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Four Mile Beach Inn

1528 Bay St Lawrence Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
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Cantley, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Four Mile Beach Inn offers a warm and comfortable stay in a slightly off the beaten path location. Situated north of the National Park, it is just a bit more remote, a bit wilder and a lot more out-of-the-ordinary than the rest of Cape Breton. Set your expectations accordingly, and be relieved (grateful) that there is not the blare... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

When I called from Halifax to book a room at this "Inn", I was aware that it had always been an inn and therefore was quite old What I didn't realize was that it was actually still a very old B&B with very old furnishings. I asked if they served dinner and was told that they don't (fair enough) but... More 

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JanetCSugarloaf, Owner at Four Mile Beach Inn, responded to this review

This gentleman was a difficult guest. He wouldn't look you straight in the eye, was very jittery/nervous and wouldn't stand still long enough for you to explain something to him. Not sure why. In response to his concerns.... There were restaurants open at that time. There is one with superior cuisine and good prices 15 minutes from here. It is... More 

Chester, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have read the reviews of other travelers and am wondering why some find the place clean and others don’t. I didn’t find it clean. I can’t imagine inviting guests into a building as un-maintained as this was and on top of that, having guests pay to be there. We entered the Four Mile Beach B&B at the same time... More 

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1 Thank CPMO2013
JanetCSugarloaf, Owner at Four Mile Beach Inn, responded to this review

So sorry this reviewer had this experience. Our lodge is a heritage property constructed in 1886. There may be aspects of this that aren't for everyone but we guarantee the house is cleaned from top to bottom EVERY SINGLE DAY. The statements about mold are absolutely not true. Talk about sensitivity, we feel this reviewer is totally insensitive. She was... More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We used the 4 Mile Beach Inn as our home base for 4 days of hiking and sightseeing through the Cabot Trail. John and Jan were wonderful hosts and provided outstanding morning breakfasts to kick off our day. The greatest surprise was that we didn't leave enough time to explore the immediate area around the inn itself. Gorgeous setting surrounded... More 

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Calabogie, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My first and only foray to date to Cape Breton Island. We went about as far north as you can go and used this as a base for touring the island by car. That means we didn't take advantage of what I am told is a great place for hiking. The beds were comfortable, the entire place was immaculately clean,... More 

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Thank Bob M
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Stayed here three nights with my partner and teenage step daughter as part of our Cape Breton adventure. The owners are a great resources for planning excursions to sights around the northern tip of the Cabot Trail- every recommendation was spot on for us. If you are looking for a place with character that is clean, off the beaten track... More 

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New Haven, Indiana
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I keep thinking back over our stay here with great memories. God bless you, John and Janet! I hope to someday come back and spend more time at your inn. I pretty much knew what to expect after researching where to stay and was still pleasantly surprised. The owners were were warm and knowledgeable. Take the hike Janet recommends! I... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Its all about expectations. If you want shampoos and shower caps and up to the minute maintenance, you will need to go elsewhere. This is a place for those of us who do not shriek at seeing a spider in the bathtub or a window screen askew. It is a genuine old house and general store, and Janet and John... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've read the reviews below. If you're looking for the Ritz Carlton, you're going to be severely disappointed. Our 3 nights at The Four Mile Beach Inn was one of the highlights of our 3 1/2 weeks in Canada. If you like cozy, warm, homey- this is it. Our room- it was the "attic" room- was spacious and quiet and... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was traveling with my husband, sister and mom when we stayed one night here. The sitting rooms were dreary and filled with odd decor. The first impression was nothing like what the website implied. Our room was dusty and dirty. The frame on the screen in the window was broken so bugs came right in. They do not provide... More 

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JanetCSugarloaf, Owner at Four Mile Beach Inn, responded to this review

This group arrived at the inn totally exhausted after a long day in the car in 37 degree weather. Why do people do this?They even had difficulty deciding on where to go to dinner. I offered to help to get a reservation and in the middle of my conversation with the restaurant manager the four of them walked out of... More 

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