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Graham's Pioneer Retreat

8020 Hwy 217 | Centreville, Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0 , Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four glorious days of rest and relaxation. Our cottage was aptly named "Tranquility" and what a perfect name it was. You could lay in bed at night and listen to the waves breaking on the shoreline. Spend the morning on the deck drinking coffee sitting in the Adirondacks and we can't forget the gazebo...walk out the patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Serenity cottage was great (clean/new) and slept 5 comfortably (and would sleep 6). This is a place to get away from your electronics and get "off the grid" for a few days. The view was incredible and the silence was amazing (tip: keep the the generator use to a minimum and you will appreciate the place more). The fold... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We travel a lot have been to 48 of 50 USA STATES and many places in Canada Linda and Dave were very welcoming even having a little welcoming gift for our annv the place was like we had died and went to heaven We were told we would see the sunrise from our cottage and didn't know it would literally... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We feel so privileged to share a happy occasion with our guests. An anniversary is definitely a very happy occasion. We wish you both many many more. Thank you so much for including us in your top 5. Linda More 

Collingwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Incredible family holiday!!! Husband, myself, 12 year old boy and Chocolate Lab travelled to Digby for a week, stayed at the Solace Cottage...WOW....absolutely amazing. Cottage is beautiful with an incredible view of the sea, had a coffee on the deck each morning watching dolphins and seals swimming by. Dave and Linda amazing hosts, can't say enough about them. If you... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

It is always a boost to hear how our younger guests enjoyed their time at the cottages. With no T.V. or WiFi We do have lots of games and a great view. It is always an adventure on the drive from Hwy. 217 to the cottages. You just never know what you might see... bunnies, deer, fox and once you... More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed in the Tranquility cottage for 2 nights, Linda and Dave were amazing, very hospitable and helpful. The cottage was very clean and had amazing views of the water. We weren't very familiar with the Digby area but Linda provided a list of places and things to see, she also helped us get a cab, $30 flat fee to... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We were so glad to know you enjoyed your stay not only with us but also a great evening in Digby. If you're going out for an evening, it is so much better to take a cab. We know the cottages are a great place to relax after a busy work schedule but they are also a super place to... More 

Toronto
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at Graham's Pioneer Retreat at the end of our vacation in Nova Scotia. This was a beautiful surprise. Close to whale watching, beach-combing and scalloping, the cabins were secluded, had great views, and loaded with activities like any cottage. Contrary to what we thought, you could receive Roger's Telco wireless there (in case you needed it). The kitchens... More 

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Linda3591, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to write a review of the retreat. You saved the best for last , with a beautiful surprise, to end your visit to our wonderful province. Whale watching from Long and Brier Islands is the best. You may see more whales and different kinds of whale than any where else. This summer there... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed in the Solace cottage for a week and both the stay here and our visits with Linda and Dave will be remembered fondly as one of our best times in all of Nova Scotia. Linda and Dave are wonderful people and they make you feel welcome and at home in their retreat. The cottages are so quaint and... More 

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Linda3591, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write about your stay with us at Graham's Pioneer Retreat. We are pleased you found Solace Cottage fully equipped with all you needed for cooking and making your cottage "home away from home". Your neighbours, the other cottages, are near by and still far enough to give you privacy to enjoy your space. I... More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed in Solace cottage the August long weekend and enjoyed every second of our stay. The cottage was cozy and clean and had everything we needed. The view was stunning and falling asleep to the waves was perfect after a day of exploring Digby Neck. The day we left we woke up to see a seal playing in the... More 

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Linda3591, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We enjoy reading what our guests have to say as well as fellow travelers looking for your opinion. We have filled the cottages with all the little things you would have at home. Our goal is to make each stay feel like you are staying in your very own oceanfront cottage. If it was yours how would you decorate? or... More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I only stayed one night at Graham's in Felicity cottage (2 bedrooms) to go whale watching the next day (about 1 hour from Brier Island). Originally we had planned on a one bedroom, but were upgraded. The cottage has a perfect unobstructed view of the water, nice and clean interior and an attached gazebo with chairs & a porch swing.... More 

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Linda3591, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to hear you enjoyed Felicity Cottage. I know you would have enjoyed Solace Cottage as well. All of the cottages have unobstructed views of the ocean and the main land. We look forward to your next stay. We also hope it will be a longer stay. One... More 

Gorham, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is our third trip to Graham's Pioneer Retreat, and it definitely will not be our last! We found it by accident during our honeymoon in 2006. We loved it so much, we invited another couple to join us in 2009. The four of us came back in 2014. The cottage is private, and overlooks beautiful St. Mary's Bay. It... More 

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Linda3591, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind review. When we first opened, in 2002, we had no idea how technical the world would become. We knew children were spending more and more time on gaming devices and less time seeing the outside world around them. We wanted to bring folks back to games around the kitchen table, exploring... More 

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