores in Good Company in National Post Article)

Journalist Paul Brent of the National Post called about a month ago and said he is doing an article on luxury camping.  He’d seen our website and asked for pictures of Chalets, the Yurt and Tipi.  We had a good chat.

Today the article is online, called “Camping Without The Rough- It Edge”.  Cabot Shores is in great company, with the Clayoquot  Resort of Tofino, B.C, a  remote and beautiful  Wilderness Resort–accessible only by seaplane or boat.

Cabot Shores is not that remote and is not yet  $5000 a day luxurious, but as I  told Paul Brent, some of our guests consider our lodging more of an adventure–with some of the spontaneity and surprises and delights of what I call “comfort at the edge of the wilderness”

One guest from Montreal, a designer of fancy leather coats, loved the wigwams  built with Mi’kmaq friends along Indian Brook.  When I suggested that maybe she’d like to take a night off from her Chalet and spend a night in a wigwam or tent, she said…:

…with a strong French Canadian accent:  “Paul, my dear, you don’t really understand that staying in one of your 4 star Chalets is like camping for me”. ..

And the next day she surprised me (and herself) by seeing two moose swimming across Church Pond…(see if you can make out the early morning swimmers…)

Early Morning Moose Seen from the Chalets Early Morning Moose Swimming in Church Pond

Or later, from a funky recliner, just below the Chalet:

So it goes…As my Grandma Bess used to say:  “to each his own”.  To which I’d add,  to each his or her “adventure mild to wild”.

Paul Brent writes of Canadian lodging, east to west, that carry the theme of “Camping Without The Rough-It Edge.”  Let us know what you think about  Cabot Shores in the National Post  check out the latest moose on the Cabot Shores our website/blog to see more of our esteemed guests, (human and wild).



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Eleanor Clarke July 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

Have you any campsites with electricity? We have a tent but need electricity? July 30 – August 2, 2012

paul July 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

Yes, we have several campsites that have electricity. They can be used for tents, tent
campers and have been used by the occasional RV. The difference between here and rv areas is just that: it’s primarily for folks wanting to be at the edge of wilderness, lots of places to hike, swim and fish nearby. All on grass, not concrete areas…but with access to electricity; water; toilets and showers and in the lodge: coin operated laundry; pool/ping pong area; wifi; and to the beach via the Eagle Feather Ferry (all on website) And we do have some availability from July 30-Aug. 2. Thanks for your interest.

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