A friend and I were traveling with my nearly 90 year old Father who had Nova Scotia on his "bucket list!" Baddeck is jewel of a find, and John Pino, the owner of Broadwater Inn and his staff made it a truly memorable trip for all. We stayed for 6 nites. We started off with my Father in the main house and each of us had a cabin, and then eventually, we moved Dad out to another cabin so we had a good lay of the land at Broadwater. John Pino could not have been more kind and accomodating to us. The cabin were great with full kitchens, clean bathrooms and quite roomy, daily attention to our needs, and answers to never ending questions to accommodate all our needs even entertaining Dad while we went off horsebacking riding every morning. Other "bucket list" items - like sailing on the lake, fishing, and driving the Cabot Trail, as well as the history of Baddeck and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. We took it all in, but most importantly, John is a native of Cape Breton, and shared with us some delightful history. Broadwater Inn is a must to stay. The inn was owned by Kennan at one time, who was one of Bell's colleagues and friends. As you sit on the porch or the deck, you can view the "Mountain," which Bell bought and subdivided with some of his colleagues like Gilbert Grosvenor's family. It is here these men created National Geographic as Bell created a team for his experiments. It is best, as John suggested, to view the Museum first upon arriving because you then grasp the history of Baddeck and its significance. Baddeck and the spot upon which Broadwater sits is an historical jewel. John was more than gracious to arrange a special 4 hour fishing trip for us with Brian, recommended which gas station to fix our car, shared stories about his family and the history of this quaint spot on the planet. It is close enough to the Cabot Trail and while "whale watching" was also on the "bucket list," and with all kinds of options in the travel guides, John knew which one to go to on the west coast of the Cape, and John was spot-on. We saw schools of pilot whales. We sailed with Captain John and his crew on the lake at John's suggestion, and he too was accomodating as he turned over the helm to my Father. John and his staff treated us like family and to them, we say, Thank you! You made this very special "bucket list" trip a memorable one for all of us! I would highly recommend Broadwater Inn and we plan to return again. Baddeck is special, its people are special, and the trip was not only a nature trip in Baddeck and on the Cabot Trail with riding in the area, but an educational trip. Bravo, John - we shall see you again! Many Thanks! Christine, Buddy and Anne!
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