Stay in one of our Magical Yurts
Large Mongolian Yurts
What’s a yurt (or ger)?
A yurt or ger is the home of the Mongolian nomads. Its history dates back thousands of years and yurts are still widely in use year round across Mongolia. Our beautiful yurts are made using mostly natural products, hand crafted by a Mongolian family on a principle of fair trade. Gers are sustainable, leaving no footprint and comprise organic material like felt insulation and horse hair ropes. - From Groovy Yurts
Red Dragon Yurt
Starting at $195/night
The Red Dragon is our largest Mongolian Yurt, with a diameter of 30 feet, and is located next to the Event Space, giving you many options for a weekend away. Whether you stay here for your family's getaway with privacy and tons of space, or you and your closest friends use it for your next retreat or event, the Red Dragon is flexible.
The southern side of the yurt has a window with views of a forest setting in the Cape Breton Highlands, and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Uniquely, it has two big red doors detailed with traditional Mongolian markings, which make for impressive entrances. The rear door leads to private bathrooms right on your deck next to an optional hot tub which comes with a view of the stars at night. In the winter months, the hot tub is still available on your deck, and there is a short walk to the event space to the washrooms.
Inside this magnificent yurt are 2 double beds and 2 trundle beds, each which pull out to become twins. There are comfortable chairs for relaxing with your friends as well as outlets for electric heaters and lamps to stay comfortable while inside. When you want to get really cozy, there is a wood stove you can curl up next to in bed. A table with chairs is provided and can be used inside with plenty of space to hide from rainy weather or bring it out on the spacious deck to enjoy the outdoors. Outside is your own fire site for some evening fun!
This yurt can be accessed by car with parking right out front, making it simple to unload your cooler, camp stove, and carload full of energetic kids, dogs.. or friends. That's right.. the Big Red Dragon, despite its name, is dog-friendly!
Are you looking for a versatile place to stay, for your family, friends or even retreat group?
Inside, you can eat, sleep, stretch, play cards, hang by the fire surrounded by hand painted and hand crafted wood or even dance the night away under the star-lit skylight. Outside, you have room to play, cook, eat with your family and friends, soak in a hot tub, roast marshmallows, or again, stargaze (seriously, you should see them up here!) .
The White Moon Yurt
This 20' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and twin on top. Inside, there is a loveseat, table and chairs, electric lamp, plus an electric heater and wood stove for colder months. This yurt is set up in the forest; about 75 meters from the lodge, perfect if you want to be secluded. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A soft tub is located directly outside the door on the deck for you to use in the evening (for an additional fee). Showers and washrooms are located a short distance away in the main lodge; there is also an outhouse a few steps from the yurt. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
The Tiger Yurt
This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and a twin bed. This yurt is located near our chalets, but sits among trees that provide privacy. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. There is a hot tub on the deck which can be rented for an additional fee. You can find showers and bathroom across from this yurt in the Bath House. This yurt has electricity for lamps and electric heater. There is a wood stove. It is not pet-friendly.
The Forest Yurt
This 20' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a double bed and a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on top. There is a table and chairs, mirror, wood stove and electric heater inside. This yurt sits among trees, providing privacy. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A soft hot tub is located directly outside the door on the large deck, which can be rented for an additional fee. Showers and washrooms are located about 50 meters away in the Whiff's Lodge. There is also an outhouse a few steps from the yurt. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
The Flying Moose Yurt
This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt sits up high on a private deck and has an amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean and Church pond. There is a double bed & a bunk bed, table and chairs inside. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. There's no electricity but battery operated lights are provided. The wood stove will keep you cozy in cold months. Showers and washrooms are located about 25 meters away in the Whiff's Lodge. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
The Big Red Yurt
This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt comes with a queen and a twin bed, loveseat, table and chairs inside. There is an electric heater and a wood stove for colder months. This yurt comfortable sleeps 3 people, but the loveseat can be pulled out to accommodate a 4th person. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. The Big Red Yurt sits on a deck with a great view of Church Pond & the Atlantic Ocean. A Japanese cedar soaking tub is located beside the yurt. The water is heated by a wood stove attached to the tub and can be rented for an additional fee. A bathhouse with shower and washroom is located a few steps away. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
The Big Sky Blue Yurt
This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt is located near our apple orchard, surrounded by trees for privacy. It comes with a double and a twin bed, and a wood stove for colder months. There is no electricity in this yurt, but a solar powered lamp is provided. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. A beautiful deck all around the yurt looks out over the Atlantic Ocean and lets you enjoy some good moments in nature. There is a picnic table on the deck, and a fire pit near the yurt. An outhouse is located a few steps away. There are also showers and washrooms located a short distance away (~3 minute walk) in the Whiff's Lodge. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
The Big Orange Yurt
This 16' diameter Mongolian Yurt is nestled among trees behind the Whiff's Lodge. There is a double and twin bed inside, plus a wood stove for colder months. There is a picnic table and fire pit outside. On clear nights you can open the canvas roof and see stars through the skylight. Washrooms and shower are located a minute walk away in the lodge. You can also bring your dog for an additional $15 a night.
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 dog-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, and Tiger, Little Red, and Little 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."