Open year round. Choose between a beautiful chalet, a magical yurt, a treetop or tranquility dome, cozy lodge room, or a campsite. Cabot Shores is the perfect base camp to explore Cape Breton and the Cabot Trial. But first, explore our great packages.
Cabot Shores is the first and only 4 season wilderness resort on the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island
Located on the Cabot Trail, Cabot Shores was founded in 2004, when Dr. Paul and Barbara created a gathering place including a geobarn lodge and four chalets on 55 acres bordering Indian Brook, Church Pond and the Atlantic. Cabot Shores is the first and only 4 star, 4 season Wilderness Resort which is at once an adventure destination, gathering place for couples and families and groups, and a jump-off point for the Cabot Trail and other iconic spots around Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
The desire to be busy is spread throughout the way we live in a western, capitalist world. To be busy means to be productive; to be productive means to be valuable. Not only do many of us live our work lives in this fashion, the pressure to be productive transcends into our leisure and time […]
Trees, plants, grass, animals, humans, limbs, nails, hair, relationships, personalities—these are all things that have the capacity to grow. We are always in the game of growing. Yet, there are limits to how much we grow within a finite world. This is part of the reason why climate change is such a catastrophic global issue […]
There is power to food—resilience and subsistence. We need it; we crave it; we bond over it. There is much more behind the meal that nourishes us—the hands and care that go into growing, feeding, harvesting, and preparing the food that is in front of us. We like to be involved in as much of […]
My name is Amanda, and I am the garden-to-table intern for September/ October here at Cabot Shores. My role here is to care for the plants and veggies in the gardens, and help cook and serve food in the bistro. The past few weeks have been a time of great harvest here. We have harvested […]
Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles – Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Chopped dates, softened in a small bowl of 1/2c hot water (30 min) 1 cup Tahini (sesame paste) or Almond butter ¼ – ½ cup Cocoa powder (add more or less depending on how bitter you want the truffles) 1 cup Unsweetened dried shredded coconut […]
The website HappyCow.net helps worldwide travelers to find healthy food and “an evironmentally
sustainable way of living.” Cabot Shores shares these values. Our Bistro food–much grown in our garden and around Nova Scotia–is not only offered to our lodging and retreat guests, but to a variety of travelers touring the Cabot Trail and having all kinds of adventures (including food adventures) around Cape Breton Island.
Check out the Photos on Facebook
Many guests have found the Cabot Shores’ Bistro by consulting the happycow.net
and today we are featured on HappyCow Facebook. See if you recognize the photo
of the Bistro in the Great Room of […]
Peter Findlay’s Review
“Thanks, Dr. Paul. What a treat to have your gorgeous retreat as the base for our filming (of “Mysterious Ruins: Cape Breton:”).
Not only is it a spectacular setting and a home away from home, but it also allowed own team our own little headquarters and clubhouse.
If only every shoot was so much fun! (Peter Findlay: Toronto, Ontario)”
And a trailer from Mysterious Ruins” on the History Television of Canada, produced by Ellis.