This was our first trip to Nova Scotia and the Bras D'Or Lake area. The Silver Dart Lodge was by far one of our favorite stays for a family of five including one small child. The hotel is more of a motel. Old fashioned, but very well maintained. Our room was large and the kids had a great time roaming around the property. Large open green spaces overlooking the lake (which is across the street) and even a playground. We were there in July, but it was much to chilly to use the pool. The lobby was cozy and the restaurant was great. They even brought us room service one night when we had been out exploring all day. This was one of the few places we stayed on our trip where we actually had to pry the kids away. Would go back again in a heartbeat!