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The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

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48678 Cabot Trail | Cape Breton, NS, North River Bridge, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty, no service. Only 1 set of towels/ linens for entire 7 days, take out own trash etc. we paid $ 1748 for 7 nights. Sampler and food not good value. Exhausting to drive everywhere. Bring bug spray.

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

I am quite confused by this review. On August 18, this guest wrote to tell me they were leaving one day early, seemingly assuming the last day would be deducted from the price of the stay. Included on this note was the following: "Thank you for the lovely stay, it is a beautiful view and we have enjoyed it." I... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Chanterelle Inn in high hopes of a wonderful dinner and stay in a well-recommended B&B. Our hosts were friendly but extremely busy - perhaps short staffed? We sat on the lovely screened porch watching the hummingbirds and drinking wine until dinnertime. The food was very good, prepared simply but well. I must admit I had expected... More 

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a nice review of the Inn. So glad you enjoyed our "entertainers" on the veranda and hope you did not feel hurried. But, I am sorry we did not meet your culinary expectations. Yes, we helped launch the career of a talented young chef who subsequently opened his own restaurant. His particular genius... More 

Regina, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After reading the other reviews, I've come to the conclusion that it must depend on what your are looking for. We booked while driving and gave our credit card number over the phone. It was 'off season' so we did get a discount. If we hadn't, we would have gone into Baddeck. The inn is standard and clean but definitely... More 

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Even though I always hope guests enjoy the Inn, I appreciate your taking time to comment. And thank you for taking advantage of our 20% early season discount. Because you were an early guest, I gave you my very favorite room. As to the Inn being "dated", I would have appreciated some detail as that is a somewhat "catch-all" term... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Earlene and her crew run a wonderful dinner, bed and breakfast. All produce is mostly locally sourced and we had a superb dinner, I had the lobster and my husband the duck, plus we made new friends staying in the Inn. The wifi was superb too, the rooms are small but comfy, a lovely place to stay for the start... More 

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous comments about your stay at the Inn. I shared your note with the staff and they too were pleased. I hope you had a great time in Cape Breton and that you returned safely to your home so far away. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 relaxing nights at the Chanterelle Inn. The Inn owner, Earlene, could not have been more helpful to us. Her Inn is dedicated to a green environment with solar energy, organic and local foods, natural soaps, and other products. The Inn staff were uniformly helpful and friendly. Earlene's dinner menus are varied and delicious made... More 

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

It was great fun for us that you so enjoyed the entire Cape Breton experience. We regret that you could not stay longer too but you are not that far away and we perhaps can look forward to your returning! We thank you for your most generous sentiments and for helping us help the local economy. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

...and Chanterlle Country Inn and Cottages captures it perfectly. Nature is all around, unspoiled, ready for everyone to embrace. Beautiful, extremely well kept and idyllic rooms, and wonderful wonderful food.

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

It has been some time since we have enjoyed so poetic a review! Perhaps the views of the Cabot Trail invite such impressions. Thank you for your appreciation of the food. In turn, we will thank the growers, fishers and farmers who produced it. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our bridge group spent 3 nights at this charming country inn. We explored the area by day, with tips from our hosts on sites to see, hiking, lunch stops and lots of local information. We returned for dinner and bridge in the evenings. Fresh local food for breakfast and dinner was prepared with 5 star care , flavour and flare.... More 

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CapeBretonFresh, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Welll--your group was just so much fun to have here!! Your review was so lovely. I not only appreciate your sentiments but your taking the time to write. Keep your foursome together and return soon! More 

Charente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Once again at the beginning of May, parts of Canada are just coming out of hibernation!! We were the only people staying here but the welcome was just as if they were lots of visitors. Beautiful, enormous room and the food that they prepared for us for our evening meal and breakfast the following morning was outstanding.

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CapeBretonFresh, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous review! Yes, May is a quiet time but I enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with you. During the busiest times, I don't get that privilege. Your appreciation of the food is very rewarding as it makes our efforts to secure local foodstuffs worthwhile. I hope you are able to return some day. More 

Bracey, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed three nights in one of Chanterelle's adorable cottages and absolutely loved every minute. Dinner at the Inn was simply superb! Keith has a wonderful sense of humor and made us feel very welcomed. The cottage was the perfect size for us (hubby & I) and had everything we needed. We did end up needing a very large pot... More 

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CapeBretonFresh, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at the cottage. And thank you for the appreciation of Keith's assistance in making your stay a pleasurable one. We enjoyed having you with us and hope you are able to return soon! More 

Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending several nights at the Chanterelle Inn. Upon driving up the driveway we felt confident we had made the right choice. It just got better from there. The manager was very welcoming and helpful. Our room was beautifully decorated in antique furnishings and the bed was extremely comfortable. The dining area/library was a wonderful place... More 

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ebusch, Owner at The Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous review!September is such a wonderful time to come up as the weather is mild and the "bounty of Cape Breton" is abundant. Yes, I look forward to your return! More 

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