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Driftwood Lodge

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36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Driftwood Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Ingonish B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It depends what you are looking for in a place to stay but we loved this place. Yes it is a bit rustic and a little outdated in terms of the décor, but that was fine with us. It was clean and the tiny kitchen area was extremely well-equipped given the small space (toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, kettle, microwave,... More

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With no planned accommodations, I had to find a last minute place to stay that was pet friendly. We found this place through the recommendation of another motel and was glad there was an availability. There was only a one double bedroom and we were three plus a dog (room 3b). We still took it as my parents needed a... More

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El Cerrito, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to give Driftwood a 3.5 stars - it is very rustic, so don't expect luxury, but the location, price and incredibly helpful owner make it something worth exploring. We had the yellow cottage, which is set apart from the main lodge (in fact, the owner's home is between the cottage and lodge). The cottage is right on a... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Kersti was accessible and helpful when we made our reservations, but we were disappointed when we arrived. The grass had not been cut recently, and our "apartment" was little more than a motel room with what looked like a bathroom that had been divided to make a kitchenette. The kitchen sink was also the bathroom sink. The only cooking appliance... More

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge for 5 nights back in July of 2013 and we had an amazing time in the area. The owners of the lodge were more than courteous during our time there and the location is incredible! First off, we arrived very late at night (around 11:30 pm) because we flew into Moncton and drove around... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed here for a night just travelling through. Our room was very basic, but clean and comfortable. We did not have a shower, just a bath tub, though it wasn't really a problem, we just found it part of the charm. The room was no more than 50 dollars, which is amazing value, so we were super happy. The... More

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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Location is great, right by the ocean and you can literarily hear the waves from the room. There the access to the private beach and a private little playground that the owner build for his kids- but is generously sharing it, so this was a bonus that we did not expect for our toddler. Rooms are rusty old, basic, but... More

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20 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We weren't t expecting muchness...$50.oo per night in Aug!! And we were pleased with our choice. we only stayed a night and had the small double room with tub no shower. The checking was a bit if a out off as the chap ...owner? Although friendly was a bit on the grungy side. happily the room ...was very clean...carpet looked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! The owners are friendly and very helpful! The lodge is right along The Cabot Trail and the Atlantic Ocean which makes it even better. The rooms are very clean too! Very worth you're money! There is a beach right beside the lodge which is very nice to walk on. Don't expect a TV because there isn't!... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

As I said, the yellow cabin already become "our" cottage when we book a few days get-away on the famous Cabot trail. We come back every year! The yellow cabin is separated from the main lodge, it may look dated, but it's always clean! My family appreciate the privacy and the peace, just sitting at the dinning room, looking outside... More

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Address: 36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
Also Known As:
Driftwood Lodge Ingonish, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island

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