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“So enjoyable and memorable!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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1528 Bay St Lawrence Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Dingwall B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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“So enjoyable and memorable!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

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!!!

Room Tip: Room 2 was big enough for three to sleep in, with a beautiful view towards the sea.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Four Mile Beach Inn for one night during our 3-day visit to Cape Breton. This was our first time staying at a B&B, and we were very happy with our decision to stay here! The house was full of charming, rustic decor and had a spectacular library and games room. We arrived after 9:30 p.m., but Janet was very welcoming and gave us a great tour of the house and offered a lot of wonderful suggestions on things to do and see in the area. I would highly recommend taking advantage of her knowledge and advice! We stayed in a private apartment just to the side of the house, and couldn't have been happier. Our room was very spacious, with a small kitchenette and comfortable bed (with beautiful linens, quilt, and a down duvet). The room and bathroom were very clean, and we had a large window overlooking the backyard of the property. The house is a 5-minute walk to the water, and there are kayaks available for rent. Breakfast was delicious, with plenty of freshly-baked breads/muffins/pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, and hard-boiled eggs set up buffet-style at 8:30 a.m. The back patio overlooking the backyard had small tables set up for breakfast, and it was wonderful to eat outside with such a great view. We were very happy with our stay, and will definitely stay here again on future trips to Cape Breton.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kanata, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a rustic inn with lots of character and the most accomodating innkeepers you would ever want to meet. The innkeepers, John and Janet were pleased to answer all our questions about the area and indeed they proved to be a treasuretrove of information. I know our trip would not have been as interesting without their priceless helpful advice about the area. We were assigned a nice comfortable room on the second floor overlooking the large patio where a fresh continental breakfast was served every morning. This was without doubt one of our most enjoyable stops along the Cabot Trail. We will be returning next to do more exploring, hiking and swimming.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this charming old bed and breakfast. The hosts, John and Janet were truly very hospitable, preparing great breakfasts in the morning, and taking pleasure in steering their guests to all the wonderful places to see in the area. Would definitely go back.

Room Tip: We had the room on the top floor which had its own kitchenette and what you might call a fire escape...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights in the "basement" room. Bed was fine, room & the inn itself seemed in need of a bit of refurbishing. Breakfast was set at 8:30 for all guests on the back deck of the inn. Several breads, muffins some fruit were available for breakfast. Host was pleasant but not really chatty. Handy place for exploring Cape Breton Highlands Park.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed at Four Mile Beach Inn during our recent visit. The Inn is beautifuly decorated with antiques and very clean. Completely quiet, aside from the birds singing. Totally relaxing atmosphere. Very friendly owners who went out of their way to make sure we made our appointments for local tours. Superb breakfast with an amazing view. Very close to beach.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a lovely Victorian inn tucked away at the top of the cape.Our charming hosts Janet and John were wonderful and ensured we had all the info for the activities we were interested in, and prepared delicious breakfasts each day. We loved the rustic area of the cape and miss the beauty and fresh ocean air. We highly recommend this quaint B&B.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1528 Bay St Lawrence Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Dingwall
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dingwall
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Number of rooms: 8
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 
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4 Mile Beach Inn
Four Mile Beach Hotel Cape Breton Island
Four Mile Beach Inn Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada

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