Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

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There are many benefits to rising early in the morning and getting a peaceful, quiet start to your day. At Cabot Shores we look forward to the sun rising over the ocean, illuminating the Bird Islands and casting beautiful pink and purple color across the sky. Another reason to get up early is to watch […]

Family Retreat – Action and Peace & Quiet!

Mums and Dads and kids spent the weekend exploring the many delights that Cabot Shores has to offer with an action… and stillness… packed schedule. After yummy self serve breakfasts, which catered admirably for everyone’s different preferences for getting up – early or a bit later, the morning offered the grown-ups the peaceful opportunity for […]

Cabot Trail Named One of “World’s 10 Most Beautiful Highways” by FoxNews.com

Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail has a history of high ratings from magazines and other media.
National Geographic, Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, and the Readers’ Digest all have
written about the beauty of Cape Breton Island, especially the Cabot Trail.
Now Foxnews.com has named the Cabot Trail one of the “world’s top 10 highways”.
The article in foxnews.com goes on to say:  “the Cabot Trail brings travellers through lush
green forests that in the fall transform into a breathtaking sea of reds, oranges and yellows
as the leaves change colors.  Along the route, drivers will come across an abundance of restaurants,
museums, galeries as well as hiking […]

Studying at Gampo Abbey

 
In March, Paul and Barbara were fortunate to be invited to take part in Shedra, or monastic college, at Gampo Abbey. For two weeks we traveled to Gampo Abbey several times a week. The journey itself, a drive on the Cabot Trail through the Cape Breton Highland National Park in winter is spectacular.

More than once, we observed a moose (the same one, we believe) in almost the same location, calmly chewing and regarding us with interest.
Gampo Abbey, North America’s only Tibetan monastery for Western students, is located off the Cabot Trail, high above the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

Under the […]

Breton Cove Traditional Farmhouse

Between Breton and Wreck Cove they say there’s buried treasure. Use your Breton Cove Hideaway as a jumping off point for your own great treasure hunt and vacation.
Enjoy 4 bedrooms sleeping 8-10.  The Farmhouse includes a spacious living room with extended Douglas fir beams, a full kitchen (electric stove with glass surface, microwave, refrigerator…) and dining room, two full baths, one with washer/dryer.  There is also deck  off the master bedroom.
Enjoy a day pass at sister property Cabot Shores or an evening of entertainment great food at the Cabot Shores’ Bistro.
The Farmhouse is family and pet-friendly.

Still swimmng on Cape Breton–especially the Moose

Many of our guests want nothing more than to see a Cape Breton moose.
 
Last week during a Road Scholar Retreat, a group saw all kinds of moose skat on the path to Indian Brook–but no moose.  Then, the next day, Catherine, a guest from San Francisco, came upon one.
Her husband, Nicholas, was skeptical.  “Where’s the picture?”  he said, only half jokingly?
Well, today, another couple, Robert and Christine (of Sydney Australia) were driving the Cabot Trail and visiting Mary Ann Falls.  Just after returning to the Cabot Trail, they stopped at a pond and there it was–a moose, a big bull […]