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Graham's Pioneer Retreat

8020 Hwy 217 | Centreville, Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0 , Canada
Graham's Pioneer Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Collingwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto
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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
1 review
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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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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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 

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Extraordinary hospitality with a spectacular view.This describes our stay at Graham’s Pioneer Retreat in April 2014. It was the Easter weekend and an Easter card and chocolate eggs were waiting for us in the cottage when we arrived! A few hours after our arrival, Linda brought over a pound of scallops and a bottle of wine! Solace cottage was lovely... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are delighted to hear when guests enjoy what we offer. We realize that our amenities differ from what others try to achieve as standard. Everyone needs quiet time. The view helps fulfill a sense of inner peace. We hope to see you again. Linda P.S. Easter Bunny said "You didn't find all the... More 

Barrie, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My family and I had endured a tragic year. At the age of 48 my dear brother had passed away in his sleep from heart failure. That is something one never gets over. Not long after, I had an operation that did not go well. I ended up in the hospital with an infection that took all the physical and... More 

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

When you arrived and told me of your pain, my heart broke. I feel so fortunate that we are able to offer this place that is so many things to so many people. A place off the beaten path, next to such a magnificent body of water, nestled in the folds of Mother Nature's arms, yet so close to all... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went and stayed at the Solace cabin in June this year and my husband had to pry my hands off the railing of the beautiful deck to get me to leave. We only stayed two nights and it was an amazing, quiet, peaceful place to be. I am going to go back for a week as soon as I... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love to hear when our guests/friends enjoy our little get-a-way. After the hustle and bustle of city life we offer what Mother Nature gives us. There is nothing like that first cup of coffee watching the sun come up. What a great way to start you day. I hope during your... More 

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