Stay in one of our Magical Yurts

Want a unique glamping experience?

A yurt is a circular, tent-like structure that has traditionally been used by nomadic peoples for thousands of years. There are two wooden yurts and nine authentic Mongolian yurts, nestled among the wilderness at Cabot Shores.

All of our yurts are raised on a wooden deck with a skylight to look at the stars. Some have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean and Church Pond, while others are more secluded and surrounded by woods for privacy. Most of our yurts are even open year-round!

The Cedar Yurt


This spacious yurt smells of fresh cedar boards and is perfect for a couples getaway or a family road trip. It can comfortably sleep up to 4 people, with a queen bed and a bunk bed with two twins, loveseat, coffee table and chairs inside. A wood stove will keep you toasty in colder months. The skylight allows you to view the stars on clear night. There is a cedar soaking tub located on the yurts deck, which can be rented for an additional fee. This popular yurt is the only one of its kind at Cabot Shores with it's close access to our organic gardens, chickens and rooster. Be the one to reserve it! Showers and washrooms are located beside the Cedar Yurt in Whiff's Lodge.

The Large Mongolian Yurts


Our large Mongolian yurts (between 16' and 20' diameter) can sleep from 3 to 5 people comfortably. Want an amazing view of the Church Pond and the Atlantic Ocean? Or maybe you are looking for something a little bit secluded in the woods for privacy? We have the perfect yurt waiting just for you.

The Small Mongolian Yurts


Our small Mongolian yurts (12' diameter) sleep comfortably 1 or 2 people in each. All of our small yurts have a beautiful view of Church Pond and the Atlantic Ocean.

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for your interest in Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat. Please note that it is our policy to collect a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex), and retrieve a 50% deposit ahead of time to hold your requested accommodations. We are also required to charge 15% harmonized sales tax.

Cancellations are required 28 days in advance or initial deposit is retained with the option to apply it to another reservation in the next 12 months. A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations made with 28 days advanced notice. Cancellation on your day of arrival, leaving before reservation has expired or arriving late will result in the entire fee being forfeited. We are not responsible for weather conditions.

We are a pet friendly establishment with a maximum of 2 dogs per accommodation unless special arrangements have been made. The fee is $15 plus tax per day, per dog. There is a small selection of accommodations which are not pet friendly for those with allergies.  These include lodge rooms 1,2,3; all the geodesic domes, the little red and sky yurts…

Cabot Shores is a wilderness resort. We have gardens that produce veggies for the bistro in the summer, an apple orchard that produce cider in the fall, and also chickens year-round that are a delight for many of our guests, especially children. There is also a rooster that makes the hens happy and protects them from predators. He likes to wake up early – our apologies if you are not an early riser, especially for guests staying in the lodge and cedar yurt. We provide ear plugs.

Please note that smoking is not permitted inside Lodge or accommodations according to Canadian law or anywhere close to any buildings There are two designated smoking areas – please inquire at the front desk. There is a $200 room recovery fee for smoking inside any accommodation.

Rated One of the Coolest Places to Go Glamping in Canada

"From fully furnished chalets to geodesic domes and yurts, there is an accommodation for every type of camper here. But one of the coolest on offer? The Treetop Village, which is composed of geodesic domes on high stilts so you can sleep among the trees. Each dome offers something different — breathtaking views of the Atlantic, famous views of the full moon and stars. Don’t forget to visit the private beach while you’re there, too."

~ Chatelaine

Booking Enquiries

Interested in staying at Cabot Shores, but have a few questions? Call us at 1-866-929-2584 or fill out the form below.

"Best mini vacation"

I must say it was the best mini vacations I've ever had. It's a wilderness resort with nature, relaxation, fantastic food, and calm. A break from having wifi, cell service, and television in the yurt was welcomed.

~ Krista P., Nova Scotia

"...beautiful ocean views"

Where else can one stay in a Mongolian yurt on the shore of Cape Breton Island with beautiful ocean views?

~ Rick I., Vermont

"Such a great laid-back place to explore with kids"

Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our stay in the Forest Yurt! Such a great laid-back place to explore with kids, the staff was wonderful and the food was awesome. We will be back soon for a longer stay!”

~ Lauren B.

"Heaven on the Cabot Trail"

"Heaven on the Cabot Trail, we had the most magical stay at Cabot Shores from our little blue yurt, to soul-warming soup after a long day of hiking!"

~ Kimberly O., Ottawa

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