We truly want to thank Janet and John for making our stay at the Four Mile Beach Inn so enjoyable and memorable with their hospitality, wealth of information they provided us with, regarding Cabot Trail with recommendations of places to visit and where to eat during the day (cafe shops and restaurants were rare to find in that part of the wood), and where to swim in the best swimming beach. Janet was a wonderful lady and an awesome in-keeper. She gave us a very good deal for room no. 2 ( $ 109) and did not charge us for our daughter who shared the room with us. The room had an en suite bathroom, quite spacious, both of them had a wonderful view towards the sea and greenness. Everything around the room, bathroom and the entire house was very tidy and clean. Artifacts, pictures, paintings, hats, books, shells, rocks, hooks, antique furniture, pianos and much more were all around the house, reminding you of the beautiful nature all around Cabot Trail. It truly gave us a personal touch of nature, sea and mountains as if everything was contained inside the house. It was one of those places where hygiene was so obvious, we could sit, lie down and spread out all our personal stuff and clothes without a second thought. I am a freak as far as hygiene and cleanliness is concerned in hotels!!! The room was very nicely decorated, with white-snow sheets, flowery blankets and quilts, and embroidered pillows. Everything reminded me of my dearly, lovely grandmother and mother-in-law, both of them wonderful loving people who cared so much for home comfort and decoration. I grew up in houses like Janet's and I really felt like at home. Janet gave us directions how to find a white sand beach via the Alternate Scenic Route and written notes helped us find the beach easily. We had the best swim there. So peaceful and beautiful!!! A virgin beach! Although unserviced, it was the best beach for me. White sand, clean, wavy and blue-greenish water that I found nowhere around Cabot Trail. My husband and my daughter liked Ingonish beach more, though. They felt a bit lonely here, so different from ingonish where lots of people moved around and walked along the beach. For me, that white sand beach was so special and beautiful, as all the beach area was ours. It was a paradise for me!!!
We were fortunate enough, we found Four Mile Beach Inn, at least, the last day and night before we left Cabot Trail while on our way to Prince Edward Island. Our one night stay at the Inn was very short, but our memories will certainly last long: The owners had created a synchronized environment of colors and music all around the house, where the antique and modern style were merged together with a combination of all the four food groups served for breakfast, a very healthy diet. They are all still fresh in our mind. We enjoyed the delicious, fully home-made breakfast with the best home-made orange jam I have ever eaten, apple pie and fresh cut fruit and berries - all served with gentle, well-mannered actions and kind smiles, both the owners moved from one table to another to make every guest and each of our family member feel at home and respected. They talked, described and explained a bit of historical place they owned (since 1898) and the surroundings of Cabot Trail. Janet and John made every guest join the talk, interact and listen to each other while eating breakfast in the veranda. They made strangers from Toronto, Orillia, New York and other places feel like a small community in an hour at their patio while eating breakfast.
As soon as we arrived in Toronto we shared our pictures with our extended family and our friends about our best impressions and breathtaking views of Cape Breton Island. In our opinion, among all 11 hotels and motels we stayed in while in Halifax, Baddeck, around Cabot Trail and Prince Edward island, the Four Mile Beach Inn stood out for their feeling-like-at-home environment. We would advise all visitors who want to experience and enjoy a peaceful night with musical notes, a beautiful sunshine morning walk along the sea and sea scape to meditate, spend some time with local, sociable and friendly innkeepers who serve a very healthy breakfast in a home-like environment, then the Four Mile Beach inn is the best choice to stay and relax. Among all, it is Janet and John, who make the Inn so pleasant and memorable!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Four Mile Beach Inn is a large heritage property with a long history in the community, dating back to 1880's. We have five rooms and three efficiency units with modern facilities, including a honeymoon suite. Our rooms range from $89 - $140 per night. We also offer a complimentary buffet breakfast inside or on the back porch.The area is rich in activities ranging from kayaking, biking, whale watching, beaches and hiking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 4 Mile Beach Inn
- Four Mile Beach Hotel Cape Breton Island
- Four Mile Beach Inn Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada