Cape Breton Farmhouse Lodging on the Cabot Trail

The Breton Cove Farmhouse with the deck
The Breton Cove Farmhouse with the deckBreton Cove FarmhouseHandcrafted furniture in living roomLiving Room with wood stoveView from the stairsDining area in the kitchen with old stove (just for decoration)Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, microwave and coffee makerDownstairs bedroom 1 with access to the deckDownstairs bedroom 2Upstairs bedroom 1Upstairs bedrooms 2Upstairs bedroom 3A trail from the property leads to this viewpointThe forest around the trail on the propertyHiking around Breton Cove

From $275 / night

43539 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
Cape Breton Farmhouse Lodging on the Cabot Trail
Farmhouse / Barn
5 bedrooms
13 guests
3 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 13
Type: Farmhouse / Barn
Per night: $385
Per week: $2,695
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Ingonish vacation farmhouse / barn rental
Your kind of place?

The Breton Cove Farmhouse, on the Cabot Trail, is an excellent spot for family and friend reunions, couples' getaways and has lots of room for a big family or even groups of colleagues or folks passionate about hiking, birding, golfing, or having a home base for exploring Cape Breton Island.

Inside and outside:

The farmhouse has five bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, large living room and dining room. It has the rustic comfort of historic Cape Breton, with ready access to the Cape Breton Highlands Park, Highland Links Golf and the Cabot Trail.

Outside is a deck with BBQ and a fire site for campfires. Inside there is a warm fireplace/wood stove in the living room, wood is supplied.


On the property are hiking trails, with a trail through a spruce and birch forest leading to a cliff walk overlooking the Atlantic. From there or a spruce bench lookout, you can occasionally see seals, dolphins and even whales. More likely, during our season from May through October, you'll see lobster traps along the coast, Skir Dhu (a huge "black rock" off the coast where fisherman used to tie up), and also lobster-fishing boats, the Newfoundland Ferry, eagles and seabirds racing up the Cape Breton coast.

Links to videos are available on the history of this Breton Cove Farmhouse as well as the Cape Breton lobster fishing as you'll see at end of this listing.

The farmhouses' sister property is Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort which is 8 miles or 12.5km south on the Cabot Trail at Indian Brook, where you'll find a Bistro, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals and a nature sanctuary, to which you are invited.
Area Information
Local Highlights Surrounding The Breton Cove Farmhouse

The Breton Cove Farmhouse sits right on the Cabot Trail, voted one of the world's best drives according to National Geographic.

Along the Cabot Trail, not far from the Breton Cove Farmhouse is world class hiking in the Cape Breton Highlands. A trail right across the Cabot Trail features a hike through a forest with a 360 view from the summit: the Atlantic, the Bird Islands, numerous beaches and two mountain lakes. These mountain lakes are wildlife habitat, as is the trail which often has moose tracks and the occasional moose you'll see from a distance (even from the summit). It is wonderful to take a swim at the completion of the ascent and to picnic on the summit.

Like to shop for local crafts and art?
Visit the artisan's loop in both directions from Breton Cove: discover studios of local potters, leather workers, wood workers, iron workers and pewter silver.

Dine locally:
In the area you'll find fresh lobster and Cape Breton seafood, a baker, deli, and you are midway between Baddeck and Ingonish with more shops and restaurants. Also we have the GoBistro at Cabot Shores serving local fish & seafood, meat and vegetarian/vegan dishes.

Can arrange whale watching, puffin boat tours, local and sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more.

Live music:
At Cabot Shores down the road as well as at the St. Ann's United Church with bi-weekly ceilidhs and concerts.
Your own vehicle is highly recommended as there is no public transportation around the Cabot Trail.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Paul Weinberg

Paul Weinberg

Paul Weinberg

  • Work:

    Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat
  • About:

    Paul Weinberg is called Dr. Paul (a doctor in adventure travel and more formally in psychology). Formerly a 'road warrior' in the software industry, he reinvented himself as the owner and operator of a Wilderness Resort called Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

    He writes often about...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $385 $385 $2,695 $10,780 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15
Tax I.D.: 863567871
Deposits: 50% on booking, 50% on arrival
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: 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 allow a maximum of 3 dogs per house. The fee is $10 per day, per dog. There is a $200 room recovery fee for smoking inside.



  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (6 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (8 miles)
  • Park
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
    (1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (8 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (8 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (2 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Nearby (8 miles) is our restaurant that also has an outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven where guests can light a fire and make wood-fired pizza at Cabot Shores.
Also there is an artisan's loop with local craftspeople and at Cabot Shores and the St. Ann's United Church, there is live music (ceilidhs and concerts) 2-3 times a week in season. You can also get discounted tickets to the Cabot Trail Acoustic Music Festival in September. In October, you'll have close access to the the Celtic Colours International Music Festival.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there laundry facilities at Breton Cove?
A: There is a dryer in the bathroom, but you can also come to Cabot Shores, where a coin laundry is provided for all guests.
Q: Are dishes provided in the kitchen at Breton Cove?
A: Yes. There are pots, pans, plates, mugs and more.
Q: Are linens provided at Breton Cove?
A: Yes, linens and towels are provided.
Q: Is there cell phone reception or internet at Breton Cove?
A: There is no internet at Breton Cove; however, you can stop by the Lodge at Cabot Shores anytime to use the free WIFI. There is cell phone reception.

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Owner Profile

Paul Weinberg

Paul Weinberg

902 929 2584

More about the owner
  • Work:

    Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat
  • About:

    Paul Weinberg is called Dr. Paul (a doctor in adventure travel and more formally in psychology). Formerly a 'road warrior' in the software industry, he reinvented himself as the owner and operator of a Wilderness Resort called Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

    He writes often about...
  • View full profile

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