In 2019, Cabot Shores was touted as one of the “coolest places to go glamping in Canada” by Chatelaine Magazine. We were also recently featured in a lengthy exposé on Canada.com. Glamping, along with sustainability, wellness, and exploration, has always been an integral part of our DNA. We’re continuously enhancing the guest experience to not only align with our hospitable core values but also the latest trends in the travel industry. Glamping in Nova Scotia is in the midst of a meteoric rise in popularity, especially for those with a penchant for adventure and self-reflection. And we couldn’t think of a better location for a well-deserved, long-awaited break from the city than right here along the serene Cabot Trail.
Glamping in Nova Scotia: Yurts, Domes, Chalets, and More!
If you were to search for “glamping near me” unconsciously, you just might stumble upon our particularly rejuvenating slice of peaceful Cape Breton Island. Cabot Shores offers everything from hard-to-find dome camping to a night in a traditional farmhouse—glamping in Nova Scotia has never been this sophisticated nor sundry. Most travellers are instinctively drawn to our treetop glamping domes, which are strategically placed at various picturesque locations around our thriving, homegrown apple orchard. The yurts, meanwhile, vary in size and scope as some feature a wood stove while others are placed along the edge of Church Pond, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. All in all, we have seven distinct accommodation types, most of which complement an extended weekend of glamping with family or friends.
Adventure, Exploration, and Reflection
But, of course, glamping in Nova Scotia wouldn’t be the same without several days of adventure, exploration, and reflection amid towering sugar maples, dense thickets, curious wildlife, and the Atlantic’s patient waves. There’s no offseason for adventure at Cabot Shores. Thus, the surrounding wilderness fosters everything from full-day snowshoeing excursions to multi-day wellness retreats. During the warmest months, guests are free to paddle along Indian Brook with occasional moose sightings, explore Church Pond and its hidden coves, take the Eagle Feather Ferry (a flat bottom) out to the beach where you can sunbathe on the 2,000-foot beach, and swim in the Atlantic and then rinse off in the freshwater of Church Pond. Make sure to keep an ear to the ground for upcoming events, retreats, and concert series’.
Organic Gourmet Cuisine
Glamping in Nova Scotia is scientifically proven to improve mental and physical health as it does not entail as much preparation and hands-on labour as a traditional camping experience. And it’s important to note that all of our unique Cabot Trail accommodations are just a short stroll from a gourmet meal inside Cabot Shores Bistro. While glamping in Cape Breton (or anywhere else, for that matter), it’s vital to not only soothe the mind and free the spirit but also to provide your body with fresh, organic nutrition. The Bistro’s skilled, worldly culinary team utilizes homegrown produce, local ingredients, and health-conscious approaches. They can accommodate any and all dietary restrictions or requests.