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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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

Sudbury, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I spent 2 nights here in July, 2013 and we wish we wouldn't have left. What a beautiful place to be, so relaxing, right next to the shore of St. Mary's Bay!!! I can't fully put into words how much I enjoyed this property! Dave and his wife Linda are so very friendly and welcoming and the... More

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

Thank you for sharing your vacation with us at the retreat. So many of our guests wish they had more time to stay. It is just so relaxing away from the sounds of traffic and busy city life, to be on the shore of Saint Mary's Bay. The sounds of the tide washing over the pebble beach lull you to... More

Albany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were traveling in Canada with our 17 year old nephew and planned a 2 night stay. It was quiet, peaceful & relaxing in a beautiful, secluded location with an amazing view, private beach, gazebo to relax and grill and a porch overlooking the ocean to enjoy morning coffee or an evening drink. We did some day trips like whale... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our retreat for others to read. In today's busy world we seem to have left out family time. We don't seem to be able to spend much time getting back to who and what is important. That is why we offer NO T.V. Isn't it just great to walk the... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Both my wife and I stayed 6 nights and returned last weekend. The cottage was beautiful overlooking the Bay. Very peaceful and relaxing. We both had a great time doing day trips to do whale watching and going to all the coves and beaches in the area . Nothing beats fresh Nova Scotia Lobster and scallops for dinner every night.... More

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

There are so many day trips and places to investigate to keep a traveler busy for weeks. Travel is always a learning experience. A stay with us and a day whale watching go hand in hand. Digby Neck is full of little coves and beaches to venture to. It sounds like you also found time to put your feet up... More

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Address: 8020 Hwy 217 | Centreville, Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0 , Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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Do you like your privacy? Peace and quiet? There are 4 secluded self-catering, oceanfront cottages located on 50 acres of Mother Nature's best just waiting for you. Each cottage has a propane bar-b-q on the deck. You may also have the good fortune to watch porpoise and seals aa they swim by, birds fly by, even rabbits come and go while the waves wash ashore. Enjoy board games, a beach bonfire, rock hounding, hiking, star gazing, awesome sunrises, and beachcombing. Go whale watching, birding, to the theme park, golfing. There is lots to see and do. ... more   less 
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