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Knotty Pines Cottages

R.R.1 | Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I had read other reviews and thought that it couldn't be true, you make a reservation and the owner/keeper changes the reservation by giving it to someone else. This happened to me for the upcoming Oct long weekend. I cancelled and fortunately was able to secure a new reservation. When I questioned the owner/keeper, they said well at least we... More 

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howard m, Manager at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately in this business, we sometimes need to make difficult decisions . We never want to upset a guest and keeping that in mind, we try to accommodate everyone to the best of our ability and do what's right for the future of our business. We have been updating the cottages over the last couple... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Probably the best location in the Ingonish area, these well-managed, well-kept cottages make one's vacation pleasant and unforgettable. The owners/managers are what owners and managers of tourist accommodations should be; efficient and pleasant. Jan V

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howard m, Manager at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your quick response:):) It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We love quiet neighbors:):) lol. September is a beautiful month, and the weather cooperated some what. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review: Cheers. More 

Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have been around the trail a few times however always ended up staying in Baddeck, so I wanted to try a different area. Ingonish is a beautiful spot and Knotty Pine was a great spot to stay. Pros: - Affordable - Very clean - View was beautiful - Quiet/Peaceful - Easy check in and out - Everything you need... More 

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howard m, Manager at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love getting feedback so we can make positive changes to accommodate our guests. Also to prosper with the positive stuff too:):) We are happy that your stay with us was memorable and enjoyable:):) Cheers:):) More 

Dexter, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We rented cottage #1 since the needed two bedrooms. It is right next to the road and traffic starts early. The kitchen is tiny and the living room furniture is old, ugly and uncomfortable. The beds and bedding were fabulous. The cabin in general needs updating. I think a ceiling of plywood screams "update me!" The patio is what saves... More 

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howard m, Owner at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have been updating our cottages in the last couple years, it's a slow process when your opened year round. I'm sorry some aspects of the cottage have not met your expectations. The beds and duvets are new. I'm happy you liked them. thank you once again. More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently stayed in cottage #5 at Knotty Pines and we had an excellent experience! The view is absolutely incredible, the staff is very friendly, and the cottages are so clean! Being from the island, I have stayed at several places in the Ingonish area. Of all the places I have stayed, Knotty Pines takes the top!... More 

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howard m, Owner at Knotty Pines Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very pleased that your stay here was a positive one. We are trying to make the cottages as comfortable as possible with our new additions. The views are spectacular!!! Thank you again and looking forward to your return:):) More 

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I have a hard time saying anything bad about this place simply because I've been staying here for many years. Yes, it needs quite a few upgrades/tweaks and the traffic early in the morning is a bit much but, I love it. The cottages are cute, cosy, and comfortable. The staff are always friendly. The price is a bit high... More 

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Sydney Mines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Such a great place to stay. I get tired of cookie-cutter hotels and lodges. Great staff combined with excellent amenities made for a great weekend. The weather wasn't great so the features of this cabin were so important because we spent most of the weekend indoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Our particular cabin had a very rustic charm to it, lots of beautiful hardwood and everything was very clean. Staff was super friendly, we had everything we needed and the view was fantastic. If I had to point something out, it's that all our doors were very hard to completely close without a running start and had us worried about... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We travel a lot and prefer cottages/cabins when they are available. We chose Knotty Pines because they were on the water and we wanted a view. We liked: 1.) the view - lovely view of the bay. We were right on the water and could watch the fishing boats coming and going. 2.) nice deck with table, chairs and grill... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We drove to Ingonish, during the winter month of February, without much of a plan! We quickly discovered that all of the accommodations and restaurants were closed for the winter season. With less than a quarter tank of gas left we were scrambling to find a place to overnight. Luckily for us, the Knotty Pines Cottages were open year-round. The... More 

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